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Photos by my awesome pal Kristin at our swanky work party.

Posted on December 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

work holiday party 2007

With Kristin.

Photo by Kristin.

Posted on December 15, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, holidays, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Alternate route home 2007


Yes, that's right; the traffic on the Bay Bridge tonight was so bad that it was faster for my friend Beth and I to get home by way of the Richmond - San Rafael and Golden Gate bridges.

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Posted on December 1, 2007 at 07:22 PM in warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

A random desktop image would like to inform me of how many hours left 2007


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Posted on November 9, 2007 at 11:27 AM in tools, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

I have a balloon tied to my chair 2007


I got a promotion at The Workplace Whose Name I Do Not Mention On My Immensely Googleable Personal Sites. Among the benefits, balloon!

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Posted on November 5, 2007 at 02:17 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (0)

How early am I up today? Check out the sky to the east... 2007


["Dinah coming in to work early" on Joe's Google Calendar. This was probably for a phone meeting with folks in other timezones.]

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At office, sun not yet up. Ah, fall...


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Posted on October 23, 2007 at 12:00 PM in the big room with the blue ceiling, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Air Canada experience 2007


This Air Canada gate (for my trip to Victoria, BC for Access pre-conference) apparently used to be an American gate judging by the clean spot from the old American signage.

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Power, albeit weak power, but power (!) on the plane


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Posted on October 9, 2007 at 12:00 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

in Denver for LITA conference 2007

Rioja menu & my view of salad & dessert prep


amuse bouche, green gazpacho, Rioja, Denver



The "Picnic" at Rioja, Denver


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carmelizing bananas at Rioja, Denver


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Why I go to Rioja: the amazing black truffle & mushroom gnocci


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Posted on October 5, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinah attending conference in SF during day 2007

[according to Joe's Google Calendar]

Posted on September 7, 2007 at 12:00 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (0)

off work today 2007

[according to Joe's Google Calendar]

Posted on September 3, 2007 at 12:00 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (0)

at AALL (American Association of Law Libraries) 2007

[7/14-7/17 according to Google Calendar]

Posted on July 14, 2007 at 12:00 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Dinner in D.C. with coworkers 2007



A little bit of a blur...


Posted on June 25, 2007 at 12:01 PM in work | Permalink | Comments (0)

at ALA 2007

[from 6/22 to 6/26 according to Joe's Google Calendar]

Posted on June 22, 2007 at 12:01 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

My commute doesn't suck. 2007


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Big fire on Treasure Island




[From the commute home:]

Not much left.


Posted on June 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM in San Francisco, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

out with friends from work during the conference 2007


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Posted on May 16, 2007 at 12:00 PM in friends & family, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Watching the artists at work 2007


The drivers of this big gear get such fluid motion out of it. Very impressive.

And now we'll just make certain no one messes with the little gear...


Neatly protecting the small vehicle with the big at the end of the workday.

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Posted on May 2, 2007 at 12:00 PM in creativity, the big room with the blue ceiling, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Cincinnati airport 2007


Missed flight home due to first flight being late. On next flight four hours later. Blah.

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Posted on April 12, 2007 at 12:01 PM in travel, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Nothing better on moving into a new place... 2007

... than to get up at 4:30am the next morning and fly off on business trips.


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And onward


Posted on April 11, 2007 at 12:00 PM in travel, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Springfield, MO 2007

Need Cash?


Country radio station billboard, Springfield, MO.



Ayup, that's the name of the place.

Posted on April 6, 2007 at 12:00 PM in mundania, the big room with the blue ceiling, travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

to Missouri 2007



In case you were wondering, the answer is: Missouri.


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I am not among my people.


The bathroom has a tv. A tv being, apparently, more important than counter space here.

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Posted on April 5, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Television, travel, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday Discardia 2007

Need a little chest freezer?


5.3 cubic feet. Nice for those who make soups or like to minimize their shopping trips to Trader Joe's.

$90 and you pick it up at my place in the Castro, SF. It's not heavy.

Still under 5 more years warranty against compressor failure. Have manual, warranty & receipt.


