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Scott McNulty
Philadelphia, PA
A techie with an English degree.
Interests: macs, reading, writing, technology, scifi
Recent Activity
If you're seeing this you're looking at the former home of Blankbaby. After almost 20 years of being a Typepad customer I've decided to move to Wordpress. None of the URLs for my blog posts will change... but the feed... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2022 at Blankbaby
Over the weekend we went to a birthday/seder celebration with Marisa’s family. It was a gorgeous day, which was very lucky since the celebration was outside (which was very thoughtful since the boys can’t be vaccinated yet, we have been... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2022 at Blankbaby
Thanks to my children's current obsession with wooden Thomas the Tank Engine trains I've become reacquainted with the wonder that is eBay. When I was in college I was rather poor. Now, I didn't have trouble feeding myself, nor did... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2022 at Blankbaby
This is not a review of the recently released Apple Studio Display because I haven't used one for any length of time nor have I even seen one in person. This is a look at why I'm not going to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2022 at Blankbaby
I ordered a Mac Studio as soon as they were announced, and was very excited to get my shipping notification. Sadly, for me, my computer has just moved across China... and then stopped. Hopefully it'll be here soon! I'm ready... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at Blankbaby
A little while ago I took this 16Personalities personality test and it told me that I'm an Architect - specifically an "Assertive Architect" (if you take the test using this link it'll compare our personality types! You'll finally figure out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2022 at Blankbaby
The list of things I'd need for an unplanned overnight hospital stay wasn't as long as you might think. As I was packing my bag I got it down to: Laptop iPad (though this is a luxury that could be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2022 at Blankbaby
I know what this caption in this article about Kathy Griffin means, but I can't help but picture the couple bringing a priest and quickly getting married next to Lily Tomlin as she ate her lunch or something. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2022 at Blankbaby
While looking for something I lost (a power cord) for a gadget I own and yet don't need (a fancy hardware video switcher) I found a Star Trek ornamnet that I forgot I had purchased (and didn't put on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2022 at Blankbaby
The chorus of this song is on constant repeat in my head. Of course, I don't recall any of the actual facts in the song. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2022 at Blankbaby
The real problem is that at some point Wawa reduced the size of their XL cups from 44 ounces to something about 36 ounces. Yes, I’m still annoyed by it. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2022 at Blankbaby
One of the best things about living in a big building in the middle of a large city is that you’re surrounded by people but they don’t know you. This means you don’t have to stop all the time and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2022 at Blankbaby
When dealing with a toddler it can sometimes be difficult to know if they are doing the exact opposite of what you asked them because they don’t understand you or because they are tiny jerks. During bedtime tonight Declan brought... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2022 at Blankbaby
I usually try to post some of my favorite books of the year before Christmas as folks can use the list as inspiration for gift giving. This year I didn’t get a chance to do that, and really I’m pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2022 at Blankbaby
Over a year ago when we bought the studio apartment next to our apartment one of the seller's requirements was that they get to keep the light fixture in the kitchen. We didn't actually like the light fixture, so that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2021 at Blankbaby
Runkeeper, for whatever reason, asks me to take a selfie at the end of my runs. Which I do, because I do what my phone tells me. This leads to collages like the one above, and very amusing entries in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2021 at Blankbaby
From a very good interview: What are your future plans? Apparently I’m going to write a second book — because I am under contract to write a second book. Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2021 at Blankbaby
We’re spending the week “down the Shore” as they say in Philadelphia, and I’m happy to report that based on people’s behaviors the pandemic is over! Hurrah! Good job, everyone. Now, I haven’t been in many shops because, as you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2021 at Blankbaby
Why should you get vaccinated? Well just check out this timeline of community transmission from the CDC COVID Data Tracker: Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2021 at Blankbaby
And yet I have done just that. If you're reading this and for some reason don't know that you can easily get a COVID-19 vaccination for free and near you... well, now you know! Do it! And if you're an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2021 at Blankbaby
Sammy and Declan, looking cute. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at Blankbaby
I’m posting this mostly to see if posting to my blog by email still works. I like Typepad, but I am saddened by the mobile posting options. Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at Blankbaby
The pandemic hasn't been good for my waist line, like many other folks out there. I've been snacking more, and moving less... because life has been stressful (at least for those of us who think COVID-19 is a real thing).... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2021 at Blankbaby
Why did I start a newsletter? No real reason, if I'm being honest. Just a thing that I did. Check out the first issue: Why a newsletter? - Issue #1 | Revue. There is a non-zero chance that the first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2021 at Blankbaby