"My great grandfather, Gottlieb Waschke, like most men from the turn of the century, smoked cigars, but he was not good at driving automobiles."
Posts published by “Marvin Waschke”
Waschke is a Ferndale native who grew up in a farmhouse on the farm his great-grandfather's family homesteaded. As a software architect, Waschke worked on IT management projects for close to 30 years. He has authored 3 books on computer technology including "Personal Cybersecurity" (available at the Ferndale Public Library) which addresses problems faced by individuals in a computing realm that is becoming increasing hostile to users. Waschke currently serves on the board of trustees of the Whatcom County Library System.
** Do you have a computer, website or related technology question? Marvin is available at the Ferndale Public Library the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 3pm to 4pm. No question is too big or too small. No matter what operating system, hardware brand, phone, tablet, or software you’re using. **
"By the time I was old enough to notice it, the drag saw was covered with bright green algae and its wooden rails were beginning to rot."
"But as I began to learn what a contact tracer does, I began to have doubts that I am tough enough to be one."
"It looks like one of the big pots cartoon cannibals used to cook pith helmeted explorers."
"In the covid-19 pandemic, everyone has entered my world of working from home, online meetings, and spending most of both night and day in in front of a screen."
"... he once saw a faller threaten to punch a swamper in the face when he started to sharpen the faller’s ax with a file."
"The soil underneath the tangle left behind by the loggers was good, but preparing the land for farming was a struggle."
When the salmon were running, my grandfather fished them from Deer Creek with a pitch fork.