Monthly Archives: January 2011

Outfitting the hero and heroine

ShareAdventure attire for the hero and heroine. Sadly, that’s about the size of it.

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[TW rape] One person, doing the right thing.

ShareBishnu Shrestha: this former Gurkha soldier truly did the right thing: preventing the rape of a young woman (in front of her parents, no less.) He also did so against overwhelming opposition – an armed gang of 40 who were … Continue reading

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Where does the time go?

ShareAs was pointed out to me by a friend, tomorrow is the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.  This was the moment for many in my generation when they remember where they were when they heard. I remember it very … Continue reading

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A good day.

ShareThe discussion, about which I was so concerned in my previous post, went very, very well. Even so, it was an emotionally exhausting day.  Funny how that works. Now it’s on to have the same discussion with some other people.

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The future?

Share All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; — William Shakespeare I remember well the times in the past, starting in my youngest school years, being told … Continue reading

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Zen and the love of riding.

ShareMy wife and I love riding. We both commute with our motorcycles whenever possible, take short rides regularly in nice weather, and use them for distance rides and trips (vacations!) In the past year, I have taken four trips on … Continue reading

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First ride of the new year.

ShareUsually I have a ride in by now, but this year was different. An illness hit me hard on New Year’s Day and kept me out of the saddle through last week, then some wintry conditions arrived, including some freezing … Continue reading

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Travel on two wheels.

ShareThis is a fond memory for me; that turn does exist; it’s in the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and is a hell of a lot of fun on a motorcycle. We’re in a vacation planning … Continue reading

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Using three commands where one will do.

ShareGiven a list of rabbits, let’s find all but those named Bigwig and Fiver: cat Rabbits-in-WD.txt | grep -v “Bigwig” | grep -v “Fiver” I see this regularly at work. The command gets the job done but it’s really more … Continue reading

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Upgrade time for an old laptop.

ShareI bought the replacement for this mini-PCI NIC some months back. It was sold as an IBM card but was actually Intel.  IBM buys other manufacturer’s cards, but modifies them, and at POST, the BIOS in a ThinkPad will reject … Continue reading

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