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I'm not sure where this week went. It doesn't feel as though I did very much. (And looking over the notes, that seems fairly accurate.) As usual.

I got a little more done than usual about the yard (which is a disaster) and the garage (likewise). However, since "usual" is nothing at all, that's not saying much. And since "usual" has been going on for over a year...

I'm not finding a lot to say about this week, so I think I'll stop here. There are some good links about privacy under the cut; probably the most generally useful is How to Set Up Your Devices for Privacy Protection from, which is a search engine that doesn't track you, and which I also recommend.

Notes & links:

  * up 6ish; S=4:09;
  : apparently there was a thunderstorm last night -- I slept through it.
  @ How to Set Up Your Devices for Privacy Protection (DuckDuckGo)
    Advice for iOS, Android, Mac, Windows 10 and 7, and Linux.
    How To Encrypt Your Home Folder After Ubuntu Installation [Linux]
    Locking down and securing SSH access to your server |
  @ How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation
    "  “errand paralysis.” I’d put something on my weekly to-do list, and it’d roll over,
       one week to the next, haunting me for months. "
  @ You should’ve asked | Emma mental load
    " And while women are more and more present in the workforce, they still remain the
      only ones in charge of the household. "
    % noticing that being the healthiest person in this household is nearly a full-time
      job.  Maybe there are _reasons_ stuff isn't getting done.  I seem to be taking more
      recovery time than I should; it's not clear whether I'd burn out again if I didn't.
  * went down to see what state the plastic greenhouse is in after having been blown over
    a couple of storms ago.  -> not all that good, but it looks like it might be possible
    to fix it by replacing the one or two tubes that broke.
  : the glow-in-the-dark non-slip tape I ordered arrived; unfortunately it seems to be for
    indoor use only.  I may be able to use roofing nails, but solar is probably better.
  * snarfed the last three curmudgeon posts into
    must quote numeric tags (e.g. 911) and titles that contain colons.  Ugh.
  * walk: just to Nautilus; it was cold and rainy.
  * Up 5:30ish; S=6:46; 
  * 11:40 C Dr. Rochier (let's hope C is right about the time -- I had 10:15)
  & Spent some time with L re-arranging shelf space to make room for D.
  % 1ish taking a back break.
  % 2:30 feeling strung out enough to abandon half a cup of coffee
  * applied at Skillshare.  Got rejected by Khan Academy.
  % sleepy, drifty.  Feeling somewhat wiped out.  Washed out?
  * curmudgeon post: mdlbear | Privacy Tips.  Copied to c-c.c with no problems, though the process
    could be made much more automatic.

  * up 6:30; ; cat cuddle
  @ Access the Internet, built just for you. — The Waterfox Project
  @ Privacy Possum is Privacy Badger on Steroids - gHacks Tech News
  @ 2018 in Review | Electronic Frontier Foundation
  * moved shoe bags from cats' room closet to the back bathroom closet
  ~ put the IOmega backup drive back under the mac.  In the process, knocked over the
    happy lamp amd broke the tube.  And of course now I can't find the power brick.
    Weird, because I wouldn't have had any reason to take it out of the LR.  There is, in
    fact, another drive with the same problem.  Growf.
  : went down and verified that we have a frame for the bed.  We do, _probably_; one of
    the folding ones should work; they clamp together into a king, I think.
  % 2:30 feeling wiped out
  * signed up at  Apparently I'd signed up in 2012; it remembered me
    but I didn't have a password on file.  Should have kept it up.
  : T' here; moved in the bed that m was using before there were boxes.  Double.  Leaving
    L's corner shelves in place.
  @ jesse_the_k | Markdown Simplifies Formatting Your DW Posts
  * ground beef Stroganoff for dinner
  * music:  Bells of Norwich (inst), Ripple (sung)

  * up 5:30; W=198.2, S=5:45; 
  : Apparently DDG is still interested!  Unexpected.  => Responded with contact times
  & 15min: puttering - chargers and cables.  Re-distributed and consolidated some of the
    plastic bins on the deskside shelves.  (more like an hour, actually)
  @ london trust media holdings - Privacy Manifesto (via Linux Journal)
    Private Internet Access | Anonymous VPN Service Provider ($3/mo*24mo)
    About Us – Customer Commons
    >Our Manifesto – Customer Commons
  * SL: Tube biscuits, milk, cat food, distilled H2O, fresh basil, fresh mozzerella,
    + bacon, x artichokes

