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Europe 2013, Part 2: Venice and Le Tour

Venice You can see all 54 pictures from Venice or the best 8 (mixed with the best pictures from elsewhere on our trip). From Krk, Croatia we left Amy, Brian, Melanie, and Martin and struck out on our own. We … Continue reading

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Europe 2013, Part 1: Slovenia and Croatia

At the end of June and into July last year Emily and I went on a two week vacation to Europe. We spent most of our time in Slovenia and Spain, but we also briefly ventured into Croatia, Venice, Andorra, … Continue reading

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Bioluminescent Night Kayaking

bioluminescence – (n.) The emission of light by a living organism. On Sunday Emily and I drove an hour north of San Francisco to Tomales Bay on Point Reyes National Seashore. We had signed up for a night kayaking trip … Continue reading

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Southern Utah national parks road trip

In late May Emily and I went on a road trip to Southern Utah with her parents, her sister, and her sister’s husband. Mostly you should just look at the pictures (see the “best of” album if you’re normal and … Continue reading

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Two Interesting Sci-fi Movies

Primer An indie time travel movie made with a $7,000 budget. It has a Blair Witch feel but with far less nauseating camera movement. The story is really cool and extremely complex. Definitely a solid movie. I loved the understated … Continue reading

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Men’s Razor Comparison

I’ve tested six different men’s razors from Gillette and Schick over the past few months. My favorite is the Gillette Mach 3, with the Schick Quattro Titanium coming in second. Executive Summary More blades isn’t strictly better—there are trade-offs. More … Continue reading

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Should the NSA be allowed to scan our personal email?

It seems pretty likely that the NSA is operating a large-scale system called XKeyscore that captures and scans private Internet communications like email. Yesterday I talked about the constitutionality of such a system. Regardless of whether the NSA is allowed … Continue reading

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Violating the Fourth Amendment

I recently tweeted: “Hey why do @NSACareers and @BarackObama seem to think it’s ok to break the law and access my communications? I find that strange.” That’s a bold assertion, so I’m obliged to explain myself. The Fourth Amendment to … Continue reading

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