WEEK 22 2016
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Saturday - Not much going on. Warm again.
I did fiddle with Knoppix and Puppy Linux, trying to mount a failed XP drive
to get a friends data off. I did succeed with Puppy, though I had to
restart the graphical window manager to get text to appear.
For future reference, it was fairly straightforward to exit X windows and
Then I copied over all of Documents&Settings from the hard drive ( /sdb1
oddly enough) to a USB drive, deleted system files that Windows mixed in
with user files, and copied over a few other files that weren't under
D&S. All in all about 50GB of saved data, which fits easily onto a
flash drive these days. It's too bad I couldn't burn it on an optical media
disk of some kind, because one is a lot less likely to re-purpose those...
- to stop: CTRL+ATL+BACKSPACE
- to restart: startX icewm at
a terminal prompt.
Lunch was at a local Japanese place, the second time we've been there. It
was quite tasty with decent sized portions.
Dinner and movies at my friends. First up was "Creed", which we
watched for about an hour, then, bored, stopped. Then we watched "Minions"
which was a bit better, but still kind of a yawner.
I went home a bit after eleven pm, and discovered someone was having a huge
party near my house. It had spilled outside, and the street was filled with
dozens of youths, who had no intention of moving out of the way of a car to
let it pass. It probably took me five or ten minutes to thread my way a
block to my own house. It was so noisy I ended up sleeping on the couch in
the family room, quietest room in the house, until 3am.
Friday - Hot. In the 90's
at the house. I went and bought some new swamp cooler pads, and a new brass
sill cock fitting, since the old on leaks. Took everything apart,
oiled the bearings, tightened things up on the feed, and it worked very
well. Even with relatively high humidity the air coming into the house was
in the 60's.
I think I'll weld up some steel fittings for the window air conditioners
this year. I'm tired of messing about with wood, though I saved all the
pieces from last year.
I did a bit of work on the app, but my brain really wasn't functioning well,
so kind of a no progress day.
Warmer yet. Pushing the mid-80's officially, actually a bit higher at the
I put off the foot surgery until next week, I'll have to head down and
oversee the Contractor for the repair work, which is more extensive that I
Other than that, just working on the app. I had a mental breakthrough, a way
to make things easier, but it means re-writing a lot of code, which I don't
really want to do at this point.
Wednesday - Warmer.
I finally went to the clinic and made an appointment to get the infection on
my left foot excised. It's small right now, but I know from experience that
walking on it will cause it to inflame and get very painful. So, Friday they
Mildly amusing story: when they checked my blood pressure today it was fine.
But Tuesday, when I was in for a biopsy, it was through the roof... I would
state that consciously I didn't feel
terrified, but obviously my subconscious felt otherwise.
The District video inspection is proceeding on the work done, and they've
already found some issues. They'll probably have to come out and fix them
Tuesday - Cool and windy again, as predicted.
A quick doctors visit in the morning, then back to work on the app.
Monday - Cool and windy. It's supposed to be
like this all week.
Not much going on. Working on the app.
Sunday - Calm and warm in the morning, some
wind in the afternoon.
I some shopping in the morning and minor chores, laundry and dishes. Picked
up some Sevin at Home Depot. Quite a crowd there...
I have two spots left in the planter still. I need to get something for
them. I was going to get something at Home Depot but decided to see if I
need to replace the bug eaten peppers and tomato's first.
I got a call from my friends that one of them had been in a accident, early
Some lady ran a red light and hit her. Everybody was OK, but naturally
shaken up and a bit dazed.
That sucks, but thankfully they were in a Volvo and suffered no serious
injury. Now the trick is to get the insurance companies (everybody was
insured) to cough up the dough to make things right again.
The bank is supposed to send me a new credit card, with a chip. It still
hasn't arrived, though they apparently plan to deactivate the old one at the
end of the month. Annoying.