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Sink, Florida. Sink.

Originally published at TheRobbStory.org. You can comment here or there.

In five hours, I will board an airplane bound for Tampa, Florida. This is the place I came from. This is the place I love. I will spend time with my beautiful family, ride bicycles, swim in the ocean, and drink on front porches with my dearest friends. Florida is a magical place and, although I do not live there, it is my home.

BABBY

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BABBY, originally uploaded by TheRobbStory.

This is my nephew, Rhett. He’s 15 months old. We laugh at all the same things.

It's cool. I fixed the television.

I met Jenny Lewis today.

Originally published at TheRobbStory.org. You can comment here or there.

I'M TIGHT WITH JENNY LEWIS.
I love my job.

Look out, Las Vegas.

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My bicycle and I are flying to Vegas on Tuesday for three days of amazing.

We got this:

and this:

and this:

See you on the other side.

Life update..

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1) Stanford was amazing. I ended up working there for two weeks in mid-July. I spent my weekends in San Francisco, and my last two nights in Glen Ellen with my brother-in-law’s family. He builds custom steel, lugged bicycle frames for a living as Rebolledo Cycles. I had the privelage of doing a 40 mile ride with him on his newest track bike through Sonoma County on up to Santa Rosa where we stopped off at SyCip Cycles for a bit of coffee and conversation. The following morning I flew from San Francisco, to Salt Lake City, to Cincinnati, to DC. A long day of travel, but it was good to be back on the east coast.

2) August 1st marked the beginning of my new position as Support and Project Engineer for Dalet Digital Media Systems. I am permanently based out of XM Radio (now Sirius XM Satellite Radio) here in DC. It’s an exciting job and, frankly, everything I could have possibly asked for in a career.

work.

3) I’ve got some more travel coming up. I am finally finishing my move from St Pete to DC next weekend. Following that, I’m in Atlanta for the Faster Mustache 24 hour relay race, then to Vegas two weeks later for the Interbike Convention, and then New York, Paris, and Israel for work. I can’t remember the last weekend I spent in DC.

4) My Cinelli road bike is 98% complete. I received the remaining parts last week, and all I’ve left to do is get fitted and assemble it. Between work and travel, I have no idea when I’ll have time to ride it.

Cinelli Unica (In Progress)

5) This weekend took me to Richmond, VA with some friends from Florida who are now living in New York and New Hampshire. I had SO. MUCH. FUN.

VANTSTK

San Francisco

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Only nineteen, so easy to forget
You wake up every morning and thank god for those legs
Head north to Santa Rosa and south to Santa Cruz
The Humboldt House, the boardwalk, and the homemade tattoos..
Lucero - San Francisco

Yesterday, I was hired again by iD Tech. This afternoon, I’m flying to San Francisco. Tomorrow afternoon, I’m headed to Stanford University to teach teenagers the fundamentals of web design.

I’ll be there for at least two weeks. And I think that’s exciting.

The Head Project..

Originally published at TheRobbStory.org. You can comment here or there.

I am pleased to announce my participation in Nathan Griffin’s latest iteration of The Head Project. The idea is simple: a series of prosthetic heads are mailed around the planet and photographed by Head Project participants. I first participated in the project in 2003 during a week long trip through the desert.

This time around, the head is coming to Washington, DC. It is my intention to photograph the head with as many presidential hopefuls as possible.

Ubuntu 8.04 ‘Hardy Heron’

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It’s been almost 10 years, but I’ve finally gotten back into Linux. This time with Ubuntu, which is more or less Linux for retards. In high school, I dabbled with a few RedHat distros, and once I got into the Ubuntu terminal window I was amazed by how much I retained.

Ubuntu 8.04 'Hardy Heron'

I’m running Ubuntu 8.04,Hardy Heron, off of a 5Gb partition on my trusty Mac Mini. Specs are as follows:

  • Mac Mini Intel Core Duo 1.66GHz
  • 2gb RAM
  • 80Gb HDD (75Gb OS X partition, 5Gb Linux partition)
  • 300Gb Seagate external HDD
  • Bluetooth keyboard and mouse (more on this later)
  • 17″ Samsung CRT

The install was a breeze with the exception of recognizing Bluetooth devices. Namely, my keyboard and mouse. Ordinarily, I’d just plug in their USB equivalents, but I had none at my disposal. A quick search of the web revealed to me that I must boot in single user, drop to the command line, disable bluetooth, then return to the install.

It’s like this:

  1. Boot from Ubuntu CD
  2. hit F6 at the main menu
  3. add the kernel parameter single (this will force Ubuntu to boot in single user mode with bluetooth disabled)
  4. at the command line, enter upate-rc.d -f bluetooth remove (this will disable all bluetooth services)
  5. type exit to return to the GUI installer

Once my partitions were setup and Ubuntu was installed, I no longer had to disable bluetooth services, since Ubuntu boots using the exact settings from the last successful boot up/shut down.

I’ve been working in Ubuntu all day, and have yet to reboot into OS X.

1) I rode 150 miles on a track bike through Maryland this weekend:


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2) This is my friend Ryan. I like to smack him in the nuts and take pictures of the faces he makes:

Nut Tap II

Nut Tap

3) It hit 98° in DC today. People were allowed to leave work early because of it.

5) This is what my front porch looked like last Sunday:
Sunday Afternoon, not a lot to do.
and I think that's exciting.

6) Chelsea Clinton is my friend:
Chelsea Clinton is my friend.