Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

08:45 – Imagine my surprise the other night when I fired up Netflix streaming and was presented with a screen of legal jargon. The icons below the boilerplate offered only two options: “Accept” or “Email me a copy”. So I … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

10:05 – Among other things yesterday, I filled and capped several hundred bottles for biology kits. I’ll do several hundred more today. First up is Seliwanoff’s Reagent Part A, which is simply a dilute solution of resorcinol (AKA 1,3-dihydroxybenzene or … Continue reading

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Monday, 28 April 2014

08:01 – Barbara is headed back to work this morning, after being off for a week. That means Colin is likely to be a bit demonic today, expecting more attention than I’ll be able to give him. I’ll be working … Continue reading

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Sunday, 27 April 2014

09:30 – The morning paper reports that as many as half, HALF, of our public school third grade students are not able to read at grade level and will be required to attend summer school. After that, they’ll be re-tested … Continue reading

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

09:02 – The morning paper reports that a 32-year-old woman who was killed Thursday in a head-on wreck was shooting selfies and posting to her Facebook page immediately before the wreck. She should be a serious contender for the 2014 … Continue reading

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Friday, 25 April 2014

12:00 – I just issued our first-ever response to an RFQ for someone who intends to buy our kits via purchase order. We’ve never sold on credit before, but I’m tired of turning down business. The exposure on this one … Continue reading

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

08:54 – Barbara was over at her sister’s house yesterday, when I was struck by a cunning plan. I asked if Al would be willing to let me borrow his Windows laptop overnight, to which he kindly agreed. So I … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

08:15 – Yesterday, I signed up for stamps.com after talking with one of their reps. I told her that I was running Linux, so I couldn’t run their software. No problem, she said, their software runs only under Windows, but … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

09:41 – Sankie’s funeral is Thursday. I’ve arranged with the neighbors to walk Colin while we’re gone and keep an eye on our house. Barbara is heading over to her mom’s apartment this morning to meet Frances and get the … Continue reading

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Monday, 21 April 2014

09:00 – Barbara’s mom died last night at her apartment. We knew that Sankie couldn’t last much longer, but we were still surprised at how quickly it happened. Although her sudden death was a shock to everyone, particularly Barbara and … Continue reading

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