I used to pride myself on my organization, so whenever something is not where it is supposed to be, or missing outright, I get annoyed with myself.

I am annoyed with myself.

Yesterday one of my networking base stations was having a problem, it appeared that a software update was available for it. When I was prompted with “Enter Password” for this base station I had no clue. I did what I always do in this situation, I consulted my password manager application (more on this next week), but alas could not find an entry for this base station. I tried the passwords for all of the other networking hardware, with no luck. I searched through Apple Notes, the Drafts application, archived zip files from Evernote, coming up empty for each. When I have time I will initiate a hard reset for this device and start again.

I am annoyed with myself.

Also yesterday I was looking for the video files for all of the Louis CK programs that I purchased. I know, Louis CK is problematic. Regardless, I was searching for them since I know that I cannot download them any longer. Pre-COVID I had discovered them and thought that I had copied them to a logical location, like one of the many flash drives that I possess (note to self: get rid of some of these flash drives!), but could not find them on any of the drives in front of me. When I have time I will connect to my network attached storage and look there.

I am annoyed with myself.

Yesterday I drove up to West Paces to get my COVID test for next week’s surgery. Boy, what an unpleasant experience COVID testing is; thankfully it is quick. Unless I am one of the most asymptomatic of COVID-positive people I don’t expect to hear that I have the virus. I did have to pay $5 to park at the facility, but at least there was no $40 co-pay for this outing.

Starting today I am going to try to not plop my ass on the futon at 5pm to start watching videos on the television. While I was able to accomplish a few tasks last night, I was not nearly as productive as I should have been given that there was little else to do other than the chores I want to accomplish.

“Off to work”. Hope you are staying healthy and happy.

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13 Responses to 2020-12-02

  1. Harumph, now I cannot seem to connect to my NAS. I wonder if it changed IP addresses upon rebooting? Oh boy!

    I’ve had so many networking issues since I started working from home. Perhaps I should ask Santa for all new networking gear? I’ll miss having the “easy configuration” of Apple’s devices, but since Apple stopped making networking hardware this stuff has gotten a little long in the tooth.

  2. Steve says:

    Have Wireshark, will travel. Just saying.

    My evening was spent working on the scooter. I bought a replacement horn- actually 2, each about the size of your hand. As with any work with the battery, you have to remove the gas tank! Sadly, there were 2 vent hoses (i think) that were not detached in the removal process, so it wasn’t just a matter of moving it to the side. Fortunately, a kitchen trash can was nearby and was the perfect height. After recabling and an actual sound producing test (!!), I called it a night. What woke me in the middle of the night was the fact that the hydraulic jack bled down and the whole operation might have fallen over. Fortunately for me, the side stand was down and the bike was solid as a rock. Todays challenge will be to mount the horns and reassemble!

    Cold enough last night to freeze all the water for the horses. They were not happy.


  3. One of the benefits of working on a project that takes a long time to compile is the ability to do chores while it does its work — home office paper shredder emptied, and hardwood floor vacuumed!

  4. Bonnie says:

    Same, I used to pride myself on my organization and somehow I’ve let it all go to shit!

  5. Found the Louis CK videos!

    It appears that the frost has killed off my basil plants. Try again next year!

  6. Thought I had caught up with The Amazing Race yesterday (my current diversion while on trainer) by watching Episode 4 yesterday. Turns out, I still have four more in the queue before I am caught up. Yikes!

  7. Bonnie says:

    As Paulie eluded to, my external hard drive (and/or software) has stopped working. A perpetual problem over the years, we have gone through several and they only last a couple years it seems? Finally going to look into cloud backup. Any recommendations or ones to stay away from? Seems the Internets say the most popular ones are Backblaze and idrive. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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