Teh Squeaky Wheel
Oh boy, oh boy…another Monday!!1!
Snow on the ground. High today is supposed to be 40.
Hope you got little enough snow that it mostly -- or all -- melts before the temperature drops below freezing again.
No snow here, but quite chilly.
I have the day off and am playing with a new computer…my first Dell after 15 years of HP units. Transferring files, man there’s a lot of junk. I need to pick up a duplicate file finder type of program and see if I can whittle some of this stuff down.
And Windows 8.1 from Windows 7. Going to have to take a class just figure this out and then upgrade to 10.0.
One of the folders I came across had some notes in it from the original DHD site. Sinner started that 10 years ago--hard to believe it’s been that long. Time for an anniversary get together?
Good morning, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, Mac, and Sven!
Rather chilly out, this morning, but not quite Texas cold. Mrs. Paddy and I will brave the freeways to work on floats this morning. We normally work the afternoon/evening shift, be we’re going to see Straight, No Chaser tonight.
Mac -- I hope you’re able to stay home today. It sounds like it could be quite the mess.
Sven -- I can’t tell you how much I loathe Windows 8.0. I hear 8.1 was an improvement and 10.0 better still. There were lots of things that made sense if you had a touch-screen, but were just extra work if you didn’t and none of it was intuitive -- you had to have at least enough instruction to get online so you could look up tutorials.
We had some hominy sized hail twice yesterday, but no snow this morning. It stopped about ten or so miles west of Fort Worth.
This morning I had to run errands. It was cold & windy at the gas station, but I couldn’t pass up filling the tank at $1.66 a gallon. The lowest I have seen in quite awhile.
I put away the Christmas decorations this morning. That is about all I’m going to do today. Soon we are going to go through our closets, but also not today. This is kind of leading up to going through TM’s pictures & things. BW isn’t anywhere near ready for that.
Ten years, Sven? It doesn’t seem that long. Then again, it feels like I have known y’all longer.
Yeah, the touchscreen appearance is some getting used to. Do not like. But I got it up and running, now I want to reload some programs and see if they work. Did upgrade to Office 2015.
DHD is still up and this blog post is at the top:
Monday, July 10, 2006
Update: Welcome Malkin Readers! The community of people that was formed here at DHD has moved to “Teh Squeaky Wheel”, since Dr. Deb has called us “Gerbils”, we sotra liked it. Fresh XXXX news and comment can be found there.
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So yeah, 10 years this year, although I’m not sure of the exact first date.
Meetup in Vegas? Kind of centrally geographically located.
Texas? Somewhat more central and and at least three of us are there.
Oregon? Pay a visit to Miss Harper and take a tour of the Eugene sites?
I’m hoping that 8.1 is close enough to 10.0 so that I don’t waste my time learning it.
Santa brought me the hellcoldflu. Boo hoo!
Sad news in the metal world tonight. RIP, Lemmy.
Quotes from Lemmy:
“We want to be the band that if we moved in next door to you, your lawn would die”
“Apparently people don’t like the truth, but I do like it; I like it because it upsets a lot of people. If you show them enough times that their arguments are bull**it, then maybe just once, one of them will say, ‘Oh! Wait a minute -- I was wrong.’ I live for that happening. Rare, I assure you”
“That was a great time, the summer of ’71 -- I can’t remember it, but I’ll never forget it.”
“I don’t understand people who believe that if you ignore something, it’ll go away. That’s completely wrong -- if it’s ignored it gathers strength. Europe ignored Hitler for twenty years. As a result he slaughtered a quarter of the world.”
“In my life so far, I have discovered that there are really only two kinds of people: those who are for you, and those who are against you. Learn to recognize them, for they are often and easily mistaken for each other.”
“In your twenties, you think you are immortal. In your thirties, you hope you are immortal. In your forties, you just pray it doesn’t hurt too much, and by the time you reach my age, you become convinced that, well, it could be just around the corner. Do I think about death a lot? It’s difficult not to when you’re 65, son.”