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Saturday, November 30, 2002

Cookies, cookies, everywhere...

Since it is Thanksgiving Weekend, this begins my yearly adventure making 70-80 dozen cookies for my Christmas Open House. This will be my 11th year hosting the party.

As you might imagine, I am always looking for new cookie recipes to expand my repetoire. I do have a few rules, though. The cookies should require little to no "finishing" like icing, etc or the finishing step should be fairly easy to perform, like rolling in powdered sugar. This helps to keep my production line moving. (SMILE)

What are your favorite cookies for the holidays?

Email them to me and I will post my favorites here. -- Douglas

Friday, November 29, 2002

What I'm Reading...

Housebuilding for Children

A wonderful little book with houses that children (with adult help) can actually build. I am looking into doing some of the practice projects and maybe even building on of the example houses with my son.

In Your Space: Personalizing Your Home and your office

Tuesday, November 26, 2002


Sunset in Van Nuys

Did you see the sunset tonight in the San Fernando Valley? I noticed the odd color of the light from my office and went outside, almost missing the entire event. Thank goodness for digital cameras. I was able to be set up and shooting in under 3 minutes. Even so, I am sure I missed some great moments. The photo to the right leads to a series of photos showing the progression of the sunset over about 15 minutes.

Monday, November 25, 2002


Mail.app Conduit

Finally, an easy (and free) way to sync email between you OS X Macintosh and your Palm. It is rare I need to read mail on my Palm, but the ability to create and sent email from my Palm makes it all worthwhile.

Via Versiontracker.com


TidBITS: A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 1 A Mac User's Guide to the Unix Command Line, Part 1

For all you OS X users who have been wondering just what this whole UNIX thing is and what the devil the terminal does...here are the answers you need. Learn all about cd, mkdir, ls, rm and a host of other commands.

What I'm Reading...

businessThink: Rules for Getting It Right -- Now and No Matter What!

Why Didn't I Think of That? Think the Unthinkable and Achieve Creative Greatness

Vacuum Bazookas, Electric Rainbow Jelly, and 27 other Saturday Science Projects


Total Information Awareness System

Big Brother could be watching very soon.