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September 2003


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The Pick

mad grapes Mad grapes at The Pick today in Napa.

A year's worth of pruning, training, and nourishing the vines has paid off!

We picked enough grapes in the vineyard for 88 gallons of must (pulp and grapes separated from stem) and created another 3200+ gallons from grapes picked elsewhere.

This is my second full season of winemaking, under the tutelage of my now-father-in-law and the Lady Mer.

The juice from these grapes will be sampled about two years from now. So far, so good!

September 27, 2003

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Death By Jove

death by jove

Mmmm, Galileo...

[via CNN]

September 22, 2003

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Flamenco Electronica

Canton Becker and Ottmar Liebert Saw Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra again, this time at The Catalyst. I managed to shoot some video [info] before a bouncer asked me to stop. I was encouraged to take a few pictures of the scene.

We grooved on the virtuosic percussion and guitar work. This is music that anyone can enjoy, yet I think we were the youngest folks at the show.

Afterwards, Eric and I met Ottmar and exchanged company-swag for neuvomatic. We got to hang out a bit with Canton and learn a little more about his taplight setup.

They're zigzagging all over the country this Fall, tightly. Check out Ottmar's blog for the latest touring wisdom.

September 18, 2003

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Hoom Hoom

The shortest path from the Shire to Mordor - good thing the Hobbits had Gandalf instead of Yahoo!

[from Philbo]

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Apple Good

15-inch Powerbook G4 1.25 mHz 80GB Ding! One 15-inch Aluminum PowerBook coming up!

1.25 mHz
1GB RAM
80GB 5400 rpm Disk
802.11g Airport Extreme
Bluetooth
Backlit keyboard

Just add 4-6 weeks.

September 16, 2003

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Well, This is Exciting

Heavy Security at the Apple Expo - a tip from MacRumors.

Could it be... PowerBooks?

September 15, 2003

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Impressions of a Burning Man

confessions of a burning man title screenWent to see Confessions of a Burning Man at the most ironic of locations today: The Sony Metreon in San Francisco.

In a side theatre staffed by the actors and producers of the film, we sat in uncomfortable seats and enjoyed the perspective of several people who seemed vaguely familiar, filmed in 2001 - our last trip to Burning Man.

The entire experience - from the switched-on director who greeted me as I bought expensive tickets, to the informal seating, to the all-too-short film itself - reminded me of the Burning Man experience. The final touch was AFTER the screening.

After wandering through someone's BM-inspired art installation, writing in small books, and trying to find ourselves or familiar scenes in 360-degree panoramic photos, we encountered one of our protagonists, Rose, selling homemade baked goods. We got the good story of what's happened for them in the past two years (akin to our story), and talked again about Going this year.

Considering how difficult it is to boil down a weeklong experience of survival art community into less than 2 hours of cinema, participatory art, and personal connection, I found the whole thing quite satisfying and a little inspiring. If you can stomach the capitalism of the Metreon, I recommend bringing some folks who haven't been to the desert and writing me with their reaction!

September 14, 2003

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Now That's Deep

Black Hole Strikes Deepest Musical Note Ever Heard:

Astronomers have detected the deepest note ever generated in the cosmos, a B-flat flying through space like a ripple on an invisible pond. No human will actually hear the note, because it is 57 octaves below the keys in the middle of a piano.

Boom.

September 10, 2003

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Familia Macromedia

Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004 in the box On Saturday, we shipped Dreamweaver MX 2004 to the world. I think this is the best product Macromedia has ever created, and I'm proud to have had a (small) role in producing it. It was a fun and rewarding process, and so I have joined the company!

About the product: It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

This tool is an education in writing code and design. You can really learn by doing with Dreamweaver, especially when working with Cascading Style Sheets and other design standards.

Thanks, Team!

September 8, 2003

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A View to A Cove

A new masthead and footer for everyone: the Cove. This is where we surf. This is where I proposed to Meredith.

September 3, 2003

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Labor Dabor

Had a relaxing honeymoon cruise to Baha, through LA (thanks M&D!), and back up to Napa. Read a great book: The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown - highly recommended. Ran into a friend from high school on Catalina - they couldn't make it to the wedding at the last minute, but we saw them here by chance - excellent serendipity!

Now, right back into macromedia launch madness on Labor Day!

Well, at least I have Strong Bad Emails to console me. That, and my my lovely wife. :)

September 1, 2003

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