A Resharing Experiment from Google+

This morning's overlook photo, beautiful but pretty chilly.
I am active on Google Plus, there are lots of active there and I really like the community that's developed.

Because I share quite a bit over there every day, the blog over here feels forlorn and semi-abandoned. Until I can build out an IFTTT recipe to repost my G+ posts here, its a time consuming and labor intensive practice to re-share posts here.

But, for shits and giggles, I thought I'd give it a try today.

What I've posted so far today:
NoTubes - Tire Sealant, Path of Death Puncture Demo

Improved GWX Control Panel does an even better job at keeping Windows 10 off your PC - I hate Microsoft since they've decided that spying on users is okay. And they'll try to install software on your Win7 or, shudder, 8 machine to give them access now. I will not ever be upgrading to Win10 because I don't want Microsoft to be able to record my office or home for their own damned reasons. Not acceptable. Same reason why the Amazon Echo speaker will never be found in my house.

Ben Carson's "helper" guide...
A couple of posts from yesterday:
Kaleidoscope: See Things Differently (4K) - a pretty darned amazing and beautiful BMX video, yeah.

Ronda Rousey gets KO'ed Mortal Kombat style!
Will Ronda Rousey follow in Gina Carano's footsteps after violent KO loss?

And another MMA post (there were fights this weekend with utterly unexpected finishes, the gif to the right there is one of them).
UFC Quick Quote: Cain Velasquez claims champion and teammate Daniel Cormier has been 'hard to deal with' but this has to be taken with a grain of salt. Cain and DC are long time teammates and good friends. And, watching Cain talk, its clear he's having a little fun with his friend. I look forward to Cain rematching against Werdum and annihilating him. If all goes as expected, DC, Cain and Luke Rockhold will all be champions in their weight classes within a few months, these guys all train together at AKA in San Jose and Cain and Luke are local guys.


Weekend Recap

A sunny morning stopover always makes for a good start to the day.
One of the benefits of having weekends on and weekends off with my children is that both give me an opportunity to have fun, different kinds of fun but lots of fun nonetheless.

This last weekend was a very good one. After an expensively annoying last week. I need to stop thinking I'm getting ahead, everytime I do that, I get smacked in the face with an expected expense on top of expected expenses I forgot about...
West Cliff at sunset is pretty awesome!

The highlight of the weekend was spending a few hours at the beach and in the water and my older son decided to join us and play in the water too. He usually sticks to digging or reading in the shade but he came out and we all had a really good fun time playing together!

Seeing as how it is now Wednesday, let's add in a bonus recap of the last couple of days, specifically the afterwork portions of the last couple of days.

I've been super fortunate enough to be able to get out and enjoy some of the recent swell while also becoming much more familiar with my new SUP.

We got out for a short bike ride
Suffice it to say that I spent a good chunk of the last few evenings with a giant shit-eating grin on my face as I caught waves to ride the length of Cowells two evenings in a row! The  guy I bought my board from said it was un-pearlable (that's when your front digs into the water and you slide off the front of the board usually) but I've proved him wrong and I pearled a few times before getting a better stance and launch sorted out.

Unlike the bigger board, the shorter one can zoom right down a wave face and go right down the line happily. It also carves back nicely and I'm starting to get into harder and deeper turns.

Pro tip to other SUPers catching waves: Keep using your paddle on the waves, you can gain speed, retain balance and save waves and more by keeping an active paddle. I keep seeing folks standing on their boards with their paddles held mutely in their hand as they cruise along.

More fun on tap this weekend!


Link Round Up, Down and All Around!

Surf cam shot run through Flowing Photo iOS app.
Time to drop some links as it has been a little while since I've posted here.

First up will have to be some of my own content, I've recently started to standup paddleboard surf and posted a short video of a couple of rides mashed into one. Warning, it has been pointed out to me that my butt is the main character in this short clip.

16 Year Old Charged for Harassing Cyclists he was charged with six counts of attempted homicide and bunch of other stuff. This kid terrorized cyclists in the area he lived in and should face the maximum punishments he can get.

The age old question....Is Riding One of the World’s Biggest Waves on a Skimboard Freakin’ Rad or Just F*cking Stupid?

In news for the slow, stupid or those who live in Jenny-McCarthy-Isn't-a-Moron-land, No link between MMR and autism, major study concludes
This is Zeba, she is awesome!

It looks like a commode but is really a Modern Root Cellar, Electricity-free Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration

This Imgur series of Drunk Andre the Giant Wrestling in Japan led me to this site discussing Andre the Giant: The Baddest Alcoholic of All-Time

And How to Stop on a Fixie from an Imgur discussion where a fixie guy swore he could stop in the same distance as a bike with regular brakes. He was wrong.

Some really shitty reasons to vote Republican.
Oh, and if you needed some reasons to cast your vote in the next election cycle for any of the Republican candidates, here's some solid reasoning to do so. Yes, tongue in cheek and done with a humorous bend but the underlying reality is still true.

A great quote I saw the other day makes it really simple. There are two kinds of Republicans: Millionaires and Suckers.

If you're not a millionaire and you voted for the GOP then you are a sucker.

Some more links to share:
The effects of taking sugar out of your diet
Police: Muslims threw Christians overboard during Med voyage
Religion Doesn't Make People More Moral, Study Finds
No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning