Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Thanksgiving Week

Had an awesome Thanksgiving week. Took some time off work to burn off some accumulated vacation days. My brother and his family flew in from St. Louis and we all had a great time. Of course we did some Black Friday shopping but didn't find nearly the deals as in the past. It seems that retailers are spreading it out over the year.
Spent one night camping at San Onofre State Beach, San Mateo campground. This is nice campground, but has become a bit pricey.
On Monday, we spent the day at Disneyland. It was a bit wet in the morning, but that just served to keep the crowds to a minimum. There was hardly any lines and even though the park closed at 8:00pm, we got on everything we wanted to. My daughter loved Star Tours but I can only ride it once before getting motion sickness. My son, on the other hand, wanted to ride the Storybookland Canal Boats and Its a Small World. I like the movie additions to Pirates but hated the Christmas version of Haunted Mansion.
Can't wait to visit St. Louis in December.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rawhide Ranch

Jaya and I spent an awesome weekend at Rawhide Ranch this past weekend. The girls got to learn horse riding, pony showmanship and vaulting. I highly recommend it if your kids like horses.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Funniest ESPN Article Ever

This gem was released from the clutches of "ESPN Insider". Read it while it is still available.
First-annual Atrocious GM Summit

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Holy Grail

I have been looking for continous integration (CI) tool for a long time. They all had something wrong with them. CruiseControl, for instance, was too complicated and I couldn't get it work with my build environment. Well I have finally found something that works: Hudson. I am test it on a project at work but everything looks good so far. It is easy to configure and the UI is nice.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Iran Tourist Bounty

Iran is offered a cash bounty to get American tourists to come and visit. I am sure that they have some nice archeological sites to see, but I bet most American's are afraid of ending up list the last tour group.

Open Source Project

I started a new open source project on SourceForge. Check it out at

Halloween stinks

Does anyone hate Halloween as much as I do? Here are some reasons for my dislike:
* Standing out in the cold
* Standing out in the dark
* Kids who change their minds about their costumes on an hourly basis
* Having to go to work/school the next day
* Sugered up children

I must be getting old, since those are the reasons I like Halloween as a kid.