Cleaning (Digital) House

My web server hosting provider is going away, so I have to migrate my data from the old machine to this new one.    In the process, I lost most of my WordPress install ( it’s two years old! ).

So, this is a backup of the old database.   I’ll see if I can restore the posts afterwards.


New House!


Last month, I bought a new house in Austin.   Thus begins a new adventure!   It’s on 1.3 acres of land, with a huge pool, near a creek.

Plus, as a bonus, it’s RIGHT on the fiber internet corridor where Google Fiber will be rolled out.



Gnocchi and fun stuff…

IMG_1156I made some awesome gnocci the other day (Paprika/Oregano).
Last night five people joined the hackerspace.
I have over 3500 followers in Google+.

Amazing things are happening in my life.

Sometimes, and more than just occassionally:

Life. Is. Good.


Today, I want to be everywhere, anywhere but right here. Wanderlust! Well at least I know next week I’ll be in Las Vegas.

Financial stuff is hard..

Have you ever tried to use Quickbooks?  I have been trying to get ATX Hackerspace’s finances off a spreadsheet and into the online version of Quickbooks .. and the conclusion I’ve come to is that accountants are part evil wizard, part sadist, all crazy.


Little pleasures…


Sticking your hand in a basket of dry beans..

Kissing someone and watching their eyes light up with surprise and happiness..

A clean car..

Throwing a stone in a pond, and watching the ripples..

Going “A-BOO!” to a baby, and the giggle storm it causes.

And another thing..


This weekend, I’ve managed to:

  • reconnect with a friend I haven’t seen in over a decade
  • make massive monetary decisions about car, work, and play
  • find a credit card I thought I lost on a plane six years go
  • play. on. a. swing!  WHEEEEEEEeee…
I’m proudest of the last thing on the list.  We really need to remember to play as adults.