All kinds of new stuff….

I’ve gone ahead and started a new blog over at Primarily for two reasons.  1. My original intent for THIS blog was to have a little bit of everything….family, technology, life-in-general. 2. Two blogs on the same domain is a pain. The other site will ONLY about the topics of projection and it’s fellow […]

Musings on server-side config, wp-cache, and PHP5

So I went to update my WordPress install to the latest ( ). Piece of cake, right? Just hit “update” and a minute later I should be rocking. Not so much. It turns out I need to upgrade the PHP version on my host server (Godaddy). It was set at v.4 and had the option […]


Apart from an oddly funny name, Keepass is a completely cool application for securely storing passwords. I use Keepass Droid, as well as Keepass X (for MAC) religiously. Having a website, more online accounts than I can count, and just as many email accounts makes keeping track of passwords pretty ridiculous. Keepass lets me do […]

The Androids are here……

At long last, I have ditched my trusty Palm 755p in favor of an Android phone.  I got the HTC Evo and it thoroughly rocks.  I suppose I could draw the inevitable conclusions to the iPhone, but I’ll refrain.  I’m a big fan of the “the right tool for the right job” and “stick with […]

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Recent projects

I recently had the pleasure of doing projection design for Gustav Holst’s The Planets.  The Butler Symphony Orchestra had it scheduled for a while and the conductor, Richard Auldon Clark, and I sort of joked about doing “some projection”.  One thing led to another and whadda ya know- we did it.  I thought that projecting […]

Apple’s Newest Critter

Well Apple announced the much-anticipated iPad yesterday.  There has been a flurry of hands-on and other reviews, but at the outset I would have to say I’m underwhelmed.  The folks at OWC have been offering a tablet mod for the Macbook for a couple of years now and I’d be more inclined to go that […]

New camera…

We have entered the 21st century and bought a video camera.  It is actually our Christmas present to each other, but the reason is simplicity.  We had a camcorder that we bought before Olivia was born, so it’s a bit outdated. Plus- digitizing all the tapes is a pain.  It’s a surprisingly common problem.  The […]

Web Browser Trauma

Ever since I made the switch to Mac, I’ve been using Safari as my primary web browser and I’ve gotten really used to it so I was excited when I saw there was a new release coming out.  I downloaded the most recent version of Safari (public beta 4) and it is completely cool.  Except […]


While this weekend’s gig was fairly painful, there was one bright spot.  To make a long story short, I am required to roll a couple of DVD clips for an awards program.  The problem is that there are very few pro-level DVD players that allow the type of cueing that I need- and they are […]