solarbird: (zoe)
All the support meds are helping, George is eating like a champ and basically being pretty normal - moreso than he has been in a few days, at least. It's all palliative, but really, at this point, so what? He's a happy kitty and hopefully can be kept that way as long as he has left.

Thanks for the comments last note.

goddammit

Apr. 21st, 2017 12:10 am
solarbird: (dara)
Housemate Paul's cat, George, about whom I have written occasionally, and who we knew wouldn't have a full lifespan because of kidney issues, appears to have very quickly developed pretty advanced blood cancer.

There's another round of testing to confirm, but it's pretty clear and his meds are all about palliative care now. At least, with the painkillers, he's eating tonight.

And he's had a good kitty life, if shorter than average (he's not quite ten years old), and it's longer than I thought given his kidney issues and much longer than it would've been if he hadn't been brought in with his litter from a semi-feral barn cat mom, but still - goddammit.
solarbird: (Default)

George is unimpressed with the new kids on the webcam.
solarbird: (Default)
Anybody know a good pest control person in Seattle/North King County? Some sort of creature seems to be trying to take up residence in my house's exhaust vent. I haven't seen it yet, but it sounds rodentia-like. Fred and George are really interested in this, too.
solarbird: (banzai institute)

George does not like space rock. I put on Cybotron, and:


No.

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solarbird: (molly-content)

I know I’ve posted too many pictures of George lately, but apparently, he really missed having us around as couch-warmers.

So there’s some content to this post: the problem with the MIDI interface is the US-800 itself, apparently. No, it works, and it works fine with iOS and OS X, but Linux is all snippy and picky about things and stuff and won’t deal with it. Fortunately, my old M-Audio Fast Track Pro’s MIDI interface is common enough to be tested against, and now I have my chimes. Excellent.

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Oh gods he’s dreaming and making little mrrp noises and just rolled over, now I’m really trapped. Send a crane.

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solarbird: (molly-asleep)

George has fallen asleep on my shoulder. He is snoring. It’s adorable. I can’t move my arm. Send help.

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solarbird: (molly-tired)

The August edition of The Geekmusic Podcast is delayed (as you may’ve noticed), partly because the interview fell through, but mostly because I’ve been too distracted with awesome things like surprise new music and horrible things like the ongoing 2013 Cat Pee Festival.


all this, yes, all this, will soon be my urine-soaked empire

Honestly, I don’t know what we’re going to do at this point. I can’t have this going into heating season and carpet is not cheap. Neither is furniture. Me, I suspect he just doesn’t want to be an indoor cat anymore, but there are coyote out there. So that’s fun.

Anyway, that’s happening. I’ll do a mini-podcast this weekend so something is out there for August. I’ll play Kaiju Meat and talk about the soundtrack project, and pay one of the bits of it that’s substantially in-progress. Kind of a mid-project preview. That’ll be nice, won’t it?

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solarbird: (molly-tired)

Sorry I’ve gone silent – I’ve literally been spending most of my time the last four days cleaning cat pee. I wish I was exaggerating, but, well, I’m not. Fred is having issues of some sort and, well, yeah. I have things I want to post but literally no time to write them – it’s 12:45AM, I have a morning appointment (and then an afternoon appointment), and I just got done treating a new section of carpet and starting another load of pee laundry.

Hopefully things will be back to something at least vaguely like normal soon.

Separately, I’m four episodes in on Night Vale. It’s very odd and rather good; it’s kind of like if AM Coast to Coast was really a local station and actually, you know, real. Funny and a bit creepy. Enjoy.

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solarbird: (molly-content)

Mornings are for business and projects, which tends to mean more sitting than afternoons. Fred likes this because it means he can help. With the lying down part, anyway. The lying down part of sitting.


Do you have those traffic reports yet?

Also it’s nice that with the redesign I can post pictures at 640px width without the columns being screwed up anymore. ^_^

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I'm fairly certain I already had a Fred
solarbird: (molly-spacerabbit)

Happy New Year!


