Wednesday, January 25, 2017

I Have Seen The Light... and It Is Smarter

Something has always bothered me about bicycle lights: they are fundamentally dumb. No, I do not mean that they are useless - but rather how they are not adaptive to our riding behavior. There is no way to indicate intent as we do with the turn signals and brake lights in a car.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

I've moved this blog from another hosting company over to Blogger. Pardon the noise and dust while I rebuild it.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Reading Klingon is Hard!

Few months ago I read an article about a new product named FreeWrite designed for distraction-free writing. That product intrigued me because I have a college-bound son who could benefit from such a product. The only trouble was the $549 price tag that seemed excessive considering its limited features. Granted, that is the whole point of the product yet I felt confident that I could build something equivalent for far lower cost. I am pleased to report that after investing only about $75 and some of my spare time, the finished product turned out quite nicely and became a very nice parting gift to my son for his journey into creative writing.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

On Careers and Aerobatics

I have a confession: I have a lifelong seemingly irrational fascination with all things flying. I have flown in many kinds of aircraft: commercial airliners, of course, but also in smaller prop planes, helicopters, hot air balloons, a Zeppelin and even a WW II bomber. I've also intentionally jumped out of planes couple of dozen times. After all, who wouldn't? I mean sure they're pretty to look at but noisy and smelly, and the door was open.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Photoshop Express Launches!

My team and I played a major part in making this new online service launch a reality. Go check it out at

Friday, March 21, 2008

RoboCopy and Buffalo TeraStation

Recently I set up a new recurring backup scheme from my PC’s main data drive to a 1TB Buffalo TeraStation II Pro NAS device but ran into a strange problem. I was planning to use RoboCopy as an easy and cheap (read: free) solution to a recurring backup. However, I was baffled by RoboCopy’s insistence on copying some files despite options instructing it to only copy changed files. No matter what I did, RoboCopy would always re-copy some files.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Photoshop Elements 6 shipped

My team and I played a part in making this software release a reality. It’s great to see it hitting the stores and getting rave reviews.