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Turn Signal Cadence

Are there legal requirements for turn signal cadences?  Does it have to be on-off on-off ? I’ve seen the mustang tail lights that go “>00”, “>>0”, “>>>”, repeat and I happen to like that.  Was thinking you might differentiate with

Posted in Brainstorms, Technology

Survey form without radio buttons

Data presented from surveys is generally averaged anyway. Why do we require a whole number answer? Why is it generally radio buttons? Make it more fun? More accurate representation? Could you use sliders?  Knobs?

Posted in Uncategorized

Symphony of Science

I love these.  

Posted in Brainstorms

Astronomy 101 online at UNC

If you’re a UNC student and interested in taking my class, sign up!  Looking forward to it.

Posted in Physics, Teaching

A Proposed Solution to the Software Engineering Interview Problem

Recently I’ve been pondering the plunge into the tech-related job market from academia.  In the process I’ve read several interesting howto’s, gotchas, tips and tricks of the interview trade.  I found this one particularly apt because it shows that someone

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Arduinos, ASCOM

Going to write out some things that I’m working on currently in trying to complete the coding requirements of my instrumentation project. I’ve got an Arduino, a motor shield from adafruit, several limits, a linear actuator and wire to connect

Posted in Computer Science, Computing, Physics, Physics, Research


It’s been so long – haha, I have not been as productive with this venture as I could have been… but I’m not sure why. Trying to revive this has become a chore, but I used to have so much

Posted in General

Holy Moly!

We are officially back in business!  Phew, that took a little while, but thankfully this Raspberry Pi gave me a nice little quick and dirty development environment to load up a LAMP server and upload/finesse my old WordPress 2.3 SQL

Posted in My Linux Journey, Research

Raspberry Pi and LabJack U6

Hi So in an effort to keep motivated on this little side project, I’m working on a raspberry pi + labjack U6 combo.    It’s only kind of a side project, because my group needs this to work before our

Posted in Computing, Research

Logo Thoughts

dinking with a logo for the site.  thanks to — where i snagged the umbrella image

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