Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Fabulous little sailing documentary (S/V Pestilence / Anarchist Yacht Club) Mar 4 2014

Hold Fast: Stories of maniac sailors, anarchist castaways, and the voyage of the S/V Pestilence… Over the course of two winters, four members of the Anarchist Yacht Clubb rescued a derelict boat from the inhospitable waters of Ft. Lauderdale, named it the S/V Pestilence, and sailed south to Haiti. Hold Fast describes what drew these friends to the ocean, and tells the story of what they discovered in the sea. It paints a picture of the S/V Pestilence in the context of all the sailing maniacs who have come before them, and ultimately attempts to suggest that the secret is always to begin.
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Director Moxie Marlinspike
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“This is Water” May 16 2013

“This is Water” – An excellent video sharing wisdom given at a graduation speech by David Foster Wallace in 2005.

Watch now.  Some very good plainspoken thoughts here.

(Via Daring Fireball)

Excellent video lecture about rock wall building Apr 3 2013

When I was growing up I learned the art of rock wall building from my grandmother Blanche.  It’s something I’ve always enjoyed and this neat video shares a lot of information about rock walls, focusing on New England, given by a master rock wall builder.

Found via Boing Boing

2013 Three Bridge Fiasco – Successfully finished!!! Jan 29 2013

Excited for the day

Excited for the day

This was my first time doing the Three Bridge Fiasco race — a single or double-handed race around 3 marks in the Bay: Blackaller Buoy near the Golden Gate Bridge, Treasure Island (Bay Bridge) and Red Rock (Richmond Bridge).  Jason and I did the race on his Cal 29 “TNT” and it was outstanding.  We went clockwise around the course, going from the start line to Red Rock to Treasure Island to Blackaller to finish.  Our official finish time was 14:13:14.

Video of the start of the race from Jason’s GoPro:

Results: We finished 20th out of the 44 boats in our division, and #174 out of the total of 357 boats (monohull and multihull) registered for the race.  252 boats actually completed the race this year, scoring us in the 73rd percentile of finishers.  If we include the boats that didn’t start or finish the race, we scored in the 51st percentile.  Not too bad for our first double-handed race, the first race TNT had done, and both of our first Three Bridge Fiasco race experience.

Jibeset Results:

Fleet Assignments (#20 out of 44 entrants)
Overall Results (#174 out of 279 double-handed monohull entrants)

Jason’s write-up:

Yes. Nov 30 2012

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What it’s like to sail on Bodacious+ on a winning day Oct 1 2012

Bodacious+ Party Circuit end of season race 2 from Greg Wilkins on Vimeo.

We won the race on Day 2 of the Corinthian Yacht Club Season Closer regatta sailing on Bodacious+, a RP 1D 48 that takes a crew of 14 to sail well.  It was a very fun day.  3/4 of the way through the video you can see the extra penalty turn we ended up doing due to overstanding the mark, and we still won! 🙂

The video was taken by a guest crewmember from Australia, Greg Wilkins, who did an excellent job on runners and didn’t let the rig fall down.

How to cook steak Mar 29 2012

This looks like the right way to do it.

Top tips from this video by UK chef Heston Blumenthal:

  1. Dry-age your steak by removing it from the package 2 days in advance and leave it exposed in the fridge.
  2. Let steak come to room temperature before cooking it.
  3. Heat oil in pan to smoking point – very hot pan!
  4. Salt steak (save pepper for later, it will scorch).
  5. Flip steak every 15-20 seconds.
  6. Remove from heat once temperature reaches desired state of doneness.
  7. Let rest for at least 5 additional minutes.

Can’t wait to try it!

Classic Personal Productivity Tip: Inbox Zero method Aug 23 2011

In case you haven’t seen this video yet, you should watch it. Once I adopted the Inbox Zero system (which took about 30 minutes to do the first time) it literally changed my life for the better.

YouTube link:

Email verbs:

Delete Delegate Respond Defer Do

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Really neat wooden instrument music video Apr 15 2011

Top 10 Funniest new Old Spice commercials by Isaiah Mustafa Jul 16 2010

Old Spice commercial guy Isaiah Mustafa

In case you missed it, Old Spice has been making some very funny commercials using actor Isaiah Mustafa (@isaiahmustafa) including creating real-time responses to people on the Internet.

My top 10 favorites from the series (+ a few bonus ones):

Swan dive into the best night of your life: (making of)


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