Monthly Archives: February 2011

Photos aflame!

ShareTwo photos from my trip this weekend (660×993 pixels there’s some nice detail that is visible in the full view.)

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ShareAngela and I are in eastern Virginia for the weekend. We really needed some time away, plus I have a big, important, stressful meeting at work Monday afternoon and getting away helps me not spend the entire weekend worrying about … Continue reading

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ShareThere are a number of things that always meant spring to me – crocuses, maple sugaring, thaw (which was mud and run-off season in my youth,) the quiet arrival of the robins, the boisterous red-winged blackbirds a week or two … Continue reading

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Love is – part 1 of a periodic series.

ShareLove is saying, “no, I cannot pursue that at this time” to what would be a great job opportunity because it would require relocation which, at this point, would severely derail your SO’s career…and not feeling bad about it.

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So much for using Stats…

ShareA few days ago I attempted to configure the Stats plugin as it looked interesting and appeared pretty simple to use, requiring only a account and API key. It appeared to be a simpler version of what I … Continue reading

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Two videos – fixed links this time!

ShareSwedish Chef Be sure to turn on the closed captions, though. Phantom of the Floppera Best I’ve seen since the Ode to Joy easteregg in a ScanJet.

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Remembering DEC

ShareI just read that Ken Olsen, founder of DEC, has died. My first networked computer experience was on a VAX 4000/500 at a small college in central Pennsylvania. I remember throwing out my notes about VMS commands after my time … Continue reading

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On a steel horse I ride

ShareWith all due respect Will Rogers, he might have been right about men but the best thing for the inside of this girl is the outside of a steel-horse. Of course, two scopes of butter pecan ice cream in a … Continue reading

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Arriving without incident.

ShareArriving at work at 0715 is usually a late day for me; I’m usually in by 0700. Today I didn’t arrive until 0930, which was planned and I gave notice to my manager and coworkers that I would be late. … Continue reading

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Starting house hunting.

ShareAngela and I spent much of our afternoon today running around a bit of Orange County, NC, with our buyer’s agent to look at houses in the Hillsborough area.  These are the first ones we’ve looked at, viewing the interior … Continue reading

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