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mon posted: Mon 2018-08-06 05:00:06 tags: n/a
weigh-in: 197.3 unboxed and started the Anker Astro E1 charging to full. I had biz cards printed up at The Good Job when I was all gung-ho about networking in the outreach community. I learned a couple things (use black type, use large and easy-reading typefaces). So in order to get rid of the ones still hanging around, I need to redesign and order replacements. I thought about a word cloud on the reverse with terms like "database", "VBA", "PHP", "xAMP stack", "solutions", "stewardship", "community", e... (...more)
sun posted: Sun 2018-08-05 08:33:17 tags: n/a
r/GetMotivated: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

Two books in my Amazon Cloud library are "Minimalist Living: Decluttering for Joy, Health and Creativity"; and "The Disaster Preparedness Handbook". It occurred to me that minimalism and prepper lifestyle are at cross purposes. Clutter happens fundamentally because of fear of an unknown future need.

sat posted: Sat 2018-08-04 05:10:59 tags: n/a
Instant Pot KC baby back ribs reads like a Pork Council ad Instant Pot hummus sans tahini New Yorker: "Taking On the NRA" The power of the NRA lies in a tight focus on a single, unifying narrative: liberals want to march door-to-door seizing your sacred guns, and ironically, right-wing politicians (who are happy to shove every popular interest under the bus to serve the corporatocracy), are the only champions standing in their way. - Which would all be hilarious if it wasn't so deadly, because the i... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2018-08-03 05:15:29 tags: movies
Some movies we watched recently but I didn't comment on: - "The Graduate" (1967) - the Maze Runner trilogy - As with Allegiant and Hunger Games, the setting and therefore the story suffers from an uneven tech milieu and a comically naive vision of post-disaster diaspora. - something else we named last night that I can't remember today. Mad Max? Last night's pick was "The Fabulous Life of Elisabeth Vigee-Lebrun, Portraitist to Queen Marie Antoinette" (2015). Revisiting Merriman's 2016 "Ultimate B... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2018-08-02 04:37:29 tags: n/a
Last night's movie (Miss's pick) was Stephen King's "The Dark Tower". It was pretty good, and I didn't read the books so I can't be disappointed in its reputed failure to capture their flavor. One neat thing about the credit union account is direct deposits often clear a day early. Moved a little savings jigger into brokerage, and updated accounts registers. Brewed a half-cup of nectar for the hummer feeder. A half-cup is the same volume I water my zygocactus on Wednesdays and Sundays, and 2x/week is a ... (...more)