Month: March 2008

  • Kodak Z712IS First Impression

    Lois is photo-biographer and always has been. Way before digital cameras were available, Lois was buying 36mm film by the truckload. Our godchildren can attest to the thousands (or is it millions) of times that they have been asked (yes, I’m being polite!) to pose for yet another photo. Things got better in […]

  • Who Needs Floppies

    Since I just wrote about my laptop spring cleaning, I may as well get one more geek post out of my system. 😉 I run many Asterisk servers. I love it. That said, I am still running the 1.2.x branch on all of the servers. They are up to on the production […]

  • Laptop Spring Cleaning

    In two weeks, my current laptop will be four years old. Wow! It’s a little hard for me to believe that I have resisted the siren song of all the new hardware that has come out during that time. While I covet the latest stuff, and configure up a dream laptop online at […]

  • Obama Speech Earns Nomination

    It’s been hard to watch TV the past few days without being inundated by the videos of Barack Obama’s former pastor, Dr. Jermiah A. Wright, Jr. In grabbing the link for Dr. Wright, I was quite surprised to see that he’s still listed as the pastor for the Trinity United Church of Christ, […]

  • Yet Another Theme Update

    YATU (Yet Another Theme Update)… In two previous posts, I mentioned that with my new XAMPP setup, I could and would be tinkering around with WordPress themes a bit more. At the same time, I switched to the Aspire theme, which I liked (functionally), but wasn’t thrilled about in terms of color contrast. […]

  • Jerry Jeff Walker at BB King

    Last night, nine of us went to see Jerry Jeff Walker play at BB King. Keeping with my new tradition, I’ll cover the concert first, and then circle back to tell the story leading up to the show. We weren’t all that familiar with Jerry Jeff’s repertoire before last night. I knew he […]

  • Avenue Q

    The young folks spent the day running around NYC, riding the Staten Island Ferry, and spending time in Central Park. The old folks spent the day tethered to their laptops. We met up at the apartment and walked up to our favorite restaurant, the Peking Duck House in mid-town. We had a fantastic […]

  • Top Of The Rock

    Our godson came to visit for a long weekend, with four of his friends. They arrived yesterday, early evening, landing 40 minutes early, and with the help of an enterprising driver (apparently, he confused the shoulder and exit ramps for the right lane a little too often) 😉 were able to get here […]

  • Internet Connectivity Update

    In this post, I discussed my emergency backup system for when my house or apartment Internet connectivity goes down. In that report, I mentioned that my WiFi connection in the apartment was getting reasonably flaky. We’re in the apartment all week this week, so I was bracing for the experience. As I mentioned […]

  • Random Spitzer Fiasco Thoughts

    I really wanted to make one long post on this issue, and then put it behind me. Having Lois as a conscience made me behave otherwise. So, in my last post, I kept it simple, and just translated Eliot Spitzer’s resignation speech. What follows are completely unrelated, random thoughts on this fiasco. It’s […]