Archive for the ‘General’ Category


Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

I had a great time this weekend seeing Kingsized perform at their twice-yearly Elvis-memorial concert. It was like a combination of The Blues Brothers and Elvis, with go-go dancers thrown in for good measure. I’m definitely planning on going to more of these in the future.

ah, sweet vindication…

Monday, July 30th, 2007

I saw this comment in the article 14 Tab-Based Interface Techniques:

I made some research a couple of months ago in search for the perfect tabbed interface. All but Barelyfitz’ Tabber have the same flaw : their markup is semantic non-sense, ie there’s a UL list, then the tabs, which makes absolutely no sense when printed. On the contrary, Tabber starts from correct and sensible markup, and then generates a clean tabbed interface.


Saturday, July 21st, 2007

changes to Georgia 529 Education savings plan

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007

I’ve been reviewing my finances lately, including the college savings plans for the kids. The state of Georgia 529 plan allows you to deduct a $2000 contribution per kid from your state taxes, as long as your federal adjusted gross income is less than $100,000 / year (and yo, I have no problem squeaking under that cap). So I was socking away $2000 per kid / per year to take advantage of the deduction.

Lo and behold, they just changed the rules. They removed the income cap (yay?) but they also capped the deduction to $2000 per return (instead of $2000 per kid). Oh well, I was putting too much in those funds anyway, so I’ll scale it back to $1000 per kid. At two- and four-years-old it helps to start early but let’s not get crazy.


P.S. Here’s another good article about 401k vs Roth:


Tuesday, July 17th, 2007


My workshop was featured on the Toolmonger blog, so I figured I should record the moment for posterity.

a bit lonely

Sunday, May 20th, 2007

Mothers Day 2007

They’re all down in Florida visiting the grandparents, and the house is awfully quiet without them.

peanut butter disproves evolution

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Screencasting session at Podcamp Atlanta

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Phew… the screencasting session is over. Leading an unconference session can be tricky… I got off to a shaky start because I misjudged the audience a bit. I had hoped to skip over most of the intro “what is a screencast” stuff, and concentrate on techniques for making screencasts for smaller devices, but there was a very diverse audience so I had to backtrack to the basics. Luckily 45 min was enough time to cover all the bases, and I think it ended well.

Everyone loved it (of course it’s easier to say that when you’re giving away a $300 software package at the end of the session).

Thanks again to TechSmith for sponsoring the session – people really gobbled up all the swag!

Here is the demo screencast that I made for the session: