International Linguistic Magic

Arthur C. Clarke formulated three “laws” of prediction.  My favorite is:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

This video for a new translation app for iPhone/iPod Touch is magic.  It seems too good to be true I am shocked that this technology exists,  let alone can fit in a $200 hand held.  Oh and it is a free app.

Check out Word Lens on iTunes.

Hood To Coast Video

This August my friends and I ran the Hood to Coast Relay race.  I put together a video of our experience.

An MP4 version. (High Resolution; 64mbs)

And a shorter version I made on my iPhone on the way back to Portland. (High Resolution; 106mbs)

Hood to Coast

See the complete collection at Flickr.

Sweet Biscuit is a Sweet Bed and Breakfast in Asheville

The Biltmore Estate
The Biltmore Estate

To celebrate independence day we took a trip to Asheville North Carolina. We toured the Biltmore (our photos), hiked Pisgah National Forest (our photos), and enjoyed downtown Asheville’s restaurants.

We stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast, the Sweet Biscuit. Their rooms are large, clean, and beautifully decorated. The breakfasts were phenomenal. Each breakfast of our three-day stay was different—fresh home-made biscuits and muffins, quiche, bacon, sausage, and french toast.

Robert and Angela are wonderful hosts—both are funny, interesting, and warm. I hope you have an opportunity to enjoy their hospitality as much as we did.