B. Scott Holmes

Just trying to stay alive and keep my sideburns too
Kuna Glacier circa 1975

The Kuna Glacier circa 1975. It no longer looks like this.



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"Face it Tim, we’ve broken the sky, and we will have to pay for it.", Martin Cohen

  • Quaternary Geographer
  • Professional Cartographer/Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Park Ranger
  • Database Application Developer (Informix, PostgreSQL, MySQL etc)
  • HTML, CSS, PHP and most recently Drupal Designer
  • Retail Grunt
  • Mark Twain Aficionado

Web sites for handhelds and mobile phones

Wed, 07/29/2009 - 14:06 -- scott

Lately I've been developing a site for small businesses to make their presence known on the web (http://www.onepagers.net). I believe there are a large number of business with owners and managers that have little or no interest in the internet. Nevertheless they would still benefit from a web presence. My project is to create one page mini-sites that concentrate on who and what the business is about. The pages need to be effective on both large and small screens.

Home Fries

Sun, 07/12/2009 - 10:33 -- scott

I've been spending much of my time off from work emptying out and cleaning up my mothers house in Tehachapi. It's approximately 100 miles one way and I frequently stop in Mojave for breakfast. Mikes Roadhouse has been my favorite stop because they make some of the best home fries I've ever had. Unfortunately they occasionally change my order to hash browns, which are just your usual fried potatos. Well, the house is just about ready to rent out so my trips back and forth will become much less frequent. Most of the home fries I have from now on will likely come from my own home.

Adult Day Care - Getting there and back again

My mother, Virginia, has now been enrolled at OneGeneration for a little over a month and she is enjoying it. To get her there and back she is signed up with LA CityRide. I need to call at 8am the day before to schedule her rides to and from. Ride schedules are used up by 9:30am, so they tell me, and it takes close to 30 minutes to actually get through and schedule the rides. LA CityRides has issued her a book of script. They can be purchased quarterly with 84 tickets in each book. Each ride my mother takes "costs" 4 scripts. This means she'll run out before the quarter is up.

Virginia Holmes born Waldron

Virginia is my mother. She has always been a very good mother. Now she is 85 years of age and has some dementia and recently a hip replacement. I've had to move her into my relatively small house in Reseda from her own home in Tehachapi, along with four of her cats. It's rather a tight squeeze as both she and my wife have rather strong personalities. So, I'm working at enrolling her into a local program for elderly folks at One Generation (http://www.ONEgeneration.org).

Greetings from Scott

Sat, 03/21/2009 - 12:16 -- scott

By way of introduction, my name is Scott. I was born and raised in Southern California, raised in Reseda to be precise. Starting in my late teens and most of my twenties I spent my summers in and around Yosemite, backpacking and generally lolling around. Eventually I wrote a Masters thesis on a small portion of the park, the Kuna Crest. For a time I actually had a career in geography and worked for a large government agency.

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