Baby vs. Cat

At 8 months of age, our son’s intelligence is roughly on par with that of our cat, Daisy. He would even, if we let him, happily eat cat food. If you think this is an unfair evaluation of a human baby, consider these other notes: Poop: both baby and cat are unable to deal with…

Back in Business

Our server-side I.T. infrastructure is finally back up to nearly where it should be. Mail is now working reliably, and IMAP access has been restored to all its organized goodness. Some of our mail clients aren’t Mail.app now, and its a little annoying that other programs don’t provide easy ways to re-point your special IMAP…

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised — It'll be Downloaded

[Large Television Network] has announced that they won’t be selling their shows on iTunes any more. This comes fairly hot on the heels of Universal Music announcing that they’ll only be marketing their music “at will” on the iTunes Music Store, which leaves them free to pull all, or any portion, of their music from…

BioShock Rocks!

I’ve long maintained that I’m not much of a gamer. I do own practically every vintage console system made since the early 90s, but for their nostalgic and collectible value — I honestly rarely play them. My favorite games are Red Alert II, Unreal Tournament (the first one) and Commandos (possibly the subject of a…

Blogging in the dark

Saturday night there was a big storm and we were both secretly hoping the power would go out so we’d have an excuse to play board games by candlelight. It did go out for about 20 seconds – nothing like tonite’s much less convenient or fun power outage. We’ve fed the boy, done our bathroom…

How-to: Deal With Customer Abuse Departments

At the start of July, Nic, Ben, me and my iPhone all headed up to Canada for a visit with the family. Little did we know that the iPhone crossing the border would trigger a bill for nearly $400. We got that bill just as we were leaving for Canada a couple weekends ago, and…

Nine12 Serves

Yesterday afternoon our crew, including one person from Ontario, left the church for a missions trip to Staten Island, NY, where they’ll be serving in a soup kitchen, a home for battered women and their children, and other related ministries. We are not with them, although we wish we were, but we did have the…

More Marriage News

This past weekend was our 6th anniversary as a married couple. We didn’t celebrate, because we had a house guest, but we took ourselves away for a weekend in July to celebrate our birthday’s and anniversary combined. We did, however, go up to Howe Cavern’s this weekend, which was mildly interesting, and I’ll probably post…

The system is down… and then up… and then down again

Recent changes in our lives have dictated changes in our technology infrastructure. Last year I decided I had outgrown the part of my life where I should have a webserver in the bedroom to tinker with, so I moved it to a new location with a proper network infrastructure that I led the development of….