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Friday 10 December 2004
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Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction -- Blaise Pascal

 Another day of playing with computers, etc.  After lunch, Ellen & I walked out to Elliotts' to see their new shop, and especially their new heater.  They installed a flash hot water unit to provide the heat source for their underfloor heat loop.  They chose a Takagi 140 KBTU modulating unit (details) that could be very attractive to beekeepers looking for a cheap (~$1,000 CAD), efficient (85%), compact source of hot water for knives, washing, or for heat.  The unit can provide up to 6 gallons a minute of hot water without requiring a holding tank.

Friday : Cloudy. Low minus 12. High plus 1.

Saturday 11 December 2004
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The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children -- King Edward VIII

"Reading your Langlist letter I noted that I've come to rely on your pages, particularly your security page, for that exact information. In fact, I tend to recommend your security page to many a distressed computer user with security issues.

"I learned from you, not Grisoft of the new version of AGV. I had noticed that updates were fewer, but thought little of it. I to am guilty of not staying thought little of it. I, too, am guilty of not staying up to date with some of this info. I update daily with AGV and weekly with Spybot - but rarely look further. Thanks for making that info available to us.

Hmmm.  And I'm guilty of not keeping the security page up to date.  I've remedied that a little today.

I have been downloading the SUSE personal Linux CD iso for the past few days. My dialup is 28.6, so the job took over 60 hours, plus the time to restart over and over when the connection got dropped. I used my second phone line for the job and Fresh Devices downloader. when it was all in, I checked it with Karen's Hasher to make sure the file was intact.

I managed to burn the CD and found that it is an install, not a CD based version.  Duh!  I don't want to overwrite my Windows O/S.  Here is a link to some Linux CDs: The Live CD List

I worked on the curriculum a bit more today.  It has gotten so big that sometimes I can't recall what I have written and am at risk of duplicating my own work, and I find myself flipping back and forth to compare sections.  That is always a problem as a project grows.  MY partner when I was in the computer business back in the early nineteen-eighties said there is a limit to how many operations a person can do with a hand calculator before the possibility of a keying error becomes a certainty. That is true of pretty well everything, and as an operation grows, more and more resources must be dedicated to detecting and correcting duplications, conflicts, and errors.  I have a meeting Tuesday in Sherwood Park to review the project.  Unfortunately that date conflicts with the SABA meeting in Lethbridge.  Oh, well.  This meeting is a command performance, the Lethbridge one is optional.

Today : A few rain showers and flurries changing to periods of snow this morning and ending this afternoon then clearing. Wind northwest 30 km/h gusting to 50. Temperature falling to minus 1 this afternoon. / onight : Clear. Wind northwest 30 km/h becoming light this evening. Low minus 13. / / Normals for the period : Low minus 14. High minus 3.

Sunday 12 December 2004
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Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people -- Robert Benchley

I spent about ten hours working on the curriculum.  It is about ready for Tuesday, but there is always more that can be done and polishing to do. 

Today : Sunny. High minus 1. / Tonight : Clear. Low minus 15. / Normals for the period : Low minus 14. High minus 3.

Monday 13 December 2004
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Money can't buy friends, but it can get you a better class of enemy -- Spike Milligan

Another day at the desk.

Monday : Sunny. Wind becoming southeast 20 km/h in the afternoon. High zero.

Tuesday 14 December 2004
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The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past -- Robertson Davies

I drove to Sherwood Park and arrived in good time.  I had an hour to kill and got the oil changed, then drove up to the college.  The meeting went well and I was home by 7 PM.

The curriculum is ready now for the final review and will be on its way to the printer after the final meeting in February, if all goes according to plan.

Tuesday : A mix of sun and cloud. Low minus 2. High 8.

Wednesday 15 December 2004
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Every man serves a useful purpose: A miser, for example, makes a wonderful ancestor -- Laurence J. Peter

Today : Sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h this afternoon. High 5.
Tonight : Clear. Low minus 13.
Thursday : Sunny. High plus 5.
Friday : Sunny. Low minus 3. High 6.
Saturday : Sunny. Low minus 13. High minus 1.
Sunday : Sunny. Low minus 3. High 6.
Normals for the period : Low minus 15. High minus 3.

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