Monday, December 30, 2013

minor struggles and #VictoryIsMine ?

If this post appears on Facebook without a “wrench” image, or perhaps even with my picture, I will have:

  • learned more Open Graphics then I ever og:wantedto
  • fruitfully filled in times I should have been packing
  • allowed myself to die in peace.
Goodbye crossed wrench and Robertson (you’re damn right, that is a Robertson screwdriver on the icon). 

So let’s flip this little chromium switch here and see what happens…

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

ok so we were late with the Christmas Cards...

Merry Christmas to you all!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Your thoughts please: New Year, New Look for Blog

Got a new look going for the blog here. As I unclutter my life in anticipation of the big move in 2 weeks I decided to do the same for the blog. So 1 column, big text (serif), all the other “stuff” at the end.

What do you think?

Saturday, December 21, 2013

"Ready to get off this heap, back to civilized life?” Well Mrs S? #31

Capt. Mal:   Ready to get off this heap, back to civilized life?
Inara Serra: I, uh... I don't know. 
Capt. Mal:   Good answer. 

I ain’t a poet ma’am but this fella Hawksley is and he wrote this tune for ya:

So let's stay close
We're the last on earth
Let's be in love
Like we're the last on earth
And I hate to break it to you baby
But we're the last on earth

Enjoy the day babe! And thanks.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm going outside now too

Hope to see some in 2014.

How about you Mrs S?

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

So Clever, Mashing up Bob Dylan & Channel Surfing

This is so clever, once you gronk it. Bob Dylan singing “Like a Rolling Song” interactively with a bunch of cable channel. Don’t ask, click on the link.

Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" - Official Interactive Video

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Swiss equivalent to The Simpson’ Man Getting Hit With Football #freitag

I’m weird? I’m sophomoric? Mrs. S. has begged to see this multiple times. OK its funny. But please limit yourself to less than 5 views per day. And don’t try this at home!

FREITAG - F301 MOSS; F302 ROY BUSINESS BAGS from FREITAG lab. ag on Vimeo.

ps… anyone catch the bag names shout out (Roy & Moss); here’s the answer: WhoAreRoyAndMoss?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

First (real) Snow in the YXU

The Kids escaped in time to avoid the first real snow. Well one did, because one did have to start out in Calgary via Edmonton, but he’ll be driving to the Left Coast. Mrs. S. wisely put the snow tires on yesterday.


Monday, November 11, 2013

xkcd: Simple Answers

I also miss Mad’s “Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

San Francisco Giants Make the Right Call in Re-Signing Tim Lincecum | Bleacher Report

I agree. He's only 29.

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Friday, September 13, 2013

In the bag

Allo Ann, mission accomplished @Freitag.

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Location:Place de la Gare,Friburg,Switzerland

Sunday, September 1, 2013

A Week in Wisconsin and Back

I was bad at Rev 3 but Jilly was worse... a real Crampfest... Mirror Lake and Picture Rocks... Back home to the Party Grotto
Rev 3 - Moo
Mrs S and I headed out recently for a vacation trip which started with the Rev 3 - Wisconsin. Won't bore you with one of those too long race reports:
  • Who: me
  • What: a well run race
  • Where: 113.1 k of mostly hills, punctuated by torrential rain and a few technical descents. Hard to believe you could find a hillier course anywhere that was not in the mountains. The bike elevation gain was 920 m making this more climbing then TTT or a lap of IMLP. And some beautiful scenery, particularly around Devil's Lake. Hills the whole way on the run. A great course.
  • Why: wanted an AG place and got it.
  • How: the hard way. First out of T1, stayed upright on the bike but had perhaps my toughest run in 26 years of racing due to cramps.
But what was special about this race was a rare social decision, to enter the Rev 3 Worst Wetsuit contest. Don't take me lightly here. I don't have some old wetsuit with repairs. I have a 1987 ProMotion turquoise blue wetsuit with pink accents. I never saw another back in the day and I don't image another has been seen since Scott Molina last raced as a pro. So I thought perfect, whip out that puppy and win hands down. Until I met Jilly. And her worse wetsuit.

As my son would exclaim: "What are the odds!" So I lost a contest but gained a soulmate, a try kindred spirit who has done more IMs than moi (I believe she has done every IMmoo!).

Watch the contest here. It was no contest, Jilly and her custom ProMotion suit was the WORST!

