WEEK 21 2008
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- not a lot going on. Went by the library, dropped off a couple
of books, picked one up. Still kind of cloudy, which is a nice change.
My brother and I may drive down to San Diego Sunday or Monday, but
today I'm just beat.
Friday 23 May
- I considered working, but the imminent threat of rain put the kibosh
on that. Instead I packed up the Explorer and drove back to Lancaster
(through the rain). I tried to get the mechanic on board for looking at
the Explorer, but the earliest he can look at it is on Tuesday, so I'll
have to figure a way to get it there.
The house looks OK, I haven't spent much time here lately, but things seem in reasonable shape.
Thursday 22 May 2008
- another day.
A guy at the house has installed a newer version of Ubuntu than I use, Hardy Heron,
which has no problems recognizing external drives and seems much
snappier than, uh, Edgy. Several versions newer. He is looking at some
Linux GIS software, Quantum GIS and also GRASS. and it looked pretty impressive. Maybe I'll install a new version of Linux this weekend and install that GIS software as well.
It looks like I have Friday off - my usual guy is taking a long
weekend. But I didn't know until I climbed out of the channel at
5:45pm. A little notice would have been nice. But he's a decent guy, he
just forgot, I'm sure.
So, I could do some brightwork on the boat, or head up to Lancaster and
get my mechanic to look at the Explorer - it's had a 'check engine'
light go on, and is running rough. That's probably the thing to do.
Wednesday 21 May 2008
- pretty busy, not a lot to say.
I just realized this week that the coming weekend is Memorial Day.
Sometimes you get busy... This means a Monday off, as the county guys
won't be available to work.
Tuesday 20_May 2008
- apart from the usual annoyances with the mapper it was an OK day.
It's a lot cooler - I wore a sweater until midday, so it was nice
weather to work in. We saw a duck, and her ducklings, in the channel.
That was cute.
I saw a Beechcraft
Starship go over yesterday, and again today. It took me overnight to remember the name. There was also some sort of MIG, all in
bright red, a T-28, and any number of boring bizjets. There may be a Lockheed
Constellation down there at the Camarillo Airport, I'll have
to drive by and check out the museum one of these days.
Craig Newmark links to an article
about a cuneiform tablet that is supposedly linked to the destruction
of Sodom and Gomorrah. A rather rambling, incoherent and unlikely
thesis, at least as reported by the press article. But I did enjoy the
Clay tablet identified as asteroid that destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah
and the picture, because they instantly brought to mind one of my favorite Simpson episode's: Bart's Comet. I mean, just look at that tablet, it really is just about the size of a Chihuahua's head.
Monday 19_May 2008
- back to work. I had a bit of a headache all day, but fading in the
afternoon. It was reasonably productive.
Went down to the boat after, cleaned up a couple things, put covers on
the winches and tiller, re-rolled the jib, talked to the guy down the
way with the other NorSea. He says someone gave him a Frisco
Flyer the other day, after he declined to buy
it. It needed work, but this is one of those guys that likes to tinker,
so as it was to be delivered for free on a cradle to his house, he took
- after a strenuous six days it was time for a rest. The
was empty, but for myself, so there was plenty of time for doing the
laundry and relaxing with a good book. That would be Glen Cooks' Cruel
Zinc Melodies, which was another enjoyable Garrett mystery.
And Book #20.