Norm's musings. Make of them what you will.

This weblog is part experimental playground, part soap box, and part pleasant diversion for me. Here you’ll find opinions, technical and otherwise, photographs, and whatever interests me when I sit down to write. If you'd like to follow along, you can subscribe to one or more of several feeds.

The short-form week of 17–23 Mar 2014, 24 Mar 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 10–16 Mar 2014, 17 Mar 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

This Linux thing, 15 Mar 2014

In Linux, ThinkPad
Two months in: the good and the ugly.

The short-form week of 3–9 Mar 2014, 10 Mar 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Watcher, 04 Mar 2014

In Technology
Go ahead, file, change. I've got my eyes on you!

Activity stream, 04 Mar 2014

In TheWeb
Who art thou? Thou art the sum of all thy posts.

The short-form week of 24 Feb–2 Mar 2014, 03 Mar 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 17–23 Feb 2014, 24 Feb 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 10–16 Feb 2014, 17 Feb 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 3–9 Feb 2014, 10 Feb 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

T-Mobile and the perils of insufficient cynicism, 09 Feb 2014

In GooglePlus, Travel
A few months ago, I got notice of T-Mobile's new ...

The short-form week of 27 Jan–2 Feb 2014, 03 Feb 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 20–26 Jan 2014, 27 Jan 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 13–19 Jan 2014, 20 Jan 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Tablet apps, 19 Jan 2014

In Android
Which apps do you find indispensable?

The short-form week of 6–12 Jan 2014, 13 Jan 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Settling in?, 08 Jan 2014

In Linux, ThinkPad
With the major hurdles behind me, can I learn to live here?

Long and winding road, 06 Jan 2014

In Linux, ThinkPad
After considerable effort and not inconsiderable frustration, I believe I have a Linux laptop configuration that “works”. Not perfectly, but possibly well enough.

The short-form week of 30 Dec 2013–5 Jan 2014, 06 Jan 2014

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 23–29 Dec 2013, 30 Dec 2013

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Unboxing the new laptop, 26 Dec 2013

In Linux, ThinkPad
Much to my delight and surprise, despite an ETD of early January, my new laptop arrived on Monday, two days before Christmas.

The short-form week of 16–22 Dec 2013, 23 Dec 2013

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Leaving OS X, 19 Dec 2013

In Linux, MacBookPro, OSX, ThinkPad
My next laptop will not be a Mac.

The short-form week of 9–15 Dec 2013, 16 Dec 2013

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 2–8 Dec 2013, 09 Dec 2013

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

The short-form week of 25 Nov–1 Dec 2013, 02 Dec 2013

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Massa de pimentão, 25 Nov 2013

In GooglePlus
An ingredient for Entrecosto no Forno (braised spareribs and potatoes). Home made...

The short-form week of 18–24 Nov 2013, 25 Nov 2013

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

Shell functions for MarkLogic packaging, 21 Nov 2013

In MarkLogic
Use shell functions to simplify complex command line invocations.

The short-form week of 11–17 Nov 2013, 18 Nov 2013

In shortform
The week in review, 140 characters at a time.

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