Andrew "Explorer" Gaines

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After Long Hiatus

My last whittling was over 2 years ago and a few moves back -- each time faithfully packing along the partially whittled log and catching some funny looks from friends helping my move and from the gf. Each time with me knowing I'll get back around to...

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2 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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After Long Hiatus

My last whittling was over 2 years ago and a few moves back -- each time faithfully packing along the partially whittled log and catching some funny looks from friends helping my move and from the gf. Each time with me knowing I'll get back around to...

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2 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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Develop this Website

Building it to help others

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Share Your Dreams

Following a great discussion with former strangers about dreams and overlapping experience, the thought occurred to me that the center of Acressity should perhaps be the concept of sharing your dreams. Everything follows from that moment and it impli...

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1 year, 9 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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Particle Photon and Web Interface to Grid

I bought a Particle Photon dev board on September 9th, completely overtaken both by its adorable design and the power packed within the cute structure. I walked through the simple tutorials, encountering almost no problems in understanding the piece ...

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Particle Photon

2 years, 2 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

Travel to the Frontier of Biology

Dreaming and discussing with others

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Last Iteration

The purpose of this narrative is to depict the final prototype of the amplifier used for electrophysiological recordings from the biofilms.

2 years, 2 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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September 20, 2016

Paddling down rivers might be the perfect candidate for my recent interest in quantifying experience. My girlfriend is hesitant about me going on such an expedition, but I imagine would be relieved by being able to know my location and status at near...

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2 years, 2 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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On Breaking Fast

Although this narrative arrives more than a day after I would have liked, it will be a good summary of what have come about of the past couple days.

On the night of the 5th, I was becoming exceedingly excited about all the delicious food I had pur...

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2 years, 4 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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Visiting Old Campsite

I've been living in Colorado for nearly 4 years and attribute moving out here to the attraction I felt while biking through. My route ran just south of where I live (Boulder), passing through Colorado Springs. Although nearby, I hadn't had an opportu...

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2 years, 5 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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May (Part III)

Alright, this concert (series) catches me back up in time to satisfy the June requirement in the month of June! Boulder, CO goes pretty wild on Memorial Day weekend, crescendoing steadily throughout the weekend until the height of the festivities exh...

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2 years, 6 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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New Terrariums

The plants (moss, 2 african violets, and 3 other unnamed plants) and supplies (activated charcoal, soil, pebbles) arrived and I soon had them unpacked and I deliberated as to how I'd go about arranging them. I had a 10 gallon tank with one of 3 origi...

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2 years, 11 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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The Death of the Airline Pilot

Spending five years of my childhood in the Netherlands, my family and I flew back to the US each summer for visits. During these trips, I developed a deep love and passion for aviation which was amplified by actually meeting the pilots in the cockpi...

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4 years ago

By Andrew Gaines

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And the Rest and Return (Days 8 - 11)

Stats split across two days (9 and 10) from the Grant Village campground in Yellowstone to Cody, WY:

Day 9:
Distance: 42.82 miles
Time: 2:58:00
Average: 14.4 mph
Top: 35.7 mph

Day 10:
Distance: 66.84 miles
Time: 4:47:21
Average: 13.9 mph...

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4 years, 3 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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August 01, 2014

Saw an absolutely beautiful dog while walking back from campus today. I called across the distance to its human, asking if it might just be a Belgian Malinois. It was nice hearing him retort that it was mostly Belgian Malinois and part 'something els...

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4 years, 4 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

Build a Bike

Finished preliminary bike

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June 23, 2014

I'm dropping the ball on this one.

4 years, 5 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

Learning to Use Acressity

Feeling that this is something intriguing.

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Habañero Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w43dmebOEdA
Video of eating the Habañero pepper.

4 years, 9 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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Response from Father

Following was written by my father in regard to some Tolstoy. I gave him a collection of short stories for Christmas, and he's read quite a bit of it already.

Hey Andrew: I read your Ivan Ilych comments. What you say seems to fit pretty well with ...

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4 years, 10 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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January 25, 2014

It was the coolest thing I experienced in my life - Daisy

4 years, 10 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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Hello this is the th

Hello this is the third time I've written this... I just realized both other times I forgot to hit submit before leavening the page... That shows you how smart I am. :) I decided that I wanted to bike across the US after my second oldest brother, And...

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5 years, 4 months ago

By Susannah Gaines

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First Steps/Thoughts

I guess the first steps would include:

-Finding out where one would acquire a tadpole
-When the right timing for the capture/purchase would be
-What environment to provide for the little dude

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Preparation

5 years, 6 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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Beginning of an Interest

Stumbled upon a picture while traversing the internet today. I've seen pictures before, but never really considered checking it out myself. I would love the opportunity of exploring a place that seems so far removed from any environment I've ever exp...

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5 years, 6 months ago

By Andrew Gaines

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"Verily the lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funderal."
Khalil Gibran