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November 30th, 2008

30D Shutter Repair

Posted by rdub in Photography

It’s now officially official: I am a brave soul.

I just opened up my $1200 camera, unsoldered a faulty shutter switch, and resoldered a replacement part.  And it works perfectly! No more pesky shutter lag!

Check these photos out:

Protip: In order to keep track of your screws, write down a grid of letters from a-z (skip ‘i’ and ‘o’ so you don’t confuse them with ‘1’ and ‘0’), and scotch tape your screws down to each letter as you go.  Then, you wont knock them off the table, and you’ll know exactly which screw is which.

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September 9th, 2008

The Ring

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I took Friday off from work, drove up to San Francisco, and spent the day looking at engagement rings and center diamonds. I thought the experience of buying an engagement ring would suck (both spending a lot of money, and dealing with the hard sale salesmen), but honestly, it was actually quite enjoyable. Valerie, the women who helped me, was very sweet, a bit energetic (but not quite draining), and we had a good time looking at rings.

I made my decision just in time to get the stone set and the ring sized before I left that day. I picked up the ring, signed away a lot of money, and drove back to Cupertino to meet Athena.

Having received her Dad’s blessing that morning (at 6:45 am, no less – they were travelling), and having purchased the ring, I was going to get down on one knee and do the traditional proposal (even though I had already asked her and she said yes). But, she wouldn’t let me.

So I just sat next to her, opened the box, and asked her to marry me.

Again, she said yes.

Here’s what was in the box:

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August 29th, 2008


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'tis true!

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April 10th, 2008

A Few Good Emails

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Waking up this morning at 6:45 to hit the gym, I couldn’t help but think today would be painful. And the gym definitely was – all the climbing holds were stone cold (and thus very hard and unforgiving), and I was tired and sore.

Working out didn’t go terribly well nor terribly poorly, and I was off thinking today was going to be downright unremarkable.

Then I got home. Checked my email: 2 unread messages.

The first, a terse yet friendly response from Bruce Schneier, the godfather of cryptography himself, to an email I sent him yesterday.

The second, a more friendly, less terse note from the producer of, the most well-respected blog/podcast about cover songs on these here ‘tubes, about our Caffe Trieste show!

Yea, today is making a u-turn and getting in the fast lane of kick-ass highway.

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March 17th, 2008

Live at Caffe Trieste

Posted by rdub in Music

Here’s the show we played on March 11th in Downtown San Francisco. Thanks to everyone who came, and thanks again to Caffe Trieste.


1. Intro
2. Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)
3. #41 (Dave Matthews Band)
4. The Maker (Daniel Lanois)
5. Interlude
6. Steal my Kisses (Ben Harper)
7. Bartender (Dave Matthews Band)
8. First Day of My Life (Bright Eyes)
9. Flake (Jack Johnson)
10. Long Black Veil (Danny Dill)
11. Jam
12. Ma Vie en Rose (Ryan Du Bois)
13. All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)

Or, grab the whole show in a zip file full of mp3s: Live at Caffe Trieste (Full Show).

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