For today’s rant, er … blog … I’d like to talk about one simple word.  Storage.  We all just can’t seem to get enough of it nowadays.  I mean seriously … think about it.  Whether it be physical storage for your belongings, like your bike, clothes, guitar, boat, <insert other clutter-full paraphernalia here>, or digital storage for your pictures, movies, documents, mp3s and other byte wielding files, it seems people are making a nice little profit around just how you organize and store it all. I was just checking out some articles online today regarding cloud storage, and it just hit me how often I see this theme throughout my daily life.  As a result, I started to think about it further and decided I would write a little 5 minute blurb to see how much I could find it in my life. In the physical world: Closets – Just … Continued


So hope you all had a nice relaxing Memorial Day weekend!  After a restful reprieve this weekend back in Cleveland and recooperating from last week’s flu (no it wasn’t swine flu), I’m back and ready to get this party started. Today, I  want to give a special shout out to my artistic Umich EECS engineer friends who started  It’s a great web comic site that is based around left handed toons created by two right handed people (Justin and Drew).  Besides having quirky humor that I’m a big fan of, they also show some amazing artistic abilities.  If you get a chance to go there and just look at some of their earlier toons, and compare those with their recent ones, it’s actually quite amazing to see their development.  They publish new toons every weekday, and they definitely keep me coming back for more!

Site Updates

Hey everyone!  It’s been a bit since my last update and … well … I made a few changes.  I’m just taking this opportunity to play around with web design again, while at the same time updating my portfolio as I begin to look for off-program positions.  If you haven’t really noticed much that is different then I’m glad! Removed my RSS feed gadget – I mean who really is going to come here to read that anyways! Migrated hosts – Nxserve just wasn’t reliable/profitable enough so they actually shut down.  They were good while they lasted though …  However, now onto newer and better things with Webhostingpad.  They’ve been great so far, and best of all they’re really cheap (only $1.99 per month including a free domain!).  Despite the price, they still providing plenty of tools like Cpanel 11, unlimited DB, unlimited email, unlimited space, unlimited bandwidth, and a … Continued

Soup Dumplings aka Gravity Defying Asian Food?

This blogging stuff is definitely interesting.  I think I have more fun modding it than I actually do writing the entries themselves … Now on to the topic at hand … soup dumplings. What are they you may ask?  Well … imagine this … a dumpling … filled with pork … and soup!  Novel idea don’t you think?  It’s actually quite a skill to make these right.  If you make the skin wrong, it’ll break, soak up the soup, or be too doughy.  Then there’s the art of actually putting the soup in there with the meat before they steam it.  And can you make dumplings with squiggly twisted tops?  Well … I’ve tried … and crashed and burned. Anyways, yes … I like them.  They are tasty.  Especially at Shanghai Cafe over in NYC’s Chinatown (which I went to tonight)!  If you’ve been to Joe’s Shanghai, this is a … Continued

An Engineer’s Valentine

An Engineer’s Valentine by Matthew Dalton I was alone and all was dark Beneath me and above My life was full of volts and amps But not the spark of love But now that you are here with me My heart is overjoyed You’ve turned the square of my heart Into a sinusoid You load things from my memory Onto my system bus My life was once assembly code It’s now like C++ I love the way you solder things My circuits you can fix The voltage ‘cross your diode is much more than just point six With your op-amps and resistors You have built my integrator I cannot survive without you You’re my function generator You’ve changed my world, increased my gain And made my math discreet So now I’ll end my poem here Control, Alt, and Delete

Welcome to my blog!

Hello everyone and welcome to!  Been doing a lot to revamp the site lately, and I finally decided I wanted to setup my very own wordpress blog.  Trying to keep the same theme that I had from the rest of my site.  I’ll be updating the theme shortly so stay tuned.