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Write: Games of Chance

My lovely wife and amazing partner ditched me this week.  She ran off to Vegas with her girlfriend where, to all appearances, she is having a fantastic time doing some gambling, good food, sunshine and a pool.  And I am 100% cool with this! To be fair, we typically do […]

Write: Road Tripping!

We just got back from a 10-day road trip.  We’re tired but it was a great trip!  The impetus for the trip was to visit my daughter, Laurel, down in Berkeley where she lives how for her new career as a Software Developer.  (I’m very proud of her for her […]

Write: Road Trip!

A Road Trip!  The classic American pastime of getting in a car and driving somewhere far away continues to be a thing, even in these days of upheaval, discord and (relatively) high gas prices.  We’re going to be heading out on a road trip later this summer and it has […]


Once upon a time, in the Before Times (call it the 1990s), software engineers would add to an otherwise boring login by displaying additional things like time, date or weather. Another was to display a random fortune. Some are movie quotes, some are literary quotes and some are just fortunes. Some are profane and some are a little profound. This bit of code accesses an online API to generate a fortune and display it.

Credit to HelloACM, which provides and hosts the API for this and many other cool things.

Staff Spotlight

This is our Staff Spotlight where we focus on some of the folks who help make us who we are!

Ora Mayo

Call Center Manager

Quote: "I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars." - Og Mandino.
Home Town: Kinston, NC.

Keven Horn

Director of Spam Reception

Quote: "The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues." - René Descartes.
Home Town: Milwaukee, WI.

Daryl Schneider

Bear Biologist

Quote: "It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him." - Max Planck.
Home Town: Memphis, TN.

Tami Tucker

Operations Ninja

Quote: "I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars; I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over." - Warren Buffett.
Home Town: Berkeley, CA.

Credit to HelloACM for the random identity generator, for the AI generated headshots and Pixabay for the random backgrounds and for the quotes api.

Random Colors of the Day

Find some inspiration to brighten your colorspace! The three options below are based on trying to assign names to colors as they are represented on a computer screen, typically via a hex value like this: "#546789". Each pair represents the strength of the Red, Green and Blue value. Back in the day, the X11 Consortium declared that colors would be stored in a file called "rgb.txt" and many had names associated with them. Additionally, I found a list of colors and names based on Resene colors. The third one is what happens if you pick a random value and call it a random name. Very useful and highly scientific.



From the classic X11 file rgb.txt



From the set of Resene colors.



A unique color and name, created just for you!


This is a place where I keep my stuff on the web. The contents and appearance change with time, but tend to reflect my interests. Those interests include: writing, technology, computers, software (both as a user and a developer), 3D printing, crafting, role playing games, computer games, music, art and woodworking to name a few. I do a variety of things that change often and sometimes without warning and typically reflect things I'm curious about.

Darrin Mossor

Human In Training

“Quotation, n: The act of repeating erroneously the words of another."

"Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary"