Dinner Guests, Old and New, Snow So Blew

Author: , January 11th, 2011

Tonight we had two guests for dinner, one old and one new. Due to the inclement weather, a friend is staying over tonight and joined us for Harold’s take-out. Our new guest was of the four-footed variety: a new feral cat appeared at our door! A mostly-black long-hair with a white nose, seemed to be […]

Feline Felicity

Author: , October 3rd, 2010

Went to the bank this morning early. When I got home, one of the feral cats was at the door, looking for food. When she turned her head to look at me, I recognized an old friend – Mama Cat, the grandmother of all the feral cats here. She did not budge an inch when […]

Our Outdoor Menagerie

Author: , March 9th, 2010

Right now I am watching an entire herd of deer in the backyard. A few days ago there were three adult feral cats having lunch on our porch. The picture quality stinks but here is a photo of them:


Author: , November 3rd, 2009

Up at 8. Phone ringing already. I was so exhausted from the day’s efforts yesterday that Naomi put me to bed and I just passed out. Need to get all conf call notes written up and sent out this morning. Hopefully today will be a bit easier. Tomorrow must drive to Brooklyn to start the new […]


Author: , October 30th, 2009

Busy day! Have swapped the laundry into the dryer and fed the feline. Took a little white to tweak the WP post for the Nagios service groups to look just the way I wanted. Finally getting back to the PainMinder™ med unit label bug in the Show Tab.

How to create service groups in Nagios

Author: , October 30th, 2009

Just finished establishing Service Groups in Nagios so that all Web Virtual Servers are grouped properly. Here’s how – just create a simple config stanza like this: [code] define servicegroup{ servicegroup_name local_net alias Amwell Local LAN } [/code] Then, just insert the following into the desired service definitions: servicegroups {$servicegroup_name} [code] define service{ use generic-service […]


Author: , October 23rd, 2009

Up before 8. Slow start today. Very spacey. Already working on secret client’s server kernel rebuild for dtrace support. Yesterday I got SO much done with PainMinder. Today I will finish Ajax-ifying the Admin section, which should lead to admin functionality being available throughout the site, not just in the admin section. This should make […]

Top ‘O the Mornin’

Author: , October 21st, 2009

Feeling much better today. Not sure what happened yesterday, but I was a mess. Going to have a face-to-face meeting here at Stone Manor with the secret client on Friday to do code review. I am very excited. This should prove to be very productive. I am also eager to show him my home, since […]

A Varied Day

Author: , October 19th, 2009

I visited Gloria this morning. She is so cool. She is so open to learning and patient with my explanations. She even said that I was “very good”, and that she wanted me back again when she got into her new home. Came home and did a couple of hours of work on the secret […]

The Last Kitten

Author: , October 16th, 2009

So I see Mama cat and the kitten finished breakfast as I watch from the bedroom window. Then I see the kitten scamper into the garage. I hastened downstairs and to the top of the garage stairs. There was the kitten, who promptly dove for cover in a corner behind an old dresser. I closed […]