Sad Ducati

July 30th, 2007

This could possibly be the saddest picture I have ever seen.

Sad Ducati

The picture comes from MotoLiam, who as a mechanic on Alex Hofmann’s MotoGP machine. The full story of the picture is on his blog entry.


Laguna Seca MotoGP Videos

July 30th, 2007

We were at Laguna Seca for the MotoGP race last weekend. We had a great time. I think staying in an RV right beside the track and getting Flag Room passes is the way to go. Staying at the track gets rid of all the problems people have getting to and leaving the race. The flag room was a great oasis where we could sit in the shade and have some drinks and food. Two years ago we didn’t have the flag room and trying to find ways to hide from the sun was not too fun.

We’re seriously thinking of going back to Laguna Seca for next years USGP, and maybe even to Qatar to see the race in March!

I found this great video of the race highlights of the weekend. It captures some of the stuff we saw and some of the things we weren’t able to see:

2007 Laguna Seca MotoGP

Also, here is a video that shows some of the excitement of the event:

And this is a short, low quality video, but I though it captured the speed and noise of being there pretty well:


Rumours of Our Death

July 17th, 2007

I’m pretty excited that Michele (that’s my wife for those of you who don’t know me), is directing a play. The play is “Rumours of Our Death”. It’s a quirky, hilarious play by a Canadian playwright named George F. Walker. When I first read the play I was chuckling quite a bit, and I got a chance to see some of the rehearsals last weekend and on stage it’s even funnier. The cast is doing a great job. I’m really enjoying watching Michele go through the process of turning the words on the page into something real. I’m really proud of her.

So, if you in the Hollywood area on a Saturday from August 11th to September 15th, go see it.

Here is the official Rumours of Our Death in Hollywood web site. Buy tickets now!


Los Angeles Geek Dinner

July 14th, 2007

I have decided to go to a Los Angeles Geek Dinner on Tuesday. I’ve been thinking about going to one for a while – I think what finally persuaded me to go was that it was being held at Galanga Thai. I’m always into trying out a new Thai restaurant, and this one is within walking distance of our place.

Although I’ve lived in L.A. for almost 7 years, I have no connections at all in the tech world here – I’ve never worked for an L.A. company. Since I’ve been in L.A. I’ve worked for companies in Detroit, San Francisco and Austin. It should be interesting to meet some L.A. geeks.

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