Welcome to My Website

I am a computer scientist with many hobbies including computer programming, electronics, photography, and music. This site allows me to share things I find interesting with the world. Why not just use a site like facebook? Because, I find that developing my own website is fun and interesting. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send me a message using my contact page.

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Playing Kaboom

Kaboom Typer

Recently, I finished developing a typing game I named Kaboom Typer. The game is a real hit with my family and I have to admit, I think it's the most enjoyable game I programmed thus far. I programmed the game using C++ with the help of OpenGL, SDL, and FMOD libraries. You can download the game at my kaboomtyper page. If you try it out, I hope you enjoy it.

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Saucer War

Late in 2016, I developed a simple game I named Saucer War. The game is reminiscent of a popular 80's video arcade game. I developed the game using Python and PyGame. I usually use Python for data filtering or transformation scripts, so programming this game was a fun change.

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Perl symbols

Perl Notes

I compiled some notes on the Perl programming language. Anyone new to Perl may find it useful. Perl contains many special symbols and learning the syntax and their semantics can be a bit of a challenge. I hope this paper helps someone.

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Banana Bread Video Image

Banana Bread Video

My daughter and I made a video on how to make banana bread. The recipe is lowfat since we omit yogurt which many recipes include. You can find the video on YouTube.

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Projects

PIC18F45K22 External Interrupt

Mon, Aug 7th, 2017
PIC18F45K22 External Interrupt

This article describes how to use an external interrupt on a PIC18F45K22 microcontroller. In my previous PIC18F45K22 article, I described how to use the Timer0 interrupt. I explained that when Timer0 register overflowed, the timer's interrupt flag is set causing the program flow to switch from main to the interrupt service routine, or ISR. This allows a block of code that is not in the main program loop to be executed at periodic intervals. This interval is software controlled.

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PIC18F45K22 Timer0 Interrupt

Wed, Jul 26th, 2017
PIC18F45K22 Timer0 Interrupt

This project describes how to program a PIC18F45K22 microcontroller to use the Timer0 module and the Timer0 Interrupt. With regards to PIC18 programming, why is this useful? Consider this real-world situation. You are working on a task and periodically, let's say every hour, you are required to update your boss on your progress. You set a timer for one hour so you do not forget to update your boss.

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