Long long time – Life intrudes!


Life has been rich and busy. I started TheWebGal site over 20 years ago as a point of contact for friends, a way to post info about my hobbies and interests. Later on, I installed Movable Type and later WordPress as a learning experience. But with the advent of social media like Facebook and Twitter, and with a lot of offline activities taking up my time, I have not made many posts in the last 4 years. I initially stood up a copy of WordPress for a dear friend with some health issues, but he has not posted much in recent years. http://www.wingoglobal.com/
About 2 years ago I stood up another instance of WordPress for our church http://www.mccnova.com/, and I recently stood up another copy for a local 501C support organization.
Since I am online all day for work issues, I don’t spend as much time posting online here after hours – I really do prefer to work in the garden, tending the goldfish in my pond, listening to music, and spending time with my family.

Life is sweet – enjoy it!

Remembering Tony …

Tony Lackler gravestone - April 1, 1978

Gravestone for Tony Lackler On Forest Glenn ave

I have been meaning to go by there for a long time, but time gets away from you, and chasing this down required a trip to Wheaton/Silver Spring, and I honestly don’t get to Md much unless I go see my dad. To be honest, even tho I was a pallbearer, it’s been so long …I wasn’t even sure I could find it after all this time – has it really been 34 years since Tony died?
But sure enough, the little Cemetery was there on the West side of Forest Glenn Ave – not far from the house he grew up in … The whole family is gone now – Peter died nearly 10 years ago – and Marion a few years later. That’s hard to believe too – such nice people, so full of life!

Remembering Sept 11, 2001

Black Ribbon
I’ve turned the background page black in memory of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks.
Never forget the lives lost in this cowardly and horrific attack on American soil.
And remember the first responders who toiled at the scenes of those attacks –
make sure they have full healthcare and are treated well for all that they have done.

Everyone should have a Kenmore!

Couldn’t resist! A few months back Emma and I were driving through the neighborhood and saw this old Kenmore canister type vacuum on the side of the road, awaiting trash pickup. Other than a scary dry-rotted power cord, it was in immaculate condition!
Chrome was perfect, logo was intact, paint unscarred. She tossed it in the back of the truck and it sat on our screen in back porch until last weekend, as we started prepping the porch for winter. I visioned it as a odd retro reading lamp beside my chair, and with a few lamp parts and maybe 2 hours of work, voila! The cool thing is, if I replace the vacuum power cord, it still works as a vacuum!

Kenmore Vacuum lamp

About that Sony DRM thing …

No Sony for Christmas  Logo

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Sony’s inspired attack on legitimate purchasers of their music discs has inspired me to stay away,
even tho the spyware/malware installed by the rootkit discovered on some of their discs has no effect on MAC users like me, its odeous and offensive and needs to be STRONGLY discouraged..

Send a distintive message to Sony for this holiday Season …don’t buy ANY Sony “CDs”

Just say NO to the new Kate Bush album (her first in 12 years!) on Sony …

Just say NO to the newly remastered Bruce Springsteen Born To Run 30th anniversary CD with 2 DVDs.

I was planning to buy both as Christmas gifts – but Sony won’t get my money this Christmas!