Roundup: January 2007

I don’t have the time or inclination to do a standard commentary-style blog, linking to the latest news item or wacky video, but on the other hand, there’s things worth sharing. I’m going to try wrapping these up in a monthly digest.

If you haven’t checked out The Chloe Chronicles, you should. Nicole has been writing a very personal, detailed, no-holds-barred account of the experience of having a daughter a bit on the early side. I can’t imagine how cool it will be for Chloe to read this when she’s older. I don’t think anyone in my family ever kept a diary, but it would be amazing to read something like this from them.

More important than the iPhone or the 108-inch HDTV, but lacking in fanfare, solid state disks (SSDs) are coming to the consumer market. These should be standard equipment in laptops in a few years, and will offer hardware designers a whole new set of opportunities.

My favorite fantasy series since Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, is on its way to being an HBO show. It’s a complex, serial storyline with a ton of characters and no shortage of sex and violence, so it should fit in perfectly with HBO’s other great shows.

Went to see Children of Men. The first half was slow but seemed to be building up to something good. The second half looked like this:

Boston Fire Department at Loews Boston Common 19

I got a membership at BSC. The one in Wellesley is really nice, they even have individual TVs on each cardio machine. My current plan is to go in the mornings. Those who know me will probably affirm that the previous statement is probably one of the funniest I’ve ever made.