Thursday, September 30, 2004

The Segway GT transporter for golf?

Oh, I am defintely going to need one of these.
If I can only figure out how to fit the dog on this somehow.

From our friends at Engadget.

Monday, September 27, 2004

PlayStation Portable In Action

Back on my old blog, I had a lengthy article about buying one of the next generation mobile gaming platform (Tapwave Zodiac, Gameboy Duo, etc.). I had eventually decided on the PlayStation Portable (PSP), but after seeing this series of photos, I am rethinking it. Damn, that thing is really, really big.

Monday, September 20, 2004

Hail Storm

An intense rain storm whipped through EDH today. We got rain (first since May), lightning, thunder and even hail (see picture below). I bet this is going to leave quite a snow accumulation up the Sierras from us. Posted by Hello

Sunday, September 19, 2004

Cal Brewer's Fest

Kelly, Shelley and I went to the California Brewer's Festival yesterday. It was a weird event, held under the freeway in Old Sacramento, that featured about 100 brewers. While the strangest beer was the Grant's Manadarin Wheat (pictured below), I think the best beer was Drop-Top Ale. Posted by Hello

USB Xmas Trees

I saw these doodads on Mac News Network. They're USB powered christmas trees for your desk. The recent cold front here in EDH made me think of them. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Canadian Doofus Sighting

Yet another Segway doofus sighting. Now the Las Vegas sighting could be easily explained away, as it was his job and 110F there, but this fool in Calgary, Canada has some serious explaining to do. Not only was it raining and 40F, he had rode his dork-mobile into the lobby of the Westin Hotel five minutes earlier . . . Posted by Hello

BMX Park

Though it doesn't look like much, this is EDH's BMX park. It's right next to the skatepark about 1 mile from my house. It's a nice little track with a few jumps and such. The really cool part of it is that is has lights. I bet night riding is pretty cool. Posted by Hello

Tuesday, September 14, 2004


I turns out that they put a really cool skatepark about 1 mile away from my house. Although this is pretty sweet, I'm probably a little to old for it. What is far cooler is the BMX park that is right next to it. I'll post some pictures of it tomorrow. Posted by Hello

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Equal Time

As an equalizer for the excessive number of Louie pictures gracing my blog over the last few days, here is a up close picture of Zeke. Posted by Hello

Downtown Calgary

This isn't a great picture, but these are some giant sculptures in downtown Calgary. Calgary is one of those towns where its so cold that they have to link all the buildings with elevated walkways (which you can see in the far background). That's a good thing too, since it's only been about 50F most days. These sculptures are in a nice little cafe district near my hotel. Posted by Hello

Louie II

For the curious, here is a better picture of Louie (pictured with his favorite toy, Mr. Elephant). Posted by Hello

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

Canada Bound

I'm off to Calgary this morning. I got the first flight out of Sacto (6:50 AM) and am paying for it here at SFO. And just to add insult to injury, it appears that the powers that be here in San Francisco have decided to change food / coffee concessionaires. Gone are the dozens of Starbucks and Breakfast shops; In their place are small Peet's Coffee carts and closed food stands. Needless to say, it's bedlam: Half awake travelers arguing with hopelessly overworked coffeeristas about the meaning of "iced soy americano with space".

Hopefully, my trip will start looking up when I find a good old fashion Tim Horton north of the border. I'l post some pictures from downtown Calgary this week.

Sunday, September 05, 2004

Louie Dog

I got a new friend today. Louie is a 2 year old yellow lab and weighs in at about 70 pounds. We got him from the Grass Valley lab rescue people, which is about one hour up in the Sierras from where we live. So far, Louie and Zeke have hit things off well. Posted by Hello

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Tire Review

I've finally solved my constant puncture problems with my new Specialized Roller X tires and I have to say they are actually pretty good. They've got good traction on the uphill and rocky sections, but still roll pretty fast over the straight aways. I've put about 75 miles on them in the past week or so and they've held up like champs. The Roller Xs also got awarded second place in the new Bike Magazine XC tire shootout. Posted by Hello