Thursday December 31, 2009

2009 in Review

Japan and Europe are already in 2010. As I write this, California has 4 hours to go.

I keep a journal — started in College (real paper notebooks), stopped for many years, then picked up again in 2003 (this time electronic). So, at this time of year, I can look back and see: what happened this year?

Here are some of the highlights from my view of 2009. ...
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2009 in Review ( in category Retrospectoscope ) - posted at Thu, 31 Dec, 20:38 Pacific | Comments (0)

Friday December 25, 2009

The Reason for the Season

   Fah who for-aze!
   Dah who dor-aze!
   Welcome Christmas,
   Come this way!
   Fah who for-aze!
   Dah who dor-aze!
   Welcome Christmas,
   Christmas Day.

I always feel sorry at this time of year for the people who insist that they don't celebrate Christmas because they aren't Christian. I feel sorry for them because they believe that Christmas is a Christian religious holiday. It's not. ...
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The Reason for the Season ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Fri, 25 Dec, 13:45 Pacific | Comments (0)

Saturday December 19, 2009



Four days ago, I traded in my aged Palm OS 4-based Kyocera smart phone for a new Motorola DROID (through Verizon.) I really like it so far.

It's more net-savvy and connected than my Palm phone was. I don’t have to “turn on the phone” to use an Internetworked app. It’s always on, always connected (although I can turn it completely off if I wish).

It’s got a modern web browser, far better email capability and a MUCH nicer screen. Plus, its actually going to be cheaper to operate. I’ll save $15/month on my data plan with Verizon. That was a nice surprise! ...
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DROID ( in category Computerware , Show & Tell ) - posted at Sat, 19 Dec, 13:22 Pacific | Comments (0)