Simple - it's an experiment.
When I'm awake, I'm probably thinking of ways to do cool1 things. Or what cool1 thing I'm going to do next. I enjoy playing with an extremely wide variety of technologies and seeing how tightly I can integrate them. It doesn't always (in fact rarely ever) serve a practical purpose, but it sure is fun! I am truly a geek and I fully embrace that. I fully embrace what Doc Brown2 said - "If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything."
To be more specific about this specific site it's what I consider a modified tumblelog3 to aggregate everything from two-way GPS tracking, microblog comments from myself (some coming from my Twitter account, photos from my phone and cameras, and a few other things that aren't publicly visible. It's all powered by Django4 which makes the craziest things I can think of for the internet only take a couple weeks to finish. Most of the time. Django can be a lot like airplanes, though - When you've got 90% done, you've got 90% to go.
1 Well, it's cool in my head. And that's the only place it matters.
2 Dr. Emmet "Doc" L. Brown. You may know him as the inventor of the time machine from the Back to the Future trilogy.
3 Tumblelog explanation
4 Django: Web Framework for Perfectionists with Deadlines
AboutI'm just a geek from Northeast Kansas, formerly of Southwest Missouri. I have several (too many!) different hobbies and enjoy working with anything that's high-tech and cool. My site will talk about the things I'm interested in and what I'm up to. The links at the top all talk about my major hobbies and occupation.
No upcoming events.
Past Events (of particular interest)
- EAA Airventure 2008
Wittman Regional Airport, Oshkosh WI
July 28, 2008 - Aug. 3, 2008
- National Biplane Assocation Expo
June 6, 2009 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
- Airventure 2009
July 27, 2009 00:00:00 - Aug. 2, 2009 23:59:59
- STS-129 Launch Tweetup
Cape Canaveral, FL
Nov. 15, 2009 05:55:00 - Nov. 17, 2009 19:00:00
- STS-130 Johnson Space Center Tweetup
Johnson Space Center, Houston TX
Feb. 17, 2010 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
- EAA AirVenture 2010
July 22, 2010 00:00:00 - Aug. 3, 2010 23:59:59
Current Weather (Lawrence Municipal Airport (Lawrence, KS) - 4.84 mi. @ 279 deg)Observed Jan. 16, 2013, 6:52 a.m.
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