Category Archives: Pseudorandom

Some Real Vehicle Metrics

I posted a while back that my car provided me monthly metrics, but that they weren’t quite enough for what I really wanted out of car metrics.  To try to get at what I was really interested in, I picked … Continue reading

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Dream: Giant Parking Structures

I had a dream where I was in charge of helping some colleagues find their way around Grand Junction.  There was some event going on in town (an unspecific place), and they were all intent on exploring afterward.  We all … Continue reading

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Vehicle Metrics

As I’m getting used to my vehicle, I was pretty excited about owning it for a full month, and getting my first metrics e-mail.  As you all probably know, I’m something of a data geek – I love my spreadsheets … Continue reading

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Taking a Vacation (Is Hard)

A couple of weeks ago, I had a vacation planned – I was going to go to Yellowstone with some friends for a week of camping, hiking, and doing a small amount of touristy stuff.  Unfortunately, the part of my … Continue reading

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Breaking In My New Vehicle

I recently bought a new vehicle, and one of the things that surprised me was the need to break in the engine and drivetrain for the first thousand miles.  The salesman that sold me the car mentioned that I shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Dream: The Engineering Center

For some reason, I am giving John and Jennifer a tour of the Engineering Center on the University’s main campus.  I started out saying, as we walked down the first set of stairs by the main entrance, “I know these … Continue reading

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New Addition

I recently decided that it was time for me to get my own car.  At 34 years old, I’d neither shopped for, purchased, nor owned a car, so this was all new territory for me.  In starting to do some … Continue reading

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Gone Camping

Over the Fourth of July weekend, I went camping with some friends of mine in Routt National Forest near Rabbit Ears.  For me, this was mostly getting reacquainted with camping (I hadn’t been camping in almost 20 years) and also … Continue reading

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Dream: Shadowrun Heist

In this dream, I’ve got a third-person perspective on your typical Shadowrun heist.  Even though it’s third person, and I’m not there, I’m part of a team – we’ve got our muscle, breaking and entering specialist, decker, and one other … Continue reading

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Numerical Analysis

I was recently talking to an undergraduate student who mentioned his numerical analysis course at the University of Colorado.  It’s odd that even after six years of doing almost nothing with my thesis work, how eager I am to jump … Continue reading

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