Category Archives: Photography

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Happy New Year 2012 from Bali with Angry Birds and Beer

Happy New Year 2012 from Bali, with Angry Birds and beer! 🙂 Traditionally, New Year’s in Bali is celebrated with a fireworks display near Kuta Beach. And lots of beer. Bintang Beer comes in 2 bottle sizes, the 330 mL … Continue reading

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OSCON 2011, Portland

Once again, the O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) was held in Portland, Oregon. It was held in parallel at the Oregon Convention Center with the O’Reilly OSdata and OSjava Conferences at the beginning of the week, and then later a … Continue reading

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Not Really First Aid Kits

I live in an earthquake-prone area and occasionally fly small airplanes, so I thought it be a good idea to pick up a first aid kit. Easier said than done. What drugstores and office supply stores call a “first aid … Continue reading

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Philippines Trip to Bohol and Cebu

I went on vacation in the Philippines for a week. After landing in Manila, I booked a domestic flight to the island of Bohol, a quiet farming and tourism island. The whole island is beautiful. The government is serious about … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker is a different kind of fictional action film: bomb technicians don’t run much, instead moving millimeters at a time. 🙂 The film did a good job of inserting the audience into a different world, the Iraqi urban … Continue reading

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