No excuse for my lack of blogging (but here’s one anyways)

So as you may or may not know, I’ve been busy. I’m talking crazy busy. It’s always an excuse around here, but believe me I haven’t been spending much time “online”.

Rather than continuing to apologize for things, let me tell you about some of the stuff that’s been going on and coming up.

- I picked up a Sanyo Xacti HD-2 Video Camera a few weeks back and have been playing a lot with it. I’m still not convinced on the quality of video it shoots indoors (it gets kinda grainy under low-light), but the convenience factor of it recording onto SD cards is awesome. I pop the card out of the camera, mount it on my desktop and drag off the mp4 files (in 720p HD) onto my computer. It really beats DV from a convenience factor. I have shot more video in the last few weeks than I have over the last couple of years on my DV camera (which is on eBay if you’re interested ~ great camera, just don’t use it). I need to write a further review on this camera, but in the meantime I’ve been using it a bunch. Thanks to the help of VisualHub, two clicks of the mouse converts the videos from the camera and gets them onto the AppleTV (which I also owe you all a review of).  The camera has another purpose which hopefully you’ll be finding out about someday soon.  :)

- Went on a weeklong vacation to Wisconsin. We get away every year with Liz’s family and once again spent a week on the water. Was nice to take a break from the craziness.

- We’re moving in two weeks. We’re staying in Naperville, just moving to something closer to downtown. Of course that means something older (which in turn is going to mean something that needs some work). Should be interesting as our house that we’re selling has been virtually maintenance-free (it was a newer home). I am looking forward to a different lifestyle and am excited about being able to walk to the train, coffee shop, stores, etc.  That was one of the biggest things that we missed when we moved from the city out to the ‘burbs.  If you have the urge to paint or help us finish up the basement a bit (did I tell you we’re putting in a Tiki Bar?!?!), let me know.  :)

- Gnomedex is coming up for me during the second week in August. As always, I’m looking forward to the event and seeing all of my friends that I only get to see once a year. This will be my fourth time attending and cannot wait.

- As I have hinted around this site, it’s time to let you all know that Liz and I are expecting our second offspring in October. We’re rolling the dice (as we did with Maggie) and not finding out if we’re having a boy or girl. It really makes things interesting (and frustrating for everyone who wants to know) and gives you something to focus on when things are nuts during the last few weeks.

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4 Responses to “No excuse for my lack of blogging (but here’s one anyways)”

  1. Matt Says:

    Congratulations on the baby!

    See you at Gnomedex.

  2. John Bigenwald Says:

    Congrats on the new one…. I’ll know when he/she is born when I see a new Mii….

  3. kris Says:

    yipee for two! Have fun sitting next to betsy on plane.

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