• Northwest Gardening

    by  • June 16, 2013 • 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 • 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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    Molehills and Mountains, the Rant!

    by  • May 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Molehill Mountain

    Note: I started writing this six months ago until I became distracted by a tasty looking squirrel.  I am no longer feeling either curmudgeonly or pedantic, but I am feeling like my blog hasn’t been updated in WAY too long.  So here goes. A few days ago I stumbled across a motivational page for...

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    Why HostMonster is dead to me

    by  • May 13, 2013 • 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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    Movie Review: To Rome with Love

    by  • February 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    I’m sorry to say that I’ve learned to approach Woody Allen’s work of the last two decades with more than small dose of caution. When it’s good it’s very good, but when it’s not good it tends to remind me a lot of an awkward social situation where you have to restrain yourself from...

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    Kevin in Technologyland

    by  • January 29, 2013 • 0 Comments


    In preparation for moving gracefully into a future with more and different types of code in it, I finally upgraded my tired old computer with a decent ASUS mobo, a core i5 3570k, 16GB of RAM, and a modestly sized but speedy Crucial SSD.  Size, it turns out, does actually matter.  Nevertheless my new...

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