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My phone isn't as smart as yours

I remember the first mobile phone I ever saw. A “car phone.” It looked a bit like an old corded telephone hooked up to a car battery in a bag that weighed 30 pounds. I thought it was awesome; my father was on the bleeding edge of a technological revolution, and he was pretty much a super hero. Was it pretty? No. Actually mobile? It couldn’t leave the car, but the car could move, so sure....

April 17, 2021 · 13 min · Kyle
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The end of my journey at Canonical, and new adventures ahead

I am a staff engineer at Canonical, where I have worked for six years. My time here has been filled with brilliant people and amazing technology, and I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of playing pivotal roles getting a number of new projects off the ground. As I’ve said in the past, I joined Canonical to help my technical growth, and they delivered in spades. I have really loved my time here, which made the decision to leave all the more difficult....

March 10, 2021 · 3 min · Kyle
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Dell Sputnik beta participant gift

Well, how nice! Look what the UPS man hid behind my garbage can (seriously… the thing was all damp; it must have been sitting out there for two weeks). That’s pretty nice of them! It even included a note: The one strange thing is that while it’s marked for Project Sputnik (which uses a Dell XPS 13), I’m not sure I would feel comfortable carrying such a small computer with it....

January 6, 2013 · 1 min · Kyle
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TSA: "Red is the Bad Color"

At work, a large part of my focus is stereo vision. Well, a coworker and I needed to attend a three day training seminar, which we expected would be quite boring. So, we grabbed a pair of cameras, secured their baseline by attaching them to a small metal beam, zip tied the beam to a 12V power supply, and shoved the whole thing into a pelican case so we could continue working on interesting things while we were there....

December 8, 2012 · 2 min · Kyle