Friday, February 29, 2008

Sacramento downtown

Nice weather today, but it could be about 20 degrees warmer.

A tractor!

A picture for drew. Not really a backhoe, but we'll call it that anyway.

MySQL ODBC drivers can bite my butt!

If you can't rant about stupid stuff on your blog that no one cares about, where can you rant?

Today's adventure. I just want to create an ODBC connection to a MySQL database. It's very simple stuff! I install the driver as administrator, and everything goes great. Now, I just need to find the driver to create the source. This is what I want to see (see that cute little MySQL ODBC 3.51 driver looking know...present?).

And this is what I get. Notice the lack of a MySQL driver?

Maybe I should just stick to things like snapping pictures with my phone and adding meaningless text. It's certainly less frustrating.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Another angle

Amy catches some zzz's.

Watching the shark movie

Drew and his Amy enjoy a movie after a successful toilet use (by Drew).


He was very happy with his spikeys.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Arco in the morning

Ashley's new baby

Drew predicted a boy even before she announced the pregnancy. Will his prediction come true?

Monday, February 25, 2008

One hot stud

In the parking lot behind my office. I'll have to pay attention to see who the hot stud is that drives a jetta, then gets the vanity plate to advertise it.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Making cuts

He's working on cutting people out of pictures. He doesn't have a lot of patience, so they often end up decapitated.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Amy's pie

We picked up a strawberry rhubarb pie last weekend. Amy has been enjoying it all week long. Today, she found a bit of mold starting to grow on it. I tried to catch her look of utter disappointment on digital film, but she hid from the camera just as i was ready to shoot, so all you get is a shot of the pie.

Spiderman at the library

He wouldn't take a picture next to the big dinosaur skeleton because it was too scary. We left with 9 books.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


It was a slow drive home, but at least there were some nice views.

Homeward traffic

That's a lot of red tail lights.

The mountain

I was too afraid to take my phone on the hill for fear i would fall and crush it. So this is the only shot of it you get, sorry!

After a day on the slopes

Well, maybe just after 2 runs down the bunny hill.

Snow country

On the way up

Bundled up

Ready for the snow tomorrow.

Big track

I helped...a little.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

French dip

French toast sticks dipped in syrup.

Track inspector

At the train fry's in roseville.

The 4400

Well, 4400 square feet, and only 4 bedrooms. It was amazing, and i was sick with envy after doing a walk through.

Fire buckets

Amy really likes these. If you see these, you're seconds from the wedding venue.

On the way to foresthill

The big bridge

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Morning story

I must have read this to him over 20 times so far.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

New Drew shoes

Amy found these at the denver airport. The fuzzy inserts and customizable buttons were too much to resist.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lighter than air

Oh my, geek lust boiling over here. I played with a macbook air at frys today. I don't care that it's underpowered and expensive. It's still the coolest laptop ever built.

Paper hat

One of the guys working there scored him a paper hat. He got tired of it in just a few minutes.

A cheese hamburger and fries

We were both hungry, and in n out is cheap and tasty.

Near death

Here i am, all done up with oxygen and an iv waiting for blood tests to come back. I waited here for over 2 hours while they ran the blood, which came back with excellent results. Later, i took a treadmill test, which i did very well on, especially considering they didn't let me eat lunch. Final verdict - healthy heart, but a wasted day.

Severe heart damage

This had the doctors all worried that i'd suffered a major heart attack. Off to the er to waste the day on tests!

Evading daddy

He was trying to hide from me at the park

Sunday, February 10, 2008


They make him very happy.

Saturday, February 9, 2008


Testing the feature. Hope it looks good!


Around the court at 1 mph

Putting water in the firetruck

The daddy

Drew takes a picture while burning time at the bank.

Drew in a box

Thursday, February 7, 2008


One of his favorite hobbies

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Blue sky

It's about time. Now i just need some warm weather to in with it.

Monday, February 4, 2008

More trains

At the bookstore. He never gets tired of these.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


He watches the abandoned battleships.

The flood

That's the yolo causeway in the back. Everything's flooded and muddy.

Waiting for the train to take off

On our way to berkeley

Friday, February 1, 2008

My new favorite things

Okay, I've gotta introduce the world to some of my new favorite things. These are just too great to pass up.

First up, Martin Sargent has a new podcast, Internet Superstar. Improving nearly every way on Infected, which was amazing in its own right, this is my new favorite podcast. Best of all, when you mention Martin in your blog, he usually drops by to say hi.

Next on the list is a new webcomic I've just been introduced to, Truck Bearing Kibble. It's very similar to Perry Bible Fellowship, but charming in its own way.

Third up is my new DS love, Etrian Odyssey. Unfortunately, this is largely out of print and slowly rising in price, but I managed to trade off a couple DS games I wasn't playing anymore for it. WOW. Old school RPG action all the way, challenging, lots of character classes and skill trees, and you even have to draw your own map as you go dungeon crawling. By far, the best thing I've played on the DS so far, and there's a lot of gems on that system. Not for kids, but those that cut their teeth on grid paper and dragon dice will love it.

Blue sky

Too bad it turned back to gray soon after.