Glass in Mondragon

April 22, 2007 By: erik Category: Mondragon, Photos, Spain 1,790 views

After staring for a minute or two at the seemingly disparate photos that I took this weekend while visiting the in-laws in Mondragon, I finally found the common theme: glass.
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April 19, 2007 By: erik Category: Musings, Politics, USA 876 views

I’d like to continue the discussion from my Gun Laws post. I just read this interesting post by Paul Phillips (including the comments), and I think my opinion on “What should be done to prevent these incidents?” is: Nothing.
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Gun Laws

April 18, 2007 By: erik Category: Media, Musings, News, Politics, USA 1,247 views

HandgunI thought I’d write a little bit about how I experienced the news of the “Virginia Tech Massacre”, as the media likes to call it now. It noticed that the story was topping Google News on Monday evening, and I read a little about it. On Tuesday morning, I got up early and read some of the comments about it on Slashdot.
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Beach Golf

April 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Golf, Photos 1,554 views

On Saturday, I participated in the 2007 Open Golf Playa in Laredo. Yes, we really played golf in the sand.
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Frame Breaking

April 14, 2007 By: erik Category: Flickr, Food, Geeky, Golf, Photos, Photoshop 1,307 views

I’ve just acquired the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. I’ve been wanting to try some frame breaking lately. So here are a few attempts…
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1980 Was A Good Year

April 13, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos 1,981 views

After posting some childhood pictures of Marga a few weeks ago, it seems only fair to do the same for me. My mother dusted off some old albums and sent me these two pictures.
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Tennis Qi

April 12, 2007 By: erik Category: Golf, Musings, Religion 853 views

Tennis BallI was at the gym the other day when they were having a children’s taekwondo class. As I was listening to the shouts from the little sparring five-year-olds, my mind started to wander.

Disclaimer: Everything I know about martial arts, I learned from watching television. I apologize if I mix Chinese and Japanese terms.
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WTF is a Gibibyte?

April 11, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Stuff I Found, Weird 933 views

I’ve just started noticing websites (maybe it’s just Wikipedia?) referring to computer storage capacity in GiB and MiB. For example, a DVD holds 4.7 GiB of data. Today, I finally got around to investigating what those abbreviations mean. They’re gibibytes and mebibytes, of course!
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We Feel Fine

April 10, 2007 By: erik Category: Funny, Stuff I Found, Weird 929 views

It may be narcissistic of me, but a few times a day, I check the recent referrers for my blog to see who is linking to me and what they searched for to find me. Sometimes I find really interesting websites. Yesterday, I found a truly mind-blowing website. It might be the single weirdest thing I’ve seen on the internet. You have to check this out!
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Crumbling Sand Art

April 09, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Photos, Spain 1,775 views

I didn’t really feel like going for a walk in Laredo on Sunday afternoon. But it was 16°C and sunny and Marga really wanted to. So I slipped my camera in my pocket and we headed out the door.
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