Thur. Aug. 23. 2018 – slept late

Gorgeous day here. Wanted to read just a few short chapters before bed, but too much caffeine at dinner kept me reading straight through. Very late bedtime, and I finally slept in.

Resolve “High traffic area” carpet cleaner, in the spray, foam, dry and vacuum can is absolutely useless, and fills the whole house with its fragrance. What it promises is a pipe dream. It didn’t TOUCH any of the various stains and soils in a 3 ft square area, and I agitated it with a brush. At least it’s not expensive. What a failure. And a stinky one.

As you can guess, cleaning and searching continues. Some success was had, and the work will continue.

So I better get to it.

n

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31 Responses to Thur. Aug. 23. 2018 – slept late

  1. Greg Norton says:

    Resolve “High traffic area” carpet cleaner, in the spray, foam, dry and vacuum can is absolutely useless, and fills the whole house with its fragrance. What it promises is a pipe dream. It didn’t TOUCH any of the various stains and soils in a 3 ft square area, and I agitated it with a brush. At least it’s not expensive. What a failure. And a stinky one.

    Check the local Ace/TrueValue to see what kind of carpet cleaners they rent. My preference is Steamex equipment, but most rental steam units will beat Resolve.

  2. DadCooks says:

    Another day of bad air in WA State. Too bad BC seems to be doing little to nothing to get their wildfires under control. After all, the smoke is blowing somewhere else so why be concerned.

    The Left Coast of WA State is a lot worse, so the Idiot Stupid Politicians (ISPs) want to pass draconian air quality controls on the whole state that in reality will do nothing to improve air quality. Just added taxes, restrictions on power plants, restrictions on manufacturing, and restrictions on vehicles (all vehicles sold in WA State already have to comply with CA regulations, but that is not enough).

  3. Ray Thompson says:

    Idiot Stupid Politicians

    Triple redundancy. Nicely done.

  4. Nick Flandrey says:

    Yeah, I was trying to avoid cleaning the whole carpet in preference to just the area where my dad sat at the computer all day. Now I’m gonna have to figure out something (probably water and blotting) to get rid of the heavy perfume.

    I lived and worked in LA in the early 90s. The South Coast Air Quality Management District was a huge PITA, but the difference in LA’s air after a decade was quite stunning. IDK if it was just or even primarily because of the rules, but the air got LOTS cleaner. On the other hand, you could buy Krylon spray paint and use it in your yard, but a business couldn’t even use it in a spray booth….

    n

  5. lynn says:

    “Beto O’Rourke arrested in 1990s for burglary and DWI”
    https://www.chron.com/politics/politifact/article/Beto-O-Rourke-arrested-in-1990s-for-burglary-and-13175793.php

    @Greg, here you go.

  6. Greg Norton says:

    @Greg, here you go.

    I don’t think it matters to BETO voters.

    As I’ve written before, I don’t believe the Progs actually expect to win the TX Senate seat or Governor’s mansion, but they are going to data mine the cr*p out of the two big statewide races in preparation for 2020.

  7. Greg Norton says:

    The Left Coast of WA State is a lot worse, so the Idiot Stupid Politicians (ISPs) want to pass draconian air quality controls on the whole state that in reality will do nothing to improve air quality. Just added taxes, restrictions on power plants, restrictions on manufacturing, and restrictions on vehicles (all vehicles sold in WA State already have to comply with CA regulations, but that is not enough).

    During our time in Vantucky -er- Vancouver, WA, new woodburning fireplace/stove installs were banned in Clark County (WA side of the Portland Metro), even in rural areas.

  8. BillF says:

    “Spot shot” works good for cleaning small areas of carpet. Can be tough to find though.
    Or pick up a Bissell or Hover carpet cleaner. Even the ones under a C note work fine. They work quite well and have a hand held wand for small jobs. I think they are pretty much as good as the commercial ones now days. Slower (smaller head) but do a good job.

  9. DadCooks says:

    In one way WA State is fortunate that the legislature is out of session. However, November is election time, so the ISPs (idiot stupid politicians) are out bloviating their positions (BOHICA – bend over here it comes again).

    My next-door neighbor is running for an open position in our district (Legislative District 8). We have been having some interesting conversations across the fence (literally and figuratively). We agree on many things. It’s just that he sees gooberment, taxes, and preferential treatment of previously perceived discriminated classes to be the solutions (yes, he is Hispanic).

