Out & About
About Me: Born 1952, software engineer since 1969.
My son Nik was born in 1976 and lives in Ohio.
I've lived in Santa Cruz County since 1981;
been married to Deborah since 1982.
a weblog. A learning experience.
GIGO is the hacker's acronym for "Garbage In, Garbage Out".
As with many Radio Weblogs, you can look at
a subset of the postings via the weblog's
categories. Here are handy links to my
current (bgS == 24 July 2002) set of
bp — Backpacking, hiking and sometimes
other outdoor pursuits
cs — Computer Science — stuff I'm interested
in but that doesn't necessarily relate directly to my job.
Also, computer and Web industry issues go here.
humor — Stuff I find funny, amusing or just plain
silly; some of it is mine.
mtb — Mountain Biking
music — A few of my interests and a list or two
personal — Entries in this category are diary entries
rather than the normal link-rich weblog-style entries
pix — any item with some pictures or links to
pictures should go into this category
radio — Questions I come up with about the
Radio Userland software, or sometimes more general entries,
about writing weblogs.
About weblogs in general:
they're something like
journals or diaries, but with hyperlinks.
more about Weblogs here
About the silly name & subtitles:
'GIGO: words unreadable aloud' was the best anagram I found
for "Doug Landauer's Radio Weblog" .
I used to have subtitles ("description" in Radio UserLand's terms)
of 'bolder language, audio sword' and
'arguable words, golden audio'.
They're the next best two anagrams I found.
But then I saw this Bonny Doon wine
"Domaine des Blagueurs" ... see
for the rest of the story.
Except that didn't really explain the rest of
the story, especially since whatever I had done to the
subtitle has since been changed again. And a friend
pointed out to me (on 19 June 2004) something that I
hadn't noticed at all: that "Domaine des Blagueurs" is an anagram for
"IBM sees Doug Landauer". Whaddaya know. So then I
came up with this:. "Domaine des Blagueurs anagram"
is an anagram for "Doug Landauer, a being, a mess".
Hopefully, I'm done with anagrams now.
About the software:
I maintain this weblog using Radio UserLand.
I'm learning a little Usertalk, and about the Outliner that's
hidden in there.
I run Mac OS X (10.3, aka Panther) nearly all of the time
at home. Pre-Jaguar, I would still reboot into Mac OS 9
for a few things, because Classic would crash a few times too often
to be able to trust it. Since installing Jaguar, I haven't used
"real" Mac OS 9 at all. Since I started running Panther, I haven't
used "classic" at all. The Mac OS X "Preview" application can
finally read MS Word documents.
About the Ben Lomond Sand Domes:
Here is the 1996 Sunset article
that I saved until finally getting a scanner yesterday. That OCR
stuff has gotten way better since I tried it at Apple in 1997.
To borrow my oldest brother's saying: More later.