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What Fresh Snow is This?

Posted by pjsauter on March 30, 2014
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The geese were really on the move yesterday, with squadron after squadron of Canadian geese flying overhead. Yesterday it was mostly snow geese (the kind that are all white except for black wing tips – as opposed to the snow geese that are “blue” with white heads), though there were plenty of “regular” ones flying about too. I took this to be a sure sign that spring has finally sprung.

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Humpin’ Sumps

Posted by pjsauter on March 29, 2014
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It wasn’t exactly a picture-perfect day yesterday, but we’ll take it. For one thing, it was warm. I don’t know how warm officially, but it got into the 50s and fifties are better than twenties (temperature-wise – not so much when it comes to age), and it didn’t rain as much as they said it would, though it started raining late again late in the day. So the sump pumps will be humping pretty good by the end of the weekend, I reckon. And, hey, looks like there may be another storm or two before we’re done with the snow. Stay tuned.

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Amazon Smile

Posted by pjsauter on March 27, 2014
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So, you maybe already know this and I assume it works for everybody but if you buy shit at Amazon (and, really, who doesn’t?), you should get there by going to smile.amazon.com. They’ll then offer to set you up with a charity (or you can pick your own – I went with the CNY SPCA, ‘cuz it’s a no-kill shelter) and some rather small portion of your purchase goes to the charity (hey, it’s better than nothing). So do that.

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Fuß Spaß

Posted by pjsauter on March 26, 2014
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Monday at work, I got a new PC. This is a good thing, ‘cuz the old one was from 2009, was running the soon to be EOL’d Windows XP, had a crappy Core Duo CPU, and a measly 2GB of RAM. So now I’ve stepped up to an eight core CPU with 8 GB of RAM. It’s also a bad thing because I have to get everything I use restored and working again (a chore made more difficult by trying to find 64-bit equivalents for everything). I’m still struggling to get things working even today.

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Down to 32

Posted by pjsauter on March 22, 2014
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Whether you wanted to or not, you’ve probably heard there’s a basketball tournament going on (unless you’re my wife, who I’m pretty sure has no idea). You might also have heard that during a game between Oklahoma State and Gonzaga last night, CBS announcer Andrew Catalon (an SU grad, I’m sorry to say) referred to OK St.’s strategy of fouling Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski (who’s a crappy free throw shooter) toward the end of the game as the “Hack-a-Polack” defense. Even better, Catalon’s broadcast partner for the game was Mike Gminiski. As a fan of alliteration, I’d have probably gone with “Poke-a-Polack.”

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It’s Been All Downhill Since 8:00

Posted by pjsauter on March 19, 2014
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I get e-mails every morning from YouTube. Not sure why – I don’t recall signing up for them – but maybe they send them to everybody. Anyhow, they make suggestions about what videos you might want to check out, and this morning one of the ones they suggested was Jonathan Winters and Dean Martin. From there I went to Jonathan Winters on Johnny Carson. Then Jonathan Winters and Robin Williams on Johnny Carson, then Robin Williams on Johnny Carson. I basically spent 35 minutes or so laughing. Then it was time to go to work.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Posted by pjsauter on March 17, 2014
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Normally I’d be bummed that it’s Monday, but I had the foresight to take today off (which is nice, ‘cuz it’s, like, 4° out there at the moment and it’s only supposed to get up to twenty, which is some twenty degrees below normal). I actually didn’t remember taking today off until last Thursday, when I was going through the calendar looking for days to take off in the coming year (I think I mentioned, I have to burn 19 vacation days and 4 comp days just to avoid losing anything), so that was a pleasant surprise.

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SPD Eve

Posted by pjsauter on March 16, 2014
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In a huge disappointment to tens (if not hundreds) of New Yorkers, Donald Trump announced (via Twitter, natch) that he will not run for Governor.

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Furthur

Posted by pjsauter on March 15, 2014
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I spent a lot of time earlier this morning writing some stuff but then I read it and realized it was really long and dumb, so I ditched it (not that what’s coming next isn’t dumb – just not quite as long). It did lead me to look up the difference between a nautical mile and a regular mile, though, and I’ve been meaning to do that for years now (something I really should have already known, but I guess that one slipped through the cracks). I still haven’t found which came first (though I suspect it was regular miles, or nautical miles would be called miles and the other kind would be called “land miles” or something.

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One Week ’til Spring

Posted by pjsauter on March 13, 2014
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Not sure how much snow we got yesterday (never mind over night), but what we did get was very wet and heavy. The ride home wasn’t all that bad, thanks mostly to the fact that the companies around here that give a shit about their employees allowed people to leave work early, so traffic wasn’t bad. The roads were pretty shitty, though, so the going was slow.

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