Mon. Dec. 14, 2020 – king for a day

Cool and wet.  Although the forecast doesn’t have any rain for our area, I’ll believe it when I see it.

Yesterday was rainy throughout.  Lots of thunder, lots of rain in the morning, with more rain and heavy wind gusts all through the day.

I did inside stuff.  Marginally productive inside stuff, testing a couple of things, organizing some stuff, but mostly not doing much despite all the movement.   I did find some meds in my travel kit, and that helped.  I’ll be chasing my prescription today, and taking more steps to stack it up.  I can not skip it if I need to.  Not if I want to be active and effective.

Kids spent the whole day by themselves.  My wife ran errands and made cookies.  Yummy PILES of cookies.  I made 2 pounds of bacon for breakfast.  It got eaten too.  Dinner was pulled pork from cans that our Costco carried for a while.  I drain them, heat them, and add BBQ sauce.  Served them on King’s Hawaiian rolls.  Some leftover carrots, baked beans, and fresh onion filled out the plate.   The pulled pork isn’t as versatile as the chicken but it makes a nice change of pace and was widely available and not expensive.

Today I’m at home, while my wife goes into the office, so I’ll be doing at home stuff.   I hope to be a bit more productive today.  Since I’m not going to be allowed to solve the country’s problems today, I’ll have to keep working on my own.

On the wuflu front, we should be seeing peaks from the Thanksgiving spread this week and next.  We’re up, but not storing the dead in freezer trucks, and I’m very glad for that.

On the national insurgency/coup/civil war, it’s just getting started.  Pretty sure lots more is coming.   Someone online pointed out that the dems are not confident.  They aren’t dancing in the street.  They and their propaganda arm are doing their best to gaslight, censor, restrict, and obfuscate, but if they were confident they’d be a whole lot more “in your face” about it.   I find that heartening, but ultimately, I think the deep state and a bunch of others had their Quisling ‘peace in our day’ moment.   The cheaters know they cheated.  The others know they cheated, and they decided NOT to kick off CWII this week.   I think they haven’t bought nearly as much time as they think they have.  I guess we’ll see.

We’ve got a bit more time to get our stuff straightened out.   I could load a box truck here at the house if I was serious and had somewhere to SEND all this stuff.  I might just have to.  I did make two ebay sales yesterday.  I think my net was $40.  That isn’t going to buy much in the way of preps… and it’s not clearing stuff out fast enough.  I usually move the equivalent of two pallets at the March hamfest swapmeet.  That isn’t happening this year either.  On the plus side I figured out how to get more stuff thrown away, even if I can’t get the forklift running right.  I’ll cut it up and move it piece by piece, instead of moving it then cutting it up at the dumpster.  There’ll be a lot more handling of the stuff, but I’ve got the equivalent of a 53 foot tractor trailer taking up space I need for other things.   I won’t get it all back, I’m keeping some of the shipping containers, but they’ll nest to a degree.  I just need to find 10 hours during the day when I can go do it, and when it’s not raining.

Where did I go wrong?  I kept buying stuff long after it stopped selling.  I’ve found myself doing the same with preps…   I get a bug that I should pick up item x, and keep doing so long after I should have recognized I’ve got enough x and moved to y.  So take stock of what you have, where you need to be, and how you hope to get there.   You might be surprised by the hills and the valleys in what you thought was level ground.

I’m sure there are valleys to be filled by more stacking.  And if not, it’s time to level up skills.  A good scanner for Christmas and leaving it on while you work so you can get an idea about what’s going on in your area might be a place to start, if you’ve got the rest taken care of… or start working on your HUMINT so you can get a feel for the restlessness of the natives.  Get out of the house and talk to some people, at a safe distance of course.

