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Marc Christensen
Works at Control4
Attended East High Shool, Univeristy of Utah
Lives in Orem, UT
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How did the Orion spacecraft heat shield hold up to 4000°F? We're cutting it apart to find out: http://go.nasa.gov/1F9Azl7
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"To make a mountain of your life is just a choice. 
But I never learned enough to listen to the voice that told me: 
'Always love, hate will get you every time, always love, don't wait till the finish line'...."

One of their best. Nada Surf.

Nada Surf - Always Love
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Ever since updating to iOS 8.0, I can no longer access my work email on office.com from my phone. It still works from other non-ISO 8.0 devices. ‪#‎lame‬ ‪#‎fail‬ ‪#‎apple‬ ‪#‎applefail‬
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Not yet, I plan on updating this evening and seeing if it helps.
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From last Saturday. My friend, Mike Westwood and I flew the Camels above Springville, UT, USA. Nice flight, small launch but the launch was easy. We could only really lay out one wing at a time but the view was awesome. We hit a thermal on the spine just to the right of launch where some locals were circling.
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My DIY garden automation system.

This video shows one of the 4 zones during its watering cycle.  A copper tube has holes that distribute the water.  The holes are facing up so that the pressure in the pipe is even across the span (rather than having more water run out near the entry point).

The water is pumped to each zone using a small fountain pump held in a cistern which is kept full by a float valve.  

All is controlled by a Raspberry Pi which controls the relays for the pumps and records ambient light, ambient temperature and soil temps and soil moisture content for each zone.  Each zone has its own watering duration so that small containers and large hanging planters all get the right amount of water each time they're watered.

Watering is based on soil moisture content or schedule although, the moisture readings/schedulings are not yet complete.

Code on GitHub here:

https://github.com/mecworks/garden_pi
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Olde Saint Rose church, Layton, UT.

#utah, #blackandwhite #monochrome #architecture #oldbuildings #urbandecay
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Spiraling down to land, just south of Richfield and Monroe, UT which you can see in the valley off in the distance.

Red Rock Fly-In, Oct 4, 2014

Thanks to Andy Swanner, Joshua Goldstein, Mike Packard, Blake Pelton, Stacy Whitmore, Les Hooper, Shari Leuba Hooper, Bob Janzen, Loren Cox, Neil McGarry, Brina Marshall James, Mark Bramwell and many many others who made the fly-in an awesome experience for me. — in Monroe, Utah.

#paragliding #utah #summer2014 #outdoors #nature   #GoPro  
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Spiraling down to land, just south of Richfield and Monroe, UT which you can see in the valley off in the distance.

Red Rock Fly-In, Oct 4, 2014

Thanks to Andy Swanner, Joshua Goldstein, Mike Packard, Blake Pelton, Stacy Whitmore, Les Hooper, Shari Leuba Hooper, Bob Janzen, Loren Cox, Neil McGarry, Brina Marshall James, Mark Bramwell and many many others who made the fly-in an awesome experience for me. — in Monroe, Utah.

#paragliding #utah #summer2014 #outdoors #nature   #GoPro  
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An instructional video to help you through today and help you understand your friends, family and co-workers. Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Talk like a Pirate

Arrrrrr! (It's spoken back here...in the tromborax, FYI)
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Occupation
Software engineering, testing and system administration (Linux)
Skills
Linux system administration, python programming, embedded systems hardware/firmware automation.
Employment
  • Control4
    Senior System PQA Engineer III, Embedded OS, 2011 - present
  • Salt Lake Linux Users Group
    Board of Trustee, 1994 - 2013
  • Novell Inc
    Software engineering, testing and system administration (Linux), 2011 - 2011
  • Caldera Systems
    Software Engineer
  • Univeristy of Utah
    Programmer, System Administrator
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Currently
Orem, UT
Previously
Salt Lake City, UT - Tusayon, AZ - Nagoya, Japan - Fukui, Japan - Takaoka, Japan - Kyoto, Japan - Karia, Japan
Story
Tagline
Tech, Linux, outdoors, DIY, creative, photography, plant based (vegan), cycling, hiking, swimming.
Introduction
Love my family and friends, the outdoors. technology, computers, cycling, hiking, swimming, photography, good food (plant based). art, literature, investing.
Education
  • East High Shool, Univeristy of Utah
  • University of Utah
    Computer Science
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