Archive for March, 2006


Friday, March 31st, 2006

We watched LOST tonight and Kay was right, it was a very good episode! Lots of stuff happened. Some questions answered, more created. Out on the web, I found this screenshot of the map/diagram that Locke saw on the blast door when the UV lights went on, and this screenshot that shows the map overlaid [...]


Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Kay wrote to say that last night’s episode of LOST was one of the best so far. I didn’t see it, though. Wendy was out, and as a demonstration of my undying love for her, I didn’t watch it without her. I have it on tape and we will watch it tonight.

It’s About to Get Crazy

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Update: We had some thunder and good rainstorms, but by 4:30 PM, the rain had cleared off, and the sun was shining.

Auburn’s Aquatic Dynasty

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Here’s a story I’ve been following for the past couple of weeks. I intended to post something about it Sunday, but I haven’t been feeling well. The Auburn swimming and diving team has won a pair of national championships. The men won Saturday at Georgia Tech, and the women won the week before. Auburn runs [...]

Piggies Need New Shoes

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

It’s a beautiful day in Pearland today. It’s sunny and breezy out with a temperature in the high sixties or low seventies. Unfortunately, I woke up with a headache this morning; I was only up until midnight last night, and I slept until about nine, so I have no reason why I should have a [...]


Saturday, March 25th, 2006

I finally spent the Fry’s gift certificate Wendy gave me for my birthday. I bought a new PC case, one that’s supposed to be ultra-quiet. I spent most of the night taking stuff out of the old case, and installing it in the new one. I have everything moved over except the DVD recorder. It [...]


Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

I got home this afternoon to find a note on the door:
The horses got out into the property next door. I’ve gone to help
Wendy was gone, but the girls were home. We all got in the car and drove over.
The man next door, who we often see training horses in Western riding, had penned [...]


Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

I arrived home from Lubbock at about 8:30 this evening. It was a fun trip; I enjoy visitng with my friends in the CS department at Texas Tech. But, of course, it’s nice to be home again. I finished a really good book on the flight home, and tomorrow or the next day, I need [...]


Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

The slugs are also popular in Polish.

Take a Trip in the Rye Catcher Time Machine

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Last December, I wrote a short article on the 25th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder, and published Jim Barber’s tribute poem for you. On the same day I posted that, the WFMU Blog posted something far more interesting: a link to a recording some unknown person made that night, scanning the FM dial with his [...]

It’s ‘B’ but it’s Free!

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Woohoo! The Lubbock Holiday Inn has free WiFi. (Unsecured, of course. WHAT are these people thinking letting someone like me on their network?)

Open WiFi: a Simple Risk Analysis

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Should you close and secure your WiFi access point (wireless Internet), or should you leave it open for all to use under a “good neighbor” policy? That’s the question that has been hashed about repeatedly in recent weeks over on the TechBlog. Today Dwight points us to an editorial that the Houston Chronicle has picked [...]