Archive for July, 2007

July 25th, 2007

Jeff at Sizzler

Today I ate at Sizzler with my friend Thom. This particular Sizzler has hearts of palm (mmmm), which are the only reason I ever choose to eat there. Today a waiter named Jeff (or so he claimed, and his name tag looked pretty darn official) walked by and saw us playing Banqi. He was interested […]

July 24th, 2007

Another Banqi Board

There were some issues with the previous Banqi board I posted, so I revised it. This one isn’t quite as artsy, but I fixed some technical errors with the pieces, and used more of the available space for the play area. I intend to continue to improve this board, so I’ll probably post updated versions […]

July 18th, 2007

My Four Year Old’s Art Night

My four year old daugher is having an art night tonight. She started by drawing a self-portrait. Then she drew pictures of some other family members. Here’s her self-portrait, and a photo of her (taken just a little while after the drawing). She cut out the self-portrait before I got it to the scanner. After […]

July 9th, 2007

When Five Year Olds Attack

Here’s a video of my son when he was five years old. Other family members make brief cameo appearances. It’s not very carefully edited.

July 8th, 2007


Last night I had a nightmare that I enjoyed thinking about after I woke up. I was living in a future dystopia, and I broke some sort of law (entering a park without paying admission or something — I don’t remember) and got arrested. After being arrested, I was processed and sent down various sorting […]

July 4th, 2007

My Son, Twin of a Skull

I took a series of photos with my son and his identical twin. Here are a few.

July 4th, 2007

Removing games…

It’s story time. Once upon a time in high school, I had a really cool computer science teacher named Clarence Whetten. Our computer lab consisted of a Unix system with 4 Meg of RAM and about 30 dumb terminals. As I understand it, Mr. Whetten approached a local company (ICON, where I later worked as […]