Many years ago, my parents introduced me to Arlo Guthrie’s classic, “Alice’s Restaurant”.
Meanwhile, on Metafilter, someone put together the ultimate link porn tribute to this song. Check it out.
Six-One or Up is the latest post I’ve written on Born SQL’s blog. This piece talks about the end of life of Windows XP and Server 2003 R2, and why you should upgrade.
In May 2006, I lamented that there isn’t enough time to do the things I want to do.
Amusingly, on that very day, I started a (parody) religion, which eventually became known as The Smiters of Iniquity. That has fizzled a bit, but I did it.
So what else on that list from seven-and-a-half years ago have I completed?
This one’s easy. We’re married now. As anyone who’s married knows, you spend a lot of time with your significant other, doing very little.
We moved to Canada in 2010. I may need to donate old clothes, but I repacked my cupboard at the beginning of winter. The basement office is my next challenge.
Since the iPad was invented, my bookcase has taken on less generous proportions.
Um. Yeah. Still on the list.
We finished watching this before we left South Africa.
I’ve made it to Season 4, but still don’t know who the 12th Cylon is.
A never-ending problem. Except I decided last month that I want to write a technical book now. I’ve even enlisted the help of one or more Ph.D.s (or however you pluralise that).
Thanks to the iPad, I can now read in bed with the lights off.
Um. Yeah. Still on the list. I play iOS games, but it’s not the same as Dragon Age or The Sims.
This is mostly fluff, especially how much things change in seven years, but it’s useful to look back on goals you’ve set and see how you’re doing.
How does your list look?
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
— Laurence Binyon
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