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  1. Avatar NewDealer says:

    Nothing much going on this weekend.Report

  2. Avatar Will Truman says:

    I am making a transition from one type of ecigarette to another ecigarette (I have no idea how long I have been tobacco-free, which is an awesome sign). The new kit is set to arrive tomorrow. So that’s going to take up some of my weekend.

    Clancy has me reading a book on baby sleep, and I’m trying to make some more progress on that.

    New computer parts arrive tomorrow for the last leg of the new project. Last leg. No more computer-building. In fact, I’ve decided to decommission two of my machines. After I spent untold hours getting them up and running I had to ask myself “What exactly do I expect to do with a computer with a single-core processor?”

    And this house. Laurdy laurdy (no religion), I’ve got to do something about this house.Report

    • Oh, and our internet is intermittently out of commission. That’s going to need to be addressed.Report

    • Avatar Mike Dwyer in reply to Will Truman says:

      “Clancy has me reading a book on baby sleep, and I’m trying to make some more progress on that.”

      So is that some New-Agey thing where you get swaddled and sleep with your butt up in the air?

      Seriously though, getting babies to sleep well is one of the best favors you can do for yourself as a parent.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Will Truman says:

      I had to ask myself “What exactly do I expect to do with a computer with a single-core processor?”

      It’s perfect for minesweeper.

      Similarly, I have to get serious about upgrading the XP machines. At least one is too old to run W7.Report

      • I thought I would be safe by going to a light footprint of Linux, but Thunderbird was locking the entire system up. I had to stop an email halfway through and finish on a different computer. When I can’t send an email on a computer, I’m not sure what I can do.

        I’ve decided that for my single-purpose machines, like the printer server and secondary media box, I am going to stick with XP and simply remove Internet capability.

        I thought you were a Mac guy.Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Mike Schilling says:

        I’ve been using a Mac at work for the past couple years, but all the machines I own are PCs running either Windows or Linux.Report

    • Holy crap this new gadget is strong! I think I’m so used to having to suck mightily to get some yield. I could see myself getting way too much nicotine with these. I might need to cut back on the content.

      These are different from the others in that the others tried to replicate the look and feel of cigarettes while these are pretty obviously mechanical. Which I find myself not objecting to at all. It kind of reminds me of the cigarettes in Watchmen.Report

    • Avatar Chris in reply to Will Truman says:

      What kind of e-cig are you transitioning to, if you don’t mind me asking?Report

  3. Avatar Michael Cain says:

    Building a website for the Colorado Division of the US Fencing Association, something I’ve been putting off for two months.

    Still looking for things that I can do reasonably well on a 7″ tablet. Haven’t found what I consider a reliable and quick text input method yet, but haven’t tried a Bluetooth keyboard (one is on the way from Amazon). Running a stylus around the soft keyboard shows some promise, but is clearly a skill that requires more training on my part. For the record, FBreader is an outstanding e-book reader; pages consistently look the way I want them to look.

    This was posted from the tablet and was painful.Report

  4. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I spent the New Year’s break sequestered in the home office working on rebuilding my website (http://www.mikedwyerwrites.com/) because I switched back to WordPress and I had to reteach myself CSS coding. Finished last night and I am pretty happy with the results. I promised the wife no more stuff like this for at least 1-year so hopefully I can stop tinkering with it, though there are so many fun plugins it is hard to leave it alone.

    Taking a break from hunting to catch up on neglected chores and re-fortify myself for the last 3 weeks of the season where we usually pull doubles every weekend and generally try to load up the freezer with as much wild game as possible. Lots of interesting recipes to try when it is all over.

    I will probably see a movie at some point. Saw Saving Mr.Banks the other day and it was good but I need a guy flick. maybe 47 Ronin.Report

    • Avatar Will Truman in reply to Mike Dwyer says:

      I really like the site’s look, Mike. Simple, but in a way that works. (And I’m sure not nearly as simple in execution as in appearance.)Report

      • Avatar Mike Dwyer in reply to Will Truman says:

        Thanks Will. Simple was what I was going for. I’m a minimalist with regards to much of this stuff. The CSS coding is easy enough that a non-IT guy like me can understand it but difficult enough that when I get something coded properly on my own I feel like a badass. WordPress really has made it ridiculously easy to put together a functional and decent-looking site.Report

  5. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    I dropped my tablet yesterday and shattered the glass. I will need to venture out of my exurb and go to a more affluent exurb closer to the big city to get it repaired and/or replaced. (Why did you drop your tablet, Burt? That wasn’t very smart of you, was it? You should be more careful with your things.) That will be followed up by taking my lovely wife out to a nice lunch and a bit of shopping for her.

    Sunday I’ll attend my secular group meeting for the first time since August; I don’t usually go during the fall and winter months because I’m watching football and I often skip in the off-season because a cadre of people who show up are just looking for an audience to say awful things about religious people, a subject for which I have no appetite. But my Packers play in the evening so I’ll have the morning free to see if the leaders of the group have been able to make good on their efforts to squelch the anti-theism ranting and get people to talk about something interesting. And then in the evening we’ll see if the Russian Defense Strategy works against San Francisco.Report

  6. Avatar Maribou says:

    I plan to do a lot of reading and resting. Gaming on Saturday :).Report

  7. Avatar dragonfrog says:

    Recovering from the holidays – we had a very nice visit with our families, and a pleasant new year’s eve, and an annoying sinus cold, and now it is time to finally unpack, get the house into something like order, and take some baths.Report

  8. Avatar aaron david says:

    My son is visiting on his way back to college, so we are heading into SF for the day. Amoeba Music, here we come!Report