Day 0 Our trip began with a snag, before even reaching the trailhead. Meghan’s bag, marked with my name, failed to arrive with our airplane, instead opting to explore conversion options in Salt Lake City. Told the earliest the bag would reappear was 11am the next morning,Continue Reading
Thirty people in tents rarely move quickly or in unison and it takes a while to get the herd moving this morning. After much deliberation, tracking down the necessary gear, a double set of cams .5 through 3, we stand around for a while, wait for a bit, then holdContinue Reading
Morning in the Desert
35 degrees and windy don’t feel outrageous, until you brush snow off some rock to start climbing. For a day ice climbing, this could be precariously warm, not so much for the splitters of Indian Creek. Last night’s wind blew one of the group’s tents over, much to theContinue Reading
Traveling Down from the Hills
Rain drops spatter on the windshield, as I cross the cold front descending on Grand Junction. In a few hours, it will dump 12 inches of powder on the Vail pass, an hour behind me. For now it’s just a few intermittent droplets, coming and going in brief waves andContinue Reading
Getting started with Flask and MongoDB locally on Ubuntu and remotely on Heroku
That title covers a few things, now doesn’t it? MongoDB locally: http://docs.mongodb.org/manual/tutorial/install-mongodb-on-ubuntu/ PyMongo http://api.mongodb.org/python/current/ http://api.mongodb.org/python/current/tutorial.html Mongo for Flask apps http://ryaneshea.com/mongodb-for-flask-apps/ Heroku ====== commands: heroku logs MongoHQ on Heroku http://support.mongohq.com/partners/heroku.html Git for Heroku and Github https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/git Flask / MongoHQ connector forContinue Reading
Step like you s***, Swing like you f***; Ice Climbing at Cathedral Ledge, NH
A satisfying little vibration reverberates through the tool as the axe lodges itself in the ice. It’s a good stick. A few rocks up and down and the second axe lifts out of a pocket. A subtle glare gives away a small concave dip right at arm’s length above myContinue Reading
Sending Fortis, a fun climb at the Talking Headwall of Elizabeth Furnace. [map]
A weekend in the woods
Burnt Cabins from Dan McEwan on Vimeo. A first attempt at some Jeep-attached GoPro footage.
A life well lived requires risk. An epic story demands epic moments. In the run up to turning 30 this past November, I played the nostalgia game and considered whether I had been living life deliberately. In finding a mixed answer to that question, I’ve come to realize that IContinue Reading
Sharing is bad!
It turns out that back in March, the House passed a bill which included the following: Sec. 535. (a) <<NOTE: China.>> None of the funds made available by this Act may be used for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) or the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)Continue Reading