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Posterous is closing, and I’m moving back in!

I just got the news that Posterous is closing on April 30, and so I thought that it might be just nice to move things over here. While Posterous was nice to have a completely private website, it did tend to make me neglect it a bit, and so I’d rather share with more people. You’ll see a bunch of new older posts appearing as I import what was on posterous over here, and hopefully it won’t make too much of a mess!

This site is going to be my family catch all, and one of the new things I’ll be adding is photos in my “read the label” series, which will document ingredients labels of all the foods that monkey is not allergic to. So look for some of those new posts to hit this space shortly.

I’ll also be posting more updates about parenting and food allergies, so there will still be lots of those kinds of articles.

In any case, welcome back, and thanks for reading.

P.S. if you are interested in gaming at all, I have a blog called gamerparent where I write about how gaming and parenting go together. Check it out! Thanks!

Video: 10 magic tricks in 5 minutes

This is my 5 year old’s new favourite video, the magician Hans Klok doing 10 illusions in 5 minutes. Did you know that kids like to watch the same thing over and over again? Yeah…

baaa. I feel sheepish.

Well, this blogging thing sure is going well. 🙂

I really think twitter has killed my ability to blog. Case in point:

Tweets from June 7th, 2009
21:00 Just poked myself in the eye. #failmaster
21:06 Just spilled my drink in my Aston Martin. #failmaster
21:23 I just blew up my microwave. #failmaster
21:27 Just dropped my Glock in the trash compactor. #failmaster
23:38 Just secured a roll of toilet paper. #failmaster
00:08 Just mistook the French ambassador for my physics lab partner. My cover is blown. #failmaster

And I just noticed that my twitter tools is stuck back in January!?

Anyway. I digress.

So what am I doing. Am I still blogging? Am I moving? I just recently moved my photography site to Smugmug. Completely hosted by them. check it out:

My tech blog “You Genius!” is completely a wordpress blog:

Which leaves this, the orphan blog, self hosted wordpress. It’s not that I don’t like wordpress. I just wonder if I need the flexibility, really. Or can a fully hosted solution meet my needs?

Sigh. Things like this keep me up at night.

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bathroom reno update: on account of rain

I’ve got nothing to report. It’s been raining the last few days, and it’s been holding up the progress on our bathroom. The next stage is replacing the stack pipe on the roof, and installing the ventilation fan, both of which need to be done from the outside in dry conditions. Today was a rain-less day, so I’m hoping that tomorrow those things can get done. I know the construction team is anxious to keep moving as well, so we’ll hopefully see lots of action in the next few days.

So instead, here are a few rain pictures to pass the time.

An Ascension Day Message – audio

I have posted the audio from my Ascension Message on our church site. You can find it at, or the direct link is here.

You’re never out of the loop when using Twitter

from the Toronto Star: Twitter is preferred over Facebook by some users. Quick, timely updates about… anything. Here are some examples.

DW showed this to me on the weekend. Wow, you know Twitter is really in the mainstream when the Star mentions it…

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C64 games coming to Wii’s Virtual Console

from – Just when you think all of your nostalgic fantasies have all been fulfilled, along comes Nintendo with a little extra joy for your retro heart. That “little extra” in this case happens to be Commodore 64 games for your Wii.

Oh man, Commodore 64 games! Fun times, fun times.

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Profilactic named #1 lifestreaming service

Dan Taylor reviews all of the social media aggregators and lifestreaming services and names Profilactic #1 ahead of socialthing!, FriendFeed and Plaxo Pulse.

If you can get past the name, Profilactic is a great aggregator for all your online profiles.

What I’ve written on Profilactic previously:
Profilactic as my arbiter of taste
So many sites, so little time
My Profilactic Mashup

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