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  • To Ojai

    Yesterday we spent the day with Tony, who’s in the midst of some staggering decisions. Rock on Tony! Google Latitude has a record of the datapoints of where we were. Which is alternately cool and frightening and also cool.

  • Thanksgiving Trip Redux

    Leah and I went back to California for Thanksgiving. Highlights included Thanksgiving with a turkey roasted in a Hotel room, quality time with the kids, who are now ages 16 to 21 and we are so proud of them; a playoff game for the boys that they unfortunately lost; seeing Tangled, which was good, going…


  • San Francisco, BlogHer, and Me

    Sometimes, drafts of posts sit in “draft” mode for a long time. I drafted this in August of 2008, a year and a half ago. I’m updating it as best I can and pushing it out into the world. For the past two years, my wife Leah has attended the main BlogHer Conference. The first…

  • Why can’t American airport security be run more like Israeli?

    While North America’s airports groan under the weight of another sea-change in security protocols, one word keeps popping out of the mouths of experts: Israelification. That is, how can we make our airports more like Israel’s, which deal with far greater terror threats with far less inconvenience. “It is mind boggling for us Israelis to…


  • Jacob Lake Campground

    At Christmastime, which Leah and I spent in Kanab, Utah with family, I drove south towards the north rim of the Grand Canyon. I took a few photos on the drive. Kanab’s elevation is 4,970 feet — there was a very slight amount of snow on the cliffs near Kanab and lingering in the town…


  • Enterprise

    There’s something wonderful about looking up at a Space Shuttle. Even if the whole project was sort of a half-step and not really in keeping with getting us out there. It was okay for getting us into orbit, but we really need to get, gone, daddy-o. I went to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, part…

  • YMMV

    Estimated travel data provided by Google Maps. Actual result data provided by Joe and Leah. Going… Glendale (91203) to Clairemont (92117) Estimated Travel Data: Distance: 122 miles Estimated transit time: 2 hours 2 mins Assumed average speed: 60 mph Estimated transit time (in traffic): 3 hours 40 mins in traffic Assumed average speed (in traffic):…


  • Snowman by Ty and Tony

    They made this before they wrestled in the snow.


  • Snowing Here in UT

    Yesterday we hit the road to spend Christmas with Leah’s folks. The drive yesterday was fine, save for some heavy wind as we left Ventura and Los Angeles Counties. The van was loaded for Christmas–excellent job loading the top by Tyler and Devon. Here’s Tyler checking the load as we get some breakfast at 6:20am…


  • Penguin Project: Go on an adventure in Antarctica!

    My friend Pinguino is going on a trip to Antarctica and is inviting cool folks to go with her, check it out! Here’s more info: You could party in Vegas, Ibiza, Rio, Bangkok, Sydney, or even Marrakesh. But one continent remains overlooked when it comes to having a good time. That’s right, we’re talking about…

  • Haps

    So here’s the deal kids. Today, Monday 28 July, 2008 was my last on-site workday at Sierra Online. Working at Sierra was a pleasure. Altogether pleasant and professional people there, and several new friendships formed. Alas, like most things, it had to come to an end. There are changes afoot for Sierra, and I hope…

  • San Francisco Suggestions?

    Hey-o: Leah and I are going to BlogHer this weekend, now I, not being a woman, and wanting to relax anyway, am going to be chilling in San Francisco Friday and Saturday (Thursday night and Sunday morning too, but to a much lesser extent obviously, since we’re driving from and to Moorpark those days). So…


  • Before and After Trip

    Leahpeah and me, approximately before and after our trip: Onward, y’all! And hey, what’s up with the hot weather out here? And when are the darn water temperatures going to rise to go with the air temperature rise?

  • Flying Tomorrow

    Feeling busy. Got to pack. Work too. Feeling pretty good, all in all. Not sure what to say beyond that. What else is there, anyway?


  • I don’t want to set the Misc on fire.

    Today is catch-up and do stuff day. First, enjoy some Sinfest! Also, know that the truly twisted (and rarely safe for work) online comic Perry Bible Fellowship has a book coming out soon, with the enigmatic title The Trial of Colonel Sweeto and Other Stories: A Collection of The Comic Strips of The Perry Bible…

  • Things About Utah

    Man, that ground is red. Fry sauce. Dial-up is slow. It is bad to put cellular phones into washing machines. I gave my copy of The Jefferson Bible to Leah’s parents. I like dried papaya. Many movies and TV shows have been shot in Kanab. Driving through the area where the polygamists live is eerie….

  • Arar: Traveled via USA, deported to Syria and Tortured

    Read this: Some more facts: Torture by proxy/How immigration threw a traveler to the wolves. a) Arar was not trying to enter the USA. He was just doing a plane change in NYC coming in from Europe and going on to Montreal. Since then the USA has cancelled the program that let you stay in…

  • Pittsburgh Adventures (written in the Pittsburgh AirPort, from December 5th)

    So as I write this, the flight crew for my flight back to San Diego is circling the Pittsburgh Airport. So we’re delayed as my ready-to-go plane awaits a pilot. Yesterday was harrowing. The snow came down in buckets starting at about 12 noon Eastern time in Roanoke. My flight out was scheduled for 6:30pm….