One of the great ones has passed

This evening, I came home to the news that my absolute favorite author, Arthur C. Clarke had died.  I have been an avid reader or Mr. Clarke since I was 12.  That year, I first picked up a copy of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey".  From the start, I was hooked.  Now, 26 years later, I…


[Off-topic] A present to myself

I don’t often go off-topic on this site.  In fact, I probably start each off-topic post with the same basic statement.  Seeing that tomorrow is a national holiday in the United States, today seemed like a good time to take a little break here. Yesterday, I purchased a Zune 8GB device and just have to…


Back from vacation

Just a note that I am back from vacation (have been for a few days now) and have finally dug out from under email, etc.  I plan to get back to the business of posting what I hope you will all find helpful, interesting and/or useful in the next day or so. Take care,– DK


September Vacation 2004

It’s mid-September again, which means that I’m on vacation (my wedding anniversary — 12 years!). I’m planning on spending the next week and a half (starting today) spending lots of time with the family, playing some music (saxophone, flute), drinking coffee, reading some books, doing some work around the house… you get the idea. Anyway,…


No more paper maps for me…

Last week, I got my hands on a copy of Streets & Trips 2005 with GPS Locator.  This weekend, I bought the cable assembly to connect it to my Pocket PC and got it hooked up in my car.  This is my first GPS device (odd, I realize, for a Microsoft geek to be just…


Rhubarb and the strawberry debate

Sorry if this seems a bit random… but, hey, tomorrow’s Friday 🙂  Funny things are known to pop up in meetings.  Today’s was rhubarb pie and whether or not strawberries belonged anywhere near.  I’m a “don’t even think about getting strawberries anywhere near my rhubarb pie” person.  How about you folks?  Are you rhubarb or strawberry-rhubarb? — DK


Blue Angels show

Today’s show was great!  It turned out to be a much clearer day than yesterday was (today: cloudless, mid-80s) — perfect for watching the Blue Angels.

Going to see the Blue Angels

For those of you who don’t live in the Seattle area, this weekend is SeaFair.  For me, SeaFair has always been the time to avoid going anywhere near Lake Washington.  The traffic, hydroplane race noise, etc usually keeps me away. Two years ago, I forgot it was SeaFair (how on earth could that have happened?)…

Major Flashback….

Today brought me back the mid-1980s big time….  I stopped by my local book/CD/DVD store and picked up Season 1 of “Sledge Hammer!”.  Now, while I did know this was coming, I had forgotten just how funny the show was… For those who have not seen or heard of this show before, it ran for…


New Hawking theory on Black Holes!!!

This is seriously cool stuff!  I once went to a lecture by Dr. Hawking…  one of the most amazing nights I have ever spent.Now he has a new theory around black holes — and it may actually have cost him a bet on the subject., I wish I could be in Dublin on the 21st…