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Saturday, June 15, 2002

Kulak's Woodshed

We stopped in to check out a show at Kulak's Woodshed in Studio City tonight. This casual club offers a wide variety of musical styles in a comfy, living room-style environment.

If you can't catch the show in person, you can tune into their webcast, 8 pm -11 pm every night. We had to leave early this evening so I caught the lsat 2 acts from the comfort of my home office. Check it out!

From the web site...

Kulak's Woodshed is a Community of Musicians & Volunteers Dedicated to the Celebration of Music just fer the FUN of It. A Live (7 nights a week), Acoustic Music, Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Blues, Country, Rock, (anything goes), Seats 'bout 50, Internet Webcast, Kinda...Thang, That Music Lovers and Performers Have Taken Into Their Hearts.

Career-Op: Crisis Computing
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

There is an old saying about the ability to "keep one's head when all about are losing theirs." While this saying was forged in war, it applies quite well to the success of a high-tech career. You will often face clients and co-workers who don't always keep their heads in a crisis. Worse still, they can spread their sense of panic to yourself and others, which is a sure fire way to keep from focusing on finding a solution to the problem.

Friday, June 14, 2002

The Outdoor Picture Show


The Outdoor Picture Show is a new free family movie series in Burbank sponsored by the City of Burbank, the Media City Center and IKEA.

7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays through July 24.


Grease June 19, Raiders of the Lost Ark June 26, Independence Day July 3, Ferris Buhler's Day Off July 10, Top Gun July 24. IKEA Courtyard at the Media City Center, (I-5 at Burbank Blvd.), Burbank.

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

What I'm reading...

Another ecelctic week for reading. It never fails that when I request a group of books from the library , they tend to arrive all at once. Thank goodness I have them for 3 weeks and can renew them as necessary.

There are a few audio books in the list. I drive "over the hill" to work twice a week and the audio books help to pass the time more quickly. I am finding the Writing Mysteries collection to be a good read. Since I have a few ideas for mysteries that I would like to write, it allows me to apply the lessons immediately to a particular story.

Once upon a Time in Italy : The Vita Italiana of an American Journalist - Memoir

Our Paris: Sketches from Memory - Memoir

The Hungry Ocean : A Swordboat Captain's Journey - Non-fiction

The Hungry Ocean - Audio/Non-fiction

Dr. Nightingale Races the Outlaw Colt - Mystery

Tender at the Bone : Growing Up at the Table - Food

Tender at the Bone (Cassette) - Audio

Nucleus : A Trip into the Heart of Matter - Science

Fish! Tales: Real-Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life - Business

Fish Tales - Audio/Business

Writing Mysteries : A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America - Writing

Monday, June 10, 2002

Partial Solar Eclipse

Today we had a partial solar eclipse over much of US today. When I mentioned this to my son, Joe (4), he decided he wanted to know more about it.

I put together an eclipse viewer using a cardboard box, some aluminum foil and tape. It actually worked fairly well. We also noticed that you could see the eclipse projected on any flat surface when sunlight was being filtered by the leaves of a tree. I had heard of this effect before, but had never seen it in action. It was quite neat. You can see the effect in the second picture below. Click to view the large version of the photo.

Career-Op: MS-ing Around
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Yet another security patch. Yet another bug fix. Yet another day of downloads. Are you as fed up with Microsoft (and other software manufacturers) as I am? I would estimate that more than 1/2 of my billable hours are spent installing patches or working around flaws in commercial software. It amazes me that we have let the state of computer software get so out of hand.