In 1993 I was in Montreal working on the Canadian Patrol Frigate software. It was just before Christmas and all the other Paramax employees had gone to the company Christmas party. I chose, instead, to work on a problem which had been known for several years, but no one had been able to solve. I had previously determined how to re-create the problem and it was my belief that if I could re-cr . . .
In the course of the story some people, referred to as “Know Nothings” appear in different chapters.
In the years leading up to the Civil War, the Whig political party had collapsed following the Kansas-Nebraska act. Several political parties sprung up in their place, including the Republican party and the Native American Party (also known as the American Party). When the members of the . . .
When we bought our house, we liked the location, but the house wasn’t all that great. We, however, could not afford to destroy it and build new, so we just lived in it until we could get our debt paid down. The house had a flat roof and was a square two story box, with no basement. It had been built in the 1950’s as a cabin. It had a detached two car garage. Finally by 1990 I felt we h . . .
Strange way to Fish
My sister’s husband was Korean, and his brother, brother’s wife and their two young boys had come to visit. They enjoyed eating fish so we decided to take them fishing one afternoon. I had one fishing rod and reel with a bobber and hook on it. I wore my swim trunks under my jeans, just in case we would also do some swimming. I dug up some worms for bait and we were off to the lake. I bai . . .