is the cement of our civilization, with which we
ascend from chaos,
using reason as our guide." -
T'Plana-Hath, Matron of Vulcan Philosophy.
of the Month: Dashboard
Confessional - Stolen
March 31, 2007 -
a busy day, and what a busy month! Today was a cleaning
March 27, 2007 -
a mystery on Saturn... There's a gianormus hexagon
at the north pole.
today was ok, I didn't get as much done as I would
have liked, and the magazine came back with more
corrections. I've not been sleeping well- and a
number of other people have reported they've not
been able to sleep too... we pondered it was the
change in the weather. A nap I took the other day
was probably my greatest error.
March 25, 2007 -
I went to Mary Lou's and did some scraping on her
garage with Teresa.
all see a little differently- I'm a wee bit color
blind and have trouble discerning brown from green
when their hues get closer, and tiny color palettes
always bug me... this is a very common thing among
men... Nearly everyone has trichromatic vision,
a red, green and blue cone in their eye that allows
them to see millions of colors, but in some women
a new color vision has been discovered Tetrachromatic
Vision. They are born with a fourth cone, and
depending on it's type, they are able to discern
millions more colors than the rest of us. Another
study showed that mice (which have dichromatic vision)
could be genetically
altered to have full color vision. I know people
get antsy when one speaks of genetically altering
human beings... but I wonder if this will ever be
done to improve our vision to tetrachromatic or
beyond into the infrared or ultra violet spectrum
as some speices can.
March 24, 2007 -
I got my tax checks back. State I got last week
and the Federal one came today. I didn't get too
much back this time, but it's always better than
having to pay in!
found this YouTube clip and thought it was funny,
it's a take on the Mac commercials only it introduces
a Linux persona.
March 23, 2007 -
Day, Yay! I was plexed by something on TV... The
Insurance company All State had a commercial on
and it put up an asterisk, and then later displayed
"Not available in all states." ...I just
found it... odd.
March 18, 2007 -
must be the most annoying website on the planet!
I'm working on an old computer for Mickey.... I've
had it for a good number of months and have not
gotten it to do anything until tonight. My remaining
problems are a few drivers that it could not find,
so I went to the internet to find them after pulling
the cards and Googling the numbers on them. Well,
I found the network driver on the Linksys site,
but for the modem I had to use DriverGuide.com-
it was very
easy to find the right driver, but then you must
register to download it, and to register you must
tell them everything about yourself, and decline
thirty pages worth of offers from software to home
improvements. Mickey's computer seems very happy
though. I still have Alex's to fix, one I purchased
parts for and never got to work at all, this one
that is just flippy and cannot be fixed (motherboard
issues), and then Steve has a problem with hers......
....and the modem on Angie's to figure out. I shall
accept this single victory however as it is my only
one. I also got Todd's to work, and Sue's ole Mac
at work is purring like a kitten!
had my camera at work the other day so I took a
picture of my cube:
I installed Japanese keyboard input on my computer
again- It's been years since I used it and that
was on my old computer that's now at work (and that
doesn't even have Windows on it any longer). Since
I've been e-mailing some to Miyako I pondered it
would be nice to have, and I'd like to learn more
too. I downloaded Kimigayo, the national anthem
of Japan- it's the shortest anthem of any country
at only three lines, or 32 syllables. I ponder I'll
practice saying and writing it.
March 17, 2007 -
was a busy week. I started to participate in Walk
Kansas; fixed Todd's computer, it was your basic
case if WinME crapping on itself and not being able
to run; worked on the new magazine some; and I made
various other computer house calls.
President of Gambia claims to be curing
AIDS patients in his country- The infected are
stopping to take anti-viral drugs supplied by the
UN, and are instead consuming an herbal remedy served
out of an old Aunt Jemima syrup bottle. Patients
report to being healed by the miraculous powers
of the President via the potion that came to him
in a dream.
Mars the coming summer is breathing new life into
the rovers which hibernated over the winter, and
the Mars Express orbiter has determined that if
the polar ice there melted it would be able to cover
the surface in thirty feet of water.
March 10, 2007 -
was my pickup day... I did laundry; inspected the
water garden... one fish died over the winter and
another is swimming funny, but mayhaps it will get
better; exercised some; watched the remainder of
TNG; and I got a hair cut.
March 8, 2007 -
mostly this last week I've worked on the new magazine,
there haven't been many technical problems this
week, so it's allowed me to get a lot done. Tonight
Mickey, Bob and I went to eat at Paisano's... yummy.
month Dell created a forum for customers to write
in and tell them what they wanted... and what they
wanted by an overwhelming margin was Linux instead
of Windows. Dell is very hesitant to offer this
because they are very much under the thumb of Microsoft...
Now HP appears to be considering offering Linux.
stocks have been bad this year... so far I'm nearly
back to where I started in the market.
March 3, 2007 -
Bob & I went to go see Eunjoo- it was a nice
outting, we ate Chinese; and I showed her how to
resize her baby photos so she can e-mail them to
friends. Troy was very active... toddlers don't
seem to have a middle state between hyper and sleeping.