World Maker Faire 2016 Oct30

World Maker Faire 20...

Earlier this month my buddies and I took center stage at the World Maker Faire to talk about a number of maker initiatives that we worked on over the past year when we were all together on the faculty at the U.S. Military Academy.  Although I’ve moved on to another job, I didn’t...

Maker Faire Bay Area Jul05

Maker Faire Bay Area

This recap is way overdue, but better late than never.  A few weeks back I led off the Saturday Maker Pro presentations at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area.  With 150,000+ visitors over the weekend, Maker Fare Bay Area is the largest and busiest of all the Faires. After my talk, I had a...

#MarchIsForMakers Mar05

#MarchIsForMakers

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Scott Hanselman, podcaster, speaker, teacher and programmer at Microsoft.  In an interview for his show, Hanselminutes, I speak to Scott about my current job in the military and my personal passions in teaching, making and hacking.  Thanks so much...

Make: IoT Security Mar04

Make: IoT Security

In case you haven’t gotten your copy, be sure to pick up the latest Make Magazine and check out my article on page 32.  Entitled “IoT [Internet of Things] Security”, I discuss simple ways you can protect yourself and your data as you connect your projects to the net....

Make: Pop-Up Store Dec20

Make: Pop-Up Store

Just in time for the holiday season, Maker Media opened up a “pop-up” store in downtown San Francisco.  I had the good fortune (and timing) to be in the area for the opening of the retail space on Sutter Street.   Greeting customers the moment they walk in, Makey the...

MakerCon & World Maker Faire Aug12

MakerCon & Worl...

Hooray!  I was selected to present at both MakerCon and World Maker Faire in New York City this fall. Here’s an overiew of the MakerCon, which will happen on the 24th of September: MakerCon connects the individuals at the forefront of the Maker Movement and taps into the best thinking...

Guest Blogging @adafruit Apr19

Guest Blogging @adaf...

I’m happy to report that I’ll be a guest blogger at Adafruit!  Adafruit Industries is a company that sells electronic kits and parts, and also provides excellent do-it-yourself (DIY) tutorials.  Adafruit was created by Limor “ladyada” Fried, an MIT-educated electrical...

New West Point Logo & Uniforms Apr13

New West Point Logo ...

My alma mater just underwent a major rebranding effort – the results of which were unveiled tonight.  The new logo and uniforms come after almost 2 years of research between USMA, Nike and many generations of “old grads”. The logo is broken into 4 parts....

Word Crimes Jul16

Word Crimes

Among Weird Al’s myriad talents is his ability to stay extremely relevent with his parody videos. This is my favorite so far.

USMA Graduation May29

USMA Graduation

This week I had the pleasure of seeing my youngest brother graduate from the United States Military Academy.  In addition to seeing him fulfill his promise of hugging the president once he got this diploma, I also got to administer his commissioning oath.  Like me, my brother was on the West...

Snow Day! Jan29

Snow Day!

So the polar vortex-fueled Great Snowpocalypse of 2014 finally touched down in the south with a Shermanesque ferocity, or so Georgians would have you think.  The forecast called for only 1-2″, but that was enough for statewide school, road and facilities closures.  Five states issued a...

The Most Important Meal Jan28

The Most Important M...

While in Japan, my wife and I saw all kind of interesting tools, crafts and gadgets.  At Tokyu Hands, a large department-hardware-electronics-games-stationery-furniture-everything store, we saw this special doggy pancake mix.  It’s been a few months since purchased, but the expiration...

WTC Time Lapse Sep11

WTC Time Lapse

Here’s a really nice time lapse video of the One World Trade Center construction with images from EarthCam.  Happy Patriot Day!

Treats! Jan14

Treats!

We don’t have a Trader Joe’s on the island and sometimes we get a hankering for some of their great snacks.  Fortunately a package just arrived with the finest trail mixes from my mother-in-law!  Nom...

Curry in a Hurry Sep12

Curry in a Hurry

This weekend I found myself missing my mom’s home cooking.  Thoughtfully, she had sent us a Guyanese cookbook a few months back.  After browsing for a few minutes, we settled on chicken and potato curry with roti – a...

Graduation! May20

Graduation!

2 years ago I didn’t even think I’d be accepted!  My wife and I flew into Pittsburgh to attend my grad school graduation ceremony and spent a nice weekend touring the downtown area.  It’s official – I’m a Master of the...

A New Look May10

A New Look

I’ve changed over from manually coding my site to a content management system called WordPress.  Keep an eye out for more posts!