Soul Meets Body

Yesterday was a pretty full day. Most of the work day was full of meetings. Meetings are sometimes interesting, sometimes boring, but always exhausting. I’m far to introverted to deal with that many people in that many different places (we had Toronto, Edmonton, Green Bay, Albany and Foxboro represented yesterday) without being drained by the…

Blog about something

That’s been on my to-do list for awhile now, but my brain has been too scattered to come up with anything. So here’s some random things: Abi can crawl up stairs now — up, but not down. If you turn your back on her for a second, she’ll be scooting up them as fast as…

Lunch

At lunch time today, I went upstairs and lay down on the couch with Abi on my belly. Ben brought dinky cars to put in my mouth, which I’d hold there for a couple seconds and then spit out across the room. Both kids thought this was the funniest thing they’d ever seen. Ben would…

Great Speech

And so to all other peoples and governments who are watching today, from the grandest capitals to the small village where my father was born: know that America is a friend of each nation and every man, woman, and child who seeks a future of peace and dignity, and that we are ready to lead…

It sucks but it doesn't suck!

I spend 20 minutes of every day face down on the ground. I tell you this to provide some context for my blog post today. If you know my dad, you’ll need no further explanation. For those that don’t: I’ve inherited his horrible back. Sure, I’ve slipped a disc now and then, or over-extended myself…

Expression Blend (and other Expression Products) in a VM

Expression Blend doesn’t work properly in a typical VMWare 6.* environment. Some people report lock-ups, I just get a garbled screen. Fortunately, the fix is easy: disable 3D graphics acceleration in the VM Settings… Via this guy…

Automating an Apple TV with Cron

Copy and enable Cron from 10.4. Schedule Cron jobs using crontab at the command line. Use Ctrl+D to exit crontab once all your jobs are created. Examples: Restart the AppleTV at 8:10am every morning (say, to re-establish network connections with computers that were off during the night): 10 8 * * * sudo /sbin/reboot Shutdown…

Organizational Update: Videos

Google Video is closing its doors to new videos, obviously intending people to migrate to their recent purchase of YouTube. YouTube has its pros and cons, and I do have an account, but I’ve decided I’m going to move over to Vimeo. The quality is higher, and it generally services a different (less juvenile) kind…

Adorable and Useful

If this video doesn’t turn you into mush, you’d better visit your doctor and make sure your heart is still beating… http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2838586&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=d8d8d8&fullscreen=1 Nic was making lunch, Ben was watching TV and Abi was fussing in her high chair (I was at work in the basement, and came up just as it was happening.) Suddenly Abi…