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  • So You Have a New Teen Driver!

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  • Using Terminal vim as an External Editor on Mac

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  • Access Virus and Me

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  • Making 'git diff' Work For .amxd

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  • My Fastest Mile

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  • Faderboard Version 3

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  • Golden Gate Park with Marina and Naomi

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  • Kimchi With Carrots Kimchi With Carrots

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  • Portrait Contest Portrait Contest

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  • Trust + Verify vs. Review + Approve

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  • Palm Springs Getaway

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  • Waiting For a Service to Actually Become Available in docker-compose

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  • Las Trampas Switchbacks Las Trampas Switchbacks

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  • Naomi at iFly Naomi at iFly

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  • Naomi's Popsicle Stick Bridge Naomi's Popsicle Stick Bridge

    With the Original Mr Chris.
  • Marina's Trio Dance Marina's Trio Dance

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  • Autechre @ Mezzanine in SF Autechre @ Mezzanine in SF

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  • The Bumpy Zone The Bumpy Zone

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  • Hoonin' in a Parking Lot Hoonin' in a Parking Lot

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  • Mid-2010 iMac SSD Upgrade Mid-2010 iMac SSD Upgrade

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  • Marina and Naomi in the Fun Zone Marina and Naomi in the Fun Zone

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  • Bike Upgrade Confirmation Bike Upgrade Confirmation

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  • Bike to Work Day Run Bike to Work Day Run

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  • Ed Levin to Sunol and Back Ed Levin to Sunol and Back

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  • Sunol to Rose Peak Sunol to Rose Peak

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  • All Systems are GO All Systems are GO

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  • 50K Training Plan 50K Training Plan

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  • Remote Speakers DIY Remote Speakers DIY

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  • Back in the Saddle Back in the Saddle

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  • Mountain View to Home Mountain View to Home

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  • Mission Peak MTB With Ptr Mission Peak MTB With Ptr

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  • Rode Home Again Rode Home Again

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  • Groupon to Home Ride Groupon to Home Ride

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  • Stanford Ave - MP - Calaveras Rd - MP - Stanford Ave Stanford Ave - MP - Calaveras Rd - MP - Stanford Ave

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  • Mission Peak MTB Mission Peak MTB

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  • Ohlone Sprint Ohlone Sprint

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  • Kennedy Trail Sunride Kennedy Trail Sunride

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  • Labor Day Bike Day Labor Day Bike Day

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  • Dog Agility Contest Dog Agility Contest

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  • Sunol to Mission Peak Sunol to Mission Peak

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  • MP new PB - 53:29.  It's the shoes! MP new PB - 53:29. It's the shoes!

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  • Rancho to Black Mountain Loop Rancho to Black Mountain Loop

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  • Coop Renovation Coop Renovation

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  • Für Meine Sicherheit (and yours!) Für Meine Sicherheit (and yours!)

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  • Clear Day, and a new PB Clear Day, and a new PB

    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 t...
  • Venus Transit Venus Transit

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  • Dosa Graduation Dosa Graduation

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  • Rio Vista's Perpetual Storm Rio Vista's Perpetual Storm

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  • DIY: iPhone Macro DIY: iPhone Macro

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  • New Hike: Black Mountain New Hike: Black Mountain

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  • Laguna with PDC Laguna with PDC

    Beautiful day today at Laguna. Mid-50s, partly cloudy, snow-capped peaks in the distance, dry track. I decided before this event that I'd push the car a little harder than normal -- so there's a bi...
  • My Super Efficient Email Workflow

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  • Winter Bounty Winter Bounty

  • Angry Birds Angry Birds

  • S2D S2D

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  • Solar System Solar System

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  • Thunderhill with Marek Thunderhill with Marek

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  • Nerd Alert ... or Precious Moment??? Nerd Alert ... or Precious Moment???

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  • ISS Flyby

  • Shangri-La Toes

  • Clipper / Caltrain Frustrations

  • Protect Your Git Repo With a Test Hook

  • Alternative Single Table Inheritance for Rails

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  • Naomi gives Ikea the Runaround Naomi gives Ikea the Runaround

    From our trip there to get her "big girl bed".
  • BMWCCA at Laguna Seca 2 BMWCCA at Laguna Seca 2

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  • BMWCCA at Laguna Seca BMWCCA at Laguna Seca

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  • Twirly Bug Twirly Bug

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  • Year of the Loser

  • Selectively Disable Session Cookies in Rails 2.3

  • Hike-Sliding Hike-Sliding

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  • Google Apps Authentication for Internal Company Sites

  • Mucca Pazza at the Groupon Holiday Party Mucca Pazza at the Groupon Holiday Party

    At the Field Museum in Chicago. These guys were incredible ... the video does not do them justice! http://mucca-pazza.org/
  • Bumpy MDW Arrival Bumpy MDW Arrival

    Arrival at Chicago Midway on a B737
  • Finally, No Blisters!

