Wednesday Weirdness #342

When I could get back on line after our computer outage, one of the first things hat greeted me besides an overflowing inbox was a WordPress upgrade notice. It went smoothly. However, after the disaster that was my last computer upgrade experience, it wasn’t what I wanted to see. WordPress isn’t in the category of software where thorough testing is very important since it doesn’t crash the entire computer when it breaks. But. it is still annoying to find bugs that should have been caught and fixed by the developers.

Friday Featurette #341

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherThe computer we most often use started displaying the dreaded Blue Screen of Death the last time it was rebooted. I’ve tried various things to find and fix the problem; but, thus far, nothing works. Not an ideal way to end the week. Hopefully I can fix it quickly and won’t need to work on it all weekend. We back up regularly so nothing is lost. But I can’t restore until I can get the system to successfully boot. Wish me luck. And have a great weekend.

Wednesday Weirdness #341

Our spam filter didn’t restart properly after a system restart so we woke up to inboxes overflowing with spam. I know why it happens; but, it’s still a nuisance. Updates and the resulting reboot are unfortunately necessary in today’s world. But it would be nice if they weren’t so disruptive.

Monday Monologue #338

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • The Wife had a good Mother’s Day weekend. Its always good when we can all be around the same table at dinner. Even if it’s only for one day.
  • Sunday was cold, wet and miserable. And unfortunately, grass cutting day. Since I’m busy through the week, I need to cut the grass over the weekend regardless of weather. The blade lawn mower kept fouling in the tall wet grass. So, I spent an extra-long time in the outside in rain.
  • I think that I’m catching a cold. Probably from the yesterday. Not the best way to start the week.
  • It’s supposed to warm up later this week; hopefully for good. We’ve been teased before. We’re hoping it stays warm for the rest of the summer. We’ve both had enough of this cold, wet spring.

Wednesday Weirdness #337

I installed yet another WordPress update today. I have no idea why they think forcing adoption of a new version every month is a good way to do things (even for free software). People only have so much inertia. And, recently, every new version breaks things I use in the quest to add worthless new features. Hopefully this version didn’t break anything. If it did, please let me know in the comments.

Traditional Thursday #336

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs in the airOur pool has been open for a week and is starting to look good. Except the water is nearly overflowing even though it was drained to the proper level last week since its rained almost every day this week. We’ve had a lot of high water; but no flooding, so we really can’t really complain. All the wet weather around here is a nuisance; just not a disaster. We just want it to stop raining everywhere that’s had too much.

Wednesday Weirdness #336

I recently made a purchase from a vendor that I had to place the order THREE times before it was successful! The first order was cancelled despite my credit card being charged. Then the second one was cancelled for non-payment (even though they actually had my money) since the large charge was a duplicate and the bank wouldn’t process it. Then when I called back again to get things fixed, they had the same problem placing the third one; but they finally figured it out. And these difficulties were despite making every order over the phone with U.S-based customer service. I’m sure it wouldn’t be this hard if they weren’t the only source of the items they sell.

Wednesday Weirdness #333

After surviving the winter, our furnace is broken (again). I’ve ordered a replacement part that should be here soon. Of course, its old enough that it could be something else. Thankfully. Its not freezing cold outside. Last night was a bit chilly. But, not like in the depths of winter. We’re really glad it’s mostly spring.

Monday Monologue #333

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • There have been several of outages in the data center our server is in; both scheduled and unscheduled recently. Thanks for sticking with us. Hopefully you are able to read this.
  • It was a bit chilly on Sunday afternoon; but we were able to row both days this weekend. That makes it seem more like spring even though the weather was too dark and rainy to do anything outside today.
  • We need to get new tires for our SUV. We’re use to below-average fuel economy, so, most of the time, we really like having a larger vehicle. Except when we need to replace the tires or do similar maintenance. Nothing that fits our vehicle is competitivity priced.
  • We are going to be offline for the rest of the week. We will see you in seven days.

Wednesday Weirdness #331

Earlier this week, I was trying to remember the last time the Wife and I were able to go for a run in the park. I’m sure there must have been a time or two; but I can’t recall when. All of the weekend workouts that I remember were at the gym. The weather this winter has been that miserable.