Travels and Images
WEEK 42 2004
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Picture of the Week
Saturday - mowed the lawns. Never
fertilize in October, it just means that the grass keeps growing long
after it should be nearly hibernating.
Went to watch some video's at a friend's house. First was 'The Butterfly Effect', which was a
rather odd movie. Then came 'Fahrenheit/911',
which is long and grotesquely slanted. From the care and work that went
inito the slant one I think that one can deduce that Moore himself
doesn't actually believe it, but I suppose are plenty of folk out there
that will. Oh well.
Geek Alert: The Twenty
Greatest Equations. (via Sheila
Friday 15 October
Friday - whoohoo! It works! The new
router/WAP that is, which I couldn't
set up before. Put it in series with the old router between it and
the Fujitsu DSL modem, so the old router was acting as a DHCP sever to the new router acting
which in turn was acting as a client
- and it, the new box, correctly detected that is was supposed to use
DHCP to communicate (stupid Fujitsu DSL modem/Netgear router
incompatibility) and allowed me into the new router's setup, which
allowed me to make settings (the
whole purpose of setup, damm you Netgear!), and save them, which
in turn disables that inital boot setup. (err...sort of a run-on
sentence there, sorry)
Then I unplugged the old router and plugged the new router directly to
the dsl modem and voila, back in business.
Fast business. Wow. I hadn't
realized just how bad that old box was.It must have been having trouble
even on the 'good days' here I'll keep it around, just in case I have
to do this again some day.
-- working away, trying to translate one program's output into a form
that another program can read. Mostly done, though there is a nagging
question about the pressure-at-infinity
for Senator! But why not President, so that we can all vote for
him? Oh sure, he says
he doesn't want to be elected, but you know how these politician's lie.
"If nominated, I will not run. If
elected, I will not serve. If mailed the paychecks nevertheless, I will
cash them with a heavy heart, really, the people of Minnesota deserve
so much better.
On the other hand, I would have
the power to truly screw with the Bounty towel people."
After all this endless talk on the war, WMD's, the deficit, rising
costs and energy crises it's good to finally hear about an issue one
can personally identify with, Bounty Towels, and understand without a
In other, sadder news, my friends cat, Roxanne passed away from a
tumor. Roxanne was a great cat, a big furry tub of affection on four
paws. She would walk over in front of you and fall over, which meant
"Rub my Tummy! Some cats are paranoid suspicious characters - not
Roxanne. She was a great person and it's hard to imagine her not
greeting me when I
visit. So I hope maybe somewhere there are fields of catnip waiting for
her, full of warm sunny spots to nap in, with the rustle of fat slow
mice in the background.
13 October 2004
Wednesday - eh. A nice sunny day, after
broken clouds yesterday. I had to turn the air on for the late
afternoon, not so much for myself as for the computers. Well, just the
one computer. The one with the Zalman fan runs (very quietly) in the
110's with case closed, while that with the stock Intel fan runs in the
130's even when the side is off and it's below 70 in the room. I need
another Zalman I think. Or two.
Had lunch with some friends at Crazy Otto's, a nice Philly cheese
steak. The kids had a dentists visit in the afternoon and we discussed
the various implements they (the dentisty folk) put in one's mouth. The
spit sucker is
everyone's favorite - but I warned the ten year old: sometimes they run it
in reverse! Ugh. Sometimes I gross myself out.
I tried watching the third presidential debate this evening, but it
just wasn't very interesting. I've already made up my mind and the
candidate's various repeats of lines from the first two debates and
stump speeches was pretty boring. Heh. Vodkapundit was drunk-blogging and
had pretty much the same experience.
Most seem to be calling it for Bush. But I doubt it matters much. I
suspect most of the 'undecideds' are just pretending so as to not to
annoy family/friends/employers voting the other way from them, and
don't feel like outright lying.
I still need to fix the router - net access is basically back to dial
up speed here tonight. Heck, sometimes the boxes can't see each other
on the same LAN. I may try logging on the new router in series with the
old router, so that it (hopefully) realizes that DHCP is the way to go.
Or try over at a friends DSL, with a different modem, maybe better luck
New season. Lois Lane has finally shown up. Oddly she is played by an
actress that looks about five years older than the actor playing Clark
Kent. The plot is rather dull and predictable apart from that. JAG's on now. Harm and the
colonel are sparring again. I don't watch it often, but there is some
fun dialog there sometimes. No Star Trek this evening for
some reason, perhaps no new season premiere yet?
Tuesday 12 October
Tuesday - not much to say, working away on
11 October 2004
Monday - on the road, back to Lancaster.
Not a bad drive. The cats are fat and sassy.
Sunday 10 October
Sunday - Decided to not drive or take
BART over to San Francisco, but rather to stay home and watch the
49er's play. And, surprisingly, they won!
They looked very flat for the first half, and well into the 3rd
quarter, and then finally came alive, coming from behind to beat the
Unfortunately, later in the day the Dodger's lost out to St. Louis,
and they are out of the race.
A lot of tv. Is it me or does Jared from Subway look like he may
have put on a couple of pounds lately?