Jon


Storypost | 2023.01.10
d'Bears on parade


One trophy, one miserable failure, one weird final.


Storypost | 2023.01.07
Up the coast


Christmas travel.


Review | 2022.10.12
Deckbuilding and action


Initial thoughts on Shadowverse Champions Battle and Gunfire Reborn. More Elden Ring and Across the Obelisk.


Storypost | 2022.07.29
Adhesives


Prepping wood planks for the next project, chasing an elusive Gloomhaven personal quest, concatenate layers in ML, and a little bit of recreation.


Review | 2022.05.20
Packs


Trading the stroller out for a baby backpack. Retrofitting old posts to new markup. A couple Elden Ring dragons.


Review | 2021.12.13
On repeat


Final thoughts on the live action Cowboy Bebop, diving into Far Cry 6, and the Back 4 Blood final boss.


Review | 2021.11.27
Pre-omicron


Buckling down for the totally-predictable omicron surge by watching (anime) Cowboy Bebop, Wheel of Time, and audioreading Ringworld. Also: Back 4 Blood, Gloomhaven, Nioh 2, Mass Effect 3, and Risk of Rain 2. I should go outside. No, wait, omicron.


Storypost | 2021.08.26
News


Jack arrived!


Infopost | 2021.06.15
Bro, the humanity


Hindenburg Research is short DKNG and Redditors discuss short selling. Hilti tools are the ultimate flex.


Review | 2021.03.15
Follow up


WSB donates its tendies to fellow apes. Some wheel trading analysis. Games: Bloodborne, Fire Emblem, Remnant.


Storypost | 2021.03.12
Deliveries


Danielle arrives. And some other stuff while nevously awaiting delivery.


Storypost | 2020.11.01
Darkness


The first night surf photography session in awhile. Halloween, elections, brushfires, and stonks.


Storypost | 2020.07.26
Sniping


How to build a carbon fiber monopod for a telephoto. Part 2 of my TLOU2 review. Some other stuff in the era of covid.


Storypost | 2020.07.01
Dogfight


I set up a remote X-Wing miniatures match for Jon and Rob. It gets heartwarmingly LARPy.


Review | 2020.06.24
The Last of Us Pt. II


Saturday I put the remodeled media room to good use with some socially-responsible zombie killing. The Last of Us Pt II was released on Friday; the long-awaited follow up to a game that ranked third on J's all time list and fell just behind Metal Gear Solid on mine.


Storypost | 2020.05.31
Opening/closing


Covid eases. Less PUBG, more Payday. Some lockdown pastimes.


Storypost | 2020.05.18
Exploration


Lockdown video gaming, socially-distanced beer exploration, and site generator improvements.


Storypost | 2020.04.20
Plenty to do


Another week of quarantined programming, video games, and hitting f5 on economic news.


Storypost | 2020.04.05
Biohazards


The uncertainity of two weeks ago has given way to various stages of compulsory home isolation.


Storypost | 2020.02.11
Whistler


Derrick, Jon, and I went to Whistler this year.


Storypost | 2019.12.29
Up and back


A road trip, Fire Emblem Three Houses, and BL3 Handsome Jackpot.


Listpost | 2019.05.01
Lists


Hand-crafted lists and best-of content.


Storypost | 2019.02.26
Destination


A Maui trip during humpback season.


Storypost | 2019.02.10
Hood


Mount Hood brocation.


Storypost | 2018.12.30
Santa's little helpers


Christmas was the usual fare: travel, eggs benedict, prime rib, secret Santa, wine.


Storypost | 2018.11.04
Masks


Halloween, PUBG, and a trip to Seattle.


Storypost | 2018.08.30
Drafted


Gaming: PUBG, fantasy, Alienation, God of War, X-Wing miniatures.


Infopost | 2018.05.13
Deep dive


Neural style transfer using DL4J and other starter projects. An ATL trip and two hours before the mast.


Storypost | 2018.03.25
Drenched


Park City ski-brocation, a Kingwin HDD switch for multi-boot, and first thoughts on Sea of Thieves.


Review | 2017.12.17
Sunsets


Weather, Monster Hunter, thoughts on my Zero S, and The Last Jedi.


