ENSMB at Honkfest!

IMG_6687 Originally uploaded by eidolon Today Zach and I stopped by Davis Square to take in Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band‘s performance at HonkFest. There were zillions of people around, with at least 3 different bands playing at any one time (far enough apart so they didn’t overlap at all), and tons of great costumes,Read More

Identify that Restaurant!

20081003 iphone 045 Originally uploaded by eidolon This weekend I’m out in Pittsburgh, and it’s a requirement, when I’m here, to go to a somewhat infamous restaurant in Pittsburgh. Can you identify it from this picture of these unbelievably yummy pancakes?

Data Recovery: DENIED

IMG_0044 Originally uploaded by eidolon So what happens when you’re retiring a computer that has had your personal financial information on it for the last 7 years, and you really don’t want that information falling into someone elses hands? Why, you uninstall the drive, get a hammer, hand both to your 9yr old son, andRead More

Gotta Love Americans

SUVsInAmerica Originally uploaded by eidolon Or maybe it’s just New Englanders. Shall we run down the list here? 1) Big ass SUV. 2) Parked as annoyingly as possible (I suppose they could have gone diagonal and covered 3 spots) 3) Bike rack that sticks a good 3.5 feet out into the lot (empty) Understanding thatRead More

Maine Fireworks!

IMG_5766.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon This past weekend I was up with the Fam in Maine doing our traditional July 4th joy. A lot of fun to be had – the weather cooperated (not too hot, not too cold), we got some good time on boats and ate gobs of food. Thursday night we wentRead More

Oh yeah.

on the lake Originally uploaded by eidolon Now I remember why we come up here. Today we spent the day doing the ‘second’ phase of prepwork necessary to get the Maine house ready for the summer. Last weekend was plumbing, electrical, and ‘gross’ maintenance. Today was things like leafblowing and mowing the field, other basicRead More

Failure to Read

Failure to Read Originally uploaded by eidolon I think this’ll be my contribution to the FAIL blog. Caught this while at a gas station up in Maine. This woman decided it was a good time to have a smoke, and supposed that right in front of the propane storage rack was the PERFECT place toRead More

In lieu of actual content…

IMG_4575.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon This past weekend was a whirlwind of seder travelling, gaming nights, MIT flea markets, and geocachings. Coming back to the house Sunday evening, absolutely exhausted and wanting nothing more than to fall into bed, I saw these buds on the trees outside, and a beautiful sunset going on. The cameraRead More


IMG_4330.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon Everyone is prepping for their move to Mosaic in their own way. Having worked with groups of friends many times on big projects, it always seems at the end that you end up holding a hammer going “Okay, whose is this?” If we’re all living in the same place, we’reRead More

And so it begins.

IMG_4158.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon You know, Zach loves reading. And loves games. And… it’s time. Took about 1/2 an hour to unearth the books. Granted, nowadays 2nd edition is a tad outdated, but it’s a great place to start.

Snowy Porch

snowy_porch.jpg Originally uploaded by eidolon A quick pic before I go out and assault the walkway and the driveway. We’re in the middle of a January snowstorm here, and stuff is piling up outside. There’s been various forecasts of anything from 6″ to 14″. It keeps fluctuating. We’re at about 6″ now, and it’s stillRead More

Our house, taking shape!

IMG_2976.JPG Originally uploaded by eidolon I’ve been pretty lax on the posting front lately. Certainly not for lack of content that I’d like to share with ya’ll, but primarily from lack of organized thinking time. One banner of light in all the nuttiness is receiving regular updates on our house, currently under construction at MosaicRead More

Zach and his XO

Zach and his XO Originally uploaded by eidolon After waiting almost 6 weeks, the XO laptop came via Fedex today. I had been rabidly refreshing my browser watching for tracking information, but didn’t actually see it in the system until it showed up on the doorstep. Zach has latched onto it with quite a bitRead More


Photo_122707_004 Originally uploaded by eidolon Today Zach and I spent all day at Wachusett Mountain near Princeton, MA. It was his first time back on skis after a 3 year hiatus. He did great, and a lesson early in the afternoon just made it all the better. The weather was ‘wet’ – sort of betweenRead More