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Christmas Pics

So I didn't take a lot of family pics, because, to be honest, they looked just like the Thanksgiving pics.  Same people, same venue....  the only thing different was when my brother Scott and his family joined is around 7:30PM.  They were supposed to be in earlier, but they got stuck in traffic on the Belt Parkway.

On my way into Brooklyn, I got caught in some traffic on the FDR, so I got bored and snapped off a few pics from the car...
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Once my brother's family got in, I took a few pictures...

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Exhausted from four hours of begging at the table...

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So this is Christmas...

Perhaps I should start my Christmas shopping now.

You cannot stop them. You can only hope to contain them.

Link: Six Log: Recognition for our founders.

Contratulations to the Six Apart team that runs Typepad, the service both my blogs run on.  They just got selected as PC Magazine's People of the Year along with the Blogger founders.   I can't wait to bid for their public shares Dutch auction style in 2006.  :)   Have a great holiday.... its been very exciting to watch this success story unfold.  2004: Year of the Blog.

Dodge This!

The carnage begins Thursday, January 13th, when my charity dodgeball team, Dodge This!, plays its first ZogSports dodgeball scrimmage

Come see us play!

Thursday, January 13, 2005    9:30PM
PS 191 (West 61st Street bet West End/Amsterdam)

Be there, or we'll throw a wrench at you.

Ad Aware Rules!

Computer slowing up?  Pop ups got you down?   Download Ad Aware! I started out the other night on Liz's computer, which hadn't been virus protected in the four years she's had it.  After exposure to college dorm ethernet, internet in Japan, and now broadband at home, her computer had become a veritable hornet's next of spyware, malware, and just all sorts of nasty critters.  One sweep of Ad-Aware found over 500 items that shouldn't be there, like active spyware and popup programs in her memory and even worse all sorts of trash in her registry.  Now... clean as a whistle!   I did the same thing with my GM computer, which is supposed to be swept for all these things with expensive enterprise wide virus scans, etc...   250+ Items.  It also got rid of this annoying Internet Optimizer code that hijacked my IE error screen, so every time I went to an internet it couldn't find, I got sent to a "search" screen that was a popup nightmare.  This was especially annoying b/c, with a wireless connection, you tend to get knocked off sometimes and that error screen comes up a lot. 

But, the real test was on my home computer, which had a corrupt registry that was preventing me from loading Internet Explorer at all.  After a year of not being able to use IE...   BAM, it was up and running in no time and gone were the over 600 critters that shouldn't have been there.  This program is sweet, and you should get it.