Thursday, December 21, 2006

Viking Cooking Channel

Michael and Joan

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Angela and Nicole

Friday, December 08, 2006

December 8th, 2006
looking west from the end of my driveway
wondering if I should be packing my car with important papers...

Thursday, December 07, 2006


According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeers grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December.

Female reindeers retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known...

ONLY women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

It is time to start baking for the holidays.

This is the BEST Christmas Cookie recipe EVER!

  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • Lemon juice
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup nuts
  • 2 cups of dried fruit
  • 1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila (important!)

Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink. Turn on the electric mixer. Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar. Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup just in case. Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets struck in the bleaterers just pry it loose with adrewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity. Next, sift two cklups of salt, or something. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or something else - whatever you can find. Greash the oven. Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to bean off the turner. Finally, place bowl in the recyle bin, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put stove in dishwasher.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

So, here I am, wondering where you live and what your weather is doing and wondering wheather or not your weather is better.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Someone asked me how old I was today. I asked 'why', and they said, you talk about old things like PostScript and stuff like that..."

Okay, well, when I was younger, when we spoke of Preflight, were talking about this sort of activity.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Joan and I went to to see The Who Saturday nite at the Hollywood was amazing !
After decades of being hit in the head by Peter Townshend's erracic windmill guitar stage antics, 62 year old Roger Daulrey apparently had enough - after landing a swift kick in Peters Pooter, Roger used his own well known signature stage trick to wack his guitarist with his expert microphone lariate swing, removing all doubt to how the other who members really died.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

a link for my good friend, Laureen - click over the image to see Christoper dance in Fat Boy Slims music video Weapon of Choice

This is a classic example of the unexpected - another great performance is Kevin Spacey singing and dancing in Beyond the Sea

Friday, October 20, 2006

This is simply too funny
I guess if you are totally connected and databases talk to each other, this will probably happen !

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

After 20 years of waiting, Charles Fister polemic is finally published !

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Click on me if you need help !

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006

you really need to take a moment to see this video

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

So, a while back, I worked with Maria Giudice, Chief Creative Officer at Hot Studio Inc., and we created a book for AGFA called "An Introduction to PDF and PDF/X". If you click over the image above you can download this PDF.

PDF/X has a movie and you can watch it on You Tube !

I uploaded it on LuLu.

I also uploaded it to Issuu.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Okay, so perhaps you are not much into games, but this one is addicting.

The puzzle must be solved in a exact sequence to finish it as I have shown. I spent nearly 2 days changing the sequence - yikes - I must be boneheaded!

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Check out the August 19th edition of Inside Print Media Podcast - I was interviewed by Rick "madman" Littrell of MagiComm.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Here is the 'cliff notes' version of what new in the "Land of Jahn" and yes, all the links are at least pictures or something entertaining enough for you to waste a mouse click on.

I became an independent sales agent for ELAN GMK in December of 2005. ELAN GMK is a software developer of paper to PDF solutions and provides document scanning services as well. ELAN GMK is located in the sunny and warm climate of Simi Valley, CA.

On June 1st of 2007, I became the Director of Product Innovation at Magicomm, who provides its customers with a wide range of consultative services including strategy development, creative cross media multi-touch campaigns, personalized web sites, e-commerce solutions. Magicomm is located in picturesque North Shore community of Amesbury, Massachusetts.

And, yes, you heard it right - Michael Jahn, former PDF Terrorist, fell madly in love and got married to Joan who works at Northridge Hospital and we moved into our home in Simi Valley, CA

Joan's 4 children live with us - Angela and Nicole who are are 15 years old twins as well as Drummer Michael and Guitar slinger Charles

My sons Marc and Eric live in New York.

And my Mom is doing great as is the whole Jahn fam-dam-lee !

Monday, August 21, 2006

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Well, today is Monday - getting ready to tavel to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania to train the fine folks at Harper Collins on how to use the ELAN Book Scanning Solution they just bought from our Parners at Xerox. Leaving Wednesday, back Saturday.

ELAN Book Scanning Solution is our ELAN Proofer Suite application pre-installed on a Dell PC, shipped with a monitor and a Fujitsu 5750c scanner. Read all about it on this PDF from the ELAN web site !

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Today I purchased Harvest Moon - Another Wonderful Life - a video game for Nintendo Game Cube. As I feel I do a pretty good job at taking good care of our family, I am sure I would be expert at any video that tests such skills - but I did not buy this for ME.

I jumped at the chance to puchase this game for Angela and Nicole, as this game actually requires you to do CHORES to WIN !

LOL !!!

