brinkerhoff upright piano circa 1913

I noticed an abandoned piano in my condo’s foyer this past Monday afternoon. The piano was still there when Tuesday morning rolled around, so I took it upon myself to ask the leasing office if I could have first dibs. You can never act too quickly when someone is ditching this type of hardware. I […]


jvhs band 1985

  The clip above was originally sourced from a box of beta format videotapes that drum major Kim Lytle’s parents graciously lent me in early 1992. I’d been searching for old tapes of the band (I think?) and was on a nostalgic binge at the time. The tapes were in Beta format and the Lytles […]


barack obama rally at the xcel

Tonight Sam and I attended the Barack Obama Democratic nomination clinch-a-rama rally in St. Paul at the Xcel Energy Center. Clicking that link will take you to my LittleShia.com coverage. I think it’s fairly neutral and I’m sure I’ll be smuggling this thing into the Rebublican National Convention when it comes into town shortly. Am […]



My blogging has been suffering as of late, but my productivity hasn’t. When I’m not juggling multiple projects at work, I’m coming up with crazy ideas for websites. At last count I have 25 projects in one state or another. Right now I’m posting to tell you all about LittleShia, my Mini Shia LaBeouf photography […]


the dark knight

Opening nationwide on July 18, 2008, "The Dark Knight" reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. In the new film, Batman raises the stakes in his war on crime. With the help of Lieutenant Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to dismantle the […]


keg stand

I was pulling my hair out this afternoon trying to figure out why a group of servers we manage were dying 30 seconds after being restarted. We turned them off. We did some probing. We turned them on. Dead. Repeat. Eventually we decided to evaluate everything that connects to everything else. Nothin’. When we figured […]