Author Archives: Mark

Colorado Bighorn Sheep Visit Herd of Humans

The herd of bighorn sheep from Georgetown, Colorado descended the mountain last weekend to enjoy the warmer climate of the lowlands. This herd doesn’t fear people.

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Song for Piano, French Horn, and Percussion

I composed a song for piano, French Horn, and percussion using FL Studio Mobile. I also uploaded it to my SoundCloud page.

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A Trip to Richmond and Jamestown, Virginia

Mary and I passed a week in Richmond and Jamestown, Virginia. The galleon pictured below is a replica of the ship that landed in 1608 from Britain. The colonial houses and Jefferson Davis statue are from Monument Avenue in Richmond.

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The Giant Sequoias of Calaveras

Mary and I drove from Southern California north to the small town of Angel’s Camp, between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite, at the end of October, and visited groves of giant sequoia in Calaveras Big Trees State Park.

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Fall Vacation in Southern Utah and California

Mary and I passed October in Southern Utah, near St. George next to the Nevada border, Palm Springs, and Tehachapi, a small town in the mountains above the Mojave Desert in Southern California. Some of the pictures below are from … Continue reading

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Composing Amazing Music on an Android in Your Living Room

The Amazing Randi stars in the popular video below where he laments that everything is amazing and nobody is happy. I find it amazing that $20 buys software that allows any patient person to easily compose music on an Android, … Continue reading

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A Trip to Zion National Park

Mary and I visited Zion National Park a couple of weeks ago. It was stunning because you can go right into the rock formations rather than viewing them from across a canyon. Someday we’ll return to St. George, Utah and … Continue reading

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Businesses Solving Trivial Problems

In a recent survey asking people to identify the biggest problems in Silicon Valley, Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director, Code for America, replied: New York magazine recently reported that there are no fewer than a dozen venture-funded start-ups trying … Continue reading

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Peter Thiel’s Flawed Analysis of Hewlett-Packard

Stanford computer science students aren’t very bright. Famed investor Peter Thiel taught a course there, CS183, Startup Engineering, where he explained his theory of how to create a successful business. Unfortunately, not a single one of the many students in … Continue reading

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A Day in Estes Park, Colorado

I rode my bike and visited a few shops in Estes Park last week. I haven’t been there in a few years so it was a pleasant diversion. Someday I’ll visit Rocky Mountain National Park again.

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