Blogcation

Since other people can go a week without blogging, this shouldn’t be so bad. Apparently a skin graft is considered minor surgery. I’m getting a full thickness skin graft from my thigh, which means they’ll cut a chunk out, stitch that back together, and then put the chunk on my arm. I’ll be partially anesthetized,…

Surgery on God's Schedule

So I’m getting a skin graft. They scheduled me in for April 5, and I thought that was fine — until I got back to the office and realised thats the Thursday before Good Friday. Our church is doing no less than 7 Easter Services that weekend, and my arms will be playing a part…

High Miling

I got an extra 140 km (87 miles, for you Americans) out of my last tank of gas. Let me tell you how… A couple weeks ago, I read an article about these guys, they call themselves “High Milers” or something like that, and they’ve made a sport out of increasing their gas mileage. One…

My Hands Are Small I Know…

Benjamin has hit a major developmental milestone: he’s discovered his hands! Previously his hands were just things that flopped around, and sometimes ended up in his mouth — or scratching his face. They didn’t really get any more interesting to him until he figured out that he could actually control when they went in his…

Skin Graft

And I went to the doctor, and the doctor said… “Your wound is probably going to take about 4 months to heal without a skin graft.” So I guess I’m getting a skin graft. They’re going to cut a hunk of skin out of my leg, and sew it onto my arm, and then I’m…

Digg Storm

Well I think the excitement has mostly died down now. That’s the thing about Digg storms — they’re furious, but they’re brief! I posted my article about my little AppleScript hack to make my Mini look like an AppleTV, and I guess people liked it! I got 1250 hits inside an hour, so we moved…

Cutting the Co-ax Part 2

OK, so we think we have it figured out! We’re gonna do this in 2 phases, starting next pay day. Phase 1 is a minimum initial investment. Most of the costs go to change fees charged by the evil cable company. The sunk costs will be $118, for a year of Skype, and fees to…

Things I learned on my "vacation" week…

Our son is pretty much the cutest thing ever invented. Ever. When the Doctor is too behind to see you today, reschedule — don’t settle for the Physicians Assistant! I’m actually pretty darn good at my job, and when I take some pride in it, and a little bit of ownership of my work life,…

Cutting The Co-Ax

In 2004 Nic and I became “cord cutters” — a term that was briefly popular in the tech world, describing people who canceled their home phone service, and went cell-only. When VoIP was a nascent consumer technology we used that, eventually back-peddling a little when we moved to the States to use a VoIP home…