july

Two moose in Rocky Mountain National Park alvin August 1, 2019 - 1:43pm

Unfortunately this image (and accompanying video) are blurry — I didn’t want to get too close to them — but here are two moose in Rocky Mountain National Park, July 31, 2019.

Snow at the top of Rocky Mountain National Park alvin August 1, 2019 - 10:55am

I went up to Rocky Mountain National Park yesterday, and there was still some snow in the mountains. This snow is near the Alpine Visitor’s Center at a little under 12,000 altitude.

How-to: Steps to create a pull request on Github

I haven’t worked on many open source projects, so my ability to fork a Github project, pull it down, create a branch, push that branch back, and then submit a pull request are weak, at best.

That being said, I’ve done it a few times lately, so I’m getting better at it. Today was a very smooth process, so I thought I’d make these notes while they’re still fresh in my mind.

Maniac

On the ice-blue line of insanity
Is a place most never see
It’s a hard-won place of mystery
Touch it, but can’t hold it

You work all your life for that moment in time
It could come or pass you by
It’s a push-shove world
But there’s always a chance
If the hunger stays the night

It can cut you like a knife
If the gift becomes the fire
On a wire between will and what will be

~ Michael Sembello

Cold November rain in July (Wasilla, Alaska)

July 28, 2010, Wasilla, Alaska: Bundled up in a semi-rainproof jacket and hat, I just returned from a walk in the cold November rain. Most neighbor's fireplaces were in full use, while one man in a jacket and shorts and smoking a cigarette was mowing his weeds with his lawnmower. Hard to believe, Denali National Park closes for the winter in just over six weeks.