March 17th, 2013

Trinity and iPadTrinity loves playing on the family iPad (as you can clearly see), and she’s sure there’s others out there who love loading up their mobile devices with apps too! So, Trinity has an extra special bonus raffle for this week! Next Sunday (the 24th) Trinity’s going to draw names out of a hat for a $25 gift card to the App store of your choice (iTunes if you’ve got an Apple device, Google Play if you’re on Android), and everyone who has donated through Saturday will have an entry in the raffle! So if you’ve already donated, thank you, and you already have an entry in the raffle. If you have not, or have friends or family who are still on the fence, here’s a great reason to make a donation to help Trinity get the cure that would lengthen her life! Click here to visit the Team Trinity sponsorship page, and click the “Click to Donate” button at the top of the page.

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March 11th, 2013

For Trinity!I’ve been surrounded by technology for years, and my logic has long been that if I have a laptop and iPad nearby to hand, why does my phone need to be anything special? And so I’ve had a non-smartphone for years. But that changed yesterday; Katrina and I made the leap up to Android Galaxy handsets! And while I’m having fun pushing all the buttons on my new gadget, I also had fun flexing my creative muscles, and created a “For Trinity and Beyond!” lock screen wallpaper image.

Do you want to show your support for Trinity on your mobile too? Here you go, grab this file, which is nicely sized for a Samsung Galaxy S III lock screen (image fits nicely between the clock and the shortcut bars):

“For Trinity, and Beyond!” Lock Screen Wallpaper

As of right now, Team Trinity has 7 walkers in the Milwaukee event, and $490 sponsored! Thank you for helping kick off this year of fundraising! Let’s see if we can keep the ball rolling this week as well, shall we? If Team Trinity gets $50 more in sponsorship this week (before midnight Saturday), I’ll customize the “For Trinity and Beyond” Wallpaper for any other mobile devices (leave a comment below voting for your smartphone model), and an even larger one for a desktop wallpaper, to show your support on your full-sized computers too.

So, let’s see those sponsorships keep on strong! Click here and donate to any of the Team Trinity walkers this week to help unlock this prize (and remember you get an entry in the grand prize raffle for sponsoring too).

UPDATE: Congratulations, Team Trinity earned an extra $200 this week, thank you all so much! And here’s your reward, as promised:

“For Trinity, and Beyond!” Desktop Wallpaper

That image is large enough for laptops, desktops, and high-resolution mobile devices (tablets, phones, etc.). If it isn’t sized well for your device, post a comment below what device you’re trying to get it to work for, and I’ll see what I can do!

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March 5th, 2013

Great StridesWhile the snowflakes are coming down thick here in Madison, but the first day of Spring is just around the corner, which means we’re only a few months away from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides fundraiser!

The Boyd family will be walking in the Milwaukee event this year, which is Sunday, May 19th at 9:30am on the Milwaukee lakefront. This is an annual event to raise funding for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) who is the primary sponsor of medical research for Cystic Fibrosis ($75 million came from them to develop VX-809 (see prior journal entry)), which is why we will be participating in this event.

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April 29th, 2011

A few days ago, the White House released a copy of President Obama’s long-form birth certificate (something that normally isn’t done, but they made an exception for the President). Immediately people started analyzing it and trying to determine its validity, and one of the biggest concerns is that “layers” were found in the document that split the text into various groups (as shown here).

Now, I’ve been working with the Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop and Illustrator) for over a decade now, and some of the claims by other “experts” I am quite offended they choose to label themselves as “experts”. I’ll leave the other points of interest (smudges in various boxes, “African” vs. “Negro” as race, etc.) for others, but I can speak to the graphic qualities. Let’s break it down:

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February 10th, 2008

Just took a series of pictures off my camera and decided I’d give an update on our winter adventures here in Madison, complete with (some) pictures. In addition to moving out of our old house, we did find a really old box of powdered milk that really tasted more like cardboard than milk (even when reconstituted), and a can of powdered malted milk mix that had gotten exposed to moisture and was now a sticky mass in the bottom of the jar. We pitted the two against each other and came up with a chunky brown concoction that smelled like cardboard and tasted like chocolate.

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December 8th, 2007

After a firm three weeks of debating, searching, and researching (and re-searching)… Katrina and I are homeowners!

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