WEEK 13 2015
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- Hot. Probably 90F+ in my neighborhood.
enough that I turned on water to the swamp cooler and ran that in the
afternoon. It's the old pads, and the "bad" swamp cooler with low flow,
but it was enough to deal with heat in the low 90's.
new turtle tank was the day's project. I filled it, added gravel,
emptied it, refilled it, tested the lights, added conditioner, put a
heater in to bring it up to temperature, and generally arranged things
to my liking. This took several hours. I'll probably put Mr. Turtle in
It was warm
at my friend's when I came by early-evening. I opened the doors and let
a breeze blow through, even put a fan from the boy's room in the front
doorway to aid things. Fed dogs, fed fish, made sure cats had water,
cleared their litter box, watered plants in front, house, and back. S left some lasagna in the fridge for me, and I snagged a beer out of R's collection.
I think they are back tomorrow night sometime.
- Very warm.
Not much going on. Ran some errands, did a few small chores. Hands are better, but not really up to much.
took a good walk, 6.1 miles, and the heel felt OK afterwards. A walk
this long actually gives me some leg muscle tiredness, which is good.
phone is acting up again, claiming that it's down to 12MB on the
internal memory. Apparently 2.7GB (of the 4GB total) is being used by
"Miscellaneous", but the file browser doesn't show more than 300-400MB
there. Possibly some sort of hidden log file? I'm not sure what to do -
root it to fix it? Most apps will no longer function in the memory
Thursday 26 March 2015
- It's warming up more. Probably in the 80's.
it's cool enough at night that running a fan to bring the night air in,
then closing up the house when it starts to get warm, 9-10:00am, keeps
the house fairly cool all day. Simply closing the blinds with the white
side facing out helps a LOT.
I did a bit of work on homework, but my hands are too swollen from yesterday to do much, not even light work.
I mentioned a while back that something was acting up on the Windows
side? Here's a screen shot of Win7 hogging the RAM. It stays this way
for over an hour sometimes. Googling it, there are various suggestions
- it may be some sort of program pre-fetch issue going on. Still, no
system process should need this much RAM, and if it does it should
surrender it the moment a user process needs the RAM. Instead the
entire bootcamp partition is unusable while it happens and I can hear
it thrashing the disk head (which can't be good for the laptop) - and
it happens every week.
Wednesday 25 March 2015
Wednesday - Warm and sunny. No winds.
friends are off to Corvallis, to start their son for the spring
semester at Oregon State. It sounds like the drive went well enough.
Mowed, edged, weed-whacked front and back. My hands were completely trashed by the effort, I couldn't type at all afterwards.
visited their place in the evening, fed dogs and fish, watched my
Korean soaps on Netflix (after rebooting their router). Also watered
some seedlings in flats on the front porch, they looked rather heat
- Another nice day. The winds are present, but not as bad.
on an app problem. I think it's one animation stepping on another,
though they shouldn't, they animate as separate objects. It's a puzzle,
- Windy enough, still, that we drove over to the college. Class was fun
- we learned a bit about the 'motion tween' option, and the various
cousins, and sound effects. Another 150 frames of homework though...
I sort of screwed up the project in the morning. I decided to add a
colored background, which started a whole avalanche of other needed
changes to the animation. So it wasn't really 'done' when I turned it
in, but turning it in a week late would cause a 1 grade drop that would
negate any real grade improvement by 'finishing'. The instructor didn't
seem too worried about it. A substantial portion of the class is
behind, and getting further behind by the week - not a situation you
want to be in mid-semester.
- Another nice day. But windy - by the afternoon probably in the mid
20mph range, and gusting higher.
Worked on homework for school, wherein I destroy Stonehenge.
Well, that was the concept I came up with, but it took a lot longer
than I thought. It's been a long time since I did much drawing, and I'm
still battling with the Flash interface....
borrowed S's rug cleaner. The temperature is OK, but with these winds I
can't open the doors and windows to let things dry out, so I'm waiting
for a calmer day...