Memories in a hole

2020-10-29 17:10:00-0700

Today I had a social meeting with a co-worker who lost his brother to cancer a few years ago. We talked about how you never really get over it, and getting over it is not something you want to do. You learn to live your life with this new hole that you try to fill with good memories. Every once in a while though, you'll be driving down the road or doing whatever, and out of nowhere it's like those good memories fall out of the hole and you suddenly feel that loss all over again. For me, the loss was like a ton of bricks on the word "dead". I was in my kitchen washing dishes. My mom called me and said "I have some bad news. Kit is dead." That word "dead" hit hard. And sometimes it comes back and hits me again, knocking all the good memories out of the hole. Sometimes I have to push that feeling aside because it's not an appropriate time, but other times I can sit with it for a while, letting my heart ring in the aftershocks, letting my eyes get watery. Then I pick up those good memories and put them back in the hole where my brother was.

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And 3DS. I was thinking of making a homepass relay out of my Pi.

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San Francisco has many hills and many stairways.

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35::136 - Sandpocalypse 2013 rages on

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Several days of high wind have pushed sand out onto the great highway, closing it again. There is a roundabout and parking lot underneath all of this sand.

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35::95 - Windy day on the coast

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35::94 - Scrapping

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35::93 - Another victim of wind

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Another tree blown down by the recent high winds.

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35::89 - Tree down on the trail

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35::89 - Tree down on the trail

Last night the winds were insane, I heard that they were up to 75mph. Tien and I went running in Golden Gate Park in the morning and found this downed tree.

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When I was young this would've been the coolest thing ever.

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35::86 - Post-DMV comfort food

2013-04-05 20:04:00-0700

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35::86 - Post-DMV comfort food

After she spent 5 hours at the DMV clearing up a mess they started nearly three years ago, Tien and I went to Japantown for sushi and sweets.

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35::84 - Morning run in the forest

2013-04-04 11:04:00-0700

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This is the trail I've been running on lately while trying to get back into running.

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35::78 - Carmen and Sadek, March 2013

2013-03-28 22:03:00-0700

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35::78 - Carmen and Sadek, March 2013

Today I caught up with Carmen and Sadek for the first time since their wedding, and met up with some other folks from Sugar as well.

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35::75 - Dropping mom and dad off at Amtrak

2013-03-27 14:03:00-0700

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35::75 - Dropping mom and dad off at Amtrak

This morning we got up early and dropped my parents off at the Amtrak station in San Francisco so they could head back to CO.

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35::74 - Introducing our parents

2013-03-27 14:03:00-0700

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35::74 - Introducing our parents

For some reason it's never worked out that we were able to introduce our parents to each other, but tonight we were finally able to introduce Tien's mom to my parents via Facetime.

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35::72 - Bay Cruise

2013-03-25 15:03:00-0700

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This was shortly after we saw two helicopters fly under the Golden Gate Bridge.

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35::66

2013-03-16 23:03:00-0700

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The default and perhaps only drink size at Boston Market is ridiculously large.

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35::65 - Last day at GWOS

2013-03-15 23:03:00-0700

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35::65 - Last day at GWOS

Today was my last day at the job I've had for about the last three years.

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35::64 - Quintara Sunset

2013-03-14 22:03:00-0700

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35::64 - Quintara Sunset

This was the result of a short video I took showing how to use the cropped shooting area of the Nikon D800.

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35::63 - Lost in the fog

2013-03-13 23:03:00-0700

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I think this guy got lost in the fog; we never see doves up on the 16th floor, only seagulls.

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35::59 - Tien at the Stockton crossroads

2013-03-09 21:03:00-0800

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35::59 - Tien at the Stockton crossroads

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35::55 - Infinity Bliss

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The D800 has an in-cam multiple exposure feature. You can do anywhere from two to ten exposures with the same settings. This photo was taken with three exposures at 1 second each. For the first two I focused on the Infinity Towers, then took the camera …

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35::42 - Warm in the car

2013-02-20 23:02:00-0800

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35::42 - Warm in the car

Sure beats waiting for the bus in the cold wind.

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35::38 - Brianna Quintero, February 2013

2013-02-16 23:02:00-0800

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35::38 - Brianna Quintero, February 2013

Brianna was having a pre-birthday bash tonight and I didn't realize until I got there that two days from now she is leaving for a trip to SE Asia! So exciting, I'm looking forward to seeing what she does in one of my favorite regions.

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35::37 - Some kind of emergency

2013-02-15 22:02:00-0800

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35::37 - Some kind of emergency

I was drinking a jar of wine at the beach when a bunch of emergency responders drove by and stopped down at Taraval. A while later I drove by and stopped to see what was up. I didn't get the full story but heard it was …

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35::31 - Our new ride

2013-02-09 23:02:00-0800

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35::31 - Our new ride

After two years of not owning a car Tien and I felt it was time to get back on the road. She has a goal of learning how to drive a car this year, and I am ready to start exploring more of California and resume …

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35::28 - D5200

2013-02-06 23:02:00-0800

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35::28 - D5200

I got my D800 back today after having it repaired for drop damage that caused it to back-focus. I took this test shot of the D5200 I've been happy with while the D800 was in the shop and was pleased to see it's back to sharp …

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35::16 - Bay Lights on display

2013-01-25 23:01:00-0800

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35::16 - Bay Lights on display

As I was leaving work I spotted the Bay Lights on display. I went down to the water front with a beer and a cup of chili and watched for a while. Some other photographers were there and Phil McGrew explained that they were doing a …

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35::10

2013-01-19 23:01:00-0800

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35::10

There's a speed boat behind that wave, but you can't see it because the wave is so large.

I got my D5200 today and this was one of the 19th photo I took with it. I'm already enjoying it as much as any other camera with …

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35::4

2013-01-13 23:01:00-0800

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35::4

My grandmother passed away this morning. She was an amazing woman who lived a long, full life.

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35::1

2013-01-10 23:01:00-0800

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35::1

I'm 35 today. This is the beginning of my fourth 365 project.

If you're considering starting a 365 project, do it. It is very personally satisfying and much easier than writing in a journal. I treat mine as a documentary so there is no pressure to …

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34::366 - Explaining

2013-01-09 23:01:00-0800

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34::366 - Explaining

Tien told me about some frustrations on the last night of my 34th year alive. This is the last photo in my third 365 set.

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34::365 - Tromping in SF

2013-01-08 23:01:00-0800

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34::365 - Tromping in SF

Tonight, Ryan and I grabbed some beers and walked up to Golden Boy pizza.

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34::364 - January by the bridge

2013-01-07 23:01:00-0800

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34::364 - January by the bridge

On Dec 26 I dropped my D800 onto the carpet from merely 2 feet. I thought nothing of it, but realized soon afterwards that my 24-70mm was damaged enough that I can't use it anymore. Tonight I noticed that the body was not focusing correctly when …

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34::363 - Tien's first fire

2013-01-06 23:01:00-0800

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34::363 - Tien's first fire

I re-arranged the living room to accommodate the fire place tonight, and then made a fire. Tien had never had a fire in a fire place before, only while camping and in stoves and stuff. We sat tended the fire for a few hours since it …

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33::354 - Tien meets Dade

2012-12-28 23:12:00-0800

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33::354 - Tien meets Dade

Tien and I finally met baby Dade today, and boy did she swoon.

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34::353 - Tien's first time skiing

2012-12-27 23:12:00-0800

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34::353 - Tien's first time skiing

Tien and I drove up to Ski Cooper today and I taught her how to ski. She did really well even though it snowed the whole time we were on the mountain and her fingers got painfully cold. Go Pro Hero 2 video footage is on …

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34::352 - White Christmas

2012-12-26 23:12:00-0800

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34::352 - White Christmas

We have our Christmas on Dec 26th, so this still counts.

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34::350 - Back in Colorado Springs

2012-12-24 23:12:00-0800

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34::350 - Back in Colorado Springs

Tien and I flew directly from SFO to COS today and landed in snowy Colorado Springs to spend the holidays with my family. Last year we were in Vietnam for the holidays where it was nice and warm at the beaches, this year it's sub zero …

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34::343 - Array

2012-12-17 23:12:00-0800

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34::343 - Array

A bokeh sample of the Samyang 35mm ƒ/1.4 lens, close far focus. Notice how the bokeh balls are cut off with a hard line towards the top and bottom edges of the photo.

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34::340 - Running from waves

2012-12-14 23:12:00-0800

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34::340 - Running from waves

I was on the beach taking photos of the stars when a wave came up and I had to run away with my shutter open. Then I heeded the words of Victor Wooten and just made it groove.

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34::338 - December Rainbows

2012-12-12 21:12:00-0800

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34::338 - December Rainbows

I found these rainbows on the beach this morning.

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34::337 - 48th and Quintara

2012-12-11 21:12:00-0800

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34::337 - 48th and Quintara

I wait for the bus here nearly every morning.

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34::332 - Dead server

2012-12-08 16:12:00-0800

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34::332 - Dead server

The IP addresses scrawled so largely in permanent marker is amusing.

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34::329 - Hard Drive Bad

2012-12-04 19:12:00-0800

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34::329 - Hard Drive Bad

There are two kinds of data in the world: the kind you have lost, and the kind you haven't lost yet.

Back up your data.

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34::328 - Deepali and Bobby

2012-12-04 18:12:00-0800

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34::328 - Deepali and Bobby

Ambient club light here, I'm amazed that I got anything good.

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34::327 - Deepali Mittal, December 2012

2012-12-04 18:12:00-0800

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34::327 - Deepali Mittal, December 2012

Just shy of 30, about to go dancing.

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34::326 - In Transit opening

2012-12-04 17:12:00-0800

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34::326 - In Transit opening

Tien and I went to the In Transit opening tonight and I was hoping to meet some of the other local photographers. We met a few who were cool, but none of the ones I was hoping to meet. There were a lot of great photos …

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34::322 - Ghosting with the Roundflash

2012-11-28 18:11:00-0800

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34::322 - Ghosting with the Roundflash

I got my Roundflash today and I'm so far impressed with its build. I have yet to get any good use out of it though, so I can't speak for its performance yet.

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34::319 - Point Bonita and Mount Tamalpais

2012-11-23 23:11:00-0800

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34::319 - Point Bonita and Mount Tamalpais

I just realized today that I can see a lighthouse and an observatory from my house. I think that's pretty neat, a good reminder of man's accomplishments. This isn't the view from my house though.

I wonder if you could talk on FRS radios between Point …

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34::318 - Thanksgiving Dinner 2012

2012-11-22 23:11:00-0800

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34::318 - Thanksgiving Dinner 2012

Raymond and Willa invited Tien and I over for Thanksgiving. We watched the first Lord of the Rings movie, which Tien had not yet seen.

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34::312 - Cleaning up the view

2012-11-16 23:11:00-0800

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34::312 - Cleaning up the view

Today this crew came and trimmed the bushes that block my view of the ocean. They'll grow back, but for now I have a slightly cleaner view from my window.

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34::309 - Tarkhuna

2012-11-14 23:11:00-0800

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34::309 - Tarkhuna

Last night I got into a conversation about liquor and wine with my landlord when he spotted me coming in with a brown bagged bottle. He showed me his wine cellar where he had a variety of wines and several spirits. He gave me this mostly …

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34::307 - Pacific Autumn Sunset

2012-11-12 23:11:00-0800

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34::307 - Pacific Autumn Sunset

Autumn is definitely the best season in San Francisco.

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34::306 - Flugtag gate

2012-11-10 21:11:00-0800

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34::306 - Flugtag gate

Tien, Raymond and I went to the Flugtag today, which I was really excited to see. Unfortunately the lack of visibility and seating made it tolerable for only a short while. It looked like it would've been a lot of fun for people who had a …

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34::299 - Murphy Windmill

2012-11-03 23:11:00-0700

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34::299 - Murphy Windmill

The Murphy Windmill in Golden Gate Park was recently rebuilt.

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34::274 - Freelensing the Rokinon 35 off the NEX7

2012-10-22 07:10:00-0700

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34::274 - Freelensing the Rokinon 35 off the NEX7

I'm too impatient to wait for the Rokinon Tilt Shift, so I'm resorting to my own methods for tilting this bokehlicious glass. I got an NEX-7, but I'm still waiting on my Kipon Nikon tilt adapter to arrive from HK, so I'm having to resort to …

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34::284 - IR D90 in the house

2012-10-22 07:10:00-0700

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34::284 - IR D90 in the house

Today I received my Lifepixel standard IR converted D90! So far it's much better than the D70 was, I'm really enjoying it, and I haven't even taken it outside yet.

I made a quick video showing the IR in action and describe what the normal colors …

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34::280 - Peripheral view

2012-10-15 20:10:00-0700

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34::280 - Peripheral view

I have this very slight view of the beautiful part of the Bay Bridge at my office. The left side of the window vignettes if you look through it even with your eyes. At least we get one tower.

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34::275 - Lazy tree cat

2012-10-09 19:10:00-0700

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34::275 - Lazy tree cat

I encountered this cat right as I got off the 48 bus on my way home. He was napping, and I kept bothering him by pushing my camera in his face. I'm sure he wasn't happy.

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34::273 - NEX-7

2012-10-08 20:10:00-0700

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34::273 - NEX-7

It's been a long time since I've bought a Sony product, and it felt kind of dirty doing so, but I'm mostly enjoying this camera so far and have some very specific plans for it that I'm pretty excited about.

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34::267

2012-10-02 07:10:00-0700

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34::267

In IR my wife's eyes change from dark brown to crystal blue.

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34::263 - Rollerblading Violinist

2012-10-01 07:10:00-0700

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34::263 - Rollerblading Violinist

I was down at Embarcadero to photograph Critical Mass 20, but I was early and decided to leave when I found this girl rollerblading around by the California Street cable car turntable playing Moon River. I took a video and talked to her for a minute …

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34::265 - Watching the sun set on a beautiful day

2012-09-30 20:09:00-0700

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34::265 - Watching the sun set on a beautiful day

San Francisco must have been jealous of what Tien and I were saying about how great San Jose weather was yesterday compared to SF (35 degrees warmer) because today's weather was better than any day in recent memory.

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34::261 - Blue truck

2012-09-26 21:09:00-0700

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34::261 - Blue truck

I pass this truck every day on my way to and from work. It's a beautiful restoration that's ongoing. There used to be a truck bed but I guess it was taken off for restoration.

I got this nifty Samyang 35mm ƒ/1.4 lens today …

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34::260

2012-09-26 21:09:00-0700

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34::260

Most of the time this bus shows up, but of couse, being Muni, it don't always. Lucky me this morning, not so much the next.

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34::259 - Heading home

2012-09-26 21:09:00-0700

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34::259 - Heading home

Blake and I caught the 48 this morning. I was going to work and he was going to the airport to head back to Denver.

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34::258 - Blake ends Judah

2012-09-24 07:09:00-0700

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34::258 - Blake ends Judah

This foggy morning Blake and I walked down to Trouble Coffee, the best coffee store in tens of blocks. We found these ravens ravishing a trash can at the end of N Judah.

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34::257 - Bashful Blake

2012-09-23 22:09:00-0700

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34::257 - Bashful Blake

Blake hiding behind his iPhone 5. It was this shot that made me realize that the new iPhones will probably serve great as white balance cards because the texture on the back of the phone isn't reflective.

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34::256 - Space Shuttle Endeavor

2012-09-21 10:09:00-0700

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34::256 - Space Shuttle Endeavor

If I had more than 5 minutes notice I may have brought the right lens, but at least the D800 gives a lot of room to crop.

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34::254 - 46th and Taraval

2012-09-19 22:09:00-0700

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34::254 - 46th and Taraval

One of the most popular Muni stops in the Outer Sunset, this is sometimes my stop.

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34::250 - Chillin' at my pad

2012-09-18 19:09:00-0700

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34::250 - Chillin' at my pad

Drinks and snacks after an evening out.

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34::248 - David and Jessica in San Francisco

2012-09-13 16:09:00-0700

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34::248 - David and Jessica in San Francisco

My friend David and his girlfriend Jessica came out to SF for their first time today. I took the day off from work to show them around.

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34::247

2012-09-12 21:09:00-0700

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34::247

I stumbled upon this neat feature my new lens has: macro. :) I didn't realize it had that feature when I bought it. Next up is hooking up the extension tubes.

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34::246 - Business in the front

2012-09-11 20:09:00-0700

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34::246 - Business in the front

I gotta say, this 70-210mm was $125 very well spent.

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34::244 - 70-210mm test shot

2012-09-11 20:09:00-0700

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34::244 - 70-210mm test shot

Mostly unedited photo, just adjusted the exposure up a bit and set the color profile to Adobe Standard. I'm happy with this new lens I purchased today, a fully manual 70-210mm ƒ/4. Not bad for $125. Craigslist is awesome.

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34::243 - Sea Biscuit Renovation

2012-09-11 19:09:00-0700

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34::243 - Sea Biscuit Renovation

So long Sea Biscuit, hello Coast Wine Bar.

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34::242 - October on the horizon

2012-09-11 19:09:00-0700

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34::242 - October on the horizon

SF is getting to that season of beautiful sunsets.

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34::240 - Embarcadero Muni

2012-09-11 19:09:00-0700

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34::240 - Embarcadero Muni

My new stop.

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34::241 - Where the ships park

2012-09-11 19:09:00-0700

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34::241 - Where the ships park

Taken with a co-worker's D200 and 28-200mm, not a bad setup even though it's so old.

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34::238 - Nap after a ride

2012-09-04 17:09:00-0700

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34::238 - Nap after a ride

Tien and I went on a bike ride around Lake Merced today.

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34::236 - Sea Biscuit

2012-09-01 21:09:00-0700

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34::236 - Sea Biscuit

Sea Biscuit decided to … I'm not sure yet. I' don't know if it's closed or if it's just being renovated. There was no sign indicating what was going on behind the paper.

Update: It has been remade into a wine-bar cafe. The couch, bookshelf, television, mug …

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34::235 - "Smile" by J. Seward Johnson Jr.

2012-09-01 20:09:00-0700

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34::235 - "Smile" by J. Seward Johnson Jr.

A sculpture outside my office.

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34::234 - Rocket with Pureview

2012-09-01 20:09:00-0700

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34::234 - Rocket with Pureview

My coworker Ali loaned me a Nokia Pureview. Its camera is very remarkable, but the rest of the phone is pretty lackluster. Plus, who wants a Meego phone anyway? Certainly not for more than $500, especially since that price demands RAW image support. Hopefully this sensor …

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34::233 - Mithun Pal, August 2012

2012-08-29 19:08:00-0700

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34::233 - Mithun Pal, August 2012

Mithun and I went next door to The Gap HQ and tried to get up to their terrace, which we'd heard was public access, but were refused by the guards. To my surprise Mithun whipped out his mobile phone and called up his elite contacts on …

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34::232 - Clear mornings

2012-08-29 19:08:00-0700

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34::232 - Clear mornings

The weather has finally been getting nice lately with clear mornings and evenings. I rode my bicycle to work shortly after taking this photo. Such a beautiful commute through Golden Gate Park.

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34::230 - Starry sky

2012-08-26 22:08:00-0700

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34::230 - Starry sky

The air was unusually clear tonight, so I pointed my camera out the window and took some star pictures.

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34::229 - Tien's new ride, a Trek Seven.Two

2012-08-26 21:08:00-0700

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34::229 - Tien's new ride, a Trek Seven.Two

We took a break in the middle of an insanely busy day to buy a bike for Tien, this rad Trek Seven.Two

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34::228 - Party people

2012-08-26 21:08:00-0700

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34::228 - Party people

Trying out the new SB910 at a party at a friend's house where I met some new people and caught up with some old friends.

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34::227 - 201 Spear

2012-08-26 21:08:00-0700

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34::227 - 201 Spear

The view from the our office. Professional photography didn't get me here, and most likely never would have. Good thing I gave it up.

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34::225 - Savage

2012-08-26 18:08:00-0700

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34::225 - Savage

A remarkable pair of texts on this extended Muni bus.

