October 10th, 2016

caillebotte_man at his window

R.I.P.

Tonight I found very sad news on Facebook. A post by his brother informed me that one of my first LiveJournal friends had passed away last week. Chris, who posted at LJ as leprosy and m_leprae, arrived here not long after I did, and I believe I was one of the first LJers to add him to my friends list. Over the years he was active here we had many exchanges of comments, and both his posts and his comments were typically bright and funny. He also did splendid digital art with fractals. He gave me a lot of advice about dealing with computers and various applications that I had trouble with. Although he often had to deal with poor health, his recent Facebook posts gave no indication that he was seriously ill, and it was a shock to learn that he had died. I am going to miss him, Rest in Peace, Chris.


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Unhere

My Idernet connection has been mostly nonexistent tonight, but I've gotten the update page loaded, and I'm writing something to post just in case that green "service" light comes back on. I do hope AT&T gets around to replacing that cable the squirrels have chewed up before the rainy season starts. Otherwise I'll end up with no Idernets at all.

It has turned chilly outside already this evening, and is approaching chilly in the house. I suspect that the furnace might come back on during the night, though probably not until near morning. Tomorrow I'm supposed to go to the chiropractor, so I hope to sleep comfortably and long enough that I'll be well rested. The adjustments always go easier if I'm not tired.

There were some clouds earlier, providing the slightly gibbous moon an ample canvas on which to paint with its light, but they have since dissipated and now the sky is stark and almost empty but for the moon, which is bright enough to obscure most of the stars. The moon will be full next week, but by then there might be rain and it will be unseen. There's a 10% chance of rain on Thursday, increasing to 110% Friday, and then remaining more likely than not for the subsequent three days, and possible even next Tuesday. I don't mind. I'd much rather have a good rain than see the full moon anyway. The moonlight is nice to look at, but it doesn't make the plants grow.

But the potential loss of Idernet is another thing altogether. You've got three days to deal with that damaged cable, AT&T. Get your arse in gear!

Oh, there's the green light. Must seize my opportunity.