Archive for December, 2008


Hard to find

Dec 23, 2008 by Steve Belt in Family, iPhone photo

The Wii Fit was #1 on my shopping list, but turned out to be much harder to purchase than I expected. Craigslist found me a reasonable seller today.

The double-bypass

Dec 22, 2008 by Steve Belt in iPhone photo, Mountain Bike

We did the double-bypass on Sunday. The route starts by climbing up Windgate Pass from the Scottsdale side.  At the top is this view, which is looking to the east.  Unfortunately my saddle is blocking the view of 4 Peaks:

After this climb, you head down the back side, then loop around and climb up to the even higher Bell Pass. It’s a tough climb the whole way, with copious amounts of walking for me, but a great view from the top of each pass.  This is the top of Bell Pass, looking Southwest toward Camelback and Squaw Peak.  We started down there, where it looks kinda flat.

The hitching post

Dec 14, 2008 by Steve Belt in iPhone photo, Mountain Bike

This is near the top of Sunrise Trail on the McDowells.

One of many crappy views along Trail 100

Dec 13, 2008 by Steve Belt in iPhone photo, Mountain Bike

Upgraded to WordPress 2.7

Dec 11, 2008 by Steve Belt in Blogging

Since this is my personal blog and most days only gets a couple of visitors, it’s also my alpha test blog.  With that in mind, I upgraded to WordPress 2.7, to get a feel for the changes.

So far, it’s working.  I think the majority of the changes are on to the blog admin area, which if you are reading this, you shouldn’t have access to.  I guess you could say this is a behind-the-scenes, type upgrade.  The admin area is completely different, however.  One thing I like is the way comments show up with the avatars on the Dashboard now.  WordPress news is also taking up far less real estate on the dashboard.  You can even publish a post from the dashboard, though I’m not doing that myself right now.

The top menu bar has been moved to a side navigation bar.  This looks cleaner than before, as the settings menu was ridiculous when you have a lot of plugins.  Overall, it’s a nice change on the admin side.  I’ll play with it for a while, and if I don’t find any flaws, probably upgrade all of the other blogs to 2.7.  That was easy-peasy, using subversion.  If I haven’t said so recently, I LOVE using subversion to upgrade the blog.

The view sucks here

Dec 06, 2008 by Steve Belt in Cycling, iPhone photo

…from the Gateway Saddle in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.