Shockingly, over a year has elapsed since I last spoke about my digital life-hacking. That’s a pretty terrible commitment to the discipline of writing and contemplation. I can blame that on so many things: raising small, needy humans; steadily growing home-improvement lists; active social calendars; too many screens and not enough books. But the truth […]
What I’m reading a lot on social media is a very determined effort to falsely equivocate either Obama or Hillary Clinton with Trump (whether their characters, their campaigns, or their future presidencies). In my view, this is particularly disingenuous. To put Obama’s presence and stature or Clinton’s experience and dignity up against Trump’s impulsiveness […]
Written in collaboration with Mary D.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been a hot topic in the tech and innovation world as of late. It has fueled the stuff of great sci-fi movies for generations, but only now is gaining traction in real, marketable products and services.
For the past 3 years, I’ve been working full-time as a software engineer. This has been a substantial, if not calculated, change for me. I’d been an hardware engineer for longer than I care to think about. Perhaps the biggest, while subtlest difference between the two career paths that I didn’t see coming is this: determinism. I […]
(Copyright Vectorbelly Webcomics) While the rest of the world is preparing for super sportsing, I’m taking the opportunity to tinker. This post is a continuation of the GaSiProMo challenge I took part in a while ago. Today’s update brings in the next stage of that project with my OsRAM LED display: better packaging. The goal here is to […]
In honor of this new Star Wars movie I keep hearing about, I thought I’d dig up some photos from my past, when I was braver and perhaps even nerdier in my love of Star Wars. Here is my costume from 1999…
This post is part of the GaSiProMo challenge. You can read more about this here. I’ve got most of the bugs ironed out in my display interface, but not all have been squashed in the driver portion. In other words, the method in which I can input text into the OsRAM is working nicely […]
So, I’m supposed to be working on this month-long challenge. But hey! I found some other project to work on. It’s in service of my recent computer switcheroo, with which I’m a little obsessed lately. Since recently switching from OS X on an iMac to Windows 10 on a laptop, I sorely miss file tagging. […]
This post is part of the GaSiProMo challenge. You can read more about this here. So I have my display working sort of. It’s definitely showing good old ASCII characters. Here’s a quick video of it in action: You can see my code at GitHub. I’m quickly realizing that I will need a more […]