Otterfest 2016

It was time to take a few days off, so I packed the car and drove down for a few days in Morro Bay to unplug and rewind. It’s that time of year in California […]


How time flies…

How time flies… it’s been two weeks since I posted, for which I apologize, but things have been a bit on the busy/crazy side. When I last wrote, I’d just had the fun of having […]



Well, the last ten days or so have been eventful. Laurie had a few days off between semesters so she took off to Reno and took in some games with the Aces. That gave me […]


P3 Portable Protein Packs

One thing that I’m starting to see are experiments in higher protein snacks. This is a good thing in its way, since I think it’s a hint that the fast food companies are starting to […]


2016 Playoffs: Cup Finals Prediction, Sharks in 6

I had this weird dream last night. In it, the Sharks were in the Stanley Cup finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Joe Thornton and Sydney Crosby. Malkin and Marleau. Letang and Burns. Murray (or Fleury) […]


Everything you know about eating is wrong

One way I get my head going on a new project is to ingest new information about the topic; it seems to get the brain chewing on the problem and gets me motivated to move […]


Geeking your Diet (and other stuff)

So, about that road trip to Washington… Remember that trip I was planning to Washington and the Olympic Peninsula? Well… Never mind… I woke up the morning after writing about it realizing I had no […]


Apple Links: Beyond the Apple Ecosystem (and other stuff Of Interest)

There’s been an interesting thing happening in the last few weeks — I’m seeing people who are all self-defined as being heavily committed to the Apple/IOS/Mac platform and ecosystem talking about feeling like they need […]


About the Intersection of “stupid” and “photography” (and other stuff Of Interest)

It seems like every day we see an article complaining about bad behavior by photographers. The latest is Photographers Have Become Like Pigeons, which goes off on some of the recent problems that have surfaced. […]


If I’m not job hunting, why am I going through the job sites? (and going on the road!)

Another Monday, another week forward. Things bubbling under the surface, mostly. I spent much of the week buried deep in a book on nutrition; these are things I typically read through in an evening or […]


NHL Conference Finals: My bracket is dead, and I’m really happy.

Last night the Sharks finished out the series with a blowout victory of the predators to win their way into the Western Conference finals. It was an impressive victory. This is great for the franchise […]


Apple Links: iTunes is Broken, Apple, do something; disappointing Apple TV; and more

ITunes is broken. Apple, do something. In the last week a new kerfuffle broke out when someone posted a screed about how Apple Music deleted his music library. This allowed a lot of people to […]


Learned Aversions

The new Sofa As of yesterday, we have a new sofa in the living room. One of those things that has been on my long-term “one of these days” list for a while. The old […]


Boaty McBoatface; Pro Sports Bubbles: Of Interest for May 6, 2016

Boaty McBoatface: Another Community Management Failure Boaty McBoatface and the False Promise of Democracy So the people who ran the “name the boat” contest decided not to follow the results of the contest and are […]


Ten Years as a Birder

I realized the other day that I was about to celebrate an anniversary: May 16, 2006 was the day I stopped being a person who walked around with binoculars and started being a birder. The […]