Kyle Gray

NASA SLS Rocket Test

Last week, I had the great experience of being able to participate in the NASA SLS Booster test.

Miles away from any city, town, or place to buy breakfast, Orbital ATK tested the Space Launch System booster that is meant to eventually bring humans to Mars.

If you hadn't heard I was able to go the NASA Rocket test that took place on March 10th and 11th.

I took a lot of photos, and learned a lot, so I compiled it all into a photo essay over on Medium. It's less of an indepth read about the technology, and more an overview of the event itself.

Give it a read and let me know what you think. It was a once in a lifetime experience, and I'd be super lucky to attend another one of these.

Can't Sleep

Being a complete nerd and Apple Fanboy™, I can't seem to sleep tonight. We already know about the watch, although more features and obviously pricing are going to revealed tomorrow. It's strange, not knowing a lot 6 months after the announcement.

I'm beyond excited for tomorrow. As I've stated previously on different platforms, I've been a watch fanatic as long as I can remember. I don't even have all the nice watches with me up at college, but I'd post a picture of all of them. I've always enjoyed collecting them, finding limited editions, or getting watches that told time in a unique way.

And, obviously, the Apple Watch fits perfectly with my obsession. It's a watch made by my favorite tech company. It's something does so much more than tell the time. But, for some odd reason, I'm still simply excited to be wearing a timepiece made by Apple on my wrist, simply for the look and feel, and the fact that it'll probably be one of the best watches I own.

I can't wait until the event.

Tech Douchebags #50: The Parody Account Creator

Anyone that knows me personally or online knows that I’m addicted to Twitter. I’m on it all the time, and I’ll tweet about anything and everything.

This week on Tech Douchebags, I discuss my unhealthy addiction to another aspect of Twitter: creating endless parody accounts. Whenever something I think may be funny comes up, I’m there, making a Twitter account for it. I end up tweeting once or twice, and then just abandon it.

We also discuss a lot of things such as the culture of kids around me, classmates, friends, and how my view on the Internet and memes online differs because of my always-connected persona.

I’m glad Jordan Cooper let me guest on this episode, this show was definitely a blast. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a couple of Twitter parody accounts to delete.

Parody Account Emails

Garrulous — Brian Hamilton

Brian Hamilton, on Garrulous:

We draw a lot from our childhoods, too - we're certainly the youngest podcasters I know of, and possibly the youngest on the Internet (Dan Benjamin's son and Lex Friedman's son notwithstanding). We like to think it adds something unique to our show.

Over the past year, podcasting has become a very hot topic for the internet. Many have spoken of its revival, and others have criticized the platform.

Meanwhile Brian and I have gone off our rockers and started our own.

What he says here focuses on what we can bring to the medium. Sure, we just do this for fun, and we aren't trying to compete with Serial's level of production, but we have something unique to bring to the table. And I think that's what makes Garrulous special.

New Things

Recently I've been doing a lot more on the web, and one of those things is Garrulous.

Me and Brian are working to try and keep to a regular schedule of weekly releases, but as of yet we haven't nailed down a single day for release. This is mainly because of our college lives being super busy, and who knows what happening in between our school and work lives and in between our time zones.

Make sure to check out http://brianhamilton.info/garrulous for all the new episodes, as well as following the Twitter account at @GarrulousFM for all the updates.

There's also a few other exciting things I'll be in over the next few weeks, including a NASA rocket test up in Northern Salt Lake City. I'll be live tweeting that, and making sure to post a lot about that event. Also look out for me on some other productions online.