Jul 5 2015

Would have been easier with a table saw.

This weekend I built a server rack for the house. Out of 2x4s. Perhaps an unorthodox choice, but cost effective.

(The rails are metal, sold for audio rackmount gear, but it’s the same spec. The rest of the frame is all lumber.)


Jun 6 2015

Sounds about right.

Went to college reunion today. I think I knew more people there from the class of ’05 than my own class of ’00. But then again, I was friends with a bunch of introverts who have mixed emotions about college, so no surprise there. Love you guys!

But J had a great time. Got a balloon sword, two stuffed animals, a hat, a sticker, face painting, games on the field, and more ice cream than he should have.

So it was a good day.

Also, some of you have wondered what it is like to be a dad to a toddler. Go read all of the lunarbaboon archives. That sums it up.


May 27 2015

Further proof of our debatable mental faculties.

So…  Amanda and I have decided that we’re going to go to Pittsburgh this summer to visit her brother. And since we’ll be there anyway…  Let’s take the toddler to Pennsic!  What could possibly go wrong?

Pennsic, for those who don’t know, is an SCA camping event that regularly draws over 10,000 people. It’s two weeks long, although we are only planning on going for the second week, called War Week.

For those who do know, we don’t yet have an encampment. Got room in yours? Also, have you camped with a toddler who may or may not be potty trained? Advice and support much appreciated.


Apr 24 2015

Use makes perfection….

Knight of the Burning Pestle

Last night was the first performance of Knight of the Burning Pestle.  I commented to one of the actors at Wednesday’s dress that it felt like the whole thing has come together, gelled, at the point where the play is being conveyed properly. That even if the audience isn’t comfortable with the language of the Elizabethan era, they would be able to get the quirks and twists of the dialogue and the plot. Last night’s performance proved it. The house was more full than I expected for a Thursday opening night, and from where I was sitting, they were having quite a fine time.

But don’t take my word for it.  You could ask people who were at the show last night, or better yet, you could come see the show for yourself.  There are performances tonight and tomorrow at 8, and next Thursday and Friday at 8, and Saturday at 2.  Tickets are $15 each, and the theater itself id just outside of Davis square, so super easy to get to.  I’m very impressed with all the cast and crew and it’s an amazing production.  And if you don’t laugh, I’ll even refund your tickets myself.