Friday, April 21, 2006

Strange Things Afoot on East Mountain

Well, I've completely failed to become an expert at Java programming. However, I did learn that it's a lot like C, which I know a little about. Mainly I've been working and .... YES ... writing. I wrote an article on photographic composition for a local newsletter. It's my second article for them, so I'm thinking I'm on a roll.
Other happenings: The net server got hit two nights ago. Yep. Another one of those Arkansas Nuclear Thunderstorms came rolling through and I was on my way to work and couldn't run up front and unplug the modem. One of those lightning bolts hit somewhere nearby on the mountain and ... when that happens, things go dead. I pulled the modem and looked it over: The tops were blown out of the comm chips. Nice. The old server fired right up, so it apparantly didn't get past the modem.
(And, yes, I use a dial-up service with a net server. I live out past the boondocks: As far as Alltel is concerned we should consider ourselves lucky to have actual telephone lines. Cable and/or DSL are a pipe dream. I've considered satellite, but, I can think of other ways to use the equivalent of a car payment.)
Note: The thunderstorm put up quite the impressive lightning display. One of the best I've seen in a couple of years.


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