Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Flickr Set: w00tstock SF 9/16/2010

#w00tstock is in SF this weekend. It's a good time to post my photos of the 2010 show. http://flic.kr/s/aHsjyf2kWF

Monday, February 23, 2009


Dolphin Ride Videos posted...

On Friday, Feb 13th, Chris and I took the Dolphin Discovery Excursion from our cruise.

It was one of the most amazing events of my life.

I've already posted to Flickr the photos of the kiss, hug and dance. These videos are of the Foot Push Boogie Board ride and Dorsal Tow.

We also had random fun with the Dolphin, getting chances to pet and play with him. (Ok, he mostly came along and splashed us ;)


Pick your preferred size & site:

Short Version:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQKEVZp_Erc
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/johno/3304049123/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=53265057842

Long Version:

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDprfvEwhCA
Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/johno/3305302304/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=53269472842

Friday, January 30, 2009


CHO Cho cho...

Waiting in line to see Margaret Cho at the SJ Improv.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Food Porn!

Last year I posted pcs from our Chef Chu's Chinese New Years Banquet.

Tonight We're doing it again.

Expect lots of pic posts!

Monday, January 05, 2009


We were bad kittie parents...

...so after getting home this evening, C took care of input, I took care of output

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Depeering McColo, cuts my $emp spam rate in half!

OMG! The depeering one ISP has dropped my $employer's spam catch rate from 85% to 46% in one day! http://tinyurl.com/5j8wzy

Friday, November 07, 2008


Reports of Forry's demise are premature...

See Geri Sullivan's post

and the LASFS update page:

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Alas... Forrest J Ackerman passed away today.

Watch http://locusmag.com for details

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


History has been made. In a good way.

Barack Obama is the President Elect of the US.

Yes we can!
Yes we did!
Yes we will!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


"Rosa sat so Martin could walk. Martin walked so Obama could run. Obama is running so our children can fly."

I've seen this twice so far, one said it was on NPR as part of man in the street interviews:

Person recieved the following text message: "Rosa (Parks) sat so Martin Luther King could walk. MLK walked so Obama could run. Obama is running so our children can fly."

The 2nd post simplified it a bit and makes you think about it harder with the subject line form.

Either way, Wow!

...just wish there was attribution...

Monday, October 27, 2008


Taiko Concert next Sunday, 11/2, 4-6pm

Wadaiko Newark's First Full Stage Concert
Sunday, Nov 2th, 2008
4pm to 6pm


Newark Adult School Auditorium
Bridgepoint High School
35753 Cedar Blvd Map Link
Newark, CA

Donation requested.
Refreshments, Souvenirs and Raffle.

For more information call:
Day (510) 818-4266
Evening (510) 791-0901

Sneak Preview-Rehearsal Photos

Chris is the costumer and performs in four numbers, and I'm the stage manager for the show.

Friday, October 17, 2008


{spit take}

"We're concerned with Joe the Plumber... who has a license." Biden on Jay Leno.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


Silicon 2008 Masquerade Photos posted

My Silicon 2008 set on Flickr.

Miko as Agatha's Announcement.

My first time as the *official* masquerade photographer.
My thanks to LJ:iamradar for offering me the job.
Many thanks to LJ:jadecat9 for the use of her lighting equipment, photographic advice and support as I had a major case of the nerves.

Friday, October 03, 2008


Have fun weekend!

We're off to Silicon. I may not post, but I'll probably tweat.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


OMG Mythbusters...

They blow sh**...stuff up.
They shoot it out of cannons of various sizes.
They build rigs to do high speed, low speed or power tests.
They risk injury and even "death", Adam gets hurt LOTs.

But I never ever thought to see one of them INSIDE a giant Tesla coil while it was turned on and directing the lightning bolt

So cool to see.

Sunday, September 07, 2008


Oooh, I like my new camera.

Long story short...

On our last day, at the last place we visited in Yellowstone,
I fell and my Nikon D70 took a nose dive and stopped working.

