Recent Projects

July 17, 2019

During my time at Stanford, I was an active member of the Mars Rover Team within the Stanford Robotics Club (http://roboticsclub.stanford.edu). Our goal was to develop a multi-function robotic rover that could traverse long distances, navigate autonomously, perform sci...

April 18, 2019

Excited after my success with PiHole and it's privacy-centric ad-blocking DNS, I felt empowered to do more. The thing about living with near-perfect ad blockers is that you don't really notice them when they are active, but you REALLY notice them when they are gone. Us...

April 5, 2019

My next step for continuous improvement of my home network was to build a DNS server using the popular DIY-system, PiHole. A DNS server takes web addresses like "facebook.com" and then looks up the server location (something like 76.103.245.57) in an address book, so t...

March 21, 2019

Like many people renting in older buildings, there never seems to be enough hot water, and my apartment is no exception. I had always assumed that this was just because other people were trying to shower at the same time as me, but recent events challenged that assumpt...

February 16, 2019

Keys suck. I could write a whole post about how easy they are to copy (even with just a photo) or circumvent altogether. However, this post focuses on another problem with keys: they are inconvenient.

I strongly believe that we should live in a world where machines anti...

March 28, 2018

DeepFake is an application that uses convolutional neural nets to generate a map of a person's face, then place that map over an actor in a video. This technology can create amazing mashups where the star in the movie is played by someone else. The media has continuall...

February 13, 2018

Valentines day may be a "Hallmark holiday" to most, but that doesn't mean that it can't be a fun one. I happen to be a big fan of chocolates, but virtually all chocolates come in cheesy overpriced heart-shaped boxes. This simply would not do. I decided that any valenti...

February 2, 2018

After joining the Stanford Student Space Initiative high-altitude balloon team, one of our first projects was to build and launch our own high-altitude balloon with a "unique" payload, record its flight path, capture video of its ascent, and retrieve it. This on-boardi...

January 26, 2018

One of my first projects was creating a synchronized media library between multiple computers in multiple homes. The system worked well, but was reliant on many PCs that were on virtually all the time. Often, this would be an old laptop with tons of external hard drive...

January 20, 2018

What if I could use my existing neural style transfer program to apply the style of my doppelgänger's painting onto my own photo?

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*The banner background was generated from my personal photo of one of my favorite places, Stinson Beach. For more information on how I generated the painting, see DeepStyle on the Recent Projects Tab