If you use docker-compose to run an app, more than likely you use container links in the form of "depends_on:" in your docker-compose.yml, like this:
For me, music-making has two phases -- sound-making and song-making. These are two very different disciplines. Sound-making is fun and spontaneous. Song-making can be those things too, but it also becomes extremely detailed and deliberate as the song inches closer to its final version.
Well, the 2016 Ohlone 50K is in the tie-dyed goodie bag. This year was such an experience in learning, growth, and overcoming adversity.
The story starts toward the end of last year when I started running with "Club Nina" -- a loosely organized group of a...
I really like foaming hand soap. I love how it goes on, and how easy it is to wash off. I also love how it's really frugal -- one pump is really all you need to wash your hands. What I don't love are the pungent fragrances, even on "natural" products, or the price.
So with some DIY we can do better, right? Yes!
While mindlessly surfing the internet I stumbled across Autechre's website and saw they were planning a North American tour. The San Francisco date was coming right up on October 16, 2015. Well heck yes I was going to go! Anyone who has listened to music w...
I've run the Skyline to the Sea (SttS) 50K race for the last two years (2013 and 2014). This year I decided I'd skip it. The Ohlone 50K was moved to three weeks before Stts, and I had plans to do the Levi's Gran Fondo bike ride one week prior.
But then I ...
Beets are a wonder food. Not only are they delicious, but the nutrition (especially in the form of nitrates) they deliver to your body can help you achieve improved athletic performance. I've never cooked beet greens, so my first instinct was to cut off the greens and toss them out. But then I thought about that and how nutritious the greens could be. After a quick google search, I found that the greens are entirely edible -- stems and all. So begins tonight's experiment.
If you have bought a Cannondale mountain bike, you may be surprised at the limited number of fork options due to Cannondale's non-standard straight 1.5" headtube choice. Most bikes use a straight 1 1/8" headtube. Nicer frames use a tapered 1 1/8" to 1 1/2"...
Perhaps your company is at the point in its growth curve where you need a person dedicated to security issues, or perhaps youâre looking to reboot your security team because of some of the problems outlined below.
What follows are over-generalizatio...
It's easy to make a user an administrator on OS X using the GUI tools. But if you do not have access to an existing admin account, this is impossible. By booting into Single-User mode, you can make a non-Admin into an Admin using the command line.
It all started in May. Actually, it all started 11 years ago when Arti and I signed up for the 15th annual Tri For Fun in Pleasanton at Shadow Cliffs park. Swimming, biking, and running were all things that I did *not* do, but we thought this would be fu...
I chose to celebrate Bike to Work Day by going for a run this morning. My plan was to do the O50K climb up Mission Peak, but turn right at the top of the ridge and visit Mt. Allison before heading back over and down Mission Peak. 9.7 miles, 2750ft climb, 2h05m.
Since getting serious about running at the end of 2012 in preparation for the Ohlone Wilderness 50K, I've learned a few things about body maintenance, drinking, eating, and other things running-related.
It's two weeks until O50K, and my training plan calls for shorter runs to taper to the event. Today I chose to start from Ohlone and run up and over Mission Peak then over to the bench at Mt. Allison. It was a total of 9.1 miles with a 2520 foot climb. I saw two snakes and got my favorite view of my favorite peak.
I got a pretty early start today, getting out of bed at 5:30a to do the last long training run before the big race. Hit the trail at 6:45 with a plan to do the O50K course for 13-ish miles, then turn around and retrace my steps.
Stats: 27.8mi, 7300ft climb, 1800 calories food, 300oz water, 3lbs net loss bodyweight.
For today's long run, I chose to go from Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas, up to Monument Peak, then north past Mt. Allison, behind Mission Peak, down to Sunol Regional Park, then turn around and run back. 22.5 miles / 5000 ft ascent / 5h20m.
I set out today to tackle Rose Peak once again. I hiked it a couple years ago, but haven't done it since I've been running. It behooves me to practice it, since it's 1/3 of the Ohlone 50K. Strava's calorie count is my favorite part! (om nom nom)
What an ideal day for getting back to the trails above the bay! 9.5mi, 2750ft climb, 2h03m. No knee pain during or after. The hardest part was starting the descent after getting to the top -- I really just wanted to keep going!
With the Ohlone 50K looming in May, I've been inspired to get back out there on foot on the trails. After a few weeks away, this weekend was the time to get back into it.
My initial plan was to follow the O50K course up and over Mission Peak then run d...
