Archive for June, 2008

Weekend enjoyment

Monday, June 30th, 2008

Things making this weekend more enjoyable: Seeing a “Republicans for Obama” bumper sticker on the car in front of me Finding that 5th Season is starting to carry beer and wine making supplies Gardening (more or less) Bob Dylan’s “Blood on the Tracks” Receiving ~1.5″ of rain Sunday night… after taking the dogs on a […]

Yellowstone pictures – part 2 of 2 (updated)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008

update: and for those that prefer a better interface, all of the pictures in gallery #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Formalin fixed, paraffin […]

Telecom immunity passes the House. sigh . . .

Friday, June 20th, 2008

There’s an important point to this display, besides giving visitors something to gawp at. It demonstrates that Peterson’s client list includes as many professional sportsmen as it does Hollywood stars. They come because, unlike many so called ‘celebrity trainers’, he actually knows his onions. Whether you’re a film star looking to discreetly achieve the […]

Yellowstone pictures – part 1 of 2

Friday, June 20th, 2008

I haven’t finished processing all of the Yellowstone pictures – it takes a bit of work to get the color balance set right.  (THM – that’s why I always shoot raw on the D80.  It gives me more freedom to get the image “right” later.)  But at least the first half is done.  I’ll post […]

Louisiana, setting the standard in science education . . .

Friday, June 13th, 2008

It’s things like this that embarrass me when I tell someone I’m from Louisiana.  The Louisiana House has voted overwhelmingly to pass the Louisiana Science Education Act which allows science teachers to use supplemental materials when teaching controversial subjects.  For those who haven’t been there, in Louisiana, controversial subjects include: evolution, global warming, Keplerian astronomy […]

Management, leadership and information technology

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

A few years ago, I participated in a six month program to train leaders in information technology. I learned a fair amount, perhaps enough to be disillusioned, and ever since the program, I can’t help but look at organizations in terms of their leadership. Case in point, the grapevine of ex-employees from my former workplace […]

new computer

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Over vacation, I managed to convince K that we should get a new computer.  Our old one was bought just after I started my last new job, so… February 2001?  For most things, it worked pretty well: email, word processing and spreadsheets, etc were fine.  It didn’t hurt that we were running Linux, so there […]

Back online

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Testing, testing, is this thing on?  “My fellow Americans. I’m pleased to announce that I’ve signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Er, wait, sorry – wrong decade. Sorry for the lack of posting for the past few weeks.  K and I were out in Yellowstone and just got back […]