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Entries from January 2012

Taiwan and Thailand

January 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

We’re going on a trip. Wednesday morning Gisele and I leave for Taiwan where we will spend a week (and part of the Chinese New Year holiday) with Devon. Then we go to Thailand for a week, where Gisele’s nephew is getting married. The wedding is on the resort island of Phuket, but we will […]

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Devon the Demon Slayer

January 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Devon was the main actor in a commercial for a new video game. The commercial was just filmed yesterday and won’t be published for a couple of months, but here’s a picture of him in costume. I didn’t recognize him at first. He said it was just about the most fun he has ever had. […]

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Cryptography Contest

January 9th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Derek’s university, ASU, held a campus wide Cryptography contest, where the students competed to solve a series of ciphers, or codes. 40 students entered, and Derek and a partner took First Prize. You can see a brief note on it here. Look for “Crypto Rally Recap” a couple of items down. I have fun solving […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science

Solar Update

January 9th, 2012 · 5 Comments

Here’s a graph showing the energy I’ve used since installing the solar panels two and a half weeks ago. The blue is energy I have bought from SRP, and the red is energy the solar panels have generated. You can roughly infer the weather from looking at the graph. The sky has been clear except […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science · Family Updates