A big step forward and a half-step back

The US presidential election was a great success for progressive America. Let’s see if the change moniker bear itself as true. If Obama is able implement a fair health care system here in The States, I’ll label him a success. Living without a health system in the US is truly living on the edge. My ...

Just voted

Annika, Vada and I went to vote this morning at The Rec Center around the corner. I’m the only one allowed to vote, however. We waited in line about 20 minutes. That’s definitely not long but it’s the longest I’ve ever waited around here. So it seems like turn out is good. There were a ...

Vote for Hope

Only a couple weeks left till the election. I’m getting excited. I’ll be so happy when this thing is over. I waste way too much time reading and watching election (non-)news. Just saw this video for the first time. Extremely well done. Obama ’08 – Vote For Hope from MC Yogi on Vimeo.

Vada

Btw, my daughter was born on May 31, 2008. Her name is Vada and she is wonderful. She sleeps all night and spreads joy and poop everywhere she goes. I’m now at San Diego State University majoring in Computer Engineering and taking way to many courses for a new father. Gotta get finished, though. Before ...

Since the last post…

Well, it’s been forever since my last post. School, life and laziness have combined to cause me to completely neglect my blog. No apologies, though. I’m plowing through school and hope to be finished in the next 2 or so years. Well, the biggest change is that Annika and I are having a baby in ...

Digg.com apparently blocked by San Diego Community College District 2

It appears that digg has been blocked by the San Diego City College District for the last couple weeks. I’ve tried accessing it from City College and Mesa College with the same result. After a minute or so I get the “The connection has timed out” page. I’ve not tried it from Miramar. Other sites ...

xorg.conf for Ubuntu Gutsy tribe 5 on IBM Thinkpad t43 2668-75U 1

This is the xorg.conf file as generated from the Live CD. # xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file) # # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using # values from the debconf database. # # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page. # (Type ...

Padres just missed the sweep :(

Tonight I went to see the Padres play the D-backs. They were down 8 to 0 but almost came back. The game ended 8-7. Now they are only 1 game out of first place. I went with Annika and Matthias, a friend from Berlin. It was his first baseball game but he quickly caught on. ...

Students, Sponsors: Beware of Pacific Nautilus 1

This is rant. You’ve been warned. This will hopefully be the last time I ever mention Pacific Nautilus on this blog. Also this is my personal opinion and may or may not be representative of the San Diego City College Robotics Engineering Club and its members. For background read my last post. It looks like ...

2007 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

Update: We actually placed 9th out of 27 teams. There was an error in the tabulation of the final scores stating we placed 11th. This will soon be changed on the competition website. This year I and some friends from San Diego City College Robotics Engineering Club took part in the AUV Competition here in ...