Projects

“A plan is nothing, planning is everything.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

I keep a repository of files from projects I’ve worked on over the years, all released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  Please feel free to download and use these files for your own projects.  The repository is here.  New test site is here.

My bucket list:   

  • Become a better husband, father, and friend.
  • Teach classes/workshops on electronics.
  • Get better at woodworking and metalworking.
  • Turn GSG into a full-time job.
  • Learn to be a decent cook.
  • Finish writing my book on technology, innovation, and leadership tentatively titled “Don’t Let The Bits Byte”.
  • Finish writing a book on setting up small business tech companies.  Template is here.
  • Write a book on maker tips.  Template is here.
  • Pursue a PhD in Systems Engineering.
  • Produce tech tutorial and STEAM news/career advice videos for YouTube
  • Do more stargazing through the telescope.
  • Build a custom “go box” for my ham radio equipment
  • Work and publish Open Location 2.0 for Android and v1.0 for iOS.
  • Get on the radio more, explore more digital modes.
  • Get better at photography and using apps like Pixelmator.
  • Indulge in gaming a bit more including Destiny, Magic: The Gathering, DOTA 2, League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, and Skyrim.
  • Indulge in more reading including Cryptonomicon, Marvel comics, and Ian Fleming’s original James Bond novels.
  • Get outdoors more; want to do more geocaching, boating, and start playing Ingress. Also excited for Skirmos to launch.
  • Visit 100 countries.

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“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Theodore Roosevelt