Finally beat the July 28th deadline for upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10. Made backups with Macrium Reflect first.  Paid for that one, got rid of the perpetually flaky Acronis. Both machines (Intel Core Duo 2Ghz dual-core and old AMD dual core) upgraded successfully. AMD box slow, but it worked, with install apps and files in […]

Google Nexus 6P

January 1, 2016 | 1 Comment

I finally decided my old Google Galaxy Nexus was done. I couldn’t use the phone in the house, it was having random meltdowns where apps would kill the battery in 4 hours, and was getting text messages duplicated inbound and outbound. Surfing was a slow nightmare. I just could not trust it as I could […]

Why is πυθαγόρας Ζει on a sticker on the long piano string gadget in the Drums/Space of the 7/5/15 Grateful Dead show? (see 4:46:26). It’s Greek to me….

Looks like someone used my post on building svn on 1&1 hosting. I am such an AUTHORITY. I just wish I could figure out how to build 1.8 without running out of memory. Andy has some hints for 1.6. Fails for me. Well, 1.4 seems to still work enough to update WordPress. Good.

Wordbooker is a WordPress plugin to post to Blog and Facebook at the same time? Saves time. Steve the author decided it wasn’t worth it — free support and complaining jerks. Bummer. When it worked it saved time. I guess that’s what happens when you don’t pay for software. Requiescat in pace.

“If you are going to eat shi*, don’t nibble,” he says, in a phrase that should be immortalised in corporate finance textbooks. Quoted from a Horowitz financial controller, from the review of The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz, venture capitalist, in The Economist, 15 March 2014.  

Bing bong! Who is that disturbing my workout? After opening the door, I hear the UPS getaway truck speeding into the distance. Look down. See the shrink wrapped pile. 8 catalogs. 17 pounds. 4 inches thick – at least two Sears Catalogs thick from the good ol’ days. And the phrase below the barcode: UPS […]

Ordered a monitor from South Korea. Here is the tracking information from eBay, which looks like it comes from the Korea Post Office: Tracking #:EG1XXXXXXXKR Carrier:Korea Post Status:ACCEPTEDIN TRANSITDELIVERED Delivered Mar-29-13, 09:54 AM, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Notice Left (No Authorized Recipient Available) Mar-27-13, 11:37 AM, WOODSTOCK, IL 60098 Out for Delivery Mar-27-13, 08:52 AM, WOODSTOCK, […]

Water Flow

July 7, 2012 | Leave a Comment

Here we are in the midst of the worst drought in my memory, and this, the year of the prairie native garden walk. Our garden looks like a hayfield. While I was watering some bushes, I wondered how long I need to hover over a bush to water it sufficiently. Too little, the moisture is […]

She Sells Beer

April 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment

The only Super Bowl ad this year I remember was the Budweiser “Eternal Optimism” spot, a highly patriotic decade in review since WWII. And I like the music, hate the beer. Imagine my surprise when the song turns out to be a mashup of “She Sells Sanctuary” from the 1985 album “Love” from an English […]

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