An avian aria on a tightwire.
You smell that? Do you smell that? Fog, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of fog in the morning.
Condensation formed on my handlebars during this morning’s ride. Either that, or the fog was a lot thicker than I thought.
Regardless, the fog was dense enough to smell. Mmm… I love that. :-)
Yesterday’s early morning flight preceded the sun, but it caught up.
Firechat appears to be another useful tool for the digital citizen during civil unrest.
- How Hong Kong protesters are connecting, without cell or Wi-Fi networks. “As throngs of pro-democracy protesters continue to organize in Hong Kong’s central business district, many of them are messaging one another through a network that doesn’t require cell towers or Wi-Fi nodes. They’re using an app called FireChat that launched in March and is underpinned by mesh networking, which lets phones unite to form a temporary Internet.”
- Open Garden — Download Firechat. “You are the Internet.”
- Firechat — Open-source real-time chat, built on Firebase. “Real-time chat with no server code.”
The boat in the video1 reminds me of the 14 I used to have and the customizations I did to it: double-grommeted trampoline with larger diameter shock cord, dolphin striker, trapeze, and non-skid on the side rails. It was awesome!
The pitchpole reminds me of a beautiful morning many years ago, screaming across Eagle Lake on the trapeze in freshening winds before the chop had built up. Increasing winds must have pushed the leeward bow under the water because the next thing I knew, I was swinging out in front of the mast, my mass pulling the cat turtle in no time flat. And it was then that I was glad my trapeze hook had the opening at the bottom.
I’ll never understand why Hobie stopped selling the 14. It’s the first catamaran Hobart designed and his best. RIP, Hobie.
Some days, it all comes together. Today, for example. I rode my bike to work where I did engineery things. During lunch I donated blood and snapped a picture of the sticker they gave me. And yup, I posted it here, on my WordPress blog.