August 2009


Status, Civilisation, and Mildly Boozy Thoughts

Right now I’m working on 4 projects simultaneously:

Massive Project is the one without an immediate deadline. It needs to be done before Christmas, but not all the components are yet in place. I have pieces that need attention, but there are three other things needing attention Annoying Project is one that should have been […]

Skewed Perspectives: Thüringen & Wyoming

One of the interesting things to me is how perceptions about time, distance, and population have varied so widely in my life.

When I lived in Wyoming, it was reasonable at 11:30 to say to friends, “Hey, let’s have lunch in Cheyenne,” and be on the road 15 minutes, driving 45 minutes for lunch, a […]

WLAN/WiFi Quandaries

So I am looking at hotels and motels in some of the more remote Wyoming spots on my trip.

Should I believe places when they say they have complementary high speed Internet access, although one cannot make a reservation on their website, instead having to call them directly?

What about motels that have websites, but […]

Hitler reviewing plane orders…

Wyoming Memories: Jessica Dubroff

Now that I am actively planning my Wyoming vacation, I’m having a ton of old Wyoming memories replay.

Many of these will seep out over the next few months—I hope you will indulge me.

One of the odder memories revolves around Jessica Dubroff, who was the so-called youngest pilot in America—flying from coast to coast […]

Photo Uploading

I have a lot of photos that I haven’t gotten around to uploading as promptly as I should have. Today I managed to upload a few and I thought I would share three of my favorite shots out of the bunch. You can, of course, see all of my photos on my Flickr stream.

Multicasting Overload

I have to admit it: I’m addicted to the Internet—and the current version is even better than the one that I first started exploring back in the mid 1990s.

My first web browser, for the record, was Netscape. If you remember the version with the throbbing N, that’s the first one I ever used.

Today […]

Koko: Do Not Watch

Link NSFW.


For all others: male nudity ensues. Jason and TJ-yum.

Laramie Project, 10 Years Later

Thankfully I didn’t make a decision about my October trip yesterday.

This morning I saw a Tweet by @milkjosh:

Laramie Project: Ten Years Later ~ A film about murdered gay teen Matthew Shepard ~ http://digs.by/A0

After seeing this, I did a bit of research–read an article in The New York Times. The authors of the […]

Emotional Wallowing

Of late, in my leisure time I’ve been wallowing in depressing things.

The soundtrack for Rent has been played through multiple times, I’ve started reading materials related to Heart Mountain, and, if that wasn’t enough, I’ve been reviewing materials related to Matthew Shepard.

I can’t really explain the Rent thing—there haven’t been any changes in […]