A new Xander story

(For those who don't know, Xander is my son, Alexander, who turns 14 on May 5.) Xander and I were riding in the car the other day.  I said to him, "do you realize you're the high school class of 2010?" He smirked and said, "or maybe 2011." ­čśë Sigh.

Seminar day at RAH

Saturday (4/22) was Student Conference Day at Rensselaer at Hartford (RAH).  That's always an enjoyable, if long, day for me.  I supervised nine student papers this year, which is a lot.  Every year I threaten not to do it again, and so far every year I keep doing it. (Ack. Ignore the link — it's to… Read More

This week’s activities

This week I'm spending time working through David Black's Ruby for Rails book (hereinafter referred to as R4R) and helping Will Provost with his courseware. I'm working through the labs and demos in his Intro Java course, now that they've been ported to Java 5. I'm okay with the enhanced for loop, and with variable… Read More

Red Sox update

The Sox kept coming back last night agains the D-Rays. Of course, Mike Timlin gave up two runs in the top of the 8th to tie the game (and, better for him, the runs were charged to Matt Clement), but Youkilis and Papi came through in the bottom of the inning to make it 7-4.… Read More

Hello world!

I always planned to run my own blog. I was going to use Typo, under Ruby on Rails, to do so. I even downloaded typo and plan to continue to investigate it, but a few things intervened. 1. I want to upgrade to Rails 1.1 (I think 1.1.2 is the current version) and typo still… Read More