A Long Week?

It’s shaping up to be a long week. Instead of starting around 8am on Monday, I began almost 6 hours ago when I received a call that a server upgrade at work hadn’t gone so well and all of my web services weren’t working. The good news is that after a few hours of intense … Read more

Early Easter?

If you thought Easter came earlier than usual this year, you’re right. The last time Easter was celebrated this early was in 1913. And, don’t start planning for the next time Easter occurs this early in the year; it’s highly unlikely any of us will be around in 2160. So now you’re probably wondering if … Read more

A Sad Day, 5 Years On

Update: This photo expresses so much more than I can say with mere words. John Moore, Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery / Getty Images More info behind this photo is available, here and here. Five years ago, I expressed my concerns about the war that has now lasted longer than WWII. Sad to say, … Read more

A More Perfect Union

PHILADELPHIA – “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America’s improbable experiment in democracy. Farmers and scholars; statesmen and patriots who had traveled across … Read more

Lindsborg Town Talk: Messiah Edition

Once a week for the past couple of months, I’ve been producing a an audio presentation covering public events in Lindsborg. The show is called Lindsborg Town Talk, and attempts to be “your source for news about upcoming events and activities in Lindsborg”, in as much as that’s possible in 2 minutes, once a week. … Read more

A Day in the Life

Update: 18 March Results from Sheryl’s colonoscopy were “clean”, thus putting to rest our fears of the past few days. Thanks to everyone who’s offered their support. A phone call in the late morning with the news that initial tests look bad in terms of having colon cancer. “More tests ordered, after that I’ll be … Read more

Kansas’ Swedish Smorgasbord

Kansas’ Swedish Smorgasbord That’s the headline for a nice feature story about Lindsborg published on AAA’s online travel website, Home & Away. The article covers a broad variety of topics, including the Wild Dalas, Swedes’ love of coffee and the newly opened Swedish Crown restaurant. There’s no real news for residents and frequent visitors to … Read more

Two Ubuntu Tips

Two things that I found useful this weekend when working on my Ubuntu Linux system. There are a lot of good Linux distributions to choose from; we use Debian at work, so Debian-based Ubuntu is a logical choice for home usage. Disable Desktop Effects If you turn on Desktop Effects and your hardware doesn’t support … Read more