Author: Ben

Happy Valentines Day

Dear Wendy,                 Do you remember that book we read called the “Wednesday Letters?”  Maybe I’ll follow a tradition of the Valentine’s Day letters.  I wrote one last year.  I’ll write another one this year.  Maybe I’ll write more frequently, but I’ll at least try to do that much.                 I love you so much more now than I did… Read more →

Cool Google Maps Imagery

(12:02:24 PM) Brian Kramer:,-95.677068&sspn=39.320439,60.205078&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rugdeveien+39,+5097+Bergen,+Hordaland,+Norway&ll=60.360883,5.369267&spn=0.001502,0.003675&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cb(12:03:34 PM) Brian Kramer: go to street view and that, and they are on the left… go down the street and they start chasing the truck Read more →

Happy Valentines Day

I feel tremendously lucky to have found you.  Several years ago I could never have imagined the happiness I feel today.  I’m experiencing a level of joy that I didn’t know was possible.  The scope of my happiness has totally changed.  I feel like I do very little work for how much benefit, happiness and stability I get back from our… Read more →

Wendy’s Biggest Loser Food Challenge Dream? I dunno…

Last night Wendy sleepily put her arms halfway around me, opened her eyes halfway and said: Wendy:  “Huck, huck.” Ben:  “What?  Did you just say, ‘huck, huck?’” Wendy:  “Yeah, it’s what it says on your screen.” Ben<perplexed>:  “What’s screen?” Wendy<with the slightest bit of annoyance>:  “Your screen, not mine.” Ben<now laughing>:  “Wendy, what are you talking about.” Wendy:  “It’s your food… Read more →

The Christmas Spirit

Ben (11:42:31 AM): scott is saying that a job that refreshes a materialized view is missing.  how do those jobs get destroyed?  do they manually have to be deleted?Ben (11:42:46 AM): or would the job be destroyed if i had manually refreshed a mview.James (11:43:25 AM): I’m not sure why it would be missingBen (11:45:01 AM): it better not have… Read more →

Leonid Meteor Shower

Wendy and I went up in the mountains away from the light pollution of the city to watch the meteor shower.  It was a pretty good time.  We saw a pretty spectacular meteor that was coming towards earth rather than just skipping off the atmosphere so it didn’t look like it was traveling all that fast.  It lasted around 6… Read more →