From an [article in Wired](http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/15.01/start.html?pg=9) about the new RFID chips in US passports:
> 4) The best approach? Hammer time. Hitting the chip with a blunt, hard object should disable it. A nonworking RFID doesnâ€™t invalidate the passport, so you can still use it.
I guess that’s what I’ll be doing if I don’t get my passport this week. I need it to get married in Canada. 🙂
There was a fierce hail storm at the office yesterday, and I was able to catch a little of it on my camera. It’s hard to see much past the gate, but I didn’t want to step out from underneath the ledge on account of the chunks of ice falling from the sky. The winds were pretty heavy. It looked like the front edge of a hurricane. FYI, the bigger one [here](http://click.videoegg.com/video/cqbYqH) looks better.
Here’s the short version. I’ve been writing this long post about my engagement on November 24th. Unfortunately, I’m very anal and long-winded, and I don’t know when I’m going to finish it. So, I’m posting a quick announcement to let everyone know that Christy and I are now engaged. After about three and a half years, we’ve finally made it official. I’ll be posting the story of the engagement eventually. Until then, I’ll leave you with some pictures because everyone just wants to see the ring anyway.