Author Archives: gregorykimball

Using GANs for PV production data

This year I’m excited to present our work on generative adversarial networks for synthesizing solar resource and PV production data. Come check out our modeling approach and our strategy for performance metrics! “Synthesis of multi-year PV production data using generative … Continue reading

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Maui, the Valley Isle

We went on a trip to Maui to celebrate springtime in paradise and this time Mavic Air 2 came along. Come check out scenes from Ka’anapali, the Upcountry and Iao Valley! Video capture by DJI Mavic Air 2, editing in … Continue reading

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Image upscaling

Machine learning methods for “super-resolution” or “upscaling” are more accessible than ever. I was looking to make some out-of-print playing cards for Arkham Horror LCG, but I needed to upscaled my reference images by a 4x to achieve good printing … Continue reading

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Big Sur Old Coast Rd

We spent an amazing day driving down in Bug Sur and exploring the Old Coast Rd. Come see the Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur River, and Molera Point! Video capture by DJI Mavic Air 2, editing in Kdenlive.

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Midtown Dreamers cover of Tom Petty’s Mary Jane’s Last Dance!

Here’s a great highlight from the Midtown Dreamers on Jan 5: Midtown Dreamers cover of Tom Petty’s Mary Jane’s Last Dance! Video capture by DJI Mavic Air 2, editing in Lightworks. Audio capture by Zoom H4n, mastered in Ableton Live.

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Wall-mounted PC Build

A few weeks ago, I decided to build a custom wall mount for my PC! I’ve been wanting to ditch my old Dell computer case and also make the heat sinks easier to clean. The key components are a PCIe … Continue reading

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Lighting Retrofit, pt 2

Finally the time has arrived to tear out our kitchen lighting and install LED can lights. I had a lot of fun laying out the design, and even more fun drilling into my ceiling. So far the new lights have … Continue reading

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Mini-split thermal imaging

One of the advantages of owning a thermal camera is that you can inspect HVAC systems whenever you like! The mini-split heat pumps I work with provide a great example and so far this one shows no significant degradation in … Continue reading

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Mt Hamilton ride

After I completed my Mt Umunhum ride, I turned my sights on another prominent feature on the horizon in San Jose – the Lick Observatory at Mt Hamilton. For my first exploratory attempt I followed the recommendation to use Mt … Continue reading

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Homemade face mask

With the new recommendations to wear face masks meeting a shortage of masks, I decided to bust out my mini sewing machine and make some DIY masks. Luckily the internet is full of wisdom on this matter – Anjurisa’s video … Continue reading

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