Market blogger

Here’s your Loyal Blogger in the market back in Leninsk, Kazakhstan.  Great Art taken way back in 2000 when I was a bit younger and a bit thinner.

No post yesterday.  I got busy and just never got to it.  As predicted, LRN2 and I have gone totally native in LRN4’s absence.  It’ll be a pretty uncivilized place around here by the time she gets back.

Speaking of which, she should have gotten back from her hike today.  Hopefully, she came through it well.  If there were horrible news, I imagine I’d have been informed by now.  So I’m feeling pretty confident about her chances of making it home on Saturday.  Which is only two days away!  The time is flying by.  For us at least.  Sitting here in our air-conditioned comfort.  And sleeping in our soft, fluffy beds.  And eating like kings  Or at least like pigs, anyway.  And swimming in the pool when we feel like it.  And playing with our computers.  And watching TV.  Et cetera.  The days just fly by.

Anyway. Pretty good day today.  Work was uneventful, the commutes were both uneventful, and it’s been a quiet, peaceful evening.  LRN2 and I went to the all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet this evening.  The food there is good.  Not great, but good.  Pretty good value for the money.  Nothing to get excited about, though.  But good.  I think we’ll go out somewhere modest again tomorrow night.  Maybe Mexican.  Father and son togetherness, don’t you know.

Tomorrow’s off Friday, so the weekend’s here.  Lots to do.  I have everything in my beloved iPhone, so I won’t bother enumerating here.  Suffice it to say that filters will be involved.  And lots of work on computers.  Lots of it.  I’ll try to mention accomplishments as they come up.

Had a bit of frustration this evening.  I had been thinking about my television situation and had decided I would rather have Larry (my loft-based video file server and TV driver) sitting in a back room serving files and something else to drive the TV.  My mind went immediately to Cooper, my old G4-based Mac Mini.  I spent several hours getting it set up just perfectly, including saving its video library to Moe.  It took a bunch of research and work, but I finally had it ready.  I even ordered a really cool remote control for it.  Just a couple more tests to confirm things.  And . . . Netflix won’t work on it.  Because it’s a G4.  Also won’t work on Linux boxes.  Sigh.  So Larry and Cooper stay where they are, and I’ll have a nice remote control in my office.  Double sigh.

Anyway.  I’m certain something good will come of it.  Maybe I can at least figure out a way to make it easier to get content onto Larry.  Right now, I copy files onto its hard drive and then have to drag them into iTunes separately so the AppleTV can see them.  There must be an easier way.  I have a few ideas.

And I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this shocking food violence news: milkshake rage!

See you tomorrow.

One Response to “Market blogger”

  1. Mark Says:

    Milkshake rage would also be an acceptable name for a rock band.

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