Tuesday, July 14, 2009


I'm away from my computer. Posts will be light, but I am taking lots of pictures. Hopefully, I will be able to share some good travel stories when I get back.

Things should get back to some reasonable state of normalcy by the last week in July.

I've been watching the John Adams series from HBO on Netflix. It was during the viewing of this series that I realized John Quincy Adams was the son of John Adams. It made me feel sufficiently ignorant.

It's interesting that the blogspot domain changes it's behavior depending on your country of access. Since I am logging in via a hotel in Germany, all the spelling is done in German. I'm not real sure how to remedy it.

When I first connect, all the menus are in German as well. By actually logging in to my account, the menus change to English, but the spell checking remains in German. There may be some misspellings. I am using Firefox though and it has a built in spell checker that seems to stay in English. Perhaps it won't be too bad.


  1. Wishing you well while you're away. Read ya when ya get back. :)

  2. There's a really nice skunkworks blogging tool that some guys I know built a year or so ago. I use it for my blog (when I acutally blog :-} ) and it doesn't suffer from these issues. It's also got the nice feature that it's easy to blog offline with all the style sheet stuff from your blog (they can interface with Wordpress, Blogger, LiveJoural, TypePad, etc). It's called livewriter (http://download.live.com/writer)
    I think they try to bundle a bunch of other crap with it, but you can opt out of the rest & just get livewriter.

    Alternatively, you *could* just learn to spell....