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Time to Write

Damn it, it’s time to start writing again, before I get too old and feeble and forget how. Sorry, still no comments. Last time I had them, it didn’t end well. Hopefully discussions on Facebook and Twitter will be sufficient. Or the new WT.Social, from Wikipedia’s own Jimmy Wales. I’m ambivalent about it, but if […]

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Finding Truth

According to Dictionary.com, triangulation is: The location of an unknown point, as in navigation, by the formation of a triangle having the unknown point and two known points as the vertices. When I studied history in college I had a professor tell me that the only way to discover the truth behind an event is […]

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DoS Attacks on Servers

Linode, the company that provides the server I use for my sites has been under constant DoS (Denial-of-Service) attacks for days. Right at this moment, I can access my site and the Linode manager, but the London servers are supposedly all down. Tomorrow, the Dallas servers may get hit, again. We haven’t heard why there’s […]

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New Incarnation

I always make major site changes during the Christmas holiday. Traffic to my sites is at its lowest, and it just seems a good end-of-year task. I wasn’t quite expecting that the Linode server where my site lives would crash right in the middle of the upgrade, but life isn’t exciting without the little challenges. […]

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30 Years Ago: Mount St. Helens

Thirty years ago I was living at my Dad’s in Yakima, going to college. That Sunday was a beautiful day, and Dad was outside in the garden as I was getting ready to go to work. I worked for a photographer, who had a studio in the Yakima Mall. I liked working Sundays. Sundays were […]