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Dec 8 | A Swiss moment

Somewhere between Olten and Solothurn, the train’s electronic display changed from “Prochain arrĂȘt” to “NĂ€chster Halt”, but I doubt anyone was paying attention.

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Aug 4 | Mountain Adventures, Part 2: Ebenalp

A continuing series on mountain climbing adventures - the goal: one peak a weekend.

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Jan 7 | Predictions for 2013

Every year since 2004 I’ve written a relatively uninformed set of predictions for the year ahead, and it’s been an interesting ritual.

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May 18 | Dispatches from Iwate: Recap

Read the transcribed version of my journal entries while I was at the base.

As I sit at home, weary after a long overnight bus ride, I’m given a bit of a chance to reflect on what has been a transformative experience among those I hope to be able to call family up at Caritas Otsuchi.

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May 2 | Tokyo Moving

It’s about 11:30 and I’m getting ready to settle in for the night.

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Apr 20 | Cellphone prices in Japan

One of the things that is pretty interesting in coming to Japan was the difference in cellphone contract and plans.

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Jul 19 | Feedback, feedforward

Wired’s July edition has a piece on feedback loops, the precise kind of thing I had been investigating with Neema for the past year.

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Jun 9 | Aerial video from Stanford’s campus

I flew my MultiWii quadcopter on campus today:

There were a few crashes along the way, but the nice thing about post-processing is that I can edit it out :).

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Oct 22 | The problem with the home button

There are some things that become so common to do that it’s easy to forget why there’s a problem to begin with.

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Sep 27 | TechCrunch Hackathon SF Highlights

I found out about TechCrunch Disrupt on Tuesday and motivated by a way to get in without forking over the $3000 entry fee (or even $200 for students), I found out about the accompanying Hackathon.

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