Little Black Dog Blog


& the art of over-engineering

EightyNineNine.com

A KCRW Data Site eightyninenine.com is the cleverest url I could come up with for my new site. It’s in reference to both 89.9, the broadcast frequency in LA for KCRW and the (widely popular?) data/statistics site fivethirtyeight.com. The site exists because KCRW, aside from their world-renowned music programming, is...


Cleaning up Flickr's Asinine Auto-uploaded Albums

First of all… why?? If you Google around for things like “mass delete flickr album”, you’ll find a lot of people on personal blogs and the flickr forum complaining about Flickr’s desktop auto-uploader creating a friggin massive amount of albums. The uploader creates an album for every single folder it...


Seoul food

I had a trip to South Korea in September, for a fusion engineering conference on Jeju Island (my work was… OK). After the conference I took a side trip to Seoul to visit some old Korean friends I hadn’t seen since 2008. Back in ‘08, we were all studying Chinese...


Beer!!

Cindy and some friends joined me on a trip down to San Diego to tour a few breweries for my 33rd (good lord!) birthday. The pictures have been dumped to my main flickr repository on for breweries. It was a helluva lot of fun. And some of the best beer...


SOMA Double Cross Tire Sizing

Tire fit in rear triangle Googling for “largest tire rear triangle SOMA Double Cross” gives pathetically few results of value. SOMA’s website claims there’s room for a 38c with fender – which is true but seems awful conservative. I guess I can fit something like 45mm tires up in that...