Member Since: April 19, 2008

Country: United States



Phobia of entropy with requisite love of irony.


Software Engineer


Applied Information Sciences

Spoken Languages

English, Nerd (Geek Dialect)

Programming Languages

C#, Java, JS, Spin


BS in CS: Hood College, MD AS in CS: Frederick Community College, MD


Web Applications Development


Electronic Music, Robotics, Medical Imaging, CAM,


  • News - Fluke, we love you but yo… | about a month ago

    Seems like 150 an hour could pay some people with sharpies to mark the DMMs as GENERIC, or some other positive non-fluke indiction.

  • News - December Caption Contest | about 5 months ago

    This is funny, though I fully expect it to be applicable for several caption contests to come.

  • News - December Caption Contest | about 5 months ago

    ugh, how did I miss this in my dupe search. +1

  • News - December Caption Contest | about 5 months ago

    The release date for sparkfun branded thinking caps will have to be pushed a little farther back.

    edit: facepalm this is kindof a dupe.

  • News - November Caption Contest | about 5 months ago

    There appears to be an invisible unicycle in use, the light bulbs are irrelevant.

  • News - Promoting Science When th… | about 7 months ago


    I don’t agree or disagree with the politics (unqualified to make that call honestly), but the concern and sentiment are DEAD ON.

  • Product ROB-09211 | about 7 months ago

    Thats odd - will it not run I standard alkaline baterries at 1.5volts apiece then?

  • News - Promoting Science When th… | about 7 months ago

    Then perhaps the original post should be moderated. I can’t see how this outcome would be a surprise. And when something like that shows up parenthetically it does not reduce its emphasis, but instead establishes it as bearing mention, nescessary.

    The word Obamacare is engineered to create these kinds of arguments and employing it here served no purpose. Too many different kinds of people - all of whom are probably just trying to adapt a very poor selection of policical belief systems to their natural ideals - come to this site looking for something that transcends politics and connects us in a much more exciting way, for you to be irresponsible with hotbutton phrases.

    It’s a nice thing you are doing however.

  • News - Enginursday - Three Child… | about 8 months ago

    When it occurred to me that sampling electronics do not have to sample their medium for the full width of time that sample represented, and therefor multiple channels could use time division multiplexing to transmit over a single connection in real time - that was a beautiful thing.

    So if I need 4 channels recording sound (basically polling amplitude of the audio signal) each at 44.1 Khz, conceptually I need each channel to “listen” once every 44.1K times a second, but the time spent gathering that signal needs to be, at most, ¼ of that time. And ( conceptually ) the audio interface would be piping a signal upstream at 176.4 Khz that interleaved all 4 channels.

    The beauty is in the paradigm shift from our continuous perception of sound, to the electronics view of the sound, which is a occasional ( and sparse ) sampling of the amplitude on a given input. Between these samples of what we consider to be continuous is enough space to do all SORTS of stuff, yet when the sound is played back, we are none-the-wiser. Kind of like the fact that our world is almost entirely empty space.

  • News - Enginursday - Three Child… | about 8 months ago

    Maybe you would have been a better candidate for learning pure functional programming ( versus imperative ) than most. Ever checked out languages like Haskell?

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