Just got home from three days at Thunderhill Raceway with the GGC BMWWCCA. Friday was an Instructor Training School, and Saturday/Sunday was the standard High Performance Driver Education, where I got the opportunity to teach the C Group classroom along with doing in-car instruction. A great weekend, but I'm also glad to be home!
Almost cracked 100 miles on the bike this week.
On Sunday, Arti and I went for a 24 mile ride with the Kohlers through Saratoga, through the hills around Quicksilver, then back to their house. Good times, and the ladies showed us up with their hill climb...
I started at Groupon more than two years ago now. I was excited about the company then, but I'm way more excited now. This may come as a surprise to someone who only follows the market or the Silicon Valley tabloids, but for me, Groupon is the place to be. Here's why...
I hit the trail at 8am today in Ed Levin County Park. It was a beautiful, cool, sunny morning ... mid-50s. It was an ideal day out there today -- warm sun and cool breeze. I covered 16 miles, 4200 ft elevation gain, in 3h40m.
18 miles / 6000 ft climb today up and over MP to Calaveras road and back. Now soaking in cold tub. Ahhhhhhhh.....
Took the Ohlone 50K "way" up to the peak, then down to high-five the gate at Calaveras Road. Retraced steps FTW....
Rode up Mission Peak today with Sean Kohler. I was expecting it to be harder than it was, but it was still a doozie. We did about 10 miles total, 2700 feet elevation gain. The first stretch up the peak was 2.8 miles and 1750 feet gain -- unrelentingly steep. From there we went around the back of the peak and up to Mt. Allison, then came back and went down the Grove Trail past the farmhouse (sweet technical section!) and rejoined the main trail. I'm really happy we did it!
Sean convinced me that waking up at 5am on Saturday to go for a ride was a good idea. Had a great time again with him going up Kennedy Trail, this time at sunrise. We started out when it was barely light enough to see. It was really gorgeous when we got up above the cloud layer...
Our friends Deanna and Nathan and their dogs compete in dog agility contests. We drove down to Prunedale today to see them do their stuff. They're getting ready to go to nationals this year in Denver. There were some impressive dogs and handlers there today!
2012 September 02
Was going to take some ibuprofen after 14 miles up and down Black Mountain, but this 750 of La Fin du Monde will do just fine...
Difficult and long hike today -- 16.5 mile roundtrip from Rancho San Antonio up the PG&E Trail, Mine Trail, Black Mountain Trail, Summit, Black Mountain Trail, Chemise Trail, past Deer Hollow Farm and back to the car. Took just a bit longer than 4 hours.
2012 July 08
Me:"I can still ollie, babe." Arti:"Is that supposed to impress me?"
I met up with Brendon at the Stanford Ave trailhead this morning. It was a beautiful, clear day. I managed a 56:00-ish time by working in some running up the hill. My goal is to be able to run the whole way up by the end of July...
I spent the bulk of yesterday replacing the shocks on Arti's car -- a 2007 328i wagon. We bought the car new, and it has about 90K miles on it now. Overall, it's been a great car and still looks and drives very nicely. I've noticed though over the past year or so that it feels a bit "wallowy" in some situations. Usually I felt that in in sweeping turns with some undulations -- the car felt like it was moving around more than it should, and felt less stable than it should. Sounds like the shocks are done!
In the weather app I use on my phone, there is a map view with configurable overlays. One of the most useful is the Doppler Radar overlay, which usually shows precipitation level on a colorful scale.
One thing I've noticed on the radar overlay is that there is an area in the north bay, near Fairfield and Rio Vista that appears to always have storm-level activity over it.
Today I decided to try something new, since I'm pretty sure I've gone up and down Mission Peak, Mt. Allison, and Monument Peak every possible way now. Looking at Google Earth and talking with Arti, I decided to see how to get up Black Mountain. It's a 2800 foot peak to the west of Mountain View and Los Altos. Rancho San Antonio Open Space Preserve is the closest park, and provides a great route up.
2012 April 08
And so begins the inevitable reassembly of the PAAS box to read the instructions...
Like most people, email is a big part of my workday, as well as personal life. Over the years I've worked out a very efficient way of going through the tons of email I receive, never missing an important message, and never having an oppressive number of unread messages. I've realized that email can be used effectively as a to-do list, and use it accordingly. Hopefully someone may find these tips bring more efficiency to their email lives!
I got a pair of New Balance Minimus shoes at Zombie Runner this week. Really love how they fit and feel, but I wasn't crazy about the big silver N on each shoe...
