Monday, December 07, 2009

Our local vet had a Santa day for the pets on December 6. Our three dogs participated (in order of appearance): Ivy, Theo and Buddy. A good time was had by all.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Post-op Ivy

Visiting Ivy at the local vet while she was recuperating from hip surgery (Triple Pelvic Osteotomy - TPO)

PuppyPic of the day on Twitpic

Monday, October 05, 2009

Nice 7 minute video on a Smart Grid project in Ontario (Hydro 1) - very similar to the work I'm participating in at Southern California Edison

Monday, June 29, 2009

Catch the Wave (Google-Style)

The Google Wave video (below) shows a presentation given at the Google I/O Convention to introduce a pre-release version of this technology to the development community on May 28, 2009. The engineering team responsible for Google Maps is leading this effort.

The software is in beta, so there are some rough edges that crop up from time to time during the demo. It is a fairly long video (80 minutes), but it gets better as it goes along (don't bail after the first 15 minutes!)

I think this could (if it scales up nicely) really change how folks view eMail, Instant Messaging, and most Web 2.0 social networking applications.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Cool tech debut at recent TED Convention

This demo -- from Pattie Maes' lab at MIT, spearheaded by Pranav Mistry -- was the buzz of TED. It's a wearable device with a projector that paves the way for profound interaction with our environment. Imagine "Minority Report" and then some.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Basset Buddy got a ride to a nearby dog park on Easter Sunday. I shot the video of him in the car blind by balancing the video camera on my left shoulder as I (slowly) drove the car. His ears are like bird wings in any kind of breeze. Danielle's friend Waymon got the job of walking him in the park, which he did in good grace.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Picnic in Nebraska

This is one of my favorite pics taken in 2008 - she is a distant cousin to Danielle. The family picnic was held in North Platte in August at the picnic area of Cody Park.