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Mayfair Greenhouse

27th of February, 2014

Version [BETA] I have been working on a greenhouse design. The greenhouse in the photos below is not the actual greenhouse. It is the prototype I set up to help me figure out the automation systems and climate stuff. The real greenhouse will be built from what works on this model, and will probably be

what i learned this week

Learning curves

5th of July, 2013

+ Family is out of town this week so I capitalized on that by crankin’ on learning the big picture overview of – that’s right – Autodesk Product Design Suite Utlimate. Yep. Got it. Now comes the hard part: that thing is a gigantic technical package of complicated stuff. Obviously, the learning curves are huge

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Startup Engineering

24th of June, 2013

+ I started taking the Coursera class, Startup Engineering. So far, it’s interesting and it forces me to look at node.js which I have been trying to get to for a long time but just never found the reason. This class uses it for the assignments and so that should prompt me to jump in

What I Learned

Products, again.

24th of May, 2013

+ I started listening to two podcasts that I am finding fairly enjoyable and informative: Product People and The Foolish Adventure. Both center around the solo entrepreneur and bootstrapping your product/lifestyle. I haven’t written too much about my whole experience with 30×500 since the class finished up but I am still focusing on the results

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Assets and Stuff

15th of May, 2013

+ New to AppFog but so far it seems to work. I’m still learning but it is better than Heroku from what I see so far. I didn’t like Heroku because they just invented names for things that should just be called what they are. Dynos and Fugus?” Shut up please. That, and they were

What I Learned

What I learned:

8th of May, 2013

This week I am crankin’ on pixel pushing and a bunch of back end connections in the cloud bleezy blaazy blow. This goddamn site is getting hammered by the WordPress spam dingdongs who still think it’s viable to pollute the web with toxic waste. I got the sound studio back online and it’s working great

And, just like that, you start moving.

1st of October, 2012

I have no problem admitting that I don’t know something.  I make no pretensions of knowing too much.  But, I do know some things. Lately, I have been irritating myself with the awareness that I have been stagnating in a shallow bay of complacency. I am unfulfilled with the “maintenance mode” interaction I currently have

EEWeb Featured Engineer

19th of April, 2012

I am happy to be EEWeb’s Featured Engineer this week! The list of engineers that EEWeb has profiled in the past is incredibly impressive and I am honored that I was chosen to be included. I have a fairly non-traditional engineering upbringing that really grew out of a need to know more about the details

Help! I hate static blogging!

7th of January, 2011

Ok, I have been promising myself I was going to do something with this space (http://secretengineer.com) for awhile now.  I am over the static blogging mode that these flat pages offer.  My thoughts are dynamic and changing… I find things that are relevant today insignificant tomorrow.  So I need to figure out a way to