Storypost | 2017.10.24
Weekenders


Trips to Oakland, OC, and some Paragon.


Storypost | 2017.05.15
Fancy events


Wedding.


Storypost | 2017.02.28
A real winter


Travel and Warframe.


Storypost | 2016.08.14
Watery


Cache Creek rafting, pool vball, Warframe, and Witcher 3.


Storypost | 2016.06.22
Spare time


Ty got married.


Storypost | 2016.05.02
A'a


The 'rents were out on Kauai for a birthday, so I joined them.


Storypost | 2016.01.31
Boards


Some decorative surfboards and shelving.


Infopost | 2016.01.17
Cuts


Having played around with Jon and Derrick's GoPros this past month, I wanted to throw together a short video of the skiing, volleyball, and motorbiking. There were a few issues though.


Storypost | 2016.01.08
From Diego to The Bay


Wiffle ball, high tide surfing, a Raiders game, and skiing.


Storypost | 2015.11.02
Spooks


Halloween happened four times this year. So, four costumes.


Storypost | 2015.08.25
Amok


August is always the craziest month. So megapost.


Storypost | 2015.07.13
Camp'n'crawl


The League of Sport camp and crawl and returning from Oregon by train.


Storypost | 2015.06.02
Kona


The big island at 14,000 feet above sea level and 60 feet below.


Storypost | 2015.02.08
Cape run


The 2015 Blind Lady Ale House Cape Run.


Storypost | 2015.01.01
New *


After five years I bid qcom adieu to take on a new challenge in the startup world. This meant cleaning the cobwebs out of the study and setting up a proper work environment.


Storypost | 2014.12.01
Transition


A couple of trips and an AT-AT costume for Kafka.


Storypost | 2014.08.19
Greedydraft


The 2014 Medieval Gridiron season has arrived, we drafted at Casa de Santos this past weekend. Good food, good drinks, Ryan and Dan drafted using the same fantasy football magazine - I know, right?


Storypost | 2014.08.03
Nightsurfing, part six


The last night session left me in need of a Ikelite-Ikelite sync cord with which I could trigger an off-camera SB800 using the Ikelite flash. My cord eventually came in and everything hooked up as it should.


Storypost | 2014.07.27
Nightsurfing, part cinq


An Ikelite underwater housing, a D700, and some night surfing.


Storypost | 2013.05.15
The last bit of thirty


KO turns 40, Dad turns 60 in Hawaii, Lee and Carly get married.


Storypost | 2013.03.17
Flight


Okay, so my domain expired and I didn't renew it quick enough. When this happens they want $150 more so I just let it really expire and then re-registered, and did so through my host so that's nice. But I'm back, so let's see...


Storypost | 2012.07.04
Fourth


Cenote diving near Cancun and some fireworks watching.


Storypost | 2012.04.01
Now with vitamin r


Skiing Kirkwood and taking the dogs to Fiesta Island.


Storypost | 2012.02.19
xlvi


This year's Super Bowl party was probably the best so far. Since it's been cold, the original plan was to screen the game in the living room, but the cable line wasn't having any of it. Of course it was in the mid-eighties during the day so relocating the backyard wasn't a big deal.


Storypost | 2011.11.23
Postfriendsgiving


Everyone made it out alive. No zombie flu, only a few stitches between the lot of us. The food rocked, there was a massive handegg match, dogs were all over the place.


Storypost | 2011.07.27
Grand prix


The 2011 Red Bull Grand Prix at Laguna Seca.


Storypost | 2011.06.14
June 2011 is busy


E3 2011, deck work, and a shindig.


Storypost | 2011.05.28
Railing


Removing the old, damaged railing.


Storypost | 2011.02.20
Snow, lots and lots of snow


Swapping HIDs into the VR4 and lots of powder in Tahoe.


Storypost | 2010.12.28
Eggsmas


Dog Seger and I spent a few hours on the road this weekend, making the standard Christmas journey.


Storypost | 2010.10.04
Lapse


Civilization V, Dave Matthews, and Warp Riders.


Storypost | 2010.02.24
Garage doors


Fed up with the garage door that opened into the dryer (pictured below), I bought a replacement that would open into the side room. I went with a steel exterior type.


