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  1. steelopus replied to your post: “So Mom has been visiting for about a day and has already decided that…”:

    <buzzkill> Can’t see the stars through that. :-/ </buzzkill>

    Well, considering the zero times we go outside after Bug Hours start, we aren’t seeing many stars now either :-)

  2. Well, this doesn&#8217;t suck.

(Sorry for the feet, Steve.)

    Well, this doesn’t suck.

    (Sorry for the feet, Steve.)

  3. lindstifa:

I love when the TJs stay with me. We blow up the air bed and put it next to the couch making one giant nest. Tucker cuddles with the boy while the “adults” play with their iThings. Miss them.

Gross.

(Not really.)

We love staying with Lindsay and Tucker. As you can see, she makes us feel right at home. It almost feels like we have an apartment in Chicago. The only problem is that we never seem to get to stay long enough.

Dear Steve: I am sorry that our feet are visible in this picture.

    lindstifa:

    I love when the TJs stay with me. We blow up the air bed and put it next to the couch making one giant nest. Tucker cuddles with the boy while the “adults” play with their iThings. Miss them.

    Gross.

    (Not really.)

    We love staying with Lindsay and Tucker. As you can see, she makes us feel right at home. It almost feels like we have an apartment in Chicago. The only problem is that we never seem to get to stay long enough.

    Dear Steve: I am sorry that our feet are visible in this picture.

  4. The phrase you&#8217;re looking for is &#8220;Because I Can&#8221;…

    The phrase you’re looking for is “Because I Can”…

  5. steelopus replied to your photo: So, what did you do on Saturday?

    A few weeks ago you responded to luckyshirt’s Lion complaints by saying you were contemplating downgrading back to Snow Leopard… and now… not so much.

    Well, sort of. What I said was “Personally I liked Snow Leopard better too, and would switch back if I wasn’t using a bunch of 10.7 utilities.”

    That’s still true.

    However:

    • As someone who occasionally writes about OS X, it’s important to keep up to date on what’s going on.

    • There are some 10.8 features which are actually more compelling than anything 10.7 offered (although the biggest, IMO, is Messages which is available for Lion).

    • Early reports have been that 10.8 is fairly stable

    • I have a full bootable copy of my Lion installation which I can restore if I decide that I don’t like 10.8, plus a Time Machine backup.

    So far only a few apps have broken, and only one of them is critical, but I assume it will be fixed ASAP because the company is like that.

  6. 
  I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I’m preparing appropriate retribution. — Leo


 jeeneebee replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding  Jeez, I thought you’d find lady poop. Eww, and I grossed myself out. 



 fancycwabs replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding  The Monkeyballs (fancycwabs.com/post/16…) are also apparently loaded with bacteria. 



 steelopus replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding  It wasn’t human. It belonged to one of the active cultures. 



 vegkat replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding  THAT’S WHAT HELPS YOU POOP.

    I am making a mental list of those who are snickering, and even as I speak I’m preparing appropriate retribution. — Leo

    jeeneebee replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding

    Jeez, I thought you’d find lady poop. Eww, and I grossed myself out.


    fancycwabs replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding

    The Monkeyballs (fancycwabs.com/post/16…) are also apparently loaded with bacteria.


    steelopus replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding

    It wasn’t human. It belonged to one of the active cultures.


    vegkat replied to your post: I soooooo wish I was kidding

    THAT’S WHAT HELPS YOU POOP.


  7. JR JR Coda

    steelopus replied to your post: "Dale Earnhardt JR. JR."

    ‘tis a band. I don’t care for the music, but I do think the name is brilliant.

    (atsirhc offered the same explanation.)

    Oooooh.

    I thought one of the guys in the band was named Dale JR JR.

    Never mind.

  8. Blanket Story, coda

    Remember that adorable story about how sweet my kid is and how he covered me with his blanket on Monday morning?

    And remember how Steve tried to suggest that it might have been the dog?!

    (If not, read them both here.)

    (As if!)

    Well, let’s return to Monday night, just around The Boy’s Bedtime, EDT.

    "Dad, I can’t find my second blanket…"

    (Did I mention he sleeps with 4 blankets? Even in the summer? I blame The Wife’s thin blood and the fact that he was manufactured and born in Florida.)

    "Which one is the second one? The Steelers’ one?"

    "Yeah…"

    "It’s still on my bed from this morning…"

    "…This morning?"

    "Remember when mom took you to school so I could sleep in? Didn’t you put that blanket on me?"

    "No… I think it must have been the dog."

    "Dammit, Steve!"

    "What?"

    "Take your blanket and go to bed."

    ~ Several Hours Earlier… ~

    Me: “Did you see that picture I posted? How sweet is that? He covered me with his blanket!”

    The Wife: “I think that was the dog.”

    Me: “Oh shut up, it was not.”

    ~ Sigh… ~

    It’s tough being the only romantic in a world full of Muggles…

  9. steelopus replied to your photo: I stayed at the office late last night, getting a…

    How can you prove that it wasn’t The Doofus that did it?

    Elementary, my dear Steelopus:

    Because there was no slobber on it.

    ~ Followup ~

    Turns out that there was more to this story… Read the end of it here.

  10. If you were any other man, I would have sent you an 8 megapixel closeup.

    steelopus replied to your photo: A brief timeout for our newest member. Who has not…

    All I can see is your toe. This was so close to being an acceptable photo. *sigh*

    So great is my love for you I have updated the picture, cropping out not only my toe but my messy desk as well:

  11. Last Rights

    steelopus replied to your post: Wedding

    Hi. It’s Steve, your editor. Remember me? Anyway. I’m pretty sure “Hopefully it won’t last.” is not the way you want to end a post that is titled “Wedding.”

    HA! I wish the couple all the happiness.

    Let me revise the last line to make it more clear:

    "I feel like a snake with rubber teeth; hopefully it won’t last."

    or, if you prefer:

    "I feel like a snake with rubber teeth and I hope that feeling referred to in the predicate of this sentence won’t last."

  12. DVD rippage

    steelopus replied to your photo: Today I replaced four 500 GB drives with four 2 TB…

    What’s your chosen format for ripping (I’m assuming mp4 because you’ll be using iTunes/AppleTV)? Will you use HandBrake or something fancier (I’ll never give up VisualHub. RIP)?

    I use RipIt to save the DVDs to the hard drive, and then process the files in HandBrake with the “AppleTV 1” preset (because that’s what I own, and it gives a reasonable file size that looks good on my iMac too).

    I do that two-step because I can rip a bunch of DVDs and then setup the HandBrake queue to process them, and just let that run on my iMac.

    I can actually play movies of almost any format on my AppleTV because I have aTV Flash but I have stuck with mp4 because it seems as good of a compromise as anything.

    Ideally I’d love to have my music collection in AIFF and my DVD collection in Video_TS, because once they are in that “lossless” format, you can then convert them to whatever format you want and always have the ‘master’ later on. But I still don’t have that much storage available. Video is a PITA.

    As for which tool to use… I used VisualHub as my primary tool for a long time until it was abandoned, and then I still kept it around for awhile. Eventually I just figured it was time to move on. However, I did find that VisualHub gave a better looking picture and smaller files. I’m not sure if that’s still true or not. (I’m not sure that I even still have the latest DMG.)

  13. Someone is apparently a big fan of time.

    Someone is apparently a big fan of time.

  14. Dear Steve:

Stop being me.

xoxox

Tj

via

    Dear Steve:

    Stop being me.

    xoxox

    Tj

    via

  15. Wish you were here

    Wish you were here