• Hello from Open Live Writer

    Tags: blogging

    Hello. It’s been a while since I’ve written in this blog, but I haven’t forgotten about you. Please forgive my absence. I am using the new Open Live Writer to write blog entries on my other site and … more

  • Bullet Journal

    Tags: notes, organization, GTD

    It turns out I’m not the only one that uses Moleskines in the way that I do, but this site takes it to a new level that I’m going to have to check out. When I was working at … more

  • Square Foot Garden Part 2

    Tags: outdoors, garden

    Yesterday I built a box and filled it with dirt. Ten little words do not quite describe the amount of work it was, but it’s concise and it could fit in a Tweet if I really wanted to. Today we added … more

  • Square Foot Garden

    Tags: outdoors, garden

    Loosely following directions that Scott Hanselman has on his site, we decided to start a “Square Foot Garden.” This doesn’t mean plant a one square foot garden, it means setup a large above ground … more

  • In the Age of Information … Quote

    There’s a quote that I heard a while back, “In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.” But I don’t know who to attribute it to. If anyone knows who said it, please let me know (@spatacoli). … more

  • I'm Back! Again....

    Tags: stuff

    Wow! It has been almost an entire year since I last blogged on here. A lot has changed in a year. My daughter is now 5 years old. She was accepted into Bullis Charter School for Kindergarten this … more

  • The Hunger Games

    Tags: film

    The Hunger Games is based in a world where the government keeps the peace by killing 24 subjects each year in something called the Hunger Games. Each of the 12 districts picks one boy and one girl … more

  • Super Secret Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipie is Gone!

    Tags: food

    One evening not too long ago we were forced to remove all objects from the cupboards in our kitchen and bathrooms. During this extraction my wife found my super secret chocolate chip cookie recipe. … more

  • RockNRolla

    Tags: film

    Before I begin this review I have a public service announcement: Thandie Newton is HOT! That is all.

    So Guy Ritchie who wrote and directed Revolver wrote a new mobster type movie. This one is really … more

  • Kick-Ass

    Tags: film

    Yes it is. Do you need to know any more than that? Yes? Well, let’s see. This is the story of a looser, as most comic book stories are, and this looser has a crush on a girl. But this looser … more

  • The Jone$es

    Tags: film

    Working in advertising I sometimes wonder if what we sell products to people that don’t really need the product. Stupid idea I know, who needs anything really right? Well this movie takes the … more

  • Happy Birthday Baby

    Tags: stuff

    Two years ago at about this time I was standing in a NICU looking down at my two month premature baby girl wondering how the hell I am going to be her father. Two years later I guess I’m still … more

  • Caprica

    Tags: film

    Anyone that knows me knows that I am a huge SciFi fan. 7 years ago Ronald D. Moore and David Eick made a spectacular production of a reimagining of Battlestar Galactica. This reimagining was an … more

  • Surrogates

    Tags: film

    Bruce Willis leads a cast of characters including James Cromwell and Ving Rhames in this Sci-Fi action/murder mystery. Written by Michael Ferris who also penned such wonderful movies like Catwoman, … more

  • Moon

    Tags: film

    Last year was a good year for movies. I however, haven’t had a chance to see all the really good ones (or any of the really bad ones either). So, I’m playing catch up here. So, this week& … more

  • Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball

    Tags: film

    There are times when you want to be entertained. You want to sit down and watch a 90 minute movie and not think about cinematography or blocking or direction etc. You just want to watch a movie. … more

  • Domino's Inspired New Pizza

    Tags: food

    Friday night is pizza night in my household, and now that there’s a new SyFy show on, Caprica, it's even more important that we spend a simple family night eating pizza, and enjoying each … more

In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.

Coffee without Caffeine is like sex without the spanking.

Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move the Earth. -- Archimedes