So out came the seam ripper and 20 minutes later...
I call this new shoe "Minimini...
2011 August 27
9.5 mile hike. 6.5 lbs of fluid consumed, 7.0 lbs of fluid sweated out.
Almost seven years ago I did my first BMWCCA Car Control Clinic as a student. The CCC is an all-day high performance driving school, with a focus on real-world skills. It's also a prerequisite for the club's driving schools held at local racetracks like ...
2011 June 28
RT @destraynor: What if people talked to you the way interfaces did? http://t.co/J8ykhMT Interesting thoughts on writing labels & questi ...
Thanks Ernest for the continuing coverage of visible ISS activity! Here's a video shot with an iPhone 4 of this evening's pass. It's interesting how visible it was considering how bright the sky still was.
2011 June 08
New record: 32 mins from track tires on the ground to all brake pads changed and street tires on the ground with lugs torqued.
Below is a letter I sent to Clipper's customer service and Caltrain's Board of Directors...
To whom it may concern -
I have called 6 times and spent more than three hours on the phone
this month with Clipper customer service trying to resolve an issue
We have a situation at work where we're using a git repository as a data source. The quality/correctness of the files checked in to this repo is critical to the operation of a larger and very important system.
To help ward off mistakes, we built a series...
2011 April 13
Thanks friends but no need to bless me after I sneeze. Nasal irritation is neither a spiritual nor religious event. It's just snot.
I started 2010 with a fat realization that I was too heavy! It happened one cold December day at a playground with Marina. She was getting really good on the monkey bars -- and I thought I could show her a couple things. As soon as I grabbed the bar and...
2011 February 07
RT @julie_mo: Humor draws attention to a worthy cause. Groupon is working w/ Tibet's largest charity at savethemoney.org. Feeling guilty ...
In doing a project at work to more fully utilize our content delivery network (CDN) and nginx to cache static content, we ran up on a cookie problem in Rails.
We didn't want any cookies returned to requestors in the case where the content would be marked ...
2011 January 23
"He huffed and he chuffed. He shoved and he shunted!" What are the girls watching this morning?
Recently I was challenged by my company's CEO to make accessing internal sites
as easy as accessing our email.
He needed to get to an internal app from the road. He didn't have a computer
that was blessed with a VPN configuration, and he's not the type t...
2010 December 16
Epic beet, arugula, lemon, feta, and pine nut salad tonight. Beets are as misunderstood as Brussels sprouts... http://yfrog.com/5x58067336j
I gave my Asolo TPS 520 a lot of chances to do well. Great reviews on Zappos, designed in the Italian Alps, how could they not be awesome? Well after 50 miles and sore, blistered feet I knew how.
Zappos let me return them for a full refund, even though ...
I went up everyone's favorite east bay peak this morning to see just how quickly I could do it. Going from the Stanford Ave parking lot up the Peak Trail is just under 3 miles and the elevation gain is just over 2,000 feet. My goal was to do this in an h...
I went for a big hike today. I've been up Mission Peak a bunch of times, and I've always been curious about the the transmission antennas on the peaks to the south. In looking at the map, I knew that the peaks had names -- Mt. Allison and Monument Peak. ...
Pop and I went up Mission Peak on a beautiful January morning. We took the "normal" path up the Hidden Valley trail then cut across Hidden Valley on the Grove Trail to Horse Heaven Trail to get to the peak. That's definitely the best way up and down.
2010 January 31
Okonomiyaki: It\'s what you want, cooked.(thx wikipedia)Looks good you guys. Really good. (@benagarr)http://yfrog.com/4a4u8wj
I firmly believe people are well intentioned. Â We really want to be good and do the right thing. Â One thing that helps to guide us through life are our beliefs: Â Who is in charge? Â What does this all mean? Â Why are we here?
It is a faith in our own...
Divide By Six
This one is simple, but I'm surprised that not enough people know it. Â My tip secret to divide the bill total by six.
Others use shortcuts like "twice tax", but that works out to over 18% now. Â Still a decent baseline to round up or dow...
2009 December 08
@DempseyRacing Seeing the fire was terrifying. So glad he got out of the car. Get well Charles! http://tinyurl.com/t9fire
My folks used to live in the Santa Cruz mountains -- where it's nice and dark. They had a hot tub outside. When I'd visit, a dip in the tub at night was usually a nice thing. A couple of times, I'd luck out and spot a satellite zooming overhead. It was...
