6 Nov 2000 wcooley   » (Journeyer)

Been a fairly slow weekend. The starter or battery on my car died, so Erin and I have been mostly stuck at home. Ventured yesterday morning a mile up to Woodstock Blvd for coffee, and did a little grocery and liquor shopping while there. Went to the public library there and filled out and turned in my ballot. (Oregon's voting is done by mail; if you miss the deadline there are places you can drop it off, such as the public libraries.) I poked around the library there--it's pretty lousy. Their computer facilities take up almost as much space as their stacks, and most of the books are for children. There were too many noisy children there too. If I need a library, I'll walk the extra 1/2 mile and go to Reed's.

Just getting used to the rain again. Oddly, I've been feeling very motivated to do shit around the house. I hung up a coat rack I built last spring and cleaned a bit. I did 2 loads of laundry and washed one of my sweaters. I even replaced a button on one of my pairs of pants. Reorganized my books and sorted and filed a bunch of mail. Vacuumed the office some. If that sounds boring, it is. But if feels good to keep myself busy, especially with the weather starting to get me down.

Someone at work gave me a Palm IIIx, and I've been playing around with it. It's quite nice--I'm going to try to replace the myriad sundry notebooks I have with it. I'm picking up Graffiti quickly also. I need to get a sync cable for it. I try to resist too much gadgetry. I don't want to be too connected, nor be too geeky. I already spend most of my waking hours in front of a computer; I don't want to be unable to escape.

Finally got my system at home upgraded to ImmunixOS 6.2. I spend some time beforehand consolidating filesystems. I got myself into trouble by dividing everything up too small, and had too much space in some and not nearly enough in others. I probably need to get a second disk. My friend has said he has a line on 4.5G SCSIs for ~$30/ea. That would be a nice addition to my current 4.5.

Didn't get anything done with LNXS. :-( Didn't do much reading, either. Bought some ginko and started taking it. Bought some liquor and started drinking it.

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