Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day by Day

Sometimes life just slides along, day by day, like pearls on a string, like beads on a rosary, until I come to and realize weeks have fled. And all the while, I was busy attending to everyday life, and I never even noticed.

Monday, November 14, 2011


More number voodoo. About a year ago the odometer on my Jeep turned over 200000. Now just today it turned over 211000.

And suddenly it dawned on me: ever since it rolled over, a year ago, there's always been at least one zero on my odometer. Soon, for the first time since last November, I will have an odometer with no zeroes on it. And that will happen once the odometer reaches 211111.1 miles.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Eleven Eleven Eleven

Oh dear. I heard the morning crew on the radio going bananas over "11/11/11." That's eleven Eleven ELEVEN, seven come eleven, heaven eleven, oh, heaven eleven Eleven ELEVEN!!! It's enough to make me swear off certain numbers for life.

Perry Drops Out

Governor Rick Perry dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination today after repeatedly misidentifying himself as "a Senator from the state of Texas."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mageia Linux

I've used Linux as my main operating system for many years now. Started out with Mandrake, stuck with it when it became Mandriva. But the past year and a half have not made me confident about Mandriva's future directions, and so I stuck with Mandriva 2010.0 (which worked beautifully for me) long past its expiration date.

Until recently, when I finally made the transition to Mageia Linux. Not much of a transition! Am still tidying things up, post-installation: it wouldn't be Linux if there weren't always a cloud of "issues" to be resolved after a fresh install. But basically it works, and once I get it pulled into shape it ought to work well. We shall see. In a myriad of such small ways the spirit of do-it-yourself lives on.