In the Spirit of the Season

A first this year: an artificial, white Christmas tree. It’s beautiful when lit by the included soft pastel lights. :: The rest of these photos have been given the HDR (High Dynamic Range) treatment. :: Our large Swedish Jul Bok adds character to the scene. :: Pancake man is one of our oldest ornaments. :: … Read more

Health Care Lunacy

I’ve been sick with a slight fever all week, so maybe I just don’t understand what’s going on regarding the proposed Health Care Reform bill, but here’s what I see as of this date. To cut to the chase, I believe the proponents of this bill are, as my British colleagues might say, barking mad! … Read more

Drupal: Email Notification of New Comments

In other tech news, I’m posting this article both for future reference and in hopes it may help others who face a similar situation: by default, there is no notification when new comments are submitted to a Drupal site. In order to receive an email notification whenever new comments are posted to your Drupal site, … Read more

8 Cores Good

Software that can utilize all 8 cores, even better!

It Was 30 Years Ago Today

On Monday, December 3rd 1979, I began working for Hewlett-Packard. I started at the Stanford Park Division in Palo Alto. This was before I turned my full attention to computers and software; I was hired as an Electronics Technician II, troubleshooting and repairing HP test equipment to the component level. I still remember Retha, my … Read more