This last year Stephanie helped me become something I never thought I could be: a soccer fan. Wait, let me rephrase. She got me interested in football. Although soccer is […]
For the past several days, Stephanie and I have been severely afflicted with one of the catchiest earworms we’ve ever caught: Meghan Trainor’s debut song “All About That Bass”, which […]
Just a brief announcement (you’ll be hearing more about it later) to let everyone know that I’ve found new employment with Cohesive Logic as a Principal Consultant. Jeremy and the […]
I’ve been studying karate for nearly five years now, and I don’t think I’ve shared this story before. When we’re sparring, students are required to wear the appropriate protective gear. No head shots, […]
Right at the end of December, I decided that January 2013 would be my year of just saying “Do it.” The first thing I said “do it” to was getting […]
Just wanted to drop a quick note to you all to keep you updated on Alaric’s progress in raising funds for his 2013 Summer of Awesome. I’ve created a static […]
Some of you might get some cognitive whiplash from the following post, given my recent vocal stance on Intel’s corporate fundraising for Boy Scouts of America. If your own views […]
Unfortunately, this is the day that Murphy caught up with me, in the form of a migraine. When these hit, the only thing I can do is try to sleep […]
Today was another fun-filled and informative day at MEC: The day started off with a keynote by Microsoft Distinguished Engineer Perry Clarke, head of Exchange Software Development. Perry does a […]
After 10 years of absence, the Microsoft Exchange Conference is back. Yes, that’s right, the last time MEC happened was in 2002. How do I know this? I’ve seen a […]
Earlier today I posted a Scouting-related tweet that provoked drew a strong reaction from several people. Here’s the tweet: Intel Corporation: Pull your financial support until the Boy Scouts pull […]
Pardon, y’all. It’s been a while since I’ve been here <peers at the dust>. I’ve had the best of intentions, but sadly, my bogging client of choice (Windows Live Writer) […]
If you don’t know what SOPA and PIPA are by now…where have you been? Here…watch this: Now, go do something about it.
We’ve lived in Monroe for over 13 years. In that time, we’ve not taken advantage of many of the opportunities available in this area to get out and see the […]
Somewhere along the way, I picked up an unusual philosophy: problems are meant to be solved by those who see them. Time after time, I have watched various friends and […]
Edit 1/1/2013: (Belatedly) updated the author’s website per his request. Writing books is a ton of work. Making them appealing is even more so, especially when your audience is geeks. […]
Patriotism is being committed to making things better for those around me no matter how good I personally have it. No government, political system, or economic theory is perfect; there […]
“Lord, give me patience, and give it to me now!” I’m willing to bet most of of us have heard that joke (or some variant) at some point in our […]
Not even old Saint Nick is immune from the need for a good data management and protection regime. First, we have confirmation that his naughty and nice database has been […]
Edit 11/11/09 to remove the embedded video and replace it with a link. It was messing up the layout and I need to do more research to figure out how […]
Over the next few days, I’ll be adding a large number of posts (just over 250!!!) to the archives of this blog. For a number of congruent reasons, 3Sharp is […]
These past 14 months that I’ve been a karate student have given me a number of deeply satisfying moments, including the joy of sharing an activity with my daughter. Last […]
This weekend, I finally finished getting our desktop computers replaced. They’re older system that have been running Windows XP for a long time. I’d gotten newer hardware and had started […]
OMG. No, seriously. _O_ M _G_. Potato guns/canons? Pretty wicked cool. But a potato gatling gun????? Frakking YES.
Okay, okay…so updating my blog server took longer than I’d anticipated. Getting the old material out of Community Server into BlogML format turned out to be a lot easier than […]
Nine months ago I stepped outside of my comfort zone and started a month of karate at the local YMCA. I didn’t expect to renew for a second month. It […]
Over on my Facebook profile, I got tagged by about five people with this whole “25 Things About Me” meme. I finally decided to respond. Am I glad I did […]
Warning: the following post may not make much sense. If it does, it may sound bitter and arrogant. I apologize in advance; that’s not my goal here. I finally got […]
Observation The First: only paying a touch over $2/gallon for gas feels positively sinful. Observation The Second: one way to survive Seattle winters is to occasionally say “screw it”, roll […]
For the last three weeks, I’ve been on vacation. Much of that vacation has consisted of quality Xbox 360 time, both by myself (Call of Duty: World at War for […]
Despite the fact that I’m now counting the hours until the election is officially over — election season has been *so long* and so incredibly divisive from all angles — […]
In my previous post, I talked about taking a class at the local YMCA. You may have noticed that I didn’t mention which class I was taking; that wasn’t by […]
One of the reasons I’ve been a lot quieter on the blog front for the past month is Call of Duty 4 (actually, let’s be honest; that’s one of the […]
If you’re already having the kind of day where you feel a bit dizzy, and you’re walking through the parking lot at your place of employment after coming back from […]
Man. Just shoot me now, because not only am I about to blog about Miley Cyrus, I’m about to defend her. Yup, that’s right. I, as a parent of a […]
This has not been one of the best weeks I’ve had. That’s not to say it’s been all fire and brimstone — it hasn’t been an Old Testament kind of […]
E. Gary Gygax died yesterday at the age of 69. They say that anything you do more than once is tradition. I guess that mine is to offer the words […]
Chilling at the conference. The lovely brownie-tart thingies they fed us today. My work blogs posts.
So, I’m in Sydney for a training conference that I’m talking about in my work blog if you’re interested. There’s a lot of interesting small differences that have more of […]
In just a few more hours, I’ll be on my way to do something I’ve never done before — cross the equator. I’m just going to kayak down to the […]
I’ve been knocked off my sleep schedule this week — I had to test some sleeping medication I need for an upcoming business trip and verify that I wouldn’t have […]
That I’ve managed to successfully get myself back on an “into work by 6am” schedule for nearly three weeks now. Even though I am not a morning person, I find […]
Wrote this Christmas 2007 newsletter over two weeks ago and forgot to link it here until now… …blame the meds.
…so very, very true.
To finally learn (and never forget) how not to take my wife and kids for granted. To write a sung SATB Eucharist liturgy and get it recorded with Alison Krauss, […]
The more Steph and I listen to Brad Paisley, the more impressed we are. (Those of you who don’t know who he is, he’s a country singer. If you don’t […]
Yesterday evening, I found out that author James Oliver Rigney died yesterday after a long struggle with amyloidosis (a disease where your body deposits insoluble proteins in its own tissues […]
I have something in my head trying to come out. It’s about 9/11. It’s not ready to come out yet. In the meantime, here’s John M Ford’s 110 Stories.
I’m working from home today, for various and sundry reasons. It’s been a stressful week, for more various and sundry reasons.I figured out why I was getting particularly steamed today […]
Wow. Thank you for sharing Harry’s story with us. It was amazing, and I am grateful.