Wednesday, April 7, 2010
DEFCON 17 Badge Hacking Report
11:03 am pdt
Monday, August 10, 2009
Diana Krall Concert Review
9:25 am pdt
Diana Krall’s performance at the (outdoor) Palomar Starlight Theater on the absolutely gorgeous
evening of 9 August 2009 was the sprawling, delightfully engaging, effortlessly-talk-to-the-audience type of aural experience
that only a truly competent musician can accomplish. The songs romped across the bedrock American standards playlist, with
music from Tom Waits, Nat King Cole, and a bunch of others you’ve undoubtedly heard of. “Quiet Nights” and
“So Nice” and “The Look Of Love” were (predictably so) highlights for me.
Diana, guitarist Anthony
Wilson, bassist John Clayton, and drummer Jeff Hamilton parlayed their talent into sunny pure jazz bling, keying off each
other and reworking the songs into unfolding layers of tap-your-feet-on-the-grass enjoyment.
The seating on the grass consisted of white plastic folding chairs
arranged in the exact same configuration as a commercial airline. Shoulder to shoulder, with the seat in front of you approximately
2.5 inches from your knees. Oh, and that center aisle? 15 seats away from you, if your seats are in the middle of the row,
like ours were. If you’re short, you’re out of luck being able to comfortably see the musicians, but there was
a big projection screen to the left of the stage that afforded an edited-on-the-fly view of the concert.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Soccer Books - Success!
6:37 pm pdt
The individualized soccer books were completed and handed out to all team members. The reviews have been very positive,
to say the least! The books were a joy to do, and the parents of all the boys really appreciated the memento of a highly successful
See books here:
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Visit to Palomar
10:37 pm pst
We spent most of the weekend enjoying the snow on Palomar Mountain. Photography, Bakugan, and other schemes were
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Photography, MEP, gardening
2:29 pm pst
Soccer photography has been clocking along! Several session have been done, with lots of photos generated. I've been
experimenting with taking the soccer photos in jpg to see if that reduces the workflow without too much loss in quality.
I ordered three beagleboards and three intel atom 330 boards for MEP, along with cables and connectors. This is the
first big hardware purchase for MEP, and I'm excited to start making lots of mistakes in the process of trying to get
the project on the air.
The garden (link at left) has some progress too! The radishes have sprouted. I'm going
to keep track of the costs and yields to see how well it does this year.
Welcome to our web site!
This is a project website for family and friends.
The major projects on this site include the Microwave Engineering Project, activity with the partnership Optimized Tomfoolery,
photography projects, a family jewelry business, an electric car conversion project, an archive for an AMSAT project
called Namaste, and an art site dedicated to Unicorn-Pegasus hybrids.
|Rocket Plume at Night
|Vandenberg rocket launch photo by Michelle
We hope you enjoy checking out our projects. The Microwave Engineering Project and the Unicorn-Pegasus hybrid art site
are open invitation. If you would like to participate, then just let us know.
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We are proud members of the following organizations:
ARRL, AMSAT, 10-10 International, North
County Photographic Society, Palomar Amateur Radio Club, TAPR, San Bernardino Microwave Society, San Diego Microwave Group