SBYC 2022 Wet Wednesday Fun Race 1

Sail Log

Date

March 16, 2022

Vessel Name/Type/Model

Escape/ J/70

Course/Sea Miles

Sailed dock to dock: 11.42 nm

Course: D5

  • St

  • Dp

  • Gt

  • Ep

  • Fin

3.86nm

Notes

  • Fun race. Man Overboard drill during the race

  • Cruise ship obstruction

  • Very shifty weather. Competing wind flow between offshore and onshore.

  • Excellent start

Weather

This Afternoon: NNW wind 15 to 20 kt. Sunny. Mixed swell...W 7 ft at 8 seconds and S 1 ft at 16 seconds. Wind waves 2 to 3 ft.

Tonight: NW wind 15 to 20 kt becoming N after midnight. Mostly clear. Mixed swell...W 5 to 7 ft at 8 seconds and S 1 ft at 15 seconds. Wind waves around 3 ft.

Small Craft Advisory URGENT - MARINE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA 925 AM PDT Wed Mar 16 2022

PZZ650-170030- /O.CON.KLOX.SC.Y.0043.000000T0000Z-220317T1000Z/ East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island- 925 AM PDT Wed Mar 16 2022

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 3 AM PDT THURSDAY...

  • WHAT...Hazardous sea conditions.

  • WHERE...East Santa Barbara Channel from Pt. Conception to Pt. Mugu CA including Santa Cruz Island.

  • WHEN...Until 3 AM PDT Thursday.

  • IMPACTS...Conditions will be hazardous to small craft.

  • ADDITIONAL DETAILS...See the Coastal Waters Forecast (CWFLOX).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Inexperienced mariners, especially those operating smaller vessels, should avoid navigating in hazardous conditions.

[NationalWeatherService]

Video/Pictures

Highlights:

Full Video:

References

NationalWeatherService

"National Weather Service." National Weather Service, marine.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lon=-119.68887&lat=34.39574#.YjI0Lo_MJD8. Accessed 16 Mar. 2022.

Hot Rum Series #3 2022

Sail Log

Date

Sat Feb 26

Vessel Name/Type/Model

Escape/ J/70

Notes

Did not sail. Jib halyard broke during rigging. Waiting for halyard replacement.

Weather

Eastern portion, NE winds increasing to 15 to 25 kt this
morning, then becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Western
portion, NE winds 5 to 10 kt, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the
afternoon. Combined seas 2 to 4 ft dominant period 9 seconds.
Low Tide 1:05 PM PST -1.08 ft

CHRF Spring #2 2022

Sail Log

Vessel Name/Type/Model

Escape/ J/70

Course/Sea Miles

Sailed dock to dock: mi

Course: nm

Notes

Weather/Tide

Western portion, W winds 10 to 15 kt. Eastern portion, winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming W 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon.Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 to 4 ft at 13 seconds. Patchy fog in the morning.

Event

Time

Height

Low Tide

5:43 AM PST

1.18 ft

High Tide

11:38 AM PST

4.08 ft

Low Tide

5:50 PM PST

0.59 ft

Hot Rum Series #2 2022

Sail Log

Date

Sat Feb 5

Vessel Name/Type/Model

Escape/ J/70

Course/Sea Miles

Sailed dock to dock: mi

Course: nm

Notes

Weather

https://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/marine.php?marine=PZZ650

.TODAY...Eastern portion, NE winds 10 to 15 kt, becoming NW 5 to 10 kt in the afternoon. Western portion, winds variable 10 kt or less, becoming NW 10 to 15 kt in the afternoon. Wind waves 2 ft or less. W swell 2 ft at 13 seconds.

Morning List

This most is more of a rst learning post on how to give attribution on a image. I chose this because it is not really my morning list, but still, I can appreciate the irony that that it could actually be my daily morning list and routine.

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Photo by Thomas Bormans on Unsplash

Programming Laguages to Know

I tend to get a chuckle when I read on Medium articles on which programming language you should learn. Why is this pertinent today? During the weekly department meeting, we talked about our supported tech stack.

