Summit of Mt. Whitney (14,492'), 8/12/99
I suffered a dual disk failure in my IOMEGA NAS A300u. I've posted my guide to recovering data from this box, in the hopes that someone will find it useful.
From 2008-2012, I served as the treasurer of the Telluride Association.
I'm a member of the NYC Renters' Alliance for Housing Choice.
I've been impressed with Stanford's willingness and ability to offer substantive CS classes online, e.g. machine learning
I've gone on some interesting hikes over the past few years:
The John Muir Trail (1997, 1999, 2012). An absolutely beautiful hike. Hurt my knee in 1997 and had to exit at Red's Meadow; finished it in 1999. I did most of it in reverse (south to north) in 2012
The Rae Lakes Loop (1998). Another beautiful trip; also combined this with a tour of various national parks, a visit to LA, etc.
The High Sierra Trail. (2001). Actually, I didn't go all the way; I turned around at Deadman's canyon. Interestingly, I did this during the week of Sept 11, 2001; a park ranger told me about the attacks. I hadn't seen any humans for two days, and had noticed the lack of air traffic; I thought that the parks had finally become no-fly zones. By the time I got back to NYC, several of my friends were convinced that I was dead, since I hadn't responded to email or phone calls.
The Colorado Trail. (2004). I hiked from Copper Mountain to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs; it was pretty cold and quite wet. I also helped out with the Leadville 100 ultramarathon; the winner ran 100 miles (and nearly 20k vertical) on rugged trails at high elevation in 17 hours. This is an incredible feat of human endurance.
The Lost Coast Trail (2008) in California. Three beautiful days of hiking on beaches, across bluffs, and through sandstorms.
Tongariro Crossing (2009). Given the 50mph+ winds, blowing snow, cold rain, giant snowdrifts, and near-zero visibility, the locals all advised us to skip this. But we did it anyway, and despite post-holing for a mile or two, managed to make book time (albeit without seeing much). Needless to say, we were the only people who had done the crossing for the past week or two. In summer, the crossing gets about 1000 people per day.
Kebnekaise (2010). Another cold, wet, and long hike; the guides went home, but luckily the clouds lifted when we crossed the glacier. We got back after midnight, but since we were north of the Arctic Circle, it was still light enough to read.
420 miles of the Pacific Coast Trail (2012) from Kennedy Meadows in the south to South Lake Tahoe, with side trips of Mt. Whitney, over to the Vermillion Valley Resort, and (later) through the areas around Timberline Lodge, Crater Lake, and Tunnel Falls.
A trek from Choqueqiero to Maccu Piccu with http://www.unitedmice.com/en/tour08.html. 2013.
I've also done extensive summer and winter hiking in the Adirondacks (ADK 46er), Shawangunks, Catskills, Appalachians, and Hudson Highlands
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