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Rocket Salad

Some nights, a light and refreshing supper is what’s on order and there’s nothing better to satiate that need like a rocket salad.  Arugula is known outside of the United States as “rocket” or eruca sativa, and is a bitter leafy green.  To combat the bitterness, the salad dressing I made for this uses lemon, sugar and balsamic vinegar and I think it’s pretty wonderful.  To bring out a few more flavors in this dish, I added some uncured pepperoni and feta cheese, though it can be made without for people who suffer food allergies like dairy and garlic. Enjoy. […]

Dutch Cyclist Commentary on US Cycling Facilities

I came across this video earlier this evening when scanning my feed on Facebook.  A friend from Halifax posted a link to this video where a cyclist from the Netherlands discusses the dismal cycling infrastructure that exists in the United States.  I’ve seen this first-hand as a cyclist who both utilized my bike for transportation as well as recreation.  I have to admit that I increased my usage of spandex and lycra when I rode to and from Harborview, because it was about 25 miles each day, and I’d tack on some recreational riding in the evening. Since moving to […]

Cycling in Maple Leaf

I haven’t used Vimeo for a very long time, but in the process of updating some of my social media links, I stumbled across this video that I shot when playing with my Panasonic HVX-200 and the Letus 35mm film adapter for my Canon EOS lenses.  This was shot with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L lens, which is one of my favorites.  I’ve always loved the look of a wide angle lens, ever since I started volunteering at the local television station, and gravitated towards being the cameraman with the steadiest hand-held shots.  I learned early in my career that the […]

First day of Spring

The road is long, and sometimes it’s difficult to remember that there’s an end in sight.  Everyone has a journey ahead of them, and we’d be completely ignorant to suggest that we know where the road ahead is going to lead us.  I made this photograph the other day, while it was snowing amidst brilliant sun on the first day of Spring.  When I look at it, I wonder what obstacles I’ll be facing on my journey, but take comfort in knowing that I’m not alone, and that I have support from those closest to me.  

First post since 2011

It’s starting to feel like Spring here in Seattle.  Lunchtime was pretty great, with a walk over to SLU for some tacos with my co-workers.  On the work front, I’ve been spending a good amount of time working on Zenoss monitoring to include sensor data from our cluster of servers.  It’s easiest to pull data from the onboard BMC using FreeIPMI, outputting it in a Nagios-friendly format, and ingesting it into Zenoss.  At times, I’ve been frustrated by the lack of documentation for rolling your own commands to fetch information, but am pretty happy that after getting the necessary wrapper […]