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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

Date: 2011-11-26 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] willowisp.livejournal.com
Oddly enough, when I went to the official Congress sites to look up the bill, the first section the ACLU mentions in its petition (1031) doesn't appear in the bill, and the second section (1032) provides a specific clause exempting US citizens. On the other hand it doesn't mention the Udall amendment at all, so possibly clause 1031 (and the amendment) has/have been added very recently and it's not yet in the bill, or possibly the ACLU had the wrong bill and/or section number?

References:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c112:S.1253.RS:
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112s1253rs/pdf/BILLS-112s1253rs.pdf

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