Stop Spectating Your Own Life – My Ignite 13 Talk

Back in October, I had to chance to speak again at Ignite Waterloo (#13). This was Ignite’s first alumni event, where all the speakers had previously talked at a prior event.┬áTonnes of great talks, many with the general theme of personal development. They recently posted all the videos online, mine of which is here: While my nervousness was a little more apparent than I had hoped (I have a love/hate relationship with public speaking), I …

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On Depression and Coming Out

On Depression and Coming Out

(This is kind of a long one and it’s my first blog post in years, but please bear with me! There is sort of a TL;DR at the end but I would ask that you read it in it’s entirety anyway.) So to kick off the blog again, I figured I’d start slow and take on some light subjects — depression and coming out. They’re like chocolate and peanut butter, they go so well together. …

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Life, universe & arduinos

Life, universe & arduinos

Well good day then! Some recent comments from the last Arduino GSM post has chimed me in to the fact that I still have this site out there, and after so I may as well make it useful I had put the Car GPS Tracking project on hold for a while since I had a new group project I was devoting all my time on: Kwartzlab — Kitchener/Waterloo’s epic new Hackerspace . We opened the …

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Arduino!

Arduino!

So after just a few years of procrastination I finally picked up an Arduino microcontroller to play with. This one is their latest design, the Duemilanove (2009): Fast forward a couple weeks of tinkering with LEDs and buzzers and I picked up an awesome shield to work with, a GPRS module from Libelium: This baby allows the Arduino to communicate with our mediocre GPS network up here. Not only can I send and recieve SMS …

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BBS Files Added

BBS Files Added

I’ve added a section for all the old Generik Productions files I still have kicking around here. For those of you like me that still poke around the BBS scene, you may find some of the utilities handy (especially the newer ones that will run on telnet boards with no modification). I recently added the Renegade upgrade utility I wrote in 2005 to move just about every major RG release (from 10-05 to the latest …

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And away we go

And away we go

Well, this marks the first post on the new Viscera in the Vicodin. After a few brief years on hiatus, I’ve found something else to say Here you’ll find stuff that didn’t make it to other sites, or my tech blog, Web Surfs You! along with thoughts, ideas and personal projects. If you really think you need to follow this hilarity, then go ahead and subscribe to the RSS feed, I ain’t stopping ya! So …

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