Archive for October, 2005

What a Difference a Year Makes

Monday, October 31st, 2005

Last year, about the time that we were just getting started as a foster family with the Houston Sheltie Society, the society took in two strays that had been found wandering in Montgomery county. Their condition was described as “horrific”; they were diseased and malnourished. One of the two, Cedes, is pictured here in a [...]

Safely Home

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

The plane was a few minutes late, and when I arrived Wendy and the girls were waiting in the van outside Terminal B. It was a great visit, but I’m glad to be home.

Airport, Homeward Bound

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

I’m at the airport now, waiting for my flight to board after a short but fun visit with Dad, Leigh Ann, and Kay. Thanks to Dad for putting me up for three days. Thanks to Leigh Ann for driving me to and from the airport. Thanks to Kay for stopping by last night. Special thanks [...]

Why Didn’t I Notice This Before?

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

When using Google’s new weblog reader site (an RSS aggregator), if you put your mouse pointer into the index on the left of the page, you can spin the mouse wheel to scroll the list up and down. This is a feature that would be obvious on a locally installed application like Word, but is [...]

When You Look at It That Way…

Friday, October 28th, 2005

Great Steve Jobs quote on the meaning of Apple’s market share:
Apple’s market share is bigger than BMW’s or Mercedes’s or Porsche’s in the automotive market. What’s wrong with being BMW or Mercedes?
That guy really knows where his towel is.

Mannah From Heaven

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

So this is the scene: I’ve checked into the Marriott next to the Space and Rocket Center, I’ve called home to let Wendy know I’ve arrived safely, I’ve unpacked my suitcase, and I’m all set. Except I’m starving.
I decide I’m going to drive around and try to find something, thinking that I’ll head roughly in [...]

I Ain’t Scared o’ No Flu

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Great essay in the New York Times about the threats to your health you should really worry about (hint: they’re much closer to home than the bird flu): Scare Yourself Silly, but the Real Terrors Are at Your Feet

Are YOU a Robot?

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

It’s OK. You can tell me.

Seen at PostSecret.

Monday Miscellanea

Monday, October 24th, 2005

The weather in the Houston area was magnificent this weekend. Our second cool front came through, and the highs were in the mid 70’s. It was breezy, too, but with a bright sun to keep things warm. Weather like this always reminds me of that weekend in 1994 when Auburn went down to the Swamp [...]

Losing Sounds Like…

Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

“Boink…”

I Have Seen the New iPod, and It Is Beautiful!

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Co-worker David brought in his new iPod today. He ordered it last Wednesday, probably within minutes of its appearance on the Apple web site. David had been wanting a new iPod, and following the announcement of the new video-capable fifth generation, I guess he didn’t need to wait any longer.
Yesterday I gave David a CD [...]

Hurley Won, but You Lose

Friday, October 21st, 2005

You don’t want to waste your money playing the lottery with these numbers: 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.