Well that was fast


I have a really nice older D-link WiFi router that has served well for years. When we moved last December, I got a speed bump in our internet service from 20MB/s to 125MB/s, quite a jump. I even bought a brand new cable modem that had more channels to bond (which just means lots more…

Old Dogs. New Tricks.


I have been a Windows user for over twenty years. I have used Linux on the desktop for around ten years. My primary work machines have run Linux for around four years. I never really used Macs. I have tried in the past, but it just never really worked out. OS X looks good on…

Organizing the ones and zeros


I am trying out some new software and workflows and rather enjoying the process. I have switched from a haphazard way of storing information to Evernote (this link will take you to a referral page where you get a free month of Evernote Premium and I get points that will get me free Evernote). Actually,…

Ommm … my goodness!

I was doing really well at the mindfulness and meditation class tonight. It was our second try at calming the mind. My mind was clear. My third eye was pointed inward. I heard a noise from the vicinity of the lady in the chair next to mine that could have been furniture moving or gastric…

Cottontail: yes. Peter: no.

When I was 3 or so, I went to visit the Easter Bunny at the mall and get my photo taken, as was the custom of the time for children of that age. Walking back to my mom, I proclaimed loudly, “The Easter Bunny habs da bumps.” Apparently it was a girl bunny.

Lots of this happening lately


Lots of Jimmy Buffett coming up on my random music list lately. I think the Universe is trying to tell me something. I’m not sure what, but I think I like it.

From the “unopened spam” department…


I saw this subject line: “Chris print and enjoy any taco or burrito” I didn’t open it since I’m pretty sure I’m not ready to enjoy — nor am I capable of enjoying — a printed taco or burrito.

Pad Thai One On


Sheri and I went on a little adventure tonight. We went to Old Town Littleton to have dinner and do a bit of shopping. I also found a Thai restaurant called Wild Ginger to try out. I’m not a huge fan of Thai food (too much coconut) but there’s always something I can try. Sheri loves…

One good thing about pervasive Christmas


Thanksgiving is weeks away. But I’m seeing Christmas everywhere. Even before the kids were out trick-0r-treating I saw hints of red and green here and there with pine tree accents. I gotta say that Christmas is really overstepping its bounds. Santa will be appearing at the local mall starting this coming Saturday (November 8!!). The only…

More work talk


At work, we primarily develop in WordPress, which started out as a blogging platform but had really evolved over its ten years into a full-fledged Content Management System (CMS). Another popular CMS is called Drupal. It’s officially pronounced “DROO-pol”, but I pronounce it “dru-PAUL” like the famous drag queen with an extra letter. I’ve always…



Autumn is definitely here in Colorado. It’s getting nice and cool at night, but still hitting the 70s during the day. A perfect mix. We haven’t had our first snow yet, but I expect it will be here within a couple of weeks. In the meantime, I plan to take advantage of things the way they…

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It could be argued that…


… TV was better in the 70’s and 80’s, but  that’s not a fight I’m willing to pick. TV show theme songs, on the other hand, were inexorably better, memorable, and good. This point I will argue. And also, here’s a picture of a crab featured on this post for no reason.

Helping out


The guy on the crosswalk sign looked like he needed some help while I was in Santa Fe. I did my best to emulate…