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TidBITS

I just renewed my membership to TidBITS. If you’ve never heard of TidBITS, you should check them out. They have been publishing continuously online for 28 years, and their content is second to…

3D Printing

Edit 13June2018: also check out our 3D print projects on risley.net. First Attempt Neither Josh nor Matthew are particularly materialistic, and coming up with Christmas and birthday gifts can be challenging. When I…

Eggnog Summer

Labor day was last week; it traditionally marks the end retail summer. Our summer goes on, but there is now no denying that the season is ending. Summer began with eggnog. Oh, I…

Summer 2013

We define summer three ways. There’s the celestial season: from the summer solstice on June 21st to the autumnal equinox on September 22nd. There’s the traditional vacation season, from Memorial Day on May…

Early Fall

I’m draining the pool. It’s nostalgia, sad and sweet. This was the best summer yet, though it was short because the San Juan schools granted students only seven weeks of time off. Our…

Jungle Music

I have a distant memory of a scene from The Buddy Holly Story in which (as I recall) his father is berating Buddy for wasting his time playing “that… that… that Jungle music.”…

Thankslist

Auburn Bob Brian Caper Carol Ann Elizabeth Emily Esther Gary Jack Jamie Jennifer Jim Joshua Julie Kathy Kristi Leslie Lori Mark Marlyn Matthew Megan Monica Nina Pam Pepper Ray Rob Rosa Ruth Sonny…

The DMV Gets It!

Hard on the heels of my experience with the San Juan Unified School District came one of startling contrast, even more so because it came from such an unexpected quarter: the much-maligned California…

Getting It: how the San Juan Unified School District could do better

who got it In the late 1990s, word around the internet was that web search was pretty much a closed book. The search engine du jour was a site named Alta Vista, and…

The Summer that Was

It was the summer where the giant pool and bounce house stood side-by-side. Where on a one-hundred-degree day you could immerse yourself in the cold water and lean back against the air-filled sides…

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