Hardly news at this point, I guess, but just in case you’ve missed it: you cannot use the iPhone 14 Pro’s satellite communication functionality outside a very limited number of geographical regions (mainly the U.S. mainland). e.g. I thought I’d give it a whirl as I was flying out of Houston, out over the Gulf… Read more
Marisa & I had booked, nearly two months ago, a campsite in Yosemite for this weekend. We’d been looking forward to it greatly. And then this Hantavirus “outbreak” is announced, and gets worse over the weekend – more deaths, more confirmed cases, more suspect areas of the park – and, well shit. After much consternation,… Read more
I’ve made my photos from Squaw, and a few others from prior adventures, available on Flickr.
Each year my department at Google runs a ski trip. Just for fun. Well, there’s a obligatory dinner with a raffle and the usual sort of stuff like that, but otherwise actual fun. This year it’s at Squaw. I’ve been to Squaw once before, but only for dinner; never skiied, on the basis that it’s… Read more
Many many weeks back now, Myke invited me to take some relatives of his (Marie and name-escapes-me-now), over from Norway (I think it was), on a wee tour of the place. Santa Cruz, as it turned out. With Matt too. We went down there, checked out the board walk, convinced them to try all too… Read more
Two weeks ago Sean & Sket arrived, having already spent a couple of weeks touring around California and Nevada with Sean’s family, and before that eight months backpacking in Asia. This was their last stop before heading on to Canada, where they are presently, and where they’re hoping to make a go of it on… Read more
’bout time I wrote this up, I suppose. Some months I’m just not in the mood for writing. Then I sit down abruptly and spend four hours doing it. Go figure. It was a lot more continuous when I was back in Oz and had more immediate feedback from people. Or just social contact in… Read more