Archive for February, 2011

The big source of entertainment at work today was watching the demolition of an abandoned building across the street. My colleagues and I lined up along the windows several times to watch the progress, and we cheered enthusiastically when a big chunk of the roof collapsed. Too bad I didn’t have the presence of mind […]

Remember that more megapixels isn’t necessarily better. Squeezing more megapixels onto a compact camera’s tiny sensor actually increases image noise (and thus, reduces image quality).

I write HBlog for my own amusement, so I don’t worry too much about who’s reading it. But today I noticed a rather surprising statistic: Since May 2009 I’ve had more than 10,000 views. For most blogs that would be pretty pathetic. But for me, it’s pretty damned cool. So thanks to my friends Pam […]

My friend Tom (aka., “The Blogfodder”) sent me a wonderful email today: “Nothing new here, but timely nonetheless,” he wrote. He was referring to, a website for city dwellers in need of inner peace. The post about Chicago especially caught my eye. Chicago usually gets walloped by whatever crappy weather passes through Minneapolis. So—given […]

Of all the side-effects of the digital revolution, blogs are one of my favorite. They can be a wonderful window in other people’s lives, and into worlds I might otherwise never experience. Among my favorites are JetHead‘s musings of an airline pilot, Cherokee by design and his gorgeous photographs, and kluckit, a 20-something’s irreverent take […]

It’s been 10 days since my husband had a heart attack. I spent the first few days shuttling between our house and the hospital. Then, I did my best to support Esteban’s recovery at home. I worried on Monday that he was still in pain, but yesterday Esteban called me from the grocery store. “Need […]

It’s been a long day at the office and I’m totally, utterly, completely exhausted. Which means that I have no energy, will, or desire to write tonight. But I promised to post something every day, so I hope you won’t mind if just for today I leave you in Huffygirl’s capable hands. Check out her […]

It’s been two months since I last wrote (griped?) about winter in Minnesota, so forgive me if this post sounds a bit whiny. The winter of 2010-2011 is officially inching toward the snowiest on record (at least since the White People got here and started to keep records). And while I love to look at […]

I’ve fallen a bit behind in, well, everything over the past week. Among the neglected was last week’s P64 photo project. I thought “apricot” would be a toughie, but in fact it’s everywhere in my home. I immediately went for the obvious, of course, among the mountain of heart-healthy foods I recently bought for Esteban: […]

I’ve been trying to figure out a way to move to Paris, if only for a year or two. Alas, their unemployment is high, the immigration laws are getting tighter by the day, and they have protectionist hiring practices that favor French citizens (which I completely understand). But I think I may have happened upon […]