Giants Opening Day 2008

The only person still optimistic was cotton candy salesman Jesus Ortiz, who was giving away cotton candy to little kids, perhaps to ease the pain. “The team is great,” he said. “Cotton candy is great. It’s going to be a great year. I’m always hopeful in April.” more pics can be found here

Program your Comcast remote to 30 second skip

Choose an unused or unneeded button on the “silver” remote to be the 30-second skip command. I used my “A-lock” button, and in retrospect (with two kids) that’s probably not the best choice, but I wanted it near the other DVR controls. Other choices are the PIP buttons at the bottom, (maybe there’s a hack…

Snow Day 2007, er, 8

After missing every weekend in winter 2007, we put our collective foot down and headed for the mountains. It was a gorgeous day, and the snow as still plentiful as we headed into the Tahoe National Forest. We found a cute little red farm house, which would have provided an awesome backdrop to take a…

A critical 2008 tax law change

Round Cents to Dollars – Beginning with the 2007 tax forms,  round cents to, the nearest whole dollar. For example,  round $50.50 up to $51 or round $25.49, down to $25. If you do not round,  FTB will disregard the cents. This change helps, process your returns quickly and accurately.

The Day Before

0151 – Full Lunar Eclipse 1630 – 4.5 Earthquake, and contractions start 1830 – Tina and I met at the hospital after her contractions started. I drove down from the city and my parents drove her in from SRV. 2100 – Dr. Liu decided to keep us overnight 2130 – we ate dinner and said…

Where is she headed?

DSC_4568, originally uploaded by ahalvor. She is on a mission. A mission to explore. The goal is not important at this point, it is the journey. Whether it is dumping out the kitchen drawer by throwing the measuring cups, one at a time, over her shoulder – or squeezing the juicebox to see what will…