Day: July 31, 2017

Monday, 31 July 2017

08:37 – It was 54.6F (12.5C) when I took Colin out at 0630, bright and breezy. It sounds ridiculous for mid-summer, but I was glad I was wearing my hooded sweatshirt.

Barbara is off to the gym this morning. Kit stuff after she gets back. Kit sales have been slow for this time of year. We’ll do only about 50% the revenue this July that we did last July. Ordinarily, sales are slow for the first half of July and pick up significantly in the second half. We haven’t seen that jump in the last couple of weeks, which probably just means that August will be bigger than usual.

I had two USB flash drives fail yesterday. One I’d bought in November 2013 and the other in mid-2014. As I was sitting looking at the dead flash drive, Colin walked over and sniffed it, looked at me, and said, “It’s dead, Jim.” I gave that one to Barbara to destroy. She took a hammer to it on the garage floor and tossed the pieces in the trash. Flash drives are easier to destroy than hard drives. For them, I use a .44.

I need to order a couple more flash drives to replace those. It’s difficult to choose, because now that flash drives have become commodity items there really aren’t any good brands any more. I think I’ll just order a couple of these and use them until they die.

I don’t really follow the Trump news, but I’m surprised every morning when there aren’t headlines announcing that he’s been assassinated and Clinton is stepping in to rescue the country from us Deplorables.

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