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Digital Dad
A Dad of three kids with technology on my mind.
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Just finishing up another great summer trip back east - two weeks in Cape Cod and Maine. This year I picked up a Chysler Town & Country minivan from Avis from Boston Logan. Turns out that minivans are cheaper to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2012 at Digital Dad
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I am finishing up the winter break here and I noticed that my digital photo collection has now passed the nearly useless metric of 25,000 images. 25,000 photo is plenty of photos. About 70Gb, actually. Now those photos span the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Digital Dad
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It’s been almost a year since we adopted our two dogs, Dreydl and Mattie, from the Seattle Humane Society. They are great companions, full of their own unique personalities, and both are almost a year old. They are dogs –... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at Digital Dad
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A little over three years ago I posted about my new Harmony remote – the Harmony Xbox Remote – which held out the promise of a universal smart remote that also played nice with my Xbox. Now, I have been... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2010 at Digital Dad
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It’s that time of year – school supplies, the last few BBQs, some pre-season football. Also time for me to check in on the Roadship, our 2004 Nissan Quest, to get it in ship-shape for the back to school grind.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Digital Dad
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I introduced a new screen into the house this past weekend. Most of the day it stands on an arc stand on my bedside table showing off photos, but I can pick it up, browse the web, read choice NYT... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2010 at Digital Dad
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I am finishing up some vacation time here on the east coast (self evident from those following my tweets), but one of the items on the list is doing a top to-bottom IT check up of my Dad and his... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2010 at Digital Dad
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We just finished nearly a week in Washington D.C. – myself, my wife and our three kids – ages 5, 8 and 11. It was the first time for any of them and the first time I had been there... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Digital Dad
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Ah the post-Father's Day post. When the domain name (and now twitter handle) is Digital Dad you're somewhat obligated to opine. I'll avoid the obligatory link-bait on the "Best Father's Day Gifts" or "Best Digital Dad Gadgets" and just cut... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Digital Dad
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Wow - I am pretty psyched by all of the announcements at E3. The living room is going to get very interesting this fall. Here's my take on the Digital Dad impact: KINECT - yeah, I liked the name Natal... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2010 at Digital Dad
After my old (not too old – two years?) Linksys router up and died on me for no reason I had to swap back to my backup Buffalo 802.11g. It’s a fair unit but once you get used to 802.11n... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Digital Dad
Terrifying robot police car hunts down speeders like a Terminator (via DVICE.COM) – seems like a good idea on paper, but the whole “robots taking over the world” thing here kind of creeps me out. I much prefer the scowl... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Digital Dad
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Interesting visual article on the “man cave.” I like the Fortress of Solitude reference. http://realestate.msn.com//slideshow.aspx?cp-documentid=24358895&ocid=xnetr2-4# Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2010 at Digital Dad
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I am finishing off the laundry room, the result of a recent remodel downstairs. It’s now brand new, with a nice venting system to the outside, as well as a new “old” fixture we used have in our San Francisco... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2010 at Digital Dad
Clarinetist David Krakauer is known as both a classical virtuoso and a hard-rocking player of klezmer, the instrumental music of East European Jewry. Several years ago, he connected with DJ Socalled, a young Canadian musician, and started playing klezmer with... Continue reading
Reblogged May 28, 2010 at Digital Dad
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Sort of interesting, although the Robot looks like a garbage can. Note the cold beverage is a Fresca. This would be a killer college project, although I suspect you would want to speed it up a bit. Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Digital Dad
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I sincerely appreciate this blog post but I have to wince when I see what we expect human beings to go through just to get music onto their phone without cables: . . . “What you’ll need: Android 2.0 phone... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Digital Dad
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Looking forward to installing one of these – my collection of USB powered stuff is getting ridiculous. I am not a big fan of the alignment of the USB ports on the far left – looks odd, but it sounds... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2010 at Digital Dad
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We recently remodeled a downstairs area of the house where we removed a very cruddy bathroom, laundry room and two small offices and replaced them with three rooms - a new bathroom for the kids, a nice laundry room,and a... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Digital Dad
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After writing this blog for six years now I thought it might be time for a bit of an overhaul! I wanted to clean up the look, eject the Goggle Ads and stuff, and add in more social networking capabilities,... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2010 at Digital Dad
Ah well , yes another extended absence. At least this time I have a decent excuse. The team and I have spent the last couple of weeks launching KIN, from Microsoft (please note my new Faceboook pic in the right-hand... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2010 at Digital Dad
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Whew, well I have been delinquent in my postings here. A whole month! I recently returned from Barcelona and Amsterdam after attending the Mobile World Congress, a hullabaloo where tens of thousands of participants in the mobile phone industry gather... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at Digital Dad
Had this come into the Digital Dad inbox and thought I should pass it along: “It goes with out saying that expectant parents should lock medicine cabinets, pad corners, secure outlets and install gates in order to protect their baby,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at Digital Dad
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Oy. That Dell 948 was just trouble. I spent quite a bit of time with it to see why I was getting these random white lines across the printouts. i did find a few bits of paper in there but... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2010 at Digital Dad
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This was sent in by my brother – how true! Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2010 at Digital Dad