Stars over Pinnacles

Milky Way and Jupiter over the Pinnacles National Park Campground

Timelapse of the night sky over Pinnacles National Park in California. Jupiter and the Milky Way are both prominent. Shot from the campground on July 4, 2019.

(A hike to some of the caves a few years ago).

Book reviews for June 2019

Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

Fall; Or, Dodge in Hell by Neal Stephenson

4/5

 

Delta-v by Daniel Suarez

Delta-v by Daniel Suarez

3/5

 

ITHCWY Newsletter for June 2019

Updated on Sunday, December 15, 2019

Animation of a year of Global Cloud Cover

Timelapse of Pacifica State Beach.

Cory Doctorow argues for adversarial interoperability as a tool to weaken tech monopolies. I've reached the same conclusion: Facebook shouldn't own your social graph.

Dead Ringers S18E04 (available very briefly) has a halfway decent Brexit / Douglas Adams joke. Here's a better one.

A longer hike at China Camp State Park.

Previously:

Bay View and Shoreline Trails at China Camp State Park

Bay View Trail to Shoreline Trial at China Camp State Park

View from Bay View Trail at China Camp State Park

A nice 4 mile hike at China Camp State Park - starting at the day use parking in the campsite follow Powerline Fire Trail up to a left on Bay View Trail then left on Back Ranch Fire Trail and finally left again on Shoreline Trial back to the parking lot. Gentle ascent for three miles then a fairly steep stretch down Back Ranch Fire Trail (I slipped three times, watch where you're going) and then gentle again for the final half mile.

(Previously: shorter 3 mile hike of Back Ranch Meadows and Turtleback Point loop)

Hike starts at: 38.006014, -122.496775. View in Google Earth.

Summer Solstice 2019

Summer Solstice 2019 in Catfood Earth

Summer starts now in the Northern Hemisphere, Winter if you happen to be south of the Equator. Rendered in Catfood Earth.

(Previously)

San Francisco from San Bruno Mountain

Pacifica

Pacifica

Timelapse of Pacifica State Beach.

Book reviews for May 2019

Updated on Thursday, June 6, 2019
How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results by Esther Wojcicki

How to Raise Successful People: Simple Lessons for Radical Results by Esther Wojcicki

4/5

 

Children of Ruin (Children of Time, #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Ruin (Children of Time, #2) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

4/5

 

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

5/5

 

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

3/5

 

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

3/5

 

Winter World (The Long Winter #1) by A.G. Riddle

Winter World (The Long Winter #1) by A.G. Riddle

3/5

 

ITHCWY Newsletter for May 2019

Limantour Spit

Limantour Spit

Limantour Spit

There is a shorter trail through the dunes before you get to the beach which we attempted a couple of years ago. The vegetation is spiky and unforgiving for small people. Better option is to hit the beach, turn right and walk as close to the end as you can. Five mile flat round trip. We saw harbor seals and one very decomposed whale.

Hike starts at: 38.025765, -122.884455. View in Google Earth.