Bob Blair's Geocities Pages

Last changed: August 23, 2008

I am disgusted with Geocities—or rather their corporate ueber-parasite, Yahoo. To maintain these meagre contents, comprising less thatn 15 megaBytes, I must continue to pay them. If I choose to opt for 100 MB, at the same price, I may do so, but addresability to the current contents will be lost. I guess I'm willing to pay the price for having been such a sucker.

All the new content I have created—and there is quite a bit of it—is located at

Over the years, I've developed a lot of documents and other materials which may be of some use to others. This page is the index for the materials that are in the public domain.

I used to publish an on-line column, Your Daily Poetry Break. Each work day it featured a poem, usually from Steve Spanoudis' The Poets' Corner. A brief commentary accompanies each poem.

This site is home to the following complete texts, most of which appear nowhere else on the web. Some have been extensively annotated.

Some things that I have trouble remembering are not easily Google-able, so I have a few files of memory ticklers:

I have several long-term projects planned, including on-line, annotated editions of Paradise Lost, Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel, and Pope's Iliad. Projects in progress are

My friend Mike Brasher is working on an open-source project called Cimple, which implements a CIM provider layer.
On July 31, 2006, I stated work for a large American computer chip company. I work as a software architect.