Sticky Fingers

Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine by Joe Hagan My rating: 3 of 5 stars The life that Jann Wenner lives is a caricature of the Baby Boomer generation: hope and idealism in the ‘60s fostered by pot, LSD, and the Beatles. Then cynicism in the ‘70s in Read More

Getting a 404 in Vagrant?

Are you continually getting a 404 warning after vagrant up? The following line in your vagrantfile should do the trick: Vagrant::DEFAULT_SERVER_URL.replace(‘’) Thanks to  Val on github for the tip. Read More

Kissing Cousins?!

I’m seeing a lot of Coulters and Caugheys marrying each other. I’m sure this is all fine, right? Read More

Updates implemented

Created more SEO friendly URLs for person links on the family search page. (Here is my paternal grandfather’s page.) Updated a couple pages to Bootstrap 4 Read More

New look coming

I’m getting ready to upgrade to Bootstrap 4. Meanwhile, here is a screenshot of how the home page looks today: Read More

Then old Abe was triumphantly elected

Then old Abe was triumphantly elected. Bully for Abe. –Francis Pettibone, December 21, 1863 Read More

About my Civil War letters

The Civil War letters on this website were written by my great-great uncle Francis Pettibone, who served in the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI). Your feedback is welcome. Please use the form below: Read More

Do Not Sell at Any Price

Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records by Amanda Petrusich My rating: 5 of 5 stars Entertaining study of the people who collect extremely rare records: who they are, how they do their collecting, what motivates them, and of course the music itself. The book is Read More

Happy 5th birthday

The domain was registered 7/13/12. Read More

Under new management

For the last five years has been hosted by A Small Orange. I was happy enough with their service but wanted something more customizable. So I stood up a Linux box on Linode and exported most of my old content to the new site. (I forgot to back up my blog before I changed Read More