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...

Summer 2012

It has been pretty quiet around here on the Hotchkissmade side of things! It has been a really busy summer for me thus far and getting around to personal projects has been a challenge, but a successful one in that....

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...

Smash! DTMF Protocol

Smash! is a work-in-progress DTMF-based radio control and light data protocol. It’s based off of cheap, easy to acquire DTMF generators and decoders from the late landline based phone system. These chips are required to have a high degree of accuracy to work in answering...

FNS Trajectory

This is a COMPLICATED project. It’s about 9 months old. Currently waiting on NOAA to update their damn weather system because they’re about to depreciate the one I built on. Development versions have produced usable projections in the past, it’s very hard...