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January 2013

Calvin looks out the hotel window at Victoria Harbour
Lay ho, Hong Kong World-readable
2013-01-03 19:09:57
In which the intrepid narrator begins to explore Hong Kong
Tags: travel
Barge dredging the harbor from our hotel window
Defending the harbor World-readable
2013-01-04 01:43:14
In which the intrepid narrator beats jet-lag and worries about the appropriate level of history to discuss with a preschooler
Tags: travel
Kowloon and the International Commerce Centre
Cheung Chau World-readable
2013-01-04 08:32:55
In which the intrepid narrator visits the outlying island of Cheung Chau
Tags: travel
Riding the Peak Tram up the peak
Christmas at the Peak World-readable
2013-01-06 18:55:01
In which the intrepid narrator spends Christmas on Victoria Peak in Hong Kong
Tags: travel
Bamboo scaffolding under an expressway suspended over Victoria Harbour
The New Territories World-readable
2013-01-07 18:53:17
In which the intrepid narrator explores the New Territories
Tags: travel
Bamboo-lined walkway in Victoria Park
A day without a plan World-readable
2013-01-08 19:05:44
In which the intrepid narrator tries to get a visa for the People's Republic, and tries to go shopping in Hong Kong
Tags: travel
Calvin eats a Mickey Mouse waffle at Hong Kong Disneyland
Hong Kong Disneyland World-readable
2013-01-12 20:35:01
In which the intrepid narrator experiences the magic kingdom and the middle kingdom at the same time
Tags: travel
UART at BLUG World-readable
2013-01-13 11:48:13
In which the intrepid narrator gives an impromptu talk about his day-job at the Boulder Linux User's Group meeting
Tags: tech
River traffic on the Pearl River in Huangpu
Guangzhou World-readable
2013-01-13 12:33:34
In which the intrepid narrator visits the third-largest city in the People's Republic of China
The noonday gun fires
The Noonday Gun World-readable
2013-01-14 21:41:00
In which the intrepid narrator spends his last full day in Hong Kong picking off the last few sites he missed
Tags: travel
Victoria Harbour from the hotel window
Leaving Hong Kong World-readable
2013-01-15 20:51:53
In which the intrepid narrator bids farewell to Hong Kong after ten days in the Special Administrative Region and fails to visit the giant Buddha on Lantau Island
Tags: travel
Slide in the playground at the 228 Peace Park
Provisional capital World-readable
2013-01-17 19:37:44
In which the intrepid narrator explores Taipei in the rain
Tags: travel
Display of Asus motherboards on a street corner in Taipei
Sunology World-readable
2013-01-18 19:11:43
In which the intrepid narrator sees a giant panda, rides a gondola, contemplates the study of Sunology, gets nearly lost on the alleys and lanes of Taipei, and eats a Ma-Po tofu burger
Tags: travel
Plastic screen in a classical Chinese style
Living in the future World-readable
2013-01-19 11:45:15
In which the intrepid narrator visits the National Palace Museum, meets a friendly local student, goes shopping, and visits the erstwhile tallest building in the world
Tags: travel
United 777-200 waiting at the gate at Narita International Airport
2013-01-19 18:39:43
In which the intrepid narrator flies home, lands before taking off, and experiences the same day twice
Tags: travel
Dining room with original flooring
The Floors World-readable
2013-01-20 12:32:52
In which the intrepid narrator installs a beautiful (and expensive) hard wood floor

February 2013

2013-02-06 20:44:06
In which the intrepid narrator unleashes an ebook on the unsuspecting populous
Tags: travel

March 2013

mod_rewrite World-readable
2013-03-10 20:17:40
In which the intrepid narrator does his part to keep the Internet free of the scourge of link rot
Tags: tech
Recommended reading World-readable
2013-03-10 20:48:38
In which the intrepid reader suggests books for his wife to read
Tags: books
Calvin plays with Legos on the plane to Pasco
2013-03-24 12:12:35
In which the intrepid narrator delves deeper into Legos
Tags: lego

April 2013

Criminal terrorism World-readable
2013-04-21 13:18:51
In which the intrepid narrator tries to figure out why similar mass-casualty events are treated differently
White rabbit near the CMC ski trail
Spring snow World-readable
2013-04-30 21:21:54
In which the intrepid narrator skis to Lake Isabelle in spring conditions, and finds a new class of gear to lust after

