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094/366: TEDxAlbany Stage

For obvious reasons, I don’t have a photo of myself speaking at TEDxAlbany, but since that was my only real activity on Thursday, I need something to document it, so here’s the stage before the show got started: You can see the stage and the podium a bit, but I went with this shot because…

093/366: Talk Prep, continued

The Internet was really flaky at Chateau Steelypips for the last couple of days, and I was kind of busy yesterday, so I’ve got a bit of a backlog of photo-of-the-day posts. This is another document-my-activities post, from a day full of talk preparation. As a change of pace from just reading the text out…

TEDxAlbany Talk This Thursday, 12/3

I’ve been a little bad about self-promoting here of late, but I should definitely plug this: I’m speaking at the TEDxAlbany event this Thursday, December 3rd; I’m scheduled first, at 9:40 am. The title is “The Exotic Physics of an Ordinary Morning“: You might think that the bizarre predictions of quantum mechanics and relativity– particles…

091/366: Turkey Talk

Not an incredibly artistic or innovative bit of photography, here, but I spent a good chunk of the day taking The Pip for his annual physical, so the only pictures I took were of SteelyKid’s schoolwork: This assignment asked her to draw herself asking a question that a turkey would then answer, and then the…

090/366: Kids These Days

We had our usual tv time on Sunday morning at my parents’, with the kids alternating picking what they watched. When it came around to SteelyKid’s turn, she opted for MythBusters, which wasn’t available on demand, but she has several episodes on her tablet. Of course, if SteelyKid was going to watch video on her…

088/366: Geese

So, today, we engaged in the traditional Black Friday activity of, um, going to the park and chasing birds: It was an unbelievably warm day for late November– if you look closely, you can see that SteelyKid is wearing shorts and a T-shirt– so we couldn’t very well sit inside. So we went across to…

087/366: Happy Thanksgiving

We’re at my parents’ house in Scenic Whitney Point, NY, for Thanksgiving, so of course there’s only one appropriate subject for the photo of the day: That’s our traditional turkey dinner, from my seat at the table. We ate very, very well, as always, and the kids have been generally very good (with a few…

086/366: There Can Be Only One

We’re visiting my parents for Thanksgiving, and one of the highliughts of any trip to visit Grandma and Grandpa is that they have Nerf swords for the kids: This raged for a good while before dinner. Hopefully, they’ll sleep well tonight…

083/366: Bat-Toys!

The Pip is nute about superheros at the moment, primarily the Justice League, and particularly Batman. He’s got quite the pile of toys around this theme, making for a decent photo subject: Technically, these aren’t all Bat-Toys– you can see a Spiderman Lego set in there (from some alternate universe in which Peter Parker got…

082/366: Stickers!

I try not to have this be the cute-kid-photo-of-the-day, but really, how could I not use this shot: The Pip was not a huge fan of the antibiotics that came with his strep-throat diagnosis, so we bought a sticker book as a bribe reward for taking his medicine. Yesterday afternoon, in one of the brief…