Our holiday weekend ended at Chris and Ben’s fabulous home in the Oakland hills. We grazed on fantastic food and took in gorgeous views from the balcony in the unusually warm sun. Ahhh… As always, it’s great to see Toby. I have a lot of fond memories of the five years we spent together in
It’s always great spending time with Paul and Joanna. Yesterday’s weather in Tracy was perfect for a barbecue. The wine was great, as was the conversation. A very special thanks to Joanna for making one of her incredible strawberry cheesecakes for us. We’ll be bringing it to another outing tomorrow at Chris and Ben’s.
As part of an informal project at work, I’m shooting high resolution photographs all of my company’s campuses. I got excellent results on the shots of our Emeryville office. Unfortunately, the shots I took this week of three buildings in Santa Clara are useless. Even though I carried a digital camera and shot numerous test
Kelly’s high school friend Steve “The Laminator” Billings and his lovely companion Debra visited tonight. I was a bit intimidated at first ‘cuz Kelly hinted that Steve might be “even cooler than I am.” Whoa! And so, to make sure that at least the dinner was a success, we opted for the best restaurant within
My incredibly talented friend and neighbor dipped his big toe into 3D modeling and produced some amazing results. Behold The Virtual Playa. The intricately detailed model of The Man is just the beginning. Andrew has very ambitious plans. He hopes to recreate many of the significant features from the Playa. Looks like Emerald City is
I have been evaluating Opera and I am coming to the conclusion that it’s the world’s best browser. The program looks and feels identical on Windows and on Linux. It’s very fast. It’s e-mail integration is sweet – Opera replaces both Mozilla and my usual mail client – and you already know how much I
One of my most-est favorite-est people in the world is visiting. She left her partner William at home in Glen Ellen to come and spend a few days with her old pals at Fourth Street Lofts. Maria is one of the reasons I love living here as much as I do. She lived in the
My friend Chris is working on a book. Weather is his passion – he went to college in Wisconsin because of the weather. His new book details weather extremes from around the world. Today the two of us put our heads together and worked out a preliminary design for the book cover. We’re quite pleased