March 10th, Eau Claire, Wisconsin


BlaiseP is the pseudonym of a peripatetic software contractor whose worldly goods can fit into an elderly Isuzu Rodeo. Bitter and recondite, he favors the long view of life, the chords of Steely Dan and Umphrey's McGee, the writings of William Vollman and Thomas Pynchon, the taste of red ale and his own gumbo. Having escaped after serving seven years of a lifetime sentence to confinement in hotel rooms, he currently resides in the wilds of Eau Claire County and contemplates the intersection of mixed SRID geometries in PostGIS.

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11 Responses

  1. Burt Likko says:

    These are great photos, Blaise; thanks for sharing them. That kayaker must have been COLD — was he you?Report

  2. Mike Dwyer says:

    I’ll (finally!) be back to visit Wisconsin this summer. Looking forward to hitting the Badger State with the family.Report

  3. James Hanley says:

    Ah, Blaise, why did you do that to me?  Over the past week I’ve been thinking about canoe tripping in the Boundary Waters, and yesterday I was looking at my maps planning a trip.  And now this yak picture…and I have to spend all day in my office.  You’re killing me, man.Report

  4. Plinko says:

    I declare Blaise the early leader of the ‘give me the itch to move’ wars.Report

  5. dexter says:

    You mentioned  Picasa the other day, but being semi Luddite that I am and the fact that they won’t recognize my password from rocketmail I have not been able to get on.  Your pictures are very good.  I lived in Wi. for a while in the mid sixties and found the place very pretty and the people to friendly.Report

    • BlaiseP in reply to dexter says:

      Here’s how to do it the easy way.   First, get a Gmail account.   Then register with Picasa using your Gmail ID and all should go swimmingly thereafter.Report