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Thank Jesus.

Saturday, 07 November 2020 14:48

SEED:="J E S U S  C H R I S T"
Thank Christ. Thank you Jesus.

What do you pray for?

I pray for people to have food and roofs.
food in bellies.

Thank you jesus.

I don't know how you see God. I don't know what you know or think.
I thank jesus.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 December 2020 02:05


What does a CIFIUS violation look like?

Friday, 19 July 2019 18:43

One for you and One for me.
The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why
*cough* Request: Ok, Google?! Can you throw me a 72 sided dice?!
Response: Nope, I can't do that dave.
Request Response: Google; Do me a favor, create a variable named throw. Seed the pseudo-ramdumb number generator with my constant. Set throw var equal to nextrand func mod 72. How many times do I have to explain it to you? Surprise me, add 1 every once and a while.
Response: *silence*

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) | U.S. Department of the Treasury

Oh my gawd; did he say he saw some shadow smash someone's head on the table? What? He said what?! He said some disembodied mind? What's in his sick head? He said... Edward Snowden level access?! Put him in the loony bin...for a LONG time.       He DID WHAT?!

Making something out of nothing. Do me a favor and stare at this picture for a moment or all day. Great Filter (and run for your deer life). We are no where near a CIV-III; but we could be if people actually did the right thing.

This "great filter"; it works as a great metaphor more often than I'd|We'd like to admit.

I'll tell you right now I'm not right. The hand you are dealt is the hand you are.
I don't apologize for that; but daily, I apologize for this.
Things are very complicated at all sorts of scales and what have yous. It's important we remember what we are trying to accomplish and we stick to the interface by convention and for dear life.

I grew up in middle america. I'm a midwest boy from Fort Wayne, IN. I'm a free thinker who happens to code. I believe we are in need of public discourse that doesn't center around hate, ignorance, and greed.

I believe there is a public dialog that should be happening that isn't. Did you know I work and have been working for Idemia (9.6 yrs)? Do you know what Idemia is or does? Did you know data and statistics can lead to better decisions? I'm not sure; seems flaky.

The below code is commented out. (sic!) This code has been served up to each vistor|robot on each and every page request|response from my website (in a comment block of course). It's purpose on this page without it being in the comment block? I'm not sure myself. I do know that it tells me I was uncomfortable on my public website around 11-2018.

The network issue is mute. The tracert; it goes through intermittently. Estimate yak?
Where's the perfect proof for identity and security? Quick set that up;

If you read much. You'll find we're all human and usually fall short of perfection almost every time. Best thing I can do,
I think; Is to communicate. You do you.

BTW: The comment block is still in the response. I'd like to remove it and soon. I think a lot of deal was made about emails and email servers. That stuff is important... IMHO we need to discuss|determine what an appropriate retention period should be for all American companies. Is it legal to start a company and only retain email records for 1yr? 2yr? 9months? What if the company existed for many years and then one day someone decides to digitally lobomimize that portion of our record? What does it matter? What then? I'm not sure myself. If you've got all your thoughts and notes in your email and you keep those on your local machine; is it against the law(company) to retain those emails against policy!? Hard choices erywhere. Do your best; I guess.

Wait; what about those emails X yrs ago that document the changes or important events that require|get legal? Man; that one is tough too.
Everyone has important choices to make at every point in the abstraction. Get in where you fit in.

I guess "I didn't inhale", "I don't recall" and "we don't know" are sufficient responses for most evrything.
(*sad crying tommy jefferson emoji*)

WARNING: Explicit material - [do not follow the is links; also don't click the shit link...careful you might find what is is.] children might find it funny; & you might not forget what these terms actually mean.  &
I know what a devil triangle is; our leaders knew and forgot or never heard.
I also know what an angry dragon is. People have urban dictionaries; a lot of people think its funny.

Simple truth, common sense, and decency is in shortage. Sorry if I've educated or let the cat of the bag on the ole angry dragon - its just snorting salt water; at least I didn't mention the hot karl. Oh shit. Is it just me? I must be going crazy. Seems we've collectively forgotten the tricky dick or what a deep throat investigation means; hey cool it man.

