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How fast can you multiply

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

How fast can you do your multiplication tables? Do you have your multiplication facts memorized or do you do a lot of addition? Put yourself to the test and try out my Multiplication Speed Test.

Fighting Spam

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

This blog and my wife’s domain are hosted at HostGator. I think I am getting good service for the price that I pay. Like many hosting companies, HostGator provides me with Spam Assassin to aid in the war on spam. Unfortunately (a) I can get between 100 and 300 spam messages in one day […]

Go2Marine – Site Update

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

An update to was rolled out last night. Kudos go out to Charlene for the new design.

Garage Band

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

I have been talking guitar lessons for about a year and a half. My new iMac came with Apple’s GarageBand application so I thought I would give it a try today. I was a little discouraged at first because I kept getting feedback. If GarageBand detects the feedback, it offers to turn off the monitor […]


Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Yay, my computer died! I’ve had a Toshiba 5105 laptop for 6 years. It has been a pretty good machine. Last week, the hard drive started failing and I just didn’t want to spend the time and money to repair it. I’ve been thinking about replacing my computer and Mary’s computer for a while and […]

New job

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

I am now jobless for a week. Friday was my last day at Axway (formerly Cyclone Commerce). I began working at Cyclone Commerce on September 13, 1999. That’s 7 years, 8 months. Back then, Cyclone was a small company. I think I was employee number 23. Axway is not huge but it feels like a […]

Netflix Links in IMDb Script Update

Monday, March 26th, 2007

If you use my Greasemonkey script that places Netflix links in IMDb, I updated it yesterday: AddNetflixToIMDb.user.js IMDb changed the structure of their HTML a bit. If you try to install this new version, make sure the script contains a comment near the top dated 3/24/2007. I had to clear my local cache before Firefox […]

Snap Preview Anywhere

Friday, February 9th, 2007

You might have noticed (or not) that when you hover over a link on my blog, you get a little pop-up that shows you a preview of the link’s destination. It is a JavaScript library from Snap: Snap Preview Anywhere. Some of the links will result in the pop-up telling you the link has been […]

Browser’s time zone

Monday, September 25th, 2006

I recently had the problem where my Java code running in a web server needed to figure out the user’s time zone. I needed to be able to display dates and times stored on the server in the user’s time zone. Daylight savings makes time zone calculations rather difficult. Not every time zone observes daylight […]

Ubuntu – Not ready to be my daily driver

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006

I embarked on a little adventure last week with Ubuntu. A few weeks ago, I bought a new desktop PC from Dell for $250. It has a Celeron processor, 80GB hard drive, mouse and keyboard. Once I received it, I added two 250GB hard drives. I wiped the hard disk and installed Ubuntu server and […]