Monthly Archive: May 2005

May 28 2005

Folk Life

This was the second day of the Northwest Folklife Festival (although the first day for us). We woke up around 8am and got in gear around 9am. Quite a record for us. Outside the hotel we found it was kind of chilly. Ginny assured me that it would get warmer soon enough. We wandered over …

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May 27 2005


Flew out to Seattle from Chicago. Nothing really special. Ginny ran late, so the cab had to wait a few minutes. Unfortunately, in the rush to get into the cab, I forgot my long sleeve jacket. Flight was kind of bumpy, but nothing extraordinary. I tried to snooze a bit, as we were going to …

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May 27 2005

Roll my own

Microsoft’s MSN Spaces threatens to dominate with formal toolsets while others, like Blogger, hope to keep the technology’s pioneering spirit alive … However, with MSN Spaces, Microsoft is delivering a pre-set suite of blogging and complementary services on a platform that doesn’t allow for much manual tweaking and extension on the part of the end-user. …

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May 26 2005

Another Interview

I just got off the phone with a reporter from iSeries Network … she wanted to talk to me about iSeries Blogging 🙂 I sure hope all this attention doesn’t go to my head. [update 6/13/05] The article was ‘published’ in iSeriesNetwork’s email newsletter: it can be found here.

May 21 2005

Sump pump

In the past few years we’ve had more than a few violent rainstorms where we lost power. Because of this, I’ve decided that a battery powered emergency sump pump would probably be a good investment. Unfortunately those kinds of pumps seem to be kind of pricey. I’ve gotten quotes from $1200 to $1500 (installed) for …

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May 14 2005


Found this today … quite fun. There’s no getting around it. At some point in your career, your patience will be tested with a stupid client who is so clueless that you’ll question your sanity, career choice, and the future of mankind. You may have dealt with one already, one that just stuns you like …

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May 13 2005

These are the voyages…

Eh … considering how much promise this season had shown, the series finale was pretty boring. Tonight had two episodes … the 2nd to last and the last. The 2nd to last episode was pretty good … good conflict, very good emotion, good action. I liked it. Not as good as some, but better than …

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May 12 2005

I'm famous now

Well, I’m famous now … this blog was mentioned prominently in the May edition of eServer Magazine: iSeries Edition ENGPGM column (written by Ryan Rhodes) titled “iBlog — iSeries bloggers are popping up around the internet”. This blog, Mike Wills, and Colin Williams‘ blogs were mentioned. My IMHO blog was mentioned too. I wonder if …

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May 11 2005

I want a new email program

I’ve used a number of email programs in my life … but none of them did everything I really wanted. Here’s a rundown of the features I’d like a new mail client to have … and the products that currently support them. Feature Like … Details Message filtering Eudora File & modify messages as they …

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May 10 2005

Aircraft Humor

I’ve found a number of airplane jokes recently … here’s a list of what I’ve accumulated so far … —– Tower: “Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o’clock, 6 miles.” Delta 351: “Give us another hint. We have digital watches.” —– “TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 degrees.” “Center, we’re at 35,000 …

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