wiredog's Diaries
Print Story Dealing with the estate.
Death
By wiredog (Wed Jul 26, 2017 at 03:53:51 PM EST) (all tags)
Dealing with Dad's estate is not as much of a hassle as I'd expected. In fact, things have, so far, been going pretty well. Considering.

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Print Story More on the New PC
Hardware
By wiredog (Fri Dec 02, 2016 at 12:13:17 PM EST) (all tags)
Some updates on the New PC

Man, it’s quiet. And fast. Have it set to slow boot, which inserts a 30 second delay before booting so I can decide whether or not I want to hit F2 and do BIOS setup. Then in 15 seconds or so it’s ready for login. Bought a Das Keyboard 4, which is awesome, and a 1TB SATA SSD for the data and temp folders. Total system cost is now approaching $2k.


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Print Story New PC*
Hardware
By wiredog (Sun Nov 13, 2016 at 09:38:35 AM EST) (all tags)
*Some Assembly Required.

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Print Story Some people are just messed up.
Cars
By wiredog (Mon Aug 29, 2016 at 08:08:24 AM EST) (all tags)
On the way to the Sunday night AA meeting last night when I saw this hit and run.

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Print Story The Case for Reparations
Media
By wiredog (Thu May 22, 2014 at 08:19:57 AM EST) (all tags)
The Case for Reparations
Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Print Story Nothing says "I mean business" like a monocle.
Working life
By wiredog (Fri Mar 21, 2014 at 11:23:36 AM EST) (all tags)
Stolen from a friend.

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Print Story Testing the Big Red Switch
Hardware
By wiredog (Wed Feb 05, 2014 at 06:57:28 AM EST) (all tags)
Mentioned that I thought I had told this story in a reply to a post on Google Plus. But if I have, I can't find it. So here follows the story of a test of the Big Red Switch that fubared the FBI...

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Print Story Half Century
Cycling
By wiredog (Mon Sep 09, 2013 at 01:45:24 PM EST) (all tags)
Did it on Saturday. Only took 4 hours. Previous longest ride was 38 miles, and a I broke a wheel on that one.

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Print Story Summertime and the livin' is easy.
Misc.
By wiredog (Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:46:23 AM EST) (all tags)
Time to gear up and get some stuff changed around here!

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Print Story Philadelphia Husites!
Misc.
By wiredog (Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 10:43:12 AM EST) (all tags)
Everyone OK up there? 8 inches of rain. More than has ever fallen on them, even during a hurricane. That's 20 Communist centimetres!

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