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"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

Sunday | September 29, 2002

Search Engines are the most common user interface to the Web. They're getting better all the time and Greg Notess at Search Engine Showdown is blogging the dynamics of their attributes. Cybrarian Pat Ensor has been sharing her "Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher for a couple of years. Both deserve much wider acclaim.

Marylaine Block, the Librarian Without Walls, says that the Webrary, "is a virtual love poem to books." If you read offline as well as online, you'll enjoy both.

Between the first of June and the last of August I jettisoned fifty pounds of ballast. My stride is less... "stately." The reasons, in reflection, are complex; the procedure was simple: I ate less (counting calories) and I exercised. These widgets were helpful.

Sunday | September 22, 2002

"Ignorance is like a delicate exotic fruit.
Touch it, and the bloom is gone".

The Autumnal Equinox occurs on the 23rd of September at 04:55 (GMT), which is 7:55 PM tonight, Hawaii Standard.

"The Hawaiians of old were able to "calculate" the equinox without the means of actual calculation at hand. It was known to them that the ecliptic (heleakala) changes slowly throughout the year and so the sun constantly rises at a different point of the horizon, oscillating between the two extremes. Once the solstices were fixed, the equinox could easily be measured halfway between them. This way the nineteen year cycle of 235 lunar months was determined, which harmonizes lunar and solar year."

I wasn't waiting for an auspicious day to update this page, it just happened this way. The accumulation of Local Knowledge has continued regardless.

"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat." - Albert Einstein, explaining radio

I am a professional
I have no problems
I cause no problems
I can solve your problems
And I have not run out of enthusiasm for what I do.

My name is Haku.
I'm an instant expert.
I've learned how to learn and I can learn at the drop of a hat.
These are some of the things I'm learning about now.

The following public service announcement is borrowed verbatim from the Lemurzone.

"AOL USERS: We encourage you to minimize the AOL window and to use a browser such as Netscape, Internet Explorer (non-AOL version) or Opera when viewing our site. These browsers connect DIRECTLY to our site, thereby producing a faster connection and a better overall experience."

Small Business fact: There are some 60,000 active businesses in Hawaii. Less than half have a payroll. And of those that do, 88 percent have from one to 19 employees.