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. Cider and Beer
  2. Travel Gear
  3. Running
  4. Photo Prompts
  5. Apple Airpods
  6. Stonehenge
  7. Syncope
  8. Vanity Nameservers with AWS Route53
  9. My Favorite Movies
  10. Waiting
  11. Oh, the places you'll go!
  12. Broadpool Cottages
  13. Rage, Rage
  14. My little ukulele
  15. The humble mailing list
  16. I love the “a”
  17. That old house
  18. Smart Locks
  19. On Being Fat
  20. Amazon
  21. Street Photography
  22. Please, allow me to rant a moment
  23. Bags
  24. Doing It Right
  25. Code for America
  26. Quite possibly the most important management advice you'll ever receive
  27. The management transition
  28. Happy Birthday
  29. Sacred Spaces
  30. Playing Around
  31. On Longer Days
  32. Chapter One
  33. Continuous Integration for php-opencloud
  34. Boost your website performance
  35. Working with Wok
  36. Programmable DNS
  37. I accidentally my servers
  38. Vanity nameservers with Rackspace DNS
  39. Music performance apps for the iPad
  40. How to talk about gun control
  41. I want to die in Autumn
  42. The best luggage I ever owned
  43. SQL is the new hotness
  44. Say what?
  45. Amo, amas, amat
  46. The Apogee Jam
  47. Life is short
  48. Alligator Gar
  49. The transit of Venus
  50. Understanding the Keystone Service Catalog
  51. Death
  52. Developing for the cloud
  53. The Library Crew
  54. Classical Music
  55. Marching Band
  56. Gadgets
  57. A joke my mother told me
  58. Snow Day
  59. Never trust anyone
  60. Flam, diddle, paradiddle, drag
  61. The most powerful emotion
  62. Go west, young man
  63. Begin at the beginning
  64. It's not all about the code.
  65. Software contingency planning, Donald Rumsfeld, and the epistemology of ignorance
  66. A good nights' sleep
  67. Goodbye, Bro
  68. How to deliver bad news to your boss
  69. How to write a performance review
  70. How to give a presentation
  71. 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


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  2. Colophon
  3. Résumé: Glen Campbell
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