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ecto… as in …plasm?

I decided that I am just a GUI kinda guy. I am, after all, a Mac head for goodness sake! So, I complained to my friend Evans about having to hard wire URLs into these posts using html hand coding (god forbid!), as well as trying to remember the html codes for underline, bold [strong?  I mean, let’s get real!],… Continue reading

Ladies of Vocal Jazz

It’s pouring down rain.  I’m chilling out with a cup of Starbuck’s Earl Grey Tazo Tea listening to some of the great contemporary female jazz vocalists I really love while I update my web stuff.  Life is good. Diana Krall Lately I’ve been really enjoying Diana Krall’s sultry and deeply resonant jazz.  She is reminiscent of the old time jazz… Continue reading

DeJa Vu

Those who know me, know that I don’t cook.  In my entire life I can count on one hand the number of meals I have prepared. I walk into the grocery store and stand there numbed by the overwhelming question, Whatever is all of this stuff for?!  All of the strangely named and packaged items are but the stuff of… Continue reading

My Favorite Desktops

Julie Andrews singing: These are a few of my favorite . . . desktops!  Check out some of my favorite desktop patterns harvested from around the web: it’s my Spring/Summer collection.  I think most, if not all of them, came from theapplecollection.com. I like a clean, elegant, unencumbered look. Click the above sample to see thumbnails that link to the… Continue reading

Gratitude Is a Good Thing

I have to say thanks to one of the smartest and most patient guys I know, Evans. I met him in cyberspace probably about 10 years ago, and we have never really met face to face. Well, OK, we did try that video conferencing thing years ago when string connected computers to the Internet. I guess he really is a… Continue reading

How Very Odd (or Even)…

I have recently noticed something about myself that I find mildly amusing if not just plain weird. I have always set my digital thermostat in my home on odd numbers: 75 or 77 in the summer, 67 or 69 in the winter. And if the house gets too hot or too cold, I always adjust the thermostat up or down… Continue reading

Just Standing There…

I was driving to work later than I normally do when I first saw him. He was just standing there holding a plastic bag in his right hand, a middle aged fellow with hair almost down to his shoulders. There were about 4 or 5 people standing in front of him, looking up at him actually. I’m surprised I noticed… Continue reading

I Just Don’t Get It!

I saw a bumper sticker a couple of weeks ago that summed up what I had been steamed about for several months, but I couldn’t find a sympathetic ear anywhere. Finally, a like-minded person: When Bill lied, nobody died. Why is no one calling for the impeachment of this president? He lied to us and to the world at the… Continue reading

iPod and iTunes

Apple, as in computer, certainly has made a comeback from their last near death experience about 5 years ago.  And I for one am very glad. A longtime Apple enthusiast, even I, yes me, almost gave up on them when I purchased my PowerTower 250!  When they came back, they did so with the coolest of cool: the iPod (or… Continue reading