Oregon wildfires of 2020

After a couple of weeks of periodic dry lightning storms in the Cascades the sustained wind from the east on Sunday and Monday turned a number of spot fires into catastrophic monsters. Firefighters who were previously fighting small blazes were forced to evacuate any area in which they were working and quickly reorganized to help evacuate … Read more

Moving My Site From Amazon EC2

This website runs on a virtual server installed along side of many other virtual servers which are installed together on a physical server installed in an Amazon EC2 data center in northern Virginia. Running a server virtually is far more efficient than running stand-alone hardware. These data centers use massive amounts of power, but they … Read more

Where I come from and where I’m going.

The portrait of progress is a picture of thought in motion. Not every idea will work. Most won’t change the world all by themselves. But all point to a mental diligence that refuses to sit still and accept the problems of the present as unsolvable. And that inevitably does change the world – occasionally, in … Read more

Fail better.

I am not smart, not in a traditional sense. Anything and everything I have learned in this life seems due to an iterative process of failures occasionally accompanied by incremental learning. It’s a methodology that works for people such as myself who aren’t blessed with the standard suite of learning tools.  The trick is to … Read more

New Year, New Site

New site for the new year. The standard Lorem Ipsum passage, used since the 1500s “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor … Read more