• I'm still looking for the best UML editor. I've just moved to a new project, so it's time to start the cycle again. At least now I've got a reference of everything that failed in the past!

    Today I tried Open ModelSphere, another Open Source editor, recommended by one of the commenters in a previous review. It didn't work out very well for me. Let's see what happened.

    Continue reading "Rating UML Editors: Open ModelSphere"


  • Wading through my webcomics backlog, I came upon this delightful electric car strip from Kevin & Kell.

    Of course, I can personally verify that electric cars don't go "vroom". They go "whoosh", "whizz", and "whirr", but not "vroom". :)


  • Overall, my 4th of July holiday was pretty good. I got a lot of programming done. I got to show the older kids Terminator (which stood the test of time pretty well, except for one little section of special effects in exactly the wrong place). I took a break from my workouts.

    My sister's Independence Day party was pretty cool, too. I got to hook up with Phillip, a neat guy who I seldom get to see. The kids all had a lot of fun.

    But while we were out, somebody sneaked into my house and took my Wii.

    I expect a kid, because he didn't take any of the other valuables in the house. Instead, he left behind all the Wii games, accessories, and remotes -- and took a lunchbox. I suspect a local kid, because the lunch box was found on the roof of a house only two doors down.

    My daughters are a little shaken to realize that somebody got into our house. I'm just wondering what this kid's parents are thinking when Little Johnny suddenly acquires a Wii with a single disc, no game instructions or case, no remotes, and no power cords. Don't they realize what's going on?


  • It's a bit late, but no biggie: Eri and I spent her actual birthday together, in Disney. There was a lot of walking, and a lot of hot. But there was also a lot of fun, notably Splash Mountain and Tom Sawyer's Island. We also got to watch the riverboat's steam engine at work.

    Lunch was fantastic, too. We both had a lot of fun!

  • Every Mother's Day, the women all go out for a spa treatment. When Eri asked what the men wanted to do for Father's Day, I didn't have a ready response. The only testosterone-laden activity that came to mind was shooting.

    They found us a shooting range: Hot Shots in Daytona. We actually had a lot of fun!

    Continue reading "Had a Blast on Father's Day"