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Leyan Lo solves a Rubik’s Cube behind his back

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Every time I see Leyan Lo do this, I’m in awe.

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Jul 6, 2011 23:33:25

Nash Parties

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Me, Michael Schroepfer, John Lilly, Adam Nash

There is a very specific group of Stanford computer science grads who aggregate at Adam / Carolyn Nash events. All of them are off doing incredible things here in The Valley—it always boggles my mind to see everyone in one place.

I’d love to post more pictures here, but it was a baby birthday party, and about 75 of my 78 picture selects have pictures of people’s kids. Look on Facebook for more party photos. ;)

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | May 7, 2011 22:08:46

Chez Panisse, celebration

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Geoff and Livia at Chez Panisse

Geoff and Livia took us out to Chez Panisse tonight to celebrate the events of the last week. We went to the restaurant downstairs, which was wonderful, as expected. Highly recommended!


Incredible dessert at Chez Panisse: Cognac and bittersweet chocolate ice cream meringue tartlet


Jack’s happy brush is sad!

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Dec 18, 2010 23:29:03

Holiday card from Catherine and Jaxie

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Every year, I get a lovely holiday card from Catherine and Jaxie Gowen, who live in Geneva, Switzerland. Catherine spices up a group photo we take each year with glitter and stickers; this year, it was based on a photo of us after dinner at the Ferry Building in San Francisco.

Thank you for the wonderful card!

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 1 comment » | Dec 18, 2010 01:49:23

Mawwiage

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I have a new ring on my finger! Elopements rule.

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 12 comments » | Dec 16, 2010 01:30:31

The best camera is the camera you have with you

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Jack Nuttall plays at the wheel

I’m not really excited about the image quality that comes from camera phones these days, but I do enjoy having a camera with me at all times!

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 2 comments » | Oct 3, 2010 17:53:09

Peter’s empty lot barbecue

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I processed one of the Fuji FinePix Real 3D W3 images today using StereoPhoto Maker (running in Parallels).


3D image of Peter with flames at his ground-breaking celebration (anaglyph red/cyan glasses required). You can also check out the universal L-R-L version, which looks much better (if you know how to view them)

The Fuji gives a good 3D effect that looks great on its rear lenticular 3D LCD, but when viewed at a normal size, image quality is horrible. This image above was taken at ISO 200, and is still really crunchy (and has low dynamic range). All I can guess is that it was too expensive to put two high quality cameras lenses, sensors, and processors into one camera body.

Still, it’s fun.

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 1 comment » | Oct 3, 2010 02:49:36

Happy Birthday, Zandra!

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It can be hard to shop for Zandra (Antoni’s thoughtful birthday gift)

Happy birthday, Zandra!

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Sep 24, 2010 14:29:14

Stanford CS198 Section Leading Reunion 2010

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Karel the Robot keychain gift at CS198 reunion

On August 13, 2010, Professor Eric Roberts and Mehran Sahami, Associate Chair of the Department of Computer Science, sent the Stanford CS198 alumn list an email inviting them to a reunion of undergratuate section leaders, TAs and program coordinators — the first such reunion in 40 years of teaching introductory CS106 classes. (read more »)

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 3 comments » | Sep 24, 2010 01:27:54

Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos

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I sometimes do this on flights

After having driven past the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos countless times over the years, I decided to take Pam there for an early celebration of her upcoming birthday. Pam has an airplane fetish and was pretty excited to go.. Even more exciting: Laurel, Antoni, Dave and Charles met us there and surprised Pam as we walked in. (read more »)

San Carlos, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Jul 25, 2010 18:15:38

Adam Nash on Google I/O 2010

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My friend, Adam Nash (VP of Search and Platform Products at LinkedIn), was part of a one-hour panel discussion at Google I/O about the social web.

I haven’t seen Adam in a few months, and as a result, I’m starting to get him confused with someone else I see on TV sometimes.