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34::224 - My Steed

2012-08-26 18:08:00-0700

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34::224 - My Steed

I've done around 2k miles on this thing, I think it's time for a tune up. Muni has been so awful lately and the bright side of that is I've gotten the motivation to start biking to work again. Incidentally, it takes less time for me …

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34::219 - Honey

2012-08-18 13:08:00-0700

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34::219 - Honey

Local honey is so much better than the stuff you buy in the grocery store.

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34::215

2012-08-12 13:08:00-0700

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34::215

I've been really inspired by Kim-Ngan Ao's photo stream, particularly the double exposures. I've been doing more of those since I got my D800, and today Tien and I sat for a while analyzing silhouette photos and talking about how to go about composing double …

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34::214 - Saint Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

2012-08-10 22:08:00-0700

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34::214 - Saint Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Oh Christian God, please smite Muni with your mighty vengeance so that they may learn the error of their deceitful ways. Teach them that when a bus is scheduled to show up, it is a sin for one to not show up, but it is an …

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34::212 - Chris Bennett, August 2012

2012-08-08 22:08:00-0700

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34::212 - Chris Bennett, August 2012

Hanging out on Twitter's rooftop patio.

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34::210 - Construction, big and small

2012-08-07 20:08:00-0700

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34::210 - Construction, big and small

The Transbay terminal excavation and a renovation of Eddie Rickenbacker's 40 cycles of Yesteryear.

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34::205 - Misstache

2012-08-03 21:08:00-0700

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34::205 - Misstache

I think I need to lay off the portmanteaus.

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34::199 - Gabriel Angelo

2012-07-29 18:07:00-0700

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34::199 - Gabriel Angelo

This 12 year old boy has been tapping and playing the trumpet at Montgomery Station lately. His name is Gabriel Angelo and he is studying at the San Francisco Conservatory and the Berkeley Jazz School. His infrequently updated blog is here: gabrielangelotrumpet.blogspot.com

In this …

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34::196 - Almost home

2012-07-27 11:07:00-0700

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34::196 - Almost home

I forgot to change my auto-iso min shutter speed down from 500, so this is all grainy. That's one feature I miss on the Canon T3i/600D: auto-iso minimum shutter speed based on current focal length.

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34::193 - Porno-bike

2012-07-27 10:07:00-0700

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34::193 - Porno-bike

The inside of the basket of this bicycle was covered with pornography.

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34::191 - Stuck on the wrong train

2012-07-19 07:07:00-0700

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34::191 - Stuck on the wrong train

Thinking about riding my bike since the subway is always behind schedule. Maybe they need to redo the schedule?

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34::189

2012-07-18 22:07:00-0700

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34::189

I found the perfect use for my Griffin iPod cable.

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34::185 - Street Van

2012-07-13 14:07:00-0700

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34::185 - Street Van

I wonder if there's any other kind of van.

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34::183

2012-07-12 09:07:00-0700

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34::183

Got a new Dell U2410 and a new OS today.

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34::182 - Westfield well

2012-07-10 15:07:00-0700

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34::182 - Westfield well

Curved escalators, of which there are few in the world.

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34::179 - Oriental in the living room

2012-07-08 11:07:00-0700

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34::179 - Oriental in the living room

A party at Nellie Muganda's house.

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34::178 - Countertop Cactus

2012-07-05 14:07:00-0700

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34::178 - Countertop Cactus

Until this I didn't realize the 24-70mm could focus so close.

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34::175 - Pacific Bell retrofit

2012-07-02 17:07:00-0700

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34::175 - Pacific Bell retrofit

From what I understand, this is a seismic retrofit of the historic PacBell building. It's a beautiful building, I've always wanted to take photos inside of it. I'm glad they're repairing it so it can survive the next big quake. According to Wikipedia, this is the …

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34::167

2012-06-24 23:06:00-0700

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Enjoy this, and all my future posts, in 2048 pixels.

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34::159 - Stow Lake Row

2012-06-16 20:06:00-0700

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34::159 - Stow Lake Row

Today I made my wife row me around the lake while I napped in the boat.

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34::158 - Hipshot portrait success

2012-06-16 20:06:00-0700

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34::158 - Hipshot portrait success

The D800 is the first camera I've had that has non-liveview facial recognition.

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34::157 - M Ocean View Balboa Park

2012-06-14 19:06:00-0700

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34::157 - M Ocean View Balboa Park

One year ago today I got my Canon T3i. I gave Canon a good, serious shot, but towards the end I felt it was crippling me creatively and I switched back to Nikon. A lot of talk goes into the Canon vs Nikon debate, but in …

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34::154 - WWDC 2012 Opening

2012-06-11 09:06:00-0700

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34::154 - WWDC 2012 Opening

The line is all the way down 4th street to the right, then down the alley to the opposite side of the building.

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34::153 - Power Grid

2012-06-10 16:06:00-0700

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34::153 - Power Grid

35mm f/1.8G DX on FX with polarizer, no crop. Who needs Instagram to add fake vignette when you can do it naturally?

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34::152 - In search of a live oak tree

2012-06-10 16:06:00-0700

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34::152 - In search of a live oak tree

Mt. Hamilton is a poor destination for a picnic. You're not allowed to park anywhere but a few trailheads, and there are mostly open meadows with few trees that aren't on the side of a steep hill, which makes for poor picnicking.

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34::151 - D800

2012-06-08 18:06:00-0700

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34::151 - D800

Waited for two and a half months my D800, but I finally got it today.

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34::144 - Macbook air iSight and LED

2012-06-01 11:06:00-0700

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34::144 - Macbook air iSight and LED

Trying out the PC-E with some extension tubes… boy is that DoF touchy! I'll have to try it again off the carpet.

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34::142 - Brianna Q, May 2012

2012-05-30 20:05:00-0700

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34::140 - Brianna Q, May 2012

I had lunch with Bri today. I hadn't seen her in over six months and we'd both gone on international travels in that time. Luckily mine didn't involve destroying a rental car in a river like hers did.

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34::139 - Chris Bennett, May 2012

2012-05-27 19:05:00-0700

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34::138 - Chris Bennett, May 2012

I'm enjoying IR so much that I am thinking about converting my D5100 once I get my D800. It would have significant benefits over the D70 I'm using, such as live view for focusing using deeper IR filters, and higher megapixels. Also thinking about doing a …

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34::136 - Me and Tien at Isobune

2012-05-24 12:05:00-0700

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34::136 - Me and Tien at Isobune

Tien has a way with spotting cool mirror perspectives.

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34::131 - Party at the Park

2012-05-19 20:05:00-0700

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34::131 - Party at the Park

Tien and I wandered again through golden gate park, this time having a good talk about some similar experience we'd had in life. We came across this group if kids partying on the lawn and it was a relevant illustration to the conversation. It was such …

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34::129 - Hard Drive Surgery

2012-05-18 17:05:00-0700

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34::129 - Hard Drive Surgery

After three years I managed to find identical hardware and firmware versions as my backup drive that got fried before my first trip to Asia. I transplanted the controller card and it spun right up allowing me to see all my lost data. So so happy …

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34::127 - Oatmeal Cookies

2012-05-16 16:05:00-0700

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34::127 - Oatmeal Cookies

My wife made oatmeal cookies for the first time tonight.

As an exercise in sleuthing, using just this photo, can you deduce what continent she's originally from?

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34::124

2012-05-15 12:05:00-0700

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Tien rocking the IR D70 in GG park… but then the battery died.

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34::123 - Flowers

2012-05-14 13:05:00-0700

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34::123 - Flowers

First post from the Nikon D5100 that I picked up to hold me over until I get the D800. So far I like it much more than the T3i even though it's basically the same camera. Must be Nikon...

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34::126 - Flag, Clock & Rocket

2012-05-14 12:05:00-0700

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34::126 - Flag, Clock & Rocket

In an age where travel is done by foot and rocket, and cars are nowhere to be found...

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34::119 - Pedtextrian

2012-05-07 16:05:00-0700

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34::119 - Pedtextrian

First post from the Nikon 85mm ƒ/1.8g.

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34::101 - First IR Portrait

2012-05-05 19:05:00-0700

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34::101 - First IR Portrait

Today marks a new milestone for me. I shot Nikon for 15 years, then switched to Canon to see what it was all about. After shooting for nearly a year, I've decided that Canon is over-hyped, and I simply don't like it as much as Nikon …

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34::110 - Baseball game

2012-04-29 20:04:00-0700

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34::110 - Baseball game

My first pro baseball game, the Giants vs the Padres

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34::107 - So long, Canon

2012-04-26 13:04:00-0700

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34::107 - So long, Canon

It was here under the Castro flag that I sold my Canon T3i. I'm now officially back on Nikon.

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34::106 - Sunset Reservoir solar farm

2012-04-25 21:04:00-0700

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34::106 - Sunset Reservoir solar farm

The city put a solar farm on top of the Sunset Reservoir. The iconic Golden Gate Bridge can be seen in the distance.

I love how many trees and parks San Francisco has, you can't even see the innumerable houses that are between the reservoir and …

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34::105 - Chris Bennett after his first day at Twitter

2012-04-23 21:04:00-0700

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34::105 - Chris Bennett after his first day at Twitter

Went out for sushi with Chris and found out it was his first day at Twitter today.

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34::99 - Nook Simple Sucks

2012-04-19 18:04:00-0700

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34::99 - Nook Simple Sucks

So long, Nook Simple Touch. I can't say it was great. It was good, but not great… so much potential gone to waste because the lack of a full platform backing the hardware. Long live Kindle.

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34::96 - Highway band

2012-04-19 18:04:00-0700

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34::96 - Highway band

Sunday Streets on the Great Highway is just like any other day that they close the highway, except they tell people about it and allow people to do things like setup a band on the crosswalk of the highway.

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34::94

2012-04-19 18:04:00-0700

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Some of these mornings are so beautiful, but my iPhone just can't capture the experience…

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On Lightfield photography and Lytro

2012-04-18 13:04:00-0700

Benjamin Warde commenting on Lytro:

Viewers will find clicking on photos to refocus them to be fun for exactly 17 seconds, after which theyll be bored, not to mention annoyed that theyre being made to do work the photographer should have done already. As for the folks behind the camera …

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34::81 - Mr P

2012-04-14 22:04:00-0700

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34::81 - Mr P

Mike and I were talking about how awesome bounce flash is.

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34::69 - Sunset from the front yard

2012-03-25 14:03:00-0700

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34::69 - Sunset from the front yard

It's not really our front yard, but it might as well be.

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34::68 - Wind result

2012-03-25 14:03:00-0700

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34::68 - Wind result

This happens more often than you might think.

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34::66 - First commute of 2012

2012-03-25 14:03:00-0700

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34::66 - First commute of 2012

Back to work for the first day in 2012… The L is my new commute.

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34::63 - Reverse down a different road

2012-03-12 22:03:00-0700

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34::63 - Reverse down a different road

I stuck my camera out the window just as a random bus pulled up, stopped in the middle of the block for a few seconds for no apparent reason, then continued on.

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34::61 - Witches Heal

2012-03-11 14:03:00-0700

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34::61 - Witches Heal

ORLY?

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34::59 - Dolphin Watching

2012-03-10 14:03:00-0800

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34::59 - Dolphin Watching

First day in the new place and I spotted two dolphins jumping out of the ocean from my living room. We ran outside to try to spot them and take photos or videos, but they didn't come back.

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34::58 - Moving day

2012-03-10 13:03:00-0800

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34::58 - Moving day

I've done this a million times, but this was a first for Tien. At least we weren't driving hundreds of miles through snow storms towing a car or something else like I've done previously.

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34::51 - Waiting in Beijing

2012-03-02 22:03:00-0800

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34::51 - Waiting in Beijing

That polarizer sure adds interesting texture in B&W photos with UV filtering glass.

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34::19 - Vietnamese Bananas

2012-03-01 03:03:00-0800

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34::19 - Vietnamese Bananas

These taste different than the bananas you get in America. They're more sweet, with almost a vanilla flavor in there.

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34::46 - Lunch with the AGU crew

2012-02-24 07:02:00-0800

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34::46 - Lunch with the AGU crew

This is my 4th trip to Vietnam, but the first time I've met any non-Vietnamese people who are living in An Giang. We're going back to America in 4 days and I wonder who will still be here next time we come back. Today we met …

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34::45 - Night Market

2012-02-24 07:02:00-0800

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34::45 - Night Market

Tonight, Tien and I went into LX to meet up with some of the AGU crew for what they call the Bullshit Speaking Club where we all eat dinner, drink beer and enjoy the company of other english speakers. We got there before anybody else though …

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34::44

2012-02-24 07:02:00-0800

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When Tien and I came out of Vietnamese class we immediately spotted this big black butterfly fluttering back and forth between two trees.

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34::40 - Nhu Shoes

2012-02-24 02:02:00-0800

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34::40 - Nhu Shoes

Nhu got some walking shoes now that she's aspiring to be mobile.

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Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011

2012-02-23 21:02:00-0800

There are some *incredible* photos that tell amazing stories here: Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011.

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34::38 - Đền thờ Bác Tôn

2012-02-16 06:02:00-0800

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34::38 - Đền thờ Bác Tôn

Since I'll only be in Asia for a few more weeks, I figure I should take some typical asian travel photos while I still have the chance. Here's the temple on Ong Ho island near Long Xuyen.

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34::37 - Surprise! A roasted pig!

2012-02-15 06:02:00-0800

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34::37 - Surprise! A roasted pig!

Tien's cousin showed up with some other family and a roasted pig, so we had a little feast on the floor in the big room.

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34::36 - Kitchen

2012-02-14 06:02:00-0800

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34::36 - Kitchen

People spend a lot of time in this small kitchen.

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34::35 - Finish

2012-02-13 06:02:00-0800

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34::35 - Finish

I was studying Vietnamese and Nhi was dancing with the Kinect. They've danced to every song we have a million times, it would be nice if some other interesting Kinect games would come out that have more content. We only have a few and they're getting …

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34::33 - Little cousinettes

2012-02-11 06:02:00-0800

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34::33 - Little cousinettes

Tien and I went with some of her family to visit her cousins in Long Xuyen. I always find myself paying attention to the children because vocal communication isn't such a large part of interacting with them, so we can still have fun despite speaking different …

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34::32 - At a wedding party

2012-02-10 06:02:00-0800

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34::32 - At a wedding party

Tien and I went to a wedding party for a friend that she went to Jr. High school with and hadn't seen in over 10 years. It's interesting to me that in VN culture that is what happens, you invite the whole village to your party …

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34::31 - Toàn Thắng

2012-02-09 06:02:00-0800

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34::31 - Toàn Thắng

This massage parlor only employs blind people, allowing them to have a normal job where they participate in society and earn their money rather than begging on the streets. Tien and I both got full body massages after studying today.

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34::30 - Sisters, young and old

2012-02-08 06:02:00-0800

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34::30 - Sisters, young and old

We went through old photos today and I found this one of Thu and Tien when they were little girls that was really adorable. I had them pose with it so we can see them young and old.

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34::26

2012-02-04 01:02:00-0800

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More and more I am disappointed by the colors I get from the T3i. I'm not 100% sure that it's the T3i though, it could be that I'm editing photos on the less-than-amazing screen on the 11" MBA. I don't think so though, because it's much …

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34::25 - Tien's self portrait cake

2012-02-03 01:02:00-0800

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34::25 - Tien's self portrait cake

Today was Tien's 29th birthday, and since there's no cake shop in Binh Hoa, and since it's difficult for me to do things in secret, she ended up buying her own cake. She picked this one out because she said it looked like her, which I …

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34::21 - Traditional fruit display

2012-01-30 01:01:00-0800

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34::21 - Traditional fruit display

Tien says this fruit display is a Tet tradition.

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34::20 - Cuckoo for prawns

2012-01-29 01:01:00-0800

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34::20 - Cuckoo for prawns

This girl is prawn crazy, she nearly ate the whole bowl.

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34::18 - Burn

2012-01-27 01:01:00-0800

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34::18 - Burn

This is the only photo I took today, so I have no choice but to use it for my 365. I burned myself on a motorbike muffler on Monday night.

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34::17

2012-01-26 01:01:00-0800

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A lazy 365 before bed, staring at the ceiling through the mosquito net.

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34::16

2012-01-25 05:01:00-0800

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The market is mostly closed because of Tet.

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34::15

2012-01-24 05:01:00-0800

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I found this on the wall in the kitchen.

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34::10

2012-01-19 08:01:00-0800

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Through the dirty window of Panda Cafe on the 9th floor.

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34::1

2012-01-10 04:01:00-0800

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I'm 34 today, and I'm starting my third 365 project.

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33::359 - Alley jump

2012-01-03 22:01:00-0800

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33::359 - Alley jump

The sun finally came out the day we decided to leave.

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33::354 - The second "island"

2011-12-29 06:12:00-0800

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33::354 - The second "island"

Tien and I went on a tour today and this was the second island we visited. Tien rode an ostrich, we saw a bear ride a bicycle and a motorbike, and we went swimming in some the water even though it was a bit chilly. The …

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33::352 - Bunkbed bus

2011-12-27 19:12:00-0800

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33::352 - Bunkbed bus

This wasn't quite what we had in mind when we bought our bus tickets.

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33::349 Minh and Thu say goodbye

2011-12-24 09:12:00-0800

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33::349 Minh and Thu say goodbye

They've been married for 5 years, but America still won't let her into the country. He came back for her interview at the consulate hoping she'd come back to America with him, but with no specific reason (which is typical) they said they couldn't give her …

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33::345 - Over Rach Gia

2011-12-20 22:12:00-0800

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33::345 - Over Rach Gia

The boat ride out to Phu Quoc was so turbulent that many people on board were throwing up repeatedly for more than an hour. Tien didn't fare quite that bad, but also was seasick, so we decided to fly back to the mainland.

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33::343 - Seasons greetings from Bai Sao

2011-12-20 05:12:00-0800

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33::343 - Seasons greetings from Bai Sao

We rode down to Bai Sao today and found it almost unrecognizable as the placid paradise we discovered a year and a half ago. The wind was strong, the waves were large, the ocean was upset, and the beach had been reshaped into a short, steep …

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33::342 - Red lights on the river

2011-12-20 05:12:00-0800

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33::342 - Red lights on the river

Tien and I arrived at Phu Quoc today. We checked into our old hotel, took a nap and went shopping. We ended up at the night market for dinner. This was taken where the night market street ends at the river.

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33::341 - Sunset in Rach Gia

2011-12-20 05:12:00-0800

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33::341 - Sunset in Rach Gia

We missed the boat to Phu Quoc by 5 minutes, so we spent the night in Rach Gia.

This could be a scene from nearly any Vietnamese pop song. They're all sad and heartbroken.

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33::336 - Helmets

2011-12-13 20:12:00-0800

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33::336 - Helmets

Helmet style has only gotten better since the last time Tien and I were in VN 18 months ago.

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33::327 - Tien in Beijing

2011-12-03 17:12:00-0800

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33::327 - Tien in Beijing

We nearly missed our flight from Beijing to Saigon. It's 33ºF / 1ºC here, which we weren't really prepared for.

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33::325 - Tien at SFO

2011-12-03 17:12:00-0800

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33::325 - Tien at SFO

This is the day we left America for 3 months, Tien's first time returning to Vietnam since her arrival nearly a year and a half ago.

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33::324

2011-12-03 08:12:00-0800

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On our last day in America we had packed up most of our cold weather stuff so we had to improvise on keeping warm when we went out to pick up the last few things we needed for our trip. My peacoat looks like a dress …

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33::323 - The last ice we'll see this year

2011-11-29 09:11:00-0800

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33::323 - The last ice we'll see this year

Tien and I bought some apple cider and walked around, ending up at Union Square where there were people ice skating. She still has never gone ice skating.

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33::322 - Repairing cable

2011-11-27 21:11:00-0800

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33::322 - Repairing cable

Now that I don't have a job I have a ton of free time and I'm amazed at how cool life is in my neighborhood. I see all sorts of things during the day that I never used to see. Today seemed like a week day …

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33::315

2011-11-23 16:11:00-0800

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Tien and I sat on the couch waiting for my aunt and brother to pick us up, but soon retreated to play Wii.

