All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

-- Carl Sagan

The Best Greasy Spoons in San Francisco

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There are few breakfasts I enjoy more than the ones that I get from a greasy spoon. I love having the time in the morning to sit and read, while someone else makes me a big fat breakfast. I start my day with a cup of coffee, and time to think about everything I care to accomplish in the day. That being said, it's a luxury, and sometimes it can be affordable. These are a few of my favorite finds in San Francisco. I will likely update this as I find more restaurants that serve a solid breakfast. (more...)

WWJB

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I think it's a valid question...

Surf Bali’s Bukit Peninsula

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Go Deep Water Soling

Peripatetic: And So It Starts

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Well, there it is. A pile of junk. (more...)

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Get a scuba dive certification.

Stuck on a Cliff

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Yet another Yosemite trip. We had lots of fun this time. We managed to get somewhat lost on a walk-off and stuck between a cliff and a rattlesnake. We made it out. Here are the photos.

Joshua Treat

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And the annual Joshua Tree trip went off without a hitch!

Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.

-- Carl Sagan

A life insurance policy: really just betting that someone is about to die.

Mac OS X Lion Password Hash Extractor Script

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Recently I had need to extract my password hash for use on other computers. I spent some time poking around to see if there was something that already existed, I didn't immediately find anything to use, and I thought this would be a fun challenge, so I put this together. It did the trick and I'm back in business. (more...)

You can make yourself feel guilty about anything if you put your mind to it.

Another Yosemite Adventure

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Just a few quick photos from my most recent yosemite adventure... We lucked out and the weather was Perfect, even though there was snow on the north facing climbs. It was even really dry on the north side of the valley. On this trip I led a couple of 5.8 routes, and took my first ever lead fall. Most importantly, my gear held!

Go on a Train Hopping Adventure

Climb El Cap, The Nose, Regular Route

Yosemite Birthday

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Went out to Yosemite for my first time for my birthday this year. It was very convenient as I went as part of a company retreat. The company hosting the retreat was not my own, and I was therefore free to do fun things, like go climbing. And so climbing happened.

Lover’s Leap with Lachlan

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Last weekend Lachlan and I took off for Lover's Leap. It's up in Strawberry, CA, near South Lake Tahoe. We did four trad climbs, and a little bouldering. We climbed from dawn until dusk. Other than that there was a bottle of bourbon, a camp fire, and macaroni and cheese. A wonderful weekend. Hopefully next time we'll get to climb Bear's Reach.
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Travel to Thailand

Maui Part II

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Here are even more photos from our Maui trip. Laura made it out for the second week, and the fun rolled on. Much more beaching, snorkeling, and adventuring. Most of the pictures are from two adventures: Road to Hana, and Haleakala for sunrise.

Maui Part I

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Matt, Chelsea, and I took off for Hawaii on the 10th of August. I managed to find a place to nap on the plane, far away from the crying baby. Matt and Chelsea were not so lucky. The baby was positioned directly behind them. After that, we promptly went to the grocery store and got all set up for a long bout of relaxation. We've been in the ocean every day thus far. Here are some photos of our trip.

The Shadow of Mordor (RIS)

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This is the biggest beer we've ever made. Nearly 50 pounds of grain, just over half a pound of potent hops, and a 14 hour brew day. We started at 10 AM and didn't finish until just past midnight.

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Do a Multi-Pitch Climb

Why don't people touch one another more?

The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it

But the way those atoms are put together

-- Carl Sagan