Old Renders

Some old renders I created about a decade ago. And with that, I believe all content new and old has been transferred over from my old domain. I hope you enjoy this mess of old and new content.

campus-wide wireless solution

An old incomplete article from 2009 based on the implementation of a campus wide wireless network solution. There are no real plans at the moment of completing the article. Even though the technologies involved are out of date the techniques involved are still valid. Incomplete. Implementation of a campus-wide secure wireless internet solution on a…

Multimedia Content Delivery over LANs and WANs

This project was done as my Capstone project for my Bachelor’s completed in 2009 Executive Summary Whether it is for a long distance business meeting, long-distance learning, or communicating with family, video and audio communication have become a crucial part of everyday life in today’s fast-paced world. For my project I set out to research,…

Value of a Worker: How Finnish wages are simply more valuable

Posted July 2013 Salary negotiations are inevitable in any sort of job interview. It got me thinking, what am I valued at today? As it seems my best bet at finding IT related work still seems to be in the US, it seems necessary to compare the basic living standard in Finland with that of…

Warm Day

(Posted January-February 2012) Well, busy days. Had an interview with Rovio. Left thinking, wouldn’t it be something if I worked there. Took a quick shot of this evening’s sunset, and back to studies. oh. and also set up a quick page for the student housing group, just to get things started Homemade brownies commute to…

Year at an End

(Posted November – December 2011) -Lost my keys. Felt the pain of riding public transportation. not that it’s particularly bad, but nothing like the freedom and speed a bike gives you. A classmate lent me an angle grinder, and in less than half a minute I was back on my bike. Sort of puts in…

Studying nearby

(Originally posted November 2011) Well, decided to go study in the nearby patch of forest. It’s a bit more productive then trying to work at home, school or the library. usually. Having to prepare your materials that you will be working on before hand, and then only being able to work with what you have…

Finland Update

(Originally posted October 2011) I’ll post an update soon enough. here a picture of a squirrel out my window. courses move by fast. and not a clue how you did the months before. Anyway continuing on, I’m going to try to start with Finnish again, and also begin Russian. When asked if it’s because I’m…

Billing

(Posted September 2011) An accident. A lady stopped by and drove me straight to the hospital. Attended right away, checked by a doctor, X-rays with such detail as I have never seen before (no blurry photos hanging over florescent tubes?), cleaned up by a nurse, and sent on my way. A sugestion for all foreign…

Food and Deserts

(Posted August 2011) Just to revisit the entire reason and purpose of this blog. To aid me in my job search. This blog came into existence in part due to a frustrating, unending job search that has brought me to Finland. In my mind I feel I am qualified. I mean, if I could handle…

Finnish course over, Dentist appointment, Door locked.

(Originally posted August 2011) I took my final exam today. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be, yet I’ll be surprised to learn what my score turns out to be tomorrow. The Finnish course turned out a bit tiring, but in the end my basic knowledge has greatly improved. If I had…

Settling in

(Posted July 2011) Anyway, I’ve been here for a couple weeks now settling in, taking care of practical matters, paying bills, etc. I haven’t been overwhelmed nor bored. A nice balance. I couldn’t imagine what it might be like to do all this if I were to arrive right before the beginning of classes. Right…

Back online!

As mentioned, I am posting old posts from an old dead site. This was posted May 2011 After having trouble with Movistar, we decided to see what CTR had to offer us. We called their offices on a Monday, and by Wednesday a sales executive was here in person. She explained the entire process very…

Waiting for the day I become a Tourist

Posted back in May of 2011 “Can I ask you a very personal question… how do you afford to travel?” In the Americas any discussion on personal finances is often considered a quite sensitive matter. Personally I’m of the opinion that wages and benefits should be publicly known, at least among employees in order to…

No service from Movistar

Originally posted May 2011. Spanish version below (Version en Español). Movistar, formerly Telefonica, is one of the largest residential telecommunication companies in Chile. Here in Carahue they have been for some time the only provider of broadband internet to the region. Being a generally rural and impoverished area, it is clear that economically we have…

A little closer

As mentioned, I’ve been transferring some old content and posts to my new site. Originally posted way back in may 2011.   It was a good feeling, to already be accepted to all but one of the dozens of Finnish universities I had applied to. I made my choice, and would be looking forward to at…

European Jobseeker: Netherlands – part III

I’m sitting in the Netherlands making the same calls, and oh, what’s this? An interview. With that I relaxed a bit, held off on the e-mails, stopped calling and took it a little easy. Did the interview, felt good about it, and stopped in Utrecht for dinner with an old friend. I did feel that…

European Job Seeker: Ireland

Continued from the previous post. Within a week I was in Dublin. Searching for a job in Ireland during a time of economic hardship. I already knew the near impossible outcome of such pursuit. As they say, if you don’t try you get nothing. That is for sure. I have to say, my friends here…

Yet again. 2 for 2 under 100

Keeping the posts going, albeit a bit late, here is the latest two weeks for two people under 100€. This time around we managed to fit in a bit of ice cream for dessert, pears, sweet potatoes, mushroom sauce and some spices and sesame paste for adding some flavour to our food.

Haptics: Understanding the Senses of Touch

I’ve been working on converting the following text I have written into video: Intro to Haptics: youtu.be/9FifA6rSkyg Thermoception: youtu.be/pi3jgGcFD24 Mechanoreception: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj0XMJAGs_U Nocioception: Coming soon From mobile phones, video game consoles and personal computers, users are interacting with a multitude of interactive technologies on a daily basis. Interaction through touch is what we call haptics. Most of us likely…

Kali Linux – Penetration Testing for Everyone

It security has always been a hot topic. But how do you guarantee the security of your network, servers, or even individual workstations? You try to break in. Kali Linux is my tool of choice. Before it was rebuilt, Kali Linux used to go by the name BackTrack. As its successor Kali Linux continues to…

Mechanoreception: The Sense of Pressure

Haptics – The Senses of Touch – Part 3 – Mechanoreception: The Sense of Pressure     If you haven’t check out: Part 1: Intro to Haptics youtu.be/9FifA6rSkyg Part 2: Thermoception – the sense of temperature youtu.be/pi3jgGcFD24 Pressure as a tactile response offers a fast and highly accurate interface of information transmission, particularly in the…

Ring one’s police man of the year

Anyone who drives around Helsinki may have noticed the recent installation of traffic cameras all along ring I.  A ridiculous amount of installations to the point that you can often see a line of cameras in the distance.  I guess we really don’t want anyone trying to barrel down a congested highway. Anyway, this guy…