I had a phenomenal Christmas holiday break. Kate loaded me up with so many Geek toys that I haven’t even updated these pages in the last few days.
Follow this up with a tremendous back up of work at the daily grind, and you have a semi-stressed out Bump.
I will make every effort to get more up here over the next couple of days.
We went to see Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam. It was fantastic. Great costumes and design, and an interesting plot. The performers did some really spectacular things, and I really enjoyed the way everything fit together seamlessly. As I said to everyone who asked, It was just twisted enough for me to really enjoy it.
One of my gifts, that I spent an entire day working with, was the LEGO Mindstorms . You build a robot, complete with motors, touch sensors, and light sensors, then use you Windows based PC to program the robot to do what you want. FUN STUFF. I do wish they had left more room for the tinkerers as the programming interface is completely graphical.
I’m looking forward to Tuesday’s MacWorld Expo . Although I am not attending, I got invited to the local broadcast of the keynote. I think they are going to announce some big things. I know they are going to announce the new “Yosemite” machines, but I have a feeling that there is something else coming down the pike.
I also got a new PC bag that I really like from Kipling’s Hacker collection. The Fire ant fits great.
Userland has released Frontier 5.1.5 . I have upgraded my registered copy, and things are working great. Dave and the gang have really done some strong work over the last six months.
I’ve only been playing a little Myth II. They are resetting the ranking system tomorrow, so I look forward to that fresh start.
Well, I’ve got to get my work done. Plans for this weekend mainly revolve around reworking my brother’s Web site. I am also looking into new Web hosting companies as I think I am paying too much.
Have a safe New Year’s Eve. Please.