June 3Final inspection passes after eight months of construction by Essig crew.
June 1Sang in town for Qeexo sync up. Evening furniture run with U-Haul van.
May 31Move many many boxes to new house. End day with Eddie Izzard show.
May 30James Pierce thesis proposal presentation. Catch up (briefly) at Brillo.
May 29Qeexo Series A announced. Setup demos downtown for TMAC 2014.
May 27Celebratory dinner with Justine and Leslie at Jozsa Corner. Crazy storm.
May 25Powder coat railroad spikes for knobs; Robert CNC millin' at TechShop.
May 23Friendship house crew drinks 20 year old Iron City. Not terrible.
May 20Ishan kicks off summer internship. Ideas galore.
May 17Grades submitted; semester officially over. HCII BBQ for graduates.
May 13NSF/CCC visioning workshop. Think about grand challenges.
May 12Great fun watching DHCS final pitches and demos. Drive to D.C.
May 3Drive home. Stop in Buffalo for wings and Erie for ice cream.
April 30Robert presents TouchTools research. CMU alumni dinner.
April 29Live TouchTools demo. Drinks with Normal and Card at CMU party.
April 28Gierad presents smartwatch work, followed by live demos at interactivity.
April 25Hang with Harrisons before departing for ACM CHI.
April 24NYU Alumni Award with Robinson, Ma and Windsor. Humbled.
April 22Last lecture for DHCS. Last push for team final projects.
April 16UIST papers due. Start work on CHI interactivity demos.
April 3DHCS tiny text entry bakeoff. Max: 21 WPM on 1.25" touchscreen.
April 2Go downtown for behind the scenes tour at Cher concert.
March 31Lunch with Ren Ng. Grad appreciation TG.
March 19Prospective HCII student visits kick off. Pick up FIG shirts.
March 14Dinner and much chatting with Dan and Kate.
March 7Walk Penn Ave for first unblurred event in a long time.
February 26IEEE Spectrum visitors. Start testing house paint colors.
February 25DHCS Pointing Bakeoff! Clicking galore.
February 17In Munich to deliver opening keynote at TEI. Catch up with Eric.
February 14Drywalling begins after electrical delay. Onwards!
February 12Yahoo InMind announcement. Sang in town.
February 7Group lunch with InterACT folks. Interesting research abounds.
February 1Chill with KD and Zico. Grit and Grace, then Butcher and the Rye.
January 31Hang TVs; lab almost fully up and running. Shop online by summer?
January 291000 dowels sculpture starts. Growing quickly; will be huge.
January 20Ben visits en route to St. Louis. Catch up.
January 17Spray insulation starts at Butler Building; tile work progressing rapidly.
January 10Move into new lab space, setup furniture. FIGLAB is born.
January 8Sang and Jason visit for all hands Qeexo 2014 kick-off.
January 7Teach first class as Professor. Ivan send-off party.
2013 
December 27Lazy post-Christmas on the Jersey Shore with the Harrisons.
December 24Head to Ogans for holidays, reconnect with Amy en route from India.
December 19Windows arrive and start going in. Awesomeness.
December 18Long long long overdue dinner with Queenie.
December 171600 pounds of tile arrives for bathrooms.
December 16Kitchen cabinets arrive. Duolingo wins iPhone app of the year - go David!
December 15Start prepping next semester class. Bighamfest 2013.
December 11First "black friday" evaluation meeting as faculty.
December 8Weld first section of three rivers railing for two story area.
December 7Metal supermarket rocks. Print final dissertation copies.
December 5Wood floors, soaking tub and appliances arrive at the new house.
December 2In NYC for NYU alumni award film short. Mamoun's Falafel for old times.
November 30Ogans visit Harrison homestead. Board games and way too many drinks.
November 27Head east for Thanksgiving with Ogans.
November 18Another awesome dinner with the Morrises.
November 15Meet Eric Schmidt; show demos. Dinner at CMU president's house.
November 12Amy returns from two months of travel.
November 9Metal patinas + clear gloss powder coats = awesome effect.
November 3Table frame fully welded. Start controlled rusting in backyard.
October 29Business meetings all day; wrap with pitch at Sierra CIO summit.
October 27Best burrito in recent memory at San Jose flea market.
October 24Present “rich-touch” vision at Interactive Technology Summit.
October 22In San Diego for Qualcomm keynote. Interesting talks.
October 18Building permit approved. Tip of the hat to Jeremy, Dan and Sergei.
October 13Head back to Pitts'burra'.
October 9UIST conference starts. Robert presents Lumitrack.
October 8Burrell Collection. Carnegie birthplace in Dunfermline. Drop off van.
October 6Arrive in Glasgow. Give talk at university tomorrow.
October 3Isle of Mull for three nights. Tobermory, Iona and Staffa.
September 29Applecross Peninsula. Isle of Skye for four nights. Lots of hiking.
September 28Drafted to give water to runners in Lock Ness Marathon.
September 27Distillery tour, Inverness, then south along Lock Ness.
September 26Pickup "spaceship" campervan. First stop: Cairngorms.
September 24Head north to Edinburgh for two days; Sight see.
September 22Stay with Tom and Kel in Newcastle. Visit Culture Lab.
September 21Meet up with Amy in London. Explore.
September 20Depart for UK. TEI reviews en route.
September 18CHI deadline. A great year of research wrapped up.
September 17Meet with Sergei and Dan to kick off renovation planning.
September 13Qeexo celebrates first birthday. We've come a long way!
September 11Finally close on house after two banks and five months.
September 1Begin back porch renovations. CHI list growing.
August 31Smartwatch hacking with Gierad and Robert. MHCI+PhD party.
August 29Julia proposes thesis - congrats! Dinner with Andy.
August 26Begin new faculty orientation; three days.
August 24Paragliding, Enrico's, set up Amy's office, and dinner with Ogans.
August 20Defend dissertation work, troast, and celebrate!
August 16Harrisons visit for week; sights and sounds of the city.
August 5Erin Walker visits for week. Pace of CHI work picks up.
August 4Long road back to PGH; break journey with coal mine tour.
August 3In Binghamton for Dan and Sarah's wedding.
August 2Garfield Night Market briefly, then hit the road NE.
July 28Full draft of dissertation complete; sent to committee.
July 24Wells Fargo pulls out, Dollar steps in.
July 21Off to Park City, Utah for MMA Summit talk.
July 13Busy wrapping up dissertation. Dive bar tour and Mr. Roboto.
July 7Get data plan. Enter the modern world.
July 5Head to Deep Creek for weekend. Good food and friends, plus boats!
June 30Anniversary downtown. Walk all the way home.
June 29Powder coating class at TechShop.
June 24Butler house process tumultuous. Mom departs.
June 20NBC visits. Mom in town for weekend of artistic endeavors.
June 19From Portland to Cali for meetings.
June 13Head west for Jason and Elaine's wedding.
June 9Setup Qeexo R&D offices. Awesome space. Art coming.
June 3Off to California for series of business meetings.
June 2Bobby returns from China! Qeexo crew reunited.
June 1The one and Oney returns!
May 29UIST Program Committee meeting kicks off in Pittsburgh.
May 24Owned motorcycle for 10 years! Rusty, but still running strong.
May 17UIST reviews back, new Qeexo offices and HCII BBQ.
May 11Lovely and lively dinner with the Morrises.
May 6Filming for Discovery Channel series at lab and home.
May 1Stephen presents Zoomboard. Offer accepted on new house.
April 30Robert presents WorldKit. Catch up with old friends.
April 24Depart for ACM CHI 2013. Arrive early to unwind and enjoy Paris.
April 20Start prepping WorldKit demos and house hunting.
April 15Decision made: Amy and I are thrilled to be joining the faculty at CMU.
April 14Long walks, deep discussions, and extensive pros/cons lists.
April 10Back in Seattle for return visit. iSchool folks warm and wondrous.
April 7Night out in the 'burgh: Book of Mormon & Cambod-Ican Kitchen.
April 5UIST projects submitted. Strongest year of DevLab submissions imho.
April 3Back in NYC for return visit. Amazing potential.
April 2Lumitrack CNC experiment wrapped. Karl rocks.
March 24Toffee paper wrapped up for UIST. Aiming for three more.
March 18Visit MIT Media Lab. Amazing people and research.
March 13Columbia faculty candidate visit. Talk well received; enthusiastic bunch.
March 11Interview at NYU. Great vibes and old friends.
March 10Catch up with the Harrisons. Sync up with Amy in the city.
March 9Fly to New York City. Dinner with Hesh and Hala.
March 7Two days of great interaction during U.W. visit. Seattle very nice.
March 5After several false starts, Robert gets Lumitrack 6DOF tracking working!
March 2Stephen's sendoff. Party all night; end up at Club Pittsburgh.
February 28Toffee data analysis complete and demo footage wrapped.
February 25Filming in the DevLab for WQED story. TouchTools demo working.
February 20Kick off 2.25-day interview at CMU.
February 16Second valentines with Amy: ballet and dinner.
February 14Two-day interview at MIT. Valentines dinner with faculty :)
February 10Overnight in Cleveland to celebrate Chinese New Year with Denise.
February 8Au Revoir Olivier party. Ivan DJ-ing is always awesome.
February 6Head south for two days at Stanford. Dinner with Elyse.
February 4Kick off two-day interview at UC Berkeley. Catch up with Eric.
January 29First talk of the interview season at ASU. Catch up with Erin and Ruth.
January 23Sang in town for all hands Qeexo meeting. HCII art show.
January 22LG visit. Begin wrapping up Toffee project with MLSP students.
January 19Work on house; paint three stories of central staircase.
January 16Start organizing UIST PC. Hotel and restaurants first.
January 14Spring semester kicks off. Last at CMU? Faculty job search begins.
January 11Smithsonian: “Six Innovators to Watch in 2013”
January 9Two days in Las Vegas for CES. Too.. Many.. People..
January 7Christmas day in Ethiopia. Stroll the streets of Addis. Fly home at 10pm.
January 6Long haul down to Addis Ababa. Visit national museum.
January 5All-day boat excursion to Lake Tana monasteries; Nile outlet and hippos.
January 4Royal enclosure. Depart for Bahir Dar. Visit Awra Amba and Blue Nile Falls.
January 3Spend morning in Semien mountains. Gelada baboons! Afternoon in Gondar.
January 2Visit Finian. Crazy roads. Get stranded in Debark with flat tire and broken jack.
January 1Explore Axum's sights. Obelisk impressive; more so after visiting quarry.



2012 
December 31Drive to Axum. Wukro church, Teka-Tesfay cluster, and Adigrat market.
December 30Head north via Sekota to Makele. Brutal roads, but stunning landscape.
December 29Wander Lalibela's many rock hewn churches and monasteries.
December 28Visit Hayk lake and market, shopping in Weldiya, push on to Lalibela.
December 27Connect up with Harrison crew in Addis Ababa. Night in Kombolcha.
December 26Depart for Ethiopia. Fourth continent in three weeks.
