by Thomas Beutel

Month: May, 2006


Edward Tufte’s article on sparklines:

Ichthyosaur Fossil

Here is a wonderful fossil of an ichthyosaur that was found in black shale – an oxygen poor environment that prevented decay of the soft parts of the animal. This is part of the collection of the Natural History Museum in Stuttgart Germany

Will Qwest Get More Customers?

With Qwest as the lone holdout in the NSA records sweep, I’m curious to know if their stance will lead to more customers. I certainly looked them up and was disappointed to see that they do not have services in California (other than phone cards and such). I would consider switching from AT&T if I […]

Sources for Mantua Steam Locomotives

Mantua locomotives are among my favorites. These locos were first produced in the 1940’s and 50’s and are tough and reliable. Here are a couple resources for locos and parts. Loco kits – Parts and remotoring – Remotoring –

Lake Shasta Houseboat Fishing Trip

Here is my article on fishing from a houseboat on Lake Shasta –

A Plug for Mark Nida

I want to give a quick promotion for a coach with whom I’ve worked for over two years now – Mark F. Nida, CPCC. http://nidacoach.comI can positively recommend coaching for those of you who are solopreneurs like me – coaching helps me focus on what’s important for my business, and it provides me with a […]