Archive for March, 2010

Youngest in curls

Friday, March 26th, 2010

The teachers at school like to dress up the girls sometimes. Lucy got an extra ponytail yesterday, and was rocking the Cindy Brady.

Lucy looking like Cindy Brady

A couple of new pictures

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Things are a little insane at the Butler household at the moment (and about to get insanier). My photography duties have been dropped. Badly. I’ll try to be better. Here are a couple of pictures to keep you going.

Sadie and Lucy love playing Superman on the swings. They lie on their stomachs and are given giant swings. It’s like flying!

Sadie and Lucy doing Superman

Sadie’s all about the Patriots shirt with the pink. This will be a tough combination for 2022 boys to resist. I cannot tell you how much I look forward to that!

Sadie in her Patriots jersey

Lucy’s second birthday party is this week. I’ll try to get some good pictures from that.

MIT Baseball Analytics conference

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

I’m sad that I didn’t hear about the baseball analytics conference at MIT last weekend. Had I known about it, I would have been all over it. If you’re a combination baseball and numbers geek like I am, it’s nirvana.

RedMonk has a great writeup.

(Good news. My Red Sox ticket draft is in a week an a half. I can’t wait to see which games I’m going to this summer.)

(And yes, Red Sox is at the top of my Favorites Topics list right now.)

Linky Goodness – 3/2/2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

All over the place these days. The joy of being triple-booked. Have fun:

Beware of Debt Cancellation
Be careful of this scam. If you wonder why financial products are regulated, this is another example of why.

100 famous guitar riffs in one take
This is pretty awesome.

Electric trucks may arrive before electric cars.
This may be the best way to start integrating electric vehicles into the mainstream. How long before some cities begin mandating electric vehicles for all deliveries?

What would a war with Iran look like?
I don’t like to think about these things, but it’s better than being caught unaware. This is a really interesting thought experiment, that might be able to show some of the thigns we should probably avoid. It’s going to take us a long time to dig out of the hole we’ve made ourselves throughout the world.

City of Angels
One of the things I love about my little site is that it leads me to writers I wouldn’t have otherwise found. Here’s an excellent piece from Burundi.

Wireless network cluelessness
Don’t leech off other’s wireless and then complain when they slap a password on it.

Home price map
Of course, Holliston has lost 20% of its value since 2005. When did we buy our house? 2005!

Personal Memory Device
H+ is another of one of my favorite new sites. Here’s an article on your personal-memory device. I look forward to the day when I can offload my memories and instantly retrieve them. Minority Report approaches apace.

Michael Lewis Excerpt
I learned all about the mortgage-bond market by reading Liar’s Poker in college. I’m amazed that the same song played almost note for note twenty years later. Here’s an excerpt from Michael Lewis’s new book.