Archive for May, 2010

Abstract photograph

May 30th, 2010 by alephnaught

Abstract photograph

I love high-contrast abstract photography. After cleaning the grill, I noticed what I thought was a cool shot, so I grabbed my camera; here’s the picture: Translate

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Ojai

May 29th, 2010 by alephnaught

Ojai

Aviva has mostly gotten over her surgery, so since this is a holiday weekend, we decided to drive to Ojai. Ojai is a town about one hour west of us down the 101. There are a number of resorts and spas there – we just decided to walk around and shop a little. One of […]

Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8

May 23rd, 2010 by alephnaught

Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8

Title: Yotsuba&!, Vol. 8 Author: Kiyohiko Azuma Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Yen Press (April 20, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 031607327X ISBN-13: 978-0316073271 This series of Manga is slowing being translated; its the story of Yotsuba, a young orphan who is being fathered by a Japanese man. She has a naivety that’s quite funny, naturally along […]

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Aviva’s surgery

May 19th, 2010 by alephnaught

Aviva’s surgery

Aviva had a cyst removed from her left ovary – she thought she was going to die from the anesthesia but of course she was fine, in fact she did incredibly well. Here is a pic of her in her hospital gown before surgery: And a couple of pics of the cyst (her doctor gave […]

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Aviva’s birthday!

May 13th, 2010 by alephnaught

Aviva’s birthday!

We decided to go out for dinner; Aviva wanted to try a seafood restaurant in Calabasas called Kings. The food was very good; the decor was similar to family-style seafood places in Chicago, but the food was much better. Aviva had king crab legs and I had a steelhead filet with a dry rub – […]

The #140conf LA meetup May 10

May 10th, 2010 by alephnaught

The #140conf LA meetup May 10

I finally had time to crank up Photoshop and clean up pictures I took with my new iPhone. I had a great time, although I didn’t meet everyone I wanted to meet at the event; I did get to use the Bump app (thanks Linda!) and did meet some fun folks. And the speakers were […]

Revoltech’s Sci-Fi Alien figure

May 10th, 2010 by alephnaught

Revoltech’s Sci-Fi Alien figure

At my son’s recommendation, I ordered a Revoltech Alien figure – its quite nicely detailed and articulated. The figure holds its pose well but can be hard to shape; the “ball” connectors at the joints snap into fixed positions, and the figure came out of the box with the balls not properly oriented forwards. If […]

The Savvy Presenter: 100 Tips for Mastering Presentations

May 9th, 2010 by alephnaught

The Savvy Presenter: 100 Tips for Mastering Presentations

Title: Savvy Presenter: 100 Tips for Mastering Presentations Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd.; Pap/DVD edition (February 15, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 186470361X ISBN-13: 978-1864703610 I saw this book in an independent bookstore in LA; I wanted to give them some business so I bought it. The book is a sparse collection […]

More pictures of Iggy

May 2nd, 2010 by alephnaught

More pictures of Iggy

Aviva took some really great shots of Iggy today – here they are: Translate

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Pictures from Earth Day in Santa Monica and shopping in Venice, CA

May 1st, 2010 by alephnaught

Pictures from Earth Day in Santa Monica and shopping in Venice, CA

Many pictures taken during the Earth Day celebration on the Promenade in Santa Monica and a trip shopping in Venice, CA. Translate