Our Journey


23
Sep

Seriously! Now granted, my 6 year old has just been introduced to Minecraft running on our home-built Raspberry Pi. He is just at the “whack away at anything” stage. And yet, both he and his younger brother were much more interested in talking about our newest project: Geo-thermal HVAC system …

19
Aug

3 & 5 year old boys make very demanding pirates. And so it was when they received a real brass telescope with leather appointments from their Grampa (who lives on the shore of Lake Superior, but that’s another story).  Tragically, they had no way to mount the new optics to …

16
Jun

Some n years back — during an innocent time when a few of us, including myself, still subscribed to Pandora One — I unwittingly became aware of my fledgling doppelgänger, my twin — my “Zombie Shopper”. My Songs When I Want to Hear Them When I was 18 years old …

20
May

  The other day I was driving to a local hardware store. The store was only a couple miles from my home and all I needed was a box of wood screws to complete a small project in my backyard. My smartphone was dipping into the 10% remaining charge zone, …

5
May

  There I was, climbing out of my nothing special commuter car in the parking lot of my workplace. I was minding my own business, collecting my work day paraphernalia; backpack, coffee, lunch, etc. when a sound in the distance gave me pause. I’d heard that familiar sound before at …

25
Apr

I’m oddly reminded of the The Twilight Zone episode: To Serve Man as I write this update. Here’s how to order an Amazon Echo dot without already being a human slave to Alexa (Amazon requires customers to order the Echo Dot exclusively through their voice order service). This approach was …

9
Feb

Daddy Hacker is responsible for all the party planning for our soon to be 4 year old. What would otherwise have been a chore becomes a fun project – party favors: Glow in the dark dragon printed on CEL Robox 3d printer. The overall length of this dragon is ~60mm …