Thanksgiving 2013


Pretty thankful for this family.


I’m upgrading from Wordpress to Kirby. Mostly because I’m fickle, but also because my Wordpress installation was hacked and that makes me nervous about running a simple little blog on software that’s such a large target and where the source is so difficult for me to understand. Kirby makes it really easy for me to have my content in a format that’s clear and easily accessible if I decide to switch things up again.

That said, it’s taking me a long time to get things up and running, not because of the software, but because I’m now the happy father of two wonderful children and fiddling with blogging software is not at the top of my priorities. It will get done though and this is the first indication that it’s moving. The back catalog, as they say, will resurface shortly I hope, but in the meantime I should be able to continue blogging as usual. That is to say, infrequently.

Book a Week - 2011


Well, I didn’t fulfill my goal of reading a book each week this past year, in fact I didn’t even beat my number from 2010, but I did read several books this year as a result of the bookaweek challenge. I’ve listed them below in case you are keeping track or are just here looking for something good to read.

  1. Gasoline by Quim Monzó
  2. HTML5 For Web Designers by Jeremy Keith
  3. The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson
  4. The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
  5. The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson
  6. On Writing by Stephen King
  7. Cathedral by Nelson DeMille
  8. The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  9. How To Think Like A Computer Scientist - Learning With Python by Allen Downey
  10. Zer0 Day by Mark Rusinovich

In my defense I had a pretty busy year.