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A video taken while cycling across England's C2C route: England C2C Cycling Trip 2013
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Ah. Spare hand = hax.
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So GDC is pretty awesome.
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It was a cool gimmick: they detect the voltage of the skin on your forehead (the bit on my ear is the ground), and then they map the voltage level as an input for you to pay with. The puzzlebox dudes start the helicopter whenever the voltage crosses a customizable threshold for some minimum time window. I think they said that voltage corresponds to brain activity, so a relaxed brain produces less voltage than a computing brain.

It's a cool hack, but I don't see any practical uses yet.
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Sabina Alistar and I built computers this weekend. Like... really built computers.
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That's the USB BUB II: http://moderndevice.com/product/usb-bub-ii/ It's a USB to TTL serial adapter, which gives your Arduino a USB port. This can be used to program your board, or just to power it.
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Photos from a 4-day cycling trip from Northern England's West to East coast.
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Hummingbird is an alternative music notation. I think it, or something like it, has a lot of potential to make music easier to learn. Thoughts?

http://www.hummingbirdnotation.com/
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Let's hope this isn't the Dvorak of music notation.
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I filmed this on skis and used YouTube's video stabilization. Internet magic makes me look way cooler than I really am :P
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    Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Crytek
    Gameplay Programmer, 2008 - 2010
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    Game Programmer, 2007 - 2008
  • Cosmic Infinity
    Programmer (Intern), 2005 - 2006
  • University of Toronto Schools
    IT Technician (Intern), 2005 - 2005
  • DRDC - Toronto
    Help Desk/Web Database Support Technician (Intern), 2004 - 2004
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A coding Canuck in SF
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  • University of Waterloo
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2008
  • Lund University
    Computer Science (exchange), 2006 - 2006
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    1999 - 2003
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