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Basics of BREW Development

Not very many people know that much about BREW (at least in my experience).  It’s a relatively old framework developed by Qualcomm to allow developers to create applications on mobile devices that use their chipsets.

Java Socket Server

A socket server is the basis of communication for most networked applications.  I figured that this is something so basic that it’s important enough to share.

AWD Robot

I’ve been working off-and-on on an all-wheel drive robot that interfaces with my android phone/mac/windows machine via an adhoc wifi network created on the robot itself.  

The Power of the Mind

I’m reading a book by Jeffrey M. Schwartz called “The Mind & The Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental force”.  It’s entire premise is that the mind isn’t merely a conglomerate of chemicals and electrons firing causing us to feel a certain way or to be a certain person.  The notion isn’t entirely new.…
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Desire for Domination

Life’s desire (or even need) for domination is one of the things that makes “life” so fascinating.  It almost seems as if life is unhappy with its own existence  and, naturally, wants to obliterate itself.

Inherently Evil or Inherently Good?

A popular question that is posed is, “Was man born inherently good or inherently evil?” To answer that question, you must define what “inherently good” and “inherently evil” is. Some people say that evil is defined by God and is taught by the Christian bible. I have always entertained the philosophy that I will not…
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Intelligence

A very enlightened friend of mine asked me, “What creates intelligence?” So, I asked myself, “At what point does a being become intelligent?” and I couldn’t help but think of the correlation of that question to another important question, “At what point does a being become self-aware?” Are they so different? It is a commonly…
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Root of Evil

The notion of “evil” has been ingrained in the mind of mankind, whether they are aware of it or not. Evil is simply defined as “morally wrong or bad.” Morality is a fascinating discussion in of itself, but that goes beyond the scope of this simple post. What we should begin with is the reason…
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The Blank Room

Imagine yourself standing in a blank room, with nothing around you. No sound to listen to, no person to look up to, no person to look in to. It’s a meaningless silence and void that you feel will consume you. To some, this would be terrifying. They feel completely uncertain of their surroundings. The silence…
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Building a Better Me

Most people in this world strive to be better; whether it’s to be better at their job, their hobby, or their personality. What causes us to strive to be better? I propose that there are two sides for bettering ourselves: primal (natural) and choice (unnatural). It could be something as simple as primal nature, forcing…
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