Month: September 2016

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Till a voice, as bad as Conscience, rang interminable changes
  On one everlasting Whisper day and night repeated--so:
"Something hidden. Go and find it. Go and look behind the Ranges--
  "Something lost behind the Ranges. Lost and waiting for you. Go!"

- Explorer, Rudyard Kipling

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Stuck in the worst traffic jam of the year. In Holland they call it a "file" which is pronounced "veela".

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Future famous golfer?

He picked up the putter, took the over-sized club and started swinging it ever so slightly back and forth, as if he'd done it before. A natural? We will just have to wait and see if in the end he'll like the sport or not.

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Today marks the 100th anniversary since Kiffin Rockwell was shot down and killed, that great American hero who volunteered to fight the Germans for freedom.

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Kiffin Rockwell prepares to take to the skies of France in his fighter plane. A former Asheville resident, Rockwell, 24, was killed during a dogfight on Sept. 23, 1916.

I've been seriously considering going to his grave in Luxeuil-les-bains to pay him tribute on this historical day. But it's a six hour drive and I just don't have the time nor the spare money right now. Feel kind of guilty.

Do you think that I'm being sacrilegious? What would Kiffin think? At least I can give him tribute on the day in my mind long distance.

When I was a kid World War I seemed pretty long ago, but back then it was only 50 years previously. Now it's a whole century! How much longer will people still remember these fallen heroes? What will happen to us when we die?

Read the article: World War I aviator Kiffin Yates Rockwell may well be a bigger hero in France than here at home.

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For anyone interested, I'd like to announce that the following template is available for folks wanting to deploy a basic Middleman project to Heroku in a hassle-free manner:

Here it is: Middleman Heroku Basic.

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In a little over a month I will be going to California again to visit family and friends. I will be staying there for two weeks and will have much fun and relaxation. Believe it or not, it has been more than five years since I was last there, so it will be nice to see everyone again. Of course, I will also bring my golf clubs with me so that I can go out and have a few rounds of eighteen holes.

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Here are a couple interesting trivia items that I learned about JavaScript functions in Chapter 15 of the book Speaking JavaScript:

var add = new Function('x', 'y', 'return x + y');
console.log(add(2, 3); // 5
console.log(add instanceof Function); // true
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Luiten wint KLM Open met tien birdies op slotdag.

Joost Luiten claims home victory with three-shot win at KLM Open.

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Joost putting (I took this picture on the last hole of day one)

I'm not the greatest fan of his, but I have to admit that he pulled off an impressive victory.

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Three generations of 100% Gish spanning more than fifty-eight years.

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For the first time in seven years, my handicap has increased over the year. This time I started at a record low of 4.1, and after a full season of golf it has unfortunately gone up to a 4.7 (despite playing on the golf team and practicing regularly). Thea keeps reminding me that I should just accept my fate. I am getting older: meaning that my athleticism and thus also my golfing skills will inevitably get worse and worse. Until who knows how bad. I still refuse to give in and will not accept such a disappointing fate. If I just practice enough and get my mind in the right flow, while I might not become a professional, I should still be playing at a much better level. No excuses and no questions asked. Oh well, better luck next year.

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This personal weblog was started way back on July 21, 2001 which means that it is 7-21-2001 old.

So far this blog contains no less than 2291 entries and as many as 1876 comments.

Important events

Graduated from Stanford 6-5-1979 ago.

Kiffin Rockwell was shot down and killed 9-23-1916 ago.

Believe it or not but I am 10-11-1957 young.

Began well-balanced and healthy life style 1-8-2013 ago.

My father passed away 10-20-2000 ago.

First met Thea in Balestrand, Norway 6-14-1980 ago.