Welcome to the main place I document my life. Mainstream social media just is not me so I built this site. Here on the blog there is long form writing and videos. Over on the micro-blog there are tweet like short posts.

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laber ski tour


January 2021 throw back! Documenting this ski tour to assist in planning of future mountain adventures.

\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

back to ettaler manndl


Last year we climbed Weibelkante, part of Ettaler Manndl, with friends. Returning to the same area Masha and I went to climb a nearby route but it didn’t go exactly to plan.

\- [ alpinism, climbing ]

sewa reef controller v1.4


This week I put some love into my 300 litre saltwater reef aquarium by upgrading the controller with new features. Now it turns on the new cabinet lights automatically and controls the T5 bulb fixture I installed a few weeks ago.




Alonissos Hello feature-self 👋. Alonissos is awesome! Go back there. flying over the alps Tucked away on this little Greek island is slice of paradise. This being my first time to Greece I can’t speak for the entire country or all it’s islands, but this one is the best! Diving Masha originally heard about this island before we started diving. We’ve luck to thank, it has great diving. Located on a large marine park much of the water near this island is protected leading to great underwater nature....
\- [ greece, holiday ]

ahrn valley


Ahrn Valley We finished off the 2021-2022 ski season in the last weekend of March. The plan was to join another couple but unfortunately they got Covid so we ventured the Ahrn Valley alone. Part of Südtirol the Ahrn Valley is a quiet Italian refuge for spring ski touring. To get there you drive South across the Austrian German border around the corner back North. Though Italy it feels more like Tirol, AT then Bergamo, IT....
\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

teufelsgrat three


Teufelsgrat 3 Climb Audio post covering a climb made with friends on a recent trip to Vienna. alpine talk guide book wall from below climbing prep barefoot yes hair me on lead view Links topo bergsteigen.com beta Hohe Wand wikipedia entry ...
\- [ alpinism, climbing ]

life clock


Life clock A clock I built to accompany my niece through life. It greets you differently everyday and tells you how old you are. Example output: Hello X, Today you are 3 years and 45 days old. Have a speedy day. The greetings span English, German, and Russian’s full dictionary of ~55,000 words. So there are enough adjectives for ~153 years. case project case case craftcloud3d hubs enclosure tips adafruit 3d printing tips hardware Selected once again because it’s cheap, powerful, and can be programmed with CircuitPython, is the Raspberry Pi Pico micro-controller....

torscharte tour


Torscharte ski tour route Another weekend, another ski tour. This time visiting once again the peculiar Austria valley of Großer Ahornboden. leaving the parking lot Peculiar because though it is Austrian, one can’t drive from there to Innsbruck without going back up and around through Germany, 🤯. Also the snow melting here drains into / starts the Isar river. The river that flows through Munich. Our plan was to do the Hochglückscharte route near the end of the valley but the road to reach there was closed, opening April 1st....
\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

ochsenstaffel ski tour


Ochsenstaffel spring ski tour route The voice in the back of my head: “The Covid pandemic is forever!” “The war in Ukraine means you’ll never be able to visit Russia!” “The economy is going to crash!” Maybe those things are all true 🤷‍♂️, maybe not. One thing I know is when I’m in the mountains I can’t hear that voice. The howling wind flapping the hood of my jacked as I press my skies into a steep wall of snow, covers it up....
\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

usb spelunking, college look back


USB Spelunking, a College Look Back From the drawer of an old drafting desk on the third floor of an architecture school building, to my the closet of my first solo apartment, managing not to get lost in the transition from Milwaukee to Munich this little USB drive I hold in my hand is lucky. As am I for a chance to peer back into my college days and share them with you....