We had planned to go out for breakfast this weekend, but the forecast was for nasty weather. So, instead we decided to try out our friends’ recipe for a breafast casserole. First, some history. Every time we have been fortunate to take brunch at the Kaups, it usually features a savory sausage/egg casserole washed down … Continue reading Casserole a la Kaup
First, a few dates… May 1, 2000 – Selective Availability was turned off. All civilian GPS units instantly become 10 times more accurate. May 3, 2000 – David Ulmer hides a bucket of goodies near Seattle and posts the coordinates on a news group. Mike Teague puts up a website to track log … Continue reading An Unofficial History of Geocaching
While I really admire the creativity, I think someone has WAY too much time on their hands… Gingerbread CPU Gingerbread Laptop I found these on Engadget, which had, in turn been posted on a blog called MediaTinker. Continue reading Too much time on their hands…
Last night Laura and I were at the mall in a shopping frenzy when I spotted a Robosapien. This was the first time I had seen one of these things up close and personal, and I even got to try it out with its nifty remote. It was pretty cool, but I wasn’t sure I … Continue reading I, Robot, Part II
I want Christmas lights. None of this “one-candle-in-a-window-pretty-wreath-spotlight” elegant stuff. I’m after “wrap the trailer park, half-a dozen Santas, three Nativity scenes, outfit the dog in a reindeer suit” displays. Fortunately, I’ve found a great website called Ugly Christmas Lights to help my with my quest. This site allows users to post pictures of their findings. … Continue reading Let there be light(s)!
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, the first Sunday of the liturgical year, and to me, the first official day of the Christmas season, despite what the retailers tell us. The Candle of Hope will be lit with the requisite scripture readings and the oddly appealing mournful strains of "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" … Continue reading First Sunday of Advent
One day of gluttony followed by another… It was a typical Thanksgiving, expressed by overindulging in those things for which we are supposedly giving thanks. The result for me was a massive headache and turning in quite early. …And so we come to Friday, the day of shopping madness. This morning’s Market Place on NPR … Continue reading Buy Nothing Day
OK, Confession time. I collect data on visitors to my site. I know your browser type, IP address, the web page you just came from, eye color, location of moles, etc., etc. Don’t worry. I haven’t got the time, inclination, nor capacity to spam anyone or use any of this information for nefarious purposes. The … Continue reading 184.108.40.206, Who Are You?
Some years ago I gave a presentation at a technology conference entitled ‘The Information Packrat Syndrome". This presentation dealt with the many misuses and abuses of technology with students, particularly, particularly activities which involve gathering data for no apparent reason. Here’s an especially egregious example, one I’m guilty of using with my students. Each child is given … Continue reading The Information Packrat Syndrome
Tonight the Greenville Chorale, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, and Furman Children’s Chorus perform John Rutter’s “Mass of the Children”. Also on the program is Handel’s “Dettingen Te Deum”. First a disclaimer: This will be a wonderful concert. Especially with the Rutter, the blend of beautiful melodies with children’s voices is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and … Continue reading Rachel may cheat, but so do Rutter and Handel