New Job FAQ

Thanks to a long time reader, and friend from NY, I realised I forgot to address a couple common questions regarding this new job. You’d think I’d catch on quicker, but apparently I’m not that sharp: – We won’t be moving to the States — not this time, anyway. The company currently has restrictions on…

Another Big Change

It’s finally done. This morning I resigned my current job, of nearly 4 years, and have accepted an offer from probably the best known software company in the world. I won’t write out the name, because I don’t want to attract search engine attention, but the embedded image should give it away. This has been…

Random Philosophizing on Star Trek

When Star Trek: The Next Generation (STNG) first came out, it was shiny, high tech, and a million times more polished than the original series — which although still classic, was looking awful dated. STNG just felt more futuristic, and glossy. Now, of course, it looks almost as silly as the original. The special effects…

Getting a Security System

Its not really something we’ve thought a lot about, but we fell for one of those deals where we get the system for free, as long as we’re willing to put stickers on our window and if any neighbours ask, tell them about how great the service is. Of course, there’s a monthly cost, but…

Happy Birthday!

Birthday shout-outs to my sister, Liz. I gather she’s now old enough that she doesn’t want to talk about her age. But she’s 3 years younger than me, and I’m 29. Hope you have a great day!

Hurry up and wait

This week has been crazy. We’ve had full evenings every day of the week. This afternoon, I put Abi down for her nap with a bottle, and we had our Abi/Daddy time on the rocking chair, and it occurred to me that I couldn’t remember the last time we’d done that. For the past little…

Geek Out

This weekend I: – Played through Spiderman on my Dreamcast, in honor of the 10th anniversary of the launch of the best game console ever made – Played a PS1 game on my Dreamcast, just because I can – Played a PS2 game on my PS3, because its a really good game – Watched a…

A New Car?

This is our tank. Also known as “Old Faithful” and “Old Squeaky” depending on its mood. We bought it at the end of 2005 for one reason, and one reason only: to move us to New York. It served that purpose well, ran pretty steady for our stay there, and then moved our family, and…

A Bigger Picture

September 11, 2001: A small group of radicals executes a strike on American soil. The terrorists hijack three planes and succeed in flying two of them into the World Trade Center. Hundreds of innocent civilians loose their lives in the destruction. Hundreds more loose moms, dads, brothers and sisters in a tragic, and unprovoked attack….