    I found an Android App, AirVisual, that is pretty good at giving you the current and projected air quality at your location and any other location you want. So far it has shown to be free with no annoying popups of any sort.

  10. Greg Norton says:

    In one way WA State is fortunate that the legislature is out of session. However, November is election time, so the ISPs (idiot stupid politicians) are out bloviating their positions (BOHICA – bend over here it comes again).

    WA is fortunate that Jay Inslee was simply Costco’s errand boy during liquor deregulation and not interested in doing too much else.

    I haven’t kept up, but something tells me that the next Governor will be different.

  11. Nick Flandrey says:

    Lot of first responder/public safety papers here:

    https://www.joinipsa.org/Publications

    Take a look.

    n

  12. Nick Flandrey says:

    @steveF, is there a password for the dropbox file ?

    n

  13. paul says:

    @steveF, is there a password for the dropbox file ?

    I had to sign in with either a dropbox account or a google account. I used the google account and something complained that my e-mail addresses didn’t match. Of course not…. paul @ my domain isn’t paul(bunch of numbers) @ gmail.

    But it let me download.

    I found my Kindle’s e-mail address and sent the file to my Kindle. Not sure where it is on the Kindle…. it’s not in the Books section.
    Well, the e-mail hasn’t bounced yet….

  14. Rick H says:

    In my corner of WA (across from Mutiny Bay, WA), the smoky air is clearing out. A bit of moisture (fog) this morning, but almost blue skies. Visibility has increased from under 1 mile to over 10 miles. I can see across the Strait de San Juan Fuca to Whidbey Island. Hadn’t been able to do that since last week. Temps in the mid-60’s.

    Figured out a problem I had with a template of mine (problem unrelated to this site) after much googles and testing. The template outputs all site content with minimal formatting/styling. Then I save that as an HTML file, open it with Word, and convert external images to images inside the document. That takes a while, as there are several hundred images to download and convert. And the file is rather large, because the images are full size. (They will be re-sized via a macro.)

    But, the changes I made to the template (to get full-size images, rather than templates) was what I needed to do; hence today’s efforts.

    No FLASHLIGHTS were involved.

  15. lynn says:

    In my corner of WA (across from Mutiny Bay, WA), the smoky air is clearing out. A bit of moisture (fog) this morning, but almost blue skies. Visibility has increased from under 1 mile to over 10 miles. I can see across the Strait de San Juan Fuca to Whidbey Island. Hadn’t been able to do that since last week.

    Well, that is still icky-poo.

    I noted that the Astros – Mariners game yesterday was much less smokey. But, still smokey.

    Temps in the mid-60’s.

    I am not going to tell the wife that. She would have us moving to WA in a heartbeat. We haven’t been in the mid-60’s since May ? April ?

  16. SteveF says:

    Nick, there shouldn’t be any password or other difficulty. However, Paul’s statement that you need a create a DropBox account is a new one on me, so what do I know. In the far-gone days when I received a couple files through DB I just clicked the link and DLd the file.

    Let me know if you still have trouble and I’ll email you the .mobi. It’s a misuse of the mail protocol, but whatever.

  17. Greg Norton says:

    I am not going to tell the wife that. She would have us moving to WA in a heartbeat. We haven’t been in the mid-60’s since May ? April ?

    Been there. Done that. August is the Northwest’s best trick … as long as the fires aren’t raging.

    The best times to go and see the reality of the weather are the points in time about a month before/after the Winter Solstice, the week after Thanksgiving or the first week in February.

    We were in Norma’s Seaside Diner on the Oregon Coast one Labor Day when a couple from somewhere east asked their waitress about living there full time. The waitress turned out to be part of owners’ family so she gave the couple quite a rundown about the reality of Coast economics. Politely, of course, but still the full firehose.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IueMdK9I4Qg

    I’ll bet that the inquiring minds hustled back to their hotel room and verified their plane reservations.

  18. lynn says:

    We were in Norma’s Seaside Diner on the Oregon Coast one Labor Day when a couple from somewhere east asked their waitress about living there full time. The waitress turned out to be part of owners’ family so she gave the couple quite a rundown about the reality of Coast economics. Politely, of course, but still the full firehose. I’ll bet that the inquiring minds hustled back to their hotel room and verified their plane reservations.

    Any jobs for old broken down Fortran programmers who claim to write C++ ?

