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I'm a consulting geologist for a small company in the Denver area. I study problems related to active tectonics, using geomorphology, structural geology and remote sensing.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

march snows

March went out like a lion this year, dumping 18 inches in less than a day on Boulder. My trailwork is going to have to wait until the ground rethaws but hopefully the snow will be clear by the end of this week. ~t

Friday, March 27, 2009


Soup: serves two or three (or one hungry dude)

stock --
microbrew pilsner (1 oskar blues)
water (1 glass)
half dozen oven dried tomatoes (prepped with oil $ salt)
olive oil (dash)
sesame oil (quick dash)
sea salt (pinch)
soy (dash)
rice vinegar (dash)
Siracha sauce (good squeeze)
Grizzle (from the brisket)

veggies --
thinly sliced cabbage (double handful)
carrot, diagonal slice (one)
celery, " (")
basil, sliced (sweet or cinnamon, good fistful)

protein --
Charcoal grilled Beef Brisket, sliced in very thin strips (about 8oz, almost shaved)

heat soup pot, combine stock in no order, ditto with veggies and followed by protein. cover, simmer 30 minutes or until carrots are to desired texture, remove grizzle hunk.

Due to the semi-asian nature of the seasoning, I ate it with choptsicks and a standard chinese soup spoon. delish.


Friday, February 27, 2009

take two...

This is a re-edited, "remixed" version of the video below (which isn't available anymore)... some new angles and shots, and with better music this time. enjoy!


Monday, February 23, 2009


The view north of Boulder looking East from a ridge above Left Hand Canyon.

monday coffee...

I'm sipping my second coffee of the morning, or third and fourth shots of espresso if I'm honest. I'm distracted by thoughts of finding new apartments, whether or not they are suitable for dogs or gardens or bikes (ideally all three). It came up during a chance run-in between my housemate and landlord that we need to find a new place to live... my landlord is like that. I'm also distracted by thoughts of how to stay in Boulder for more than another year.. I should be done with my PhD by mid 2010 but I'm thinking I will probably want to stay for a little longer than that. Boulder seems to have this affect on many people, but I find that many are actually successful at finding more permanent residence here, despite the competitive job market. First things first, I still need to focus on writing (not blogging!)


Monday, February 09, 2009

Wu-Tang Clan Downhill Vid

latest weekend outing... a weird riding location, actually an offroad vehicle area, and popular place to discharge firearms... note at the bottom of the ride I pass about ten people who are shooting. The top section is fun though... enjoy!


Thursday, February 05, 2009

more of the same...

More anaglyphs... this is of the new desk setup. I've now moved my office one floor up to the structure lab. Finally I have my own window. Even better is the fact that the window looks out onto the flat-irons, unlike my previous office that looked out on the exterior wall of the football stadium. In other news, I rode to work this morning (feb 5th) in a t-shirt, and I should be outside riding all day but no, I'm sitting at my desk. lame. enjoy my fascinating world of being chained-up in an academic cave, now in 3D!!


Wednesday, January 28, 2009

time killer

a new 3D test... this was a bike of mine (had to sell it a while ago unfortunately) but as I was flipping through images on my computer I realized two images that were very close in their views of the bike but just different enough to offer a stereo view. By registering and then combining different channels of the two images, I made this anaglyph. This was just done with Photoshop, and is a pretty simple procedure given the proper base image pair. (View with standard red-blu 3D glasses)


Saturday, January 17, 2009

smokers beware...

A sign dissuading smokers from lighting up inside Java Joe's coffee shop...


Monday, January 12, 2009


The semester has officially begun, to the tune of 6 inches of fresh snow that fell overnight. I opted to drive in, and had one small bump with another car around a blind corner in the parking lot of the coffee shop I'm sitting in now. People all over town are driving like morons (this particular person slid into me, but we just barely kissed bumpers) so I'm hiding in the coffee shop across from campus that has comfy leather chairs and a fireplace. Thankfully there are no undergrads clogging the chairs, mostly because they don't have any work yet... but I can see that everyone in here is likely a graduate student or professor.

Distracting me from the sounds of two people next to me yammering on about something, is the Crystal Castles album that I just got turned onto... check them out:


Thursday, January 08, 2009

Forest Fires

Yesterday and last night North Boulder experienced a thousand-acre wild fire. Almost 11000 homes were evacuated, but only 4 structures burned. High winds (gusting to ~73mph, ~116kph) damaged electricity lines which started the fire, which was then spread rapidly in the windy conditions. Several ridge lines burned, and the fire was visible more than 20 miles away.

I drove around the town at about 9pm, stopping to photograph the fire from several different locations. NCAR (in south boulder) was a good place to watch from (and more than 5 miles away from the blaze), but the photos from Violet park (adjacent to the fire, in North Boulder) was better for detailed shots... the pic below was shot from there.


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

another mindless video re-post

My brain is a bit frazzled at the moment and getting back into the swing of work is tough, so I'll just post this little teaser from the newly returned and reinvented redbull rampage contest.