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August 2011

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  Lucia unpacking

-Lucia takes a break-

That's the way I felt after the delivery of all my stuff.  Lucia made sure everything went into the right rooms while I checked off the inventory as boxes came off the truck.  Four hours later, I had all my posessions under one roof again. 

My car's battery was flat as I expected it would be.  A charger gave the FJ enough juice to get me to an auto parts store so I could replace it.  I pitched the scooter battery before shipping.  It was the original battery.  So that put's the life of the battery at 6 years.  Not bad.

I able to get to the DMV for the FJ's temporary license plate tags.  The scooter wasn't as easy to title and register though.  I forgot to grab a couple pieces of paperwork so I'll finish it up when I go back after my emissions and safety check on the FJ.  Basically, I forgot to get the approved clearance documents from customs saying the scooter meets EPA requirements.   But all in due time. I'm just glad I have the FJ running again. 


Mac attack


All good things must come to an end.  Macs have become the targets of more virus and malware attacks recently.  PCs currently endure the majority of attacks but Macs are not as immune as they once were.  Fortunately, if you're a Mac user like I am, anti-virus products are available to help protect against possible cyber threats.

From Security News Daily - Top 10 Mac A/V programs

From ZDNet - Apple's internal memo regarding MacDefender malware and how their customer service should respond to users.

car & scoot

Somewhere in a Baltimore gas station -

  • My car:       "Another round of ethanol for me and my little friend here!"
  • My scooter: "Shouldn't we be getting to the warehouse before they close?  It's almost 5."
  • My car:       "Five-Smive, live a little!  Here, hav' a shot of anti-freeze."
  • My scooter: "The delivery person will cancel our drop off tomorrow if we're not there before they close."
  • My car:       (rubs wipers together) "wurld's zmallest violin..."
  • My scooter: "And I think he said something about the next available delivery date is another week from today.
  • My car:       (drunkingly falls off garage lift)

I've stopped telling people when my car is arriving.  Because everytime I do, it seems to jinx it.  It was scheduled for delivery today but I got a call late yesterday afternoon from the shipper who said the delivery warehouse closed before the shipping company could get everything there in time.  So the delivery company cancelled my appointment for today and said they could deliver everything on the next available date which is next Wednesday.  So now the shipper is looking for another delivery company that can deliver sooner.  I seriously doubt any other company will have an opening any sooner.  So the wait continues..