December 21Make it to Ogans for holidays. Stretch, eat, drink, and be merry.
December 17In Korea for string of meetings. Soak up Seoul.
December 12Keynote address at Touch Gesture Motion Conference. Head home to PGH.
December 11Visit UT Austin, give talk. Coffee with Di Fiore.
December 6Depart for Paris. CHI program committee meeting for a few days.
December 4Last faculty job application submitted. Whew! Back to research.
November 29U. Wisconsin-Madison talk and meetings. Catch up with Bilge.
November 26Prototyping User Interfaces guest lecture.
November 22NY for Thanksgiving. Visit Andrew Carnegie's grave.
November 19Bounce ultrasonic idea off Raj. Funky vein. iOS FingerSense Dev.
November 17Fly home to Pittsburgh. Tackle CHI rebuttals.
November 16Amy gives talk at MIT HCI Seminar Series. Backbar with Steve.
November 15String of meetings with awesome people. Give talk at MIT.
November 14Red eye in and out of Bay Area. All day meetings.
November 13Meetings at NYU, guest lecture Computers and Society, NY Tech Meetup.
November 10Fly to New York. Hang with Harrisons; Captain Lawrence.
November 9Build new Touché doorknob demo. Hook Ivan up.
October 28Sang visits. Prepare for Qeexo demos.
October 25EmTech conference, TR35 award ceremony. Dinner with Meng.
October 16Lunch with Peter Norvig and Jeff Walz.
October 10Present research on Acoustic Barcodes and Capacitive Fingerprinting
October 8Demo Capacitive Fingerprinting for UIST attendees and press.
October 7Depart for Boston, UIST 2012. Dinner at Stampfers.
October 4"Understanding Understanding" conference and Project Olympus talks.
October 3GE Technovation. Intel Digital Nibbles Podcast. Dinner with Red Whittaker.
September 28STREB Forces. Dinner with Robert.
September 23Weld 'Pachycereus Paparazzei' sculpture with Amy.
September 21Jersey Boys downtown. Ben leaves for work in Peru.
September 19Papers off to CHI. Big turnout at Sharp Edge.
September 15Wrap interviews for on-body interfaces paper. Weekend of writing.
September 10Sit down with Chuck Geschke, Adobe Co-founder.
September 8Brunch with U.W. crew. Meet Mune at Disney for UIST demo prep.
August 28Sang and Minsoo in town for all-hands Qeexo meeting.
August 25Back home! Ramp up for exciting semester! Let the job hunt begin.
August 24Heading home with Cairo layover. Whirlwind tour of Pyramids and 'spinxy'.
August 23Catch flight back to Dar. Last minute shopping and goodbyes.
August 22Lazy day starting with long beach walk and ending with ocean dip.
August 21Depart for Matemwe; spice tour on route. TR35 announced.
August 20Explore Stone Town. Shopping, spices, and dinner at Sambusa.
August 19Swim with wild dolphins, Jozani forest, Eid celebrations in Stone Town.
August 17Relocate to Kizimkazi for super chill three days.
August 16Snorkel, eat and kick back on lovely Chumbe Island.
August 15Depart for "real" honeymoon on Zanzibar.
August 13Back in Dar. Unpacking and recouping.
August 12Pack up camp and begin journey south. Overnight in Same town.
August 9Hominin finds!
August 7Giardia + malaria double whammy. Spend night in Endulen hospital.
August 6Day trip to Lemagrut and Olduvai Gorge.
August 2Endulen market day.
July 20Setup camp. Hit Locality 4 as warm up - a taste of the next 4 weeks.
July 18Head north. Two nights in Arusha for prep and permits.
July 14Load up at Mwenge carvers' market. Buy oversized breasted chair.
July 9Land in Dar es Salaam, our home for 10 days.
July 8Layover in Cairo for day. Meet Yahia. Museums and duty free.
July 7Depart for honeymoon. Tanzania here we come, via Cairo!
June 30Get married! Wedding is a blast.
June 27Depart for West Chester with Erin and Stephen. Ogans first stop.
June 26Surprise party for Eliane.
June 20Get wedding attire for Stephen; Dosas at Udipi.
June 14Meet Bosch team. On-body interfaces study kicks off on mturk.
June 13Dinner with Julia and David.
June 12Dave and Vivian stay with us during house hunt.
June 11Dan and Sarah visit; kick back.
June 7Off to UIST program committee meeting in Redmond.
June 6Pick up self uniting marriage license.
May 31BBQ by CMU fence.
May 17Kitchen finally functional again!
May 13Pack up camp; off to Vegas for one night.
May 12Sleep in. Hike and rappel Keyhole.
May 11Up early, grab equipment, hike Subway.
May 10Present touchscreen shear paper. Jet to Zion National Park.
May 9Iconic light behaviors and Phone as Pixel papers presented.
May 7Touché presentation. Video goes viral.
May 5Fly to Austin, Geordie Live Party, hang with Bartindale.
April 29Weld elephant with Amy.
April 28Thai feast with Amporn and David.
April 24Qualcomm QinF presentation. Drinks and brainstorm with Robert.
April 23UCSD CSE Colloquium talk. Red-eye to NJ.
April 21Brunch in San Francisco with ol' HCII crew.
April 20Speak at Stanford HCI seminar series.
April 19Catch up with Johnny. Give Google Tech Talk.
April 17All kitchen cabinets installed.
April 13UIST deadline; first Friendship paper.
April 6Slinging.org forum celebrates 10 years online. Will pass 200K posts by year end.
March 30Lunch with Bryan at Google PGH.
March 29Ian going away party :(
March 22Open House kicks off. Reception at Friendship house.
March 19Delicious Soba dinner courtesy of Justine.
March 14Elijah's birthday - steaks and theatre.
March 6Microsoft TechFest kicks off; demo OmniTouch to public.
March 2Renovation continues: order kitchen cabinetry.
February 29Give talk at NASA. Uhura has competing talk. Very interesting facilities tour.
February 26Wedding planning. Venue, food, Airbender props, etc.
February 24Leave for DC, Amy at NSF, hang with Parag.
February 22CBC interview about on-body computing and natural interaction.
February 20Present Armura work at TEI; wins best student paper.
February 18Kitchen renovation continues: Drywalling galore.
February 15Motorcycle tuned-up.
February 14AIP crew films TapSense, interview.
February 11Lunch with Brad Burnham. Begin kitchen renovation.
February 9Coffee with Allen Hahn. DynaTAC 8000M arrives; mobile collection expands.
February 8Pure java implementation of ARTags works surprisingly well.
February 6Propose dissertation research. Now ABD.
January 23Supercharge OmniTouch with Benko for live TechFest demos.
January 21Finalize and send off proposal document to committee.
January 17Nasty flu takes me down for a week. Blah.
January 16Dinner with Mune before he departs.
January 6Brunch with Brewers. Fly home to Pittsburgh. Gear up for semester.
January 5Back to San Pedro Sula. Quick shopping. Fly to NYC.
January 4Drive to Garifuna villages along coast. Explore lagoon, botanical gardens.
January 3Depart Roatan for Tela.
January 2West to Sandy Bay; more snorkeling.
January 1Head to East End for sand and snorkeling.



2011 
December 30Ruta Lenca. Opal mines in Erandique. Brutal roads. Yojoa Lake.
December 29Hike Montaña de Celauqe national park.
December 28Plunge south from San Pedro Sula to Copan Ruins, then onto Gracias.
December 27Breakfast and Highline. Meet Harrisons; depart for Honduras.
December 26New York Botanical Gardens, Nutcracker, NYC.
December 21To Ogan's for Christmas. Unwind a bit.
December 19Meeting with Phipps Conservatory. Forbes 30 under 30 in science.
December 16Prototyping class final presentations. Hacking with Mune.
December 9Back home, for now...
December 7Depart for CHI program committee meeting in Boston.
December 6Touché person identification works! Moira's defense party.
December 2HCII holiday party. Brendan officially unveils multitocuh wall.
December 1GSA beer tasting at Phipps. Motorcycle turns 30!
November 28Guest lecture to PUI/SSUI class. Second Phone as Pixels test; ~90 devices.
November 23To the Ogans for Thanksgiving and proposal writing.
November 20Back to the 'burgh.
November 19Quick stop to catch up with parents.
November 18Meetings all day, roam city until 3am. PocketTouch on Giz, Engadget.
November 17Fly to NYC for XRDS meeting at ACM HQ. Decide the future!
November 16First large scale Phones as Pixels test. Flawless.
November 13Celebrate Stephen's birthday paintballing.
November 8Turn in cognitively informed interfaces book chapter.
November 3ABC news interview airs. OmniTouch passes 1 million views on YouTube.
October 31Armura paper accepted to TEI.
October 28Motorcycle passes 10,000 mile mark. Halloween parties.
October 21Interior design and art galore. Walker pad makeover!
October 20Fly to Phoenix to see Erin. TapSense in Wall Street Journal, New Scientist.
October 19 Three talks in one day. TapSense hits blogosphere.
October 18 Saponas presents PocketTouch.
October 17 UIST student contest demo day! OmniTouch goes viral.
October 16 Depart for UIST in Santa Barbara.
October 15 Operation "missing finger" with Stephen, Christian and Robert.
October 13 Christian visits for 4 days. Action packed; 20% accuracy.
October 8PhD+MHCI party @ Friendship House.
October 5Meet with Stelarc.
September 30Happoning.com is born.
September 23Another CHI, a little bit grayer.
September 20Film demos with Mune 'til sunset.
September 19Granddad and co. departs.
September 17Stephen returns! Yey! Momix at Byham.
September 16Cambridge Footlights at CMU.
September 15Granddad and co. come to PGH for long weekend.
September 12Capture better "phone as a pixel" demo video.
September 9Attempt mass "phone as a pixel" demo at TG. Further tweaking required.
September 8Kick off research project with Brendan.
September 6Alcatel-Lucent visit. Tasting menu at Toast. Yumm.
August 29Give first lecture for PUI Prototyping. Photo wall is installed in HCII foyer.
August 27Faculty-themed cocktails party. Celebrate the return of Jason!
August 24Wrap up photo wall. Work late, then dinner at Justine's.
August 24Build+Design event for PhD orientation.
August 20Dan Fitz visits for weekend.
August 19Lunch with John Stasko. Repay owed lunch :)
August 12Wedding venue explorations. Visit Ogans and Galers.
August 8Ben leaves and Ruth defends. Start gearing up for big CHI push.
August 5Finally get a PA license. Junkyard run. BBQ.
August 4Ben visits for long weekend, sees house for first time. Sandcastle.  
July 30Magnus Rex filming. Tumblers, guns and explosions!
July 28LG presentation. QoLT keynote. Munehiko and Ivan impedance sensor project.
July 22Magnus Rex costume fitting. Ogans visit for weekend.
July 16Sarah Reeder visits for weekend.
July 13Scramble to get winter XRDS issue figured out.
July 12Heinz presentation on attention/social tracking work.
July 4Quick peek at old gold mines, then back to Auckland for flight home.
