Tested another version of the swivel mount during the first day of the year, this time using a wheel-bearing assembly (razor scooter), instead of a wheel caster. I thought it would get rid of a lot of “shake” I was getting from engine vibration, since there is a lot of play in the caster wheel. Looks like it didn’t really make a difference, and most of the excess vibration from the too-stiff motor mounts was getting absorbed by the new Hero 4’s super wide angle anyway. Next project is to replace the motor mounts back to rubber from poly, to smoothen out the bone-jarring idle we started getting after doing the 1.6L 16v motor swap. Or, what about getting a gimbal? $!
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Spent the new year under a blanket of stars before the magnificent Eureka Sand Dunes in Death Valley. Absolutely stunning, but beauty always has its price – temps plunging into the 20's overnight froze everything including all our drinking water. Slept in a tent, and woke up at 1am to take a timelapse of the moon sinking behind the mountains around us. As I said before.. if your bed is comfortable, the view is probably not that great.
Pismo Beach Sand Dunes
I made this a few months ago but never got around to posting it. Toying around with iMovie for the first time, and slapping on a little track I recorded on GarageBand.
A few clips from our gig last week at Mission Valley Montessori. Let’s rock, kids!!
For All We Know
What a Wonderful World
Top of the World
Pride (In the Name of Love)
Three Little Birds
Pictures are here. We had a triple encore, and had a fabulous time. :)
Band name suggestions are welcome in the comments!
Explosion of winners at the 0:18 and 1:20 marks! Easily one of the greatest thrills of my life – getting closer to THE DREAM of winning lifetime Coachella tickets! But this year, we just got merch. HAHA!
Coachella for 7 years and counting. 4 years of Carpoolchella in the bus. And we’re damn ready for 2012!!
——– Original Message ——–
Subject: For an Unhappy Otter
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:34:12 -0800
From: Kat Gangoso <*****@gmail.com>
To: Lovine Gopez <*****@lovine.com>
Just because you deserve to smile today.
Kat and Nickel
“Brothers and sisters, we should not allow this pride of hatred and scapegoating to infect the rest of the country. And one of the ways we could do that, is to stop it in Arizona. SB1070 is not only a racist law, it is a divisive law. And the millions who sign it into law are doing something that I view is an insult to our collective intelligence. What they are saying, is that our intelligent sisters in our migrant legal community are the problem. But they are the ones causing the economic problems. But the names of the people who are creating this economic crisis are not Garcia, Martinez, dela Rocha, or Morello… The names of the people who are creating this crisis are the hands of Goldman Sachs and AIG, and corporate America. They are the ones who took the jobs out of the country and then tried to blame it on our brothers and sisters suffering in Arizona for the problems. Well tonight, and every night, we need to step up and defend the rights of our brothers and sisters. Si se puede..
Si se puede! So wake up!! Wake up!!”
– Zack de la Rocha
July 23, 2010
SHT MTN. Fun times at 0:25.
Been lucky enough to catch HF every year since we first caught wind of them in Coachella 2008, at the Troubadour in June 2009, and again at the Troubadour in 2010. I’m really digging these guys a lot. Shot with a T1i, but wishing I had an external mic jack so I can use a powered mic instead of the crappy onboard shizzle. Click on the vids for HD :)
Gabe’s Best Man speech this weekend. Super cute!!
What an idiot.
Someone showed up at the door this afternoon. I’ll let you guess who was a bit upset about it.
I wanted to keep him/her, but the consensus was an overwhelming “no!”. :’c
PS. Jetlag is a bitch.
From 2007, starring my friend Joy.
Security Nerd C-Net Superstar! Hahaha awesome!!
There’s nothing about the unknown to be afraid of, because by the time it besets you, all you will need to do is shut your mouth and deal with it. And that’s what makes you a stronger person. Have you ever met someone who’s successful and happy by choosing the obvious, and staying put in his/her comfort zone? Boundaries are made to be broken, and life is too short to live the same life like yesterday.
Apparently, you can teach old dogs new tricks.