Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Too good to not post...

I'm hesitant to start posting recycled content so soon, but I can't help but share this particular gem.

My first son, Thomas, was born in December, 2008, and my wife and I had our second, Oliver, almost two months ago, in mid-September.

Many (most?) of my wife's friends from her home town are married and parents, but virtually none of my friends are either, so I find myself talking about what it's like to be a parent.

To try and explain it to someone else, it's a little like trying to describe a colour to a blind/colourblind person. Maybe language only fails me, though, and someone better with it could do an admirable job of explaining it.

Which brings me to Jeff Atwood's spectacular post on fatherhood on his otherwise-non-parent-centric blog, Coding Horror.

Atwood uses his own words, and those of others, to paint a pretty accurate picture of what it's like to have your life no only turned upside down by having children, but also inverted, painted, reupholstered and then transmogrified.

It's great. Read it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


So Tumblr got boring and irritating, all at the same time, so I went back to Blogger.

There are apparently some problems with Blogger that weren't around the last time I came here, so I'm still here with the generic background until I either get sick of trying to find out how it can be physically possible to have an image that's 1800x1600 that somehow still manages to be smaller than 300K (come to think of it, why in the world would Google not be able to put even a slightly higher limit on what image you could upload to use as a custom backgroundLink anyway?) and go back to a normal template, or I'll figure it out and stick with this one.

Anyway, to "business."

This morning I got into a conversation with a co-worker who (foolishly) disputed that well known fact that Snoopy vs The Red Baron by The Royal Guardsmen was a lesser Christmas song than White Christmas as performed by Bing Crosby.

I know. Ridiculous, right?

So anyway, I leave it up to you, whoever ends up finding this particular corner of the Interwebs. Here, for your viewing/listening pleasure: the greatest Christmas song ever recorded, and that Bing Crosby one.

Ta for now.

And, as a special bonus for those people who like their Snoopy with a little Ska, I present: The Hotshots!