Author Archives: Garrett Wollman

World Cup Women’s Bobsled, November 9 at Lake Placid

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The BMW IBSF World Cup tour may have moved on from Lake Placid to Park City — and indeed from Park City to Whistler, B.C., by the time you see this — but I still have photos from Lake Placid … Continue reading

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World Cup Women’s Skeleton: medals ceremony

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Bet you didn’t think I could get this many blog posts about a single race, did you? I wasn’t expecting this one either, but you can thank some schoolchildren. On the official, published schedule, there is supposed to be a … Continue reading

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World Cup Women’s Skeleton run 2

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As seen in the previous post, I started out run 2 of the BMW IBSF World Cup women’s skeleton at the start of the track. After the second competitor left the start area, I walked down the track to get … Continue reading

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Slideshow: skeleton starts

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The regular gallery format isn’t great for showing sports action photos, but I wanted to show what a skeleton start looks like. These photos were taken during the second heat of the BMW IBSF World Cup women’s skeleton race at … Continue reading

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World Cup Women’s Skeleton run 1

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These photos were taken during the first heat of the women’s skeleton race at the BMW IBSF World Cup at Lake Placid on November 9, 2017. All except the first were taken from the spectator side of the finish area; … Continue reading

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Trip report: BMW IBSF World Cup at Lake Placid

Here’s a different kind of trip report. On Thursday, November 9, I attended the BMW IBSF Bob + Skeleton World Cup races at the Olympic Sports Center in Lake Placid, New York, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. … Continue reading

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Trip report: Usenix Large Installation System Administration Conference 2017

Hi folks, it’s time for some work- and computing-related stuff. I just recently got back from the 2017 edition of the Usenix Association‘s annual system administration conference, LISA’17, which was held in San Francisco. I’ve gone to most LISA conferences … Continue reading

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Recipe quick takes: Claire Ptak’s Egg-Yolk Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Well, that backlog I mentioned in the last post is still there, but I made something this weekend, and since I didn’t actually take many photos, I figured I might as well write about it while it’s still reasonably within … Continue reading

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Still here

I have worked up quite a backlog of posts that need to get written. I was hoping to make some progress on that this weekend, but that didn’t pan out. Neither did the 55-mile bike ride I was planning on … Continue reading

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More musings on commuter rail

Earlier this week, I tweeted this: There are two, largely independent backstories to this tweet. The first is that I’m going back to Helsinki next week to attend the 75th World Science Fiction Convention, and when I was in Helsinki … Continue reading

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