If you’re a regular visitor to, you’ve probably noticed that things are looking a bit different ’round here. Specifically, we’ve redesigned the site. That’s right, our old trusty design was getting a bit long-in-the-tooth, so we took a stab at a redesign that addresses some of the shortcomings of the previous design, such as 1) responsive layout weirdness, 2) inextensibility (I don’t think that’s actually a word, but basically the old design wasn’t super-extensible, so every time we added a new feature, it was more effort than it should’ve been and 3)...

  • November 10, 2022

When I was a little kid, my parents made sure that we went on adventures to see the world, or at least the world that they had the time and means to expose us to, which usually meant our home state of Texas. From our home in East Texas, we went to easy-to-reach places such as Dallas and Fort Worth, and more-distant locales, such as Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Big Bend and the Rio Grande Valley. One of the common denominators of these trips was my late father carrying around his Minolta...

  • August 12, 2019