Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Nasty storm felled a tree in my backyard

January 4th, 2008

Well, not the whole tree, but a bunch of the major branches… :(



Globalization in 1.1.2v iPhone Firmware – why?

December 2nd, 2007

The iPhone isn’t slated to be sold abroad for awhile, so why is the latest firmware full of a ton of support for different languages?



My Simpson’s Character

November 30th, 2007

Fun little avatar builder I found at



Oil spill & Ft. Funston

November 13th, 2007

So I took my dog to Ft. Funston last Sunday, which would have been much better had I not forgotten about the oil spill in the bay. It wasn’t too bad, but there were still drops of oil everywhere. I didn’t wear my flip-flops there, and as a result, got some oil on the soles of my feet that will not wash away with anything I’ve tried, including abrasives.


This explains why the beach was a bit more barren than I’m used to. Kepler’s on the right…

The funny thing was that the ranger put up a warning sign about the oil spil as we were leaving, a good 5 days after the spill. *sigh*

Personal, Recreation

Folsome Fair 2007

October 1st, 2007

I went with some friends to the folsome fair a few blocks from my house and walked around a bit.  For those not in the know, it’s a huge BDSM fair with lots of “interesting” people walking around, and some even more interesting booths, such as this one where you pay to be flogged (it goes towards a charity)…


Though I found most of the time was spent waiting for people in the group I was with (of which I only knew one) to move  — or else trying to navigate the crazy crowds.  There were quite a few exhibitionists out and about, mostly male, but there were a few good looking female ones.  Kepler got to say “hi” to a pair of them that were kind enough to pose for a photo


It was interesting, but the density of the crowds make it a lot less fun…

Personal, Recreation

New house colors

September 27th, 2007

img-cropped.jpgI met with Frank Zip, a color consultant in San Francisco and we went for a nice drive together.  After an hour or so with him, not only do I feel like I know an incredible amount more about colors, but also about immigrant labor, city history, old school phonographs, and a bunch of other factoids.  Long story short, we came up with a starting point on where we want to go with the house colors.  What do you think?