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The Dark Side

I finally got to play with my new toy last night- my new Canon 5D MkII DSLR. So far, I'm really enjoying it. I shot these at ISO 6400 with barely any light at all:


Personal page rank

At today's weekly developer meeting, someone mentioned that they don't show up when they Google their name... and another said they'd never bothered to look.

Holy crap!

Bailout costs more than Marshall Plan, Louisiana Purchase, moonshot, S&L bailout, Korean War, New Deal, Iraq war, Vietnam war, and NASA's lifetime budget -- *combined*!
Barry Ritholtz sez,

In doing the research for the "Bailout Nation" book, I needed a way to put the dollar amounts into proper historical perspective.

If we add in the Citi bailout, the total cost now exceeds $4.6165 trillion dollars.

Am I the only one

...who constantly gets kicked out of Facebook in the middle of doing something, and has to log back in?

It's enough to make me go back to posting on my own web site.

How many engineers do they have, anyway?


About time

Yeah, I finally got around to re-theming my site, and moving it to Lighty at the same time.

How did I manage this? Søren was being pacified by his Granddaddy and Grandma Carol:


Good work, ASU Track team!

Good job ASU students! When you're not rockin' out to bands in the middle of the day next to the library when kids at other universities are studying, you're getting the leader of the free world to throw the shocker!

It makes me proud to be associated, even remotely, with you.

Semantic Tabs with jQuery

This plugin creates tabbed panels from semantic markup. What does this mean?

Many (most?) javascript tab solutions tend to take the following approach: In the markup, create a list of elements to use as the tabs themselves, then create a list of elements to use as the tab panels, like so:

Thoughts on telecommuting

Søren* is two weeks, three days old today. Through Betsy's doctor-mandated bed rest, and Søren's first weeks, I've relocated from my office at ASU to my new corner office:

View from the office

Happy Birthday!

I present Soren Ray Yates, born 9:42 AM, 7lbs, 3.9oz.


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