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December 4th 2021

Third deer of the year! I got him with a 105 year old Stevens single shot.

November 19th 2021

Got a second deer with a Stevens 16ga SxS.

November 6th 2021

First deer of the year with my Smith Carbine.

July 1st, 2021

Added some pictures of two new lighthouses I've visited. Cape Lookout and the replica at Stingray Point.

December 23rd, 2020

Second deer of the year with a Parker Brother's 16ga SxS!

October 31st, 2020

First deer of the season and I bagged one with an M1 Carbine!

April 26th, 2020

I finally got around to adding pictures of four lighthouses I've visited in the last year or so: Jones Point, Roanoak River, Cape May, and Absecon.

January 4th, 2020

Got a second deer of the season with my granddad's Iver Johonson!

December 3rd, 2019

First deer of 2019! It's been over a year since shooting the last one.

November 11th, 2019

I managed to get a picture of the transit of Mercury!

November 2nd, 2019

I went out to Wallops Island to watch a rocket launch to the International Space Station.

September 26th, 2019

Recently my wife and I took my canoe out to the Cape Charles Lighthouse. I've also added its picture to my lighthouses page.

May 10th, 2019

I've added a ton of pictures of the small sailboat I'm building.

November 30th, 2018

Got my second deer of the year with my homemade AK47.

November 5th, 2018

Here's my first deer of the 2018 season. I got him with a T/C Renegade muzzleloader.

October 13th, 2018

I've decided to make a new section that will contain pages on my boats. It's a little sparse at the moment, but I have a page for my Old Town canoe and a sail and oar boat I'm currently building.

February 1st, 2018

Today I made a key hanger since I have trouble remembering to lock the door to my apartment.

November 21st, 2017

Today I got a deer with an 88 year old Fox Sterlingworth SxS shotgun.

November 11th, 2017

First deer of the year! I got him with my Smith Carbine.

October 14th, 2017

Today I made a page and uploaded a video for my wedding band I made back in May.

September 15th, 2017

I took my canoe out to the New Point Comfort lighthouse today, so I added a picture to my lighthouses page. I also wrote an article about the trip since it was pretty exciting.

August 12th, 2017

I finally got around to making a page and uploading the video for the mechanical iris ring box I made for my wife's engagement ring.

July 16th, 2017

I've made a page of pictures from my experiments with kite aerial photography.

March 16th, 2017

After machining my AR15 receiver from a raw forging, I thought it'd be cool to make an AK-47 to go with it. It was really interesting to see the differences in design between the two rifles.

February 25th, 2017

I'm getting married soon and I need an engagement ring, so here's how I made one.

January 7th, 2017

Today I nabbed my second deer of the year, and 25th one overall. I got him with my homemade AR15 during a huge snowstorm.

December 28th, 2016

Here's a sheet metal Redskins logo I made recently.

December 3rd, 2016

First deer of the year! I got him with my AR15 with a lower I machined from a 0% forging.

October 17th, 2016

Here's a picture of a rocket that launched near my house on a resupply mission to the International Space Station.

September 27th, 2016

Added pictures of Turtle Rock and Barneget to my lighthouses page.

August 26th, 2016

Recently I finished up the most challenging machining project I've done yet. I bought a raw AR15 lower receiver forging and turned it into a functional firearm.

June 25th, 2016

Here's a page about a homemade .22LR silencer I made a few months ago.

April 9th, 2016

Recently I milled another Glock slide for a friend to install a red dot sight. This one was a lot easier since I now have a milling machine.

March 14th, 2016

Here's a page about a dodecahedron I welded recently, as well as one I made a few years ago that I never made a page for.

February 20th, 2016

Here's my latest cannon model: a 1/9 scale 110 pounder Armstrong. I've been working on it since May of 2015.

December 30th, 2015

Here's a page I made showing how I hooked up a pickup to my acoustic guitar.

November 14th, 2015

Here's another deer I bagged yesterday.

November 8th, 2015

Third deer of the year! I got this one with a cap and ball revolver.

November 6th, 2015

Bagged my second deer of the season, a small seven pointer.

October 31st, 2015

Opening day of muzzle loader season and I bagged a small three pointer!