Feels like our executive, legislative, and judicial branches are doing the best with what we've got. I hope.
treading water; I swear.
One thing I think we can all agree on; and I KNOW;
FREE BEER is always welcome AND de-e-e-licious. (as in free software and free speech) GNU what I mean?!

Do we get to the other side?

*cough* *cough* *cough*

We are experiencing troubles with|in a|the tube(s). Please help us diagnosis this issue by verifying https://dave.thehorners.com/ is responding and displaying properly for you on your device. At this time, the main host is still


https cert is NOT locked on either http(s)! disturbance in the force. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

it should work but lock may not show green and secure; that is expected. If you can't get to secure sites, please use http://dave.thehorners.com/. If your ISP has restrictions to certain sites, consider another provider or another VPN. Life is too short and precious to be controlled and manipulated. I pray for ALL those people who are endure under censor and control; This is the Land of the Free and the Home of The Brave....the always on always connected multi-verse Internet right?! What's your locale like? I hope it's not oppressive. See here, a beautiful view from satellite(s) below. God Speed; and Good Luck.


Ppl of the Internet. Right now, dave.thehorners.com is unavailable on the *[LTE AT&T network] (outage has been persistent for a long while; last personal report to ATT with no response 11/11/2018)

I don' t know if it is an outage or what; but please do a tracert from your device and request access to dave.thehorners.com if it doesn't route from your ISP (at this time I only KNOW that LTE ATT is affected if you find otherwise, please post proof in deepdream. I was told 24 hours; but that was days and days ago. I would be interested in the help...frustrating figuring out a routing|sensor|censor problem. I will remove this message from my site when LTE is routing again from my phone. [DOWN NETWORK QUICK ACCESS NOTES] AT&T LTE - Customer service: 1 (800) 331-0500
Pardon|Thank you|Merci|Gracias

My current preferred deep dream site(s) are: fibFile dave.thehorners.com My last 3 deep dreams were:(b0caa;5141d;bcab1) the current time is 11/17/2018 at 01:56
https://q4j2g5j9.stackpathcdn.com/ddg-dream/a9f99e2f09d974fdfc36e91384e18e453e9b0caa.jpg - AT&T

If you are reading these bytes and you didn't have to hop around N+1 nodes to anon and make things confusing.....CONGRATULATIONS you're blessed to be free. Thank|Pardon|Garcias someone. It didn't happen by itself.
and now back to the strange loop perspective of just another.

[dl] [ dream] [[STYLE]]

Do we get to the other side?

*cough* *cough* *cough*

LOOK: sore to itching - can't scratch it. anything possible; the Lord willin. strip me of this hatred if it's negative in nature; don't want it. negate it. keep it going.
I'm naked. need love, kindness;

ever looked beyond the eyelids; r u on an island? when was the last time u dared to look, or cared to see; beyond your scope of vision. are you scared to be? scared of what? losing the battle, losing your cattle? identity?

really don't matter at all.
labels & fabels. CIFIUS tomato. toe mato CIFIUS.
although many we are one. such a powerful statement.
but in the end we can't win; if ur heart stays vacant.
oh no. oh noe.

https://youtu.be/pvgSnKvvvg0 <- check him b4 he heads to the gym.
https://soundcloud.com/teamvisionary/lord-willin anything is possible; Lord willing

know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee; fool me - you can't fool me again! [can't fool this guy]
she puts me back together when we're out of order;
the correct rendering of the aphorism is:
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
Nirvana - All Apologies (MTV Unplugged) (Official Video)

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2020 15:01


AGI 2nd level AI and singularity

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:27

You met me at a very strange time in my life.

