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March 2007


And you thought you had a bad week: Headline: Blood Sprays Out of Sewer, On City Worker Quote: “Blood just all over my face, in my mouth, I could taste it. It was terrible. I had it in my mouth and I kept spitting and I couldn’t get rid of it,” said city worker Ron […]

Ohlone SLO concert.

So I think I’ve mentioned before that I play with the Ohlone Wind orchestra. I’m very glad to have found a quality music group after moving out here. They don’t have quite the quality of finesse and subtle control of dynamics and intonation that the Bucks County orchestra in PA had, but for raw per-player […]

I have the dumb.

I don’t know how you work. But my mind doesn’t seem to work normally. Or maybe it does. Am I insane? There are times I can absolutely bust ass on code and work. I can sit down and get a weeks worth of work done in a day. My grandmother noted it once when on […]


How did you spend your afternoon?


For folks in the Silicon Valley area and who are interested, the band I play with, the Ohlone Wind Orchestra, is playing its Spring Concert this Sunday, March 25, 2007 at 2:00pm. The performance will be in the Smith Center on the Ohlone College campus in Fremont. (Directions linked here.) The highlights of the concert […]


So this last weekend had a pile of fun yardwork. It started out innocently enough. There is “degoba” in the back yard. It’s an old/broken hot-tub that has been that way more than a decade. And it gathers rainwater and slowly grows fascinating new forms of life. And mosquitos. Having a few days of warmth […]

yay! It’s the weekend.

Nice documentary on Linux: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3498228245415745977 Slightly dated and some sections aren’t subbed in English, but it’s all good. It’s probably one of the best documentaires I’ve seen that carefully explains the concepts of Open Source, Free software (both beer and speech), Linux, GNU, and others with a decent dose of history. For something completely different, […]

New Music

So I haven’t gone into much depth or talked much about music here in California yet. I was very lucky, with Khranos’ help, to find a very very good wind ensemble who was near where I worked. I didn’t announce the concert for folks who might want to attend because I usually don’t do that […]


The longest song title in my MP3 collection is: Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving, Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills And to think it made the Top 40 in the 1970s. I wonder how Billboard fit the title on the page? Don’t forget that Jeremiah Peabody’s Polyunsaturated Quick-Dissolving, Fast-Acting Pleasant-Tasting Green and Purple Pills cure fever, […]

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