Archive for February, 2007

Weekend project

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

Genna asked me to build her some flower boxes to use beneath her jumps. These boxes won’t ever hold real flowers, just plastic flowers. The boxes are used as shown on this page; they help the horse see the “ground line” and (I suppose) to judge the height of the jump. Genna will paint the [...]

They did it again!

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Auburn 86, No. 25 Alabama 77

Bubba graduates

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Kay just emailed the following classic joke:
Bubba had been going to The University of Alabama for 11 years and just couldn’t graduate. So one day the dean of students calls Bubba in to his office and says “Bubba, we’re going to give you the opportunity to graduate. In a month, at the halftime of the [...]

Search for Jim Gray called off

Monday, February 19th, 2007

Last Friday the family of missing computer scientist Jim Gray called off the search:
In the last several days, the Friends of Jim group has reviewed all the data with Coast Guard officials. The fact is that we have no evidence as to what has happened to Tenacious or to Jim Gray. Neither we nor the [...]

Thirty years of Rumours

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

It was thirty years ago today that Fleetwood Mac released Rumours. Can it really have been three decades? It seems like only yesterday that Jerry and I were standing around at some party, listening to Rumours and gazing at the image of Stevie Nicks on the back cover. It was a good album for good [...]

Help find missing computer scientist Jim Gray

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Just got this email from my friend Cindy:

Jim Gray, who is a renowned computer scientist, was reported missing at sea on January 28. He is a dear friend of a friend of mine. His friends and family are asking for assistance in reviewing satellite imagery shown on the site below:

http://www.mturk.com/mturk/preview?groupId=J0XZ58STDWJZ5QY4F9M0

If you have a bit of time to [...]

Ground WHAT day?

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

I don’t want to hear about groundhog day.
If you want to speak to me of traditional rituals, especially those involving animals, speak to me of Derby day at Churchill Downs and the call to the post. Speak to me of the march of the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. Or speak to me of the [...]