Welcome to the 10th Dimension

We live in a four-dimensional world1, and it’s pretty easy to grasp that. Up/down, left/right, forward/backward, all while moving through time.

In basic math classes, we also visualized shapes in one (a line), two (a plane), and three (a cube) dimensions as well. But what about the 5th dimension? (Cue Twilight Zone soundtrack)
From en.wikipedia.org:

There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone.

How does one grasp what a fifth, sixth, or seventh dimension looks like? And what about the tenth dimension?

From www.boingboing.net:

Bowloftoast sez, “This is a short animation that takes the viewer through a progressive description of all (and all possible) dimensions, up to and including the 10th. It is an elegant introduction to the fundamentals of string theory and a mind-blowing toe-dip into the pool of the metaphysical.”

If you don’t see the video above, you may need to click through

via BoingBoing via Imagining the Tenth Dimension


  1. at least as far as we can experience 

Picking Up The Camera

I picked up my camera yesterday for about the first time in a month and half. Some friends who are all living together requested a photo shoot, and in exchange for some beer, I was all to happy to oblige. Besides, it gave me a good excuse to pick up the camera again.

We went over the photos last night and I really enjoyed the strobed shots, so much so that I think I’m actually going to start a project. I want to shoot some uniquely Seattle scenes with people in them.

We were at Gasworks park yesterday1; I want to go back there to shoot, but there are some other places that definitely need to be on this list. The sculpture at Kerry Park, the Fremont Troll, the red/orange sculpture at the Seattle Center, The Fin Project at Magnuson Park, just to name a few.

So, if you read this blog and are in the Seattle area, leave a comment below if your interested in being a photo2. It’s really easy work and will take about 30-60 minutes of your time. You can also do it more than once. And you can bring your friends.

Thoughts?


  1. Photos should be up by Thursday 

  2. I may also be getting in touch with people myself 

2010 Boeing Internships Posted

Just a heads up: the 2010 Boeing Internships have been posted on the external Boeing job site. You can find them by going to http://www.boeing.com/employment/collegecareers/index.html

At last check, there were over 50 internship positions available, most of them in California, Missouri, and Washington State. There’s also about 50 full-time entry positions for college graduates, mostly located in California, Missouri, and Maryland, with at least three in Colorado at the moment.

If you know me and I know you1, feel free to contact me off-blog if you have questions.

I poked around and there are some really cool internships, so definitely apply if you’re even a little bit interested. One last note, you’ll need to be a US citizen for most of the positions…just something to be aware of.


  1. That is, we’ve mostly likely had at least one meal together 

For the week of 2009-09-27 in Tweets

  • hmmm…they updated outlook web access at work #
  • at least the week will be interesting #fb #
  • Dr. Medina to speak at #CSM on his NYT best seller #BrainRules http://bit.ly/dLVVP #fb #
  • how did I miss that wordcamp was coming to seattle?? and now tickets are sold out 🙁 #wcsea #fb #
  • finished watching all of Arrested Development…what a great show #
  • finished watching all of Arrested Development…what a great show #fb #
  • the job title on my name tag was abbreviated to: "Design & Anal. Eng." Fantastic. #fb #
  • hurray for spontaneous after work plans with coworkers. going to the puyallup fair at 3pm today! #fb #
  • One of the ways I measure my day is my caffeine intake rate. Typically, it's around 2oz coffee/hour.Today:16 oz coffee/hour. Oh goodie #fb #

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Things I Learned This Week

A bullet point list of some of the things I learned at work:


  1. I actually do know who the author is 

  2. Design and Analysis Engineer 

Bullets Dodged or Opportunities Missed

My former girlfriend1, Sarah, recently became engaged. I really don’t have anything to say on the subject, I only met her boyfriend fiancé during a fleeting moment at E-Days while I was taking photos. After we broke up, we both moved on and I think it was, and still is, for the better. For me, the more interesting thought is the What If….

Over the last six years, I’ve had what I’ll graciously call four encounters; of those four, half are now engaged2. Now, I’m not saying I want to be engaged3. But, it does make me pause to wonder…what if I was engaged to one of these persons? How would life be different? Would I even want to be engaged to one of these persons?

As I continue to grow, more and more friends are getting married. Although statistically speaking, I’m still in the majority4).

Just some free flowing musings.


  1. I’m not a fan of saying, ex-girlfriend…it seems unnecessarily cruel 

  2. Three out of five if you count the girl I took to prom 

  3. Can I get a hells-to-the-no, please. Thanks. 

  4. Median age of marriage in the United States is 27.7 for males (source 

Summer Sailing Adventure

GPS data visualized using Google Earth.
GPS data visualized using Google Earth. Click image to embiggen.
Before I left on my trip, I had the opportunity to go sailboat racing with some friends on the Mata Hari. This was also a perfect opportunity for me to test integrating the Amod GPS unit (Google Maps version of the race data or just download the raw KML file.). Unfortunately, I went sailing the weekend before I left and didn’t have time to edit the photos and put them online before I took off.

I finally got around to editing them last night. Part of the reason it took so long to edit them after I got back is that I’ve really been burned out with photography and needed a break. I’ve hardly picked up my camera since I got back and almost contemplated selling it (I’m pretty sure this is a normal feeling, and don’t worry, I’m keeping it).

Last night was really fun though. I’m still not quite ready to pick up my camera, but I’m getting close. I have another couple hundred photos to edit from Edays (yes, from April…holy crap). Perhaps after that, I’ll start doing some more picture taking. In the meantime, enjoy these photos from the beginning of summer as we start to welcome our Fall Overlords.

DSC_8802
70.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Seattle, Washington, United States


DSC_8811
18.0 mm || 1/2500 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States


DSC_8828
18.0 mm || 1/2500 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Seattle, Washington, United States


DSC_8895
70.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States


DSC_8840
18.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Seattle, Washington, United States


DSC_8926
112.0 mm || 1/800 || f/5.6 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Seattle, Washington, United States


DSC_8850
70.0 mm || 1/500 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Seattle, Washington, United States


DSC_8884
18.0 mm || 1/1250 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
, Washington, United States


DSC_8888
22.0 mm || 1/2000 || f/4.5 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States


DSC_8933
70.0 mm || 1/1000 || f/5.6 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
, Washington, United States


Sailboats against the Mountain
180.0 mm || 1/1600 || f/5.6 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States


Contrail
300.0 mm || 1/1250 || f/5.6 || ISO200 || NIKON D70
Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States

As is our usual agreement, the rest of the photos can be found on Flickr at: Summer Sailing 2009