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Nate Winesett (nullgel)
Works at Global Technical Systems
Attended Old Dominion University
Lives in Virginia Beach, VA
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Senior Software Engineer
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Robotics, Electronics, Software Engineering, Embedded Programming
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  • Global Technical Systems
    Senior Software Engineer, 2005 - present
  • Raytheon Technical Services
    Software Engineer II, 2002 - 2005
  • Compass Technology
    Multimedia Developer, 1998 - 2002
  • Winesett Nursery
    Landscaping Lackey, 1995 - 1998
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Virginia Beach, VA
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Everything is awesome!
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Meek believer, magnanimous husband and father, mislabeled computer programmer, mourning robot creator, mediocre LEGO builder, maladroit upright bass player, mulish fan of the Dave Brubeck Quartet, militant pusher of Ubuntu, and malapropos user of thesauruses.
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I make things last longer.
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  • Old Dominion University
    ECE, EE
  • Kellam High School
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Why was I not informed of this new machine?
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It caught me completely off guard too! I check their site for software updates from time to time and today I noticed that the download page "had moved" which got me to clicking around. They really need to increase their G+ presence. This is where the nerds are +Neato Robotics!
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I just wrapped up my first Raspberry Pi project. I'm using one to run my own TV station within the house.

A +Plex media server on my network serves out video to an +XBMC distribution running on the +Raspberry Pi where the video is then sent to an RF modulator and then combined with all the over-the-air channels that we happen to get. The result is that we can tune into a specific channel (set at the modulator) on any TV in the house and watch an endless loop of, in our case, Simpsons and Futurama episodes. You get the sense of it being a normal TV channel, except that it's only stuff you like and there are no commercials.

I've been running a desktop to do this for the past 8 years, but finally had the epiphany a week ago to use the Raspberry Pi gathering dust on my shelf to cut the power, heat and noise down to almost nothing.

Neat.
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This is pretty cool. I used to do something similar with XBMC but I didn't mux in local channels. That's slick.
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It's what weekends are for...
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Boo. Love ya!
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I was going through some old data before slicking a hard drive and found this. Around this time of year, over 15 years ago, I was spending countless hours building my parents' house in BSP for Quake...
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Yep. Still have it. That sounds like fun.
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I had underestimated the amount of power this thing wanted. 600 mA was not enough. After supplying moar powah, it works much better. Also managed to crudely clock some data in with switches.

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I just wrapped up my first Raspberry Pi project. I'm using one to run my own TV station within the house.

A +Plex media server on my network serves out video to an +XBMC distribution running on the +Raspberry Pi where the video is then sent to a modulator and then combined with all the over-the-air channels that we happen to get. The result is that we can tune into a specific channel (set at the modulator) on any TV in the house and watch an endless loop of, in our case, Simpsons and Futurama episodes. You get the sense of it being a normal TV channel, except that it's only stuff you like and there are no commercials.

I've been running a desktop to do this for the past 8 years, but finally had the epiphany a week ago to use the Raspberry Pi gathering dust on my shelf to cut the power, heat and noise down to almost nothing.

Neat.
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+Matthew Alley Going to do my best here, but I will immediately claim some ignorance:

1) Yes, I split the incoming service immediately to the cable modem in a hope to not interfere with the precious internet before my Frankenstein work begins. The second splitter came with the RF-Modulator and is labelled as a "splitter/combiner" unlike the cheapo incoming splitter. I've spoken with someone else on another share who worked for the cable company and he said that there is no way I could be generating enough power from my modulator to leave the house, but who knows... shrug But I haven't had any complaints in the last 8 years and I've lived in four different houses so far...

2) You caught me on that. I used the term OTA because, for a time, I did combine with an antenna, but right now, it is combining with analog and digital channels that happen to come along with my internet subscription. Occasionally, the provider changes the channel lineup and I have to move my station to another analog channel. Otherwise, I get a ghosting effect or added "snow" with the new channel. This has only happened 2 times in 8 years. (my current channel is 111, which I love:) I haven't had the need to use filters yet. I started doing this before looking up everything first on the internet was cool, so I had no qualms about trying it out, however those links give us all something to consider...

3) I'm still very old school in the TV resolution department. I don't have a BlueRay player, for example. I also barely watch TV anymore and when I do, it's these cartoons, where the resolution is less of an issue, IMHO. In 10 years, I might catch up, but for now, I'm cool with composite.

Thanks for the questions!
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Has anyone with a +Nest thermostat ever received an email notification to change your filters? It has been over 6 months and I haven't seen one yet...
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My favorite game of all time gets an HD makeover with fixes and major improvements. Wow!

Totally free for Windows/Mac/Linux.

#StarControl2   #UrquanMasters  
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Finally picked up a pulse gen with a working DC offset so I could properly play around with clocking data into the LED display. Luckily, I had some assistance...

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Drive thru attendant was rude. We couldn't place the order at the microphone for some reason, so we drove around to the window. She didn't like that and gave us a hard time. Manager stepped in and made her take our order.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Watch your bank statement! My wife and I had dined here several times over the past few years. The food had never been an issue. The last (and I do mean last) time we ate here, we had horrible service. Our drinks were never refilled and the waiter only came by our table once after the food was served and that was only when we were done. We saw him a few times talking to the bartender, so he was not busy. My wife and I have both worked in waitstaff, so we have an idea of what is to be expected. So we left a small tip. A few days later we noticed that we had been charged twice for our meal on our bank statement. To shorten the story, I called no less than three times to get this resolved over the course of two weeks. Every time, I was told that it would be taken care of by the end of the day. That never happened, and we ended up having to get our bank involved to reverse the charge. (Go USAA!) We're fairly certain that this was done purposely by the waiter because of the low tip, because this happened once before at another restaurant when we left a small tip for poor service. That restaurant, however, took care of the duplicate charge immediately. So, either leave a good tip, or watch your bank statement for a duplicate charge when dining here.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Whenever I had to take my car in for service, I was always worried about being taken advantage of. A lot of the mechanics that I've tried always seemed a little shady and untrustworthy. But these are mechanics I trust. They have never been anything but professionals and have not once left me guessing whether or not I'd been had. As a computer geek, I also appreciate their acceptance of today's technology. They have a blog, a Google presence and actually have someone to check their email often. I continue to take my Honda here for service and will continue to do so as long as we are both around.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Clothes washer died Wednesday night. Called Thursday morning. Washing clothes again on Friday. Just can't go wrong with them.
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Referred to by Philips for warranty repair. They came out to look at my TV; said that they needed a part and then left. No word for a month, so I called. They said that the part was on order. Month after month passed, I kept calling and they said the same thing. Had to call Philips back to get another repair shop in Chesapeake. If you are referred here, ask for someone else.
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