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Los Angeles Racing Dragons at the 2014 Long Beach Dragon Boat Tournament

July 31, 2014

Here’s a shot I took of LARD at the 2014 Long Beach Dragon Boat Races.

14 LB LARD Team HIGH

GoPro and Golf

July 8, 2014

Here’s a shot I took a few days ago with a GoPro. I hit this shot a bit thin.

14.06.22 E. Lim Kitchen Remodel by Leon Cheng

Team LARD’s New Kialoa Full Carbon Paddles

April 29, 2014

Kialoa shipped Team LARD some of their new Kialoa full carbon blades. To celebrate, Team LARD won the 200m Division A Final at last week’s Long Beach Spring Race.

Thank you, Kialoa for all of your support.

 

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USDBF Team USA at the 2015 World Championships in Welland, Canada

March 28, 2014

From the USDBF Premier & Open Coach Bob McNamara:

FYI for any of you interested in going out for Team USA Dragon Boat for the 2015 World Championships in Welland, Canada – selection criteria for all crews is now posted on the USDBF website, there is an interest form that you fill out:

http://www.usdbf.org/about_us/team_usa
Premier athletes have their trips subsidized to a level that would cover all costs (travel, hotel, etc.) for the racing.

Bob McNamara
Premier Open/Mixed coach

Long Live BB King

December 8, 2013

I had the opportunity to see BB King last night at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles.

BB can’t play like he used to but it was so great to see him play in person. His contributions to music as we know it today are immense.

BB, you’re awesome.

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Here’s a shot of BB I took last night.

iPhone 5S and the Golf Swing

October 12, 2013

Here’s some slo-mo video taken from the iPhone 5S. Video is way compressed. Cant figure out how to keep it from compressing yet.

I am Not Happy with Drobo

October 3, 2013

I was one of the first people on the Drobo train. I purchased a Drobo S several years ago. It seemed like a solid way to store a lot of data and have it protected. I look at storage as a process that is long term, secure and worry free. Set it and forget it. That’s what I thought I had in Drobo until today.

My iMac can now only see one of the partitions of the Drobo and of course it is the partition that has all of my photos on it. So after doing some investigating and attempted fixes (the Mac’s Disk Utility) , I called Drobo.

To my utter dismay, I was told by the support rep that the Drobo S was end of life and he could only provide limited support. Put another way, they would no longer offer any meaningful support for the Drobo S.  I asked the rep point blank, “So Drobo is sending the message that if its customers don’t buy a new unit every few years, they can’t get support?” After a long pause he responded that he was sorry. I understand the need for Drobo to make money but their drive to make money is contrary to my outlook on storage as long term, secure, and worry free.

He did mention that I should go buy 3rd party software DiskWarrior to TRY and fix the problem.  How much does DiskWarrior cost? $100.00. My next question to the support agent, “Wait, so now you’re telling me to spend $100 on software to TRY and fix the problem that your device/software created?” After a long pause he responded, “I’m sorry, Scott, but yes.”

He said he would ask for permission from his supervisor to offer me more detailed support. I’m not holding my breath…

I’ll be looking for an alternative to Drobo – and it won’t be Transporter because Drobo now owns them.

I guess Apple customer service spoils me as I routinely see customers bringing in really old Macs into the Apple Store for repair. Hell, they recently replaced the trackpad on my ’08 MacBook Pro free of charge.

I will never buy Drobo again. Ever.

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