Figure out your needs and keep stacking them.

nick

 

Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

83 thoughts on “Mon. Dec. 14, 2020 – king for a day”

  1. @Nick – Can you run these on your security camera system from the command line and leave the output? They are read only and shouldn’t change a thing.

    sudo blkid
    sudo fdisk -l

  2. blkid

    /dev/sda1: UUID=”5ed8b75d-08f2-4423-bc6e-8c5a13760cbd” TYPE=”ext4″ PARTUUID=”e07d7944-01″

    /dev/sdb1: LABEL=”NVR-DATA” UUID=”08c254af-ddbc-4ba3-b230-aa4d4c595013″ TYPE=”ext4″ PARTUUID=”ad30e22a-516a-4a9e-ba56-ff3d5c4fc6e7″

    /dev/sdc2: LABEL=”NVR_VIDEO” UUID=”C266C66766C65C33″ TYPE=”ntfs” PARTLABEL=”Basic data partition” PARTUUID=”962516b0-6fa0-4e42-9f0e-97dd650353a5″

    /dev/sdc1: PARTLABEL=”Microsoft reserved partition” PARTUUID=”fae74f35-6725-43aa-9cb8-ae5859b936a2″

    Disk /dev/sda: 465.8 GiB, 500107862016 bytes, 976773168 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0xe07d7944

    Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
    /dev/sda1 * 2048 976771071 976769024 465.8G 83 Linux

    Disk /dev/sdb: 7.3 TiB, 8001563222016 bytes, 15628053168 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disklabel type: gpt
    Disk identifier: 7165DBA6-0CDA-4D4B-9109-2ED8B4794A8C

    Device Start End Sectors Size Type
    /dev/sdb1 2048 15628052479 15628050432 7.3T Linux filesystem

    Disk /dev/sdc: 3.7 TiB, 4000787030016 bytes, 7814037168 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
    Disklabel type: gpt
    Disk identifier: AEA07E17-B5BB-46B8-9A6C-9573DA356287

    Device Start End Sectors Size Type
    /dev/sdc1 34 32767 32734 16M Microsoft reserved
    /dev/sdc2 32768 7814033407 7814000640 3.7T Microsoft basic data

    Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.

    –NVR-DATA is the drive I’m currently using to store video from the NVR Software

    –NVR_VIDEO is the smaller drive I want to use as an archive. it’s labeled that from the old system.

    n

  3. –NVR-DATA is the drive I’m currently using to store video from the NVR Software

    –NVR_VIDEO is the smaller drive I want to use as an archive. it’s labeled that from the old system.

    Cool. Thanks. I’ll take a look when I get burned out on Perl code for work this morning.

  4. Back-up update from the discussion a few weeks ago.

    I use a Buffalo Raid 5 NAS for pictures, music, and general storage. Had one drive fail a few moths ago and I was able to recover and rebuild the RAID by replacing the drive. Hmm, I should get another drive for when another fails, now that I think of it.

    Any, when that happened I got a large USB drive to back-up the NAS, I hooked it up but the backup never ran. No useful error messages.

    Last week I set up both the NAS and the attached USB drive as drives and used AOMEI Backupper to do a file backup. Slow, but it worked.

    Checked it this morning and all is good, at least according to the logs. And the Buffalo Backup is working as well. There is enough room, so I will keep them both.

  5. “I got a large USB drive to back-up the NAS, I hooked it up but the backup never ran. No useful error messages.”

    –that was my experience with Buffalo too, backup failed, no explanation.

    n

  6. @Nick – Where did this line in your /etc/fstab originate?

    /dev/disk/by-uuid/F69AAEB09AAE6D35 /mnt/F69AAEB09AAE6D35 auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0

    If you do “sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/” (again, safe, read-only operation), is a F69AAEB09AAE6D35 entry present in the output?

    Is 08c254af-ddbc-4ba3-b230-aa4d4c595013 present in the output of the ‘ls’ command?


  7. [username]@dell-nvr:/$ sudo ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid/
    sudo: /etc/sudoers.d is world writable
    [sudo] password for [username]:
    total 0
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 13 14:53 08c254af-ddbc-4ba3-b230-aa4d4c595013 -> ../../sdb1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 13 14:53 5ed8b75d-08f2-4423-bc6e-8c5a13760cbd -> ../../sda1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 13 14:53 C266C66766C65C33 -> ../../sdc2

    “Where did this line in your /etc/fstab originate?”
    –no idea, Mint install? I didn’t do it, unless it was part of installing the dotnet or MS stuff from the install instructions for the NVR software https://www.ispyconnect.com/download.aspx linux tab

    n

  8. Someone mentioned TabMixPlus the other day. The thing I miss most is the ability to have the page reload every x minutes. I used to use that a lot.

    n

  9. The Subie battery was dead this morning. The back hatch was open. For some reason, when I have the FOB in my pocket, it gets punched and the hatch opens. The Subie isn’t smart enough to turn interior lights off after some time when the hatch is open, so the battery is drained overnight.

