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I hiked to Sykes Hot Springs this weekend, near Big Sur, and took this from the trail along the way. What a great hike! 
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Why you protect this FUCKING CHEATER - Alex Chao ? ? ?, he will arrest by police soon due to his cheater family involved in the deception case ! ! !  Shame on you also ! ! !
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We're off! The race starts in a few hours, so this might be my last chance to post anything. We had a delicious meal last night (tapas), so here's the crew!
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Hey Internet, I'm sailing across the world! Track my progress here (We're in the Delphini, boat number 156): http://www.worldcruising.com/arc/viewer.aspx
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Wow, a lot has happened in the last few days. I have an all new whirlwind plans for the next few of months. The TL;DR version in travel itinerary form:

- Now - Nov 9th: In Cleveland at school.
- Nov 9th - 13th: In SF for Yelp Hackathon.
- Nov 13th - 17th: In Cleveland frantically packing up my life.
- Nov 17th: Fly from Cleveland to the Canary Islands.
- Nov 20th - Dec 12th: Sail 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean (?!) (Yes, really) (See Maps link below).
- Dec 12th: Fly from St Lucia to San Francisco.
- Dec 13th - 18th: Apartment hunting in SF.
- Dec 18th - Jan ??: In Boston/Wonalancet for the holidays.
- Jan ?? - March 6(ish): In Cleveland, finishing my damn degree.
- March 6 - ??: Living in San Francisco semi-permanently.

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The somewhat longer version, for anyone who cares.

Before this past weekend, my plan for the year was to spend this fall semester hunkered down in the lab building robots in a frantic attempt to finish my Master's Degree here at Case. After this semester, I was (and still am) planning on moving to San Francisco to formally become a "real person" (I almost said "adult". Hah!) and start working full time for Yelp.

I received an email from my cousin Julie on Monday inviting me to join her and her husband as they sail across the Atlantic Ocean in November and December. There had been some discussion earlier this year about the fact that this was happening, but I had never bothered to follow through with figuring out if I could actually do it, so I had written it off as a pipe-dream. So, getting the email about it on Monday rekindled my interest and I realized that I couldn't possibly pass up this opportunity.

Cutting and running for a month in the middle of my last semester of my (already rushed) Master's Degree, however, isn't so easy to do. After talking it over with my advisor and other important parties, I decided that taking the time off was worth it even if it did complicate my graduation schedule, as ultimately I could push my start date back a month in the spring without too high of a cost, still finish my degree, and get to go on this sailing adventure. So that's what I'm doing.

There's a bunch of other things going on (like planning my imminent move to SF), so I've got a lot of airplanes in my immediate future while I shuttle back and forth to get this all figured out and taken care of, and not a lot of time in any one place in the mean time.

If you're a San Francisco person: We should hang out while I'm in town briefly in November and again in December, and I'll be back for good in the spring (even if it will be a month later than I had expected).

If you're a Boston person: I am not coming home in November for Thanksgiving, and it's not clear how much I'll be around and not committed to family activities in December and January. There are a lot of you I want to see before I leave for the Other Coast, though, so please help me make sure we get a chance to visit while we have the chance.

If you're a Cleveland person: I am leaving in three weeks, and I won't be back until January. Even then, I will only be around for a little more than a month, and (presumably) I'll be buried under a mountain of last-minute scrambling work while I finish my Master's Degree. I had expected to have a few more months here before the end of the year, not just a few more (*gulp*) days, so lets make the most of them, shall we? I'm incredibly close to many of you (and you know who you are), so I might be somewhat obnoxious about insisting on visiting over the next few weeks.

Here goes nothing!
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+Tim Henderson +Evan Krall If you're looking to do the Appalachian trail, count me in too :) I've been eyeing the PCT, but the Appalachian trail has a /lot/ less desert :P (thought admittedly a lot more humid).
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Want to hear some new music? +Fred Hatfull and I are live on WRUW FM 91.1 now! Tune in at http://www.wruw.org/listen/wruw128k.m3u for two hours of brand new indie rock & pop!
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I've got some stuff from:
- Youth Lagoon
- Jupe Jupe
- Grouplove
- The NowhereNauts
- The War On Drugs
And some other things too.
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Exploring abandoned tunnels along the Central Pacific Rail Road in Tahoe.
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This is just amazing....and a phone nonetheless 
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The awkward, unused corner in my room is now awesome. Now I just need to get it running with a music visualizer, instead of just giving me nightmares about cylons..
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The ceiling in the common space is too far away for it to work. I figured it was better to get it up and running in my room than to have them sitting in a box in a closet. If we find a good place for them, they'll be (relatively) easy to move.
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A couple quick snapshots from the marina in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain. We're off for real in 24 hours!

By the end of this trip, I will be a master of the self-shot (myspace beware).
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Hey Internet,

I'm getting on an airplane in about 15 hours, and I won't be back in Cleveland until January. I'll be out of the country and won't be reachable by phone or email (or anything else, really) until around December 12th, so feel free to send me messages, but don't expect any reply until then. Anyone want to take bets on how many unread messages I'll have by then?

I'm planning on keeping a journal and taking lots of pictures, and that will be converted into some kind of blog-like-thing when I'm back in a place with internet access.

I'm going to miss you all!
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Have Fun!
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In the last 25 years, very few people have been as influential in the tech industry as Steve Jobs has been. Given that I never knew Steve Jobs personally, I've been surprised that my emotional reaction to his passing has been as strong as it has been, but I certainly don't feel that it isn't warranted.


Steve – Thank you for teaching me that it is okay to expect nothing less than the superlative. The front page of Hacker News is entirely posts about you. My only regret about the monumental outpouring of unquestionably deserved respect from the community you helped to shape is that you didn't get to witness it. Thank you.
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Well said
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We're on the air! I will be DJing two hours of new music with +Fred Hatfull tonight until 3AM EST. Tune in at www.wruw.org

We do this every Thursday night, and you can catch our last show any time in the archives: http://wruw-stream.wruw.org/archives/128/429.mp3
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