Today was kind of scattered. Grey and rainy all day.

In the morning we went over to the California Closets showroom in Natick to look at furniture for the home office. Their stuff looks to be decent quality but the salesman didn’t think they could do a round corner that follows the outside of a right angle. Which is exactly what we want and exactly why we are looking for built-in. Hmmm.

Mid-day I went a bought a new cell phone at the local Verizon outlet because the antenna on my old phone had broken off for the second time and it was getting to be annoying.

Then it was on to brunch at Philip‘s, where there was an interesting crowd as usual. Bob Doyle and I brainstormed about some interesting things we could do related to the Open Internet Lexicon. In our copious free time. Hah!

Late afternoon into evening was a mix of babysitting and pizza-making. And nighttime was…writing.

60 degrees and sunny in Cambridge. I wandered over to the student center for lunch. Today is Ifair day. I ate persian food and watched a re-enactment of a Pakistani wedding. Google has nothing on MIT.

Straight outta Conifer

I’m just back from a family vacation in Conifer, Colorado, where we took in the beautiful scenery and thin air.

What can I say, I kept thinking, “Hey, I’m in South Park!”.

The vacation house is way up in the mountains at about 9,000 feet. Now that I’m back I see the devastating effect of the lack of Internet access on my weblog. Four empty days, good gracious me. We need satellite access up there.

We had to change planes in Chicago on the way back. I can’t decide if it was good or bad. Sure, it makes for a longer travel day, but boy was it nice to give our little girl a chance to run around for an hour midway through the trip.

Here We Go

I’ve been lurking around for a while, reading weblogs and reading about weblogs. Now it’s time to start my own weblog. What is a weblog? It’s the pet rock of the 00’s. More on that later.

In the meantime here is a quickie digital image of where I blog.


I just recently switched to a dual-monitor configuration when a friend graciously loaned me his unused IBM flat panel. At first I thought I’d banish my Trinitron CRT to the garage in favor of the more compact flat panel, but the CRT turns out to be brighter and better for working in Photoshop. Now I’m hooked and have to figure out what to do about the horrible lamp arrangement.