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Tech journalist since the dark ages. Windows Secrets, LangaList newsletter, Windows Magazine (NetGuide, Home PC), Byte, Popular Computing, yadda yadda yadda. Google me, if it matters.

This feed is mostly personal interest; it's NOT my professional writing. There's tech here, yes, but also lots of general science and some politics and weird humor thrown in.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Hey, is this thing still on?

I've been remiss in posting. My apologies.

There are extenuating circumstances. There was hurricane Irene...

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... and a freak October major snow...

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... each of which caused multi-day power outages.

On a much more pleasant note, I got to visit my son in his new digs in NYC, and took a delightful motorcycle trip to Pittsburgh, passing through the high hills of central Pennsylvania at the peak of fall color, and spending a fun weekend with my sister and her husband.

(An aside: Pittsburgh has a great Zombiefest!


Fun event!)

And, along the way, work kept me busy with 12 columns, and a 100-page e-book.

We also put a new roof on the condo here, and held our annual Owner's meeting and Board elections. I was re-elected President on a three part platform: Commerce, Education, and, um, oops.

OK, that's silly, but I was reelected, and the whole thing consumes time.

In sum: It's been a very, very busy Fall.

But if this test message goes through and posts as and where it should, I hope to resume a more normal posting schedule.

In about a week, I'm heading back down to the Kennedy Space Center to attend the NASA Tweetup associated with the Nov 25 launch of the Mars Science Lab.  http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

Lots more on that coming up.

Thanks for reading!

---Fred