  * Up 5:30; S=6:15;
  : C's kidney function is down again.  I tried using the flush kit, but it's apparently
    been blocked for days. -> apparently at least somewhat successful.
  : C went into a crying jag
  $ paid car loan -- not due until the 22nd
  @ 50 Questions to Get to Know Yourself Better - The Content Bug (ng_moonmoth)
  $ deposited the larger of the two college fund checks; the other must be done tomorrow
  & "long" (hour?  90min?) stint out in the garage and yard.  Got the greenhouse mostly
    taken apart; the side that had been getting sun has deteriorated - it's now an open
    mesh.  Toast.  Picked up some wet cardboard and put in trash.
  * moved the ladder to the West side of the garage from the front
  @ kamranahmedse/developer-roadmap: Roadmap to becoming a web developer in 2019
    (via email update from
    shows just how obsolete my skills are.  No wonder I'm having a hard time.
  @ Inside the Raspberry Pi: The story of the $35 computer that changed the world
    " In some ways, a lack of knowledge was a boon to us. We didn't know what was
      impossible, and so we did an impossible thing. "
  @ Future Client Introduction Email Template (That Works) - Folyo c-c.c
    The Simple Follow-up Email
  @ Tools I Love - The Content Bug
  @ Canva drag-and-drop graphics as a service
    Free; they make money on physical printed stuff. (via
  & spending maybe a bit too much time on stackexchange with the thinking that it might
    get me a better collection of job listings than flexjobs.  This indeed seems to be the
    case.  I should probably spend more time browsing jobs and less answering questions. 

  * Up 5:30; W=198.2, S=4:13;
    : C said she didn't sleep at all; fell asleep sitting several times
  : C's nephrologist called back; said to go to the ER to be examined.
  * 9:45ish C to ER
  : electrician showed up just as we were leaving.
  : going home; doesn't need to be admitted.  PICC line.  IV antibiotics at
  MAC clinic.

  * up 6:30; S=?; shower
  : looks like the filk oggs will easily fit on a 64G card; the mp3s will probably fit on
    a 32G, which would be _very_ good except that there may not be enough time to rip them
    all. => at 3:30 it had gotten to Dylan.  Maybe 1/3 of the way, so it'll work.
    => um... no.  nohup.out has a line for each _album_; there are 616 not skipped
    for d in `grep -vE '^ ' /vv/mm/audio/.toc`; do ls  /vv/mm/audio/$d; done | wc => 616
    irb(main):002:0> print 85.0/225 => 0.3777...
  * 4:30 MAC clinic (front desk) -- first time needs a dressing change
  * SL Peanut oil, ginger pres., Chutney, greek olives, coffee, ecos spray, +ground beef
  * lp has been giving all sorts of trouble.  stopping mid-job, not responding to network
    printing (but the web page works)...  The problem may actually be on Cygnus.

Date: 2019-01-14 09:53 pm (UTC)
jesse_the_k: Linda Hunt (Hetty from Criminal Minds) frowns at her laptop, labelled "Situation Critical: much more tea needed" (critical send more tea)
From: [personal profile] jesse_the_k
noticing that being the healthiest person in this household is nearly a full-time
job. Maybe there are _reasons_ stuff isn't getting done.


Yeah, the trick with Q&A boards is not answering all the Qs.

I hope this week feels a little better!

Date: 2019-01-20 05:08 am (UTC)
jcfiala: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcfiala
I think I break the 50 questions to get to know yourself better.

"If you could change just 1 thing about your life, what would you change?"

My wife wouldn't be dead. :)

Date: 2019-01-20 05:09 am (UTC)
jcfiala: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jcfiala
And of course I posted this in the wrong place. Fuckit!

Re: Glow in the dark non skid tape.

Date: 2019-02-12 06:44 pm (UTC)
markc1957: (Default)
From: [personal profile] markc1957
All the best with that. Best wishes to you and Colleen. Try and stay warm. You've gotten way too much of that Stuff No One Wants on the roads around you.

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