Schmit Family
Welcome to , , , and virtual front porch. This web site is just that; a place to visit for family, friends, and anyone, who are too far away, to stop by in person. Pull up a chair and stay a while....
Protect Public Weather Data

"The National Weather Services Duties Act (S.786) would ban NWS from "competing" with private entities by making it unlawful for the agency to publish user-friendly weather data and barring NWS experts from speaking one-on-one to news agencies." What's next, the Library of Congress can't host a web site?

Posted by geoff at 29 Apr 2005 06:22 in /links
Hands off the Supreme Court

Download a window sign, print it, and post it to express your displeasure regarding the Republicans' pursuit of the "nuclear option."

Posted by geoff at 28 Apr 2005 23:04 in /links

28 April 2005 10:02 pm


I just finished moving this site from Movable Type to Blosxom. The simplicity of Blosxom is intoxicating. I can now create stories in my favorite text editor and create new categories as easily as creating a new folder. No web forms, no regenerating web pages, just simple text editing. With Blosxom's less than 150 lines of Perl code and a handful of plug-ins (categorytree, entries_index, find, flatarchives, meta, moreentries, netflix, reading_room, and whoami), the site now does more of what I wanted in a much simpler fashion. Hopefully, this will make me more likely to write.

The site looks pretty much the same. However, there is more information in the sidebar. You can now browse my recently read books, book shelf of books to read, and Netflix queue.

Posted by geoff at 22:02 in /web

21 April 2005 6:58 am

Fifteen Months

Yesterday, Dylan had his fifteen month checkup with the doctor. Dylan is continuing to develop and grow well. At 32 3/4" tall, Dylan is around the 90th percentile. His weight increased by less than a pound to 23 lbs., 14 oz., which places him below the 50th percentile. Dylan's head still remains off the chart (above the 95th percentile) at 19 3/4" circumference; a hat I just got him that is size 2T-3T fits well. By the way, Dylan now has a total of twelve teeth, including four molars. I can't tell you when they all appeared, but do know that number five came in at the end of January when Oma and Opa were visiting. The next regularly scheduled checkup is at 18 months.

Posted by geoff at 06:58 in /family/dylan

19 April 2005 8:15 pm

In Memory of Josh Widick

Last week, we learned of the death of a good friend of ours, Josh Widick. I fondly recall many moments, particularly of my final semester of college, that involved Josh. As we all grieve, we can be comforted by the thought that Josh lived life to the fullest and followed his dreams in a way that most are afraid to do.

Posted by geoff at 20:15 in /friends