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A Quick Trip to the Falls

Snoqalmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls this morning. Cold, rainy, misty, awesome.…

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Using Strings for Resource Owner IDs in Doorkeeper

I know I said I wouldn't do as much code-related posting here as I used to, but what the heck — here's one that had me stumped for a while that folks might find useful. I'm working on another OAuth 2 provider — my second in less than a year…

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An Impromptu Snow Day

One of the things my wife loves most about me* is my penchant for hopping into a car (or better, onto a plane) without any idea where I'm going. She's a planner, and I'm — well, pretty much not, so it tends to drive her a little nuts when she…

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Look Mom, I Have a Computer, Too

Scary what these little guys come up with sometimes.…

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When You Doubt and Ask, It Gets a Little Harder to Believe

A beautiful little short I stumbled across this afternoon with narration from Richard Feynman. I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not-knowing. I think it's much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. More here.…

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Buildin' Sets for the Coffee Table

This past Friday, I took a much-needed day off to help a friend, Scotto Moore, build some sets for Season Two of his Web series The Coffee Table. That contraption off to the right is a scale replica of his back porch, and in the lower photo, far back in…

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Gus Visser and His Singing Duck

So last night, while the wife was off having tea with with one of her friends, I was flipping through covers on Amazon Video and stumbled on a nice find — a documentary called These Amazing Shadows, which covers the creation and philosophy of the National Film Registry. There were…

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D. W. Griffith's A Corner in Wheat

One of my resolutions this year is to spend more time with the movies. So after finishing J. Hoberman's book Film After Film (a book, yes — but a book about the movies), I dove right into David Thomson's The Big Screen, which re-introduced me to D. W. Griffith, whose…

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Happy Holidays, Folks

It's been an interesting and cacophanous year for the Seattle Nunciatos, filled with many incredible blessings and a few of the usual disappointments. Lots and lots of pictures here, with a nice one below by my wife's friend Erin Lackey. Merry Christmas, friends, and here's to an excellent New Year…

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I Seriously Can't Say Enough About This Drive

So I recently purchased one of these: ... and like I said, I can't say enough about it. It's fast, it's light, it's very quiet, and I can store pretty much everything I have on it, including all (i.e., dozens) of my old Mini/HDV tapes, with plenty of room…

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An Easy Way to Merge MPEG Video Files

Here's a handy tip if you, like me: Have a Mac or another Unix-like OS Have a bunch of MPEG video files you'd like to stitch together (say, if your camera battery, oh, happened to die halfway through your real-time capture — and yes, I do still use tape, thank…

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Soccer!

Today, the boy had his very first soccer practice. Loved it! (I think he enjoyed it, too.) If you're so inclined, you can view the full set on Flickr.…

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Feynman on Magnetism

This video's certainly made the rounds online, but it's still one of my favorites: Richard Feynman trying to explain, in layman's terms, how magnets work: Because of magic, kid. Just accept it. I love just listening to Feynman talk, because he sounds like the perfect vocal intersection of my father…

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Memoization in JavaScript and Ruby

So the other day, I ran into a situation in which I was calling a function recursively in JavaScript and needed to reduce its complexity. (And don't act like this doesn't happen to you constantly, too.) As it happened, the function was just performing a calculation, taking a number and…

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My Turn with the Trains

Messing around with the boys' wooden trains and Adobe Premiere over a lazy weekend.…

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Installing and Running GNUPlot on OSX Mountain Lion

I'm slowly working my way through The Audio Programming Book (obtained on a recent trip to MIT), and on reaching the section dealing with plotting audio envelopes, I ran into a snag I figured others might run into as well. I'd downloaded and installed gnuplot, and when I ran the…

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Speaking at Music Hackday @MIT 2012

This is a couple of months old, too — it's a not-so-great photo of me presenting my new music platform (powered by Rhapsody, yo!) at MIT, part of the annual Music Hackday Boston thrown by the EchoNest. There were about 300 developers there, about a third of whom were MIT…

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Happy Thanksgiven

We went simple this year — no traveling, no guests, just our own little nuclear fam, minus a snoozing three-month-old. Here's a classy little animated GIF for your enjoyment. Happy Holidays, dear visitor.…

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Headhunters

I was relieved to discover I wasn't the only one who thought this little Norwegian thriller had some big plausibility issues. To be fair, I haven't read the book, but even so: Why not just tell your wife you're in a bit over your head? She seems like a sensible…

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A Few Things I've Learned on Paternity Leave

As you'll no doubt derive from nearby posts, we gave birth to a daughter a couple of weeks ago — our third offspring in as many years (and likely, i.e., surgically, our last). I took three weeks' paternity leave, roughly half my annual vacation, and could easily take more…

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How We Watch TV in 2012

Ironic, sure, but hey — it works.…

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Hello, Rosemary

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the newest member of our little nucular family, Miss Rosemary Ruthanne Nunciato — born August 21 at a little past 10:00 PM. Many more to come, of course. PS: Three kids in three years! Holy shit!…

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Weezer Covering Paranoid Android

I saw them perform this live At Adobe MAX in L.A. late last year (front row, bitches!), and it was amazing. Once I dig up the damn videos, I'll post a few of 'em here. Rivers doesn't quite have the voice to pull this off, or the right kind…

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