Monthly Archives: June 2010

Sturdy Chips

A quiet day today. I walked over to “That Little Mexican Cafe” on Davis for lunch. Decent fish tacos, sturdy chips, very mild salsa. In the afternoon I walked down to a wine shop called Vinica that’s just a block … Continue reading

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All The World’s a Stage

Today was pretty quiet, working at home. I walked up to the Theatre and Interpretation Center to exchange some tickets because Dani wants to go to a drama in Chicago this weekend. On the way home I dodged a troop … Continue reading

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Central Street

Today I went on a five mile walk, up through the Northwestern campus to North Beach and the lighthouse, then across Central to a charming area of shops. I stopped at Mustard’s Last Stand by the stadium for a hot … Continue reading

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Herbs and Flowers

Another big thunderstorm this morning, but then it turned into a beautiful day. Our herbs, planted just a week ago, are doing well. The dill is in the lead, although the basil was the first to sprout. The sweet marjoram … Continue reading

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Main Street

Dani and I walked down to Main Street, about a mile south, and explored. We found an impressive rock shop, Dave’s Down to Earth Rock Shop, that had what must be a multi-million dollar fossil collection / museum in the … Continue reading

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Toy Story 3

I fixed Dani’s network today by installing an Apple Time Capsule. Speed increased from 200kbps, to 20Mbps. Now video is usable. We saw Toy Story 3, which is the funniest and most moving of the Toy Story movies. A good … Continue reading

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iPhone 4, Part 2

Today was iPhone 4 launch day. Dani’s and mine showed up in a box shipped from my office, because they came a day early but I couldn’t get them sent here. I must say the new display, at four times … Continue reading

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Burgers and Bolts

This morning started out rainy, but by noon it had cleared up enough for me to make a run to Whole Foods to pick up chicken breasts, corn on the cob and ground chuck to give us a choice for … Continue reading

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Evanston Handyman

I spent most of the day waiting for UPS to deliver my box from Orlando and some things I ordered, then went to Whole Foods while Dani’s chemistry tutor was here. Of course, as soon as I left the boxes … Continue reading

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Evanston Errands

A very busy day. After seeing Dani off to the first day of chemistry class, I rearranged the pantry and fixed some shelves in the laundry, knocked apart the old table on the porch and threw it in the dumpster. … Continue reading

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Father’s Day in Evanston

We headed to the airport this morning to fly (on Southwest Airlines) to Midway Airport. The flight was slightly delayed, but was very quick. In fact, because of some kind of traffic tie-up it took almost as long in the … Continue reading

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Lighting Pad Redux

I released LightingPad to the app store today. Ryan put in the save cuelist feature, which works great. We’ll see how long it takes to get approved. All packed and ready for the trip to Evanston.

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Harry Potter and Tchoup Chop

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opened today at Universal Studios (although the ever-reliable CBS News reported it was Disney World). It uses our HD uncompressed video players for Forbidden Journey, what is now the world’s best theme park ride … Continue reading

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A Day of Wining and Dining

I spent eight and a half hours eating and drinking with Ron and Bev today! I really don’t know how they do it. The occasion was a visit by Allan from Hart Davis Hart, a wine auction house in Chicago. … Continue reading

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Ryan at Bern’s

We drove to Tampa for dinner with Ryan and his family, who are visiting from the UK. Ryan will be here for two weeks of training, but I’ll be in Chicago then, so I wanted to meet him before I … Continue reading

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iPhone 4, Part 1

It was quite frustrating today trying to upgrade to the iPhone 4 because, due to an error in the ATT servers, it was pretty much impossible to order, until all the launch day units were sold out. I will be … Continue reading

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Experimental AuGratins

Almost everyone was back in the office today. Linda is getting a cold, so I fixed dinner, including experimental potatoes au gratin, with the additions of cheese, bacon, onion, and smokey chili flakes. Not bad.

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Victoria & Albert’s

Linda booked our transatlantic cruise on the Crown Princess, which completes arrangements for out September trip to London and back. Cabins B723 and D211. Tonight we try out the new Victoria Room at Victoria and Albert’s, which serves the Chef’s … Continue reading

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Azteca

Dani is home! On the way to the airport, Linda and I stopped for lunch at Azteca, which has excellent seafood cojeta.

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Habibi

We received some good press today for our exhibits at the InfoComm show in Las Vegas, including a video that the press posted on YouTube featuring my LightingPad app. For lunch, Audrey and I went to a new Lebanese place … Continue reading

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OLV

Audrey and I had lunch at OLV in SoDo. It’s a neat little sandwich shop and wine bistro with BLT sliders and chevre salads.

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Dominus

I packed up some things to ship to Evanston for the summer, including a couple of bottles of wine for Dani to save for her 21st birthday: a 1991 Echezeaux and a 1991 Dominus. Update: I ended up packing these … Continue reading

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Linda’s Yellow Dog Eats BBQ Short Ribs

Linda is making her special short ribs recipe, and it smells wonderful. The secret ingredient is BBQ sauce from Yellow Dog Eats. Ingredients 1 large sliced onion 3 – 4 lb. pot roast Beef rub olive oil 1/3 cup Beef … Continue reading

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Aji Sushi

Linda had to work tonight, so I went up to Aji Sushi in the Winter Garden Mall and sat at the sushi bar. It was busy for a Monday night. I’ve always gone at lunch on the weekend, and never … Continue reading

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The Last Coyote

A quiet day at home after our big night out. I helped Dani with her film project by recording some snippets of novels for her soundtrack. The one she used was from Michael Connelly’s The Last Coyote.

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Wine Syndicate at Ocean Prime

Tonight is our Wine Syndicate group’s get together. This is the first time the group has met at Ocean Prime, and we have a private room booked. We’re having trouble scheduling times that don’t conflict with everyone’s (especially my) travel … Continue reading

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HD Binloops

Had a very interesting telephone conference today. We discussed the specs for a new HD reproducer card that would meet their requirements for a high def Binloop that could output 4:2:2. We have a potential IP core, but they’re asking … Continue reading

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LightingPad

Ryan Davies, my 17 year old programmer helper from England, finished the changes on my LightingPad app for the iPad, just in time for it to go with Jeremy to InfoComm in Las Vegas. It looks cool!

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Fondue

Today Loren arranged a fondue lunch in honor of Crystal’s upcoming wedding. There were cheese and chocolate fondues and lots of things to dip. They also gave Crystal a fondue pot of her own, and a cookie sheet — a … Continue reading

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Rock & Roll

A busy day back at work after the long weekend. Last month was the first time we broke $800K in a month. This month looks good, too, with a proposal out for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame that … Continue reading

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