Monday, April 30, 2007

gotan project

I haven't posted in a while. I was very busy last week and got sick towards the end of the week. I did go see a great concert on Sunday evening though. Alisa and I went to see Gotan Project. They are a very interesting / amazing group in the somewhat bland world of live electronica. We are lucky enough in live in SF, which as far as I can tell is their only stop in the US except for Couchella. I get the feeling that a lot of bands like to play SF. I think we make a good crowd. Anyway, they had three violinists, a cellist, a pianist, an accordion player, singer, guitar player, and two DJs. Even with that many people on stage, it worked well. Their mix of electronica, tango beaks, and indigenous Argentine music is truly a mashup worth it's own genre!


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

ruben's tube

I found this great video on YouTube of a Ruben's Tube. This kind of stuff makes me really want a warehouse space or at least a garage to mess around in!

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Friday, April 13, 2007

science scout

The Order of the Science Scouts of Exemplary Repute and Above Average Physique at the University of British Columbia has a number of great merit badges for geeks. I thing this one might describe me the best:

The "I can be a prick when it comes to science" badge.
In which the recipient can be so passionate about things of a scientific nature, that he/she may appear surly, rude, and/or unpleasant.

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infectious wearables

I just found this great website where you can buy clothes and plush toys in the form of infectious diseases! These are great! Here is the flesh eating virus:

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Monday, April 9, 2007


I was out of work for a while so I decided to grow a beard like any self respecting man on the dole would do. It seems really thin in the photo, but I am surprised that it is as thick as it is.

Now I can check off beard growing from the things I wanted to do at least once in my life. I am not so sure I will do it again.


Sunday, April 8, 2007

back tattoo

This is the tattoo on my back. I and Greg Kulz (at Sacred Rose in SF) designed it. Here is also one of the original concept drawings I did:


Tuesday, April 3, 2007

401(k) rollover

I have been looking for a good place to rollover my 401(k) into an IRA. After spending tons of time collecting information like custodial fees, transaction costs, and the like, I found a website that has done it all already. It also seems relatively active in terms of updates. The website is You can also look at the list sorted in terms of different criteria by going to the link at the top of the page labeled "More Broker Lists".


Sunday, April 1, 2007

yoji the fish

Here is a picture of Yoji, the new addition to our family. He was named after Yoji on Miami Ink.