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April 28, 2005

In Memoriam

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Celi at rest

Celi hasn't been living with me for some time but we were together for many years after I got her at nine years old from a friend. Before her I never even liked cats all that much. She was good at playing hard to get though which for some reason is always appealing. When I lived at a professor's house in college she was a stealthy hunter capturing all manner of voles and occasionally other creatures such as a snake, squirrel, woodpecker, or a bunny rabbit on Easter morning. Mostly however she enjoyed a good perch on a window sill where she could catch a little sun and watch the world go by. While independent she was not aloof and enjoyed being stroked just right (never absent-mindedly or she'd object).

She lived to a hearty eighteen years old and will be missed by me and her most recent owner, Tehnaz.

Posted by Dave at 09:52 AM |

Favorites Finder

I've just released my latest software title, Favorites Finder. Favorites Finder runs right inside your Internet Explorer browser and allows you to navigate to your favorite websites with a few keystrokes. You can now add as many web sites to your favorites as you like; they'll be easy to find with the full-text search capabilities of Favorites Finder. Instead of scrolling through a long list of bookmarks or typing the full address for a website you can simply click in the Favorites Finder bar, type a few letters from the website title, address or folder name, hit Enter and be off to that site. It's especially useful for those sites you're always visiting, be it an ebay listing, your webmail, or favorite blog.

Check it out and let me know what you think.

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Posted by Dave at 08:12 AM

April 20, 2005

Bike Scavenger Hunt

Last year I participated with some friends and family in a bike event where you ride all over town guided by a clue sheet you have to fill out. It was an amazingly fun experience and I was already looking forward to this year's ride so I asked around about it. Turns out the Willamette Week which has organized the ride in the past wasn't doing it this year. Quel horreur! So after doing a little more asking and looking around I've decided to organize this year's ride.

Of course I won't be able to participate now but organizing the ride is proving to be fun also. The proceeds from the ride will benefit the BTA. If you'll be in Portland June 18, consider entering the Bike Scavenger Hunt!

Posted by Dave at 10:40 AM |

April 08, 2005

Lost coast adventure

I just returned from a hiking trip along California's Lost Coast with my friend Michael. It'd been a while since either of us had gone backpacking but we returned to it gladly. We packed way too much food and ate like kings. The bears stayed away but we saw sea lions, sea otters, birds, deer, squirrels; all while walking a still wild coastal landscape.
See the photos...

Posted by Dave at 11:15 AM