guh this is so totally stone knives and bearskins guh
Right. Okay. Powerbook is ready to go to repair. Fortunately, I can get the hard drive swapped out locally and
they'll even image the original over, if it keeps working that long. (Please, please, PLEASE keep working that long, little powerbook! Pleeeeeeeeease!) I pulled out all the passwords and stuff, cleared cache, deleted cookies, all that crap. Hopefully I got everything. (I set all the passwords except the admin password to BAHLEETED! I'm not posting what I set the admin password to, even though it's temporary. So there.)
Right now I'm using my old Windows box and Opera 7.0 to enter this journal, with putty connecting me to local servers to get at mail and mushes and stuff. So I can still do
everything, it's just through a crufty browser and not-as-good-as-what-I'm-used-to ssh client. All the hotkeys are wrong, cut-and-paste is XWindows style for NO FUCKING GOOD REASON but only in puTTy, I can't get at most of my ripped music (sadness!) and and and whine whine whine.
I miss my powerbook. Snif.
Today's episode of My Crazy Parrot Zoe:
I'm eating a lemon bar that annathepiper
made, so, of course, she wants some. So I put a little on a fork for her, and stick it inside her cage.
She tastes the lemon bar.
She looks confused.
She tastes the fork, experimentally.
She looks confused.
She tastes the lemon bar again. Confused.
She tastes the fork again. Confused.
She sits there staring at it, because she can't figure out which one is supposed to be the food
, until I give up and take it away. Little feathered freak. ^_^
Oh, and also:Sunday's miles:
0.6 (This here? This here is lame. Three days and a mile and a half: Lame.)Miles out of Hobbiton:
214.3Miles to Rivendell:
I'll probably have no more flower pictures for a while. It makes me very sad. I got the camera to be in... well... mostly
focused mode, so I'll try again and hope I get lucky. I almost got the film camera out earlier today, since there were some interesting clouds - I might do that tomorrow, anyway. But I won't be able to put those online, since development costs money. And the camera is working well enough again for eBay, I hope - and I might try some more digital flower pictures tomorrow and hope I get lucky.
Lots of thinking about grad school over the last couple of days. No conclusions yet. Hell, no advance, really. My options kind of seem to be 1. Be away from home 2/3 of the year or more. Suck. 2. Try the neuropathology route locally, which would let me approach the bigger problem from that side, which would be cool and let me avoid the whole MD thing (in which I have zero
interest); downside there is that I'm deeply !clued about that field at this point. (That's also the upside, of course; mmmm, new data.) 3. Take the EE approach again, don't study anything really much like what I want to do for N years (N approximating, what, five to seven?) while I get the doctoral cred, and generally spin my wheels for a while. That last one seems like a good way to drive myself batshit.
So so far, I'm basically at the same place I was. Hey, some of you know about BRAAAAAAAAAINS, maybe I should talk to you in particular!
In high mundanity news, the neighbourhood association finally sent out a newsletter. Yay. Now I have someone to try to talk into having a web page and mailing list or two. (I'm for it.) Maybe, you know, people could find
them if they had one of those up. It's not like they don't do things - they do - but if you're not already in the loop, it seems to be hard to get into
the loop, just because you have no idea where they are
The issues at hand: a neighbourhood potluck scheduled for later in the summer; the swim team schedule; tentative plans for a group yard sale; someone heading up a committee looking for ideas for neighbourhood improvements...
...if it were any more Pleasantville, I'd have to check for chroma loss.
On the plus side, at least it gives me time to do other things.
I guess that's it. Oh, and I've done a gotd dammit amount of driving lately. Sick of that now, thanks. (Two trips to Sea-Tac over the weekend for C3/CascadiaCon stuff, and picking up Anna at Borg when she's been working late. Tomorrow, I'll take the bus to drop off the computer, but Thursday, I have to take annathepiper
to her writer's convention, so: car again! I'm going to bundle a costco/grocery trip in with that. Have I mentioned that I hate driving? Gir.)