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


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