As an engineer, I feel I have a good pulse on design esthetics. Though I’m only of lowly electrical persuasion and not industrial, I can still appreciate me some good ergonomics. For example, take a good look at the following picture of my Apple Magic Mouse:
Lately, my wife has been blogging her brains out. Check out the new family blog here. So all this good blogging energy has prompted me to post more myself. Be forewarned.
About 15 years ago, I distinctly remember hearing a radio broadcast that was unlike anything I’d heard before. It wasn’t the usual talk show, news, sports, call-in, top 40 type show. It was engaging. It was a well-crafted story, yet non-fictional. It was refreshing in a landscape of RF wasteland. It was my “driveway moment”. It was This American Life.
So H&R Block’s TaxCut software comes with a web-based separate app for handling deductions. It’s a straight-forward application but doesn’t have much in the way of external file importation support. Enter a good text editor.
Further proof that my kid has inherited some of my DNA: she loves projects and chores. Check this out!
My 1-year old is a curious kid. She prides herself in breaking into highly secure bank vaults, er cabinets. In particular, she’s taken a liking to our buffet which houses both china and liquor (neither of which are kid-approved items) behind two toddler-level doors. So I had to come up with a way to keep her out.
Back in October of 2009, I started this ambitious project. I finally got it done a year later.