July 3Cathedral Cove, dig hole at Hot Water Beach, Whitiange spa, trailer in Thames.
July 2Coromandel Peninsula, Driving Creek Railway, Kauri trees, stay at Hahei Beach.
June 30Talk at NextSpace about research and viz projects.
June 29Amy's Conference starts, chris works. Talk and lunch at U. Auckland.
June 287-hour splish-splash up cave. Mind blowing glow worms.
June 27Sheep sheering. Waitomo via Napier. Glow worm night walk.
June 26Haurata farm house. Endless emerald-green hills and sheep. Catch up on work.
June 25Edwardian spa tour, more kiwis. Drive along Bay of Plenty.
June 24Waiotapu thermal area, Huka Falls, dip in Kerosene Creek, Maori dinner, Kiwis!
June 23Meet up with gang. South to Rotorua. Ogo.
June 22Sunrise Kayaking. Crazy antiques guy. Back to Queenstown, then Auckland.
June 21Drive to Milford Sound. Part of Routeburn Track. Overnight cruise. Beautiful.
June 20Puddle jump to Queenstown. South to Te Anau. Kepler Track mini hike.
June 19Land in Auckland late. JetStar wrangling.
June 17Fly to New Zealand
May 30BBQ at our place. Stephen departs soon.
May 26Home again. Junk room renovations for next week..
May 25Visit Galers.
May 23Babysitting Emily. Williamsburg.
May 22Ocean City, Lucy, Mac & Manco's.
May 21Attend wedding in Atlantic City.
May 20Almost lose a wheel on route to Galers. Change of plan.
May 13Home again. Back with Amy. Ogans in town.
May 11Present Kineticons research at CHI Conference.
May 8Fly to Seattle for CHI. Jason fleeced.
May 6Jill Duffy in da 'burgh.
May 3Fly home.
May 2Shopping, Bosnian pyramids, Croatian police, back to Budapest.
May 1Explore curiously charming Sarajevo - warm and war torn.
April 30Into Bosnia & Herzegovina. Mostar, Drežnica Valley, Sarajevo.
April 29Properly explore Dubrovnik.
April 28Scenic coastal road to impressive Dubrovnik.
April 27The sights and sounds of Split.
April 26Push south to Split; Šibenik for lunch detour.
April 25Cave raft into Krizna jama. Into Croatia: friendly Rovinj.
April 24Continue NW loop: Vintgar Gorge, Vršič pass, blue rivers, Škocjan Caves (crazy).
April 23Puppet show. Start NW loop: Škofja Loka, Kranj, Bled til sunset.
April 22Coal mine in Velenje, then onto Ljubljana. Explore charming capital.
April 21Family friends, more info in Nova Mesto. Otočec castle. Partisanos concert.
April 20Book it to Metlika, Slovenia. Amy's long lost relatives. Farm stay.
April 19Explore Zagreb.
April 18Ridiculous crepes & bath caves. Lake Balaton on route to Croatia.
April 17Breakfast, then onto Aggtalek Caves. Night in Eger.
April 16Explore city; railway museum.
April 15Land in Budapest.
April 14Wrap up UIST papers. Pack for Balkans.
April 10Drafted for HCI water polo team.
April 8Depart MSR. Thanks Benko and Andy!
February 13Ski Stevens Pass.
February 10Amy in Seattle for weekend. First leaded glass class.
February 3Dr. Ogan. Celebrations.
January 28Fly Home for Amy Defense.
January 17First day back at MSR. *stretches fingers*
January 16Chris returns to the Emerald City.
January 14Art+design+archi+HCII Winter Shakeoff party.
January 10Return to the 'burgh. Prepare for three months at MSR.
January 9Hesh and Hala's reception.
January 6Crank it back to Managua for flight home. Last minute shopping.
January 5Jump and swim down the Somoto Canyon.
January 4Plunge into the northern highlands, via León, to Esteli.
January 3Kick back at Bahia Majagual. Watch starlit sea turtles dig, lay eggs.
January 2North to Playa el Coco. Ride waves all day.
January 1On to San Juan del Sur. Playa Maderas for waves and pacific sunset.



2010 
December 31Motorcycle to San Ramón waterfalls. Crash and burn (bike and skin respectively).
December 30Ferry to Ometepe Island.
December 29Zipline 2km through canopy. Pottery in San Juan del Oriente.
December 28Explore mansions, hospitals, bell towers, Las Isletas. Amy departs.
December 27Laguna Apoyo, markets, Volcan Masaya, and caves with bats.
December 26South to Managua to hook up with Harrisons. On to Granada.
December 24León for Christmas festivities. Go clubbing?!
December 21Nicaragua. Northward to Las Peñitas. Chill+work on the beach.
December 19Base at Sámara beach to work. Last days in Costa Rica.
December 18Explore Terciopelo cave. Subterranean proposal to Amy.
December 17Go canyoning, rappelling. Then book it to Barra Honda.
December 16Hike to curious Rio Celeste.
December 15Depart San Jose; kick back in Arenal.
December 14Make it to Costa Rica. With Amy :)
December 13Ice-induced travel chaos in Atlanta. Hang with Lana.
December 12Sell car. Goodbye red dragon...
December 10CHI program committee meeting.
December 4Send last sling from Slinging.org. Seven years of slingcraft.
November 30ShareLight demos. Works, impresses.
November 28Etown Thanksgiving.
November 21Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert. Curious.
November 18Korth visits CMU.
November 12Paint door facade. Painted lady emerges.
November 11CHI metas due, business club prez, dodgeball.
October 30Rust belt morning, Warhol evening.
October 29Pitt Homecoming, Jane, halloween begins.
October 22HCI house party!
October 20To the theatre; 39 steps.
October 17French door molding completed. Many high fives.
October 15Dan, Amy, and tall ladders. Paint house exterior.
October 9Parents in town.
October 5Catch up with Korth. SV party.
October 4UIST kicks off. TeslaTouch demos rock.
September 30Fly to NYC. Family before UIST.
September 27Start to hang crown molding. Livin' it up like it's 1904.
September 24CHI Deadline. Another year, a little bit grayer.
September 19Friendship House Tour. Lots of ideas.
September 18Film on-body computing demos with Shilpa.
September 13Amy Departs.
September 10Gearing up for CHI. Kineticon set complete. TipTap mobile.
August 28Bleep Cabinet and j-dub b-day.
August 23Start classes; welding!
August 19Motocross training. Crazy. Burning.
August 16New PhD's arrive; karaoke night.
August 15Secret City round two. Catch up with gang for PGH hike.
August 14BBQ at Ivan's house.
August 7Stock up on paint. Upstairs bathroom almost renovated.
August 5Tour Allegheny County Jail.
August 1TEI deadline.
July 24Finish restoration on Edmond House. Whew.
July 18IEEE MultiMedia article on quality computing out.
July 16Dragon Boat drummer.
July 2Pink toilet sells, shipping adventure begins.
June 25Gut powder room, begin renewal.
June 23Pittsburgh Earthquake!
June 22IEEE Computer article on appropriated interactive surfaces is out.
June 7Kayak Russian River.
June 1Flying trapeze.
May 30Visiting LA. ACM XRDS launches; mailing to thousands.
May 24Working in NYC.
May 23Train to Harrisburg. Chicken Tandoori!
May 21ATVing with Amy through mines and meadows.
May 20Dinner with Ph.D. cohort. Restart force field haptics project.
May 19Science with Olivier!
May 14UIST reviews polished off. Allegheny Observatory tour.
May 8Motorcycle gets fixed, tuned up.
May 4Flying with ZQ. Capture aerial footage.
April 28TechNewsDaily interview. Golan's class open house.
April 27Meet with Rick McCullough. Tokyo TV interview.
April 24Start IEEE articles. Dirty Ball.
April 23Computer World interview.
April 22Lecture for DHCS
April 21Wall Street Journal Digits interview.
April 18Secret City. Finish garden makeover.
April 17CMU buggy & carnival; theatre. Start on garden.
April 16Fly home. Parents arrive for weekend.
April 14Four papers at CHI today. Karaoke.
April 13Interviews with CNN, Reuters, KDKA.
April 12Present Skinput. Live demo. Audience uses. Mono.
April 11Depart for Atlanta; CHI 2010.
April 7BBQ with friends and neighbors. Enjoy spring weather.
April 3E-town for O-family events.
April 2UIST Deadline. *wipes sweat from brow*
March 26Skinput on BBC News front page for two days; most read story.
March 26Open house reception at Friendship House.
March 25HCII prospective Ph.D. students arrive. Festivities begin.
March 19Decide to redo porch over weekend with Jason, John & Julia.
March 14Gear up for UIST 2010 deadline. Demos and experiments.
March 11Home sweet home. 860 emails! Skinput press.
March 10Bus back to Guatemala City. Market Rampage. Return to PGH.
March 9Swim cave by candle light. Limestone pools. Cobán. Jose "tour".
March 8Volcán Pacaya. S'mores over lava! Bus to Semuc Champey.
March 7Chicken bus; Chichicastenango market. Antigua Easter procession.
March 6Jungle Sunrise. Explore ruins. St. Elena. South to Antigua!
March 5Wander Flores. Miguel. Tikal: Sunset, night "tour", hammocks.
March 4To Guatemala! Guat. City. Haggle Flores flight. Skinput on NPR.
March 3Back in Pittsburgh for 20 hours. Work like mad.
March 2TechFest 2010. Skinput rockin'. Redeye flight home.
March 1Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship award ceremony.
February 28Depart for Seattle, Microsoft Research.
February 26Disney Research electrostatic touch table slated for UIST.
February 23Acrylic ceiling tiles arrive, DevLab looking pretty sweet!
February 22Wrestling.
February 19Weekend of house painting! Whew!
February 16Hack together multitouch table with Olivier.
February 15Back to Las Vegas for flight home. Hoover dam.
February 14Round trip to Colorado river. Hike out. Night on the South Rim.
February 13Descend into canyon for night. Plateau point for sunset.
February 12Off to Grand Canyon for long weekend. Crank it to Williams, AZ.
February 6Dig tent out, dig car out, dig neighbors out, warm shower.
February 5Snowmageddon hits for a week. Camp in Frick Park.
February 2Awarded Microsoft Research Ph.D. Fellowship!
January 28Peg cap.
January 28DorkBot Pittsburgh talk on data tapestries.
January 26Give talk on Whack Gestures. Meet Meng for dinner.
January 24Off to TEI, Boston.
January 22Friendship house party.
January 21Improv night. Lost wallet adventure.
January 16Saturday.
January 13Learn to unicycle. Reasonable.
January 12West coast swing.
January 11Back in the 'burgh. Six month countdown starts...
January 9Drive to kingston, explore briefly. Port Royal. Ship wreck. Flight home.
January 8Relax. Lovers Leap. Little Ochie for dinner.
January 7YS Falls. Black River. Boat to Pelican Bar for sunset.
January 6Accompong Maroon Festival.
January 5Hit road again. Montego Bay briefly, through Cockpit country, Treasure Beach for a few days.
