My nephew and is wife had a girl

| March 30, 2010

My sister-in-law Lynda sent a photo and announcement from Minneapolis … a beautiful girl. Congratulations Justin and Keity on the birth of their first child: Madelyn Joy Howard born at 6:14 CST on March 30, 2010, 6 lbs 12 oz.  19.5 inches. Now the real work begins … marriage was the easy part!

Stanford and Volkswagen continue to develop smarter cars

| March 30, 2010

Following their 2005 DARPA research, Stanford University has continued to work with Volkswagen in pushing the envelope wish computer controlled automobiles (previous post). In a FoxNews story on computer controlled racing cars and Pike’s Peak,  I recalled the success VWs have had on this mountain climb in the past (Touareg TDIs and RallyTDI).

Desultory - des-uhl-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee

  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
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