Livin the Dream

I think its finally safe to say that the place feels like home. Nicole’s priority has been the kitchen and living area — we’re resigned to the fact that the main floor will be constantly covered in toys for the foreseeable future, so we aren’t putting any of our nicer furniture up there. We got…

Shutdown a LaCie Ethernet Disk mini (NAS) from a command line

The URL to shutdown the mini NAS, surprisingly, accepts both POST and GET. This is great for me, since I like to shut down my whole home theater at night. The URL looks like: http://admin:yourpassword@ipaddress/cgi-bin/admin/reboot?action=shutdown And you can use WGET or CURL on pretty much any platform to call it from a command line.

Good things come to those who wait… for 3-4 months

New house: check Health care for the whole family: check Canadian Benefits: check Getting paid into our Canadian bank account: check (we hope!) Find a new ministry: check Find a new babysitter: check New laptop: waiting for me in New York… New house pictures in the Flickr side bar!

Throwing out our boxes

So this weekend was obviously a lot of hard work. I think that’s the most work we’ve ever had to put into a move — and we are experienced movers! Still, I don’t think we could have predicted how great it feels to be in our own house. Its incredible — there’s so much space!…

Love and Squalor: A Photo Journal

I’m sure you’ve read my lengthy and oft-blogged complaints about our temporary home for the summer. Maybe you’ve read them, and wondered what the big deal is? Or why I’ve been whining so much. Allow me to take you on a tour of our “home” and illustrate for you some of the finer features of…

Everything old is new again

Some time ago, we reported excitedly that Ben had begun grabbing things. Those without babies probably can’t properly understand how exciting this little step is. For the first few months of life, their hands and arms are just unruly appendages. In fact, the other day, Nic reminded me that Ben used to keep his arms…

Changing the Startup/ Intro movie on an AppleTV Take 2

The original AppleTV software had a beautiful startup movie (startup.mov) that I loved. It, along with many other nice features of 1.x were replaced in the Take Two update. Granted Take Two brought a lot of new functionality with it, but I still mourn the simplicity and elegance of the 1.x software. The new startup…

The light at the end of the tunnel…

Someone at our new church (who’s introduced themselves to us 3 times now) asked us how our summer was going. I surprised myself by answering “Oh, we just want it to be over!” But its true, everything good that we’ve been waiting for and working for comes right as the summer wraps up — not…