On the whole a pretty good week. (I was going to say, "not a bad week",
but it may actually qualify for good this time. I'm really bad at
evaluating subjective stuff like that.)
I got my taxes done. Probably still some things missing, but since I only
owed $117 over what I estimated back in April I'm not going to complain.
Much. I'm still in a world of trouble over the lack of withholding on
some of the pensions. That's going to bite me. Well, I'll put in an
estimated payment for the quarter; that will help.
Naomi came home Sunday with the scooters, and we got one of them out of
the van. (G and I got the other out last night with the help of my folding
ramp.) And yesterday on the way home from dinner out we stopped at the
bike shop in Bayview and ordered Colleen a (purple, of course) helmet.
Meanwhile, I have reconfirmed my dislike for the Mac user interface
(Windows would be worse). The main reason is the inconsistent bindings
for control, meta, and super (the "logo" key). It's almost tolerable with
a Thinkpad keyboard and x2vnc, but the key bindings in Emacs are wonky and
cut-and-paste doesn't work between the two systems.
Also, of course, Raven's handling of its external monitor is broken, and
the desk isn't wide enough for it plus the monitor anyway. (It
is wide enough for Cygnus to the left of the monitor, so I may
end up doing that.) I have Raven on a tray table to the right of the
monitor, which isn't ideal because, oh, yeah: my newest Thinkpad keyboard
has started dropping keystrokes. Basically unusable at this point, and
it's only a year old. Lenovo's QC has really tanked -- I miss IBM. And I
can't find the box with my other keyboards :P Unlike the drill and the
router, I know that one is in the garage because I saw
it there. I blame the cats.
The cats are all doing okay. Even Bronx, who remains a bit fragile and
isn't eating all that well.
We are making progress toward making the room over the garage into a
usable living space. By not making large structural changes, and not
making it an official ADU, we can probably save a lot.
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