Tag Archives: San Francisco

Going to DEFCON 17! Vegas Baby, Vegas!!!

I’m going to DEFCON at last.

And I’m driving there, Road Trip. 🙂

And we’re going to Vegas!


And yes you can turn green with envy now.

Ruth Asawa’s San Francisco Fountain

I love this shot that I took a while back of the San Francisco Fountain.

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But I’m not really content with the way it looks. I really want to try out putting a neutral density filter on and using a long exposure, so that the water has that ethereal feel to it.

This is the fountain from an other angle.

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I missed a lot of detail in this picture or may be this calls for a panorama at close range.

Here’s the description of the fountain:

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Power Outage at San Francisco State University

An unexpected power outage left much of San Francisco State University in darkness. I work for one of the campus systems departments and we had to literally run to our server room to shutdown our servers due to the fear that they might just set themselves on fire due to loss of cooling or there might be data loss. Read More →

My Own Photo Blog

I’ve been thinking for while whether or not post the pictures I take these days, as a new found hobby, to my blog. After this picture came out fine I decided that I should.

25 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

This is from 25 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA. I took this picture on my way to the CostCo to get some groceries for the coming month. This building, as I came to know, houses a lot of government offices.


Never mind the photoblog. A few months after this post I’ve upgraded from a Point and Shoot camera to a prosumer level Nikon D90 DSLR. But having a separate photoblog is such a pain. So I’ll just upload them to Flickr and link them here. Much better option.


We’ll we woke up late as usual since it was a weekend. But we at least woke up by midday. When we got to school we could not get into the science building since all the doors we knew about were closed, and I agree we knew very little. After a few minutes of search up and down the campus pathways we found the door, in plain view.

Game day in undergrad lab

People were already enjoying with a lot of consoles. You can see (or not) the Nintendo Wii on the left and people playing RockBand on the right. There was a PS3 on which two guys were playing soccer all the time. There was no PC gaming because people said that it took too long to set up the PCs to make them playable. There was also an Atari system which was never setup.

Rock Band on Sony PS2

There were Doritos and lots of soda to start with. The Pizzas came in late along with Simon, the guy with a PC in the first picture. We dug in as soon as they arrived. As usual there was lots of food to go around. It took a while even for us to complete everything but in the end we got there.

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We ate, talked and played various games for about 3 hours and then they gave away some casual prizes for the largest scores. I didn’t get any of course because it was my first time at a console game(the real reason might be that I usually suck at games but I still do not stop playing them). I had a great time meeting some people. And here I am sitting in the SF State library and writing this blog post among the book stacks.

San Francisco State University Library-among the book stacks