Friday, March 28, 2014


Cyberspace. The Internet. The Information Superhighway. The World Wide Web. Not the same but close enough, which observations resonant with you?

When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the World Wide Web.... Now even my cat has its own page.  ~Bill Clinton, 1996

The World Wide Web where there's so much juxtaposition of the good stuff and the not-so-good stuff and flat-out-wrong stuff or deliberate misinformation or plain ignorance. ~Vinton Cerf

Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks.  ~Author Unknown

In cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.  ~John Perry Barlow

National borders aren't even speed bumps on the information superhighway.  ~Tim May

The Internet isn't free.  It just has an economy that makes no sense to capitalism.  ~Brad Shapcott

We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare; now, thanks to the Internet, we know that is not true.  ~Robert Wilensky, 1996

You can't take something off the Internet - it's like taking pee out of a pool.  ~Author Unknown

My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them.  ~Penn Jillett

The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand.  ~Eric Schmidt

The Net treats censorship as a defect and routes around it.  ~John Gilmore, 1993

The Internet interprets the US Congress as system damage and routes around it.  ~Jeanne DeVoto

No matter how well you know the rules of netiquette, you will eventually offend someone who doesn't.  ~Don Rittner

The greatest thing about the internet is that you can quote something and just totally make up the source.  ~Benjamin Franklin

Monday, March 24, 2014

We're Back to Words Again

The wonderful camera that has entertained us all for the last few months has returned to its rightful owner. This means I must once again consider the continuing fate of this misty gray blog. For the moment there are a few stray thoughts to catch up on. Then, well who knows, I certainly don't.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Dreamy Slide Show

Click on this link or any of the other links to my Flickr account and then double click on the photograph that comes up. You will get a surreal slide show of the view I have shared from my window. Trust me - a three minute journey worth taking.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Golden Golden Gate

The Golden Gate is the straight that connects San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. It is defined by the headlands of the San Francisco Peninsula and the Marin Peninsula, often referred to as the Marin Headlands. Since 1937, has been spanned by the Golden Gate Bridge.

Until the 1840s, the strait was called the "Boca del Puerto de San Francisco" ("Mouth of the Port of San Francisco"). On 1 July 1846, the entrance acquired a new name. In his memoirs, John C Fremont wrote, "To this Gate I gave the name of "Chrysopylae", or "Golden Gate."

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate straight. As part of both US Highway 101 and California Route 1, it connects the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula to Marin County.

The Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge span in the world when completed in 1937, and is an internationally recognized symbol of San Francisco. Since its completion, the span length has been surpassed by eight other bridges. It remains the second longest suspension bridge main span in the United States, after the Verranzano-Narrows Bridge in NYC.

Looking at these pictures one might ponder if the name Golden Gate might have another meaning.

See larger and high resolution photographs HERE.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dueling Weather

Sunlight on the Bay, Fog on the City.

Dusk on the Bay with two marine layers off the coast.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Moody Shadows & Fog

Evening has come to pass The time of day doesn't last Evening has earned its place today

Cold hearted orb that rules the night Removes the colours from our sight Red is gray and yellow white but we decide which is right And which is an illusion

Pinprick holes in a colorless sky Let insipid figures of light pass by The might light of ten thousand suns Challenges infinity and is soon gone Night time, to some a brief interlude To others the fear of solitude

-lyrics Moody Blues