I started a job a few weeks ago where we're using Ruby on Rails. I had never used it before, and am starting to learn why it has been able to grow as quickly as it has -- it's just damn cool in a lot of ways.
One technique we used a lot in my previous co...
Marina helped me get our vegetable garden beds ready for spring this past weekend. There were lots and lots of critters living in there, but she was really taken with this slug ("Sluggy -- she's hungry!"). So after a night of captivity, I took some photo...
Derek and I drove up to Thunderhill on Sunday morning for a free test day there. Â Anyone with an SCCA racing license and a race-ready car could just show up and enjoy a full day of driving, err I mean testing. Â This was also going to be the first time we...
Such a lame blog title I know. Â "Great, another self-absorbed hippie with a blog". Â Well, maybe. Â Anyhow, this is the story.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I am motivated by my dreams (ref: Marina, etc) -- or at least I talk about being motivate...
There are three primary aspects to a photographic exposure:
How sensitive is the recording material?
How bright is the light contacting the recording material?
How long is the recording material exposed to the light?
I've found it useful to map ...
I came up with this today. Â Maybe it's not original, but I think it's pretty cool.
The overall concept is that there is a DOM node that holds an output template. Â A template is defined as some HTML that contains some strings to be replaced. Â In this ...
We just released a new kind of photo viewer. It will search Flickr for whatever you're interested in, wherever you're interested in it and give you a fun way to flip through photos with an interactive map alongside.
Pictures - Video from the school.
I'm now ruined for lapping days. This past weekend, Derek and I went up to Thunderhill for the SCCA Driver Licensing School. This is a mandatory step to being able to compete in SCCA road races for those who don't alre...
I didn't see any mention of this in the news stories about the new Apple TV software or on Apple's site, but I noticed it today.
iTunes now lists Apple TV as a remote audio device, ala AirTunes. This is really nice, since you can now play music through...
After checking out what OpenDNS provides, I was excited to give it a try on my network. I use a Linksys WRT-54GS with the excellent DD-WRT firmware. Since the original WRT-54 firmware was Linux based, Linksys had to release the source code to it, which s...
I start my new job this coming Monday!
Pinger was started by Joe Sipher and Greg Woock, who were instrumental in the success of Palm and Handspring. They had an idea for a new mode of communication that filled the space between having a phone conversatio...
I've started a new blog to chronicle the birth and life of a little racecar that Derek and I are building. It's called "spec.this.miata " (http://specthismiata.com/). We're building a Spec Miata, which is basically a Miata with a hardtop, rollcage, and i...
Toilet train an infant? Unheard of in disposable American diaper culture, most babies around the world are potty trained by the time they are a year old. We decided we would get Marina on the track to becoming Diaper Free...
If you are thinking that your E46 M3 doesn't quite have "the handles", read on. By using a good quality suspension system, the car can be transformed from "Capable GT Car" to "OMGWTFBBQ Handling Machine".
It all started when I saw these
photos that George R. Lawrence took of San Francisco right
after the 1906 earthquake. He had been working on using kites as
aerial photography platforms, and had nearly perfected his
technique when the quake hit.
I had run...
i've been writing LOTS of perl and CSS lately. one thing that has
been frustrating for, oh, the last FIVE years, has been how VIM
indents perl comments and CSS properties with 'cindent' enabled.
since they look like C preprocessor directives,...
Well, there it is sunning itself up in the upper-right corner of that kidney-shaped pool. We could see its little heart beating away.
From crown to rump, it's 13mm -- half an inch. Imagine a raspberry inside your belly with organs and a brain and it m...
If my years at the Big Y! have taught me
anything, it's that UNIX -- speficially FreeBSD -- rocks. It's incredibly reliable (there are busy production servers at work answering more than 50 requests/second that haven't been rebooted for three years), and ...
When I was in college, my dad worked for a company that had a
relationship with a mattress-maker. He was able to get products
from them at a good discount, so when I "officially" grew out of
my childhood twin-sized bed, he got me a Queen mattress. It was...
I put the finishing touches on our
today. It was inspired by the Leggero Bed
from Design Within Reach. All in
all it was a fun project, with very little monotony or frustration
over the project.
This is a simple platform bed. The platform
After months of sitting in the living room built, but
not finished, I finally did the final sanding and
finishing of this table.
It's a smaller companion to the coffee table I made
about 4 months ago. The fun parts took about a day --
making the design (...
What a trip! We returned from our Ecuador / Galapagos vacay
Here's a synopsis:
Sunday, 12/19 :: Depart for Quito, Ecuador - We flew
with Pardis and Nick from SFO to Houston, then on to Quito,
lugging carry-on bags up a flight ...
