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Using mad IT skillz to get around bureaucracy

Using mad IT skillz to get around bureaucracy

Monday, May 16th, 2011

So I got a traffic ticket for not having up-to-date tabs on my 2001 Honda Insight. Oddly enough it was a lack of insight, more of an oversight really, that caused me to forget that I’d not paid for my vehicle licensing (called tabs because they give you a little tab for your license plate) […]

RTOTD - Origins of ritual

RTOTD – Origins of ritual

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Random Thought Of The Day I felt a bit sick today, so I spent the day on the couch watching programs from pbs.org. I watched this one about Stonehenge and how new technologies were shedding light on things the original excavations in the 20’s and 30’s were unable to uncover. They also found more henge […]

RTOTD – Prank: Hack Google Maps

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Random Thought Of The Day Today’s RTOTD involves a prank I thought of while walking to work today. As I passed one of the many buildings between my home and office, I noticed the address number on one of them was 404. How funny would it be if someone hacked into Google Maps and made […]

RTOTD - Belief

RTOTD – Belief

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Random Thought Of The Day Ok, blog posts have been slim lately because I’ve been busy as all get-out. I constantly have random thoughts that I think, with adequate time, could be expanded into a great blog post. But, today and for the foreseeable future, time is in short supply. Instead, I’m going to commit […]

Are you a net-head?

Are you a net-head?

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I had a moment today where I was acting like a net-head; I was using the Internet during real-time conversation to instantly learn about what I was talking about, as I was talking about it. Now, I’ve been programming computers since I was 7 years old, back when a 2400bps modem cost a fortune and […]

R.I.P. Ellie "El Terriblé" Binks - aka Ellinore Binkel Binkelstien

R.I.P. Ellie “El Terriblé” Binks – aka Ellinore Binkel Binkelstien

Thursday, November 4th, 2010
Remote control AirSoft tank used as scout robot

Remote control AirSoft tank used as scout robot

Saturday, October 9th, 2010

I’ve recently had insulation installed under my house and, as winter approaches, I wanted to check to make sure no rats or pests were getting under there and wrecking it. I looked into building a little tracked robot with an IR camera, but the costs for this singular project were just too high. Instead I […]

Easy now, hard later?

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything. I’ve been working so hard on so many things lately I’ve hardly had time to think, let alone write anything. However I found myself tonight with a handful of minutes to fire a few neurons and I started pondering the last few years of my life. Sometimes […]

Australia Wrap-Up

Australia Wrap-Up

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Overall the IEEE ISTAS 2010 was a great experience, but not without its challenges… more on that in a later post. For now, I just want to say my talk went off without a hitch. I had 45 minutes but I think I went through it in something like 20, which was good because stretching […]

Day 1 of the ISTAS Symposium

Day 1 of the ISTAS Symposium

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I’m up early today ripping apart my lame powerpoint presentation and trying to put it back together so it seems more, well, intelligent. Yesterday was filled with really great presentations. I wasn’t sure what the crowd would be like here but I should have known it would be a small number of people with a […]

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