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33::314

2011-11-23 16:11:00-0800

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I got sick with the flu this evening. The girls decorated the tree, partly by repeatedly throwing ornaments into the branches until they stuck somewhere.

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33::313 - Bounce Flash

2011-11-21 10:11:00-0800

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33::313 - Bounce Flash

Fava and I were discussing bounce flash a lot, so I took this long exposure to show just what is illuminated when you bounce into a corner. That's a pretty big light diffuser if you ask me.

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33::311

2011-11-21 10:11:00-0800

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This morning Tien and I rode over to Ghirardelling Square to pick up some cupcakes from Kara's to take to Dan and Cass.

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33::310 - Dessert for my last day of work

2011-11-16 00:11:00-0800

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33::310 - Dessert for my last day of work

Tien's last day was yesterday, and mine was today, so we went out for sushi and Sophie's Crepes in Japantown, did some shopping, and enjoyed the beginning of ~4 months of freedom and traveling.

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33::309

2011-11-15 23:11:00-0800

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Cameron, Gaspare and I stayed up well into the morning solving the world's problems.

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33::301 - Waiting for Kat and Kyung

2011-11-07 08:11:00-0800

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33::301 - Waiting for Kat and Kyung

Like an idiot I forgot to photograph Kat and Kyung after they arrived, but they did arrive and we did watch Totem and it was fantastic.

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33::300 - Light holes in metal

2011-11-05 14:11:00-0700

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33::300 - Light holes in metal

I was reading this article on Apple's supply chain and got sorely distracted once I reached the part about the lasers cutting holes through metal. I decided to take a photo the result.

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33::297

2011-11-03 21:11:00-0700

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I spent over two and a half hours at the DMV renewing my driver's license today. Now I can go to the Botanical Gardens for free... just like old times when it was free.

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33::298 - In that bloodshot eye

2011-11-03 21:11:00-0700

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33::298 - In that bloodshot eye

I've been playing with the Rokinon 85mm on two sets of Fotodiox tubes. The Rokinon is nice for its manual aperture, but it's not very clear at high apertures, which is less than suitable for macro. Still, it's not a bad setup. I wasn't totally happy …

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33::292

2011-10-30 15:10:00-0700

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My 365 shots don't always come out as artistic or wonderful as I'd like them to, but they do serve to remind me what I was doing in my past, for instance, two years ago today I had a stranger sleeping on my shoulder while riding …

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33::290 - GoPro Hero 2

2011-10-27 08:10:00-0700

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33::290 - GoPro Hero 2

HD2, Hero2, I'm not sure what this camera is called but I picked one up. I haven't done a solid comparison to the previous model yet but there are some small improvements that were easy to find.

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33::289 - Obama's entourage

2011-10-27 08:10:00-0700

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33::289 - Obama's entourage

Obama's motorcade rolled into my neighborhood today shortly after the police towed every vehicle whose driver was stupid enough to miss seeing the no parking signs, including my scooter. We weren't allowed to go out the front door or open the windows of our building. I …

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Exploring HDR processing of a single RAW image

2011-10-23 17:10:00-0700

You don't have to research HDR much to find the common questions about how best to process a single image into an HDR. Some people suggest taking the photo and running it straight through Photomatix, letting it do all the legwork. Others suggest taking the image into something like Lightroom …

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33::284 - Cirque du Soleil set up shop in SF today!

2011-10-21 09:10:00-0700

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33::284 - Cirque du Soleil set up shop in SF today!

I got an e-mail from Cirque today saying they had arrived in SF and were setting up shop, so after doing a job in a nearby neighborhood I cruised over on my scooter to snap a photo of their signature tent, Le Grand Chapiteau.

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33::282 - Market Street

2011-10-18 21:10:00-0700

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33::282 - Market Street

Whenever I take a shot like this I lament the fact that San Francisco has very few publicly accessible places that are high above ground.

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33::276 - Occupy Parking Spots

2011-10-12 22:10:00-0700

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33::276 - Occupy Parking Spots

A secondary protest to the #OccupySF protest happened this morning in front of the Wells Fargo HQ on Montgomery. Not sure what this was specifically about but they were obviously protesting big banks. They said they were not part of #OccupySF, but agreed with it.

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33::275

2011-10-11 20:10:00-0700

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A girl with an iPhone cued me into this fantastic phenomenon on my way home, so I hurried the remaining two blocks, grabbed my trusty new 75-300 and headed out on my scooter to find the best vantage point.

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33::272 - Dragon People

2011-10-11 20:10:00-0700

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33::272 - Dragon People

I passed a TON of these dragon people in the stockton tunnel today.

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33::271 - Steve Jobs' memorial

2011-10-11 20:10:00-0700

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33::271 - Steve Jobs' memorial

This memorial to Steve Jobs outside the downtown SF Apple store wasn't there the evening of his death, at least not when I stopped by, but in the following days it grew and grew.

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33::266 - From a hill in SF

2011-10-08 18:10:00-0700

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33::266 - From a hill in SF

Karen and I went geocaching today. Incidentally, Oct 3 was 10 years after I found my first cache.

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33::265

2011-10-08 17:10:00-0700

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I didn't take a photo today, so here's a screengrab from a video I took with my GoPro mounted on my scooter helmet.

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33::237 - Lambo

2011-09-27 21:09:00-0700

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33::237 - Lambo

I found this in a back alley on my way to shop at a thrift store. Quite polarized. Speaking of which, I wish I would've had a polarizer to work those reflections, but hey, all I had was a phone. Incidentally, this is not the first …

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33::260 - Under a tree

2011-09-27 21:09:00-0700

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33::260 - Under a tree

Tien took two days off while my parents were here and we actually had time to go enjoy our life! Awesome!

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33::259 - Mom and Dad

2011-09-27 20:09:00-0700

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33::259 - Mom and Dad

My parents came to visit!

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33::255 - South on New Montgomery

2011-09-22 22:09:00-0700

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33::255 - South on New Montgomery

This is the view of my office from Montgomery Station.

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33::247 - Jörgen Danielsson, September 2011

2011-09-17 18:09:00-0700

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33::247 - Jörgen Danielsson, September 2011

Tonight I was invited out by Scott to have dinner with Jörgen, a friend of his from Sweden who I'd met a few years ago on his last trip to America, and have kept in touch with online. We went to a fantastic restaurant called The …

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33::246 - Non protest traffic snarl

2011-09-12 21:09:00-0700

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33::246 - Non protest traffic snarl

No, that wasn't #opbart that was blocking traffic on Market street tonight.

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33::245 - Train Tracks and Time Travel

2011-09-12 21:09:00-0700

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33::245 - Train Tracks and Time Travel

Technically, whenever you travel you're traveling through time.

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33::244 - Wedding photo-fu by the forest

2011-09-12 21:09:00-0700

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33::244 - Wedding photo-fu by the forest

Dan Fava shot Ariana and Matt's wedding today.

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33::236 - Wild Chinese Animals

2011-09-05 19:09:00-0700

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33::236 - Wild Chinese Animals

On my way home from work I ran into a pack of these wild animals terrorizing chinatown, making a racket and chasing some nice looking folks, very official looking, up Stockton Street.

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33::233 - Asus E35M1-I

2011-09-01 08:09:00-0700

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33::233 - Asus E35M1-I

The motherboard for my new FreeNAS box.

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33::232 - The Expected

2011-08-29 21:08:00-0700

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33::232 - The Expected

One of the Anonymous slogans is "Expect us." The cops and the BART riders expected Anonymous tonight, so much so that most commuters went home early leaving mostly protestors and cops parading up and down Market street. I walked with them for a while to take …

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33::231 - Hairstyling

2011-08-29 21:08:00-0700

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33::231 - Hairstyling

Tien has been working on finding a style for Ariana's wedding, even up until the last minute before I ride her to work on the scooter.

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33::230 - Late Summer Evening Fog

2011-08-28 01:08:00-0700

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33::230 - Late Summer Evening Fog

Lately we've been getting a dense fog setting in around sunset here in downtown SF. It makes for some great atmosphere.

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33::228 - Flat rate parking

2011-08-25 23:08:00-0700

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33::228 - Flat rate parking

I doubt having this car in their private lot is good for business.

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33::227 - Morning with The Icon

2011-08-25 08:08:00-0700

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33::227 - Morning with The Icon

There were unusual cloud patterns in the sky today. Unusual for San Francisco anyway.

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33::220 - 15 minutes in SOMA

2011-08-18 10:08:00-0700

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33::220 - 15 minutes in SOMA

180 photos over 15 minutes.

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33::218 - muBARTek

2011-08-15 19:08:00-0700

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33::218 - muBARTek

Towards the end of work I heard sirens and helicopters, and knew that Anonymous had indeed come to town. Ah, the good old days of masked men on market street swinging around light poles, skipping along and telling everybody to not be afraid because they are …

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33::216 - New camera

2011-08-14 10:08:00-0700

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33::216 - New camera

This is my new camera toy. I've finally gotten a grasp on how best to use it to take the videos I want, but also found some neat still photo tricks to do with it as well. If you want to see my videos, don't look …

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33::213 - Graduation party

2011-08-12 08:08:00-0700

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33::213 - Graduation party

Tien's school had a little graduation party for the folks who have recently passed the cosmetology certification test.

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33::214 - ereading

2011-08-12 08:08:00-0700

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33::214 - ereading

Tien frequently reads on her iPhone, and I just got a Nook. Tonight was an ereading night. I'm reading Alone Together.

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33::212 - Tien and I in August 2011

2011-08-10 08:08:00-0700

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33::212 - Tien and I in August 2011

The T3i and Sigma 10-20mm are a perfect self portrait combo.

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33::211 - Telecom Fashion

2011-08-09 21:08:00-0700

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33::211 - Telecom Fashion

I passed this boutique display near Union Square on my way to work this morning. In-f'in-credible dress made out of telecom wires. I'll just leave it at that and forgo the nerdcore wet dreams.

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33::209 - Journey from SF

2011-08-07 16:08:00-0700

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33::209 - Journey from SF

Gerald had been staying with Tien and I for a week. His journey home began on the sidewalk outside my house in this red Mini Cooper.

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33::208

2011-08-07 16:08:00-0700

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Gerald and I walked a few blocks over to Telegraph Hill and laid on Kearny Street for a while talking, drinking and watching the fog roll in through the skyscrapers. We then got Thai food for dinner, then at 10pm we went out to 1015 Folsom …

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33::105 Tien at King Philip's Shipwreck

2011-08-03 20:08:00-0700

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33::105 Tien at King Philip's Shipwreck

Tien and I went down to Ocean Beach by my old house to check out the remains of the King Philip shipwreck from 1878, which was covered up by sand for the entire time I lived about a block away. Here you can see the bow …

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33::22

2011-08-03 17:08:00-0700

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I realized recently that I forgot to post some of the photos from my 365. This is one of them.

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33::199

2011-07-29 19:07:00-0700

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The replacement Mural... somehow it's pretty underwhelming.

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33::198 - D300 Finale

2011-07-26 20:07:00-0700

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33::198 - D300 Finale

This is the last photo I took with my D300 before selling it to this girl. I am now officially a Canon man.

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33::197 - Sara Stearns, July 2011

2011-07-25 22:07:00-0700

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33::197 - Sara Stearns, July 2011

Sara came over for dinner and photo talk tonight. It was good to catch up with her before her long trip to Poland and Spain.

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33::195 - Stretching ballerina

2011-07-24 11:07:00-0700

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33::195 - Stretching ballerina

This is a new art piece in the front window of a studio on my street.

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33::193 - Flat recycled trash

2011-07-22 20:07:00-0700

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33::193 - Flat recycled trash

I thought it was remarkable to see a flat screen television thrown out with the trash.

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33::188 - Passport or Cub

2011-07-17 15:07:00-0700

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33::188 - Passport or Cub

I could've sworn the Honda Passport was a four wheeled vehicle... Oh yeah, it is. WTF? Talk about unoriginal marketing. Why not use one of the other over 250,000 english words for the newer vehicle, which is the SUV, or just keep the original name …

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33::177

2011-07-08 11:07:00-0700

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I think this Rokinon lens might look better on the D300 than it did on the D3s. Definitely going to have to pick it up for my Canon.

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33::175

2011-07-05 21:07:00-0700

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On my way to work I spotted this crazy handlebar configuration, passed it, then walked back to photograph it.

Lately I've been using the T3i's liveview in manual focus mode with the Sigma 30mm ƒ/1.4 and have been very happy with the results. You …

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33::174 - Explosions in the sky

2011-07-05 07:07:00-0700

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33::174 - Explosions in the sky

It was really cold and windy at first. Tien and I went up to the top of Russian hill, a few blocks from our house, and and stood there for 30 minutes as the crowd amassed. By the time the fireworks began shortly after 9:30 …

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33::173 - Invisible Sushi

2011-07-05 07:07:00-0700

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33::173 - Invisible Sushi

Tien was imitating the skepticism of her first time eating sushi a year ago.

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33::172 - Tien at Fort McDowell

2011-07-04 22:07:00-0700

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33::172 - Tien at Fort McDowell

Tien and I went hiking on Angel Island today. I always love it there, and I always enjoy taking photos at Fort McDowell. I found this beautiful light coming in from outside and decided to compliment it with a beautiful girl.

This was my first time …

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33::166 - Ducati

2011-07-02 10:07:00-0700

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33::166 - Ducati

These bikes are really popular in SF, probably because they don't have fairings to steal.

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33::168 - Rain

2011-06-30 16:06:00-0700

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33::168 - Rain

We hadn't had much rain for a while until today. It wasn't cold though, so that was great.

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33::165 - Exploring Russian Hill

2011-06-29 17:06:00-0700

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33::165 - Exploring Russian Hill

Once in a while Tien and I go off for a walk in the evening to explore the stairwells and alleys around our neighborhood. This alley was up a wooden stairwell that I initially thought was private property. I asked three kids with scooters and helmets …

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33::164 - Good Morning Frank Chu

2011-06-24 10:06:00-0700

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33::164 - Good Morning Frank Chu

I ran into Frank Chu on the way to work this morning, I'd never seen him out so early before. I stopped and talked with him while taking his photo and he gave me the usual story. He's going to the UN in 2013 to unveil …

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33::161

2011-06-21 21:06:00-0700

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Wandering alleys on my way to work always makes it easy to hit my daily 365 project goals. Found this several blocks from my house this morning.

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33::160 - The Sokols

2011-06-21 13:06:00-0700

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33::160 - The Sokols

Jake and Rachel came out to SFBA and spent the night up here in SF. We went downtown for sushi and then off to drinks before wandering back through Union Square and Chinatown around midnight.

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33::159 - Shopping

2011-06-19 12:06:00-0700

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33::159 - Shopping

Tien and I went shopping for a gift for her friend Thi who passed her cosmetology certification test recently.

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33::158

2011-06-18 12:06:00-0700

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Tien and I went down to the new office to draw some power and networking maps before everybody filled the space up. There were some nice bare walls and diffused northern light coming in, so I took a few snaps.

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33::156 - Ali Mousavi, June 2011

2011-06-16 17:06:00-0700

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33::156 - Ali Mousavi, June 2011

I found the Sigma 30mm ƒ/1.4 long after I had my Nikkor 35mm ƒ/2, so I could never justify buying this fantastic lens. Switching to Canon was a perfect reason to pick it up. I was showing it to my friend and co-worker …

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33::154 - Image Number 0

2011-06-14 18:06:00-0700

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33::154 - Image Number 0

The first shot of the Canon T3i was actually numbered 0. Self portrait because, hey, it's got a flip-out screen so why not?

So far, I think that for me, switching off the D3s to a newer, cheaper camera was a good change. I do not …

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33::151 - Got a job

2011-06-11 19:06:00-0700

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33::151 - Got a job

Tien decided to work at Lee's Sandwiches with a friend to see what it's like working in America and make a little extra money.

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33::148 - Kyung Park

2011-06-08 18:06:00-0700

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33::148 - Kyung Park

Went out to lunch with Kyung today and he brought along his Sony NEX-5 with a Voigtlander 35mm f/1.4 on it. 35mm is such a great perspective for a 1.5x crop.

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33::147 - Sky Writing Nonsense

2011-06-07 18:06:00-0700

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33::147 - Sky Writing Nonsense

Serious advertising fail, I have no idea what the message here is. It was a nice stunt though. 5 planes acting as a dot matrix label maker in the sky.

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33::146 - Hiding fruit in the basement

2011-06-06 18:06:00-0700

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33::146 - Hiding fruit in the basement

Many of the shops in SF have doors like this near the street where boxes can be delivered straight to the basement via ramp. It's a pretty efficient way to get deliveries inside and out of the way, but I always manage to catch it at …

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33::144 - Laying new track

2011-06-04 17:06:00-0700

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33::144 - Laying new track

Part of the construction on our street this week involved replacing the Jackson and Mason cable car rail intersection. I snapped this with my iPhone on my way to get coffee when they were putting it in.

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33::143 - Repaired Street

2011-06-03 15:06:00-0700

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33::143 - Repaired Street

This, apparently, is their idea of fixing the bridge. That dark horizontal line where the pillow carrying person is walking is not a gentle drop on a motor scooter. =/

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33::141 - Wet Streets

2011-06-01 14:06:00-0700

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33::141 - Wet Streets

June 1st and it's pouring rain.

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33::140 - Empty Street

2011-05-31 18:05:00-0700

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33::140 - Empty Street

This was the first day of repairs on the Broadway Tunnel Bridge, which is the area where the van is driving, directly over the Broadway Tunnel. I've never seen the street so devoid of cars.

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33::139 - Photographing Drake's Bay

2011-05-30 18:05:00-0700

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33::139 - Photographing Drake's Bay

Tien and I went with Igor and Helen up to Point Reyes for a picnic with a bunch of their friends. Igor let me take his Olympus E-PL2 out for a spin and it was a joy to use, but I'm still on the fence about …

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33::138 - Flowers for Tien

2011-05-29 18:05:00-0700

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33::138 - Flowers for Tien

Tien loves sunflowers, but has never seen them grow naturally. We're still trying to find a place to view them growing in the ground.

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33::137 - Carnivale

2011-05-28 13:05:00-0700

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33::137 - Carnivale

Tien, Karen and I went down to Carnivale today. It was a casual street fair with a mellow, good vibe. Not too crowded, the food was great, and the weather was perfect.

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33::136 - Bowling

2011-05-27 13:05:00-0700

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33::136 - Bowling

Tonight I went bowling with Tien and a bunch of her friends in Daly City. There's something weird about bowling culture... similar to roller skating culture, I guess.

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33::135

2011-05-26 13:05:00-0700

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I think I may begin playing more with cheap hot lights.

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33::134 - Just walk on the street

2011-05-25 11:05:00-0700

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33::134 - Just walk on the street

The sidewalks in Chinatown are so packed with produce and shoppers in the morning that walking in the street is very common. I've heard tourists balk at it, but there's really no other way if you actually want to get somewhere. This is the usual 9am …

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33::133 - Camera keeper

2011-05-24 11:05:00-0700

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33::133 - Camera keeper

I realized how I lost my LX3 the other day when I nearly lost my S95 in the same way: laying down with my camera in my hoodie pocket. At least that's my assumption. At any rate, it happened and how I keep a carabiner handy …

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33::132 - Still going up

2011-05-23 11:05:00-0700

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33::132 - Still going up

It's been interesting to watch the construction of a new building within the brick walls of this older building. I'm rather looking forward to seen the end product.

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33::131 - Practicing for the M1 license

2011-05-22 13:05:00-0700

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33::131 - Practicing for the M1 license

A slightly bigger scooter and months without riding meant it was a good idea for Tien to practice a little before taking the M1 test, even though she's been riding for over 10 years. Unfortunately the SF DMV closes off its parking lot in off-hours, so …

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33::130 - Best Apocalypse Ever

2011-05-21 20:05:00-0700

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33::130 - Best Apocalypse Ever

Tien and I had a picnic on Mt. Tamalpais. The weather was warm, the scenery was great, the food we brought was delicious, the drive was fun, and best of all, the world did not end.

