Dec 8, 2010
Making a Better Web Portfolio
I’ve had the domain nebyoolae.com since 03/03/2003 (wow, I swear I didn’t pick that day for any particular reason). Before that I had some personal websites, but they didn’t have the distinctive vanity address that I eventually picked out for myself. Generally, it’s been a place to showcase my original music, and it’s been fun updating it every year or so with a new look or technology. Music hasn’t been a very profitable business, however, and so in 2009 I bought nebyooweb.com, ostensibly to showcase my very web development skills themselves.
Dec 6, 2010
Adventures in Food Preparation: Muddie Buddies
Robyn mentioned some seriously sweet sounding snack recently, called “Muddie Buddies”. She’s feeling a bit under the weather so she just observed as I did the actual preparation. This is rare.
Dec 6, 2010
Even though it would be more cost-effective, I enjoy purchasing food at work rather than bringing it.
Part of my morning routine that I enjoy is tempering the blah feeling I have of getting up early and then walking into my office by making a “pit stop” of sorts at the nearby cafeteria. I’m at work, in a sense, but still not at work yet. Smelling the brewing coffee and pastries helps start my day.
Dec 4, 2010
Robyn and I decided to decorate our house for Christmas today. We already had our 4′ fake tree up on an end table next to the living room window, a wreath was hung from the front door, and our stockings were hung on a nearby bookshelf, but we hadn’t put up any lights! Lights are what make any holiday worth its salt…worth its NaCl.
Dec 3, 2010
Adventures in Sneaking
Through repeated plays of many games that require you to overcome enemies to progress through a narrative, I’ve come to a conclusion: save for a game that actually punishes you for it, by dint of its overall treatment (e.g. Metal Gear, Thief), the best way to win is to Rambo, not stealth-play, the situation.
Dec 2, 2010
Just One Password Needed
It had been suggested that I use 1Password a while ago. Since I was already used to using browser-based user/pass management, the thought of purchasing something to input them all over again was discouraging to say the least.
However, due to the good nature of a friend, I was gifted a Mac license of 1Password recently. The interface is slick as hell, and I found that it did a lot more than just give you a notepad to put passwords.
Dec 1, 2010
An Artsy Shot from Julian
I had a friend (continue to) stand in front of a scenic overlook while we were perched atop a hill in Julian recently. He was standing there, most likely taking in the majesty of nature, and I figured it would make a good shot. I said to not move, he remained motionless and I clicked the button on the camera. The result was pretty good. Also, it was cold.
Nov 30, 2010
I love our house. In the summer, for the most part, the insulation kept the inside cool despite it being cold outside. When it didn’t do a good enough job, or it was simply too hot outside, we used the air conditioner.
Nov 29, 2010
Money Money Money Money
You may think this post is about finances. You’d be right. Clever reader.
To preface this, I use Mint.com to keep track of my finances. Yes, this means they most likely have hashes of all of my financial institution’s online website passwords. I try not to think about it. Why go through the hassle? Mint just makes it too easy. I can’t imagine ever wanting to not use them at this point.
Nov 28, 2010
Post-Thanksgiving 2010 Day 3 of 3
Our final day in Julian was short, and a little weird, and threw us quite an unexpected turn.