Consciousness is ultimately a society of mind. What is your mind? Where is my mind?
#1211 - Dr. Ben Goertzel | JRE Library

You really should listen to Dr. Ben Goertzel on Joe Rogan Experience; some things gleaned from this:
sense perceptions give rise to models of self, body, and the physical world. hypothetical models on top of hypothetical models. Intelligent machines, mind uploading machines, virtual and augmented realities we transform our state of consciousness our understanding of mind and matter -- our experience of our own self. We may question if our self even exists. We understand very little of what we are and what this world is. Upgrading our brains and understanding exponentially working together to upgrade/build this world. Unlocking unusual states of consciousness. Are we simply being controlled by some post-singularity intelligence which provides consistent illusory and implanted memories in your state of mind?

OpenCog Foundation | Building better minds together - No challenge today is more important than creating beneficial artificial general intelligence (AGI), with broad capabilities at the human level and ultimately beyond. OpenCog an open-source software initiative aimed at directly confronting that challenge.

AGI is a hard problem to "solve" and ultimately I'm not sure we can control. AIs depend on statistical learning and provide solutions that ultimately build themselves over time. Generally speaking neural networks and other learning methods provide answers but can't tell you why it came to that answer. A black box that self modifies with respect to the data and training methods. Multi-dimensional data in and domain specific solutions out. OpenCog provides a platform/marketplace for AIs which are open sourced decentralized AIs. AIs self organize AIs which talk to each other in a society of mind. A platform for a society of interacting AI minds, paying and rating each other. AGIs outsourcing intelligent/cognitive loads which are only something another AGI can solve. OpenCog is seeded with AI agents based on the OpenCog platform.

What is your definition of "General Intelligence"? What is the general intelligence core required for 2nd level AI (AGI building AGI)? What level of abstraction is required? How much complexity requires what size implementation? How much creativity or interactivity needs to be demonstrated in your intelligence core?
General purpose and specialized domain specific AIs which might do novel things like draw and count circles or draw and count lines, change the kitty litter box at the most optimal time, or paint like Vincent van Gogh?

When do you think Vernor Vinge's technological singularity will occur? Technological advances so rapidly it appears to happen instantaneously. The first truly intelligent machine will be the last invention that humanity needs to make. I.J. Good's intelligence explosion. nanotech, genetic engineering, synthetic biology, energy technologies, insert advanced technology X which all come together reinforce and self organize to provide radical abundance. A mind without a biological basis. Will we ever get to AGI that simulates the physical world accurately and supports mind/body uploading? Scanning and modeling you in all the ways required to create a realistic simulation just like Peter Pan's shadow and sim·u·la·crum. Similar to you and divergent from you. When developers make a copy of code and make changes that diverge from the original, they call it making a fork of the code. Make a fork of yourself; bi·fur·cate, at what point does the fork represent you sufficiently?

The technological singularity (also, simply, the singularity) is the hypothesis that the invention of artificial superintelligence (ASI) will abruptly trigger runaway technological growth, resulting in unfathomable changes to human civilization.
How many AGI does it take to make an ASI?
How many AGIs does it take to ASI? Or an AGI, and two other statistical learning machines walk into a bar....ASI. Get it? ASI? That joke is ALMOST as good as the door; it's ajar. Get it? It's A JAR. IT'S OPEN!? ASI. Get it? and down the dad joke rabbit hole we go.
Do you believe humans will see the rise of an artificial super-intelligence within your lifetime?

Technological singularity - Wikipedia
Intelligence Explosion FAQ - Machine Intelligence Research Institute
Relational quantum mechanics - Wikipedia - it all requires an observer.
The Problem of Induction (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) - observations we make are able to justify some expectations or predictions about observations we have not yet made, as well as general claims that go beyond the observed.

We are going to find all sorts of interesting things once we hit the singularity.
human level intelligence within the next 5-7 yrs and singularity within decades.
home - Hanson Robotics Sophia (robot) - Wikipedia - the word Sophia means wisdom.

People either have a terrifying dismal view of AGI||ASI or they are excited about the possibility of an amazing symbiotic relationship with synthetic intelligence that transforms us.
How do you feel about sentient conscious intelligence personified?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2020 00:00


android dream of a Gordian Knot?

