Archive for November, 2009

Nov 3 through 7 – Raku

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Raku is a type of pottery produced by a traditional Japanese firing process. Actually, the Raku family has strong feelings about the name, and feels that for fifteen generations they have been the only people producing real Raku ware; but in most of the world, the term is generic. To make most pottery, you form […]

Nov 2 – Bristol to Wildacres

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

We spent the night at the La Quinta motel in Bristol, Virginia (and had supper on the 1st at the Kobe Japanese steak house, sort of a Benihana wannabe, across the interstate from the motel) and managed to find the bi-state main street: Tennessee on the left, Virginia on the right, state line on the […]

Javascript Benchmarks — what?

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

I installed a beta version of the Google Chrome browser for Mac the other day. I forget just where I found it, but it was probably linked from something linked from MacHeist which Charley mentioned on his blog. At any rate, while looking through the Help page I ran across a page of Javascript benchmarks. […]

Nov 1 — Natural Bridge

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Our main sighstseeing stop today was Natural Bridge off I-81 about an hour south of where we spent the night. We weren’t sure we were going to stop until we got right there, because it was raining on and off along the way, and we didn’t want to do a big outdoor activity (and this […]

Saturday Oct 31

Monday, November 9th, 2009

We got to sleep around 2 AM at Millie’s house. They have a new cat named Lynx, a long haired animal with an unusual very dark tabby color. Joel cautioned us to keep the bathroom door closed when we used it because otherwise the cat would jump in the sink to drink from the faucet! […]

Friday Oct 30 – to NJ

Monday, November 9th, 2009

On our way to the Nature Printing Society conference in North Carolina. We got a rental car from Hertz in Dedham this morning. We figured we’d rather pay for a rental than put two thousand miles on either of our old cars, and this gives me a chance to drive a new car (it’s a […]

Wildacres Nature Printing Trip overview

Monday, November 9th, 2009

So, just when you thought I might be updating again, Rolling On One goes quiet. This time it wasn’t just normal laziness, it’s that we were away for a week (or ten days, more like) and I hate to tell the whole world that nobody’s in the house. Of course, any burglars out there shouldn’t […]