Friday, March 25, 2005

Hello? Hello? Is this thing on?

Yes, it appears that I have been neglecting my blog the last few weeks... not that nothing has been happening, I just haven't gotten around to writing about it. Here's what's been happening lately:
  • We bought an aquarium (120 gal), and we're in the process of cycling it with a dozen pristella tetras. Very relaxing to sit and watch the fish swimming around at the end of the day.
  • We have successfully survived a couple trips to Saskatoon, so the curse appears to be broken.
  • I've been reading the Narnia books to the girls for their bedtime stories - so far, we've finished "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe", "The Magician's Nephew", and "The Horse and His Boy", and we just started on "Prince Caspian" this week. They've been absolutely engrossed in the stories, which makes me a happy geek daddy.
  • We (me and Kristen) have watched a ton of Babylon 5 (we're now about 2/3rds of the way through the second season), and I'm loving every minute of it. I picked up season 3 at Wal-Mart on one of our city trips, but I'm not sure when I'll be able to shell out for seasons 4 and 5. We also managed to find time to watch the extended edition of "The Return of the King", which we also enjoyed a lot.
  • NERD ALERT: At work, we've just finished setting up a subversion source control system, running on Debian sarge... I am seriously loving working with Debian, after my years of working with Red Hat - apt-get is amazing, and the Synaptic Package Manager is a work of art as far as I am concerned. I'm thinking that as we replace systems at work, I'm going to use Debian instead of Red Hat - the only place that we may have problems is with our Lyris system, which is a Red Hat only system. If I could find a decent replacement for Lyris that works well with Debian (and preferably costs a whole lot less), I'd be tempted to replace that one as well.
I'm sure there's more than that, but that's about all I can think of right now. Oh, and don't forget to mark your calendars, 'cause my birthday is coming up in just a couple weeks!

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

And we're back!

We have returned from Saskatoon, mostly safe and sound. The curse appears to have held, although to a smaller effect - this time, the only thing that broke down was our stroller. Nothing like spending a day at the mall with a stroller that pulls sharply to the right...

But nobody got sick, no vehicles went off the road, the kidswere remarkably well-behaved, and we ended up enjoying ourselves. Who'da thunk it?

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Back into the belly of the beast...

That's right, we're tempting fate, and driving to Saskatoon tomorrow. Kris has a prenatal checkup, and the van needs some warranty work done on it. So, despite the disasters that have befallen us on our previous trips, here we go again.

If you don't hear from me within 48 hours, send help. Or maybe just an e-mail to remind me to post a "still alive" message to the blog.