Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Who’d a thunk it.

Who would of thought in a million years, that by the time I was twenty-three years old I would be married with a wife and six week old daughter? Not me that's for sure considering I used to think that I was Link from Zelda, Inspector Gadget, The Mad Scientist, Peter Venkman from The Real Ghostbusters, Mario and a plethora of other cartoon characters I can't recall.

I also used to walk around the house with a shiny metal cake platter and pretend I was walking on the ceiling, to this day I wish I could walk on the ceiling.

I've wanted to be everything from a Transformer to an account. And I suppose I ended up with the best job of all, being a dad.

Sunday, January 28, 2007


I just put on a fresh pair of socks, brand new out of the bag, never been washed before.

God I love new socks, the feeling is superb. I love it almost as much as my new MacPro :)

That's all the time I have to say about that right now, but I've got a little story that I'll be writing later tonight, it's a story that makes me feel nostalgic just thinking about it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Everyone’s doing it!;rel=0

A YouTube video! Me playing the Dethklok theme.

Setup is my Eastwood GP (for the QOTSA lover in me, Boss Metal Zone, Vintage Fender Twin Reverb.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Save some for the fishy’s

Boing Boing has an article on those crazy little plastic toys that snap-on to your faucet to make an instant drinking fountain.

The Faucet Fountain is a $4 snap-on attachment that converts your kitchen or bathroom faucet into a drinking fountain -- and doesn't interfere with normal faucet operation. Link (via Cribcandy)

I had a ton of those crazy things when I was a kid.

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Sunday, January 21, 2007


The other night, I stood in the middle of my kitchen, clutching my daughter in my arms as I waited for her bottle to warm up.

I looked down at her and took in all her mannerisms, her expressions and noises she makes. I knew I had to commit these moments to memory for the rest of my life. I had to because I know she'll never be that small ever again in her life. And she'll never need me as much as she did in that moment in time.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Classic Computing

My mom is watching the baby tonight, giving us a much needed break and catch up on some of the sleep that Kaitlin has been depriving us of.

Tonight I'm catching up on the past and messing around with Apple ][ emulators. My oldest computer I had was an IBM clone of a Commodore 64. I was in geek heaven, of course I was only 7 years old at the time, and still being a geek in training, I couldn't enjoy to the fullest had I used 6 or so years later.

I remember my grandmother bought it from some guy so brought over a big box filled with magazines, giant 5.25" floppy disks and cartridges. It was great.

As I was installing the Apple ][ emulator, I desperately wished I could go back in time and be a 17 year old kid discovering his first computer, reading Boardwatch and Softalk magazine, punching in code, line by line. To me, that's what personal computing is all about. True hard core geekiness.

Computers have become too stylish, too trendy, too mainstream.

I really miss the green glow of the old monitors, and the clanking and whirring of the old floppy drives.