Back From New York!

I just spent the last week in New York on vacation and it was fantastic! Since I generally don’t like to blog about when I’m on vacation live, I thought it would be a good idea to take some notes so that I’d have some material when I got back. I had a bit of […]

Lightning vs Capitals

I’m on vacation in Tampa, I’m at the game and they’re warming up right now. Ovechkin, LeCavalier, St. Louis, Fedorov… They’re all here. Oh yeah and we’re in the second row behind the penalty box. Happy Valentines day to me from my awesome wife. Awesome!

Robot Update

There should be a few more of these in the next little while. Some of you may recall that I had been working on a robot some time ago. Since that time, I’ve bought some more parts, gotten my Arduino working with a new Atmel chip, completely re-designed the chassis (though it looks similar) and […]

Learning About Libraries

Since I started my new job, I’ve been exploring the web trying to better understand just where this field as a whole is going. One thing that I’ve found very interesting is that while Computer Science is often seen as a field that changes a lot, the fundamental delivery of the material hasn’t changed a […]

Last Day At Work

Well I just went through my first last day at work in a long time. This past Wednesday I had to wrap everything up, pack up all my belongings and be ready to head out. Well the whole wrap-up portion was much bigger than I had expected and I accidentally scheduled something substantial on my […]

Another Great Open House Come And Gone

Wow. What a great day. After having some drizzly weather last year, the sun was shining on us today. Dalhousie holds an Open House every year around this time in October. It’s the university’s flagship event for prospective undergraduate students. With that comes a ton of preparation and effort from many, many people on campus. […]

What Will My Robot Do

I’ve been asked this question many times. I thought now would be an appropriate time to discuss this since my electronics should be arriving on Tuesday. to put it simply, my robot has no real purpose. The only reason I undertook this task was so that I could learn about building a robot and I […]

Robot Update

I’m very happy with the progress so far. I was able to find the 4″ bolts I needed. I got them from a nuts and bolts wholesaler in Dartmouth called Transmetal. They’re hard to find, but a friend of mine pointed me in their direction and they have pretty much anything you need in this […]

Parts Are On Their Way

I ordered some of the parts I’m going to need for my robot last week. They should be here on Friday if everything continues on schedule. I’m really excited because the tank treads are on their way. The specific tracks I ordered are the ones used on this kit (link dead). While they’re not directly […]