Sharing thoughts that no one will read…

  • June 2008 Poker

    This month is simple to report on. Economically painful, but otherwise, enjoyable and almost non-existent. I barely played this month. I’m reasonably sure it’s the lightest month since I started playing online poker in September 2004. That said, I played and lost two of the big weekly ones, paying full freight in both. […]

  • Discovering Fredericksburg

    We’ve been coming to Fredericksburg, VA consistently for 11 years, since we first approached the Digital Creations team (now called Zope Corporation) about a possible investment. Since July 2001, the number (and length) of visits increased dramatically and has remained steady. That’s because since then, we have both been involved more in the […]

  • Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby at Wolftrap

    We saw this group at BB King in NYC nearly 18 months ago. I briefly mentioned the show, including that they were awesome, in my uber rediscovering live music post. We’ve been to Wolftrap twice before, but both shows were at The Barns. Last night’s show was in the Filene Center, which is […]

  • Kung Fu Panda

    Lois and I had a slightly unusual, but completely lovely weekend. On Friday, our goddaughter and fiance drove a Budget rental truck up from Richmond, VA with a bunch of their stuff. They are moving to NYC after their honeymoon (putting them in NYC in three weeks!). We helped them move their stuff […]

  • MoveOn.org Ads

    I haven’t written about politics in quite a while, and I should probably keep it that way, but I can’t, so here goes… By now, if you haven’t seen the new ads being put out by MoveOn.org, or seen previews of them on a cable news channel, you’re either very lucky, or blissfully […]

  • Great Ideas for Next Gen Kindle

    I rarely write a post simply to point to someone else’s post, brilliant or otherwise. I used to be a voracious reader. That was so long ago, I’m embarrassed to even make that claim. There are many reasons why I don’t read as much (not the least of which is that I’m the […]

  • NginX Upgraded In Place

    NginX 0.7.2 is now available. I was running an ancient version, 0.7.1 (just kidding). ๐Ÿ˜‰ So, I downloaded and built 0.7.2. Then I followed the instructions at the bottom of this page, which explain how to upgrade on the fly. It’s even cooler than just not losing any ongoing connections (which would be […]

  • WordPress Ate My Posting Date

    This post is really a test, but I’ll share the full problem and solution (assuming the test works), so it might help someone else out there as well. ๐Ÿ™‚ The other day, for the first time ever, I noticed that a post of mine hit my RSS reader (Thunderbird) with a date of […]

  • Firefox 3.0 is Awesome

    Yesterday, I took a (cheap) shot at the Firefox launch fiasco. I didn’t need to do it, but I don’t really regret it either. You can’t have it both ways. You can’t want to hype the hell out of the launch, and then be unprepared for it. Anyway, even though the official launch […]

  • Firefox 3.0 Download Day

    Well, it’s finally here. I was all set to do my part with helping them attain the nonsensical world record download numbers. Both Lois and I use Firefox as our primary browsers, and I have an ancient laptop that I occasionally use in a hotel room that I was going to upgrade, and […]