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The Home of Richard Pringle II on the Web
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Languages
  • C/C++
  • Java
  • Bash
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Python
  • CSS
  • Javascript
  • JQuery
  • SQL/MySQL
  • JSP/JSTL
  • HTML
Software
  • Windows
  • Fedora
  • Ubuntu
  • MS Office
  • OpenOffice
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • VIM
  • Apache
  • Django
  • SAMBA
  • NIS/NFS
  • Eclipse
  • Notepad++
Goals
  • Complete the Website / Resume script 'project' that I am working on.
  • Get the database / crawler idea 'project' off the ground.
08/2010 - 08/2011
  • MS in Computer Science
  • GPA : 3.58
08/2006 - 05/2010
  • BS in Computer Systems Science
  • GPA : 3.63
  • Graduated in May 2010 with Cum Laude Honors.
  • Upon graduation, 1/3 of the credits for my graduate degree were completed.
08/2010 - 04/2011
CS Department Undergraduate Lab Administrator (CSMAINT)
  • Created, deleted, maintained local accounts.
  • Ensured lab computers stayed in working condition.
  • Handled user and faculty support ticket requests.
  • Worked with CEC to resolve issues.
Ford Motor Company, Houghton, MI
02/2009 - 08/2010
Application Development/Support
  • Created Java/JSP elements for a vehicle process tracking system.
  • Created proof of concept website designs off of mock up documents.
  • Worked in a satellite office with multiple remote teams.
01/2009 - 05/2009
Intro to Computer Science II Grader (CS1122)
  • Graded written or programming assignments and tracked student grades.
IBM, Rochester, MN
01/2008 - 08/2008
Co-op Pre-Professional Engineer
  • Set up, maintained, dismantled, managed servers with 100s of hard drives.
  • Wrote scripts to collect, parse, and make data more easily available.
  • Wrote programs or scripts to automate tasks.
  • Worked in a constructive team environment.
  • Examples: Daily Status, MFG Email, Java PTR Parser, and Config Charts
09/2007 - 12/2007
Data Structures Grader (CS2321)
  • Graded written or programming assignments and tracked student grades.
Website / Resume Script
  • Designed a script to use a single set of personal data to generate a website.
  • Template designs use the Django templating system.
  • Currently designing a LaTeX / Django template to generate a resume from same data.
Wedding Website
06/2010 - 07/2010
NOTE: Visit it by clicking here.
  • Uses the Django framework.
  • Website to view/order a subset of pictures taken by our website photographer.
  • Custom picture 'cart' for ordering pictures and emails the requests to be filled.
The Food Plan
NOTE: Visit it by clicking here.
  • Uses the Django framework in combination with Janrain for authentication.
  • Partially completed but further development is currently on hold.
  • A recipe website that allows users to store and share their recipes.
Treemap Visualization of Network Data
08/2010 - 12/2010
NOTE: This was a group project for CS5090 Data Visualization for Fall 2010.

The goal of this project was to collect network packets, analyze them, and display the connections in an interactive spiral treemap. The PDF write up that was made can be viewed here.

In this project, we collected unencrypted wireless traffic information that was in range of a laptop we setup. The laptop was configured in monitor mode running Fedora 12 with an Intel wireless card. The wireless packets were captured via tcpdump and filtered via a perl script which then gave the selected information to a java program.

Local view showing insignificant hosts.
Local view showing insignificant hosts.

The java program was a multi-threaded GUI program that accepted the input and updated the GUI in real-time. The GUI display was of a spiral treemap design with other GUI objects to selectively modify the look and feel. Clicking nodes allowed for different views of what each IP was sending and/or receiving.

Multi-Input Shared Environment
01/2011 - 04/2011
NOTE: This was a group project for CS5090 Virtual Environments for Spring 2011.

The goal of this project was to have two different individuals use a HMD and a Microsoft Kinect to share the same virtual environment and be able to interact with that environment simultaneously. The PDF write up that was made can be viewed here.

We used the Flexible Action and Articulated Skeleton Toolkit (FAAST) to interface with the Microsoft Kinect and stream the joint positions of the Kinect user. We used a NVIS nVisor ST-60 Head-Mounted Display with a World Viz Precision Point Tracking system that WorldViz develops to be used with Vizard to display the virtual environment.

The Garden Maze with the Green Arrow showing the start location, the Red Square representing the Kinect finish location, and the Blue Square representing the HMD finish location.
The Garden Maze with the Green Arrow showing the start location, the Red Square representing the Kinect finish location, and the Blue Square representing the HMD finish location.

With the invention of the PrimeSense Sensor and its use in the Microsoft Kinect, there have been many different projects that solve or explore interesting areas of natural interaction with computers. We chose the area of telepresence because telecommunication is a very open area for creative solutions and with the invention of the Microsoft Kinect, telepresence will only become more prevalent.

Summer Youth Programs

Created a custom website that explained and linked to videos about Google SketchUp. Visit the class website. The class was designed to introduce virtual environments. It was done by providing a brief introduction to some virtual environments by the use of demonstrations in the MTU Virtual Environments lab. Then students created a model with Google SketchUp and was able to see that model in a virtual environment on the final day.

Week 1 was Women in Engineering. It lasted from 06/20/2011 to 06/24/2011. Week 2 was the Engineering Scholars Program. It lasted from 06/27/2011 to 07/01/2011.