Developer, programmer, source code addict

Pleasant Mt Bald Peak

Mar 29, 2015

Hiked Pleasant Mt, Denmark, ME, 44.04474,-70.80364. Distance: 2.96mi and 3:10 round trip. Time to top: 2:05, time to bottom: 1:05. 34ºF, little wind.

Boy, it felt like I needed to hike more! Great hike, and I'm glad Cindy kicked my ass to keep going. The water falls were very cool.


WeatheredHiker development start

Mar 28, 2015

I have started work on to make it into a community site for uploading and sharing hike info. Some interesting resources include making a profile, and showing a map. Both of those use my pemi loop gpx file.


New goodies for hiking

Mar 24, 2015

EMS had a member sale, $20 off a $20 or more purchase. So I got myself $25 of stuff. Trying out a couple new food items, and a cover for my Nalgene's. Hoping the cover will keep the water from freezing too quickly.


Hiked Burnt Meadow Knee Test

Mar 22, 2015

Hiked almost to the top of Stone Mt. to see how my knee would handle it. My knee started feeling a little odd about half way up, so I turned back.


Evolution of programming languages

Mar 20, 2015

Personally I have not used x/ex, Fortran or Ruby. I have used PHP though.


Singing in the rain in my Helium 2

Oct 05, 2014

Okay, maybe not singing, but I couldn't sleep tonight, so I decided to take a walk in the rain in my Outdoor Research Helium 2 rain jacket. Worked great. The brim, even after being scrunched in it's pack pocket, kept the rain out of my eyes, but didn't do much for the rest of my face. My nose got wet too. 


Wet Willey Backpacking

Sep 27, 2014

Another excellent backpacking trip with Cindy! Went across Tom, Field and Willey. Glad to have gone back, but I can tell you, I have no plans to go up or down Tom again! That mountain is nuts. And no big payoff at the top either. We hiked up when it was cloudy and the clouds were really low. So the hike in was pretty wet, but at least the rain that came down was only water drops from the tree. 


Back on the horse again

Sep 23, 2014

It's been a while, but I am finally back on the horse again. Getting back to iOS development. I have my iPhone 6 Plus on backorder, and should have it around the end of October. So that will give me time to start working on my first app for it. 


Awesome mate in 5 that I missed

Sep 10, 2014

So while I was analyzing a game I played against tChess on my iPhone, I discovered I missed a mate in 5 after 14 ... Bxf3. Works well as a puzzle!


Following Red Beard

Jul 29, 2014

Okay, I admit I've been following someone named Red Beard. He is hiking the AT northbound, and started about the begining of March. When I posted this, he had made it to Massachusetts. See his websiteinstagram, facebook, and youtube sites. 


Day hike Carrigan Mountain

Jul 28, 2014

Day hiked up Carrigain via the Signal Ridge Trail. The trail starts out easy, but then turns rocky and is a steady climb to a ridge that affords a view of the fire tower that sits atop Carrigan to the north. To the east you can see a wide range or mountains including Webber, and Willey/Field/Tom.


Burnt Meadow with Pauline and Cindy

Mar 16, 2014

Man, it was cold out there. When the wind wasn't blowing it actually wasn't bad, but add the wind and it was freezing. Good hike though. Only 3 hours to do the entire trail, including breaks. Snow was packed hard, and only postholed a couple times. Wore micro spikes.


South Moat with Pauline

Mar 09, 2014

Albany, NH, White Mountains. Trail head 43.995408,-71.174755  2749' at the top. Weather.  I was excited to be able to finally take Pauline up South Moat. It was certain work, but she seemed to really love it. The views are really nice, you can see Chocorua and Mount Washington. 


WEX Logo

Mar 08, 2014

Right, so I was having a little fun and slapped this model together. I wanted to design something that used translucient red. The idea here is to make the text white, stand is black, and the red card is translucient red. Then I put some cleaverly placed red LED's and light it up.


New servo arm bracket

Mar 05, 2014

I needed to update the bracket since I had the measurements off by a little. Now things are bang on, and I'm getting more use to using the modeling software. Now I just need to be able to bolt an arm onto the bracket. 