January 4Depart. Visit Ochio Rios, Firefly estate. Stay in Falmouth. Phosphorescent lagoon at night.
January 3Heavy rains. Rio Grande rafting in afternoon.
January 2Along the north coast to Boston Bay. Jerk! Beautiful Reach Falls.
January 1Off to Jamaica with family. Navigate car through Blue Mtns. Port Antonio by nightfall.



2009 
December 29CHI camera ready scramble.
December 27Drive to Etown; meet Amy.
December 26Coffee with Paul Westcott, another old friend.
December 24Meet up with Amy Kakkanatt. Long time no see!
December 22Semester over. Fly to NY to unwind with family.
December 17Brainstorm with Rob and Michael on Fall 2010 XRDS issue.
December 13Hack together electrical fiduciary prototype with ZQ.
December 12Five papers accepted to CHI. Wild.
December 11HCII holiday party.
December 8After essentially three weeks on the go, return home.
December 6Fly to Seattle for MSR Fellowship interviews.
December 5Hang out with Lana and Eugene.
December 2Fly to Atlanta for CHI Program Committee meeting.
November 30Unload truck all day. House looks rocking'.
November 29Drive truck of furniture back to the 'burgh. Emily co-pilot.
November 21Visit family, chill at home, much deserved break.
November 20Hash out new vision for Crossroads; to relaunch as XRDS.
November 19Fly to ACM HQ with Tom for Crossroads editors meeting.
November 16Meet with Bayer Material Science. Interesting stuff!
November 12Intel Labs Pittsburgh open house.
November 10Tom Bartindale arrives for week. Fun and research ensues.
November 8Go flying with ZQ! Burgh, CMU flyover. Awesome.
November 6Attend fist Disney Research Pittsburgh meeting.
October 31Evaline.
October 25Rob and Holly visit. Pumpkin carving!
October 14Roommate Joseph departs the burgh.
October 10Inhabited Web wins Best UI. Tvitter wins second best overall hack.
October 9Meet Jill Duffy. Discuss future of ACM Crossroads.
October 8Fly to NYC for Yahoo OpenHack Day.
October 6Give Abracadabra talk. Announce SIC winners!
October 5Student Innovation contest. Popular, cool ideas.
October 4UIST kicks off in Victoria, BC. PSK contest.
October 1Depart Germany for San Francisco. See Elyse.
September 30VisComTec panel on interaction. Dusseldorf.
September 28Begin CHI AC duties.
September 27Depart for England. See Jane.
September 24G20 arrives in Pittsburgh.
September 19Precariously lower washer/dryer into basement.
September 17CHI Deadline. Five papers submitted.
September 15NSF SEVC deadline.
September 9Elyse departs for Stanford.
September 4Carrie Steel Mill exploration.
September 3IKEA run for new Impact Lab.
September 2Stacking fiducials paper accepted to ITS/Tabletop.
August 23Begin week of unpacking new house.
August 22Depart MSR, pacific northwest.
August 15UIST SIC registration closes. Popular.
August 14Shooting video for bio-acoustic demos.
August 13Named as Editor-in-Chief of ACM Crossroads.
August 10Two notes off to TEI 2010.
August 7SIGGRAPH wraps up. Whew!
August 2Beignets with Rob. Explore city.
August 1Land in New Orleans for SIGGRAPH 2009.
July 31Initial results crunched and look great.
July 27Week of user studies begins.
July 19Continue up coast, BBQ lunch, views, good times.
July 18Sandboarding, coast drive, BBQ, camp in town park.
July 17Depart for Portland. Explore. Eat.
July 9Final hardware built for MSR project.
July 1Family visits for a week. Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, and more.
June 26VIBE poker night at Greg's.
June 22House closing. Done. Whew. Wee!
June 9Abracadabra input technique accepted to UIST.
June 6Digit interview.
May 30Depart for Seattle, Microsoft Research.
May 28Sony Ericsson presentation.
May 27Last minute house items. Fly to NC.
May 21Return home to catch up with family, recoup.
May 20Find Renters for old apartment.
May 12Wired interview.
May 9Mom arrives for weekend. Scope out house; relax.
May 7Star Trek movie.
May 6Popular Mechanics interview.
April 29Walk-through with inspector. Knowledge doubles.
April 27Offer accepted! Own a house?!
April 25Pwned on Graham. Set sights on Friendship Ave.
April 24Last round of houses. Put offer on Graham St.
April 23Houses round two with Esther. Stephen joins in.
April 22First look at homes to buy, with Jason.
April 17Buggy, Mobot races. Awesomeness.
April 16Dinner with Steve Cousins.
April 10Explore Boston with Elyse.
April 9Present work on textural interfaces.
April 7Aubrey presents work on visual reaction time.
April 6Present work on deformable multitouch displays.
April 5CHI kicks off.
March 31Three papers off to UIST.
March 26Battlestar Galactica finale at Stephen's.
March 20New MacBook arrives.
March 19HCII PhD open house.
March 7Super Hero party. GI Joe.
February 28Dan Fitz visits.
February 26CBS story on HCII.
February 20London Cuckolds show.
February 16CMU homepage story.
February 5Guest lecture HCI for non-majors class.
February 4Invited to present at SIGGRAPH emerging tech demos.
January 20Obama inauguration.
January 18Ben Visits. Go Steelers!
January 16Red Dragon registered for another two years. Wee!
January 15Accept summer internship at Microsoft Research.
January 12CHI camera ready deadline. Mad scramble!
January 11Day in Entebbe. Swim. Botanical gardens. Begin journey home.
January 10Return to Kampala. Eat. Shop. Soak up last rays of African sun.
January 9Whitewater raft the Nile.
January 8Hike to Sipi Falls. Drive south to Jinja.
January 7Back to Uganda. Car overheats. Limp into Sipi.
January 6Lake Nakuru National Park. Rhinos. Illness! Dig car out.
January 5Hit the road for Nakuru. Menengai Crater.
January 4Kakamega Forest. Primates.
January 3Hunt for Meswa Bridge.
January 2Push into Western Kenya. Kisumu.
January 1No luck getting across the Rwanda border. Full speed back to Kampala.



2008
December 31Market by boat. Paddle around in dugout canoe. Kick back. Swim.
December 30Hiking in Bwindi N.P. Push on to beautiful Lake Bunyonyi.
December 29Hit up Ishasha in morning, Bwindi in evening.
December 28Day in Queen Elizabeth N.P. Lions! Jaguar!
December 27Semliki N.P. Kasese. See Batwa (pigmy) people. Afternoon in Q.E.N.P.
December 26Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Forest.
December 25Spend Christmas hiking the Rwenzori Mountains.
December 24On route to Fort Portal. Rough road takes all day.
December 22Nile River. Wildlife. Shores of Lake Albert. Forest fires.
December 21Wrap up all remaining CHI edits. Depart for Murchison Falls N.P.
December 19Mom and Ben arrive.
December 16Scott presents 3D video conf. paper at IEEE ISM.
December 12Spend week working on CHI papers, hanging out with dad.
December 11Three CHI papers accepted. Depart for Uganda.
December 8Interviewed on WORD-FM 101.5
December 1Return to the 'burgh.
November 23Back to NY for Thanksgiving break with family.
November 22Deliver keynote. Explore Munster. Drink with Karl, Else and co.
November 20Depart PIT for Munster, Germany.
November 15CHI rebuttals submitted.
November 10CHI reviews released.
November 6TEI '09 program committee invite. Ph.D. dinner at Aubrey's. Fajitas!
November 5Dinner with Elyse. Fetched water.
November 2Churrasco dinner with Brian.
October 31Halloween with Joseph and Sarah.
October 30Meet with Curt Stone.
October 24Give iEPG talk at UXTV. Meet up with Julia & Judy in SF!
October 22Present Placement-Aware Mobile Computing at UIST.
October 21Present Scratch Input at UIST.
October 17Joseph is new housemate. Whack Gestures to Pervasive '09.
October 15Get yellow fever vaccination.
October 13Bible viz to appear in 12/8 issue of SZ-Wissen.
October 10Yahoo Hack competition. Inhabited Web nets 1st place, 5K.
October 8Ultrasonic doppler round two.
October 4Pittsburgh 250 fireworks extravaganza.
October 1Present research at Intel Research Seattle open house.
September 26Bible cross references visualization in Science.
September 25Bible viz runner-up in NSF's SEVC. MSNBC, National Geographic.
September 23First workout with Polo.
September 19Four papers submitted to CHI '09. Internet Maps in Freitag.
September 17Article on viz projects to appear in Oct. issue of Popular Mechanics Russia.
September 15Internet Maps to appear in October issue of Physics World.
September 13OpenMosaic launches.
September 8Jump Mobile phone arrives.
September 5Demo pneumatic tactile displays to GM.
September 5Viz projects on MTV Engine Room website.
August 27Internet Maps to appear in DAG.
August 26Long summer comes to a close. Classes start. Feel energized.
August 23Foam party.
August 203D video conferencing paper accepted to IEEE ISM.
August 20iEPG paper accepted to UXTV '08.
August 17First projection tests for pneumatically driven tactile displays.
August 14Rob Schatz visits. Baseball, concert and fireworks.
August 13Motherboard Walls featured on Gizmodo, hack-a-day, others.
August 11Nominated for SXSW panel.
August 10Mix of long pools and riffles. Bald eagles. Pull out near Tionesta.
August 9Had rainy night. Cook breakfast on raft. Appreciate nice weather.
August 8On road early. Push off from Warren. Lightening terrifies crew.
August 7Load raft on top of car, gear in back. Prepare mentally.
August 6Get food for raft trip. Last items.
August 5Bible visualizations on Reddit, others.
August 3Internet map visualization used in Popular Mechanics.
August 2Second raft float test successful. Ready to go.
August 1Bible visualization to appear in Science as part of NSF SEVC.
July 29Helping Hesham with iPhone app.
July 28CollaboraTV UXTV paper accepted. Raft complete.
July 27Pelmini party.
July 26Pittsburgh water balloon fight. Raft float test.
July 25Get barrels. Begin building raft.
July 22Meet Julia, third rafter. Ben visits for a week.
July 18After 6 years on Hesh's server, chrisharrison.net moves to pay hosting.
July 17Early morning departure home. Bye Caucasus.
July 16Taxi to Tatev. Swim in springs. Back to Yerevan; Khor Virap on route.
July 15Southwards to Goris.
July 14Explore Yerevan & Echmiadzin. Golden Apricot Film Festival.
July 13See UNESCO monasteries, Push down to Dijian.
July 12Davit Gareja. Cross into Armenia. Stay in Alaverdi, Debed Canyon.
July 11Depart for Mtskheta. Gori in afternoon. Stalin museum.
July 10Go for afternoon hike in mountains.
July 9Arrive in beautiful Kasbegi.
July 8Cross into Georgia. Telavi for the night. Alaverdi Cathedral.
July 7See Seki, Kis, market, Khan palace.
