You may or may not have noticed but my web site has been up and down sporadically for the last several weeks. This has been frustrating to me, and I’m seriously considering dropping the service provider for the site. I do have a regular WordPress account, so I am thinking about moving the content from here to a new WordPress site. Why pay for something that is so unreliable?
When and if I do that, I will also be switching to a new e-mail address as well. Those of you that know my current e-mail address, drop me a note and I’ll send you my new address. Those of you that don’t know my current address, comment here and if I know you I’ll send you the new one.
I frequently see a bumper sticker that says “Coexist”. It’s made up from a lot of symbols for various religions and clearly means that these religions ought to coexist.
At the end of April I was laid off from my position at Goldman Sachs. They took my entire department and several other departments. After 32 years of working as a software engineer, it was getting harder and harder to convince people that I didn’t want to be a manager – that the only thing I wanted to do was be a software engineer. Continue reading
In the late eighteenth century the crowning achievement of western civilization was realized. That September the delegates to the Constitutional Convention produced the Constitution for the United States. By July 2, 1788 the Constitution had been ratified by nine states and became the supreme law of these United States. Continue reading
My wife and I are still working out how to do a container garden well in Utah. We don’t have anyplace other than containers to do our gardening, but we’re going to make it work. So far we’ve had to fight off little tiny insects called “thrips”, some early blight and blossom end rot. Continue reading
It’s quite simple really: Continue reading
I’ve been a Doctor Who fan since the 1980s. My dad introduced me to the show in Florida while the local PBS station was airing full serials as a single program every Wednesday night. Oddly enough I had seen a Doctor Who comic in a local comic shop a couple of weeks earlier and thought it was a bit silly. Continue reading
Today the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously declared several of President Obama’s so-called recess appointments unconstitutional. In doing so, they further defined what it means for the Senate to be in recess. A short three day break is not a recess, they court said it had to be in formal recess for at least ten days. The Senate itself decides when it is recess, and a pro-forma session is still a session. Continue reading
Not bad for containers on the back porch I’d say. This is only a couple of months worth of growth, and we’ve had to fight off a few nasty little insects, and some early blight, but it’s coming along. Continue reading
Since I switched blogging platforms I’ve been back-filling old content onto the current version of the site. I’ve remarked on it before. My older site allowed people to post comments, and I was wondering if I’d ever be able to restore the comment threads.