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A DIY Smart Lamp with RGB LEDs

A DIY Smart Lamp with RGB LEDs

I pursued a project that was inspired by an Instagram ad. It was an RGB LED lamp that lit up the corner of the room. I decided that I wanted to replicate this lamp but with added smart features that a…

Working From Home / Telecommute | What Your Might Employer See

Working From Home / Telecommute | What Your Might Employer See

With many people working from home due to the current pandemic, productivity usually comes to mind. Employers wonder if their personnel are effectively telecommuting, while employees may wonder if dis…

DIY Bedside Desk

DIY Bedside Desk

After my relationship ended with my ex, I moved in with my buddy. My current living situation is a small bedroom for myself. All the stuff that I owned which previously fit into an 1800 SF condo had t…

Bioluminescence California 2020

Bioluminescence California 2020

Welcome to pandemic beach. Please keep a 6-foot distance, wear a mask, and try not to enjoy yourself too much. You’re probably breaking some sort of law. But bioluminescence in California isn’t an eve…

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I’m Hao. I grew up in Los Angeles California and have lived there for most of my life. 

I started this blog for many reasons. The dream of compensation for my hobbies and adventures. A personal blog of what I’m up to. A simple list of recommendations for other hobbyist and travelers.

I’m a curious person who likes to dab my hands into everything that intrigues me. From curiosity is my will to learn. In the past few years, I’ve worked on cars, motorcycles. I’ve gotten into leather working, wood working and then into MIG welding. I flew drones, recorded action shots and produced silly short videos. All without any prior experience.

My background is in information technology. Growing up, computers always intrigued me. I built my first computer when I was around 11 years old with the help of my cousin. Fast forward over two decades to present time where I am a seasoned system admin. Or, rather, was a system admin. And here we are.