Sunday, December 2, 2012

Bat haiku

If you scream loudly
They will not hear their echos
and fly into you.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Potato Pancakes

  • Potatoes
  • egg
  • flour
  • cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • oil
  • Shred potatoes
  • Mix with eggs
  • Mix with flour
  • Season with cayenne pepper and salt
  • Fry in oil
Serve with sour cream and/or applesauce.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Papa Blox Treasure Chest

Here is a treasure chest. It looks like I added the pullout and manhole.

First 5k run of 2012

I just had my first 5k run of the year. Barefoot, of course. 9:58 19:26 29:07 29:50

 These are my feet.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Papa Blox Teddy Bear

Here is a teddy bear. I only added one man hole, so I did not help much. It will still be difficult. This one looks like "hello bear".

Papa Blox Alarm Clock

Here is an alarm clock. I added some pullouts and manholes.

Papa Blox Earth

I added manholes and a pullout to make this one work.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Papa Blox cup of coffee

I added some manholes. It is kind of lame, but the layout did not have much to work with.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Papa Blox Motorcycle

Here is the motorcycle by Papa Blox. I added some pull out switches to make it solvable.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Papa Blox Meat

I tried to use the minimum of gadgets to get this one. It is actually quite challenging.

Papa Blox UFO

Here is a UFO. I don't think I needed to make any modifications to Papa Blox's design to solve this one.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Running season starts

It was a beautiful 50 F this morning when I ran my first outdoor barefoot mile of the year.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pushmo Cupcakes

Here is a Pushmo / Pullblox camera. I added the manholes. It could be more difficult than I made it.

Two interminable recurring conversations for parents

I always have two conversations with my children that will not cease in the foreseeable future. The first goes like this:

Situation 1: Yelling

Setting: After asking for the nth time for something to be done and then yelling.

Me: You must like it when I yell.
Child: No, I do not.
(Children NEVER like to be yelled at.)
Me: Then why do you wait until I yell to do what you're told? If you don't like when I yell you would do what you are told before I yell.
Child: I don't know...
(The child cannot compete with that logic.)

Situation 2: Do what I want not what you want

Me: I want you to do so and so.
Child: I don't want to.
Me: If you wanted to, you would already be doing it. Because I had to ask you to do it, I already know you don't want to. You will do it because I asked you to, not because you want to.

There is no answer for that logic, either. But, it is still recurring. I would like to think the child will eventually remember these situations, but it mostly escapes them.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Papa Blox self portrait

Here is one of Papa Blox, himself. I added a destination.

Papa Blox strawberry cake

Here is the strawberry cake level from Papa Blox. I had to add the destination. Of course, I picked the cherry.

Papa Blox camera

Here, I had to add a destination. I am sure there is a more clever destination for this one.

Papa Blox mitten

Here is the Papa Blox mitten puzzle. I added in the destination flag.

Papa Blox Gingerbread man

Here is the first pushmo puzzle I got from Papa Blox. All of the puzzles have additions to make them solvable or I would not be able to publish the QR codes. In this puzzle, I added the flag.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Pushmo puzzles

Here are some pushmo puzzles I have made.

This one is "Gadget Fun"

Monday, January 9, 2012

linux webcam

I run ubuntu linux, sometimes. To get my built-in webcam to work, I need to run "gstreamer-properties". I close the window and it works. I like to use cheese webcam booth.