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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at

At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

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These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

German online shopping infographic

Check out this cool infographic (in German) about online shopping tips this holiday season:

Via: Trend Micro

Current Bay Area Sailing Weather

Sailing weather in the Bay Area (from OCSC):

OCSC Wind SpeedOCSC Wind DirectionOCSC 10 Min Avg Wind SpeedCal Sailing Club webcam

Wind and Tides (NOAA Forecasts, current wind conditions)
Sailflow More wind

OCSC Live CamOCSC Live Cam


More weather by AccuWeather®


Long-Range and Area Forecasts

Get an overview of the week ahead.

Wunderground Marine Forecast
This is the forecast that we print out each day for our charterers here at OCSC.

7-Day Forecast for San Francisco Area
Direct from NOAA

Graphical Marine Forecast from NOAA for Pacific Southwest
Includes weekly forecast for temperature, precipitation, wind direction, wind speed, etc.

Area Forecast Discussion
Textual description of current conditions and general outlook for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Weather Maps

Weather depiction, surface analysis, and forecast map show recent and forecast weather patterns, highs/lows, frontal activity, etc.

Home page for NWS Hydrometeorological Prediction Center
Links to current and forecasted pressures, fronts, temperatures, and precipitation.

Latest Surface Analysis

Current Weather
Surface analysis superimposed with air temperatures.

Today’s National Weather Forecast Map

Composite Weather Map
Sea level pressure fields superimposed with IR satellite images & weather observations for the Pacific region

Jet Stream Analysis
Location and strength of jet streams overlying satellite IR image

Home Page for SFSU Composite Weather Maps
More maps of weather data overlying satellite IR and visible images.

Radar and Satellite Images

View current and incoming precipitation and weather systems

San Francisco Bay Area Radar Loop

Pacific Ocean Infrared Satellite Loop

Lightship Buoy Data

Check the realtime and recorded data at the Lightship Buoy (located 18NM West of San Francisco). Records pressure, temperature, and wind trends in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Homepage for Lightship Buoy Data
Links to all related data pages

Atmospheric Pressure Data
Barometric pressure readings for last 5 days

Wind Speed Data
Wind speed readings for last 5 days

Wind Direction Data
Wind direction readings for last 5 days

Pacific Ocean Conditions

Pacific Ocean wave, wind, and temperature conditions from OceanWeather

Pacific Ocean Significant Wave Height and Wave Direction

Pacific Ocean Wind Observations

Pacific Ocean Surface Temperatures

Gabriel’s Sailing Resume

Gabriel sailing on Bodacious+

Crew for Stewball (Express 37), skipper Bob Harford, 2013 RYC Big Daddy (main)

Crew for TNT (Cal 29), skipper Jason Latkis, 2013 Single Handed Sailing Society Three Bridge Fiasco (double-handed monhull division) (foredeck, spinnaker, trim, main) – placed #174 out of 237 finishers Results Write-up

Crew for Bodacious (Farr 40) and Bodacious+ (1D48), skipper John Clauser, 1st place 2011 Yankee Cup Champion of Champions, 2012 YRA series, 2012 Rolex Big Boat Regatta, 2013  (main, trim, runners) 2011-

Crew for Ahi (Santana 35), skipper Andy Newell, 2012 OYRA season, Crewed Farallones, Duxship, Drake’s Bay, Spinnaker Cup, Delta Ditch Run (trim, mast)

Crew for Mission:Impossible (Merit 25) skipper by Dave Hamilton, BYC Midwinters, Friday Beer Cans  (bow, mast, trim, main) 2011-

Crew on Morning Light (Catalina 36), skipper Craig Kronman, charter for a week in San Juan Islands, WA, September 2011 (driver, crew)

Crew for Yellowfin (J/105) skipper Kurt Oleson (spinnaker, mast, jib) 2011

Crew for JuJu (J/105), skipper Tim Sullivan, San Francisco J/105 Fleet 1 (mast) 2011

Day sail on various J/24, Catalina 32, Catalina 36 out of OCSC, Berkeley, CA

Cal Sailing Club, Novice Skipper Certification 10/22/2011

Handy Unix System Administration (sysadmin) tools

For managing a Dell server using command line:


Need to get in touch? I live in the California Bay Area. It is Pacific time zone (usually -8 GMT except during daylight savings, when it changes to -7 GMT).

