48 Hours in Montreal: A Guide to Eating | Serious Eats

Serious Eats is a seriously fun food blog, and while they enjoy and usually write well about fine dining, they also know how to point readers and eaters to good inexpensive eats as well. My mother – a.k.a. Mom, a.k.a. Nana – is travelling to Montreal and Quebec City with a dear friend from Switzerland […]

It’s a MacBook Pro!

Will is setting up his new MacBook Pro. After choosing several different laptops, and even eating the cost of a Lenovo restocking fee, he chose the Mac. A key determinant: the included 8GB iPod Touch. I’m pleased, almost excessively so. It’ll be fun to watch him adapt, but difficult to keep my fat Mac-familiar nose […]

Eight Years Ago, Today

We were married July 4, 1999, in her parents’ back yard, and then went to Decatur for fireworks in a rented double-decker bus. It was hot and muggy and the best party I’ve ever been to in my life. Happy Anniversary, sweetheart, and thank you for everything.

Long-term backup [dive into mark]

In the post Long-term backup at [dive into mark], Mark asks, “How do you back up 100 GB of data per year for 50 years? Or even 10 years?” The comments provide a valuable snapshot of much current thinking about how and where to save data for the long term. If that data is prized […]

What’s going on

Will’s going to the state wrestling tournament tomorrow, Thursday. I have the day off to cheer til I’m hoarse. Ellen flies to Jacksonville til Saturday afternoon. We hope the new windows will be finished. Shelley has posted a new fledgling. Ellen and I are prepping for Paris. Stefan’s kids have been sick, but they’re okay. […]