Like with everything that humans have created in the last 200 years, the proliferation of cheap electronics is threatening our planet. When a device becomes obsolete most people just chuck it in the trash (even though a lot of municipalities have designated places to drop off your old devices for…

I grew up adjacent to software engineering, but never really full immersed in it. I learned HTML and CSS in middle school, I learned how to use the command line in highschool, and I thought myself how to program microcontrollers in college. I would call myself software savvy, but certainly…

This past week I participated in my first ever hackathon. I had known that hackathons were a thing, and I had been encouraged to sign up for one. I don’t even know where I got the link from, but I figured ‘why not?’. …

I’m set to graduate from the Flatiron School Software Engineering program at the end of the week. My journey started back in August 2020 when I first started learning the very basics of Ruby. Seven months later and it’s pretty unbelievable what I can build with just my computer and…

In the early history of the computer industry, computers didn’t really do all that much outside of computations. The name “computer” is actually appropriated from the name of a profession that the devices would eventually replace. Before the 20th century, computers were people (mostly women) who sat at desks with…

I’ve heard many times in my life that the computers used to run the Lunar Module during the Apollo missions only had the computing power equivalent to today’s calculators. It’s always been a universal way to measure how far we’ve progressed in computing in such a short amount of time…

In 1900, the International Time Recording Company was established in New York. They had improved on a device that was developed about a decade earlier called the timeclock. It was a device made to record the start and end times for hourly employees. …

Aaron Amodt

I take things apart, and then I put them back together again

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