The Road Atlas

A coworker posed the following question to me about 8 days ago: “How did people get around and take trips before gps?” I should have smiled sweetly and said:

Ash Juniper Limerick

desirous young trees from the hillsmoderate not their lewd thrillsso coughing and hackingthe neighbors go axingand now they no longer need pills Copyright 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, J.A. Bolton. All Rights Reserved.

Cored figs.

To the tune of Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs,” inspired by a parody fragment from Matt Dibb in response to a coworker’s observation that the office mini fridge has a label that says “Sabbath Mode: Back”   Ears of corn without their tassles Dipped in sauces of molasses Evil minds eshew directions Sorcerers of dark confections On the grill the steaks
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Sunday Sunset on Little Traverse Bay

It looked like a good evening for some sunset pictures. I took a few photos and a panorama with my Nexus 5. Enjoy 🙂

Memories of Stockholm

15 years ago I had just returned from a business trip to Stockholm.  Last night when returning from my workout (the gym is two blocks from the office, or more accurately in our other office building), I was reminded especially of my time in Stockholm.  There’s a certain feel to the cold air and the dark and the area of
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A while back I upgraded the server, partially breaking my blog in the process. Rather than wade through the maze of Drupal modules I had installed to make things livable, I took the opportunity to move to WordPress. Maybe I’ll blog more. 😛

(Who?) Can you dig it?

Who’s the slick Time Lord with a space machine and all the chicks? (Who?) Can you dig it? They say that cat Who is one bad timeline mucker! (Shut Yo’ Mouth) I’m just talking ’bout Who!

Dennis M. Ritchie

According to filesystem timestamps, I wrote this 4/9/1998. I know where I was seated when I wrote it, and it was definitelyspring, so that date is plausible. It seemed apropos, given Dennis’ passing, to post it now. Hopefully, those who might be offended will remember that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. DMR is my shepherd; I shall
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Two Turntables… and a Microcontroller – Part 1

My father is into HO railroading.  He’s got quite the layout in-progress in his garage.  However, he’s having trouble finding DCC turn-tables for his engine-yards.  The ones he can find are expensive and back-ordered.  My brother and I decided it would be a fun project for an Arduino (or three).  Here’s the first installment of build pics and videos.

Yarrduino! Shield

Yarr, matey!  Batten down th’ hatches and secyarr th’  wiring!  Lively now, ye lubbars!  Upload yer sketches ye scurvy dogs, else ye’ll be walkin’ th’ plank!  Details aftarr th’ break!