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Unfreakingbelieveable: I broke my bike (again)

So I’m in Orange County, CA visiting my sister this weekend, and have gone to some length to get my bike out here. So what happens? I demolished my chain within 60 seconds of our first ride. In all my … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Truckers

So I finally got rid of my truck, which was sad. However I did something good with it — rather than going thru the hassle of trying to sell it, I donated it using donateacar.com which is a non-profit which … Continue reading

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New camera (look, a sandwich!)

Go ahead, laugh.  I know it’s funny that I somehow managed to break my old camera while making dinner.  What can I say.  I like to take pictures of things that I cook.  It just seems that it’s a bad … Continue reading

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Lesson in Programming: Why those /* (funny) */ comments are so important

At work we always marvel about the comments we come across in our code. Indiana Jones stories that somehow get related back to the code by it, how tired the programmer was when writing the code, indications of the [lack … Continue reading

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Storm carnage…

So I finally got my power turned back on tonight a bit after 6:00…have been without since Thursday afternoon.  Only really frustrating part was throwing out a lot of good food.  Hardest part was trying to figure out what to … Continue reading

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Can I possibly destroy any more hardware?

In the last 30 days, I’ve killed so much hardware it’s not even funny anymore. Zen Micro died today. After my first look it was grim. Put it back together tonight and surprisingly enough, it actually partially works. I even … Continue reading

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Death to the Zen Micro

So yesterday I was quite convinced that I was going to make it down to see the Chicago Air and Water Show, hoping I could see the Thunderbirds.  Well lets just say that we got water alright.  I stood out … Continue reading

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paris et le tour!

So as a part of me taking a crazy vacation, I made it to Paris (for a whopping 24 hours) with one goal: The Tour de France! Photos to make anyone who wasn’t there jealous:

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Going to Paris!

This is mostly to brag to my siblings, if they haven’t heard yet… I will be taking the Eurostar train from London on the 28th down to Paris, France.  Will stay the night, and then the next morning get up … Continue reading

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GUADEC Warmup Day 2

So I arrived in London around 6 AM; everything went quickly.  Plane ride was fun, albeit quite cozy. Took the paddington express train, which is super slick, jumped on the underground to Euston, and wandered around for a while until … Continue reading

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