Monthly Archives: September 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

08:18 – Here’s one for the books. A week or so ago, I needed to order 25 g or so of reagent-grade 1-naphthol to make up some modified Griess reagent for forensic kits. Fisher Sci didn’t have it in stock, … Continue reading

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Monday, 29 September 2014

09:32 – A couple of weeks ago, Jerry Pournelle sent me a draft copy of his latest column. Because of health issues, it’s been two and half years since his last column, but he’s decided to get back into doing … Continue reading

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Sunday, 28 September 2014

12:05 – We’re doing our usual weekend stuff, plus cleaning up and de-cluttering. CBC broadcasts the first episode of Heartland season eight tonight, which means it’ll be up on Pirate Bay tomorrow morning. I’ll download the HD episodes as they’re … Continue reading

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Saturday, 27 September 2014

12:20 – It’s Saturday, but with Barbara home all day yesterday it feels like Sunday. I’m doing laundry and Barbara is working on her usual Saturday tasks. We just got back from a Costco run and a visit to Dick’s … Continue reading

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Friday, 26 September 2014

15:46 – Barbara arrived home about 10:15 last night, and I still have cleaning up to do. Barbara mentioned this morning that she wants to buy a new mattress. She used to prefer the firm mattress that we have now, … Continue reading

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

08:31 – Barbara is due back late today, and I still have cleaning up to do. The morning paper reports a train derailment in Rural Hall, a few miles from here. Three tanker cars derailed, but spilled only 50 to … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

10:03 – Barbara is due back sometime tomorrow, so I need to spend some time today getting the place cleaned up. Here’s an argument I made 25 years ago, just when the federal government started to get serious about attacking … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

09:52 – Barbara called yesterday to let me know she was enjoying herself. When she called, Colin and I were smoking cigars, drinking bourbon, and watching the fight on TV. Later on, we headed to a strip bar for a … Continue reading

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Monday, 22 September 2014

09:26 – Barbara has been gone for a bit more than 24 hours, and civilization has already started to break down around our household. Colin suggested yesterday that we go out and kill some food and then raid neighboring clans … Continue reading

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Sunday, 21 September 2014

08:47 – Barbara left at 0400. Colin was outraged. I just went back to sleep. Something odd is going on with the fire hydrants on our street. Ever since we moved into this house in 1987, the hydrant in the … Continue reading

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