June 2013

Back yard in snow in May
Month of May World-readable
2013-06-01 21:03:54
In which the intrepid narrator evaluates Front Range snow conditions, visits San Diego, and eradicates an invasive weed.
Longs Peak from Twin Sisters
2013-06-03 20:35:04
In which the intrepid narrator tours civil engineering sites in Boulder County, celebrates Holi, and observes Colorado Thirteener Day.
Calvin's drawing of New York: building and a cow
Flying east World-readable
2013-06-04 20:38:42
In which the intrepid narrator takes his four-year-old to New York City
Tags: travel
Advent Hope Church
Legos in Times Square World-readable
2013-06-15 20:50:17
In which the intrepid narrator explores Manhattan with his preschooler and finds a giant X-Wing built entirely in Lego
Tags: travel
Calvin and Midtown Manhattan
Between the lions World-readable
2013-06-19 20:15:53
In which the intrepid narrator and his preschooler visit Roosevelt Island, the New York Public Library, the American Museum of Natural History, Strawberry Fields, and Curry Hill
Tags: travel
Josh, Bethany, and Calvin on the High Line
30 Rock in Lego World-readable
2013-06-20 21:08:33
In which the intrepid narrator visits the High Line and loses his camera on the Top of the Rock
Tags: travel
New York Stock Exchange
2013-06-21 20:59:28
In which the intrepid narrator recovers his camera, tours Lower Manhattan in the rain, and tries to explain September 11 to a preschooler
Tags: travel
Calvin watches the harbor recede from the stern of the Staten Island Ferry
South Ferry World-readable
2013-06-23 20:36:38
In which the intrepid narrator bids farewell to New York City and unlocks a major parenting achievement
Tags: travel
2013-06-29 21:06:13
In which the intrepid narrator digs up his old journal to recap his first trip to New York City, as a nine-year-old in 1990
Tags: travel
Living room with new hard wood floors
The Rug World-readable
2013-06-30 17:14:46
In which the intrepid narrator buys an area rug off Craigslist

July 2013

Sunset near the Great Sand Dunes
Great Sand Dunes World-readable
2013-07-20 17:25:19
In which the intrepid narrator goes camping at the Great Sand Dunes and stages an impromptu engineering workshop in the sand
Tags: travel
Data sets World-readable
2013-07-27 23:22:26
In which the intrepid narrator tries to figure out how many miles his cars have driven each year

September 2013

Basement sump with high water
Deluge World-readable
2013-09-14 12:21:40
In which the intrepid narrator weathers a 100-year-flood in Boulder
Post-flood rain in Boulder
After the flood World-readable
2013-09-26 21:04:36
In which the intrepid narrator cleans up after Boulder's 1% flood event
Stuff waiting to be taken to CHaRM
2013-09-28 14:20:58
In which the intrepid narrator takes obsolete and broken electronics to Ecocycle's CHaRM
Through-the-floor speaker wire installation base station
2013-09-28 14:57:17
In which the intrepid narrator atones for a previous homeowner's crimes against baseboard molding

October 2013

Calvin rides his pedal bike across a bridge
Like riding a bike World-readable
2013-10-06 16:45:28
In which the intrepid narrator gets a tiny pedal bike for his preschooler

November 2013

Portico (D830) and Freya (Thinkpad X1 Carbon)
Introducing Freya World-readable
2013-11-07 21:02:31
In which the intrepid narrator acquires a new Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Calvin, Kiesa, and Nana go trick-or-treating
Faraday cage World-readable
2013-11-09 17:42:11
In which the intrepid narrator takes Calvin trick-or-treating in his lab and shows off an actual Faraday cage
Front view of a Lego Seahawk helicopter
2013-11-18 20:41:46
In which the intrepid narrator indulges Calvin's Lego obsession
Tags: lego
Completed container garden on patio
2013-11-23 18:12:34
I wanted to title this "I know what you planted in your garden last summer" but managed to resist

December 2013

Fun with natural gas World-readable
2013-12-08 13:35:06
In which the intrepid narrator survives a major natural gas outage in sub-zero temperatures
Logan Christmas photo featuring Calvin
Merry Christmas World-readable
2013-12-25 12:03:15
Flood tourists walk past damaged road at Heil Valley Ranch
Flood disaster tourism World-readable
2013-12-30 21:59:49
In which the intrepid narrator indulges in some flood tourism
Tags: flood
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