Author: J.J. Toothman

  • Jude is 10 years old today

    Jude is 10 years old today. As I did on the occasion of Mason’s tenth birthday, here’s a few randomly assorted memories I have about the day Jude was born. 1. Modern medicine at its most evolved. A planned, scheduled birth. Keturah was scheduled to give birth around 9 am and we were supposed to […]

  • Nom-Nom 1.0

    Nom-Nom 1.0

    Nom-Nom is a series of dinner parties we hold at our house in Sudbury, Massachusetts. Nom-Nom 1.0 was held on December 16, 2017 and featured Pastrami from Katz Delicatessen in New York City.    

  • Mason is 10 years old today

    Almost exactly 10 years ago at this moment, this happened…/226784…/in/album-72157594222125545/ This day has me feeling a bit nostalgic, so to recognize Mason turning 10 today, here’s 10 random thoughts. Mostly from that day. 1. It was a long day. Keturah went into labor the afternoon before, while she was at work in downtown SF. In […]

  • Working NASA’s Enterprise Web

    Working NASA’s Enterprise Web

    While reading Neil deGrasse Tyson’s book Space Chronicles, I came across a passage that helped remind me how great it is to get the chance to evolve NASA’s enterprise web environment. From January 3 through January 5, 2004, the NASA website that tracked the doings of the Mars rovers sustained more than half a billion […]

  • Wow, it’s been a whole year

    Every January for the past  4 or 5 years, I resolve to write a blog post. I like writing. I don’t think I’m particularly great at it, but I do like it. And I perceive writing to be something I can improve at if I simply actively write something every day. That’s why I want […]

  • Why I do it

    It’s been forever since I’ve posted here.  If there’s one thing I’ve learned about blogging over the years, it’s that (for me) blogging is like exercising and eating well.  You’ve got to do it regularly.  If you stop for a while, starting back up takes much longer than you believe it will.  I’ve done many […]

  • Steve Jobs Tributes

    There’s been a abundance of excellent web pages published giving tribute to the life and legacy of Steve Jobs in addition to the many excellent articles and blog posts.  Here’s a collection of some of the ones I’ve appreciated the most. Apple homepage    

  • On the passing of Steve Jobs

    And just like that, Steve Jobs was gone. (Note: I rarely cross post the same piece to multiple blogs.  But in a tribute to Steve Jobs, I’m going to do so with this post.  Steve liked to say that he worked where technology met the liberal arts. His work crossed a lot of boundaries.  In […]

  • So…Why Sudbury?

    Keturah held our first gathering of friends at our place over the weekend.  Partially a BBQ.  Partially a housewarming party with a lot of kids play date flavorings (there was a bouncy house after all).  We called in Sudtoberfest. Lots of people I haven’t seen in quite a long time.  Some over 15 years. Anyway, […]

  • Best Tom Hanks films–non Gump division

    There was a fairly interesting and amusing thread in Bill Simmons recent mailbag column on Grantland ((Grantland, btw, has cracked my top 10 web sites list)) regarding the what people would select as their 3 favorite Tom Hanks movies if they weren’t allowed to pick Forrest Gump.  I’ve been spending (probably too way too much) […]