Most recently, all VTA light rails that I've ridden had free Wifi on board. It's hooked up to a 4G connection, which seems to be pretty stable and snappy, I like it! Along with the improved schedule (read: I now have to wait less than the previous 15 minutes for my connecting train), this is making my commute almost a breeze!
I know what you're thinking -- what drugs is he on now, posting a picture with almost no subject, just traffic lights and the sky? Well yeah, fair point. But just look at how blue and cloudless the Californian sky is today. Woooah. Reminds me of Provence, where the Mistral makes short work of the clouds, leaving behind nothing but a beautifully clear, blue sky just like this.
Also, for the record, I did not crank up the saturation on this photo. It is how it is.
Other people might browse the mall for clothes on a Sunday, I check out the craft brews section of my friendly neighborhood beverage store for previously undiscovered gems of the microbrew world.
I really love the American microbrewery scene. Given that this country saw general prohibition less than a century ago and even today has a tendency to be outright hostile towards the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages, I am deeply impressed how a culture of fine craft brewing as well as home brewing (a ban which was lifted much more recently) could develop here.
This culture leads to such fabulous creations as American IPA, which is a type of beer I absolutely adore. Sadly though, every brewer tries to outdo everybody else, and thus it can be hard to find good European standard brews over here (except, obviously, in the import section). The only authentic Bavarian-style Hefeweizen brewed in the US that I have ever found, for example, was Penn Weizen from Penn Brewery in Pittsburgh. It's not available on the West Coast, so if anyone has wheat beer recommendations, I am all ears.
The California DMV has a compelling reason to Read The Fine Manual: IT HAS ALL THE ANSWERS!
I was going to wear my newly-acquired Honey Badger Don't Care shirt to work today, but it turns out it has a sewing error on the sleeve. Because I don't want to look like a honey badger just attacked me and ripped my shirt to shreds, I'll try and get it replaced. Honey badger might not care, but I do ;)
Time for some car maintenance today: My car's cabin air filter, conveniently hidden behind the glove box, looks like it's passed its prime. If you misplaced your smog recently, I think I found it...
Back to the topic of overexposure -- sometimes "too much" light can be just enough. Like in this picture of a basil plant in the summer sun, where I quite intentionally played with the sunlight coming straight from the front. Whacha think?
Looks like the caterer might have mildly overestimated the amount of sauce we would need with today's "Authentic Jamaican" BBQ. It's so authentic, they must have used metric units.
After last week's overexposed shot, time to try again with the shutter speed increased a little. Worked well, I think! Admittedly, it's a cloudy day, so the risk of overexposure is slim anyway.
This is a "fake HDR" (single shot, tonemapped) shot, which I liked for the nicely increased contrast on the clouds as well as the letters on the sign.