    It’s in the 40’s, but I attached my Li-On jump battery. No luck after 30 mins, so I attached my Super Capacitor (recommended by Scotty Kilmer) in parallel. 30 seconds later, it had enough juice to start the Subie. The SCs really work.

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  10. I just realized that Christmas is on Friday next week. How in the world did we get this far into 2021 ?

    Hey, slow down, cowboy! Don’t make time fly any faster than it already does!

    Hey, my great grandfather was a cowboy. I’m just a redneck !

  11. The Subie battery was dead this morning. The back hatch was open. For some reason, when I have the FOB in my pocket, it gets punched and the hatch opens. The Subie isn’t smart enough to turn interior lights off after some time when the hatch is open, so the battery is drained overnight.

    Yeek ! My vehicle would be dead half the mornings with my poor memory.

    My 2005 Expedition and my 2019 F-150 both have 15 minute timeouts on the master relay. The key must be in the ignition to trigger that relay. Note that the emergency blinkers and the rear brake lights bypass that relay.

    Wow, $150 for the supercap. I wonder how you charge it if you have a dead short in your battery ?
    https://www.amazon.com/autowit-SuperCap-Battery-less-Extremely-Operating/dp/B086L29DL9/

  12. Massachusetts passes amended ‘right to repair’ law to open up car telematics data
    Manufacturers will have until car model year 2022 to install a standard open data platform. The platform will let vehicle owners and independent mechanics access telematics, wirelessly transmitted data that is typically sent directly to a remote server.
    https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/4/21549129/massachusetts-right-to-repair-question-1-wireless-car-data-passes

  13. Did Darik’s Boot & Nuke (DBAN) get bought by someone and ruined? Any good alternatives?

  14. @MrAtoz: Thanks for mentioning the Bobiverse series, I’ve read the first three and enjoyed them. I am not a big audio book fan, save when driving, but I may burn an audible credit on Book 4.

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  15. Wow, $150 for the supercap. I wonder how you charge it if you have a dead short in your battery ?

    In my case, connecting the SC and Li-On in parallel let the Li-On charge the SC in 30 seconds. Enough to easily start the Subie.

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  16. @MrAtoz: Thanks for mentioning the Bobiverse series, I’ve read the first three and enjoyed them. I am not a big audio book fan, save when driving, but I may burn an audible credit on Book 4.

    I’m listening to BV4 on daily walks. I got a discount, but don’t remember how it arrived in Audible.

  17. lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 13 14:53 08c254af-ddbc-4ba3-b230-aa4d4c595013 -> ../../sdb1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 13 14:53 5ed8b75d-08f2-4423-bc6e-8c5a13760cbd -> ../../sda1
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 Dec 13 14:53 C266C66766C65C33 -> ../../sdc2

    I don’t see F69AAEB09AAE6D35 in the directory listing produced by the “ls -l …” command. That is probably why mounting /dev/sdb1 fails.

    Something to try, but it does involve a *small* amount of risk. Copy your /etc/fstab to a safe place as a backup and replace this line

    /dev/disk/by-uuid/F69AAEB09AAE6D35 /mnt/F69AAEB09AAE6D35 auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0

    with

    /dev/disk/by-uuid/08c254af-ddbc-4ba3-b230-aa4d4c595013 /mnt/F69AAEB09AAE6D35 auto nosuid,nodev,nofail,x-gvfs-show 0 0

    Note that the difference is the part of the device specification located after “by-uuid/”. Everything else should be the same.

    I believe that will make the system mount the /dev/sdb1 drive in /mnt/F69AAEB09AAE6D35 upon reboot. If I’m wrong, just put the backup copy of fstab back in /etc/fstab and reboot again.

  18. A recall? Again?

    I don’t see it working this time. California has quaffed deep from the Dem Kool Aid vat, and Newsom would still be a young, rising star if he ran in 2028. The state will need a bailout by that point if it doesn’t already.

    Plus, arguably, the last recall, driven by the Enron fallout, ended Republicans as a state-wide force in CA when people didn’t get exactly what they expected from the Governator and true Kennedy (as opposed to Robert Francis) wife. Someone dropped a dime on Ahhh-nold early. Maybe even Kenny Boy himself.

    https://apnews.com/article/business-health-coronavirus-pandemic-california-gavin-newsom-a50b5728aa4f9a4b71241e3429881ceb

  19. Something that may only be interesting to me:

    Try to find a USB thumb drive blister pack at Sam’s or Costco. Neither chain’s locations near me have them.

