Archive | June, 2002

Post dated 2002-06-19 00:00:00

Wednesday, 19 June, 2002

A beautiful sunny Wednesday. Busy day. Got some software in the mail to test, and set that up today. Answered a question or two on the SourceSafe newsgroup list, on Ed Leafe’s ProFox mailing list, and cleaned out a ton of stuff from my Inbox. Oh, and billed clients for a couple hours of work. And went to the doctors. And the pet food store. And cleaned out a room in the cellar. And walked the dogs. And loaded Steve’s car with a batch of recycled cardboard for recycling.

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Post dated 2002-06-17 00:00:00

Monday, 17 June, 2002 has an interesting discussion on using the lightweight version of InstallShield Express with Visual FoxPro.

Hiyawatha Bray (man, sometimes I think I’d like a cool name like that, but I bet he took a beating in the schoolyard) had yet another blogging article at:

Joel on Software argues micro- and macro-enconomic theory will let Free Software carry the day. Interesting arguments.

Post dated 2002-06-15 00:00:00

Saturday, 15 June, 2002

Happy birthday to me. Forty-four, and still going. Things could be worse.

Today in History… courtesy of Yahoo, The History Channel and Google, Today In Science, …

1215: The signing of the Magna Carta may have been the start of modern government in the West. Rudyard Kipling wrote this.

1330: Edward, the Black Prince born.

1752: Benjamin Franklin flys a kite with a key attached to show that lightening is a form of electricity. Don’t try this at home, kids.

1775: Congress appoints George Washington as the first Commander-in-Chief

1836: Arkansas became the 25th state. Halfway there…

1844: Charles Goodyear received a patent for vulcanizing rubber.

1846: Signing the Oregon Treaty, Britain and the US establish the northern border from the Rockies to the Pacific.

1864: Grant attacks Petersberg, VA, the start of a 10 month siege that ends with the rapid fall of Petersberg, Richmond, and the surrender of Lee at Appomattox Station.

1867: John Stough Bobbs performs the first gallstone operation.

1869: John Wesley and Isaiah Hyatt invent the first plastic: celluloid.

1877: The first black graduate of West Point.

1944: V-1 rockets descend on London for the first time.

1993, John B. Connally dies. He was critically injured in the assasination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 in Dallas.

In 1996, Ella Fitzgerald died on this date. A wonderful talent silenced, but not forgotten.

J.D. Hildebrand wrote these notes last year.

Other folks sharing this birthday:

Edvard Grieg

David Rose (composer of Bonanza theme and bandleader of Red Skelton show)

Morris Udall

Mario Cuomo (1932)

Harry (Edward) Nilson III: score to the Courtship of Eddie’s Father

Eldor Gemst

Jim Belushi (1954)

Wade Boggs (1958)

Helen Hunt (1963)

Post dated 2002-06-12 00:00:00

Wednesday, 12 June, 2002

Late morning, sleeping in with a dreary rain forecast for the day.

Ace technician Steve has diagnosed the grinding sounds of my main development machine as a failing CPU fan. Got a new one on order. Gotta cross my fingers that it gets here first… has some great information about who is using Google and what that are looking for.

Post dated 2002-06-11 00:00:00

Tuesday, 11 June, 2002

Justification for my slacking off the last two weeks could be twisted out of Tom Demarco’s latest book, ISBN:076790768X Slack.

The Boston Software Process Improvement Network has an interesting site, newsletter and group mission.

Time to go multi-user. Added the HoneyDew topic. Boy, am I in trouble now… First buglet: IE6 centers all of the text in the Tiger skin.

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