Glen Campbell

Welcome to my website. This is where I write about things that interest me. Hopefully, readers might occasionally find it interesting, too. I write mostly about things that happen in my life: personal history, music, software, travel, photography, cooking, and occasional ill-advised forays into politics (though I have to say that politics is a subject that should generally be avoided, because it tends to overshadow everything else that's useful or interesting).

Essays & Poetry

A collection of prose and poetry, both serious and profane, on numerous subjects ranging from music to software to cooking to work and biography. Most of what I write is for my own memory, but it might be interesting to someone else.

  1. Travel Gear
  2. Running
  3. Photo Prompts
  4. Apple Airpods
  5. Stonehenge
  6. Syncope
  7. Vanity Nameservers with AWS Route53
  8. My Favorite Movies
  9. Waiting
  10. Oh, the places you'll go!
  11. Broadpool Cottages
  12. Rage, Rage
  13. My little ukulele
  14. The humble mailing list
  15. I love the “a”
  16. That old house
  17. Smart Locks
  18. On Being Fat
  19. Amazon
  20. Street Photography
  21. Please, allow me to rant a moment
  22. Bags
  23. Doing It Right
  24. Code for America
  25. Quite possibly the most important management advice you'll ever receive
  26. The management transition
  27. Happy Birthday
  28. Sacred Spaces
  29. Playing Around
  30. On Longer Days
  31. Chapter One
  32. Continuous Integration for php-opencloud
  33. Boost your website performance
  34. Working with Wok
  35. Programmable DNS
  36. I accidentally my servers
  37. Vanity nameservers with Rackspace DNS
  38. Music performance apps for the iPad
  39. How to talk about gun control
  40. I want to die in Autumn
  41. The best luggage I ever owned
  42. SQL is the new hotness
  43. Say what?
  44. Amo, amas, amat
  45. The Apogee Jam
  46. Life is short
  47. Alligator Gar
  48. The transit of Venus
  49. Understanding the Keystone Service Catalog
  50. Death
  51. Developing for the cloud
  52. The Library Crew
  53. Classical Music
  54. Marching Band
  55. Gadgets
  56. A joke my mother told me
  57. Snow Day
  58. Never trust anyone
  59. Flam, diddle, paradiddle, drag
  60. The most powerful emotion
  61. Go west, young man
  62. Begin at the beginning
  63. It's not all about the code.
  64. Software contingency planning, Donald Rumsfeld, and the epistemology of ignorance
  65. A good nights' sleep
  66. Goodbye, Bro
  67. How to deliver bad news to your boss
  68. How to write a performance review
  69. How to give a presentation
  70. How to give a status report

Ham Radio

These are a number of posts related to amateur ("ham") radio. Since they are probably not of general interest, I keep them in a separate section here. (K6GEC is my FCC-issued callsign.)

  1. Field Day
  2. HF frustration
  3. On the air!
  4. New dipole
  5. Building a shack
  6. Low-cost HF
  7. Ham etiquette and operating procedures
  8. Equipment
  9. The new rig
  10. Hitting the (HF) airways
  11. What's the ULS?
  12. The ARRL Book
  13. So what's next?
  14. K6GEC/AE!
  15. Again? Seriously?
  16. Chirp!
  17. Well, it's official now
  18. What is APRS?
  19. K6GEC/AG
  20. Studying

On Garner Road

A few years ago, I operated an infrequent podcast wherein I interviewed interesting and unusual people on the Internet. They are archived here for all to see. All the original recordings are available.

  1. Episode 22, Which is better—Pulp Fiction or The Empire Strikes Back?
  2. Episode 21, the Engineer in the kitchen
  3. Episode 20, the Southern Belle
  4. Episode 19, the Speculator
  5. Episode 18, The Critic
  6. Episode 17, Return of the FFundercats
  7. Episode 16, The Last Time Lord
  8. Episode 15, Life-streaming and rockets
  9. Episode 14, Rob Michael
  10. Episode 13, The Photojournalist on Honeymoon
  11. Episode 12, Father of Twins
  12. Episode 11, Memorial Day Special
  13. Episode 10, What do you get when you cross a moose with a unicorn?
  14. Episode 9, What the Warner Brothers Taught Me
  15. Episode 8, Film, Tech, and Whisky
  16. Episode 7, Pecans and Film Cameras
  17. Episode 6, Do you know Enid Blyton?
  18. Episode 5, The Queen of FriendFeed
  19. Episode 4, Sarah Vela
  20. Episode 3, The Other Scoble
  21. Episode 2, John Piercy
  22. Episode 1, Mary Carmen

Software, Web Projects

Various websites and software that I've written and deployed. Nearly all of this is open-source, and most of it is available on Github.

  1. Webcams
  2. Is the Internet still up?
  5. Siteframe


I enjoy cooking. These are dishes that I have adapted in some way or another.

  1. Gumbo (by Akiva)
  2. Waffles
  3. Biscuits
  4. Turkey, Cranberry, and Wild Rice Soup
  5. Buttermilk Pie
  6. Chocolate Krinkles
  7. The Scrivener Eggnog Recipe
  8. Soft White Bread
  9. Texas-Style Slow Cooker Chili
  10. Macaroni 'n' Cheese


  1. About this site
  2. Colophon
  3. Résumé: Glen Campbell
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  5. Terms of Service