18 thoughts on “Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 – whew, kids let me sleep in….”

  1. Confirmed Nick’s take on Costcos canned peas. They are utter rubbish.
    Why not just return them to Costco for a refund?

    Re paper routes…
    Both my kids had them for a number of years, both saved enough for their first (used) car. I took over both for a while when they went off to college, easy money for the time involved (not to mention the ‘forced’ exercise), 45 minutes a day, twice that on Sundays. Already had worked with the kids to move from in-person collection to monthly payments by mail so only had to chase the stragglers. Over time a lot of the routes wound up with adults as they were more reliable workers. The choice routes were held onto for years and sometimes handed down within families. A big brouhaha when the paper started handing out 1099’s after years without them.

  2. Apparently, the coward “resources officer” sheriff in Broward County resigned and still gets 75% of his last highest pays average as a pension, from the City, County, State FOR LIFE.

  3. And as honorably retired LEO he gets a federal concealed carry license good nationwide, which is not available to us dirt people.

    n

  4. And he appears to have armed security at his home, paid for by taxpayers….

    can’t refind the link, but seems to have 6 deputies keeping the press away.

    n

    So, ONE deputy to keep 3000 kids safe, SIX to keep one deputy from answering embarrassing questions.

    n

  5. I am in Norman, OK at the LRGCC conference in the 1,200 room USPS NCED conference center. Left Sugar Land yesterday at 245 pm and got here at 1230 am. I drove, 460 miles thru Houston and Dallas. I stopped in Lewisville, TX to visit my father-in-law at his nursing home XXXXXX rehab center.

  6. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5433595/School-massacre-victims-launch-FedEx-boycott.html

    Anyone with membership, rewards accounts, or any other business relationship with these companies may want to send them an email or call them and suggest that they STAY OUT OF POLITICS and concentrate on their businesses.

    Their cowardly and hypocritical caving in to internet bullies is atrocious. Not one of these companies would give up their own lobbying or support more regulation of their own industries. They should be reminded of that.

    nick

  7. I am in Norman, OK at the LRGCC conference in the 1,200 room USPS NCED conference center. Left Sugar Land yesterday at 245 pm and got here at 1230 am.

    That sounds like a party. 🙂

    Apple moved WWDC out of San Francisco in order to sharpen the focus on educating engineers instead of providing an expense account event for managers. I’m guessing Norman, OK is a venue for the former type.

    Sadly, I’m not currently working in Belton or I’d ask you to swing by for lunch on your way back.

    On my way out the door on Friday, the DevOps manager in the building gave me his card in case things don’t work out downtown. Internal transfers are verboten politically, but leaving and returning is okay. Strange system, but some of the managers wouldn’t have anyone with solid tech skills working for them if internal transfers were easy.

  8. Good advice: Never get fired from the same place twice.

    I’ve been fired once, and, during our sentence -er- tenure in the Northwest, I quit my only professional job without notice. I don’t recommend repeating either experience.

  9. Exposing the Deep Rot in the Deep State:

    “♦ Secondly, the 27-minute tape-delay in the CCTV system is not an “accident”, “flaw” or “mistake”. It is entirely by design.

    “As a standard Broward and Miami-Dade practice, when school law enforcement need to cover-up or hide behavior, they need time (when that behavior happens) to delete the evidence trail. As such, the school policy – as carried out in practice – is more efficient with a 30-minute tape delay affording the school officer enough time to deal with the situation, then erase the possibility of a recording of the unlawful activity surfacing.”

  10. I acquired an iPad. Pretty slick machine but heavy and really does nothing my kindle fire or my phone does not. No offer to swipe for the typing stuff. That i can find. Sure, it has a larger screen but I still have to wear glasses……
    Anyway, I have found it a home.

  11. tell apple thanks but never mind….about the iTunes

    You can’t as far as I know. I tried to change the email address on my account. Nope cannot do it. I then told Apple to cancel the account. Nope, cannot do that as there were apps (free) attached to the account. Once Apple grabs your gonads they don’t let go.

    Pretty slick machine but heavy and really does nothing my kindle fire or my phone does not

    Having an iPhone along with the wife we find the iPad quite useful for sharing information and content. The ability to share calendars among our devices is really nice. You can do it with Google calendars on Android but I simply do not like Android OS. I also have an issue with Google when they have my data. Google is built on data, lots of it, and I don’t want to add my data to their data mine. I also wanted an Apple watch which requires an iPhone. Thus they have me by the gonads.

    Have I said before that I really like OneNote? Works on the desktop (there is a free version), IOS and Android. A very good note taking application. No calendar but that is not it’s purpose. It is a massive notebook in which you can store images, links, text, documents, etc. Notebooks are available on all my devices and sync automatically. Takes a little getting used to but after using I have abandoned my other note taking applications. I think OneNote is the best of the note taking applications available.

  12. Jerry Pournelle was a big fan of OneNote too. I tried several times, esp when I was using a convertible tablet for work, but I just found it easier to keep using my flair pens and yellow pad. Granted I had to scan in the yellow pad pages later in order to archive them. I needed the scans because OCR and handwriting recognition never worked well for me, starting with a Newton to present day. I leave out too many letters when I get to writing fast… The ability to add pix sounds like it would be great and useful, but I just never got in the habit. I still work off a yellow pad when I work at all…..

    n

  13. I’ve tried OneNote, but prefer Evernote. Probably because when I was looking for something cross-platform that I could write on (Note 7 at the time), Evernote was the “best” option.

    Still is, IMO. Business cards, reminders, recipes, calendar, save web pages, Dave’s address – you name it.

    Scan a doc? Start a new note, tell it to take a picture, point the phone at the doc, one page at a time, and Bob’s your uncle. It works well for me. Those pages show up on my desktop version, easy to read.

  14. I’ve tried OneNote, but prefer Evernote

    I looked at Evernote and gave it a try. Was not really impressed for my needs. There was also a yearly cost option I believe and I am a cheap SOB. Tried another note app, even paid the $5.00. Used for about a year and abandoned the app. Went back to OneNote and found it serves my needs quite well. I also have a copy of the big version as part of Office 2016 (same as Office 365). I liked the ability to appear on all my devices, synced through Microsoft’s cloud service (OneDrive). I was also using the app on my Surface Pro and could use the pen to draw in a OneNote page, even drawing over other notes.

    That was several years ago and I am sure the other apps have added features and matured. What I have works and I don’t feel like transferring all my notes.

    but I just found it easier to keep using my flair pens and yellow pad

    Wife still uses that method. There is a lot to be said for the simplicity. And battery power is not an issue.

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