Random Thoughts of Today

Ooooohhhh, lots of posts today!

Here’s the thoughts of the moment:

1)  I turned on my air conditioner for the first time of the year today.  After it was on for about a half an hour, I was wondering why cool air was still not coming out.  I was afraid something was wrong with it again.  So I stared at it for a few moments and then realized … I never turned the thermostat up.  In other words, I FORGOT HOW TO AIR CONDITIONER.

2)  In case my “geek cred” was in doubt, here’s a short list of recent things.

  • I use Linux.  Wary Puppy 5.3, mainly.  I’ve been thinking about what other distros to try, but haven’t decided yet.  I have tried xPUD for the fun of it, but wasn’t impressed.  It’s still version 0.93 (not even 1.0 yet!) and is … well, needing more.  But as far as I know, it hasn’t seen a release for like a year or something.
  • I know multiple phrases in Vulcan, and have started using the language extensively in stories.  Kup-kitau nash-veh ein-Vuhlkansu.
  • My wi-fi network (which I set up “just so I knew how”) is called “enantiomer.”  I don’t have internet though, so I just set it up to share files between computers, which I primarily do with a regular, wired, LAN.
  • While the Sims may not be particularly geeky, I mesh and I create poseboxes.  For Vulcans.
  • I prefer to write my own bash scripts to connect to the internet, rather than using the GUI program.

3)  I have a mint plant.  It’s “chocolate mint,” which is a variety of spearmint.  I’ve had it since my birthday (the 7th) and it’s not dead yet!

4)  If you say “LAN network” I automatically think you don’t actually know what LAN stands for.  (Same goes for “PIN number” and “ATM machine” and “LCD display” and “GPS system” and “PDF format” and “DOS operating  system” and “HIV virus” and “ISBN number” and “UPC code.”)

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Quotes About Conspiracy Theories

As you may know, I have a particular dislike for conspiracy theories and for those who fall for them.

I just wanted to share these quotes I have found that I really like.   Several I just found on one of those quote sites, but the last has the link to where I found it.

“Liars begin by imposing upon others, but end deceiving themselves.”

Unknown

“A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth, and ends with making truth  itself appear like falsehood.”

William Shenstone

“Do not consider it proof just because it is written in books, for a liar who will deceive with his tongue will not hesitate to do the same with his pen.”

Maimonides

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Pray For Your Covering

I shared this on facebook and finally thought I would share it here, too.

Encouraging Thought for the Day:

Pray for your covering.

Too often I hear people complain about their Pastor or Rabbi or this leader or that. Do we realize that when we do this we are actually cutting holes in our own covering? Yes, because by undermining your spiritual covering it is not much different than running your knife through your tent while it’s raining.

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Things

I don’t even really know where to begin.

It’s being woken up with bad news. How … I mean … you know it’s coming. But, I mean, I don’t know.

Or like, how do you deal with maybe this is the last time to say goodbye?

Maybe, it’s good, to be able to do this without overwhelming illness overshadowing things. I dunno. I mean, real conversations and stuff.

Alertness, orientation, it’s good. It’s hard, when that’s not what your last memory is. When it’s just a dark hospital room, cracked bleeding lips, early birthdays.