Monthly Archives: June 2012

Saturday, 30 June 2012

08:13 – My sketchy inventory system has let me down. We were planning to assemble 30 chemistry kits this weekend, but as it turns out we’ll assemble only six. The problem is that I thought I had 36 of the … Continue reading

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Friday, 29 June 2012

08:24 – The news stories from the EU Summit-of-the-Month report that Merkel has backed down. Nothing could be further from the truth. With regard to the only thing that matters–Germany paying everyone else’s bills–Merkel hasn’t yielded a centimeter. The EUrocrats … Continue reading

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Thursday, 28 June 2012

10:40 – We’re still working on building science kits, which is going to be my life for at least the next three months or so. We’re down to about five chemistry kits from the last batch of 30, but we’ll … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

07:40 – I just started reading An Unmarked Grave: A Bess Crawford Mystery. It’s set during WWI. Bess is a British nurse serving in France. She could be my grandmother, literally. My father’s mother was born in 1893. She trained … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

08:29 – We just signed a contract to replace the deck. The contractor is booked for the next couple of months, so work isn’t to start until late August. We finished watching series five of Heartland last night, which brings … Continue reading

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Monday, 25 June 2012

07:49 – The Roku box is happy with its new hard-wired Ethernet connection, and our Netflix streaming is working again. It’ll be interesting to see if the wired Ethernet connection prevents the occasional drops that occurred with the wireless connection. … Continue reading

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Sunday, 24 June 2012

09:56 – With our Netflix streaming not working, we’ve spent the last couple of weeks watching DVDs from Netflix and Seasons 4 and 5 of Heartland. We have five episodes of the latter remaining, and then we’ll be up to … Continue reading

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Saturday, 23 June 2012

08:54 – I see that Sandusky has been convicted of raping children and is awaiting sentencing. He may spend the rest of his life in prison, which isn’t enough. Meanwhile, I saw an article on CNN the other day that … Continue reading

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Friday, 22 June 2012

07:50 – I had one of those days yesterday that was, as Pournelle says, eaten by locusts. At the end of the day, I’d worked hard all day but felt as though I hadn’t accomplished much. In retrospect, though, I … Continue reading

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Thursday, 21 June 2012

10:01 – Monday, I got an order for a chemistry kit and a biology kit from a woman in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. That’s by no means the first order I’ve gotten from Canada–not to mention a hundred or more serious … Continue reading

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