Today’s noon SF air raid siren test more meaningful than usual. Thoughts with those who lost homes & loved ones in fires, and those struggling with unhealthy air. Protect your lungs: wear an N95 mask, use a HEPA air purifier at home.
Once more into the air. Looking forward to returning home to a wave of positive U.S. #Election victories: scientists @314action, women, WoC, muslims, LGBTQ, and younger candidates with a larger stake in the future.
At #IndieWebCamp@MozillaBerlin, coded some archive navigation in @Falcon: sequential previous/next navigation across day archives. More to do, like link from home page to more entries, skip days without posts, but happy with progress.
In 3.2.4 Updating existing Webmentions, there needs to be a step to keep track of a source redirect e.g. for a new slug, or updating http to https, and to save and use that new URL instead of the original source in places like linking a received comment back to its original.
🌄 Beautiful #Tamoween Tam summit (#5) yesterday morning! Got a head start in front of pals Bryan, Vivek, Krissi. Headlamp died. Bryan noticed when he caught up and gave me his spare! (which he happened to be running with!). Mostly solo ascent, only one brief detour right before the Temelpa trailhead. I saw the sunrise light-up the rocks as I was halfway up the last steep scramble, catching sunbeams at the top.
Super clear skies from the start, watching the sky get lighter, then turn orange and light-up a few streaking clouds.
9.3 miles & 2700+' climbed. Last midweek #ECSCA #50ktraining session done!
Note “Support” just summarizes, no reasoning, whereas “Opposition” statements by papers appear to provide decent analyses and reasons for opposing. Why would so many (presumably liberal) newspapers oppose a proposition that is supposed to help patients? Only explanation is that under analysis, the proposition may have the opposite effect.
Regardless, I’ve linked to your tweet from my summary post as a counter-argument.
Unsure who to vote for? NO GOP. Whoever you vote for, DO NOT vote Republican. The GOP has clearly demonstrated over the past year that it has no principles other than power and expediency for their own existence. Children (still) in cages, climate/science denialism, "both side-ism" apologisms for hate groups, disregard for women’s safety and voices, etc.
San Francisco measures suggestions: Yes: A, C, D No: B*, E
*Details for few of these:
CA 5 YES: From the rough calculations that a few of us made at an election discussion salon, proposition 5 could increase the number of housing units in SF by 50,000 (based on demographic estimates of number of 55+ year-old SF homeowners with larger housing than they need, who would likely move).
CA 11 YES: Only a mild Yes on this one. Appears to be a net positive, but skeptical about the AMR-only aspect.
CA 3 NO: Appears to only benefit special interests.
Five years ago today I just showed up to @Nov_Project_SF, and my life took a turn for the better. #NPSF itself started at #Kezar so perhaps it was appropriate that I celebrated my fifth #NPversary with a bit of #tracktuesday and this dedicated pre-dawn crew.
So grateful for the friends, community, lessons learned, and so many workouts. I would not have imagined being where I am now (19 days til my first ultra).
In addition we showed how most specifications also link to their test suite which is a god place to get started for implementing and looking up implementation reports for what others have already built.
Questions and Answers
A few of the Q&A off the top of my head.
Q: How do build a decentralized version of Google Reader?
🌄 Magical sunrise, clouds, & fog on yesterday’s #TNFECS #ECSCA #50ktraining run. Started before #sunrise, ran up Fox, looked back to see the sun break over the headlands. The view from the top of Fox looked like a different land, no sign of SF except a small tip of Salesforce Tower.
Looking down Coastal Fire road at the longest of shadows, before descending right back into the clouds, their tops lit by the rising sun. Ran quite a ways under cloud cover until emerging on Coastal Trail on the way up to Cardiac Hill far above where I snacked and joined up with Morgan who caught up with a couple of friends
After a team-running-inspired speedy descent into Muir Woods, and rapidly navigating the maze of trails (from last week’s memory), cruising down the Sun Trail, trees for days. Another speedy ride down Dipsea, a tough climb, down a fire road to Muir Road, then unwinding the path back to Tennessee Valley for a brief aid-stop at the car.
Finally up Marincello on tired legs for the extra miles to hit marathon distance, then inspired to get more vert up to the top of Alta Trail, turning around before its forest descent, venturing out a side trail for views of Angel Island and Alcatraz before running back to the car as fast as my legs would take me.
27.3 miles and 5978' done. The farthest and most climbing I have run / power-hiked, and my last long run before my first 50k in four weeks.
Tam summit (#4) this morning. Chased @BryanTing once again to an uphill PR (sub-90min!), just made the 7:22 sunrise and sat on the rocks(1). Clear skies(2) from the start, faint streaks of orange before sunrise(3). Clear gradients 11 minutes before(4) sunrise, a leading orange glow 7 minutes before(5). Finally, sunrise from the door of the hut at the top(6), and a view from the rocks of the green hills below(7).
8.5 miles before 9 (2500+' climbed). Midweek #ECSCA #50ktraining session done.
