WEEK 22 2015
Tue- Wed- Thur-
Picture of the Week
This Week, 2003
this week, 2004
Years Ago, this week, 2005
Years Ago, This Week, 2006
Years Ago, This Week, 2007
Years Ago, This Week, 2008
Years Ago, This Week, 2009
Years Ago, This Week, 2010
Saturday - Another nice day, bordering on
'hot'. I did a bit of yard work, finishing the east wall drip system in the
morning, and adding a missing line in the tomato beds. The peaches are
starting to colorize, I'll need to tent the tree soon. The tomato plants are
finally starting to grow. Perhaps it's the warmth.
Lunch with S and R, then home and working on AE for the rest of the day.
My throat was feeling scratchy in the evening - R mentioned feeling a bit
under the weather earlier in the week, so i hope I'm not coming down with
Friday - Nice and warm. I
turned on the swamp cooler again, though I have yet to put new pads in. For
temps in the 80's it works OK.
I'm reviewing After Effects, for the test on Monday. I've forgotten a lot,
but am working through the 'Classroom in book' text from Adobe. Since
I continually bash Adobe here I should say the CIAB series is extremely well
done, recommended. And the ancient CS5 versions are very cheap these days.
28 May 2015
Warming up. I've the swamp cooler going already, though it needs new
S called, said she'd bought a new
wifi enabled color printer, and that HP's bloatware was giving her fits. I
went over and got it going with just the standard Windows print/scan
options, which should work for what she uses it for.
Book #27 was Monster
Hunter Legion (Monster Hunter International #4), by Larry Correia.
Fun. This time we follow an adventure of a fellow monster hunter, who also
happens to be one of the rare people that can manage the urges of being a
Wednesday 27 May
Wednesday - Working away on various
things. Mostly assembling stuff for the class final project in the morning.
S and I went over to lab when it opened. She wanted to finish up her
project, since she'd started with AE CC she had to use the modern version
they have there, rather than the CS5 version we have at home. The same was
true for me, except I haven't started the final project, and had to finish
the hw for class due before that.
Tuesday - Working around the house, picking
things up. It's actually in great shape right now, cleaner and more orderly
than it's been for a while, but there's laundry, taking out the garbage (the
truck didn't come), changing the water in the turtle tank, going to the
library to pick up some interlibrary loan stuff.
I also bought an external drive, 3TB, to use with Time Machine on the Mac.
The lack of a regular backup has been bothering me for a while, and I really
want to reinstall Yosemite on the main system - some minor issues suggest
that Parallels didn't completely uninstall. So I need a bare metal
reinstall, at which point I can put Win7 back in a bootcamp partition.
In order to practice I reinstalled, from a bootable flash drive image, Lion
on the Mac Mini. Then partitioned it for bootcamp (25GB) and put Win7 64bit
on it, then some Adobe stuff that I don't want on my main machine. It seems
to work OK, so I'll go ahead with the MacBook Pro when I've some time.
Right now I need to finish the class final project...
Monday - Memorial Day. I can't think of anyone
in my immediate family that died in war.
But 'lesser' damage, yes. I had a great uncle in Maine that had shell shock,
as they called it then (the Spanish American War or WW1 I suppose). I never
met him, I think he was a cousin of my grandfather or something, but my
father mentioned how shocked he was as a boy in the 1930's when his uncle
suddenly lost control of his bowels in front of him.
Another, on the maternal side, who also passed before I met him, was married
to an aunt, I don't think he was quite as bad, by WW2 counseling was a bit
better than in WW1, but he apparently had issues.
Today we call it PTSD.
The weather is beautiful. Sadly Tim and his family had to head home, as did
Chuck. It seemed very quiet and empty after they left.
Sunday - Another nice day.
We did a few things, then went up to Tehachapi to walk around the old town,
and visit with a friend for a BBQ in the late afternoon. M is a lifetime
USAF officer, then a US gov't civil servant - at
47 years of service he seems more
than ready to hang it up! Eventually, within a couple of years, he
plans to move to Washington state, leaving California in the dust.