Saturday, March 15, 2008


Haircut, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

"What do you think is the role of your ancestors?"

Like more and more people nowadays, and particularly here in California - you cant always tell a persons racial and cultural mix just by looking.

reading up

reading up, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Probably the easiest to understand Linux book Ive read up till now. Most computer instruction books - at best, read like a 250 page manual on how to use a spoon.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Milan's cars

Milan's cars, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Kit bag

I had supposed to do this last summer. So much so, that people who havent seen me in awhile had assumed I had already cleared town. Well, now - barring any more delays, Im soon outta here.

So, stuff. Gotta shed things, connections and .. stuff. . Better to shed everything, lightens the load. Books and DVD's. Why am I keeping books? I rarely reread anything and they are HEAVY. Computer equipment? Nice to have around, but - eh. One thing Im totally resisting is selling my cameras, even though I only use one.

The only thing I need are my images, those are irreplaceable. If I could put everything one drive...

I learned when I left the East Coast that what you think you should keep are essentially a burden. What it is do you really need? Important papers, memories and a change of clothes. All that can fit into a bag you can carry everywhere.


Apple Store SF

Apple Store SF, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Closing time

At first, I went there to test the wireless under linux. Then I clocked onto how damned fast the connection is there. So fast, its absurdly easy to download DVD images.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Crossing City Hall

Crossing City Hall, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Craving Yesterday, I treated myself to a chicken dinner for the first time in a long time. Nothing fancy, 3 pcs with 2 sides of rice and potato wedges. Halfway through, I was FULL. So full I had to force myself to finish the meal, a meal I couldve easily inhaled before. Ive been on a restricted diet the past few months, and have lost quite a bit of weight on an almost all vegetarian diet, but this still surprised me.

It became less surprising when I read this article in Psychology Today that outlined the mechanisms behind food cravings. Food as the original addiction. In fact, considering that most drugs tap into the reward mechanisms that food uses, this TOTALLY makes sense.

Ive become quite good at quickly whipping up a satisfying meal in a rice cooker. But after that meal, the cravings for processed food started again. I walked into a store and looked around - there was NOTHING healthy in there. Theyre good for the quick snack, but Im now seeing why it is so hard to keep a reasonable weight level in this society.

I have to keep reminding myself, what I paid for that 3 pc chioken dinner can buy enough rice and beans to keep me fed for a month. Hey, add a little garlic, vegetables and simple spices - and those meals are highly satisfying. And doesnt feel "vegetarian".

I prefer "simple", "economical" and "good".

Touring CIty Hall

Touring CIty Hall, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

folk in the kitchen

folk in the kitchen, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Incident at the Travelodge motel

Incident at Travelodge, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

On rotation

Music I keep on a flash drive and currently playing:

  • Sex and Candy - Marcy's Playground
  • Not Your Average Girl - India Arie
  • Young and Foolish - Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Gay Bar - Electric Six
  • Love of My Life - Erykah Badu
  • Simply Beautiful - Queen Latifah
  • Light Camera Action - Mr Cheeks
  • 1 Thing - Amerie
  • I Get Lonely - Janet Jackson

The ones that stay in my brain are "Not Your Average Girl" and "Sex and Candy". Bouncy hooks will do that every time. :)

Sniffing packets at Border's

Sniffing packets at Border's, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

MUNI, circa mid-80's

MUNI, circa mid-80's, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

When I got to SF in 2002, I think the fares were still 50 cents.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Steaks on the BRBY

Steaks on the BRBY, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Frisco native

Frisco native, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Surfing in the Square

Surfing in the Square, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

Today's horrorscope sez:

If you have been worrying about your cash flow situation, worry no more. You may or may not come into money over the next few days but you will most certainly realize that it isn't worth the time or the effort getting worked up about where your next dollar is coming from. It always comes from somewhere.

That would be nice. Its been rough. However, not eating out and being on an all vegetarian diet, I have lost quite a bit of weight - which really feels good. My knees arent complaining and my blood pressure isnt as bad. This time I want to keep it off.

It continues:

You don't have to follow the crowd. You don't have to be like everyone else. The planets are urging you to make up your own rules and go your own way and if that upsets certain people, well, that's just too bad. You are a unique individual and you have every right to follow your own star.

Damned skippy. In any case, I havent been accused of following the crowd for a very long time.:)

I want this for the hooligan in me

You'd think I'd learn after owning 3 and losing my license because of them. :)

My next big geek project

My next big geek project, originally uploaded by Itinerant.

building my own distros. Ambitious for a Linux dimwit, but hey.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

City Hall at Dusk

City Hall at Dusk, originally uploaded by Itinerant.