Month: June 2009

    Wedding Photographs

    Not much to say on this post. I’m waiting for the photographer to send me the photographs from the wedding.  Angie did her job and then some– storing more than 800 images on her digital camera.  Hopefully I’ll be smiling decently in at least one of them 🙂 I don’t know exactly why, but I don’t smile very well, especially when someone tells me to smile for a picture.  Katherine can smile for three hours straight and looks great– she doesn’t know why I have such a hard time looking happy. If anyone has digital pictures of the wedding they […]

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    12862, 11561, 67, 2465, 762, -178, 938, 1292

    What are these numbers– winning lottery numbers?  The numbers printed on the mysterious hatch on the television show “Lost”?  The combination to my luggage? No, these were the table numbers at our wedding.  Instead of starting at 1 and ending at 8, we decided to make  our table numbers have multiple purposes.  In addition to telling people where to sit, each number represented an important milestone in our lives– measured in days. Anyone who has been to a wedding with a buffet knows that you can’t just let everyone get up and start filling their plates all at once.  So […]

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    Remote Controls Conserve Energy

    Most electronic devices that use a remote control are constantly wasting energy “listening” for signals from the remote control, even when they are turned off.  The problem is magnified with home entertainment centers which use multiple devices, all of which are accessible with a remote control.  I’ve applied for a patent for a remote control holster which physically disconnects power to an entertainment system when not in use.  Picking up the remote restores power to the system.  Another variation on this concept is to incorporate a holster into portable electronics devices, such as iPod speakers, such that if the remote […]

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