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Wedding in Las Vegas


Yes, I know this may come as a shock to some folks, but I am now married again! Amy and I met on e-Harmony in mid 2006 and we hit it off really, really well. Our personalities match up so nicely, it almost seems like magic how easily we get along. I hope […]

Where Have I Been?

The Intrepid Flyers

Ok, I know it has been a long time since I’ve posted. I can only plead incredible busyness. Of course, those who accept the busy excuse will have to ignore all the time I’ve spent playing Company of Heros.

Assuming you accept the busyness (or perhaps I mean business) excuse, here’s […]

This is the Swamp

Last weekend the family and I went to the Florida vs. Alabama game in Gainesville, Florida. We tailgated across from the stadium and got to see the players show up and the Gator Walk. Florida is celebrating 100 years of football and as such was playing in their “throwback” uniforms (uniforms from “back in […]


Chris and Himeji Originally uploaded by neepster.

Since this weekend finds me and my friend Chris B in Japan together, so we met up in Osaka and decided to go see Himeji Castle. I met up with my friend Chris B on Sunday and we hopped the trains to Himeji.

When we got […]

Shinkansen Goes ZOOOOM!

While I was in Japan last time, Mat and Sriram and I happened to be in Gifu-Hashima station near Nagoya at night when a Shinkansen went flying through the station. Sriram had the presence of mind to record it on his camera, so if you ever wanted to see (and hear) what it is like […]

Sake & Laziness

Yeah, I know I haven’t posted much lately (why do my posts always start with that?), but frankly I haven’t really felt like it (and why is that always in there?).

However, I recently came across a very useful link about sake. For those who remember, sake is one of my top 3 favorite things […]


Having written a blog update and then foolishly rebooting before saving it, I am left with nothing to write about. 🙂 However, JC has kindly written about Steve Job’s commencement speech at Stanford. It is very, very good. Please go read.

Inverness Day 2

In honor of finally getting up some photos from Scotland, I am reposting my previous Scotland blog post so you have a better commentary. The photos are here.

We started off our only full day in Inverness by going to Culloden Battlefield. This was the last battle fought on British soil, in 1745. Here Bonnie […]

How to Make a Kubrick

I’ve sorta settled on Random Image as my WP1.5 theme, at least for now. This theme randomly rotates the top images, called Kubricks, after the movie director of the same name. So, I spent last night trying to figure out how to make my own Kubricks out of the images I have. I found some […]

Wimbledon and Wales

I finally got around to putting up our Europe pics from Wimbledon and Wales. The pics from the Opening Day at Wimbledon are here. The narration of our adventures at Wimbledon and in Wales are also available.


Since I have finally put up the photos for Wales, I think I will write the narration to go along with them. So, without further ado, here it is.

If you’ll remember, when we last left off, we had finally managed to reach our accomodations, the Winston Private Hotel. The folks there were very nice […]

Best Pictures Ever

I have added gallery to my site, which will make adding photos a lot easier (I hope). To test it and start off with, I have put up the the best pictures I have taken (or been present when they were taken – since some of these are JCs) for your review. Some these […]

Confucious Says

Chi Kang Tzu asked Confucious about government, saying “What would you think if, in order to move closer to those who possess the Way, I were to kill those who do not follow the Way?”

Confucious answered “In administering your government, what need is there for you to kill? Just desire the good in […]

Scottsdale Open Qualifiers

Yesterday, Jean and I went to the Scottsdale Open at the Fairmont Princess Resort in Scottsdale to watch the qualifying rounds. We did this primarily because it is free :), but also because Jean had never been to a professional tournament before. Of course, neither had I until a few years ago when Christi took […]

London Pics Online

Yes, I know it has been more than 6 months since we went to Europe, but I plead laziness for not getting these up sooner. The sad part is there a lot more than this to put up. In anycase, here for your viewing pleasure are ALL of our pics from London (note that this […]

Kyoto & Other People’s Blogs

First of all I noticed that it is snowing in Kyoto. As you can see in the picture the Kinkakuji (Golden Pavillion) is beautiful in the snow. If you’ve ever been to Kyoto you’ve probably been to this temple and maybe to the Ginkakuji (Silver Pavillion) and the 15 other UNESCO/World Heritage sites in Kyoto. […]

Useful Windows Stuff Everyone Should Have

Reposting this useful list of programs for a friend, and others. These programs are listed in order of importance.

Note: I always install Zone Alarm (the free version) FIRST, before I install ANYTHING else. Do this BEFORE you start patching WinXP or Win2k or else you might as well hang a “TROJAN ME!” sign on […]

Manchester and Wales

In the morning we got up and went down to the Clava Cairns, which were only a couple of miles from our B&B, although we went the long way around since we are foolish tourists 🙂 . The Cairns are the remains of an ancient burial ground from as long ago as 2000 B.C.! 4,000 […]

5000 Years in Day (or Stones and Bones)

Another day on our vacation. Sorry for the delay in posting.

Today we took a tour into the west English countryside to see some sights and be “real” tourists 🙂 A tour van picked us up at our hotel and took us to a rendezvous area where we switched for the 5000 Years in a […]


Today JC and I went to Wimbledon for the first day of play (June 21, 2004). Since we had no tickets (since we hadn’t won any in the ballot in January, and I was unwilling to pay $500 or more for a debenture ticket), we had to queue up early in the morning to try […]