Monday Monologue #340

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • We are back and had a good time away in the sun. We keep hoping for sunny days around here; but the unseasonal rain goes on and on and on.
  • A recent update made some unexpected changes to Office. All of the icons are different and some things are moved around. It’s almost like a totally new version which is a bit disconcerting since you generally expect updates to not be as obtrusive.
  • I don’t know how long or how well I will be able to do it; but I trying not to complain. When things are good, they are really good. And when things are “bad” there are people wo would love to trade places with us.
  • We still have a lot of room for improvement; but our rowing is a lot better than when we first started or even compared to a few years ago. We are not “fast”; but we’re not slow anymore either.

Traditional Thursday #339

The Wife riding The Husband's dick cowgirl styleI installed yet another version of WordPress, the software hat runs this blog, yesterday. The updates, are never ending. Another one is due in two weeks; but they couldn’t wait since the last update broke so much. And, somehow, slowing down and testing more thoroughly doesn’t seem to be an option. I don’t know when yet; but we’re definitely getting off the merry-go-round of constant updates.

Traditional Thursday #338

The Husband and The Wife geting readyI finally got around to ordering the update for the navigation system in our SUV. It’s a good thing to do prior to the start of a busy summer travel season. But you really need to already be in the midst of a road trip; since the update takes about an hour and the vehicle has to be running the entire time. I realize that its only something that needs to be done once a year. Still, you would have thought there would be an easier way.

Tuesday Two For #338

The Wife kneeling naked in front of the mirror drying her hairAfter the ordeal of cutting tall wet grass in the rain this past weekend, a robotic lawn mower is looking better and better. It’s still far down on the list of things to buy. But it would be nice to have one; especially given our recent weather. When we finally have a sunny day, yard work is the last think I want to be doing. It really would be nice to remotely cut the grass from an app on my phone while I was out doing something I wanted to do. That is new technology that I would really use.

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.

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.

Monday Monologue #331

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • For some strange reason, the clock in our SUV didn’t update after the time change even though it gets the time automatically from the mobile phone network. I wonder if someone, somewhere forgot to put the system on daylight time.
  • The Wife and I are both definitely still missing the hour of sleep we lost on Saturday night. It usually takes us quite some time to adjust. The extra hour of light in the evening isn’t worth the disruption.
  • In the world of strange facts, I used to work with a guy who couldn’t grasp the difference between standard time and daylight time. He would arrange meetings on the phone for a global team in standard time (over the summer) and then wonder why not everyone called in.
  • My phone has been doing a supposedly “minor” system update for hours. Its not stuck. Its just going very, very slowly. Kinda frustrating when I have things I need it for. Of course, the alternative would be no updates which is even worse.

Traditional Thursday #330

The Husband and The Wife enjoying a moment togetherIt probably doesn’t matter to anyone besides me; but I spent a lot longer that you would expect correcting/removed an extra zero I accidentally included in the file name of several photos. With all the new features that have been added, WordPress still doesn’t natively include a way to rename a media item. So, you have to rename the file and update the database manually from outside WordPress; including all the generated thumbnails and their associated metadata that are never used. That’s a mistake I won’t be making again for a long, long time. I have no desire to repeat such a tedious process.

P.S. See my fitness tracker on my left wrist. I think I got more “steps” this time.

Monday Monologue #330

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • I haven’t had it for very long; but I really like having a fitness tracker. It is very useful having quantitative information rather than guestimates. Of course, it tells me I eat too much which I already knew.
  • I think I was putting away my snowmobile suit was too optimistic. It snowed and the temperature is dropping into single digits. It was even too cold to take the dogs (who are visiting) for a walk.
  • With this weekend’s miserable weather, about all we could do was stay inside and watch a Blu-Ray. I think it was our last unwatched movie. We’ve had a lot of weekends like this past one this winter.
  • I decided to flush our hot-water heater over the weekend since I was stuck inside. There was relatively a lot of goo. It’s amazing how much stuff is suspended in the water we use even though we have municipal water. Glad the water we drink and cook with is filtered.

Monday Monologue #329

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife)

  • Amazingly, we survived this weekend’s windstorm without a power failure. More often than not, we’re the unlucky ones who lose power, sometimes for days.
  • I’ve recently started using a fitness tracker. It will be interesting to see how I compare to The Wife. She’s had one for a while now.
  • Working downtown, I often see cars going the wrong way on one-way streets. Usually, they turn around or turn off once they realize. But for the first time, I saw a driver increase speed in an attempt to reach the two-way portion that is quite some distance away as quickly as possible.
  • The latest update of our smart phones’ mail app doesn’t always retrieve all the mail from the server. It’s a very unlikely scenario that probably most people never encounter. Unfortunately, it happens for us all the time. It took a while; but we’ve got a workaround which is good since the issue will probably never get fixed since it is so rare for everyone else.