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Chilly Start to the Weekend

Posted by pjsauter on May 31, 2014
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Yesterday was a big day here. My Internet has been kinda crappy lately, so I finally gave the good folks at Time Warner a call, and darned if they weren’t able to get somebody out here right away. A couple of very nice fellas, who ran some new cable from where it enters the house to where it connects to the cable modem (upon further review, I hadn’t noticed, but it appeared that some varmint of other had partially chewed through one piece of cable), and then swapped out my old DOCSIS 2.0 made in China modem with a newer (if not actually new) DOCSIS 3.0 made in Vietnam modem. It also has much prettier lights (green and blue and very bright – they look quite Christmassy).

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Another Week Over and Deeper in Debt

Posted by pjsauter on May 30, 2014
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Looks like we’ve just about made it through another week. Kind of an easy one, what with it being a short one (and following what seemed like an endless week of training). Plus I had the foresight to take Monday off, so it’s another long weekend. I actually went for a brief swim on Tuesday, which was a hot muggy day here. The water was a rather brisk 67° so I didn’t stay in long. I also turned on the pool heater, and by the next day the water was a cozy 83°. but of course it’s been kind of cool and cloudy since then, so I haven’t gotten into the water. Maybe this weekend.

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Memorable Day

Posted by pjsauter on May 26, 2014
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Thank Goodness That’s Over

Posted by pjsauter on May 23, 2014
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As feared the past four days have been a more or less mind-numbingly boring ordeal. And I didn’t come away from it with much of anything useful, job-wise (unless you count the “Certificate of Completion” which is like the little league trophy that all the kids get just for participating). It wasn’t the fault of the instructor, who seemed like an OK guy (a bit of a geek, as you might suspect, who looked suspiciously like the illegitimate spawn of Weird Al Yankovic and Dee Snider), but more the course content. Oh well, I did get some scuttlebutt on a job opening I may or may not pursue, so there was that.

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Araneae Somnis

Posted by pjsauter on May 19, 2014
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I had a rather odd dream last night. It involved a spider that I think came from a previous dream. Either that, or the spider in the dream was a spider from my past (in the dream). At any rate, at some point I found and raised a young spider. By “raised” I guess I mean I didn’t kill it, and instead put it someplace where it would be safe (which was in some sort of a big crocheted hat type thing). I may even have fed it, but I’m not quite sure as, in the dream, I had forgotten all about it until one day I was sitting on a couch or something with somebody else (and the big crocheted thing) when I noticed several very large hairy moving legs inside.

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Tuesday the 13th

Posted by pjsauter on May 13, 2014
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These are my favorite types of weeks. I worked from home last Friday, took Monday off, and am working from home today. This means I’m away from the office for six days, until tomorrow. And while tomorrow sucks in that it’s my late day, I at least don’t have to scurry about trying to get my shit together early in the morning, either. Not that I sleep in or anything, but it always seems like time gets compressed right before I need to leave (not that I have to punch a clock, but I have preferred time windows for hitting the road to avoid traffic, dump trucks, and those dreaded school buses – thank goodness there’s only another month or so of them left, though I’d prefer it if they kept going to school while I took the summer off).

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Happy Mothra’s Day

Posted by pjsauter on May 11, 2014
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I don’t necessarily recommend becoming an orphan, but since I don’t have a mother anymore and there in no mother of my children out there (that I know of, anyway), it at least gets me out of the whole Mother’s Day thing. But to those of you who are mothers, Happy Mother’s Day. Hopefully your day will be as nice as the one they’re predicting for us today.

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Hey Jude

Posted by pjsauter on May 9, 2014
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If you’ve never seen the Fox teevee show ‘Almost Human,’ you’re not alone. While the show’s ratings weren’t terrible, they weren’t overwhelming, either. Still the show did well enough to warrant getting renewed. Sadly, Fox has a history of prematurely killing good Sci-Fi shows (most famously, Firefly), and they’ve killed this one after one measly season. And there are a lot of unresolved plot lines, too, goddamn it. For those who don’t know, the show was about a cop (played by Karl Urban, the “new” Dr. McCoy in the Star Trek movies) with an android for a partner. The android is a older model that was decommissioned because their AI was just a little bit too human-like (so some of them were a tad unstable). Almost human, if you like.

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Fifth-O-May

Posted by pjsauter on May 5, 2014
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Today we experience an event so rare it occurs only once per annum. This year, Cinco de Mayo happens on May 5th. Why this isn’t a Monday holiday is beyond me, and I look forward to our future Hispanic overlords turning it into one once they’re in the majority. I’ve mentioned before that any excuse for a day off is fine by me, but if we have to ditch another holiday to make room, might I suggest Columbus Day? I mean, by October we’ve just had Labor Day and are looking forward to Veterans’ Day and then Thanksgiving. But right now we’ve haven’t had a holiday since February and it’s still a long way ’til Memorial Day. Plus, by all accounts, Columbus was a dick.

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Thtar Warth Day

Posted by pjsauter on May 4, 2014
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As everybody no doubt is aware, in an apparent homage to Sylvester the cat, today (May 4th) has been declared “Star Wars Day” – as in, “May the Fourth” be with you. I must confess, I don’t know if this is new or if this has been around for years – I was totally unaware of it until recently.

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