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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Turns […]

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 […]

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 […]