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!
Introduction: History Earlier this year, the company I work for, Laird Technologies, converted their phone system to Cisco IP phones. In the process they threw out all of their old IP phones which were used with their Asterisk system. I acquired these, all Grandstream products (mostly GXP2020′s, 1 or 2 GXP2000′s and even a HandyTone-286!) [...]
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
First, let me start by saying that I love Craigslist. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s an online free classifieds website. Anyone can post anything and some people even post things for free that they just want to get rid of. That was the case yesterday morning when I was browsing Craigslist looking [...]
I am currently setting up my new front page and blog on dantheman2865.com. A potential client mentioned to me that he went to my site (which he got from the domain on my email address, a very common occurrence) and found nothing…. Thus, the expanding and refining of my web presence and, in the long [...]
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Tue Mar 26 12:07:16 +0000 2013
@24limes @TheBigLachovsky Hey Joe, what kind of Jig/Poke did you have to do to get that rate? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the service.
Mon Mar 25 01:32:23 +0000 2013
@24limes I have my eye on a family plan that works out to $20/line (no data) or $40/line (unlimited data). Is it Joe? How well does it work?
Mon Mar 25 01:28:43 +0000 2013
Can anyone recommend or warn against T-Mobile? Their new plans look really attractive compared to Verizon.
Sun Mar 24 23:45:05 +0000 2013
How Pope Francis I chose his name: https://t.co/FKF84z5FXP. The church needs to hear this! (ref. James 1:27 http://t.co/wBIjGLSAR7)
Sun Mar 17 18:18:09 +0000 2013
When you speak with your hands, dinner conversation must be very limited. Blessed to have my hearing!
Fri Mar 15 22:26:15 +0000 2013
Today, I've been seeing a lot of "Suggested Links" from Facebook; I marked them all as spam.
Fri Mar 01 22:26:13 +0000 2013
RT @TylerSorensen: Joke for all my computers: Content-Type: multipart/alternative;boundary=90e6ba308f30d0fa7504d48a2f03X-Gm-Message-Stat ...
Fri Mar 01 00:00:56 +0000 2013
My wife cooked dinner for me for the first time in months. It was good to have her chicken again!
Wed Feb 27 02:34:34 +0000 2013
Graphene Supercapacitors are cheap and organic and charge incredibly fast: http://t.co/1pUrvjTXjF These will replace batteries! @alyssagoch
Mon Feb 25 23:15:42 +0000 2013
Well, $1,000 later, I can officially start building the bathroom. Thanks, City of Flint!
Mon Feb 25 23:00:45 +0000 2013
Got a great deal at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore: all the tiles we need for the bathroom floor and shower for only $108!
Sat Feb 23 19:11:26 +0000 2013
After rewatching a certain classic movie, I can definitely say: Napoleon Dynamite is the original Hipster.
Sun Feb 03 21:45:19 +0000 2013
"My, Earth really is full of things."
Sat Feb 02 02:36:48 +0000 2013
Sign this petition: Make the Metric system the standard in the United States, instead of the Imperial system. http://t.co/kRpyd6Dv
Wed Jan 30 00:18:25 +0000 2013
@npr Please note, "illegal immigration" is an oxymoron; immigration is, by definition, legal. "Illegal Alien" is a more appropriate term.
Tue Jan 29 21:40:13 +0000 2013
Welcome home, Bentley James!
Sun Jan 27 23:20:26 +0000 2013
It is so good to hold my son in my arms! He is adorable. :)
Sun Jan 27 02:09:54 +0000 2013
Which yields more corruption: Big business or Big government? They are equal, it's the people inside who are corrupt, not the institution.
Fri Jan 18 14:08:10 +0000 2013
The more I learn about labor, the more I'm convinced you couldn't have a baby in space. The whole process relies so much on gravity!
Sun Jan 06 14:22:09 +0000 2013