Sun. Nov. 10, 2019 – a good day for garden and yard work?

Cold and damp, but clear? [57F and 91%RH at 940am and clear]

It was 47F and 94%RH when I went to bed. Saturday was nice and clear all day, in it did get a bit warmer during the day, especially in the sun.

Today is forecast for clear, and I’ve got plenty stacked up to do outdoors.

But first, sleeping in and breakfast.

THEN work…

n

17 thoughts on “Sun. Nov. 10, 2019 – a good day for garden and yard work?”

  1. At the Miami airport otw to Grenada. I hate this airport. Alway clogged, no CLEAR, rude airline people. I’m was in the TSApre line. About 30 people in front of me. All from Portugal demanding to go through pre even though none of them had it. Security finally arrived and escorted them all to the cattle call line. They had been holding up the line for 20 minutes. Took me 5 minutes to get through once they got the boot. And I’m The Ugly American. Fuck ‘em. Oh, yeah, from yesterday, fuck climate nut jobs, too. Go back to your shit hole country. President tRump should run on “Fuck the Paris Accords, and your little Thunberg, too.” I hate this airport.

  2. Replaced the touch screen in my ATS yesterday. It would randomly start reprogramming itself, beeping, and scrolling through menus. GM used a gel filled screen. After a few years, the gel dries, and causes false inputs on the touch screen. It can be replaced under warranty, of course I’m just past the full coverage period. The dealer will fix it, though it’s close to $1500, and they just swap in a complete new unit with the same defective design. Thank Zeus for the aftermarket. A company called Cuescreens makes replacement screens, no gel, better quality, for around $100. It took less than an hour for me to get it installed. New screen works great, and hopefully it will continue that way…

    I also replaced the battery. Since it’s been colder, I’ve noticed a little struggle starting the engine. It took an hour to swap the damn thing out. It’s trunk mounted, and I had to take out most of trim in the trunk. I also had to modify the hold down bracket. The original battery had a vent port, which was attached to a vent tube. The new battery vent hole was right where the vent hole was. A few passes on the drill press fixed that issue. I wonder if AAA would actually replace it on the side of the road?

  3. “America was founded by people who drew up a Constitution that accounted for somebody like Trump,” he says. “They wrote down laws to guard against it. They don’t have that in England. And that’s why they’re in the mess they’re in over there.”

    I don’t share the Pythons’ opinions, but they understand how the process works better than a lot of Americans.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/monty-pythons-john-cleese-and-eric-idle-on-50-years-of-flying-circus-and-the-trump-and-brexit-shitshow?ref=scroll

  4. That was a surprisingly good article. And while Cleese falls into the lazy and wrong idea (and thus leading him to false conclusions) that trump supporters all get their news from Fox, he has some other good insights.

    No one I know even watches Fox. It stopped being right of center years ago after the sale, and is now just a foil for the lefties. Seriously, no one takes Fox seriously. I’m not even sure they have news on their national channel any more. The idea that Fox News somehow mind controls people into supporting trump is laughable if you give it 2 seconds though.

    His observation about MSNBC is spot on. They are Lucy with a football to the lefties’ Charley Brown….

    John and Eric are very smart guys, you have to be to do the sort of humor and have the success they’ve had. They are still seeing the world through their own filters though.

    Nice bit about the docile congress and the russians too…..

    n

  5. John and Eric are very smart guys, you have to be to do the sort of humor and have the success they’ve had. They are still seeing the world through their own filters though.

    Most British understand that the Clintons are a problem, but I think the Pythons miss that none of the other Republicans were hungry enough to run an effective campaign against Hillary.

    Jeb! didn’t want to give up his Playboy Bunny girlfriend and look at Columba for 4-8 years. Cruz, a child of Cuban refugees, a real live Hispanic who speaks Spanish fluently, nearly got beat by “The Mexican Bobby Kennedy”, fourth generation pure Irish-American heritage Robert Francis O’Rourke.

    Little Marco? You must be kidding. He’s exactly the kind of Upper Class Twit of the Year that the Pythons would have lampooned 50 years ago.

  6. His observation about MSNBC is spot on. They are Lucy with a football to the lefties’ Charley Brown….

    Even fewer people actually watch MSNBC than Fox. Most of the shows on the network have a ‘0’ share, translating to fewer than 50,000 people watching. The cable news channels would have been off the air years ago if they just depended on advertising to pay the bills.

