Meditating on Mt St Helens

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 Advertisements


Understanding Variances based on Sample Sizes

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 and I tried explaining it to …

Drone video of the WA state ferry unloading and loading

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.

Outdoor Movies in Seattle 2014 – ical and csv format

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 with other things on my calendar, …

Ridge soaring with a Paraglider on Gas Works Park

There’s not a lot of upward winds on the tiny mound that is Gas Works Park. But it’s windy enough that this guy might be on the something. He is able to inflate the glider, get stable, but every time he tries to lift off it finally drops back down. Ridge soaring on Gas Works Park. Can it be done? …

Taking stereographic photos with Poppy3d from Kickstarter

Been playing around with my Kickstarter funded Poppy 3D, which is a hardware shell that converts my iPhone into a 3D camera. If you know how to *cross your eyes* to see such stereograms, you will see that the cat below is in 3D. Waiting for a jitter3d plugin to export these images easily from the Poppy app.

Using Apple Find My Friends for continuous location tracking

At Fuse we like trying out new things and we always have very willing folks to sign up with. We started continuously monitoring each others locations 24×7 yesterday. As I came into work today it was great to see everyone converging into our workplace. I have used other services like Glympse and many others which let me do this too …