Meandering Out Loud

Don Thorp’s Musing, Muttering, and Mischief Along a Random Path

Thoughts for all Voters – My Only Political Post of ‘08

A friend sent me this collection of quotes before he headed to the polls. Thoughts about Obama and Democrats A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. - George Bernard Shaw A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay [...]

First Impression: T-Mobile G1

I had several people ask for my impressions of the G1 so I put a video together instead of spending a lot of time typing. In general, it’s pretty good for a first generation device. I don’t really like the bar with the roller obstructing access to the keyboard, but I’m starting to get use [...]

Alex Goes to Washington

Off and on all summer, we’ve been trying to figure out how to get Alex to school. He is attending The American University in Washington, DC and will be majoring in International Studies. We had several options: Drive and tour the eastern part of the US Drive one-way and fly home Have the Family fly out carrying some [...]

2336 Days

Goodbye Today is a day of transition from the known to the unknown. Last week I decided that I needed to take a break for a much needed rest. Two thousand three hundred thirty-five days ago on March 18, 2002, I said hello as employee number 18; Today on August 8, 2008 I say farewell. A [...]

Greener Data Center at Home

Let’s face it, I collect computers. Trust me, I don’t want to be in the computer collection business, but some how I have several sitting in the closet and many up and running as I write. Being an entrepreneur, start-up engineer, software developer, etc, I need machines to get things done. So, I tend to [...]