open source

These are posts that contain John LeMasney’s ideas, projects, and designs making use of open source hardware and software, Free and Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS), Making, open ideas, open standards, and related ideas.


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I have the honor of announcing that Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) has agreed to let me speak in a free technology series in their beautiful downtown location. I love technology, and want to share what I love about it, continuing the work I've done for 20 years in the Northeastern part of our country. If you have a topic or a venue that you'd like covered, please contact me, and let's make that happen.

Free technology series at Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in 2017 with ...


big brother is watching (lemasney, 2016)
big brother is watching speed illustration (lemasney, 2016)

Big Brother speed illustration cc-by lemasney


Culinary knife cuts poster by John LeMasney via lemasney.com
This is a speed drawing of a Nakiri style vegetable knife using the open source illustration and digital painting application called Krita.

Knife drawing in Krita cc-by lemasney



Open Creative Toolkit speed design cc-by lemasney
Open Creative Toolkit speed design cc-by lemasney

Open Creative Toolkit speed design cc-by lemasney


Okay google, what year is it cc-by lemasney
The title of that short story is Okay Google, what year is it?, and the orb you see is some nearby year's equivalent to the amazing Amazon Echo, except it uses quiet drone and magnetic stops technologies to float about your house, answering any question, turning on and off million colored micro LEDs under your feet and overhead as you walk along the heavily corridored apartments of the future.

Illustration: Okay Google – what year is it? cc-by lemasney


what should I do with my life cc-by lemasney
What should I do with my life? These are 10 answers I gave, in no particular order of importance. I assume that the conversants are all already subject to the normal propaganda and ideologically-coercive forces that society offers, and so I try to sidestep major social, religious, political, or diversity oriented issues. Instead I try to remind them that we are all the same: a ambulatory pile of connected universal elements with the miraculous evolutionary gift of self-awareness.

10 answers to ‘What should I do with my life?’



Nature and bricks and sunlight square by lemasney
I will likely write about my new path once a week or once a month. I'll share photos when appropriate, I think my work will change, but I still love to help people and teach. When people heard about my new adventure, they told me to capture and journal the adventure. This writing is for them as well as for me. Thanks to all of my friends for understanding and trusting that I have not lost my mind, I just let go of my stuff.

On universal human kindness cc-by lemasney


Geodesic model for organic home framing cc-by lemasney 2
I am changing the way that I choose to live, cc-by lemasney

I’m changing the way that I choose to live cc-by ...


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Are you happy with your online presence? If you've worked with me, you know how much I love helping businesses get started. You need a few things for the digital side, and a few things on the real-life side. I have helped thousands of people with technology, and a lot of them are pleased. Take a look at the Testimonials page for more on what people are saying. Then consider our Small Business Starter Package!

Branding Starter Package: What if it was easy?