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33::127 - Mason & Broadway streetcar

2011-05-19 11:05:00-0700

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33::127 - Mason & Broadway streetcar

This is a daily scene outside my house.

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33::128 - Blake and Ramon

2011-05-19 11:05:00-0700

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33::128 - Blake and Ramon

Blake flew in yesterday with his friend Ramon to stay in SF for a few days. We met up for coffee this morning, over a year since last time I'd seen Blake in SF.

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33::125 - Wiimote Nunchuck plug

2011-05-19 11:05:00-0700

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33::125 - Wiimote Nunchuck plug

Tien and I have been playing Wii lately on my iMac using Dolphin. It's nice because the resolution is higher than if you were to use an actual Wii, but it's not as nice because there are software glitches and sometimes it runs slow.

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33::126 - Nate Bennett, May, 2011

2011-05-19 11:05:00-0700

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33::126 - Nate Bennett, May, 2011

Today I used a co-workers D7000 to take photos of all the people at my company.

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33::124 - Yoyo Urbanite

2011-05-15 09:05:00-0700

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33::124 - Yoyo Urbanite

Tien and i went to the Triple Crown Yoyo competition in Washington Square Park today. There were so many amazing yoyo players there. This guy didn't compete but he looked pretty badass so I took his photo. I love his accessories all on display.

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33::122 - Bike to work day

2011-05-12 11:05:00-0700

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33::122 - Bike to work day

Over 20% of our in-office employees biked to work today! That means 2 of us.

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33::121 - Atheist Advertisment

2011-05-11 19:05:00-0700

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33::121 - Atheist Advertisment

I've seen countless billboards for Jesus and even a few for Islam, but until today I'd never seen one for atheism.

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33::118 - Top of Broadway

2011-05-09 10:05:00-0700

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33::118 - Top of Broadway

I was walking home from Cole's Hardware and came across this familiar view. The weather has been sunny, but windy so far in May, which is such a tease.

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33::119 - Memories and energy

2011-05-09 10:05:00-0700

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33::119 - Memories and energy

My laptop hard disk died over the weekend, but thankfully I keep time machine backups and a bootable USB stick for re-installing and troubleshooting. I found all of these while digging in my backpack.

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33::117

2011-05-07 19:05:00-0700

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I took the eye-fi out on a stroll today, and while its geotagging is decent, the fact that the only way you can import is over its incredibly slow wi-fi interface makes the device much less appealing.

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33::116 - New toys

2011-05-06 17:05:00-0700

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33::116 - New toys

No, the iPhone isn't new, but the S95 that took this photo is, and so is the Eye-Fi card. Before going out and buying an Eye-FI "Pro" card, keep in mind that even the Eye-Fi "Pro" card cannot geotag RAW files, so you end up having …

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33::113 - Stopped bus #1

2011-05-04 19:05:00-0700

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33::113 - Stopped bus #1

iPhone pressed against bus window at the bus stop at the south end of the Stockton Tunnel.

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33::114 - Stopped bus #2

2011-05-04 19:05:00-0700

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33::114 - Stopped bus #2

iPhone pressed against the bus window heading north on Stockton on my way home.

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33::111 - How Weird 2011

2011-05-02 08:05:00-0700

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33::111 - How Weird 2011

Tien and I met up with Karen, Mike and some of their friends at How Weird 2011 and had a great time. The weather was absolutely perfect. We got home at dusk and just as I was about to fall asleep I heard the television in …

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33::110 - Tien at Davenport

2011-05-02 08:05:00-0700

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33::110 - Tien at Davenport

Tien and I grabbed a zipcar and drove down to Monterey to check out the aquarium and the Secret Lives of Seahorses exhibit and took the coastal road both ways.

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33::109 - Painted nails

2011-05-01 12:05:00-0700

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33::109 - Painted nails

Tien paints her own nails.

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33::108 - Infinity Rain

2011-05-01 12:05:00-0700

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33::108 - Infinity Rain

I was walking by The Infinity Towers today and water was falling off of one of the balconies and coming down like rain onto the sidewalk.

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33::107 - So long pro gear

2011-05-01 12:05:00-0700

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33::107 - So long pro gear

I sold all of this gear today.

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Rethinking Photography in 2011

2011-04-26 16:04:00-0700

Yesterday some mixed feelings and vague thoughts I've been having for a long time culminated in the decision to sell all of my photography gear and start over from scratch.

I've been a hobbyist photographer for a long time, I got my first camera when I was about 7, but …

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33::105 - Rainy April Morning

2011-04-26 07:04:00-0700

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33::105 - Rainy April Morning

Today I decided to sell all of my photography gear and start over from scratch, probably with Canon.

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33::106

2011-04-26 07:04:00-0700

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I'm selling all of my photo gear in case anybody is interested: sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/pho/2346084793.html

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33::97- Cherry Blossom Festival banner for Japan

2011-04-19 13:04:00-0700

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33::97- Cherry Blossom Festival banner for Japan

At the Cherry Blossom Festival there was a Japanese man with two big banners that people could sign. He was then going to deliver them to the people recovering from the recent earthquakes in northern Japan.

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33::85 - Bin Xu, April 2011

2011-04-18 12:04:00-0700

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33::85 - Bin Xu, April 2011

I took the day off from my day job to do some corporate portraits for Magnet.com.

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33::87

2011-04-18 12:04:00-0700

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There is an argument going on in San Francisco about whether phonebooks should be delivered by default or or requested. From what I see, nobody wants them.

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33::88

2011-04-18 12:04:00-0700

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Opening day at AT&T park

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33::95 - Inspecting the green card

2011-04-18 12:04:00-0700

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33::95 - Inspecting the green card

Tien got her green card today and we went out to Hana Zen to celebrate. It's a remarkable ID card, the most intricate I've ever seen. Here you can see the microscopic holograph imagery reflecting light back onto Tien's face.

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33::84 - Just paint around it

2011-04-04 09:04:00-0700

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33::84 - Just paint around it

I came out and found that somebody had painted around my scooter.

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33::82 - Falling cherry blossoms

2011-04-02 20:04:00-0700

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33::82 - Falling cherry blossoms

We were standing next to this tree when a sound like a huge plastic bag being blown very hard came overhead, but nothing was there. It happened again, and after looking around to see wtf was going on, cherry blossoms started falling out of the tree …

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33::78 - Tea with Bri

2011-03-28 11:03:00-0700

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33::78 - Tea with Bri

I had tea with Brianna in her living room which has a garage door looking out onto Brannan street.

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33::72 - Office view

2011-03-24 18:03:00-0700

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33::72 - Office view

This is the view from my office. Remarkably, it was sunny this day. Lately it's been rainy almost all the time.

I decided to take more photos with my iPhone simply to document when and where I was.

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33::70 - Hospital view

2011-03-24 17:03:00-0700

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33::70 - Hospital view

After reading every poster on the wall in the doctor's office, I decided to take a photo of the decent view. I'd been sick with a throat and sinus infection for nearly three weeks; enough was enough.

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33::68 - Rainy night at The View

2011-03-24 17:03:00-0700

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33::68 - Rainy night at The View

Our roomie Shanika was moving out after her two month internship was up, so Tien and I took her out to The View.

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33::67 - Surveying the collision

2011-03-18 13:03:00-0700

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33::67 - Surveying the collision

Police survey a scene where this morning a crane hit a pedestrian who later died.

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33::62

2011-03-13 15:03:00-0700

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33::62

The more I use the 105mm ƒ/2 DC, the more I love it. Being able to shoot at higher apertures while maintaining smooth bokeh is very nice.

Bare SB900 on-cam M 1/4

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33::60 - No Tsunami Yet

2011-03-11 09:03:00-0800

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33::60 - No Tsunami Yet

This photo was taken a few minutes after the tsunami waves were predicted to arrive in San Francisco. At the time, it seemed like everything was normal, though they did say that it would take several hours for all of the effects to pass.

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33::53 - Dragons attack the Stockton St. shops

2011-03-04 21:03:00-0800

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33::53 - Dragons attack the Stockton St. shops

Sick day #2 photo.

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33::52

2011-03-04 21:03:00-0800

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33::52

Sick day #1 photo.

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33::51 - Kevin Bayne, March 2011

2011-03-04 14:03:00-0800

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33::51 - Kevin Bayne, March 2011

I ran into Kevin as he was getting off Caltrain, so we got coffee at The Creamery and caught up while walking to his office, which ended up being only two blocks from mine.

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33::49 - Towed scooter

2011-03-04 14:03:00-0800

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33::49 - Towed scooter

I only took one photo today. Damn the mis-focus.

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33::45 - Apple at YBCA

2011-02-24 12:02:00-0800

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33::45 - Apple at YBCA

Apple is preparing YBCA for their iPad event that's going on next week.

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33::43 - The Lobby of Om

2011-02-23 18:02:00-0800

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33::43 - The Lobby of Om

Went over to meet a man at Founder's Den, which is in the same building as Om Records.

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33::44 - Chinatown Mural, Pacific St

2011-02-23 18:02:00-0800

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33::44 - Chinatown Mural, Pacific St

On my way to work today I found this new mural on the side of a dim sum restaurant on my street.

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33::34 - Tien in the closet

2011-02-15 16:02:00-0800

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33::34 - Tien in the closet

Tien and I moved to a different room in our house today after one of our room mates moved out. The closet shares its back wall with the furnace, so it's always warm, which is why Tien is standing in it.

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33::33 - Carnival Splendor

2011-02-15 15:02:00-0800

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33::33 - Carnival Splendor

Tien and I were cruising up Embarcadero on the scooter enjoying the summery weather when we spotted this huge ship towering over the surrounding piers. The size of this vessel was quite impressive, I've never seen one as large.

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33::26 - Telegraph Hill

2011-02-06 21:02:00-0800

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33::26 - Telegraph Hill

Today was beautiful, so Tien and I took the scooter out and rode all over San Francisco. I mostly let her take photos while acting as her driver, but took a few photos for myself. The flags here caught my eye.

Also notable is how sharp …

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33::25 - Washing away tet

2011-02-04 15:02:00-0800

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33::25 - Washing away tet

Tet was yesterday, and there have been a lot of local celebrations including a lot of firecrackers which have left a big mess of red paper on the street. Regardless of what this guy is actually washing away, one thing is certain... Chinatown always needs to …

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33::24 - Stranger 1

2011-02-04 15:02:00-0800

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33::24 - Stranger 1

I had thought about doing a 365 project of stranger portraits, but the task was too daunting. There are so many interesting people in SF though so I decided to start taking them, starting with this girl who was in line at my regular lunch spot …

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33::20

2011-01-29 22:01:00-0800

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33::20

Been shooting with the Sigma 85mm ƒ/1.4 and sadly the $250 Rokinon 85mm ƒ/1.4 is better. If only it had auto-focus!

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33::19 - Discards

2011-01-28 23:01:00-0800

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33::19 - Discards

Found in an alley in Chinatown.

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33::18 - Rob Spectre, January 2011

2011-01-27 23:01:00-0800

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33::18 - Rob Spectre, January 2011

My good friend Rob was in town from NYC for work. Tien and I met up with him and Zach for dinner. I also got a new lens today and I saved my first shot for Rob. So here it is, my first photo from the …

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33::14 - Saints Peter and Paul Church construction

2011-01-23 22:01:00-0800

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33::14 - Saints Peter and Paul Church construction

It's really feeling like spring in San Francisco, and the weather today was the best it's been in months. Tien and I went out to Cafe Greco for breakfast and then strolled through the art show in Washington Square where we found the Saints Peter and …

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33::13

2011-01-22 20:01:00-0800

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First photo posted from a Nikon 105mm DC lens that I picked up off craiglist in a cash and lens swap for my 24mm PC-E.

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33::12

2011-01-22 18:01:00-0800

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Today was a really busy day, I snapped this outside my house as I was getting home from work.

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33::11

2011-01-20 11:01:00-0800

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33::11

I brought out one of my old favorite lenses that I never use anymore, the Sigma 10-20mm. It's a cropped sensor lens, so it's funky on the D3s, but even before I got a full frame camera I had backed off of the wide-angle perspective quite …

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33::10

2011-01-19 10:01:00-0800

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Found on Claude Lane in San Francisco along with some other beautiful murals.

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33::4 - Star Dummy

2011-01-13 10:01:00-0800

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33::4 - Star Dummy

Alternate title: Supermannequin

Today I quit over 150 Flickr groups, including almost everything that had an exclamation point in its name. I think I'll take another approach to interacting with Flickr, more focused.

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33::3 - Sutter and Powell

2011-01-12 12:01:00-0800

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33::3 - Sutter and Powell

I'm still pretty impressed with how sharp this $250 lens is at ƒ/1.4.

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33::1 - Thirty three, day one

2011-01-10 11:01:00-0800

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33::1 - Thirty three, day one

First day of the new 365 set... updated my title correcting software and posted my first photo. I think it's off to a good start.

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32::365 - Brief recline

2011-01-09 19:01:00-0800

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32::365 - Brief recline

And thus we end my first 365 project with my wife reclining in throw-away furniture found on the streets of Chinatown in San Francisco. I plan to keep taking daily photos, and there's still no goal other than seeing where I was each day. Maybe this …

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32::362 - Chinese dragon bike

2011-01-06 14:01:00-0800

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32::362 - Chinese dragon bike

Found this scene two blocks from my house while walking to work.

I have just a few more days left with my 365 project and I still haven't decided what to do for next year... I ordered a really cheap ƒ/1.4 85mm lens though …

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32::361

2011-01-05 11:01:00-0800

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I have just a few days left of being 32, and a few days left in my 365 project. I'm going to continue it for the next year and I'm thinking of ideas on what to do. I'm thinking of doing themed weeks.

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32::358 - Awake on a train

2011-01-03 11:01:00-0800

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32::358 - Awake on a train

Woke up on the California Zephyr westbound through Nevada, still cold and snowy.

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32::357 - 1/1/11

2011-01-03 11:01:00-0800

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32::357 - 1/1/11

Our train from Denver to Emeryville was nearly two hours late.

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32::355 - Playing with falling snow

2010-12-30 18:12:00-0800

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32::355 - Playing with falling snow

This was Tien's first time playing in the snow while it was snowing, and really her first time actually getting to play with it. The only other time she's seen snow in person was a quick train stop in Fraser on our way to CO.

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32::353 - Pump

2010-12-28 14:12:00-0800

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32::353 - Pump

My aunt found this old pump that belonged to my grandfather, who was an engineer. He had a lot of cool things like this in the garage, but it burned down almost completely many years ago so most of it was lost. This pump still works …

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32::351 - A new hat

2010-12-27 18:12:00-0800

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32::351 - A new hat

On my Grandmother's 90th Christmas she got this new hat reminiscent of the flapper style that was popular in her first decade of life.

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32::350 - Hiking on Christmas

2010-12-25 23:12:00-0800

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32::350 - Hiking on Christmas

My brother and I have a tradition of hiking on Christmas. This year it was me, him and Tien at St. Peter's Dome.

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32::349 - Cass Fava, December 2010

2010-12-24 23:12:00-0800

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32::349 - Cass Fava, December 2010

Cass, Dan, Tien and I met Blake at Sam's Number 3 for brunch today. I tell ya, I have a hard time leaving Denver without eating there, such great food!

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32::348

2010-12-24 21:12:00-0800

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Tien and I woke up on the train in Utah and had breakfast with a young couple who was just returning to Nebraska from studying in Korea for six months. Of course I had to ask them about the recent attack, and they said they were …

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32::347 - First snow

2010-12-24 10:12:00-0800

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32::347 - First snow

This was Tien's first time seeing real snow in person. We were on the California Zephyr heading up Donner pass.

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32::346 - Tai Chi in Portsmouth Square

2010-12-21 11:12:00-0800

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32::346 - Tai Chi in Portsmouth Square

This is a park that is a popular hangout for Chinese immigrants. It's at the edge of Chinatown by the Chinese Culture Center. You'd expect the Chinese consulate to be nearby, but that is ironically located in Japantown which is several miles away.

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32::345

2010-12-20 15:12:00-0800

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I hit a milestone today, 900,000 views on my flickr items. Nothing I've been holding my breath for, but I just happened to notice it in my stats page.

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32::344

2010-12-19 14:12:00-0800

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Shots like this make me wish LR3 had the shadow/highlight filter that's in Photoshop, because this isn't as good as it could've been.

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32::343 - Hiding

2010-12-18 15:12:00-0800

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32::343 - Hiding

Tien and I hid out from the rain here for a few minutes on our walk back from breakfast. I love carrying my camera around to solidify the memories I'll have of those times.

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32::342 - A yellow what?

2010-12-17 13:12:00-0800

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32::342 - A yellow what?

First photo with a new Rodenstock polarizer I picked up to replace my old one. Looks pretty much the same, I'd say.

This was at the Chatz Coffee Roastery, which was rather disappointing.

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32::341 - SF is Reconstructionville

2010-12-16 12:12:00-0800

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32::341 - SF is Reconstructionville

Seems like there is a lot of reconstruction going on all over San Francisco right now. Tien walks by this every morning on her way to the bus.

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32::340 - Sage

2010-12-15 16:12:00-0800

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32::340 - Sage

I found this beautiful sight while walking near my office on my lunch break. I am so glad the cold is gone, October and November were tough months in SF.

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32::338 - Coldplay's got nothin' on this

2010-12-13 15:12:00-0800

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32::338 - Coldplay's got nothin' on this

Finally getting over my illness and feeling energetic enough to walk around instead of driving and riding public transportation.

The leaves of these trees were falling down all over the city today as if they had coordinated a protest of cold and darkness.

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32::337 - Bri's new basement

2010-12-12 19:12:00-0800

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32::337 - Bri's new basement

Today Tien and I went by Brianna's new place, a SOMA warehouse shared with a bunch of other folks. Seems really cool for the right kind of person, a lot of potential for awesomeness.

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32::335 - Fanboikeh

2010-12-10 16:12:00-0800

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Playing around some more with the bokeh stuff that I was exploring with Tien last night. This is actually a photo of a bunch of X's on my laptop display, taken out-of-focus through an Apple stencil that I cut out of an iProduct box I found …

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32::334 - Draw these shapes

2010-12-09 13:12:00-0800

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32::334 - Draw these shapes

I'm sick, my iMac display is malfunctioning again, and my car stereo was stolen. I can't really complain though, life is pretty good.

I'm also taking a week long vacation from Facebook, that site is not worth being addicted to.

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32::333 - 2 miles in the rain

2010-12-08 14:12:00-0800

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I decided to take a week long break from my internet addiction, Facebook. I feel like it's a huge time sink considering what it provides, and I want to focus on more edifying things like real life and creative projects. I deleted the app from my …

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32::331 - Irish Immigration

2010-12-07 00:12:00-0800

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And I got another parking ticket on my scooter, this time in the alley by my office.

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32::330 - Leaf and Tien

2010-12-05 15:12:00-0800

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32::330 - Leaf and Tien

Tien and I went out for another photo walk today. I taught her about DoF and exposure control. I thought about finding or starting a North Beach photo meet to talk about fundamentals of photography.

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32::329 - Santacon Horn

2010-12-05 10:12:00-0800

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Tien and I went out to take photos and get thai food today. She took the D300 and I taught her some photo stuff. We met up with Santacon on the way home at Jack Kerouac Alley for a while.

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32::326 - Image Number 1

2010-12-01 20:12:00-0800

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For the last 34 months this camera has had a hard life. As you can see, the port covering on the right won't shut, and almost never has. There is a rubber grip missing from the other side and the left grip here is in poor …

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32::323

2010-11-28 22:11:00-0800

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How'd my wife end up under that futon on a bed with no sheets?

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32::278

2010-11-28 14:11:00-0800

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What's worse than finding a ticket on your car? Also finding the passenger side window smashed in and your worthless belongings scattered around your car as if the thief was actually disappointed to find nothing of value stashed in a car of nearly no value.

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32::267 - Scary seas

2010-11-28 14:11:00-0800

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32::266 - Sea Ranch group shot

2010-11-28 14:11:00-0800

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32::266 - Sea Ranch group shot

Some folks didn't make it into the shot, but this is most of the group that was at Sea Ranch this weekend.