Storypost | 2010.02.08
xliv


Like I said, no more Super Bowl at Players so Cheryl took it upon herself to organize a similar event with better food for half the cover.


Storypost | 2010.01.01
Christmas weekend


I took a brief trip to NorCal. Ted's place is looking good, too bad he can't decide on a railing.


Storypost | 2009.10.21
Broader fov


My 20mm f/2.8 came today, the one with the 62mm diameter. Doctor Daddy wants me to shoot his kid's first birthday party and the 50mm and 105mm won't cut it. The plan is to foreshorten the crap out of them (below) so they all look like bobbleheads. That's cute, right?


Storypost | 2009.09.07
Heavy in the games


I've finally made the jump to two fantasy leagues, but will maintain my own rule that


Storypost | 2009.08.27
The return of film


Pinhole shots using the P-Sharan cardboard camera and film photos from dirtbiking Plaster City.


Storypost | 2009.07.05
Independence cookout


July 4th bbq and fireworks.


Storypost | 2009.06.02
Important events


A trip to NoVa.


Storypost | 2009.05.12
No photos


Well, I do have another time lapse [Ed: removed] from another epic Settlers match, 17 vps. This one added the great river and event cards, the latter being wondrous at enforcing a more reliable resource distribution. We'll see how Jon does with his.


Storypost | 2009.05.04
All kinds of win


Jon, Connie, and myself played a couple Settlers matches. We let White Lambda WIN both since it was his bday. He bailed from SoCal (WIN[?]) early because the prospect of being trounced at Axis and Allies cast a grim shadow over his remaining days.


Storypost | 2009.04.20
Unexpected surprises


This past Friday I was honored with my first piece of original art. My old boss came over with his family for some steaks and wings, his wife brought along an awesome Japanese-style painting. (And I did in fact straighten the frame after taking the photo.)


Storypost | 2009.04.16
New light source


The pool light switch was backward. It broke the common so I was getting power to the light even with the switch open. That resolved, my sweet led bulb is working its magic at a whopping 2.75 watts, compared to the 500 watt incandescent I pulled out.


Storypost | 2009.04.12
A few events


Dirt biking Plaster City, Settlers of Catan, bathroom renovation.


Review | 2009.04.05
Speed night at the theater


Rides has finally been done right. The featured machines hail from many countries, decades, and backgrounds. Caymans, Camaros, Skylines, new Mustangs, M3s; the list is extensive because no car survives more than a fraction of the film.


Storypost | 2009.03.22
Piso mojado


We left off with our heroes needing to remove some thin set. This called for a terrazo grinder, readily available from Sunbelt and not Clairemont Equipment. While I slaved away at a keyboard, dad and Jon took care of the downstairs concrete. Not to worry, I partook after they headed back to the Bay.


Storypost | 2009.03.18
Yard, tile, library


One of these weekends I'll mortar some brick bases around the pillars. But at least I have a well supported deck.


Storypost | 2009.03.15
Reinforcements


I had quite a few visitors this weekend. The main project - other than good times - was resupporting the deck.


Storypost | 2009.02.22
Backyard work


Okay let's get started. Chris? Present. Okay, item one: paint the deck. Behr redwood semi-transparent. Two gallons coated it twice (barely) with each coat taking a couple hours.


Storypost | 2009.02.02
xliii


Jon came down for the weekend. Naturally, this meant hot pot, Settlers, and diving. The hot pot was good, but needed chilies. Settlers was fun, Connie/Jessica beat Jon, Erik, and Jes/me. The dive was significantly different from Maui, but it was good to get underwater.


Storypost | 2009.01.13
Maui wowie


Some motorcycling, diving, and golfing on Maui


Storypost | 2009.01.03
Christmas and New Year's


Erik's got a blog now. My forecast is interleaved Penn and Teller Bullshit-style rants and updates on the reich rocket (pictured). If only Connie, Curt, and me could convince him to join the photo class there'd be some great imagery to go with it. Relatedly, sign up for intermediate black and white at UnEx if you like to party.


