There is a feature article about Dad and his retirement career as a presbyterian humorist in today’s Orlando Sentinel.
“Reed, who was born and reared in the rural town of Marcus, Iowa, said he uses small-town life in Midwestern America as a backdrop for many of his stories.” more
I tested and I’m pretty sure the link will work without requiring registration and logging in…
I came across these great resources this week..check them out.
This is just awesome. Its a sad day for the folks over at mapquest.com. This just smokes all other map services on the web, and its still in beta release and not yet linked from googles main page. To mention only a couple of advantages: automatic resizing with the browser window; click and drag the map to cover different territory; + and – keyboard shortcuts to zoom. Give it a try. Here’s a link to our summer vacation driving route
4/5 Update: google has added the proprietary Keyhole satellite imagery to its mapping. Here’s my brother’s house in Alameda, CA
They call themselves the preposterously easy discussion tool. Use this to set up any type of group discussion or collaboration, even document reviews. No registration required of participants (you do have to register to set it up). I tested it and it seems to work real well. See my discussion thread here
Gina and 7th grade pals recently got dolled up for a classmate’s bar mitzvah. Our house was girl central for last minute hair and makeup. I had the privilege of shuttling them off to the event, and watch them march in together, arm in arm, for a presumably grand entrance.
I stumbled on this 2 year old document which is great. Perhaps a little simplistic, but it states that the Internet is not a thing; it is an agreement.
The Internet has three virtues:
a. No one owns it
b. Everyone can use it
c. Anyone can improve it
The internet is NOT like broadcasting, telephone systems or highway systems, and regulatory schemes or business plans that use those systems as models are in error.
Once again this year, we spent Valentine’s Day spreading love and romance to strange women, some familiar women, and even the occasional guy. It was a smashing success
The old days, when I was corralled into singing with my folks
Get down tonight.
things are wrapping up..my last night. Weather is fine, after a very wet and rainy friday night, saturday was mostly sunny, a little bit breezy, but nothing like last week.
There is a still alot of hurricane damage down here, one of the big ones came ashore hereabouts. This county beach park was destroyed. I had lunch at the covenience store here, and chatted with a construction supervisor who told tales about the wealthy and celebrated who he’s worked for in the area (Bernadette Peters, Roger Waters, more) and who have frequented this dumpy beach store. ha. Years ago I once slept in my car in the parking lot here:
Other damage on the river:
I did finally catch something suitable for the campfire; spanish mackeral with breadcrumbs and mustard. yumm.
back to the world tomorrow.