Mumford and Sons

The Gentlemen of the Road Show arrives soon here in Troy Ohio.  The production company responsible for the roadshow are well managed.  In a short period of time, they have transformed the city enclosing large spaces in fencing, erecting statues and stages and barricades.  It’s exciting to watch all of this unfold in our quiet […]

Perfect Coffee

I’m still pursuing the perfect cup of coffee.  It looks like I’m going to have to invest some money in a few things.  I somehow managed to miss The Specialty Coffee Association of America publication on this subject back in 2009.  It could not be more specific.  As a service to you, I’ll condense the […]

…and we’re back

Back in November, I announced I was transitioning hosts for this website.  I’ve managed to get everything fully transitioned back to a self-hosted site.  Amazon Web Services are awesome.  More control, more power, more capacity and less cost.  Hard to beat.  I’ll not speak poorly of where I’ve been, but it was not everything I […]

Heart Attack

Monday evening I received a call from Carole‘s sister Alice.  My Dad had several heart attacks and was currently in the Emergency Room at the Kettering Medical Center.  He had been at the VA Center having an issue with his foot looked into when he first started experiencing symptoms of a heart attack.  The doctors […]

Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz died yesterday.  He committed suicide.  I’ve been reading about Aaron for years it seems.  It turns out he was only 26 years old at the time of his passing.  He’s a contemporary of my son.  He managed to help write the specification for sharing content across websites (RSS 1.0) at the age of […]