Gaze upon greatness: Norfolk Botanical Garden Eagle Cam

WVEC-eagle-camUpdate: Sadly, the eagles are no longer permitted to nest at the NBG. Details about this can be found here:
Many videos are archived here:

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Night and day–now with sound–the Norfolk Botanical Garden’s Eagle Cam captures the bald eagles that nest in a loblolly pine in NBG. Continue reading

The mailer daemon is not out to get you

mailer-daemonWe all have to deal with them at times: the “mailer daemon” (or “mail administrator” or “mail delivery subsystem”) messages that show up in our inbox to let us know an email message we sent did not make it to its destination. Sometimes the reason is obvious—we spot a typo in the email address we used for the recipient—but often we can’t see what the message is trying to tell us. I hope this helps demystify things a bit.

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I should have thought to smile!

Hey, big excitement at the Ridge/Ward house!

Rachel and I made it on Channel 3 news. The story aired on the late news, and was later placed on the front page of the WTKR web site. We had gone to a public forum at Norview High School to voice opinions about the Norfolk Public Schools policy on cell phones.

If I’d had any idea I was going to wind up on TV tonight, I’d have spruced up a little (and I should have smiled some).

The event was also covered by Steven Vegh of the Virginian-Pilot.

[9/29/2012 Edit: Video and page are gone from WTKR site, and a text recap of the story is here:]

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How would it feel to lose it all?

Not-Bangalore's backup drivesIf calamity struck today—
a lightning strike,
a hard drive failure,
a computer crash—
how would you feel?

You talkin’ to me?

Some people don’t keep anything precious on their computer. They use a web-based email system (Gmail, Hotmail, AOL mail, Yahoo mail), they don’t use Bookmarks (Favorites), and they don’t use their computer for much more than email, web browsing, or playing games. They don’t really have anything to lose. (They might, with the email, but we’ll talk about that another time). If this describes you, you have nothing to fear, and you need to make no contingency plans.

If, however, you keep anything precious on your computer (documents, pictures, music, email messages/addresses, etc.), or you have anything that would bring you grief to lose, you need to take steps to keep your data safe and back up your files.

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Now with 100 percent more….

. . . Twitter!

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After lurking on Twitter for a long time, visiting Twitter pages for a number of different people, I decided to take the plunge. Join me there!