Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Photo Resolution Range

Further, "the largest concentration of calibration targets in one place is on the grounds of Edwards Air Force Base" in California, "in an area referred to as the photo resolution range, where 15 calibration targets run for 20 miles across the southeast side of the base in a line, so multiple targets can be photographed in one pass. There is some variation in the size and shape of the targets at Edwards, suggesting updates and modifications for specific programs. A number of the targets there also have aircraft hulks next to them, added to provide additional, realistic subjects for testing cameras."

Sunday, February 24, 2013


Feel free to check for the low down on yesterday's Omnium track racing, including some quality Cantonese podium action. On a different tact though, is my very cool new Handpresso.

On the beach or at the track, I need never suffer terrible coffee again. Hooray for portable innovation.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Geoffrey's Headlamps

Colombo Colombo Colombo. As an Architect, think of Sri Lanka and you think Geoffrey Bawa. Think of Colombo and you think romantic colonial ruins with colonial dudes wearing fresh linen and turbans serving you Gin & Tonics. Or is that just me?


Nonetheless, while Colombo only partially delivered on that front, we did get a glimpse of what life must have been like for Geoffrey Bawa, staying in his Colombo house, still tended for by the same house keepers who served him till his death 10 years ago. This Rolls Royce last left the garage in 1983 when Geoffrey drove to see the inauguration of his new Sri Lankan parliament.


Beyond that, beautiful Art, sculptures and photos graced the walls of this mentalist rabbit warren collage of a house. Hidden rooms with the occasional door ajar showed more of what was buried within. Whatever, it must have been a pretty cool life to lead for a man who is probably the only famous Architect to come out of this small island. Keep it cocktail.

Full set of photos from the trip up on this link if you're interested:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kandalama Kung Hei

It's going to be a bit quiet on here in the coming week or so, as Mr & Mrs BnB head to Sri Lanka for Chinese New Year. Sadly, Geoffrey Bawa's masterpiece, Kandalama (pictured), was fully booked, so we'll have to save that for another trip. But we are staying in his hoose in Colombo, which should be fun! Meantime, Kung Hei Fat Choi!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

3 Ball

More good track racing this weekend & my best results at a Velodrome for some time- two 3rd places in Open Cat Elimination & Keirin a good reward for a solid January mileage & our track night training. Full report up on:

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Hard to get tired of this view on your commute. Nice to leave the office before sunset!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Track Nights

Cool to see Colossi track night's garnering some Chinese language press. Thanks to William from Life Cycle for sharing: