Waters from the Wilderness

Today I took a trip to the Pulgas Water Temple. It’s only open on weekdays, so I stopped by for a few minutes late in the day. I took these pictures on my Canon EOS 6D with my go-to 17-40 f/4 L lens. This stone structure near Interstate 280 commemorates the completion of the Hetch… Continue reading Waters from the Wilderness

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The Joy of Migration

I recently purchased a MacBook Pro. I was eagerly expecting a seamless setup experience. The experience was not seamless. The good news is I have a working system. The bad news is it took a while to get here. I’m writing my experience to help others who may also be setting up a new Mac… Continue reading The Joy of Migration

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Gentleman’s Ride Recap

You can donate for 2017! Donate now. Last Sunday was an unforgettable day riding through SF and across Golden Gate. We rode united to fight male suicide and prostate cancer and had a great time doing it. Why I am asking for your support Men are dying too young. Prostate cancer kills more men than… Continue reading Gentleman’s Ride Recap

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Support male suicide prevention

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. I lost a coworker to suicide a couple years ago. Half a million men will commit suicide this year. Depression doesn’t discriminate. Guys, don’t “tough it out” in silence. Talk to somebody. You can always speak with somebody immediately at 1-800-273-TALK. I am partnering with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride… Continue reading Support male suicide prevention

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Buckminster Fuller’s FBI File

Matt Novak shares Buckminster Fuller’s FBI file:

Buckminster Fuller was a world-renowned architect, math-obsessed designer, and affable weirdo. He died in 1983, but Fuller is still remembered fondly today for his geodesic domes and his three-wheeled cars. Despite extensive historical interest in the man, his FBI file has never been made public. Until now.

Redacted file.

Turns out the FBI was interested in him because of his association with Soviets during the Cold War.

Carbondale interview.

Pretty cool to see my hometown of Carbondale, Illinois all over his file. He lived there in a geodesic dome, which I remember from my childhood.

New Heart, New Mind

I used to believe I’d be remembered for my work. Not anymore. Life is about relationships with people, not bits. What’s valued is availability, truly caring for those around you, and expecting nothing in return. I’m being remembered for my love. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a… Continue reading New Heart, New Mind

The Joy of Doing

The secret of happiness is in knowing this: that we live by the law of expenditure. We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are. There are tides in the ocean of life, and what comes in depends on what goes out. The currents flow inward only where there is an… Continue reading The Joy of Doing

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Node.js and Yahoo

I kicked off NodeSummit today with a short talk about where Yahoo uses Node, why we continue to use Node, and the practices that help us use Node effectively. First talk of the day. I spoke a bit about a project I’ve spent the last year on: using Node to handle data pushed out of… Continue reading Node.js and Yahoo

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