Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

Raspberry Pi

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Woot!  Got a Raspberry Pi B+ for Christmas this year.  It really has some possibilities, being essentially a complete PC on a tiny board.  Ordered a small powered USB hub to go with it, as well as a case for the Pi itself to keep it safe.  I’m thinking a XBMC or a slide show picture frame thing would be 2 fairly easy projects.

Arduino

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

I got an Arduino Uno R3 last year.  I had fun playing with it, but lack of time/parts put a damper on it.  When we get the basement finished, I hope to have a workbench area to play with it.  I was really hoping Matthew might take an interest in it, as he is a smart kid and really good at math, but so far, no luck.  Maybe Mason will take an interest.

I’m a ‘Pa-Pa’

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

From the “I should write more often” department…

Four years ago, I became a ‘pa-pa’.  Nothing really about Beth being pregnant or ‘going to have a baby’ got me excited or anything throughout the whole nine months, but the moment I laid eyes on little Mason, everything changed.  He makes me happier than I can ever remember, just being.  He’s really my ‘Little Buddy’.  I should get a Skipper hat…  I think, though, I’ve spoiled him too much over time, and he knows it.  He can be a real pill at times now, but I will gladly put up with it all just for one hug from the little guy.

Dear Diary…

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

How can it all go to shit just like that?  No, not the economy.  I’m going to stroke out any day now.  I can’t hold it together anymore.  There’s too many of them all fighting against …common sense, if nothing else.