I use Horde for my web-based email here at mischel.com. Not because I particularly like it, but because it’s the best of the three options I’m given by my ISP. The other two options are Squirrel Mail (aptly tagged “Webmail for Nuts!” because you’d have to be nuts to use it), and the interestingly named . . . → Read More: Horde’s Idiotic Email Interface
I still have a hard time referring to the new crop of mass storage devices as “flash drives.” The “flash” part is correct, seeing as they’re built with flash memory, but the “drive” part is just … wrong. There aren’t any moving parts. It’s like referring to “dialing” a telephone. Or the telephone “ringing.” You . . . → Read More: Solid state storage
A while back, a wind storm tore a branch from one of our elm trees. Figuring it’d make good fodder for my new found carving hobby, I trimmed it, stripped the bark, and put it up in the rafters of my garage to dry. All except for one piece:
I knew immediately . . . → Read More: The Foot
Kameeke got her name from the little boy next door whose attempt to say “come here, kitty” sounded like “ka mee kee.” Debra acquired the cat in early June of 1989, about two months before we met.
Kameeke had been a part of our lives from the first time I went to pick Debra . . . → Read More: Kameeke, April 15 1989 – May 16 2009
It’s been a long trip—about two weeks longer than we expected it to be. But that’s the way these things go sometimes. Debra’s dad was in the hospital, in a rehab facility, in ICU after a procedure called kyphoplasty, and finally in a hospice facility where he’ll likely stay.
To say that it’s been a . . . → Read More: On the road again