Archive for : January, 2013

I thought I fixed it…

The constant Firefox crashing that seems to happen every 5 minutes here, that is. Of course I tried uninstalling Firefox last weekend and reinstalling it, and that didn’t work. Then this morning, I thought that it might be one of my extensions causing it, (as of now, I only have 2 extensions installed,) so I uninstalled the most invasive one, (which is noScript, to see if that was it. It worked for a while, but then it started happening again. So it obviously wasn’t NoScript, and I only have one more extension to uninstall to see if that’s what it is. Ultimately, as soon as I get the linkblog switched back to Tumblr, there really isn’t any reason for me to use Firefox, so if it keeps this up, I’ll probably just uninstall it.

I broke the TV last night.

By doing the same thing I did last month, picking up the remote I’m not supposed to use and changing the channel with it. We have dish, so if you do that, you pretty much kill the Tv. I ended up having to call my landlord to come over and fix it. After he got done, I put my old remote in a drawer, so that I don’t have to use it again. Somehow, changing the channel with that remote changes the HDMI inputs to 2 instead of 1, which it’s hooked into 1, so that’s what it needs to be on.

Yesterday and last night.

I ended up falling asleep last night, and waking up at like 12 in the morning. I went straight to bed after I woke up, so I skipped the blog post. I did start listening to the terraforming stuff yesterday, but I have like 16 CD’s to get through, then I’ll be done with the first book. I have a feeling that I’ll be able to write an explainer after I get through the first 3 or 4, though. I ended up reinstalling Firefox yesterday morning, because it was constantly crashing, so much so that I could hardly do anything with it. I had like 7 extensions installed, and I’m not sure if that was causing the problem, but it seems to work better now. I also ended up uninstalling LastPass, because I was having major syncing issues with it. It really didn’t seem to be syncing between both browsers, so I’d go to log into something in Firefox, and it wouldn’t work, because I changed the password from the password I was using to a LastPass one in IE. It would do the same thing in IE, not only that but since I was having this issue, I’d end up having to change passwords multiple times, causing LastPass to keep a long list of them, and me to not know which was the most recent, (and therefore, the correct one.)

Starting tomorrow.

I’m going to start listening to the terraforming CD’s I was given at our meeting tomorrow. I have a feeling I won’t get through them all in one day, what I’ll probably end up doing is trying to get to a couple a day. What I can’t decide though, is whether I should write one massive post about the whole thing at the end, although I have a feeling that once I get through the first 2 or 3, I’ll be ready to write the whole thing. It seems pretty repetitive and redundant, and the guy and his wife seem to say pretty much the same thing all the time. Since the people that picked me up yesterday decided to call me, and interfere with my recording eforts, this is how I have to do it.

Today.

I woke up with the worst headache ever today. I had to go to a meeting at the director of healing rooms and his wife’s house. I intend to write more about that in the coming days, as I want to try to explain everything that went on there. I came home with CDs to listen to, so after I listen to them, I’ll probably write about that. I did try to record the meeting on my phone, but the people who gave me a ride called after I started it, which stoppe the recording, (and I didn’t want to check it while I was there.) Of course the meeting was about there trip last weekend, and they were out of town at a Terraforming conference. Since I was given some CDs that explain it, I’ll write up key points on it, along with what happened at the meeting, probably sometime in the next couple days.

Answering a question.

What do you set your thermostat at? Do you change your settings for night? Unfortunately I don’t get to set the thermostat, because I have base board heat, and it’s either up or down. Usually, it’s either all the way up or all the way down, because turning it on half way doesn’t really seem to do anything. I do try to remember to turn my heater off at night, just like my AC in the summer. Sometimes I forget though, and end up waking up to a warm apartment in the morning. Via That’s my answer.

The 3 AM landline call.

I woke up around 3 this morning to my landline ringing. Mom called and didn’t say anything when I picked up, not only that but when I called her back, she dialed a series of numbers into the phone. I was debating on whether to call 911, because I don’t have their new address, (they just moved yesterday.) I called mom back, but she’d already turned her phone off, so it didn’t do that again. Then I called my dad’s phone, and he picked up. Turns out it was just mom’s phone being really, really stupid, and calling me by itself at 3 in the morning. I never get calls that early, so it was really scarry, because I had no idea what was going on. I called my sister twice to ask if she had my parent’s address, but of course she never answered because it was 3 AM.

Innoguration is tomorrow, and I’m missing it on purpose.

I normally have a tradition of watching presidential innogurations, but I’ve decided to miss this one for a couple reasons. First I kind of have to, because I’ll be at healing rooms in the morning, at least i’ll have to miss the parade stuff anyway. Second I really don’t want to hear the speech anyway, so it’s like why bother with any of it? Besides, I’ll be putting my newsletter together tomorrow afternoon. I decided because it’s only been 5 days since I sent the last one, I’ll at least give myself 6 days, so that it almost equals a week. I’m already tired, so I think I’ll be going to bed early tonight, like as in right after I publish this.

Today was internet freedom day.

Today was the anniversary of the SOPA/PIPA blackouts last year, and several organizations decided to declare it Internet Freedom Day. Which of course I thought was a good idea, because for a while I thought I was the only one that was remembering that today was the anniversary of our eforts. One of the things the site asks us to do is post something we love about the internet, now I’m sure you know where this is going. You knew it was going to end up as a list the moment I said that… right?

  1. The fact that I can follow so many things, without actually having to be there, from church services, to tech conferences, to legal cases, for instance.
  2. The fact that I can bank online, so that I don’t have to go to the bank all the time.
  3. Reddit
  4. Twitter
  5. Instapaper
  6. Google Reader, and RSS in general.
  7. The fact that right now, I can write something, or link to stuff, and not have it taken down, (yet.)
  8. The friends I’ve made, mostly over Twitter.
  9. The fact that I can also use Twitter for curation.
  10. Curation, except for the last week, because the last week was hard.
  11. TWiT live.
  12. Wikileaks Oh… there are some people in my life that will have issues with that one. I didn’t mean to imply that I have a direct association with wikileaks, or that I do anything more than support them, or respect their work.

Today was definitely a good day, although not epic like last year was. I had a list of a bunch of things I wanted to do throughout the week, and I was able to finish all the things on the list today.

I did it again last night.

Stayed up until 12:30 that is. I cleaned out instapaper, (not that part of instapaper, I have several folders, although I have stuff saved everywhere,) and was just doing stuff and before I knew it, it was 12:30. Of course that means I also didn’t sleep that well last night. Yeah, I need to stop this 12:30 thing, because it’s starting to become a habit, which is going to get really annoying after a while, especially if I don’t sleep that well. The past few days haven’t been the best though, and that’s probably contributing to the lack of sleep.