Author Archives: Gryphon

Thinking of my father

My father died in 1994 and I still think about him, especially on Father’s Day. We were a lot alike. I was born on his birthday and grew up to be the same height and weight, as well as having … Continue reading

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Some More Constructive Exhaustion

I had an opportunity this weekend to take care of a long-deferred maintenance shore and push my physical and mental limits at the same time. We have three air conditioners that we depend on in hot weather. To make sure … Continue reading

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A New Attitude Toward Exhaustion.

I had another chance yesterday to reconsider my mindset about being disabled. I spent a tough two hours making a relatively minor repair on our van. Most of the effort actually went into getting the front of the van safely and … Continue reading

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The Job Search, version 3.1415926589793

I’m starting the get really frustrated by the effort required to get a job. In spite of the excellent help I have received from several agencies, I have nothing to report. I really feel like the “voice crying in the … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Transition

I turned 66 on April 3rd. For the most part, it was no big deal. I’ve never done much on my birthday and it’s mostly just another day because, really, nothing much has changed. But this birthday marked a transition … Continue reading

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More Browser Heresy

As an engineer, I try to be thorough when I investigate something. I therefore felt the need to try Edge, the replacement for Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer has been so awful for so long that I really couldn’t believe that … Continue reading

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Bill’s Current Resume (short)

Here is the short version of my current resume, which I have done in PDF format. That’s a bit experimental, and not something I have tried before. I’ll be very interested to see how well it works. -= G =-

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I hope this isn’t the end of an era

Mozilla Firefox has been my preferred browser for a long time now, and I have stuck with it despite its increasingly serious issues with security and stability. But we have passed a new threshold and I have been forced to … Continue reading

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Back to an Old Theme For Now

I switched to the Catch Evolution theme a while back. I’ve gone back to Twenty Ten for now due to what I consider an intolerable misfeature in Catch Evolution.

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The End of an Age (and the Beginning of Another)

I have been using computers of one sort or another since 1979 and I started playing with Linux around 1999. Since then, I have held the hope that some day Linux would be able to replace Windows on at least … Continue reading

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