Jan 302013
 

Hello again, it has been far too long since I’ve updated this blog. They say excuses are like assholes–they’re full of shit. So I won’t give any and just jump right in… I am learning assembly programming on the MSP430 from Texas Instruments. After a failed attempt at learning x86 assembly, I was recommended the [...]

Feb 202012
 

I was one of the lucky winners of Sparkfun’s Google+ BigTime Watch Kit giveaway.  It was a pretty neat little kit to build and it keeps time amazingly well. It’s a bit scary to wear out in public though.  Here are some pics:            

Feb 012012
 

A while ago I received a Mr. Beer Kit as a gift but I waited until the winter to give it a try because the summer temperatures in El Paso can be quite drastic. I am brewing the Blonde Ale extract that came with the kit. It has been sitting in the fermenter for almost [...]

Jan 132012
 

I received a Beaglebone as a birthday gift.  It is a powerful little board that contains Texas Instrument’s Sitara ARM Cortex-A8 microprocessor. According to the BeagleBone website, “The BeagleBone is the low-cost, high-expansion hardware-hacker focused BeagleBoard.”  You can find out more about it here: http://beagleboard.org/bone.  The following are some notes I took while getting acquainted [...]