Monthly Archives: October 2007

Single Speed Ride

I ought to have pictures up soon of my new Salsa "Casseroll" build, but for now a brief discussion on why I went single-speed in Seattle. First of all, I had tried a fixed gear bicycle at Perfect Wheels, a … Continue reading

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Bay Area and Hitomi

Last week was another visit to San Rafael. I went through San Francisco airport this time, hoping it'd be easier for Hitomi to make it into town by BART (transit), compared to Oakland. And this time I went with the … Continue reading

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No, I don’t want any fucking software updates

Windows XP, that venerable operating system from Microsoft, wants to update itself every so often. Then, for a week after the automatic update, every hour a dialog box pops up asking permission to restart Windows. And I do my best … Continue reading

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Cutthroat Pass 2007

One of the first "fall" overnight hikes I ever did was back in 1998, after I had returned from Japan. Kevin, myself, and two others from the outdoor club at the University of Washington, spent a night at Horseshoe Lake. … Continue reading

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Spring and Mediocracy

I'm sick of seeing the Spring Framework and I haven't even deployed it yet. I just got done with looking at some Spring configuration files cobbled up by a co-worker and to put it all together the way I roughly … Continue reading

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Code Reuse

This is my reply to an article on TheServerside.com on code reuse. My opinion, founded on about 10 years of business-side and 5 or so of casual programming is this: If you can find code that exactly fits your requirements, … Continue reading

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Ten Years Since Sendai

It's been ten years since living in Japan. My diary, written before the days before "blogging", contains a day-by-day account of that trip. Thinking back to then, I still feel a lot of that giddy excitement, that wonder of landing … Continue reading

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