Small code with powerful results, the occasional opinion … and beer. 

21 Mar 2011
The constitution, military and … tunnel-vision

After the involvement of US forces in the coalition attack on Libyan military targets, starting the enforcement of the No-Fly zone in Libya, I had a number of people point me to various opinion articles.  One of the most interesting is this one on the American Thinker web site: Obama Attacks Libya, and Where’s Congress? […]

04 Mar 2011
Overcoming a vulnerable power jack design in a laptop

For the third time in three years, my Gateway MX laptop has a broken DC power jack connector on the motherboard.  I always fix this myself. It takes about 2 hours each time (after waiting for the new part to arrive in the mail from eBay) and, surprisingly, the repair time is quite relaxing for […]