#20 Me Me Me

Posted on Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016
Short episode this week! And good thing, too, because this one is all about the stuff I’ve been up to recently.Originally posted on monsterjavaguns.com.

Show Notes

Short episode this week! And good thing, too, because this one is all about the stuff I’ve been up to recently. Here’s a quick run-down of the stuff I cover:

  • The Daily Creative group that got launched on Facebook as a result of my attempt to do a “Creative TriMonthalon”. As an extra bonus, here are some links to some of the work I made during that TriMonthalon:

  • Jungle Book, my little coding distraction to analyze book covers on Amazon

  • Word Pacer, another coding distraction where I wrote a little web app for visualizing the pacing of a chunk of text

  • Opensource.com, where I’ve been writing articles on open source and creativity

  • Book Widget, I forgot to mention this one, but this was another little coding distraction… it’s a WordPress widget that adds a book to your sidebar with links to the retailers where it’s available. I’m actually using it on this site. There’s kind of a fun story about that. Maybe I’ll talk about it a bit in the next episode.

And, most importantly, I asked what you’ve been up to in the last year or so. Let me know. Share links. It’ll be a hoot!

1 Archived Comment

Iain McGregor, Nov 24, 2016

Hi Jason

Thanks for the podcast. It’s good to hear what others have been doing. I’ve produced two animations using Blender during the last year. Here are the links:



When we met at the Blender conference a few weeks ago I explained that I learned Blender by studying your “Blender for Dummies” book. That was in Blender 2.49 so it was your first edition. The book gave me a great foundation to build on.


Iain McGregor


Jason van Gumster

Jason van Gumster

“I make stuff. I make stuff up. On occasion, I stuff-up what I make. I don’t do much stuff with make-up… though I’m not above trying. I work in all kinds of media: words, animation, ink, coffee, wood, video. And, of course, I’m really passionate about open source and open content, so that’s what I talk about in this show. Books I’ve written and other creative experiments I’ve made can be seen on monsterjavaguns.com.”