Sunday, February 29, 2004

Bodysurfing Mavericks 

Seems impossible, but apparently someone has tried bodysurfing at California's big-wave break: Mavericks in Half Moon Bay.

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Thursday, February 26, 2004

Shark encounter? 

Is this really a close encounter with a shark? Find out here.

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Monday, February 23, 2004

Palm Springs Pictures 

We took another short trip over to Palm Springs last weekend. Sophie had a "sleepover" at a friend's vacation home there, so the rest of us stayed at a nice hotel nearby (the Doral). Here is a video of Cindy chasing ducks right outside our room on the ground floor. The hotel was on a golf course and our room was right by a water hazard, which is why there were ducks running around.

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Back to Torrey Pines 

Sophie's friend Rebecca came to visit from San Jose last weekend, so we took her to my new favorite place: Torrey Pines Reserve. This time we did the Guy Flemming Trail which includes some breathtaking views of the ocean.

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Home Web Site 

I now have a photo-sharing web site set up on my home PC, and I'm leaving my PC on 24x7 so people can access it:

This has ALL of the digital photos I have EVER TAKEN! I'm using a free software package called FlashBack that I found on the web. Email me to get the password if you're interested.

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Thursday, February 19, 2004

Comments are working again 

You may have noticed that I had some technical difficulties with the commenting system. Apparently, my hosting facility recently added a Perl module called which means something completely different from the that is used in cgicomments. The name collision resulted in no HTML being returned in the comment popup window. I was able to fix it by moving my to a sub-directory called html and then changing the reference to "use html:Template".

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Friday, February 06, 2004

Harry "the Hipster" Gibson 

I recently discovered a great jazz piano player who was popular from 1930 to 1950: Harry "the Hipster" Gibson. His songs have these hilarious "jive talk" lyrics (see Cab Calloway's Jive Dictionary), and the music is great. I just bought two of his CDs:The first is a relatively recent (1990) recording of his old stuff. The second is from the '40s -- the CD is now out of print, but I bought it on eBay. Take a listen to the samples on Amazon. I blew my wig listening to this solid cat!

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