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Saturday, March 01, 2003


Mac OS X 10.2.4 modem bug

This Apple tech note might help some of you who are experiencing problems maintaining a dial-up connection to the Internet on your Mac. The provides a list of effected machines and one option to be changed.

[Via MacInTouch: Mac news, information and analysis]



March 22-23


Celebration of railroad history; train rides, frontier gunslingers, arts and crafts, antique farm equipment and food.

Tel:  (800) 773-8724 or (805) 524-2546
Fax:  (805) 524-1838

We visit this festival every year. An A-1 event.

Friday, February 28, 2003

Career Column

Career-Op: Knowing what to say
by Douglas E. Welch, ComputorEdge Magazine

Did you know that the computers at my local bank, and the entire Federal Reserve, were "crashed" by a virus a few weeks ago? Neither did I, until I was told just that by the teller at my local bank. Of course, the teller was wrong, but imagine the response a less tech-savvy patron might have upon hearing such news. It probably wouldnâ??t cause a "run" on the bank, but in this era of fear, uncertainty and doubt, such broad pronouncements about technology can cause big problems for your company and you.

Thursday, February 27, 2003


Los Angeles Gasoline Price Database

A perfect fit for the current gas price craziness.

Via LA Blogs


Art's A Trip

This sounds like a fun idea. Ride the LA Subway (yes, LA has a subway) and check out the art installed a various stations. We did something similar when the North Hollywood extension opened a few years ago. Docents lead the tours (about 2 hours in length) and the ride is FREE. Tours are held the first Saturday and Sunday of each month. Saturday's tours depart from Hollywood and Highland and Sunday tours start at Union Station.

PDF Document (764K)

From the MTA Web site...

"Recognizing that art can bring a touch of humanity to an often mundane commute, Metro commissions artists to incorporate art into a wide array of transportation projects. From bus stops to rail stations, streetscapes to bus interiors, construction fences to poetry, art creates a sense of place and engages transit riders."


Malibu Clouds and Sea

I got called down to Santa Monica for an emergency computer call today and had to take Joe with me, as this is our major "Daddy Day" of the week. Since we were already on that side of the hill, we headed off to Malibu to visit a few of our favorite spots, including Leo Carillo State Park.

The clouds and sun were amazing today. It was blustery, but we ended up taking a long walk on the beach, looked through some tide pools and then drove the mountain roads back home.

We caught some very nice pictures during our travels. Click on the photos or the link above to see a small gallery.

Tuesday, February 25, 2003


I came across this book in the March 2003 Country Living and it seemed a perfect gift for the "big kids" who love houses and gardens.


Great American Houses and Gardens


Los Encinos Living History Day

Click photo for more pictures

Last Sunday we attended one of the regular "Living History" Days held at Los Encinos State Historic Park in Encino. The docents have a great selection of displays with a working blacksmith, a fiddle player, old-fashioned games for the kids and even a cooking demonstration.

I took some time while we were there to paint 2 small watercolors of the old adobe and some gigantic beaver-tail (prickly-pear) cactus.