The ‘Evil Empire’ Strikes Back

Hmmm…does this mean Linus Torvalds should come to TechEd or PDC dressed as Luke Skywalker? Software Notebook: ‘Evil Empire’ Microsoft warms to open source Spotting the Microsoft contingent at last week’s LinuxWorld was as easy as singling out Darth Vader and two Stormtroopers — literally. Three company representatives donned “Star Wars” costumes for an event…

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Welcome Brandt Lawson Caron!

Congratulations to my little brother Paul, his wife Tracey, and their son Rhett on the newest addition to their family, Brandt Lawson Caron, who was born this morning.    

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Today is "The Shield" Day

Thanks for the reminder, Scott. I spent this past weekend watching Season 3 on DVD. I love this show! Today is “The Shield” Day “The Shield” Fans… The wait is over! Tonight is the season premiere of the 4th Season of the hard-hitting cop drama, “The Shield”. Michael Chiklis and crew are back with a…


Rehearsal for Murder

If you’re in the Redmond, WA area this week…   Rehearsal for Murder   Thursday, March 10th and Friday, March 11th Curtain at 7:30 PM Redmond High School Performing Arts Center 17272 NE 104th, Redmond, WA 98052 $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for students   Synopsis: The playwright turns on the stage work lights and prepares for…


New Year’s Resolutions

Yes, I’ll make a resolutionThat I’ll never make another oneJust enjoy this ride on my trip around the sunJust enjoy this ride …Until it’s done – Trip Around the Sun This time of year, most people make promises to themselves about what they’ll accomplish in the new year, which usually involves some life-altering change they wouldn’t otherwise attempt….


It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

December 26, 1984 Twenty years ago today, I joined the United States Navy as an Electrician’s Mate in the Naval Nuclear Power Program. During my eleven year career in the Navy, I served aboard an aircraft carrier (USS Eisenhower, CVN-69 video) and a guided missile cruiser (USS Virginia, CGN-38). I left the Navy as an E-6 on September…

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