Monthly Archives: April 2009

Why I’m Sick

Last week I was in Calgary. Could have used more clothes on when it became suddenly 20 degrees and snowed. Airports and airplanes seem to also be vectors for viruses. Saturday I was darn cold cycling. Couldn't seem to warm … Continue reading

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Strawberry Cake for Breakfast in Snow

North Cascade, Cutthroat Peak, South East Bowl, April 26, 2009 Originally uploaded by ochawan Here I am with a slice of cake with Cutthroat Peak in the distance. Start your day with cake. We did have plastic sporks but it … Continue reading

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North Cascades, Cutthroat Peak

North Cascade, Cutthroat Peak, South East Bowl, April 26, 2009 Originally uploaded by ochawan After my ride on Saturday, Kevin, Hitomi and I left on a last minute trip to the North Cascades. We camped out on the side of … Continue reading

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CTS Blues

I received an email request to leaders to help out with the Cascade Training Series, sponsored by CycleU. The ride was from Marymoor Park to Issaquah, about 65 miles and plenty of hills. I was assigned to help with the … Continue reading

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Another Business Trip

I'm in Calgary now, on what's probably my fourth or fifth time here. I usually have stayed at the Westin or Hilton or some place like that. Expedia.com suggested this place, which looked interesting: Nuvo_hotel This time I'm basically staying … Continue reading

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OpenVPN Client versus Cisco’s and Juniper’s

I've been using OpenVPN for some time and it's in every way superior to the Cisco software and Juniper Network Connect software. Cisco's client would drop the VPN connection when the laptop went into suspend mode. It also was configured … Continue reading

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Sakura-con 2009

As Japanese guest liaison, I'm usually fairly aware of the work of my assigned guest. But in the case of Koichi Ohata unfortunately I had not really seen much of his work. So earlier in the week I rented some … Continue reading

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