Scotland Errata

The camera on the new phone has the ability to take three separate pictures and then stitch the three together into a single panorama. It’s a slow process, but the end result is a photo which gives an entirely different perspective. I’m in Scotland all week and I was successful in completely ignoring jetlag until… More

Chaz The Deer

I ran cross country for many years in jr. high and highschool. A daily longish run became part of the regular routine. I was unable to sleep well unless I’d chewed up some nearby trail. Upon arrival at UC Santa Cruz, I found a gorgeous loop trail near the East Field House that I’d hit… More


A list of things I don’t understand about Thanksgiving: How I can’t peel my eyes off the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Why I didn’t think to turn the sound off the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade ten years ago. Why I always resist the walk around the hill my parents insist on doing, but always end… More

Back from Europe

Twelve days in Europe has revealed the following: Drinking good red wine with every dinner mellows you out Hanging in Italy and France during the World Cup is the only way to understand what soccer means to the rest of the world. My first night in Italy was the day of the USA versus Italy… More

Poker Hand Slang

The project list for the week off is extensive. Finish How to Lose Your Job, Pt. 2… seriously mess around with Photoshop via a fine Xmas gift from the Mom… tidy up my Del.icio.us bookmarks to make some sense… hey, I should clean-up my local bookmarks, as well. NOTE TO SELF. Oh yeah, I’m going… More

Your Rands Xmas Card

This weblog made it into this year’s Christmas letter and that makes it official — my Mom might be reading. This brings all sorts of represesed teenage censorship vibe into my head. Well, fuck that. As part of my Christmas Letter weblog blurb, I dug up some usage statistics regarding Rands In Repose. Interesting data:… More

Rands V3 Notes

The main motivation for updating the site was really a nit. The right sidebar looked liked crap on Safari and when I started tinkering with the HTML, I discovered my table-based layout was just not up to snuff. “Standards”, I thought, “XHTML and CSS. That’s the ticket.” Random notes from the experience: Let me first… More