The Internet Is All About Joiners

Something has been bothering me for a few days now.  A friend of mine posted something about being on Facebook for 5 years now and how time flies.  I thought to myself about how I totally agreed.  I was thinking how I couldn’t believe that Isaac is almost 8 years old now or that I’ve … Read more

10 Questions About Music

Answer honestly and try not to appear cool — it doesn’t work amongst friends. After answering, tag those whose musical taste you wish to know more about. What are you listening to right now? As I’m writing this, I am listening to “What Would You Have Me Say” by Blue Sandcastle . However, if you … Read more

The Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

I just stumbled across the following in Wikipedia: The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon occurs when a person, after having learned some (usually obscure) fact, word, phrase, or other item for the first time, encounters that item again, perhaps several times, shortly after having learned it. This is a specialised version of the effect of serendipity. I’ve been … Read more

Testing Windows Live Writer

I had a heck of a time writing my last post.  I had trouble formatting all of the code.  I wanted it to be formatted correctly, in a mono-space font and indented.  It took three or four tries before I got it the way I wanted it and in the end, I had to work … Read more

Arithmetic in Generic Classes

I work quite a bit with matrices. I work with them enough that at some point I decided to create my own generic classes for a matrix and a half matrix. Among other things, I wanted my classes to provide a method to calculate the sum of items in a row or column. I immediately … Read more

Welcome to the new

The old website died several weeks ago and proved too much to fix. The underlying code was programmed in my old development environment and it's too tedious and time consuming to get it to work in the latest version. I really wanted to keep using my own code for the website, but I never got around … Read more

Where Do We Go From Here?

There seems to be three popular plans for dealing with the current economic situation. The plan coming from the right calls for lots of tax cuts. The idea is that the people who receive the tax cuts will use this savings to invest and these investments will spur business growth and this growth will create … Read more

What Are Your Favorite Song Lyrics?

What are your favorite song lyrics? Kevin asked for everone's single favorie song lyric. I offered the first verse of Dylan's Visions of Johanna, but I can't leave it at that. In fact, I prefaced my entry by saying that I would be second guessing it for a week. I've decided to keep track of … Read more

EMail Notify

EMail Notify is a small email client for Windows that will monitor your inbox and send an alert to any e-mail address when new messages arrive.  It has been tested with Exchange Server 2003, but it should work with other servers as well.  It is useful for sending alerts to a cell phone, pager or … Read more