Entries from August 2010

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Biking Up A Hill

A little over 10 years ago I planned on doing a charity bike ride for AIDS from San Francisco to Los Angeles. I was required to raise $5k to participate and the company I was working for at the time was supposed to match any donations I collected…but this was 2000 and that all fell […]

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

The Longest Lunch

A couple of months ago, my wife and I stayed over our friends’ house in their redone guest room when I received a phone call a little after 10a. It was another friend who had 1p reservations for 3 at The French Laundry, a 3 Michelin Star restaurant (as of 2010, the only one in […]

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

GPX Elevation Profile Plotting With The Google Chart API

Last month I went on a few training hikes for an upcoming backpacking trip, and on the final two, I took along my GPS. Google Earth provides a wealth of options for visualizing GPS data, but I wanted to get a better understanding of what was going on under the hood. So I exported my […]