30 Days Living as Me
Most of our lives are lived on average days, not big once-in-a-lifetime days when we get married, or pay off the house, or graduate from college. Yet, many people focus quite intently on these big goals, to the exclusion of day-to-day life. This is my effort to emphasize the days that make up 99% of our lives. For 30 days, I'm recording the regular things that I do, every day.
Today I Went Out in the Rain
October 13, 2009
The storm that rolled though Northern California today, photographed From West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz.
Today I Coded this Webpage
October 14, 2009
I started this project before I had anywhere to put it. Here's my laptop SSH'ed into my webserver as I'm setting it up.
Today I Saw this Deer on a Bike Ride
October 15, 2009
I see deer on this ride all the time, but I still like them, and this one has tiny antlers.
Today I Went to the Movies
October 16, 2009
My wife and I went to see "Where the Wild Things Are" downtown.
Today I Watched the Sun Rise
October 17, 2009
West Cliff and San Jose in Santa Cruz, by my house, looking east at about 7:15am.
Today I Toured Local Art Studios
October 18, 2009
I went and checked out Santa Cruz Open Studios with my wife and my parents. A bunch of local artists open their studios and show their art to the public.
Today I Played Foosball
October 19, 2009
We play a bit of foosball in the office most afternoons around 4:30. Today I lost, four games to one.
Today I Went to the Monarch Butterfly Reserve
October 20, 2009
My wife and I took two friends from out of town to see the monarchs at Natural Bridges State Beach.
Today I Went to the Office
October 21, 2009
I work in this office. I pretty much spent all of today there, working.
Today I Found This Hawk in a Tree
October 22, 2009
While riding my bike, I saw this hawk in a tree near the top of a hill. Eventually I'll just post "Today I Went on a Bike Ride", along with the view from the top of the ride.
Today I Programmed a Twitter Client
October 23, 2009
Well, the start of one. Twitter for the command-line. It's hard to get interesting photos of programming projects, since all it really looks like is a laptop screen.
Today I Fixed a Surfboard
October 24, 2009
Picture is pre-fix. It's not actually 100% done, I still have a little more work to do.
Today I Went Out to Dinner with my Wife
October 25, 2009
We went to the Crow's Nest in Santa Cruz. Food was good.
Today I Deployed Software to 300,000 Computers
October 26, 2009
I pushed the latest version of our software out to world availability. I didn't want to just post another photo of a laptop screen, though, so here's our monitoring software showing the upgrade.
Today I Weeded the Lawn
October 27, 2009
About a month ago, I planted a lawn from seed. It's not quite mature enough to mow, so I'm pulling weeds by hand. My wife took the photo.
Today My Orchid Bloomed
October 28, 2009
My wife bought this plant for me a while ago. When we got it, it had flowers, but they bloomed and eventually died. Months later, after lots of water, fertilizer, sun, etc., it's finally blooming again.
Today I Made Breakfast
October 29, 2009
It's essentially an egg McMuffin and coffee, but I made it myself. Fried egg and cheese on an English muffin. I made one for my wife, too.
Today I Checked the Waves
October 30, 2009
There weren't any, completely flat ocean today.
Today I Watched the Birds In the Backyard
October 31, 2009
Here an Anna's hummingbird doing a supersonic flyby past a male house finch. I took this photo while sitting on my back patio with my wife.
Today I Went for a Walk in the Park
November 1, 2009
The first of November, 78 degrees, beautiful day. My wife and I rode our bikes over and went for a walk at Neary Lagoon Park here in Santa Cruz. This ladybug was in the park.
Today I Watched a Surf Contest
November 2, 2009
I'd actually intended to check the waves to see if it looked like it was worth surfing myself, and had forgotten about the contest running this week. Once I was there, I figured I'd watch for a bit.
Today I Drew on a Whiteboard
November 3, 2009
This was a discussion about implementing data locking with reference-counted pointers in a multithreaded application.
Today I Played with a Toy Helicopter
November 4, 2009
Yeah, this is the best I could come up with today. I spent all day in the office. This is James, owner of the helicopter. Image links to a video.
Today I Rode My Bike Up a Hill
November 5, 2009
I've been wanting to use this all month, but always had other things to post. I finally got a good opportunity, and the weather was lousy. Here's a picture from the same ride a few days ago.
Today I Had Coffee and a Donut
November 6, 2009
It's been a busy week at work. This is Ferrell's Donuts in Santa Cruz, CA.
Today I Worked on My Bike
November 7, 2009
I can't really say I "fixed" my bike, because as you'll notice, the front derailleur is missing. I ordered the wrong one, so I'll have to exchange it.
Today I Went Winetasting
November 8, 2009
This is at Bonny Doon Vineyards in Santa Cruz, CA. They have some good wines, and it's right by my house. I went with my wife.
Today I Played With the Cat
November 9, 2009
This is Stella. She's looking annoyed because I picked her up and wont put her back down. Meow.
Today I Went Surfing
November 10, 2009
I've been wanting to post this all month, but getting someone to come photograph you surfing can be tough. Also, there seems to be some camera jinx that makes the waves worse when you want to take pictures. Still, there were some little waves, and my wife got some pictures. This picture links to a video.
Today I Finished This Project
November 11, 2009
It's day 30, and the last entry in this project. I hope you enjoyed watching my month. Oh, also, I washed the dishes tonight.