Servo arm bracket

Mar 01, 2014

First rev of my servo arm bracket. This mounts to the server to provide a pivot point on the other side. I like the look, but once I tested the size with a servo model, it appears as though the inside dimensions are too small. See the ROB3 article for information on the use of the bracket.


ROB3 Started

Mar 01, 2014

Started working on ROB3. He is a tank robot that. I have two way communication with my ICE2 controller. Which means I can control the robot, but I can also have the robot send info to the controller. For instance I can send the current amperage that each motor is drawing, and show it on the controller. Or if I had my sonar attached, I could see what distance it was measuring. 


CAD Servo

Feb 26, 2014

Created this little drawing to use as a reference when I am building servo mounts or arms. I decided to take the plung and actually buy a CAD program. I figured the free ones were nice, but if I wanted to get any real work done, based on measurements, I needed something a little better then web based freebees. So far my impressions of the software are a little mixed. 


North Moat loop hike

Feb 26, 2014

North Conway, NH, White Mountains. Trail head 44.071770,-71.162825. 3196' at the top. Weather. Planning a 10 mile hike from Dianna's bath, up to North Moat, along the Red Ridge, then back to Dianna's bath.


Chocorua hike

Feb 23, 2014

Bartlett, NH, White Mountains, Trail head for Champney Falls trail 43.990012050, -71.299219012. Weather. Went with Micheal to take some photos of Chocorua with my DSLR. 5h40m total for climb, taking shots (maybe 10 mins at the top) and then back down.


South Moat with Cindy

Feb 22, 2014

Albany (North Conway), NH, White Mountains. Trail head 43.99519,-71.17479. 2745' at the top. Weather. Very warm day, above 40F, required snowshoes the entire way up and down. Slippery on the way down, a few accidental but sleds down. Went with Cindy. 3 hours up, 2 hours down. 


Hiked old spec via the eye brow

Jan 04, 2014

Newry, ME, Trail head at 44.59022,-70.94717. First time up the eyebrow, and it didn't disappoint, even though it wasn't as challenging as I thought it would be. Took 3 1/4 hours up, and 2 1/2 hours down. 


Art of the power nap

Nov 24, 2013

From an article I saw on lifehacker, napping might be as much of an art as it is a science. The article has a few recomendations for planning your next nap. From the article, a 20-minute power nap might be the unltimate nap. But 30, 60 and 90 minutes give you different benefits. 


Hiked Burnt Meadow

Nov 17, 2013

Burnt meadow mountain is a 1575ft peek in Brownfield Maine. It's a nice little intermediate level hike that will take between 2.5hr to 3.5 hours. We took about 2:45 mins today. Hiked up via the burnt meadow trail which is 1.3 miles, and is a good workout to climb. From the top, we followed the twin brook trail to make it a loop. We didn't do stone mountain trail this time. Weather was cool, cloudy and some rain accented the climb with a few sprinkles. Added 3.6 miles to my Asolo's.

A little technostalgia

Nov 15, 2013

From the whir of a floppy disk to the buzz of a 56K modem, has a nifty way back article. 

Walk around back cove

Nov 13, 2013

Added 3.5 miles on my Asolo's. Right food didn't feel very comfortable, and I started feeling a hot spot. They were very comfortable the first hike. Just goes to show you need to break in the boot for a while before relying on them being comfortable on epic hikes. 

Hiked Horton Woods

Nov 10, 2013

Nice little walk/hike, a little west of Saco, just down from the Heath Preserve. Mostly flat, a few hills. A very large bridge crosses a very small river; a little strange. 3.5 miles, in my Asolo Flame GTX MV's. Yeah, I'm keeping track of how many miles I put on my new boots ;)


Hiked South Moat Mountain

Nov 10, 2013

Albany, NH, Trail head 43.99519,-71.17479. 2745' at the top. Weather. I tore up the mountain in 1h45m! The trip down was 1h15m. Leaves still make the trail slippery. Was a perfect day for it. Clear and cool. I packed lunch, a couple layers of clothing, and a liter of water. There were some steep parts, and a good warm up before it gets steep. 


Fractals all around us

Oct 07, 2013

The world around us can't be defined by Euclid classic geometry. The world is defined by irregular shapes and surfaces and uneven edges with rough corners. 


Copyright 2015, Lee Patterson