Monthly Archives: August 2013

Saturday, 31 August 2013

14:58 – Laundry, kit stuff, and trying to get migrated over to the new system. The old one is showing some ominous symptoms, which isn’t surprising considering that I originally intended to retire it four years ago.

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Friday, 30 August 2013

12:37 – It’s funny. Shippers used to have two primary complaints against the USPS. First, that they didn’t offer day-specific delivery for Priority Mail. USPS merely said that typical delivery times were one to three business days. The second complaint, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 29 August 2013

12:21 – AEP has this to say about the collapsing BRICS economies: Emerging market rout is too big for the Fed to ignore: The US Federal Reserve has told Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe to drop dead. It’s … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

12:06 – We shipped more chemistry kits this morning, so we’re now down into single figures on CK01A inventory. Fortunately, we also just shipped the remainder of the virtual school AP chemistry kits, so that frees up my time to … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

08:08 – This time of year, it always seems as though I just get well into one task when I need to put that on hold and deal with an emergency somewhere else. This week, I’m trying to get 40 … Continue reading

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Monday, 26 August 2013

09:20 – Costco run and dinner with Mary and Paul yesterday. As Barbara will tell you, I tend to spread like kudzu. I presently have kit components stacked in the kitchen, den, dining room, library/living room, workroom, my office, the … Continue reading

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Sunday, 25 August 2013

10:17 – Yesterday we made up 60 small parts bags for the biology kits. Today we’ll make up a batch of small parts bags for the chemistry kits. We’re in better shape on chemistry kits than biology kits, so this … Continue reading

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Saturday, 24 August 2013

09:04 – It was brought home again to me yesterday that different people use the same word to mean different things. The first time I remember particularly noticing this was when I worked summers during college on a road crew. … Continue reading

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Friday, 23 August 2013

08:55 – Time-Warner Cable just raised the stakes in its month-long dispute with CBS. TWC now offers a free set of rabbit ears to any TWC subscriber in areas that are affected by the CBS blackout. I really wish that … Continue reading

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Thursday, 22 August 2013

07:58 – The main headline in this morning’s paper was N.C. students not as ‘college ready’ as peers The results from spring 2012 are in. The average score of North Carolina public high school juniors taking the ACT dropped from … Continue reading

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