Friday, March 17, 2006


So, I recently discoved the site . It's been a crazy 24 hours for me. I've taked upon myself to get myself published somehow, and that's what I'm doing. It first started with Cubesat, a program that I've been working on for 3 years now. Then it went on to Harry Potter. I found that the list of things that's supposed to happen in Book 7 very low, so I decided to add to it, a bunch. It's crazy.

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Spring Break

So, have any of you had one of those vacations, such as Spring Break, that comes, and you just don't know what to do with yourself during that period of time? I'm entering into one such period of time right now. It's rather odd. I guess if you actually leave, it's not so bad, but if you stay behind and do something like work, during the evenings you almost get bored, it's rather odd.

Well, at least such is my experience. Anyone else out there agree?

Tuesday, March 14, 2006


So, right now I'm working on another homework for my analog amplifiers class. These homeworks are painful, they take on average at least 15 hours to do, most are a fair bit longer. I've gotten the hardest part done, and feel like I can take a break for the night. Still, I think I've gotten the voltage multiplier AB amplifier stuck in my head forever. For those of you who don't know what that is, it's a highly efficient but difficult to analyse amplifier, usually used for sound systems, especially higher-end systems. Otherwise, there are better amplifiers to use, that don't require as much knowledge.

I can't believe I'm doing homework during Spring Break. Oh well, need to get me a life.

Amateur Radio

So, for a while, I've been an Amateur Radio Operator. I thought it was the coolest thing when I got my license 3 years ago, to be able to talk to people from anywhere easily. Recently, I have gotten a cell phone. I have come to the conclusion that almost all of the joy of being an amateur radio operator has been eliminated by owning a cell phone. Crazy, eh?

But still, it can be fun to access the Amateur Satellites. I am often on the satellites UO-11 and AO-27. It has been a while since I accessed either of them, I must say.

Still, I recommend getting one of these licenses. I'm sure glad I did!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Google Mars

For those of you who don't know, there is a new program to get to know Mars a bit better, one that I have been anxiously awaiting, called Google Mars. See .

I think this is a truly amazing idea. I mean, even I, who consider myself a space geek, know almost nothing about the terrain of Mars. And now, anyone with the desire can play with the images from there. I hope they will put the images from the HiRISE on there as well, the camera which I will be working with, which would be an even greater resolution than the current images.

So, I can't wait for the program to be downloadable! I give this a 2 thumbs up, it's awesome!