Thursday, March 09, 2006

Recent Biddles...

  1. i have a new owie, that is pretty much like my old owie, except that it's smaller, and on my right hand, near my thumb. It had been a even older owie that was slowly making a recovery, but i had to pick at the scab and calloused skin there, and i managed to pull off some fresh skin, and that became infected...!!! Even though i took great pains to smear some 3 in 1 antibacterial salve over it immediately...!!! And now it Hurts way more than my old knee owie and it is spreading along my arm...!!! It has a bandage over it now, and under that, some liquid skin, and i'm not going to even look at it for at least 3 days...!!!
  2. i was on the bus about a week ago, on my way to Kapolei, and i took my calculator out to fool around with... This Calculator is an HP48gx, the last really nice Calculator that HP made... They have since remade the 48 and come out with a 49, but everyone that has either of these newer versions agree that they are really lame... Especially in production quality...!!! HP used to make calculators that wore like bricks, and now they are turning out the same cheap crap as Texas Instruments and Casio... Gawd Bless their twisted souls, everyone one of them.
    So anyways... i made an amendment to a directory ( file of programs ) and in order to save it to a protected memory card ( that would remain intact if the calculator proper, crashed for some reason, which is rare, but not unheard of... ) i would have to take the card slot cover off, then turn the memory card to read/write... rather than just read... which is safer for the data...! So i opened the card to the calculator, then saved the amended directory, and then the bus turned the corner to Kapolei, and i jumped up and got off, and i forgot to put the card slot cover back on...!!!
    And it was Lost...!!!
    But i didn't discover this for several days...!!!
    And i had a coniption fit... ( ??? )
    BECAUSE-- Without the cover, the cards might slip out, and if the merged card slipped out ( i have two, one is merged and one is for archives ) and the calculator was turned on, memory would be corrupted...!!! And everything in memory would be lost... which is about 200K or 200 pages of data...!!!
    So i Purged alot of it, in order to Free that card, and convert it to an archive formated card, like the other one... So i lost alot of data, in order to save some of it...!!!
    i cried and cried...!!!
    Then; after i posted my dilemma
    on the HP newsgroup, someone wrote and told me that Calcpro still offers these -Obsolete- parts...!!!
    So i ordered one, which was 3$ and spent another 6$ for postage...!!!
    But this guy that told me about Calcpro, said that some people think that they're disreputable...!!!
    So stayed tuned to see how that works out...
  3. It's been raining ALOT over here in Hawai'i lately... for like about 10 days or more...
    Torential Rains...!!! 5_inches in One Hour...!!! ( in some places...!!! )
    It rained really hard where i sleep, last night, but only for about an hour and a half, and i only got slightly damp.
  4. Have you heard about The Puzzle that involves an airplane and a conveyer belt runway...???
    See my commentary
    and leave a response...!!!
  5. March 10th ( Friday )
    i opened my HP48 and saw that my Equilibrium Calibrator was just about off scale for AN EVIL DAY...!!! The graphic displays how good or Evil the day will be by colouring in a portion of a Circle, like a pie slice, and today it was all black except for a tiny sliver on the right side. Left side is Bad, Right Side is Good... So that The Left side was entire filled in, and nearly all of the right side, by way of around the bottom and back towards the top...!!!
    Plus: The Equilibrium Calibrator ( Not it's real name... What would be a good name for this program...??? ) also allows dead people to talk through it, and todays message was:
    The dead are often very cryptic with their messages, but along with the severe Equilibrium index, this didn't sound good...!!!
    Then: Fortunately ( ??? ) after looking up the Fragments File, which records the numerical amount of the Equilibrium Index, As opposed to the imprecise graphical representation... i saw that it only recorded a value of -6...!!! ...Which for me, is nominal...??? Then i saw that the Calculator was in Radians Mode, which it should not have been, because i don't think in Radians, i think in Degrees...!!! But i do have a program that i downloaded the other day, that draws Spirographical Designs ( Sort of ) and it Changes the Angular Mode to Radians... So that seems to explain that...!!!
    Case Solved.
  6. i Sewed up some loose spots on my backpack...
    The left shoulder strap was coming loose, so i sewed and over sewed that down with orange and green thread... i like to use contrasting thread ( over black ) so i'll have a better idea of what i tried 'before'... so when that fails, i'll try sewing someplace different...
