May 312012
 

Juna

The little dog that Dan picked up near starved (dead) is doing very well! She’s learned the doggie door and most of her hair has grown back. Although her name is officially Juna, her nickname is Punkinhed 😉

juna

The pictures below are from January. Poor thing has come a very long way. I didn’t want to post these until we knew she was going to make it.

Dec 032011
 

When I was in the hospital, everyone chipped in and got me a helium bass. I loved that bass. Yesterday it started moving around the house… no really, from room to room, on it’s own. I took some videos because it was a little haunting but you know, in a nice way.

May 052011
 

wifiThis is something I found on LifeHacker which might come in handy…

How to Lie, Cheat, and Steal Your Way to a Perfect FlightInternet access isn’t particularly cheap when you’re getting it on an airplane. In fact, the cost of access for a single flight can be comparable to what some people pay for basic DSL for an entire month. We’ve looked at how to get cheap or free inflight wi-fi before, but one tip has stood up to the test of time.

Because you’re less likely to consume the same amount of data on your mobile phone as you would on a laptop, your phone gets a cheaper rate. It’s not much cheaper, but it usually works out to about 20% off. If you want to pay this lower rate but still use your laptop (or tablet, which is considered a computer) you just have to identify your web browser as a phone when you sign up. This is pretty easy to do. If you’re running Safari, you can select your browser’s user agent from the Debug menu. If you need to enable the Debug menu, you can do so with the following terminal command:

defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1

Changing the user agent in Firefox is also pretty easy if you install the User Agent Switcher add-on.

Once you’ve identified yourself as a mobile phone and signed up, you can switch back to a normal user agent and use the connection normally.

Dec 092010
 

OK, this has been one of the silliest and funnest competitions that I’ve ever been part of. Alexander Skarsgard and Stephen Moyer agreed to participate in the competition to see which “Team” could raise the most money for charity. Team Bill won and these are the pics that Stephen Moyer sent us. The competition was co-organized by our friends at alexskarsgard.net and we raised over $70,000 for charity. Oh yeah, I designed the t-shirts 😉

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Read all about the Battle of the Fang at TrueBlood-News.com

Jun 092010
 

Boy and Moose

See? So nobody tell me I’m wasting my time on WoW, dig? I’m learning valuable life skills….

Hans Jørgen Olsen, a 12-year-old Norwegian boy, saved himself and his sister from a moose attack using skills he picked up playing the online role playing game World of Warcraft.

Hans and his sister got into trouble after they had trespassed the territory of the moose during a walk in the forest near their home. When the moose attacked them, Hans knew the first thing he had to do was ‘taunt’ and provoke the animal so that it would leave his sister alone and she could run to safety. ‘Taunting’ is a move one uses in World of Warcraft to get monsters off of the less-well-armored team members.

Once Hans was a target, he remembered another skill he had picked up at level 30 in ‘World of Warcraft’ – he feigned death. The moose lost interest in the inanimate boy and wandered off into the woods. When he was safely alone Hans ran back home to share his tale of video game-inspired survival.

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Mar 162010
 

OSHey Corporate America. Read or Listen to this segment on NPR. It’s all about how if you trust your employees to run their own lives that they’ll become more productive – FOR YOU. Really.

A public agency in Minnesota is engaged in a cutting-edge experiment with flexible work schedules. It’s called a results-only work environment, and it gives everyone in an office ultimate freedom to do their jobs — whenever and wherever they want — so long as the work gets done.

Feb 092010
 

nighthawksThe Hopper Project

WNEP Theater brings to life a mosaic of characters inspired by the paintings of American realist artist Edward Hopper.  Presented in a series of vignettes and short moments written by WNEP company members, a cast of seventeen actors follow Hopper’s New York from dawn to dark and thrust the audience into the quiet desperation and dark comedy of the city.

Written by Mary Jo Bolduc, Jen Ellison, Bob Fisher, Tom Flanigan, Don Hall, Merrie Greenfield, Joe Janes, Cholley Kuhaneck, Rebecca Langguth

Inspired by the Paintings of Edward Hopper, Directed by Don Hall
January 15 – February 21
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.
No performance on Friday, February 12, due to the holiday
Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph Street
Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 for seniors and students

www.dcatheater.org or (312) 742-TIXS (8497)

This project is presented in association with Chicago DCA Theater