Monthly Archives: April 2011

Computing on the Road

Sometime around last November Google announced its Cr-48 pilot program. The Cr-48 is a laptop that runs a minimal Linux operating system. The only application it has, for Normal People, is the Chrome web browser. It boots in 10 seconds. … Continue reading

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Walden is going to Europe!

I was discussing my trip the other morning at breakfast, a friend from Germany said that it cost only about US$500 to have his Rolls Royce shipped to Germany. Forget the US! I’m  renaming my blog “To Europe in Camper … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new

Moving in to a camper is surprisingly like moving in to a house. One difference is that when said house is 85 square feet, renovations are even more inconvenient. I did manage to get the furnace and new propane tank … Continue reading

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Granny Grose’s Buses 7

I wasn’t planning to go this direction in May, but this event sounds too good to miss. In 2009 they had 75 buses and 5 bugs (no stats for last year). I think I may have to do this. Here’s … Continue reading

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New Belgium Brewing Fort Collins

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St louis

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Cahokia

Largest Mississippian mounds in the US.  Base of mound larger than the great pyramid.  Great Museum.  It was a large metropolis at one time. Like this:Like Loading…

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Shakedown II: The Voyage Begins

I spent most of Wednesday getting Walden back in shape to travel. I removed nearly everything last weekend to do the furnace install, so it took a fair amount of work to get things back in place. I’d also removed … Continue reading

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Push to New Orleans

  Thor and I slept well thanks to the soft purring of the furnace. In preparing to walk Thor to breakfast I learned that I apparently left his leash at the office. And somehow, I’d decided that, space constraints being … Continue reading

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On Domiciles

Walden is now parked out in front of my friend Burning Woman’s apartment. BW is about my age, an author, and, as her moniker implies, for the preceeding past seven years she has been a regular attendee at Burning Man, … Continue reading

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Parking on the streets of New Orleans

I spent the first two nights in New Orleans Parked in front of BW’s house. It was handy because I could go sneak in the back door, which was right by the bathroom. I think I’m going to like the … Continue reading

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Google is Messing with Me

I enjoyed New Orleans, as I always do, but life on the mean streets was getting me down, as was the memory of the painfully long drive down, so I headed out to spread out the driving a bit more. … Continue reading

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An Evening with an All-American Family

I arrived at Jim’s house at about quarter to seven. Difficulties with my navigation system had thwarted my attempts having a leisurely beer while Jim and the boys were at baseball practice. After I parked I told Thor to wait … Continue reading

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Walden is a School Bus!

These kids needed to go to school. Walden’s ancestors were called “buses.” Like this:Like Loading…

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The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round!

Walden got to take kids to school two days in a row! Like this:Like Loading…

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Soup Is Tasty

The reason for going to Fairhope was that it was a way to get to Montgomery, the home of Jay’s Imports, my favorite mechanic. Jay did not respond to hails on Monday, and when I finally got in touch with … Continue reading

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Walden Gets a New Hat and Goes for a Ride

When I returned to The Rental and was backing in to the garage I noticed a funny smell, vaguely like curry. When I looked in the mirror, I saw smoke pouring out of the vents. I killed the engine and … Continue reading

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Breakdowns in New Orleans

My first full day in New Orleans I was driving around the French Quarter looking for a place to park. I wondered just who thought it was such a great idea to have a 25,000 person conference in New Orleans … Continue reading

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Moving into a Camper is still, well, moving

Friday is the day that The People come and take away all of the televisions, beds, towels, sheets, and other such stuff from The Rental. I’ve moved pretty many times. I used to be pretty good at it. I knew … Continue reading

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It’s a good thing Walden was at the shop

Today packing was postponed because I had two meetings with students who had what we academics call “milestones.” One had a proposal meeting at 11:00, another had a comprehensive exam meeting at 3:30. Before the 11:00 meeting I parked intending … Continue reading

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