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Julie Barrett is a freelance writer and photographer based in Plano, TX.

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New in Nostalgia
I'm going through old family files and the like for a few weeks. Today I ran across a couple of postcards of Downtown Dallas featuring Reunion Tower:

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10/4/2018 11:11:58 AM
Updated Tech Museum
As I've been cleaning and going through things, I've been taking pictures and adding items to our Tech Museum. While I was at it, I did a little work on the presentation. It's still a tad clunky, but better than it had been. I've also added
4/24/2018 2:58:43 PM
ConDFW Wrap-up, plus bonus housekeeping!
Had a grand time at ConDFW this past weekend. The panels were fun, and I made a little money at my table. Of course, I saw many old friends and made a few new ones.

I was sorry Charlaine Harris couldn't make it, but I do wish her the best. I'm sure she'd rather have been at a con
2/20/2018 3:58:56 PM
Updated Nostalgia Section
I've been hard at work on some web site updates. The first major update is in the Nostalgia section. From here on out I'll try to post updates to the journal so they make the feed.

Here we have downtown Arlington, Texas, circa 1961. 

12/7/2017 6:21:47 PM
Housekeeping!
After getting slammed by a massive comment spam attack, I decided it was time to go in and rework the underlying code for part of the Journal.

I had to redo the ReCaptcha, and I think you'll like this one better. Instead of retyping words, you can select pictures. The old one was
5/24/2016 2:45:48 PM
Recovering From The Spam Attack
Man, I hate Mondays. 

Spent half the night up sick, and still under the weather today. And the three hours during which I did (sorta) get some sleep were filled with responsibility dreams. I'm so fracking tired of those. 

But I did sit down and f
7/27/2015 10:10:15 AM
Monday Mumblings Has A Site Update
I took a few hours yesterday to update the Post Cards section of the Nostalgia area. 

I really needed to clear my brain after one project and before digging into another. Not to mention th
1/27/2014 9:44:00 AM
The Clean(ish) Desk
Okay, I'll admit it: I'll never have one of those lovely, minimalist desks with acres of space and nearly empty walls. That's not the way I work. 

I've moved the keyboard back to the underdesk drawer and put the tablet up by the monitor.And look at the shiny letter holder at
11/1/2012 8:27:19 PM
Moar Housekeeping!
And an excuse to pull a cat photo from the archives.

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Snoozing. This is what I plan to do soon if this post makes it out to the intertubes.
10/31/2012 11:39:21 PM
A Little Site Housekeeping
It should now be easier to save an entry to something like Read It Later or share with Google+. Now the title of the entry and the first couple hundred characters will show up with both. Still trying to figure out how to get Google+ to share a different default picture, though. I'm working o
10/31/2012 2:42:55 PM
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New in Nostalgia
10/4/2018 11:11:58 AM

Updated Tech Museum
4/24/2018 2:58:43 PM

ConDFW Wrap-up, plus bonus housekeeping!
2/20/2018 3:58:56 PM

Updated Nostalgia Section
12/7/2017 6:21:47 PM

Housekeeping!
5/24/2016 2:45:48 PM

Recovering From The Spam Attack
7/27/2015 10:10:15 AM

Monday Mumblings Has A Site Update
1/27/2014 9:44:00 AM

The Clean(ish) Desk
11/1/2012 8:27:19 PM

Moar Housekeeping!
10/31/2012 11:39:21 PM

A Little Site Housekeeping
10/31/2012 2:42:55 PM

A Quick Summary Of Housekeeping Changes
10/7/2011 10:11:10 AM

After Much Wailing And Gnashing Of Teeth...
10/7/2011 2:15:15 AM

Your Reward For Today's Web Site Craziness: A Cat!
10/6/2011 8:36:36 PM

Testing. Nothing to see here. Except a cat.
10/6/2011 1:39:43 PM

Moar Housekeeping!
10/4/2011 7:30:35 PM

Not really doing evil...
10/3/2011 8:32:00 PM

Doing a little Housekeeping
10/3/2011 12:15:45 PM

Trouble Leaving Comments?
5/1/2011 6:50:32 PM

Housekeeping, Part 2
3/20/2011 6:42:57 PM

Site Housekeeping, Part I
3/20/2011 3:16:18 PM

Monday Mumblings has its cheese moved
2/28/2011 8:04:27 AM

Welcome to the new site, same as the old site... sort of
2/27/2011 1:39:05 PM

This is a test...
2/27/2011 7:36:50 AM

A little blog houskeeping...
1/27/2011 8:57:06 PM

A little housekeeping
9/25/2010 2:29:01 PM

Housekeeping...
4/30/2010 12:12:55 PM

Tinkering under the hood again...
11/8/2009 6:28:54 PM

New(ish) home page - now with random cats!
11/7/2009 4:42:59 PM

Cleaning up the journal layout
11/3/2009 4:09:33 PM

A bit of housekeeping...
7/27/2009 1:00:36 PM

Minor Journal Changes
4/12/2009 10:19:43 PM

We Have Spell Check!
4/2/2009 8:21:18 PM

Fixing Things...And A New Blog Feature!
2/9/2009 4:00:30 PM

A little site housekeeping
12/24/2008 3:56:57 PM

Giving Google Friend Connect a Try
12/15/2008 12:19:37 PM

Chef Chicanery
12/4/2008 2:39:38 PM

A Couple of Site Updates
12/3/2008 1:47:12 PM

Sorry About The Site Outage
8/30/2008 12:12:26 PM

I should be working and yet ...
7/26/2008 4:06:20 PM

A little redesign here and there
7/22/2008 10:21:40 PM

Test Entry
7/8/2008 9:43:43 PM

A slightly different look to the journal
7/8/2008 9:01:03 PM

In case you have trouble reaching the site today...
6/1/2008 2:08:49 PM

More Housekeeping
4/28/2008 7:38:19 PM

Site Renovations Continue Apace
4/28/2008 12:38:06 PM

Back, Briefly
4/26/2008 4:36:55 PM

And I Think We're Back!
4/3/2008 3:05:52 PM

Server Issues Continue
4/3/2008 11:06:37 AM

Server Issues
4/2/2008 2:01:37 PM

Just a Little Housekeeping
3/31/2008 9:46:10 AM

A Macro Experiment
3/30/2008 9:56:03 PM

Spamity-Spam, Spam
3/28/2008 5:11:41 PM

Dang Spammers Again!
3/26/2008 1:57:04 PM

Spammers Again...
3/26/2008 7:55:54 AM

Testing...
3/25/2008 10:04:10 PM

A little housekeeping
2/12/2008 3:32:32 PM

Of all the stupid things...
2/10/2008 6:36:36 PM

Just a little housekeeping
1/13/2008 2:06:25 PM

More spammers!
12/15/2007 1:35:42 PM

A little site housekeeping...
11/30/2007 11:36:25 PM

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