koppie — Mon, 11/26/2012 - 07:12
It's time to upload some photos of Aaron (since he's almost 2 weeks old) but my old photo gallery stopped working. It was getting pretty long in the tooth anyway; the software behind it (Gallery2) is three years old. It never integrated properly with Drupal and took a lot of work to maintain. It's still active for 69thnewyork.com, and you can still access all the old photos and features at koplowicz.com/gallery2.
koppie — Mon, 11/26/2012 - 06:11
We took Nathan to a Giants game for the first time this year. He enjoyed sliding down the slides but that was about it. Maybe I'll try again next year.
koppie — Thu, 10/25/2012 - 03:15
A friend of mine recently asked on Facebook how you potty train your child. I can't say I'm an expert; Nathan isn't there yet. But I've learned a lot along the way, and read a fair amount. Here's my wisdom, for what it's worth:
koppie — Wed, 03/07/2012 - 04:54
In just a couple months, Venus is going to pass in front of the Sun - or more correctly, Venus will transit between the Earth and the Sun. This is the last time it will happen during your life. It won't be visible from everywhere on the planet, but will be visible in California, in the afternoon and early evening on May 6, 2012. It gets better: May 6 is a Sunday (coincidence???), so I won't have to explain to my boss that I'm leaving work early in order to go stare at the Sun.
koppie — Tue, 01/24/2012 - 22:37
A friend of mine recently asked for my advice re. flying with his two small children. Yelena & I have flown with Nathan quite a few times, either alone or together, on different airlines, to different places around the world. Here are our top 10 tips on making it an easy flight:
(1) Many airports have a separate line for families with young children. Rock it. (SFO does; SAN does not.)
koppie — Sat, 12/03/2011 - 23:40
I've been doing photography in earnest for 11 years now, but I've never really worked with video. When Nathan was born, we bought a camcorder. There's been a slow dribble of videos making their way to Youtube, but I haven't uploaded much from the past three years. Part of it was lack of time and computing power, too. But now I have a fancy new laptop (which I bought for web design) and a 160 minute commute, which I mostly use for web design, but which also leaves plenty of time (and computing power) for other things - like video processing.
koppie — Fri, 09/30/2011 - 23:43
Yesterday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. (Today might be also; depends on how you keep track.) Yelena & I decided not to go to services this year. I know, surprising, right? This from the guy who wears a kippah, keeps kosher, and blesses God three times a day? Allow me to explain.
koppie — Fri, 09/09/2011 - 04:20
You know how I'm a fan of technology, especially my smartphone, so it's not surprising that I've found ways to use it to help me entertain Nathan. Here are my four favorite resources.
The standard caveat applies: anything screen-based is to be taken in small doses. I let him online less than once a day, and only for limited periods of time. Then we read a good old fashioned book, play with Duplo, or build a train set. A real, physical train set using Brio tracks.
koppie — Tue, 09/06/2011 - 07:16
We've got new photos of Nathan!
Wild Animal Park from a couple months ago: