Archive for November, 2005

Relamping

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

A couple of weeks ago one of the tracklights in the kitchen became noticably yellow. Like traffic-light yellow. Considering I got the lights in 1998 or 1999, have used them in multiple addresses since and have never replaced a bulb, I figured the time was coming. Sunday night, that light burned-out completely. Having a spare […]

Starting the week

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Woo hoo! There’s a new washer and dryer in the basement. They’re still in the boxes, but I’m excited by the prospect of having multiple machines again. This competing with 20 other apartments for a single washer has been a real pain for, oh, nearly a year now. Monday and Wednesday mornings have worked-out best […]

I couldda been disappointed

Saturday, November 19th, 2005

Payday at the library was Thursday. I still had $70 or so in that account from two weeks ago when the direct-deposit hit, and by 4:00 that afternoon, I was overdrawn by 87¢. Before a debit card purchase cleared, I transferred $1 from my business account thereby avoiding an overdraft charge and racking up a […]

Birthday Calculator

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

From http://www.paulsadowski.com/birthday.asp You entered: 6/19/1957 Your date of conception was on or about 26 September 1956 which was a Wednesday. You were born on a Wednesday under the astrological sign Gemini. Your Life path number is 11. The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2436008.5. The golden number for 1957 is 1. The epact […]

Sunday assortment

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

So many things float through my head that it’s hard somethimes to remember what passed through.  Among the things (that I can remember) where I’ve said, I should write about that are: The Donna Reed Memorial Coffee PercolatorA while ago a client gave me a coffee percolator right from the 50s—a lovely old GE unit […]

What a day…

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

It started yesterday with a near-continuous thunderstorm.  All day long, rain, thunder, lightening.  And cold.  Dark is a given.  I spent the day with all the lights on. Today’s forecast was spot-on.  Snow and wind.  Lake effect started around 9:00 this morning and continued on-and-off all day.  Wet snow forecast for overnight too, but since […]

Quantum effects observed in classical objects in my backpack

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

I’ve had the same backpack for ten years. It’s a three-compartment laptop bag in basic black rip-stop nylon. I bought it at one of the outlet malls in Las Vegas back when I vacationed there three or four times a year. I use it every day carrying it everywhere I go. It’s become a part […]

Messing around

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

I’m testing a new browser called Flock.  It’s built on Firefox and offers lots of extra features for blogging.  My January Computer Link Magazine column will be about it, so I’m using it to get a feel for it.  BTW, the last column, about OpenOffice 2.0, got bumped from the November issue for space reasons.  […]