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I guess not a bad week. Not a good one, I don't think. Just a week. But we have our internet connection back, I spent some time down at the south end of the household, and I have the YD's wedding present (one of my famous cutting boards) mostly made. Not as good a finish as I like, because I couldn't find most of my planes (they turned up today, so I may be able to do some fixing) and had to make do with the sander. The beauty of the wood may make up for the slight irregularity of the surface.

One bit of good news: I heard from the vet about the histology report on the cysts removed from Desti last week -- they were benign, and were completely excised. So she's going to be okay. She's getting her sutures removed tomorrow.

Elsenet, Tumblr gave me a great excuse for a meta post. There's nothing wrong with event-driven scheduling, is there?

Not much programming -- just filling in some gaps in word-count -- and no writing beyond what's here in the blog. I think I'm supposed to feel accomplished because of what I did get done, but I know that I'm losing ground.

Notes & links:

1202Su
  * up 4am; S=6:14;
  * small amount of mail sorting.
  % it's really weird working without a net connection.
  * 9am C MAC - leave by 8:20  * get C up ~7:30
  % seem to have tweaked a back muscle.  Feels like a little left of the left QL, but it
    might be that anyway. -> meloxicam -> helped but not completely; still feels dicey
  * make sure L is up by 11 for an appointment in Oak Harbor.
  * take DSL router and power brick to WhidbeyTel bayshore office - call button next to
    door nearest the flagpole.    -> no improvement -- still doesn't work.
    one DSL light on, the other mostly off but flashing occasionally.  Internet light red
    -> longish call with tech support; they're rolling a truck tomorrow afternoon
  % 8:30ff very sleepy.  Want a hot bath; will probably fall asleep in the tub
    -> given the lack of back support when I'm stretched out, it didn't help much.

1203Mo
  * up 5:35; W=199.2, S=6:57; naproxen, heat
  $ V 55+750=805
  * "finish" word-count - options -y -m -d(-C) -j -r -h added.
  * 8:30 C MAC - leave by 7:50 (V)
  : 11ish - we do appear to have (half-speed) internet back this morning -- I simply
    didn't have the internal router plugged in after debugging.  I'm pretty sure we
    _didn't_ have it yesterday.
  * push most recent changes.
  * 1-4 WhidbeyTel tech onsite: Brian
    -> there was a short.  Probably under the house; may be a staple or a chewed-up cable,
       so it may come back and if so would mean having to get the under-the-house cabling
       re-done. 
  * order Cavilon barrier cream by 3M -- on Amazon
  * cancel dentist appointment, since C has cancelled her half
  @ In a Bad Move, Tumblr Bans All Adult Content | The Mary Sue
    Tumblr will ban all adult content starting December 17th - The Verge 
  @ Quora says hackers stole up to 100 million users’ data - The Verge
    -> reset password 

1204Tu
  * up 5:30ish; S=7:25; naproxen
  @ Blockchain study finds 0.00% success rate and vendors don't call back when asked for
    evidence • The Register
  @ Webdev on Windows with WSL and VS Code - daverupert.com 
  ~ wake C ~7:30
  : good thing I went out a little early to bring the car up -- frost all over the place.
    Actually more like ice -- frozen drizzle or dew
  * 9am C MAC - leave by 8:20  ~ get C up ~7:30
  * 11:40 C Dr. Rochier
  * Put down some shingles on the front porch.  Need nails.
  % very out of breath; I am apparently in terrible shape.  Grumph.
  *  make ferry reservation for 1213.  Lunch at 11.  Ferry is 45min.  10:15 ferry.
     back on the 2:00; might be a little tight -- ask.
  & pay $82.50 utility bill for Chaos et.al.  Hopefully this will not be a regular thing
  * looked into Medicare Part D plans.  The fact that RiteAid isn't a preferred provider
    for Express Scripts doesn't make a bit of difference for Humira.  Nor does switching
    plans.  It's about the same ~$5K total due to the way the limits work; the only real
    difference is the deductable.
    -> Saver plan is probably best for C because of the lower premiums, though I'd want to
       add her other drugs to check co-pays.

