Thud. Mac-Thud. (macthud) wrote,
Thud. Mac-Thud.

balancing acts

- iCal alarms doing VERY weird things, most troublingly not going off thought they've been properly set -- so I forget about and miss conference calls for work, and personal-time rehearsals for upcoming rather important singing events, and otherwise lose track of time
+ getting much housework done (laundry, tidying, vacuuming, assembly of a bookcase salvaged from the office)
- finding that the bookcase requires smaller shelf-support tab things than the 1/4" ones purchased weeks ago (and now unreturnable)
+ walking a few miles in the early evening, with a stop at Home Despot to get the smaller shelf-support tabs
- finding that the 3/16" tabs are *also* too large (leaving only the 5mm tabs as a purchaseable option), though at least exchangeable
- discovering that the email filter I screwed up a few weeks ago, and thought I'd fixed earlier this week, was actually screwed up worse ... so people think they're being ignored, when their messages simply haven't been seen!
+ having a prospective big-money customer prove to themselves that the competition cannot actually deliver, as wsa first stated to them weeks ago
- failing to prove that my employer's own product can deliver -- because what's working on my local test boxes isn't working on the prospect's machine... which probably points to a misconfiguration or an environmental variable screwup in the prospect's environment, which is not easily nor quickly pinpointed, without direct login access (obviously, unavailable)
- losing a screwdriver-and-drill bit set, with absolutely no memory of where it was last used, and discovering that the smaller drill bit set it was replacing has *also* vanished -- so I cannot measure the shelf-support holes before returning once more to Home Despot

I'm going to repeat last evening's walk now, a few hours earlier, and a bit warmer. I think I'll be interested in dinner upon my return -- are you doing anything? It would be good to add a plus or two to the above....

  • My tweets

    Mon, 12:36: Awesome. Move HD from late-2012 MBP with swelling battery causing keyboard issues to mid-2015 MBP, and @ GoogleChromeMac decides to…

  • My tweets

    Tue, 15:06: 1 in 3 new US #COVID cases today are in TX or FL. I wonder how long it will be until neighboring states close their #borders? Or…

  • My tweets

    Thu, 03:43: Moderna #1 was no big deal. Moderna #2 took 24 hours to lay me flat. Major achy, put me to sleep for what I’d meant to be a nap. 15…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.