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~ Saturday, April 03, 2004


SAT 4/10 10:30am

Corral Canyon Loop - Santa Monica Mountains

Leisurely-paced 2.5-mile hike on newly-constructed trail  with great ocean and coastline views. Look for wildflowers and discuss coastal plant communities. Meet at parking area next to Malibu Seafood Fresh Fish Market 2 miles north of Malibu Canyon Rd on Pacific Coast Hwy. Info: 310-394-2799. 2hrs CW

~ Friday, April 02, 2004

Career-Op: Simply Right
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Despite the complexity of high-tech hardware, software and systems, it is often the simplest issues that cause the most problems. This is true whether you are troubleshooting a computer or trying to figure out what to do with your high-tech career. Too often, complex ideas and systems can divert us when most problems call for a little simple thinking. Before you start tearing things apart, you need to ask a few simple questions.

~ Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Darpa Grand Challenge Footage

BoingBoing points over to footage from the Darpa Grand Challenge that happened earlier this month. I wasn't able to view the live satellite feed on the day of the event, so this is the next best thing.

While some critics have claimed that the race was a complete failure, I personally believe that we need to push ourselves sometimes in the search for new knowledge. All the systems included in these autonomous vehicles had been tested in the lab, but sometimes you have to try and make it work in the real world. I think they should hold the race each year until it is won, and then develop and even more difficult goal. The knowledge that was gained during the preparation and running of this challenge was immense and should not be demeaned just because no one completed the course.


Event - Spring Botanical Drawing Workshop

This sounds like an interesting event that combines the outdoors with some creative pursuits. I haven't been to this event before, but I might just try and check it out, if I can find the time. I need an excuse to get out of the house and away from the computer for a while.

TUES 4/6 11am

Sooky Goldman Nature Ctr

Spring Botanical Drawing Workshop

Interested in accurately drawing and/or painting plants, while learning more about our native flora in a relaxed indoor environment? Join an ongoing gathering of artists of all levels. Group size is limited. Reservations required 323-656-3899. 4hrs WODOC

~ Monday, March 29, 2004

Noah Grey Photography

I was lucky enough to meet Noah Grey at the recent LA Blogs get-together. I remembered another person there gushing over the photos on his web site. They were so persuasive I visited his site when I got home that evening.


You have to see this!

Noah is an A-1 photographer and the photos on his sight are stunning. Take a few minutes and give your senses a treat by visiting and checking out all his online galleries.

Great work, Noah!

~ Sunday, March 28, 2004

LA Blogs Get-Together at the Farmer's Market

I spent a great couple of hours hanging out with other LA Bloggers at the Farmer's Market yesterday. It was nice putting some faces to names, although there were so many people the names are a bit fuzzy in my mind. I have been checking out more blogs, though, now that I have a face and a voice to apply to the URL.

Jonah of LABlogs.com was our gracious host, along with his delightful girlfriend (?) Suzanne. What a cute couple! (SMILE)

I have a few candid photos from the event and you can check out more comments from the attendees over at the LA Blogs event thread.

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