I'm packing up now for our trip to the Galapagos.
We head out from SFO at 11am on Sunday 12/19 to Houston. A brief
layover, then we head on to Quito,
Ecuador. We land late at night, then go to the Swissotel in
downtown Quito for a night of sleep. Monda...
WASHINGTON, DCThe economically disadvantaged segment
of the U.S. population provided the decisive factor in
another presidential election last Tuesday, handing
control of the government to the rich and powerful
Bush and Chene...
So we have this big LCD TV in the living room. It has
been doing a good job of being both a TV and a
computer monitor for a few months now. But its
untapped Hi-Def capabilities have been disrupting my
sleeping patterns (see the previous article).
Had to write this down -- it was the first dream I had
that took place off Earth...
Went into a metal contraption thru a door, sat down,
got up, and opened the door and was "on the Moon".
It was daytime on the Moon.
There were 4-6ft bundles of blue/red...
Over the course of the last nine days, we have doubled
the amount of artwork we have in our display cache at
home. Not only have we been blessed with a lovely
three-years-late wedding gift from my lovely mom, but
there has been much photography going on h...
Saturday, Arti and I drove up to SF to check out some
art that some folks were showing as part of Open
This is a great event, and is held in a lot of places
around the country. Artists interested in showing
their work register with the Open Stud...
Today marks a milestone in the Nobot household. It's
a red letter day around here. Yes, today marks the
first day where the final CRT has been laid to rest.
This process started a few years ago when I decided
that it was time to replace my old 17" trini...
when i was 16, i had a 1977 VW Scirocco i raced with my dad in D
Street Prepared SCCA Solo II. being young and poor, i
couldn't outfit the car to the maximum spec allowed
all at once. so i saved and saved until i could come
up with the $500 or so for a s...
Greetings from the Singapore International Airport.
Totally doesn't seem like we've been travelling for 19
hours (13 hours SFO to Hong Kong, 2.5 hour layover,
3.5 hours Hong Kong to Singapore). Our flight left
San Francisco at 1:30AM, so it was lights o...
Well, today's the day we pack up our stuff for a three
week trip to India. We're leaving from SFO late
tonight, flying 15 hours to Hong Kong, a short
layover, then a few hours to Singapore. 12 hours in
Singapore (with a pint sized hotel room), then anoth...
Went home from work friday feeling prety low. I had the achy
body, the beginnings of a sore throat, and an unconquerable
headache. Took a big nap and some vites, and felt quite a bit
better toward the evening.
That was good since Pop and I had planned t...
Got the new TV last night ... well, it's not so much a TV as a
giant computer screen.
It's a 37" Sharp LCD/TFT display. It will do 1280x768 resolution,
and can also do a side-by-side screen from different input sources
(computer, tv, dvd, etc).
Here are two stories for the archives....
Sometime in 1995 when I was living on Orange Ave in Costa Mesa
with Ryan and Mike, I witnessed a great lightning storm.
It was around 9 or 10PM at the end of a mostly normal, warm, clear
Orange County day. I ...
Since we got our new furniture, including home made TV
stand, our glass-and-metal coffee table is sticking
out like a sore thumb. It's cold, heavy, and hard --
especially when you hit your shin on it late at night
with the lights off. Also, there's no pl...
I was working on our coffee table replacement over the
weekend and needed to taper some 3x3 legs I had
laminated from 1x3.5 stock earlier in the day.
Previously I had used a home made jig I put together
around six months ago. It was flimsy and inaccurate...
Thanks to all who came on Saturday to our house for
our birthday get-together.
It's always a great time to have the place filled up
with friends -- everything just works out.
Pauly and Ghizal drove up from San Diego/LA for the
event. you guys are good...
At long last ... the TV stand is finished, installed,
we were waiting until we got our new furniture to make
sure the stain/finish on the tv stand matched.
i put the final coat of polyurethane on last night
(note to self: using a brush...
This AM I had yet another dream that took place in the building I
used to work in when I worked for the travel agency in Newport
Beach in 1993-1996.
I worked on the 8th floor in this 9 story building.
A recurring theme in my dreams is to be sneaking arou...
finished up the 48 hour film contest (http://www.48hourfilm.com/) this weekend.derek directed, oren wrote, jefferson and ricky handled cameras, ricky did editing, i did sound recording and failed miserably at scoring.you can download the trailer here.here ...