Red and Purple Tulips

The former owners of our house were avid gardeners and as a result we’ve been blessed with a wide variety of colors this spring as various trees, shrubs and flowers bloom. There are a fair number of tulips planted around the back deck and I can’t resist sharing them; the colors are so brilliant!   … Read more

Lindsborg Area Memory Map

Last week, Google announced the addition of satellite image data to their online map service. This is the first free access to the satellite image data Google acquired when they bought Keyhole Corp in late 2004. In the spirit of remixing highlighted at this year’s eTech conference, within days a new type of map started … Read more

Spring in the Midwest

Here are a few pictures from our backyard from about a week ago. Spring in the midwest is very nice; it comes on slowly, over a period of weeks. Every few days there is something new to see, a different tree or flower in bloom, leaves where just yesterday there had been buds, and so … Read more

Flickr Squared Circle Mosaic Images

Here’s some eye candy I came across at the recent Etech conference. (Visit my eTech archive for more about the conference.) Using the flickr API, jbum has created some interesting mosaic images. Shown below is a Fibonacci spiral and a detail from the spiral; these were created using images from the squared circle group photo … Read more

New Drugs for Women

DAMNITOL Take 2 and the rest of the world can go to hell for up to 8 full hours. ST. MOMMA’S WORT Plant extract that treats mom’s depression by rendering preschoolers unconscious for up to two days. EMPTYNESTROGEN Suppository that eliminates melancholy and loneliness by reminding you of how awful they were as teenagers and … Read more

31 Years and Going Strong

Sheryl and I were married 31 years ago today; I wonder how we did it given that the “Defense of Marriage” act just passed? I wonder if love and friendship and all that had anything to do with it? Actually, the state has already penalized us for all these years of marriage; all of you … Read more