Master of Media

Posted by: on Aug 6, 2010 | No Comments

Finished my thesis on the Boycott Toolkit and handed it in at 4:50 on a Friday. It’s online as a PDF for your reading pleasure. Thanks to everyone who helped me make it a reality.

Roadtrip Roundup

Posted by: on Aug 3, 2010 | No Comments

As before, by the numbers:

  • 4326.4 mi on 140.25 gallons of gas, for an avg 30.84 mpg
  • 18 states (NH MA CT NY NJ PA OH IN IL WI MN SD NE CO UT AZ (briefly, spent no $) NV and finally CA
  • 15 days
  • five moose
  • 400+ buffalo
  • one five foot rattlesnake
  • 287 MIT nerds in Vegas
  • 15,000 foot skydive
  • and two badass new room-mates

Flying back to Boston tonight finish up at the lab, so my west coast residence isn’t quite permanent yet, but I’ll leave my heart (and all my stuff) in Berkeley.

Skydiving

Posted by: on Aug 1, 2010 | No Comments

Jumped out of a perfectly good airplane this morning. My instructor, Leonard, was also a former aero engineering student, so we had a nice relaxing technical talk about the safety systems and the aircraft capabilities on the way up. Before we slid out the door he said: “whatever happens, I’m coming down with you.” True to his word, we landed safely. Checked another item one off the lifelong to-do list.

Assume the position

Assume the position

Going up

Going up

Looking out

Looking out

Heading down

Heading down

Shocking Freefall

Shocking Freefall

A little bit of drool

A little bit of drool

Steering the chute

Steering the chute

Still psyched

Still psyched