Saturday, February 23, 2008

Optimus Maximus Keyboard: Want it ....

I wish I had $500 to drop on a keyboard. After many years of rumors the Optimus Maximus is finally on sale. Each and every single key is like a little LCD screen and can display anything you want. That means that fonts on the keyboard are all custom, you can put a little picture on the keys, whatever you want.

The video below (a little long) shows all the cool things you can do with it. I will begin taking donations to the get "Franklin this keyboard foundation" now.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Random Updates ...

It's been a few days since my last update so I guess I should write something. Warning this is all over the place.

I missed way too much class this week. I will try catch up with all my reading this weekend, I swear.

Work is going great. Today I was put in charge of drafting a complaint for an upcoming law suit. For the non-law people, a complaint is the first step in filing a law suit, I am actually writing the lawsuit, the document where I tell the other side why they should give me money. This is fun.

I had lunch today at the Standard. This is a classy restaurant/bar/hotel. I've been there before at night, but it looks so different in the daytime. It was described by my a co-worker as diner and I must agree, and expensive one.

On my way back home I met another Techer! I looked at her for several minutes before I figured out where I knew her from. I saw that she was a couple of pages away from being done with her book so I waited until she was done. In true Techer fashion as soon as she finished that book she took out another one from her bag. She was a Mole who graduated a couple of years before me and quit science like me.

On a completely different topic. I decided that I will go to Nicaragua this summer. I just the need final dates from Becky so that I can join her at the end of her volunteer work down there. I'm looking forward to this. The fact that I know I have a guaranteed summer position at works takes away a lot of stress and allows me to commit to summer travel.

Tonight as usually nothing planned. Saturday morning class usually keeps me home Friday nights. Sadly, 8:30am work meetings will also keep me in Thursday nights. I guess I should be happy I at least have Saturday.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Baby Girl....

I spent a large portion of my Saturday night not at a random club, or bar, or party, but holding a new born baby girl.

I loved it.

I got to meet Lucy, Jim and Ami's newborn daughter last night. I drove down to San Diego yesterday and missed most of the welcome home baby party they were having because of traffic (it took me almost 3 hrs to get to SD!), but at least I got there in time for a surprise engagement announcement.

Many at the party went out to dinner afterwards. Here I got to meet many members of the Ami's and Jim's family that I had not met before, or don't remember from their wedding. Afterwards I spent a few hours at the apartment talking to Jim/Ami and holding Lucy. It was almost midnight by the time I left. A day well spent. Here is a picture of me and Lucy: (the rest here)