Monday, October 3, 2011

First Solo!

Soloed for the first time today in a Cessna 152. Got back to ground in one piece!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Jog down memory lane

The Persian palace

Times past

Today I did three things that I haven't done in a long time. Looked up a number in the yellow pages, used a pay phone, and talked to a receptionist that wasn't a robot. Forgot to charge my phone. This close to riding a horse to get to Vons.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Anyone need to get jacked?

Cause someone charged 800 bucks of supplements to my card and had it sent to my house.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

My personal vending machine

I stocked one of my flipper cabinets with snacks because I've been feeding the vending machine too much money.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Breaking the head off a thread in a delicate aluminum part. This is what you finally get out after hours of cursing.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Reverse engineering pancake sauce

For those that have been to boots and kimo in kailua, I made these ginger molasses pancakes with macademia nut sauce over them. The sauce comes pretty close!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Expanding Composting Operations

My yard generates a lot of brown materials. Thankfully we had a lot of enterprise computing equipment come in, so I saved up all the shipping pallets (these probably have some Netapp part numbers stamped on them) and build a second composting bin. I also made the sorting unit in the middle for sorting out the small particles of compost and separating out the twigs. Below is the final product. Some fresh rich compost! Now I need to build some elevated planter boxes. If anyone has scrap wood I'd be happy to remove them for you.

Cost of second composting unit and sorting unit, $16. The price of the poly netting for lining the bin and for sifting the compost.

Monday, February 21, 2011

if you need some tires

Get these, which are are the highest rated all season tires for snow and ice according to a few websites. Check or google the tire name "Continental Exteme Contact DWS". DWS stands for Dry, wet, snow. I just tested them in mammoth and I agree. If you buy this month you also get a free Flip hd camera. I got my set from Tire Central in San Gabriel, give them a call at 626-698-1182 the day before to schedule an appointment and to make sure they will have the tire delivered from their suppliers. They will quote you a per tire price which includes the mounting and balancing. They accept credit cards too. Be sure to specify that you want the DWS tires since continental also makes DW tires, which for some reason are more expensive.

I also drove them around in some heavy rain in LA and it was like there was no water on the road. On both rain and snow, you really have to try to loose some traction.

I've used the stock RE-92s and a set of Falken Ziex with some major wear on them in the same type of snow conditions and both lost tractions quite easily. These on the other hand were able to move right up some snowy hills.

As for ride comfort they are quieter and less bumpy than the other tires I've used. They are suppose to have softer sidewalls but They felt very good in the same kind of driving conditions. Better than the RE-92s or Falkens.

June lake

Friday, February 18, 2011