July 6Depart from Quba. Explore Baku. $5 overnight train to Seki.
July 5Hike to Laza. Abandoned by guide. Hitchhike to Quba.
July 4Xinaliq via Quba. Hassled by corrupt police.
July 3Charter taxi to Qobustan petroglyphs, mud volcanoes. Run out of gas.
July 2Explore Tbilisi. Depart for Baku, Azerbaijan, via overnight train.
July 1Catch bus to Tbilisi, Georgia. Meet up with Stacey.
June 30Land in Yerevan, Armenia. 23 hours of travel; stretch legs.
June 29Modifying Internet Maps for use in Popular Mechanics article.
June 27Speak with Modern Marvels producer about projectile weapon accuracy.
June 23Scratch Input and Placement Detection papers accepted to UIST.
June 21Rachael Carson Trail Challenge; keel over at mile 32 (of 34).
June 17Pick up wigs for Turadg raft figure head.
June 15Get permit for raft. HCII BBQ.
June 11Researching raft river route.
June 6Wireless access restored after 45-day suspension for traffic abuse.
June 3Submit UIST rebuttals. Digg Rings on Infosthetics, other blogs.
June 2Multitouch table finally built and working.
May 31Submit to NSF Visualization Challenge.
May 30Submit IRB forms for eight projects.
May 29Aperture Magazine issue with Internet Map hits the presses.
May 28UIST paper reviews.
May 27ZQ sends first subliminal dialog test code.
May 25Digg Rings visualization posted.
May 24Word Association visualization posted.
May 22O Boticário perfumes with Internet Map box art arrive.
May 20Church Brew Works HCII dinner.
May 17Help Stacey move to PGH. Motorcycle at last!
May 16AT&T Labs files three more patents.
May 14Book tickets to Uganda.
May 13Metropolis Magazine call. ADAA Semifinalist.
May 12Fly home.
May 10Party at Chris and Clint's pad.
May 9Acrylic restock. Trigrams viz on Google System, other sites.
May 8Gadgets final, ultrasonic doppler demoed.
May 6Texture Interfaces project kicks off.
May 2Order SD1000 camera.
April 30Trigram and Word Spectrum Visualizations finished.
April 28Internet Maps run in Die Zeit.
April 27Amazon book map visualization finally posted.
April 26Prepare visas for Armenia and Azerbaijan.
April 25Tele-present at "W(e are) here" exhibit party.
April 25Get hold of Google n-gram data. Begin new viz project.
April 24Begin researching subliminal effects. Project with ZQ.
April 23Submit work for Die Gestalten's DATAFLOW.
April 22Get ultrasonic doppler working. Magnetic fur materials.
April 21Submit Pediluma to ISWC.
April 18CollaboraTV paper submitted to CSCW. Assembling CV.
April 17Final visualizations sent off to Migropolis editors.
April 14Family Departs. Film parody orientation video with Brian.
April 13Pamela's, Pirates game, National Aviary, PHIPPS, & CMU.
April 12Ben, squash, family arrives, drinks and food.
April 11Fly home. Finish Color Flower viz. Meet Ben in the 'Burgh.
April 8Present Lean and Zoom at CHI '08.
April 6Bologna with Aubrey. Dinner in tiny Italian town.
April 5Tromp around Rome. Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican and more.
April 3Create Lost parody graphics. Depart for CHI. Color Flower viz.
April 2Five papers submitted to UIST, one to UbiComp.
April 2Production of homme/femme perfume begins.
March 28Obama rally. Open House.
March 263D Video Conferencing & Scratch Input submitted to UIST.
March 25Run final participant for Scratch Input. Results strong.
March 22Weekend of paper writing. Eight due in next two weeks.
March 20Book tickets for Caucasus adventure this summer.
March 17Wearable computing reaction time study kicks off.
March 11Internet Maps to appear in Die Zeit.
March 8XRD analysis complete on Oyukkiran Tepesi rocks.
March 5OSNews runs story on progress bar research.
March 4Helping with the History Channel's "Ancient Discoveries."
March 2Progress bar research discussed on Coding Horror blog.
March 1Internet Maps displayed in this month's GIS Magazine.
February 28Order PCBs for wearable computing reaction time study.
February 27National Post article on visualizations hits the press.
February 25Tweak final progress bar study parameters with Zhiquan.
February 243D video conference demo coded up.
February 23Run sling workshops at CMU. Multispectral sensor built.
February 21Visualizations to appear at Detroit's Museum of New Art.
February 17Finish reorganizing and refreshing site.
February 15New computer. Visualizing the Bible on Nack's Adobe Blog.
February 14Sixth AT&T patent off to USPTO.
February 14First round of Open Source Art interviews. Advisory Board.
February 11Order screen materials for multitouch surface.
February 10Visualizations to be included in Twin Cities exhibit.
February 7Get 3D head tracking working with generic laptop webcam.
February 6Man vs. Wild parody released.
February 3First stab at scratch input graffiti alphabet. Not bad.
January 26Begin clustering 700k Amazon books.
January 25Internet map to appear in Aperture Magazine.
January 25Story on visualizations to appear in (Canadian) National Post.
January 24Bible visualizations to be featured in De:bug magazine.
January 24Mo' board wall done. BibleViz project on BoingBoing, others.
January 23Probabilistic Input and Scratch Write projects begin.
January 21Invited to write chapter for book on Social Interactive TV.
January 20Film Man vs. Wild parody. Brian cooks for new PhD's dinner.
January 19Go skiing.
January 17Mother of motherboard wall construction begins.
January 16Visualizing the Bible project posted.
January 13Head back to Pittsburgh for start of semester.
January 12House parody debut party. Catch up with old friends.
January 5Film House MD parody.
January 3Slinging.org overhaul. Now using CMS.
January 1Celebrate in deserted Mexico City Airport. Fly home.



2007
December 31Explore Campeche. Fly from Mérida to Mexico City.
December 30Drive to Campeche. Uxmal and Kabah on route.
December 29Wake to new flat tire. Visit Cuzama cenotes. Lose glasses.
December 28Drive to Mérida. Explore Valladolid and Chichen Itza.
December 27Puerto Moreles. Clusterball Mentioned on O'Reilly Radar.
December 26Visit Tulum and Coba. Suffer two flat tires.
December 25Unwind on the beaches of Isla Mujeres. Car used as taxi.
December 24Arrive Cancún. Unpack and relax.
December 23Depart NYC for Mexico. Delayed. Spend night in Mexico City.
December 20Two papers submitted to Graphics Interface 2008.
December 16Semester concludes. Drive home for break.
December 10Lean and Zoom accepted to CHI 2008.
December 10Pediluma accepted to CHI workshop on ambient persuasion.
December 7HCII holiday party.
December 5Aphrodisias documentary airs on the History Channel.
December 5O Boticário to use Internet maps for perfume packaging...
November 30Internet map to be included in bioinformatics textbook.
November 29Part two of Progressive Image Loading study begins.
November 28Royal Society Viz data to be included in Atlas of Science.
November 27Internet map to be shown during Sao Paulo Fashion Week.
November 27Pediluma appears to significantly increase physical activity!
November 20Home for Thanksgiving.
November 19Scott approves mother of motherboards wall.
November 17Two-week-long Pediluma study concludes.
November 16Internet map to be included in NSF report. Meet Zhiquan.
November 13Helping to develop concept for web-themed NYC exhibit.
November 12CHI reviews. First CMU patent disclosure.
November 11Solder up 11 Pedilumas for Monday deployment.
November 9Internet map to be included in book on digital explosion.
November 8Quality of Life Technology Summit; poster session.
November 7Pediluma platform now using PICAXE chips.
November 6Working with Christoph Römhild on Bible visualizations.
November 5Two-week-long Pediluma study kicks off.
November 3Motherboard project for lab space.
November 2NSF GRFP wrapped up and submitted. Whew.
November 1Pediluma group project submitted to CHI workshop.
October 27Party two; stick figures robust, but power hungry.
October 26Stick figures assembled. Costume party numero uno.
October 23Car fixed. Visit Freeride - Get new bicycle.
October 21Shadyside scavenger hunt. 24 parody released.
October 20Construction Junction and tissue paper hunt. Lamp done.
October 19Motherboards on route. Gallery crawl. Stick figure idea.
October 18Pediluma: tricks and swaps lead to 65% power reduction.
October 15Open Source Art investigation kicks off.
October 12Bicycle stolen.
October 11Interesting Internet Map modifications trickling in.
October 10Head back to Pittsburgh. Thoroughly exhausted.
October 9Give progress bars talk - well received.
October 8UIST Conference begins.
October 7Internet Map project in Digg top 10. Fly to Newport, RI.
October 6Volunteers helping to mirror terabytes of outgoing data
October 5Internet Map, aka "The Chris Harrison Project" slashdotted.
October 3Fencing Duel with Walker. Totally pwned.
September 30ChrisHarrison.net sports new look. Chandelier picked up.
September 28Pediluma prototype. SSA food, Luau, Phipps with Aubrey.
September 27National Geographic Channel documentary in contact.
September 26Pediluma presentation with Aubrey and Brian.
September 25Family trip to Merida, Mexico booked.
September 24Double scheduled meeting time with Scott.
September 23New PhD's dinner party. Pediluma born.
September 22Overhaul of website design begun.
September 2125th anniversary of emoticon at CMU. Book UIST trip.
September 19Three CHI submissions. Randy Pausch's last lecture.
September 16AJA Abstract on Extramural Land Division at Aphrodisias.
September 12HCI P&T proposal: Energy-savvy GUIs.
September 10Whack gestures study off to a bang; CHI project #3.
September 8Content-aware bilinear interlacing image loading done.
September 6Scott Hudson is my PhD advisor.
September 4ClusterBall on display at Texas State University.
September 3Royal Society Viz to appear in Places & Spaces exhibit.
September 2First look at data from progressive image loading study.
September 1Back at home for a week.
August 31History Channel's Mummy Forensics producer in contact.
August 27Lab ambient display project begins.
August 22ClusterBall at University of Auckland, NZ.
August 20Human-centric image transmission project kicks off.
August 17CollaboraTV gearing up for CHI submission.
August 14Get bed. Lean and Zoom targeted for CHI.
August 12Move to Pittsburgh.
August 11Paintball with Hesh, Olfat, Maha, Rob and Mum.
August 4Internet Map to appear in New Internationalist's Diary '09.
August 7Win UIST Cover Contest.
August 4Finish Wikipedia popular pages visualization. Blue Marble.
August 2Begin scraping all Wikipedia content for page links.
July 31Submit camera ready UIST paper. Code up Lean & Zoom.
July 28Filming day two; Bauer fighting on top of moving car.
July 27Start filming 24 parody; Bauer attacks enemy stronghold.
July 26Internet connectivity map viz completed.
July 233,941 people visit Slinging.org today. Highest ever.
July 23Seven patents submitted for AT&T Labs review.
July 21Scope out a dozen houses in Pittsburgh. Clint to be roomy.
July 18Lunch with Brewer, chat with Korth, dinner with Benson.
