Saturday, June 30, 2007

Worlds best home available for sale or lease in Pasadena, California

[update 2008.12.02: SEEKING NEW TENANT.
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Did I mention we put our house on the market? In Pasadena, Los Angeles?

I may have forgotten to add that of all the homes for sale in Pasadena, this one is totally the best. And I'm not just saying that because I'd rather not pay two mortgages, either. I can say from the bottom of my heart, this is my favorite Pasadena house, only partially because it is mine.

Let me see if I can find some links and pictures.


Walking distance: Victory Park. A short drive or long walk away is the Alice Frost Kennedy Off-Leash Dog Park, which brings much joy to the world.

Concerned about having enough space for your younger, littler family members?
Worry not:

"But Crockett," you ask... "What about the sunshine? We need much sunshine!"
Well sunshine you shall have:

"But Crockett," you plead... "I can only ingest food if there is an awesome view of mountains and available." Ask and you shall receive:

And I'm not even kidding- we occasionally get visiting Peacocks that the natives tell me come from the Santa Anita Los Angeles Arboretum (which is just a short drive away). This one (below) seems to like fancy cars. Found it lounging on Analisa's BMW one day.

One of these fellas was kind enough to shed his feathers in our yard. Now our cats get to play with REAL peacock feathers. That is cat luxury.

Walking distance from Eaton Canyon Natural Area, from where one can hike to Eaton Falls or if you have a few hours, all the way up to Henniger Flats. If you're looking for a multi-day adventure, continue on all the way to Mount Wilson:

End of an era. I win.

Dude- is anyone else out there "out of fear?" I mean, London, Glasgow... I'm just no longer alarm-able. Sure, I'm vigilant and aware of my surroundings, but terrorism has lost it's power.

Life's too short for much fear, and this old story is tired. I sure do hope that "Joe Public" agrees with me. Know why? Because that would mean that it's not so easy to cause fear enough to affect our economy. And that means that terrorism loses. So the GWOT (Global War On Terrorism) is over!

Not afraid- I win!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


why are all state/nation flags rectangular? Maybe the same reason early download icons were all rectangular (and gray)?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

NASA, please...

Ok this is the second or third time I've noticed this truck sloppily labeled, "NASA" on the 10 fwy between the 110 & La Brea. Is this seriously theUnited States Government's National Aironautics & Space Administration's dump-truck? That's the best signage available to the organization that put man on the moon & helps build international space hang-outs?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

i like the way this guy thinks

Feeling cynical today: I guess there is more to government policy making than gay marriage and flag burning.

Open spectrum is why the iPhone will fail by ZDNet's Dana Blankenhorn -- Free the bits and we'll have progress. We'll have the iPhone, we'll have 10, 20, 50 megabit per second downloads, we'll have all the innovation you could ever want. Keep them imprisoned and we'll remain stuck in the past, while other nations go rocketing ahead of us on the wings of open source, and open spectrum.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


If you notice my online presence seeming a bit sleaker and more aerodynamic then usual, do not be alarmed.

I am connected at 108Mbs WIRELESS, which is why you may perceive some extra awesomeness.

I splurged on a Linksys WRT350N Wireless-N Gigabit Router with Storage Link. I'm psyched to get my USB backup HDD off a computer and into the network closet.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

if you don't put your tools away

Crockett says, "if you don't put your tools away, you tend to accumulate numerous, unnecessary hammers."

I thought of this in the garage today. Certainly this is a metaphor for something. Intellectually lazy thinking, maybe? Self-defeating behavior?

icky thump

Last week I found myself in a conversation about whether a given piece of music can be enjoyed when heard the first time, or if a necessary part of the enjoyment is the familiarity and anticipation.

Today I have my answer: if it's innovative enough, the first listen can be enjoyable.

Case and point: The White Stripes "Icky Thump."

Innovative. Portamento. 200-in-one electronic project lab distorted square wave. Sounds almost Persian. Seriously, this sound brings me back to my little electronic-experimentation hobby kit, where I made music proportional to the distance between the graphite (pencil square) touching leads.

Led Zeppelin-esque drums and guitar throughout.

Catchy, rappish, chili-pepper-ish lyrics.

love it

Friday, June 01, 2007

life is Good

i had ALL STRAWBERRIES for breakfast today. life is Good.