Storypost | 2008.12.23
Wintry activities


San Diego was too cold so I flew north. Virgin is a pretty sweet airline. I played Doom all the way up, no credit card required. On the subject of video games I'm considering this one for the chilly January nights.


Storypost | 2008.12.05
Time lapse blogography


So the ol' 1.6 Athlon setup finally choked. Hard to say what it was, I've failed to diagnose the problem hardware having independently swapped everything out. I'll revisit when I'm setting the box up as a terminal in the garage.


Storypost | 2008.11.09
Furnishments


I furnished the media room with some proper couches. They're just one palette up at the moment, but it's great for running audio wiring.


Storypost | 2008.10.26
Getting there


The 'rents came down this weekend. Mom bought me the taxadermed animal I wanted so badly.


Storypost | 2008.10.19
Making space


I threw up a surf rack and a hanging device for the neoprene. The garage is slowly becoming more spacious.


Infopost | 2008.10.10
The end is nigh


Floors are in for the dining room, living room, and entryway. Now to find me a bearskin rug and moose head.


Storypost | 2008.10.06
A fine weekend


I tried the other angle and Jon found a football. And then a 2x4. The conflict started with sponges and quickly escalated.


Storypost | 2008.10.05
Floors


Renovations.


Storypost | 2008.10.05
Entryway floor


Turning the corner gracefully on the hallway floor proved challenging. So we knocked off the entryway area pretty quick (two or three hours). It went well with Jon on the nail gun, Curt on precision sawing, and Connie and Krista picking planks. The ledge into the living room is being obstacular, the remaining gap is just larger than the width of the nosing.


Storypost | 2008.10.02
Burning the midnight oil


Busy days and nights. The beams have been verathaned. The shower and fireplace are nearing completion. Tomorrow will be a foray into flooring. This weekend will feature some prodigious laying of hardwood.


Storypost | 2008.09.29
More work


The first round of tile went in to the downstairs shower. China multicolor slate.


Storypost | 2008.09.24
Construction site with amenities


Progress. I picked up the centerpiece for the media room. Furnishings include a futon and Justin's chair. The game systems are there, though tomorrow I have to call Microsoft to take the xbox back a second time. And the tv speakers were atrocious enough I immediately set up audio system.


Storypost | 2008.09.17
Piecing it together


A door.


Storypost | 2008.09.07
First barbecue


Enjoying the bbq and pool.


Storypost | 2008.09.04
Renovation limbo


Another day, another few photos. The kitchen is now cleaned up, real renovations (cabinetry, counters, sink, etc.) are planned for a later date. But tonight was the first real meal thanks to finally having a selection of appliances. That would be chicken and waffles, delish.


Storypost | 2008.09.02
Domestication


So a little while ago the Morelos Era came to an end. It was an lengthy, sickly death with people coming and going in the closing weeks - not befit of the three years of history within the walls. Everyone's parted ways for greater commitments, girls mostly, so I guess it's time to grow up. No more California burritos and daily house memes.


Storypost | 2008.07.27
A lack of focus


Truth: evaluative focus is complete rubbish. Stop using it, everyone. Anonymous Cohort 1 was about 50/50 for having cars in focus at the last autocross. Anonymous Cohort 2 shot yesterday and was about 30/70. More than one person in my photo class have presented photos completely out of focus.


Review | 2008.06.24
Rifftrax II


Jon, J, and I watched the Aeon Flux Rifftrax. Such great commentary for such a terrible movie. If only we'd had the time to also do Over the Top.


Infopost | 2008.06.11
Neural networks


I was chatting with Jon about the application of neural networks to stock trading, which is basically a perfect example for explaining the science. It went something like a'this:


Storypost | 2008.05.25
Jack Murphy parking lot


Yesterday was autocross.


Infopost | 2008.05.16
New shoes


Jon's Falken Torque5s with Hankook K106s came today. Now we just need his car.


Review | 2008.05.11
Rollies


Is it a shame I have new wheels and tires before Jon? Yes. Will that be the case when his come in and they're shiny and scratch-free? No.


Storypost | 2008.04.28
Sloppy joes


A few photos from Saturday's session at the MB jetty, thanks Connie. The weather is hot, the water is cold.


