Wes Hardaker with rapidly graying hair A friend says this is what I'd look like if I was on south park. It's scary how close he got. Wes Hardaker has been in Davis for far too long. He was born here. Ok, technically Woodland because Davis didn't have a birthing center at the time. He did leave at one point, but somehow got sucked back. It's the wiki that keeps him here now :-)

He has a brain dump, err... blog as well.

He owns Captured On Earth Photography and spends as much time as possible taking pictures of the world at large.



Wes signing a Geocache Log




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2007-02-27 15:25:59   Good to see you here on the wiki. I did get some of the murals in the Post Office, but I'm still missing the main one over the counter. No need to put it back on Photo Requests, I'll get it eventually. —JasonAller

2007-02-27 15:57:27   Ahh. Thouhght the comment was refering to the one over the po boxes. —WesHardaker

2007-02-27 16:26:24   Thanks for making some awesome contirbutions to the wiki. Keep up the good work! —ArlenAbraham

2007-02-27 17:16:43   Nice photo, although sorry about your cat. —JabberWokky

2007-02-27 17:33:25   Actually, I didn't think it was nice enough which is why I didn't remove the image request... kinda fuzy. —WesHardaker

2007-02-28 14:06:36   I think the Good Places to take Kids page was a fantastic idea! Kudos. —ES

2007-02-28 23:43:32   Nice coyote shot —StevenDaubert

2007-03-03 08:44:48   Do you want to do a bike tour of all the parks in town with cameras and kids in the bike trailers? —JasonAller

2007-03-09 15:45:10   Hey, Wes. You would likely get much more response if you filed those bugs at http://projectsycamore.org, the software wiki. There's about to be a big upgrade for the Davis Wiki software, so it's quite possible the things you're finding have already been fixed. —JabberWokky

Didn't want to do that until I found exactly what it was. — Wes

2007-03-09 16:57:09   It seems the bikepath closure page is indeed currently useful... Thanks for the update. —DavidGrundler

2007-03-09 16:57:53   I sent you an email (found your address at the bottom of hardakers.net). —PhilipNeustrom

2007-03-09 17:57:00   I like the born in Davis part, just like me! hafhafhaf —StevenDaubert

2007-03-22 09:43:09   That's a long caption. Neener neener. —JabberWokky

2007-03-23 17:44:11   Amazing edits tonight. Really interesting stuff. —JabberWokky

2007-03-27 16:25:31   It looks like both the second and third pictures are orb weavers. —DavidGrundler

Hmm... could be, but the second one is almost entirely black. the patterning is about right though so I suspect you're right.

2007-03-27 19:54:41   great spider pictures! —ArlenAbraham

2007-04-02 22:21:54   Great addition. Love the hatchery photos! —DavidGrundler

2007-04-04 15:04:24   Holy awesome spider pictures! —PhilipNeustrom

2007-04-09 09:31:31   I think mouseguests was a pun on houseguests. —JabberWokky

2007-04-09 11:06:48   re: mouseguests... I almost made the same edit. I'll leave it there. If somebody sticks 'em back together, that's fine too. :) —JabberWokky

2007-04-09 19:39:32   awesome, didn't know about the dog nozzle! —EdHenn

2007-04-10 08:18:52   Wes, your "We Love Our Residents" mystery picture never made it to the directory of older pics... —DavidGrundler

2007-04-11 17:58:23   giggleArlenAbraham

2007-04-20 23:24:42   Can you move the file forawhile.jpg from Mystery Picture to Mystery Picture/History and label it? —JasonAller

2007-05-03 08:14:58   Wes "sock puppet" Hardaker... I like it! ;) —DavidGrundler

2007-06-08 16:26:22   Finals week always makes my edits a little crazier. —BrentLaabs

2007-07-14 21:34:25   One of your "Best of Davis" multis, virtual start to Berryessa hide. End the madness! —KevinChin

2007-07-18 14:11:22   Picture taken in Oberlin, Ohio next to an Oldenburg sculpture. I love Oldenburg and saw the sculpture while visiting my Mom. —KirkParrott

2007-07-27 07:54:03   Thanks for your comments, Wes! I had no idea about the Sidewalk Crack Project. —LamarHeystek

2007-09-11 23:36:19   Holy cow, nice work on the Davis Bike Loop! Perhaps something. . . Unusual. . . will come out of your efforts? :) —KevinChin

2007-09-20 14:54:32   Hi Wes, Thanks for helping me edit my comment. I hope it wasn't too tedious. Have fun at Dos! —AmyLee

2007-09-28 08:26:27   I've tried ul'ng the "davisbikeloop-whole.gpx" file both to my own gps and to geocaching.com to see what's along the Loop, but the file doesn't seem to have any points/route info. The .kmz file works fine, however. Do you happen to have the route info still, and also would you mind if I'd made the route a public one on geocaching? —KevinChin

