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Cool Friend: Brian McCarthy – Brian McCarthy Associates

January 26th, 2012 2 comments

Waaaaaaay back in the 1996 we were looking for a contractor to do some small work on the house we had just bought. Being a tech guy, I headed over to the Internet to see what I could find. Brian had an AOL web page that came up in a search, we contacted him and hired him for this small job and several larger jobs over the years.

He is GREAT to work with — professional with a great crew. In every case, he was able to clearly see what we wanted, offer great advice, and make it happen.

If you need a contractor for your project — large or small — give Brian a call. I think you will be as happy as we have been with his work over the years.


Brian McCarthy Associates

Licensed and insured general contractor in Southern California – License no. 668801

We specialize in residential remodeling and room additions, and we’ve done everything from fixing a chair to building a house.  We’ve also done many select commercial/hospitality jobs.  I personally designed many of our projects and have worked with some of the most talented architects and designers in the business.

You can see examples of Brian’s work on the web site linked above and also on these additional sites.

Tell him the Douglas and Rosanne sent you!

Blog | Brian on Houzz


Book: The Information by James Gleick

June 3rd, 2011 Comments off

This a is big book (544 pages) but quite an easy read. It has taken me less than a week to make my way through using both print and ebook versions of the text, depending on which was most convenient at the time. Both copies, as is typical, came from the Los Angeles Public Library, to which I offer my undying appreciation.

Now, granted, I am more than a bit of a geek, but I have come to love overviews of specific scientific concepts. In this book, Gleick follows the path of information in our history. More precisely, he discusses the progression of our understanding of information as it exists in all parts of our lives. The discussion of computers appears surprisingly late in the history. Information existed long before the digital computer. It might also be said that all the scientific theorizing about information that occurred before its introduction were critical to its discovery/invention. Without deep understanding of mathematics and boolean logic, the modern-day computer could not exist.

If you desire a deeper understanding of the information concepts that lie beneath your computer screen — as well as your entire life — The Information can show you the way.

Link: The Information by James Gleick (

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Grant’s Advent Calendar Podcast Returns Today!

December 1st, 2010 Comments off

Grant’s Advent Calendar Podcast is a seasonal tradition here at WelchWrite HQ. Join Grant as he opens a new door each day and see what’s inside. Each video is themed in some way so you never know what you are going to see. Silly and fun and very, very Christmas!

Here is a promo to whet your appetite for some holiday fun!

Watch/Download “Grant’s Advent Calendar 2010 – Promo #2” – iPod Ready Video

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Must See TV: Sherlock on Masterpiece

October 21st, 2010 Comments off

If you are a mystery fan, a Sherlock Holmes fan, or just a fan of great television, I highly recommend you tune in this Sunday for the first of 3 episodes of Sherlock — a re-invention of Sherlock Holmes in the modern day. This new series is created and written by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss of BBC’s Doctor Who.

These 3, 1.5 hour movies absolutely ROCK!

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