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Western Mediterranean 2015-11

Our Western Mediterranean Cruise We had a small family travel group visit the Mediterranean, flying to Barcelona, then cruising on the Norwegian Epic to Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), Florence (Livorno), Cannes, Palma Mallorca, and back to Barcelona. “We” was me, my wife Laurie, my father, Laurie’s sister, and her cousin. Full photo collection on Flickr, with […]

SF Online Bookstores

Some online bookstores that specialized in science fiction, referred by Nicola Griffith writing Keep the money in the family on Charlie Stross’ blog. http://weightlessbooks.com/ http://www.wizardstowerbooks.com/ http://bookviewcafe.com/bookstore/  

Label Printing

This is mostly a note to myself in the future, the current solution to the never ending problem of how to print mailing labels.  It shouldn’t be this hard… Export the addresses to be used from Google Contacts to an Outlook style csv file Open http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-&-Software/Software/Avery-Design–Print-Online.htm Follow the prompts / wizard to create the right […]

Putty SSH PPK

Geek alert – this post is largely for personal future reference on a geeky topic, how to set up private key authentication with the PuTTY terminal emulator program. Other posts with instructions to use puttygen and where to put private/public key data are correct.  Google “putty ppk” for pointers to some of those. The issue […]

Heather Dale House Concert – 2012-07-20

We’ve done this before, and liked it.  So we’ll do it again! Heather Dale is a Canadian recording artist who cheerfully side-steps the sterotypes for both folk singer-songwriters and Celtic balladeers. Heather fuses traditional stories with a healthy mix of Celtic folk, world music and rock influences, and she excels at finding modern themes within […]

Free Kindle eBook Searches

I love my Kindle.  I had a Kindle 2 until it died, and Amazon’s customer support was great about trying to fix it, and then giving me a good deal on a Kindle 3.  Now I also have a Kindle Fire.  And I use Kindle Reader Apps on Windows and iOS platforms. There are many […]

Test post from iOS

This post is a test. It is only a test. If it were real there would be content here that might be meaningful to someone. Posted from my iPod Touch.

House Concert – Heather Dale, June 24 2011

We’ve done this once before, and had a good time.  So we’ll try it again, and see if we can get a bigger audience than the first time! Heather Dale is a Canadian recording artist who cheerfully side-steps the sterotypes for both folk singer-songwriters and Celtic balladeers. Heather fuses traditional stories with a healthy mix […]

What a stupid system.

It’s time again in the US for the annual ritual of Open Benefits Enrollment, where employees register, pick, and choose from the benefits offered to them by their employer.  What a stupid system. My preparation complaint – why does each company choose their own schedule for this activity?  Few households with 2 employed adults have […]

Bahamas Cruise 2010-10-22/25

We recently took a cruise vacation, trying hard to get away from all the projects that are looming at home and at work.  It was a very relaxing vacation, and we feel recharged and ready to attack some of those outstanding obligations. The cruise we took was a 3 day cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines, […]