Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Keith Olbermann

All I can say is wow. Way to go Olbermann!

Tuesday, September 26, 2006


What a great football weekend (for me at any rate)!

The Bears, 3-0 how sweet it is! It looks like we may finally have a real quarterback! And how about Desmond Clark! Of course, I can't forget our top 5 defense, the boys are getting things done, as

But, the game that really felt the best for me was the Falcons at the Saints. I picked the Saints to win, cause I didn't have the heart to pick againist them. How sweet it was to see them come out, with such passion and fire, and beat the pants off Alanta.

I think someone from ESPN said it best last night... The Saints are Americas second team.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Designed to Sell

Wow, it's been a crazy month. I can't believe I haven't written a post since the 8th. A lot of stuff is going on (as normal). Perhaps the craziest thing that has happened this month, my wife and I (and I guess our house) were chosen to be on HGTV's Design to Sell.

We just finished shooting on Saturday. What a crazy wild, fun, tiring experience! The crew were great, the hours were long (but not horrible), and overall the experience was surreal. Imagine having a cast of 10+ strangers in your house for days, and stranger yet, having the whole experience filmed for a national TV show.

I wasn't sure how well the changes would work, when you watch the show on TV everything looks pretty good; but there is no way of knowing how the house looked in real life. Now that I've been on the show, and I have seen the work first hand, I have to say I'm impressed! The rooms they redid were the kitchen, our backroom, and the front yard. All three of them look about 1000% times better. Perhaps the single biggest surprise for me was how big of effect can be gained by little design changes.

With the winter around the corner, and the housing market cooling off as well, we may not really try to sell until the spring -- but being on the show has really helped us get the house ready. I can't thank everyone who worked on our house enough. What a cool way to make money!

For those who are interested about when the show will air -- I have no idea yet. Also, I will post some before and after pictures to Flickr soon.

UPDATE: Pictures are now on-line.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Confidential... "do not distribute"

Caught this over on Boing Boing. Pretty scary, crazy. Having worked for the government I understand how security can be done, and sadly, as is clearly shown by the Google query, how it is often screwed up.

If I was working in the IT deptartment of one of these places, I'd be hiding my head in shame.