I would be lying to myself if I thought more than one person read this blog. Okay, two, because I read my own blog to check for typos (of which there are plenty). I am candidly ignoring the advice of Brian and not spell cheeking. We’ll see how that goes.
At any rate, I thought it would be wise to at least put a name and face (okay, just name) to the blog so it doesn’t feel like I’m trying to hide anything. Also, it should give you an idea of the kinds of things you might expect to see here.
Unlike Brian Shih, I did not think to use my name as a domain name. So, to be clear, I am not Mark Chang the gay Jamaican flight attendent based in Arizona. Seriously, that’s not me. And it won’t be until February of 2012, according to the registrar’s information (even though his site is offline). I am also not the alien prince of Yugopotamia Mark Chang that appeared in six episodes of Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents. I am the Mark Chang that is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. I teach things like Computer Architecture and Digital VLSI, attempt to do research on reconfigurable computing and ubiquitous computing, and advise on way too many projects.
I enjoy most things tech-related, both from a hardware and software sense, have always had way too many gadgets, and love cars. The postings you’ll find here are generally going to be technology heavy, with the occasional education / teaching post. You will find very little posting regarding Olin, as I don’t think this is an appropriate forum for those thoughts.
There, that’s it. Now you know who I am. I’m not actually interesting enough for you to want to know more. Now who are you!?