    CNN and MSNBC wouldn’t even have their current primetime audiences if Fox hadn’t been so quick to show Ted O’Baxter the door and been stupid about Hannity in the aftermath.

  7. I watch youtubers doing shoe repair that have a bigger weekly audience than MSNBC….

    n

  8. There’s a post by Jeffrey at The Feral Irishman. Apparently, the site crashed completely. Wirecutter’s webhost (GoDaddy?) are trying to recover. They say Tuesday.

    Geoff

  9. Got some stuff done. Got my fogger serviced and now it can be put away. Got 10 bags of raised bed soil, and put 7 on the beds. Put some screws in my roof rack and painted two brackets so that should be ready to mount. Weeded the gardens. One water barrel was empty (and shouldn’t be) so I tightened the spigot, and took the opportunity to raise the barrel one full concrete block. Of course now I need to modify the downspout that feeds it. Hope the rain holds off tomorrow.

    Some minor home repair items suddenly needed doing, so there were a couple of fixes done.

    I got the very last of the Halloween decor put away too.

    Found out that some coffee bags I put under a tarp, but not in a bin, got eaten and spoiled. F#cking tiny little teeth marks… more like a possum than a rat. I have to get that stuff back in bins and in the garage. $26 in spoiled coffee pains me.

    Trying to do remote support for my mom’s windows box. It’s taking 10-15 MINUTES to open a right click context menu to try to start teamviewer. Task manager doesn’t show anything too horrible, but I suspect windows update or antimalware, or some other service messing me about. This is the machine that needs some serious WaaS folder pruning so updates can complete. I should have done it last week when everything was still running ok. I have no idea what mom might have clicked on when windows was nagging her about failed updates. Something changed between last week and yesterday. (this is a woman who doesn’t really understand the difference between click, double click, and right click and says stuff like “it’s doing that thing it does sometimes, you know…” I think she may have to just mail me the pc.

    F Bill Gates.

    n

  10. Trying to do remote support for my mom’s windows box. It’s taking 10-15 MINUTES to open a right click context menu to try to start teamviewer. Task manager doesn’t show anything too horrible, but I suspect windows update or antimalware, or some other service messing me about.

    How much ram ? Windows 10 x86 or x64 ? Home or Pro ? How big is that minuscule C: drive again ? What is the D: drive ? Video board or video on cpu ?

  11. Ah yes, I use Silicon Greybeard’s Blogroll to keep track of the other guys in the loose circle of 3%, liberty, and gun rights blogs. Feral Irishman is linked there.

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    Mom’s pc is the little appliance, 32GB and 64GB, C and D respectively. Something she said had me suspecting the real problem. She said, “there aren’t too many icons left on the desktop, we got it down to just ….” and one she named was MS Edge. Last week, no Edge browser. This week, Edge browser icon on the desktop. Coupled with her statement that she ” clicked thru a bunch of windows on startup” (demanding and nagging about failed updates) I think I know what’s happening.

    POSSIBLY, the other woman who she’s learning the association treasurer job from, came by. Possibly they tried getting rid of stuff. Possibly they installed Edge when nagged about it. NOW there is NO room on the C drive and the pagefile/swapfile has no room. Every task switch will now need a sh!t ton of swapping in little tiny pieces, taking a LONG time.

    Assuming that this is true, I have no idea what to do about it. I have to get in remotely, but if every menu choice takes 15 minutes, I’ll go insane. Further, other than uninstalling Edge, and then letting windows clean out the WinSxxS folder to make room for updates, I’m not sure what to do or how to expeditiously do it. Safe mode? I think I’m going to have to have her mail me the little machine, but even then I’m not sure how to proceed. I can’t pull the C drive and do any cleanup offline….

    n

  12. I have no idea what mom might have clicked on when windows was nagging her about failed updates.

    My daughter’s new laptop is setup in such a way that she is a user but not an administrator since she doesn’t have a Microsoft account. In a pinch, my wife has the PIN to do admin tasks if I’m not around, but she can’t do installs or upgrade third party software.

    Unfortunately, Windows still gets to upgrade itself, but, so far, we haven’t had an issue.

    The Pop! OS experiment I have running on my old MacBook took a turn for the worst over the last week after a Linux Kernel upgrade. I was able to recover the machine from backup, however, but I have to ignore the messages from the system asking to do the install until System76 gets their act together.

    Linux isn’t immune. Neither is Mac OS X — the Mail app currently won’t work with my mail provider’s SMTP unless I do an OS upgrade.

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