It’s -6 degrees F (-21 C) outside right now, and instead of sleeping in, I was outside with my son trying to bounce a radio signal off the international space station (via APRS). My ham radio transmission was only 5 watts of power (a cell phone is about 1 watt). We succeeded!

Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.