Mission San Francisco Solano De Sonoma

Mission San Francisco Solano De Sonoma

Background The California Mission in Sonoma is the northernmost of the missions and the last that was built.  It was the only mission built after Mexico gained its independence from Spain.   The eager founder of the Mission, Fr. Jose Altimira wanted to move the...
Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad

One of the smaller California Missions that I’ve visited is in a little town off of Highway 101.   It can be found amid a number of farms in the small town of Soledad.     There isn’t a lot to Mission Nuestra Señora de la Soledad, but it is cute and still...
Mission San Juan Bautista

Mission San Juan Bautista

One of the best California Missions I’ve gone too so far is the Mission San Juan Bautista. The full name is The Mission of the Glorious Precursor of Jesus Christ, Our Lord, Saint John the Baptist.  What makes this a good place to visit is that in addition to the...
Monterey Diving Day – March 25, 2016

Monterey Diving Day – March 25, 2016

It was another “just ok” day of diving for 2016 with low visibility about the Beach Hooper II in Monterey on Friday, 3/25.    It hasn’t been that spectacular for me this year so far for diving.  Others tell me about great diving days but I...
My Samsung VR Gear Review

My Samsung VR Gear Review

The Samsung VR Gear by Occulus Rift came out at the end of 2015 and I’ve had mine now for a couple of months. I thought in this post that I would do a little review of the product and give you my impressions of it. In short, they are pretty freaking awesome!...
Monterey Diving, December 27, 2015

Monterey Diving, December 27, 2015

I was invited by my friend and dive buddy, Maureen, for a late year dive aboard the Beachhopper II. The weather looked good, and we thought we would make it to Carmel, but it wasn’t meant to be. The wind and waves just wouldn’t let us go around the corner...
Carmel Scuba Diving on November 22, 2015

Carmel Scuba Diving on November 22, 2015

On November 22, I did two dives on board the Sanctuary. The scuba diving was really good this day with 40+ feet of visibility on the first dive and a number of great fish seen like cabezon and lingcod. The cabezon is seen swimming away and then back to the camera in...
HTML5 and Software/Plug-in Recommendations

HTML5 and Software/Plug-in Recommendations

Over the past week, I’ve been watching the Lynda.com course on HTML5: Structure, Syntax, and Semantics with James Williamson which I’ve found to be a wonderful tutorial.  I know that HTML5 was finalized and published last year but I don’t always have...
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