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Pictures from Our Wedding Day: July 4th, 2008

Lots of pictures online from our wedding! For those of you who are not Flickr users, you can see most of my pictures here. Flickr users, click on the pictures below; if you don’t have me as a friend, add me and I’ll add you! Enjoy!

Our Wedding: Updates are on their way…

As many people already know, Lauren and I were married this past July 4th. It was quite an amazing experience that I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life! I fully intend to put pictures up and write more about it soon, but have had little time recently to organize everything and write a good, long blog post about it. It’s coming… I’ll not forget to fill everyone who couldn’t be there in on the festivities… it’ll just have to wait a few more days.

Leave of Absense

Well, both my website and my Flickr pages have been noticeably quiet for a while. My only excuses are that I’ve been trying to keep my computer turned off more often (in an attempt to save power and be more green) and I’ve been trying to get back into my old habit of voraciously reading anything I can get my hands on. At last count, I’ve read 5 books in the last month and a half and am in the middle of 3 other books as I type this.

In the void, Lauren’s mom stopped out to visit for a week and Lauren and I also took a trip back east to visit my parents for both vacation and to get more wedding plans set in stone. Lauren toured the campus with her mother and I took a few days off to show her Mt. Lemmon and the Desert Museum. The trip back east was great; we spend a lot of time at their lake house and did everything from visit relatives, to hike at the local waterfall, to just relaxing. We went to take some July pictures of the wedding location to get ideas for next year and, at one point, Lauren took my sister dress shopping.

I’ll be posting tons of pictures to Flickr soon, so be on the look out for pictures of anything from our kittens, to a trip to the Sonoran Desert Museum, to my poor attempts at catching star streaks, to me playing with some new macro filters for my camera, to the Bushkill falls hike.

I’m hopping to get better about actively blogging at least once a week… we’ll see how that works out.

My new brother…

So, I got a call yesterday telling me that I’m a new brother…

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Make’s Open Source Gift Ideas

For those out there who don’t know what to get their friends or relatives for the upcoming holiday season, MAKE Magazine provides a list of popular open source projects that is filled with interesting gift ideas for the techies on your list.

The list includes everything from an open source Atmel AVR programmer, to an installer of portable open source applications for USB thumb drives, and even a home automation web interface that talks to most commercially available home automation products.

One idea that I had seen elsewhere on the internet is to burn Ubuntu or Knoppix LiveCDs for people as an added stocking stuffer. It’s relatively cheap to do that and would provide added exposure to LINUX without permanently getting rid of their current OS and data.