I'm a software developer at Spark. I blog about the things I'm learning and making. You can tweet me @iansmithbuilds, find my code on Github, and my photos here.
One of the more practical uses for 3D printing is to create molds to cast items out of different materials.
Build your own monitor stand using an Ikea shelf and 3D printed feet.
While the Monoprice Select Mini is a great low cost way to get into 3D printing it definitely has its flaws.
Spark is a software platform designed for selling marketing and managing new development real estate. This is by far the biggest project I've worked on. It's built using Ruby on Rails and I've worked full time on it since 2014.
Podyssey is the Goodreads for podcasts. I helped setup the initial Podyssey website and still occasionally make small contributions to it. It's built using React.
This site is entirely custom and built with Ruby and Sinatra. It gives me a fun place to experiment and a chance to design things from scratch.
If you were a fan of The Martian you'll love Project Hail Mary as well. The Martian was one of my favourite books but I was less of a fan of Andy Weir's next book Artemis. This is right back on the level of The Martian. While the story-line sounds similar from the description but it's got a lot of fun new concepts which I won't spoil here.