In addition to being a binary day (11/1/1) if you do day-month-year it's 1/1/23 in the Heisei era, which makes today Fibonacci Day! It's also Year of the Hare, so clearly this is a year to be dominated by math rabbits, who, as we all know, can out do anyone at multiplying, ar ar ar ar ar ar ar XD
solarbird: (molly-content)
...I stopped at a benefit sale for the Rose House, where amongst other things they had a TI 1200 calculator from 1975 still in box and in pristine condition; a bit of a Bargain Hunt find, that was, but I told them to eBay it instead of selling it to me for $1. They were eBay aware, they just had no idea it might be worth something.

I also bought a used labelmaker (another $1 special), which makes me happy, because I love these stupid things:



I don't really have anything to label right now because I want to get some of the plastic labelling tape instead of the plain white paper it came with, so I labelled my cat.


Fred
solarbird: (gun good job)
So this happened to our HP 1200 (clickie) yesterday morning. I tried talking to HP about repair services, and this is what happened:
[livejournal.com profile] solarbird trolls around for a long time on HP's website trying to find ANYTHING about repair services and finally finds a phone number. No other contact methods allowed. 866 234 1377 <calls>
[livejournal.com profile] solarbird oh for the love of FUCK HP DO NOT GIVE ME A PHONE NUMBER ON YOUR WEBSITE THAT IS WRONG. And don't have that phone number point me BACK to the goddamn WEBSITE.
[livejournal.com profile] solarbird also gets a number 800 474 6836
[livejournal.com profile] solarbird sends openly ** the new number does not give me an option for repair **
[livejournal.com profile] solarbird lies to it and tells it that she's checking on a previous repair order status.
[livejournal.com profile] solarbird sends openly ** ...and I get a new number. 800 334 5144 **
[livejournal.com profile] solarbird sends openly ** matthew reports: no support, no repair options. new unit discounted price in trade-in available, list available by phone only, B&W network-ready 30ppm 1200x1200dpi laserjet p2035n $269.99+taxes incl. shipping and return box for damaged printer fuck you HP. **
So we appear to need a new laser printer. MUST haves: 1. 1200 dpi. 2. Postscript. (let me make it clear: MUST. TALK. POSTSCRIPT. The HP p2035n doesn't.) 3. Ability to handle 176 gsm/65 lb. cover stock. 4. USB connectivity so it can talk to our print server. It does NOT need (but we wouldn't hate on): onboard networking, autoduplexing, colour. I am hearing that HP has let hardware quality become Job 1.1, or maybe Job 3.0 or 5.7, so I'm open to other suggestions.

I also don't want to blow the budget on a high-end office printer. Anybody got anything?
solarbird: (Default)
Oh look, it's a gig bag! (That's Kohaku in it.)


Gig Bag


I got Trading Musician to throw in a hard case, padded gig bag, and strap with Kohaku to make their price more reasonable vs. mail order, and while the hard case is okay and I like the strap, the gig bag was really for an electric guitar of some sort, and too long. It also had a torn seam in the body and one of the front pouches had ripped open. But I looked at it and thought, "okay, I can fix this, and it'll save $30 or so when I'm done." I wasn't really planning on shortening it to properly fit the bouzouki, because I thought that might be a bit too difficult, but decided on Monday that I'd just go for it. It worked! And wasn't as difficult as I thought. The yellowy-white things are 18cm of foam that no longer fit in the now slightly-more-than-18cm shorter case.

The most sewing since the Kitty Pryde costume )

kittyshelf

Apr. 7th, 2009 11:24 am
solarbird: (Default)
I was collecting a bunch of images for the Norwescon daily 'zine and this was also still on my camera:


Kittyshelf
solarbird: (Default)

George Thinks He is Not Worthy
solarbird: (molly-happy)

omg, I can't believe you fell for that!
solarbird: (Default)

Fred Found Friends

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