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Monthly Archives: October 2007

Eating my words


Guy from work asked if I needed new equipment. Doing all my work on my personal gear, and upgraded stuff as needed. Told him I was fine – really did not need an upgrade. Since then I found my time going into heavy refactoring of code inherited from a departed developer. Refactoring as the original […]

Point of view


Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the rain. Where is this quote from? Brought to mind by the recent wildfires in coastal southern California. Floods, earthquakes, and wildfires are a natural part of living in southern California. Much of the Los Angeles basin is a […]



The Santa Ana winds are blowing again. Strong winds – gusting here between roughly 20 to 40 miles per hour – carrying warm, dry air. In addition this is a dry part of a fairly dry year. Most of the undeveloped hills in coastal southern California are covered by Chaparral – and highly combustible this […]

trackerd and Ubuntu 7.10


If and when you upgrade to Ubuntu 7.10, best you run: sudo apt-get remove tracker-utils There is lots about this on the web (in bits and pieces). Boils down to software that was promoted for general distribution way before is was ready. The short form, if you are developer – you do not write a […]

Product activation – Corel just lost a customer


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CSS gone wrong –


Argh. Had too many annoyances to clear out of late – I am all out of tolerance. You are warned. Opened up again today. Saw the too small text, again. Could hit “Ctrl-+”, again … but not today. Turned on Firebug (a wonderful tool, BTW), clicked “Inspect” and on the undersized text. The offending […]

Why some schools do better than others


Subject: Room 9 News Date: Mon, 8 Oct 2007 12:22:34 -0700 From: “xxxx, xxxx (Foothill Ranch Elementary School)” <> To: <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, <>, “Lee, Jim (Foothill Ranch Elementary School)” <>, <>, […]