Emilee found a place to buy some chickens from, so we’re back to work on the chicken coop. It’s looking good.



Emilee Earns Her Blue Belt in TKD

Emilee continues to work on her Tae Kwon Do skills, and last night she earned her blue belt.  As usual, she had to work through several forms.

She also had to spar against a black belt.

In the end, she was successful and was awarded her blue belt.  Go Emmy!

Deluge – My First Open Source Software

This week we released my first piece of open source software, known as Deluge.  It uses the new features found in XSLT 3 to process huge data files and streaming web sites.  It’s both a CLI and API and is written with Java; it includes both the binary (a JAR file for Java 7) and the source (a NetBeans 8 project).  My friend, Roger Costello, released the software on his site,, along with a tutorial that he wrote on XML streaming.  Take a look!

Vainglory Video

Vainglory on iOS is currently my favorite video game.  I tend to play support characters, and in this video I play a crystal Adagio, with the plan of keeping my friends alive.  This allows them to focus on damaging the other team.  Did it work?  Find out:

Xbox One

Jacen got an Xbox One for Christmas this year, something he’s been wanting for a while.

Xbox One

It certainly brought out the smiles.