Inside view of freezer with 7oz mac & cheese boxes for scale

Selling the catsuit. *sigh*


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Most unfortunate.


From the 2003 work Xmas party. Of course someone gave me two copies.

Nice folks at Nirvana on Castro St


When I first moved into this apartment I got a nice welcome from Brent-Dawg at Nirvana.

Another cool receipt doodle from Brent-Dawg at Nirvana



I'd forgotten how damn cool our cards were at SoftDevices


And that my old title was "Mission Commander".

Ah, the good ol' startup days...

Cool Halcyon sketch on the front of the awards book from 3 years ago


Why yes, I am one of those stinking liberals


(The joint membership is with my grandfather, who died at the end of 2001 but inspires me still)

gone now, but I always liked the business card for Friendly Spirits


Can't knock that phone number either.

Mysterious to-do list from my former housemate, Chris P.


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disappointing 16th St restaurant


walked by there for years, finally tried it this past year, underwhelmed

old shopping list found among other papers


vintage probably ~2004-2005

Christmas Revels, 2004, 18th Century Scotland theme


Dance-Along Nutcracker, 2004


Good advice when you want to focus


Working/playing hard today


Amazing how much you can done when you just sit down and finally start doing it (and when you decide that a mobile phone just sent straight to Flickr is good enough photo quality instead of thinking you need to scan everything).

Good restaurant I went to a few years ago with family


Pleasure-inducing map received on first visit to the mighty Powells Books




The logo of my friend Ron Pottol's old employer Appaloosa Interactive always reminded me of the Playboy character Femlin

Juan Muñoz sculptures


from the December 2001 issue of Smithsonian. I'd really like to see these someday.

Almost filled up recycling bag #1 today



old self portrait by my friend B.J. West


Probably from 1992 since this is, I believe in the St. John St. apartment building we were living in in San Jose then.

Pictures from [a certain person] of a visit to the walrus pool at the zoo


Happy walrus

Another friendly walrus comes to visit


cuddly walruses


VERY happy walrus!


Lest you think that masturbation is some hominid-only sort of thing...

Title portion of an article by Chris Hudak


Can't remember when this was from. First half of the 1990's I'd guess.

My favorite Heifer Project picture


copyright Heifer/photo by Darcy Kiefel

The most intense illustration of the work Doctors Without Borders does


The mailings with the bracelet and the hole card just shake you to realize how extreme the situation is. Children are starving to death. Still. Despite all our worldwide wealth, we still let children starve to death. And it's a slow, painful process for child and parent. And it's preventable.


The wonderful look of the first Lord Loves A Working Man demo album


Which is a CD, not a record, of course.

Posted on March 17, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Discardia, Food and Drink, friends & family, holidays, mundania, music, politics & philosophy, San Francisco, sex, work, worry vs. clarity | Permalink | Comments (0)

SXSW 2007

Getting corporations/universities to accessibility


Cool art and artist at the Interactive Playpen


I really really dig this art piece.

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More cool art in the playpen



Really nice tower in the corner of the playpen


The playpen in action


An excellent ducky


And with that, I head out to see Ze Frank host the Web Awards...

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2nd row center for web awards


Absolutely lovely evening with Heather, Steve, Matt and Derek talking about this & that


Posted on March 11, 2007 at 12:00 PM in creativity, friends & family, SXSW, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Pretty ride home on the bus 2007



Posted on March 7, 2007 at 12:01 PM in San Francisco, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

My valentine dinner with co-worker Marjorie at the glamorous Doubletree 2007

Little combo playing romantic standards. Fun!


Man, the kitchen staff at this place must be frustrated: lovely presentation, not-so-hot ingredients


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Posted on February 14, 2007 at 12:00 PM in Food and Drink, holidays, travel, warnings & kvetches, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

Philadelphia to NYC 2007

Philadelphia 30th Street Station


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St. Patrick's Cathedral, from the hotel room window


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St. Pat's again, from the 7th floor restaurant


How I ever locate my hotel room is a mystery



Last night at the Wayne was at least the second time I've been given room 404.

"Please check your key for any typos..."

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Posted on February 1, 2007 at 12:02 PM in travel, work | Permalink | Comments (0)

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