February 9, 2024

Sleeping bags and socks in San Jose

I’ve been up since 3:00 a.m. after going to bed around midnight. My son and I were in San Jose, attending F5 AppWorld. Our hotel was […]
June 15, 2023

Choose Charity

I have had occasion recently to travel a good deal.  While in Arizona, I spend a large amount of time on a bicycle.  One particularly warm […]
February 9, 2023

Censorship at schools

It is concerning to read about the efforts in Florida to censor that which may make this or that group feel uncomfortable. Books provide a medium for us to discover who we are. It is foolish to think censorship will tame an individual's ultimate discovery. Censorship is a line which, once crossed, plays no favorites in the end.
February 4, 2023

ChatGPT for fun and profit

I've used ChatGPT since its release, but am still amazed by it. From my son authoring kids’ books and sequels, optimizing JSON, Python and SQL queries. ChatGPT's limits seem limited only by my imagination.
February 4, 2023

The Faces We Choose Not to See

We’ve all seen them; they stand at freeway and grocery store exits, stop lights and haunt our streets – the homeless. When seen, our eyes generally avert, and our pace quickens. Even if we do help, it’s only to shove a bill or change into a hand or cup and quickly move on, our duty seemingly done. But what if we took the time to sit down and talk with them. I recently did just that; meet Dilby.
December 15, 2020

Big problems from a local perspective

“Sometimes you have to look at a big problem from a local perspective - the part of the world you live in.  Do what you can, where you are, but don’t feel like the entire problem is yours to solve.”