July 12Progress Bar paper officially accepted to UIST 2007.
July 11Gear up for move to CMU, Pittsburgh.
July 9Fly home. Seven weeks of travel concludes.
July 8Depart Jordan. Day in Istanbul: City walls, Pigeon Market.
July 7Visit Jerash - well preserved Greco-Roman city.
July 6Hit four desert castles. Return to Amman.
July 5Dead Sea and the surprisingly awesome Wadi Mujib.
July 4Hitchhike to Ma'an. Karak's crusader castle and Madaba.
July 3Wadi Rum. Neo-Bedouin tour around desert; sleep outside.
July 2Eleven hours exploring Petra. Coolest site ever.
July 1Zip around Amman, burn rubber south to Petra.
June 30Fly to Amman, Jordan.
June 29Final day at Aphrodisias. Bus to Izmir, then fly to Istanbul.
June 23Scramble around big cave in our valley.
June 15Explore Antalya and Termessos.
June 14Visit Aspendos and Perge. See Fire of Anatolia.
June 13Two-day break. Drive to Side.
June 10Bushwhack in search of new aqueduct portions.
June 9Descend aqueduct shaft - not much to see.
June 8Build 20ft rope ladder for aqueduct shaft decent.
June 7Aphrodisias Party. No guns, just dancing.
June 6Turkish wedding - guns and dancing galore.
June 4Visit Sardis. Tires blowout on way home.
June 2Start investigating large aqueduct system.
May 27Bus it to Aphrodisias. Research begins!
May 26Depart Amsterdam, arrive Turkey. Night in Izmir.
May 24EuroITV 2007 Conference begins.
May 23Social Interactive TV workshop.
May 22Depart for EuroITV, Turkey and Jordan.
May 14Finish UIST cover contest entries.
May 13Dan back from school, graduated, and preparing for IBM.
May 12Dinner with Flip. IMAX with Hesh and gang.
May 9Heavily optimized C layout code 30 times faster than JVM!
May 7Turkish research permit approved and returned.
May 6New York City Five Boro Bike Tour; 42 miles.
May 5Multiple submissions to NSF SEVC.
May 4Book Amsterdam hostel.
April 30Book summer flights; Istanbul via Amsterdam.
April 29ClusterBall v2 - multiple rings.
April 27Successfully layout graph of internet backbone.
April 24Visit Google. Bump into David Blackman, EB.
April 20Investigating lattice-based spatial clustering algorithm.
April 19ClusterBall included in Visual Complexity gallery.
April 18ClusterBall project completed.
April 14Finalize global internet trends analysis.
April 11Move out of NYC apartment. Last official day at AT&T Labs.
April 6Coding CollaboraTV 2.0 hardcore.
April 5Decline remaining schools, accept CMU grad school offer.
April 3Sweet new EPG navigation and visualization completed.
April 2Get three years worth of Alexa.com's global 500 traffic data.
April 1First round of mocks for Genie (hibiscus tea beverage)
March 30Three Tech Notes submitted to UIST.
March 30Royal Society contacts me regarding visualization project.
March 29Stacey finishes Kronosphere demo video.
March 28Bob Bell helps with statistics for progress bar paper.
March 23Royal Society Viz. included in PingMag Magazine.
March 22Visit CMU. Flight canceled. LGA to Newark extravaganza.
March 17First draft of Kronosphere and EPG papers for UIST.
March 14Prepare test application for non-linear progress bar study.
March 13Visit Georgia Tech.
March 9Visit Stanford.
March 5EuroITV WIP paper accepted.
March 3charrison.net reaches 1/40th of 1% of internet population!
March 3CityTacks limited release.
March 2SearchClock visualization slashdotted!
March 1EuroITV workshop paper accepted.
February 28Visit MIT Media Lab. Stay with Meng.
February 26AT&T Labs preparing virtual audience patents.
February 24Participate in NYC pillow fight.
February 23CollaboraTV v2 started. New interest patents set to file.
February 22Initial results from color perception study.
February 18New slinging.org moderators. Alias spoof released.
February 17Hesh, Maha, and Yo Mama's House.
February 16Color perception study begins.
February 15EuroITV WIP paper submitted.
February 10CityTacks New York City Beta.
February 7EuroITV workshop proposal submitted.
February 3Filming Alias spoof round two.
February 2Start writing CollaboraTV paper.
February 1Royal Society visualization featured on infosthetics.com.
January 31Jimbo Wales talk about democratizing search.
January 27Start filming Alias spoof.
January 24The Turnarounds perform.
January 23Start reviewing study data. Numerous interesting trends.
January 22Last day of trials. 35 participants in total.
January 19Car fixed up, inspection passed.
January 18Sweeping updates to Slinging.org.
January 15All usability study spots taken - word of mouth.
January 12First day of back-to-back usability trials; 5 people a day.
January 5First day back at AT&T Labs.
January 4Jeff drives up my "new" (his old) VW Golf.
January 1Return Home. Unpack and unwind. Hello 2007.



2006
December 31Full day in Santiago. Celebrate New Year in airport.
December 30Explore Chillán's Saturday market. Eat a Longaniza.
December 29From Temuco to Chillán. Visit famous murals.
December 28Temuco's bustling market. Soak up culture. Bar hop.
December 27White water rafting.
December 26Eat, wander, fix glasses, and head northward to Pucon.
December 25Explore Castro and Achao. Quiet. Head to Puerto Varas.
December 24Fly to Puerto Montt, bus/ferry to Castro, Chiloé.
December 23Explore Punta Arenas. Curious cemetery.
December 22Finish spectacular 50-mile 'W' trek.
December 18First day of trek through Torres del Paine National Park.
December 17Fly to Punta Arenas, bus to Puerto Natales. Prepare...
December 16Explore Santiago. Devour tastiest chicken ever.
December 15Depart for Santiago, Chile.
December 13First CollaboraTV usability trials.
December 10Christmas dinner party.
December 9Hesh's Wii Party. Submit grad school applications.
December 1Royal Society Archive visualization.
November 30CollaboraTV presented at AT&T Labs.
November 29Slinging.org stats: 850+ daily visitors (30k hits).
November 28CollaboraTV features locked for usability study.
November 27Upgrade Slinging.org forum software.
November 26Catch up with Cyriak.
November 23Go home for Thanksgiving.
November 22Commit to 2007 Aphrodisias, Turkey, field season.
November 20Visit Georgia Tech.
November 17Book tickets to Chile. Patagonia here I come.
November 16Submit four automobile interface patents disclosures.
November 15AT&T Labs decides to file both advertising patents.
November 13Non-linear progress bars and driver fatigue detection.
November 10Three new content/popularity/ratings visualizations.
November 9Order sweet new mountain bike. Thanks Brian and Larry!
November 8Polishing CollaboraTV interface for usability study.
November 5OpenMosaic v1 complete. Testing among friends.
November 2Visit Dan Fitz at Geneseo.
November 1Depart the 'Burgh for Erie, PA. Dead car sells on eBay.
October 31Visit CMU HCII. Explore Pittsburgh. Halloween.
October 30Visit University of Maryland HCIL.
October 22Incorrectly installed timing belt causes car engine to blow.
October 20First visualization of 68,000 wikipedia links.
October 19Start crunching numbers for netflix recommendation contest.
October 18Virtual audience feature added to CollaboraTV.
October 17Pick top six graduate schools.
October 13Car broken into, bike stolen.
October 11Go to replace tire, mechanics drive SUV into my car.
October 10Replace flat tire on highway 78 shoulder.
October 10Submit two advertising related patent disclosures.
October 4Stacey hosts Lost season 3 premier meetup.
October 1Chain Stretcher mountain bike race.
September 22Ultra NY concert in Central Park: Moby, Digweed.
September 20First visualizations of Wikipedia using my package.
September 19Build spring-based visualization package.
September 16First visualizations of Wikipedia using graphviz.
September 12Westchester Ghetto music video released.
August 28First day at AT&T Labs.
August 20Depart Russia. Head home. Three months of traveling over.
August 18Visit museums and churches. Fly back to St. Petersburg.
August 17Arrive Moscow morning. Red Square, Kremlin and more.
August 16Stroll along Nevsky, enjoy jazz club, night train to Moscow.
August 15Return from Lake Chudskoye.
August 14Mushroom picking in northern taiga, night fishing.
August 11Traditional Russian banya; birch branches included.
August 9Travel by car to Raskopel cabin, on shore of Lake Chudskoye.
August 8Explore St. Petersburg on foot.
August 7Visit isolated Valaam Monastery.
August 6Treated to over-night boat excursion up Neva River.
August 5St. Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Royal Palace.
August 4Boat to Petergof.
August 3Depart Istanbul for St. Petersburg.
August 1Plane to Istanbul via Athens. Hit Grand Bazaar for gifts.
July 29Return to Larnaka.
July 28Cross UN buffer zone into Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
July 27Visit Kourion. Bus to Nicosia, the last divided capital in the world.
July 26Quick jaunt to Troodos Mountains for glimpse of Mt. Olympus.
July 25Pack away tent and head to Lemesos.
July 23Ride rented moped all over Akamas Peninsula.
July 21Buy camping gear in Paphos, depart for Polis. Begin camping.
July 20Bus to Paphos on route to Polis. Hotels scarce again.
July 19Agia Napa; not impressed and hotels scarce.
July 17Night in Larnaka. Cook our own meal for the first time in months.
July 17Situation unpredictable, decide to leave. Bus to Tele Aviv airport.
July 16A numbing day at the holocaust museum.
July 15Explore old city, walk the Via Dolorosa.
July 14Northward, past Dead Sea, through West Bank to Jerusalem.
July 14Hezbollah hits Haifa. Israel pounds Beirut. War intensifying.
July 13Hike down Mt. Sinai. Catch bus to Israeli border. Eilat.
July 12Bus to Mt. Sinai. Hike up at night for sunrise.
July 11Camel trek to Blue Hole. Snorkel, Bedouin lunch.
July 11Sling paper published in the Bulletin of Primitive Technology.
July 10Take bus to Dahab.
July 9Snorkel reefs at Ras Mohammad National Park.
July 8Cross Red Sea by ferry to Sinai Peninsula.
July 7Bus to Hurghada.
July 6Whirlwind tour of six Luxor sites. Unbelievable!
July 5Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, felluca up Nile.
July 4Arrive Luxor. Visit central Luxor Temple, Mummy Museum.
July 3Visit Old Cairo. Catch overnight train to Luxor.
July 2Explore the citadel and huge City Stars mall.
July 1Saqqara, Pyramids at Giza, Memphis.
June 30Egyptian Museum. Wander the alleys of Khan-al-kalili.
June 29Land in Cairo, meet Hesham.
June 28Depart Aphrodisias. One night in Istanbul.
June 27Hard work to wrap up work. Constant brownouts hamper work.
June 26Visit Pamukkale, Heraopolis, hot spring.
June 18Find enormous aqueduct tunnel and bridge.
June 10Sick. Recuperate in Karaçasu hospital.
