Monthly Archives: July 2015

Friday, 31 July 2015

08:48 – I got email yesterday from another woman who wants to remain anonymous. I’ll call her Jen II, so that I can just use the Jen category. Besides which, she reminds me a lot of original Jen. They’re both … Continue reading

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Thursday, 30 July 2015

08:01 – Amazon changed its spiff a couple of weeks ago for Prime members who opt for no-rush shipping instead of Prime 2-day shipping. Until then, they were offering a $1 credit per order on ebooks and music purchases. I … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

07:52 – We’ve had two incidents over the last couple days of drunk drivers driving the wrong way on Interstates. In one of them, a 20-year-old UNC student killed three people, including a 6-year-old girl. He’s been released to house … Continue reading

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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

08:26 – Barbara’s Y membership expires the end of this month. She didn’t want to rejoin for a year, so she stopped over at Planet Fitness on Saturday and signed up for a month-to-month membership. She’s headed over there after … Continue reading

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Monday, 27 July 2015

07:59 – We stopped over at Barbara’s sister’s house yesterday to shoot HD video and stills for a home inventory for insurance purposes. On the way home we did a small Costco run. In addition to the regular food, the … Continue reading

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Sunday, 26 July 2015 — Checklists versus Wishlists

One of the hard realities about emergency preparedness is that essentially everyone is on a budget. That budget has to cover everything, not just cool stuff. Many non-fiction preparedness books and nearly all prepping novels are written by wannabes who … Continue reading

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

08:55 – Last night I started reading Last Light by Terri Blackstock, Book One in the Restoration series. Ugh. Turns out it’s a fundie religious PA book. Religious porn like this needs to have a prominent label to warn normal … Continue reading

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Friday, 24 July 2015

07:10 – The great ammunition shortage seems to be ending, other than .22 rimfire, which is still hard to find and extremely expensive. Bricks of 500 selling for $50! Ten cents a round is outrageous, but the problem is that … Continue reading

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

08:37 – The Greek parliament has once again voted in favor of complying with the Troika’s new “austerity” terms, which amounts to committing national economic suicide in aid of being allowed to remain in the eurozone. And it’s all for … Continue reading

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

08:45 – The Kindle Fire proxy problem appears to be solved. There’s an add-on for Firefox for Android called uBlock, which appears to do the job and hasn’t crashed yet. It’s also a lot faster than Adblock Plus, takes far … Continue reading

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