Category Archives: Musings

Welcome to Windows 10

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 … Continue reading

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Google Nexus 6P

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 … Continue reading

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πυθαγόρας Ζει

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….

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Subversion on 1&1, redux.

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 … Continue reading

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Wordbooker is dead

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 … Continue reading

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Wise counsel, indeed

“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 … Continue reading

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17 pounds and 4 inches of Carbon Neutral

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 … Continue reading

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US Postal Service, are you listening?

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 … Continue reading

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Water Flow

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 … Continue reading

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She Sells Beer

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 … Continue reading

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