    This approach worked with the bad zipper, that i tried fixing twice before i finally took a moment to carefully examine my old sewing patterns that were next to the original sewing patterns, and i discovered that the original sewing was way off....!!! So i pulled the zipper back into it's more or less correct alignment, and sewed that down, and it's been working for 5 months...!!!
    Then i was going to sew some 'Patches' over two holes in the bottom, but i decided that that would be too difficult, considering that they were right next to the waist band, and i would have to sew through that, and it was designed so that it could conceivably come apart, which it would no longer do, if i sewed it all shut...!!! Plus; it would be a real cow to try to sew through that...!!! i already broke one needle sewing the shoulder strap down...!!!
    So instead, i just pulled the edges over one another, pushing the holes into dimples, then sewed the far rims together...
    We'll see how that holds up.
  7. i've been looking for several months now for a novelty pencil that is like "an ordinary pencil with a lead in it..." ( NOT a Mechanical Pencil...!!! ) ...Except that this Pencil has 4 or 6! different coloured leads combined in the slot normally reserved for just one...!!!
    i've seen these in a couple of different forms... But i've never bought them for myself...!!!
    i think someone sent me some, then i found one, then found another...!!!
    And Now-- i've lost all the ones that i used to have, so i've been trying to find someplace to buy another...
    And i Can Not...!!!
    Actually: i did find a place on the Internet that sells 'Chartpak Magic Fx - Crazy Chromatic Coloring Pencil' But all the recommended stores Do Not Carry them...!!! So i may have to order ONE Pencil from this place...!!!
    If you know where to find them, Buy me one or two and send them to me:
    My { Mailing }Address is Now in my Resumé...!!!
  8. i found a new pacifer the other day, but it doesn't have the perfered handling ring that i would like...???
    Why are the gawds providing me with new pacifers, but not the kind i like...???
  9. i was over at Foodland the other day, and i bought a can of Beefaroni Spaghetti, a pastry and a can of soda... And they charged me $3.59 for JUST THE SODA...!!!
    So i says to the checkout girl... "Is that right...?"
    ...and she gets this really scary zombie look on her face, and then stares of into space for the longest time, and finally regains conscousness, to say; "Yes."
    So then i went over to the soda counter area, but it is such a harum-scarum mass of clutter that i quickly give up and walk over to The Service Counter, where the manager just Completely Ignores me for like 2 hours...!!! But finally i get his attention and he carefully explains to me that what happened was that this particular brand of soda is not sold individually, only by the 6 pack, which is $3.59...!!!
    ( i found it by itself, so i speculated that 'someone else' broke up a 6 pack...!!! )
    But all during this time, he doesn't seem even remotely interested in 'Straightening It Out...!!!'
    So i just left. Highly Disgruntled.
    And Then...???...!!!...he runs out of the store and calls after me, and suggests that i come back and Straighten it out...??? But i was so frazzled already that i just left.
    And i fully intended to NEVER GO THERE AGAIN...!!!
    But the very next day, i went there again.
    The thing is-- They OFTEN UNDERCHARGE me for pastries...
    and sometimes i don't notice it until i've left the store,
    and sometimes i kind of notice it right away...
    But they Do It ALOT...!!!
    So i don't know what to make of that...!!!
    [ This is the same store that once Short Changed me $8...!!! ]
    { i thought that i'd documented that story on my blog, but i can't find it now...??? }

  10. Note from my cousin Michelle...
    Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006
    20:06:04 -0800
    From: "Michelle Guthrie"
    Subject: re: showing in Portland

    Hi Chrs,
    Mom and Dad, via Aunt Bev, told me about your showing in Portland.
    Unfortunately, they told me that is was today, March 2nd.
    I went down and met the gallery owner, (who is a great guy), and he told me that it was last month.
    He said that is was very successful, and that everyone really liked your work.
    I was able to get a few of the booklets that were there.
    Let me know when you show again in Portland.
    Best Wishes,
    Your cousin, Michelle

    Did anyone else in the family buy any of the books...???
    And why would Auntie Barebelly wait until after the show was over, before telling anyone about it...???
    Is it any wonder why i'm so disfunctional...???
    NO! It is Not...!!!

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