Monthly Archives: February 2005

Gone to the dogs

Happiness is just a scratch away
Fresh pictures from the 2005 IKC Chicago Dog Show

Squirrel Nut Killers

I thought they were supposed to be hibernating or something. But since they are hanging around on my balcony, they are clearly not. Last fall, I let them build a nest on the balcony against Nemo’s wishes — he clearly wanted a meal. Then I found out they chewed through my grill cover. So when I saw them this morning, it gave me a little sliver of pleasure watching them run for their lives away from Nemo. Ah, the little pleasures of life.


I just came back from the last hurrah for me at InstallShield. Three years is a short time, but a good one when you are able to work with people you like and make a difference. I will miss the people who made InstallShield as great as it was.

Scraping off the rust

I haven’t touched HTML in more than a year. This redesign certainly helped, and I think I’m getting in better shape to take on some more work.

Videoblogging test (WMV only) Nemo in Costume

Press play and let me know what you think. The idea behind this redesign is to integrate video, photos, text and other media into the linear blog. I hope to add categories later.

Update: It seems that FireFox is not obeying the no-autostart value. Sorry if this starts automatically on you.


Here’s to version 8 of benhuh!com.

Clearing up the air

Let me give you the facts on why I don’t work for Macrovision anymore — no I didn’t steal office supplies. (FYI, InstallShield was acquired by Macrovision in July of 2004.) A few months ago, I got into a little disagreement with the management and I asked to be let go. So they granted me my wish last week. Simple as that. It was an amicable separation. And no, I don’t need another job — not right away that is.

Breaking up is easy to do

I am no longer employed by Macrovision corporation. We’re both much happier for it. Time has come to write another new chapter in my life.

All-you-can-walk Car Fest

Lotus Elise + Ben
62 photos, 5.5 hours, and 1 pretzel later Emily and I concluded the 2005 Chicago Autoshow. We missed a few things: The Chinese carmaker Chery (Couldn’t find it), a battery that would last more than 75 flashes (will buy from eBay) and lunch. But we also avoided Hummer, Jaguar, Jeep, etc. The highlight of the day was that I got behind the wheel of a Lotus Elise (above) and a Lamborghini Murcielago.

There goes the peninsula

Um, so while we were blowing up a country for nukes that didn’t exist in Iraq, unable to prevent a genocide in Sudan and generally having no idea what’s going on in Iran, those clever Commies in North Korea actually built themselves the “end of the world as we know it.” Can someone in the Bush administration tell me how invading Iraq makes us safer now that the craziest regime in the world has Da Bomb?


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