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April 29, 2008


Even my little ghetto looks nice this time of year.


April 27, 2008

Getting ready to plant

I went to Wal-Mart with Katie last night. She had to get some prescriptions filled for her wonky tooth, and I hit the garden center. I found some replacement pots and a huge bag of soil to fill them. All my real terracotta pots went to bits and cracked and broke in the cold weather. So everything is plastic now.

April 24, 2008

PC woes

I sat down to the Mac and tried to get my email. No joy. Tried the browser. Nada. I wondered why the twitterfox "t" eventually turned red and I guess I got my answer. So I rebooted all my routers and dsl modem. Nothing.

So I switched to my linux server and it was working fine. Got my email, checked facebook, etc. No problem. I went back to the Mac, rebooted, and it decided to be a good little apple and behave this time.

I finally went to my PC and noticed the HD led was solid. Not normal. I tried to get a screen and there was blackness. I did a cold boot and noticed that it started OK, but then cycled itself again. It kept doing that in a loop. I just replaced the HD a few months ago, what gives?

I brought up the BIOS and noticed it didn't list the boot device. Great. It was trying to boot from the secondary drive, which was its old primary drive; the one that was replaced. I physically disconnected the secondary drive and it booted without hesitation.

Computers. I love em.

April 23, 2008

Ah, Spring again!

Even a funky old back street in Broad Ripple looks good today . . .


St. George's Day!


April 18, 2008

Talking cats



The quake also shook skyscrapers in downtown Indianapolis

Skyscrapers? In Indy? Joke!


Joz is probably used to them, but not me! Sounded like a herd of elephants ran across the roof. My bed shook like a big dog jumped up on it, but I don't have a dog. I flipped on the TV and the news peeps were just as surprised as I was - they do a live morning show from 5 to 7.

Update: It's official

April 17, 2008

Ah, Spring!

Flowers are blooming and blogroll is pinging, so I better take advantage . . .

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April 10, 2008

Time flies

I don't believe I am doing taxes again! One quarter of the year is over already. The older I get, the faster time moves. I need a 36 hour day to make it seem like 24. When I was little, I judged time with milestones like "Christmas" or "Summer" and it seemed like neither of them would arrive. Now they are here every time I turn around.

April 09, 2008

Nice day out

A little on the cool side, which is fine with me. As long as it doesn't freeze or snow I am pleased. I notice a lot of trees starting to blossom now. Daffodil's are out. Croci are almost passed. Tulips will flower in about a week. Magnolia's are starting to bloom. Dogwoods probably too, but I haven't seen any.

April 07, 2008

Kelly's back

50% of my blog readership took a trip last week and didn't check in while on the road. Time to get yourself an iPhone Kel.

April 06, 2008

RIP Charlton Heston •

RIP Charlton Heston • Oct. 4, 1924 - Apr. 5, 2008

April 05, 2008

Many buds are appearing

The trees are promising to provide shade and oxygen once again. We are truly lucky!

April 03, 2008

Oh No!

I just heard that one of the local NPR stations (the one I usually listen to) is going to start their Spring 2008 beg-a-thon next week. There's got to be a better way!