Yesterday’s Thoughts

Archive for February, 2005

February 24, 2005

How Synchronization Should Work – Part 1

I had a plan. I was going to write up a description of how every synchronizable device that I had access to worked, point out the flaws in each of them, and then synthesize the use cases and best practices to create a model for synchronization. Instead, I am going to invert this. I think […]

February 21, 2005

Words to Live By – Open Water Swimming

Anne Martin Martin, 37, won the Surf Coast International Triathlon in Ballarat Australia. According to this article she began her career as a runner and came late to swimming and triathlon. Swimming is still her weakness, but apparently she is making progess. There was a lot of swell on Saturday and quite choppy. Five years […]

February 19, 2005

The Music of the Jaw

A sad milestone yesterday, the little man decided that it was time to start brushing his own teeth. I had been brushing his teeth almost every day. At five and a half, he has just become capable of holding still enough to permit me to brush his teeth without any struggle or caution. He holds […]

February 19, 2005

Problem with Windows File Synchronization

There is one additional problem that I didn’t mention about synchronizing files using Windows file synchronization over a wireless connection. I am currently using a Linksys Wireless-G Notebook Adapter (WPC54G) on my Windows 2000 notebook. Windows attempts to establish a connection to the shared drive before the wireless network connection is established. This causes Windows […]

February 16, 2005

More on Subversion

I completed the move to Subversion for synchronization between my server, desktop and laptop. I created four Subversion repositories: for my home directory and basic personal files, for code (personal and archive), for training documents, and for work related documents. All four of these are checked out to my server. The work documents are not […]

February 14, 2005

Using Subversion for File Synchronization

I am experimenting with using Subversion on Linux keep the files on my laptop, desktop and server synchronized. I have been keeping most of my working copies on the server and using Windows sychronization to keep any files I need at all times available. But, I am dissatisfied with Windows synchronization in a couple of […]

February 11, 2005

Uninstalling Norton Antivirus, Part 2

Three more days to uninstall Symantec’s Norton Antivirus. According to a review that I was reading at Amazon the Norton Uninstall does not completely remove Norton. The normal uninstall process will not remove all Symantec files from your computer (this has been a serious problem with Symantec from the beginning). In the case of Norton […]

February 9, 2005


Michiko Kukutani has reviewed of The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib edited by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel in the NY Times. I had heard the editors interview (on Fresh Air?) so I knew some of the story before I saw the article. The article itself stayed around for a couple […]

February 8, 2005

Events 2005

Completed Events Date Event Time Age Group Ranking Apr 30 Wildflower Long Course 6:46:34 95/130 Events to Consider Date Event Registration Starts Registration Ends Jun 25 San Jose Internation Now   Jun 27 Ironman Coeur d’ Alene Registration Nov 15 Dec 10 Jul 16 Alcatraz Sharkfest Swim Now   Jul 31 Half Vineman Registered Goal […]

February 6, 2005

Adult Life Expectancy

Response to Nicholas Kristof’s column. To the Editor: Before wading in and advising Liberals how to play poker, Nicholas Kristof would be wise to learn whether a straight beats two pair. In his column, “Social Security Poker,” he has confused the terms “life expectancy” and “life span.” He writes, “The Social Security Administration estimates that […]