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32::238 - True Sunshine Episcopal Church food pantry

2010-11-28 13:11:00-0800

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32::238 - True Sunshine Episcopal Church food pantry

Every Saturday Tien and I wake up to this chattering crowd across the street. I didn't know what it was, so I looked it up and discovered that it's a charity for poor families where they can come get food.

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32::322 - Electromajick

2010-11-28 00:11:00-0800

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I thought of an interesting light painting idea today, and this was just a trial of how it might look. If you want to see the real masters of this art, check out TigTab and Tdub303, both of which I'm sure have already done this experiment …

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32::321

2010-11-26 21:11:00-0800

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In the cold weather, there's not much to do except wear the same warm clothes over and over again, sitting by the ocean and talking about life.

SB900 1/1 into umbrella just over my right shoulder with CLS. No cropping.

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32::309 - Cable Car Crime Scene

2010-11-26 00:11:00-0800

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I hear cops all the time, that's only natural living 3 blocks from the police station, so I was a little alarmed to walk outside and see this scene shortly after hearing some sirens on my block. All the SFMTA guy would tell me is that …

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32::320 - Her first Thanksgiving

2010-11-26 00:11:00-0800

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32::320 - Her first Thanksgiving

The weather was supposed to be cold, but since the wind was still and the sky was clear the warmth of the sun made the day feel warm. Tien and I had a picnic and then went to her friends house for a Vietnamese dinner.

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32::317 - Crane day on Townsend

2010-11-23 23:11:00-0800

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It must have been Crane Day on Townsend street. There was one crane a block away, and this crane building a third crane.

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32::315

2010-11-20 21:11:00-0800

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It was a cold day, but Tien is getting used to the colder weather and learning how to dress for it, so we ventured out to Mt. Davidson to check out the memorial cross. We came home, fixed food and watched Dirty Harry, of course.

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32::314

2010-11-20 21:11:00-0800

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Found this guy at the bus stop on the corner by my house. It was a rainy day so I took the bus to work instead of riding the scooter, then came home at lunch to walk with Tien to her biometrics appointment for immigration. At …

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32::311 - Harrison east

2010-11-17 20:11:00-0800

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I've been spending a lot of time in this building on the left. It's not bad to come out and see such a beautiful view. The Bay Bridge is huge.

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32::310 - Datacenter week

2010-11-15 23:11:00-0800

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I'm heading into what I've branded as Datacenter Week, where I tend to all of the things at my company's datacenter that I've been neglecting due to being stuck in an office that I mostly hate being in. w00t!

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Quick flickr tip about shutter actuation count

2010-11-14 20:11:00-0800

If you want to see how many photos your camera has taken, take a photo and upload it to Flickr, then look at the EXIF data. The "Image Number" field is the number of shutter actuations of the camera body that took the photo. This is a useful piece of …

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32::303

2010-11-12 21:11:00-0800

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This morning I opened my door and there was a chinaman standing in my doorway, hanging up his cell phone and motioning to come inside with some tools. He couldn't speak english, and I had no idea what was going on, but I vaguely recognized him …

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Update from normalcy SF

2010-11-12 19:11:00-0800

Since I haven't been traveling, it's been a long time since I've actually written on my blog. Right now I'm sitting on my front steps in Chinatown, SF, sipping on cognac and waiting for my wife to come home with the key to our front door.

I've been working back …

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32::302

2010-11-11 22:11:00-0800

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Sixty five more days left... not sure yet if I'm going to do the 365 project next year.

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32::301

2010-11-11 00:11:00-0800

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Still feeling dizzy if I stay off the meds. Bleh.

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32::298 - Pre motor scooter shower

2010-11-09 23:11:00-0800

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Came out of work to a dark, wet evening, and got a shower while riding home.

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32::297

2010-11-08 23:11:00-0800

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Due to the pattern, this photo is best viewed original size.

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32::295 - Tien, Droog and Maks

2010-11-08 14:11:00-0800

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32::295 - Tien, Droog and Maks

Tien and I went down to visit Lila and fam and go hiking on Long Ridge. Maks had found a dead bird and thought it was cool, so he brought it inside and left it on his nightstand.

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32::293

2010-11-06 11:11:00-0700

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Straight from the iPhone, I was doing server maintenance and didn't have time to go take photos.

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32::291 - Giant orange pills

2010-11-02 22:11:00-0700

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32::291 - Giant orange pills

Sinus illness hit me suddenly last night as I walked up my stairs. I got dizzy like I was drunk and couldn't hear out of my right ear. I took two of these and went to bed and heard everybody celebrating in the streets over the …

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32::290 - Trick or treat or get mugged

2010-11-01 20:11:00-0700

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32::290 - Trick or treat or get mugged

I found this in the alley where I park my scooter every morning on my way to work, right across from the bicycle that got stripped down last week.

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32::289 - Tall Bending

2010-10-31 15:10:00-0700

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A little spin on your iPhone turns the world into rubber.

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32::288 - Minotaur, Lord of Pumpkins

2010-10-30 22:10:00-0700

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32::288 - Minotaur, Lord of Pumpkins

Check out the satellite imagery of this place, it's pretty rad.

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32::286 - Park for $80

2010-10-28 15:10:00-0700

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32::286 - Park for $80

The garages around my office slide the price up and down with the demand for parking for the World Series. Game 2 is today, and traffic has been bad the entire day. The game doesn't start for 2 more hours.

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32::285 - SOMA Blue Hour

2010-10-28 14:10:00-0700

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32::285 - SOMA Blue Hour

A block from where the first game of the World Series was being played.

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32::284 - Stripped

2010-10-28 14:10:00-0700

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32::284 - Stripped

This is the same bicycle I photographed a few days ago while it was still complete.

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32::283

2010-10-25 20:10:00-0700

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This is near the top of Russian Hill, a few blocks from my house. Tien and I walk up here sometimes to get a little workout, but I never bring my camera along at those times. Tonight we decided to walk up just to take this …

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32::281 - Waiting in the rain

2010-10-24 19:10:00-0700

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32::281 - Waiting in the rain

It was a rainy day, but not too cold, so Tien and I walked around a lot shopping. I got a new Timbuk2 backpack to replace the one I've had for years that's finally ripping, and a new scarf. Tien found some boots but they weren't …

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32::282

2010-10-24 19:10:00-0700

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Tien and I spent most of the day inside since it was drizzly and gloomy, but went out for a bit to get coffee and do some shopping when the rain let up.

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32::275 - Where's the bus?

2010-10-18 22:10:00-0700

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Do the 10 Townsend or 12 Folsom outbound ever show up on time?

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32::276

2010-10-18 22:10:00-0700

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I bought two light bars for Tien to use at the mirror for her cosmetology stuff, cheap lights for only like $15 each, but they work really well. I used the timer on my camera and held the lights up with my hands to take this …

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32::274

2010-10-18 22:10:00-0700

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I glanced over from playing HL2 and took this photo, thankfully, because otherwise I would've forgotten to take a photo today!

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32::273 - Round eyes

2010-10-15 21:10:00-0700

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32::273 - Round eyes

I found a ring light in my apartment, so I played around with it tonight, taking the assembly apart and sticking my camera through the center. I think I'll explore the cheap, hot ring light idea.

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32::271 - Incense on the mantel

2010-10-12 19:10:00-0700

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32::271 - Incense on the mantel

I'm really glad I never sold this Quantaray Tech-10 NF AF 70-300mm ƒ/4-5.6 lens. I must have bought it over 10 years ago and it still rocks for the macro shots even though it's a cheap lens from an off-brand.

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32::269 - Lindy squirrel

2010-10-11 23:10:00-0700

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32::269 - Lindy squirrel

This little guy was watching all of us dance in the park.

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32::268 - $75 shot

2010-10-09 16:10:00-0700

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32::268 - $75 shot

The plane was on its descent, banking into a good view of my lens. I was framing up the shot when Tien tapped me on the shoulder and motioned... I looked to my left and there was a park ranger motioning for me to move. I …

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32::265 - Trauma's lighting

2010-10-06 21:10:00-0700

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32::265 - Trauma's lighting

Came home to the Trauma TV crew filming on my street. They had this cool lighting rig casting diffused light on the intersection where I live. I hope they leave it there when they're done.

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32::268 - Chillin with the Poles

2010-10-05 21:10:00-0700

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32::268 - Chillin with the Poles

Tonight I met up with Sara and some Polish guys she was showing around and had a few drinks.

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32::262 - Natural light

2010-09-28 23:09:00-0700

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32::262 - Natural light

I say that if you want to shoot in natural light, you have to shoot in a place with advantageously natural lighting. If that lighting is under control, set it up advantageously and leave it, then when it comes time to shoot it's natural.

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32::261

2010-09-27 23:09:00-0700

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I recently got a message about my 3d photos, so I decided to whip out the old toy lens with some flash action for my 365 shot today. With ƒ/11 it took two SB900's at M 1/2 to fill the room with light, triggered …

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32::260

2010-09-26 20:09:00-0700

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Today Tien and I woke up late, went dancing in Golden Gate Park, then met up with Karen and drove to the Marin Headlands for a picnic.

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32::259

2010-09-26 20:09:00-0700

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Tien went down a fireman pole for the first time tonight, in the dark even! She was really scared to do it but I coaxed her into it. Then I made her go down a big slide too. It's almost like I have to force this …

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32::258

2010-09-26 20:09:00-0700

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Tien and I went out with Zach and Alecia tonight. We had pizza at the same place where Tien first had pizza in America and didn't like it much, but this time she loved it. Her tastes have adapted quite a bit to the foods that …

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32::257

2010-09-25 23:09:00-0700

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Donna came to SF to visit today. It was the first time I'd seen her since January, so it was great to see her. Tien hadn't met her yet either. Tien and I went out with Donna and Lily to È Tutto Qua, a fantastic Italian …

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32::256

2010-09-25 23:09:00-0700

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Tonight was the date of the mid-autum festival which coincides with the rising of a large harvest moon just before the sun sets. Tien and I missed the harvest moon rise, but managed to catch the sunset from Coit Tower. We hope to spend this day …

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32::254

2010-09-22 13:09:00-0700

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Since Nathan and Meredith's wedding was in Colorado, I padded the weekend wedding plans with an some extra time to visit family. Tien and I were so happy that all of our family managed to come up to my sister's house and we all got to …

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32::253

2010-09-21 08:09:00-0700

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My friend Nathan Witmer married Meredith Roberts today. Tien and I flew out to Colorado for the occasion. There has been a terrible fire in Boulder over the past few weeks, but luckily it didn't interfere with the wedding and everything was wonderful.

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32::252

2010-09-20 22:09:00-0700

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Tien and I got up at 6am to catch the bus to bart to plane to to train to Colorado.

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32::250 - Kyung and Chris

2010-09-20 22:09:00-0700

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32::250 - Kyung and Chris

Went down to San Jose to meet up with my financial advisor and then meet up with some old amigo's for lunch. Good times, can't believe I hadn't hung out with these guys since I've been back from Asia.

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32::249

2010-09-20 22:09:00-0700

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Went looking for a new place in Mission today. Ended up deciding against it, but it'll be a great place for somebody, I'm sure.

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32::248 - Shopping for school supplies

2010-09-14 20:09:00-0700

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32::248 - Shopping for school supplies

Tien started cosmetology school today while I was out looking for a new place to live. Exciting changes are upon us...

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32::247 - Tien, September 2010

2010-09-13 19:09:00-0700

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32::247 - Tien, September 2010

A simple two flash shot, trying out a new umbrella front camera left and a smaller umbrella back camera right, triggered with Nikon CLS. The reflection in her eyes is strange, not too keen on the highlights from the silver lining slipping out from behind the …

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32::245

2010-09-11 20:09:00-0700

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Tien and I drove to Año Nuevo today, exploring a few things along the coast. Gotta get some use out of my car before I sell it! The fog rolled in a 4, so we stayed and enjoyed it for a while before it got cold …

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32::244

2010-09-10 22:09:00-0700

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I haven't experimented in a while, so here's a gritty tonemapped HDR made from like 10 photos in an entirely new workflow that doesn't involve photomatix and totally destroys the tone curve.

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32::240

2010-09-10 19:09:00-0700

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Tien and I went out for a walk this morning and ended up at the garden on the Vallejo Steps looking down on this bike race sharing a coffee.

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32::239

2010-09-05 21:09:00-0700

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Tien and I went to Lindy in the Park this morning, met up with Lily there, and eventually met up with Lauren. The four of us went to the beach and it felt a little bit like old times. :)

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32::237

2010-09-05 21:09:00-0700

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Slight tilt here to get the earring and the wedding ring both in focus.

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32::235 - In Vino Divertimento

2010-09-02 10:09:00-0700

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32::235 - In Vino Divertimento

My first brand new automobile, my second motorbike, and my first vehicle with a CVT.

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32::234 - Slide razor

2010-09-02 09:09:00-0700

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32::234 - Slide razor

Ever since I got my first pocket knife when I was 5 years old I've always had a trusty knife around me. This is a design that is completely different from any other knife I've had, but it's turning out to work pretty well. It uses …

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32::233 - Vince, August 2010

2010-09-02 09:09:00-0700

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32::233 - Vince, August 2010

My old friend Vince has been staying in SF and I've been getting to hang out with him for the first time in years.

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32::232

2010-08-30 18:08:00-0700

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Tien and I woke up to our brand new, less than 24 hours old scooter laying on the sidewalk with its front left blinker and rear brake handle broken off. Somebody must have tried to wheel it away it and then dropped it when they saw …

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32::231 - Zero miles

2010-08-30 18:08:00-0700

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32::231 - Zero miles

Tien and I were walking to the bus today when we passed Golden Gate Cycles. There were several motorbikes parked outside, luring us in. So, we went in and looked around and rode off on a Yamaha Vino 125. I'd had my eye on them for …

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32::221

2010-08-19 20:08:00-0700

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Tien and I met up with Lily and Scott tonight, then the girls and I went to dinner at Calzone Pizza Cucina, which was lovely. They have fantastic mojito's, and it was the first time I'd seen Lily since coming back from CO.

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32::220 - Jenny Ho, August 2010

2010-08-19 19:08:00-0700

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32::220 - Jenny Ho, August 2010

I was taking photos of evening light on buildings while waiting for Tien when I ran into my friend Jenny as she was on her way home from work. This is one of the few times I remembered to photograph people who I run into randomly …

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32::219 - ƒ Tom Shane

2010-08-16 10:08:00-0700

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32::219 - ƒ Tom Shane

I found this little sticker in an alley on the side of a building near where I work. This looks like it was done by Flickr member x scrote.

The slow SF autumn is beginning.

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32::218 - Breakfast at Cafe Greco

2010-08-15 14:08:00-0700

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32::218 - Breakfast at Cafe Greco

Cafe Greco is still one of my favorite places in SF. They have a way with coffee that is pretty amazing. Not that I really care that much, but today I took the Yelp Dukeship.

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32::217 - At the Cable Car Museum

2010-08-15 10:08:00-0700

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32::217 - At the Cable Car Museum

Tien and I found this museum open today. It's two blocks from our house, really industrial looking and awesome to photograph.

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32::215 - San Francisco Municipal Gym Membership Card

2010-08-12 11:08:00-0700

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32::215 - San Francisco Municipal Gym Membership Card

Sometimes in San Francisco, busses are late. Or they just never come. Sometimes they're early. Any way you look at it, riding Muni involves walking and running. Just the other day I was heading home, but after seeing Google's prediction for the next bus being 15 …

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32::214

2010-08-12 10:08:00-0700

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I spotted this in the lobby of my office.

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32::213 - Mason and Pacific

2010-08-11 22:08:00-0700

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32::213 - Mason and Pacific

This is the view from just up the hill where Tien and I live now. The first intersection seen is Mason and Pacific, and our apartment is just a few doors to the left.

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32::211

2010-08-10 19:08:00-0700

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Today Tien and I rummaged through some Chinatown bargain stores, but couldn't find much of what we were looking for. There was a surprising amount of video and magazine pornography, like half of this pile.

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32::212

2010-08-10 19:08:00-0700

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Tien's been cooking a bunch of great food, but the kitchen in our current place isn't the greatest kitchen. Our landlord said he already had plans to renovate it, so I think we'll stay another month or so and see how it goes.

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32::209 - My lenses

2010-08-06 23:08:00-0700

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.B.Side. writes "Curious what kind of lens' you shoot with?

(link to her stream here because flickr is too dumb to let me hyperlink her name)

Here is the setup shot.

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32::208 - Dan and Tien at The Ferry Building

2010-08-06 22:08:00-0700

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32::208 - Dan and Tien at The Ferry Building

While we were at lunch today I borrowed Dan's camera to take this photo of him and Tien.

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32::205 - Tien on the steps

2010-08-02 22:08:00-0700

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32::205 - Tien on the steps

Today Tien and I arrived in SF and at our new place. It was originally just going to be a jumping off point, but we like it and may stay longer than we'd originally planned.

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32::204 - Jumping on the Salt Flats

2010-08-02 22:08:00-0700

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32::204 - Jumping on the Salt Flats

On our way through Utah on the way to San Francisco we stopped at the Salt Flats to take a look around.

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32::203 - Blake and Amber's wedding

2010-08-01 07:08:00-0700

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32::203 - Blake and Amber's wedding

Today I spent the day with Blake, Amber, and the rest of their wedding party photographing the day's events. It was a great time with good folks, beautiful views and jovial merriment.

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32::202 - On the Silver Queen

2010-08-01 07:08:00-0700

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32::202 - On the Silver Queen

Today my brother, Tien and I took the chairlift up Mt. Crested Butte and hiked to the top of the mountain. Tien is scared of heights and wasn't really acclimated to the altitude, but still managed the ride and the hike.

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32::201 - Tien on Cottonwood Pass

2010-08-01 07:08:00-0700

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32::201 - Tien on Cottonwood Pass

Tien and I drove up to Crested Butte today. We stopped here at the top of Cottonwood Pass where we had originally thought we might get married.

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32::200

2010-07-28 20:07:00-0700

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My family is going to Crested Butte tomorrow, and we're taking two of my nieces with us on the trip. Tien and I drove and picked them up today.

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32::199 - Under the bridge

2010-07-28 20:07:00-0700

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Tien and I are down to the last few days in Colorado Springs. Today we walked to the lake by my parents house, which is much different than it was when we first moved to this neighborhood. We also went after a geocache but didn't find …

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32::198 - Jeff and Chelise, July 2010

2010-07-27 12:07:00-0700

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32::198 - Jeff and Chelise, July 2010

Today Tien and I met up with Jeff and Chelise at Slaytons in Colorado Springs. They had just gotten back from their honeymoon and it was the first time we really had a chance to talk since I hadn't seen them in months except at their …

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32::196 - Camping at The Crags

2010-07-25 21:07:00-0700

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32::196 - Camping at The Crags

Tien and I went camping with some friends at The Crags this weekend. It was Tien's first time camping, and her first time seeing her breath in such cold air.

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32::194

2010-07-25 16:07:00-0700

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Tonight Clint took Tien and I out to dinner as a wedding gift.

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32::193

2010-07-22 15:07:00-0700

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Tien and I stayed with Dan and Cass for a few days this week. We spent a lot of time walking around downtown Denver. I'd always wanted to use one of the downtown Denver alley's for a fashion photo shoot, but with a larger format camera …

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32::192 - Crawlin in Pollen

2010-07-21 07:07:00-0700

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32::192 - Crawlin in Pollen

Dan spotted some bees calmly working away outside the 16th street mall Wolf Camera shop. Tien, Dan and I had gone down there to get some filters for the new lenses and hang out for the afternoon, waiting for a little party at Double Daughters later …

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32::191 - New lenses

2010-07-20 08:07:00-0700

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Today I got Dan a new lens as a thank you for photographing my wedding, the Sigma 30mm ƒ/1.4 pictured here, and I got myself a new lens for a wedding I'm shooting at the end of the month, the 24-70mm ƒ/2.8 …

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32::188 - Dropping off MOJA

2010-07-18 14:07:00-0700

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32::188 - Dropping off MOJA

Tien and I picked up the MOJA travel bug on Cat Ba Island in Vietnam and brought it to Colorado with us. Today we dropped it off at Tansy's Lake Box.

