Hair Dryer BBQ Warning

So when I got home from work today Sarah told me that I am no longer allowed to use her hair dryer in conjunction with the grill. Apparently using it near the smoke made her hair smell like BBQ today. I say it’s worth it for the food, she disagrees. I’ll be buying a new hair dryer soon.

Christmas Plans

My family is going to be going to Spencer, IA (we’re staying at Lake Okoboji) for Christmas. It’s where my mom grew up and she wants to go back for the holidays, even though we only have one relative who still lives there. There was much argument to no avail. My main concern isn’t going to Iowa, it’s the complete …

Smoked Pork Chops

It’s sort of been a tradition for us to host a New Year’s Eve party and this year will be no exception. This year MU will also be playing Arkansas in the Independence Bowl on New Year’s Eve, so we’ll be having a bowl game/New Year’s Eve party. In honor of the trouncing the Razorbacks should receive we’ll be serving …

Return of the King

Return of the King opened yesterday. A group of us are hoping to avoid the insanity of opening day by going today. So far everybody I know who has seen it says it’s amazing. Big shock there. This post really just serves the purpose of illustrating that I’m now current in my postings and can return to my regular slackitude.

Gas Station Food (Oklahoma Joe’s)

So I know I wrote about the gas station turkey in my Thanksgiving post, but I had to write this as well. I’ve been trying to eat at Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue during several different trips to Kansas City. Last week I finally got my chance. I did feel a bit silly eating ribs at 4:00 PM knowing that a snow …

Thanksgiving (several weeks late)

We spent Thanksgiving at Sarah’s parents house with most of her mom’s siblings (there are 9 of them). Her mom decided not to cook a turkey but instead got one smoked at a gas station in town that does smoking. Which disturbed me a little bit, you know, it’s a gas station. I shouldn’t complain though, the turkey was quite …

Still in Denver

I’m still in the Denver airport. Luckily the wifi here is free (or at least I’ve not been prompted to pay for it). So far I’ve watched three more episodes of the Tick (I’ve got all three seasons on DVD) and continued to play with building a useful Central application. I’ve decided that whatever I build has to be something …

Heading Home

After a night at Naked last night I’m feeling pretty tired. Slept in this morning and then ate lunch with Todd at CPK then headed to the airport. Long story short right now I’m in Denver waiting to hopefully get on a flight to KC. Because of the weather I got to Denver after my original flight was scheduled to …

Flash Cast

Flash Cast is basically a reincarnation of a Point Cast type service for use on mobile devices. It’s push to the phone over the wireless network. The app can be used to for traffic, weather, news, stocks, cartoons, games, etc. The accuweather channel looks a lot like the similar pod in Central. I’m not sure how useful this will be, …

Director

Full DVD video playback natively in Director. It will maintain aspect ratio, audio sample info, original size, and full event notification as DVD navigation occurs. The movie (.dcr) can be played in a browser and will still interact with local DVD content. This means you can display info on the web and use content from the DVD — extremely rich …

Flash

There is still a lot to do in data integration in Flash. About 80% of the Flash tool is now available via JavaScript (JSFL). Data connection wizard to make it easier to work with data sources. The wizard will look at the data and try to interpret it as the appropriate Flash data type. It also lets you convert the …