SHS Yearbooks Page Created

Yeah. So, I went to Springfield High for a year, 1986-87. Somewhere between then and now, all of my yearbooks have disappeared, so I was excited when someone posted in the SHS group on Facebook that Willard Library in BC had them up and on line. Only you had to have a library card from Willard. Uhhhh… That ain’t helpful for those of us that live out of town/state/country. I worked with a classmate of mine to get access to the books, and then mirrored them over onto my server. You can see them here.

So, now… A bunch of you are coming here on my page and poking around, so I figured I should post something… Somewhat recent. I rarely use this – I stick mostly to twitter and Facebook, so don’t expect much. I really use this as a testing ground for WordPress – my CMS of choice when building websites for friends and paying customers (few and far between).

Thanks for dropping by and enjoy your stay!

New year

The holidays are over and now we are starting to get back to a normal schedule. Hayley recieved two awards at school. A citizen award and perfect attendance. We are very proud. Her grades are great two A’s and four B’s. Yea Hayley! Riley is doing great. She is doing very well mastering all of the skills they are going over in class.
Andy and I are going to a wedding in Chicago next month. The girls are coming too. They are spending time with Grandma and Grandpa. We girls are going to go to the American girl restaurant and have brunch. They are very excited.
Andy is going on his anual fishing trip over the girls spring break. I am finally going home for a visit. This will be the first visit in over a year.
I am trying to be better about posting what is going on in our lives. We hope everyone is well.

Groklaw – Laura and Me – Updated

So, once again, I haven’t posted much lately. I’m becoming more and more of a Linux fan than ever, especially since Microsoft has done wonders for the industry and released a real cement block of an OS, called Vista. The only thing that I can see from there is mounting software costs and digital rights management cow-towing to industry groups like RIAA and MPAA.

At any rate, one of the things that held Linux back for a while is a little court case or two, levied upon Linux by SCO – formerly a Linux contributor. Without going into the whole thing, there’s a website called Groklaw that has taken on the task of watching the SCO cases and denouncing factually the claims that SCO has made.

Unfortunately, the woman that runs the site, PJ, a paralegal, has taken serious heat, especially recently, from wonderful places on the net like the Yahoo Finance SCOX message boards, Microsoft puppet organizations like The Yankee Group, and other nether regions of the industry. I’m cross-linking to a great article about it on her website, Groklaw. I highly encourage you to read it: Groklaw – Laura and Me – Updated.

To BIFF and Laura DiDio: You need to follow the obviously superior intellects of the rats, and get off your sinking ship.

Slacking on posting…

Well… We’ve been slacking on posting.

We’ll try to do better.

First, Riley’s school pictures:

Let’s catch up a bit… Summer’s coming quickly, and on the agenda we have:

  • Zak comes for the entirety of the summer save one week (while I am on a business trip)
  • Hayley goes to Maine for a month, with a few days layover on both ends in Michigan
  • Megan comes for a short visit
  • I go to San Francisco for a business trip
  • That’s about it. We’ll see how it all goes.