Archive for August, 2004


August 28, 2004

There are 20 American states which are land-locked; which do not border on an ocean, a gulf, or a Great Lake.

Of these 20 states, only one (Vermont) is certain to vote for Kerry in November.


Wikipedia as an information resource

August 25, 2004

[My response to this article in the Syracuse Post-Standard: ]

As a contributor to the Wikipedia and a librarian, I disagree with the general tone of the article titled “Librarian: Don’t use Wikipedia as source” that appeared in the August 25 on-line Syracuse Post-Standard, and note that it left out some key information that one would need to have in order to understand and evaluate the resource.


Kirby Benton Gray

August 21, 2004

Kirby Benton Gray was born this evening at 9:07pm at Women’s Hospital in Houston, weighing in at 6 lbs., 15 oz.

Congratulations to Kirby’s tired and relieved parents, Thomas and Lori Gray. I’d have a pitcher of frozen margaritas in the delivery room right now for the new mother, but the hospital is just picky about those kinds of things.

Sunday night at KTCU

August 21, 2004

I took a four-day weekend [*] to do a Tour de Tejas—to Austin to visit Spencer and Jenn and Rob and Maggie and Jim, to Fort Worth to visit Chris Bellomy, and finally to Dallas to meet a long-lost relative (my father’s only Casburn cousin).

All in all, a good trip.

Sunday night was the most fun part: I got to sit in on a radio show that I listen to via webcast: The Good Show, on KTCU in Fort Worth. The aforementioned Chris Bellomy and a long-time friend of his, Tom Urquhart, are the co-hosts, helped by Tony Diaz. Great guys, all.

The theme of Sunday night’s show was “Old Music for Old People” (to celebrate Chris’ 39th birthday), and we had a great time playing a lot of ’80s songs. I was responsible for the night’s “Guilty Pleasure” song—Bob Seger’s “Famous Final Scene”—which was proclaimed guilty, Guilty, GUILTY.

If you’re interested in listening to good new rock, mixed with some well-loved oldies, check out the live webcast of The Good Show, which runs every Sunday from 9pm CST until some time after midnight.
[*] Originally supposed to be a six-day vacation, but, ah, the joys of IT work!