Come visit me, Adam! :)

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Jun 3, 2010 17:20:05

Marta visits San Francisco

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Marta and me

Marta is in San Francisco for her first visit! I saw her briefly last week before Maker Faire madness started, and hope to see her again next week before she leaves. I hadn’t seen her since my visit to Milan nearly 6 years ago.

Time flies… (read more »)

New York, NY | link | trackb | no comments » | May 26, 2010 21:37:08

kozyndan, giant robots, and editorial directors

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kozyndan, me, and Martin Wong (of Giant Robot)

About a month ago, I was recognized while waiting in line at the Manado airport by a “Dan and Kozy.” We introduced ourselves to each other, snapped a photo together… and continued on with our lives.


ericndan at baggage claim in Singapore (photo: kozy)

After corresponding with Dan for a bit on Facebook, I realized that it wasn’t “Dan and Kozy” I met, but rather, kozyndan, the well-known artists responsible for (among lots of other things) Uprisings, a print my sister bought for me some time ago (I am a fan of Hokusai and derivatives). (read more »)

Los Angeles, CA | link | trackb | 8 comments » | Apr 17, 2010 00:42:17

Meeting Dr. Eugenie Clark

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Dr. Eugenie Clark and me at Beneath the Sea

Noted marine biologist Dr. Eugenie Clark asked me to come to her book signing today so we could meet. The word on the street is true: Eugenie is one of the nicest people ever! I’ve been sending her images for years for a paper she is working on about Plotosus, and feel like our paths should have crossed long ago.

New York, NY | link | trackb | 2 comments » | Mar 28, 2010 21:56:32

Photographer Andy Biggs on View from the Bay

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Andy Biggs in my place after his appearance on View from the Bay

Photographer Andy Biggs was on The View from the Bay (ABC7) today talking about his African safari expeditions and giving tips about photography. The 3-minute clip is online at the View’s webpage (or you can see it embedded in this post (click through)).

I’ve been on safari with Andy in Tanzania, and it was a fantastic (and photographically productive) trip — highly recommended. (read more »)

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Feb 15, 2010 20:01:49

Happy (early) birthday, Warren!

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It’s rare that surprise birthday parties actually work

Happy surprise birthday party, Warren! Not many people get to play with Livia and the SLSQ on their birthday — must have been the best gift ever. ;) (read more »)

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 1 comment » | Nov 11, 2009 03:05:43

First SMS from Norb

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A couple of days ago, I sent Norb an SMS, forgetting that he doesn’t like mobile texting. A minute later, I received an SMS — Norb’s first ever, I’m told! I’m honored, and its contents communicated more to me than I could have imagined. FIRRPP!

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | no comments » | Nov 7, 2009 21:04:24

Trick or treating with Jack @ Stanford

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I spent Halloween down at Stanford with a very excited Jack, who was out trick or treating for the second time in his life. Jack was dressed as his current fetish, all 50 states of the United States of America. Jack knows everything about every state.

In fact, earlier in the day, he put down a piece of half-eaten cheese and started walking away. I yelled out after him, “Jack! What state does that piece of cheese remind you of?”

He replied instantly, without turning around. “Mississippi!”

Sure enough, the half-eaten piece of cheese looked like Mississippi.

San Francisco, CA | link | trackb | 3 comments » | Nov 1, 2009 00:08:59

Goodbye, Tokyo!

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Hello Kitty and Pikachu say goodbye

Special thanks to Hitomi for hosting me while I was in Toyko, to Tony Wu and Emiko Miyazaki for being our lifelines in Ogasawara, to the guys at INON and Sea & Sea Japan for meeting with me, to the wonderful crew at Sea-Tac in Ogasawara, and to Douglas, Emily and Julia for their humor and company.

Tokyo, Japan | link | trackb | 4 comments » | Oct 20, 2009 18:53:56

An evening with Hitomi-san

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The various faces of Hitomi

Had an enjoyable evening roaming around in Ginza tonight! We ate at Yabaton (per Jauder‘s suggestion) and then wandered over to Don Quijote [sic] for some really entertaining shopping. More photos later. :)

Tokyo, Japan | link | trackb | 2 comments » | Oct 20, 2009 07:39:33
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