Monday, March 29, 2010

4/365 - Solar Power Cat

As best we can tell, Danger is apparently solar powered.

I seem to remember learning in biology class that cold-blooded animals need to spend a lot of time being immobile in the sun to warm their blood back up. I also remember being taught that all mammals are warm-blooded. So either Danger is actually a fuzzy lizard, or I have discovered a cold-blooded mammal. I would like my Nobel Prize now.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

3/365 - This is how robots begin.

I'm building a robot for this year's Make Magazine Robot Build. It's supposed to be a "Coasterbot," meaning that the body and chassis are made out of CDs or DVDs. These are all the parts. Over the next couple weeks they'll hopefully turn into an interesting robot. I won't reveal my plans just yet, though!


Sorry I missed yesterday. I took a picture, but didn't have time to post it.

Kate and I went hiking in the area yesterday. We live on the former Fort Ord, and we came across an abandoned recreation area. This blue bird (we don't know what it is) was just chillin' on top of an old sign.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Project 365 - 1/365

Inspired by several friends of mine who have already started, I'm going to attempt this "Project 365" thing. The idea is to take a picture a day for an entire year. Yesterday was my 35th birthday, so I decided to start today and document my 36th year. I figured I should start and end with a self-portrait (though I promise there won't be 365 pictures of me). In the end, I went for the easier option and had Kate take my picture. We'll see where the rest of the year takes us.

I'm not a photographer, and know nothing formal about it, so it'll also be interesting to see what I learn about it along the way. Fortunately, the scenery around here, the time I have, and the changes we'll have in the coming year should yield a rich series of possibilities.

1/365 - This is at my favorite lunch spot. We haven't found a ton of good lunch spots around here, but this one is pretty good. I felt like I should have a picture of me to start the project, since many of you haven't seen me for a while. Technically, Kate took this one, but we both thought it was pretty good.

As a bonus, notice the bottle of root beer I had with lunch. Kickin' it old school. People's Court style.