Hi, I'm Matt

And this is my corner of the web.

I live in Kansas and work for the Naval Research Lab in Washington DC.

I have extensive exerpience with Tor and privacy-enhacing technology. I do computer and network security stuff at work, and -- generally -- completely different stuff at home.

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camaro cars
While the pads, rotors, and calipers were installed long ago, I never actually had brakes until this last weekend. We finally ran fresh brake line and bled the system. Here's the plan I worked off of (here as a diagrams.net file). It went through a major change each time I found a mistake or oversight. For example, I didn't even remember originally that the 9" rear end came with brake lines, so I scrapped the plan to run hard line along the width of the rear end; the prudent thing to do would be to use the soft line and the T the rear end came with, even if the T is a silly blue color. Read more...

Return of the Face

camaro cars
Mega progress weekend, with a primary focus on getting the front bumper mounted. We built brackets to mount the intercooler and radiator. We performed delicate surgery to the bumper to make room for our bracketing. The cold side is in place but is just tacked. We also mounted the transcooler and plumbed it.

20 psi of boost

camaro cars
Hacked in a boost controller. Applied the transbrake and set the 2 step to 4000 rpm. Built 20 psi of boost. Datalog

Matt Traudt (pastly)

Tech, Pets, and Vettes