So... yesterday was Black Friday, which we observed by staying home, eating leftovers, and going out for a nice st/roll.
The battery pack in Colleen's scooter seems to be dying. We bought it less than a year ago, but OTOH we got it from a local store, so there's really no telling what its history is.
Cygnus, the new netbook, continues to be a pleasure to use, though it also shows signs of instability, and the WiFi connection seemed to be distinctly weird. Rebooting the WAP may have fixed it. Or I could try turning off 802.11n, which I know we were having trouble with back at EWS.
I still need to string new ethernet cable to the living room; right now it's CAT-5, and with Cygnus running Gigabit, that just won't cut it.
I've noticed that I seem to have trouble telling when the person I'm conversing with is done talking. It may even have gotten worse recently; I'm going to have to work on that.
Still very worried about my friends up north. Very worried.
Some links. This is disturbing: Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window » ACLU blog.
1125 Fr * up 8:40, W=194.4; drugs, nose, teeth, dishes, laundry, exercise, light & moved the older resistance band, with rope hanger, to suitcase now that there's a cup-hook on the office-bathroom door. @ esr » Breaking into writing @ commodorified | This thing I do sometimes not-yes means no @ vixy | Black Friday: shop with heart! * 15min: track down physical specs for cygnus; stash in notes dim: 8.2x11.1x1.2 w: 3.3lbs screen: 1366x768 disk: 320GB RAM 8GB % restless. Need a walk. @ filk: Fisics phylk pages Physics Songs * cygnus: emacs fstab # add noatime to disks apt-get install texlive wodim curl gv lame apt-get install psutils tlutils dvidvi cups-bsd apt-get install sox libsox-fmt-all vorbis-toolslibsox-fmt-ffmpeg ffmpeg apt-get install audacity swh-plugins tap-plugins jack @ The Ruling Clawss, 1935 % I seem to have trouble telling when the person I'm conversing with is done talking. May even be getting worse at this. * st/roll: Rose Garden; came back through. No neuropathy: good. Battery in bad shape; barely made it home. @ The Inspiration of Anne McCaffrey | Tor.com Michael Whelan w\ covers : cygnus: enjoying the extra screen real estate. @ Cringely » Silence is golden * connection to nova over WiFi is flaky to the point of uselessness; may need to get that cable installed tomorrow. Weird. Probably need to reboot the WAP. * some singing. 2 by Stan Rogers and 1 by Dylan @ Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window » ACLU blog * reboot WAP