Catching Up

A lot has happened over the past few weeks, so let’s take a moment to catch up.

Miss Possible has a new job. Starting in mid July, she’ll be working for a new California-based company that will remain nameless for the time being. If she gives me the appropriate permissions to name it publicly, I will do so. To coincide with this job change, we’ve decided to change our location as well. We’re moving to Los Gatos.

It’s not far, maybe about 20 minutes south of Santa Clara, but we’re excited to move to a much nicer apartment complex. We’re officially moving July 7th, so until that time we’ll be busy little bees packing up boxes and making sure that little Bogart does eat anything he’s not supposed to. In our first day of packing, he already managed to chomp up a CD and chew up a box. We just hoping he doesn’t find the packing paper.

In upcoming news.. can we talk about the for a second? There’s not one bad review of this guy out there anywhere. If anyone is getting a bad rap, it’s . I even mentioned to MP tonight that it was important that we figure out a way for her to join Cingular without forcing me to sign a new two-year contract, so that I can purchase one of these bad boys in a few months. She called me crazy. I told her that disrespecting the iPhone is like disrespecting my family. She wasn’t amused.

So, with the move, the wedding, and everything else going on.. I’m obviously not going to be first in line to snatch up one of these great new products. That’s ok, though.. I won’t be far behind.. Remember v1.0 of the iPod? Well.. 2.0 was much better . It might even be integrated into Cingular’s 3G network at that point, in which case, it’s worth the wait.

So, that’s the news.. I’ve been trying to post at least once a week, but I’ll obviously need to try harder if I want to keep my beloved readers satisfied. So, stay tuned. More to come as we explore our new town of Los Gatos, or as I’ve been calling it “The Cats.”

No new updates

As you can probably tell, I’ve been MIA for the past week or so. Miss Possible and I have been on vacation this past week, touring the beautiful California Coast with her family. Regularly scheduled updates should start back up next week..


Let me start off by saying that Miss Possible is probably not going to be too happy that I’m writing this post. That’s because today marks the start of the Bonaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN. I’ve attended this annual event for the past three years and Miss Possible has yet to miss one.

Until this year. As we try to save for the wedding, hoard vacation days for upcoming trips back east, and think about the complications of going all the way to TN for 4 days — we realized that it wasn’t pheaseable this year. We decided this back in February or March, when the tickets first went on sale. We were certainly disappointed at first, but we got over it.

Then came June, when the temperatures started to warm up.. the smell of summer was in the air.. and the thought of a summer without Bonnaroo finally came into being. For me, it’s been the summer kick-off party that gets things started on the right foot for the rest of the summer months to come. For Miss Possible, it’s been a ritual. While we’re both disappointed about missing out on the festival, I feel as though I’ve been more vocal about my nostalgia and have been reprimanded several times to not mention the ‘b-word.’

That being said, she’s not going to be happy about this post. There is a silver lining to this dark cloud, though. This Saturday, MP’s cousin arrives for a week-long visit to California and Sunday both MP’s parents and her Aunt & her husband be flying in from a weekend in Las Vegas. It’s going to be a very fun week, that will mean trips up to Napa, Touring San Francisco, and even a trip down to Monterey & Carmel.

We’re very much looking forward to hosting our next set of guests and can’t wait for their arrival. So, while we may be missing out on Bonnaroo.. we’re hoping to have planned an even better week that we can all enjoy.

So Long Mr. Wizard

I remember the days, as a kid, that I would get up early in the morning to watch Mr. Wizard perform his marvelous science tricks on Nickelodeon’s “Mr. Wizard’s World”. I loved his show. I remember watching episodes that I had seen time-and-time again, as if I was expecting his experiments to have a different outcome.

One thing I always wondered, though, was how strange the kids always seemed to be. I wonder where they are today, and if they’re troubled by their brief brush with fame.

It’s funny. I can even recall my father telling me several times about how he used to watch the very same Mr. Wizard perform very similar experiments when he was a kid. Don Herbert stood the test of time. But, as I found out earlier today, Don Herbert (aka. Mr. Wizard) has passed away at the ripe age of 89. I just have to keep telling myself — he’s in a better place.

That being said, I leave with you the YouTube clip of the Show’s opening sequence for a little nostalgia. You can watch the clip after the jump.
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Yes, RSS

Ok, so.. it’s like beating a dead horse.. but here’s a great video that describes what RSS is and how to use it.. RSS in Plain English. A fascinating clip that I think anyone who is confused about what RSS is should check out.


Pulling Back The Curtain

One of the best NPR segments that I’ve ever heard aired a few years back. I recall driving back from Hoboken to Boston, sitting in the passenger seat with Cool Jesus at the wheel. As a matter of fact, it was this specific segment that got me interested in WNYC’s .

My podcast friends Bob & Brooke opted to re-air this segment as part of last week’s episode, which was a treat. The segment that I speak of is called ““.

The segment takes a behind the scenes look at most popular NPR shows and how they are edited and created. From Morning Edition to Car Talk, reporter John Solomon reveals the secrets behind the NPR’s investigative reports and ability to make everyone sound intelligent.

You can read the transcript at the link above, though I encourage you to take a five or ten minutes and listen to the magic. It’s a must for any NPR listener.