Aliciana went down to San Diego for a bridal shower thrown by her mom. She left Saturday morning early and only stayed in town for about 36 hours. Below are some photos taken before the shower.


Before leaving town Aliciana had Jenny’s mom do I trial run on her hair. She will be doing Aliciana’s hair the morning of the wedding. I think it turned out very beautiful… I was blown away when I saw her later on in the day in person. Jenny’s mom is very talented!


Nokia 770 Internet TabletA few days ago Nokia and several Gnome Project related companies announced the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. The device is only 5.5 x 3.1 inches in dimension and 0.75 inches thick, making it about the size of your typical PDA. It includes a 800×480 touch screen in full color, 802.11 b/g WIFI, and a nice brushed metal case. But, the best part about this device, is that it runs Linux and Gnome!!! Nokia has even completely open sourced all the software on the device and is supporting it as a community project called maemo.

The device is expected to go on sale within the next few months and cost $350. Anyone want to buy me one so I can start hacking on it? With such an open platform, the possibilities for this device are limitless. Lots more information about this device can be found on Nokia’s web site.


We spent all weekend in San Luis Obispo celebrating Nick and Jessie’s graduation from Cal Poly. Below are my pathetic attempts to take photos from the nose bleed section of the gym their ceremony was held in. The organization of the ceremony seemed pretty bad considering there wasn’t even enough chairs on the court for all the graduates to have a seat. I guess architects leave implementation details like that to us engineers 😉


Today was my first day of work at my new job as a Web Systems Analyst at The Bakersfield Californian. I will be working on web related projects and doing other software development as needed. Everyone at the paper has been great and the work environment is awesome. Everyone is really open to my ideas and my suggestions seem to be genuinely valued. There is no shortage of interesting ideas being kicked around as future projects, so I am really looking forward to the coming opportunities to apply my skills. I also get to run Linux at work, which is a big plus!