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Lunch@Stinson Beach

Escaping the smoke and the fires, we head to Stinson Beach to have lunch on the beach. We're not the only ones with this idea. It was nice to sit and enjoy nature without power,…

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LinkedIn, Connections, and Trust

A few friends started a discussion about fake profiles connecting to us on LinkedIn. I'll try to summarize the thoughts and discussions we've had around topic. I accept all connection requests. Don't treat "mutual connections"…

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Continued Benefits of Electric Bikes...

A good summary of the study from Treehugger: https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/study-finds-e-bike-riders-get-much-exercise-riders-regular-bikes.html The study itself, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S259019821930017X E-bikers take longer trips by e-bike and bicycle, compared to cyclists. Physical activity gains from active travel are similar in e-bikers and…

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The Problem of Modern Mindfulness and Apps

https://aeon.co/essays/mindfulness-is-loaded-with-troubling-metaphysical-assumptions Fascinating reading about the current apps and philosophies around mindfulness and meditation. On recommendation of a friend, I read "Bring Me the Rhinoceros" ages ago. It's an interesting book. As in any organized religion,…

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20 years of Internet Relay Chat

20 years ago, I decided to stop hacking around, join an IRC network, and make friends. I chose SlashNet because I was reading Slashdot regularly. Since I was already on their IRC server, I figured…

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Slow Social Media

Over the past few years I've become less and less involved in "social media". My twitter, my google plus--now migrated to this blog, my mastodon, and now my linkedin are basically one way feeds from…

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Team Snow Leopards Back in the Saddle

Snow leopards are rarely filmed and are on the United Nation Conservation status as Vulnerable. They are elusive and live in high altitudes and number fewer than 10,000. If you are interested in learning more…

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Hiking Tilden Regional Park

The walkIn the endless quest to explore the local parks, we headed over to Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. We picked an easy trail and head into the mist. The Quarry Trail to Lower Big…

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