September 27th, 2015

Here's my picture of the supermoon eclipse.

September 24th, 2015

Here's my latest homemade gun I made for a competition on a different website: The Assault 2x4!

August 12th, 2015

Recently I milled a slot onto a Glock 20 to mount a Trijicon red dot sight.

July 26th, 2015

Back in January I made a replica Mainz pattern gladius from scratch. It's my first blade making project and went really well.

May 13th, 2015

Recently I bought a stainless Colt 1851 cap and ball revolver. Here's my experiences with it so far.

April 6th, 2015

Finally got around to putting some pictures up of an igloo I built back at the end of February.

February 13th, 2015

I made a page for a craptastic homemade parlor pistol I built in four hours recently. This was actually a contest on another site with the aim of making homemade guns over the winter.

January 11th, 2015

Six years ago I made a mechanical arm in college and I've gotten quite a few requests for plans. I finally got around to it and made some plans and took a lot of pictures showing the construction. Everyone can quit bugging me now :P

December 26th, 2014

Recently I wrote some code that made the stepper motors on a CNC plasma cutter at work play music. Here's an article I wrote explaining how it works.

November 2nd, 2014

Second deer of the season! It was a small button buck I nabbed with a .45 caliber flintlock long rifle.

October 27th, 2014

Got my first deer of the 2014 season! It was a doe that was eating flowers in mom's flower bed.

October 2nd, 2014

Recently I finished up my latest cannon model: a 9" Dahlgren. It shoots 1" diameter steel ball bearings.

May 31st, 2014

Here's a page about a caving trip I went on with some friends last year.

January 11th, 2014

Today I finished up my latest cannon build: a beer can caliber Coehorn mortar. It's a 45% scale model.

November 9th, 2013

And today I nabbed a small spike with the same muzzleloader.

November 4th, 2013

Today I shot a nice six pointer buck with my muzzleloader.

November 3rd, 2013

This morning I took some pictures of the November 2013 Solar Eclipse.

October 14th, 2013

Today I added a section on adding a dovetailed front sight to my 1858 New Army revolver page.

July 1st, 2013

Recently I took a trip to a friends house in Maryland and got a few pictures of some Chesapeake Bay lighthouses. I saw the Point Lookout and Piney Point lights.

May 28th, 2013

Added pages about an 1858 New Army revolver I bought recently, my grandfather's old Savage Sporter, and some groundhog hunting stories. Also I changed the tabs on the left from static images to CSS black magic, so pages should load a little faster. I've also made little improvements throughout the site that didn't really warrant a news post, but I thought I'd tell you anyway.

October 13th, 2012

Made a page about a small buck I shot with my bow.

August 20th, 2012

Today I added an essay about how to have fun at work.

August 18th, 2012

Here's a page about my 1/6th scale Model 1840 10" Seacoast Mortar I recently finished.

June 8th, 2012

Added a page about a scale Coehorn Mortar I made a while back.

June 7th, 2012

I added a picture I took of the 2012 transit of Venus. I simply held an exposed slide over my camera lens.

November 30th, 2011

Bagged a small doe with my great grandfather's 110 year old Winchester Model 1897.

November 22nd, 2011

Today I got my 13th deer with an M1 Garand.

November 11th, 2011

Today I bagged a small buck with my muzzleloader and added a picture of the Newport News Middle Ground lighthouse.

October 1st, 2011

Today was opening day for bow season and I got my eleventh deer.

September 19th, 2011

Fixed my dad's shotgun again so I updated the Kahn Shotgun page.

September 4th, 2011

I made page about my latest miniature cannon: a 9 inch Dahlgren Gun.

May 1st, 2011

I added a tab of my arrangement of the theme from the Dead Island trailer.

March 24th, 2011

Today I wrote a guitar tab and made a video of me trying to play White Sand by Sunlounger.

January 1st, 2011

Here's an updated chart that shows how many times I've updated my website per month since I started it.

December 25th, 2010

I wrote up a page about building a small juniper jewelry box, for my mom for Christmas.

December 21st, 2010

Last night I took some pictures, of the lunar eclipse on the winter solstice.