Basically, it is about a girl raising crops and tending animals - you know, doing the things that are essential to fiscal success in present day Simi Valley, California. To win, you need to cultivate crops, develop and nurture friendships, and take good care of your family in order to have a successful Harvest life experience. Who knew they wanted to move to a farm, be nice and find a husband ?

Now, if there were points for "waking up" and "cleaning room" and they actually LEARNED how to do this by plaing this game - well, I would invest all my funds in Natsume Inc, the company that publishes this game!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Joan and I went to the Dodgers game last night - Joan scored some free tickets from her boss, and it was "Dodger Dogs" for dinner !

Thursday, August 10, 2006

My friend A took some nice pictures of us while at a barbecue at her and her husbands business locations - LA Coffee at the Venice, CA location which also serves as the World Wide Headquarters for Java Juice - and sent them to me for my birthday!

This was the card she sent the pictures in!

Nicole and Angela, World Champions !


Joan and Michael


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Hip Hop Cat

Monday, August 07, 2006

Lets eat mexican tonight !

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Nice passion flower growing in my yard... click on it to enlarge.



Wednesday, August 02, 2006

at least try to live ALOHA !!!

Aloha means more than “hello” or “goodbye” (although it means both).

Aloha is about mutual respect and affection. It’s warmth and caring for the sake of warmth and caring – there is no obligation to return Aloha. It’s a gift two people or an entire community share.

When you “Live Aloha,” you engage in relationships in which every person is valued and honored.

--- together, we can – and do – make a difference to the entire world.

There’s actually an “Aloha Spirit Law” in Hawaii. Legislators in this state are instructed to consider the following acronymn whenever they perform their duties:

A is for AKAHAI, meaning kindness, to be expressed with a feeling of tenderness.

L is for LÔKAHI, meaning unity, to be expressed with a feeling of harmony.

O is for `OLU`OLU, meaning agreeable, to be expressed with a feeling of pleasantness.

H stands for HA`AHA`A, meaning humility, to be expressed with a feeling of modesty.

A stands for AHONUI, meaning patient, to be applied with perseverance.

When you Live Aloha, you gain a deep sense of belonging to a community and caring for each other.

Forgetting to Live Aloha can lead to big, bad trouble.

Aloha !

Monday, July 31, 2006

Well, it was my birthday yesterday - 51 years old .

My Wife Joan surprised me with tickets to the
LA JAZZ FESTIVAL at the Greek Theater about 1/2 hour from where we live...

featuring Chaka Khan / Kem / Will Downing

I think we were the only white people there besides a few musicians and security staff, but it was an amazing show - everyone stood and danced - between shows it was OLD SCHOOL DJ time - this was as much fun as the actual show !

-- as it was more 'our age' old school was the type of music i owned in College - Ohio Players, P-Funk...
Will Downing - like a lou rawls amazing low voice..

Kem - like Al Jarreau - really amazing.

And, is was a warm breezy evening - and I scored a sweet (close) parking spot!

It was a great birthday !

Monday, July 17, 2006

Okay, so, to answer your question -

Here is a bunny with a pancake on its head.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Art for my friend A - not sure what she needed it for, but it was something about David is Angry...

Saturday, July 15, 2006

also, we think there is a hot water pipe broken under the kitchen floor, and it is leaking out to the outside back patio...

again, you can click over the image to enlarge and see the deatil..

Click on images to enlarge -- We have the upstairs common bathroom toilet turned off - somehow it must have sprung a slow leak and it leaked through to the downstairs bathroom overnight last night - I turned off the toilet bowl water, and it stopped - so, it is not getting worse - we have two other working bathrooms, so we are not in crisis mode.

The ceiling in the downstairs bathroom paint blistered, as it was full of about 1 gallon of water before it ripped and then poured - all the water is all wipped up, but like I said

1. upstairs bathroom toilet is leaking (water is turned off for now, so issue is stopped - we are okay until Monday if required

2. downstairs bathroom ceiling is damaged.

Friday, July 07, 2006

New sign on our street.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Well, it is July 3rd - a nice sunny day - went for a walk at the duck park at - trying to shed my winder coat - off to Vince Brantleys party at 3:00 in Hollyweird.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Then it was into the living room to open a million gifts (okay, most of them were weird socks) but a few useful gifts like moola, thumbdrives and iTunes cards were appreciated!

After a festive meal-ish visit to the Mac-a-tony Grilla-monster it was back to 3087 Sleepy Hollow for ice cream cake and blue drink in blue cups.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Happy Birthday to Angela and Nicole !

Watch this space for pictures from June 29th!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Getting ready for Angela and Nicoles b-day tomorrow - should be a SLY-THE-RIN good time !