As an ERP Programmer/Analyst for a Community College, there are some things that I am expected to know:

Laguage

TIOBE Index

PL/SQL (A must and number one required skill)

31

JAVA

3

GROOVY (yuck)

17

Shell knowledge

50 -100

JavaScript

7

Python (as needed Glue Language)

1

SQL (Oracle)

9

Languages that I must be aware of or at least be able to fake it.

Laguage

TIOBE

PHP

11

ProC

2

FORTRAN

19

COBAL

25

Other tech concepts

  • Linux (I use Currently use Windows Linux Subsystem. I no longer have time to geek out on dedicated boxes or Virtual Box)

  • Shell (Bash and Ksh)

  • Ssh and key management

  • REST

  • JSON (To me, it is a lightweight object serialization). Mostly for API calls

  • CSV Many people would like to have CSV dead. When it comes to disparate systems

  • Single sign-on (both SAML and CAS)

  • I need to be a subject matter expert to the population I serve.

I included that TIOBE index ranking because not everything is the latest or greatest. Not everything is what the cool kids want to do. It is the languages that pay my bills probably for the next 10 years.

Why do I need to know this? I work at an Oracle Linux shop. My job, for the most part, dictates what I use. Can I use other technologies? Yes, but I will not have a backup. If I get sick or want a vacation, I hurt my employer because my counterparts may not have the skill set to solve things quickly.

PL/SQL, SQL, SHELL are just musts. I cannot even do the job without it. I use SQL Developer for PL/SQL and SQL. It saves my college money. Python was something that I picked up because a vendor that I was exporting data from Oracle made libraries in Python.

Bottom line, what is the Programming Laguage to know? It is the one that will pay your bills. Everything else is a hobby. (Please note: hobbies are not bad, they keep you relelevant so that when technologies change, you are ready).

References

“Index | TIOBE - The Software Quality Company.” TIOBE Software BV, www.tiobe.com/tiobe-index. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

2021 in Exercise

In the tradition of last year, I decide run a report of what I have done as a year in exercise.

2021 Activities

Activity Type

Activities

Total Distance

Total Activity Time

Activity Calories

Total Elev Gain

Average Speed

Max Speed

Cycling

115

2,126.93 mi

187:14:31 h:m:s

77,200 C

90,423 ft

11.4 mph

134.9 mph

Gym & Fitness Equipment

174

--

44:28:28 h:m:s

12,098 C

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Hiking

5

30.75 mi

19:40:15 h:m:s

7,030 C

9,222 ft

1.6 mph

23.1 mph

Other

130

1,248.46 mi

367:31:37 h:m:s

77,805 C

17,851 ft

3.4 mph

66.1 mph

Running

151

449.03 mi

92:42:02 h:m:s

59,963 C

28,438 ft

4.8 mph

8.1 mph

Walking

275

246.60 mi

88:35:32 h:m:s

31,234 C

17,703 ft

2.8 mph

33.5 mph

This time, I am going to remind myself that you cannot exercise yourself out of a bad diet. Even with all this, I gained weight in 2021. 2022 I hope will be different.

Merry Christmas 2021

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In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirin′i-us was governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there,In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirin′i-us was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. 7 And she gave birth to her first-born[a] son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

—Luke 2:1-7

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Help Your Neighbor/Give to the Poor and Hungry

I saw this quote on the internet:

Jesus said help your neighbors and give to the poor and hungry, not give money to the Romans and hope they’ll take care of it.

Do I believe that are there are certain things only the government can do? Yes. Do I think that the government is the answer to everything? Hardly.

Many people who go into public service, especially in blue states, do not always go into office for the public good of all their constituents. They have their own agenda.

Also, what government does, even for good, I don’t feel they are a proxy for me being good or doing good. This statement is essential. I see many people on the internet doing likes for things they do not have skin in the game (In 2020, 61% of Americans paid no federal income tax. I was part of the 39%). It is other people’s money. I doubt any city, county, state, federal would ever be a four-star rating on Charity Navigator. Again, I prefer to choose a proxy for my charity dollars.

It is important to me that charity starts at home. If I cannot take care of myself, family, near and dear, close friends, I have no business worrying about others. Next, the charity must be local, then SoCal, California, United States. Then just maybe the rest of the world. A concentric circle going outward.