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Roe is gone, one more round
June 28, 2022
“just as good as Caruso” – props for Kim Wilson & Charlie McCoy
May 5, 2022
Mel West, engaging people to help people in Nicaragua
April 25, 2022
Glimpses from the Vulcan, 1969-70
February 14, 2022
[koko] MISP 2022
Janary 10, 2022
Why I continue to serve — I remember Nicaragua
December 13, 2021
Making private 1960s and 70s recordings public
August 21, 2021
Jimmie Vaughan set w/ Storm track I recorded
August 4, 2021
Celebrate Ramblin' Jack Elliott's 90th 91st birthday!
August 1, 2021
[koko] LP digitizing milestone approaching
May 18, 2021
remembering Denny Freeman
April 28, 2021
[koko] Dell Unix sustainable!
January 19, 2021
Computer Systems Performance Modeling
August 25, 2020
Remembering RESQ
August 25, 2020
[koko] (welcome to …) eight Jurassic O.S. on 1992 Dell 486D/50
September 26, 2019
[koko] reviving timbl's WorldWideWeb browser
July 1, 2019
[koko] exploring NEXTSTEP 486
July 1, 2019
1992 JAWS demo for Stewart Cheifet
May 17, 2019
Let's start at the very beginning... 801, ROMP, RT/PC, AIX versions
March 8, 2017
Mainstream Videoconferencing available again
February 14, 2008
A brief history of Dell UNIX
January 10, 2008

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Keeping in practice  permanent reference link


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"When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before." - Jacob Riis

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January 18, 2022 -- When I was in 9th grade, my clarinet teacher wanted me to forgo my other interests to focus on clarinet, accept that I needed a much better instrument, and persuade my parents to buy me one. She predicted that if I did not, I would become a jack-of-all-trades and a master of none. My eclectic nature rebelled, and I mostly abandoned clarinet for years. However, 20+ years ago, I got a professional grade instrument. I've (re-)gained prowess and enjoy learning new things. With all of my instruments, I'm trying to be more disciplined about reading music, not just playing by ear, and practicing multiple times a day. But if I were asked to play seriously, I would have to at least redouble my efforts.


"Keeping in practice" applies today not just with music, but many other skills, keeping ready to take things to another level as needed, anticipating potential opportunities and challenges, and preparing accordingly.


The last couple of years, I've put effort into making my 1960's and 70's audio recordings available, knowing that they will be at least be appreciated, if not commercially valuable. Though a small amount, what I was paid last year for the Jimmie Vaughan recording compares favorably to my total pay in years when sound recording was a primary activity for me.


Except for a handful of people that either are immunocompromised or live with same, I'm as cautious regarding COVID-19 as anyone I know. My wife and I mostly have not been in direct contact with other people, except for weekly grocery shopping "date", at a store with mostly masked patrons, at a time when it is likely to be sparsely filled. When I discovered microCovid.org last September, and plugged in overestimates of risk at that store, their calculator said I was using 50% of a High Caution Budget. That was before our booster vaccinations, but also before Omicron. The same parameters in the updated calculator now say I would consume 340% of a High Caution Budget. Today we are collecting our first curbside grocery pickup order since June and plan to eschew in-store shopping. (See Covid is not a pandemic, it's endemic. Time to act accordingly. and Why You Can't See The Most Important Omicron Hot Spots In The U.S. On A Map.)


Fortunately, all of our typical activities go ahead remotely, with email, Web, Zoom, etc. I still serve Rainbow Network, Mobility Worldwide, and our church. Some of the technical pursuits include:


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