Specify Tab Names in Terminal

I have about a half dozen hosts that I ssh to on a regular basis. I often end up with multiple tabs, and it’s very helpful if the tab label indicates what machine I’m connected to. Using iTerm’s bookmarks, this works as desired with the bookmark name showing up as the tab name. It took … Read more

My Leopard Experience

Like many of the Mac faithful, I headed down to the closest Apple retail outlet around 6pm on Friday afternoon to pick up a copy of Leopard, the latest release of the Mac’s OS X operating system. I got to Haddock Computer in east Wichita about 10 minutes after 6. There was no wait, but … Read more

Maxwell Elk in the Fall

Last Friday evening we headed down to Maxwell State Park a little before sunset. You never know what you will see in terms of the animals that graze on the prairie lands of the preserve; bison aren’t uncommon, sometimes even venturing close to the road, but the elk are usually distant, if visible at all. … Read more

Svensk Hyllningsfest 2007 Parade

Lindsborg’s 2007 Svensk Hyllningsfest celebration continued on Saturday, beginning with the parade, which was held under blue skies! Naturally, I took a few (195) photos. I whittled that set down to 95, which are posted at Flickr, and from there I was able to select my 25 favorites, shown below in the extended entry area:

Svensk Hyllningsfest 2007, Day 1

Svensk Hyllningsfest is Lindsborg’s biennial long weekend festival when community members welcome thousands of visitors and revel in the excitement and pageantry of a three-day “tribute to the Swedish pioneers” who first settled the Smoky Valley of central Kansas in 1869. Established in October 1941, Hyllningsfest is the community’s own creation, something unique in Swedish-America. … Read more

Ginger Snaps

Ginger Snap Cookies

These are some of the best ginger snaps I’ve ever had. Ginger Snaps Ingredients 3/4 C butter 1/2 C brown sugar 1/2 C white sugar 1/4 C unsulphured molasses 1 large egg 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 C (280 grams) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/2 tsp ground … Read more

Lindsborg Community World Fair 2007

Today was the first annual Lindsborg Community World Fair which was sponsored by Lindsborg Tomorrow, a group focused on Lindsborg’s future. Due to the high wind conditions we moved from Swensson Park to the Stroble-Gibson Center on Bethany Campus. In some ways I suppose it worked better indoors (there were walls behind the tables for … Read more