Compartment3 - October 2003

Friday, October 31, 2003


My brother Sean and I went up to Baltimore last Sunday to see the Ravens play.  We had a great time and it was all thanks to our good friend George Johnson, who provided the hard-to-get tickets.  Here's a picture of the USF Constellation, tied up in the Inner Harbor.  It's a beautiful ship, and you can read more about it here.

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2003


Currently the sun is bombarding our planet with clouds of electromagnetic plasma.  There may be a good chance of seeing auroras even as far south as beautiful Ashburn.  I'll be outside tonight to see what can be seen.

If I can stay awake, that is.

California Fires

Some incredible pictures of the California fires can be found here.  Some satellite pictures of the fires can be seen at the NASA Goddard website.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

A Beautiful Sunrise

We had a gorgeous sunrise this morning here in Ashburn.  Click on the little picture to see a bigger one.

Sunday, October 19, 2003


Comments are now working!  It was easy.  I only had to learn another computer language to do it.

Perl is pretty neat, so it wasn't a waste of time.  The problem, if you are interested, was that my ISP's setup of Perl has a problem.  The template module returns an error, which causes a server error 500.  So please, if you feel the urge, comment away on my scribblings.

Or not.


Accept my apologies, Faithful Reader, for yet again taking a while to update my blog.  The past couple of weeks have been filled with work, of course.  I've also been honing my web skills, by taking a Dreamweaver course and by teaching myself Perl.  I hope to be able to use these skills to make this a better site.  I'm still trying to learn how to get that comment module to work.  I might be better off writing my own now.  I've also been reading Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson, a huge book that is taxing even my speed-reading capabilities.

In short, stay tuned for more.

Saturday, October 4, 2003

Linda's Presentation

My beautiful wife did a presentation this morning at a nursing seminar on gestational diabetes. I was really impressed with her professional delivery. She did a great job. The organizers were surprised that this was her first time giving a presentation to so many people, and they want her to come back and do it again. I covertly snapped a picture of her (though I couldn’t have been that covert, since I was the only male within a half mile of the conference room.)