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Great Scott! Software Defined Radio!

I come from a long line of radio engineers (my father’s brother, his father before him, and┬ábefore that they hadn’t invented radios, so they were just normal engineers). I’m even licensed as a hamateur radio operator, KF5NJG. However, I’ve never … Continue reading

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Vroom Vroom, or, The Lie Of Competitive Indoor Electric Go-Kart Racing

So over Thanksgiving weekend my family and I went go-kart racing at K1 Speed, a multinational chain indoor electric go-kart racing establishment. I too didn’t think that indoor go-kart racing was a thing. I stand corrected. Before you read any … Continue reading

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The Last Jedi

Let’s talk about Star Wars: The Last Jedi. By Rian Johnson. Rian Johnson the Great. Rian Johnson who brought his legendary vision to Star Wars and made everyone happy. Honestly, I have yet to find a negative review of The … Continue reading

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Bechdel Test

So, I was thinking about the “Bechdel test” the other day, since sexism has been the “in” thing for the past few weeks. Also other reasons. Basically, it’s a test to highlight gender inequality in fiction (thank you, Wikipedia, for … Continue reading

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The Programmer’s Cookbook: Stuffed Pizza

I don’t really like food. This is surprising, since being a programmer I get exposed to a variety of foods from around the world, ranging from Greece to the Golden Triangle to America (U.S., Canada, and Central America). I guess … Continue reading

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On Thermostats

So I recently moved, in case you’re new to the blog, which has entailed me becoming comfortable in a new home. Or, making the new home mine. It has also entailed me learning about apartments. This being my first one, … Continue reading

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…and moved.

Welcome back to month two of Lane Kolbly’s “I have a blog, I should probably write in it, but I’m tired and doing other things so I’ll wait until the last possible minute.” In my defense, I moved and there … Continue reading

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Moving In Three, Two, …

I’m back from Europe, then took a short jaunt up the road to Dallas with the family before changing gears. I spent a few weeks cranking out pull requests for cuberite, a lightweight Minecraft server written in C++ (and so … Continue reading

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Day 25: This is the end…

I didn’t want to tempt the travel gods, so I didn’t plan on writing about day 25, the day we go home. So I won’t. Not that it was eventful – we woke up early, around 6:45 Munich time, and … Continue reading

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Day 24: She Blinded Me! With Science!

Today, our last full day in Munich (and our last full day in Europe), we visited the Deutches Museum. That’s the museum that sits on the island in the river through town. It’s essentially a science and tech museum. Our … Continue reading

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