SFI Complexity Class 
Thursday, May 26, 2011, 05:19 AM - General
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The most interesting statement from the 3 day class was about why we can't find intelligent life in the vast cosmos. The answer: because as soon as life reaches a certain level of intelligence, the species has the ability to wield too much power in order to fight for the limited resources, and destroys itself. Intelligent life is self-extinguishing.
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Van Transmission 
Monday, May 16, 2011, 03:13 AM - Weekend Fun
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Truches' 4WD roads/rocks caused a fracture in the van's transmission pan. It's a sad day in the life a the mountain machine, but I've got a replacement part on the way.

I found out by backing out into the road and then not being able to use any gear or reverse. Had to slowly push it in neutral to the side of the road through the intersection. (Glad I live in a unbusy portion of town.)
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Truches 
Monday, May 16, 2011, 02:58 AM - Weekend Fun
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Attempted to climb Truches Peak with Nate and Megan. Epic fail.

Late departure from ABQ (7am); didn't find the right trailhead, bushwhacked for a ways, found the trail but it was covered in dead trees - requiring an obstacle course-style of trekking, then the postholing began. We gave up at around the base of the true climb.

Moral of the story: "Oh the summit ridge looks passible" != "Don't bother with the snow shoes."

http://www.summitpost.org/truchas-peak- ... eak/151757

Full

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Buckskin Gulch 
Monday, May 16, 2011, 02:56 AM - Weekend Fun
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Did around 50 miles of backpacking through Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon over 5 days/4 nights with Lisa and other CS company. Good time. Check out the pictures on the photoblog.
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First sport leads 
Saturday, May 14, 2011, 04:00 AM - Week activities
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Did a couple climbs on big block leading the sport pitches. Not terribly hard, but I'm glad I knocked them out without getting cheese grated on the limestone. Info:

Big Block 1 - 5.7+: A very short route to the highest point on the Big Block. Very crimpy but it is about 15 degress less than vertical. Up 3 bolts to chain anchors.

Big Block 2 - 5.7+: Another short route just right of Big Block 1. Same angle and crimpiness as the first. Up 3 bolts to chain anchors.
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Trad Climbing Saturday in Upper La Cueva Canyon 
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 08:03 PM - Weekend Fun
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Kevin led a couple great climbs in the Sandias yesterday. It totaled 7 hours worth of rope work. Some pics in the photoblog.

Estrellita (5.8): http://www.mountainproject.com/v/new_me ... /105789299

Miss Piggy (5.8):
http://www.mountainproject.com/v/new_me ... /105994499

Those are about as hard as I want my trad climbs to be. 2nd'ed them cleanly though.
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Big Block Climbs 
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 08:00 PM - Week activities
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Top Roped the 1st and 2nd routes on the High Wall at Big Block. Good climbing. 5.10a and 9+. http://www.summitpost.org/big-block-5-7-5-12a/484469
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Moab Trip Pictures are Up 
Sunday, May 1, 2011, 03:47 PM - Trips
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Took a trip with a large gang of Albuqerquians to Moab. Great time even though it was rainy 2 of the 3 days we were there.

Shots of us canyoneering are on the photoblog.
http://adventurejay.com/photoblog/index ... p;pagenum=


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Nerd Jokes 
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 01:38 AM - Interesting Internet Fare
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Well, I like them: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zrnd63DAH8o
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Weekend in Town 
Sunday, April 17, 2011, 09:51 PM - Weekend Fun
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Floated the Rio Grande from Paseo Del Norte to Rio Bravo on Saturday with Jason, Nate, and Dusty. ~500 cfs means lots of walking and dragging. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nm/nwis/rt

Sunday - Frontier, biked with Nate for the Albuquerque Ride for World Health Solidarity, and then hit up the Earth Day event in Nob Hill.
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Heatbeat in Buenos Aires for ASOT 500 
Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 12:14 AM - Music
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Monster bootleg: Heatbeat & Exit vs. Matias Faint vs. Daft Punk vs. Pendulum vs. Energy 52 - Go vs. Paradise Garage vs. Last Breath vs. Aerodynamic vs. The Island vs. Café del Mar (Heatbeat Mashup)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwlnW6OqUu4

Plus, Heatbeat feat. Jeza - Light Up (Rough Mix)

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W&W on ASOT500 
Sunday, April 10, 2011, 03:35 AM - Music
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Catching W&W's set live on ASOT 500 from Den Bosch. So far so good. Love their sound.
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La Luz Climb 
Friday, April 8, 2011, 02:17 AM - Weekend Fun
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Got up the La Luz in 2:30 with a 35 lb pack for the AMRC agility test. Best time out of everyone in the class! Looks like I'm starting to find my form for Rainier.
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Radiation 
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 11:34 PM
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If you are basing radiation safety procedure on an internet PNG image and things go wrong, you have no one to blame but yourself.

