Monthly Archives: September 2008

Ignorance is Correctable

I’d like to point out that ignorance is correctable, but stupidity is forever. -Popgun

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Rascal!

Today, Rascal is going to the vet. He’s keeping one foot off the ground, for no obvious reason. No swelling, doesn’t act like he’s in pain, except he doesn’t want to put his right-front foot down. Rascal is a very … Continue reading

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About That Alarm System

Alarm systems for your home are mostly only useful to wake you up if you are asleep when the break-in occurs… Brigid says it so well! Also, prior posts here and here. -Popgun

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Ike – Epilogue

This picture is of a shop building built by my father circa 1955, which was crushed by a falling tree. I would have been around two years old when Dad built it. We moved from this place when I was … Continue reading

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Ike, Day 5

Day 5 is starting out pretty good for us. Our power came back on about 9:15 PM last night. We did a little dance, turned off the Coleman lantern, adjusted all the various lights and thermostat, and watched the news … Continue reading

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On the Day Ike Arrived in East Texas

Before the power failed Saturday, I heard one TV announcer say: “People are going to town stocking up on water, gas, and ammo.” And we were! Tickled me to death. I love Texas. -Popgun

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Ike, Day 4

I’m at work again, where there’s electricity. Power went out Saturday around 2 PM, and it’s still out. We’re on the Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative grid, and an article on the local news website said that they had 3019 outages … Continue reading

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Ike, Day 3

Monday, 9AM. I’m at work, where there is power. When I go home this evening, my laptop will be charged. At this hour, we still have no power at home. We do have water for flushing the toilets for probably … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ike Has Been Here

Ike passed by I-20 yesterday afternoon around 2 PM. Our power failed about 10 minutes later. I’m posting this on my Mac laptop via aircard. We live out in the boonies, so no city water. We have water drawn up … Continue reading

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Never Another Microsoft Product!

Why I will NEVER, EVER buy another Microsoft product if I have any say in the matter: Running Microsoft Vista. Working along in my CAD system, modeling a complex 3D part. Vista arbitrarily killed my CAD system, announced it was … Continue reading

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