It's like family, only weirder…

Offspring, Part Deaux

In nine days, we’ll be a family of four, having welcomed a new baby girl into the Gradin household on the 24th of this month…at 6:00am. That’s how we role. My wife likes to plan for the unplannable. However, she has made certain assurances for this life-event, and I have…Continue Reading

The Home School Phenomenon

Man has been on a quest throughout time to find the riddle of the root of all evil. Ole-Magnus Saxegard, a student of the Sydney-based University of Technology, explores this riddle in his latest frame-by-frame Flash animation (A History of Evil). It is a brilliant vision. If he’s looking for…Continue Reading

Blog Your Passion

Of particular importance is my interest in a legacy. I am passionate about telling my story. Above all else, I trust that my musings will pass along a message that I cannot reach into my own ancestry for. That message will be a referential perspective to those in need of familial comfort. If we are to know the answer to life, the universe, and everything, we are to know our history.

World of Warcraft: Fin

I played World of Warcraft for a little while – maybe six months or so. Just this past weekend I finally handed over my account to a willing addict to continue my legacy. Jeb now has two accounts to fuel his fires, one being mine. It was a good run,…Continue Reading

NNTP 2 RSS (Techie)

I found an invaluable thing recently. Google’s old beta site for their groups allows access to newsgroups via RSS. There isn’t a link anywhere to indicate this, but it’s available if you can construct the URI. Just enter http://groups-beta.google.com/group/group.name/feed/topics.xml into your aggregator, where group.name is the newsgroup your interested in…Continue Reading

Legacy Services

Has anyone ever thought of setting up a service to exchange email to standard postal mail? It would cost, of course, at least the value of a stamp an envelope. Maybe you could even handle attachments and print them out to go along. I think it’s an interesting service that…Continue Reading

webdev|Live!

So I’m working on a new project called, “webdev|Live!” The idea is that a group of web developers get together and blog the unfolding saga of web design. The process, when followed to completion, should render a sort of instant whitepaper. I’m hoping it pans out, but for now it’s…Continue Reading

A Digitally Revolutionized Legacy

In association to an article at darrenbarefoot.com, I was reminded of a topic I’ve brought up before (with little success in exciting anyone). We’re beginning a new era of the “Digitally Revolutionized Legacy,” but it’s not us – Generation X – as first thought. No, the new era starts with…Continue Reading