Monthly Archives: September 2006

Prime lenses vs. Zoom lenses… which are best for you?

At Reid’s birthday party and in Vegas, I left zoom lenses at home and ventured out with but one lens… my Canon EF 50mm f1.8.  This lens is amazingly cheap (~$75) but capable of taking very good images.  In addition … Continue reading

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Vegas baby, Vegas

“Productive,” isn’t a word typically used to describe a weekend in Vegas, but that’s exactly what it was.  First, I delivered my s2000 to my brother.  Second, I hung out with all my Elite investment club/Acacia fraternity buddies at our “annual meeting.”  … Continue reading

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Reid’s 1st Birthday

Reid invited us to his very first birthday party this past Sunday.  Bonnie and I were the only couple that didn’t bring a playmate, but we did take some pictures, so hopefully that makes up for it.  (I guess technically, … Continue reading

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Malace [sic] at the Palace!

This past Saturday, Felix, his brother, and I went to see a bunch of guys beat the crap out of each other at Malace at the Palace.  It was a MMA (mixed martial arts) event kind of like ultimate fighting … Continue reading

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Lumbar what-a-opathy?

A couple weeks ago, I tweaked my back. Tweaked? Yes, tweaked. That’s the medical term used for when you bend over to do something seemingly innocuous only to straighten up to a sharp pain. At the time, it wasn’t a … Continue reading

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So many parks…

If you have spent any appreciable time in San Francisco, you know there are a bunch of quaint little parks tucked into seemingly random corners of the city. Today, Bonnie and I visited one of them, Golden Gate Heights Park, … Continue reading

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Karting with Craig

Eric’s friend (and all-things-with-four-wheels extraordinaire), Craig, was home for the weekend and brought his Horstman sprint kart with him. Lucky for us, he also was able to squeeze our kart, our gear, and ourselves into his friend’s extra-cab Tacoma for … Continue reading

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Test post for Viv

The Chan sister’s are working on a web based store front.  Here’s a test for them to see how images might show up for them.

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2006 Honda Pilot EX-L Navi Review

With the baby on the way, the 2 door Accord and S2000 are just not going to cut it. So, I’m giving the S2000 to my brother and will eventually buy a Honda Fit to replace it. For the time … Continue reading

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Commentary on the new Canon Digital Rebel XTi

The new Canon Rebel XTi could be a good “upgrade” from my current workhorses, the Canon 20D and 1D Mark II. Upgrade you say? An entry level $800 camera vs. a mid-level $1500 and high-end $3000 camera? Let’s look at … Continue reading

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