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Sunday, January 19th, 2014
8:47 pm - Time And Relative Diapers In Space
I brought lowercase to Arisia today. I remembered how, back in 2006, I was probably the only guy wearing a Doctor Who-related costume. Today, I was one of a small mob, with costumes ranging from various incarnations of the Doctor, companions, monsters, people dressed as the TARDIS,

and my daughter, dressed as a Dalek.Collapse )

current mood: geeky

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Sunday, November 24th, 2013
9:22 pm - There is no time, let me sum up: It's a girl!
Hi bloggies! I know it's been a while, so here's the list:

Baby, 2:41 this afternoon. Successful VBAC. Mom and baby doing great, new big sister still processing. Name forthcoming.

Me? About to keel over.

*flop*

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current mood: excited

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Monday, October 21st, 2013
8:45 pm - Oh, right. I have a blog.
Still alive.

A recent highlight-

On Friday, I enlisted Aliza's help in teaching RAB about the lunar eclipse.

RAB had one tennis ball that represented the earth, and another for the moon. We discussed how the moon went around the earth, and she obligingly moved one ball around the other. Aliza stood in witha third tennis ball as the sun, and we twirled Rena in a circle and had her go into "orbit."

Does she remember any of the details? No. Did she have a giggly fun time? Absolutely!

current mood: sleepy

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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
9:00 pm - Reruns...
I'm in the middle of a rewatch of Stargate Atlantis, since I remembered the SG series as being a fun way to kill time. In the last episode I watched, Maj. Sheppard gets shot in the arm. While ducking for cover, he whips out an Israeli Trauma Bandage (sometimes referred to as an "Izzy"), and begins wrapping his arm.

This amused me, since lizardling had written SGA fanfic with an Israeli character. Maybe she knew more than they were letting on...

current mood: thoughtful

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Friday, August 16th, 2013
7:03 pm - Well, this amused me.
It seems to be something that would be right up sundancekid's alley.

(Also, hello LJ! I've missed you.)

current mood: amused

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Friday, August 9th, 2013
12:03 am - Brookline parking, anyone?
Long story short- We've bought a car, and have a parking space effective 9/1/13. However, we'll need a spot to tide us over until then. Anybody got a place we could keep our Camry when we're not using it?

current mood: tired

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Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
10:18 pm - Just Because You’re Paranoid… Part 1: Securing Your Email | Techcitement*
My latest article on Techcitement. Hopefully the first in a series of at least two.

Just Because You’re Paranoid… Part 1: Securing Your Email | Techcitement*

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Monday, April 15th, 2013
6:41 pm - A brief article for resources
Thrown together for Techcitement, the blog I've been writing for.

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4:05 pm - Checking in (Boston Marathon explosion)
In a nutshell-

I'm fine, RAB is fine and at home with me, Aliza is fine and still at work. My brother Dani texted in and is okay as well. He's volunteering as an EMT at the marathon, and is somewhere behind the finish line.

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013
7:43 pm - Adventures in "what were they thinking?"

The electricity in our entire apartment runs through four 15-amp fuses. I just figured out that one of those fuses, (i.e. 25 percent of our unit's electricity) runs one outlet.

Wha?

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Sunday, February 10th, 2013
7:33 pm - Hungry

I suddenly have a craving for a Waldorf salad.

(In other news, we just survived a massive blizzard. How are you?)

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current mood: hungry

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Monday, January 21st, 2013
5:22 pm - In Soviet Union, alphabet sings you!

RAB: Abba, what letters are on your shirt?

A:Looks down, sees that his shirt says "Sputnik," in Russian. Hoo, boy.

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current mood: silly

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Monday, January 14th, 2013
9:32 pm - Photography question
Or possibly chemistry. Maybe both.

Last week, I found a completed but undeveloped disposable camera in my old dresser back at my folks' place. Based on markings on the camera, it's from the early nineties. Is there any chance it's developable?

current mood: tired

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Thursday, December 20th, 2012
10:17 pm - A bedtime story, from RAB
"The animals* went home with their baby brother, Ian.** They visited Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy*** and gave their dog**** a present."


*referring to the tub toys she was playing with at the time.

**A former daycare playmate

***Rena knows about Bingley and Darcy thanks to Little Miss Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a counting primer for small children. Bingley and Darcy are on the page for the number two, described as "Two Rich Gentlemen."

****In the book referenced above, Bingley and Darcy are posed with a dog.

current mood: tired

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
7:15 pm - A Double-Edged Multitool: Leatherman Releases The Raptor
A Double-Edged Multitool: Leatherman Releases The Raptor

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Monday, December 3rd, 2012
7:42 pm - Parenting advice on my daughter's second birthday
"If you let Abba brush your teeth, you get to brush Abba's teeth" is a valid way to get your child to consent to dental hygeine.

"If you let Abba shampoo your hair, you can shampoo his hair" is just a way to get your clothes, hair and floor soaking wet.

current mood: soggy

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Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
7:46 pm - Hubway Provides Rental Pedal Power
My first published article, about Boston's Hubway bike sharing service.

Hubway Provides Rental Pedal Power

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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
11:29 pm - By Jove!!
Every time I watch an episode of Elementary, I feel like I'm being unfaithful to the cast and crew of Sherlock.

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Thursday, September 6th, 2012
8:14 pm - Wake me up in November
I'm skipping both party conventions this year. The blatant rah-rah "patriotism," massaging of the facts and one-true-way-ism is just really bothering me. I'll catch the debates, and run out to vote and watch the returns, but I don't feel a need to participate in the past two weeks' brand of crazy.

current mood: tired

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Monday, August 27th, 2012
12:28 am - Mistress of Misdirection
Aliza (after a pre-bedtime nurse and bedtime story): RAB, it's time to brush your teeth.
RAB (recent convert to the Church of Won't Brush Teeth): *shakes head* Ima, ruboobak!
Aliza: What?
RAB: Ima! Ruboobak!
RAB (proceeds to crawl over Aliza, and begin rubbing her back): Ruboobak!
Aliza: (after she and I crack up) You still need to brush your teeth.

current mood: amused

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