Icelandic names

Author: Nathan | Date: August 15, 2014 | Category: language

If we were in Iceland, my sons would have a last name something like Nathanson and my daughter something like Nathansdóttir.  Björk’s last name is Guðmundsdóttir.  It’s the Icelandic name.

repairing a cracked phone screen

Author: Nathan | Date: August 10, 2014 | Category: hardware

I dropped my phone the other night.  There was a single rock on the porch and it hit that and cracked the screen.  I was figuring the entire phone was done for, but looked into it and it’s apparently a $5 pane of glass that usually breaks.  You buy the replacement on ebay and *voila, you’re good as gold.

* Voila may involve a panicky 3 hour experience where you place the glue strip backwards and have to redo it because the kit comes with no instructions and you have no idea what you’re doing.

black widows love Albuquerque

Author: Nathan | Date: August 6, 2014 | Category: Albuquerque

We just went for a walk in the dark around our neighborhood in western Albuquerque.  There were black widow spider webs every 10 feet or so around the yard walls.  They really come out at night.  We shined lights on them and I was stomping on them.  Must have killed at least 10.

Peruvian food, check

Author: Nathan | Date: August 1, 2014 | Category: Albuquerque, food

Ate at Sara’s Pastries and Deli near work on Jefferson at lunch.  They have some regular deli sammiches, but also a few Peruvian items.  I had an empanada and a red tamale.  I don’t usually like the taste of tamales for some reason, but I liked this one.  Tasty stuff.  Too bad I didn’t have time to try one of their tasty-looking desserts.


Author: Nathan | Date: July 24, 2014 | Category: family, videogames

Sean had a nightmare last night where he couldn’t jump in videogames.

The Straw Hat Riot of 1922

Author: Nathan | Date: July 22, 2014 | Category: history

As we get into the second half of summer, please remember not to wear your straw hat past the socially acceptable date of September 15th.  We don’t want another riot over this.

Pandora as a game

Author: Nathan | Date: July 4, 2014 | Category: technology

I got a new game on my phone called Pandora.  Pictures of products pop up over your music and you have to find the X as quickly as possible.

Do not mock a cold

Author: Nathan | Date: July 3, 2014 | Category: health

I would like to publicly apologize to my cold for calling it a “non-starter” and making comments about how it “didn’t seem to be trying very hard”.  After 2 days of almost unnoticeable annoyance, this cold and I have had over a week of almost parasitic “friendship”.  From such humble roots, it has become one of the strongest colds I’ve had in a while.

video editing program free until June 30

Author: Nathan | Date: June 19, 2014 | Category: technology

Videopad is free until June 30th (for non-commercial use).


cheap Android phones just aren’t worth it

Author: Nathan | Date: June 17, 2014 | Category: hardware

We finally got too tired of the crashing, freezing, and unresponsiveness of our LG Optimus Elites.  These were our 2nd cheapo Android phones.  We first had LG Optimus Vs, which were just as bad.  We got Samsung Galaxy S3s now, which are night-and-day difference, even though they’re a couple of generations behind.  Smooth experience and lots of features added from Android 2 to Android 4.