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Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Are Your Card Sleeves Too Wide?

Categories: [ DIY ]

I bought a pack of 25/8 x 35/8 card sleeves to protect my Citadels character cards, but they are of course too wide (they are meant for Magic The Gathering cards). The guy at the shop suggested I could melt the side with a lighter, but he meant it as a joke (I hope). But what actually works (I just tried) is a soldering iron.

The sleeves are made of polypropylene, which melts at about 170 C, but doesn't burn before 570 C, so it's quite safe if you have an adjustable temperature soldering iron. I tried to tracing a line slowly on the sleeve along a piece of PCB board (because it's a heat insulator, I wouldn't have tried this with a plastic or aluminium ruler), and it made a nice seal. I suppose that cutting along the seam with a hobby knife would remove the excess plastic without destroying the sleeve.

Next step, mass production (that is, 9 sleeves for the basic characters, and 10 more for the extended characters).

[ Posted on March 18th, 2008 at 10:11 | no comment | ]

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Pub

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ Grumbling ]

Mais jusqu'o vont-ils aller trop loin ?

La « pub aprs la pub » bouffe le tiers du bas de l'image pour annoncer les programmes venir aprs une squence de pub (SciFi) ou le coin en haut gauche (MTV3).

La « pub dans la pub » annonce les programmes venir pendant le gnrique de la pub (MTV3).

quand des programmes dans les programmes, pour changer ?

[ Posted on March 9th, 2008 at 18:40 | no comment | ]