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Notice: Power to Cardwell Hall is off the weekend of 15-16 September. Computing resources will be unavailable, including the web and e-mail servers.

Recent Biking

As Summer begins to make way for Fall, we get nicer weather and the rides get to be longer. I'm on pace to match my all-time distance record from 2013. We'll see...

My rides are recorded, of course, in excessive, modern, technical detail. See my Ride With GPS, Garmin Connect or Strava pages for more number-crunching from slightly different points-of-view. My photo gallery for BAK 2018 is available, with new ones to come. I have previous ride galleries and more, too. Finally, there are a few ride videos on my YouTube channel.

Recent Running

Being a glutton for punishment, I occasionally run, too. Not very well, but I do run. Like my rides, I record my runs in excessive, modern, technical detail. See Garmin Connect or Strava again.

Cricket Still Jacobs Tubbs


The genealogy sites are in the midst of a long-overdue update!

The Needham genealogy was last in December 2014. The web pages for all of the individuals in the family tree have been updated, as has the GEDCOM file. Overall site upgrades and styling updates are soon to come.

The Simmons family tree also received its long-promised update as of December 2014, though only the GEDCOM file has been changed so far. I'm having a technical problem with the web pages themselves which will get solved in due time.

I promise that I really am working on a comprehensive update to the genealogy site. I've designed a new look for the web pages, and I'm rewriting the program that automatically creates those pages. That's more tedious than complicated. Your patience will be soon rewarded.

Other Stuff, Rants & Raves

  • "President Nixon and his top aides believe that the Senate Watergate hearings are unfair and constitute a “political witch-hunt,” according to White House sources."
    - Washington Post, July 1973
  • "This is the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!"
    - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump), May 2017
  • "The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making."
    - New York Times (editorial by WH insider), September 2018

What I'm Reading

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid." - Jane Austen, "Northanger Abbey"

  • All Systems Red, Martha Wells, 2017
  • Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies, Nick Bostrom, 2014

Last updated on Thursday, 13-Sep-2018