Calculating Floor Vibration Frequency

Res­o­nance (by Ran­dall Munroe aka xkcd). I love xkcd and this one is great. I cal­cu­late floor vibra­tion fre­quen­cies all the time! (This com­ic repro­duced under a Cre­ative Com­mons A‑NC 2.5 License)

New World in Adverstising

Well, a lot of you may read this site via an RSS feed so you might not have noticed that I now have adver­tise­ments in the side­bar. It’s just a Google Adsense pan­el, so noth­ing you haven’t seen before if you’ve been using the web in, oh, the past few years. Now, just in case… Con­tin­ue read­ing New World in Adverstising

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DIY Weekend: Hardwood Flooring

Not too long after we moved into our house, Angela and I tore out the old car­pet in the sun­room and laid car­pet tiles. We were actu­al­ly very pleased with them; they’re good qual­i­ty car­pet and did­n’t wear out. How­ev­er, after get­ting a sec­ond pup­py who had a large yet weak blad­der (Mag­gie…), Angela quick­ly… Con­tin­ue read­ing DIY Week­end: Hard­wood Flooring

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Fighting ‘The Man’ – International Film Edition

Ever since I decid­ed that pur­chas­ing a DVD of “Monarch of the Glen” at the BBC store at the BBC Tele­vi­sion Cen­tre just out­side of Lon­don would be a good idea, I’ve been haunt­ed with how to watch my legit­i­mate­ly pur­chased tele­vi­sion show. Angela and I have pur­chased a num­ber of oth­er DVD from… Con­tin­ue read­ing Fight­ing ‘The Man’ – Inter­na­tion­al Film Edition

Fame: Is It Any Wonder I Reject You First

Some of you are well aware of how much I use obsess over Newsvine (a news writ­ing and link-blog site). Recent­ly, one of the sites more pro­lif­ic users, Myko­la Bilokon­sky, did e‑mail inter­views with a hand­ful of oth­er users. I was sur­prised that he asked me but I got a real kick out of answer­ing… Con­tin­ue read­ing Fame: Is It Any Won­der I Reject You First

Learning French at Hogwarts

Kot­tke has a post today about a fel­low who rec­om­mends read­ing Har­ry Pot­ter in a for­eign lan­guage in order to help learn that lan­guage. I thought this was inter­est­ing since Angela pur­chased Har­ry Pot­ter à l’école des sor­ciers over a year ago for just that pur­pose. Fur­ther proof that she is just way ahead of… Con­tin­ue read­ing Learn­ing French at Hogwarts

Baby Update: Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh! Edition

We vis­it­ed the doc­tor this after­noon to have our first lis­ten of the baby’s heart­beat. While not quite as dumb-found­ing as get­ting to see the first ultra­sound, it was still real­ly excit­ing. So much so that the nurse had to take the micro­phone (or trans­duc­er, what­ev­er) off of Ange­la’s bel­ly for a moment dur­ing a… Con­tin­ue read­ing Baby Update: Whoosh, Whoosh, Whoosh! Edition

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It Is a Delicious Library

Why am I so addict­ed to this pro­gram? It’s just cat­a­logue­ing the stuff I already own! Nev­er-the-less, I can’t stop scan­ning stuff. I had to fight the urge to pur­chase the Blue­tooth bar­code scan­ner when I bought a license for the soft­ware. First of all, it’s sim­ply gor­geous soft­ware. Note how the cov­er image is… Con­tin­ue read­ing It Is a Deli­cious Library