December 6th, 2010

I finally got around to making a page about my trips to Nova Scotia

October 30th, 2010

Today I shot two deer with my muzzleloader.

October 2nd, 2010

Today I bagged my eighth deer.

September 4th, 2010

Today I wrote an article about my grandfather's Winchester Model 74, a semiautomatic chambered in .22 short.

August 11th, 2010

I've added some firearm related formulas that I use a lot to my Firearms page.

July 7th, 2010

I made a page for guitar tabs, and a new video of my golf ball mortar in action for July 4th.

June 14th, 2010

Added a page with some old pictures of me juggling. I also made a ton of improvements to the pictures in the BZFlag section. Now they should all be 420 pixels wide.

June 5th, 2010

I wrote a short article on making black powder cartriges for the .32 S&W.

April 24th, 2010

Here's a look at a map I made recently called Turtles All The Way Down. It is based on a map of the world.

April 3rd, 2010

Recently I made some new new firing pins for my dad's Khan shotgun.

February 28th, 2010

I made some improvements to my golf ball mortar, and also made a new video of it in action.

February 7th, 2010

Today I renamed the hunting section to Firearms, and added a page about making shotshells for an obsolete gun: The 44 Shot.

February 3rd, 2010

Added two new pictures of a sunset and snow storm to my miscellaneous pictures page.

January 26th, 2010

I added a page for two new BZFlag maps: Pearl Harbor and The Five Team Aztec Ballcourt.

January 4th, 2010

I finally killed a deer with a pistol, which brings me up to four for the season, and seven overall.

January 1st, 2010

I made a section for hunting, and a game camera I modified to run an external battery.

December 31st, 2009

Here's a chart that shows how many times I've updated my website per month since I started it.

December 15th, 2009

I added a page about some homemade juggling props I've made over the years.

December 10th, 2009

Here's a look at a house I designed for an introductory architecture class.

December 7th, 2009

I took a quick trip around the Hampton Roads during some free time recently. I also added the lightship picture to my lighthouses page.

December 2nd, 2009

I added a new story to my writings section about hunting a guinea hen that was laying waste to a neighbors property.

November 23rd, 2009

Here's Fractal, a quick BZFlag map that is based on a Koch Snowflake.

November 14th, 2009

I killed my sixth deer with my uncle's Ithaca Mag 10 ten gauge shotgun on opening day.

November 4th, 2009

Added a panorama of Lake Lugano. It's taken me just over five years to get around to doing it, and it's still pretty bad. I have a few other pictures from Lugano that I'll add when I can get to a scanner.

October 31st, 2009

Killed my fifth deer with my dad's Thompson Renegade caplock muzzleloader.

October 29th, 2009

Late last night my most faithful companion left me. He was 3.5 years old.

October 24th, 2009

Finally got my golf ball mortar going. Still a lot of work to do to it, but it works!

October 19th, 2009

I made a new page showing pictures of the deer I've killed while deer hunting.

October 6th, 2009

Finally got around to posting an article about a perl script that will add random tufts of grass around a BZFlag map.

September 28th, 2009

Added a page about making a script to make random DuPi maps for zaphod.

September 21st, 2009

Made some modifications that will allow me to more easily keep dates, server ports and other changeable information up to date.

September 15th, 2009

Latest BZFlag map: Caged. It took all of 20 minutes to make.

August 19th, 2009

Added a Coin Collection section. I have a lot of stuff to add, but it'll have to be gradual.

August 15th, 2009

Made pages for two recent BZFlag maps: Omaha Beach and Foosball.

August 8th, 2009

Finally arrived back after my vacation in Canada. I added 8 pictures: Brock's Monument, Niagara Falls, The Tooth of Time, and five new Great Lakes lighthouses.

August 1st, 2009

Saw four lighthouses along Lake Erie while vacationing in Canada.

July 17th, 2009

Added a page for a BZFlag map I made a while back: Metallic Castles.

July 10th, 2009

Started making a desktop sized Civil War era mountain howitzer. It probably wont be finished for a while.

June 25th, 2009

Did yet more sightseeing at Virginia Beach's Old and New Cape Henry Lighthouses.

