WebM Video The codec wars around the HTML5 video element might be settled sooner than you think: Basically, Google just open-sourced VP8, a video codec. VP8 is being combined with the Vorbis audio codec to create a new video format called … Keep reading
I’m working on Zoe’s second birthday post, but in the meantime, let me share this classic Zoe video with you. I recently uploaded a slew of videos to Flickr as part of my new year’s resolution, and I think this … Keep reading
You all know this story. In the summer of 1950, Enrico Fermi, the Italian-American physicist and atomic pile-builder, went to lunch at Los Alamos National Laboratory and joined some colleagues there and asked them a question. “Where is everybody?” This … Keep reading
A couple weeks ago, Andy Samberg did a parody of Mark Wahlberg in a throwaway sketch called “Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals.” It was basically just Andy telling various animals “Say hi to your mother for me.” It was pretty … Keep reading
Milo and his parents are visiting us this week, so I thought I’d post this video of a game Milo was playing with Dave at the park a few weeks ago. Milo would pick up a handful of bark chips, … Keep reading
“In every project there is always one file that strikes fear into the hearts of all programmers everywhere. These files are usually full of code that could render a battle-hardy coder to complete gibbering tears within seconds and that is … Keep reading
This weekend Zoe started walking! She’s taken a few steps before, but it was always like she didn’t really realize she was doing it – and we could never get a repeat performance. We were at her friend Maia’s first … Keep reading
Her vocabulary is very limited, but she’s really interested. She listens carefully to new words and then tries to repeat them. Right now, she can (sort of) say Baby (bah-bah), Kitty (keh-t), Socks (sah-zz), Mama, Papa (bah-bah), Yes (yesh), and … Keep reading
There’s this little activity table at Grandma Amy’s house, and Zoe loves to push it around like it’s a walker. It also plays music, and whenever she hears music, she stops, looks at us, and bobs her head up and … Keep reading
Up, and then back down! Left to her own devices, she would happily spend all day climbing up and down the carpeted stairs to the basement.
We had to set up this video a bit – We put her favorite object of day (a cardboard box from one of her creams) at the end of the couch. Watch how quickly she cruises over there!
We’d been trying to get her to walk for a couple of minutes, and this is how she let us know she was done. I posted a whole slew of videos and photos on flickr. I’ll be highlighting a few … Keep reading
“Six guys in a room have the same thing on their mind.”
In a nutshell, GTA4 keeps everything good about the previous games, while dramatically improving most of the annoyances. The driving is slightly more challenging — if only because it’s actually difficult to drive at a reasonable speed that won’t result … Keep reading
Staying home sick from work and puking my guts out earlier in the day is apparently no excuse for canceling Halo night, especially not when it happens to be the day the Legendary Map Pack gets released. So last night … Keep reading
I miss this show.
This is, hands-down, the best discussion of climate change I’ve ever seen. By framing the argument in the context of risk management, he sidesteps the issue of whether or not climate change is real and whether it’s man-made, and instead … Keep reading
For the Pop Art 10-year anniversary party, the creative team laid out a 20-foot-wide grid of three-inch squares on the wall of the conference room. Then they bought a large supply of multi-colored Post-It notes, and labeled each square in … Keep reading