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I enjoy taking HO building kits and repurposing them. Here is one that I built for my seaside district. It's a seafood wholesale building sitting on a pier over the water. I got the idea for this kitbash from Art Curren's Kitbashing HO Model Structures book....

I'm not sure why I do it, but I find myself organizing the dirty dishes on my table before I leave a restaurant. I even point the handle of the cups so that they will be easy to grab. I make up that the wait...

I had a splendid three hours today with Eli on a skiff out of Capitola Wharf. The crew there is fantastic and I highly recommend it. This is one of those operations where you load up the boat and then it is lowered into the...

I get some interesting requests from my clients and some of them are head-scratchers. The beauty of Vue.js is that you can implement almost any behavior and do it fairly simply. In this case, the client wanted to swap in a different Act-On form via an...

Here is what I did to prevent a form submit based on a value. In this case, I'm checking to make sure a value is not blank. <form id="myform" method="post" v-on:submit="onSubmit" action="/path/to/form-handler"> methods: { onSubmit: function(e) { ...

I managed to post one post per day for a month. I'm really happy with this milestone. I can't say that each post was long or weighty, but that wasn't the point for me. My goal was just to post something each day, either an...

I fished high tide again today at Ocean Beach. It was just as windy as yesterday but I dressed for it and was comfortable for the 2-1/2 hours I was there. There were fewer anglers today than there were yesterday and I didn't see anyone...

I fished for a little over an hour at Ocean Beach around high tide. It was my first time using a fish finder rig and sand crabs, so it was mostly a learning mission. I saw about 20 other anglers fishing bait, presumably sand crabs...

I tend to read non-fiction more than fiction, especially late in the evening, and one of my favorite reading topics is seismology. There are many good books about it on my bookshelf and one of my favorites is Cascadia's Fault by Jerry Thompson. It chronicles...

A client asked me today if there is any way to have multiple Open Graph (og:image) images in an Act-On landing page, as Act-On only specifies one image in their SEO section. I searched around a bit, but then I realized that it's actually quite...

I go fishing twice a week, either at Crissy Field or Ocean Beach and I experience all varieties of weather. The other day it was just gorgeous! Not a cloud in sight, and the few wisps of fog disappeared as soon as the sun was...

There always a first for everything. This morning I was fishing at Crissy Field for halibut, trying my best to get that bite which is ever so rare. It takes a bit of concentration. At first I fished a large 5-1/2 inch swimbait. I wasn’t...

I don’t watch a lot of TV these days. I spend a lot of time working, writing and creating Yes, I have been watching the NBA Finals and I do watch the occasional Giants game. But other than that, my media consumption consists primarily of...

Down the street where I live there is an old electrical meter box about 10 feet up on a telephone pole. It used to meter a cable box, bit it’s now unused and the round meter part is gone so it’s just an open hole...

I had a nice evening with the family, first eating a delicious bowl of poke and then viewing the Summer of Love exhibition at the de Young. The displays were interesting, but it all felt somewhat strange. The energy and vibrancy of the cultural revolution barely...

When giving commands to my Amazon Echo, I can say "play my classical playlist" and then once it is playing I can say "turn on shuffle mode". So Echo already has a limited sense of context. It knows what shuffle mode means when it is...

It is one of my favorite modeling techniques. Basically, I get a kit and throw out the instructions. The kit parts become raw materials to make something new and different, or to make a model of something from the real world that is not available...

Lego kits nowadays are pretty specific. They are made to be put together in a specific way to make a specific model. But the underlying premise of Lego is interchangeable parts. With these kits, it is still possible to put things together in different ways. I...

We went shopping at Safeway yesterday and saw something unusual again - two mallard ducks, a male and a female sitting on the asphalt in one of the parking spots. I had seen this particular pair before a couple weeks ago, so they seem to...

A few months ago Eli and I went to the Exploratorium to see an exhibit on automata. I find they tickle my brain in a curious way, which I guess is what they are supposed to do. It was great to see automata from well known...

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