Hetch Hetchy High Adventure Hike 2016

This year we hiked past the north side of the Hetch Hetchy reservoir with stops at Laurel Lake, Lake Vernon and Rancheria Falls.  The hike in total was approx 29 miles.  On the hike with us we had George Estes, Thomas Anderson, Carter Curren and Hunter Bennion with brothers Ricks, Anderson, Curren and Hall as […]

4 Wheeling near Arnold

4 Wheeling near Arnold, CA

Pictures from our 4 Wheeling trip up Highway 4 near Arnold.  This time we played around at the Interface OHV area. Link to this post!

Donner Memorial Snow Weekend

Donner Snow Weekend February 2016

We went to the snow this weekend.  We went up to Donner Lake and stayed near the Donner Memorial State Park.  Then we played at Soda Springs for the day. Link to this post!

Skype for Mac Crashing on Startup

I use Skype every day for work.  It is a critical application for me.  I am also a software engineer and understand how to read crash reports and tail log files, etc.  So when Skype for Mac started crashing on me – it seriously impacted my work life. This post will help share how I […]

Amazon’s WhisperSync and Immersion Reading – The Good and the Bad

Have you heard of Amazon’s immersion reading feature?  Well I have — and trust me this was a rather involved production with my wife and kids to get it to work.  I thought I would post my experience here for others. Overall Impression Great little feature if you already have Kindle.  However it’s expensive.  A […]

Engineering Open Source Tools and Code at Toptal

I stumbled upon Toptal the other day and wanted to share a valuable resource I discovered.  Toptal is a site that helps companies hire and manage freelanced engineers.  The site was very slick and well organized.  Almost made me wish I needed to hire some engineers so I could get the experience of working with them.  However […]