July is landing fast

July came quickly and is ending quickly. This past weekend I hosted a BBQ for an old college friend who I haven’t seen in over 16 years. I was able to get together all of my local friends who went to Buffalo, too, and we had a nice time catching up.

My son Giovanni is growing up fast. His birthday is in January so he’s never had a pool party for his birthday. We changed that this weekend when we hosted his friends for a 1/2 Birthday Party (today is his actual half-birthday). Giovanni and his friends had a grand time in the pool, throwing water balloons at each other, and watching tasteless adolescent videos on YouTube. Yesterday, he was at the beach all day with his friends. I was hoping to see Captain America with him Sunday night, but I found out he made plans with his friends :-). My boy is growing up.

As for Captain America, great flick. I was  eager to see it and wasn’t disappointed.

This week, Antonio and Marco are in Broncos football camp and next week the football season officially begins. I can’t wait. I love the sport and love watching my kids practice and play.

Finally, I started taking Judo and Brazillian Jiu Jitsu. I went to the Joe Moreira clinic hosted by the school on Sunday. I’m hoping Marco takes Judo as it is a good compliment to his wrestling. The BJJ classes work better for my schedule, but I hope to take both Judo and BJJ. BJJ is a lot different than Tae Kwon Do, as you can imagine. Instead of stepping back and forth, getting kicked, and jumping around, I was on my back and knees and being choked for 3 hours. I’m still practicing Tae Kwon Do at home and still hope to get my master degree from my school one day, but the new studies are really interesting and I’m looking forward to the change of pace.

Mac OS X Lion

Like most Mac Geeks, I installed Mac OS X Lion on my Mac Pro the other night and last night is the first time I spent any time with it. I aso installed it on all of my other Macs since it’s free to do so for as many Macs as you own (those with Snow Leopard installed). I don’t want to bore you with a review as there are far more competent reviews out there.

I do have some favorite features and some gripes:

  • Being able to resize windows from any corner rocks, just like Windows, but since I use HyperDock and can manage my window sizes much more effectively with Windows 7-style monitor docking, this is not such a big deal.
  • Full-screen apps break multi-monitor support. IMHO, Full-screen apps should not span to the second monitor by default. This should be an explicit choice of the app and the user should have the ability to disable this.
There, that wasn’t too boring, was it?!

Veracity SCM

From the blog of Eric Sink:

This release is a big milestone — it is the first release which we are identifying as “ready to use”.

Even though we have been dogfooding Veracity for over a year, each release has been accompanied by verbiage which discouraged people from relying upon it.  This was mostly because we thought we might still change a repository storage format in ways that might not be backward compatible. Well, we have finally decided that this hesitation is no longer necessary. All future releases of Veracity will be compatible with a repository created with version 0.9.1.

Version 1.0 is coming very soon.  In fact, we considered blessing this build with the magical “1.0” designation.  But we decided to do a little more polishing and make 1.0 happen during the week of OSCON at the end of this month.

Seems like the veracity scm is feature-rich and could give git a run for its money.

I see that veracityhub.com is already registered ;-)