This site details my personal interests, projects, and thoughts.

My projects

AC power generation using regular asynchronous (induction) motors
Analog computer
Fluidyne engine
PC boot loader
PIC microcontrollers
Simple 4 transistor square wave and pulse function generator
Home wiring as receiving antenna
Franklin oscillator
CNC machining
Log cabin


Other stuff of some interest

Mini Gnuplot tutorial
Mini Python 2 tutorial
Mini ImageMagick tutorial
Regenerative radio receiver connections


Interesting quotes

 
"Simplicity doesn't mean backwardness." 
- Alexander Yakovlev, Soviet aircraft designer

"... in three to eight years we will have amachine with the general intelligence of an average 
human being ... 
The machine will begin to educate itself with fantastic speed.
In a few months it will be at genius level and a few months after that 
its powers will be incalculable ..." 
- Marvin Minsky, LIFE Magazine, November 20, 1970

"A man with no enemies is a man with no character." 
- Paul Newman

"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed 
to do the job." 
- Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

"We cannot read the book of God, only the observer's digest." 
- William Ross Ashby

... machines with feedback are not subject to the oft-repeated dictum that machines must act 
blindly and cannot correct their errors. 
Such a statement is true of machines without feedback, but not of machines in general ... 
- William Ross Ashby

Author unknown (to me)

"I may be getting older, but I refuse to grow up!"

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

"An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing."

"Don't let your mind wander. It's much too small to be left alone."

"If you keep your mind too open, people will throw a lot of junk into it."

My thoughts and rants

Artificial Intelligence