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Entries from December 2010

Remembering Bailey

December 31st, 2010 · 7 Comments

We said goodbye today to a dearly loved member of our family. Bailey was 13. This is a Flickr set of photos of Bailey. We love you Bailey and miss you. Technorati Tags: bailey, dog, love, family

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Learning about Scratch Basics

December 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Sarah and Rachel recorded this fourteen minute Cinchcast with me today discussing their initial experiences learning how to create with Scratch software from MIT. They discussed learning how to move Sprites, about costumes, loops, coordinate geometry basics, and more. Download Scratch for free from scratch.mit.edu. Scratch resources from my Fall 2010 undergraduate course, “Computers in […]

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Tags: littlesister · sister · technology

Sarah’s Custom T-Shirt

December 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Sarah made this shirt yesterday! See and download the full gallery on posterous Sent from my iPhone

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My Lego Star Wars Story

December 21st, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have always been big Lego and Star Wars fans. Personally I have a large collection of figures in battle stances. I have also traded the lego minifigures with my friends. Even though we will trade minifigures from different product lines Star Wars is always the most popular to trade. The Clone Wars TV episodes […]

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Tags: brother · collecting · lego · starwars

No Cavity Club!

December 16th, 2010 · No Comments

Congrats to Sarah & Rachel! Sent from my iPhone

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Peppermint Fudge Brownies

December 13th, 2010 · No Comments

This evening Sarah recorded a new episode for “The International Cooking Show,” demonstrating how to cook Peppermint Fudge Brownies for a holiday potluck. The video is 7 minutes, 49 seconds long. This episode is significant for several reasons. First of all, it’s the first episode we’ve uploaded to a unique YouTube Channel for The International […]

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Tags: food · sister

Lessons Learned from Oregon Trail

December 12th, 2010 · No Comments

Rachel played Oregon Trail yesterday on dad’s iPhone and shared some of her lessons learned using Cinch.

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Tags: games · littlesister · technology

Taylor Swift – Chipmunk Style

December 11th, 2010 · No Comments

Rachel and Sarah: Since you both love the Voices app and the Chipmunk option so much, I’m sure you’ll be interested to learn how you can use the free program Audacity to change voices into “Chipmunk” sounding voices. One of my UNT students created the following screencast explaining how.

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Tags: podcasts · technology

Open Face Roast Beef

December 7th, 2010 · No Comments

It’s hard to beat open faced roast beef with brown gravy, cabbage and fried okra. Yum! Next time you’re in Irving, Texas, be sure to stop by Mama’s Daughter’s Diner. Thanks to Yelp for the recommendation! – Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

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Tags: dad · food · travel

Photos from New England: December 2010

December 7th, 2010 · No Comments

I’ve published all the photos from the trip Sarah and I took to New Hampshire and Maine last week to a new Flickr collection. I still have more videos to publish, but it’s good to have all the photos online. I’ve found if I don’t share photos fairly soon after a trip, lots of other […]

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Tags: sister · travel · trip

Steve Wozniak’s 9 Favorite Gadgets

December 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Alex: If my invitation to Abilene, TX for a conference where Woz will be the keynote comes through, I want to take you. I want you, Sarah & Rachel to have opportunities to tinker with digital stuff like he did growing up. Steve Wozniak’s 9 Favorite Gadgets Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, highlights some key […]

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