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2015 Flights

January 1st, 2016

Collected tracks for every flight I took last year from FlightAware, and used this script to merge the tracks into a single file that could be imported into Google Fusion Tables. This is the result:

Flight Map

2014 Outdoor Trips

January 1st, 2015

Looking back at all the outdoor trips we did last year, the stats look almost identical to the previous year’s. Couple more overnight trips (10), thanks to the great weather. All in all, we hiked and paddled about 470 mi with 110,000 ft elevation gain on 59 trips.


See this previous post for an explanation how this map was created.

Tableau & Quantified Self

May 24th, 2014

Tableau has a contest going on for visualizing Quantified Self data. I happen to have a fair amount of such of data from all kinds of sources on, so I decided to give it a shot.

EuroSeattle Startup Weekend

January 29th, 2014

Last weekend I attended my first Startup Weekend. The event was very well organized; I had a great time and got to know a lot of good people.

API Prayer

October 11th, 2013

Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your OAuth tokens.
Your data come,
your quota will be increased,
in the sandbox, as well as in production.
Give us this day out daily stats,
and forgive us our outdated docs,
as we have also forgiven those whose timestamps lack time zone offsets.
And lead us not into premature standardization,
but deliver us from expired SSL certificates.

Lenovo Thinkpad T431s

July 5th, 2013

Got a Thinkpad T431s to replace my 3-year old T410s. Here are some random observations, after using the new laptop for a few weeks.

California Roadtrip

March 24th, 2012

One-week trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back (March 15–22). Map with tracks, waypoints and links to photo albums.

OSGi and Eclipse RCP Talk

November 17th, 2011

I gave a talk at the Seattle Java User Group this week, where I talk about two technologies I use at work: The OSGi module system, and the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Giving this talk was a good experience, and the audience was great. You can watch the talk below.

One Year’s Tracklogs

December 12th, 2010

Here’s a map that shows every tracklog I recorded this year, driving and hiking around Washington State (mostly).


April 16th, 2010

Trip report for a one-week vacation on Kauai (Hawaii), April 8th — 15th.