Longer Farther Higher Faster. Yesterday’s #ECSCA #50ktraining run was the longest time I’ve spent running, the farthest trail distance traversed (22 miles), the most elevation climbed (4800'+), and my fastest on several segments.
I started my run at dawn, watched the sun rise over the Marin Headlands(1), longer shadows on familiar trails(2). Descended through low clouds(3 pano) to Muir Beach, ran along a hillside to a fog shrouded meadow(4), a lone blue heron watching my stride. Ascended up switchbacks under a cooling cloud cover(5), halfway up my friend Morgan caught me(6), having started her run a half hour after me.
Met up again at the top of the ridge and ran above the clouds once again(7) to the top of Cardiac(8 pano) where I stopped to eat a Gu stroopwafel, and drink & refill at the water fountain. Ran so many new trails downhill through Muir Woods, carefully checking turn by turn directions at each junction. Crossed a metal bridge placed over a log(9) before starting a long ascent up to a trail above the trees(10). Running later than expected, I sped down Dipsea to Muir Road, Redwood Creek, Coastal Fire road, Fox to Tennesee Valley.
ECSCA 50k training has been one of the harder things I have pursued. The physical training, beyond sleep and proper fueling (water, electrolytes, food), requires discipline to make time to train and then to actually get out the door and do it, often by yourself. Training can bring a different kind of loneliness, that makes you appreciate every person you see out there, and especially grateful when you see friends. Much more to say on mental & emotional challenges, learning to drink & eat while running, etc. This will do for now.
1. Fox Trail looking back at the sunrise 2. Coastal Fire Road at Fox looking West 3. Coastal Fire Road looking out over the Pacific 4. Santos Meadow 5. Heather Cutoff Trail switchbacks 6. 📷 Morgan selfie of us on Heather Cutoff 7. Sunlit climb to Cardiac 8. Cardiac Hill pano looking South East to West 9. Fern Creek Trail bridge 10. Sun Trail looking back
Beautiful day at #SFRC this past Saturday. Practiced a few #ECSCA 50k trails: Fox, Coastal Fire, Marincello, Bobcat.
1. Up Fox taking in a westward view 2. Down Coastal Fire Road looking south, a low hanging cloud with a surreal reflection on the ocean 3. Muir Beach 4. Touching the surf 5. A furry caterpillar seen going back up Coastal Fire Road 6. Top of Fox trail before sprinting down to Tennessee Valley 7. Up Marincello looking East 8. Down Bobcat toward Alta (saw a baby snake!) with glimpses of downtown San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Sutro tower on the distant horizon.
~14.3 miles, 2900'+. Legs felt pretty good despite climbing 1000'+ at #NPSF Friday hills the day before. Finally broke 100+ miles in the past 30 days. Six weeks til my first 50k.
Last Wednesday’s Tam summit (#3) was a bit different. First solo uphill. Deer in downtown Mill Valley (📷 2)! Starless skies. Sun rising behind clouds, just reflections on the bay (3-5). Rain as I made it to the top (6), while @BryanTing waited. Finally, sunbeams on the way down (1), and a speedier descent (📷 7 by @BryanTing).
Two days ago (10/3) was my 7th anniversary of employment @Mozilla (contracted for ~18 months before that).
I’ve only worked at one other organization for that many years, also starting with “M”. In comparison, today I’m far more optimistic about what I’m working on, and the organization I’m working with than last time I hit the 7 year employment mark. Interestingly enough I’m more optimistic about that other organization today than when I left it as well.
🌄 Tam 2, 📷 (1,2) @BryanTing. The first time, you don’t know how hard it will be, fear of the unknown, the darkness. The second time, you know how hard it was, fear from experience, and known unknowns: remembering many forks, but not which to take.
Slept a bit more the night before. Got up earlier, ate (fueled), had some coffee, and foam-rolled my IT bands. On the drive up I felt a bit more intimidated, remembering how hard it was the previous week (tantek.com/2018/262/t2/first-tam-summit).
Got a head start from downtown Mill Valley, with a reminder from Hannah & Krissi: head up the stairs. Took the middle, uphill, fork among three roads. I warmed up power-hiking that first stretch with a steady but persistent breath. By the time Bryan caught up to me I had hit a comfortable stride, moving in rhythm with my breathing.
The full-ish moon gave everything a subtle glow; we could still see the stars. Everything felt more familiar this time and I was having fun pressing forward, Bryan leading the way again. He took an amazing pano shot (1) just as the sun was rising. 10 minutes before that he caught me grinning to a backdrop of cotton candy skies (2). I took quick shots of the horizon as it got lighter (3-5), as the sun broke through the clouds and rose (6-8), and upon reaching the Tam Summit door, 5+ min faster than last week (8).
Bryan took a few timer photos of the four of us, the first of which I think turned out the best (9). Finally, Krissi led us down a different path down, to the Cypress trail, through some very pretty woods (10, 📷 @therunetarian), eventually to the Dipsea stairs, and back to downtown Mill Valley.
Another 9 miles (2700'+ climbed) before 9am. Grateful for fierce runner friends eager to get up and run in darkness. Next week, I’ll face the forks.