This is the personal website of Harold Hodgins, a freelance data wrangler and research automation consultant. He can be found wrangling data and doing research at the University of Waterloo. During his undergraduate degree he could found in the Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Computer Science, and Psychology departments at Wifrid Laurier University or programming liquid handling robots in a cancer research lab.
If you have assays you want automate or hardware you need programmed send me an email and we can chat.
BS in Computer Science, Minors in Applied Mathematics, Biochemsitry, and Electronics, 2018
Wilfrid Laurier University
My brothers, my father and I used to go camping every summer up at Tobermory or Killarney. In recent years I’ve been able to get away a few times but usually on my own. Last summer my eldest brother decided he would like to go camping again near the end of June and then again as August turned to September. He invested in a $30 tent on Kijiji. The previous owners were honest about how much it had been used. In particular the only thing “wrong” with is was the elastic in the poles was shot. After we returned from the first trip I replaced the elastic as shown below.
My keychain recently broke ties with my keys. As I’d rather not loose my keys I decided to repair the bond between them.
The other day my torche (pole) lamp failed to turn on. It’s one of those with a three setting rotary switch (off, low, high) and a halogen bulb. So we set about debugging/fixing it.
“An aglet is a small sheath, often made of plastic or metal, used on each end of a shoelace, a cord, or a drawstring.” Wikipedia You know, that thing that at the end of your shoelace that disintegrates after a few years and leaves your shoelace exposed and unravelling. Or if you’re of a certain age that thing Phineas and Ferb wrote a song about.
I’m currently taking an introductory Computer Graphics Course using OpenGl and C++. As part of our first assignment we were required to export an image as a bmp. The general format of a BMP file is 3 or 4 sections. Two headers, an optional color pallet, and the bitmap information itself.