http://xkcd.com/radiation/
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Weekday Activities 
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 05:35 AM
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Monday - Kelly's with Nate (2)
Tuesday - BBQ at Jason's (5)
Wednesday - Pre-St. Pats with Matt Brake (2)
Thurs - St. Patty's Day - Climbing comp with Todd and Kat, BBQ at Mandy's with Dom, Nate, and Jason. Late visit with Mike. (11)
Friday - Pizza and Explora with Nate, Megan, Todd, Kat, and Sarah. Saw Lisa, Micah, and other CSers at museum. (2)
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New Set  
Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 03:42 AM - Music
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Picking from

1. Gareth Emery feat. Lucy Saunders - Sanctuary (Club Mix) (7:49)
2. Ummet Ozcan - Indigo (5:30)
3. Tiesto vs Diplo - CMon (Original Mix) (5:14)
4. Delirious - Break Point (Voyager Rmx) (8:20)
5. Pendulum - The Island - Pt. I (Dawn) (5:20)
6. Kaskade feat. Haley - Dynasty (Dada Life Remix) (5:30)
7. Armin Van Buuren - Orbion (5:17)
8. Tiesto - Speed Rail (4:24)
9. Barbra Streisand (Original Mix) (4:54)
10. Afrojack feat. Eva Simons - Take Over Control (Original Mix) (6:39)
11. Armin Van Buuren - Mirage (6:41)
12. Ali Wilson - Pandora (Original Mix) (8:50)
13. Artento Divini - Who's Next (Original) (7:42)
14. Basto - Space Cake (Original Mix) (6:06)
15. Benny Benassi Feat. Gary Go - Cinema (Skrillex Remix) (5:07)
16. Daniel Wanrooy - Adagio In G Minor (8:38)
17. Dave 202 - Arrival [Club Mix] (4:11)
18. Electrosila - Circus (Ozma remix) (1:49)
19. Evol Waves - Everything In Its Right Place (7:05)
20. Evol Waves - Name Is The Answer (Original Mix) (7:19)
21. Faithless - Not Going Home (Armin van Buuren Remix) (6:45)
22. Faithless - Tweak Your Nipple (Tiesto Remix) (7:18)
23. Gaia - Status Excessu D (Original Mix) (7:46)
24. Gareth Emery - Global (Original Mix) (7:08)
25. Hard Rock Sofa, St. Brothers - Blow Up (Thomas Gold vs. Axwell Remix) (6:15)
26. Laidback Luke Ft. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Timebomb (Instrumental Mix ) (5:12)
27. M.I.K.E. pres. Plastic Boy - Chocolate Infusion (Original Mix) (7:34)
28. Marcel Woods - Champagne Dreams (W & W Remix) (6:01)
29. Miles Dyson - I-tune (Original Mix) (6:07)
30. Moguai - Optinuum - Original Mix (9:23)
31. Orjan Nilsen - Go Fast (Original Mix) (8:54)
32. Rank 1 And Jochen Miller - The Great Escape (Extended) (7:22)
33. Rex Mundi - Valley Of Dreams (7:52)
34. Scott Mac - Damager 02 (W&W remix) (4:58)
35. Sharooz - Hysteresis (7:35)
36. Sied Van Riel And Radion 6 - Radiator - Original Mix (5:28)
37. Stephen Kirkwood - Black Lights (4:54)
38. Manuel De La Mare & Paul Thoma - Circle Of Life (4:26)
39. Ferry Corsten pres. Eon - Pocket Damage (5:37)
40. W&W & Ben Gold - Break The Rules (Original Mix) (7:17)
41. W&W - AK47 (Cristian Ketelaars Rework) (3:44)
42. W&W - Alpha (original mix) (6:22)
43. Wezz Devall - Free My Willy (Original Mix) (7:22)
44. Who.Is - We.Are (Original mix) (8:24)
45. Wippenberg - Phoenix (Original Mix) (7:48)
46. XSI - Nightmare (7:49)
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Get this 
Monday, March 14, 2011, 02:30 AM - Music
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Cirez D & acki Kokotos - Tomorrow
Sied Van Riel feat. Nicole McKenna - Stealing Time (Aly and Fila Remix)
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Touching... 
Sunday, March 13, 2011, 11:15 PM - Music
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Laura Jansen - Use Somebody
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBzcOUOY5YY

Or the more banging version...
Laura Jansen - Use Somebody (Armin van Buuren Remix)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji-XkeH0pR0
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Houses 
Sunday, March 13, 2011, 10:43 PM
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Between www.mapcraigs.com and www.coldwellbankerlegacy.com I've got the searching issue made. Now I just need to find a place to fall in love with...
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Rainier Training 
Sunday, March 13, 2011, 10:08 PM - Weekend Fun
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Weekend of 3-12-11:

Friday - Hiked and skied Sandia peak with Nathan before work. The ski area had been closed for a week. It was stressful to get back on skis after the MCL injury (even 7 weeks after the crash). Did fine though. Patchy and icy at the bottom of the mountain.

Saturday - Mountain biking with Leigh, Todd, Kat, and Nathan. Attempted to also hike up to the crashed TWA 260 plane, but we gave up when people got tired. Nate slashed open his ankle and arm in two crashes so we ended up in the ER for a while. 2 weeks of healing.

Sunday - Went in to work.
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