Fun with polymorphic shell scripts

Imagine you have two shell scripts in the same directory. test1.sh: #!/bin/bash echo “I am test1″ cp test2.sh test1.sh test2.sh: #!/bin/bash echo “I am test2″ cp test2.sh test1.sh echo “This should not get printed” Now run test1.sh. What do you…

To the top of Kelso Dunes

Here are some more photos from our Thanksgiving trip to the Mojave Desert. While there, we climbed to the top of the Kelso Dunes, which turned out to be surprisingly challenging. At the start

Baby food for grown ups

I had intended to make soup. I ended up with puree. First I steamed two diced celeriacs, a bunch of very thin carrots, and two or three small potatoes (all from our veggie box). When everything was tender, I mashed…

Snowy plovers

The snowy plovers at Ocean Beach are pretty spectacular (not to mention extra-snowy in black and white).

Our condolences to Chez Panisse

I was shocked to learn that a fire broke out at Chez Panisse yesterday (see also: SFGate, Berkeleyside), badly damaging the restaurant’s front porch and facade. Two weeks ago we ate there (for the first time) with Stephanie’s mom Chris,…

Photogenic arch

We had a few hours to kill before my cousin’s wedding (in December), so Matthew and I decided to escape the hotel and visit the Gateway Arch. There was a momentary break in the clouds just after we arrived that…

End of an Era: Google shutting down Reader

I’m getting evicted from another feedreader. Maybe this is a sign. It was less than two years ago that I finally, begrudgingly made the switch to Google Reader after Ask.com shut down Bloglines (which I’d been using for an incredible…

Adding “workcation” to my lexicon

Just after the New Year I traveled with Sincerely to Maui on a workcation (or “workation”?)—sort of a working holiday/retreat. It was surreal to spend what was then only my third week of the new job, not to mention my…

Pīpīwai to Waimoku

I couldn’t imagine traveling to Hawaii solely for work. Luckily Stephanie was able to take some time off to join me for a few days after my workation. We drove the infamous “road to Hana” down to the Kipahulu section…

Into Haleakalā

On our last full day in Hawaii, Stephanie and I woke up at 4:30am so that we could get to Haleakalā in time for sunrise. Not only was the drive to the top one of the shortest drives with the…

The 2012 Photo Book

The exercise of creating an annual photo book, but more importantly, flipping through it later, serves as an encouraging reminder of all that we managed to accomplish in the space of a year—especially in the absence of that elusive sense…