This is the personal site (blog, wasted webspace, etc) of Chris Streeter. This site is mostly a place where I can dabble in new technologies (i.e., waste personal time on my computer) on the web, store information related to my travels and keep a public archive of my pictures.
I took all the pictures used in the header of this site. The pictures are from around the world taken on my travels as well as right at home. To see them all, click around the site.
You can contact me via email by taking chrisstreeter.com, prepending an @, and then adding whatever you want before the @. For example, contact works pretty well.
In addition to the information on this site, I've got a presence on a number of other communities representing different areas of my life:
Spanning the 20ish years of my life, I've lived in a variety of places... in California. These places have ranged from the O.C., the great gun shaped Nevada County, the home of the Blue and Gold (and the hippies), Santa Barbara to the Heart of Darkness, aka Palo Alto.
After graduating from high school in the early part of this century, I packed up my things and set out for the great unknown, college. Four years later, I graduated the greatest public university there is, UC Berkeley. My primary course of study, after several changes, was the field of Computer Science. After Cal, I embarked on a Europe trip, and, upon returning, I entered the (full time) working class for several years.
Since starting work, I've been putting stamps on my passport and, to quote a friend, "adding inordinate amounts of value through utterly unremarkable activities" at a couple jobs. But that changed in 2010 when I decided to reflect and then, ultimately, pursue a venture I believe will change the world.
Some of my interests in a concise bullet-pointed form:
- Trail Running all over the place. I started small with 5k's, and then worked my way up to multiple 50k's. One day I'll go even bigger. I'm on Strava if you want to follow me.
- Hiking both with a backpack on overnight trips and day hikes around home or in exotic places (Yosemite, India, Brazil, Singapore, Thailand, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Nepal and all over the United States)
- Rubik's Cubes - ever since high school, I've been playing with them from time to time.
- Education is an area that I'm extremely passionate about. I was passionate enough to start a company making educational software for teachers and students.
- Traveling around the world. A personal goal of mine is to add a new stamp to my passport every year. I've sort of demolished that goal. Only a few more years to fill up the extension pages of my passport!
- 2006 saw stamps from 3 countries
- 2007 saw stamps from 3 countries along with 3 visas to those countries.
- 2008 saw stamps from 3 new countries and a stamp from a previous country for 4 total.
- 2009 saw 1 new country and another visit to the BVI, for 2 countries.
- 2010 saw stamps to Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia and Chile, after which I had to get additional pages added to my completely full passport. And then I proceeded to add stamps to Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea before the year ended.
- Unfortunately, the streak ended in 2011, with only a single airplane flight to Denver, CO, and without any international travel.
- 2012 saw me head back abroad with a trip to Hong Kong, Nepal and Macau.
- I lost to William Hung in a talent competition, before he was famous. I got second place to the infamous William Hung and his rendition of Ricky Martin's "She Bangs". First place won a DVD player and second place got a pat on the back. My second place entry was to solve the Rubik's cube while dancing. Needless to say, time did not improve Mr. Hung's performance for his American Idol audition.
- Between the months of November and December of 2007, I circumnavigated the globe over a period of slightly more than 2 weeks. To keep this a bit shorter, I'm going to abbreviate the places by their airport codes.
- LAX to SIN
- SIN to MAA
- MAA to IXM
- IXM to BLR
- BLR to DEL
- DEL to SVO
- SVO to FRA
- FRA to LAX
There were a couple other stops in there, as I actually started in Sacramento, CA (SMF), finished in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA), made a mid-trip detour to Panjim, Goa, India (GOI) and also visited Kaluga in Russia. But you get the idea.