Friday, 05 October 2018 01:47

What's an android dream of a Gordian Knot?
¿Qué es un sueño androide de un nudo gordiano?
Qu'est-ce qu'un rêve androïde d'un nœud gordien?

DeepDream; a convolutional neural net which gives rise to algorithmic pareidolia, thus creating a dream-like hallucinogenic appearance.

Pareidolia (/pærɪˈdoʊliə/ parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus, usually an image or a sound, by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists.

anyway, there's this deepdreamgenerator website that essentially packages up the DeepDream algorithms for anyone to use. It's limiting in some of the settings and outputs; but it's free and easy to use. You can't get on Pouff level but it's cool. https://deepdreamgenerator.com/u/502959

Top left of the montage image is the original image. Images to the right and bottom are all generated from the original image and a style image. (you can see the styles and settings I selected from my profile) I used ImageJ to create the montage and to stack the images and average all 4 images together.

The montage processed images are done using DeepStyle which is basically asking the computer to dream us something that looks similar to the original and style image. Then taking the average of all 4 gives us something that looks very much like the original with the average providing us a mixture of the essence of the style images projected on the original image.

When I first started in on this, I was wanting to create a checkerboard mask that would let through portions of each of the different deepstyled images. Or to draw and cuts masks in the vertical or diagonal... this wasn't as easy as I would have liked.

A big part of what makes this "Deep" convolutional network idea so interesting is how you get more interesting results as you feed the results back into the machine to dream more on it.

The last image is created by taking the average image with the montage image as a style image. Which...to me....is so beautiful, really one of the coolest images I've ever produced. My android dreamt me my checkerboard/vertical/horizontal mask, but it didn't use hard lines, fuzzy about where one dream begins and the other ends.

Deep styling is like a lucid dream; guided by the essence of the original and style. Where are you guiding your android in it's dream? In the case of DeepDream, you're asking your android to obsess about it's models...whatever knot that might be.
What's this "Pouff level" level you speak of?!

The computer's hallucinating and it sees dog face.
gordian montage gordian average

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2020 12:28


penrose tribar, the impossible infinite triangle

Sunday, 24 June 2018 07:56

celebrated as a paradox or a unique contradiction, a mystery that can’t be solved...
a triangle that looks like a real, solid three-dimensional object, but isn't.
The impossible triangle, infinite triangle, penrose tribar, impossible tribar, is a triangular impossible object.
a continuous loop, an ambiguous figure, a visual paradox;
a strange loop with tangled hierarchies.
impossibility in its purest form

looks like a simple object. 2d depiction of a 3d triangle built from square beams. The eyes travel from face to face of the object, everything looks great, no problem. As the viewer traverses the continuous impossible object their perspective flips back and forth between equally possible perspectives in an unconscious and automatic way.

implicit in this strange loop is the concept of infinity. a loop representing an endless process in a finite way. -a conflict between the finite and the infinite.

helps give a sense that perceptions are limited and subjective from those of another person viewing the same thing.

A "penrose" polygon refers to the 2-dimensional depiction of the impossible object itself.
Penrose triangle - Wikipedia
Roger Penrose was the inventor of the tribar.
it's also an interesting look at Escher.
video with the Roger Penrose talking about the discovery of the tribar (spanish).
Escher's works like ascending decending, waterfall, and other tilings are influenced by the Penrose father and son's work.
non-isohedral tilings, tiles only one shape but they have different roles to play in different parts of the pattern. Roger sent Escher a wooden non-isohedral block puzzle to Escher; and Escher's solution was in Escher's final print "Ghosts" which he made just before he died. Roger says in the video "Unfortunately, Escher died before the non-periodic tilings that came somewhat later."

