Wednesday Weirdness #376

I recently purchased an update to software that I use for “70%” off. For many years, they have always sold it at list price or slightly discounted until sometime February when they have a great deal. Then the price goes back up (but not as much as it was). I’m sure I’m not the only one to have noticed. I wonder if anyone is upgrading when its first released.

Wednesday Weirdness #375

After not needing to for the past 12 years, I had to hand wind my automatic (self-winding) watch today. With my new daily routine, I’ve become mostly sedentary (except when I’m working out). I move so little during the day that I can’t even keep my wristwatch fully wound! That’s life in a modern cube farm.

Wednesday Weirdness #372

I got two packages in the same day form the same online vendor for merchandise that were on the same order. I know that the items were shipped form from separate warehouses; but it still seems odd that they don’t have a more robust way of consolidating shipments

Monday Monologue #372

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • I was on the phone for an hour on Saturday unsuccessfully trying to resolve an issue with my new phone. The Customer Support person was friendly; but, not very technical. Every time I asked a question, he would have to put me on hold and go find someone who knew the answer.
  • It is nice having a phone that I don’t need to charge part way through the day. I bought a charger for my desk at work so it wasn’t a big deal. But it’s nice to not need it.
  • After watching the ProBowl yesterday, I am ready for some real football. I felt like I was watching an early season, intra-squad scrimmage
  • RIP, KBB.

Wednesday Weirdness #367

The battery on my phone has been lasting noticeably longer since I uninstalled my work email account. I knew I was getting bombarded; but that really highlights the situation. I still get a lot of personal emails across my various accounts too. But they aren’t as long to read since they aren’t a long chain of forwarded emails. It wasn’t the sync that was causing the problem. It was the screen being on for a long time while I was reading and sometimes responding.

Wednesday Weirdness #366

The small desk thermometer we got to help us regulate the temperature in our workout room reads temperature in Celsius and then converts it to Fahrenheit rather than reading and displaying it in Fahrenheit. Because of rounding, it skips 71-degrees and goes straight to 73. (It skips 74-degrees as well). I know why, but it’s still odd. Especially since we can’t get the temperature down to 68 – 70 degrees where we want it.

Monday Monologue #365

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • I replaced the wall console for our garage door opener. I like to support the local parts store so that it will still be open in case I need something in a hurry; but it was a lot pricier than the same item online. I may have had second thoughts if it wasn’t a relatively inexpensive item.
  • I actually got a large physical item in a post-Thanksgiving Day sale. That’s a rarity for me. Usually I only get small items or software. I’m glad I did; because, unlike some “sales” the price went back up. Its not her yet; but should be very useful when it arrives.
  • Over the weekend when I was using a full-featured photo editor to add depth-of field to a photograph I took over Thanksgiving, I was thinking how pointless the “rich photo editing” capability of many online packages is. Having basic zoom, crop and resize functions is useful. But they are far too primitive for anything but simple edits.
  • I cleaned the oven over the long-weekend. It wasn’t warm; but the house was still tolerable with a few windows open. We like to clean it around this time so that its not supper dirty in the depths of winter when it’s far too cold outside open any windows.

Monday Monologue #364

An interior monologue from me (and sometimes the wife).
  • Looking forward to Thanksgiving and the 4-day weekend. Work has really ben raising my blood pressure recently. I also enjoy the “Rivalry Saturday” football games. One of the best weekends of the year for college football fans.
  • The battery in my cell phone doesn’t last nearly as long as it used to. I’m not yet to the point where the phone seems old, slow and in need of replacement. But it doesn’t go all day on a charge anymore. Some of it is the battery. And some of it are a few battery-draining applications that I have recently uninstalled.
  • The weather forecast doesn’t look promising for doing anything outside this week. I’m sure my next-door neighbor will bundle up and cut hos grass. But I’m done with yard work until spring.
  • I’ve been getting a LARGE amount of spam at my oldest email address. Its actually rather annoying since it’s the only account I have that still works when I have server or network problems. It’s not some clever new variety of spam so I’m not sure what the problem with their mail filter is.

Wednesday Weirdness #363

I got a couple of packages today from a large online retailer for two items I recently ordered. I could have received my items earlier except I checked “fewer packages” at checkout. And then they get delivered as separate shipments any way. I’m sure they tried to consolidate shipments and eventually decided to ship things separately when they determined that consolidation wasn’t economically feasible. But, from my perspective, it was a pointless delay. The option shouldn’t be available it doesn’t work.

Tuesday Two For #360

The Husband on top of The Wife with her legs in the airA while ago, I purchased a new memory card for our camera with the intent on using in a new camera whenever we got one. I didn’t realize it until I started using it but it was a long overdue purchase. Our current camera ignores any button presses while its saving pictures. The camera is still obsolete and definitely needs to be replaced. But it’s more responsive when I’m trying turn off interval shot mode which is the setting we use most.