A future home of some of our established operating procedures...


Above: Javalina pics from the front yard. Pics from a Raspberry Pi and python code. Send me an email if you would like the code and some instructions about how to build your own outdoor wildlife camera.



But for now, I'll just list some of the things that I like...

·        This notebook:

o   VELA N3 Field Research Notebook, Hardcover Smyth Sewn, 8.5 x 5.5, 136 pages, 5x5 Grid, Class-3 Professional

·        These pens:

o   Paper Mate InkJoy Quatro Retractable Medium Point Advanced Ink Pens, 3 Multiple Colored (1832419)

·        Silcone baking cups (for mixing chemicals and dental cement):

o   The New York Baking Company | 24-pack Reusable Silicone Baking Cups / Cupcake Liners

·        Synology 1515+:

o   The ultimate backup and NAS solution. We are up to 20TB.

·        Arduinos:

o   The classic Arduino Uno

·        Sparkfun:


·        Pololu:



·        Mendeley:

o   Reference manager.

·        Instapaper:

o   For reading things later and reading better.

·        Notepad++:

o   Text editing on steroids..

·        Snipping Tool (built into Windows 10): (it’s under Accessories)


o   Free paint application:

·        PDF Exchange Viewer (the free version):


·        Evernote:


·        Paid Dropbox:

o   So much storage and the ability to easily resurrect old versions of any file make it a necessisty.

··        TeamViewer:

o   Software for remotely controlling other computers.