Sunday, September 28, 2008

My 27th Birfday

I started out my day by meeting Gary at Carver for some bouldering. Though I've talked a bit of trash about Carver in the past, going with someone who knows the area, history and grades makes a big difference. After warming up at the lower area, we went up to work on Triangle Face, a solid v5 (feels hard for the grade.) I was too tired from the Madrone cleanup yesterday to pull the first move, but could do the rest, which includes a pretty dynamic move and a nice topout. I'm psyched to go back.

My Aunt Carol, Aunt Becky, and her friend Chris are all in town this weekend, so we went to my mom's cousin's beautiful townhouse on South Waterfront for dinner. I loved the modern and slightly minimal design. I especially loved the marshmallow carpet! Dieter made some great chicken kabobs and a lot of fun stories about the family were told. Makes me want to learn about both sides of my family.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Madrone Cleanup Was A Success!

A bunch of people got together to cleanup Madrone, a local climbing area that's been closed for years. It'll eventually be turned into a park, open to climbing. I went to a meeting about that on Wednesday and everyone seems on the same page. Anyway, we removed 3 washers, 2 refrigerators, a crumpled car body, a minibike, a trailor, and bunch of other garbage, along with 100 yards of blackberry bushes and other invasive plants. Though it'll be a long time before it's open, it feels good to put some energy into it. I'm hella sore though!

Friday, September 26, 2008

We as a nation have to ask ourselves

What the HELL is going on??!!?!!11!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Chrome on Linux

CodeWeavers released Chromium packages today, so it was trivial to install Chrome/Chromium on Ubuntu. I'll be sticking with Firefox though, as Chromium is running under Wine, and it's sluggish. Moving forward through my Google Reader items it's probably twice as slow as FF, if not slower.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

This is Clever

How to solve a maze
I did it and it actually works. Pretty sweet idea.

C'mon Google, There's a difference between FF and Chrome

Notice anything funky?

Yeah, maybe detecting the user agent would be a good idea.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

You Might Piss Your Pants

I don't expect anyone to be able to get through 10 seconds, but United Nations, side project of Daryl Palumbo (Glassjaw & Head Automatica) and Geoff Rickley (Thursday) vocalists, just dropped an album. Check out their site and the Myspace page, where you can listen to some of the album. Their site is pretty clever.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Bulo, I wanna go back

Yesterday I made it out to Bulo Point with my colleagues from Swipht. This was our annual team weekend and this time we went up to Brian's cabin in Govt. Camp. Weather was perfect and the rock there is really quite good. There aren't a lot of routes, but I'm hoping to get back soon to try some of the harder stuff.

Today we all went to French's Dome before heading back to Portland. I put up some of the easier routes for others to play on and did the really nice, fun 10b before I left. I need to get back at some point, as the other routes look pretty fun.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Wednesday, September 03, 2008