Friday, December 30, 2005

Happy HolyDays

When so much is in flux, when limitless amounts of information, much of it ephemeral, are instantly accessible on demand, there is a renewed hunger for that which endures and gives meaning.

The Christian Church can speak uniquely to that need, for at the heart of our faith stands the conviction that all people, irrespective of race, background or circumstances, can find lasting significance and purpose in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

— Queen Elizabeth II, at the opening of an Anglican synod.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005


Yesterday, while taking a break from shopping at the Borders just down the road, I made a new acquaintance. He noticed the small-format magazine I was reading and inquired as to the nature of the publication. In the subsequent conversation, he related an interest in learning web-programming and in mathematics, which, like me, he had last seriously studied back in the seventies.

I gave him the link to my site,, in the hopes that he would find his way here. I have an idea on how to make that path more obvious, but, barring that, will add a link there manually to lead the way.

Part of this blog is for my benefit to help me keep track of interesting sites.
I like to think they might also benefit others.

So, here are some of the quick results, most of which I have used in my journey of self-instructed HTML coding:

As to mathematics, in the techie path I have taken the need for higher math has not presented itself on a daily basis. My former knowledge has long-since faded. My interest, however, waxes.

So I too will be searching for tutorials on the ever-fascinating subject of numbers and their ever-present role in our world.

Here is a start:

Now, go learn something new!

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Circuit Symbols of Electronic Components

Circuit Symbols of Electronic Components

Now, go build something...

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Firefox - Rediscover the web

Firefox - Rediscover the web

The Latest and Greatest 1.5 is Official!

Go there! Get it Now!

(Note: I am posting this via the very-usefull BlogThis extention. Shure hope it works in 1.5... ;->)

Now Go!

Mozy Remote Backup: Free. Automatic. Secure.

Mozy Remote Backup: Free. Automatic. Secure.

I had this idea years ago, but at modem speeds the backup would have been hours every evening. Now, with high-speed in the home, the time for net-based back-up has arrived.