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32::186 - Bride

2010-07-15 15:07:00-0700

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Today I married Tien! Our photographer was my good friend Dan who I explored film photography with a long time ago, and it was cool to be working with him again after years of not doing anything serious. He was using my D300, but I took …

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32::185

2010-07-15 15:07:00-0700

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Today Tien and I stopped by Sheri's flower shop to talk about the bouquet for our wedding the following day. Last day being single!

I had just bought a Lastolite trigrip diffuser and was playing with it in front of Sheri's flower shop, testing out the …

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32::184

2010-07-13 22:07:00-0700

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Today, Tien and I went to scout locations for our wedding. This spot is really near where we chose to have it.

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32::183

2010-07-13 22:07:00-0700

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Today Tien, my parents and I went to visit my Grandmother. We ate ice cream and my grandmother purposely made a big, silly smile when I tried to take her photo, and when she saw it she laughed and said it was awful. I'm happy that …

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32::182

2010-07-13 21:07:00-0700

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Today my long time friend Jeff Foster married my long time friend Chelise Gring in what is probably the most enjoyable, perfect wedding I have ever attended. This was taken minutes before the ceremony began.

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32::181

2010-07-10 15:07:00-0700

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Jon took Tien and I out on the boat with three of his daughters this morning, and it was a perfect day to be on the water.

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32::180

2010-07-10 15:07:00-0700

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We spent the morning dress shopping for our wedding, but took some time to play with puppies at the pet store.

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32::179

2010-07-10 15:07:00-0700

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After arriving at my sister's house late the previous night, today Tien finally got to meet my parents and my brother.

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32::178 - Tien at the Salt Flats

2010-07-10 14:07:00-0700

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32::178 - Tien at the Salt Flats

After spending the night in Elko, which wasn't even halfway to our destination, we had a long day of driving ahead. Since I kept pulling over to take photos, like this one in the Salt Flats of Utah, we didn't arrive in Littleton until 10:30pm …

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32::177 - Tien over Donner Lake

2010-07-10 14:07:00-0700

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32::177 - Tien over Donner Lake

Today Tien and I got in the car and caravanned with Gerald and Lorinda out of California on our way to Colorado. We stopped at this vista point to rest since the Donner Summit rest area was closed.

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32::175

2010-07-04 00:07:00-0700

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Today was a full day out and around SF. Tien was finally feeling tip top here in America, and it was Gerald and Lorinda's first day in SF. ƒ awesome day

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32::174

2010-07-04 00:07:00-0700

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Gerald and Lorinda drove out from Colorado to spend the 4th in SF with Tien and I.

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32::173

2010-07-04 00:07:00-0700

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Today Tien and I went down to GWOS HQ and I signed on full time, which made everybody involved very happy. :)

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32::172 - Scaring the pigeons

2010-07-04 00:07:00-0700

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32::172 - Scaring the pigeons

Tien, Lily and I wandered around Golden Gate Park and the Sunset today.

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32::168 - Cows in Saigon

2010-06-30 10:06:00-0700

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32::168 - Cows in Saigon

Tien and I found these cows walking down the sidewalk in the outskirts of Saigon while we were on our way home from shopping on our last day in Vietnam.

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32::169 - Tien at the Golden Gate Bridge

2010-06-30 10:06:00-0700

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32::169 - Tien at the Golden Gate Bridge

She FINALLY made it to America :)

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32::167 - From the 5th of the Thanh Minh

2010-06-25 21:06:00-0700

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32::167 - From the 5th of the Thanh Minh

The view out of the window of our 5th floor hotel room at the Thanh Minh, our new hotel of choice since the minor theft at the Ruby Star.

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32::166 - Pha

2010-06-25 21:06:00-0700

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Tien's friend Pha is taking her student visa interview on Monday, so they had plenty to talk about over coffee today.

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32::162 - Mekong Alley

2010-06-22 04:06:00-0700

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32::162 - Mekong Alley

Snapped this out of the bus on the way to the temple in Can Tho. I see a lot of great things from the bus... too bad I can't just pull over and take my time photographing. =/

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32::159 - Cho Long Xuyen

2010-06-19 03:06:00-0700

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32::159 - Cho Long Xuyen

This is the new market in Long Xuyen, finished in the first half of 2010.

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32::160 - Kids playing Wii

2010-06-19 03:06:00-0700

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32::160 - Kids playing Wii

Wii's are uncommon in Vietnam, but I brought one over with me from America and everybody is enjoying the few games I brought.

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One year and 4 days later

2010-06-18 01:06:00-0700

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One year and four days after I asked Tien to marry me, Tien passed her visa interview and our dreams were allowed to continue becoming reality.

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32::158 - K-1 approved

2010-06-18 01:06:00-0700

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32::158 - K-1 approved

Taken right after Tien passed her K-1 visa interview.

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32::157 - Foggy rice paddy

2010-06-18 00:06:00-0700

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32::157 - Foggy rice paddy

Woke up early this morning and went with Tien and Thu to Saigon to do last preparations for Tien's visa interview the next day.

Really wish I had my D300, Sigma, and had not been in a moving vehicle...

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32::153

2010-06-13 03:06:00-0700

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Tien and I found a cool jazz cafe near another one that we had been to before, and I think it's my new favorite venue in Saigon. Good western food, good music selection, but still has the VN food, drink and staff to go with it …

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32::154

2010-06-13 03:06:00-0700

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I had lost my iPhone on a bus, but Tien called and they had found it. Shortly after I took this photo on our way to the bus station it started pouring rain.

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32::155

2010-06-13 03:06:00-0700

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Today Nhi, Ngoc, Tien and I made bubbles! It didn't work so great, I think we need cotton rope and glycerine.

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Saigon, Consulate, Hospitals and Hotels

2010-06-10 23:06:00-0700

A lot of the days in Binh Hoa blur together with very little highlights. Most of the time is spent playing Wii, PvZ and Marble Mixer, going out for coffee and tea, and laying around in the heat drinking fresh fruit juice. This is how most of the time was …

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32::152

2010-06-10 19:06:00-0700

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Woke up early and headed to the hospital for Tien's medical examination for her immigration visa interview.

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32::151

2010-06-10 01:06:00-0700

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Tien and I spent the morning traveling to Saigon and then working on immigration stuff. The lady at the immigration assistance service didn't want to be photographed, so she helped me white balance instead.

Another blurry shot from the S90... =/

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From Hanoi to Binh Hoa

2010-06-08 23:06:00-0700

Because our flight had been changed and was no leaving that night, we had another day to kill, so we took no care to wake up early on June 2nd. Tien was craving bao cake so we went and got that for breakfast, and of course coffee. While we were …

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32::148

2010-06-07 20:06:00-0700

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Small laptops for small people.

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32::147

2010-06-07 09:06:00-0700

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A lot of people set up little stands at the side of the road, or even just a basket with some crabs or corn in it. Many people have machines like this that they use to juice sugar cane stalks, and they serve your drink with …

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32::145

2010-06-07 09:06:00-0700

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A day of rest after a long day of travel. Didn't arrive home until 4:30am this morning.

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32::146

2010-06-07 09:06:00-0700

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This girl loves shrimp, and she's not afraid to dig inside their heads to clean out all the meat.

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32::144

2010-06-04 22:06:00-0700

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Tien and I stayed an extra day in Hanoi in order to catch a morning flight, but Jetstar canceled it and put us on a flight later that evening, so we spent the day drinking coffee and eating ice cream.

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32::141

2010-06-04 22:06:00-0700

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Tien and I woke up on Cat Ba Island for the last time this morning, and returned to Hanoi in the afternoon, arriving to a storm just as the sun began setting.

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32::142

2010-06-04 22:06:00-0700

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My lens was fogged up from walking out of an air conditioned hotel room into the humid VN air.

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32::140

2010-06-02 02:06:00-0700

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It was an overcast morning on Cat Ba Island. Tien and I headed out to hike up to Ngu Lam Peak, and The Tower Too Far geocache.

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Extra time in Hanoi

2010-06-01 23:06:00-0700

Since we had bought our tickets for June 2nd, June 1st was an open day to do anything. We spent the morning being lazy but eventually made it out to enjoy the city. 32::AM::143We found no shortage of camera shops, which was great because a lot of them had vintage …

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Returning from Cat Ba Island

2010-05-31 23:05:00-0700

After the previous days excursions, May 31 was a somewhat sore day. I actually wasn't as sore as I was expecting though, which was nice. Tien and I were thinking about finding more things to do on Cat Ba Island, but instead we decided to head home. We chose this …

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Geocaching on Cat Ba Island

2010-05-30 23:05:00-0700

May 30th was another rainy morning on Cat Ba Island. My hair was getting longer than I liked so I decided to shave my head, but when I went to use my electric razor the battery was practically dead. To top it off, I soon found out I had killed …

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A Trip to Cat Ba Island

2010-05-29 23:05:00-0700

On the morning of May 28th our alarm failed to go off, or at least we didn't hear it, but I somehow managed to wake up about 15 minutes before our bus arrived. We hurriedly packed and got downstairs with just a few minutes to spare. Tien tried to find …

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32::139

2010-05-29 20:05:00-0700

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Today Tien and I woke up in a crummy hotel on Cat Ba Island and decided that we would find a better hotel, even at a higher cost, because we were sick of crummy hotels. It was rainy but warm, and Cat Ba Island is amazing …

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Tien's first day in Hanoi

2010-05-27 23:05:00-0700

On the morning of May 27 we woke up, rented a motorbike and immediately got lost in old town Hanoi. We got really lost too, and didn't find our way back to the lake for about an hour or two. When we finally did we stopped for breakfast. I had …

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32::138

2010-05-27 01:05:00-0700

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Today we woke up in Hanoi, rented a motorbike and immediately got lost. Eventually we found our way back to Hoàn Kiếm lake, had a good breakfast and saw an ancient temple. This year is Hanoi's 1000th anniversary.

Seeing this photo after posting it makes me …

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Consular BS, Interview Date, Traveling to Hanoi

2010-05-26 23:05:00-0700

On May 24th Tien and I woke up with a plan to head to Saigon. We booked a bus for 3pm and spent the morning playing more Wii and PvZ. We played PvZ all the way until the bus to Saigon was right outside Thu's house honking its horn waiting …

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32::133

2010-05-25 20:05:00-0700

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More paperwork organization for K-1 visa stuff... is there no end?

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32::134

2010-05-25 20:05:00-0700

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Oh the jokes I could make about this...

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32::131

2010-05-25 19:05:00-0700

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This was our last day in Phu Quoc, and the weather was a little rainy so we spent the morning inside before heading back to the mainland.

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32::132

2010-05-25 19:05:00-0700

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I saw this single speed bicycle outside the window of my bus while waiting at the ferry in Long Xuyen.

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A family gathering, video games

2010-05-23 23:05:00-0700

On May 22, Tien's uncle rented a bus and a bunch of us drove over to where Tien's cousin has just built a house. Many members of Tien's family were gathering to remember the anniversary of the death of Tien's grandmother. We grabbed breakfast in LX on the way and …

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Adventures on Phu Quoc and the trip home

2010-05-21 23:05:00-0700

On May 20 Tien and I woke up on the island of Phu Quoc, went downstairs for breakfast and then took the moto out to have a look around the town. We bought a proper swimsuit for her, some sunscreen, and tried to find me a helmet, which is a …

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32::130 - Bai Sao swirl

2010-05-20 06:05:00-0700

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32::130 - Bai Sao swirl

Tien and I were walking down to go swimming today when the hotel staff recommended we take the motorbike to Bai Sao. What a wonderful change of plans that was! Phu Quoc is awesome.

The white sand made for awesome lighting, and there was absolutely no …

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32::129

2010-05-20 06:05:00-0700

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This morning Tien and I woke up early and went to Rach Gia to catch the boat to Phu Quoc.

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32::128 - Chicken in the back yard

2010-05-20 02:05:00-0700

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32::128 - Chicken in the back yard

Lately, there have been a lot of chickens running around Thu's yard.

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32::127

2010-05-20 02:05:00-0700

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Sometimes there are cows grazing in the empty areas around Thu's house.

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Heading to Phu Quoc

2010-05-19 23:05:00-0700

The morning of May 18 we woke up with no power and again made plans again to go to Ha Tien beach. We went to LX to have lunch and surf the net and check out the bus station schedule.

We passed a white man with a white trimmed beard …

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Lazing around Binh Hoa

2010-05-17 23:05:00-0700

On May 14 Tien and I went to the market for breakfast. Her family had moved their shop one door down to the entryway where the food stalls are. Hanging in their shop was a shirt that said "Chicago holiday in member recruitment we require oral interview."

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32::125

2010-05-16 02:05:00-0700

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This was my first morning waking up in Thu's new house in Binh Hoa, Vietnam. This is the view of the market out of her bedroom window.

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32::122 - Tien in the back of a Saigon Taxi

2010-05-14 21:05:00-0700

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32::122 - Tien in the back of a Saigon Taxi

After more than 5 months apart, Tien greeted me at the airport in Saigon, looking beautiful with sixteen roses.

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Hanging in Saigon, choosing Binh Hoa over Nha Trang

2010-05-13 23:05:00-0700

On May 12 Tien and I got an early breakfast and decided to walk down to the river. It looked nicer on the map than it actually was, due to construction and heavy traffic, but it was nice all the same. We ran into an Australian couple and asked them …

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From Taipei to Saigon, and more importantly, to Tien

2010-05-11 23:05:00-0700

On the flight to Saigon I sat next to a nice Vietnamese man from Canada who was going home to visit family. We didn't talk a whole lot, but he did mention that Saigon is different every time he goes back, always expanding and always building. He'd grown up in …

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32::118

2010-05-11 05:05:00-0700

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Finished moving most of my things into my storage unit today and am now living out of a backpack again, ready to go back to Asia.

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Back to Vietnam in 2010

2010-05-10 23:05:00-0700

Friday, May 7th was my last day working my contract at GWOS. I had thought my contract ended a week earlier, and had bought a plane ticket for that timeframe. That detail was an oversight on my part, and it cost me nearly the price of a plane ticket just …

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32::117

2010-05-06 21:05:00-0700

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I had come across these people in the park on my way to work before, so when I found myself wandering by the area this morning I stopped in to take a photograph of them. I'm not sure what exactly they were doing, but it looked …

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32::116

2010-05-05 21:05:00-0700

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This is my last week working my contract at GWOS, and this weekend will be another fork in my life between career and family. If USCIS would give me a break it wouldn't have to be that way. It's a great job, but I have a …

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Preparing for my third Asia trip

2010-05-04 22:05:00-0700

Time spent on San Francisco trainsRight now I'm on the L-Taraval on my way to the sunset. Rob is in new York looking for a place to live and I'm crashing at his place while he's gone.

I just finished a crazy, long day at work with network config, server upgrades, Linux active directory authentication …

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32::113

2010-05-03 11:05:00-0700

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This morning I dropped Rob off at the airport at 6am. He flew to NYC for a week to look for an apartment.

My S90 has had a hard time focusing ever since I dropped it. =/

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32::112

2010-05-02 18:05:00-0700

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I had spent the previous evening with Sadek and a bunch of people I hadn't seen in a long time celebrating Sadek's 27th birthday. I didn't get to sleep until about 4am, but sunlight and somebody else's phone alarm got me up by 8am and I …

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32::110

2010-05-02 17:05:00-0700

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Messy messy messy.

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32::108 - IT Booty

2010-04-27 19:04:00-0700

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32::108 - IT Booty

In IT, you end up with all sorts of miscellany after people leave your company, some bad, and some good.

With this image I have made the switch to LR3. I had some complaints about its interface, mainly the new import dialogue, but the feature set …

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32::104 - Banksy's SF Chintatown tag

2010-04-23 13:04:00-0700

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32::104 - Banksy's SF Chintatown tag

When I came by on my walk to work this morning there was already another man photographing Banksy's new SF Chinatown tag. We chatted about graffiti and art for a while before another girl came up to photograph the art with her iPhone.

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Catching up from Vietnam to Telegraph Hill

2010-04-17 19:04:00-0700

The View from The RoofMuch has happened since last time I wrote. I'm currently living at 425 Green Street on Telegraph Hill, but will be returning to Vietnam to be with Tien in two weeks. Before I get into the present and future, I should probably dive into what's been going on since I …

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32::98 - Techmologies

2010-04-17 16:04:00-0700

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This is the internet. This is how I make money.

Actually, I hadn't planned on this being my 365 shot, but dammit if I can't remember to take a photo every time I run into somebody I haven't seen in a year. I missed photo opportunities …

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32::100

2010-04-17 14:04:00-0700

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Today was a beautiful day in North Beach, SF. I picked up breakfast at Caffe Greco and took it down to Washington Square. There was an art show going on with a lot of impressive work. Aside from the beauty of the female figure, these shadow …

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32::96

2010-04-15 13:04:00-0700

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SugarCON is happening right now, and since it's near my office I've had the opportunity to catch up with some old co-workers and friends, like Sadek.

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32::95

2010-04-14 13:04:00-0700

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The view ahead from my morning bus stop.

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32::91

2010-04-10 00:04:00-0700

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One week from January 22 was two and a half months ago...

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32::90

2010-04-09 00:04:00-0700

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I have been fighting the security system at work all week. Here it is, winning.

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32::89

2010-04-08 00:04:00-0700

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Taking calls at work.

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32::88

2010-04-07 00:04:00-0700

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This morning I moved my car from one street cleaning zone to another, since I never drive it for anything else.

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32::87

2010-04-06 21:04:00-0700

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We had a serious storm yesterday that resulted in minor natural catastrophes like hail storms and trees falling on houses, like this scene from across the street next from my place on Telegraph Hill.

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32::86 - Easter

2010-04-05 18:04:00-0700

32::86 - Easter

I didn't even realize today would be easter until a few days ago when Tara mentioned it in passing. It's a slightly drizzly day. I've been living here in North Beach for a month, and I have one month left until I head back to Vietnam. Still no word on …

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32::85

2010-04-04 18:04:00-0700

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32::81 - The steps of Limn

2010-03-31 11:03:00-0700

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32::81 - The steps of Limn

On my way to work, I often see this person sleeping on the steps of the Limn showroom.

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32::79

2010-03-29 11:03:00-0700

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Today I continued listening to the Ascent of Money audio book to and from grabbing lunch with Blake. I also picked up a wireless keyboard and super mouse, something I've never been all that enthralled with but works incredibly well for my current living situation.

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32::78

2010-03-28 13:03:00-0700

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Like many people on earth, coffee is a regular part of my life. I have this obsessive compulsive thing that I do with these standard American to-go coffee cups. I have to take the sissy mitt and align its diagonal seam over the vertical seam of …

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32::77 - My Skyline

2010-03-27 22:03:00-0700

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32::77 - My Skyline

Developed in LR2. I miss the dark room... I used to have a lot of tricks to do cool things with shots like this. Maybe I'll post some of my old B&W prints.

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32::72

2010-03-22 14:03:00-0700

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I found this bicycle horn sitting next to a bunch of computers at my work. It's amazing what ends up in random work places.

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32::71

2010-03-21 14:03:00-0700

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Last night I went out to Old-Time Southern Murder Hour at Slim's and saw Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit and The Pine Box Boys. I didn't get home until 2am or so, so I spent the day being lazy. Blake picked me up in the afternoon …

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32::67

2010-03-17 13:03:00-0700

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Nothing artistic, just a souvenir. I found this in Yelp while walking down Townsend Street.

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32::65 - The wall in my office

2010-03-15 23:03:00-0700

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32::65 - The wall in my office

I started on this 365 project with the idea that over this year I would begin making a living from photography. 66 days in I am photographing the wall of the office where I work in IT. It highlights my doubts about my photography as I …

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32::63

2010-03-13 10:03:00-0800

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I didn't even get out of bed until after noon, and that was mainly just to take a picture for my 365 mornings project... This is the light that came in my window all day as I continued sleeping until 4:30. I hadn't been blatantly …

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32::62 - Me with the S90

2010-03-12 02:03:00-0800

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32::62 - Me with the S90

After leaving the post office I snapped this photo of me in a reflective window in the rain with a pedestrian walking by rapping lyrics from his headphones.

