Paternity Leave: Day 31

September 3, 2014

Holy crap, we’re nearing the end! Only two more days left, not counting the weekend. Each week went by faster than the previous. Today was nice; Samantha and I went out to Fry’s and stopped at Panera on the way, only to run into Mikey and Scott from work. What a pleasant surprise! We had […]


Paternity Leave: Day 20

August 24, 2014

Today started off very nicely. Megs went to boxing class, while Sam and I slept in. After Megs got home and Sam and I got up, the three of us went out to brunch at Barney’s Beanery in Pasadena.At Barney’s, there was an episode of Bones on there, and we discussed it at length because […]


Paternity Leave: Day 7

August 10, 2014

This will be a short post because not a lot happened today and Samantha is being extremely fussy right now. Here’s what she looks like at the moment:Sorry it’s so dark, but we keep it dim in her room at night. Other than getting lunch and some quick errands, that was about it for today. […]


NaNoWriMo and System Administration

November 1, 2010

So, I hear that November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). As I understand it, one is supposed to actually write that novel everyone always says they’re going to write, or at least 50,000 words of it, all in one month. Now, I’ve never been much good at fiction, but I used to write here […]


Converted Apple

June 29, 2010

So I’ve done it. I finally joined the masses of Apple iPhone users, and I must say, I totally dig it. Megs hates it when I say so, but I swear this thing is at least partly magic. It is an amazing device, to be sure. The screen looks unbelievable, the touch controls are fun […]


Lovely Linux Netbook

May 11, 2010

For those who may not know, there’s a special sub-class of laptop computers out there called “netbooks”, which are designed to be small, low-cost, and relatively low-power compared to their full-blown cousins. I recently bought one of these babies used from an old high school buddy, and I must say I really like it. It’s […]


Ah, Spring!

March 22, 2010

Well, it’s officially spring now, although going by the weather here in Los Angeles, it’s been spring for at least a month already. Still gets chilly at night, though. So I poked around briefly at working with Winamp plug-ins and it didn’t interest me. I also tried to get Pidgin to compile in Microsoft Visual […]


My Birthday and More

March 12, 2010

As my previous post alluded, I recently turned 29. Here are some pictures: Chris’ 29th Birthday I miss ChrisWeb; my posting schedule here is down from more than semi-weekly to monthly at this point. I’m tempted to ditch WordPress and go back to completely home-grown, but I’m not going to for a variety of reasons. […]


Twenty-Nine Soon

February 4, 2010

It seems my 29th birthday is fast approaching and I have no idea what to do about it. Last year I was sick as a dog, so this year’s anniversary of me being born is already looking up! My last year of “twenties”, man, time flies. Seems only recently that I turned 20. Not really […]



May 29, 2009

So, I finally joined the 21st century of console gaming and got an Xbox; an Xbox 360, to be exact. Pretty cool so far, and I’m liking the Xbox Live thingy, but I’ve already had a problem. The Xbox 360 is supposed to be able to play some original Xbox games, so I went out […]