“Things found while looking for something else entirely” needs to be a category. “Serendipity” perhaps?
The Denver house is done. It was a brilliant example of “laws are for the little guys”. I was lied to – in contracts – throughout the entire process and no one will pay for it. But, I walked away with a reasonable amount of money and it’s finally over. Thy will be done. I’mContinue reading “Mission Accomplished”
YouTube did a great job on this one: Let’s see if I managed to get WordPress to embed that… Yes! The “custom HTML” WordPress widget with the YouTube “Share, embed” code. It came from me searching for this one: because Behind the Black linked to this one: Too much of a good thing?
There is a new brouhaha between Kristi Noem and Matt Walsh. I stumbled upon that via The Laird mentioning Patriot Post having a video about it. Republican legislature in South Dakota have crafted a bill, the COVID-19 Vaccine Freedom of Conscious Act, to stop employers from forcing their workers to get the COVID vaccine. KristiContinue reading “This Is Conservative?”
Write The Manual. Creating mailing labels from the Groundhog’s Day spreadsheet is an adventure, every year. I’ll probably never do it again with Open Office, but here’s how: Create the purpose-and-date specific spreadsheet Download it (Google Doc becomes Downloads\groundhogs.xlsx) Open with Open Office (becomes groundhogs.ods) Save it somewhere (e.g. Documents\GroundHogs\2021Move) Delete the Downloads version ConvertContinue reading “WTFM: Printing Address Labels”
We got an i7 from Amazon. It has a camera. After watching a terrifying CBC report on wireless cameras, I’m a bit leery of such things. The Roomba itself doesn’t seem to have a password. It asked for the wireless (MainLink623, if you’ve been following that thread) password, but we did not set a passwordContinue reading “Teh Roomba”
Denver doesn’t have bugs. That is one the things Mike & I both liked about it. There are insects, but they tend to crawl around and generally leave one alone. There are not many bothersome insects that “bug” one. Rapid City has flies. Not at the “plague of locusts” level, but they’re around and theyContinue reading “Flies – I may be overthinking this”
The plan for the next Pi is to run a home automation hub on yet another network (HomeLink623, of course). As a runup to that, I thought I’d start simple with some light bulbs. I bought a Hue starter kit, which has two white light bulbs and their hub. Thinking I was expanding on thatContinue reading “Color Me Unimpressed”
Seems as good a place to post the update as any other… Grandma’s Bowls are back in Rapid City – along with us, of course. The two that have seedlings in them in the picture at the linked post had full grown, harvestable dill and parsley in them before we left Denver. However, I hadContinue reading “Grandma’s Bowls – Back in Rapid City”
Nambi, Pambi [the “b”-word shall not be mentioned due to omnipresent Disney lawyers] and their Mom walked up the alley this morning. We also have a few of Peter’s [that’s safe; Ms. Potter’ estate has no lawyers to speak of] relatives, but everyone has rabbits. Here’s why I’m surprised by deer: Update: Embedded Map Success!Continue reading “We has Wildlifes”