June 8Both IBM patents filed with USPTO.
June 5First visit to Karaçasu market day.
May 22Hike to top of Mt. Babada, a 35Km trek.
May 20Scramble around large necropolis. Crawl down cave spring
May 17GRE Scores are in. Very pleased.
May 17First day in Aphrodisias.
May 15Explore Ancient Efesus. Quick stop at Virgin Mary's house.
May 14Depart for Selçuk. See the Basilica of St. John.
May 13Blue Mosque, Aya Sophia, Spice Market. Leave for Izmir.
May 12Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar.
May 11Arrive Istanbul.
May 9Give compilers demo lecture.
May 8Blob code finished. Physical controls built and tested.
April 26Prepare slashdot logos for competition.
April 7Search-by-sketch version one complete.
April 6NewsGlobe version 1.0 complete. Record Westchester rap.
April 5Meet Peter Bergen, who met Osama bin Laden.
April 4My picture appears on gamasutra.com
April 4Two new patents in the work via IBM Research! Sweet!
April 4Integrate Timeline with Jeff's text analytics package.
April 3Visit Harrison family's new house.
April 2Take GRE CS. Head home to help family pack truck.
March 27Plan summer itinerary. Ramesh Raskar lecture.
March 26Return to New York. Catch up on work!
March 24Bahamas. Storm causes early departure.
March 22Explore charming San Juan, Puerto Rico.
March 21Relax on St. Maarten's Orient Beach.
March 20Hike Tortola and chill on beach. Virgin Gorda is spectacular!
March 19Arrive in St. Thomas. Snorkel - reef, fish, shipwreck.
March 16Depart New York. Cruise to Caribbean.
March 15Assisted mouse demo reaready for testers & data collection.
March 4 to 524-hour cell-phone game programming competition.
March 3Ben visits for the weekend.
February 27Ted Selker Lecture.
February 25Film "Wrench" - Saw parody.
February 23Timeline version one complete. Radiometer arrives.
February 18Escape for ski weekend in Catskills with Dan Fitz.
February 13Find nice 3-arc second (90m interval) elevation models.
February 5Blueman group. Very cool.
February 3Find 30-arc second elevation models for Turkey.
February 2The Daily Show with Jon Stewart taping. Thanks Brewers!
February 1Henry the Chinchilla joins the family.
January 29Visit Chinese New Year celebrations in Chinatown.
January 23US Patent and Trademark Office replies to pat. application.
January 20Setup Slinging.org wiki.
January 14Overnight train back to Venice. Fly home.
January 6 to 13Meet Stacey's family. Ski the Swiss Alps!
January 5Depart by train to Gstaad, Switzerland.
January 4Full day in Venice. Lunch in front of San Marco Cathedral.
January 3Wake up in Siena. More kebabs. Return to Venice.
January 2Tour Orvieto's caves and cathedral. Eat wild boar & kebab.
January 12006! Northward! Hill town of Orvieto; Jazz festival.



2005
December 31Tour Pompeii. Return to Priano for New Year's bash.
December 30Mt Vesuvius. Further south to Priano, Amalfi Coast; Bingo.
December 29Get lost in Naples traffic. Decide to stay the night.
December 28Hike Abruzzo Nat. Park. Second night in Pescasseroli.
December 27Explore Porto Santo Stefano. Get lost in Rome Traffic.
December 26Day in Pisa. Lunch by leaning tower. Head south.
December 25Happy X-mas. Land in Venice. Pickup car. Drive to Pisa.
December 24Depart for Italy.
December 22Complete compiler in two-day coding marathon.
December 20Finish VirtuaRacer. Multimedia presentation day.
December 17Meet Ms. Tschang from NetHope. Go to Guggenheim.
December 16Scrap "Big Projection" idea. VirtuaRacer instead.
December 14Attend VSO presentation in NYC.
December 9Newssohot T-shirts arrive.
December 7Distributed computing ants competition.
December 6Final version of distributed computing ants code.
December 3Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Yeomen of the Guard" Opera.
December 2Google final round interviews. Fajitas Party!
December 1Buy my first independent christmas tree.
November 29Richard Stallman talk at Cooper Union.
November 24Thanksgiving with Stacey's family.
November 20ACM Regional ICPC. Top NYU Team; 13th overall.
November 16Visit Google's NYC Office. Slam dunk tech interview.
November 11Go to ABC HQ, meet with head of ABC News.
November 7Come up with O(n) collision-resolution ethernet algorithm.
October 31Dress up for Halloween. Carve Pumpkin.
October 27Meet Professor Childress to discuss sling projectiles.
October 25Slinging.org t-shirts arrive.
October 23Paintball. Head home.
October 21Amish Country. Hershey Park in the Dark.
October 20Credit card used fraudulently. Depart for weekend in PA.
October 15Surprise party for parents! Three months in the planning.
October 13MTV News. Ask Bill Gates a question!
October 11New York City Technologists meetup.
October 9In-the-city BBQ canceled.
October 6First Shasha lunch at Apple restaurant.
October 5Idea session with Shasha.
October 2Across the Narrows Concert. Beck, Belle and Sebastian.
September 30Start salsa classes.
September 23Housewarming party!
September 23Join Aphrodisias archaeological project.
September 15Fly to Rochester, MN. Meet Hypervisor, BlueGene teams.
September 6Classes start; three days a week.
September 5Move in with Stacey.
September 3Fly home to New York.
September 2Fly back to London. Roll of tape confiscated!
September 1Relax in Malaga. Go shopping.
August 31Last day in Morocco. Ferry to Spain, and bus to Malaga.
August 30Decide to skip Fes, push on back to Tangier.
August 29Day on the beach to recoup. More medicine for Stacey.
August 28Load up on medicine. Depart for Casablanca by train.
August 27Dinner in Djemma el Fna.
August 27Drive to Ourzazate, Aït Benhaddou, High Atlas Mountains.
August 26Book tour. Get guide around medina. Stacey sick.
August 25Very cool medina and Kasbah! Overnight train to Marrakech.
August 24Bus to Algeciras. Ferry to Tangier, Morocco.
August 23Fly to Paris, then Malaga, Spain.
August 22Fly to LA, then London. Meet Stacey in UK.
August 19Final day of EB. Submit 9th and final patent disclosure.
August 14Return to San Jose. Final week at Almaden...
August 13Meng stays the weekend. Tour NYC.
August 11Extreme Blue Expo. Enki rocks! Talk of spin-off?
August 9Go to Westford to meet Lotus Execs. Drive to New York.
August 8Visit CUE group at IBM Cambridge. Attend Intern Seminar.
August 6 & 7Explore Boston. Sleep at Meng's frat house.
August 5Fly to Boston.
July 31Return to San Jose.
July 30Visit Stacey in NY. Kayak on Hudson.
July 27Almaden fun day. Google open house; Orkut, Serge.
July 25Submit fifth patent idea to IBM for review.
July 23EB Paintball excursion. 4:1 kill ratio.
July 21Demo Enki to Lotus Execs. Thumbs up.
July 13Submit third patent idea to IBM for review.
July 11Symposium at Almaden. Mingle with the big wigs.
July 10Stacey departs.
July 9Hike among the redwoods. Dinner on beach. Propose?
July 8Head north to Redwood forests. Dinner by river. Camp.
July 7Meet Congressman Smith (R-TX). Visit Don Eigler's lab.
July 5Cruise up scenic route 1. Go back to work.
July 4Pedal to the metal through desert. Fireworks over Pacific.
July 3Drive to Grand Canyon and camp the night. Spicy chicken.
July 2Fly to Las Vegas. Visit Hoover Dam, Lake Mead; Go gambling!
July 1Stacey arrives in sunny California.
June 29Submit finalized sling paper.
June 18Hike Half Dome, Yosemite. Elv 8,836 ft.
June 10Happy Birthday Stacey!
June 4Snoop around Google headquarters.
June 3Extreme week at Extreme Blue ends.
May 31First Day of work at IBM.
May 28Leave for San Jose.
May 27Plan end of summer trip; Spain and Morocco with Stacey.
May 24Frantically catch up on work.
May 23Fly home! Scabies!
May 22Catch 10am bus back to Quito. Visit Mitad del Mundo.
May 21Whitewater rafting. Swing jump off a bridge. Intense foosball.
May 20Repel down waterfalls. ATV down route of waterfalls.
May 19Bus to Guamote for market. Bus to Baños in afternoon.
May 18Sit on roof of train up the Devil's Nose, and onto Riobamba.
May 17Day trip to Cajas National Park. Bus to Alusi at night.
May 16Fly to Cuenca. Catch 9am bus to Ingapica, Incan ruins.
May 15Day trip to Cotopaxi. Climb to glacier tip. Elevation 15,748 ft.
May 14Visit Otavalo for renowned Saturday market. Mugged at night.
May 13Explore Quito. Pants get shredded by pickpockets on trolly.
May 12Depart Newark for Bogota, then on to Quito, Ecuador.
May 11Mountain bike with Stacey, meet Dan for ice cream.
May 10National Museum of TZ website done, minus collections.
May 9Find "poster" at 3am, Chinatown. Meet robot. Aegir demo day.
May 5Fencing team dinner.
May 4Ceramics final project done; all but glaze.
May 3Deans awards ceremony; CS Department award.
May 2Aegir demo day; client segfaults-a-plenty.
May 1Server having stability issues, but nicely scales to 200 clients.
April 30Scout whitewater rafting trip.
April 27Scholar-athlete awards.
April 21Deans leadership roundtable. Meet Gene for dinner.
April 20Kristina breakup. Sling paper half done.
April 19Crank away on Aegir client code with Gabe; Good progress.
April 19Help author Shannon Hale with sling-related text in her book.
April 18Book Los Angeles to London to New York flight.
April 17Book Ecuador flight. Riots start in Ecuador.
April 15Notify MCI of IBM internship.
April 10Slinging.org surpasses 100k visitors since April 04
April 9OTAS project dies, or so it seems.
April 7Depart Shanghai. Looking forward to fresh air.
April 629th Annual ICPC competition.
April 5Buy lots of "antiques" in market.
April 2Aborted 1st landing. Explore Shanghai.
April 1Leave for ACM ICPC World Finals, Shanghai.
March 31Aegir Server v0.5 complete. Chat, movement, and more.
March 31Morgan Stanley quiz night.
March 29Accept IBM Extreme Blue internship offer.
March 28Google technical interview very cool; solve all problems.
March 26Dinner with Amy K.
March 26Second Slinging.org chat session.
March 23Aegir Server v0.1 goes live on i5; scalability looking good.
March 22Internship offers rolling in...
March 20Final TZ museum design done; templates in progress.
March 17Finally better! First real meal in 6 days! Lost about 8 lbs.
March 15Visit intelligent doctor. Diagnosis: Quinsy
March 12Visit Kristina's house in Massachusetts
March 11Week of *$%!& throat begins
March 10First complete outline for sling/medieval I.S. developed.
March 9Morgan Stanley and Accenture tech assessments go well.
