I haven’t said anything about it here, but we bought a new house and sold the old one. I didn’t want to put anything up on a public forum that would be seen by a lender, buyer, seller, lawyer, etc. that might screw…

Watching everyone tumblring, facebooking, twittering, and blogging to/about their moms today—and imagining the millions of emails of the same sort that I can’t see —got me to think a little bit further through something I’ve been pondering for a while: my mom…

Winter happens around here, at least for now. It’s not a relatively unpredictable, localized weather event like a tornado; it’s a given. You can be sure that for about 25% of the year (and it feels like 60%) the air…

For the second time this year we thought we had lost him. Like back in May, the old dog looked down at his breakfast, looked back at Sharon, and then walked away from a full bowl. This is the reddest…

It was a miserable, gray, slushy, midwinter day in 2001 or 2002. I had been working on a truly gruesome coding project, fixing someone else’s disaster under immense time pressure during a complex integration of two businesses. We had a…

Cute. The Kewl Kidz of the Washington media establishment are having their annual circle jerk tonight, the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and many of them are documenting it on Twitter with the hashtag #nerdprom. What a lark! Look at us lighthearted…

(title borrowed from this great xkcd cartoon…if you get it, Happy 1234567890 Day to you; if not, don’t worry about it.) Today is Friday the 13th. I’m not normally a paraskavedekatriaphobic but today tested me. I started the day taking the car to the dealer because…

The last couple of weeks have been more hectic than usual. My wife and daughter are both sick, work is more interesting (in the ancient Chinese curse sense) than usual, and I’ve had a busy gig calendar. This recent spike…

Cross posted from my facebook profile…one of these little chain mail memes wherein you list 25 things about yourself and pick 25 more people to do the same. Seems like a reasonable thing to put here as this blog is…

Don’t worry, I won’t put any serious spoilers here, but you may still want to come back later if you haven’t seen the Season 5 premiere of Lost yet. So many great geek TV series of recent vintage have been…