Archive for April, 2007

Beach Golf

April 15, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Golf, Photos

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

Frame Breaking

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

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…

1980 Was A Good Year

April 13, 2007 By: erik Category: Photos

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.

Tennis Qi

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

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.

WTF is a Gibibyte?

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

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!

We Feel Fine

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

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!

Crumbling Sand Art

April 09, 2007 By: erik Category: Beach, Photos, Spain

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.

WordPress Countdown Widget

April 08, 2007 By: erik Category: Wordpress

Several people have found my blog lately searching for a countdown widget for WordPress. I briefly considered writing one with a nice back-end interface for entering the date, etc., but in the end, I think it’s going to take less time and be more flexible if I just explain how I have mine done.

Social Bookmarking and Viral Internet Memes

April 07, 2007 By: erik Category: Geeky, Media, Weird

With 1337 hits at the time of this writing1, my most popular post for the month of March was one that I made on December 5, 2006, with almost all of the content being pasted from my clipboard.

Junior World Handball Championship

April 06, 2007 By: erik Category: Colindres, Photos, Spain, Videos

Some of you might recall a rather intriguing comment I received a few weeks ago from a man named Örn in Iceland. He was inquiring about places to stay in and around Colindres. The reason for his visit was to support the Iceland team in the Junior World Handball Championship qualifier this weekend.