It appears I have made a mile stone in my blogging.
I’m getting spammed by people smart enough to not get blocked automatically by the WordPress system. I have no idea why this is, all of the sudden, the case. I’ve thrown out probably 6 bad comments so far. Fortunately I pre-approve them, so no one was exposed to their trash.
An apology for my lack of activity this past long week end.
Note: I will be away from the blog for the most part from Tuesday to Sunday. I have a schedule of posts to be uploaded, 1 per day, but I will not be around very much to approve comments. Don’t be shy, just wait and I will read any you post when I get back.
Over two (!) years ago, I started blogging here with the idea that I would post something every day, or close to it. Obviously this hasn’t been the case. Originally I was working in the attic of my grand mother’s house. Later on, I moved and had to work annoying hours.
Now, though, I live closer to work and have found something else to keep me occupied “on the blog”: The back file of the Literary Digest.
The Literary Digest was a very popular and influential newsmagazine back in the 1900s through the mid 1930s. It is really only remembered today for spectacularly botching its prediction of the 1936 presidential election. A sort of “Dewey Defeats Truman” before that other famous messup.
Fortunately for us, the issues pre-1923 have entered the Public Domain and can be freely spread around, which is what I propose to do in this new series. Here is to hoping I can make an interesting post every day out of these old stories and ads.
OK, I know I have been quiet on here for some time, but I hope I can publish more better than <1.0 post/month.
I have settled into my new apartment, but just took a shower today. Mostly because I was too dirty feeling.
I am fighting with my old phone company to get my previous account canceled. I thought I had done so before I moved out, but I guess not.
I bought and had delivered a new 256 GB flash portable SSD drive because I lost the 64 GB one I had been using to date. Which is embarrassing.
On Tuesday, I will hopefully have an important announcement…
If you notice a little ad to register to vote, it is on account of the upcoming United States election. I do not get anything if you click on it, and it will go away after the election.
Let me know if this bothers you.
I know this blog is sort of fractured between posting strange things and personal updates. No longer having access to my grand mother’s attique I have less to do with the former now and more of the latter. Of course my cycens are gone, so that removes that source of blog fodder.
I have it in words, though not writing that I have been hired by the State to be an engineer. Come next week I will report and have work to do and be able to sign papers (I9 and W4). After about 2 years of trying to get to this stage, I’m happy.
As a side note, I will try and keep blogging and noting things that happen (if I can talk about them without violating state policy or confidentiality), but I may be too tired after work to do so. We shall see.
I have successfully (maybe) relocationized from where I was (the middle of the state) to where I am now (the pinch of the state), a difference of about 4 hours and maybe 20 to 40 % relative humidity. I now live next to a river.
To my minor annoyance, yesterday I was not able to get online despite ordering service in advance. The ISP had to send someone out to check signal strength and then activate the service himself. Upshot of which was I had a night without Internet.
No, I didn’t go insane or do anything stupid. I read a little of a biography of Benjamin Franklin (neat dude) and pondered on my future life. Really, I was a little homesick for the old place, but then again, I had been looking forward to this move for some time. Sort of a “grass is greener” phenomenon I think.
Anyway, I have a PC and an Internet connexion now, so I will be able to blog againe.
No, not the politico-economic problems, a visitor! One researching KENPAVE no less.
The first time I got an out-of-US visitor to this site, I posted about it. Now, however I will post something different about Italy:
Now just watch Youtube remove the video to annoy me.
I suppose I should tell everyone who reads me here, that I will be a-going on a two day trip for interviews at the end of this week (June 9th and 10th) I’m getting everything prepared for then, particularly the car (has a dash light on) and my suit.
I may or may not blog about the results (depends on how tired I am during/after and if anyone asks me to), but I will be trying to enjoy the process and possibility of getting a position. Unfortunately if I do, I will have to move away.