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Short and Sour

Slept well, so did Spook. Up at 8-ish. Nothing new on the job  boards. Drove to the gas station, filled up the tank in case I wanted to go somewhere, went to Home Depot to look for compost bin ideas. They had a section marked for those, but the ones in there were crushed and dirty. Did not find anything which would be better than what I have now. Did find a tiki lamp post which looked like it would work as a spirit house stand, bought that. Ordered a compost bin online.

Home, watered all the indoor plants, and possibly some of the carpet.

Hot glued the spirit house to the top of the tiki torch, after removing the tank & wick & top. It fit perfectly. Stuck it into the ground in the front garden. Used my last glue rod, ordered more online.

Watched football. Lots and lots of college games on too many channels.

Lunch was corndogs and baked beans. Dinner was dim sum and steamed duck pieces. Grapes and popsicles for dessert.

If I can get a Comcast X1 DVR, I will be done with Tivo. Few of the football games showed up correctly in the Tivo channel guide, and it has been a PIA to schedule recordings because of that. One of the few diffs between the Tivo and the Comcast DVR is where they get the channel guide. Used to be Tivo had the best listing service and the best user interface. Comcast has leapfrogged them this year.

Brushed Spook. She loves to have her face brushed. She's not sure about the rest of her.

Watched hummingbirds when I went outside to water the plants. Saw a pair sharing, which is rare.

Did not go to the cat café because they were having a "build catnip toys" event, and it was going to be crowded. Better to go on a weekday.

Plans for tomorrow:
Comcast store, see about a DVR. Online all they offer is bundles I don't want.
Lots of football.
Janice for coffee


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Sep. 11th, 2016 06:47 am (UTC)
I must talk to you about tech gadgets sometime. I probably have all the wrong stuff. I noticed many people are dogging iphone 7 for getting rid of the headphone jack. From what I understand, there is still a jack; it's on a bluetooth thing without a cord. So people can still, apparently, use corded headphones and card scanner plugins. I wonder, though, if that opens up opportunities to steal credit card info. Still, like most things, much fuss over nothing. I went for it because the camera is better, no additional cost for me other than a $30 upgrade charge, and a better camera will help my planned video project.
Sep. 11th, 2016 04:46 pm (UTC)
Friends don't let friends buy iPhones. But since you did, all I can say is the no-jack design was an incredibly stupid decision. Almost as stupid as the iPhone6/iPod proprietary cable connection. You have two choices for earphones now:
- Any bluetooth earphones ought to work
- There is an adapter which plugs into the charger connection
Wireless is never as reliable as wired. The more cables, the less reliable. Either way, you lose.

My main gripe with Apple is the apps are expensive, where most Android apps are free or close to it.
Sep. 11th, 2016 05:51 pm (UTC)
Hmm. I don't actually use headphones with my phone, so that wasn't an issue for me. I do have a paypal credit card reader, but I haven't used it in years, and about half the time it didn't work and I either scanned the card or entered manually, which cost extra. So for me, the headphone jack is kind of a non-issue. As far as apps, I'm allergic to paying for apps because I'm constantly broke, and it seems to me there are tons of free apps for all the stuff I want. I had to pay for 2 apps when I had my Android, so I could use my apple calendar and apple contacts. So for me, android was worse that way. The only real issue with iphone for me has been the built-in battery, but I am investing in one of those portable charging bricks, which should give me enough battery for a 2-3 day trip without recharging.
Sep. 15th, 2016 06:15 pm (UTC)
Your spirit house looks right at home.
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