about

I'm an Electrical Engineer graduated from Kettering University (June, 2011) and now I work for Laird Technologies in Holly, MI. I love tinkering with things and hacking my own property; I'm driven by solving problems and finding new ways to do things. I'm married to Shannon since July 1st, 2011 and couldn't be happier with her. For more information about me, check out my twitter and blog. Thanks for visiting!

daniel's blog

Adventures of a "Disruptive Innovator"


Ikea Standing Desk Hack

Inspiration The inspiration for the project I am showcasing today comes from the book Make Space. This book is awesome! The authors bear an incredible understanding of how space affects the way that people think, feel, and interact. If you have a home or office where you have the power to change things around, you [...]


Asterisk 11 + Google Voice: Multiple Lines

Introduction: Coexistence My neighbor and I share an internet connection; we are very good friends and this affords us the opportunity to barter and share quite a few things. In order to help him slim his monthly costs, I’ve offered to set up the same service for him that I have: free “land-line” phone service [...]


Asterisk 11 + Google Voice

*** Update *** Unfortunately, Google has decided to end support for the XMPP protocol in May of 2014. This makes this entire post outdated. I will keep the post here in the hope that Google releases a new API, but also to share that information with any searchers. Introduction: History Earlier this year, the company [...]


Featured Engineer Interview

Just a quick word to let you know that I have been interviewed on EEWeb as a Featured Engineer! You can check out the interview here: http://www.eeweb.com/spotlight/interview-with-dan-kurin As always, please feel free to feedback in the comments. Thanks! ~Dan


Foray into Console Hacking

I feel compelled to open each blog post with “It’s been quite some time since my last blog post”, but maybe that’s just a sign I need to change my expectations.¬†Regardless, today I want to tell you about my latest technological experiences. About 2 years ago (late 2009), I became interested in what it would [...]


Going Mobile (and first published Android App)

Hello dear readers, It has been about a month since I last wrote you, but that seems par for the course. A lot has changed in the last month; Shannon and I got married (I still need to update the “about me” on my main page), have moved to Flint, and both gotten jobs! It’s [...]


How to save a dying city

The following is a research paper that I wrote for my Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues course this term. This topic is something that I am very passionate for; I am moving to Flint with my bride-to-be after the wedding! This is primarily driven by a calling to ministry, but I also see Flint as [...]


Web Application Idea

  Good Evening! I haven’t blogged for a while so I decided that a good comeback post would be about an idea I’ve had for a web application. Need One of the problems I have come across quite a bit in my downloading and using of software (primarily open-source, but also some closed-source) is that, [...]


Google Calendar Windows Task Connector

Welcome, I’d like to share with you about a project I began working on recently. I originally read about the idea on Lifehacker when they posted a clever Linux hack for configuring the Linux Cron using a Google Calendar as a front-end (this project is called GCalCron, I give all credit for the idea to [...]


Pecha Kucha Nights: Flint #1

Good evening! This past Tuesday, Flint held its first Pecha Kucha Night. In case you aren’t familiar, Pecha Kucha Night is an event focused on the community where anyone can come and share an idea. Looking for a clearer definition? Too bad; that would totally stifle the attitude that drives PKN: community creativity. Alas, I’m [...]

daniel's tweets

I've written a new blog post about the standing desks we made at work: http://t.co/9eWGKwLtoi Check it out!
Tue Mar 11 16:45:59 +0000 2014


This is one of the saddest things I have read in a long time.... http://t.co/fQSuO44xaO The solution to racism isn't more racism.
Fri Mar 07 15:30:03 +0000 2014


I can't believe we made it a whole year with our little guy. Happy 1st Birthday, Bentley!
Sat Jan 25 17:48:03 +0000 2014


Restore Net Neutrality By Directing the FCC to Classify Internet Providers as "Common Carriers". http://t.co/rYwLKsEtIm
Thu Jan 16 16:41:21 +0000 2014


Joel Rash does a great job of repping Flint in this HuffPo article! http://t.co/GECaNCPfVz
Fri Jan 10 14:31:30 +0000 2014


Getting a lot of experience with Linux software RAID these past few days, but not under the circumstances I would prefer.....
Wed Dec 18 22:54:25 +0000 2013


My son just climbed, without any assistance, the 4 stairs in the back room!
Sat Nov 16 01:11:44 +0000 2013


Compromise is an important life skill. The challenge lies in discerning the value for both parties.
Wed Nov 13 13:31:01 +0000 2013


I have been driving on E for over 200 miles. I think I need a new fuel level sensor...
Tue Nov 12 17:59:00 +0000 2013


Sign this petition to end the use of the penny as US currency, since it is no longer worth what it costs to make it. http://t.co/2Qf2j6f2Rr
Wed Nov 06 14:54:36 +0000 2013


One side effect to the self-published music phenomenon is the destruction of the publishing chain that ends at Music radio. Radio is dead.
Sat Nov 02 12:41:44 +0000 2013


Show the world we want a phone worth keeping! #phonebloks http://t.co/Sm6fc0ECc8
Tue Oct 29 20:22:53 +0000 2013


I just backed Obduction on @Kickstarter http://t.co/Lad45Th8bZ I have been waiting so long for another Masterpiece like Myst!
Tue Oct 22 17:35:38 +0000 2013


You never know what you're going to find left behind when you buy a house. For example, I just found a Nintendo DS Lite in the furnace vent!
Tue Oct 22 15:47:02 +0000 2013


If you enter @sparkfun's mystery drawing using this link, I get extra entries! http://t.co/sYOlvR9B7h
Wed Oct 16 23:54:46 +0000 2013


Introducing my wife to "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World."
Sun Oct 13 23:18:20 +0000 2013


I can't wait to get home and see my family!
Wed Oct 09 13:40:26 +0000 2013


I've said it before: If your economy suffers dramatically when your government shuts down (esp. by only 20%), you're doing something wrong!
Thu Oct 03 18:20:09 +0000 2013


I don't watch television often, but I loathe pharmaceutical commercials... That, and Applebees commercials.
Sun Sep 22 21:47:51 +0000 2013


Confucius say: Forgetful man learn to love strong tea.
Sat Sep 21 13:39:47 +0000 2013


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daniel's music

Audio Adrenaline - Beautiful2 days ago
DC Talk - Free At Last2 days ago
House of Heroes - In The Valley Of The Dying Sun2 days, 3 hours ago
Deas Vail - Sunlight2 days, 3 hours ago
John Reuben - Hindsight2 days, 3 hours ago
The Classic Crime - Closer Than We Think2 days, 3 hours ago
John Reuben - 01/08/022 days, 3 hours ago
The Classic Crime - The Fight2 days, 3 hours ago
The Classic Crime - I Will Wait (Outro)2 days, 3 hours ago
John Reuben - Universal2 days, 3 hours ago
House of Heroes - A Man Who's Not Afraid2 days, 3 hours ago
Audio Adrenaline - I Hear Jesus Calling2 days, 3 hours ago
Christon Gray - Dodge (Prod by Redd Lettaz)2 days, 3 hours ago
Audio Adrenaline - Speak To Me2 days, 3 hours ago
John Reuben - Higher (feat. Alon Auguste)2 days, 3 hours ago

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