  20. MrAtoz, your car started, but your battery is in need of a full charge ASAP. It is probably still below 50%. Every day a battery is below ~90% state of charge shortens its life through sulfation. Cooler temperatures are better than warmer.

    A good microprocessor controlled “smart” charger can top off the charge safely. It will take about two days after the battery reaches 90%. The last few percent of a full charge is the most critical, and requires accurate regulation and temperature compensation. Note that driving can bring a battery up to full charge, but it will take even longer than 48 hours of driving.

    I have seen batteries run down like yours and recharged promptly last a year or two. Just letting the car recharge the battery, almost always less than a year. If that battery is more than three years old, start shopping for a sale. 😉


  21. MrAtoz, your car started, but your battery is in need of a full charge ASAP. It is probably still below 50%. Every day a battery is below ~90% state of charge shortens its life through sulfation. Cooler temperatures are better than warmer.

    Thanks for the advice! We drive off to Vegas tomorrow, so I’ll get 16hrs of charging, hopefully the battery will be satisfactory for the trip. The Subie turned 3, so a battery is at the top of my watch list.


  22. Plus the kitchen, post paint, pre-varnish, and my tiling efforts.

    Very nice, Ms. Jenny!

  23. I wonder if the dum-bro-crats in Georgia have finished printing their 600,000 pre-filled special election ballots yet ? I foresee a landslide for the two dum-bro-crat Senator wannabees.

  24. Mono focused on the house. The world is falling apart and I am shuffling deck chairs.
    Here are a couple pics of the 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ oak flooring from Home Depot:
    Oak floor getting sanded, fresh paint, green trim will be repainted
    Oak floor, post varathane

    Sweet ! I wanted to put a slightly darker oak floor in the dining room and study for the new house. I got over-ruled by she who must be obeyed and she put extra fluffy “sandy beach” carpet in there. The dog thinks that the dining room is her emergency bathroom now. I have my revenge, muttering to myself especially as I was cleaning up dog poop last night.


  25. In my case, connecting the SC and Li-On in parallel let the Li-On charge the SC in 30 seconds.

    That’s one of those, “If I’m so smart, why didn’t I think of that!” ideas. Lol, really. Good idea.

    I’m sick of buying USB cables that break at the connector after repeated bending. Any quality manufacturers out there, or am I stuck buying a new piece of Chinese crap every few months? Ideally I’d like a low profile right-angle USB male mini to a regular USB male.

  26. Cyberguys used to be good.

    There must be someone who makes OEM quality, but I don’t know who.

    n

  27. Sweet ! I wanted to put a slightly darker oak floor in the dining room and study for the new house. I got over-ruled by she who must be obeyed and she put extra fluffy “sandy beach” carpet in there. The dog thinks that the dining room is her emergency bathroom now.

    The flooring mistake at our house which was not my decision: PBT.

    The carpet has looked like cr*p for almost five years. We’ve been in the house six. Zero crush resistance in the fibers, but, yes, it doesn’t stain as easily as ANSO. Big friggin deal if the clean carpet looks original to the 25 year-old house.

    As of late, I’ve had zero tolerance for divide-and-conquer games played by the salespeople of the home improvement services. We have to get window replacement going fairly soon, but those companies are the worst offenders. I drove the bathroom regrout/reseal myself and just got it done.


  28. Someone online pointed out that the dems are not confident.

    Because they will probably not control the Senate. I heard a GA radio talk show host interviewed and he said the vote analysis of the election showed significant vote splitting in GA republican areas ins the suburbs – Biden for president, Republicans down ticket, and these people are more likely to vote in a special election.


  29. I’d like a low profile right-angle USB male mini to a regular USB male.

    Anker cables are very good, but hard to get right angles.

    I have some right angles from CableCreation I use on one of those charger stands, but they don’t get much plugin’ and unplugin’.

    All on Amazon.

  30. Because they will probably not control the Senate. I heard a GA radio talk show host interviewed and he said the vote analysis of the election showed significant vote splitting in GA republican areas ins the suburbs – Biden for president, Republicans down ticket, and these people are more likely to vote in a special election.

