User:Dougygyro

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[edit] Nickname

It's a reference to a Toy Dolls song.

[edit] Real Name

Dougie, Doug, Douglas, some variation somewhere in there. I really don't care that much, and try to not take myself too seriously.

[edit] Contact Info

daworley@gmail.com
http://twitter.com/dougygyro

[edit] Circuit Bent CRT Oscilloscope

I want to make these:

 http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/707/how-to-make-mac-se30-audio-visualizers
 http://www.flce.se/wfg.htm
 http://www.c-trl.com/68k/
 http://censtron.com/
 http://www.instructables.com/id/CRT_oscilloscope_more_of_an_audiovisual_display/
 http://www.zyra.org.uk/oscope.htm
 http://markbowers.org/blog/crt-oscilliscope
 http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/land/PROJECTS/VideoScope/
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeswULejXeQ&feature=related
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLStyVTm4BI

[edit] MacinTap

I have a proof of concept utilizing a cold plate from a jockey box, some Peltier coolers and a Macintosh Plus case to create as far as I know... the world's first solid state Thermo-Electric Beer Server. It has passed an initial alpha test, but requires some beta testing.

[edit] Urban Assault Vehicle

Stella and I just bought a 1972 Winnebago Brave we in the process of hacking.

  • It of course is requiring some mechanical upkeep, but this vehicle is older by far than the vast majority of NB members and is arguably in better shape.
  • We are installing an EVDO card, WiFi router, new speakers on the inside, KVM mounted to a wall, on board computer for music/movies, PA system outside, lots of lights...
  • We are painting the whole thing matte silver on the outside, medical white on the inside, blackout fabric curtains, lots of fans...
  • We are making a permanent bar in the rear, and maybe install a beer keg and/or absinthe fountain.
  • Basically we are making the best possible place EVAR to hang out at Burning Man during a dust storm.

It's putting the RV back in RIVET

[edit] Other Projects/Interests

  • Homebrewed Beer
  • (Distilling?)
  • Knots and ropework
  • Motorcycles
  • Macs
  • Natural Languages (rusty but decent Spanish, learning German, dabbled with Romanian & Scots Gaelic)


[edit] /etc/blah

  • I pay the bills as an Apple Certified Trainer, so I teach newbs how to deploy and maintain Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server in various ways, and repair the hardware under warranty. I could teach (of the record, nothing relating to my company or Apple) some of the basics of networking, basic Unix navigation and troubleshooting MOSX systems.
  • I don't claim to be a Unix guru, but I know enough to usually get the job done. If I do end up teaching a basic Unix navigation session, I assume that many of y'all will know more than I do. :)
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