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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 DuckDuckGo.com, which is a search engine that doesn't track you, and which I also recommend.

Notes & links:

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.

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