Happy newborn daughter

We have a calm, happy daughter. Not sure how we got so lucky. Ramona Mira is now six days old. This is her big smile, while wearing her star suit yesterday.

See Flickr for more photos of Ramona from my wife and me.

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My daughter, Ramona

My wife Heidi and I are excited to announce the birth of our daughter. Ramona Mira Cavalier was born on August 5, 2013 at 4:36 a.m., weighing 8 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches.

It was a 37-hour labor, but in the end she was born after only eight pushes over eight minutes. Ramona held [...]

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Oregon tennis tournaments: Summer 2013

Summer tennis tournament season is almost here, so I’ve been checking OregonTennis.com, as usual. I try to play in at least four community tennis tournaments in the Mid-Willamette Valley each summer. However, it’s now been over nine months since I last played tennis. My most recent match was in September 2012, before my trip [...]

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Bathroom remodeling and painting

We have recently been intensively reorganizing the contents of our house as well as remodeling the bathrooms, partly in preparation for a new baby this summer. This post is to document as many of the materials as I can remember, for my future reference, used for both bathroom upgrades during the month of May [...]

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WebVisions 2013 in review: Part three

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2013 in review: Part two.
On Wednesday through Friday, May 22-24, I attended the WebVisions Portland 2013 conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Below is a quick overview of all sessions I attended on Friday, with links. See Twitter updates using #wvpdx.
Making Meaningful Design with the Internet of Things [...]

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WebVisions 2013 in review: Part two

This is a continuation of WebVisions 2013 in review: Part one.
On Wednesday through Friday, May 22-24, I attended the WebVisions Portland 2013 conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Below is a quick overview of all sessions I attended on Thursday, with links. See Twitter updates using #wvpdx.
The Future of the Web is Video – [...]

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WebVisions 2013 in review: Part one

On Wednesday through Friday, May 22-24, I am attending the WebVisions Portland 2013 conference at the Oregon Convention Center. Below is a quick overview of the workshops I attended on Wednesday, with links.
(Also see my reviews from previous WebVisions conferences: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007.)
Accessibility for UX Designers – Derek Featherstone
(9:00 am [...]

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Cavalier holiday card 2012

Two days after arriving home from 40 days in Europe, Heidi and I were married at our house in Oregon on November 11. In celebration of our legal union, it seemed like a fun idea to start the tradition of designing a holiday art card each year to send to family and friends.
This year’s Cavalier [...]

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40 days in Europe: Days 32-40

This is a continuation of 40 days in Europe: Days 23-31, a blog post about the adventures of Heidi and me on our travels through Europe from October 1 to November 9, 2012. (Want to start from the beginning?)
Thursday, November 1: Rome/Lucera – Day 32

In the morning, we ate some food at our Rome hotel’s [...]

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40 days in Europe

This is a running blog post about the adventures of Heidi and me on our travels through Europe from October 1 to November 9, 2012. And it’s encouragement for us to record an ongoing outline of our experiences for posterity. I have dreamt of backpacking across Europe with a Eurail Pass since I was [...]

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