Archive for the ‘Design & Computation’ Category

No, I’m not the one flying… I would like to see or sit in a cockpit on day though.

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I sketched my Makerbot yesterday.I have used it in several design projects, design experiments, and even 3D printed little toys for my friends’ kids.

Have a good one! 

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This weekend was rainy. It rained all day and all night. Perfect weather for the couch, the television, food, and friends!

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Perfection for indoors.

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I met this sweetheart on Sunday. Her name is Autumn and she is a seeing eye dog. A Black Lab. She is soooo strong, so gentle, so attentive. Heaven has to be filled with dogs.

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I marinated fish in a Korean BBQ mixture. I did it with chicken and wanted to try it with fish. I marinated them for just under 2 hours, then baked them at 350 until they were cooked. The seasonings really soaked through. Mmmmm! Spicy, tasty, delicious!

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On Sunday I made somewhat of a frittata. Tomatoes, spinach, sweet peppers, cheese, onions, and cilantro. Then I poured beaten eggs over the vegetables and baked.

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Before putting in the oven

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After it was done

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I kept working on my paper this weekend too. I love it. I love writing.

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Dinner! Rice (which I cooked with flax seeds – I wanted to experiment), veggies, and my Korean BBQ fish.

Someone asked me for the Koren BBQ recipe, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJdU-Y_4cig

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I did not have my smoothie this morning. Didn’t feel like it. I decided that I would go to a coffee shop and work instead of going to my office. I have to get writing done and everyday this week there has been something or another that distract me, and/ or takes me away from my work. Until I finish this paper, I will work elsewhere for the first half of my day. The skies are all blue again today.

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Look at it, blue!

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They are building two large condominiums in the area. This is one of them.

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Trees, sunlight, and shade are wonderful.

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This is the coffee shop that I came to work in. It’s a pretty nice spot to work, read, and be entertained.

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They are serious about their mugs. You can purchase your own, put your name on it, and leave it there.

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Hot chocolate

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I got a wrap with spinach, eggs, olive stuff, and some other stuff. I don’t like the texture of wraps, so I just eat what’s inside.

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The innards of the wrap. It tasted great.

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When I left, the pub next door had this sign outside.

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No words…

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Old Main

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Isn’t this beautiful?

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Again…

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more…

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I got to the office and jumped on troubleshooting stuff again. Test code worked, so that’s a good start.

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References.

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Scanned this book chapter which is very interesting.

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When I left, these flowers caught my eyes.

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Beauty blowing in the wind.

 Have a great weekend everyone!!!

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The smoothie start. Today I put papaya in my smoothie too, no kiwi.

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Today is a cold, grey, and cloudy one.

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My friend Shiva defended his Masters thesis today. He did such an awesome job! Here is some of the work that he did. Check out anonchitect.com. Keep up the great work and I look forward to more from you Shiva!

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Another shot of his presentation

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My other friend Dhaval also defended his Masters thesis. He looked into designing for earthquake resistant buildings and the use of recycled plastics in the process. Keep up the great work Dhaval! I am looking forward to seeing a lot more from you.

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I spent a lot of time again today dealing with computer stuff. All the issues are still not finished and resolved, tomorrow will be another day.

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These are just two of the programs I will be using this summer, Arduino and Processing.

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When I got home I had dinner and relaxed a bit. After resting I made sure to watch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. It’s my 11pm thing. Jason Sudeikis was on tonight. He’s great!

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Writing, editing, thinking, writing, thinking, and editing.

I got work done tonight so I feel very good! Let’s see what tomorrow brings.

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Today started with my fruit smoothie. Flax seeds, chia seeds, bananas, apples, lychee, kiwi, and white grape juice. I think that was it.

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Bulleted and ready to drink. Today is my first day putting flax seeds and chia seeds in my smoothie. It added a gelatin texture to the mix.

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I had a meeting first thing this morning for a new research project that I will be working on. Good meeting.

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My first item will be reading these two papers.

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I took a photo of this staircase because I was running up and down it way too much today. Administrative matters took up too much of my time today, but that’s Mondays for ya. Hopefully I actually get work done tomorrow.

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My desk. I organized my desk, my to-do list, and my mind so that I can hit the ground running tomorrow. Side note, Bing, has some of the most beautiful desktops.

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I collected books I reserved from the library too. This is not even 10% of the stuff I have to read.

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After preparing for tomorrow, I left. It was an absolutely beautiful day today. Just beautiful! Look at those trees! Look at the sky!

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Green trees, blue skies, white clouds, red buildings. Beautiful!

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I had to look up and take this one. Just amazing!

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Schwab Building

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I love the entry

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I bought notebooks. I will use these to write my jottings and thoughts from and for my readings, projects, and papers that I have to work on this summer.

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When I got home I opened one of my jars of kaya butter.

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Look at that beauty.. Will you marry me? So good.. sooo good..

My TEDxPortofSpain Talk on the importance of Making, Craft, Computation, and Culture .

Have a great day!!

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Creativity is essential…
Embrace it. Develop it. Exercise it.

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Of course it’s difficult. But it is important, so I will keep doing it, until it becomes easy.

I don’t ascribe to describing something as difficult or easy, since that depends on each person’s own perspective. If I have years of experience or familiarity with an area, it might be easier for me than someone who is completely unfamiliar.

But, my main thought here is that with persistence, determination, and consistent work…10,000 hours… It will become more familiar to you. If it’s important to you, it will eventually become easy.

Have a great day everyone!

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Do it!