She looks like a good engineer

A while back I was hiring for a junior spot on my team at a largish company. I had been at it for over two months. There had been lots of recruiters, tons of resumes, many phone screens, a lot...

Getting Started with Electronics (hardware)

I've been asked a few times what to buy when starting with electronics, especially when it comes to micro-controllers and sensors. You're going to end up buying a ton of parts while exploring. You'll have a hard time using a...

EEE - Presentation at RobotsConf 2013

Yesterday I gave a talk at Robots Conference called "Electrical Engineering Excitement" or EEE!. You can download my talk in PDF or Keynote (for fancy animations!). I feel I should also point you towards some better Electrical Engineering resources. The...

Talk: Networking in Ruby @GA

Tonight I gave a talk at General Assembly on making a decentralized chat server in Ruby. I wanted to talk on something that wasn't web development as we webdevs tend to get caught up in making everything an http request....

Focus and Energy Data

For some reason tonight all I want to do is figure out how to answer the question "Where is my power coming from?" from the following nyiso market data. It does not seem possible, which irks me to no end...

Dorby: The DoorBot

I was part of a hack weekend recently that Levo League hosted. During the event I made us Dorby a door answering robot. We had a problem at the Levo League with our intercom system. The doorbell rings and it...

Meraki Wireless AP's and Routers a Case Study

Meraki is a "100 Percent Cloud Managed" switch, this means you have less control in the long run but possibly more options and everything should be easier use. That's the idea anyway. I have a small office (15 people) with...