    The Libertarians created the mess in the Ossoff-Perdue race. 120,000 of them voting for their party’s candidate, enough to deny a 50+% victory to Perdue and forcing the runoff.

    The bizarre thing is that only 60,000 voted for the party’s Presidential candidate, a deviation from what happened in 2016 when roughly 180,000 voted Libertarian for both Senate and President.

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  31. WTH, HEB? $4.97 for two N95 masks at the checkout. Way to take advantage of the COVID WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE pandemic.

    LET THE HEELING AND GOUGING BEGIN!


  32. I’m sick of buying USB cables that break at the connector after repeated bending.

    Tie an overhand knot near the end where you want the right angle. The knot will naturally form a more-or-less right angle. More importantly, it will give a lot of tolerance for moving the loose of of the cable around without flexing the wires right near the connector.

    I’ve been doing this for a few years with good results.

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  33. Way to take advantage of the COVID WE’RE ALL GONNA DIE pandemic dempanic.

    FIFY


  34. Tie an overhand knot near the end where you want the right angle.

    If I’m so smart, why didn’t I think of that? 😉

    Didn’t know Anker made cables, thx. Been hanking after a portable power brick, anyway. I’ll go Amazoning, maybe I can find a twofer deal.


  35. there’s apparently big doin’s on the cyber security front…

    As Mr. OFD was fond of saying, “the commies took over without firing a shot.”

  36. @MrAtoz
    “WTH, HEB? $4.97 for two N95 masks at the checkout.”

    Some more of those “high quality” Chinnee masks, like the recycle underwear versions they sent to the Pak a few months ago?


  37. Hey, @C_C_Krebs
    care to answer how US government systems were penetrated here but somehow this election was the most secure in history? Did you know about this in advance? Is Dominion a customer?

    Major fraud at a big company is usually found when the person perpetrating it or covering it up gets fired or leaves. Hmm.

    and yes, Dominion is a customer.

    n

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  38. there’s apparently big doin’s on the cyber security front…

    There’s a whole cluster of related stories too.

    Management at the new job is trying to evaluate the company’s exposure since we interact with a lot of the bigger targets. Ironically, we supply tools that watch for that sort of thing on networks.

    SolarWinds is a weird company with a lot of IPO money out in the fancy lad section of town west of Mopac. They must have bought a lot of hookers and steaks to be so tied into government, Fortune 500, and the telecoms. I’m guessing marketing at the SxSW bacchanalia was involved.

    My brother-in-law is the next up sacrificial animal VP of security at one of the big insurance carriers with a history of breaches. If they were exposed, I presume the laying on of hands is proceeding now.

    The job of sacrificial animal pays well while it lasts. And when my sister refused to move to the company’s HQ town, they accepted her husband working remote.

  39. @MrAtoz: Thanks for mentioning the Bobiverse series, I’ve read the first three and enjoyed them. I am not a big audio book fan, save when driving, but I may burn an audible credit on Book 4.

    I’m listening to BV4 on daily walks. I got a discount, but don’t remember how it arrived in Audible.

    I don’t dare listen to anything while performing my daily walk on our country roads. We do not have sidewalks, shoulders, or street lights. Yesterday we were playing El Toreador with an Amazon one ton van.


  40. Yesterday we were playing El Toreador with an Amazon one ton van.

    You live in Texas don’t you??? Get you an anti-tank gun and teach those vans who’s boss.

    Bonus: carrying that sucker while you walk will be a good workout.

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  41. Surgeon General Jerome Adams says people still need to wear masks and socially distance after they’ve been vaccinated because it doesn’t prevent infection just severe illness

    Surgeon General Jerome Adams appeared on GMA on Monday as the first vaccines were rolled out across the US
    He said that Pfizer vaccine protects people against severe disease but not from getting infected
    It means that after people have been vaccinated, they still need to be careful

    WTF? over.

    99.99% of the people who get it don’t get a severe illness anyway so WTF is it good for? And you can still pass it along?

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  42. As of late, I’ve had zero tolerance for divide-and-conquer games played by the salespeople of the home improvement services. We have to get window replacement going fairly soon, but those companies are the worst offenders. I drove the bathroom regrout/reseal myself and just got it done.

