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January 2017

Happy New Year! World-readable
2017-01-01 18:30:44
In which the intrepid narrator wishes the world a happy new year 2017.
Tags: meta

February 2017

View of Mount Davidson and Sutro Tower over Ingleside
2017-02-19 15:15:44
In which the intrepid narrator becomes a home owner (again) and moves out of his rental in San Francisco
Hello Death Valley World-readable
2017-02-20 14:05:14
12 Feburary 2017: In which the intrepid narrator travels to visit an otherworldly landscape
Furnace Creek Campground
2017-02-20 16:49:52
13 February 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits the lowest basin in the entire western hemisphere
Scottys Castle Road
2017-02-26 15:58:09
14 February 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits craters, dunes, and canyons in Death Valley; and contemplates the impact of water on shaping the desert landscape

March 2017

Most of the Logan cousins
2017-03-29 16:11:27
Tags: family

April 2017

Calvin waits for his birthday cake
Calvin's birthday World-readable
2017-04-03 21:49:23
Tags: calvin
Julian waits for his birthday cake
Julian's birthday World-readable
2017-04-04 19:35:26
Tags: julian
Calvin with Lady Washington
Battle Sail World-readable
2017-04-18 20:59:43
16 April 2017: In which the intrepid narrator goes sailing on the bay on a rainy day
Hamilton World-readable
2017-04-28 21:01:35
In which the intrepid narrator sees an American Musical and experiences a major cultural event first hand
Calvin on deck of USS Pampanito
Staycation World-readable
2017-04-30 11:14:11
In which the intrepid narrator spends a week's staycation in San Francisco
Battery Townsley and the Golden Gate
Battery Townsley World-readable
2017-04-30 21:20:17
2 April 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits a gun emplacement overlooking the Golden Gate

May 2017

A patent of my own World-readable
2017-05-13 16:20:04
In which the intrepid narrator is issued US Patent number 9,622,187
Tags: qualcomm
Motoko at Copper Mountain
2017-05-14 15:47:04
In which the intrepid narrator decides his cars are not right for San Francisco but decides to keep them anyway because nothing else works better
Tags: cars

June 2017

Golden Gate Bridge in fog
Bay Model World-readable
2017-06-02 12:03:00
20 May 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits a massive scale model of the San Francisco Bay -- with real water
Jaeger and Willy at Camp Creek Campground
Timberline World-readable
2017-06-13 20:41:25
2-3 June 2017: In which the intrepid narrator celebrates Cascade Volcano Day at Mount Hood
Steel Cliffs
The top of Oregon World-readable
2017-06-13 22:37:19
4 June 2017: In which the intrepid narrator ascends the highest peak in Oregon

July 2017

San Francisco Pride Parade
Pride World-readable
2017-07-02 20:54:35
25 June 2017: In which the intrepid narrator watches the San Francisco Pride Parade
Trail to Balconies and Machete Ridge
Pinnacles World-readable
2017-07-14 15:37:57
2 July 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits his nearest National Park; Or, Further East of Eden
Calvin on RocketBoat
Rocket Boat! World-readable
2017-07-15 11:43:05
3 July 2017: In which the intrepid narrator rides Rocket Boat in San Francisco Bay
South Sister
South Sister World-readable
2017-07-19 20:54:00
11 July 2017: In which the intrepid narrator climbs another cascade volcano
Trail to Tomales Point
Tomales Point World-readable
2017-07-22 20:20:16
24 June 2017: In which the intrepid narrator hikes to Tomales Point, on the northern tip of Point Reyes National Seashore

August 2017

Worldcon 75 World-readable
2017-08-20 15:52:10
In which the intrepid narrator decides to attend Worldcon 75 in Helsinki
Series: Worldcon 75
Jaeger, Kiesa, Julian, and Calvin on Finnair flight 12 to Helsinki
Messukeskus World-readable
2017-08-23 19:42:38
In which the intrepid narrator takes his family to Helsinki for the 75th annual Worldcon
Series: Worldcon 75
Jaeger at Worldcon 75
2017-08-26 16:33:05
10 August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits Worldcon 75 in Helsinki and sees many interesting things
Series: Worldcon 75
Directional sign at Worldcon
Hugo Awards World-readable
2017-08-27 15:29:31
11 August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator attends a second day at Worldcon and watches the Hugo Awards in person
Series: Worldcon 75

