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Hiking Haleakalā: Sliding Sands to Rainbow Bridge

If you go to Maui, you will probably go visit Haleakalā National Park. At the top of the 10,000ft volcano is a little basin filled with cinder cones, or puʻu. There’s no other place in the world quite like it.

goodbye Movable Type, hello Jekyll

Being forced to change servers has finally given me the kick in the butt I needed to revamp my web site and blog. The change is long overdue… Movable Type stopped being open source in 2013(!), and trying to keep any server side software operational became an exercise in frustration since every server upgrade broke all my scri...

Who updates the updaters?

If you look at the latest release of Phoenix Slides, you might get the impression that the main purpose of the update is to update the updater. You would be correct! But I promise it’s for a very good reason.

Coco Spanish subtitles

If you watch Coco in Spanish and turn on the Spanish subtitles you might notice that they don’t match up. Apparently this is because the Spanish audio track is created to match up with what’s going on on screen (including the mouth movements of the characters), whereas the subtitles are translated from the English dialogue.

Trip Report: going to Desierto de los Leones and back again

On Sunday, December 9, my friend Rosemary and I decided to go to a place neither of us had been before: a national park located entirely within the boundaries of Mexico City called Desierto de los Leones. According to Lonely Planet, there are hourly buses leaving from Viveros Metro station, in front of the 7-Eleven, which tak...