• 1997: the programmers at the company where I worked said they were so busy, they couldn’t FTP my updated web pages for two weeks. I didn’t know what FTP was, so I took a web design course. On the last day of class, I learned it takes less than a minute to FTP a couple of pages.

  • Tradition comes from Latin roots meaning to “give across”. An annual summer trip at the coast with my niece/nephews is a tradition I started in 2008, a chance to give family knowledge across to the next generation.

  • A horrific accident happened on the way to the Oregon coast. My niece/nephews and I saw the pickup behaving recklessly, and then we came upon this head-on collision. Related: Life is fragile.

  • Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, “We’ve always done it this way.” I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise. – Grace Murray Hopper, US Navy rear admiral and computer science pioneer

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