Results from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

Some of you might know that back 2004 I worked for a venture capital firm that made investments in satellite and advanced technologies. Working there, I definitely got the “solar system” bug. .. So check this out, the first images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory have been released. We’re talking pictures of “huge explosions and great looping prominences of gas”. The... Read More


change is like an adrift starfish. a floating starfish seems free. to the starfish it’s agony other wall stuck starfish say, “that starfish is fortunate for the change”. these other starfish are glad they’re not adrift. the moral is never stick to a wall, to avoid the risk the pain of coming unstuck. that’s no way to live. in time the new homed starfish will be fine.... Read More

How I Came To Get Mauled By A Dog

On Sunday at 9AM I walked past my front window and noticed that my cat was staring at a gorgeous Amber German Shepard standing in the street outside my house. What I did not know was that 5 minutes later this gorgeous animal would maul me and send me bleeding to the Hospital Emergency Room. Here’s how it happened. I walked outside and heard the dog was whining anxiously and prancing around a... Read More

Should I Raise Ducks In The Backyard?

[Update] It is not illegal to raise chickens in San Mateo, California. No word on ducks. [Update] My current preferred duck species is the Khaki Campbell (pictured below). They are good in the water, are hardy and lay more eggs than a chicken. I do not know how loyal they are. I want to raise a flock of 5 ducks and keep them in my backyard. This is a surprisingly common suburban practice, althoug... Read More

Goal = Get iPhone

Huge news, I got my sweet invited into the Cisco corporate iPhone pilot. I’m pretty excited, but am also leery that as soon as I get this iPhone 3GS the iPhone 4G will launch and make my new fancy gadget look like a stone. While the cartoon is funny, here’s my thoughts on it. 3GS is the upgrade to 3G. 3GS has video recording. As for MMS, I feel like the Facebook app solves this. The me... Read More

Panorama of San Francisco After 1908 Quake

This desktop panorama is just amazing. If you have double monitors at your desk try spanning this image across your desktop. It looks amazing. I’ve stared at it’s detail for the past 20 minutes waiting for a work telecon to begin. It was taken from a flying gunship overlooking the waterfront and the Golden Gate (before the GG bridge spanned this gate). The picture was taken just after ... Read More