Archive for December, 2007

Oh, yay

December 27, 2007 Leave a comment

Say, you know what’s small, cubelike, and sounds like a squirrel being electrocuted?

My PCs power supply…..

Fortunately, power supplies are pretty cheap when ordered over the internet, as opposed to the retail stores that want 80 bucks for a 600w.

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WiScope update

December 27, 2007 Leave a comment

With all the time I’ve had over the break, I’ve devoted exactly none of it to WiScope.  I suppose I’ll just squeeze it in after the break.  Haven’t felt much like writing software the past week.

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December 22, 2007 Leave a comment

We had Christmas over my parents house last night, and I went and got a cheap mandolin to fool around with today.  It’s a Johnson MA-110.  Low quality aside, I’m loving it so far.  It’s no banjo, but it’s fun.  Now to build up calluses in different spots on my fingers…

Johnson MA-110

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Christmas ’07

December 15, 2007 Leave a comment

I don’t really celebrate Christmas like most people.  I’m not big on the whole gift thing, I’m not big on the whole party/feast thing.  I just like to relax.  Mind you, I’m no grinch.  I try not to ruin it for the kids with my lack of enthusiasm.  So you couple my overall indifference with the kids overall impatience, and you have us opening gifts early.

It started last year.  I had gotten done my shopping (the last to do so, as always) early for once (as in a week before Christmas as opposed to the day before Christmas eve.  Lisa was practically vibrating with excitement, and Karen was getting tired of having to keep her away from the gifts.  Em didn’t do much back then.  We decided to open early, which turned out to be a good thing, as Lisa ended up in the hostpital for four days, getting out the day before Christmas eve.  Hectic times before Christmas aside, our Christmas day was the most relaxed any of us had ever had.  We made the decision then to just open the weekend after we finished buying every year thereafter.

Well, it’s been a year, and I got done shopping this week, so we opened today.  Now everyone’s relaxed.

I like the way we do Christmas :)


December 11, 2007 1 comment

The day before yesterday, while my wife took the eldest to play practice (she’s in the Christmas play at church), I took the opportunity to shave. Em watched intently asking the same question every ten seconds or so.

“Daddy, whatcha doin’?”

“Shaving, honey.”

A half hour later, I’m down in the living room, and I hear her exclaim from the dining room, “Oh, there’s mine!” Then I hear water running in the bathroom. Naturally I was curious, so I went up to the bathroom to see what was going on. She had grabbed an Expo dry erase marker that has an eraser shaped somwhat like a razor. This is what I was treated to:

Em shavin'


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