Hey, Buddy

This is a guinea. He lives with us. He's awesome. His official responsibility as an FTE Resident Animal of the Farm is eating ticks. I'm not sure how many he »

Out for a Picture Walk

Wherein the boys and I go for an afternoon walk with our cameras, skip a few rocks on the ice, and bump into an unexpected visitor. »

I Made Some Things With Wood

My father and I are both engineers, but the kinds of things we make couldn't be different: he's a mechanical engineer, so he builds mostly physical things, whereas mine tend »

An Afternoon Walk

Mama and the boys lead the way to the pond, where we all make a fire and roast marshmallows and then gleefully eat all of them. »

The Offspring

The Nunciato kids, in a photo (IMHO) worthy of the cover of their future début album. Not long after this picture was taken, somebody stole that stroller, right »

Those Statues Outside the Whole Foods in Seattle

... comprise, in case you were wondering (because I was), an installation called Three Women (2006) by Seattle artist Akio Takamori. More about Takamori is available here, here and at various »

Missing the Ship Canal

We've been in Ohio for about a month now, and we're loving it, but we all miss at least a few things about Seattle. One of my favorites was Saturday »

Letting Out the Chickens

Oliver and Sam demonstrate the morning ritual. »

Motorhead: Rhapsody for Me

I did a lot during my time at Rhapsody — rebuilt the subscription Web experience, built a solid little playback engine, founded the User Experience group, founded the Developer Platform »

Books Over Bits

Yesterday, as I was walking past one of the bookshelves in my office, I noticed Jakob Nielsen's Designing Web Usability just sitting there, still unread (like so many of my »

Simple and Mechanical

This morning I ran across this article on ReadWrite about the coolness of home automation and all the wonderful things we have today to help us with that. These wonderful »


I got this for you. »

A Quick Trip to the Falls

Snoqualmie Falls this morning. Cold, rainy, misty, awesome. »

Soccer Season Has Begun

It's Oliver's second season, Sam's first, and we're indoors this weekend, mainly because this is Seattle and it's March, so it's still right around 40 degrees outside. You'll find me »

Using Strings for Resource Owner IDs in Doorkeeper

I know I said I wouldn't do as much code-related posting here as I used to, but what the heck — here's one that had me stumped for a while »

An Impromptu Snow Day

One of the things my wife loves most about me* is my penchant for hopping into a car (or better, onto a plane) without any idea where I'm going. She's »

Look Mom, I Have a Computer, Too

Scary what these little guys come up with sometimes. »

When You Doubt and Ask, It Gets a Little Harder to Believe

A beautiful little short I stumbled across this afternoon with narration from Richard Feynman. I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not-knowing. I think it's much more interesting to »

Buildin' Sets for the Coffee Table

This past Friday, I took a much-needed day off to help a friend, Scotto Moore, build some sets for Season Two of his Web series The Coffee Table. That contraption »

Gus Visser and His Singing Duck

So last night, while the wife was off having tea with with one of her friends, I was flipping through covers on Amazon Video and stumbled on a nice find »

D. W. Griffith's A Corner in Wheat

One of my resolutions this year is to spend more time with the movies. So after finishing J. Hoberman's book Film After Film (a book, yes — but a book »

Happy Holidays, Folks

It's been an interesting and cacophanous year for the Seattle Nunciatos, filled with many incredible blessings and a few of the usual disappointments. Lots and lots of pictures here, with »

I Seriously Can't Say Enough About This Drive

So I recently purchased one of these: ... and like I said, I can't say enough about it. It's fast, it's light, it's very quiet, and I can store pretty much »

An Easy Way to Merge MPEG Video Files

Here's a handy tip if you, like me: Have a Mac or another Unix-like OS Have a bunch of MPEG video files you'd like to stitch together (say, if your »


Today, the boy had his very first soccer practice. Loved it! (I think he enjoyed it, too.) If you're so inclined, you can view the full set on Flickr. »

Feynman on Magnetism

This video's certainly made the rounds online, but it's still one of my favorites: Richard Feynman trying to explain, in layman's terms, how magnets work: Because of magic, kid. Just »

Memoization in JavaScript and Ruby

So the other day, I ran into a situation in which I was calling a function recursively in JavaScript and needed to reduce its complexity. (And don't act like this »

My Turn with the Trains

Messing around with the boys' wooden trains and Adobe Premiere over a lazy weekend. »

Installing and Running GNUPlot on OSX Mountain Lion

I'm slowly working my way through The Audio Programming Book (obtained on a recent trip to MIT), and on reaching the section dealing with plotting audio envelopes, I ran into »

Speaking at Music Hackday @MIT 2012

This is a couple of months old, too — it's a not-so-great photo of me presenting my new music platform (powered by Rhapsody, yo!) at MIT, part of the annual »

Happy Thanksgiven

We went simple this year — no traveling, no guests, just our own little nuclear fam, minus a snoozing three-month-old. Here's a classy little animated GIF for your enjoyment. Happy Holidays »


I was relieved to discover I wasn't the only one who thought this little Norwegian thriller had some big plausibility issues. To be fair, I haven't read the book, but »

A Few Things I've Learned on Paternity Leave

As you'll no doubt derive from nearby posts, we gave birth to a daughter a couple of weeks ago — our third offspring in as many years (and likely, i »

How We Watch TV in 2012

Ironic, sure, but hey — it works. »

Hello, Rosemary

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the newest member of our little nucular family, Miss Rosemary Ruthanne Nunciato — born August 21 at a little past 10:00 PM. Many »

Weezer Covering Paranoid Android

I saw them perform this live At Adobe MAX in L.A. late last year (front row, bitches!), and it was amazing. Once I dig up the damn videos, I'll »