I like how the Coastal Trail cuts through the steep, Pacific-facing hillsides of Mt Tam State Park. As of last weekend, the hills were still spring-green and dense with flora. In a short while they’ll return to their natually golden state—which I like to think is where California gets its nickname. It was on our last hike here that I started to feel at home after a year abroad. It was nice to return again.
Someone just let me know that samples of Chile’s new national identity cards, known locally as cédula de identidad (or documento nacional de identidad, DNI), feature a QR Code linking to justinsomnia.org. This is not the first time that Chile has taken a liking to my QR Code. ¡Hola chilenos curiosos!
Infographic for Chile’s new national identity cards (Source: Emol.com)
As I was getting perilously close to filling up my old 256GB hard drive, I decided to treat myself to a 512GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD, which created an opportunity to upgrade to the latest Ubuntu, a task I’d neglected for two years. I usually relish Ubuntu’s semiannual releases—that is, until the Unity user interface landed.
Occasionally people reach out and ask if they can purchase a print of my color-accented Golden Gate Bridge photo. But of course! Here’s a photo I just received from someone in Quebec who did. It coordinates nicely, don’t you think?
From the get-go I was pretty sure I wanted a PUBLIC Bike (in British racing green, with matching fenders, front and rear racks, and a brown leather saddle). But after a test ride I was less sure. The angled handlebars felt wobbly, and I spent the whole time in the highest gear. Intellectually and aesthetically it resonated, but in practice, I had doubts.