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I was out for a walk when I came across two bunnies chasing each other. They weren’t afraid of me and just ran about. One would chase the other then they would stop and change who was chasing who. The seemed be having a lot of fun.
As I got out of work on Friday Afternoon, I noticed a co-worker acting strangely in the parking garage. He was squatting down and looking under the cars. Turns out a little kitteh was all alone waddling around and meowing its tiny little kitten voice. We spent over a half hour trying to get the poor little guy to come close enough for us to grab. I finally had to head home but I found out later that the had finally managed to get the kitten.
I have been using the same gaming computer since late 2011. I’ve upgraded a few things. I bought a newer video card a few years ago. I finally decided it was time for an upgrade. I got a new motherboard, processor, memory, and a super fast ssd.
I used my old case. It took me a while but I finally got everything attached and screwed in. The moment had arrived. I turned it on. Fans started and then “BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP.” I searched the internet trying to find out what 5 beeps meant. The answer was not encouraging, CPU error. I tried every fix I could think of or find. I unplugged everything and tried different combinations of plugging things back in. I took out the cpu a couple of times and reinstalled. I took it out of the case. Every time I hit the power button 5 beeps. I was not looking forward to sending stuff back. I took a break. About midnight on page 8 of the google results I found a page for my motherboard that said 5 beeps meant no gpu detected. I hadn’t hooked up my graphics card because the motherboard had built-in graphics and I thought I would add my card later. I plugged in my graphics card and started it up. It worked fine.
In late 2002 one of the greatest pieces of technology was released to the world. The Brother HL-1440 laser printer. The things were tanks. They almost never broke and lasted for 1000s and 1000s of prints. I got one about then and it worked up until this week. I only replaced the toner cartridge once during its almost 20 years of faithful service. That all changed Saturday. I needed to print a couple of pages. The printer made the normal groaning sounds it had been making for the last several years. Then it gave a paper error. I looked for a jam but couldn’t find one. I tried again and got the error. In a hurry, I tried a third time but this time I used the tried and true tech troubleshooting methog. I banged the side of it hard with my fist. It didn’t like that. The groaning sound was replace by screaching and grinding. I feel bad.
After what has seemed forever spring seems to finally be here.. sort a.. They did get like 8 inches of snow in the north of the State. Even Jobu is enjoying the sunshine.
Notre-Dame de Paris pictures from my trip in 2012 before the fire,,, obviously
I remember being 25. Somehow I turned into a fat 46 year old man. Sadly not much of significance happened between the two.
Sunday April the 14th, it rained. Then ice fell from the sky. Then it snowed.. on APRIL THE 14TH!!!!
While cleaning I found something. It was stuck behind something half in a plastic bag. It looked fuzzy and kinda decayed. That’s when I realized it was a mouse. It was hard to recognize since it had been mauled. I assume back when we had the mouse problem this is another one Jobu took out. I bet he batted it under there. So Jobu’s lifelong death count stands at 3 mice and 3 Cicadas and 2 spiders.
With the weather finally feeling like spring I decided to pump up the tires on my bike and try and get some exercise. After years of mostly inactivity I am in horrible shape. I am quickly covered in sweat and gasping for air. Near the end of one of my rides two people in their 60s rode by me and cheerfully said Hello. My response.. WHEEeeezeee gaspe.. Helll haspe OOO wheeze. After I took a shower I needed a two hour nap to recover from the half hour ride.