On Microbursts

I bet you are scared of tornados. Everybody is. The entire concept of the wind spinning into a funnel leading to the sky is completely disturbing. The damage they often do is horrifying. But I learned something the other night....

Heatwave, 2012

This past week has been the hottest I have ever lived though - and I have been inside most of the time. Crazy as crazy is, it is 15-20 degrees cooler in Florida right now. The damn humidity makes matters...

Nineteen → Twenty

Today, I turn twenty years old. The teenage days are gone. It is a beautiful thing really, growing up. It is hard to make a difference when you are young. I have seen a lot of exciting things these past...

1600 Miles (i'm a commuter)

Summer 2012

Thankfully I have found my place this summer! Instead of wasting another summer of my life at the theme park, I have blessed with an internship at a company called Blue State Digital in Washington, DC. That’s right. I got...

On Photography

I’m only a recent interest in photography as an art. And I shoot with an Olympus E-PL1. That’s right - I don’t own a Canon or a Nikon - and that’s how I intend to stay. My Olympus camera isn’t...

Camping / Panther Falls

Four friends and I will be taking a camping trip Friday, April 20 - Saturday, April 21. Their names are withheld here, but are written on the sheet on my desk. Here are the specifics in case of any mishaps...

I need a job

Hi. My name is Kyle Hotchkiss and I need a job for this summer. This post doesn’t represent the beginning of my hunt for a job with web development. It represents the fact I’ve applied to over 30 jobs recently...

San Francisco

Innovation and Radio

I’m pretty sad to find amateur radio such a dead community for people like me. There just aren’t people my age changing the world with it. It’s mostly older guys chit-chatting about their radios, on their radios… meta much? I...