One down, 49 to go

My new year’s resolution this year is to ride my bike to work at least 50 times. The first thing that I have learned from this is that I a master of excuse making. Between morning meetings, my employer’s occasional “dress like a banker” days, family scheduling, angst about being drenched with sweat at work […]

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2000 and eight pennies

Stephanie got me a subscription to Sirius for Christmas, and we were listening to its jazz channel this evening while doing the NYE thing. The first song I heard after midnight was Giant Steps. This bodes well. Happy 2008, everybody.

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A brief bit of nostalgia

The first project I ever worked on was in the news recently. The Synthetic Aperture RADAR run by the European Space Agency is being used to detect massive rogue waves. I worked on the Information Management System/Data Analysis and Distribution System (IMS/DADS) for the ESA satellite and a similar one run by UA Fairbanks, writing […]

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White on black or black on white?

Whenever I use the web or write email, my working environment displays in black on white and I’m just fine with that. When I edit text, black on white just seems wrong and I always switch things around to be white on black. This never struck me as odd until today. Does anybody else think […]

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What’s your favorite flavor?

My son is doing a project for class this week that involves survey data and presenting it in graph form.  (Yeah, stats!)  Can you take a second to answer the $64,000 question below by 6 p.m. PT tomorrow (Wednesday).  Thanks! From  The Kid: What are your three favorite ice cream flavors? 1. 2. 3. Thank […]

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Slightly more harrowing than usual

This morning, Stephanie, The Kid and I decided to go on a hike. We had already blocked out a chunk of the afternoon for sitting in front of the TV watching the Kentucky Derby and (for two of us, at least) having some mint juleps, so an afternoon out in the mountains seemed like a […]

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Sometimes you eat the bear…

Yesterday was one of those days when both crappy and really, really good things happen. It’s a bummer that the bad goes down, but at least the good is there to balance things out. So, the bad. I’m out of disk space on my laptop. Very, very out of disk space, to the point where […]

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Welcome back?

This was the friendly greeting I received after taking the holidays off of work. I’m not one of the “I get 1,000 emails per hour” people, so this is more than a little terrifying. I wonder how troublesome the good old “select all, delete” would be ;)

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Good times woo yeah

There’s relatively little traffic between Monrovia and Pasadena at 5:30 in the A of M. Just thought I’d share.

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Exactly where they should have been

For those of you playing along at home, my extra checks were in the box labeled “Office Double Misc.” I distinctly remember putting them in the “Al Qaeda” box, but I guess not. Oh well.

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