Matthew: Mine!

Matthew was carrying something he shouldn’t have. Can’t remember what. I said, "Matthew, put that down". Matthew: "Mine" (Matter of fact) Daddy: "No." Matthew: "Mine?" (Are you sure?) Daddy: "No." Matthew: "MINE!!!" (Screaming like a teradactyl) Daddy: "No." Matthew: "Miiiine" (Whining) Daddy: "No." Matthew: "mmmmmmmiiiiinnnneee" (Like Gollum from The Lord of the Rings…’precioussss’) Daddy: "No."…Continue readingMatthew: Mine!

Creative Genius

A colleague lent me this book. Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie. I read the first few pages and I am really intrigued. Here is the cliff-notes edition of the first 5 pages. The guy is a sculptor. He visits elementary schools once a month for a whole day. He sits with each grade…Continue readingCreative Genius

JS Motion Tweening

Check out this framework for motion tweening in javascript. This is brilliant. It is pretty concise code. Easily readable. It allows for Flash-like effects making things fade on and off and move on the screen. I am using it for a bunch of effects. It is the best framework of it’s kind that I have…Continue readingJS Motion Tweening

Numbers

Monday, May 22 was my birthday. I am 34. I used to be 33. 33 gets rounded down to 30 and is almost like being in your 20’s. 34 gets rounded up to 35. 35 is nothing like being in your 20’s. This is the first time I have felt old. I didn’t do anything…Continue readingNumbers

Basketball

Ever since Shaq entered the league, I have hated basketball. It was all bump, bump, slam. The post was the worst play in the world. It was boring. What happened to the no-look pass? What happened to the 3-point shot? What happened to faked him out of his shoes that Michael Jordan made famous? Well,…Continue readingBasketball

Ethan the entrepreneur

Yesterday, we had a great Mother’s Day. In the morning, we went over to Burlingame (a very nice community that we hope to live in one day). Ethan was petting someone’s dog and said that he could make the dog sit. The owner said, “Ok, give it a try, but he is only a puppy.”…Continue readingEthan the entrepreneur

Calling all Word-Smiths

I volunteered with some people at work to help a non-profit. They provide technology and communications specialists to emergency areas. So if an earthquake hit San Francisco to help drive the prices of homes down, then they would swoop in and set up wireless networks so people could communicate. They would rebuild the cellular tower…Continue readingCalling all Word-Smiths

Work Update and Peeing

Work has been really frenetic. So many different projects and so much to do. I got approval to hire and manage a web developer to free up some of my time to work more on Information Architecture and UI Design. The guy we hired was offered alot of money from his previous employer to stay,…Continue readingWork Update and Peeing

NFL Draft part Duex

When the draft was over, I was thinking about the hundreds of guys who didn’t get picked. On this one single day, they go from their old lives as collegiate superstars to the potential of being picked for the NFL (which carries with it a hefty salary check) to being left out in the cold.…Continue readingNFL Draft part Duex

Da Jets (Draft)

For the second time, since I can remember, I am not unhappy after the NFL Draft. The first time was when the Jets selected Abraham, Ellis and Pennington. All good additions. This year the Jets selected 10 players. (This is alot for a draft). And I am very happy. If I were grading them based…Continue readingDa Jets (Draft)