Truth, beauty and quartz

A recent podcast (Scottish Watches, with Adam Craniotes) there was a nice side discussion of the nature of men’s watches. “Metal Barbie dolls,” to paraphrase, and it did inspire a thought or two. This is the watch on my wrist now – Seiko SBGX117, a Grand Seiko quartz diver made between 2014 and 2017. 42mm, […]

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Thoughts on the Amazon re:MARS 2019 conference

The usual disclaimer: my employer paid for me to go, but this is my personal take, etc. TL;DR: hell of a show, varied tech content, unusual breadth and amazing audience. Crazy attention to branding. So most of the conferences I attend are tech focused: PyCon, Supercomputing, Google I/O, that sort of thing. re:MARS is machine […]

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School 3D

Older daughter’s school has printers too and a high power laser cutter. Damn. And my Scurfa arrived! More to come on this.

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Hand me down 3D

Thanks to a friend, and idle shelf phone (6s+) has been traded for a 3D printer and a couple of spools of PLA. I have a few ideas and much to learn. M Now what to print…

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Software patents

… are indeed BS, so I’ve mixed feelings about getting one.

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Trivial news

Uncle Seiko makes decent straps. My friend has a epic cool home hacking setup. I got a Motiv fitbit ring… works well so far. Here’s a beach volleyball game, middling effort: Life goes on! Lastly a two part scale for bad watches, from the WPAC 2019 thread.

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Progress in audio localization

So years ago in grad school at UNM, I worked on audio localization. My work was on the idea of doing the convolution (applying the filter to the audio) in the wavelet domain, to extend the results from a phd student in the group. My results were poor, read about them on this page. Then […]

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