Due to an unforunate accident, I had to recreate our home page but
it needed replacing.
So I found all of my previous web pages, ordered them and assembled them
into this new home page.
We live in a Southwest Huntsville home.
Not the biggest, it is ours and the bank's until 2008.
Bob is a
and likes to help the local congregation with
Good Places To Eat
A five star restaurant, the Villa Fiore is family owned and
... it is known by word of mouth.
Located two hours away in Nashville is the
a remarkably fine steakhouse.
Then before it burned, Zestos was a well known eaterie
They have reopened in the renovated building.
Places that are missed
The first dedicated Vietnamese restaurant in Huntsville was the
They were on off-shoot of the Joy Luck on University and
eventually merged back into their University facility.
The first five star restaurant my wife and I enjoyed in
Huntsville was the former
Green Bottle Grill
on Airport Road.
When I worked in DC, a favorite microbrewery was
where I frequently enjoyed their fine
I also enjoyed the hospitality of friends and coworkers during the
This included my Vietnamese landlord and lady with
The Curse of SPAM
My e-mail account costs $240 per year and not here to be an informericial,
frauds, theives and pornographer's channel.
Yet the SPAM appologists continue to claim a non-existent
right of for commercial
If my account were free, they would be right but as long as I
pay, it is mine and not the property to be abused by others.
At one time, I tried to design systems that would allow my
e-mail account to be known publicly yet keep SPAM
I even started prototyping
to make this
But these designs led to some form of web-based,
mail reader with a "white list" that had to be maintained.
The only alternative is to adopt the 'unlisted phone' number and
an unattended answering machine which is what I use today.
Today, I use use a disposable
account for my USENET and Web MAILTO tags.
It would fill with SPAM and I would clean it out every two or three weeks.
I enjoyed the poetic justice of a Microsoft system paying the price.
However, Microsoft has improved the hotmail reader with
better SPAM filtering (still not enough) and it now offers a
"white list" capability.
Although 'less bad', it is still inadequate for a primary e-mail
I've been blessed to be employeed on some of the most enjoyable tasks
available ... my work is my
So when I'm spending uncompensated time on work or work-like tasks, I'm
just indulging my hobby ... I'm 'playing.'
Password protecting web pages
I recently wrote instructions on how to
password protect web pages
Unlike many excellent web pages that discuss how to do this,
I took more of a cookbook approach written for inexperienced
The test username is 'demo' and the password is 'haha':
I've also written some simplified instructions for unix
backup and restore.
My first love is working with hardware, directly with chips and parts
I had the honor and pleasure of working with a
great team at NASA HQ
and made this Quicktime movie showing my
There have been experiments with CGI programs such as an IP management
with some backend
My first and longest running CGI efforts is a network test
Then there is testing some IP
and becoming the secretary for
Recently, we got a nice digital camera
and tried to get some
Hypertension should be a joint
and doctor effort.
Repairing an espresso
is easier if documented by digital photos.
Art, especially dynamic works, are best shown in
We also enjoy
head boat trips.
Over time, I figured out how to
brew beer and save
There was one effort, forming a
Huntsville Narcolepsy Group
that didn't work out.
All I know is the other two narcoleptics I thought I was
working with went "schitzoid" on me.
I did some research on a European narcolepsy drug,
which is part of the Provigil family.
Programming is easy once you've seen the pattern and this is the
start of a tutorial on
However, things got busy and I got to come back to Huntsville.
Former Square Dancer
Until Holly's knees went bad, we used to square dance with
Rotary Spinners and
Partisan Democrat, Fiscal Conservative
In November 1972, I voted in my first presidential election, a Marine
stationed in Okinawa Japan, I voted my concience and self-interest
for George McGovern.
But I never felt a need to be political until the 2000 election
when the wrong man thwarted democracy and took
Since then, I've enjoyed teasing Republican partisans with
contributions in their name and
the occasional Republican Party fund raising
The lies of gun
nuts remains a problem
because they ignore the 'beams' of bodies for the 'motes'
of all but invisible crime prevention.
The worst has been the irresponsible Republican
that are driving us to a terrible day of reconning.
Elizaeth Warren who
speaks the truth to power.
My family and relatives:
For quite some time, I've enjoyed the company of 'hsv.general' posters
with whom we
joke and enjoy eating lunches: