Monday Monologue #13

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • We upgraded to WordPress 3.5. Most of the changes seem to be in the administration areas; but, as always, if you notice anything amiss, please let us know.
  • I’m so heartbroken over last Friday that I’ve been avoiding the news. The essential details are completely unforgettable. For far too many families, Christmas will never, ever be the same.
  • The weather app on my phone has been weirding out. It just displays “Current Location” rather than the name of the city where I am. Strangely, the weather forecast appears to be correct. I’ve rebooted several times without any change. A bunch of people have the reported the same problem in the HTC forums without a solution.
  • Friday was one of the darkest days in American history so there will not be a Friday Featurette #12.



There always have been and always will be some profoundly evil people in the world who do incomprehensible things. But what makes me saddest about the events of today is that I know that it will happen again. And, unfortunately, there aren’t any lessons to be learned. For an “advanced” society, we sometimes don’t seem to be too highly evolved.

Wednesday Weirdness #12

A coworker was making fun of my “hair” today. I’ve always been more concerned with how I feel about my physical appearance rather than what others think; so it’s mostly amusing when people say something. I haven’t had much any hair for a long time and don’t worry about it; but, it was a strange exchange since he has an extremely bad comb over and the hair that he does still have is really, really long. Poor camouflage is worse than no camouflage at all. As if often the case when people are criticizing someone’s looks, the conversation says more about him than it does about me.

Coincidentally this is Wednesday Weirdness #12. And, since a similar date won’t happen again until next century, I changed the time on this post 12:12 so that the full date and time is 12/12/12 12:12.

Monday Monologue #12

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).

  • I had to work late on Friday. And, as if often always the case, the mess I was cleaning up wasn’t even mine. Plus, I received a lot of helpful “suggestions” that didn’t do anything; but waste time. I know that people mean well; but the best thing they could do would be leave me alone.
  • I finally lost the last of the five extra pounds that I gained up over Thanksgiving. Not eating anything on Friday (since I was at work all evening) probably had a lot to do with it. So, that’s at least one “good” thing that came from a coworker dropping the ball.
  • We’ve had a stuck/dead pixel on our LCD monitor. It’s right in the middle of the screen so it’s very distracting; especially for anything that has a black background. I tried all of the software tricks to unstick it until I finally got so frustrated that I poked the screen. That seemed work; we’ll see how long it lasts.
  • It snowed today. It wasn’t very much and it didn’t stick; but it was a depressing reminder of the endless wet, gray days ahead. The days of summer that we enjoy so much are a long way off.

Friday Featurette #11

Independence Day is our favorite holiday, mostly because it’s warm, we can get in the pool, and are usually on vacation; but Christmas is our second favorite holiday. The weather is not nearly as good; but we’re still off from work. And we really enjoy things like putting up the tree. So here is a picture of our tree. We’ll post one with some additional “decorations” later this holiday season.

Wednesday Weirdness #11

A coworker who was busy texting walked directly behind my already moving SUV on Monday. They didn’t even notice when I slammed on the brakes and came to a stop right next to where they were walking. Who reads messages on their phone when they are walking in traffic in a busy parking garage? Especially in the evening when everyone is a rush to get home? It is a good thing that I have a backup camera.