Stop spreading the news…

=== And, via Kottke, an indeed “excellent” article by Dan Baum about his experiences of carrying a concealed (and non-concealed) gun. Set aside 15 minutes and read it. Also, from the same author, a very recent piece which in it’s first few paragraphs, describes one of the main issues in my opinion going unaddressed in...

Texas housewarming

After two months of moving into our house in Houston, it was about time we sprang a housewarming on the friends we’ve made here. It’s a busy time of the year for everyone, but we definitely wanted to sneak it in before the year ended — who’d want to warm a house after six months? We had a great turnout with pretty much...

Icon: Gmail 2.0

A week or so ago, Google released version 2 of their Gmail app for iOS, sporting a spiffy, sleek, and slightly whimsical icon. I’ve been using Sparrow for iOS and Mac and have been fairly happy until recently when the lack of push email had me itching to go back to Gmail (on the web). Being used to having a standalone email app, I...

Gator Park

So, you’re heard of swimming with sharks, but how about riding with ‘gators? You can do this at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas! And once our good mate Nina[1. Nina was the first friend we met in Houston, and actually the very first ‘local’ I ever spoke to :)] invited us to go riding in the ‘Gator Park’,...

Austin, TX

A few weeks ago, Kelly and I made our first trip to Austin. My cousin Marty was in the US at the time so he flew across to hang out with us. Is was a pretty chilled visit — testing the waters for our next trip up. We spent the time eating, drinking, and being merry, plus a day in San Antonio to see what the Alamo was all about, a walk in...