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Drew’s PTA Reflections Results

by on Mar.08, 2012, under Family

I’ve spent too much time bragging about myself recently so now it’s time to brag about one of my kids. This week, Drew learned that he got an “Award of Excellence” in the state-wide Texas PTA Reflections competition in the musical composition category. This is, apparently, equivalent to second place which, given that this was the very first song he’s ever written, strikes me as a pretty significant result. Way to go, Drew!

He wrote and composed his song, “Everybody’s Different”, then performed it complete with ukulele accompaniment. The song is great but I bet the judges were swayed by the Elvis-style flourish at the very end 🙂

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Musical Formation Quadrotors

by on Mar.01, 2012, under Computer, Miscellaneous

Does it get more cool than this (robotically speaking)? A formation of quadricoptors playing the James Bond theme. Congratulations to the folks at the University of Pennsylvania who came up with this.

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Merry (Musical) Christmas

by on Dec.24, 2011, under Miscellaneous

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas or, if your traditions differ, a wonderful, safe, healthy and happy New Year! Here’s an amusing little video I found that should help brighten your winter day.



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Some humour for you Strobist types

by on Apr.24, 2011, under Photography

My writer wife stumbled upon (and immediately blogged) a hilarious video called “I’m Reading A Book” by Julian Smith this morning so I had a look through his other offerings and came across this equally funny piece which struck me as pretty appropriate for this blog. Enjoy!



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