Thursday, February 28, 2002

Tom Wolfe on Jefferson and Labor Saving Devices

Tom Wolfe, while he was in Baltimore recently, was quoted as saying (from Tulips and Bears):

"One reason that Jefferson, or for that matter Zola or Balzac or any of these great figures of the 18th and 19th centuries got so much done, so much more done than people today, is that they didn't have any time-saving or labor-saving devices...If Jefferson were alive today....he'd never finish answering the email."

The Laundromat Comes Home - Never Buy Washing Machine Again

Just read in article in Smart Business about a washing machine from AristonDigital that you don't purchase, instead it bills you one Euro per wash over the Internet. I wonder if this concept will catch on in the U.S.?

Finding a Job in the Current Tech Market

Here are two interesting discussion threads about the current tech job market at MetaFilter and Slashdot. Also, an article in ComputerWorld, "Surveys: IT Jobs Found via Networking, not Internet".

Wednesday, February 27, 2002

10 Things Google Has Found To Be True

Google is one of the few successful dot com businesses. On their corporate information page they have posted 10 things Google has found to be true, valuable for advice for dot com's - such as "Democracy on the web works." Many of these things apply to other businesses as well - "It's best to do one thing really, really well" and "You can make money without doing evil".

Tuesday, February 26, 2002

Steve Gibson Attacked/New Windows Utility

Just got the latest email update from Steve Gibson. His web site experienced a new, potentially more dangerous, type of Denial of Service attack, which he calls a Distributed Reflection Denial of Service Attack. Good technical read on how this attack works. His site might be slow if it is being attacked again.

Also he has a new free Windows utility, Wizmo, which is pretty cool. I use it together with WinKey to create a keystroke combination that mutes the audio when the phone rings or my wife comes into the office. Since normally I am listening to KQED-FM through my tuner card while I am using my computer, this is quite handy.

WinKey by itself is pretty powerful utility. It allows a user to assign a command to combinations of the Windows key (the key with the Windows Logo on it at the bottom of most PC keyboards) and another key. I find I am using it more and more.

Friday, February 22, 2002

My Mother's Book - "Before the Roads Were Paved"

My mother's book, "Before the Roads Were Paved : Living With the Navajos at Canyon De Chelly 1950 - 1952", is now available from and Barnes & You can also purchase it from your local independent bookstore through

All Clear

Domain appears to be working fine now.

Thursday, February 21, 2002

Domain Down - Continued

My Domain is still down - was working for a while, but stopped.

Domain Down

My domain name was down earlier today. It seems to be fine now. If you sent me an email earlier today, and received an error message, please resend the email.

I would like to blame this on a service provider, but it was my fault. It was failed attempt to transfer my registration from to Yahoo!.

Google Holiday Logos

An intersting collection of Google's Holiday Logos over the last few years.

Wednesday, February 20, 2002

Upadated Links on Left Side

I added some links to the left side. These are all links worth visiting on a regular basis.

Monday, February 18, 2002

Re-designed the front page to my web site. Now the "site log" is on the home page. Now there may be some reason for a return visit to my website.
The first link to my web page! Google Search:

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

Done with my classes for Armstrong - so, I have removed the Armstrong links from home page - but you can still get to them from my resume - which has been updated.