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April 30, 2009

Knit Buddy scores four mice

macworld_knitbuddy.png A nice review from Macworld on Knit Buddy was just published.

Posted by Dave at 03:40 PM |

April 27, 2009

The Dalles Cherry Festival Century

The Dalles Cherry Festival Century

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Posted by Dave at 09:40 AM |

April 12, 2009

Twin Lakes Ski

Got out again for a cross-country ski. There was some fresh snow compared to a week ago. We overlapped routes a little bit. No off-trail adventure this time but plenty of fun and exercise. Only saw a couple of snowshoers the whole day.

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Posted by Dave at 09:24 AM

April 09, 2009

Knit Buddy

knitbuddy_appstore.jpgMy first iPhone app has just been released on the iTunes store. I submitted KnitBuddy to iTunes on April 1st and was just informed last night that it passed the review. Now I get to see what all those iPhone and iPod Touch carrying knitters think of it! Apple has created a great development environment for the iPhone and I think it will make a good complement to my Mac development.

Posted by Dave at 08:42 AM

April 08, 2009

Signing up for Gmail

I mentioned before how hard it is for the seniors I teach at the library to decipher the captchas required to sign up for an email account. So today we decided to click on the handicapped icon to the side of the captcha which is supposed to play numbers you type in (again to verify you're not an automated computer program). Well, the numbers play but in the background are some satanic sounding noises that are pretty disturbing. Are the tests just going to get harder for distinguishing between a human and a computer program? Like on Battlestar Galactica?

Posted by Dave at 12:34 PM

April 06, 2009

Barlow Pass Ski Adventure

It was an outdoors weekend with the weather we had. On Sunday I went out to test my new cross-country skiing gear. We were planning a fairly mellow day but after some off-trail adventuring it turned in to a little more than that. It was a warm day on the mountain and my skis felt great. The highlight was climbing on to a treeless butte with Hood right in front of us and miles of view in every direction. No cameras with us unfortunately. Sam got really tuckered out and is having a quiet morning.

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Posted by Dave at 10:13 AM

De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia

De Ronde van Oeste Portlandia

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The main event was Saturday for our hill climbing bike group and it lived up to all expectations. Each and every Sisyphean Hill Rider had the legs for the long-haul. Those early morning rides up Pittock must have done something. Unlike other epic rides we never were very far from the start or end point but instead intensively worked the core concept of hill climbing and we were always discovering a new hidden garden or Italian villa as the sweat poured from us on what felt like a summer weekend. The wandering route was extremely well marked and we only got off course briefly a couple of times. I was trying to keep up with Jason most of the day.
I managed to avoid walking the steepest hills and spiked my heart rate north of 180 as a result. I did get in a tangle up early in the ride on Brynwood and unfortunately I think it ended the ride for the other party due to a bike problem. Thank goodness for my sturdy Surly mount which I converted back in to a geared bike (triple!) for this ride. I salute the folks who conceived and created this ride, makes you realize we live in a special town.

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Posted by Dave at 09:00 AM