Saturday, December 02, 2006


Justice, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Holiday lights

Holiday lights, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

The People I meet

The People I meet, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

You had me at "Santa Claus walked into a bar.."

passing in the night

passing in the night, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

my dream car

my dream car, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Ever since Magnum PI, Ive lusted after a 308 Spyder. The 328 GTS was the last of the line, and the one I want.

on the wall

on the wall, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Friday, December 01, 2006


breakfast, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Today's horrorscope sez:

Quickie: Stop searching for a sense of purpose. It will find you when the time is right.

Overview: Your abilities are almost superhuman. The only problem is that some parasitic types think that means they can lean on you to clean up their messes. Show them the way, but don't perform their tasks for them.

If you've been looking high and low for a true sense of purpose, stop the search. You are not going to receive some sort of mystical sign from beyond as to what you should be doing with your life. Instead, pull your focus in and examine the things you enjoy -- because enjoying life is as good a purpose as any. Spend your time exploring whatever gives you the biggest sense of accomplishment. This is where you will find what you've been seeking.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Where my hair is cut

Where my hair is cut, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

dome reflected

dome reflected, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Dark Devil's Food

Dark Devil's Food, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

popular sentiment

popular sentiment, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Fact: Raiders of the Lost Ark featured 7,500 boas, cobras and pythons.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Austrian in California

Austrian in California, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

tank and fish

tank and fish, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


parked, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

prep @ Tartine

prep, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

On rotation:

More more more - Andrea True
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
I Turn my Camera On - Spoon
Ive Seen Better Days - Everclear
AM Radio - Everclear
First Love - Gaopele
I Get So Lonely - Janet Jackson
Simply Beautiful - Queen Latifah
Bounce - Subliminal
Lights Camera Action - Mr Cheeks

They say talking to yourself is a sign of being crazy. I dunno. Ive got feeling it is necessary, particularly as one gets older.

For, unlike when youre younger - you have to remind yourself to do the things you know you need to do. You often need that good talking to. You have to TELL yourself...

... that everything is ok.


"I'm blessed."

To a man, to a woman - that's what they all said. "I'm blessed."

People who have been through horrific things you only knew about by what they didnt say or talk about.

People i know things got bad again.

People who say 'I'm blessed' to "How are you doing?" because theyre alive. Blessed.

For when i start to grumble about aching knees, ailment, some crappy day, or people wasting my time or some deprivation, I start talking to myself... and remind myself...

That things arent bad at all. In fact..

sf street at night

sf street at night, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

You dont have to see the bus coming, the overhead wires will start humming and vibrating from blocks away.

Like the rumbles of Broadway in Manhattan, it's one of the sounds of San Francisco.

Monday, November 27, 2006

the best damned ham & cheese croissant, ever


Gougere, originally uploaded by Itinerant.


shoppers, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Not too old for Games

I'm not
really into video games. As a kid, i did the arcades, but never got much beyond space invaders, centipede and pacman. I later got an atari collection, but soon gave it away to a marine just home from the first Gulf War.

Consoles, i just cant see the appeal.

However, my viewpoint changed when I worked at AT&T and my cohorts introduced me to two seminal games - Doom and Descent. That's when i geeked out, building my machines to handle games, playing those games enough to rewire my brain. At AOL i was introduced to MechWarrior, but I soon stopped trying new games - because the vast majority of the games bored me after i figured them out. And that is the same to this day.

But the last Great Game i was introduced to, has the corniest name, but my god - I havent played another since then. Regular readers will know what I wax rhapsodic about - Total Annihilation. For those who havent yet been bored senseless by my adulation, here is a synopsis of the appeal:

Pure Style: Total Annihilation is the perfect name for the game. It was TOTAL. Nothing about this game is half-ass: it's like a videogame apocalypse. You don't just order an attack -- you send in a WAVE of hundreds of units, a wall of steel death that will fill the screen with awesome-looking explosions for minutes on end. You can build a nuclear missile capable of destroying a screen full of units, but it's worthless to build just one: Typically, you send them over in batches of a dozen or more. Obscene? YES. That's Total Annihilation! Every game was non-stop action, carnage, and brutality at a level never seen before or since.


So, to my great joy, the other day my junior tech said "Hey, i just saw a trailer for the sequel to Total Annihilation. Jesus, that game looks SICK!"


Here's the trailer:


Normally, sequels tend to be underwhelming - but Supreme Commander looks sick indeed.

Total Annihilation - bigger, better and badder.


That's a good thing.

Hmm, I may have to build a Plentium to handle this...

4 Dual Core CPU's and 16 gigs of RAM? Hmmm, youre right - EIGHT Dual Core CPU's and a power supply big enough to dim the lights west of the Rockies when i turn it on. :)

Yeah, baby.