Category: Personal

Fish On

September 4th, 2009
As a rule I do not blog about work, but as a general observation I will say this: I hate developers who, when faced with a bug, thrash around like a fish out of water. Then they fall on the ground and you have to catch them, getting your wet jeans caked… more »

Also, Get Off My Lawn

August 26th, 2009
I discovered recently that a blogger whose writing I follow is only 31 years old. This surprised me, because he's a real source of knowledge and experience. Which means that I have slipped across another threshold of getting old: People younger than… more »

Inglourious Indeed

August 25th, 2009
I have yet to see 'Inglourious Basterds', but the film's premise disturbs me. I enjoy a good revenge film as much as anyone, probably more than most people; The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books, 'The Shawshank Redemption' a favorite… more »


August 24th, 2009
On the way back from SLO last night we stopped at the KFC drive-through in King City. The wife had a two piece meal and I had 6 chicken strips. I was pleased enough with them that I composed a little letter in my head. "Dear Kentucky Fried Chicken,… more »


August 13th, 2009
Last night we drove around Briones park looking for a good spot from which to do some Perseid watching. We settled on a spot next to the reservior, about fifty yards from the main road down an EBMUD access road. As I expected, the light pollution was fa… more »