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32::61

2010-03-11 16:03:00-0800

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I spotted this door near the corner of Columbus and Stockton while waiting for the 30.

This photo is the first photo posted on Flickr that was taken with my new Canon S90, my new pocket camera that is totally freakin awesome.

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32::60 - Ronald McBrokenleg

2010-03-10 21:03:00-0800

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32::60 - Ronald McBrokenleg

This toy is sitting by the neighbor's back door, continually reminding those of us in our kitchen that with enough drugs, having a broken leg isn't so bad.

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32::59 - Port 39

2010-03-09 22:03:00-0800

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I absolutely suck at business, and when I realized that working for myself is a stupid fucking idea I took a serious look at returning to IT. I managed to do so and yesterday was my first day working back in techmologies. Here's a macro photograph …

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32::58 - 80 to The Millenium

2010-03-08 22:03:00-0800

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32::58 - 80 to The Millenium

I got on the wrong bus while commuting to work, so I ended up walking many blocks. That's fine with me, I enjoy it, and it sends me to places I don't usually go on foot like under Highway 80.

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32::57 - Normal

2010-03-07 21:03:00-0800

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Coincidentally, I found this artwork in a coffee shop while walking around with Blake and Scotty exactly one year ago today. I happened to be commuting by on my way to Terresina's house and stopped in to photograph it for my 365.

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32::55

2010-03-05 21:03:00-0800

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Just as I was about to photograph a bluegrassy folk band who wasn't really all that great that was playing in Montgomery Station, I turned and saw this old man sleeping on the job.

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32::54 - Two months of waking up to this

2010-03-04 23:03:00-0800

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32::54 - Two months of waking up to this

This was my first morning waking up at my new apartment. I'm renting a room in North Beach for two months. Here is the view from the roof looking up Green towards Kearny with Coit Tower on the left.

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32::53

2010-03-03 20:03:00-0800

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This morning I woke up on the couch at the girl's house with the intent to rent a room in North Beach. Since I wouldn't be staying in Sunset so much anymore I decided to go to Fredy's, one of my favorite breakfast places by the …

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32::52 - Spilled coffee on a wet sidewalk

2010-03-02 11:03:00-0800

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32::52 - Spilled coffee on a wet sidewalk

Pausing in the rain to reach for my camera, I set my coffee on a mailbox and accidentally knocked it over with the edge of my umbrella, creating a subject to photograph with the very camera I was reaching for.

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32::50 - Brianna's Birthday

2010-02-28 11:02:00-0800

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32::50 - Brianna's Birthday

Last night Brianna gathered up her friends and went out to party in North Beach. This morning she rolled out of bed and sat down here, 23 years old.

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32::49 - Lemons in the back yard

2010-02-27 12:02:00-0800

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32::49 - Lemons in the back yard

Sadek has a lemon tree in his back yard that is blooming. He also has peaches and persimmons, but they are not in season.

I used a silver light bouncing dish to fill the shadows underneath.

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32::48

2010-02-26 12:02:00-0800

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I've been staying with Sadek while my car is getting repaired. This wall is on the way to a great cafe where I went to get breakfast this morning.

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32::47

2010-02-25 13:02:00-0800

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After quickly photographing this spiderweb in Sadek's gazebo I am interested to play more with webs. The bokeh comes off the straight strands very interestingly...

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32::44

2010-02-22 23:02:00-0800

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Last night I went to a nerdcore show at The Bottom of the Hill in SF and saw YTCracker, MC Lars and Kflay. I ended up sleeping in my car last night since I was in no shape to drive, then in the morning headed up …

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32::43 - Home cut

2010-02-21 13:02:00-0800

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32::43 - Home cut

This morning I left Lila's house and headed up to SF to do a photo shoot with Terresina and Lily to showcase some of Terresina's fine hair and makeup work. This is notably the first shot I've taken of Terresina since she removed her inverted vertical …

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32::41 - Los Gatos 17 & Main

2010-02-19 13:02:00-0800

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32::41 - Los Gatos 17 & Main

Took this on my way to get my laptop back from repair, the second repair in a month. This time the hard disk crashed, but as it was my 4th hard drive crash in the last year I was conditioned and prepared for just such an …

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32::40 - The Cat's Meow

2010-02-18 21:02:00-0800

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32::40 - The Cat's Meow

Lila's cat DJ came home from the neighbors house, and desperately wants to leave again. The neighbor lured DJ to her house with endless offerings of food, then let him inside, then he was so lazy and fat and loving it he didn't want to leave …

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32::39

2010-02-17 21:02:00-0800

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This is the entrance to the Savannah Chanelle Vineyards, a winery on Highway 9 between Lila's house and downtown Saratoga.

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32::33 - Neighbor cat?

2010-02-11 23:02:00-0800

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32::33 - Neighbor cat?

Lila's white cat has disappeared since I last saw him a few months ago, but this cat has been showing up lately.

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32::32 - Life in the forest

2010-02-10 20:02:00-0800

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32::32 - Life in the forest

Another view from Lila's deck. Lately it's been sunny at sunrise, but shortly afterwards a thick fog rolls off the ocean, up the mountains and covers us up.

I wonder how this would've looked with the Hasselblad H4D that I got to play with today.

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32::31 - Droog and the Magazine Vengeance

2010-02-09 17:02:00-0800

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32::31 - Droog and the Magazine Vengeance

These magazines are some vengeance stunt from somebody who was angry at Wil. They make for good fire starters.

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32::29

2010-02-07 11:02:00-0800

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I never get tired of this view from Lila's house.

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32::28

2010-02-06 19:02:00-0800

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This was my first morning waking up outside of San Francisco during my 32::AM project. Yesterday I moved out of my sublet with the girls and to hit the road to the south bay for a while. My first stop was Lila's house, which is …

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32::26 - Neko on Auto

2010-02-04 18:02:00-0800

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32::26 - Neko on Auto

Since I'm selling my D70 I decided to take it out for a final spin and use it for my 365 project today. I walked outside and found the neighbor's cat sitting on a Geeksquad car, and that was that. Not bad for ISO 1600 in …

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32::25

2010-02-03 17:02:00-0800

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Today is my fiancé's birthday. Beautiful like this flower, she is out of my reach, across the ocean, waiting for US Immigration to allow her entry into the country. Sometimes happiness comes at the price of happiness...

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32::24 - Roasting coffee

2010-02-02 12:02:00-0800

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32::24 - Roasting coffee

A few weeks ago I featured this coffee roaster in my 32::AM sitting idly. Lately they've been cranking out the coffee beans, and most mornings I can smell it from my house a few blocks away. The owner told me "there are two scents that …

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New Focus

2010-02-01 19:02:00-0800

It's a month into 2010 and my focus in life is moving away from the dazzle of travel back to the grind. Along with it, I'm moving the focus of this blog away from travel and into what I had originally planned for it, primarily photography and its current surrounding …

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32::23 - Our mailbox

2010-02-01 11:02:00-0800

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32::23 - Our mailbox

My 365 project is really helping me reflect on the passage of time and how I spend it. It's the first day of February and I've been back in San Francisco for just over a month. Thinking about it that way I am dejected by where …

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32::21 - 26th Avenue

2010-01-30 12:01:00-0800

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32::21 - 26th Avenue

I know a lot of people love the 18-200mm ƒ/3.5-5.6 VR, but for me it's always too fuzzy and I tend to not use it anymore. I took it out this morning and reminded myself why with several shots that were even more …

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32::20 - Aaron P on the roof

2010-01-29 13:01:00-0800

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32::20 - Aaron P on the roof

Aaron and I drank coffee on the roof and talked religion, video games and road trips. I shot this with my five year old D70 18-70mm ƒ/3.5-4.5 kit lens.

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32::19

2010-01-28 13:01:00-0800

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This unusual perspective of the Golden Gate Bridge is seen from Sunset Reservoir, a block from my current apartment and 4 miles from the closest point of the bridge. Check the map link if you're interested this vantage point.

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32::18

2010-01-27 18:01:00-0800

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Chris and I met up with Rob to grab coffee and talk tech while Apple unveiled it's new device, the iPad. Afterwards Chris and I headed off down the great highway to explore more of the damage done by the recent storms. It was did not …

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32::17

2010-01-26 13:01:00-0800

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Every once in a while I pull out this old 70-300mm Quantaray lens that I have owned for over 10 years and take some photos with it. It's worked for me with every Nikon I've owned, thankfully, and when I went from film to digital that …

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32::16 - Tara Spalding, January 2010

2010-01-25 20:01:00-0800

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32::16 - Tara Spalding, January 2010

My 365 project was easy this morning as I had a photo shoot with GWOS. Other than that though, my day was less than dreamy. My laptop broke, I forgot my wallet at home, it rained a lot. I did manage to eat delicious, hot chinese …

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32::14 - Rusty open lock

2010-01-23 13:01:00-0800

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32::14 - Rusty open lock

I took my TS lens out for my 365 shot, but couldn't find anything super duper radical to miniaturize, so instead I settled on this subject that suited the diagonal focal plane.

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32::13

2010-01-23 00:01:00-0800

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I nearly cheated on my 365 shot for today, and although I didn't I'll explain why I nearly did. This is the window in the lobby of Groundwork Open Source where I've been doing some work lately. It's gorgeous, every time I walk by I have …

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32::12

2010-01-21 20:01:00-0800

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There I was on my way to a contract gig when I realized I'd forgotten my laptop. When I reached for my iPhone to call about how I'd be late, it wouldn't turn on. Right then the train back to the sunset passed me by.

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32::10

2010-01-19 15:01:00-0800

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It was a wet morning in SF but I decided to walk the six blocks to Mocha 101, hoping for dry warmth and a quiet place to work. The waves on the ocean were amazing, but I couldn't really capture them with the lens I'd brought …

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32::9

2010-01-18 18:01:00-0800

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My laptop nearly died yesterday. This morning it was raining pretty good as I headed down to the Apple store where my laptop revived itself. I snapped this picture at Duboce Park while riding the train downtown.

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32::8 - No Tree X

2010-01-17 12:01:00-0800

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32::8 - No Tree X

No, there is no tree, only a sidewalk where once a tree grew wild.

I applied for a technologist position in Singapore today, which would be very interesting, exciting and new. The photography stuff isn't picking up in SF like I'd hoped, so I'm back to …

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32::5 - Coding

2010-01-14 10:01:00-0800

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32::5 - Coding

As much as I love to get outside, some mornings I just roll out of bed, crawl over to my computer and resume whatever I was doing the night before, in this case writing perl code to find duplicate files from a recovered hard disk crash …

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My last day in Binh Hoa

2010-01-08 00:01:00-0800

On Nov 22nd we woke up in the familiar Ruby Star, pretty much a third home by this time. My stomach was a little bit upset, probably from the meds, but it was better than the alternative.

The last time we were in town I had seen a building I …

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Leaving Vietnam in 2009

2009-11-24 23:11:00-0800

Nov 24th was my last day in Vietnam in 2009. My stomach was a little upset, probably from some meds I was still taking for my lingering strep throat, which echoed from my last trip home to the USA.

Tien's sisters had prepared some gifts for my family and it …

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Strep Throat in Nha Trang, Back to Saigon by Train

2009-11-21 23:11:00-0800

Friday, Nov 20th, I woke early to a very rainy and stormy morning. Having less than a week left I decided to go ahead and figure out my plan for when I arrived back in America. Some of my friends were online since it was evening in the USA, and …

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Another sick day in Nha Trang

2009-11-19 23:11:00-0800

On the morning of November 19th I was just as sick as I had been the previous day, and my throat hurt just a little bit worse. We spent the morning laying around surfing the internet and being generally lazy. The weather was still a little stormy too, pretty much …

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Exploring Nha Trang

2009-11-18 23:11:00-0800

The winds howled through the cracks of the door and windows of our hotel room all night and the next morning was very breezy. I spent a large portion of the morning catching up on all the internet stuff I'd missed during my offline stay in Mui Ne. Most notably …

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White Sands and our arrival in Nha Trang

2009-11-17 23:11:00-0800

Tuesday morning we woke up with the intent to go to some white sand dunes that were about 20km north. We got breakfast at a place just up the road on our way. There was a modeling show on TV and I was watching it to see what gear the …

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Adventures in Mũi Né

2009-11-16 23:11:00-0800

I dreamed about Sarah Palin doing art projects for President Obama while he was busy running all over Washington DC trying to escape the secret service because they were holding him back from doing the things he wanted to do. I woke up with Doe-A-Dear stuck in my head.

I …

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Traveling to Mui Ne

2009-11-15 23:11:00-0800

Sunday morning when I woke up I noticed a recurring morning phenomenon; stiff ankles. I thought about how I should probably stay more active to avoid that displeasure.

Right after waking up Tien called a bus service and found a bus going to Saigon at 9:30. Thu got us …

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Finding a new place in Binh Hoa

2009-11-14 23:11:00-0800

Cruising the waterways of Binh HoaSaturday was a pretty lazy day. Tien and I were still recovering from our motorbike trips and I swore off ever going long distances on Tien's scooter ever again. We did, however, plan to head north from Saigon to Mui Ne and Nha Trang the following day by bus, and …

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Can Tho and The Floating Market

2009-11-13 23:11:00-0800

We woke up at 6am on Friday to get a head start on the floating market which only lasts the morning. When we fetched our motorbike from the valet there was a tiny blob of bird crap on my seat. Only after trying to flick it off and getting it …

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Heading to Can Tho

2009-11-12 23:11:00-0800

Thursday I woke up in pain from the events of the previous day. My foot was definitely bruised in a few places and the cut was dry. My sandals are pretty soft though and did a great job of easing the pain.

Back at the market for breakfast Tien and …

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Hiking on Mt. Cam

2009-11-11 23:11:00-0800

We planned to go hiking on Mt. Cam on Wednesday. It's a long way to get there, so we had planned to wake up at 5am. I rarely sleep well before having to wake up early, and this was no different. I wasn't watching the clock though, since that doesn't …

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The trip home from Da Lat

2009-11-10 23:11:00-0800

Sunday morning was warm and glorious. Eating breakfast outside was a treat that morning. We hung around the hotel until a van came to pick us up at 12:30 and take us off to our bus. We had expected the van to arrive sooner and give us time to …

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A day on a moto

2009-11-07 23:11:00-0800

Saturday morning Da Lat was colder than it was the previous day. I couldn't tell if it was going to clear up or pour down rain on us. Regardless, Tien and I decided to rent a scooter for the day and go explore the town.

A man who worked at …

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A Tour of Đà Lạt

2009-11-06 23:11:00-0800

Friday morning I woke up to the delightful news that all but one of the files on my corrupt hard disk had been recovered and I knew I had that file, a photo from last new year, back in america.

Tien and I went outside and had breakfast on the …

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Going to Da Lat

2009-11-05 23:11:00-0800

Thursday morning when I woke up the first thing I did was plug in my dead hard disk to see if it had yet another life. Luckily it did and I put my laptop to work backing up my photos and music.

When Tien woke up we went next door …

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Heading out for Nha Trang

2009-11-04 23:11:00-0800

Tuesday morning at breakfast Tien's mom brought over a young boy who was big for his age. His older sister showed up soon afterwards and we all ate some snacks. They were Tiens cousins and I recognized their father from our engagement party when he came to pick them up …

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Political talk at dinner

2009-11-04 23:11:00-0800

While the tragic mystery of my corrupt hard disk was unfolding I made progress with other technology. A new version of Blackra1n had come out that allowed me to upgrade my iPhone from 3.0.1 to 3.1.2 and jailbreak it. This was the simplest iPhone jailbreak ever …

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Day to day in Binh Hoa

2009-11-02 23:11:00-0800

Friday we woke up and did some internet stuff. I was catching up on a lot of Internet in the morning. Tien got me a breakfast sandwich and made me a banana and strawberry smoothie. What a lucky guy I am, my fiance bringing me food at my computer!

Tien …

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Returning to Binh Hoa and Long Xuyen

2009-10-31 00:10:00-0700

Wednesday we got breakfast at a new place. It was in the tourist area in Pham Ngu Lao and had a menu in English, French and Vietnamese. We both ordered orange juice that was fresh squeezed and not sweetened. Its natural flavor was delicious and a nice contrast to the …

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Killing time in Saigon

2009-10-28 01:10:00-0700

On Monday, Tien and I decided to find a new breakfast place. We walked several blocks through the heart of the tourist area at Pham Ngu Lao and found a lot of places that looked overpriced and inauthentic. I honestly don't like things to be too touristy, so when I …

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Hanging out with Dat and Trinh

2009-10-25 20:10:00-0700

On Sunday, my first morning back in Vietnam, Tien and I went to our old breakfast place. It was OK, but honestly it's lost its sentimental value with the realization that it's not that great of a restaurant. It is very convenient though. After breakfast we went back to the …

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October arrival in Saigon

2009-10-23 04:10:00-0700

Sunset in JapanMy layover in Japan was short and nice. I walked around a bit and Took pictures during sunset, then developed some photos from a photoshoot I did for Rob's friends last weekend. I didn't bother with the $6 Internet and before I knew it I was boarding the flight to …

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Heading back to Vietnam

2009-10-22 14:10:00-0700

It's been a long time since I've written anything, mainly because I haven't been traveling. Espiritu del solI left Colorado and drove back to San Francisco in mid August, over two months ago. In that time I've mainly been focusing on two things: finishing an I-129f petition for Tien and studying and …

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Stereoscopy

2009-08-30 13:08:00-0700

3D photography is something I've been in and out of for a while.

