Walt and Tamara Stoneburner came to visit to celebrate Tamara’s birthday.
Some digital photos from a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the Baltimore Aquarium. Taken January 1998. Click the image below for the full set of photos.
Our friends Shaula and Darrin came to visit us early in 1998.
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Holly and I visited San Diego while on vacation in December 1997. Most of the pictures are of the San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park. Click the image below for the full set.
Photos taken during a December 1997 business trip to Brazil; click the image below for the full set.
Photos of an interesting atmospheric effect: ice crystals in the atmosphere created a “ghost image” of the sun. September 1997.
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February 2014: I found these photos of the equipment used in one of my early security consulting projects. This was the gear used to support Europe’s first Internet-accessible stock trading system:
There were two firewalls in this configuration (separating the DMZ from internal and external networks), plus two application processors. All of these were built atop Sun Ultra 1 systems (each one featured a 143 MHz processor, 32M RAM, and a 1GB disk for about $16,000 in 1997 dollars).
We visited the San Francisco Cable Car Museum. This is actually a small museum and the powerhouse for the four operating cable car lines. It’s a real Rube Goldberg operation, yet it works somehow. The longest line has in excess of 21,000 feet of steel cable running around underneath the streets.
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We took a ferry to Sausalito. I took a bunch of pictures of the skyline (again) and some more of Alcatraz Island (a truly dreary-looking place). Click the photo below for the set of images.
We had ice cream in Ghirardelli Square. Click the image for photos. The particular concoction we had is called the Earthquake Sundae; it’s aptly named.