I’ve been really busy with some new and exciting stuff for a while now. This year I saw my frist child, a daughter born, around that same time I shifted from being an Electrical Design Engineer, to an Engineering Supervisor at Veeco. And then, in September, I was offered a Software Engineering position at Trane Read More →

So we use kubuntu at work to build some of our linux-based software at my new job – which is kinda awesome cuz I love working with *nix-based environments (unix, linux, bsd, mac OSX, etc) for a lot of really nerdy reasons. This is also cool because I use the big brother of the kubuntu Read More →

After working on another app for a start-up and some half-written project ideas, I decided to return to my original app ModbusDroid and finally clean up some stuff that was obnoxious about my first go at it. So here you have it, I added a landscape layout that moves the Modbus controls to the left Read More →

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As some of you know, my friend Alec Wojciechowski and I have been busting our humps for the last couple of months (while both of us are attending classes BTW – Alec for his masters, me for VLI) to turn out a prototype of an android app for a startup called Whooz Near. The premise Read More →

After much furious learning and coding between VLI semesters, I have finally churned out my first ever Android app. Modbus-Droid Modbus-Droid is a Modbus TCP client / scanner, that is designed to scan a contiguous block of modbus registers at a regular interval. Using the software: All you do to get this going, is go Read More →

On Friday my MythTV server (my DVR software running on my server) had major audio and video artifacts and skipping during Dollhouse. This isn’t the first time this has happened and is particularly annoying since the TV upstairs rarely, if ever, has issues with Fox. Well, this was the last straw for me. I know Read More →

You may have heard some of these questions (some from me) or thought of them yourself: Why does only the iPhone have visual voicemail? If I can make calls for free using skype from one computer to another why can’t my phone automatically know if I’m calling a computer and switch to that when wifi Read More →

This is a quick test post to verify that my LJ sync’ing tool works when I generate my wordpress post from my iphone. If this works it will be pretty sweet, and I’ll be contributing back to an open source project. Double-win for me. \n

To most people computers are about accomplishing a task. Getting from A to B as simply as they can, so to speak. Almost no one reading this really cares much about what file format you are saving that word document in as long as the person you are sending it to can read it. Likewise, Read More →

This is a CD filled with some high quality free software. http://softwarefor.org/ I can speak for the windows one in saying I use almost half of those programs on a daily basis, and have about 2/3 of them installed on all of my windows machines, and most of the cross-platform ones I have installed on Read More →

Now that MythTV works (but alas, it still doesn’t output to my TV, and the HDTV signal is choppy as hell on the P3 1GHz machine), I am thinking beyond it to move my home to the next level. For a while now I’ve talked about home automation, integrated with the computer network, available from Read More →