This site exists purely for an occasional blog post related to whatever projects I'm working on. There may not always by a rhyme or reason to the time, place, or subject of my posting, but there will be updates!

Adding fortune to email signatures

Last update on March 20, 2015.

This is a very quick post! I decided today to start putting a signature in my emails, which are sent by Thunderbird, and wanted to include a fortune (output from the fortune program, into the footer of my signature.

Turns out that Thunderbird only allows you to ...

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RStudio, Windows, and library xlsx

Last update on Jan. 31, 2015.

This post is intended for users attempting to use the XLSX package in the Windows version of RStudio. I am using RStudio 0.98, R 3.1.2, Java 1.8.31 (all 64-bit).

I'm assuming you have R and RStudio installed, and have attempted to use the xlsx package in order to import ...

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Compiling opentracker on OpenBSD

Last update on Nov. 15, 2014.

My goal is simply; compile and run the opentracker software on an empty OpenBSD box. I ran into one particularly cryptic problem, and came up with a short-term fix (short term because it wouldn't be accepted into their source tree, but it's simple and gets the job done.

If you see the error ...

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Process for creating 3d Adrinka stamps

Last update on Nov. 15, 2014.

This article will guide you through creating 3d stamps (using a 3d printer) from Adrinka patterns generated using the Adrinka tool on ( This assumes the following:

  • You have a 3d printer configured and working that can handle STL files
  • You are familiar with the ...

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Weekly status 2014-07-16

Last update on July 23, 2014.

Thing I did

  • Started working on front-end stuff for django_teams/classroom feature
  • Assisted Kathleen and Gouravjeet
  • Read papers related to MOSS
  • Spent time looking for the missing key for


  • The server key was overwritten, not sure by whom... So I have to request a new one
  • We still have 2 ...

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