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I use this section as an archive documenting things I’ve done in recent and not-so-recent years.

vector mini gallery

This is a small flash piece I assembled a while back to show some illustration samples... hope you like

trivalve gigs and related surf news

Saturday night's the night!  We open at the Hotel Utah on a bill that includes The Attack Plan, Chief Enablers and headlined by Slipstream Sparrows. (If we weren't playing, I'd be going to the KFJC 50th anniversary party in Redwood City - alas...).  The band is money...

Do the little things right

Both kids made me proud this week with their skills on the diamond.  Wednesday at Chabot, in a scoreless tie with the Tigers and runner on 2nd, Eric fielded a hard single to right.  He's played just long enough, and seen other kids make incorrect decisions regarding...

Multimedia at CPS

Intraterm was great, I had an enjoyable experience working with thoughtful, bright, and creative kids at CPS. (I can easily see how Ms.G has been there so long!) During Intraterm, which takes place the week before spring break, students get to choose from offerings...

the roller coaster I ride

Over the course of the last 7 days I've experienced some highs and lows, almost all highs, but one notable low. Last Sunday night, after a weekend full of Little League baseball (Eric's team won twice, I umpired a well played game Sunday afternoon), the surf band...

Trivalve – surf band demo

John Santos recorded the surf band in his studio at Soundwave, you can listen to it on our myspace page.  It was one of the last projects John took part in before his untimely passing last week.

Custom RoR CMS for Altshuler-Berzon

We’ve encountered a variety of clients, each with varying comfort levels of how deep “under the hood” they’re willing to get. Among the popular open source content management systems now available, we find suitable matches for certain clients, less so for others. San...

OGSL 2009 Opening Ceremonies

It's (likely) my last year of involvement in Oakland Girls Softball League, at least from a board member perspective.  I really like the fine vounteers I've had a chance to work with all these years.  Yesterday was Opening Day Ceremony and Carnival, and I couldn't...

Trivalve at Hotel Utah April 25

Saturday, April 25, 2009, Trivalve will open at the Hotel Utah in San Francisco.  We have a 45 minute set to open a bill that features Slipstream Sparrows and The Union Trade.  Pretty exciting for us, first public performance and all.  I'd been talking to Dave Walcott...

Surf band ready to rock

Rocky Laber, Danny Stevenson and Gene Tucci started playing instrumental surf tunes in September 2008.  It's a musical genre all had been interested in, but until then, hadn't been presented the right opportunity.  For the time being, the band's called Trivalve (it's...

Nat and Eric on the Diamond, winter ’09

Ah, the rites of spring are upon us, baseball and softball are gearing up. Natalie is one of 5 freshmen playing on the College Prep varsity softball team.  OK, it's a small school, and there is no JV, but at first glance, they're bound to do well. Stacked with...

BCO opens the Fox with Al Green

I play bass in the Bob Claire Orchestra, a band with the distinction of having played the first show at the newly renovated Fox Theater in Oakland. We opened for r&b legend Al Green at a party hosted by One California Foundation. More photos are on the way, but...

roll in the new year

I'm not big on new years resolutions (at least not at the moment). I never made it an official resolution last year, but in 2008 I started riding my bike to work.  I'd like to continue that trend in 2009, and to keep things in motion, I had the bikes tuned up and...

Angel Island Immigration Station

Just went live with a new site, aiisf.org, the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.  They're doing an incredible job in restoring the historical structures at the "Ellis Island of the West" - and are raising the public's awareness of the plight of immigrants...

Clearspace anyone?

ever heard of clearspace? Freemarker templates? Jive software?  Neither had I, until recently... Part of a Camp Creative project: https://www.myciscocommunity.com/community/innovators