Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Top of the World

Stupid iPhone tricks. Sweep your camera as you take a picture. The scan rate from the camera is slow enough that you can kind of bend space some. Its a good way to get a larger pan with a creative astigmatic fisheye look. I climbed Koko head again, and took this from the top.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


I was just messing with a sooooper simple graphic arts language. This drawing was done with less than 15 lines of source.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

6 Mile Swim

Sue and the kids dropped me off at the Iroquois Point Beach in Ewa a little after noon. I swam from there to Sand Island where they picked me up three hours and forty minutes later. The surf was rough, winds coming from the NorthEast combined with 3 foot swells made for slow progress and a thorough challenge. This was my first true open water swim without a support boat. Lately I've needed some time to get back in touch with my values and commitments. Fear, rough water and quiet time in the middle of the ocean is a great way to rededicate. This jaunt is also good training for the upcoming channel crossing Bill and I are getting ready to do.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Leapin Lizards

Jana, a school district psychologist that helps Nate recommended a fun activity for our after work Daddy Adventures. Leapin Lizards is a warehouse in Aiea full of those inflatable jumping things like you see in the park at a kids birthday party. Best of all adults are allowed to climb on them too! Ben enjoyed the boxing and pugel stick setups, Nate liked the obstacle courses, and Naomi was a bigger fan of the slides. If you've got 3 kids it adds up quick at $8 a head. Don't forget to bring your socks or you'll have to buy them too. Also, our skin was kind itchy crawly after the event so we all got a shower after we got home. The kids will probably sleep well tonight as they really gave themselves a good work out, they pretty much sweat through their clothes.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Bullet Time

I took the kids and saw the Bishop Museum's animation exhibit after work today. They had this really cool booth where you could push a button and it would record a short video from an instant in time.. a 'bullet-time' panaroma. Here's my best David Lee Roth. At the museum, the actual result is played back on large LCD monitors. There were probably at least 30 frames sampled for playback, I cobbled together this movie (above) with 6 iPhone frames I caught from the monitors. Really, you have to see this!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shack on the Shore

It's super windy on the island today, and no really great surf. A quick listen to 596-SURF made it obvious that Makaha, which is sheilded from the NorthEast Trades by the Waianae mountain range, was the only possible option. Waves were smallish and sporadic, but any day on the board is a good day. The West shore has a lot of homeless folks that camp on the beach, its definately the least glamorous part of the island. That's why I was really suprised to see a new Holiday Inn shoot up since last time.