Posted October 31, 2008
Well, we did it. After five years of dating, Jori and I tied the knot last weekend. Everything was amazing and it's definitely the most fun I've ever had at a wedding. It's crazy to think that after a year of planning we'll finally get to come up for some air.
We couldn't have had more fun, but the weekend was slightly bittersweet. My Uncle Mike and Ted, who I'm very close with and oftentimes consider friends first, almost didn't make it. They weren't sick or out of town on business, but had an existential dilemma. While they fully supported my union with Jori, they didn't have the same support for our marriage. After celebrating thirty-two years together, they still can't be married in our state and in most states in the US. I'm elated they decided to join us, but I would prefer to have gone to their wedding. Hopefully, if enough Californians vote no on Prop 8, we'll be one step closer.
Now we're off to celebrate the next step in our lives with a trip to Thailand. We'll be in Bangkok, Ko Lanta (close-ish to Phuket) and Chiang Mai over the next two weeks. Posting here will be even more non-existant than usual, but I might try to squeeze in a post or two if inspiration strikes.
See ya'll on the other side.
Update: Anil showed me up! His post on marriage is way more thoughtful than mine. I guess that's what three years of marriage gets you. Happy anniversary Anil and Alaina!
Synchronized Political Debating
Really impressive. I can't imagine how long this took to get perfect [via waxy]
Posted October 28, 2008
I voted this morning (I'll be out of town). Listen to Jay Smooth and make sure you vote a week from today.
Palin's ridiculous answer during the Katie Couric interview is set to beautiful piano music. It makes it tolerable, if not beautiful. [via mr. sippey]
Video: Imagining if McCain Hired Famous Directors to Create his Ads
John Woo, Kevin Smith and Wes Anderson. They're all pretty funny. [via Coudal]
Posted October 17, 2008
Man, I love this meme. Buzzfeed has some links but the evolution one on America Blog is possibly the best.
Thanks to Mike for the idea.
A Promising New eReader from Cambridge and a German Manufacturer
The link is to a video, but the NYT has more. This reader is built on flexible plastic, unlike existing models, but the housing is still rigid. It's far from perfect, but it's a step in the right direction. It'll be out next year with a color version to follow in 2010.
Banjo Used in Brain Surgery
He had hand tremors and as the surgeons trying shutting down regions of his brain, he'd play some banjo to test it out. There's video and it's not gross. [via waxy]
MacBook Design Video
It does a fantastic job explaining how the computer is made. It also kinda, sorta, maybe makes me want to buy a baker's dozen of 'em.
Obama is Campaigning in Xbox 360 Games
Amazing. Dude is buying ad space inside of games. Can we stop giving money now?
Earth from Above at The Big Picture
Earth from Above, Yann Arthus-Bertrand's collection of photos, is coming to NYC next year. Big Picture has a selection of them and this was my favorite.
Da Bears Blog
The author (Jeff) has such an unabashedly optimistic tone, it makes me happy. He sticks it to the Bears when they fuck up, but every Friday he picks the Bears to win. It takes a little while to appreciate it, but he has a unique, non-whiny style that sticks out amongst team blogs.
Netflix Announces Full-Featured API
You can basically recreate Netflix. This is a fantastic idea and will help them keep the lead in movie rentals. I can't wait to see the awesome MT plugins and iPhone apps that come out of this.