So at Best Buy, on a 24 months, no interest, plan,
I purchased a Nikon D300.

I've spent the last couple of weeks learning what it can do.

Here is one of the first shots I took that really shows off it's low light capability:


JohnO posted a photo:


SUGAR - Orchestra Member

Stage 1 Theatre

Newark, CA


Sept 6-June 13-28, 2008

For the photo geeks:

Shot with available light.

A little stage wash, but mostly the music stand light only.

Nikon D300

Nikor 50mm/f1.8

Exposure time: 1/50

F-stop: 2.5

ISO speed: 2500

Other then then cropping it down a bit, I've done no post processing

My Flickr: http://flickr.com/photos/johno

My Flickr feed:



Everything old is new again...

Wow, we are watching the MTA Video Music Awards and there is remake after remake flowing by.

Even Kid rock is using the music of Werewolves of London for a song.

Friday, August 08, 2008


A 1st in 26 years...

...have I ever before simply watched a Worldcon Masq.

Friday, July 25, 2008


...and we're off...

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho!

It's off to Vintacon we go.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Give a friend some click throughs.

I have a friend working as background actor. Now, as he would testify, while you get awfully cool stories to tell at parties, you don't really get much in the way of Benjamins out of it.

Friend has just made a YouTube video as a gig for a ticket-selling company hoping to drum up business. The more hits, the more exposure he gets.

So if you have two minutes of your life to spare and want a good chuckle, click here and enjoy.

And if you felt it was a worthy enough chuckle to pass along, please do so, but DON'T embed the video -- the point is for the company to get the click-throughs. Just put in a link.

If what he says about Dodger Stadium is true, I don't want to go near the place.

Friday, July 18, 2008


Kung Fu Panda

In our own private showing. We are the only ones here.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


blog it test from iPhone.

Does it make of to LJ, Blogger and Vox?


test of blogit to blogger

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Baycon Panel Schedule...

I'm doing 4 wildly different panels this year:

Fri. 5:30 PM Bayshore East Party On, Dudes!

Do you want to go to a party? Are you having a party? Come check out the listing of all the parties, and meet some of the organizers ...

Sun. 10:00 AM Camino Real Best Presents For Geeks

We all know a few geeks. :) But what do you do when you need to get them a gift? Our panelists give their suggestions and take those of the audience for discussion.

Sun. 5:30 PM Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence Post-Literate Science Fiction

Is it really important what medium the work is in? Does the increase in visual media imply a decline in literacy? Are we becoming a transliterate society, with the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media? Is this good?

Mon. 11:30 AM Lafayette/San Tomas/Lawrence Pirate Eye for the Landlubber Guy

Join our expert pirate clothiers as they outfit a typical landlubber or two in high piratical style.

Friday, May 02, 2008


Test of Blog It...

Blog It app, within Facebook.

Posts to


And creates status links in


Thursday, January 31, 2008



Originally uploaded by JohnO

place holder

Sunday, June 10, 2007


Test of Multiply.com cross posting....

L & K, pointed me towards this site.

Can import your Blogger & LJ posts, and cross-post out to them as well, plus some others I don't use.

This is a test of the later functionality.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Wadaiko Newark Taiko - New Uji

3rd of 3 videos that LJ:fairgoddess took last Saturday.


Wadaiko Newark Taiko - Uji

2nd of 3 videos that LJ:fairgoddess took last Saturday.


Wadaiko Newark Taiko - The Path

1st of 3 videos that LJ:fairgoddess took last Saturday.

Monday, January 15, 2007



Testing of the "New" Blogger via phone email.

Thursday, April 21, 2005


Chris gets fresh. Posted by Hello

JohnO  Posted by Hello

Bill Back. Posted by Hello

Bill Front Posted by Hello

Monday, February 14, 2005


Stage 1 Community Theatre's production of
Joseph and the Amzaing Technicolor Dreamcoat
cast in their GoGo Joseph costumes.
Designed by ChrisO and JuliC.
Posted by Hello

Tuesday, May 11, 2004



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