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California, Los Angeles, and Pasadena Propositions — November 2018 — FAQ

For my thoughts on the California statewide propositions and Los Angeles County and Pasadena City measures we vote on this week, click any proposition below: Statewide propositions Prop 1 — $4 Billion General Obligation Bonds for affordable housing ($3 billion) … Continue reading

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Weight Classes — 2018

Weight classes approved in 2018 by the International Weightlifting Federation and younger youth classes approved by USA Weightlifting:

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Tokyo 2020 Qualifying — Weightlifting

I base the following summary on my own reading of IWF’s Qualification System – Games of the XXXII Olympiad Tokyo 2020. This summary is NOT an official publication of any sanctioning body; it is my own interpretation. This summary does … Continue reading

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IWF Robi Coefficients

The International Weightlifting Federation updated its Robi Point Calculator, but I could not find the coefficients they used for them. The formula for calculation of Robi Points is as follows: Robi Points = A x Totalb Where A = constant … Continue reading

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California Propositions — November 2016 — FAQ

For my thoughts on all of the California statewide propositions and Los Angeles County measures being voted on in a couple of weeks, click any proposition below: Statewide propositions Prop 51 — $9 Billion General Obligation Bonds for schools and … Continue reading

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Rappelling in Texas Canyon

Beth took Kellie, Perla, Kendall, Ricky, and me to Texas Canyon (near Agua Dulce, CA) for some rock climbing and rappelling on Saturday afternoon, January 30. This is a five-and-a-half minute jump through some of our time.

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2016 World Weightlifting Championships — Live Streams

Some sessions here: (with the remainder on ESPN3.)

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Kennedy’s Undelivered Speech

On the day John F. Kennedy was killed, November 22, 1963, he was on his way to deliver a speech in Dallas, TX, related to US security matters. Here are a few excerpts: We cannot expect that everyone, to use … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Takes Port 80

In trying to run a server that listens on port 80 (successfully on Windows XP and Windows 7), I found that the service could not attach to port 80 after I updated to Windows 10. It turns out that, as … Continue reading

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Lava Falls Rapid — July 2, 2015

Eric, Beth, Rex, Amy, Christine, and I paddled together through the Lava Falls Rapids on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Our guide, Tom, led us through flawlessly. Many thanks go to Outdoors Unlimited for the spectacular week-long experience! On … Continue reading

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