the weather outside is so delightful

and however the rest of that song goes, it’s a warm 53 and only a 14 mph wind, and its sunny, but
(and there’s always a but to to many good things) the pressure is taking a nose dive in advance of the the low front coming, the high tomorrow is forecasted for 16 (but still above). winter shall return in a hurry it seems.

Santa Claus has been down so many chimneys, they have decided this year he MUST get a flu shot!

What Causes Arthritis?

A drunk man who smelled like beer sat down on a subway next to a priest.

The man’s tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading.

After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, ‘Say Father, what causes arthritis?’

The priest replies, ‘My Son, it’s caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath!’

The drunk muttered in response, ‘Well, I’ll be damned, Then returned to his paper.

The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. ‘I’m very sorry. I didn’t mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?’

The drunk answered, ‘I don’t have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does.’

yaba daba dew

it finally got above freezing today, now if it just stays there. was 42 this afternoon, and I stayed in the whole afternoon- didn’t want to stop my ‘project’ and forget what was what and where and then need to restart. then got busy selfeducating from the ‘net and like always, a few hours later had run out of links to read onwards and then forgot what started me out on that particular journey. situation normal. did have to stop once to decoffee and of course right then the low battery alarm started BONKing and had to stop in order to find the power cord to shut it up. situation normal. so now it’s time to go see what I can round up to nuke for FOOD. my belly button is about to rest on my backbone. situation not normal.

mph greater than degrees & 4GJD

4th grade joke of the day (4GJD)

Where’s a rabbits favorite place to eat?

IHOP

Who’s a chickens favorite composer?

Baaaaach Bach Baaaaaaaaaach

the ole wind turbine is certainly a spinning today, but it’s not even noon yet and it’s a whopping 21 degrees, and the weatherguessers have thrown their darts from their thrones and most of them landed on or near 24 for a high temp today, so just another normal day on the northern plains.

“What kind of question is that?” the child asked. “One I’d like you to answer!” the father replied.

note to skye: no, there are not any 4th graders in residence nor living near by, but the i’net is here in booniesville even if the satellite has crappy bandwidth limits.

hey I can now recharge all 4 macbooks at once, and I’ve ran batteries out of 2 of them already today, altho at least 1 keeps telling me I need to replace it to get more than 2 hours use of laptop…perhaps IF I find homes for a couple of them. I still do serious stuffs on Lenovo lt.

so now off to finish my whodunit…
note to sidekick: Blood Memory

oh no, where’d they go

aaaaaackkkkkk one of them 80 giggers in a new firewire box just died…and right behind it so did the drive in the tecra, it runs (oops ran) off a 160 gig PATA..now I shall ponder the wisdom of using the firewires for backups a tad bit.

and now for the most utterly stooooooopid thing since the macattack started, I’ve been using cyberduck in winblows for quite a while, and as it is carried in the mac app store [ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cyberduck/id409222199 if you don’t believe me], I thought why not, I know it…now for the stoooopid part, note the price of $23.99. now go to the cyberduck web site https://cyberduck.io/ and save the same $23.99. and yes it is the same version…and yes if you look at the bottom it will say “… This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License…”
note 2 skye: yes I got mine from it’s website, I might be old but I’m still not stooooopid

note 2 sidekick: yes I think I’ve mastered the N700, but that N800 might end up being just a pretty paperweight, even though as light as it is…

dusting to measurable to plowable

that light dusting of the white stuff that turned into measureables and then the winds came, well today the plows were out making the roads clear for travel, not that many are out and about as the high today was 15. way to cold for way to long this early in the winter, can’t wait for January when we’ll be wishing it was November again…

the bible: ‘a book with many real estate dealings and so much revenge’…

the whodunit book ended exactly like I thought it would, I had the bad guy picked out half way thru the book, altho a couple times I almost convinvced myself I was wrong, only to be proved I wasn’t and my orignial guess correct a few pages later…

any idea what happens to a gallon of water left in the trunk of a car (parked outside) looks like after 7 days of sub 20 degrees….kinda like a white soccer ball after 5632 kicks…

mmmm good, another batch of trail mix mixed up today, just like last time except added dried blueberries to it, oh and I used golden raisins this time…

and as Linda Ellerbee used to say “and so it goes” Life upon the prairie where it’s so cold even the rabbits aren’t humping!

bbbbbrrr (still)

yet another frigid day upon the prairie, and that dusting of snow turned into measurables and now the 27mph winds are moving it all around.

therefore, it seems the best thing to do today is bunker-down under the (electric) blankie and rewatch a movie or nap or perhaps finish reading my whodunit book.

think a cup of tea might be in order too, altho that will make me have to deburrow to go let it out.

it’s colder than

it’s like 2 in the afternoon and its only 9 degrees (yes it’s still above) so that means it is colder than a witch’s tit in a brass bra…wonder if my biological is in the area…

4th and final macbook is up and running, found three brand new firewire external laptop drive boxes in teddy bears latest junk box from the Uni auctions, all three never even been opened…I opened and their all PATA so off to my parts boxes and wa-la found 3 80giggers in there so after a warmup and a cup or two of joe, we’ll see if they work too. might use 2 of them for like christmas movies [one for dvd and one from TV] and one for christmas mp3s??? or some other idea may trip my trigger…

then I better make sure upstairs is clean, a little canary told me Sidekick is coming thru the area…

3 done now

3 macbooks running: one snow leopard (1,1), 2 yosemite (both 5,2), and one left to do when parts arrive in couple days, it will be snow leopard or maybe do a lion (it’s a 4,1). So add in a T410 running mavericks, a dell mini10 snow leopard and acer D150 snow leopard, one would prolly think I like Apple OS, oh yeah, add the ipad and the unphone iphone3 in the mix, they’re along with a couple 5th gen Nanos and 3 3rd gen [still my favorite of any ipod, but only the 3rd gen] shuffles. But whoever decided the page scroll should be assbackwards from everything else because it’s ‘more natural’ needs to get out into nature more often, if you wanna go down you step down down, lower your arm, roll your eyes down etc etc! No wonder folks say to forget the lion with the ‘new features’ that don’t make sense, oh they musta learned that from macroshaft peeps.

oh man, they did it

I have kept the windows version of Opera (browser if you didn’t know) at the 12.X because I didn’t like the newer ones, but yesterday I got the latest for macbook version and it had this little ‘new start page’ link so I hit it to see the future beholds us and holy crap, they have got them UGLY windows 8 iconish thingies. I fail to see how a kindergartener drawn ugly icon that looks like a throwback to DR-DOS 3.3 days is a step forward. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not make that a feature, the thumbnail version of the web page is far far superior to the ugly one color icon. how sad!

the apple fell off the tree

the apple fell of the tree and as Isaac was pondering why Adam ate it, Steve oh…..wait that’s not how it went….the macbook fun continues, and I’m sure I’m making progress but some of this stuff seems so weird, where’s an 11 year old when I need one? the score is two totally up and running, one Snow Leopard and one Yosemite. the next one should be a walk in the park, or I might take the easy SuperDuper way out, guess that depends on how we think after a nap and the parts show up, ‘prolly not at the same time…but I’m sure something will need to be eyeballed one way or the other. One msut keep the grey matter moving.