1205We
  * Up 6ish; S=7:25;
  : propane hooked up for water heater.
  * down to Seattle.  -> got moving around 9:20, for the 10am ferry
  * make appointment for Desti to get stiches out -- 1210Mo (14 days) -> 3:20
  * Rockler:  E's cutting board, plus a pair of LED shop lights.  They have 4' LED
    replacement tubes for $10 -- have to see if I have any stray fixtures.
    The cutting board is zebrawood.  It will take some work.
  * Stayed at Rest Stop until after the Chanukah candle-lighting.  Called Colleen to loop
    her in -- they used purple candles in her honor.
  % back still painful -> tizanidine
  
1206Th
  * up 5ish; W=198.2, S=3:29; the tizanidine seems to have helped the back
  x 2pm dentist; me and C
  & piece of pocket lint blocking the phone's charging port.  Used a pin on it.
  @ The npm Blog — Details about the event-stream incident
    Check your repos... Crypto-coin-stealing code sneaks into fairly popular NPM lib (2m
    downloads per week) • The Register
  @ Fan Is A Tool-Using Animal—dConstruct Conference Talk
    (jesse_the_k | Remember when Fandom Spec'ed Pinboard?)
     The Morning After - ambyr - Anthropomorfic - Fandom [Archive of Our Own]
    Fan is a Tool-Using Animal — dConstruct Audio Archive
  % 10ish restless.  Possibly a sign that I should be doing something else.
  % just realized how weird it is to be the tallest person in the house.
  * compared ExpressScript plans for C.  She's on the "value" plan; it's about $250/y more
    than the "saver"; probably not worth the trouble of updating.  (Choice plan is $550
    more, so definitely not.)  Can't compare mine because the site is broken ATM.  Got a
    (too) little mail-sorting done in the process of determining which plan we're using.
  ~ can't pay auto loan because BECU site is broken.  But only on Firefox.  But payment
    isn't due until 12/22, so the heck with it for now.
  $ 1800 YD Tuition, books.  Puts me dangerously close to the edge (which really means I
    have to actually request the money from her college fund)
  * event-stream vulnerability explained - Zach Schneider
  @ My Writing Setup | copytist.com long-form writing with emacs and org-mode

1207Fr
  * Up 5am; S=3:29+;
  : YD called - her (official) wedding is 7pm today
  @ Experience Opportunity and Innovations in Technology: Shared Perspectives - Ricky
    Buchanan - YouTube (via jeshyr | A Video!)
  * cancel 1211 appointment with Dr. Miller (got number from reminder text)
  ~ deadline for open enrollment
  ~ looked in the garage for L's tall grey heater, and anything resembling a square.
    -> no luck.  Grumph.  There will be more light tomorrow.
  : Neither Apt nor North is giving an actual internet connection when I try to connect
    with my phone.
  & after N reminded me of the DDG project I took a second look and found the email; sent
    11/28.  It was supposed to have been done within a week of that, so I'm probably
    fsked.  Worked on it anyway.

1208Sa
  * up 4:30; W=200, S=6:04;
  * sent (late) project doc to DDG
    % that was so fsking stupid of me  (The fact that it arrived on a day that included
      both a visit to C in Providence, and a trip to Rest Stop, may explain it.)
  @ solarbird | Useful resource post -- signal boost for yesterday's mdlbear | Welcome, tumblr refugees 
  @ The Republic and Constitution of Užupis (Best. Country. Ever.) - Wandertooth (firecat)
  @ Tumblr’s Porn Bloggers Eye Pillowfort and Dreamwidth | WIRED (firecat)
  ! huge relief.  Vet called: both of the masses removed from Desti were benign, and were
    excised completely.  Our cat's okay now.
  : propane delivery.  I heard a sound I couldn't identify; turned out to be their truck.
  % some of what I've been calling decision paralysis and procrastination is almost
    certainly a combination of perfectionism and fear of making mistakes.
  @ SmartLife Devices WiFi & SmartThings Configuration – SmartLife Blog
  * worked on YD's cutting board.  With just a block plane and 150-grit sandpaper it's not
    as smooth as I would have liked, but it'll do.  I hadn't realized it, but zebrawood is
    actually fairly soft in the light parts.
  % 2pm generic lower back pain -> meloxicam; heat
  @ Cryptopia In Crisis: Joe Lubin’s Ethereum Experiment Is A Mess. How Long Will He Prop
    It Up?
  * up to Oak Harbor with L; groceries, flax oil.  CPAP people don't work weekends.
  @ posted Songs for Saturday: Ship of Stone
  @ Apps for mental health
  * used the last of the gin (1208) - last purchase was 1.75l on 1005

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