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Goodbye RKY

November 7th, 2009 No Comments

Professor Richard Yamamoto died on October 16th. The MIT news office has a brief article here and a memorial site can be found here. I suggest that those from MIT read the farewell comments from family and friends. Of all the people I knew as an undergraduate, I learned the most from Yamamoto. I admired […]


The Second Coming!

September 7th, 2009 No Comments

There was a point a few years ago when I scoured the internet trying to find an old IBM Ultranav keyboard — the kind with the nipple mouse, USB connector, and hub. The only American English versions I could find were several hundred dollars, and I would up purchasing one with French-Canadian layout for a […]


Confessions of a bassaholic

July 27th, 2009 No Comments

Apparently my dad is going to continue writing for Bassmaster. Check out the newest article here; it is even better than the last one.


Frog Fishing

July 23rd, 2009 No Comments

Did I ever mention my dad is pretty awesome? Check out this article he wrote about frog fishing here.


Beautiful Panorama

June 22nd, 2009 No Comments

I never finished posting about the rest of my trip to Zion. It has been a while, so I will just post a picture and give a brief summary. After spending a few wonderful days in Hopp Valley, Matthias and I crashed for a night in the Southwest Desert area of the park. There wasn’t […]


Poster Time

May 11th, 2009 No Comments

Well the end of the semester has arrived and I just have to finish a take home final, make a MOT, and finish my poster for DAMOP before shipping out on the 18th. So, in typical William fashion, I eschewed work and made something beautiful instead. Above is one of the graphics I made to […]


Hi-Fi Speakers

May 4th, 2009 1 Comment

Since Spring Break and my trip to Zion (from which I will finish posting pictures sometime), I have dropped completely off the map in a mad rush to build a set of hi-fi speakers and a vacuum tube amp. Well, actually my friend Matthias and I have been trying to build two sets of each. […]


Zion: Southwest Desert

April 10th, 2009 No Comments

After a morning in the snow, Matthias and I decided it was time to see a different part of the park. In this vein we headed to the rangers station and got advice on the southwest desert area. We only had a few hours of daylight by the time we left the rangers station, so […]


Zion: Hop Valley and Kolob Canyon

April 5th, 2009 No Comments

On our drive into Zion, we stopped at the rangers station to get advice on trails and weather conditions. Initially, we had planned to do a 40 mile trip from Lee’s Pass in the northwest part of the park to Angels’s Landing, but the middle region of the hike was covered in three feet of […]


Back from Zion, Preliminary Post

April 1st, 2009 No Comments

Over the past few months, I had developed my first case of cabin fever and desperately needed to go somewhere beautiful. I originally planned to go hiking somewhere in Appalachia but decided that more drastic measures were required. My friend Matthias (exchange student from Germany here for a year to get a Masters and finish […]