I have an HTC Windows Mobile phone (touch screen + keyboard).  For the last several weeks, I’ve been using a trial version of Twikini to access my Twitter stream. I really got to like it.  There are a few things I’d like improved.  For example, on refresh it seems to have to get the whole stream and reload it rather than just getting updates since the last request.  Also, it does a timeline refresh after I tweet instead of just adding mine to the list on the client side.... [More]
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This is the fourth in my "Rules to Live By" series.  Like every other professional, in every other field, over the years I've picked up a lot of things that make my life easier, or better, both professionally and personally.  Most of these things can be summarized in a sentence or two, and I've decided to call them "Rules to Live By".  As much as any other reason, they are here to remind myself of things that I've decided to believe in, even if I don't feel like it one day. RTLB ... [More]
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June is just a week away.  That’s insane.  It’s cliché to say it, but time goes so fast.  My son is already four months old, and my daughter is getting hilariouser by the moment.  (I know some of you may not consider hilariouser a word, but as I mentioned before, I make up words and add them to my dictionary to get rid of the red squiggles.) So anyway, I went to Tech-Ed a couple weeks ago and it was great.  I had a lot of fun, met a lot of people, caught up with a lot o... [More]
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On Friday, April 17, Jeffrey Palermo will be giving a full-day seminar on ASP.NET MVC at UWM in Milwaukee.  The event isn’t free, but is affordable at $125 – cheap for a day-long training session, especially from someone of Jeffrey’s caliber. If you’re interested, you can find out more at Jeffrey’s blog.  I’m hoping to be able to go myself, but haven’t got that worked out yet. P.S. This is not a WI .NET Users Group event, so I don’t have any more details than what you can find on Jef... [More]
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Well, tomorrow begins March 2009.  This year is already one-sixth over and it has been a blur.  As I get older years seem to go faster, but this one even faster than normal.  Maybe it’s the “big project” at work and the “big project”, errr, new baby, at home.  The work project ends in about another month.  The other one will last a little longer.  Whatever it is, the last two months have flown by. Also, I found out a couple days ago that I am going to Tech-Ed this ... [More]
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Jan 200918

Brytan Seth Isaacs

I'm very happy to say that Brytan Seth Isaacs was born Saturday afternoon, January 17.  He was 8lbs 12oz, 21in long, and has a lot of dark brown hair. I snapped a ton of pictures yesterday, but most were duplicates just in case one didn't turn out.  (I love that you don't have to worry about that with digital cameras.  The 21st century is awesome.)  We looked through them all and picked 35-40 and uploaded them to Baby Brytan's website. In all the picture snapping the only ... [More]
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Well, it's official.  Unless he decides to come earlier on his own, we will be going to the hospital on January 17 to induce labor and meet our new son. We're really excited.  My parents are coming to town.  My 2 year old daughter talks about the baby all the time, even though I don't think she has any idea what's about to happen.  She, all of a sudden, likes to play with the toys that were once hers and will now be his.  I think she'll be a good little helper. I will ... [More]
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I was playing solitaire ("regular" single-deck solitaire) on my phone the other day and got dealt an unusual hand.  All of a sudden I noticed a very weird combination of cards.  Then another.  Then another. Do you see it? Click the picture to see a larger one.
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I just had my favorite conversation ever with my little girl (2yo). Me: Charlie. Charlie: (Stops playing and looks at me.) Me: I love you. Charlie: I love you, too, Daddy.  (Starts playing again.) Makes me wish there was a DVR for real life.
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Nov 200829

Words Are Hard

I've been sitting here at the keyboard for an hour now, and I've started writing half a dozen different posts. They're all too much work for a lazy Saturday, though.  They each require hundreds of words, time spent editing and more time spent re-editing.  So I haven't written them yet. Maybe tomorrow.  Or next month.
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