Review | 2008.04.28
Cheers and tears


2 Fast 2 Furious (5)


Storypost | 2008.04.06
Crossed up


Today was autocross. Here are some pretty pictures courtesy Connie and Ted.


Storypost | 2008.02.20
West coast


Saturday started with Mario Galaxy and In 'n' Out, then we drove down to Qualcomm to scout the autocross scene. Jon and Ty rode with Erik for a couple of laps, J and I did some shooting. Can't wait to get the vr down there. Scroll down for more information on the autocross events.


Review | 2008.01.28
Bring on the band aids


We finally got on the bandwagon. Hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah hah. Apologies, sore tendons makes me giddy. Rock Band is basically Forza with instruments instead of a wheel. It takes practice, patience, and you really can't compete at a high level without knowing the track. Damn, pun counter is at two already. I'm on fire.


Preview | 2008.01.23
'Boozin with beer for the bowl'


Title courtesy Ty(R).


Storypost | 2007.12.31
Snowcaps


The 30th featured a trip to Northstar. I took the atc to see how it would stack up to the Canon. Pretty much the same results - nasty camera shake - but easier to wield. Videos may come later, but here are some stills from the 640x480 video.


Storypost | 2007.12.10
Distractions


Scene It Ty and I cleaned up on Saturday. Three comeback victories in a row against the roomies and their girlfriends.


Storypost | 2007.12.05
There and back again


The flight out was excellent all around. No rush, no traffic, no waiting. Jon was happy to take me to the airport at 5:45 and I got into Portland on time. Getting through Portland was smooth, the trolly is adjacent to the baggage claim and will take you all the way to Beaverton for a mere $2.00. I got through a fair amount of I Am America (And So Can You!) on the way.


Storypost | 2007.10.29
We are not who we appear to be


On Saturday my mechanically-inclined associates hosted a soiree in commemoration of Halloween.


Storypost | 2007.09.11
September already


So in the past month:


Storypost | 2007.06.10
An exhausting weekend


They say when you die everything you've seen and known flashes in front of your eyes (or, by some accounts, it's more of a montage). I'm not there yet, but at 25 it's kinda like that. Pretty much everyone came out to eat some yaki burgers and play soccer, kickball, and football. It was most enjoyable, as I do like sports.


Storypost | 2007.05.06
Corral Canyon


What do you buy for the spoiled little brother who gets everything? Road rash, of course. So I put together a dirt biking excursion to Corral Canyon. We rented a CRF230, TRX250, and XR400 from Califorina Motorsport. They were pretty good to rent from.


Storypost | 2007.04.15
Not much, really


Played some tennis this morning.


Storypost | 2007.04.07
Fletcher's


The swell's a'comin'. Erik, Matt, and I went out to Fletcher's for some surf n' shoot. Then got pho with the White Lambda who stumbled into my large, empty house.


Storypost | 2007.04.03
Kauai


Flew out on United, landed at five local time. It's amazing how pleasant a flight can be with DS, an mp3 player, and copy of MC with twelve articles about the new Gizzixer. Mom, brother, and I ate at Coconuts. It wasn't bad, but a bit pricey/touristy.


Storypost | 2007.03.18
Greenery


March 17th started with Bailey's pancakes washed down with Guiness. From there the drinks only got nastier and nastier. More on that later.


Storypost | 2007.03.13
A weekend


A farewell to departing colleagues. Happy hour at Cozymel's.


Storypost | 2007.02.05
XLI II [r]


So yesterday was the Player's Sports Bar Super Bowl shindig. It was all you can eat, all you can drink for a modest $75. And in the event that either half's kickoff be returned for a touchdown, everyone would get their money back and ten g's would be up for grabs in the raffle.


Gallerypost | 2005.07.15
Fort Point


Fort Point in black and white.


Gallerypost | 2005.07.05
Rat training


Getting some motorcycling practice in.


Gallerypost | 2005.05.27
Last hurrah


Rosarito.


Gallerypost | 2004.12.31
Tahoe


A ski trip.


Gallerypost | 2002.12.31
Tahoe


A few shots from a Tahoe ski trip.


Gallerypost | 2001.12.01
Skiing


I tried my hand at snowboarding for the first time. Eh, skiing is better.