Inside Doug's Head

I am not a number, I am… What's that stuff they make glue out of? I'm that. Forever swirling, forwards and upwards, but always sticky. Sometimes, a little sad.

Some say that I am a crazy weirdo, and I am largely inclined to agree. At the very least, I have a difficult time formulating arguments to the contrary. After growing up in small town Canada, in August 2011, I relocated to Bronx, NY. Some of my technical interests include digital and computer communications, networking, control systems, signal processing, and application development for the Microsoft .NET Framework.

For those of you who concern yourself with these things, I am fully toilet trained and I have a couple of degrees as evidence:

B.Sc.  Computer Engineering, 1993, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, 2010, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton NB

Until August 2015, I was an Assistant Professor at Manhattan College, where I taught various courses in Computer Engineering. Firm pedagogical beliefs of mine are that students learn more by doing than by watching, and tests and exams have no place in an educational environment. With the possible exception of eating one’s own head, there is nothing more unnatural than writing an exam.

In the Fall of 2015, I moved to California, evolution’s loophole. Time will tell whether or not that was a good idea. There are a lot of hippies with orthogonal personalities that I now must endure, narrow sidewalks, and way too many cars.

If you would like to know more about how I got here, you can read this page, and if you want to know what the deal is with the dinosaurs and monkeys, you can read this one.

If you just read one of my posts and are thinking, “I don’t get it. Was there a point, or something?” the answer is, No. These are the thoughts I have in the wee hours of either the morning, or the night before it became the morning, usually after the bourbon has taken hold and everything seems like a good idea. The thoughts are not cogent, linear, or in anyway rational; they just are what they are. It is a strange place, inside Doug’s head.

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