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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Somebody thinks I’m a complete moron

Well, there might be more than one, but I got this email today: Even to the casual observer, there are a number of things wrong: From: “” but email is from “” To: “dear friend” – somebody sending me a card might know my name Card link is “” an EXE for Pete’s sake! Can […]

I had lunch with my cousin Cheryl today

“Cousin” is probably a bit of a stretch. Three brothers, Michael, Matthew, and Edward, emigrated from England to Connecticut in 1630 – ten years after the Pilgrims managed to find shore near Plymouth Massachusetts when they realized they were out of beer and need to find a packie. I forget which way it goes exactly, […]

More Yogurt

Last week’s batch was a quart of whole milk and a pint of half-and-half. It yielded 5 six-ounce servings. This week I just bought a half-gallon of whole milk, and a tin of plain Market Basket yogurt for the culture. There was no Stonyfield Farms plain yogurt to be had, at least at that store, […]

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Earle A. Griswold 1900 – 1986 He’d have been 108 today, but I doubt he’d have been happy about it. Living to 108 would have been far too ostentatious for his tastes.

Ten Commandments for Developers

I write software for a living. But I also use software for a living, and Damien has written Ten Commandments that all developers should follow.

Greek Yogurt

On our recent trip to West Virginia, we stopped at a grocery store in Morgantown to pick up supplies for the Bolyard Family Reunion (our “reason” for going down to begin with). I noticed a particular brand of yogurt that I’d seen around, but never tried – Fage Greek yogurt. Always willing to try something […]


Most of my die-hard fans (both of you!) know that I’m a “software professional”, for whatever that’s worth (no, I won’t fix your PC). As with most professions, tools are very important. Here is a good one – CPrompt. If you are running Windows Explorer and would like a command prompt in a particular directory, […]

This is just a test

To see if I can embed pictures from my Picasa account… Mrs and I went to the Cheshire Fair in New Hampshire this weekend. Experimentally, here is the set of photos I took at the fair: CheshireFair

Well, I guess I can blog full-time now!

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