Tiananmen, Twenty Five Years Ago

Here are things of which I may not speak; There are dreams that cannot die; There are thoughts that make the strong heart weak, And bring a pallor into the cheek, And a mist before the eye. And the words of that fatal song Come over me like a chill: “A boy’s will is the […]

Git-s3 on Windows

Git-s3 is a cool tool for deploying a git repo to a S3 bucket.  The tool depends on php and a program called composer. Since I couldn’t find composer installation instructions for Windows, I decided to jot down the following: Composer Installation on Windows Install php (if it’s not installed already) I recommend using Chocolatey: […]

Summer in Luang Prabang

We spent a summer month in SE Asia in 2013, during which we visited Luang Prabang, Laos. Luang Prabang is a former French enclave situated in the remote Northern Lao mountains with a breathtaking Karst and Mekong river vista. We flew from Bangkok on Lao Airlines. Luang Prabang is as reachable from BKK (2 hours) […]


Panama, the isthmus that connects North and South America, is an area rich in both natural biodiversity and cultural heritage. A land of two oceans, dormant volcanos, fertile valleys, tropical rain forest, and the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal. Que linda es la tierra, Panama. Below is a four-minute long video made from […]

Linux Filesystem Viewer for Windows

Linux has long been able to mount both Windows NTFS and FAT file systems, but the reverse is not true in Windows. To view a ext2 or ext3 file system, I tried a tool called DiskInternals Linux Reader, downloaded from the company’s web site: http://www.diskinternals.com/download.shtml. I installed it on my dual boot Windows XP/Kubuntu server. […]