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Snow cars

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All dug out, except for our car mohawks - with Jessamine

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Announcement

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Excited to announce we are expecting! Our family expands this spring.

Picture by my wife, cameo by Charlie.

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The Tech Singularity is Upon Us

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Here is a clickbait-y headline for you: "The 15 most important announcements from the Apple Watch, iPhone 6 event." Here are all the items from the article, and how not new they are.

 

Awesome Apple Thing Already Been Done By...
Bigger Phones! 4.7 and 5.5 inches! Moto X (2013) and Galaxy Note (2011)
Optical Image Stabilization! LG G2 (2013), and likely before that
Landscape Mode! Power button on the side! Practically every Samsung phone
NFC Payments! Secure element! Galaxy Nexus (2011) (although NFC on top makes more sense - call this a draw)
Watch "crown" wheel! iPod click wheel (2001)
Watch "communication button"! Nextel push-to-talk (mid-00's)
You can long press the watch screen! Android 2.0, if not before that
Screen widgets! Custom keyboards! Android 1.0, Swiftkey/Swype (2011)
Here's U2 to play at the end! ...

/sarcasm

These things are all kind of cool, but it is dumb to assume that Apple will "bowl over" its competition by, essentially, osmosis. All the things will soon be 5.15-inch metal-rimmed slabs. I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.

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Cable cutting and the World Cup

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imageA cable cutter tries to watch the national team's World Cup opener: in the background, an unused television and home theater setup, and in the foreground, a 7 inch tablet broadcast in Spanish. Thanks Univision, and "thanks" ESPN.

Also, Clint Dempsey FTW!

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Birthday

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Guess who is 2 people years old today (hint - it's not Jessie)

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Me too, buddy

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Me too buddy

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Ventricular Septal Secure Socket Layer Defect

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Dear Stanley (my NSA angel),

Sorry I haven't had time to write you in a while. I've been busy trying to change all my passwords (well, at least the important ones) because of the Heartbleed bug.1 I hear you guys knew about it for a while now. Where's the heads up, buddy? I thought we were friends.

It sucks that it only takes one guy missing a couple lines of code to totally undermine security on about half of the internet. I bet you guys wish you were that efficient. So did you have to change your passwords too? Probably not. Whatever proprietary security software you guys use would probably still be secure even if everyone's password is "guest".

Anyways, feel free to keep photoshopping your vans out of my photos. Please take it easy on the filters though.

Til next time,

Craig2

image credit: Global Panorama


  1. XKCD has the best explainer of the bug that I have seen: Heartbleed bug 
  2. This mostly has nothing to do with Heartbleed, but I always think of it when I see "IP addresses". Me and him are gettin' on the internet.   

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Ball

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So, we doing this or what? - with Jessamine at The Fortress of Solitude

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