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Sunday Morning

The view from our driveway. Not sure if this is more fog or smoke. Whatever it is, it’s twice as sense as yesterday. Can’t see more than 3 houses away.

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Where there’s smoke

It’s bad here. AQI is 310 making us the worst air quality in the world. Literally. Here is what our neighborhood looked like at about 6am this morning. It’s like standing over the smoke from a campfire out there.

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Thought for the day

2020 is really not our year… Bleh!

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The Physics of the KaBoom…

Because several folks asked…. Here are the numbers around the black powder v.s hard drive entry from yesterday: Round ball loads (.530″, 230 grains): 60 grains FFg – 1263 FPS – 815 ft.lbs 70 grains FFg – 1469 FPS – 1102 ft.lbs *** 80 grains FFg – 1654 FPS – 1397 ft.lbs 90 grains FFg … Continue reading »

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Happy Birthday!

To my lovely wife, partner, and friend… Happy Birthday honey! See how amazing she is at www.jesshartley.com Here is to a hundred more years together.

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Catching Up

Well, I changed the page banner. It is a wonderful shot of the Huachuca Mountains of Southern Arizona after our last snow. I love snow. There is something magical about it. I have lived a lot of places with a lot of snow from Anchorage Alaska to Flagstaff Arizona to Western Massachusetts but there is … Continue reading »

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Open Source Gems

Although my background has been extensively commercial software such as Microsoft Windows (XP, 2000/03, Active Directory) CITRIX, Novell, Lotus etc., for the last two years I have done more and more with Open Source software when building infrastructure. As the various projects mature, they bring an amazing amount of stable, feature rich services to the … Continue reading »

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“Teknoviking”?

Someone asked me today what I meant… I guess I did not really explain it anywhere! I was a History major in college and being Irish and Danish on my father’s side and fascinated by early Scandinavian and Celtic history the Viking part came naturally. As a technologist I find myself trying hard not to … Continue reading »

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New World

The folks at MassCUE ( Massachusetts Computer Using Educators) have posted an extremely interesting video outlining just how the world is changing around technology. This clip reaches into every corner of our culture so even if you are not “into” education, you need to take a look at the dramatic statistics they have put together. … Continue reading »

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Email Statistics

Topher ran out the email statistics on our work system a couple weeks ago and I just ran across them again. They were interesting so I thought I would post them here. Our Email statistics for the week of March 15th, 2007 Total Mail Received by our Gateway: 30,804 Rejected at Gateway : 18,259 Passed … Continue reading »

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