Back to Blogging (but only because the network is down)

Ok. Its the fifth of the month and I’m sure you’re wondering what’s been going on in Pehrson Land. Ok, mind maybe you haven’t. But the network is down at work right now, page and since I can’t do any of my very pressing work, information pills I thought I’d take this opportunity to check in with my readers. And maybe there are some new readers who’re just joining us, having found out about my blog from our Christmas newsletter. (What? You didn’t get a Christmas newsletter? You’re kidding. Better drop me a line with your address. I’m sure I sent you one. Yours was probably one of the ones that came back as undeliverable…) Anyway, a big welcome to all (any?) new readers.

“Aha!” you say. “You said the network at work was down. How could you possibly be blogging?”

Well, dear readers, it is through the miracle called Notepad. I write my comments down in Notepad, save them to my desktop and at some point between now (when I’m writing this) and when you’re reading this, I found a chance to upload this to my blog. But heck, if I have to wait too long, I might just go home for the day. In which case this will be posted on the 6th. But you probably don’t care.

So Christmas was a wonderful break. I have to say that we had an absolutely marvelous time. We visited Christina’s parents in California. We had a good mix of partying (Christmas eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and a quick visit to Kris and Melissa’s house), relaxing, geocaching (4 finds (or was it 5?)), traveling (trip to San Francisco and Sausalito; my first trip on BART), movie watching (We watched The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Pride and Prejudice (the BBC version with Colin Firth; does this count for 3 movies?), and Pride and Prejudice (the 2003 version, filmed in Provo, UT) and more.

A couple of things I wanted to blog about. My in-laws got a high-speed internet connection from a company called Clearwire. They are providing a pre-WiMax technology that sends high-speed internet through cell phone signals. And I found a company in Salt Lake that provides high-speed internet through radio signals. I will comment more about these two technologies in a future blog post.

I also found the coolest Firefox extension today. It is called ieTab. I’ll talk about this in a future post as well. Plus I finally read The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne. I bought the book like 4 years ago, but have never read it until now. I’m thinking about reviving the flagging bookclub by reading that book next. What do you think?

Anyway, the network is back up, so I better get back to work. I have a deadline today!!!

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