September 2017

Calvin and Julian on the couch in Finnish Airbnb
Third day at Worldcon World-readable
2017-09-01 22:06:19
12th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator spends a third day at Worldcon 75 and finally figures out a working schedule for the con
Series: Worldcon 75
Julian and Calvin wait for the bus in Helsinki
2017-09-04 12:57:16
13th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator skips the last day of Worldcon 75 to see an open-air heritage museum, an impressive church, and the National Museum of Finland
Series: Worldcon 75
Interior of Louhela Station in Vantaa, Finland
Suomenlinna World-readable
2017-09-09 12:17:26
14th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits the fortress of Suomenlinna, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Series: Worldcon 75
SAS A320 DY-KAL at Helsinki
Kiitos Finland! World-readable
2017-09-10 14:04:09
15th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator bids farewell to Helsinki, flies to Copenhagen, and takes a canal boat tour
Series: Worldcon 75
Danish for breakfast in Denmark
Nationalmuseet World-readable
2017-09-12 22:19:14
16th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator explores Copenhagen
Series: Worldcon 75
Danish flag flying at Kronborg
Kronborg World-readable
2017-09-15 18:23:48
17th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator visits Hamlet's Castle
Series: Worldcon 75
Julian walks at Amager Strandpark
Spire World-readable
2017-09-16 21:04:40
18th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator spends one last day in Copenhagen and climbs an amazing church spire
Series: Worldcon 75
Kiesa and Julian queue to check in at Copenhagen Airport
Speedbird (Reprise) World-readable
2017-09-17 19:53:49
19th August 2017: In which the intrepid narrator flies home to North America across the Atlantic Ocean
Series: Worldcon 75
Crosswalk stencil in Helsinki
Worldcon Recap World-readable
2017-09-23 17:37:00
In which the intrepid narrator recaps his eleven days in Scandinavia, and enumerates lessons learned from the trip
Series: Worldcon 75

October 2017

Foggy view of Excelsior
The rest of the summer World-readable
2017-10-05 17:29:38
In which the intrepid narrator watches an eclipse, survives an epic heat wave, and sees several minor sights in San Francisco

November 2017

Gentry Arkansas
Nemo's Wedding World-readable
2017-11-03 13:46:11
In which the intrepid narrator visits northwest Arkansas to attend a friend's wedding
Tags: travel
Red sun rises over San Francisco Bay
Conflagration World-readable
2017-11-05 15:42:57
In which the intrepid narrator experiences the North Bay wildfires second-hand

December 2017

Calvin assembles a Lego polyhedra
Polyhedra World-readable
2017-12-03 16:25:13
In which the intrepid narrator reverse-engineers an elaborate Lego polyhedra to serve as a Christmas tree topper
Tags: lego
Golden Gate Bridge
2017-12-23 17:40:31
In which the intrepid narrator writes a San Francisco guidebook to get his family out of the house for Christmas
Flag flying in front of San Francisco City Hall
Paying respects World-readable
2017-12-30 13:15:52
In which the intrepid narrator his pays respects to San Francisco's mayor
Bitscape, age 26, is a highly sought white hat hacker and an agent of
social subversion. An avid fan of salsa, developer-centric web design,
and cheesy pop music, Bitscape co-creates a world of love and
acceptance by sharing his vision. He enjoys helping low-tech firms
define their offline strategy, and he's advised many anonymous
unknowns, including the homeless on Pearl Street, escaped mental
patients, and hookers on East Colfax. As an aspiring web bum, he
applies his knowledge to a community venture, the Content Collective.
Bitscape resides in Westminster, Colorado, but may soon be moving into
a van down by the river. For speaking arrangements, don't bother
calling. Your bits will be lost in the noise.
- Bitscape's Lounge splash screen, October 2002