Great time

By Beebe4

Had a great time with almost all of my family last weekend. We celebrated birthdays and Easter and just got to spend some QT with everyone. Mandy was missed. I am excited that we get to see more of them over the next few months. Can't wait for the mini vacation in Alligator Point.


Site feedback

By Beebe4

So I have comments, and a few friends and family that read this blog thing... so I would like to ask you guys to review Heidi's site and give us some CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM... it would help us make the site better, which means more money for Heidi, which means nicer Christmas present for Ben and Sherry!!

So please visit and give it the once over, kick the tires, what have you... then come back here and post some comments about idea to make it a better website... lacking information, confusing things... etc... if you prefer you can just email me your comments.



The West Wing

By Beebe4

So I have gone and gotten myself addicted to a TV show. I am not afraid to say I love watching The West Wing. With my DVR (Digital Video Recorder), that I am paying an extra $10 buck a month for to rent the box through my cable company, I can record three different series since Bravo is showing them at an insane frequency. They play it 4 times a day. There are only 6 seasons with 22 shows each... They are going to run through them like nobodies business. But I don't mind, because I need to catch up.

Anyway... I just watch the couple of shows when Chloe gets kidnapped and the president steps down... pretty impressive television. Plus I like the fact that it makes me think about political issues, which is something I have never really cared that much about.

I think I should run for some small office here in Norfolk, I think I could do a really good job at it.... plus my wife would be a good advisor considering she is a political science major.


I make money if you guys click on the ads to the right... hint hint.


I just finished working on the round one of Heidi's site!

Check it out: and let me know what you think.

I am going to overhaul the photos section sometime next week, but for it is good enough for now as at least a place holder.


What are some things that you think could be automated at your work to make your life easier? Anything... even if it would just save 5 seconds per day. I want to work on some side projects I think, although I still have to finish up Heidi's website.

Post a comment below.

How about a common desire to learn? Do you guys want to learn how to make web pages (html, how to connect to remote computers to put your files on them in the right place so they show up on the web) I would be interested in picking a time and have a community learning session. Post some comments, please.



By Beebe4

Well I wanted to check out Google's AdSense service. It tracks the number of times that people click on the ads and pays you for it... so feel free to click on any that interest you. Right now they are all about bball (trying not to say the real word), but hopefully it will be smarter then that at some point. Would be interesting if it had some Cancer links or specifically Colon Cancer links. But I have been talking about GT and bball a lot lately, so i guess it makes sense.


Time waster

By Beebe4

Type in some words to see them spelled out with images from the web:
Web of Letters



Ass whoppin

By Beebe4

Georgia Tech got their clocks cleaned by Louisville yesterday, in case you missed it. It was a blow out after the first 4 minutes. I have never seen anything like it. The Cardinals hit their first 6 shots... 4 of them from 3-point range. They didn't miss a shot for the first 5 and a half minutes of the game.

I thought Coach Hewitt said it best:

"I'm not trying to tick anybody off, but if somebody tells me this is a four-seed, you're nuts, you're absolutely nuts. They're as good as anyone we've played this year.

I know Washington is a great team, but Washington got a bum steer having two No. 1 [seeds] in their bracket. Because these guys are a No. 1.

They just played an exquisite game today, ... We've beaten the best basketball teams in the country. But today we got beat by a better basketball team -- and a better-coached basketball team."

So good luck to the rest of the ACC and Louisville... I hope you prove your point and take down the #1 seed huskies later this week.

One more funny quote I read today:

"Despite an underachieving regular season, talented Tech was a wise-guy choice for a repeat Final Four appearance. For starters, the Yellow Jackets are from the ACC, God's gift to college basketball."

So the year is over, and with BJ Elder, Will Bynum, Luke Schenscher, Isma'il Muhammad, and Anthony McHenry all graduating it might be a rebuilding year next year... especially if Jarrett Jack goes pro. But to the 5 seniors I want to say good luck and thanks for two spectacular years of basketball.



By Beebe4

So I have been trying to play more guitar this year (closest thing I had to a New Year's resolution). I am working on the following songs:
Stay or Leave - Dave Matthews
Taylor, Bubble Toes, and Flake - Jack Johnson

Plan to debut my talents at my sister's graduation when we are all sitting around doing nothing at the beach house.

Was thinking if I get any good, I should start making home recordings and posting them so you guys can help me get better.


