To Santa Cruz and beyond…

Stephanie and I knew we wanted to do something over Labor Day, but we couldn’t decide on what. The crowdedness factor of many popular destinations (Yosemite for one) and our mutual desire not to be too planny contributed to our…

Towards Big Sur via Pebble Beach

Saturday we woke in Watsonville and stopped at a Coco’s Bakery Restaurant for brunch. Had a rocking salad with bacon, glazed walnuts, bleu cheese, and peaches. Salad with fruit and bacon Heading towards Monterey, we passed rows and rows of…

Driving down the Big Sur coast

Leaving Pebble Beach, things finally started to get interesting. And by interesting I mean the view from CA-1 forced us to stop the car every 10 minutes to really appreciate what we were seeing. This rugged view seems to evoke…

We did not tour Hearst Castle

San Simeon is a weird place. Basically it’s a bunch of hotels on either side of CA-1 just south of Hearst Castle. We found a room for Saturday night but kept wondering, why does this place exist? I couldn’t believe…

We made it to Yosemite, finally!

To recap: On Friday night we left San Francisco, bound for Watsonville, stopping at Santa Cruz along the way. On Saturday we drove through Pebble beach and continued on our way down the Big Sur coast, all the way to…

A view from above…

…courtesy of Windows Live Local’s Birds Eye View We live in the middle of the group of three buildings

On graffiti

This is brilliant and beautiful (via Boing Boing): (hint: it’s graffiti in the reverse—and something I’d so much rather see than the spraypaint shit everywhere) I also love these Graffiti Watch posters I’ve seen in bus shelters around the city:…

On destiny and text ads

During the summer of 2004, Boing Boing was experimenting with sponsorship ads, partly to cover skyrocketing hosting costs and partly to make money. Underneath those ads was the text: Interested in Sponsoring? Email Us. By August I was getting annoyed…

Just a normal Sunday afternoon on Pine Street

And there’s a Cryogenic truck delivering liquid nitrogen to St. Francis Memorial Hospital next door. Oh yeah, it’s also a freaking beautiful day. I’ve got to get outside!

Found typography

A five-pointed asterisk in the top of a eucalypus nut

How to grep without hitting Subversion’s text-base files

It doesn’t take many tools to program. At least it doesn’t feel like it takes that many. Obviously a computer. A lot of people are using Macs nowadays. What better reason to start using Ubuntu on a PC. At Federated…

Geektastic project du jour

Moving into a new (and somewhat smaller) apartment in the city and sharing that space with another person (for the first time) has got me thinking about some important things. Like our home network. The first few nights I started…

On the way to work

Missed the bus that drops me off right in front of work this morning, so I took the next one which deposits me in the hills high above Sausalito. Which means walking for 20 minutes straight down (it averages out…

I’d need a wide-angle lens to capture this apartment

I give you… the apartment. Or the photogenic living room at least. Looking towards the window Previously albeit unfurnishedly, A look inside the apartment, finally!

sudo bang bang

Ha! This just occured to me: Original comic from xkcd by Randall Munroe