Half-Deaf: the trial

Today I woke up without much hearing in my left ear. Not a world-changing event by any means, but today has been rather interesting because of it. Here is a list of observations: Hearing a bus in my right ear...

Zip Ties

My roommates would probably rate this more in the “That’s not okay for Kyle to have” category, but I love zip ties. I seriously use these things for everything. Right now they are literally holding my room together (as opposed...

peace/pei

I’ve been having a rather hard time finding peace the past few days. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy and feeling great about the future, just some pain from the past won’t freaking fade away already. I’ve been trying to...

The Metro

For those who have not been introduced to America’s second largest transit system, it’s called the WMATA and it’s located in Washington, DC. I recently commuted up there for my summer job and occasionally needed to skip the six block...

On Node.js

Over the past summer, I have fallen in love with Node.js. I finally understand async programming and think it has a great place in the work that happens here at Hotchkissmade. It is a great, lightweight way to do many...

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...

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)