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This is my personal project. It's mostly for storing personal files and sharing anecdotes about what's going on in my life.

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Walkie Talkies Aren't Just Toys (October 20, 2018)

I did some equipment testing recently to test the viability of cheap FRS radios for neighborhood-scale communication/coordination in a disaster scenario.

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More retro goodness (August 6, 2018)

I've been trying on-and-off since 2016 to get my late 90s laptop running FreeDOS connected to the Internet, and I've finally done it. In this article, I show off my setup and give the steps on how it's done.

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My first math paper (October 3, 2017)

I recently encountered a scenario in a class I'm taking where there was a big argument about what should be done with unfair questions on an exam. The discussion appeared to be entirely centered on intuition and emotions, so I decided to settle the matter with mathematics. I think this information could be useful to teachers in a similar predicament.

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An update (April 29, 2017)

I finally wrote something again!

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Decoding PowerPaint's custom image format (August 20, 2016)

I've been playing with FreeDOS for a little while now, and I installed a little paint program from the 90s on it. One image just belonged on the Internet, so I decided to convert it to an image format used by today's image-viewing software.

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