Wednesday January 31, 2007

Hello, I'm a Mac...

We don't watch television (we don't even subscribe to cable; gasp!) But we have seen all of the Apple "Get a Mac" ads. We watch them on the web.

Did you know that there are ads targeted for the UKand Japan as well? It's fun to see the differences, especially in the Japanese versions. I especially like "Trust" (aka "Security") in which PC is concerned about Spyware. ...
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Hello, I'm a Mac... ( in category Show & Tell , Special Interests ) - posted at Wed, 31 Jan, 18:20 Pacific | Comments (0)

Tuesday January 30, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up 2007_04

The weather was nice for the beginning of the week. Then we had rain (although rain can be nice too. :-)


They've been doing sewer construction work in our neighborhood. This past week, they started on the lower end of our street. It won't come as far as our house but it's a mess to drive through, and sometimes they close part of the road and set up detour signs. Some friends of ours have the work crews (and the big trench in the street) right in front of their house and driveway. ...
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Weekly Wrap-up 2007_04 ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Tue, 30 Jan, 23:08 Pacific | Comments (0)

Sunday January 28, 2007

Treasures 2007_04

Climb up on some hill at sunrise.
Everybody needs perspective once in a while,
and you'll find it there.

— Robb Sagendorph

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words. These are my Treasures for the past week.

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Saturday January 27, 2007

It's an Inside Joke

I enjoy "sight gags" and inside jokes.. Examples may be subtle and you can miss the joke entirely if you're not paying attention, or don't have the right context. Some excellent examples can be found in in comic strips and books.

The Foxtrot strip includes frequent sight gags (watch closely!) as well as references to cartoons and cartoonist. ...
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It's an Inside Joke ( in category Books, Movies, Music , Show & Tell , Special Interests ) - posted at Sat, 27 Jan, 14:52 Pacific | Comments (0)

Friday January 26, 2007

Three Links - Two Cute and one Big Awwwwwww

Escaped Chimp Gets Snack, Cleans Bathroom — Little Rock, Ark — Wednesday, January 17, 2007

An escaped chimpanzee at the Little Rock Zoo raided a kitchen cupboard and did a little cleaning with a toilet brush before sedatives knocked her out on top of a refrigerator.
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Three Links - Two Cute and one Big Awwwwwww ( in category In The News ) - posted at Fri, 26 Jan, 22:50 Pacific | Comments (0)

Thursday January 25, 2007

It Pays to Read the Label

We stopped into Walgreens for Chlorpheniramine Maleate, an antihistamine. Walgreens stocks their own house-brand (Wal-Finate) as well as the Brand Name Version, Chlor-Trimeton. The latter is available in blister packs; the 24-pill box costs $6.99.

In contrast, a 50-pill bottle of Wal-Finate costs $4.99. That was a pretty good reason to buy the house brand, but there were other considerations. I like to compare the ingredients as well. In this case, the medication is for a kitty. I pay even more attention to what I give the kitties than for myself. ...
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It Pays to Read the Label ( in category Random Thoughts , Show & Tell ) - posted at Thu, 25 Jan, 20:45 Pacific | Comments (0)

Monday January 22, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up 2007_

The weather dipped into the low 40's and possibly the 30's a few times and we've had morning frost. That's pretty, but not good for the plants. We covered the jade plants for several days (and nights).


Monday was a holiday so I had a nice three-day weekend. Rich was out of town. The cats and I enjoyed the time in our favorite ways - napping, cuddling, hugging. I did some reading (when the cats allowed). ...
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Weekly Wrap-up 2007_ ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Mon, 22 Jan, 23:29 Pacific | Comments (0)

Sunday January 21, 2007

Treasures 2007_03

Plainness has its peculiar temptations quite as much as beauty.
-- George Eliot

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words. These are my Treasures for the past week.

  • A 3-day weekend

  • Bacon and eggs and sourdough toast; the toast just the way I like it, and everything Yummmmmmm.

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Wednesday January 17, 2007

I Just Love This Font

My current favorite font is called ChinaCat. It meets my requirements for a handwritten look, with the lower case a and g similar to the way I write them myself. ...
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I Just Love This Font ( in category Computerware , Show & Tell ) - posted at Wed, 17 Jan, 21:50 Pacific | Comments (0)

Monday January 15, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up 2007_02

The weather was cold this week! We even had frost on the rooftops on Sunday morning (quite pretty really). I covered our jade plants overnight with old sheets.


Rich did a walk around the house looking for out-of-service UPSs. He found 6 (plus the ones in service). He tested all of these with an electric clock (to time the charge) and a 100W lightbulb (to draw power). We managed to find an electric clock at Longs Drugs; electric analog clocks are no longer easy to find! ...
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Weekly Wrap-up 2007_02 ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Mon, 15 Jan, 18:53 Pacific | Comments (0)

Sunday January 14, 2007

Treasures 2007_02

There is nothing in the world more peaceful than apple-leaves with an early moon.
— Alice Meynell

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words. These are my Treasures for the past week.

  • My fortune cookie: You find beauty in ordinary things. Do not lose this ability.

  • Naps and snuggle time with cats

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Saturday January 13, 2007

The Company That Employs Me

When I first started writing this weblog, I set myself a few guidelines: I don't discuss Politics, Religion, or Sex. I rarely mention people by name. I talk about work, but I don't identify my company. ...
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The Company That Employs Me ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Sat, 13 Jan, 10:55 Pacific | Comments (0)

Thursday January 11, 2007

Code of Conduct

The Company that Employs Me has requested that all employees work through an online business ethics course called "Code of Conduct". No biggie there; it wasn't difficult.

However, I found myself greatly bemused by one section. Obviously, the authors of the course and I read different books... ...
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Code of Conduct ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Thu, 11 Jan, 23:23 Pacific | Comments (0)

Monday January 8, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up 2007_01

Happy 2007!

The weather has been mostly fair, except for rain on Thursday. That was also the day someone parked a car on the CalTrain tracks in San Bruno and, apparently, walked away... ...
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Weekly Wrap-up 2007_01 ( in category Gemisch/Gallimaufry ) - posted at Mon, 08 Jan, 17:29 Pacific | Comments (0)

Saturday January 6, 2007

Treasures 2007_01

For memory has painted this perfect day
With colors that never fade,
And we find at the end of a perfect day
The soul of a friend we've made.

- Carrie Jacobs Bond

Treasures are positive things that strike my fancy, that make me feel happy or thankful or interested. Treasures are memories encapsulated in just a few words. These are my Treasures for the past week.

  • A tangerine sunrise

  • Lots of love from Bebop when I arrived home after my first full day at the Job after a long wfh/holiday period. (I missed you. Hug me!)

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Friday January 5, 2007

Wi-Fi Hotspot

We have a small, home LAN. We wired our house for Ethernet shortly after we moved in. We've got a cable in most rooms (yes in the bedroom; no in the bathrooms) and two in the living room. ...
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Wi-Fi Hotspot ( in category Trivial Pursuits ) - posted at Fri, 05 Jan, 21:31 Pacific | Comments (0)

Wednesday January 3, 2007

I Want a Bluetooth Headset

I don't actually have any Bluetooth-enabled devices. But I still find myself wanting a Bluetooth headset... with a glowing blue light.

I'll never look like Seven of Nine, but I still want the glowing blue light perched over my ear.

I Want a Bluetooth Headset ( in category Random Thoughts ) - posted at Wed, 03 Jan, 20:53 Pacific | Comments (0)