A long time ago, in an operating system far, far away, I was a gamer. Thanks to Santa, I fear I’m headed that way again. Right now, our new Wii is a cross between a workout video and family game night. God help whoever gets me a Madden-esque football game before my dissertation is completed.
Hoping the new year finds the faces in your life filled with joy. Photo by Fireflyfoto The Makices
The latest addition to the Makice holiday traditions—joining live Christmas trees that can be planted in January and the Magic Box, a form of Santa-attributed morning event in December that brings a holiday inspired present to the boys—is Feral Santa, an adorable hand puppet turned into a nighttime ritual of animal attacks and torn flesh.
I committed this week to attending CHI by grabbing a small single room in Florence for the early April conference. Since it is freakin’ Italy, I’m going to try to pad the trip a bit on either end and get some site-seeing in. During the conference proper, though, there are few other things that piqued my interest.
An Italian court ruled that a couple could not name their son “Friday” and insist that he instead be called Gregory instead. Clearly, there are no Libertarians in power in Italy.
Is microblogging something new? Young services like Twitter and Tumblr are seen by some as a natural evolution of personal presence on the Internet, filling a gap between blogging and social networking. Some say it is in the process of obsoleting email.
Carter’s been working on his Christmas list. Mr. Fantastic Action figure with fantasticar. Pleo. Iron Man with real lights in palms, chest and boots. Thor Action-Figure with Spider-man Action Figure. Emerald Pendant with real Emeralds. Iron Ring with Real Emeralds and Sapphires going Emerald, Sapphire, Emerald, Sapphire, Emerald, Sapphire all around the ring.