I'm wrapping up a Ph.D. in particle astrophysics
. I really dig it, but
it is, you know, Work, so I'm going to focus on the stuff I do for
fun here. But obviously feel free to message me if for some reason
you have a keen interest in the cosmogenic neutrino spectrum or
Current shit I'm into:
Weight loss, health.
I've lost about 90 pounds since Fall
2012. That's enough to move me through two classes of obesity and
all the way down to, well, normal. I'm extremely pleased about it.
If you'd like someone to nod along with you as you rail against the
evils of sugar, I'm your guy.
I'm also trying to exercise -- I did my first for-real 5k on
Thanksgiving. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do many more.
Old school video games
: I've gotten really into arcade games
recently -- to the point where I actually built my own custom USB
arcade control panel. And if you see a bunch of "NEG"s on the
Defender machine at the 16-Bit Bar/Arcade downtown, that's
Last year I bought myself my first SNES and Playstation 2. I enjoy
80s-era Apple Computers
. I've got a small collection that
I'm always fiddling with, and I'm probably one of the few people
under 30 who can program an 8-bit CPU and repair a floppy drive.
SPOILER: Oregon Trail is not as hard as you remember!
UPDATE: A project of mine to convert and play animated GIFs on
Apple II computers made it to the Hack A Day blog :)
. This one is the most recent and the most
in-progress. It's a quasi-weekly twitter event where a bunch of
people watch an episode of star trek
together and give it an
did a couple back in April that were really fun, and I'm hoping
more people join us soon.
tldr: I make stuff, I hack stuff. I try to stay healthy.