Primary email:

AIM: gserafini
Yahoo! Messenger: gserafini

PayPal address:

Mobile phone: 1 (415) 640-5984
Fax: 1 (415) 742-8614
Conference call line: 1 (218) 936-7979 – Access code: 197996


About Me

You are here. I was born in California in the summer of 1976. Raised by loving parents who encouraged me in my creative endeavors, I grew up in a good school district in Castro Valley, (in the East Bay Area). One of my earliest memories is taking apart a vacuum cleaner to see how all the parts fit together. I also used to stack rocks and sticks into interesting little inventions when I was in elementary school.

Growing up I spent a lot of time hanging out in my local arcade with my brother Andy, playing video games until we beat them. Pinball machines were the best place for finding tokens that would get stuck on the sides of the coin-return slots.

During my freshman year in high school I participated in a one-year weaving and textile arts apprenticeship program under Lolli Jacobsen at the Mendocino Art Center. My main focus was weaving. I also took classes in spinning, dying, surface design, felting and other textile arts. During this time I also attended Mendocino High School where I kept up with my class by taking a minimum load of 3 classes.

The remainder of my high school career went by without too much drama. I attended Principia Upper School, graduating in 1994. I participated in varsity soccer and graduated with honors near the top of my class.

I then went on to attend Principia College, where I majored in Studio Art. I began learning web design at night on my own while I was a student. My senior year I was selected to be the Editor in Chief of the Sheaf, Principia’s student yearbook publication. We created a special centennial year edition of the Sheaf, including a custom coded CD-ROM. The yearbook went on to win the 1998 Associated College Press Pacemaker award, the highest honor a university yearbook can win. I graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Studio Art in June of 1998 and was immediately hired by Principia to help them work on their website.

After working on Principia’s website for a year and a half, I was hired by a company called GlobalStreams, a small St. Louis-based startup that was involved with streaming audio. I had done some freelance work for them previously, and once they got some funding they made an offer that I couldn’t refuse. My job for GlobalStreams included building website pages, user interface designs, and a serious amount of hard-core Flash coding.

GlobalStreams went through a series of transitions and ownership / investor changes over the years. Eventually they were bought by another company called Play Streaming Media Group, which promptly changed their name to GlobalStreams. That company then went on to rebrand itself as Vibe Solutions Group. At Vibe Solutions Group I was the primary user interface designer, and built product logos and user interface designs for their whole lineup of products, including Video Mail, Video Caller, Vibe Journal and Pyro.TV.

In May of 2006 I left Vibe Solutions Group to pursue a new small startup Katanaa with a couple of friends, building custom web applications for a variety of clients. During this time, we built a number of very cool programs, including a case study assigner system built to the specifications of one of the most popular and exclusive business schools. We also built a system for keeping track of your online training and fitness stats (Collabofit) that proved to be popular for a while, until another application that I was developing ( ended up eating too many server resources and the server got slow.

Currently I am running my business (Serafini Studios) and do work for a variety of clients, large and small, including:

Feel free to get in touch if you have a project that you think I’d be interested in.

You can find more of me around the Internet:

My hobbies include taking pictures (most of which end up on Flickr) and working to maintain a top 10 Google ranking for “Gabriel” (out of 102 million other “Gabriel” results out there). I really enjoy crewing on racing sailboats on the San Francisco Bay.

Blood type: A positive
Chinese Zodiac: Fire Dragon


These are some of my favorite pictures that I’ve taken. See all of my pictures on Flickr.


These are some of the projects that I’m currently involved with:


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