When you’re out together, hiking peak to peak

August 23, 2014

Got out hiking in the San Diego/Julian area last weekend. Mount Cuyamaca, Stonewall Peak and Three Sisters Falls.

Thanks to Jeff Krauss for the pointers.

The 1.5 miles back from Three Sisters Falls may be the hardest mile and a half I’ve ever done: Mid afternoon, hot sun, forgot my safari hat, in the 90s, uphill all the way and I was fresh off a plane from the east coast.

Life is a series of risk/reward tradeoffs. In Shenandoah we have bears, here….

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Blind kids, MIT students, bookies and Steve Jobs

August 23, 2014

Halfway through the book Exploding the Phone. Fantastic read. History of phones, “Ma Bell”, phone phreaks, and, indirectly how Apple got its start. Great history lesson, insights in to patents, anti-trust, silicon valley, counter-culture/hacking culture, system design, and timeless security issues. The author keynoted at Usenix Security this week.

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God was painting again last night…

July 25, 2014

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Tye river to humpback rocks visitors center on blue ridge parkway

April 7, 2014

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From airing out the house to this.

March 17, 2014

Saturday we were airing out the house and washing cars.  Today, this.

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Family at Philmont 2013

November 10, 2013

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Figure 1: a family picture at Philmont