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HYDROPONICS

My teenage dreams of becoming a farmer one day led me to summer 2014, in which I started growing vegetables via hydroponics. These posts document my adventures: many baby plants, encounters with wildlife, water automation, and more to come.

ASIATRIP

During my senior year, three friends and I dumped our summer savings into a 2+ week long Asiatrip in an effort to expand our horizons. We toured manufacturing plants, companies and hackerspaces, visited family, and tourist-ed around in our spare time. Here are the 21 blog posts documenting the journey.

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Adventures in Hydroponics (Weeks 23-26) 2014-12-31 Automation edition Well, another semester has gone by (time flies!). Let’s see what happened to the garden! Day 163 (Nov 28, 2014) Things got busy and winter came! Wind and temperature weren’t being super kind to my plants, so they took refuge in our living room. Which might turn into a permanent home — we’ll see. Anyway, the ...

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The Data You’ll Get Your Hands On | HubHacks 2 | ChallengePost 2015-03-19 Every 911 call made to Police with time and address (except domestic abuse) Every 911 call made to Fire with time. Address included only for non-medical calls. Every 911 call made to EMS. Every parking ticket written. GPS location of every bus every minute Every user reported alert (jam, double parked car, pothole, accident) on Waze Other City data including Permitting ...

AT&T to hook up its automated home and connected car services | Reuters 2015-03-13 AT&T said it had about 20 million connected devices from cars to cargo ship container sensors in 2014, up 21 percent from the year earlier. It has not yet revealed its revenue from its "Internet of Things" business. via AT&T to hook up its automated home and connected car services | Reuters. Ready for all sorts of ...

The Government’s Bad Diet Advice – NYTimes.com 2015-02-23 Instead of accepting that this evidence was inadequate to give sound advice, strong-willed scientists overstated the significance of their studies. Uncertain science should no longer guide our nutrition policy. Indeed, cutting fat and cholesterol, as Americans have conscientiously done, may have even worsened our health. In clearing our plates of meat, eggs and cheese (fat and ...