June 2nd, 2009

I managed to do some lighthouse sightseeing on a recent trip to Georgia. I went to St. Simons, Hunting Island, Tybee Island, and squeezed in the Old Harbor Light at Savannah. Alsso, iItt'ts rreally harrddd too tyype onthte intterstatew

May 30th, 2009

Added a description of a small boat lift I made for some neighbors.

May 27th, 2009

Added a drawing of Jeffville... An old French class assignment.

May 17th, 2009

I'm thinking about making a series of tutorials on how I make BZFlag maps. The first one is about how I make craters.

May 15th, 2009

Made a page for Stalingrad, my latest BZFlag map.

May 8th, 2009

Added a page about some drawings I've made.

May 5th, 2009

Added a new story about an eighth grade ketchup tax.

April 25th, 2009

Added a section about Juggling and a Juggling Notation I made a long time ago.

April 21st, 2009

Recently finished up making a machete out of an old lawnmower blade.

April 14th, 2009

Made a two pages about some old BZFlag maps that I never hosted. Curling and Skeet Range.

April 8th, 2009

Added a page about an arthritic key adapter I made for my grandma years ago.

April 7th, 2009

Switched the site over to .php instead of .html so it's easier to update. Added a page about a marble adding machine.

April 6th, 2009

Updated my .bzw Animations page, and added an Upcoming Projects page.

April 1st, 2009

Made a page about my latest BZFlag map, Project Meniscus.

March 22nd, 2009

Made a tutorial for making drawInfoed objects in BZFlag.

March 18th, 2009

Added a new Writings section, and a video of me playing Urban Terror.

March 17th, 2009

Added some pictures I took from the Great Dismal Swamp.

February 10th, 2009

Added a photo gallery with some pictures from Canada.

February 3rd, 2009

Made a short page on a homemade guitar capo I made some time ago.

January 28th, 2009

Wrote a page about my potato gun.

January 19th, 2009

Built a desktop sized mortar in around two hours today.

January 16th, 2009

Added a section for miscellaneous pictures that don't fit anywhere else.

January 13th, 2009

Made a page about a guitar stand I built recently.

January 10th, 2009

Made a page about a mechanical arm class project.

January 1st, 2009

Added a video for my desktop cannon and made a Miscellaneous section. Renamed the DIY section to Personal Projects.

December 12th, 2008

Added a page on astrophotography and updated my steam engine page.

December 10th, 2008

Added a new BZFlag map, and tutorial on making them ;D

December 5th, 2008

Here's a quick look at a steam engine I made for school. I'm really busy with finals coming up, but that should change soon.

October 22nd, 2008

Page about my latest BZFlag map: Easter Island.

October 21st, 2008

Made a page about a desktop sized trebuchet.

October 9th, 2008

Added a page detailing a childhood code.

September 23rd, 2008

Working on a collaborative BZFlag map.

September 17th, 2008

Made a BZFlag map based off the game Crokinole.

September 10th, 2008

Made a Perl script to make animations for BZFlag.

August 27th, 2008

Made a new three team BZFlag map.

July 16th, 2008
Updated Checkmate with a capture the flag version.

June 30th, 2008

Added a new section for drawings.

June 26th, 2008

Added a page about my latest map, Checkmate.

June 17th, 2008

Changed the layout of the news section.

June 11th, 2008

Added an image gallery about a trip to Washington DC.

June 10th, 2008

Added an article about my Desktop Cannon.

May 22nd, 2008

Added a page about a recreation of my first BZFlag map.

May 17th, 2008

Added a page about my Battle of Midway Island map.

May 9th, 2008

Added pictures from Delft, Dachau, and a few lighthouses I've seen.

May 6th, 2008

Added a section about my recently made Four Team Aztec Ballcourt.

May 4th, 2008

Added a page about Innsbruck.

May 2nd, 2008

Added a page about Venice and added some more pictures from my trip to Paris.

April 28, 2008

Added a page on a camping trip on the Noire River.

April 27, 2008

Added pages about my homemade trebuchet and trip to London.

April 24, 2008

This is a lot harder than I thought.