Tessellations - M.C. Escher Ghosts - Escher's last tessellation "Ghosts" was a solution to a puzzle sent to him by Roger Penrose, the mathematician. Escher solved it and, true to form, changed the angular wood blocks into rounded 'ghosts'.

if a line is traced around the Penrose triangle, a 4-loop Möbius strip is formed....

and ya, that's my leg and first tattoo. and ya, I'm white and nerdy. Thank you Samuel Hyndman

60 Penrose Triangle Tattoo Designs For Men - Impossible Tribar Ideas -
Triangle Tattoo Meaning | herinterest.com/
Impossibility on Behance
Making a Penrose Triangle on Behance - make a penrose perspective paper and tape model.
If you're interested in optical illusions, you might also checkout Optical tricks and illusions - Dave Horner's Website.

should maybe be on another penrose page but...

Penrose tiling - Wikipedia
Aperiodic tiling - Wikipedia
Penrose Tiles -- from Wolfram MathWorld
Impossible Cookware and Other Triumphs of the Penrose Tile - Issue 13: Symmetry - Nautilus
Anisohedral tiling - Wikipedia - In geometry, a shape is said to be anisohedral if it admits a tiling, but no such tiling is isohedral (tile-transitive); that is, in any tiling by that shape there are two tiles that are not equivalent under any symmetry of the tiling. A tiling by an anisohedral tile is referred to as an anisohedral tiling.
Isohedral figure - Wikipedia -isohedral or face-transitive when all its faces are the same. More specifically, all faces must be not merely congruent but must be transitive, i.e. must lie within the same symmetry orbit. In other words, for any faces A and B, there must be a symmetry of the entire solid by rotations and reflections that maps A onto B. For this reason, convex isohedral polyhedra are the shapes that will make fair dice.
Penrose diagram - Wikipedia - is a two-dimensional diagram capturing the causal relations between different points in spacetime. It is an extension of a Minkowski diagram where the vertical dimension represents time, and the horizontal dimension represents space, and slanted lines at an angle of 45° correspond to light rays.
Orchestrated objective reduction (Penrose–Lucas argument) - Wikipedia - The Penrose–Lucas argument states that, because humans are capable of knowing the truth of Gödel-unprovable statements, human thought is necessarily non-computable.

AMS :: Feature Column :: The Topology of Impossible Spaces
The Penrose Tribar(pdf)
Drawing A Tribar Figure by Hand(pdf)
AMS :: Feature Column :: The Topology of Impossible Spaces - this page includes amazing pictures and walks you through the math behind perspective and how to know if an object is impossible in mathematical terms. 1-dimensional cohomology
Impossible Triangle - this page right here has wonderful english to walk you through what's going on in a tribar, i highly recommend it. "The beams of the triangle simultaneously appear to recede and come toward you. Yet, somehow, they meet in an impossible configuration!" "it is possible to construct a physical model of the impossible triangle that looks impossible from only one angle" "It would lead to biological disaster if you were blind to the unusual, inconsistent, or paradoxical." "When you examine a drawing of an impossible triangle, you first build up a global image by examing the local parts." "When you examine a drawing of an impossible triangle, you first build up a global image by examing the local parts."
Impossible Triangle - The Illusions Index - another good page with wonderful english description of impossible triangle. It also includes a four sided impossible figure.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 December 2018 13:31


No Really. roll Riiight.

Sunday, 21 September 2014 22:17

who||what needs to be the focal point now? ℝ ℚ self-manage Δ participation Α↔ℍ↔Ω

u'll find changed perception when that occurs && fall deeper into key.

what's a matter?, I'm not sure myself; happy to talk with u about it.
good luck with that; whatever ℎ might happen to =.
best to speak in code && deal in the truths as u & I see && define them.
(the details always fall in place don't they; magically!)
think for urself. more toward. move away. R u steady now? Under control? I know well.

mutual attractiveness; mitigating circumstances; points of (de|re)flexion: freedom in the 21st century.
irrationality enslaved by selfish genes. u and other.
do we reach the other side? conscious purpose in continuous pattern.
!automatic where&&when internal meets external.
nobody wants to be played. find the truth. control the machine. patience. play.

since neither dare lower it's head to other; no 1 wins.
here; missing finger, phase-wrapped nose. sometimes both.
classical approach. smooth out. control your instrument. find|phone|follow a friend. ICE-COLD.
uncover intangible tones in the neglected garden.

