Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Woot! Passion Pit are playing a block from my apartment next week

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Knicks game earlier this month. Seats up front are wicked!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Peggy 2.0

Been looking into building an audio equalizer with one of these... sigh, LEDs are expensive!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Haven't written lyrics in a long time

Our world spins on two planes
The kingdom gates open so slightly
Its a smiling state
We believe its going to come around

I waited, I waited, the stars are angles out
The strings come in view
Our clouds weather pastures of gray
Half phases slowly molding memories

So I waited, I waited, its a lover's ride
If I hold you, I will keep you
But maybe we will invert minds
Fate has shown how we are in the dark

I've never felt so at ease
The constellations sync like synths
We've all lived our doldrums
Let your love grow in meadows

Someday we'll see, I know serene
Between shadows I have no worries
It will be the same
Just a thought
We will see
We will see
We will see

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sexuality - Sebastien Tellier

Sexuality is the third studio album by French artist S├ębastien Tellier, released on February 25, 2008. The album was produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, who is best known as one of the members of Daft Punk.

- wikipedia

I swear the upcoming google phone stems from android engineers troubled with HTC making their OS look silly. People don't think about the G1, G2 like its a HTC phone running the Android. They call it the google phone period.

Google probably has the last laugh on this one. They got free developers working on the open source Android and they got phone manufacturers to test their OS before they get into phone hardware themselves.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

RGB Multicolor Monome

A RGB Multicolor Monome was originally my 'make anything' final project., an electronics vendor, is giving away $100 worth of goods per customer on Jan 7th 2010. I'm going to take advantage and buy everything I need to make one.

Side Note: is giving away $100,000 free stuff -how ballsy of a marketing move. I'm happy to help them spread the word.

Commonsense Reasoning: Fall 09 Final Project

EmpTwit gauges market sentiment via Twitter streams. With the aid of the common sense knowledge base, Open Mind, and affect extension of Wordnet, EmpTwit sets out to abstract variation in public mood and investor sentiment via Twitter updates. By using natural language parsing techniques to extract significant concepts in tweets, EmpTwit sets out to capture more accurate sentiment beyond simple keyword matching techniques employed in the field.

The goal of EmpTwit is to correlate the variation in public mood with stock market behavior. The idea is that EmpTwit will measure investor sentiment before the market fully adjusts to it. The motivation of this project stems from various psychological evidences of a strong link between weather and sports outcomes with investor sentiment and market behavior.

Can't say more, its still WIP.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How to make (almost) anything - Assignment 11 & 12

Assignment 11 was about networking and communications. I honestly don't know how it all works, but its basically an internet zero board that acts as a server and communicates with another internet zero board to update a webpage.

Assignment 12 is my final project. I outfitted drumsticks with an accelerometer and RGB leds. The LEDs change color based on which direction you swing the sticks. I also added an overdrive button that makes the LED rotate through all the colors.

Maybe I'll do a postmortem on this course someday. But I don't want to hear about it anymore right now.

My course page
Class page

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Thesis Schedule

I've been thinking about doing a thesis crunch course. The goal is to write 8 pages of my thesis for 10 straight days. Its going to be work (which is pretty much inevitable), but I'll be a very happy person at the end of course.

I think I'll start on the 21st of this month.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Nothing to look forward to. I only see work, work, and more work.

I need to get some traction.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I don't have anything to say. Just procrastinating from work (or maybe my brain just needs rest). Both mind and body are exhausted- I've been at it on my final projects and assignments around the clock lately.

Next semester will be about business school. No more lab. No more engineering. No more sleepless nights.

Sunday, December 06, 2009


xx by xx

I just discovered these guys the day after they toured Boston :(

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Paste Inc.

Been working on a new personal fabricator venture lately. For those who are interested in what it is all about, the executive summary I submitted to the MIT 100K Executive Summary competition is below:

Download Paste Inc. Exec Summary

Some initial logo mockups:

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wearing Out

As expected, finals time is wearing me out very very quickly.

It makes me question my purpose here, and which particular projects/assignments actually matter.

I can't wait until the next 2 weeks past.

One Republic - Waking Up