2007-10-01 13:59:21   WHEN AND WHERE IS THE SLASDOT 10 YEAR GOING TO BE WES? —Miley

2008-01-26 09:04:21   The issues you raised are the same ones I had until I realized the guy who did it knew what he was doing: check the edit log for both entries... we had lumped everything kind of together, while he split them out into two distinct things. I'm inclined to believe him that they are distinct (overlapping) entities, as he is personally/professionally attached to one. —JabberWokky

2008-01-26 20:39:50   I don't see any duplication. The writeups and photos are different... one is about the 16,000 acre Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, the other about the ...

ah HA! I was laboring under the impression that the Vic Fazio Yolo Wildlife Are was a subset section of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. There's not much duplication, but if they are indeed the same area with different names (and possibly funding, etc), then you're right, they should probably be one entry with a redirect and a note on why two different names are used for the same thing. Of course, they could also be two very distinct groups with co-caretaker roles for the same physical land, in which case two entries may make sense. (I just woke up from a nap; I think this needs a clear head and a bit of research to work out). —JabberWokky

2008-03-17 02:00:13   A buddy of mine has a portable hole, and a complete set of putters and drivers etc, you should disc sometime! —StevenDaubert

2008-03-17 09:21:44   Hey, saw your post about disc golf. I played it all the time back home, but haven't found anywhere good to do so here. I would totally be up for it! —BrandonBarrette

2008-04-03 11:25:30   I think the person may well be originally from WC (the whois says so), but his current information on his main website (Jackery.com) says he's living in Davis. —JabberWokky

2008-04-06 13:36:05   Have you played Disc Golf at the course in Elk Grove? I noticed Disc Golf baskets in the park while running a race a few weeks ago. Curious if its worth it to check out. I recently was in Oxford Circle Park and saw the course there... Wow, pretty sad that Davis can't have a decent course. They should be able to make a nice course on the north Covell Greenbelt, that would be amazing. —BrandonBarrette

2008-04-07 18:40:57   Ok, I take that back... here is the course, http://www.yourcsd.com/parks/facts/pdf/DiscGolf.pdf, I think ours might be better, although this looks good for long distance driving practice. —BrandonBarrette

2008-07-28 09:18:01   I had the same experience at Mace Market. I couldn't believe it. Check out my experience at http://abramnichols.com/blog/?p=1310#comments. My wife and I made a pact not to shop there again, no matter how convenient it was! —DannyFoster

2008-09-23 21:08:34   Umm if you mean RLy, that's an account I deleted, so I was taking off my own comment, if you didn't have the patience to connect the dots... —RebekahLee

2008-10-21 21:43:21   Hi Wes, you posted a comment on the massage therapy institute page...saying "quick comment" could be better. I'm brand spanking new to wikis and am helping Julie with her marketing. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them...I assume you might have added the bullets. thanks, -douglashall —DouglasHall

2009-05-05 07:22:33   re:edit;you certainly came in with a lot of whine, while ive been up all night picking grapes. re:comment;dont understand=look at the previous comment. —BlueDot

2009-09-17 11:51:18   I have added the info from the comments I removed to the history section of the page, thats why I deleted the comment. Its now stated twice. —RealComputers

2009-10-28 12:30:07   Help with Lists. Note that 1.\n 1.\n 1.\n is an autonumbering list and is not a mistake. There is also the auto-lettering list, which I need to find an excuse to use more often... =) —WilliamLewis

2009-10-28 12:59:45   I guess I was confused by your edit. Sorry. =) —WilliamLewis

2009-10-28 14:02:19   I have not registered the business name with the county yet so it could be either. I plan on doing this over in woodland today. I will probably register it as Real Computers and Free Diagnostics because there are porbably other Real Computers in the county. —RealComputers

2009-10-29 18:51:52   :-)CovertProfessor

2009-10-30 19:56:11   Yes, definitely better. —CovertProfessor

2009-11-20 08:08:20   Hi Wes - Don Lotter here. I posted about developing the Realtime Developing Events discussion area on DavisWiki. I grew up next door to your dad and Warren, copying all of Warren's collecting hobbies and trying to keep from denting your dad's cars with our baseballs. I'm moving overseas in a couple of weeks, so if you think that discussion area is a good thing maybe you could pursue it. There have been a number of times I wanted to know what was going on (helicopter, sirens, explosion, gunshots etc.) but couldn't go anywhere online to find out. Maybe the discussion area could link to Twitter. Hey, what if Neil Young showed up at a bar and started playing? Best, Don Lotter —dwlotter

