Remaking the Disneyland Toy Story Jail

Along Disneyland’s Main Street (yes, yet another reference to the recent Disney trip with @ChristineRose) are little window displays. Each references some film, whether recent or past. (Marketing!) All have at least some basic mechanical animation, with a few being much more elaborate. One recent display was a Toy Story bank heist. There wasn’t much … Continue reading Remaking the Disneyland Toy Story Jail

A Disney sabbatical

I am over half-way through my two month sabbatical. I am extremely fortunate that I work somewhere that the founders, 10 years ago, first came up with what seemed like a ludicrous sabbatical policy (6 weeks of time off after 5 years of employment), and second, founded a tech company that’s still a great place to … Continue reading A Disney sabbatical

Building light-up R2D2 mouse ears (May the Fourth)

I basically grew up at Disneyland. As a kid, my family lived about 20 minutes away and we’d get to go twice a year: once on my birthday and once on my sister’s.  In my 20s, I had an annual pass and would go on the weekends, or just pop by for an hour after work … Continue reading Building light-up R2D2 mouse ears (May the Fourth)

In which I move an object in to and out of dreams

I distinctly remember waking up this morning with three dreams I wanted to record. As I consult my mental notes, I can only come up with two. These are they… ✻ ✼ ✻ Before I can start in on my first dream, I have to describe a particular pillow I own. It is very unique … Continue reading In which I move an object in to and out of dreams

Belated Updates 2: California

The California trip last month was fun. I think I mentioned it before, but it was “Christmas in February.” My parents flew us down there because we had neither the time nor money in December for travel, having just bought a house and all. It was great to see everyone we did see (but would … Continue reading Belated Updates 2: California

"the way you hold me tight"

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2006/07/You don’t really think about the words to “What I Like About You” until it is sung at some Disney Radio … Continue reading "the way you hold me tight"

The tree, the tree, the tree is on fire.

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/12/Our hotel caught fire last night–specifically, the oversized fake tree in the lobby. We were greeted by a 3am wakeup call … Continue reading The tree, the tree, the tree is on fire.

Dizz-knee

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/12/This morning, Kim and I stopped by the new coffee shop that is not Diedrich's, but was started by one of … Continue reading Dizz-knee

Thank Yahoo, come again.

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2005/08/Although Yahoo recently opened a call center that is local to Portland, the several calls I had to make to Yahoo … Continue reading Thank Yahoo, come again.

Meetings and Vacations and Pictures, Oh My!

Please note that all blog posts before 8 April 2007 were automatically imported from LiveJournal.  To see the comments and any LiveJournal-specific extras such as polls and user icons, please find the source posting at http://brianenigma.livejournal.com/2003/12/When you are in a very professional webinar with an associated conference call and people log in using the names “Groucho … Continue reading Meetings and Vacations and Pictures, Oh My!