Archive for December, 2007

John McCain in Merrimack

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

Panoramic from John McCain @ VFW hall

McCain was in Merrimack, NH today and I took a bunch of photos at the event.

They are all licensed under the Attribution Creative Commons license.

John McCain
John McCain in Merrimack, NH

Media filming McCain
John McCain @ VFW hall

John McCain

Ron Paul Supporters outside John McCain event
A couple of Ron Paul supporters were outside holding signs

The only remarkable moment was during Q&A a young woman asked “I have just one question. Why are you in favor of amnesty for illegals?”.

McCain: “I’m not.”

woman: “I’ve been informed that you are.”

McCain: “You have been poorly informed.”

He then did go on to talk to his position on immigration — securing the borders but also said that we should treat those here illegally well since we are all god’s children.

(my paraphrasing)

The quiet before the storm

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

The quiet before the storm

Originally uploaded by marcn

Santa apparently visited our house last night.

Blogging @ 10

Monday, December 17th, 2007

I heard on NPR that today was the 10th anniversary of the blog. Turns out that this just over half that old — 5 years, 9 months, 12 days. Born on date: March 5th, 2002.

And I still have Jorn’s blog in my RSS aggregator: Robot Wisdom and the more frequently updated Robot Wisdom auxiliary

Hillary Clinton in Nashua, NH

Sunday, December 16th, 2007

Hillary Clinton @ DWC

Originally uploaded by marcn

We attended the “Countdown to a New Beginning” campaign event for Hillary Clinton at Nashua’s Daniel Webster College yesterday.

Hillary Clinton

Videoing Hillary Clinton

Pick me! Pick me!

HP leaving NH

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

Yup, the office building known as ZKO and where I’ve spent the last 20 years working for DEC/Compaq/HP is no longer going to be where I park my butt during the day. I’ll be heading down to Marlboro, MA a few days a week starting sometime in 2008.

Here is what the Nashua Telegraph has to say in their newsblog section: HP to close Nashua site. The news traveled fast — their entry is dated 5:24pm today, just hours after the official announcement to employees.

Update: Wednesday full coverage in the Nashua Telegraph: HP to close Nashua site

I wonder when the new owners will take down the VMS-inspired Non-Paged Pool sign.

Non-Paged Pool sign (1/3)

Barack & Michelle Obama with Oprah Winfrey in Manchester

Monday, December 10th, 2007


Originally uploaded by marcn

Spencer obtained press credentials for the big Obama/Oprah rally in Manchester. He’ll write an article for the Merrimack High School newspaper, The Hawk.

Trevor’s 9.8 on the Vault @ Yellow Jackets meet

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Trevor’s 9.8 on the Vault @ Yellow Jackets meet

Originally uploaded by marcn

Floor: 8.7 (1st )
Pommel: 8.2 (4th)
Rings: 8.5 (2nd)
Vault: 9.8 (1st)
PBars: 7.6 (3rd)
Hbars: 8.05 (4rd)
AA: 1st

My first photo with 5000+ views on Flickr

Friday, December 7th, 2007

Hillary Clinton in Hampton, NH

Originally uploaded by marcn

This photo of Hillary Clinton taken at the Winnacunnet High School in Hampton NH is my most viewed on

I’ve licensed that photo under a Creative Commons license and it has been used by NPR’s website.