Leaving today for Hawaii for work… and a little playtime.

imagesMost days I feel pretty lucky.  I live in a great part of the country and get to make a living doing what I love.  Today I feel obnoxiously lucky. I’m bound for a beautiful place on other side of the planet, Maui, Hawaii!  Oh yeah, it’s for work (mostly)!

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Need to access at-sea data from shore? Try OpenVDMv2 – Port Office

openVDM_LogoV2_1_longUp until now almost all developments on the new user-interface and under-the-hood improvements with OpenVDMv2 have been centered around software and a web-interface installed shipboard.  And while OpenVDMv2 provides mechanism for getting data off the vessel, not as much effort has been made to provide a slick portal for accessing that data on shore… until now.

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The new tool draws the new logo.

imagesIn addition to being a career datarat, I have some other interest like kite boarding, standup paddle boarding and motorcycles but my most recent interests is machining.  I’m learning mostly through YouTube and to practice I’ve acquired a small mill, lathe, drill press, band-saw and… CNC router!

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