Fatherhood: Another Skill to Spend a Lifetime Honing

stroller

On March 3 my wife Becca gave birth to our twins, Arthur Valentine and Ginger Clementine, making this Sunday my first Father’s Day as a dad, which I couldn’t be prouder or happier about.  We celebrated the day with our first just-for-fun outing as a family on a stroll through Old Bennington.  Here are a few of the best images of the kids from the past few months. Continue reading

…And I Thought Things With Ghosts Were Bad At Launch

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, The Ghost, 1881

It’s Friday night.  This is usually the big social night of the week for me and my friends in the TMHK clan.  …a lot less so since Call of Duty: Ghosts came out, but I’ve already done my griping about that.  Unfortunately I’m feeling a little less than social tonight, rather I’m quite furious. Continue reading

Intel Rapid Storage Technology Issues in Windows 8.1?

After upgrading to Windows 8.1 I was having difficulty with Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology on my HP laptop.  Under most circumstances it was okay, but it would lock up when defragmenting a disk and I couldn’t start the service, at least not for more than a second or so.  As Intel so succinctly suggested, I reinstalled/updated the application and it seems to have righted itself.  If you’re having trouble like this, I suggest you visit the RST Download Center at https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=23060 – if in doubt, choose the SetupRST.exe file.

Consistent Dynamic Layout Across Multiple Tables

Not-So-Smart Dummies

It had been a while since I’d done much with tables.  Back in the day, that was how things got done; developers lived, breathed, ate and dreamed of tables.  …but it was never the correct approach.  A new project came along where I needed to display multiple dynamic-width tables with linked layouts, i.e. the columns in table A are always the same width as the ones in table B. Continue reading