Computers are just machines: they’re

Computers are just machines: they’re bundles of transitors, resistors, electricity and nothing more, right?

Try removing every personal setting and application from a computer you’ve been using for a long period of time. There’s lots of backing up, ftping, uninstalling, deleting, and then all the settings on everything have to be reset. It’s a lot harder than it sounds. I wish it were as easy as a “remove me” button somewhere in the control panel.

In an effort to cram

In an effort to cram all the fun Southern California things into my last week here, I went snowboarding today.

It was a quintessential SoCal experience. We left 72 degree LA in shorts, t-shirts, and sandals, drove up to Mt. Baldy where it was maybe 60 degrees, and had a blast snowboarding on an empty mountain. Even though the snow was slushy and some of my favorite runs were closed, it was one of the funnest days I’ve had on the mountain.

I’m home-sweet-home in LA, but

I’m home-sweet-home in LA, but not for long. It looks like I’ll be in SF next week, and moving to the Silicon Valley a couple weeks after that. The Caltrain ride from San Carlos to Pyra looks to only be about 30-40 minutes long, so it shouldn’t be too bad of a commute. At some point in the summer, I’ll find an apartment in the city for my girlfriend Kay and our cats.

Pics and words from this weekend should be posted later tonight or tomorrow, and a special thanks to brig for showing me around Santa Cruz. I will forever be insanely jealous of her house and surrounding property.

I spent most of today

I spent most of today in Santa Cruz, and I can’t begin to tell you how different it is from the rest of the Bay Area, less than 80 miles away. It’s green, green, green down here, there’s so many trees you’d think you were in a National Park, there are huge sprawling fields and meadows covered in blooming wildflowers, and everyone is fairly mellow. It’s like the polar opposite of San Francisco startup life (not that I’m an expert in that already, but I have a good idea of what it’s like). I wish I spent my college years at UCSC, what was I thinking going to UC Riverside!?!