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Actually, it’s been ten weeks, but who’s counting?

Anyway, TheBaby had her two month checkup this morning. Everything is fine; at 11 pounds she’s 50th percentile for weight, 15 3/4 inches on the head is 80th percentile, and at 24 inches she’s 95th (!) percentile for length.

At some point, we’ll, you know, take some more pictures of the kid or something…

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Happy 9th birthday to Dan and the Flutterbarians. It’s wacky to think that very soon (relatively speaking), we’ll have a decade of webloging under our belts. It’s also pretty strange to think that I personally have been doing this for about twice as long as TheChild has been alive. (TheChild joined us in August 2002; my original weblog started in September of 1998, even though I didn’t register the domain until about a year later…)

If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up. Just because, here’s some snaps of me and TheBaby made with PhotoBooth:


A cropped version of my bulbous head taken from the third shot is my new chat icon — which reminds me, thanks to the new laptop, I’m on a different network at work and actually have access to chat, which is useful. If I know you and we’re not already in each others IM clients, drop a line — I’m on AIM or Jabber, take your pick.

Oh, yeah, I shaved my head last weekend; that’s what the Locks of Love link was about. Just for the record, I did it a week before that other person did; it’s not my fault she’s got to be biting on my styles…

Wow, MondayTuesday already…

The area had a bit of an storm earlier in the week, but we’re fine. If I find the guy that dropped the 2” slab of ice where my driveway used to be, however, there will be words exchanged.

… he pounded out on his Ono-Sendai deck…

I am:
William Gibson
The chief instigator of the “cyberpunk” wave of the 1980s, his razzle-dazzle futuristic intrigues were, for a while, the most imitated work in science fiction.

Which science fiction writer are you?

Where’s the snow and work cancellation that I ordered?! So hard to get good help these days…

  • Installing Yubnub — another for the “add to base install of all Firefox instances in my life” list
  • And for the “rainy day” file — Yubnub/Emacs integration
  • Front-line account of dealing with zero-day telnetd remote root vuln — nice.
  • Sys::Statistics::Linux — I’ve got stuff at work that’s dumping ‘ps’ output into files; this could potentially let it suck less. Or differently, anyway.
  • After holding out for a long time, thinking I’d get around to writing something myself, I gave in and installed Gallery on the house server. It’s spiffy.
  • The MBP has arrived at work, and is currently being built. (Hey, that’s a bonus to actually going to work today; it might be done. Shiny goodness.)
  • Speaking of work and Macs, I’m getting strong indications that I’m going to need to start actually making use of the organization’s Exchange calendaring features Real Soon Now — is there anything out there that’s better than Groupcal for Mac/Exchange interaction and synchronization? Right now, it’s looking like Groupcal is probably worth the money, in that it seems to mostly do what I need without too much hassle or suckage…

There’s more, but it’s on the laptop and I’m driving the desktop at the moment. This entry may get updated here shortly…

Update at 0730: Now it’s snowing. So I still have to go to work today, but my commute will be asstastic. Yay.

Monday morning link-and-dash…

And now it’s just about time to pitch TheChild in the car and head out. More later, with sure-to-be-amusing pictures, if I can just figure out why the camera keeps dying…


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Maybe it’s just the tail end of a long, not-yet-over day, but UselessAccount.com is the funniest damn thing I’ve seen in a while. I especially love the “slightly more useful than twitter” banner.

…since I don’t have that many tabs open at the moment. Whatever.

Um, February? The hell?

Well, that’s cut the number of open tabs by about half, and it’s getting to be time to head to work… More later, perhaps.

This is probably something with too small a target market to be viable, but I know that I’d pay for it, and I imagine a number of people I know would too, so I’m throwing it out here. If somebody happens to run with this, please let me know where to sign up.

I want a web site that lets me put in all my demographic information, set up a series of preferred usernames, and provide a default password. Then I want the people who run that site to watch — nay, scour — the online world for new and upcoming services, and I want them to register me for those services, using my preferred username(s) and password(s). I don’t want to have to worry about finding out about things in time to get my preferred handle, I don’t care that all the sites will be using the same password (because I’m already using the same password when I register for them myself), and I don’t particularly care what the master registration site does with my demographic info as long as my spam load doesn’t go up appreciably and as long as nobody, you know, jacks my credit card or something.

Oh, and I’ll pay money for this service. I’ll quite happily take the money I was giving Flickr for a Pro account and give it to whoever sets this up. Please.

(And yeah, yeah, OpenID blah blah blah, but until that gets to be part of the landscape, it’s not doing me any real good. I’m not looking to do the Right Thing here, I’m looking for a cheap technological fix for this particular pain in my ass.)

In related news, stalkers may wish to know that twitter.com/genehack is now active. Shiny.