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Archive for December, 2005

QotD: New Year

Question: How are you going to ring in the new year? My Answer: By sleeping through the change, perhaps? Nah, I'll probably be awake, though I won't be counting anything down. Just another day. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Carey and I have visited two places (A, B for the purpose of this post) in Erie now to get flooring quotes for the game room. The best offer we've gotten thus far is $2750. The idea is to use Shaw laminate flooring to cover between 396 and 437 square feet of space minus a […]

Up Late Tonight

Not a whole lot is changing, really, but a few things are. I'm getting sucked into the whole "pool" thing - planning to play a lot more and working out a deal with the pool hall in North East to do their site in exchange for playing time and some lessons. Trying to figure out […]

Black Dry-Erase Boards

I went looking (just to Staples) for black dry-erase boards. I swear they exist… you use fluorescent dry-erase markers on them. I found one at and another at, but the prices seem a bit extreme. 18" x 24" is probably all I need, but are they really $45.99? Or $77.99 for a 24" […]

QotD: Gender of Child

Question: If you could choose the gender of your child, would you? My Answer: Yes. It'd be a boy, but that's because I have a girl already (kinda). If I had no kids, I think I'd prefer to leave it random. Nah, that's BS - I'd choose to have a boy then too. All of […]

QotD: Movie Theater Candy

Question: What's your favorite movie theater candy? My Answer: Anything I can sneak in. 😉 You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Yet Another Game Room Audio Idea

My latest game room audio idea: build a small box into the wall with a glass front. Put a Mac Mini inside and run speaker wire behind the wall to two speakers. Mount an LCD display of some kind above the Mac Mini should anyone want to watch a DVD or the iTunes visuals. Total […]

QotD: School Subjects

Question: What was your best subject in school? My Answer: Applied math - i.e. physics, some parts of chemistry, etc. I also liked biology and straight math. I despised English and history. I did reasonably well in French, but most of my enjoyment in that class was because Carey sat in front of me. 😉 […]

QotD: Computer Today?

Question: Did you touch a computer today (Christmas Day)? My Answer: Not really. I touched my PowerBook, which was running a fireplace screen saver on my TV, but that doesn't really count. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Santa No More

Question: At what age did you stop believing in Santa Claus? My Answer: Between the ages of four and five. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.


If this thing (Tunatic) worked, it'd be pretty neat. As of now, it doesn't identify very many songs at all.

The Lennox guy came today to look at our furnace/A/C needs. Our furnace, he said, is just fine. Our air conditioner needs replacing, but we knew that. He said he would not warrant or guarantee a furnace or air conditioner in a zoned setup. The game room would always be calling for a lot of […]

Apple Bug Friday

I don't think I've yet participated in Apple Bug Friday, but here's one that bugs me: I'm in iTunes, clearing out some podcasts. I choose "move to trash" when I delete one. When I'm done, I control-click (right-click) on the trash to empty it… and can't, because iTunes hasn't properly notified the Dock that the […]

QotD: Work Today

Question: Do you have work today? How long is your Christmas Break? My Answer: I work for myself, so the answer to both is "It depends on how I feel." 🙂 I plan to work on some side projects today, for the most part. Like the one mentioned in the previous QotD. You are encouraged […]


Pergo flooring at Lowe's and Home Depot seem to run about $3.79/square foot. That's around $1750 for just the flooring itself (though I realize we can install it ourselves, yes). I'm wondering if our contractor can't get Pergo flooring (or something as good) for less and then install it rather cheaply… We'd put an area […]