The goal, when I woke up, was to continue testing Kodachi[ODW], and start building a flac-testing script. Then it was to get a certain set of household chores – put on the back burner too long – accomplished. Then it was to drive someone to work, stop and make a few specific purchases, and then camp out at a coffee shop until time to reverse the peregrinations.
And even that simplified agenda suffered on-the-fly amendments, addenda, modifications… but ultimately I managed to get some of the operating-system stuff done, and a bit of knitting. And some fascinating weather-watching while sitting parked in the car overlooking Burrard Inlet/Indian Arm[map]. Thunder and lightning in Vancouver, BC! no, really, and interspersed with sunshine and rainbows, which was cool.
And we stopped for some take-out Thai food on the way home, discovering a place with a very tasty take on Swimming Rama (spinach and chicken.)
Last fall I voted in the 2016 US election, which began in earnest in 2014 but there was a lot of speculation and reporting from 2013. Last summer, in addition to the constant noise of the US vote, there was the Brexit referendum[en.WP]. This past weekend saw the final tour of the Presidential election[fr.WP] in France, soon to be followed by a general election[en.WP] in the United Kingdom (June 8th) and Legislative elections[fr.WP] (June 11th and 18th) in France. Even sooner, tomorrow is the Provincial general elections[Oen.WP] here in British Columbia, Canada. Later will come the German elections.
I am finding it all a bit too much at the moment.
All these contests are extremely important, and there are many others besides. But for the moment I am feeling just a touch stressed. And I am, slightly, avoiding my usual dealers in newsjunky junk.
But I suspect if there were further movement to impeach Trump on the emoluments clause[AnnCon] I would be on that quicker than… nevermind. Fast.
M Comey, the head of the US FBI told Congress today, in a very well-rehearsed response to Senator Feinstein, that his agents informed him that metadata from M Weiner’s laptop might be from the first three months of Mme Clinton’s tenure as US Secretary of State. Continue reading “Comey thinks Americans are stupid”
WordPress has wonderful tools to remind admins to keep up-to-date with changes to plugins, themes, etc. When something is updated you get visual reminders, and a simple way to update the software which you can do with a single click. Continue reading “Minor rant.”