    I bought my new windows last year from a local guy who both manufactured his windows and his crew installed them. That way, I believe his warranty. It took forever to get the windows since his Chinese made ten ton window frame maker machine broke and his replacement parts came on a slow boat from China (literally !). I got his triple pane hurricane and sound rated with a piece of plastic laminate in them. I paid $16,000 for 36 windows installed with three 6 ft by 6 ft windows.
    https://valuewindowsdoorshouston.com/

    I doubt that he works in Austin though.


  43. If I’m so smart, why didn’t I think of that?

    You’re smart, but I’m me. Try not to be too jealous.

    WTF? over.

    The vaccine has a 90% or 95% chance of preventing a serious illness from a disease from which 95% of the infected do not get a serious illness.

    Now we know another reason for the expedited approval process. Based solely on the facts presented in various articles, the vaccines would have trouble passing the “better than a placebo” test.

    (Yes, I’m aware that the mass-consumption articles on medical topics have about as much relationship to the truth as do claims of Biden’s honest election victory.)

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  44. 99.99% of the people who get it don’t get a severe illness anyway so WTF is it good for? And you can still pass it along?

    There are $billions and $billions of reasons Big Pharma needs the goobermint to Warp Speed! this vaccine.

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  45. 99.99% of the people who get it don’t get a severe illness anyway so WTF is it good for? And you can still pass it along?

    Kabuki. The pandemic cloud will magically lift on Jan.20.

    The Reagan Inauguration ’81 redux.

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  46. I doubt that he works in Austin though.

    I have referrals to work with when I get back to that project.

    A lot of my unemployed time beyond TWC and City of Austin (age discrimination complaint) was spent messing with the cat’s illnesses. A nice chunk of my first paycheck went to vet bills on the credit card.

    My wife doesn’t care how the windows get done. I’ve had a lot of leeway since I bailed her out of her Exploder purchase fiasco where the F&I weasel stole nearly every dime of her down payment hiding extended warranties in the payment. I spent the better part of my Christmas break that year working the phone and fax machine to claw back $5000 of it, but I still lost $1500 to the games.

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  47. Joseph Epstein scores with an essay telling Jill Biden to put aside the “Dr. Jill” honorific.

    Good luck with that. Even my wife thought Plugs’ spouse was an MD until I corrected the mistake a few weeks before the election.

  48. Just spent ~$500 at the vet on my little guy. He hasn’t really been eating lately, has to be coaxed with lamb juice or chicken stock on his kibble. He lost weight from 18 to 14 pounds. It’s been a week with some days almost normal but last night he didn’t even want his cherrios bedtime treat. So he went in for a look today.

    They really didn’t find anything except a mild fever and the xrays showed some inflammation in the gut. So he got fluids, and some antibiotics and some other stuff. At least we ruled out anything major. It’s gonna be hard to give him meds if he doesn’t want to eat though.

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  49. Sorry to hear.
    I’ve had good luck coating pills in butter and poking them down the throat. A little massage at the corning or the mouth usually gets them to open.

  50. I ruined peanut butter for him the last time he was sick. I still feel bad about that. He used to LOVE!!!111!!!!!1!!!!!1!!!! peanut butter. Now he’s suspicious. I will try plain old butter if he doesn’t want to eat enough for us to hide the pill.

    n

    It’s always nerve wracking when an old pet suddenly goes off his food.


  51. Bill Barr resigns. Fox News.

    The ProgLibTurds are crowing on social media that tRump fired him like the dictator he is. Also, celebriturds *still* damning tRump. Gets eaten by Lefties.

    h/t Twitchy

  52. JFC! This has to end:

    UNITY! Michigan electors asked to stand for National Anthem, followed by Black National Anthem

    Friday’s virtual program (I get to play music since I’m the only one who figured out how to send music through Zoom without sharing screen) had a *telling* of Kwanzaa. I would mention it is a fake celebration of African American culture, but my testicles would be in a mayonnaise jar on the porch of Funk and Wagnalls. Kwanzaa plus SEL (Social Emotional Learning) are bringing in the goobermint bucks during the dempanic.


  53. The Subie turned 3, so a battery is at the top of my watch list.

    @MrAtoz; if it’s not inconvenient, have your local Subie dealer check your battery. We’ve had two replaced for free under warranty as defective.