  19. Nick Flandrey says:

    @stevef,

    yep, please send it to me. dropbox sent an email to my flandrey account saying you wanted me to see a file. I click on the link and get to dropbox, where they want me to sign in with google – or another account – to view the file.

    The ‘other account’ is prefilled with the flandrey email, but has a password box.

    When trying to use my google to sign in (not ideal as it would cross the streams of my personas) it wants me to create a dropbox account for that google email addy -or log into my dropbox account. when I create a new dropbox account it wants access to my contacts list which is my IRL phone list with real names, etc. so NO dropbox can’t read my contacts list.

    I think what happened is that dbox sent the email and it wants to capture new users.

    in the past, you just have it generate a link to the file and copy and paste the link. Then the user can just click the link.

    Anyway the whole process is a hot mess and dbox is acting like a dbag.

    n

  20. lynn says:

    “Do Democrats want an impeachment fight?”
    https://www.wnd.com/2018/08/do-democrats-want-an-impeachment-fight/

    “Patrick Buchanan predicts ‘we are in for a hellish year'”

    Keep your powder dry, this one is going to get rough. I am trying to decide what will happen if Trump is successfully impeached. Civil War is not out of reach here.

    Hat tip to:
    https://drudgereport.com/

  21. Nick Flandrey says:

    Anyone else find this disturbing? The quote is from an article about the 3 kids who were arrested at their school outside Austin for “plotting an attack on the school.”

    “Brown says the school’s hope is that parents will see how quickly the threat was taken care of and feel safe sending their kids to class.

    “What I can tell you about our school is that it’s safer than going to a mall or letting your kid play in a park,” he said. “We have people who are watching, we have cameras everywhere that are monitored by law enforcement 24 hours a day, seven days a week, now, so schools are a safe place.”

    n

    added- I’ll note that despite the prison atmosphere, it was another student who turned them in, not any of the constant surveillance.

  22. lynn says:

    @Greg, I now have a Beto sign in my neighborhood.

    Yup, the times they are a changing. Texas won’t go blue this year but watch out for 2020.

  23. Nick Flandrey says:

    Lots of Beto signs in my neighborhood.

    I’m thinking of making a map. Would that be too… something?

    n

  24. SteveF says:

    Nick: sent.

    I’m thinking of making a map. Would that be too… something?

    A bit under two years ago, when it looked like Hillary Bitch Clinton was going to steal the election, I made a list of throats I was going to cut. Ref Claire Wolfe’s quote, it would have shown that the system was broken and it was time to just shoot the bastards.

    If Trump were to be impeached on bullshit political “charges” and removed from office, it would likewise show that the system is broken.

    In your place, literally rather than metaphorically, I’d make note of the addresses but keep quiet that I was doing so. Just in case I needed the list this time next year. -shrug- But people differ. For 99.something percent of the population the list would be useless because they will never do something which would get them executed as terrorists if the revolution failed. Not that I think Trump will be impeached and removed from office; I think the system is broken but not that broken. I’d view the list as just another prep, but one useful only to that fraction of a percent and less than useless to the 99.something.

  25. Nick Flandrey says:

    tks

  26. Ray Thompson says:

    Any jobs for old broken down Fortran programmers who claim to write C++ ?

    COBOL.

  27. Greg Norton says:

    @Greg, I now have a Beto sign in my neighborhood.

    Yup, the times they are a changing. Texas won’t go blue this year but watch out for 2020.

    I saw a pretty effective BETO commercial last night. Quality level was up there with the one that got “Little Marco” elected to the FL Senate seat in 2010, but BETO’s back story isn’t as compelling.

    If BETO wins, his campaign is the model for beating Trump in Texas with a young, fresh face and CA money. Newsom ’20.

  28. Greg Norton says:

    Any jobs for old broken down Fortran programmers who claim to write C++ ?

    I’d say it is “Logan’s Run”, but no one out there understands that reference.

    Don’t worry — if your wife gets the Seattle bug, a Saturday afternoon driving looking at what $500k will buy in the nice areas close to the city should take care of the problem.

  29. Greg Norton says:

    Keep your powder dry, this one is going to get rough. I am trying to decide what will happen if Trump is successfully impeached. Civil War is not out of reach here.

    Eh. I doubt it will be any different than the aftermath of the Clinton impeachment. Trump will survive and win reelection — maybe that’s his plan.

  30. lynn says:

    Any jobs for old broken down Fortran programmers who claim to write C++ ?

    COBOL.

    Noooooooooooooo !

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