Author Archives: Michael

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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CicLAvia Comes to Pasadena

A brief portion of my ride along the CicLAvia route this afternoon…

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Lonely Tree

Friday afternoon in the foggy fire-damaged mountains along Mt. Waterman Trail.

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“Fight” Featuring Weightlifters — Including Masters

I found this video moving … and envy the speed of the old guy’s movements. Post by Khodor Alaywan.

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Showing WordPress System

One of my co-workers visited today and asked me about blogging. I am putting together this post just to show how easy it is.

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Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

The Deep Astronomy channel on YouTube presents some cool stuff from space, including this one looking back over 13 billion years ago. The Hubble Space Telescope zooms in on an apparently-barren patch of space and then software gives us a … Continue reading

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Elephant Seals at San Simeon

Beth and I visited Cambria, California, (and the coast around there) this week. The highlight for me was this rooking area used by elephant seals. A sample…

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Numato “relay on x”

Problem Documentation from Numato says that in order to turn on an individual relay on their URMC16 USB Relay Module, users should send the command, relay on x. This command, they say, Turns a particular relay on. The parameter “x“ … Continue reading

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Linus Swimming … Again

This water, freshly down from San Gabriel Canyon, is pretty cold. Linus shivered for a while after just three or four retrievals even though the air temperature is relatively high today.

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Python and Numato

I am working on a project to use Python programming and Numato input/output devices to build a weightlifting referee-light system. I will try to keep track of problems I run into (and solutions I find) as I go along. All … Continue reading

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