Fans of the animated show RWBY are having a pretty good week, as we ramp up to the RWBY Volume 5 premiere this weekend. The Volume 5 trailer dropped on October 9th (see the video above), there were in-theater previews of the first episode in hundreds of locations across the US, and there’s even a Kickstarter for a RWBY themed board game. Read on for more on all of that. RWBY is an online animated show conceived by Monty Oum of Rooster Teeth.
My family and I enjoyed a wonderful time at NY Maker Faire this past weekend. If you are not familiar with Maker Faire, it is a gathering of artists, craftspeople, technologists, and all types of creative people with one thing in common: the drive to share what they love to make with the world. Ever since 2010, the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY has been home to one of the flagship locations for the annual event.
Sometimes inspiration provides a gentle push towards acquiring new maker skills. I planned to attend the PotterVerse Harry Potter convention in Baltimore. I decided I would use my maker skills and create a magic wand for a friend of mine who was coming with me to the con. This wand is the second item I have ever turned on my wood lathe, and I captured pictures and videos of my progress and the finished result. Let’s see how acquiring some new skills can be fun, and yield very satisfying results.
Happy to come across @EMSL Soldering Tip "Tinning Block" while cleaning my work bench, as my soldering tip and I have not been getting on well today. This hunk of Sal Ammoniac helps restore worn tips. #solderingtipshttps://t.co/yUIWvMwUvN
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".