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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.

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.