Category Archives: Personal

“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad Gita, in an interview describing his thoughts at the Trinity nuclear test. As I watched the election results coming in last night, a feeling of existential dread began surfacing, and this story of Oppenheimer at … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Midnight McJarrett, the Neighborhood Cat, 2004-2013

We put Midnight to sleep this evening. She was a really good kitty, and it’s quite sad for us. Midnight adopted us almost nine years ago when we moved into the house here in Baltimore. She was a nearly feral … Continue reading

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NASA Images of Storm Damage

NASA has published before and after pictures of Friday’s storm damage in the mid-Atlantic. Using Photoshop, I created an image from the differences in the photos, focused on the Baltimore-DC metro areas. It provides interesting insight into the extent of … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2011

The bat has flown to greener pastures, and a large Black Widow spider has taken up residence.

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One more thing…

As I was saying goodbye to Teresa this morning, on my way to work, I heard just a brief few words from the radio, tuned to NPR, “… and Apple has…” and I immediately knew. I listened a bit more … Continue reading

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Ten (More) Commandments for the Digital Age

We were discussing some of the stats in LukeW’s data Monday yesterday, when I made a crack about not using Twitter on the sabbath. That led to a silly conversation and some additional mental riffs on the need for some … Continue reading

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Three Line Movie Summaries

Our company went to see Harry Potter yesterday with families to celebrate a particularly nice deal closing. Great event, and wonderful to see everyone there. I have to say, though, that the movie bored me to tears. However, it did … Continue reading

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Cedar’s Nine New Puppies

Wally’s briard, Cedar, had nine healthy pups yesterday. Seven black males, one tawny male, and two black females. They are adorable little fuzzy potato-like sausages. Congrats to Cedar and Wally! Can’t wait to see Marin playing with all her new … Continue reading

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Following the Election

My favorite sites for following election results are the NY Times and Enjoy!

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Surreal Halloween Moment

It was a nice Halloween evening, if a bit chilly.  I’ve got to share the most surreal moment of the evening: An 8-year-old Grim Reaper with a plastic scythe chasing an 8-year-old Michael Jackson with a single sequined glove. It … Continue reading

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