Glossary

  • 1/30th rule - The separation between the perspective of the two images should be 1/30th the distance to the nearest subject.
  • Cha-cha - A method of taking 3d photos where you use one camera to take …

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My 39 hour day

2009-08-04 23:08:00-0700

By the time Monday morning rolled around I had slept away over half of my weekend while doped up on NyQuil and Imodium. I was finally starting to feel better on Monday, so much so that I decided I was well enough to drive to CO. I think I may …

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A sick friday, catching up with the 4211 girls

2009-08-01 00:08:00-0700

Friday I woke up sick as a dog in Rob's place. I had full on flu symptoms on top of the ongoing digestive problems and was not a happy camper. I slept well though, amazingly. I took a shower and played online a little while Rob kept sleeping. I decided …

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38 hour Thursday

2009-07-31 21:07:00-0700

Thursday morning I woke up above the Pacific Ocean somewhere off the coast of Japan. I knew this because right after I saw the clouds and ocean below I looked at the helpful map showing where we were on the planet. I was given breakfast and the loudspeaker announced that …

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The Last Days in SE Asia

2009-07-29 20:07:00-0700

I woke up to an oncoming silence created by the absence of electrical power on Tuesday morning. This was a good way to get an early start because I couldn't sleep without the fan protecting me from the mosquitoes and cooling my body. I took a shower and headed out …

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Plans always change, next stop San Francisco

2009-07-27 22:07:00-0700

Like many times before, yesterday we had our plans and then they were changed on us. At breakfast this morning Tien told me that she talked to her school and had learned that she had employment obligations that required her to stay in Vietnam and work through September. With that …

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The return from Malaysia

2009-07-27 21:07:00-0700

Tien had expressed how happy she was to be back in her home country when we were walking through the airport, and it showed once we got in the taxi. She smiled a lot and was chatting up a storm with the taxi driver. I began to sink back into …

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Malaysia, Part 2

2009-07-26 07:07:00-0700

Wednesday I woke up to hurricane winds and our hotel shaking. I moved the love seat in off the patio expecting to have torrential rains hitting soon, then I went back to sleep. When I woke up 3 hours later everything was calm. I guess that's just how night weather …

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Malaysia, Part 1

2009-07-24 01:07:00-0700

Sunday morning we woke up and hurried out for breakfast at our usual spot before checking out of the hotel and catching a taxi to the airport. Tien had rarely been inside an airport before. She had never been on a plane before. She had never left the country before …

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One Day in Saigon before Malaysia

2009-07-19 19:07:00-0700

Saturday, Tien and I woke up at the familiar Ruby Star which is situated in the Pham Ngu Lao area of Saigon. Our room was small and had no window so realizing that it was time to get up was difficult from the darkness of our bed, but an incoming …

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Bad Breakfasts, Leaving Binh Hoa with Tien

2009-07-19 07:07:00-0700

Wednesday morning I slept through my alarm and the noise of the other people in the house and didn't get up until after 9, which never happens. Shortly after I got up the power went out, which is now pretty normal. Tien and I decided to head into Long Xuyen …

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The Engagement Party

2009-07-16 20:07:00-0700

Tuesday was the day of our engagement party. We woke up and went to the bank to withdraw some money that was a gift from my parents and my grandmother. This took a long time. We then went to a jeweler and Tien bought a lot of jewelry, then we …

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Visa Issues

2009-07-14 20:07:00-0700

Sunday was a rainy day. Everybody was hanging out because there's not much to do outside when it's rainy, and it's difficult to get places on a scooter while it's raining. I was on my computer fiddling around when Tien came in looking a little sad and told me that …

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A Tragedy in Binh Hoa

2009-07-14 07:07:00-0700

Saturday morning I woke up to Tien climbing back into bed. “I have some bad news from the people in my village..." She went on to tell me that the father of her best friend Trinh, whose family lives across the street, was on his way back from taking his …

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The Trip from Binh Duong, Conspiring About Visas

2009-07-12 01:07:00-0700

At about 1:40am the bus finally arrived at our guesthouse in Binh Duong. 40 minutes late is par for the course in Vietnamese transit. As we were getting on a man in a brown shirt shook my hand and tried to talk to me in Vietnamese. I just passed …

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A short stay in Binh Duong

2009-07-11 06:07:00-0700

While we were in Vung Tau, Mai was on the phone quite a bit talking with a friend of hers who she knew online and he invited us to stay at his place in Binh Duong, which was on the way to Saigon, so we decided to go. Unfortunately when …

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Trip to Vũng Tàu

2009-07-08 01:07:00-0700

My layover between Vientiane and Saigon was Phnom Penh. I thought this would be great because I could call Tien using my Cambodian SIM card and let her know that my flight was an hour late, but she didn't pick up. We were on the ground for about 15 minutes …

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Lazy in Laos

2009-07-03 20:07:00-0700

Having arrived late to Vientiane and taken the first guesthouse with an opening, Thursday morning I went to find a better option, an option with Internet. That is vital if you want to stay in touch with people who are scattered around the globe.

I checked into a nice looking …

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Bye bye Bangkok, hello Laos

2009-07-01 08:07:00-0700

I'm in one of those mid range SE Asian guesthouses again. The kind with the mini fridge stocked with soda, water and local beer. They're nice enough to have an air conditioner, but not nice enough to have free wifi. There's a shower, but no bath tub. Along with the …

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More Thailand

2009-06-30 08:06:00-0700

SE Asia has very deep roots in Buddhism. I didn't know this when I came here. I'm beginning to see that pretty much everything in the history of Asia revolves around politics and religion. I don't think that there is anything to see that is not modern that isn't a …

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Visiting The Emerald Buddha

2009-06-27 09:06:00-0700

When I woke up and came down stairs, My's mother Ratana greeted me. She had been in India for work and arrived while I was sleeping. She was really nice and outgoing and made me feel at home. She was the only one I'd e-mailed with about my visit and …

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Ancient Siam and the King's Museum

2009-06-26 05:06:00-0700

When I woke up this morning the first thing I noticed was the sound of songbirds outside, which has so far been absent from my Asian trip.

Michael Jackson had died while I was asleep.

Everybody was gone from the house except Max. I had coffee and a muffin and …

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24 hours from Cambodia to Thailand

2009-06-25 08:06:00-0700

As I was planning, and thankfully the hackers were keeping up, I was able to jailbreak my iPhone and install network unlocking software on it which would enable me to use it as a phone outside of AT&T's network. I downloaded the tools to do this and did so …

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Second day in Siem Reap

2009-06-23 20:06:00-0700

After the first day at Angkor Wat, Taka went to a nearby travel agency to square away his plans to go to Phuket. While I was waiting outside for him I saw a motorcycle with a food stand sidecar drive by.

We went and got dinner at some dead lounge …

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First Day at Angkor Wat

2009-06-22 04:06:00-0700

Along the way to Siem Reap it began raining heavily and shortly afterwards we pulled off for a rest. Some kids were playing in the warm rain that was dripping off the roof, running back and forth under it. Some of us ate little meat filled buns. Taka ate some …

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Melancholy in Phnom Penh

2009-06-21 00:06:00-0700

In the morning I went to find a bookstore and ended up first having breakfast and photographing the graffiti that had been done by Londoners. I found the bookstore and it was closed but a man told me it opened at 9:30. When I was on my way back …

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First day in Cambodia

2009-06-20 09:06:00-0700

The road north to Cambodia was immediately nicer than other roads I've taken into or inside of Saigon. They were more like the roads on Hanoi, more modern and maintained, and this gave promise to the many construction site billboards showing the future office complexes and industry sites that I've …

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Photographed and gone to Cambodia

2009-06-19 19:06:00-0700

I spent the morning on the subject en of a Kodak DSLR in a photo session reminiscent of that in "Lost in Transaltion". The photographer was good though, and Tien looked ƒ incredible. I felt like a doofus next to such stunning beauty, but her sisters flattered me into a …

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Rings and things

2009-06-17 18:06:00-0700

The fact that I didn't have a ring when I proposed to Tien did not mean I didn't intend to get one for her, even if Vietnamese girls don't traditionally get them. I wanted to get something for her before I headed off to travel so she'd have something to …

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Living the Dream

2009-06-14 01:06:00-0700

After a morning out with Tien walking around Saigon in the hot sun, after I asked her to marry me, we did what most people do during the mid day heat and napped it away in a cool place. We talked and were happy with all that had happened and …

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Engagement

2009-06-12 21:06:00-0700

As I finished my whiskey the flight to Saigon began boarding, so with Kaskade in my ears I took my seat. I gave up the music for some more Jack Kerouac, which I'm really enjoying. My aunt recommended "On the Road" to me, and Rob had gotten it for me …

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Last day in Hanoi

2009-06-11 00:06:00-0700

This morning I woke up in Hanoi and went to work developing the photos I had meant to develop before I laid down. Around 7am I went upstairs and ate breakfast by myself. I peeled a banana for myself and thought about meals with Tien.

I looked around the building …

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A day among the islands of Ha Long

2009-06-10 04:06:00-0700

So there I was, back in the bathtub in my room at the Chains First Eden Hotel in Hanoi Vietnam. I was drinking a Tiger beer and had just used up all the hot water washing away the sweat from a long day of hiking and boating in Ha Long …

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Catching up with Ha Long Bay

2009-06-09 06:06:00-0700

Moonrise over Ha Long I am currently sitting on the patio of my hotel room on the 5th floor looking out over Ha Long Bay and the bridge, and watching the moon rise above the hills on the opposing shore. I'm just one girl and a bottle of wine short of the most romantic …

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Finally found WiFi

2009-06-09 03:06:00-0700

View from my Ha Long Bay hotel porch I've been in Vietnam for a week and a half and have finally found wifi. It's in the lobby of the hotel I'm staying at in Ha Long Bay. It is not in my air conditioned hotel room. The lobby is hot, and they don't refrigerate their beer so the …

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A day in Hanoi

2009-06-08 16:06:00-0700

Hanoi was immediately recognizeable as a more modern city than the rest what I've seen of Vietnam. There were many cars on the streets, there were less shanty shacks and more tall buildings, there were large bridges, a railroad, cleaner streets. There were mountains visible in the near distance and …

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Leaving Binh Hoa and Saigon

2009-06-07 23:06:00-0700

At 5:30 yesterday three long shadows headed for the bus to Saigon. Thu, Tien's sister, saw Tien and I off. One week after arriving in Binh Hoa we were headed back to Saigon, back to the airport.

One earbud and one earplug each, Tien and I lost ourselves in …

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A relaxing weekend

2009-06-06 20:06:00-0700

Sunday morning in Binh Hoa village, the plans to go to the beach fell through two different ways due to cultural customs. That stuff sure can get in the way... That's OK though, one more relaxing day in Binh Hoa will be fine.Tien and Ngoc

Yesterday afternoon was relaxing and wonderful. Nearly …

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One Week in Vietnam

2009-06-05 22:06:00-0700

Saturday morning in Binh Hoa, I've been in Vietnam for nearly a week now and I it's been a good gentle immersion in to Asian culture in the tropics. Tonight Tien and I will go by overnight bus to Vung Tàu Beach, which is about 20km outside Ho Chi Minh …

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Another day in the shop

2009-06-05 00:06:00-0700

There's nothing incredibly exciting going on yet. We were going to plan my trip to Ha Long bay yesterday but the power outage kinda messed that up. Today we're going to square that away, and tomorrow we'll probably be going back to Ho Chi Minh City.

This morning I woke …

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Crusin' and Relaxin'

2009-06-04 01:06:00-0700

Today I was planning on taking part of the morning to check online for options to go to Ha Long bay and to call Igor to ask him about some comments he left concerning traveling Laos and Cambodia. Before doing that we had a somewhat American breakfast with eggs and …

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Anime Lunch

2009-06-03 01:06:00-0700

Today Tien and I sat at the market where her family store is and talked a long time about language, world culture and classical music. I tried to also explain some things about computers and networking, which was preceded by my saying that I was intrigued by the problem of …

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Trip to Câm Mountain

2009-06-02 16:06:00-0700

Yesterday morning I was greeted by a large spider on the floor of my hotel room. Mai showed up shortly afterwards and brought me back to their house where we ate and talked and showered.

We eat frequently here, though not a lot. There are 8 females in this house …

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Blogging from a VN Hotel

2009-06-01 07:06:00-0700

Tonight I am staying near Tien's house in a $4 hotel room with no toilet seat and a dirty bidet nozzle.

$4 hotel room One hour ago I was on the back of a scooter riding through a warm gentle rain, sharing an earbud with Mai listening to Kaskade off my non-phone-functioning iPhone …

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Scooters and stuff

2009-05-31 07:05:00-0700

I haven't been in Saigon one day yet and I already know the one word that would sum it up. Scooters. It's like everything here is a scooter. I see people doing everything possible with them, from selling corn to hauling TV's 4 at a time. It's actually really really …

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Good Morning Vietnam

2009-05-30 19:05:00-0700

I woke up on a mattress in Saigon this morning, a rooster crowing outside the window and a lizard crawling up the wall.

I decided to throw caution to the windo and went against what everybodytold me to do: be safe. I jumped on a scooter with Tam and headed …

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Made it to Tokyo

2009-05-29 23:05:00-0700

Tokyo Narita Airport runway My flight to Tokyo was fantastic, best flight I've ever had. There were video games, movies, fresh fruit, wine, two meals served with metal silverware complete with wine, hot tea and coffee and ice cream for dessert. I almost didn't want to get off when we landed...

So here I …

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1 hour left

2009-05-29 11:05:00-0700

Waiting for airplanes is always the same, they just can't arrive soon enough, but then you know you'll just be stuck on it for a long time anyway, so what difference does it make? It's a waiting game... So you wander around, look at cute girls and wonder what music …

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Waiting at SFO

2009-05-29 09:05:00-0700

SFO, May 2009I am currently sitting in the check-in area of SFO's international area, waiting. I'm a little underwhelmed by having to wait in this boring section of the airport, but Lisa may come visit me before I pass through security so I have to wait out here.

I managed to pack …

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12 Hours Left

2009-05-28 22:05:00-0700

Go this wayMy last night in the USA is being spent sorting my things into ziplock bags and fitting them into my backpack in a way that will be conducive to easy traveling.

Liquids are in the TSA standard 3-1-1 fashion in the top-front pocket where they are easily reachable at the …

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48 Hours

2009-05-27 14:05:00-0700

In 48 hours I'll be flying over the Pacific Ocean on an airplane bound for Tokyo.

This morning I woke up and wasn't sure where I was. The feel of the bed and the Wall•E bed set reminded me that I realized I was in Maks' room. Looking out …

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Memorial Night

2009-05-25 22:05:00-0700

Sunshine at Heritage It's the night of Memorial Day, the Memorial Night. I'm sitting in 4211 #1 having finished a bottle of Bogle 2006 Old Vine Zinfandel with Lauren. I was just developing photos from a day out with Donna and listening to jazz as Brianna got dressed for a date.

I love …

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4 Days left

2009-05-25 10:05:00-0700

Today is Memorial Day and it will be the most memorable for me because as of today my brother is now out of Iraq forever! He's finishing his second tour and is now officially out of Iraq, waiting only one day in Kuwait before returning to Germany. So so so …

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5 Days Left

2009-05-24 10:05:00-0700

It's been crappy weather in San Francisco this weekend, honestly I've been thinking about heading back to the south bay. This is the freedom that being a vagabond gives you. Instead of doing that when I woke up on the 4211 couch, I went to Java Beach instead. I've been …

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My Last Friday

2009-05-22 23:05:00-0700

Today I headed out from work up to Lila's house to drop off some photos and pick up some stuff I had left up there. On the way up to SF to meet Rob and Donna for dinner I stopped to take some photos of the clouds spilling over the …

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1 week left

2009-05-22 11:05:00-0700

Calm waters in Santa Cruz This morning I woke up at Kyung and Kat's place.

Every morning I wake up and think "What do I need to do before I leave?" Buy a backpack. Get a shot. Sell my car. Find a place for my bicycle. Port my phone number onto a pay-as-you-go phone. Buy …

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8 Days left in the USA

2009-05-21 11:05:00-0700

Checking the Mizzon Every Wednesday my friend Bernadette goes sailing with friends in Santa Cruz, so yesterday Blake and I headed down there to enjoy some time on the water. This was going to be Blake's first time sailing. It was a small group, just 9 of us. The weather was beautiful, the …

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9 Days Left

2009-05-20 10:05:00-0700

Last night after work I went out with Julian and Jason Nassi to a great mom and pop style Mexican place called Las Palmas near downtown San Jose. The food was good in the "cooked at home" sense and we all enjoyed it. We talked about traveling, work, culture. Good …

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10 days left

2009-05-19 10:05:00-0700

Ten days left until I'm on my way to the airport.

Yesterday my replacement at work started his job. He fell right into step, so that's good as I don't want to leave my co-workers in a tough spot with IT support issues.

On my lunch break I had my …

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Life is good

2009-05-17 21:05:00-0700

I am sitting nearly on top of the coastal range in the SF Bay Area at a familiar place, Lila's house. This place is as close as home as I have right now, as home as 4211 is. I have a dog and two cats nearby, a glass of wine …

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Demystifying the miniatures at Dream not of Today

2009-05-17 16:05:00-0700

Just drive around, I forgot where I was going For those who don't know, I do a lot of the photography for Dream not of Today, a gonzo blog run by my good friend Rob Spectre. I also do a weekly photo set every Sunday called the (d)SPOT. I just finished posting the 9th (d)SPOT article, an …

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Drinking in the Tendernob, Post Street Divas

2009-05-17 02:05:00-0700

After getting back from Santa Cruz, Brianna was the only one home at 4211. Shannon and Lily were already well into their evening somewhere out in the city and I was pretty late meeting up with them. Brianna decided to go out, so we got in the car and headed …

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Thoughts from the back seat of a VW on the way to Santa Cruz

2009-05-16 15:05:00-0700

In the back of Blake's car cruisin' down highway 1 on the way to Santa Cruz after a crazy morning running around trying to handle my travel visa's. It looks like everything is going to work out, so that's good, but apparently Laos and Cambodia only give single entrance single …

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Back in the office... on a Saturday morning?!

2009-05-16 10:05:00-0700

*sigh* I forgot some paperwork at the office that I need in order to get my Visas for Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It's funny how my mind works, I get so much good thinking done when I should be in deep sleep. And by "funny" I mean "kinda lame." Anyhow …

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Securing data while traveling

2009-05-15 16:05:00-0700

One of the first things people mention when I tell them I'm going to Asia is the possibility of getting robbed or having my possessions stolen. The security minded individual would then immediately consider ways to keep private data private in such an instance, and that is exactly what I …

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Finally finishing up the move

2009-05-14 22:05:00-0700

Another night at Gecko's. I just got back from an evening with Amie. She's letting me borrow her pickup truck, whose name is Truck Truck, in order to move the rest of my things out of Lauren's place. That'll be a relief, and I'm wondering if the trouble of keeping …

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Technological aspects of protanopic.com - 2009 edition

2009-05-14 15:05:00-0700

The new site is coming along quickly due to the ease of installation provided by Wordpress and the awesome extension and theme communities build around it. Open source software is so rad. :)

I just finished integrating Facebook into the commenting system (via the Disqus.com plugin), which lets you comment …

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Remembering the South Bay

2009-05-13 22:05:00-0700

Just arrived at Gecko's place after dinner and drinks with Kyung at Kat at 99 Chickens in Santa Clara. Driving towards 101 on Great America Parkway with Kaskade on, anticipating the freeway with that electronic music pouring in my ears and filling my veins, I recalled some of the exciting …

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Rebranding

2009-05-13 14:05:00-0700

Today I am rebranding and redesigning my website. In the near future this is where you can keep up with me and what’s happening in my probably to be mostly off the grid life as I backpack around SE Asia.

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Tuesday in the Office

2009-05-13 09:05:00-0700

I slept on Gecko and Brian's memory foam bed last night! It was interesting, I've never slept on memory foam before. They are letting me stay in their Menlo Park cottage while they attend a wedding in Arizona.

A girl named Megan Lau from Logitech came to my office to …

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Geeking out with Donna

2009-05-10 22:05:00-0700

White Gorilla Man Went to How Weird with Karen today and had an awesome time. Afterwards I realized I probably would've had a more exciting time if I hadn't had my camera on me. I'll have to keep that in mind while I'm over in Asia... remember to have camera-less days. One thing …

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Mother's Day

2009-05-10 11:05:00-0700

Crashed at Rob's place again last night. Just got back from picking him up at the airport.

Yesterday I taught Donna how to drive stick and moved some more stuff out of Lauren's place. I kinda freaked out about having too much stuff and nearly just threw most of my …

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Planning to meet my brother

2009-05-08 23:05:00-0700

I'm crashing at Rob's house to night. Right now I'm on his couch chatting with my brother in Baghdad. He's planning to meet me in Bankok on July 30 and we're working out the details right now. I'll probably arrive early and meet up with My. Hopefully she can show …

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Location Update: 2009.5.8

2009-05-08 18:05:00-0700

Last night I crashed out on Rob's couch. He's out of town until Sunday and I'm staying at his place.

I may go to Angel Island tomorrow with Sara and her BF. Really though I ought to be moving my shizz out of Lauren's apartment. Meh, we'll see.

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Gearing Up for Asia

2009-05-07 15:05:00-0700

I'm trying to not gear up too much for Asia. That is, I don't want to spend a ton of money on this trip, I want to make it cheap. Reason one is so there's less liability for lost, damaged or stolen gear. Reason two is that since I'm quitting …

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Location Update: 2009-05-07

2009-05-07 13:05:00-0700

Learning the Hills So much for keeping track of where I will be staying. I ended up crashing at Lila's place instead of B's because of some work stuff that was going on. Lila's house is on top of a mountain range looking out over the forest down to the ocean. It was …

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Location Updates 2009-05-06

2009-05-06 12:05:00-0700

I suppose I should keep track of where I go. I'm looking for a way to embed some kind of map about my journey, it will be great to have a geographically aware journal with geotagged images. For now I'll just log it.

Friday and Saturday nights I slept on …

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Resuming the Journal

2009-05-04 11:05:00-0700

A lot has happened since I last updated this journal, and now I feel like resuming this introspective personal outlet for my own benefit. I'm going through some changes in life right now and would like to keep track of the thoughts that are developing in my mind. The two …

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