Monday, 27 March 2017

08:44 – It was 54.5F (12.5C) when I took Colin out around 0715 this morning. More rain intermittently over the next couple days, with highs around 68F (20C). Barbara is off to the dentist this morning and then has meetings, so she’ll be gone most of the day. We got another dozen biology kits built yesterday, so for now we’re in good shape on science kits.

The ongoing sage of my most recent Walmart order continues. I placed the original order on March 15th, with a promised delivery date of March 17th. UPS damaged that order and returned it to Walmart. Walmart finally got around to shipping the replacement last Thursday, the 23rd, with promised delivery today. So this morning I checked to see if it was “out for delivery”, only to find this:

Mar 24 9:17 PM

YOUR PACKAGE WAS DAMAGED IN TRANSIT. WE WILL NOTIFY THE SENDER WITH DETAILS. / ALL MERCHANDISE DISCARDED. UPS WILL ATTEMPT TO NOTIFY THE SENDER WITH DETAILS OF THE DAMAGE RALEIGH, NC

Maybe the third time will be a charm. Maybe Walmart will get tired of replacing damaged shipments and decide to pack things better. The shipment comprised several gallons of ketchup, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce, so it probably made a real mess.

Barbara has Vivaldi set up the way she wants it, and so far she much prefers it to Firefox. About the only thing I did was install Adblock Plus for her. Vivaldi is based on the Chrome/Chromium browser, so I’m not too concerned about them keeping up with security fixes.

I’m also running Vivaldi as my main browser now. There are a couple things I don’t like about it, mainly that it doesn’t remember font size settings for each web site I visit, but I can tolerate that.

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