Nice, sweet backup

Get yer free 2 GB of online storage here!

I’ve been using Dropbox for about 2 weeks now and I love it. I am able to keep needed files in synch between my work laptop, my personal laptop and my home desktop. And I can do it for free!

So, here’s how it works. Go to to create an account and to download the software that you need – Windows, Mac and Linux.  Once you have the software, install it and you’re good to go.  I’m not sure how this works on a Mac or Linux system, but on Windows you can designate a directory that will act as your dropbox and then it is presented as a special folder – simple simple!  The nice people at dropbox have a product tour that explains so much more than I’m willing to expend the effort for.

So what I really like about this is that I have 2 GB of online storage to use to keep important or necessary files in synch between systems.  It’s secure so I can rest assured that anything important is safe.  I also not only have access to my files from the three computers I listed above, but I can also access the files from a web browser.  This option would come in handy when I have to troubleshoot my realtives’ computer as I do from time to time.

If you need more than 2 GB, there’s a pay to play option (Dropbox Pro) available, but for most people, 2 GB will do just fine, thank you.

Seriously, thanks dropbox guys!

Chunky, plumpy family time



The kids and I watched Madagascar 2 recently, and it was a relatively harmless movie.  It got a few laughs and chuckles from the crowd (all three of us) here.  Some of the loudest laughing came from scenes where Moto Moto was wooing Gloria the hippo.  For those of you who haven’t seen the flick, Gloria is a female hippo – ’nuff said.  Anyway, Moto Moto has a couple of scenes where he’s singing and dancing, like this one here.  So this was the source of much hooting from the kids.  We had to watch the extra scenes with the music videos for the movie also.

So, as I saw this for the fourth or fifth time, I realized that this was the PG version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back. This staple of ’80s early rap is still a fun trip down memory road.

It also shows that savvy filmmakers will make movies that appeal to various age segments. I remember taking the kids when they were much younger to movies that really were only for them. There was nothing there for the parents. Madagascar had some humor and innuendo that adults got while providing belly laughs for the kids. I think that I like all of the Pixar movies for much the same reason.

Overall, I simply liked the movie just because it allowed us to spend some fun time together.

New Structure

OK – I think that’s over.  I’ve moved things around a little bit on the site.  All of the password protected images are now in the family area.  This will prevent the front page of this site from being a mess of password protected posts.

I like being able to put images of the kids and family online so my extended family can participate in our everyday lives, but i also want to have an area that I can use to expand on some of the things I’m working on or thinking about.  So hopefully, this new structure will work out better.

I’ve re-added my Google analytics code and also generated a new site map so Google can reindex these changes.  Google search results wil reflect these soon too.

If you notice problems, send me an email or leave a comment on this post.