Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sunday, 30 September 2012

11:33 – I’ve been working this morning on switching out Barbara’s system. It’s beginning to look as if the problem in the den was the display all the time. I’d squirreled away my old den Atom system, intending to scavenge … Continue reading

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Saturday, 29 September 2012

09:18 – I’ve just been reading the results of the Spanish bank “stress test”, which concludes that under the “adverse scenario” Spanish banks may need a bailout to the tune of up to €60 billion. The problem, as with all … Continue reading

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Friday, 28 September 2012

09:04 – I’m still hard at work on the documentation for the life science kit. It’s easy to understand why so many Border Collies end up in rescue, often at about the age Colin is now. For the last few … Continue reading

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Thursday, 27 September 2012

09:37 – The riots in Athens (which the Greek government describes as “peaceful protests”) were apparently on a larger scale than most of the MSM is reporting. The Greek government estimated that 70,000 “protesters” gathered in Athens alone. The strike … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

08:28 – Thanks to the kindness of a reader, I now have a legal copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. I attempted to install it on the new Atom system in the den yesterday afternoon, and the system behaved exactly … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 25 September 2012

08:09 – With autumn arriving in Winston-Salem, there’s a little Jap in the air. Our overnight lows have been in the mid-40’s (~ 7C). We aren’t running the furnace yet, so during the day it’s getting down to the mid-60’s … Continue reading

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Monday, 24 September 2012

09:48 – Last night I mentioned to Barbara the idea of moving up to the Montana/Alberta border area when she’s ready to retire. I was a bit surprised that she not only didn’t reject the idea, but was actually enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Sunday, 23 September 2012

08:29 – Barbara arrived home yesterday afternoon. She called when she was about half an hour out, so I left the front door open so that Colin could lie there at the door and watch for her. Eventually, I heard … Continue reading

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Saturday, 22 September 2012

08:22 – Barbara is due back this afternoon or early evening. Colin and I can’t wait. With only about six weeks left until the election, the EU is doing its part to help re-elect Obama. The IMF, the EU, and … Continue reading

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Friday, 21 September 2012

08:49 – Barbara’s been gone two days now, and Colin is taking it pretty well. At night, he’s taking advantage of her absence by stretching out full length on her side of the bed–with his head on her pillow, yet–instead … Continue reading

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