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Entries from April 2008

New Phone

April 28th, 2008 · 12 Comments

My old Kyocera PDA/phone is on it’s last legs. I can’t dial numbers from the keypad anymore, only from Contacts, so I bought a Samsung i760 smartphone this weekend. Mostly I like it, and will probably keep it. The slide-out hardware keyboard is pretty nice. I liked Palm just fine, but I guess Windows Mobile […]

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Tags: Computers, Tech & Science


April 24th, 2008 · 8 Comments

I am now a member of the faculty at ASU (Arizona State University). I’ve been helping my friend Les, who is a Professor of Biology, with some computer programming on some of his biology projects. He thought that as long as I was working for the university I might as well be on the faculty. […]

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Tags: Family Updates


April 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments

Since Derek is going to be in Russia during June, Gisele and I thought it might be nice to take a trip at the same time, kind of a second or third honeymoon, maybe. We have reservations for June 19 on a 10-day cruise that departs from Copenhagen, Denmark, and visits Sweden, Finland, Norway, Estonia, […]

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Tags: Family Updates

Next Season

April 7th, 2008 · 6 Comments

It was a disappointing year for Arizona basketball fans. It’s time to look at “next year”. On the negative side, Jerryd Bayless has opted for the NBA draft. Probably wise, since he is projected to go in the first 10, with a few million dollar salary. On the positive side, Lute Olson will be back […]

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Tags: Opinion

Devon’s new job

April 4th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Devon finally has a new job, working for Spectra Sensors. He’ll be doing programming as an intern, for a 3 month term. I guess it will be renegotiated at that time. He still lives in Pasadena near his old company, but the new job is about 30 miles away in Rancho Cucamonga. Good thing he […]

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Tags: Family Updates

Derek’s Back

April 1st, 2008 · 5 Comments

No, he didn’t go anywhere yet. I’m talking about his spine. He went to see a neurosurgeon last week, and was told that he is not a candidate for surgery. He’s too young, and his back is not bad enough. So it’s back to the “pain specialist” to see what our next option is.

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Tags: Family Updates