Monthly Archives: September 2002

Week in review

I got up at 9:00 this morning to work on upgrades to the mailing list software on poly. Everything went smoothly, and we are now running mailman-2.0.13 (last version was 2.0.5). As a side effect I noticed that there is one list with 19 messages waiting for moderator approval, and the moderator’s old address doesn’t work anymore. Everything seems to be OK with the new version, however.

I feel like this week was pretty productive as far as work is concerned. I still feel that there is a lot more stuff we could be doing to improve our operation, but that we don’t have enough staff on hand to get ahead. Still we were able to clear out some old pending items, so that is forward progress.

I haven’t been exercising much – about once per week on the average. Now that C is spending so much time with D and away from the house, I don’t have as much reason to go walking – I could go walking anyway, and I do, but it’s not as much fun walking alone and I don’t get reminded to do so.

Also not much progress in terms of writing and trying to be creative. I have been doing some writing practice as this journal shows, but I would like to be in the once-per-day range, while I’m currently closer to the once-per-week range. It’s hard to get focused on writing and being creative when someone is watching TV in the same room, but that is not the real reason. I just need to set aside the time and do it. That seems to be a recurring theme for the things I want to do (or claim that I want to do) but for which I don’t seem to have time (or make time).

I discovered the Default View feature; this is useful if you have lots of people on your friend list and don’t want to read them all, all the time. I already had a filter-group set up for this, so I just renamed it to “Default View”.

I actually read most of the folks I have marked as “friends” but there are a couple folks I wanted to include as friends just so they could see any friends-only entries.

Hello, not much going on. I haven’t had much time to write, probably because I have been more tired than usual. I have been waking up tired, despite going to bed at a reasonable time. Nothing serious, I think it’s just because the air mattress has gone a bit soft.

P.S. All the media-driven frenzy regarding “9/11 memorial” can go to Hell, thank you. I prefer to remember a bit, perhaps forget a bit, but I will do so in my own way. I don’t appreciate all you TV, newspaper and radio folks trying to sell more media pre-empting normal shows and trying to be the Most Sensitive, Most In-Depth, Most Whatever 9/11 anniversary memorial Thing.

P.P.S. I’m about sick of President Cheny and friends suggesting that we have to Bomb The Hell Out Of Iraq. Can you just let the U.N. handle it please? Thanks.