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I started this log 07 July 1997; prior changes are not included. This web site was established ca. 01 Dec 1996. I frequently add new material. I even more often revise and rework what's already here.[ Crescit eundo.... ] I rarely remove anything. Crescit eundo....
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19Dec11
Added to page about my father's life story, information from email I received from one of his salesmen: "Dec 2011 note" with footnote, fn.124.
25Mar11
Abiko Maine Coon cat died 23 March 2011. Abiko was a very good, and perhaps also a wise cat.
18Feb10
The oldest page on this website of which I still have a copy 'turned 13' this day: Mouse cartoons, dated: "18 Feb 97".
19Dec09
I got an H1N1 "Swine Flu" shot this day.
24Aug09
I have a piece of very good luck returning a piece of very poor quality merchandise. Also: Beware of assemble-it-yourself furniture put together with "cam locks"!
29Dec08
Annals of [felid] aging: Abiko (maine coon cat) had radioactive iodine treatment for hyperthyroid condition. 4 months later the treatment appears to have been successful and Abi's thyroid is normal.
29Jun08
Changed: Words I can't Stand to: Words I find offensive. And added: Words I just find annoying (i.e., unlike the preceding type, not really hurtful or demeaning).
20Jun08
Added new entries to list of: Words I can't Stand.
16Jun08
Playhouse in front yard of new house. A shrine to the spirit of dwelling?
18Apr08
[ Go to valid XHTML 1.0 version of Homepage! ] Added XHTML 1.0 version of my Homepage.
15Apr08
Added new section to lists of various kinds of things: Words I can't Stand.
06Apr08
[ Get Apple Safari web browser for Windows (or Mac).... ] I downloaded Apple's Safari 3.1 web browser for Windows; pages with Java Applets no longer crash the browser. Everything on this website displays well in Safari 3.1.
05Apr08
Changed HTML doctype tags in HTML 3.2 pages on this website from '<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2//EN">' to '<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 3.2 Final//EN">' because I found that is the preferred HTML 3.2 doctype declaration.
31Mar08
[ Watch out! ]Added important information for when you get a colonoscopy: doctors often do not look for the most dangerous abnormalities.
23Mar08
Added picture that is not a Frank Gehry design for an art museum in Lhasa Tibet.
07Feb08
Annals of aging: This day I had my 4th colonoscopy.
13Jan08
Added new material to collection of puns and riddles.
03Sep07
Going around in circles: Forgetfulness on my way to work one morning....
16Jun07
Annals of recycling: My newspaper recycling bin and the papers in it, stolen, on a late Spring Sunday mid-afternoon.
16Jun07
[ Get Apple Safari web browser for Windows (or Mac).... ] Apple released their Safari web browser for Windows; I downloaded it and this website displays nicely in it (except that pages with Java Applets crash the browser). [See also: 25Sep05 entry.]
05Apr07
Updated my resume to add job promotion from Software Engineer to Senior Software Engineer.
31Mar07
Pictures of Mimi at Chinese Bluegrass concert, from local newspaper, one day before her 6th birthday.
17Mar07
At work, I unexpectedly participated in a "mini-Y2k" hysteria over daylight saving time (DST) moving forward 3 weeks and many computer programs needing to be patched to show the new time. Silly me, I was not expecting any more computer date problems until the UNIX 32 bit epoch overflow in 2038.
04Nov06
"Germs Never Sleep".
29Oct06
Added picture: Moon seen thru new house foyer window (29 Oct 06, ca. 17:26).
24Jun06
22Oct06
[ An experience in the new house we moved into June 2006 -- Click for more... ]Another adventure in my new home (here: 2 earlier adventures...). Note: Clicking the little "new house" icon [[ An experience in the new house we moved into June 2006 -- Click for more... ]] always takes you to a different adventure of my new life in the new house.... [This item originally posted 24Jun06; updated 22Oct06.]
27Aug06
New material added to "Quotes I like" pages (item #268).
15Jul06
Seltzer water not being available at lunch, I undertake an experiment and try to drink: Ginger Ale.
27Jun06
Time-crunch anxiety about possibly not getting a shower after my workout "supercharges" me to do extra on the stepmill: Read row #2 in: fn.119[ Go to footnote! ]
15Jun06
Added new material to my aphorisms pages (item #103).
11Jun06
Univ. of Pennsylvania figures out how to use student blogs for managing and judging students' progress thru the educational program: fn.120[ Go to footnote! ] (Compare my idea of students creating cumulative portfolios of their work.)
10Jun06
Added picture of Al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, dead, after U.S. forces got him 07Jun06 with 2 precision guided 500lb bombs during a meeting in a "safe house", looking like Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn alive.
09Jun06
[ Even though Abiko gets out, she comes back in.... ]In new house: I open back door to get air and do not notice screen is open; Abiko gets out. Fortunately, when I do finally notice the screen is open, I easily find Abiko and she comes back in as soon as I call to her.
23May06
[ Even though house doors open, Misu does not escape.... ]Moving Day; house doors open for movers to take stuff out; Misu gets chance to get out but does not escape (Mirabile Misu, again) ~ Also: Misu reminds me of Pikachu (Pokemon).
20May06
"Bigger houses, longer commutes" -- trading living room for living: fn.117[ Go to footnote! ]
19May06
Watch the show....
19May06
Spring 2006 in Iraq: "Now I know it is time to go."
14May06
Why we all need to return to traditional moral values.
07May06
Does George W Bush support the right to use contraception?
05May06
Added collection (ca. 32) Mimi's baby pictures from China and just after she came to U.S.
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