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Home renovation and media servers

The major life-changing projects over the next seven/eight months, the renovation of RC's townhouse. is still in planning stage. We're almost there to the first bit of demolition, though. The next step is to get our design in line with the reality costs -- there is an extreme difference between our budget and what at least one of the contractors bidding on the work says it is going to cost.

In the meantime, I'll focus on setting up a home media server. LinuxMCE all the way. Can't wait to try it.

Global marches for peace in Colombia

My sister, Juliana, is a blogger for GlobalVoices. She wrote up a metablog entry on the marches that happened yesterday around the world in solidarity against the FARC.

What we want for the house

We've been meeting with Studio27, the architects we're working with, fairly regularly, going over their proposals for the renovation of the townhouse. Before the major design phase, we shared with them some thoughts on architectural concepts we like, and the general source of inspiration for wanting to do the project.

The origin of the idea

A WATCH Award Nomination

I just got the good news today that I have been nominated by the Washington Area Theater Community Honors (W.A.T.C.H.) judges for the Outstanding Set Design award for the set I conjured up for The Arlington Players' production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.

This year's pumpkin - Nancy Grace

Yes, she's creepy and she's spooky and altogether kooky and indignant about the victims (particularly when the victims aren't indignant)... so Nancy Grace won this year's prize as creepy character of the odd-numbered year, therefore winning her a spot on a Jack O'Lantern.

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