This is the personal site of Patrick van Staveren. I work for Mintel, running our IT Infrastructure team. I grew up in Michigan, studied as a software developer with a B.S. in Computer Science from Western Michigan University and worked as a developer for 5 years in Chicago before moving around the globe and eventually landing as a manager of system administrators. I spent a few years living in Shanghai and London while working for Mintel and now live back in the suburbs of Chicago. I dabble in photography, and I’m usually happiest when I’ve been on my bicycle all day long.
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Recent entries to Web Log:
- Solderless programming a DFM17 radiosonde - 2023-09-26
- Retrieved my first two radiosondes - 2023-03-03
- Introduction to ESPHome - 2021-12-31
- IO91 -> EN51…NW6 1UE -> 60137…51N -> 41N…2001:8b0:da4::/48 -> 2601:249:902:50a1::/64 (completing the circuit) - 2019-10-14
- HAB flight 3: two payloads, some success, and more failure - 2019-04-23
- HAB flight 2 “EAGLE” - 2018-05-22
- First high-altitude balloon flight: lots learned - 2018-02-18
- My first radio contact from a high altitude balloon - 2016-10-10
- Iceland - Aurora Borealis - 2016-09-01
- Iceland - Day 1 - 2016-08-29
- Four years in Shanghai. 再见上海！ - 2015-07-09