Hiking in Yellowstone National Park

Hiking in Yellowstone National Park, A Photo Gallery

In 1993 I hitched, walked, climbed, and hiked from Jackson Hole, Wyoming to Yellowstone National Park. Along the way I covered around 10 minor peaks and logged about 150 miles by foot. For most of my trip, I visited with my friend Karen Heidemann of Bremen, Germany. Karen volunteered in Yellowstone on a botany science project for the whole summer, and she is now a professor of botany at the University of Trier. This was one of the best trips in my life, and I'm happy to have discovered Yellowstone in a much more thorough way.

Let me tell you about the time I woke up under a buffalo...

Photos include the following:

  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Sepulcher Mountain
  • Mount Everts
  • Electric Peak
  • Skyline Trail in the Gallatins
  • Bighorn Peak
  • Bunsen Peak
  • Gardiner River (Boiling River)
  • Osprey Falls
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Pronghorn Antelope
  • Buffalo
  • Elk
  • Bighorn Sheep
  • Wildflowers

He3 - An Eclipse-based IDE for ColdFusion, from RichPalette Inc.

RichPallete, Inc., a new joint venture between Gestaltech, Inc. and R337 Consulting LLC, announced today the development of He3, a ColdFusion IDE based on the popular Open Source software Eclipse. He3 is expected to provide support for HTML, CSS, XML, SQL, and RegEx, as well as support for the ColdFusion frameworks FuseBox and Mach-II. RichPallete will be distributing Beta versions of the He3 product at the upcoming ColdFusion Conference, CFUN 04.

I found the product name He3 to be rather clever. The atomic particle He3, an isotope of Helium and energy source, is derived from nuclear fusion reactions that occur on stars such as our Sun, and is carried by solar winds and deposited on the Moon. He3 could be mined from the lunar deposits to power both civilizations on Earth and beyond. Sun, Moon, fusion, eclipse, energy, ... They must have given this name a lot of thought. More...

Using Breeze for Group Training with Remote Attendees

Collaborative Meetings with Macromedia Breeze.  [CLICK]

My coworkers and I held a team meeting today using Breeze Live, where the subject was actually how to use Breeze and Breeze Live. I've previously worked with others far away to diagnose technical problems on their end, and using the screen sharing feature allowed me to see the exact problem. Breeze is a great way to have a meeting when many of the attendees aren't in one location. It works over port 80 (the standard HTTP or web browsing port), so that usally circumvents problems with corporate firewalls.

I just thought I'd share a screen shot of what it looks like when starting a Breeze meeting. Note that video is optional.

Breeze is described on the Macromedia website as:

"With Breeze, more than half a billion web users can immediately experience engaging online meetings and rich content. Using the ubiquitous Macromedia Flash Player, Breeze delivers instant web meetings without requiring special plug-ins or media players."

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