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Yep. It’s True.


Yes, it’s true.1 A little beat up, but considering some pretty hard use, not bad. Many systems are still largely functional. Much better than the alternative. WC will celebrate with a nice supper. There will be a real blog post tomorrow.   Mrs. WC gave WC a new camp stove. ↩

Bushy-tailed Woodrat, Neotoma cinerea

WC Is Unpacking


Literally unpacking. The movers arrived today and WC’s new home is a chaos of cardboard boxes, packing paper and stuff. Maybe a real blog post tomorrow, in between times with boxes. In the meantime, here’s a very nearly appropriate photo. The Woodrat is more commonly known as the Packrat.  

The Chicago Picasso, Daley Plaza, Chicago, Illinois

A Heroic Monument to Some Dead Dodo


The late Chicago 47th Ward Alderman John Hoellen particularly disliked Pablo Picasso’s sculpture at then-Civic Center Plaza in downtown Chicago. In a resolution introduced at a Chicago City Council meeting July 7, 1967, Hoellen called for the statue to be “deported,” preferably to Paris, France, and called the sculpture (according to a Tribune article): … a heroic monument to some…

State of the Art Equipment

Internet Service in Interior Alaska: A Visual Guide


Out here in the hinterlands of suburban Fairbanks, at the World Headquarters of Wickersham’s Conscience, we’ve received complaints about the low JPEG quality of photos, brevity of some postings and failure to include video on Wickersham’s Conscience. It’s easily explained. While WC lives in a very nice neighborhood, the area isn’t served by GCI cable. WC isn’t served…