Stuff -n- Nonsense

After the torrent of the holidays, January feels almost relaxing in its frigid stillness. The world begins to feel quiet again, and that is welcome.

My office has been crazy. The start of the new year is the beginning of one of my very busy times which will last for the next couple, two-three months. We’re almost 45% up from where we were two years ago — another record year. That’s wonderful, but it means a heck of a lot of work for all of us!

Some things to look forward to on this site in the coming months…

  • The forums, which are currently unavailable, will be reintroduced with a new look and a maybe even a new focus.
  • A new look for the entire site (instead of this drab brown) is in the works.
  • More updates… Including a Mr. Face update and more about our Punta Cana trip.
  • I’m continuing work on the book for this Content Management System
  • More upgrades and testing of various modules and additions to this site. I’m currently testing a web-based recipe book that may allow users access to my collection of 23,000+ recipes.

As always, I am grateful that you’re visiting this site. I know you’ve got lots of choices for websites, and I appreciate you choosing this one.

Punta Canta: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2002 or "Drew going DOWN on his birthday"

This story features information about our trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Join us — won’t you? — for this third installment, in which the atmosphere changes, memories are stored, and Andrew Lloyd weeps.

Continue reading “Punta Canta: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 23, 2002 or "Drew going DOWN on his birthday"”


The system upgrades, patches, and backups are complete. Should be smooth sailing from now on!

Thanks again to Gregor and the guys for helping me fix an email problem that was preventing email from originating from this system, which also meant that users couldn't receive their passwords when they registered for the site. This is now fixed and should be working reliably.

Let me know of any problems you encounter on this site.

LANGLEY: Separated at Birth?

Samuel Pierpont Langley

Langley was an assistant observer at Harvard College Observatory from 1865-66 (under the directorship of Joseph Winlock). Together with Austin, Peirce, Searle and Winlock he observed nebulae with the 15" f/18 Merz-refractor installed in June 1847 (see picture). The results are published in Ann. Harv. Obs. 13, 62 (1882). Langley discovered 1 object: NGC 3355 (HN 215) on April 12, 1866, a galaxy in Hydra.