Pretty good week so far, actually. A lot of my mindspace early in the
week was taken up by a River post on telling your friends what they need to hear, which replaced a
previous post with, let's just say, more heat and much less light.
But I mostly kept up the momentum from the latter half of last week, and
got quite a lot done. In particular, I managed to get some
music-related work done every day, three walks and a drive with Colleen,
and a lot of small but important tasks at work. Breaking things down into
tiny steps really seems to work for me, and while there aren't all that
many items here tagged
with "15min", there probably should have been.
Sunday's drive was glorious. We reversed our usual route and drove up
I280 to 92, then south along the coast via Highway 1 to Santa
Cruz, and back by way of 17. This gave us a better view of the ocean than
usual, and we saw a gorgeous effect that I'd never seen before -- bits of
sunlight streaming through gaps in the clouds and making bright patches
far out on the ocean, made more visible by the contrast. Just... wow.
I made chicken soup with rice for dinner. From scratch, using the chicken
bones I'd saved from Saturday's broccoli chicken. Yum.
Monday I finally put two and two together and realized that the fact that
my (AT&T) cell phone signal at work had gone from unusable to 100% and
the fact that a group from Apple had moved in next door might possibly be
related. Ya think?
Tuesday morning I had a nice conversation with the YD -- every once in a
while she gets up early. Later that evening, I worked on the blackout
code for steve.savitzky.net, lookingglassfolk.com, tempered-glass.info,
tres-qique.com, and pocketpoems.net, using code from SopaBlackout.org. (I understand that
PIPA won't be brought to a cloture vote today as previously scheduled.
The net can kick ass sometimes.)
Wednesday I woke up remembering a dream mostly about plumbing. No idea
what that signifies. Thursday I finally got printing back online
for the netbooks and the YD's laptop. The latter also required booting
from the "startup repair" partition and waiting for an hour or so while it
cranked away, fixing what appeared to be a corrupt filesystem. Pretty
slick, actually. F12. It would be nice if the boot screen actually
mentioned that feature, though.
Note to self: make a restore disk first thing when configuring a new
I don't know whether batching up my daily updates like this is a good idea
or not, but I do seem to have a little more time on days when I forget. I
thought briefly of doing a "Wednesday Wrap-up", but I'd forgotten by the
time I got home. They say your memory is the second thing to go.
I've forgotten the first.
Quite a few links, on a wide range of topics. I'm going to signal-boost
moon_fox's Character Art Jam,
in part because I left a prompt
there (and a tip).
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