Category Archives: Home and Family

They Called Me Spock

I admired Nimoy for this, and followed his career unflinchingly through everything from Mission Impossible to Fringe. And of course I enjoyed all his characters, as well as whatever speaking engagements I was able to attend, and his writing. But it they never spoke to me like Spock. Continue reading

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This is so easy to do…

There are some things that are such a pleasure to do, to pass along, to endorse… it kind of feels like cheating, like “duh” this doesn’t even have to be said. Yeah, this is one of those. I love the … Continue reading

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QuickTechThought: Our Red Toaster

Our pretty red toaster died this week. Sunbeam Oster. It wasn’t even three years old.  I know, I know, they don’t make things like they used to.  But it’s just a toaster, it’s supposed to be pretty fundamentally simple.   … Continue reading

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How Facebook Will (May Have Already) F#@k You Up

Really, I’m not doing much here.  Just trying to draw your attention to someone else’s work on how Facebook’s recent bout of ill-conceived changes continue to mess with your privacy, your communications, and your ability to actually use the system … Continue reading

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Nest Learning Thermostat

Last Friday I installed a new thermostat in the house, the first one since we moved in. Now the prior thermostat was programmable, hourly and daily you could configure it to heat and cool as you like.  It made a … Continue reading

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August

No posts in August so far.  Guess it’s because it’s been incredibly busy.  Both fun and work have conspired to eat up all "down" time this month.  So what have we been up to? Justin has a job as a … Continue reading

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$1800

All I want to say is: $1800 for a refrigerator and it doesn’t even connect to the Internet? 

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Letter

The Year End Christmas Letter   Well, it’s the end of the year and time to reflect on how we spent 525,600 minutes.  That chunk of time reference comes the song Seasons of Love from the musical RENT.  This is … Continue reading

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Christmas

The Annual Christmas letter will be posted here on… well on Christmas of course…

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Kitchen2.5

Last set of photos for a while.  Phase one is almost complete (some minor adjustments still due.  Is it really possible to get a dishwasher mounted crooked in all three dimensions? Oh yes, but it takes a very special talent.)  Blue … Continue reading

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Squirrel

This morning I was at my computer having my breakfast coffee.  I was joined by a squirrel with toast.  Quite a feast for the little guy, he’s still chowing down.  Thought you’d enjoy a picture.  

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Kitchen

What a difference a week makes!   We finally got tired of putting off redoing the kitchen! Pretty much gutted the whole thing, with the exception of a few cabinets (very well made solid woods) we’re putting in new cabinets … Continue reading

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