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- The Supermoon over Cranberry Lake, New York, in the New York Adirondack Mountains on 11 July, 2014.
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Tag Archives: photos
This has been a long hard winter in the northeastern United States, and I don’t think we’re done yet. Earlier this week New York and Philadelphia got several inches of snow topped by ice. More upstate in New York where … Continue reading
This photo was taken on October 30, 2013, on Cranberry Lake in the New York Adirondack mountains. Within a few hours it had all melted.
I’m a bit under the weather today, so I’ve been sitting on the couch fiddling with this website, a WordPress blog. Its most recent large overhaul happened over the Christmas holidays at the end of 2009 when I archived my … Continue reading
Very long time readers may recall that in 2006 I built a new wooden porch off our kitchen door to replace some small concrete steps. It was a fun project, though it took longer than I expected. The structure of … Continue reading
Soon after I arrived back in IBM Research last July after 13 years away in the Software Group and Corporate, I was shown a 2003 edition of the IBM Journal of Research and Development that was dedicated to the Mathematical … Continue reading
Here are a couple of photos from the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from Wednesday, February 29, 2012. These were taken by IBM‘s Peter Leabo (thanks!) during my presentation in the afternoon session we hosted in Auditorium A in … Continue reading
Here are some photos from last night’s Maroon 5 concert at the IBM Pulse conference in Las Vegas. The band came on around 8pm, played for 55 minutes, took a 5 minute encore break and then came back for 15 … Continue reading
My presentation given at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, Spain, on February 29, 2012, is now available on SlideShare and for download here as a PDF. The title of the talk was “IBM Mobile Strategy”. IBM Mobile Strategy … Continue reading
Several weeks ago I posted an entry on my evolving social media operating policy. I think things are even clearer now: I use Google+ to follow people and topics relevant to my work and other professional interests. My posts there … Continue reading
This last weekend my wife Judith and I visited some friends in Maine and we spent a good part of Saturday in, around, and above Camden, Maine. We shopped, we ate, we sailed, we drove to the top of a … Continue reading
Yesterday at lunch I wandering outside to see how the various plants were doing in the gardens around the house. Because of the generally cool and wet weather this spring, we are several weeks behind where we would normally be … Continue reading
Two weeks ago was my son Will’s Spring Break from school, so he and I took a 1750+ mile (2800+ km) road trip from our home in upstate New York, USA, down south to Tennessee. Over several blog entries I’ve … Continue reading
The week before last was my son Will’s Spring Break from school, so he and I took a 1750+ mile (2800+ km) road trip from our home in upstate New York, USA, down south to Tennessee. Over several blog entries … Continue reading
A traditional food in my family at Easter time is “sauerkraut pie,” coming down from my Slavic ancestors on my father’s side. This is is really not a pie at all, in the sense of an apple or cherry pie, … Continue reading
Today is the first day of spring and since the temperature hit 45 F, I decided to celebrate by going outside and doing some cleanup after the rough winter we just had. The first task is always picking up the … Continue reading
With Apple‘s announcement yesterday of the availability of the new iPad 2 in the US on March 11, a lot of people are probably wondering if they should buy an iPad for the first time or get a new one. … Continue reading
Roses in front of a window five days after Valentine’s Day. Though you can’t see through the window, it is snowing out there.
Today the temperature reached 45 degrees F here in northwest NY but we still have quite a bit of snow on the ground. So while we are getting some melting, I would say that the mounds of snow are more … Continue reading
I’m continuing my survey of what I blogged about in the fourth through sixth months of the year, or 2Q10 for you business people out there. Last time: “Review of the blog for 2010 – January through March” In April … Continue reading
With a little more than a week left in 2010, I thought I would go back and review some of the themes and entries from this blog since January. In many ways it was a strange year and my writing … Continue reading
Though we had a couple of inches of snow a couple of days ago, the weather got warmer and we started having heavy rain. Unexpectedly, at least to me, that turned to snow and everything got slippery. It is a … Continue reading
This entry is rather technical and is meant for those who deal with tinkering with WordPress-based websites. I recently switched from the Atahualpa theme for WordPress to the TwentyTen theme that started being shipped as the default with WordPress 3.0. … Continue reading
Pumpkins in front of the Wegmans supermarket in Pittsford, NY. Click the image to see a larger version.
