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Halloween Ghost Computer Trick

We had something like 30 kids come trick or treating last night – which is a total shame because we all got dressed up and purchased tons of candy for ’em. I was a Roman, Ponzi was Cleopatra, and 350,000 views on YouTube indicate that you already know who Wicket and Pixie were dressed up as. I guess that means we’re gonna have to do more puppy videos in the future?

Anyway, back to Halloween night. I think the entire holiday has been ruined thanks to a lowered sense of trust and heightened awareness of stranger danger – rightfully so. The tradition seems quite dead to me (compared to what it used to be when I was a kid). That didn’t really stop us from having fun, though.

I downloaded unofficial Star Wars hologram effects from the MacRumors forums yesterday. Worked like a charm, although I wish I had set ’em up in Photo Booth instead of iChat (by placing them in a different directory).

No matter, the kids were in for a fun little trick:

Pet Halloween Costumes

Two years ago, Halloween was tons of fun. My wife and I were finally in a Seattle neighborhood filled with friendly families. There were plenty of kids ringing our doorbell that night, but I quickly discovered the “trick or treat” custom in the Pacific Northwest is different than the one I grew up with.

When I was a kid in Iowa, you had to tell a joke to the host before you could get candy from them. Not so in other places, apparently. What are your local Halloween traditions?

The last time Ponzi and I dressed up for Halloween, Wicket and Pixie were forced to play along:


Earlier this week, Ponzi purchaseed Halloween costumes for the four of us. She’ll be Cleopatra, I’ll be Marc Antony. As for the two dogs, well…

Princess Pixie and Wicket Vader (02)

They stood perfectly still for this photo, and if you don’t believe me – just watch this video. Minutes after this was filmed, Pixie wet herself and Wicket bit my left hand: