I was with Coco!

Annika and I just got back from Conan O’Brien‘s stop in San Diego at the San Diego Civic Theatre. It was heaps of fun. Would have been even more fun if we hadn’t been in the nosebleed seats – last row of the Balcony. I’ve never been in a theater that was so vertically oriented. ...

Moving back to Berlin 1

Since I’ve already told family, friends and finally work, I guess I’ll now tell the world. Annika, Vada and myself will be moving back to Berlin on May 27th. We came to San Diego with the intention of moving back once I was done with school, but after living here and befriending so many great ...

Digg.com apparently blocked by San Diego Community College District 2

It appears that digg has been blocked by the San Diego City College District for the last couple weeks. I’ve tried accessing it from City College and Mesa College with the same result. After a minute or so I get the “The connection has timed out” page. I’ve not tried it from Miramar. Other sites ...

Padres just missed the sweep :(

Tonight I went to see the Padres play the D-backs. They were down 8 to 0 but almost came back. The game ended 8-7. Now they are only 1 game out of first place. I went with Annika and Matthias, a friend from Berlin. It was his first baseball game but he quickly caught on. ...

Students, Sponsors: Beware of Pacific Nautilus 1

This is rant. You’ve been warned. This will hopefully be the last time I ever mention Pacific Nautilus on this blog. Also this is my personal opinion and may or may not be representative of the San Diego City College Robotics Engineering Club and its members. For background read my last post. It looks like ...

2007 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition

Update: We actually placed 9th out of 27 teams. There was an error in the tabulation of the final scores stating we placed 11th. This will soon be changed on the competition website. This year I and some friends from San Diego City College Robotics Engineering Club took part in the AUV Competition here in ...

My First San Diego Visitor

Yesterday, Josh left after a short visit here in San Diego. He came over from Atlanta to do some interviews for design jobs. This was the first time we had seen each other for a couple years and also his first time on the west coast. He arrived late on Tuesday after driving down from ...

In Not-so-hot Pursuit! 1

Last week I found myself in the middle of a car chase. That’s right, a real helicopters-overhead, cops-in-hot-persuit car chase. I’ve even got proof. While looking for a link to an article about the car chase, I happened upon an article with a small video. If you view the video, I’m the guy on the ...

“Go Home Homos!” 1

Tonight I went to a Padres vs. San Francisco game and while the game itself was very eventful, even more eventful was the dispute that came about after the guy sitting in front of me semi-shouted out, “Go Home Homos!” in response to some Giants fans chanting “Let’s Go Giants.” The dispute started just after ...

First week back in San Diego

I’ve been in San Diego nearly a week now. The heat wave that was still in effect the first couple days I was here has seemed to have passed. It was still not as bad as it was in Berlin, though. The first day I had my lovely little scooter (Vespa p200e) on the road ...