Category Archives: In the News

Comments about current events other than politics

Bummer (I wonder why this didn’t make bigger news)

Inventor of Email Dies Mar 09, 2016        Joe Casad Pioneer Ray Tomlinson bequeathed the @ sign to billions of Internet users Ray Tomlinson, inventor of the global communication technique known as email, has died at the age of 74. The cause of death is not confirmed at this writing, but early reports suggest a heart attack. Tomlinson was born in Amsterdam, New … Continue reading Bummer (I wonder why this didn’t make bigger news) »


Well, I’m slowly accomplishing the move to a new server. I’ve been working on it for two days now, and at least it’s loading. I’m tired now…but I’ll be back at it tomorrow. I guess I’ve still got a lot to learn. :/


Busy day yesterday, spilling in to this morning. I made several changes in gear and stuff: I replaced the Equinox, which has demonstrated a distressing tendency to break down. Four major (i.e., a week or more in the shop for repairs) break-downs. The last EQ Waterloo happened 236 miles from home, in Raleigh, NC. After the dealer fixed it, the ‘check engine’ light came on … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes… »

Spring Break

So it’s Spring Break this week. And I’m working. Naturally. I’ve been struggling to put together a syllabus for a special topics class in System Administration. It’s proving to be tougher than I thought it would be. But I’ll get there. I’ve also been ‘producing’ video lectures (well, one so far, but I’ve got two more scripted and ready. I discovered very quickly that trying to … Continue reading Spring Break »

Crazy Weather

I know my Massachusetts cousin, David Webster, is laughing at me at the moment. We here in east Tennessee are smothered under a whopping 4 inches of snow. Almost paralyzed, we are, while up north, they’re shrugging off feet of it. Heh. Oh well, at least we’re staying warm. My kennel pup has positively grown used to living in the garage while the cat has … Continue reading Crazy Weather »