19hertz

ramblings of an electronic engineer.

Happy New Year 2015

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Firstly, Happy New Year! 2014 is now behind us and 2015 beacons with untold possibilities.

Like many I like to take stock of the year gone by and envision what I’d like to be able to achieve the in the following year (and in this case a few years ahead as well). In light of that there are a few I’ve been planning over the past few weeks for 19hertz and I think it is time to share some of them.

  • From the Vault: It occurs to me that I  have a lot of photos hidden away on my computer that nearly nobody has seen so this year I’m going to be opening the vault so to say and sharing some of these photos.
  • Projects: I have a list of projects I’d like to work on and share over the next year, these range from electronic design projects like designing an intervalometer or air quality monitor to making wooden locks or experiments with nitinol, gallium and bysmuth crystals. I plan to set aside some weekends to work on these.
  • Blog Series: I’d also like to start a few multi-post blog series of various topics. I’ve not yet decided which topica I’ll address however I currently have a few under consideration for example logical fallacies and epistemology, science behind coffee making and modernist cuisine.
  • Book Reviews: Last year I read around 35-40 books, and on 19hertz I reviewed one. Again this year I have a large reading list of around 50 books or so. I’ll see how I go getting throught them all but I’d like to review a few more around the way.

So that’s pretty much it for the most part, I have a few other ideas for some one off posts but I’ll leave those as a surprise for now. I had intended to post this yesterday, however I ended up doing something particularly noteworthy to celebrate the new year which I thought I’d also share in this post.

Waking up a bit before 3am a few friends and myself traveled down to Hasting Point in northern New South Wales with the intention to see the sunrise. The only problem with this plan was there was a thunderstorm covering whole coastline from Southport to Yamba. Regardless we pressed ahead and thankfully by the time we arrived the thunderstorm had just head off the coast to sea. This provided a very impressive lightning display that we had the opportunity to photograph not to mention a phenomenal sunrise (to spite not been able to actually see the sun). Awesome!

After sunrise, we had breakfast (mmm… pancakes, bacon, eggs and croissants) went to Cabirata beach for a while then Lunch at Robina Town centre and board games in the afternoon at a friends place. All in all a day well spent.

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