You might know me from San Diego. Or Los Angeles, or Ventura County, or Virginia, or the Philippinessee also. Have we worked together–in tech or in a hospital when I was a respiratory therapist? Maybe we met at a drink-and-draw or sketch party? Perhaps you read a comic of mine in a Burn All Books anthology? Or maybe you know me from the beach, which I visit often. Or a convention (was I sketchnoting? Comic-Con? XOXO pre-pandemic? Long ago at a BarCamp?) Whatever reason, welcome! There’s more here than you can read in one sitting. Here’s even more about me:
I am a programmer by trade. Here’s some of my writing about programming. Some of my work is on GitHub. This website is a work in progress and features a hand-rolled WordPress theme. I use phpStorm and VSCode for most of my work. You can read more about the background of this site at the colophon. My resume is here.
- I can never remember the name of GitPrime which is now Pluralsight Flow
- Hard Drive Cleaning: C++ Programming ’04
- Spielberg’s Films by year of release vs year set
I collect toy robots.
- New Bot Day! This nameless “Fembot” is from The Bionic Woman (1976-78). The tv show is a spinoff to similar series The Six Million Dollar Man. Lindsay Wagner stars as Jaime Sommers: a smart, beautiful, super-powered cyborg woman who goes on mission for government agency OSI. Fembots are the creation of the evil Dr. Franklin, who once worked for OSI. Jaime defeated many Fembots over the course of the series. This one has had “her” face ripped off, exposing the reality of her robot-ness!
- New Bot Day! Grace (aka Mom) is the robot mother and caretaker to the superpowered kids of the Umbrella Academy. “Mom” assists their father and taskmaster Sir Reginald Hargreeves in his many mysterious endeavours. First appearing in comics in 2007; she’s a vivid, loving and ultimately tragic character portrayed by Jordan Claire Robbins in the 2019+ Netflix series. I’m looking forward to Season 3 this Summer.
- New Bot Day! This Bumblebee (Nendoroid edition) was a Christmas gift, behind that is a beautiful book on the history of surfing which was a birthday gift! Thank you @hellokellykuhl!
I make comics. One made it into a literary journal. Do you want to do an art trade or buy a Riso print of mine? I have stickers too.
- Drop it like it’s bivalve. #webcomic #gull #beach
- Literary Journal: Chiricú Journal
- I would prefer not to, aaugh! #cubecat #4thwall #webcomic #inktober #inktober2021 #thankyousparky
I love the ocean. I always have. I swim and bodysurf. #stoke
- Not every day two dolphins sprint in front of me. I think they were taking advantage of a rip current/eddy that might’ve had some good eats drawn into it. This was tonight at La Jolla Shores.
- The parking lot at La Jolla Shores filled by 745am. Kelly and I got the last spot I think. Folks galore making their encampments in one of San Diego’s finest parks. In the water everyone was doing everything you can do to enjoy the water. And I mean everything. Surfers surfing on shortboards and fish; foam and fiberglass. Stand-up paddleboarders. Bodyboarders ages 5 to 65 were enjoying the waves. Scuba divers in heavy gear made their way in and out from their dives. Kayakers making their circuit to the caves to the south. Long distance swimmers in bright caps and with trailing safety floats doing even longer distance from along the Shores to the Cove. Waders playing in waves; kids and parents assembling sand castles. And me with my handplane and fins and Kelly on a boogie board. I did not lose sight of how extraordinary it is that I can come play in this wilderness. And it is the wilderness: a few weeks ago a young man was lost helping friends out of a rip current in Mission Beach. The fun must be tempered by vigilance and the water demands respect. A beautiful and sublime morning. #lajolla #stoke #sandiego
- Wearing the color off my handplane. #stoke
There’s thousands of posts here. Some were imported from blogger, some from del.icio.us, many from Instagram, some are just lists of links, some are longer reflections on life. If you’re determined to read you might start with what has been most commented upon. Here’s the the Colophon. Enjoy!