Tag Archives: life

Sites I Visit

freshnews.orgI get my tech news through the freshnews aggregator. While not a complete picture of the world, it is enough for me. Those looking for a more extensive time waster, try originalsignal.com. Certainly, using an aggregator implies that someone else is selecting the stories I read and therefore outside forces are impacting my worldview.  But […]

A New World

January, 2011. A month of reflection and choices. My world will never be the same. Speak a new languageso that the worldwill be a new world.—Rumi

What in Hell Happened to 2010?

2010 sucked. Don’t get me wrong. There was a lot good happened in 2010. But as a vintage, it sucked. Big donkey balls. At 2010’s wake, we make New Year’s resolutions in hopes that doing so will wash the taste out of our mouths. It’s what we do. Like paying taxes in April. Creatures of […]

SOD: Sidebar Diversion

I couldn’t get the idea out of my head that the Avatar rendering cluster required 1 petabyte of storage. However, this slide show of the facilities used for filming the actors opened my eyes. [eye opening slide show] The petabyte is required not just for the finished product. It’s needed to store all the sensor […]

Mid-Peninsula Aikido

These are my notes made while looking for an Aikido dojo in the San Francisco Bay’s mid-peninsula region. Specifically the communities in and around Palo Alto, CA. (image: wikimedia.org) [Update 2011-12-20: I have chosen to train at Aikido Center and started attending Zazen and Aikido classes in October 2011.] I won’t get into the ‘why’ […]

MCPO Rich Dowdy, 1934 – 2010

It is with heavy heart that I say farewell to Master Chief Petty Officer Rich Dowdy. He passed Thursday, September 2, 2010 at the U.S. Naval Hospital at Balboa. I married into the family thirteen years ago. The first time I met Rich Dowdy, he gave me the hairy eyeball. Somehow I passed muster, even […]