November 2007

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. — Tolstoy Nick and I just had a conversation about those incidents that scarred us in our youth. The crazy thing is that to adults — even to us as adults — these things seem trivial. Yet they’re the kind of […]

During our Thanksgiving road trip to bend, we listened to the audio version of The Golden Compass. Kris and I have both read the book several times, but since the film is coming out soon, we decided to refresh our memories. Tiffany enjoyed the book so much that she insisted on borrowing my iPod so […]

My MacBook Pro crashed today. For the fifth time since I bought it a year ago, it gave me the equivalent of the Windows blue screen of death. For the second time, Nick happened to be in the room to witness my violent throes of agony. After I rebooted, he was impressed that Safari, my […]

Becoming Professional

27 November 2007 · 3 comments

“You know how you feel overwhelmed some days?” Kris asked last night. “What do you mean?” I said, because the question was a sort of non-sequitur. “You know,” she said. “You often complain that you’re getting too much e-mail and that there’s too much you have to do for the blog. You tell me that […]

Thanksgiving in Bend

26 November 2007 · 3 comments

My Thanksgiving was a little strange. This was the first year that most of the family made a road trip to get together. My brother Tony moved his family to Bend in the middle of 2006, and it was their turn to host things. Early Thursday morning, Kris and I picked up Tiffany and then […]

City Market

25 November 2007 · 2 comments

Kris and I made an expedition to northwest Portland today, searching for menu items for an upcoming dinner party. Amy Jo had told us that City Market at 21st & Johnson was a great place to pick up top-quality meats and cheeses. She wasn’t kidding. City Market is a playground for foodies. It’s a small […]

Gentlemen, we can rebuild it. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s first bionic blog. Foldedspace will be that blog. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster. Wow. Amazing what a burst of productivity can do. Almost everything is in place with the template. Thanks to everyone who offered […]

Tinkering

23 November 2007 · 4 comments

I’ve got an itch that needs scratching, and a little time to scratch it. I’m going to make an attempt to move the traditional foldedspace theme for Movable Type over to WordPress. This could be a pain-filled process. And things around here may look broken for a while. Update: Not bad! Not bad! Yes, I […]

Requiem for a Friend

18 November 2007 · 3 comments

Five years ago I returned from the dark side, leaving the PC fold to re-enter the Macintosh flock. My first Mac upon return was a 700mhz iBook g3. It was a fine computer, though a little slow. (I bought at the low-end of the spectrum — not the best idea under normal circumstances, and even […]

Queen of the Night

16 November 2007 · 4 comments

Kris and I have owned cats for fifteen years now. (Or maybe I should say that cats have owned us.) For fifteen years, we’ve struggled to get a good night’s sleep. Tintin wasn’t so bad. He wasn’t much of a bed sleeper. But when he did sleep on the bed, he was a nuisance. He […]