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"

New Business and Blog post

Things are really starting to come together for my new business, Swiftlet Technology. I’m very excited to be dedicating my time to this project: Open Source Wireless Mesh Networking. Check out my most recent blog post on that site (http://swiftlet.technology/blog/2014/10/hardware-specifications/) for more information about the hardware that we are building, and stay tuned for more [...]

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 This makes this entire post outdated.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 [...]

daniel's tweets

RT @swiftlettech: Posted a new blog post with details about the hardware part of our module: http://t.co/roREItiFCR
Thu Oct 30 13:55:53 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: We're pulling together the final details of the Kickstarter campaign (launching Friday) including pricing and video!
Tue Oct 28 17:28:54 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: Making plans for software development. This is our mesh network stack diagram. http://t.co/rAkwvei0F2
Thu Oct 23 21:08:48 +0000 2014

@willsmith @nchan Correction: Architect's Renderings
Wed Oct 22 16:43:06 +0000 2014

@willsmith @nchan Architect's drawings for new campus buildings. I think they took "Maker Faire" clip art. There were also ballet dancers.
Wed Oct 22 16:07:32 +0000 2014

@nchan you and @willsmith showed up with large heads in an architect's drawings at my alma mater...
Wed Oct 22 12:39:09 +0000 2014

RT @joelfeick: So will Michigan residents just go to Ohio to buy a Tesla? #snyder #Tesla #goodforconsumers?
Wed Oct 22 12:35:52 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: Time to kick off another week of prep for the upcoming Kickstarter! We'll be reading software specs and planning for S/W …
Mon Oct 20 14:08:30 +0000 2014

RT @swiftlettech: The prototype design is almost complete! Anybody have any feedback? Check out the full design here: https://t.co/i8VP1ZUn…
Fri Oct 17 11:56:20 +0000 2014

I just backed Tenacity Brewing on @Kickstarter http://t.co/D1KCEb9VWK
Mon Sep 29 11:46:30 +0000 2014

RT @niteshad: Mmm. Halo Burger in Burton, MI makes a better burger than McD's, 5 Guys, all the rest. They have a $5 QP combo now, too.
Sat Sep 20 12:33:33 +0000 2014

@gregezzo thanks Greg!
Tue Sep 16 10:42:49 +0000 2014

@gregezzo Do you know any architects who work with metal shipping containers?
Mon Sep 15 23:41:57 +0000 2014

Awesome #TBT article about @KetteringU: http://t.co/o2ZjNdPY7i
Thu Sep 11 14:48:20 +0000 2014

If you want the world to be a fair place, don't treat everyone the same, focus on showing justice to those who have not been treated justly.
Sat Sep 06 23:21:07 +0000 2014

Enter for a chance to win the new Tektronix oscilloscope at http://t.co/OyrzqE5PlF
Sun Jul 20 02:20:53 +0000 2014

@FlintHiddenCash Next time, hide it "under a big W". Haha " #itsamadmadmadmadworld
Thu Jul 10 13:09:05 +0000 2014

@FlintHiddenCash in my front yard... JK. You could use it to showcase forgotten landmarks or struggling businesses
Sun Jun 29 14:03:28 +0000 2014

@FlintHiddenCash Thanks, this is a lot of fun!
Fri Jun 27 13:53:39 +0000 2014

@FlintHiddenCash when are you going to post a picture of what the cash looks like?
Fri Jun 27 12:01:29 +0000 2014


daniel's music

Marc Streitenfeld - Into The Fray (Extended Version)2 days, 8 hours ago
Thomas Newman - None of Them Are You2 days, 8 hours ago
Christopher Tin - Kia Hora Te Marino2 days, 8 hours ago
David Arnold - Vesper2 days, 8 hours ago
Curtis Schweitzer - Haiku2 days, 9 hours ago
Bill Conti - Catamaran2 days, 9 hours ago
Ubisoft - Mariachi Madness2 days, 9 hours ago
Blue Swede - Hooked on a Feeling2 days, 9 hours ago
Jerry Goldsmith - Night Work (Main Title)2 days, 9 hours ago
Regina Spektor - The Call (Instrumental)2 days, 9 hours ago
Bear McCreary - All Along the Watchtower2 days, 9 hours ago
Enya - May It Be2 days, 9 hours ago
Christopher Gordon - Into the Fog (Master & Commander - OST)2 days, 9 hours ago
Ramin Djawadi - Watching With Ten Thousand Eyes2 days, 9 hours ago
Jem - Once In Every Lifetime2 days, 9 hours ago