When last we left this project, I had removed the very old screen door, scraped the siding and the main door, and painted both. What was left was to construct a new storm door. I planned to build a new … Continue reading
A couple of days ago I snuck out for a few minutes at lunch to check the status of the plants and flowers. The trees are starting to turn and the vegetable garden is definitely in decline. Here’s a visual … Continue reading
I’ve had my sailboat, a 1988 Catalina 22, on Lake Ontario since the middle of August. I bought this used boat in July and after some preparation, finally got it into the water 5 weeks ago. Therefore I am in … Continue reading
Last March, feeling antsy that winter seemed to be going on forever here in northwestern New York, I paid a visit to the Erie Canal in Pittsford. Most of the canal was covered with snow and ice and so there … Continue reading
We’ve now lived in our 1820 Federal-style house in western New York for 10 years, and in this blog I’ve documented some of the projects I’ve worked on. (A fence, a porch, another porch, yet another porch, some shelves.) We … Continue reading
Three photos of Lake Ontario in early September, taken off Pultneyville, NY, about 20 miles east of Rochester.
So my plan for today was to install a new Tohatsu 6 hp outboard engine on my Catalina 22 sailboat and document some of the process in a blog entry. Thus I started with this photo: Next I removed the … Continue reading
Last Sunday my family and I spent a few hours at the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish, New Hampshire, just east of the Vermont-New Hamphire border. August Saint-Gaudens was a late nineteenth/early twentieth century American sculptor known for his … Continue reading
I’ve been doing a lot of running around for business trips over the last few weeks, so haven’t had much of a chance to post updates here. I did pick up the used 1988 Catalina 22 sailboat that I mentioned … Continue reading
One the things about having a blog is being to write about the various hobbies and recreations I pick up. I started blogging in August of 2004, so you all missed my starting fly fishing, which I still do but … Continue reading
Some objects from my travels and experiences, mixed in with some scifi books.
Yesterday around 1 PM ET, Apple released their latest operating system for the iPhone, iOS 4. Though I was about to head out to the Red Hat Summit, I decided to go ahead and install the new operating system, thinking … Continue reading
Before my son and I started working in the backyard on Saturday I took a few photos related to the work to be done. One of my first errands in the morning was to go to the farm market and … Continue reading
After I had finished my meetings in Munich last week but before I started my 48 hour adventure to get home from Germany around the volcanic ash cloud, I had a chance to walk around the city a bit and … Continue reading
Flickr. Diigo. Evernote. Everybody wants me to work on my machine but then synchronize my data to their site for safekeeping and social functions. I can understand this for situations where I want others to see my photos or my … Continue reading
It’s been three weeks since I last did an update on the state of flowering things in my yard, and I did manage to sneak out yesterday to survey where things were. We’re at the end of the daffodil season … Continue reading
I have lived in various towns and cities in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. With the exception of Massachusetts and where I live now, every interaction with the Department of Motor Vehicles (or whatever they called it … Continue reading
Last week my family and I went to Chicago to visit my daughter Katie who is in college there. Our primary planned activity was seeing chef and author Anthony Bourdain at the Chicago Theatre, but we took some time on … Continue reading
Two weeks ago tomorrow I planted some seeds for this summer’s vegetable garden and put them under grow lights in the basement. (“Starting the seeds for the Summer vegetable garden”) Dissatisfied after 10 days with having no growth evident, I moved the … Continue reading
It’s the 2nd of April here in northwest New York State and the weather forecast calls for a high of 80 degrees F (27 C) today. This is very unusual, but I’ll take it. Last night we were able to … Continue reading
A week and a half ago I posted some photos of early flowering plants here in northwest New York State. Though I was away much of this week on a business trip, the weather evidently was warm, sunny, and evidently … Continue reading
Every year I find it hard to resist slipping out of the house on warm sunny days in late winter and photographing the first flowers that break through the ground and snow. Here’s this year’s batch: Here’s what things looked … Continue reading
This afternoon the temperature made it up almost to 50 F here in northwest New York State. This is certainly above normal, which only starts to make up for the very cold but relatively snowless winter this year. I had … Continue reading
Though official Spring is still two weeks away, and “meteorological Spring” is several weeks ater than that here in northwest New York State, it’s possible to find some signs that Winter really is coming to an end. Here are a … Continue reading
Last year I blogged about the vegetable garden I put in and my trials and tribulations in protecting it from critters. Today my garden looks like what’s shown in the photo on the right. I live and garden in the … Continue reading
As a complement to my Life with Linux blog series, I’m introducing another series which explores what I can do in virtual worlds and immersive Internet environments on Linux. In the previous installment in this series, I discussed setting up … Continue reading
I recently had a chance to try out the beta for a new virtual world called Twinity. Like Second Life, Twinity aims to be a virtual world where you can wander around, meet and talk with people, shop, and augment … Continue reading
After working through a lot of issues with my website over the December holidays, I started to look for a more modern and, frankly, better looking theme. After trying a dozen or so, I finally settled on Atahualpa. This theme … Continue reading
Here’s the next round of photos from Lotusphere 2010. Here’s Peter Woodward of Canonical/Ubuntu and me. Light could have been better, but you take what you can get in a meeting room. Next is our friendly penguin friend sporting an … Continue reading