From the Smith’s at 8th and 9th: A four wheeled adventure will soon bring you happiness.
I’ve been so busy living my life that I haven’t been writing about it. There’s never enough time in the day … after work, I just want to relax, and after I’ve done that for a while, it’s very late and I just want to crawl into bed. Whenever I pick up a book, I… Continue reading still here
On my work desktop machine, I recently ditched Vista and installed Windows 7. I had heard from reliable sources (not the commercials on TV) that it was a worthwhile upgrade. I would classify the difference as night and day, especially in the speed department. One of the people whose opinion I respect recently stated that… Continue reading upgrade
Thanks to some generous donations and my tax return, I have obtained parts and put together a new server. This blog and a few other minor things are already running on the new machine, though as I write this, most of my other Internet services are still on the old server, saidar. The new server… Continue reading but the fourth one stayed up
Today as I was moving my blog to the new server, I discovered signs that the blog site had been tampered with by an outside party. I can’t be sure, but it looks like the tampering may have occurred on 2009-09-03. I think I’ve eliminated the problem.
I know that this is going to be no big deal for some of my readers. If you’re reading this, chances are that you have either flirted with or reveled in the Linux desktop. I have flirted with it, but never long enough to print anything. Today I told my server about the printer attached… Continue reading successful printing from Linux!
From Smith’s Chinese: Be prepared to receive something special in a large package. Could it be more vague? I suppose it could, so I better just be quiet.
I will see the new James Cameron movie at some point, hopefully in 3D … but I will be thinking about compassion, honesty, valor, justice, honor, sacrifice, spirituality, and humility when I do.
I am in need of a a new shelf for my refrigerator. The glass got broken out of the middle while it was being cleaned, making quite a spectacular sound which all of us except the nimble-fingered perpetrator heard from the other room. My specific fridge model is Maytag MSD2754GRW. The part number for the… Continue reading but the shelf is inside out … and it exploded
We are nearing the end of another year, and I won’t have to go into work for the rest of the decade. It seems only moments ago that everyone I know was sitting at work waiting for the new century and with it the flood of Y2K problems that never came. Was that really ten… Continue reading reflections, the day before christmas 2009
For various reasons, the birthday party plan I had for New Years eve is not going to work out. This is the way things usually work out for my birthday. I’m not the only one who doesn’t get a proper celebration, though. Kathy’s birthday usually comes while we are at a campground, because it is… Continue reading half a bufday to you
I would like to have a birthday party. On December 30th, I reach forty years outside the womb. Would I get any response to having a combo birthday/new years eve party on the 31st? I’m thinking of a pot luck sort of arrangement. I don’t necessarily want to tell people what to bring, but I… Continue reading the big four oh
From Smiths at 8th and 9th: The respect of influential people will soon be yours
Earlier this evening I was having trouble with USB. All USB devices stopped working, so I could only access the computer via remote desktop. This has happened before, but the usual fix (shut down the computer, unplug it, wait 30 seconds for all power to drain) didn’t work. So then I got back in via… Continue reading USB fun
Winter is not my favorite time of year. I really dislike the cold. I know that a lot of the reason that I dislike it is because I do not prepare well and am usually not dressed appropriately. On the other side of the coin, I also do not like the heat of high summer.… Continue reading temperature variance
Must the toothbrushes with the small heads all have soft bristles? Why is it that the drugstore thinks that only tiny kids with soft teeth could ever use a brush with a very small head? Anyone know where I could find such a compact head brush with medium bristles? Walgreens was no help.
Today’s post title is utah’s new marketing slogan. I am sitting in the airport waiting for my flight, and there is a commercial on TV about utah and our wonderful snow, showing a skier interspersed with other images. I thought “life elevated, and it’s all downhill from there.” In other news, they just asked “Dibley,… Continue reading life elevated
From Smiths @ 9th and 9th: Don’t be overly suspicious where it’s not warranted.
From the usual, Smiths @ 9th and 9th: A good position and a comfortable salary will be yours. Maybe I’ll go to the CFO’s office and tell him that Master Fung has an urgent memo for him regarding me. Because Master Fung is sensitive to both the economy and the environment, he wrote it on… Continue reading exciting fortune cookie
At work, we are replacing our 5.6 meter two-way satellite dish with one that is 7.6 meters in diameter. This dish offers twice the surface area of the old one. So you can get an idea of the scale involved, the yellow ladder inside the cage is 8 feet tall.