So, we went and saw Jonathan Coulton last weekend…

up in San Francisco, at the Great American Music Hall.  It’s probably been a number of years since I last went to a concert — heck, maybe the last real one was Voice Farm, which would have been in the mid 1990s.  Jonathan was great ( and, the two opening acts were also good — a music/comedy team called Paul and Storm and a dude named Kid Beyond, who was musical in a way that I can’t describe. ) I taped a couple bits of the concert on my Flip Video HD camera, because apparently it’s cool to do so with Jonathan and the openers.  This is the first song of his that I can recall hearing, and I rather like it since (at times) it seems to pretty adequately describe my life.  I suspect you can vaguely hear me singing...

Time to update the list of my many domains

ARGH!

I’ve been playing Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on my Wii ( and having fun ), but somehow I never thought it would get Lord Vader on my case…

The view from the stage at Stump the Experts, at WWDC 2008

Every year, one of the sessions I’m involved with at Apple’s World-wide Developer’s Conference is called Stump the Experts. Ostensibly, it’s a “game” show, where the developers are suppose to ask trivia questions about (mostly) the Macintosh, and we answer them, because we’re all experts and know pretty much everything. I’ve been on the panel since 2000, when I was the lead engineer on Mac OS 9 and maybe did know a lot about the system, but since the scope of the Mac expands every year by this last year I’m certainly not an expert on most areas of the operating system. But, I’m still up there because things never change. Personally, I’ve wondered why developers like the session so much —...

What I spend my evenings doing…

I’ve been a Lego addict for, well, forever. The need waxes and wanes — as a child I played with my Lego so much that the school had me meeting with a psychologist who was concerned that I didn’t have any friends. At least I assume that’s why I was seeing her. Anyway, I’ve bought a lot of Lego sets recently, because since I don’t have children I’m forced to buy my own toys and I’ve got disposable income for stuff like… the Lego Death Star II. It took me about 6 months to complete, but most of that time it was set aside because I didn’t have room or time to work on it. All told, I probably could have finished it in about 2 weeks of evenings if I’d worked...

Signed by Steve Wozniak Memorabilia

So, back in January, at MacWorld, a guy out in front of the center handed me a flyer. Anyone who has been to MacWorld knows that folks are constantly trying to hand you brochures and information sheets, and occasionally glossy pictures of strippers. Most of the time I politely refuse, but I took this one because it piqued my interest. It was a flyer for the website Signed by Woz, where various bits of computer history can be purchased after Steve Wozniak. Suddenly, a flash of inspiration: If I have Steve Wozniak sign the “Signed by Steve Wozniak merchandise” flyer, it itself becomes “Signed by Steve Wozniak merchandise!” And so, I present to you my very own little bit of Memorabilia signed by Steve...