April 08, 2013


Posted by Scott at 11:59 PM

Good morning! Happy Feast of the Annunciation. The celebration was postponed because March 25th was during Holy Week. It's a typical Monday. Michelle is off teaching her Step class. I head down to Boxborough. Now that we're beyond the Octave of Easter, I went back to listening to Fulton Sheen's book, "Life of Christ" during the commute. 9:02am

Happy to see that Firefox has now released native (i.e. plugin-LESS) PDF support. One doesn't have to use/install Adobe Acrobat. Adobe Acrobat and Flash have been major sources of security holes lately. Native PDF reading was one of the things I missed when I left Apple's Safari browser. 10:15am

Stepped out to grab some lunch from the cafeteria. 'Tis nice outside! Sunny and almost 60°F. I just picked up a salad with chicken. Somehow amidst all the toppings, the server forgot to put any chicken on it. ;-] Probably for the best... 1:26pm

Happy to learn that this year's CNMC will be in Boston again this year in October. Judging by the date it should be right when Boston hits peak color. 3:00pm

After a day of developing some new test infrastructure and a test case of using it, I left work a little after 5 o'clock. Listened to Patrick Madrid's Right Here, Right Now on the commute. As I was driving up I-495, I was happy that Patrick gave me an on-air shout out. Drove up to Nashua. Just finished tonight's Step class at Golds Gym. 6:50pm

Had a bit of re-heated dinner as Timothy wanted me to review basic trigonometry with him: Pythagorean theorem, sine, cosine, and tangent after he had watched a couple of videos from Kahn Academy. I lent Claire my MacBook so that she could watch a PBS documentary "Children of the Taliban". Meanwhile I used the time to update Michelle's netbook and catch up on my news feeds with it. 8:30pm

Said prayers with the boys and sent 'em to bed. I'm pretty tired as well. I'm going to watch an episode of Duck Dynasty and get some sleep. DD has become a bit of a guilty pleasure for me and Michelle. We enjoy how these are millionaires who didn't become elitist. 9:30pm

“Mary said, ‘Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.
May it be done to me according to your word.’ ”
Luke 1