  54. Kabuki. The pandemic cloud will magically lift on Jan.20.

    I recall a certain president saying it was going to disappear on Nov 4th.


  55. I recall a certain president saying it was going to disappear on Nov 4th.

    Once again President Trump underestimated the cupidity and lust for power of the ruling class.

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  56. Bill Barr resigns

    Bill Barr withheld the information that Hunter Biden was being investigated until after the election. He knowingly hid important information that may have influenced the outcome of the election. Barr used his office to influence an election. He should not have been allowed to resign but terminated for cause with loss of all benefits.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9051689/Bill-Barr-directly-intervened-Hunter-Biden-probe-secret-election.html

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  57. Just spent ~$500 at the vet on my little guy. He hasn’t really been eating lately, has to be coaxed with lamb juice or chicken stock on his kibble. He lost weight from 18 to 14 pounds. It’s been a week with some days almost normal but last night he didn’t even want his cherrios bedtime treat. So he went in for a look today.

    They really didn’t find anything except a mild fever and the xrays showed some inflammation in the gut. So he got fluids, and some antibiotics and some other stuff. At least we ruled out anything major. It’s gonna be hard to give him meds if he doesn’t want to eat though.

    My cocker spaniel, Lady, dropped from 38 lbs to 24 lbs at age 14 to 15. And then passed a couple of weeks after she turned 16. We were feeding her dry food which she lost total interest in. Then wet food which she quickly lost interest in. Then the wife browned ground beef and brown rice for her which she would eat in minor quantities until the end. She was a real foodie until she was 14 or so, anything that was edible, especially freshly cooked beef and chicken.

  58. @SteveF
    “The vaccine has a 90% or 95% chance of preventing a serious illness from a disease from which 95% of the infected do not get a serious illness.”

    Target the 5%. Since the majority of deaths are 60 and older with co-morbidities, equalizing the death rate with the 60- group would not only save a lot of lives, it would remove the justification for emergency powers of the Blue SHole State dictators.

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  59. Agreed, drwilliams. But that’s not what’s being done, is it? I must admit that I’m kind of losing track, between all of the conflicting plans, reports, expectations, and demands about who’s being inoculated first as well as other dempanic recommendations and requirements.


  60. @MrAtoz; if it’s not inconvenient, have your local Subie dealer check your battery. We’ve had two replaced for free under warranty as defective.

    More good info. Thank you!

  61. It’s always nerve wracking when an old pet suddenly goes off his food.

    Our cat had a rodent ulcer which made her refuse to eat, and we thought that was the end. Getting her back to (skinny) health took a lot of hand feeding from a syringe, a couple of vet visits for steroids/fluids, and a lot of coaxing her to resume her normal diet.

    We were very lucky. The animal was scouting for places to die. Today, she’s back her usual annoying self.

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  62. Yeah, he was laying down in places that were not his normal napping spots. If the pack leader curls up around you, hopefully you feel like you still have a place in the pack.

    He did eat some dinner tonight and he seems to be moving better.

    n

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  63. @Nick – I got Linux Mint to mount my Windows 10 partition RW tonight.

    While booted into Windows 10, following directions I found online, I opened the command prompt as Administrator and issued the command “powercfg -h off”. This triggered Windows to delete the hiberfil.sys from the top level directory in the partition, and I was able to mount the drive RW under Mint afterwards.

  64. @Nick
    Make spending time with him a priority.
    Silly and trite to say it, but yes, “Build the memories”.

  65. “Top border official warns of ‘full-blown crisis overnight’ as illegal crossings hit 70,000 in November”
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/border-official-warns-crisis-attempted-illegal-crossings-87-000-november

    “United States border officials encountered more than 70,000 migrants who tried to enter the U.S. from Mexico illegally in November, four times the number of people seen in April. ”

    Here they come expecting free food and free shelter from Biden.

    The demand for a free anything is infinite.

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

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  66. He should not have been allowed to resign but terminated for cause with loss of all benefits.

    Either way I’d guess he’s still in line for a fat advance check for his ‘tell-all’ (ghostwritten?) memoir?

  67. “Either way I’d guess he’s still in line for a fat advance check for his ‘tell-all’ (ghostwritten?) memoir”

    –that is one way they take care of their own. Speaking engagements, consulting, and no show jobs round out the list. Stock tips and straight up bribes are in there too, I’m sure.

    n

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