2010-01-28 21:43:19   I think it's "a long list of prices that are the core of the entry's content" that is the problem (i.e., entries that are basically a commercial flier), not a simple mention of pricing within an entry whose focus is about the subject. —JabberWokky

2010-03-02 12:57:42   There's no Canadian Horses. That should help you out. Also: Nice photos! —JabberWokky

2010-03-10 10:34:04   Hahaha best name yet for the comment bar! —TomGarberson

2010-03-10 10:48:30   And if you didn't add that comment bar, things would be getting too serious. ;) —JabberWokky

2010-03-10 16:39:21   You might have to resort to cleverly hiding it now. —hankim

2010-03-28 10:07:02   I liked that mystery pic —jefftolentino

2010-05-04 19:32:24   Master of the InterCap! —JabberWokky

2010-05-22 10:46:11   nice job on the mystery picture, btw it turns out I know your mom Laurel. We talked about you many months ago when we were talking about geocaching. She told me you are yamar. I saw her last name and asked her if she knew a Wes Hardaker, sure enough you were her son. —DagonJones

2010-06-24 00:28:22   Actually, Wes Hardaker looks about my age and at the time I was born in Davis there was a birthing center at Sutter's old location in West Davis. I'm not disputing the fact that he was born in Woodland- I'm just making sure history is written correctly. —MichaelJanzen

2010-06-24 12:06:39   I am, admittedly, going on what I've heard. I don't have sources to site about when the birthing center appeared :-/ —WesHardaker

2010-07-26 22:36:44   I actually rode by the Hattie Webber museum when I was looking for your last mystery picture, I just did not check the west wall. —DagonJones

2010-09-10 07:47:30   Ha! I like the featured page! —JabberWokky

2011-04-07 20:50:05   Seriously. I'm going to slat you in the face if you don't stop changing the photo as I'm pointing out details. ;) (Edit: Eh? Why am I seeing three different images. Ah, HA!!! You are devious, Mr. H.) —JabberWokky

2011-04-24 14:10:32   4/24/11

Wes: This is Bob Miller (the eye doctor). I'm not sure how to get a hold of you through this Wiki link (excuse my infantile knowledge of the medium!), but I'm having a problem with Wiki, and not sure how to deal with it. Your input would be MOST appreciated! Write me at rbmiller@ucdavis.edu OR my personal cell: 530-219-7575

Thanks VERY much! —AdvancedValleyEye

2011-05-03 10:46:34   This might sound odd, given the subject matter — and even stranger in that I raise rodents — but that's a really beautiful photo of the snake eating the rat. That's the kind of everyday nature scene that I love walking across and watching for awhile (the less devour-y ones too). —JabberWokky

2011-05-03 16:38:09   Thought those looked familiar to me... actually shocked I guessed correctly. —Wes-P

2011-05-15 10:52:11   I like the Highway 50 photo a lot! —TomGarberson

2011-07-12 20:46:00   No, it was in response to Kim Wong's Page. She had created the links for each, but since no info was available for any of them they were just random names floating in the wikispace... I created the pages with "seeds" so that others might actually add info to them. —Wes-P

2011-08-05 14:23:46   Hey Wes, I was born in 1973. Moved to Davis in '74. —OldDavis73

2012-01-16 10:04:52   Hi Wes, I am very soon going to add some updated info about Explorit now that it functioning again in the Mace Ranch House at 3141 5th Street. You have a photo of the 2nd Street building that has now been handed over to Explorit's Lender and I wonder if you would edit your caption to say that Explorit was in this building from 2006 through 2010 but is now in Mace Ranch Community Park at 3141 5th Street. This will make it clear that visitors should not go to the 2nd Street location - and that the 5th Street location is still alive! Many people seem to think that Explorit has gone away completely! Many thanks, Anne —AnneHance

  • I don't know how often Wes is checking the wiki these days, so I went ahead and made the change. —CovertProfessor
    • Almost daily, but the point of the wiki is that anyone can change it, so CP did the right thing —Wes Hardaker

2013-01-24 13:43:34   it is still around 1 corner... it's just adjacent corner —StevenDaubert

2013-01-29 09:42:43   verily :) was just picking nits —StevenDaubert

2013-03-14 13:45:39   Nice to see your smiling face-hope all is well. —PeteB

2013-07-02 15:36:44   Huzzah! Thou has slain a sacred cow! It was dead (as you observed) for well over a year, but nobody was brave enough to remove its body from the Front Page.

Now we just need a replacement that will be fun and interesting. —JabberWokky

2014-04-21 22:09:21   Solid presentation. Thanks for giving it! Random HAM query: Do you ever listen to the socal mountain repeater feed? —StevenDaubert