I recently installed PhpGedView, an open source genealogy application, and am learning to use it, with some help from Terrell. Yvonne and I got heavily into genealogy research back when we were living in Syracuse, probably 7 or 8 years ago now. But then we got sidetracked by, you know, finishing our graduate programs, and put it aside & haven’t picked it up again until just recently. In the last.. Read More

Charlotte Ada Pomerantz

For those of you who haven’t heard, allow me to introduce my daughter, 5 days old today: No, Charlotte isn’t a family name, & no we didn’t name her after Charlotte’s Web, much as we have always liked the book. The Ada is after Ada Lovelace. So, if I take a long time to get back to you by email these days, this is why. Good thing it’s almost the.. Read More

My mom is a geek

My mom sent me an email yesterday: she recently bought Harry Potter 6, & she’s re-reading numbers 1-5 before reading 6. Now that’s willpower, man. I thought about re-reading 1-5, for about 10 seconds. Then I actually picked up #6 & opened it & that idea went right out the window. Anyway, she emailed me because something was bothering her: The Ministry goes to a great deal of trouble to.. Read More