March 8Morgan Stanley dinner at Otto Enoteca.
March 3IBM technical interview goes well, despite high fever.
February 26Ski Belleayre Mountain with dorm. Roommates B-day.
February 23Talk with Jane by phone. Catch up.
February 16Slinging.org hosts first chat; 7 people.
February 4Leave for weekend-long fencing trip, Boston.
February 3Morgan Stanley dinner at Park Avalon.
January 23Happy birthday Kristina!
January 29iMac arrives smashed. Wrangle with FedEx begins.
January 28Slinging.org hosting upgraded to 15Gb a month.
January 27Slinging.org chewing through 400 megs a day.
January 26CS Games and NYU "Games"
January 25Slinging.org transferred to new server. Revisions go live.
January 22Blizzard suspends account without reason. Draws wrath.
January 21iMac SE sells for $450.
January 20Hesh's DSL saturated. Buy proper hosting for Slinging.org.
January 20Enter the ranks of cell phone users.
January 11Join Open Tsunami Alert System programming effort.
January 8Arrive home. Ben Eagle Scout Ceremony.
January 6Snorkel Molokini.
January 410.2 mile journey back with pack and 3/4 liter of water.
January 3Hike across crater bottom. Sand Storms. Camp inside.
January 2Camp on slopes of Haleakala Crater. 100 mph winds.



2004
December 31Celebrate 2005 New Year in Hana, Maui. Hungry.
December 30Return from P.R. and leave for Hawaii with Hesh.
December 28Visit El Yunque rainforest, National Park.
December 24Leave for Puerto Rico.
December 21Visit Guggenheim Aztec exhibit. Semester over.
December 9Win DURF Grant to fund National Museum of TZ site.
December 2Go to the MET.
November 25A day off finally!! Work all day to catch up.
November 24Unix Tools spring 05 grader.
November 23New iBook arrives, very sweet.
November 21Start interactive graphics final project.
November 20Buy new iBook for $994!
November 20Powerbook sells on eBay for $961!
November 19MECCA mux diversity app polished to perfection.
November 17Buried in more work than I can handle.
November 16GNYR ICPC, 12th out of 66 teams, grad & undergrad.
November 5Slinging.org's 10,000th forum post.
November 3SBC SDL fade graphics tester complete.
November 2First time voting. Another 4 years of Bush…
October 29First day of real programming at MCI.
October 22Ambient Information SBC project started.
October 8Swap computers; G5 unleashed!
October 6Orion Lander completed for Interactive Graphics class.
October 4Dinner with Kerry; met on Amsterdam to NY flight.
October 3Mountain bike race: 33rd out of 61 "beginners".
September 28Undergraduate grant submitted.
September 23Squash club starts regular meetings.
September 16Heading up the ACM competition with Chris Q.
September 14Jane and I go our separate ways.
September 13Project Goliath preface finally complete.
September 12"Week of Neglect" ends, or so I think...
September 10First day at MCI WorldCom.
September 9Slinging.org: 2.6 million hits, 55k visitors.
September 7Back to school. Grader and eTutor for Comp. Archi.
September 1Trek 6500 on route. IROutlook domains registered.
August 29Kes, a Jack Russell Terrier puppy, joins the family.
August 28Visit Jane. Discuss IROutlook, develop idea.
August 26Working on 6 simultaneous websites. Feel the pressure.
August 24Home.
August 23Quickly revisit Niagara. Off to Pennsylvania.
August 22Finish Toronto, scoot down to Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
August 21Depart Ottawa; explore Toronto.
August 20Finish Montreal. Stop by Trois Riviere on route to Ottawa.
August 19Finish Quebec, then off to Montreal.
August 18Visit Montpelier, Sherbrook, Québec City.
August 17Depart on Canadian Road Trip. First stop Montpelier, VT.
August 16Jane arrives.
August 11Slinging.org receives 306 visitors today. Highest yet.
August 10Battery Park to Bear Mountain Bridge by bike; 56 miles.
August 2Project Goliath. Slinging.org gears up for ambition project.
July 31Slinging.org forum thriving. July: 7k visitors, 48k total.
July 28Return home. Sad to be back.
July 24Return to Dar. Miss the field already.
July 23Invited to morani to elder Maasai party.
July 11Arusha trip. Drop people off, restock on supplies.
June 23Vehicles packed; Depart for Laetoli.
June 19Start developing Tanzania National Museum's website.
June 12Depart for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
June 7Bike performs admirably on trails.
June 3My eBay Trek 6000 bike arrives; assembled and ridden.
June 2Visit MCI, very impressed, strong part-time job possibility.
May 31Slinging.org: 5100 posts, 37k visitors, 1.7 mil hits.
May 20Assisting with second Discovery Channel show.
May 17Grades are in: A, A, A, A-
May 13John gone; Chris mans the store and runs the show.
May 5Semester over, gearing up for Africa.
May 1Simsalabim hotline server gone for good. Long live Ergo!
April 24iMac sold on eBay.
April 19Tivo arrives, life changes...
April 18Happy Birthday Jane.
April 6Getting squashed at squash, but having a ball.
April 2Osiris massively multiplayer RPG development begins.
March 24Slinging.org surpasses 3500 posts, ~28k visitors, 1mil+ hits.
March 23It's official, I'm taking up squash; equipment on route.
March 11 to 21Trip to the motherland, "time of my life" with Jane.
March 4 to 7CS Games, overall 8th out of 26.
February 19Motorbike dead again; new spark plugs do the trick.
February 11Bought ticket to England for spring break.
January 18Discovery Channel/BBC documentary on slings airs.
January 17Gearing up for CS Games.
January 14Return home.
January 11Depart for Orlando, FL; Fun with Hesh, Oliver, and Rob.
January 7Full patent filed with the USPTO.
January 6Jane leaves. Find out grades: A, A, A, B.
January 1Welcome 2004!



2003
December 31New years in/near Times Square.
December 26Selected as next semester's eTutor for Unix Tools.
December 22Jane comes for winter break.
December 19Finals over; survived fall semester.
December 9BA Honors project completed.
November 22Motorbike hasn't started in 2 weeks, Carducci fixes.
November 9ACM Prog Competition, "Best Fresh/Sophomore Team"
November 8Motorbike parking signage in place, bought permit.
November 7Slinging.org passes 10k visitor mark, 364,863 hits.
November 1PIC development stalls, hardware troubles.
October 28Aurora project revived with Hesh developing Java client.
October 22Motherboard wall art complete.
October 18Local paper, front page story about motorcycle parking.
October 9Village Board passes motorbike parking resolution.
October 7Slinging.org receives 153 visitors today.
September 29Present to town board about motorbike parking.
September 19PIC microprocessor development begins.
September 14Slinging.org t-shirts suggested.
September 12Motherboard wall piece started.
September 10Slinging.org's 4000th visitor.
September 5Meet with Grimm, start ind. study with him.
September 2Aurora project stalls again.
August 31Site redesigned.
August 30Slinging.org's 3000th visitor.
August 24Horizon Designs site retired, H2 goes up.
August 21Slinging.org forum passes 200-posts mark.
August 18Aurora MMORPG graphics code feature-complete.
August 17Menken project done.
August 15Aurora MMORPG project resumes with Ethan's help.
August 13Sculptor Walt Horton contacts me regarding slings.
August 12Slinging.org receives 85 visitors today.
August 11Slinging.org's 2000th visitor (since June 1st).
August 11 & 12Travel with Hesham to MIT CS conference.
August 2Slinging.org forum goes live.
August 1Win Sony SL10 Clie handheld for Jane.
August 1Resume day job.
July 26Jane Leaves :(
JulyTour NYC, travel to Canada, much fun.
June 28Jane arrives; month in US. :)
June 27Laptop sells on eBay for $490.
June 14Finally get to ride my new motorcycle.
June 9CM website wraps up as Menken's project begins.
June 2Slinging.org receives 46 unique visitors today, highest yet.
May 28Grades for spring 2003 semester very sweet!
May 19BBC contacts me regarding sling documentary.
May 18Summer school session begins.
May 12University finishes.
April 19Slinging.org generates first email question.
April 18Happy Birthday Jane!
April 14Slinging community pledges support.
March 20Slinging.org goes live, little content.
March 19Aurora MMOPRG graphics and server code progressing well.
March 162003 CS Games Montréal, 1st place!
March 14Spring break, depart for Montréal.
March 6Universe MMORPG started.
February 21Intercollegiate sports honor roll.
February 2Augmented reality proposal complete.
February 1Chris Harrison from UK visits!
February 1Remember Columbia and her crew.
January 31Team Captain for CS Games, Montreal.
January 30Finches given away
January 21Back to college.
January 21Patent pending.
January 3Finches leave nest.
January 1Welcome 2003!



2002
December 26In newspaper for "Coolest hobby of the year" (Trebuchet).
December 19Finch eggs hatch!
December 17Started winter break job.
December 16All finals finished.
December 12Trebuchet finds home at high school.
December 11Semester over.
December 5Pet finch lays 4th and final egg.
December 2Pet finch lays an egg!
November 3ACM Programming Competition.
October 27"Fire!" completed.
October 19"Fire!" programming started.
October 17LCARS-like graphics for LIC finished.
October 11Trebuchet in the newspaper.
October 5LIC software being developed.
September 27Patent process started.
September 20New 8 in 1 Hauberk started.
September 4Start university.
August 11L-Day, trebuchet v2.0 done.
August 4Trebuchet version 2 started.
July 31Trebuchet completed.
July 26Trebuchet Project started.
July 24AP Grades are in... 5, 5, 5!
July 23Return from England trip.
June 26Begin trip to England.
June 25Graduate High School.
June 61st place Tingley Scholarship.
May 184th place engineering at ISEF.
May 13Off to ISEF.
May 13Get US Citizenship.
April 11Chainmail suit completed.
April 91st place NYSSEF, advance to international.
April 4 to 53rd place state level JSHS.
March 161st place WESEF, advance to state level.
February 24Halberk almost done, need stand.
February 93rd place in JSHS, advance to state level.
January 21Meteor Run and Sprite Class done.
January 18Hauberk over 4500 rings!
January 13Chainmail hauberk fits me!
January 5Meteor Run project starts.
January 2Chainmail shirt expansion starts.
January 1Welcome 2002!



2001
December 23Chainmail shirt small, but done.
November 21I'm making chainmail!
November 19Intel paper completed and sent.
October 26Ameba game finished.
September 29"Chris Harrison Day" in my town.
September 29Recognized as "Outstanding Citizen" by NY State Assembly.
September 29Eagle Scout ceremony. "Chris Harrison Day" in the county.
September 11Oh my god! Watch events unfold live on BBC.
September 5School begins.
September 4LIC version 2 construction complete.
Late July"Laptop-in-Car" project started.
June 27Started work at Curtis.
June 26Sandak engine complete.
June 21Sandak programming 80% done.
June 20School year ends.
June 13Sandak RPG started.
June 7BaLiS OpenGL final build.
June 5BaLiS CMU final build.
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