News for October 2012

Happy Halloween – Just Remember …

Posted: October 31st, 2012
Categories: holidays
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Posted: October 27th, 2012
Categories: odd
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I’ll take the Basket with Wheels

The kids are getting to the age now where when I am getting ready to, say, go to the hardware store – they no longer scream “yeah!” when I ask if they want to go along with me. They are getting bored easily with such trips. This is getting to me – as, as dorky as it sounds, it is always fun to have someone to join me while running these errands. I guess this is just them growing up, but it bums me out sometimes.

Yesterday I asked the question to Gavin while getting ready to hit the neighborhood Lowe’s … and he said ‘sure’. When we got there, I found they had just started offering handbaskets with wheels (kind of like rolling luggage) – which Gavin enjoyed carting around the store while I threw items that we needed into the basket.

I guess at this point I’m just grasping onto anything I can to make the trips fun for either Gavin or Elyce … I’ll take the wheeled baskets for now.

Posted: October 26th, 2012
Categories: kids
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Pirates will always win

Interesting article on the NY Times site (a few weeks old – sorry. Been sitting in my inbox for a little bit whilst I tried to find time for this post) about pirating online.

I find it humorous that the video mentioned (below) uses the ‘cat tv’ format to throw off copyright-police-engines. Now you know why, in case you’ve maybe run across one of these silly videos.

My whole analogy of pirating (instead of whack-a-mole, as mentioned in the article) is a water balloon: you squeeze one end, and the water will move to another part of the balloon. Changing the elasticity of the balloon (laws) or the hand (enforcement) won’t work. It’s content distribution (the water) that some genius, somewhere, is going to figure out.

Posted: October 8th, 2012
Categories: computers, music, tech
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