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The Routine Ride

It’s been forever since I’ve been out on my bike, partly due to being overly busy, and partly just waiting for the temperatures to cool down. I was actually a little nervous as I got ready to ride up my favorite hill – a nice little 1,000 foot climb to my little spot in the […]

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The Next Phase

Being a parent who enjoys the outdoors can be tricky. It seems as though what I’m able to do to get my nature and adventure fix comes in phases. Early on, when our little one was much younger, we could still put in some pretty decent mileage on backpacking trips. He is now older and […]

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Hiking the Colorado Trail

I was missing the trail. It had only been a couple years since our Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) hike, but I feared that the days of big adventures were forever behind me…

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Offset a Path in Inkscape

I used to use drafting programs quite frequently in the past. One common action that I performed quite frequently was offsetting lines, which was pretty simple to do. Every once in a while, I find the need to do something similar in Inkscape. While not quite as easy and straightforward, offsetting paths in inkscape can […]

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In Need of a Hike

Generally when it’s a bit drizzly in San Diego, I want to hang out at home. Those rainy days are a rare treat and I feel like I missed a bit of an opportunity if I don’t just utilize the rare precipitory event to make some coffee, sit inside with a blanket, and watch it […]

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Managing Larger Projects on a To Do List

For most to do lists, I try to keep each individual list item as small as possible. This makes it easy to work through a large number of tasks without getting overwhelmed, and provides the satisfaction of being able to check off a greater number of items quickly, which just makes me feel like I’m […]

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To Do List With Schedule

I’ve always felt that a to do list by itself only provides half of the overall picture. I create many lists, but without a plan for actually accomplishing those tasks, it’s kind of meaningless. The goal for Vimsio has always been to provide a to do list along with a schedule, so I can not […]

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Adventure Websites

I never seem to be as active as I desire to be, so I have to supplement my trips with the adventures of others. Here are a few great websites and blogs I follow. Sidetracked Magazine A magazine devoted to all types of adventure across the world. Beautiful photography and magazine. Most of the content […]

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Cutting People and Objects Out of Images in Photoshop

There are many ways to remove image backgrounds in Photoshop, or cut people and other objects out of photos, including some moderately-automatic ways. However, I’ve always found the output of most methods don’t produce results that I’m overly happy with (I just tried the “Object Selection Tool”, and verified that it’s output is less than […]

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Back to Anza-Borrego

When I was younger, I was all about the new and unexplored. It still exists within me, but these days I seem to get the most enjoyment out of the known. Those pair of trees that are perfect for my hammock, that bit of road that gives just the right amount of speed to hear […]

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