My projects

Some of my recent projects.

My Interests

A little about what some of what I like to do.

Design Design

I am an amateur designer in a few areas. One of which is this very web site.

Tech Tech

I have a background in electronics, auto mechanics, and computers. I learned electronics in high school and the United States Air Force repairing radios and radars on Lockheed spy planes.

Photography Photography

I tend towards macro photos and an occasional landscape. But I am open to trying new things.

Scuba Scuba

Most of my diving has been in the Northwest. But I have done some warm water diving.


Free access

Free access

Posted by on Aug 6, 2017 in Tech | No Comments has been one of my favorite go-to spots online for online learning. They have been around since the Stone Age, being created in 1995. In the beginning they had useful courses such as “How to keep your Packard Bell steam boiler from overheating and corrupting your floppy drive.” Since then, they have expanded greatly […]

Weather Station… Installed

Weather Station… Installed

Posted by on Jul 23, 2017 in Tech | No Comments

This took a little longer than I expected, but there is a very good reason. While I was researching the next step in coding for this adventure, I stumbled upon a very interesting piece of software. The software is called Home Assistant. I’ll get into deeper detail about it and what I am doing with […]

Book Review – A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System

Book Review – A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Books | No Comments

A Space Traveler’s Guide to the Solar System by Mark Thompson I first heard about this book reading Ars Technicia. It really piqued my interest and I immediately found it and downloaded it. The book is written as a travel guide with a section for each of the planets, and Pluto. I was happy you […]

Book Review – Intro

Posted by on Jul 18, 2017 in Books | No Comments

I’ve decided to start writing about the books I have experienced. It is my hope that when talk about a book to a friend I can refer them to this place so they can get a little more info about the book I am talking about. I also hope that since I have to write […]

Pi Zero Weather Station

Pi Zero Weather Station

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017 in Tech | No Comments

Ok, this is what has happened so far. I realized that I had soldered the 90 degree pins in backward. They worked, but the labeling on the connector to the breadboard would be wrong. I’m sure that little thing would slowly drive me insane, so I elected to fix it. I had a heck of […]

First Pi Zero W bought

First Pi Zero W bought

Posted by on Jun 11, 2017 in Tech | No Comments

I was finally able to pick up a Raspberry Pi Zero W a little while ago. They have been in and out of stock ever since they have been released. But what can you expect when you are talking about a 1Ghz micro-computer with 512MB of memory, 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.1 for ten bucks? […]

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Mary Jones

“Dave let me merge in front him at a construction site. He is the best driver ever.”

- Mary Jones
Kelly Abbot

“Dave always has correct change in his hand and a smile on his face.”

- Kelly Abbot
Jill Anderson

“Dave is a fantastic dive buddy. He never silts up the water; and he rarely teases me about my split-fins.”

- Jill Anderson