Very Cold, Very Deep; Vostok is Breached

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

On February 5th of 2012, Russian scientists broke through the Antarctic ice sheet and breached a prehistoric lake. At a depth of over 2 miles(!) beneath ice, the secrets of Lake Vostok remained hidden to all for more than 20 million years. Now, after decades of work, the team has reached their goal – even [...]

The First Day at School

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Yesterday was Balthazar’s first day of school. It started early that morning and the whole family was up for the affair. We drove him in and walked him to his class. It’s one of those “big steps” in a child’s life. I am excited about the idea of him becoming independent [...]

The First Camping Trip

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

While Balthazar’s first camping trip was actually over just before 10:00pm, he did get some good exposure to camp-life and the adventures that surround it.
Balthazar has been going on about a camping trip for days now. We’re not exactly sure where he picked this up, but I couldn’t be happier. I love camping [...]

DiY PC: Antec Nine Hundred (Case)

Monday, July 9th, 2007

I’m in the process of building out a new custom PC for the house – the first one in quite a while now. Contrary to what you might think, as a technology guy I’m usually a little late for getting things up-to-date around the house. As such, I’m replacing an old Intellistation dual-proc [...]

The Disney World Report

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Disney World Vacation Photos
There’s a place on this Earth where reality fails, excitement is on tap, and prices are only limited by your imagination. Walt Disney’s Disney World creation is the most spectacular piece of manufactured tourism in the world. It’s also one of the only places that truly caters to the whole [...]

Kingdom of Loathing

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

I’ve not written about it before, but the Kingdom of Loathing (KoL) is the best piece of crap since Legend of the Red Dragon (LoRD) way back in BBS days. KoL is chocked full of PHP and MySQL goodness to bring forth one of the more entertaining web games out there. Your a [...]

Adventures in Manhattan

Friday, May 19th, 2006

I spent the greater part of this week in Newark, NJ where we have two offices – the other in Jersey City on The Hudson River. It was my first time to New Jersey and I got the opportunity to visit Manhattan for another first. I was prepared for more dangers than actually [...]

Revisiting D&D

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

Saturday ended at 3:30am Sunday morning. I played D&D for the first time since the 80’s with a group of friends. They’re old pro’s, but I have some catching up to do. We played all day and night, so that’s a good way to get a refresher course. We didn’t actually [...]

d20

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

D&D is back in my life. When last played, it was referred to as AD&D, which is now quite archaic. I played Dungeons & Dragons through Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, but hung it up when my brother did. That was 20 or more years ago and I’m just revisiting a fond childhood [...]

Just One More Level

Saturday, September 10th, 2005

I got to sleep this morning a bit after 3:00. It could have been a little closer to 4:00 than I’m admitting to, but that just sounds idotic to me. I was awake all night engaged heavily in a hopeful search for more experience, money, and adventure. No – I’m not a [...]