Tahoe Getaway

We took off a couple of days last week and spent a few days up at Lake Tahoe. The weather was great, with warm temps and great visibility. Spent some time geocaching, driving around the lake taking pictures, and just enjoying the change of pace. We even snuck in a quick trip over to Bridgeport … Read more

Google and Blogs

I’ve been thinking about this notion that google might start segregating blog search results. I have questions about how they would be able to tell a blog from “regular” content. Also, while granting the ephemeral nature of many blog entries, (though in aggregate such posts can still reveal interesting data, such as “hot topics”, popular … Read more

Standards Good

Thanks to a tip I found at Dive Into Mark, both of my RSS feeds now validate. I was also pleased to find my CSS page validates, though it does generate some warnings as well. It should be noted that the RSS standard is not as well established as either the CSS or HTML standards. … Read more

Happy Mother’s Day!

Understandably, and unavoidably, the first Mother’s Day after the loss of one’s mom is an emotional time. With those thoughts in mind I’m pleased to be able to share this story about the courage and foresight displayed by the women who helped found the Mother’s Day holiday over 100 years ago. They say mothers know … Read more

News Reader Clients

Here are some quick thoughts on various news RSS news aggregators I’ve used or looked at in the past few months. This is in no way an exhaustive, feature by feature, detailed review; it’s just a quick overview of my experiences.* Feedreader: nice, but consumed massive amounts of system resources and currently seems to have … Read more


“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” -Richard Buckminster Fuller He’s right, you know.

View from the North

I haven’t had a chance to read all the pages yet, but what I’ve read so far has been fascinating! I’m talking about a first person trip report posted by someone who recently spent some time as a tourist in North Korea. Full of images (some taken w/out permission!) and commentary, the travelogue offers a … Read more

Don’t Leave Home Without It

By now, most folks have heard about the recent experiences of the American astronauts who finally returned to Earth a couple of days ago. They had been stranded on the International Space Station after the Columbia disaster, and hitched a ride home on a Russian Soyuz space vehicle. Their craft landed a couple of hundred … Read more

An Old Tale … Or Is It?

The Wolf and the Lamb, by Aesop Once upon a time a Wolf was lapping at a spring on a hillside, when, looking up, what should he see but a Lamb just beginning to drink a little lower down. “There’s my supper,” thought he, “if only I can find some excuse to seize it.” Then … Read more