Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces 2014-01-30

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. … or not so recently. Perl and other programming stuff Some of what I’ve been doing during my absence from this blog, and some stories I hope to tell in more detail both here and on my software-development blog: Tom Metro and I launched a new brand […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-06-13

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. The journey begins… On Tuesday, I assigned the ISBN for the eBook edition of Walking in the Moment Between Tick and Tock“: 978-0-9816925-6-2. I told Bowker about it, so I’m committed now. I told them it was to be released on June 20, which happens to be […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-06-06

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. April Fools! A couple months out of date… From the April 1 Twitter blog: Starting today, we are shifting to a two-tiered service: Everyone can use our basic service, Twttr, but you only get consonants. For five dollars a month, you can use our premium “Twitter” service […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-03-07

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Another Skinny Dip in the Jury Pool I’m sorry. I still haven’t written up this story. There is a story behind it. A couple weeks ago, I served on a jury, for a short criminal trial, a case that should never have even been brought to trial. […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-02-14

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Happy Valentine’s Day! Look at this Valentine’s bear that Abbie’s boyfriend Anthony gave her. Grr… He’s showing me up. Happy Ballantyne… As it happens, this morning I listened to an interview with Sarah Ballantyne on the (back-episode of the) Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Show podcast (from […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-02-07

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. What Else When the Power Goes Out? I suspect that there may be an unusual number of new birthdays between Halloween and Thanksgiving this year. (Too subtle? Remember that the power went out for a half-hour during the Superbowl? Now try counting the number of months from […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-01-24

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Some Random Photos Because I didn’t pull out an entertaining and interesting image for any of the other blurbs in this post. (Sorry.)

Bits & Pieces 2013-01-17

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. Dropping like a Feather This morning, my bathroom scale read 184.0. That’s about a pound less than it did last week. Slightly disappointing, as my food journal (which I just began this week) seems to indicate that just cheating even a little causes me to put on […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-12-27

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. The Most Important Lesson I Learned This Christmas Give the gift you would most like to have for the Yankee Swap. That way, when you get stuck with it at the end, you won’t be so disappointed. If You Forgot to Get Holiday Gifts for Your Favorite […]

Bits & Pieces 2012-11-08

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. First Snow Or to quote Lorelai Gilmore: “Ladies and gentlemen, we have flakes. Flakes have been sighted. Flakage, if you will, has begun.” Yesterday afternoon and into the night, the season’s first snow in the Boston area (and if I recall correctly, in New England generally). I […]