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mon posted: Mon 2018-10-29 05:31:15 tags: tech, finance
Since I got the new 28" monitor, every time it woke up from screensaver timeout, I found all the windows I'd put on the larger desktop had been moved by Win10 to the integral monitor's desktop. Minor, but annoying. With a little research I found a suggestion to change the scaling factor so both monitors match - in this, case, 125% (because 100% is illegibly tiny on this 4K beast). Voila, seems fixed. Uploaded credit, expense/budget and income statements to the financial planner Last time I tried to get... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2018-10-23 14:02:21 tags: tech, cars
Battled through automated menu system to close one of the credit accounts under the estate. (Rhymes w/ "sh*tty") New battery since the Fiat was suddenly only barely starting on cold mornings... seems much better Rcvd 28" 4K monitor... gorgeous, now the desk needs some rearranging :D Had to change the "Wide mode" firmware setting to "1:1" so that the desktop wouldn't extend past the physical screen. Discovered a line of credit hanging out there only because it was the "protection" account for overdr... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2018-09-29 07:49:22 tags: tech
ask Kim about what I should be being proactive about - opening and funding estate account, etc. Kim said she trusts my judgment, I'm capable of Googling basic steps, and I'm not stuck talk about bills mail forwarding ordered filing filed, office nook reorganized * * * SignalVsNoise blog: There is such a thing as being too helpful Rule #1 of being genuinely helpful: Respect the wishes of the person you’re trying to help. WeddingBee forums: engineer and wife resents husband trying to "help" (... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2018-06-19 18:00:47 tags: tech
Slapped together a one-page, self-submitting form webpage that updates two fields ("dogbreed", "catbreed") in a row given by a static index ID in a demo table. For a coworker who was impressed with my PHP/SQL resumé revealed in my new-hire getting-to-know-you template responses.
tue - backup scare posted: Tue 2018-03-20 07:56:49 tags: tech
Mental Floss: What If? 19 alternate histories imagining a very different world Art of Manliness: How to Make Small Talk with Strangers Why would anyone want to do THAT? Well, turns out it's a highly rewarding pastime, because of sciencey reasons. * * * I discovered something scary about my backup set this morning: instead of encrypted zips of each file, there were EMPTY zips. 1Kb placeholders with no content (other than the zip header internals, presumably). I turned off the "Volume Shadow... (...more)