• Facebook: An Investment in Social Parasitism

    by  • August 17, 2013 • Investment, Technology • 0 Comments

    Yes, this one is also stolen

    Facebook’s hilariously botched IPO has provided no shortage of amusement and anger in the investing community — sometimes both at the same time.  Still, this is a world where paradigm-changing technologies more than 20 years old are often referred to as “dinosaurs” and the Cult of the New is often mistaken for common sense. ...

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    Murphy’s Story

    by  • July 12, 2013 • Events, Family & Friends, Galleries • 1 Comment

    Murphy thinks why god why

    This is Murphy. He’s a four year old border collie with traditional white “bib and boot” markings, bright eyes, and an unquenchable obsession with bouncy balls and bright lights. Depending on how one decides to calculate the relationship, he is either my step-grand-dog, my grand-dog-in-law, or merely a dog who belongs to someone I...

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    Northwest Gardening

    by  • June 16, 2013 • Family & Friends, Galleries • 0 Comments

    Cathy Rain Gardener

    Ah, summer in the Northwest… the weather channel insists we have 100% sunny skies, but the reality is somewhat different. It’s a good thing Cathy is prepared for this sort of thing: Do note the huge, gigantic, almost inedibly-delicious looking flat of Box farm strawberries there. Stuff like that makes all the rain worthwhile.

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    Spring Project #1

    by  • June 12, 2013 • Events, Family & Friends, Galleries, News • 0 Comments

    This sort of sparkly debri is typical of the aesthetic of my back yard

    In a previous post, I imagined a glorious remodeling of the landscape of the hillside streamward from our house.  Sadly, in the 1.7 years since I published that post, I have accomplished very few of my stated goals. HOWEVER, I have just recently completed a major milestone in the process: I have built a...

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    Why HostMonster is dead to me

    by  • May 13, 2013 • Rant • 0 Comments

    That’s right.  I’m running a wordpress install that gets a handful of visitors per day (seldom more than 20), a photo gallery that no one but le Goog ever visits, and a home grown front-end that receives perhaps a hundred hits per day and *barely* uses a MySQL database.  And this activity is so...

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