Friday, February 29, 2008

I'm the Idiot Who Bought an HD-DVD Player

Just sharing a story, a story that applies to me. I like the comment about Planet Earth, its really is HD Heroin.


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Garfield Minus Garfield

Who would have guessed that when you remove Garfield from the Garfield comic strips, the result is an even better comic about schizophrenia, bipolor disorder, and the empty desperation of modern life?
Friends, meet Jon Arbuckle. Let’s laugh and learn with him on a journey deep into the tortured mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against lonliness and methamphetamine addiction in a quiet American suburb.

Yes again the internet hath provided something odd...

Monday, February 25, 2008

Death Ray?

Okay, so I've posted a bunch of XKCD comics in here, and when I thought the XKCD comic was the pinnacle of science funny, I was wrong, it was the XKCD blag (yes blag not blog...)

Here are a series of images, from said blag, that without explanation make little to no sense, but with the addition of the associated blag post, are freaking hilarious!


Now I know your curious :)

Back from Virgina

Hey all, we are back from a fabulous weekend in Virgina, We had an amazing weekend with Fred and Beth and the kids. I have to say that Virginians are a little bit wussy about their weather, with about an iota of freezing rain they canceled school on Friday, and while I'm secretly (well clearly not so secretly) laughing at their reaction, it was fun to have an extra day with the kids. I will say some more once I grab the images off my camera, but overall it was a great trip!

Catching up on the the pictures from last week, for the record, here is the snow pile on our driveway, it hurts my back just thinking about it, but there it is in all its glory. Thanks to a slowing in the fall, and some rain the pile has actually diminished, and I will say I was grateful to come home to a car that wasn't covered in snow.

Here is the aforementioned half-'birthday' ice cream cake, the cake decorator was affronted that we had him only writing 1/2 on the cake, insisting that in spite of its small size, he was able to write nearly anything. We were left explaining what 1/2 meant, and he politely offered that we enjoy what ever celebration we want to celebrate, he was rather nice about it.

This one is one of the new curtains in the nursery, Erin's mom did an amazing job on these making sure that the pair are identical in the fabric pattern repeat. You can also see the wall colour, and new boarder. I will give a slight caution, I've been having a really tough time taking pictures in there, it is either too bright or too dark because of the sun, and it makes some colours look off. This. to my recollection, looks pretty accurate, but I can't be 100% sure.

Here is the really neat matching rocking chair cushion, Erin's mom continues to out do herself, we took this before the back cushion could be finished, because we couldn't wait to see how it looked and show everyone how neat the room is looking.

Well that is all of the images from last week, I will start on this weeks images tonight, I hope.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

'Morgan' 'needs' one of these

So this comes via Geek Dad, via Engadget, via Playskool, but Morgan let me know, that he will need one when he is a big boy.

KOTA The Triceratops Dinosaur
(Ages 3 years & up/Approximate Retail Price: $300/Available: Fall 2008)
PLAYSKOOL goes prehistoric with the introduction of the KOTA The Triceratops Dinosaur. Featuring sophisticated electronics, animatronics and design, this 'life-size' baby dinosaur 'comes to life' creating a magical experience for preschoolers. Measuring over 40-inches long KOTA The Triceratops reacts to touch and sound with realistic dinosaur noises and movements. Featuring sensors in eleven areas on his body, KOTA will react to touch by moving his head, tail and horns or giving a friendly dino roar. With KOTA The Triceratops children will enjoy the simulated experience of 'riding' a dinosaur; kids can ride comfortably on his back in a spring-loaded seat, holding onto a handle hidden behind the dinosaur's head. To enhance the fantasy play of going for an adventure on a triceratops, while 'riding' KOTA children will hear fun jungle sounds. Kids can also flip a switch on the handle to play adventure-themed songs while enjoying their prehistoric journey. KOTA The Triceratops comes complete with leafy greens that the dinosaur will 'munch' when 'fed.' And, like a good friend, KOTA will roar back when spoken to. Six "D" batteries are required but not included.

This one even looks like Loki...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

It's a Boy!*

We've just had the 2nd (well really 3rd) ultrasound. 'Morgan' is a boy, which I am told I should be particularly happy about, but really 10 fingers, 10 toes, and healthy is really all I need.

Anyways today is an approximation of 'Morgan's' half birthday, which isn't really the celebration of 6 months of life, but 1/2 way through the pregnancy, so we are celebrating with ice cream cake. All sides made concessions, I am a willing participant in what I think is something rather silly, in exchange I got something other then Mint Chocolate Chip as the ice cream in our cake.

I will post some new pictures of the nursery soon!

*Probably, I've been chastened against the certainty of ultrasound identification as being fallible, but were pretty darn sure.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Special Report: Snow in Toronto

Had a little nerdgasm

The movie feels like it has been in development almost as long as Duke Nukem Forever is actually coming to theaters this May.

Between Indy 4, and The Mummy 3, it is going to be a great month!

Rumor has it

Well I've been quiet of late, mostly shoveling snow, but... rumor has it that Morgan spent this drive in this morning doing back flips. This is the first certain movement, but there were earlier indications. Tomorrow is the ultrasound, so we will have more excitement then.


Thursday, February 07, 2008

2/7 ~= 2.71828182845904523536

I hope everyone is celebrating e day with some fun math?

Remember, e can be found by solving the limit as n approaches infinity for the expression (1 + 1/n)^n.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

A little more explaination required

First off, think Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and then try sounding it out.


This one is just genuinely gamer funny, without any context required.