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 DuckDuckGo.com, which is a search engine that doesn't track you, and which I also recommend.
0106Su * 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 | SysadminSpot.com @ 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 computer-curmudgeon.com must quote numeric tags (e.g. 911) and titles that contain colons. Ugh. * walk: just to Nautilus; it was cold and rainy. 0110Mo * 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. 0108Tu * 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 stackoverflow.com. 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) 0109We * 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 0110Th * 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 mozilla.org) shows just how obsolete my skills are. No wonder I'm having a hard time. @ Inside the Raspberry Pi: The story of the $35 computer that changed the world " In some ways, a lack of knowledge was a boon to us. We didn't know what was impossible, and so we did an impossible thing. " @ Future Client Introduction Email Template (That Works) - Folyo c-c.c The Simple Follow-up Email @ Tools I Love - The Content Bug @ Canva drag-and-drop graphics as a service Free; they make money on physical printed stuff. (via thecontentbug.com) & spending maybe a bit too much time on stackexchange with the thinking that it might get me a better collection of job listings than flexjobs. This indeed seems to be the case. I should probably spend more time browsing jobs and less answering questions. 0111Fr * Up 5:30; W=198.2, S=4:13; : C said she didn't sleep at all; fell asleep sitting several times : C's nephrologist called back; said to go to the ER to be examined. * 9:45ish C to ER : electrician showed up just as we were leaving. : going home; doesn't need to be admitted. PICC line. IV antibiotics at MAC clinic. 12Sa * up 6:30; S=?; shower : looks like the filk oggs will easily fit on a 64G card; the mp3s will probably fit on a 32G, which would be _very_ good except that there may not be enough time to rip them all. => at 3:30 it had gotten to Dylan. Maybe 1/3 of the way, so it'll work. => um... no. nohup.out has a line for each _album_; there are 616 not skipped for d in `grep -vE '^ ' /vv/mm/audio/.toc`; do ls /vv/mm/audio/$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.