Twitter / jsupgrades. I used to blog at journalspace.com but eventually settled on wordpress.com. I was going to move some posts from my old JS blog to here but I see they are having problems. That’s not the first time they have had problems which is part of why I settled on wordpress.
Today was the first day back to work after Christmas, and it’s a short week too ’cause of New Years. Hell, they should have just called the week off for the hell of it ! Had very little work all day ’til 3:00 pm which is when I normally leave; then someone brought me a spreadsheet to make changes. I could have left and saved it for tomorrow but I want to leave ASAP on Wednesday, so I stayed late and did the job. I am hoping that Wednesday will be uneventful.
After work I had supper with LB and Steve and blew my diet by eating cookies ! Next week for sure I must get back with my program !
Sweetous is staying the week with Piglette so I am home alone again. I’m a fairly self contained self reliant person; some might even say I was semi-reclusive. I actually don’t like being alone though; it can be downright unnerving. In Genesis God said that it was not good for a man to be alone; and He’s right ! As far as I can tell I’m perfectly sane but I can see how an extended period of solitude could work on one’s mind or I could fall down the stairs or something….
Enough of the morbid ponderings ! Rather than morbid, today was actually rather mundane. I slept late and lounged around the house in the morning. No bacon for breakfast, just cereal, yogurt and coffee. I did the wash and installed some software on my new tiny computer. I got a new one yesterday because I turned in the other one on account of the keyboard malfunctioning. I installed a bunch of updates from Microsoft and also Open Office, Chrome, and Live Writer. When finished with all that I went to Borders for a while and now I’m back home winding down the day with the dogs.
Sister-in-law’s dog meets Baby Mike on Thanksgiving 2008…. Continue reading
I’m just taking it easy at home today because I was up late on Friday and Saturday ! I posted some pictures on this site and was also checking out Home – Windows Live. I use Ubuntu at home and I am much to attached to Google to replace them with anything else unless it was absolutly necessary but MSN has some nice personal web tools there on Live. Check it out you may like what you see.
Pig added pics to her mySpace, so of course I snatched them to add here…. Continue reading
We’re both looking good….. Continue reading
I had a good day at work; finished transcribing a tape, filed several boxes of old files, and we had our Christmas (or other holiday) luncheon. That was quite a spread: ham, various little sandwiches and a bunch of deserts ! Yum, but I really blew my diet today. After work I went to Best Buy and exchanged my tiny computer for another one; hopefully this one will not crash on me.
Goodreads | The Cult of the Amateur: How blogs, MySpace, YouTube, and the rest of today’s user-generated media are destroying our economy, our culture, and our values (Paperback) by Andrew Keen – I started reading this yesterday. Keen paints a starkly bleak and dismal picture of internet culture and the decline of civilization. Unfortnately there is a lot of truth in what he writes, although I don’t think it is quite as bad as he makes it out to be.
Some cool pics from my email…
Norbert Rosing’s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon his tethered sled dogs in the wilds of Canada’s Hudson Bay. The photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the polar bear wandered in. The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.
I’m tired; was busy at work today and walked morning,lunchtime and after work. The evening walk was 60 minutes; so yes, I am tired ! I am also rather annoyed because my tiny computer, not even a month old, will not boot. GRRRR ! I suppose I will have to take it back to Best Buy for a refund or store credit.
Today was fairly easy at work although tomorrow promises to be rather hectic. I went walking in the morning which was quite enjoyable as it was not cold and was lightly raining. I left early for my appointment with the dietician; that visit was somewhat disappointing because my weight was unchanged from the previous visit. I resolve to do better.
YouTube – KTUU 2008 Sarah Palin turkey interview – I guess this was put up on youTube to ridicule or mock Sarah Palin. I watched though and it just made me like her more; she’s a real person, not just some contrived political persona.
Car Talk – I’m not a car guy, but I enjoy listening to these guys on NPR. They are hilarious and informative.
Some pics I downloaded yesterday from Piglette’s mySpace….
Smitty sent me this fable illustrating why the American auto industry is in deep trouble while the Japanese car makers are faring so much better. The premise of the story, top heavy management, seems entirely reasonable to me; although I have no idea whether or not the statistics cited at the end are true or not.
A Japanese company ( Toyota ) and an American company (GM) decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River. Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race. Continue reading