Mon. July 16, 2018 – should it matter?

Almost 80 and only 6 am… not a good sign for penguins….

Should what you do in your private life matter when it comes to your work life? This is a question that seems to be working it’s way through the public consciousness at the moment, with the vocal minority answering YES, and H3LL YES.

What does this say for society? Does it mean that for the instagram/twit/overshare generations there IS no private life, so every moment is fair game? Does it mean that with the ability to work any where, we are working EVERYwhere, and so fair game?

Or is it just the lefty prog worldview written large, where no one is holy enough, everyone needs to be denounced lest they denounce you first, and self excoriation is the word of the day?

A serious question- suppose you or a loved one has been shot in the head. The best brain surgeon in your city is a despicable human, with a terabyte of sick porn on his office pc, but the guy has the hands of god himself when it comes to putting brains back in the bowl… do you care what he does to relax? Or do you just want your kid’s life back?

Why does anyone care if Joe Businessman holds any particular belief if he’s good at the business?

Suppose the world renowned cave diving rescue doctor DOES live in Thailand so he can have ‘houseboys’ around as Musk accuses. Consider that the Thai don’t think that is an unusual or bad thing. A dozen people are alive today because of him. Is there balance? Can people with morally questionable lives do moral acts? Who are WE to judge?

Is there a ‘private life’ anymore or are ALL of your actions and beliefs fair game for public scrutiny and condemnation? Should they be?

nick

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Sun. July 15, 2018 – nothing like the inside of my eyelids

930 and 90F, with 71%RH. Hmm, maybe I should go back to bed.

Did sleep in. Delicious. Actually got to sleep and stayed asleep for most of it. Only got up briefly to let the dog out. Feels pretty good.

We’ll see how much of the list I get done today. I’m guessing, not much of the outdoor tasks, but I might surprise myself.

n

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Sat. July 14, 2018 – all the chicks back in the nest

77F well before 8am. I’m guessing hot and humid today…

The whole family is home again, the dog and the daddy are happy.

Time for my once a month non-prepping hobby to meet this morning. I hope the wife and kids leave me some job to do later today…… oh, who’m I kidding, all of them will be there for me.

n

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Fri. July 13, 2018 – Friday the 13th falls on a Friday this week!

76F at 730. Hot? Why yes, I think so.

Caught a little bit of forecasted rain last night. Barely got the ground wet. Did cool things off a tiny bit. Sunny and clear as I run to put the trash out. They are NEVER this early!

Lots to do as the week draws to a close.

Didn’t do much prepping this week. Feel a sense of unease from that.

Lost some more food because of the rats. I’ve got it stored in the black and yellow tubs, and bugs got into one tub. Just lost a case of mac and cheese and some other pasta, but I hate losing food. I’ve got to get it back on the shelves.

Listening to the scanner is getting me a better picture of what the cops’ capabilities are for surveillance, and what sort of serious crime is very nearby. I’m actually quite surprised by what I’m able to hear. As a law and order citizen, I’m shocked and appalled how much info they’re leaking. As a potential survivor of TEOTWAWKI, I’m glad to be learning about their very Matt Bracken-esk abilities.

There were a couple of small things I picked up, but can’t remember what they were. My “Big Bubba” gallon jug has been getting a work out. I bought it to use for hot pot slow cooking on RBT’s mention of the technique, but I’ve been using it traditionally for cold drinks.

So, anyone building in meatspace? anyone stacking preps?

Hurricane season is here. The terrorist murderers are still out there. Mother Gaia still wants to shake the ticks off her back…..

nick

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Thur. July 12, 2018 – still busy, still hot

Almost 80 F at almost 8AM, my rule of tens says over 100F later this morning.

Unless we get rained on. Yesterday’s NOAA forecast had rain for the next two days. This is different from Tues. forecast that had us clear for those days. I wish this guy would get his stuff together. It was rock solid last year.

I’m out of the house all day today. Gotta make a buck or two. Speaking of which, I ran into another reseller who does a lot more networking than I do, and he says everyone is complaining that their ebay sales are down. Maybe it’s not just me. In any case, doing some other work for my last remaining client.

(and a previous employer might have a project that I’m a good fit for, and he’s called a couple of times this week. Might end up getting sucked back in….)

nick

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Wed. July 11, 2018 – living in a PA story

Currently 77F at 730am. Liars call for sunny and dry.

Woke up this morning dreaming I was in a PA novel. The event was over, and people were getting to their rendezvous points. It was a bit like after the hurricane when the evacuees return.

Group of friends joins us. We see signs of life everywhere. LOTS of people made it through and now they are out looking for stuff.

We go out in a jeep, meet up with a group, and are ambushed and all killed. My pistol is some skinny metal thing with a wire trigger guard that won’t fire, won’t chamber a round, and won’t shoot straight. I blue on blue one of our guys before we’re all killed and captured.

Not a good way to wake up.

Better get some breakfast cooking, or the little one will unleash the kraken….

n

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Tues. July 10, 2018 – whew, glad that’s over

Yesterday was in fact a very long day. Glad that it is over.

75F at 730. Yesterday was so humid you couldn’t spray paint. The texture got weird. I ended up bringing the pieces inside to dry. And then the sky opened up anyway, so good call.

More work today, but a later start, and the work from yesterday….

n

(I see liberal heads exploding over Trump’s SCOTUS pick. Filthy hypocrites didn’t mind when the court was stacked left, but it’s the end of the world now that it might be right leaning.)

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Mon. July 9, 2018 – another week begins

A bit earlier than normal. 75F at 530am. Not usually up at this hour, so no real idea if this means HOT or just normal hot today. Pretty sure the humid is a given.

Oldest at sleep away camp, youngest trying to test out of this grade level in math today, and I think one of the barriers is to keep everyone from trying is to make the test earlier than normal school. It would have weeded me out….

Anyway, gonna be a long day.

n

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Sun, July 8, 2018 – a fella could get used to this

Sleepin’ in business, I mean….

90F but only 60%RH, sunny. Probably a nice day. Would be nice to dry stuff out.

Lots of work around the house in the plan for today. We’ll see.

n

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Sat. July 7, 2018 – awake, blurry eyed, but awake

Kids let me sleep and I guess I needed to.

A balmy 94F with only 60%RH this late morning.

Open thread for your enjoyment!

n

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