Le Cinque Terre

First thing when I got here I was going to take a shower, but I got the better suggestion of going to the beach first. In Riomaggiore the beach is rocks, not sand, but it is still really nice. The … (read more)

And I’m off!

Yesterday afternoon my mom dropped me off at Newark Liberty International. I flew to Stolkholm, where I had a two hour layover and was very confused about going through customs. I got by just following all the Italians, who luckily … (read more)

New Jersey!

Friday morning I left Boston for NJ. The bus was really delayed and I ended up late for Nicholas’s baptism. But I guess it was OK because Michelle apparently only got there 10 minutes before me. Uncle Bill had me … (read more)

The Sprint Home

Friday morning we left Walsenburg, CO and pretty much drove straight until we were all home (or I was at Alison’s). We each did one-tank-of-gas driving shifts through the next two days and nights. We only planned to stop for … (read more)

Great Sand Dunes National Park

This morning we packed up camp early to start the drive to Colorado. The few mosquitoes that were at the site yesterday (I wouldn’t have thought there would be any mosquitoes in the desert, but I also wouldn’t expect so … (read more)

Canyonlands National Park

We packed up camp nice and early and headed into town. The car needed an oil change. So we dropped it off and walked to the Golden Stake Restaurant for an amazingly cheap breakfast. After, we drove to Canyonlands National … (read more)

Arches National Park

This morning we left the Virginian Motel bright and early. Outside there were some bears; presumably rides for a local fair. We had breakfast across the street at the Moab Dinner—pretty good! That’s supposedly where all the locals go, and … (read more)

Hitting the road

Today we left Vegas and set off on our cross country trip. We finished our last packing and showers, checked out, and hit the road a little after 9am. I was too busy moving out of SF during the planning … (read more)

Even more Defcon and Vegas

Today Defcon was a bit calmer. I guess people leave early or are too hung over to go to talks. We all went to Schuyler’s talk “Attack the Key Own the Lock”, which was great. As well as “Repelling the … (read more)

More Defcon 18 and Las Vegas

Saturday at Defcon was ridiculously crowded. The justly-named Goons were not helping by forcing people into the most crowded place, the hallways, as far as possible from where anyone wanted to be. It was impossible to go to more than … (read more)