Stories, Hobbies, and Journal Entries

Maker Projects
Engineering-oriented pursuits such as electronics, robotics, 3D printing, and the use of CNC tools, as well as more traditional activities such as metalworking, woodworking, and traditional arts and crafts.

Auto Mechanics
Over the last few years I've done a little of my own mechanic work on my cars. I'm actually starting to enjoy the work and consider it a hobby.

Childhood Stories
A list of stories from my younger years.

Call of Duty Black Ops for Wii
My wife might say I've gotten addicted to Call of Duty Black Ops for the Wii. After playing for weeks, I'm no good at it. Here's a collection of strategy, settings, and tips that I've observed.

Caustic Instruments
I spent some time creating music using the Caustic app. Here are some notes about my favorite instrument settings.

Road Biking
I purchased a fairly inexpensive single speed road bike in 2012. I rode it a lot that summer and the next, but the hills of Utah are hard on a single speed. In 2015 I sold that bike and ordered another from Amazon. This is information about my bike, costs, how I've set it up, and rides.

BMXers
My short adventures into BMX riding. I have come to grips with the fact that I'm too old for BMX riding. There are older riders, yes, but I'm just not cut out for this.

Boat Building
My new blog about building a homemade boat on the cheap.

Guitar
I'm a beginning guitar player. I've passed that initial threshold of just getting started and am now thoroughly addicted. I play almost every day. I started in 2012 and got serious about it in the middle of 2013.

Guns
In early 2010 I bought a handgun, took a training class, paid some fees, and obtained my Utah Concealed Carry Permit. Here I share a little bit about handguns, holsters, and our 2nd amendment rights in the U.S.

Keyboarding
I recently started teaching myself to play the keyboard. I'll record my music and store it here as a progress.

Model Rockets
I dabbled in model rockets for a while, including building my own tiny rocket motors.

The Great Outdoors
I enjoy the great outdoors. Here is some information I've started to gather about fishing, hiking, and camping.

Something for No One
This is an old blog. I used it, for a short time, to write small pieces of information about what's going on in my life.

Songwriting
Songwriting is something I'm interested in and started studying when I started playing the Guitar in 2013.

Woodworking
Once in a while I get around to making something out of wood. Here are those projects.

USB Powered Animated Christmas Lights
How to create a small, low cost, animated Christmas light display using an old computer and a USB hub.

XBox 360
Xbox 360 console and game tips, tricks, and tinkering.

Long Distance Scooter Touring
I'm thinking about buying a scooter and going on some long rides. Here are some trip plan ideas.

 

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