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    At Happy Hollow!
  • Ed Levin and Beyond - or - The Importance of Good Foot Underwear

  • Marina Swing Jumpoff Marina Swing Jumpoff

    She waited all day to show me this. :-)
  • Marina Swims Across the Pool Marina Swims Across the Pool

    Thanks teacher Carol for showing her how to swim!
  • Mission Peak for Time

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    After dinner hi-jinx.
  • Marina big swing Marina big swing

    At Great America
  • Naomi's first roller coaster ride Naomi's first roller coaster ride

    At Great America
  • Peak Trifecta

  • Mission Peak

  • Is God a Democracy?

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  • 25 Hours of Thunderhill

  • Thanksgiving photos

  • Kite at Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge

  • Oh it's a Bear!

  • Satspotting

  • Transparent Access to a Serialized Column in ActiveRecord

  • Sluggy!

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  • Naomi Rolls

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  • Autechre Dipity Timeline

  • OpenDNS on DD-WRT

  • Marina Painting Marina Painting

    Painting with new glitter paint!
  • Marina Dancing Marina Dancing

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  • Marina Climbs Into Bed Marina Climbs Into Bed

    Marina has figured out how to get into her crib alone. She hasn't yet braved the exit...
  • Marina Sings Marina Sings

    Marina sings songs for us.
  • Dipity v2 Released on Facebook

    We have finally come out with our big release on Facebook's Application platform. This update allows for the creation of Dipity events and will hopefully kick off viral growth!
  • Eyes Extra Crossed Eyes Extra Crossed

    Ocular Dexterity
  • Todd Ski Surfing Todd Ski Surfing

    Being away from the waves for too long makes one long for waves...
  • Also Usable as a BABY VAPORIZER

  • Goodbye Pinger, Hello ____!

    Springtime brings all kinds of new things.
  • Goodbye Yahoo!, Hello Pinger!

  • Miata Blog Started

  • Clean Cut

  • Checkpoint Marina

    A few snapshots from a day in the life of 15 month old Marina.
  • 25 Days of Thunderhill

    I managed to hook up with the Car and Driver / BMW of North America team that raced in the 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race in two 335d Diesel race cars.
  • In-Car Camera 2.0

    The latest revision of my quest to get the best possible setup for putting a camera in/on the car.
  • Marina in the Dishwasher

    Marina offered to help her Nani do the dishes the other day...
  • Thunderhill with PDC

    Back from a great day at the track with a small group of junkies known as "PDC".
  • New FCABs and RTABs or The Search for Steering Feel

    We tell the story of one man's quest to make a BMW feel like a Porsche. It's a wild ride that is sure to keep every member of the family on their edge of their seats!
  • World Cup For Dummies

    A brief guide to the World Cup, 2006.
  • Infineon Coastal Driving Recap

    Another great day at the track. The mysteries of Sears are slowly unlocked...
  • Finally! Balanced Autocross Handling

    The M3 is now dialed in for good times on the autocross course. Read on to learn some things that will help your E46 M3 get around those cones!
  • Thunderhill NCRC Recap

    This could very well have been the ideal day at the track. Great company, great cars, great weather, and lots of learning was done.
  • Takes Two (Cores) To Tango

    Apple's new Intel-based Mac Minis are all they are cracked up to be, and then some...
  • New Unified RSS Feeds

    The RSS feeds for stories and pictures are now rolled into a single feed. It also includes videos, so your nobot.needs are covered.
  • Potty Time, Excellent

    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 tra...
  • Kanta's Palampur Paneer

    Arti's mom makes a delicious Paneer dish. It's made in a rich, creamy, spicy sauce with sauteed veggies. Simple to make, and really delicious. Give it a go and learn how to make real Indian food!
  • New Tricks

    A short summary of Marina's development in the past month or so. Potty training, rolling over, grabbing things, and interest in food are her new tricks.
  • The Story of Marina

    A recap of the events leading up to, and including the birth of our beautiful Marina.
  • Wowsers! Ground Control Coilover Kit Rules!

    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 M...
  • Kite Aerial Photography, Experiment I

  • VIM -- Frustrated With Perl Comments?

  • Say Hello to My Little Friend

  • Mac Daddy

  • Make Your Own Mattress

  • 36 Glorious Plies

  • End Table Finished

  • Ga-Lapa-Went-Us

  • Ga-Lapa-Go-Us

  • Nation's Poor Win Election for Nation's Rich

  • HDTV Experiment

  • Off-Earth / On-Moon

  • Work Work Work Work Work Work

  • Rambles On Art and Photography

  • Proud to be CRT Free

  • Why it's bad to be dumb with Koni adjutable shocks

  • Hello From Singapore

  • The Nobot is Headed to India

  • Independence Day Diary

  • TV Upgrade

  • Lightning Stories

  • New Coffee Table Nearing Completion

  • Miter 1000 SE is a Great Taper Jig

  • Thanks For A Great Party

  • TV Stand Finished!

  • Recurring Dream Locations

  • 48 Hour Film Contest

  • Saw the International Space Station

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