Meowing with my mouth full. -- Three Cats in the Hills

Zeus the black cat decided he would move in. He likes to bring a rock up onto the deck and leave it for us now and then during the night. Some times he is very excited about his rock and meows with his mouth full.

"Merur mrer (clunk goes the stone on the deck) Meow!"

Also he brings victims, living and not, and sometimes meows with his mouth full.

I've brought up a GPS based stratum 1 ntp server (

Technical information about Three Cats in the Hills. RRD plots, etc.

Some of the electronic items I've designed or built are documented.

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1980's was a grim time for any railroad watcher. Nonetheless, I made many trips to Santa Clara yard on the Southern Pacific to watch what freight was running during those years. I've scanned a few of the pictures I took then and they are at the web site.

The White Pass and Yukon railroad is an incredible train trip. Here are many pictures of a trip up the WP & Y railroad during a summertime ride.

The servers here support ipv6 thanks to a tunnel via Hurricane Electric. You can check out some config details here.

The old (old, old... RH7.2) server thrall was retired. We're now on a Gentoo based server. Good stuff.

I was walking in the front yard and checking out the young redwood tree I planted a few years ago. I've seen a praying mantis in the branches, which was interesting. Well, I look today, and oh, my, there is a a snake sitting on the branch in the tree! It looked pretty relaxed resting there. I bet it was enjoying the cool breeze we started to get about then after the minor heat wave of the last couple of days.
I checked up and it looks like this is a California Red-sided Gartersnake.

Some likely-to-be-silly personal pictures and etc. And the turkeys are back. This time with a flock of 22 young birds. Looks like the Male has two hens (that I saw) and all the young'uns. Cough.

I do enjoy writing a haiku. They reach down inside me in a very liberating fashion. I can get goose bumps reading one of the good haiku. Not to imply anything I wrote is "good" LOL... This one I wrote in October, 2001, and updated slightly in August, 2009.

 Fresh spring wetness

  earth drinks deep

    many green trees

And this morning the temperature sensor on the deck read 33 degrees fahrenheit so I was inspired to write this:

 Sizzling golden star

  hot summer day

    warm my old bones

2 jan 2015

Here's my contribution to today's "3/14" pi day:

Mr Circle never met a radius he didn't like.

We've installed a greylisting milter here (acme's). It is remarkable in halting nearly all spam. The only spam that leaks through is out of the major providers such as yahoo, and is of the "you won the lotto", inheritance, and such like spam.

The rest of this is a churning sea of web, all different.

Google stopped accepting my ipv6 email a few months ago. I hacked in a fix for 'v4. I just tried again (Apr 2014) and its (.... not broken.) *hideous dns entrails removed* Looks like this needs not just the hosts' MX with reverse 'v6 but the host originating the email must have a 'v6 PTR. Cough. Well this might be due to your dkim policy. Um.
Apr 2014

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