Dan Becker's Other Hobbies
Books Computer Science Java Page Motorcycles Tandem Trebuchet Video


Welcome to Dan Becker's Other Hobbies, an area of my web site for discussing various hobbies and projects. I frequently spend my leisure pursuing strange ideas, investigating crackpot schemes, or dreaming up ways to make my friends laugh. Many of the ideas are presented here with the notion of making others laugh too.

On the left side is a navigation menu for browsing the topics. You are currently in the Dan Becker's Other Hobbies page. Here is a brief description of the subsections:

  • Books - discussion of books and book reading lists.
  • Computer Science Projects - a collection of computer projects from my University of Miami Master's degree.
  • Java Page - a collection of useful Java utilities.
  • Motorcycles - some pages on Hill Country trips and an adventure to Las Vegas.
  • Tandem - riding in the Hill Country (password protected).
  • Trebuchet - design, construction, and firing of a 1/6 scale trebuchet model. Especially for people who like to hurl!
  • Video - some random clips of the goofie video and home movies.
  • Created a dancable remix of the Lords of the Rhymes first single. Support the dying art form of hobbit rap by listening to DJ Mook Munster's LOTR Slave Remix (MP3 format, 96 kbs, 2.2 MB, 3:12 duration). The song is also available in high definition (MP3 format, 192 kbs, 4.4 MB, 3:12 duration).
  • The World's Tallest Water Sphere - history, impact, and modelling hints for this impressive tower.
  • Brien Muschett Should Eat at Tan Tan - yes, you are craving Vietnamese food.

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And also I created a few projects using small computers such as Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, and FPGAs. I will list these here until I get a few more projects written up.

Enjoy the site.

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