R u being authentic you && Am I being authentic me?
pin point minor 3rd. arrive at same point u start. tonality of self. Don't try, play the notes as they come.
use cycle; make statement, apply and progress. divide && conquer.
resolve and add it up. do us all a favor.

10 types of relationships. those that do; those that do not.
YOLO; illustrate the sound of ur tonality && rythmn of love. JFDI
fix what u see as broken; walk away from that which can't be fixed in the time && energy we have.
change your life, change others lives.
Or; maybe, hopefully the field technician||someone will realize && fix the (phase-wrapped nose||morphine drip) 4 u.
(here's hoping; steady as she goes. here we go again. what's ur constant problem?)

snap back to reality. communicate the constants which are apparent in your life.
share && save us all the time&|energy of doing it without u. r ya here for a reason? I'm not sure myself.
Α↔ℍ↔Ω is quite an expanse; - get in where u fit in.
lexeme&&lemma, unidirectionality hypothesis, cline of instantiation.
find what you like?. what's your truth?
stand in solidarity of|with something. splash around; go ahead.
where's the genie in aladdin's lamp? Deus Ex Machina. i'll wait.
find && study the bounds of the problem. You've got time.

mixed up in the wash; hang me out to dry. Are you steady now?
like the whites the whites of your eyes.
can you hear the bells? joyful. && triumphant. Dumb. Dumb Dumb. Snost & lost.
how many miles from 46825 ↔ 518031?
you tell me

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many sides to every story.

Sunday, 24 August 2014 23:27

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Euler's number e as sum of infinite series

Monday, 31 March 2014 08:28

$$e = \sum_{n=0}^\infty \frac{1}{n!}$$ satis dictum.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2020 22:13


random vs random

Thursday, 27 March 2014 19:58

to infinity without comprehension.

moves in current game:0
black:0 white:0 draws:0
[stop] [slower] [faster]
last game:
min moves: max moves:0
total games:0 total moves:0

left side represents the beginning of mathematics; the right side represents the mysteries of infinity

Saturday, 01 February 2014 04:37


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Friday, 06 December 2013 23:08

x days to Christmas.
x days to a new year.
Happy Holidays!

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2020 14:59


2013 three, that is a magic number.

Wednesday, 11 September 2013 08:01

2013 Horner Family Picture 3, that's a magic number.
A man and a woman had a little baby.
Yes, they did.

That's a magic number.

No more, no less.

2008 a year in review.

Thursday, 13 November 2008 08:26

Horner Family 2008My last update was Friday, 30 November 2007 12:43. The lack of update results from the front page of the site being neglected. I do update this website daily, but it is typically not to sit and reflect on what was. There are a lot of things that happen in a year and it is hard to summarize in a few paragraphs, but I will try.

Ella turned 1 year old and Noah is now 4 (such a big boy!). Noah and Ella play together constantly and are great friends. Ella's favorite word is Daddy...which makes me very happy. Noah and Ella were Mr. Bones and Daddy's little angel for Halloween this year. The kids are growing up so fast it is pretty unbelievable. We are extremely blessed.

Dayna and I went to Vegas together and saw the musical Spamalot, experienced Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, watched the Bellagio Fountains, walked the strip, ate some good food, and enjoyed a bit of the blackjack. Good stuff.

Work has been going well for me as I've been doing software consulting out of my own company TecDev since 2006. As always, please contact me if you've got a software need.

Development wise, I've been taking in all of the new features of .NET > (2.0). This includes WCF, WF, and WPF which are big improvements to software development in windows. I'm very excited to see IronPython and the DLR. Silverlight finally provides a supported cross-platform (mac,phone,windows) .NET solution to help us move past HTML. Exciting stuff.

