Wednesday Weirdness #269

The computer that I recently upgraded to Windows 10 totally wireded out when I deleted the Windows.old folder so I had to restore it. I’m not sure why. But I need to determine what the problem was/is. Other wise, I will have a major problem when Windows auto-deletes the folder to reclaim disk space 30 days or whatever it is after upgrading.

Wednesday Weirdness #268

After many, many failed attempts, I finally upgraded the last computer that I use regularly to Windows 10. I’m not certain what the issue was; but I suspect lack of disk space. The Windows.old folder is HUGE. Much larger than on any of my other systems. It certainly would have been nice to receive an error message to that effect. Especially since the program theoretically checks to ensure enough disk space is available. The setup logs were amazingly uninformative. And, since everything gets deleted, upon failure, there was no way to tell what that problem was. It was coincidence that I had more space available this time around. What a gigantic pain.

Wednesday Weirdness #267

I like working downtown; but, I’m not fully reacclimated to all the thinks you don’t think about when you spend years working in a old office park. Today I stumbled of over a fire hydrant when I was walking to my car while I was checking traffic. I know it was nothing more than an embarrassing accident. But that doesn’t make the gouge/knot in my knee go way. Hopefully I won’t be sore and stiff when we run our traditional Thanksgiving Day road race tomorrow.

Wednesday Weirdness #266

I saw a dump truck almost run into the back of a semi at full speed on the highway on the way to work. The dump truck driver slammed on the brakes and swerved onto the exit ramp at the last instant. I had already merged to get off; but fortunately, I was far enough back to avoid getting run over. I had to brake hard so, I don’t think he saw me and the other vehicles in the exit lane. Or, possibly, he just decided to run us all over since the outcome would be better for him. Then, after almost causing a chain reaction accident, he just got back into the left lane and went on!

Wednesday Weirdness #265

I may be finished mowing the grass for the year even though it could use one more cutting. My next-door neighbor may not be happy; but, it’s been far too cold and wet to cut the grass. And, with the time change, there’s not enough daylight in the evening. So, it’s a weekend task if the weather cooperates. I haven’t switched over to snow-blowing mode; which will eliminate any possibility of mowing; but I likely will over Thanksgiving. I’m sure I will get a few comments.

Wednesday Weirdness #264

I tried a can of the new Coke Zero Sugar earlier today and decided that it’s an acceptable replacement for the Coke Zero that I typically drink so long as there is a caffeine-free version. I try and avoid caffeinated drinks as much as possible. Otherwise, I have days like today where I’m still awake even though its late and I should be sleeping.

Wednesday Weirdness #262

We just replaced our deskside shredder which broke over the weekend. It’s quieter even though it’s the same model which is probably why the old one broke. We didn’t realize the motor in the old one had gotten so loud. That’s the way of things; but I still don’t like unexpected surprises.

Wednesday Weirdness #261

I changed/upgraded my internet service over my lunch break. Of course our home didn’t have any connectivity until I got home and installed the new equipment since they deactivated the old equipment even though they weren’t supposed to. Fortunately, The Wife was taking the afternoon off. I really can’t understand why service providers make things so difficult for their customers and themselves.

Wednesday Weirdness #260

My next-door neighbor has NOT cut his grass since late last week even though I cut mine this weekend. He must be out of town. It will be “interesting” if we are still living next to him when he retires and has more time on his hands. Hopefully it’s not anytime soon.

Wednesday Weirdness #259

I’ve been dealing a lot recently with a scatterbrained person who “remembers” things that are totally inaccurate. She gets everything and everybody confused. I don’t even know what to tell her since I have no idea what concerns me that she might be mixing up with someone else. Everything is a big disorganized mess.