On (not in) the Water
After the race we sis some kayaking in the Dells region, some urban trekking in Milwaukee, then home via the UP and the Tobermory ferry. Great weather and we avoided capsizing in Lake Superior.
2 cool things in particular.

1. Check out the effects on the rocks we saw kayaking in Mirror Lake. Never seen anything like this including being in conditions where, well everything was kinda like this.

Don’t have flash available? You can watch the video here:

2. Pictured Rocks in the UP is stunning. Check out some of these shots in this album.



Sunday, August 4, 2013

China Cat Sunflowers

Look for a while at the China cat sunflower
Proud walking jingle in the midnight sun
Copper dome bodhi drip a silver kimono
Like a crazy quilt stargown through a dream night wind
China Cat Sunfloweers 

China Cat Sunflowers

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Existential Star Wars

and I care not if you view this, as my torment is not released by your engagement.

Friday, August 2, 2013

TIL: on this day in 1918 Canada’s 1st General Strike Occurred in Vancouver

Read the story of The myth and mystery of Ginger Goodwin - The Globe and Mail

On Aug 2, 1918 Ginger Goodwin, a coal miner, became a hero of the Canadian labour movement, in part because he didn’t want to get drafted.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Mr Roboto - 8 Gb of fun!

Thanks to Cheyenne for a belated but wonderful birthday present!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Caterpillar Climbing a Thread Out My Window

This little fella was spinning and shining in the sun outside my window today.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Rego goes viral in Brazil for the wrong reason | Matt Henderson

Rego goes viral in Brazil for the wrong reason | Matt Henderson: I’m on a language kick lately. This...

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Friday, July 19, 2013

TIL that ampersand...

TIL that *ampersand* is a corruption of the phrase "and (&) per se and", meaning the symbol & means “and”.

and I’ve never been able to hand write the darn things, they look like funny 8’s.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Not yet! (via Harry Bliss)

No way harpie! Lord the band kept us too busy, we forgot about the time!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ferris: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."

Wish I had time to comment on this but...

Friday, May 10, 2013

Wine Tasting is Bullsh*t (via Daring Fireball)

Saw this via Daring Fireball. Nothing I wouldn’t expect and what did we used to say, “2 kinds, good and better" inre: another substance? Love the comparison of the same wine with and without dye. Talk less and sip more!

Wine Tasting is Bullsh*t: Here's why

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Terrapin Family Band

I haven’t had time to read or watch Game of Thrones, but css assures me the books are excellent so maybe I will sometime. I’ve got 5 min to hear the theme played by Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band. As a DeadHead what I love is seeing Phil so engaged watching his boys give ‘er. The best part of parenting is when you get those chances to share experiences with those young adults who you have known all their life.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Long Service? It was in!

I distinctly said only 30 min ago that today was not going to get any worse, now I’m a “life-er”. Looking in the hall for a droid to program: “Save me @tweedybirdnorth you’re my only hope.”

Sunday, March 31, 2013

How many times should you shoot a dead coon?

So I’m on a ride today and I get to the Outskirts then the country and see an OPP cruiser pulled over and an officer getting out. In front of him in the middle of the road is a RoadKillCoon, so I think “OK, he’s going to remove him from the road", nod, and ride by. I get about 50 m up the road and hear a 44 roar and almost jump out of my shorts.

He capped the RoadKillCoon. I screamed “Thanks for the heads up!" and kept riding, made my way up the road a bit and turned, when, “POP" the 44 roared again.

He capped the RoadKillCoon. Twice. Now I wasn’t famous for my shooting skills in Alaska but I’m thinking if I really needed to shoot a RoadKillCoon from less than a meter away I would feel confident. Cocky really. But 2 shots?

Just sayin’, but if this had been a Mall heist scenario what would be the odds of hitting “nothing but net"?

The positive animal news: rolling out this AM still in the City right near my house 3 big whitetail deer ran with me up a semi-major street for a couple hundred meters, before they bounded back into some yards. Great escort.

Remember Calvin & Hobbes: “Be careful or be road kill!"

Monday, March 25, 2013

Eney Buoy: Interesting take on the pull buoy

OK, I’ll grant Ms. Jones this is a cute idea that actually could be useful (as in filling or emptying it during a set while holding send-off time, that could be interesting).…_3477.html

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

I Crush Your Bridge

I crush your bridge. 
If your commute is a bit longer into the City from Marin, Mrs. S sends her apologies.