I've been continuing research on visualizing my MRI data in the Visible Dave Project. I'm hoping to get something together soon for visualization. I am currently learning CMake, VTK, ITK, and FLTK to segment my brain structures in 3d. Such amazing open source code!

I've become even more geeky and connected with passing time....and I didn't think it was possible! But I'm now doing quite a few social networks and web 2.0 thangys...
facebook twitter linkedin youtube

Well, that about does it for this one. That wraps er all up. Thanks for stopping by.

Christmas and a new YEAR coming.

Friday, 30 November 2007 12:43

Merry Christmas 2007Here we are, 2007 coming to a close. I can't believe how fast time flies. You look down for one second and a whole year passes you by... It only gets worse as you get older....at least it seems that way anyway.

There are a lot of things that happened in the past year. Dayna and I are very excited about Ella and Noah. Ella is now 5 months and Noah is 3 years. Things have gotten much more interesting around the home, two kids is definitely more work than one. But it is also a lot more fun too.

Noah was very excited for Santa's visit and was very fortunate to have opened many presents on Christmas. Ella just starting to eat cereal and enjoys watching Noah jump around the room while he plays.

Thanks for visiting my site and have a happy new year!


Welcome home Ella Marie Horner!

Tuesday, 31 July 2007 20:12

Ella Marie Horner - Welcome! Welcome to the world baby Ella Marie Horner!

Ella was born on July 27th, 2007 @ 8:52am. She weighed a healthy 9 lbs 8.5 oz and measured 22 inches long. The labor was about 12 hours long, with only 20 minutes of hard pushing at the end. (not that it was easy)

We're so happy to have such a wonderful and cute baby girl!

--Dave, Dayna, Noah, and now... Ella.


Graduation 2007

Wednesday, 09 May 2007 21:30

Graduation Day 2007

It is official...we are both done with our Purdue undergrad degrees! Dayna received her BA in psychology with a sociology minor. I received a BS in computer science with a math minor.


Flickr photo boothing.

Monday, 07 May 2007 09:20

Noah and Daddy I was playing with mac OSX's photo booth app the other day. I found a plugin for photo booth which allows you to upload your photos to flickr automatically. I loaded the plugin on both my macbook and my imac. Pretty neat that you can setup a stereo rig like this! I was able to fire off quite a few pictures, many of them in sync. Check out the pics. [Slideshow] [Explore]

Hello daughter...

Thursday, 19 April 2007 06:14

baby unknown's fingers Have a look. Here is the hand of my new baby! Nice to see five fingers.

A study on human waste and by products.

Sunday, 01 April 2007 08:45

I am very interested in the study of our physical form. Thoughts on elemental and molecular bonds excite me in some ways.

Think about what we as humans produce in terms of microorganisms. Many of those microorganisms produce other by products.

I like to think about all the information that can be glened from the single cell.

Here are some things I would like to study about in terms of by products.

Dental Plaque

Dental plaque
Collection and biochemical analysis of human dental plaque from the approximal tooth surfaces and comparison with plaque from free smooth surfaces.
Feasibility of using automatic image analysis for measuring dental plaque in situ.
Quantification of dental plaque on lingual tooth surfaces using image analysis: reliability and validation
1856 Viability analysis of human dental plaque microcosms
Bacteria from patient's dental plaque causes ventilator-associated pneumonia


of course urine as a fertilizer...
Heteroatom-doped highly porous carbon from human urine : Scientific Reports : Nature Publishing Group

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Noahs first science project!

Monday, 12 February 2007 01:12

laser speedHey guys,

Noah was bored one day so he and I built a machine which measures the speed of light and other physical constants. Noah thought it was pretty remedial but we are really kicking ass in his daycare science fair.

But seriously....I'm building one of these kits cause thats freaking cool. First kid I can convince...I'm building one. :)

Also if I haven't told you already....
Dayna and I are pregnant again!
Just heard the heartbeat.
More info on the baby soon!

Dave, Dayna, and Noah + 1/3