In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Rewriting and Republishing Old Blog Posts

    As a writing exercise, lately I’ve been going through my archives and re-reading posts I’ve written, and when I come upon one in which I can honestly say: “Gee, I know I could’ve written this one better.”

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  • Mis-Information in the Digital Age…

    Saying Someone’s Dead When They’re Not I guess I was caught with my proverbial pants down on Facebook this morning. I was checking Twitter updates and read that a former President had passed on yesterday, but it turned out to be false information. It was his former aide and

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  • Could This Be My Dream Linux System?

    A Dream Come True? When I first heard about the System 76 site, and that they offered computers with Ubuntu Linux installed, I was pretty excited about it. I know I could probably build my own “linux box” for cheaper, and install Ubuntu Linux myself, but I’m really digging

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  • Blackberry Curve
    Blackberry Curve Ball Threw Me For A Loop

    My Blackberry Keeps Turning Off It’s been a week of frustration as my Blackberry Curve, my cell phone that was purchased almost a year ago in May of 2008, keeps shutting off when it wants to. The latest incident was when I was in the middle of a phone

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  • The End of a Facebook Era…

    I Joined Right From The Start… I joined Facebook as soon as they opened their doors to the general public in September of 2006. Before that, I’d been a member of several social networking sites… MySpace, Xanga, my own Rice Bowl Journals, and had been a member of countless

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  • Yellow Flowers
    Making Friends On… Friendster!

    [begin sarcastic rave] I’m really glad I joined Friendster when it first launched several years ago. And even today, I’m getting more and more friend requests, from people like Lory Bell (pictured right). Friendster is so fun and exciting. You get to meet new people from all over the

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