Article on state marijuana laws

As some states legalize marijuana for medical and private use, lawyers in those states find themselves in a predicament: Their state law says marijuana is legal, but federal law says it isn’t. H...

Then and Now – A Railroad in Upstate NY

I recently spent some time in Salem, NY, an upstate town near the Vermont border. My family owns some property nearby, and we used to visit at least once a summer. A highlight for me was going down t...

Barred Owl

Lately we’ve been hearing a very distinctive owl hoot occasionally, although never really got to see who was making it. Today, I glanced out the window as a large bird swooped down and sat on t...

Password insecurity

A new report by SplashData lists the 25 worst passwords of the year. Once again, the most commonly-used one is “123456”, followed closely by “password”. We read a lot about how...

A new reason to become mobile-friendly

As more users turn to their phones, tablets and other mobile devices to view the web, having a mobile-optimized site becomes more important than ever. Allowing your site’s visitors to have a sea...

Caller ID Spoofing

A call came in today, and the Caller ID had my name and phone number in it. I thought it might be a company using Caller ID spoofing to disguise who was calling, and sure enough, I picked up, and it w...

July 4 at Lake Abanakee

Had a short getaway to Lake Abanakee for July 4. One highlight was the fireworks. Here’s a sample of what we saw. See a larger version of these photos on Flickr.  

Me vs. the Supermarket

I’ve noticed in recent months that some of the products I like have been disappearing from the supermarket I shop at. They will introduce some new flavor or variety, I’ll try it and like i...