Tag: Life

  • Seeing an aurora is generally not a thing here

    Remind me next time to actually plan to get up and spend enough time outside to let my eyes adjust. So cool, and it’s modern smartphones that enable this to be captured so easily.

  • Wow, Flying a Kite is More Fun Than I Remember!

    Wow, Flying a Kite is More Fun Than I Remember!

    Today is the end of the 3rd week of my 5 weeks of parental leave from work. We’ve done lots of fun things as a family, but honestly today was one of the highlights so far! I can’t remember the last time I flew a kite but I’m sure it’s been literal decades. The feeling…

  • Happy 2nd Birthday Evie! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚

    Today is Evie’s 2nd birthday. In case there were any doubts she’s my daughter, check out this picture! We had such a good time celebrating her birthday today (and getting out on the bike), and Julia made a delicious pink cake that was so good!

  • What a Difference 5 Years Makes

    We finished our move on Thursday, June 6 in to our new house, and we couldn’t be happier about it! The view at our old place has changed quite a bit since we first moved in (the lot across the street is fully developed now, and the building you can see has been demolished, for…

  • Evie on her first birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

    Evie doesn’t sit still for long, but here she is doing her best impression of a buddy cop movie poster. Happy birthday Evie! πŸŽ‰πŸ˜

  • Transgender people are still people, obviously

    “Imagine going through life every day and having so many of your interactions involve somebody trying to give you a hug and stepping on your foot while doing it,” Prince, a 31-year-old trans woman in Alexandria, Virginia, said. “And then when you ask them to step off your foot, no matter how polite you are…

  • Car crashes kill an absurd number of people

    The numbers are so huge they are not easily grasped, and so are perhaps best understood by a simple comparison: If U.S. roads were a war zone, they would be the most dangerous battlefield the American military has ever encountered.  I take the bus to work, and I absolutely love walking and biking. There are…

  • The end of green screen, and possibly the beginning of true 3D movies

    Since Lytro’s tech basically captures all the 3D information in a scene, the imagery is unusually friendly to CGI. Placing virtual objects at exactly the right depth in a scene is essentially taking advantage of a native ability of the footage. This is possibly the beginning of what I’ve been looking for since the re-renaissance…

  • On watching Steph Curry and the GSW this year

    Trying to figure out whether you like the Warriors, on the other hand, is like being 5 years old and trying to figure out whether you like magic. This is exactly how I feel about Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors right now. I’m not a huge basketball fan. I’ll watch a player or…

  • Carbs are getting in the way of healthy eating

    Canadians heeded the exhortation to reduce fat and reduced their fat intake to 31 per cent by 2004. But during this time, obesity rates spiked, which suggests that dietary fat is not a β€œprimary contributing factor” in obesity, said the report. I got healthy (and lost 45 pounds in the last 8 months) but not…