Sherry's Birthday

By Beebe4

Sherry's birthday is on the 24th, and last night she put together a wish list, she is going to be slightly mad that I posted this... but here is her Amazon wishlist.

The party is in the works. Save the date it is going to be on March 26th.


Just follow these instructions for some fun:

In order to join the group, just go to the game front page and click on the "Sign Up" button to create a team. After completing registration, or if you already have a team, click the "Create or Join Group" button and follow the path to join an existing private group.

Then, when prompted, enter the following information...
Group ID#: 67569
Password: bynum


A week ago, the "experts" were wondering if Georgia Tech could make the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Last night they announced the bracket and GT was #5, after an impressive ACC tournament run, which they came up 5 points short to Duke, missing a few open looks to tie the game before fouling during a scramble for the rebound.

We open with a game against George Washington at 9:30 pm on Friday night.



Back on Atkins

By Beebe4

So I am pushing 200 lbs again... so I have made the executive decision to get back on the diet. That is all for now.


Road Trip to FSU

By Beebe4

Lois (aka Mom) has dropped the Chalupa on a place for us to stay while we are attending Mandy's Graduation. Doesn't have a cute name that I know of (like touched by and Angle) but it looks real nice (Clark).

Here is where I will be drinking my margarettas:

More pictures can be found at the website

Well Done Mom


In the Dark

By Beebe4

I heard an interesting story on NPR today. It was about a restaurant in Zürich, Switzerland that offers a unique dining experience. A blind pastor came up with the theme in which patrons are served a complete meal by a blind wait staff in a room completely void of light. Sounds like a pretty amazing experience, maybe I will make it back to Switzerland one day and take Sherry there. The name of the restaurant is the Blindekuh, or in English, Blind Cow.

For more info:
Listen to the Audio Postcard I listened to (from NPR, Window's Media format)
Read an article about the restaurant (from Pitara)
Visit their website (translated to English, thanks to Google Language Tools)


Better Maps

By Beebe4

Ok, so Mapquest is by far one of the most useful things on the web. Google Maps blows it out of the water. The two best things are the local search and the fact that you can drag the map and the missing images will load on the fly, making navigation 300 times faster then clicking the links of Mapquest. I imagine that eventually Google will also link in their fly over arial map technology that they have to make it just plain sick (as if it isn't already).


Hump Day Funny

By Beebe4

Brenda and Steve took their six-year-old son to the doctor.

With some hesitation, they explained that although their little angel appeared to be in good health, they were concerned about his rather small penis.

After examining the child, the doctor confidently declared, "Just feed him pancakes. That should solve the problem."

The next morning when the boy arrived at breakfast, there was a large stack of warm pancakes in the middle of the table.

"Gee, Mom," he exclaimed. "For me?"

"Just take two," Brenda replied. "The rest are for your father."*


Self Promotion

By Beebe4

Some positive press for the product I worked on in San Francisco Symantec Mail Series Makes Midmarket Splash


Cool new mag

By Beebe4

I saw a link for a new magazine called "Make"... and it is something that I think I will start following. Seems pretty interesting to me. Comes with a nice blog too.


Congratulations and Holy Cow all wrapped up in one. Our friends Lee and Andy found out on Friday that their first child are actually children.

Berner Twins

They have just moved here from California to start this family (plus Andy is in the Navy) and what a way to start it! I am pretty excited to be a part of the twins life... never really been around a pair for as much time as I am sure I will have the pleasure of being around these two. Crazy, crazy, crazy. Amazing, amazing, amazing.


Ok... Day 1 of my DVR and I am already loving it. I have set it up to record all the Law and Orders and all of Georgia Tech's remaining basketball games. I have also set it up to record the shows that I don't like to watch with Sherry so that she can consume them in the 1-3 hours that she has alone every day prior to my arrival home from work. (I will take this moment to declare my extreme distaste for the Gilmore Girls... why they hell would you want to watch a show about the snobby little girls that everyone hated but secretly wanted to be in college / high school, that have been spoon fed unrealistically quick / witty dialog by some hairy overweight man, sitting behind the current, as the show thrills millions of females... and pretends to not be a soap opera).

Anywho... if you have the means I highly recommend that you acquire one.


Didn't even know who Jef Raskin was... now I do. Sorry to hear of his passing, but am thankful for his contributions.