Since the Yosemite upgrade to OS X, I have been facing lots of WiFi issues on my Mac. As I go from home, to cafe, to airport, to train, to cafe etc I notice that my connection just stops working. I kept blaming the public wifi routers until I realized that many times the issueContinue reading “Fix for Wifi issues on a Mac (Yosemite)”
Alpine Climbing Equipment When going out into the backcountry, one has to be prepared for all kinds of weather. The goal is to read the weather and understand the conditions in advance and avoid running into a bad weather window to begin with. But it’s all a probability and everything helps in making sure youContinue reading “Alpine Climbing Equipment”
Change is the only constant. Sometimes even a mountain defaces itself to find it’s true expression. Doesn’t this look so distinguished? A photo posted by Sameer Halai (@sameerhalai) on Mar 8, 2015 at 5:50pm PDT
Every now and then you read something that really furthers your understanding of the world around us. I read this fascinating piece in the book by Howard Wainer: Picturing the Uncertain World. The specific chapter I read was called “The Most Dangerous Equation” where he discusses De Moivre’s equation. It’s quite a bite to chew on andContinue reading “Understanding Variances based on Sample Sizes”
Soylent. I am calling it Food as a Service (FaaS). Because you pay $9 for 2000 calories of full nutrition, no compromise food with no prep time, planning needed. Absolutely beats resorting to fast food, ramen noodles etc. Also, it can potentially help address global malnutrition by at least playing a complementary role to other efforts. IContinue reading “Soylent – Food as a Service (FaaS)”
The hike up to Camp Muir on Mt Rainier is my favorite hike. This is a Google Earth simulation of actual GPS tracks from one of my hikes.
I used a DJI Phantom Vision to shoot this WA state ferry unloading and loading. These are some of the biggest commuter ferries in the world. Leaving as frequently as 30mins it’s amazing that they can take 200 cars and 1,000 passengers on foot.
Thrillist put together a great collection that lists out all of the outdoor movies screening this summer in Seattle . However, they didn’t offer a calendar format of that data which makes it kinda hard to plan these movies around other things that I also have going on. To make it easy to compare this withContinue reading “Outdoor Movies in Seattle 2014 – ical and csv format”
1. Love what you do, and do what you love 2. Learn one new thing every month 3. When in doubt, do the slightly more uncomfortable thing
We were planning on climbing Mt Rainier this weekend and then decided not to. Here’s why. Hidden in the small text changes between the forecast right now (left) and the forecast earlier this morning (right) is the information that the conditions are slightly worse than they initially thought. For optimal climbing conditions – you wannaContinue reading “Understanding weather forecast trends for alpine climbing”