What Are The Taylors Up To?


November 11th, 2011 | Posted by Russel in Russel - (0 Comments)

Now that we’re in the new building at work, it takes me nearly 10 minutes to get from my office to the break room and includes 36 stair steps each way. Who says I need exercise?

Is it the weekend yet?

November 11th, 2011 | Posted by Russel in Russel - (0 Comments)

Last week was exhausting. At work, my Division moved from one building to another. A did tons of work during the move and afterwards setting up. Then I ended up getting sick on Saturday. Hopefully this weekend will be better!

Liturgy of the Hours

October 25th, 2011 | Posted by Russel in Theology - (0 Comments)

I should have a new volume on the way. I’ll be ready to pray with the Church throughout Advent and Christmas. I have the volume containing the first half of Ordinary Time already, but I missed the second half. I’m excited, because I really do enjoy the LOH.

Attempting to Learn Python

October 20th, 2011 | Posted by Russel in Programming - (1 Comments)

After a failed attempt in the past (RealBasic anyone?), I’m going to try to learn some computer programming. I’ve decided to try my hand at Python. I’m going through a book I found online, Learning Python the Hard Way.  So far, I’m on Chapter 14 (out of 52).  Wish me luck!

I have to say, RealBasic was not difficult.  The problem was that it was proprietary, and I couldn’t really afford to keep my license current.  Plus, I switched from wanting to use a Mac to Linux, so I was going to have to switch my license…

Python is free, and it works on Linux, Mac, and Windows.  So that’s awesome.  That means that I’ll be able to keep up with the evolving technology without investing money every year or so.

The Taylors - 2016

The Taylors – 2016

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Hi!  I am Russel Taylor.  I am married to Donna and we have three growing boys: Preston, Russell, and Todd Daniel.  We live in Holliday, Texas and are Christians who worship our Lord at Saint Benedict Antiochian Orthodox Church in Wichita Falls, Texas.

I am the GIS Specialist for Gunn Oil Company.  Donna works full-time as a stay-at-home mom.