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Responding to criticisms that their new no-trolling-allowed policy lacks teeth, Hack a Day writer Jack Buffington threw down the gauntlet Monday, announcing that, henceforth, anyone leaving a nasty comment about one of Jeri Ellsworth’s projects will receive a visit from the Pain Fairy. He even showed interested readers how to build the Pain Fairy’s weapon of choice, viz. a spike-knuckled black butyl rubber glove wired to discharge a disposable camera flash cap across the spikes. (Professional driver on closed course. Do not attempt.)

Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


  • Anonymous

    anyone leaving nasty comments about any of Jeri’s projects should be gloved around the groin with the Pain Fairy.   

  • Anonymous

    anyone leaving nasty comments about any of Jeri’s projects should be gloved around the groin with the Pain Fairy.   

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6I6HOL3LEL65IGQGFTRCLGW5EU Oshihan

    Who could possibly have anything negative to say about JERI?!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V32DQNET4GZYQLI6SWZUZ2KM2M TotalMonkey

    Making negative comments about Jeri’s projects, to me, would be like saying Carl Sagan should have chilled out on the science stuff.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V32DQNET4GZYQLI6SWZUZ2KM2M TotalMonkey

    Making negative comments about Jeri’s projects, to me, would be like saying Carl Sagan should have chilled out on the science stuff.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V32DQNET4GZYQLI6SWZUZ2KM2M TotalMonkey

    Making negative comments about Jeri’s projects, to me, would be like saying Carl Sagan should have chilled out on the science stuff.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V32DQNET4GZYQLI6SWZUZ2KM2M TotalMonkey

    Making negative comments about Jeri’s projects, to me, would be like saying Carl Sagan should have chilled out on the science stuff.

  • Anonymous

    I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from :
    BidsBit.com

  • Anonymous

    I just paíd $20.87 for an íPad 2.64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasoníc Lumíx GF 1 Cámera that we got for $38.79 there arriving tomorrow by UP S.I will never pay such expensive retail príces in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LCD T V to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from :
    BidsBit.com

  • johngineer

    “anyone leaving a nasty comment about one of Jeri Ellsworth’s projects will receive a visit from the Pain Fairy”

    wow. really? the “damsel in distress” trope is played out, bro.

    I’m pretty sure Jeri can take care of herself.