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Hacking the Body for Polymaths

Hacking the Body for Polymaths

Tweet A successful nerd cannot be a true polymath without getting in shape.  I’m going to make three small changes in the next months to start good habits that will hopefully last a lifetime. I like simple; hopefully if you’re interested you’ll find these things to be easy to remember and easy to do. 1. Exercise: Wake up and do exercises every morning before breakfast. Do 1-2 ...

25 Heroes and Hopes for the Future

25 Heroes and Hopes for the Future

Tweet Who are your heroes?  What makes them a hero?  Usually it’s some character trait that we admire.  Our heroes form our vision for who we want to become.  Since I’ve been exploring who I want to become a lot recently here’s a summary of my current heroes, what they did, and what character qualities they had which I desire to emulate.  Who are you?  What do you want? ...

First Home-Built Computer!

First Home-Built Computer!

Tweet Overview: This post is mainly designed to encourage those who might be looking to build a fairly high end computer, but have never done it themselves.  I believe that buying a computer these days is one of the best ways you can invest in yourself and buy a real asset (Thanks Guy Kawasaki: Rich Dad, Poor Dad).  For those of you who hesitate, it’s not TOO difficult to build your own ...

The Meaning of Life?

The Meaning of Life?

Tweet Responses 1, 2, 3: Which Will You Choose? In lieu of my second life birth as Alyosha Runner, a first bloody nose while playing ultimate frisbee, and finishing up my master’s thesis, I’ve been contemplating the meaning of life.  I doubt that I could have actually found THE meaning, but here’s an option.  You will certainly understand a LOT about me if you understand this:...

Changing and Developing Life Values

Changing and Developing Life Values

Tweet I haven’t updated in a long time, so here’s the newsletter for 2008.  I’m not planning on expanding this blog much since I’m planning on developing communities around my Ornithopters Blog, Ornithopters Network, UFLMAE Network and Hawthorne Reserve Network.   However, I do hope to keep a record of what was going on with me personally so in 30 years I and/or my fami...

20 Weeks or less to Internet Savvy: Changing Your Life with the Internet

20 Weeks or less to Internet Savvy: Changing Your Life with the Internet

Tweet Introduction Many of you may have used the internet but are wondering, how can I leverage the internet to take advantage of the tools it provides? You are at the right place. My Story-You Can Do It! I started diving into the internet world on December 15, 2007. Prior to that, I used my university e-mail and g-mail, had a Facebook profile, had made a basic website, and did shopping online....

An Engineer's Dilemmas

An Engineer's Dilemmas

Tweet The Training of an Engineer (An illustration from Numerical Analysis Methods) This is intended to be a summary of everything I have learned as an engineer (aka “applied scientist”) to celebrate graduating from Auburn University. Since it has taken so long to finish, I guess it will also include insights from my introduction to graduate school. For those of you non-engineers,...