March 9, 2009 11:09 AM 3/9/09

We had our first real thunderstorm yesterday. Spring is on its way...

I’ve volunteered to teach Plants 101 to my sister-in-law which shouldn’t be too hard as she’s pretty bright. She’s interested in growing her own tomatoes so I’ll start with that and walk her through the entire process including making the upside-down 2-litre planter as she has very little horizontal space in her condo.

Anyway to teach her this stuff I’m going to have to clean off the one workbench. Thankfully I need to do that anyway so I can set up the starter tray with the pet bed heater and the LED grow light.

DIdn’t eat right this weekend really. Ate far too much food and a good portion of it not good for me. I did try stir-frying some extra firm tofu but that didn’t turn out well. I’ve had some friends a number of years ago prove to me that tofu can be meat flavored/textured properly but at this point I don’t believe them and think they were lying to me at the time because what I cooked yesterday tastes nothing like meat

It’s supposed to be colder and rainy the rest of the week so no closing the valve on the rain barrel yet but soon...

We ordered the Wii Fit yesterday from Amazon. That should be here some time this week. Supposedly it kicks all sorts of ass - including the players. It’ll be interesting to see how it works out. I’m curious to try the yoga for some reason.

No sign of the other E-Bay items I’ve bought yet. I’m hoping the brain bucket and gloves will be in this week because I want them for when it gets warm enough to ride again. The rest of the stuff cane trickle in as it will.

No cuts needed in my posts now...no time to write long stuff...
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( Mar. 4th, 2009 11:11 am)
March 4, 2009 11:12 AM 3/4/09

So I’m considering adding the RPG/400 programming language to my skills because it’s an in-demand skill on a regular basis. Even though I’m trying to reduce spending I ordered three books today from E-Bay and Amazon to the tune of $30 total. But even with the books unless I can find an AS400 emulator or pick up a system somewhere cheap that’s going to be an issue. I turned down one years ago because of space so there’s that bit of suckage involved in this as well. :-(

Rancid goat junk beneath the cut... )
March 3, 2009 11:15 AM 3/3/09

So my back is still killing me thanks to one Mr. Stone, Kidney. I’ll get through it but along with other things happening recently I’m more than a little cranky.

No fries or pie today. I really need to stop eating them. )
February 25, 2009 11:14 AM 2/25/09

So I listened intently to President Obama last night and I liked what I heard with one exception - it’s an awful load of promises he’s heaped upon himself. I hope he can deliver both for the sake of this country and for his sake as well.

It actually rained lightly today while I was at work. There were raindrops on all the vehicles in the parking lot when I came out to go to lunch. We’re moving our way into spring just fine now.

Power brick asshattery under the cut... )
February 24, 2009 11:27 AM 2/24/09

So the fix-a-flat seems to be holding up okay in the rear truck tire. So at least that’s something anyway.

Need to do the dishes when I get home. (We let them pile up a bit while we didn’t feel well.) And laundry, and steam clean the carpet, and a whole host of other things as usual.

Going rounds with an accessory dealer from E-Bay that sold me the wrong brick for my G3 Powerbook/iBook, RMA’d it for me, then sent me the _exact_ same wrong model. I think they’re confused about which model they have because the item listing said G3 Powerbooks and this is clearly not right. That means it’s most likely the kind that goes to early G4 Powerbooks. Regardless it’s a pain and I’m really gonna balk at shipping it back because they haven’t shown me that they can get me the right object.

Still cold out but not nasty cold today. It was this morning but I’m hoping those days will be fewer as we get to the end of this month. It reached 44 the other day according to my weather station at home. I wish I’d been home during that because I could have gotten a lot done.

Typing outside today and I’m having the usual problem - sunlight. When it gets warmer I’ll be able to sit at one of the picnic tables but right now that’s obviously not possible. I keep forgetting to pick up a sun shade when we have money - which we don’t this week. It’s a “lean” week.

Going to watch the President speak to Congress tonight. Hopefully he’ll be able to get all of the critters to listen but I doubt the Republicans are going to do anything but pick it apart. We’ll have to wait and see.

People are judging him after only what? A month in office? He’s cleaning up 8+ years of shit people give him a break!

Gotta go back to work unfortunately...
February 6, 2009 11:11 AM 2/6/09

Yes, I’m still listening to the Agony & Irony album on repeat. ;-)

I do that with all new albums and it annoys a great many people around me that I do so. I often leave a single album on repeat the entire time I’m in the garage or when I’m writing at home.

*shrug* I’ll probably cycle out of this album and on to another one in a month or so.

Mahamana! Do do do do do! )
February 5, 2009 11:57 AM 2/5/09

So after getting annoyingly sung to by the restaurant staff I got balloons in my cube and a banner that my co-workers signed. That was okay.

Needless to say I’m glad that’s over with...

It was a nasty -1 degrees out this morning when I left the house. That was fun. Not.

Garage puttering and squirrel mania... )
nimitzbrood: (Default)
( Jan. 20th, 2009 11:05 am)
January 20, 2009 11:05 AM 1/20/09

I’m at the restaurant today but I really shouldn’t be because we can’t really afford for me to eat like this any more. Money is tight this week.

As usual we overspent a bit but that is correctable and we have enough to pay the bills still. I need to get my office stuff set up pronto so I can get a handle on the paperwork. I’ve been slacking. And anyway I’m not going to do all the money related stuff outside anyway for security reasons. It’s not any more or less secure in the garage than the average home I just feel funny about it.

I couldn’t get to sleep last night - the mind just kept racing. But then I also have been busy and forgot to take my vitamins the last week so I’m not surprised things aren’t working right. (And yes I’m well aware of the fact that the vitamin situation is similar to having to take “meds” every day. The irony is not lost on me.) )
January 15, 2009 10:56 AM 1/15/09

It was a balmy negative 14 degrees when I drove into work this morning and as of a couple hours ago my home weather station was registering minus 12.

And my friends in warmer climates think they have it bad because they dropped into the 60’s. Bah! It’s days like this when I wonder why I didn’t call in and use a vacation day.

In other news...once again I will highly suggest that the laws be changed to allow physical harm to people running full-time spam servers. And I’m not talking about the average zombied PC or firms that do legitimate mass-marketing to their customers. I’m talking about the annoying servers that are sending out billions of SPAM messages that take up my miniscule amount of bandwidth and require me to add whole subnets to my firewall rules to shut them down.

Their spammy spamm ways and a cut due to wordyness... )
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