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    Pondering Site Changes

    Here I sit, looking at past projects (portfolio) and posts thinking of the work that goes into the site versus the work that goes into the content. The result is, too much time goes into the site and not enough into the content. There must be an easier way. A way to encourage myself to write more content and avoid my temptation to tinker with site mechanics.

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    COS 399 - Programming Autonomous Robots (Spring 2015)

    Introduction to the programming concepts involved with autonomous robotic systems. Using off the shelf robot kits students will design a simple robotic platform to meet specific goals. Then, using a common platform for the remainder of the course, students will develop their programming capabilities. Simple open-ended, feedback, and artifial intelligence systems will be explored throughout the. Several benchmarks and robot competitions will be used demonstrate the platform and programming learned in the course.

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    The Art of Memory by Frances A Yates

    Book notes from The Art Of Memory by Frances A Yates

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    The United States v1.1 Released

    An updated version of The United States iPad app was released that includes changes to the user interface to make it feel more at home on iOS 7. There were changes to colors and the style of the user interface. Also, corrected a spelling error or two!

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    COS 450 - Operating Systems (Fall 2014)

    This course is a bottom up construction of a layered operating system beginning with the hardware interface and ending with the user interface. Specific topics covered include concurrent processes, process management, I/O, virtual memory, file management, resource scheduling, and performance measurement. Students are assumed to be familiar with general machine architecture, functions of system software (compilers, loaders, editors, etc.), data structures, and to have some experience with UNIX or another multiprogramming operating system.

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    If by Rudyard Kipling

    This is one of my favorite poems. It is a wonderful series of thoughts for young folk to be strong in the face of adversity and peer pressure.

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    Starting the London Roadster Rebuild

    It was a few weeks ago that I found I might need to travel around the state for work, visiting many towns of Maine from Wells to Fort Kent. At the time I was also reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and thought, how fun it would be to travel by bike or motorcycle across Maine in the summer. Out in the air, experiencing summer. Well, one thing led to another and here I am working on fixing up the 1982 London Roadster that has sat in my garage since 2005 when I took the engine out and apart.

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