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Partly cloudy and cooler today, only in the mid to upper 80’s.

Up in the am, not much going on this am. Played on teh computer.

Went over to the BB&B and picked up some new sheets for the bed, I think they are the same as the one’s I had.  Got 20% off the  sheets and also picked up a standard set of pillow cases.

Decided to go to the TMac for some lunch and nooners.  Still Pledge Week and double credits all around.  Taylor and John was thinking about going early but didn’t end up there until after the Falcons game.

The game was sucky, they lost in overtime.  Just couldn’t hold them back and score. Ended up getting 12 credits and a flatbread.  Earlier I saw Amanda and Corbin, dang he has really grown up.  Much taller than mom is.  Amanda was looking really HOT, a bit older but in a very sexy way.

Brian stopped in just as I got my flatbread, then stuck around for about 7 credits himself.  He talked with almost everyone who even came near our area of the bar.  The two hottest servers there were Lauren and a younger red-head with a few extra lbs but mostly in very good places.  

Moved over to Jodie who was sitting next to John and Taylor for only one beer, the 3 Tavern’s Midnight Snack, a very excellent coffee chocolate, hazelnut Stout.

Came home and watched the latest DVD release, Jurassic World, not a bad movie but…

Overcast and drizzle all day long.

Went out with Brian to MicroCenter, looked over some 4K monitors and a few things for home security, ie fun things to see the house and surrounding  area with.  Then we stopped in at the Barnacles there and had lunch.  The place turned out to be all black, I think we were the only white folks there at all.

Came home and just was boring the rest of the day, watched Netflix mostly and then started a new series, Atypical, all about a Autistic HS senior and his family, serious and funny at the same time.  I’m liking it a lot.

Got through the first season.

I’ve gained about 20-30 lbs in the last several years. I can no longer touch my toes as well as I used to and even tying my shoes is more difficult. @238lbs I need to make some changes.

I’ve been drinking to much beer, at least 4+ three days a week.  Then I eat a bunch of snacks during working hours.  Also, I haven’t done much in the way of exercise, I really need to do more of that.

I realized this only 4 days before I am scheduled to go to my yearly Physical @ the Doctor.

We always have some sort of posters around work that have to do with some sort of campaign that the HR group has going. This week this poster popped up.

I think the gal in the poster played a stewardess in the Firth Element.

Perseids 2018

According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the Perseids are perhaps the most popular meteor shower of the year; and in 2018, they’ll be the best shower of the year. During the Perseids’ peak this week, spectators should see about 60-70 meteors per hour, but in outburst years (such as in 2016) the rate can be between 150-200 meteors an hour. The meteor shower’s peak will be visible both the nights of Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 12-13, Cooke said, but he’s inclined this year to lean toward the night of Aug. 12-13 for the better show. (Both, however, should be spectacular.)

The Perseids is close to the north pole.

Trump said yesterday he didn’t think that Putin or Russia had messed with the election. Now he says they have or may have. Seems that the FBI has arrested a Russian woman who has suppositely influenced people in Washington. Paid by some Money officials in Russia. mmm, OK, they influenced people, people do that all the time, is it really a crime? Deport her then and be done with it.

Per Fox News:
“A Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate U.S. political organizations — possibly including the National Rifle Association — at the direction of an unnamed senior Kremlin official was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged additionally Tuesday.

Spy or Student?

Maria Butina, 29, who accompanied Republican activist Paul Erickson to President Trump’s inauguration, was charged with a second offense of acting as a foreign agent, which has its own 10-year-maximum prison sentence, as Politico reported; she had been arrested Sunday on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the Russian government.”

“According to the affidavit in support of the complaint, from as early as 2015 and continuing through at least February 2017, Butina worked at the direction of a high-level official in the Russian government who was previously a member of the legislature of the Russian Federation and later became a top official at the Russian Central Bank. This Russian official was sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control in April 2018,” the Justice Department press release states.
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Kreg Accu-Cut, sucks

Stopped in @ Home Depot and picked up one of Kreg’s Accu-Cut jigs for the circular saw, it was not what I expected.

The Accu-Cut it didn’t clamp down, wasn’t very secure and had way too much play while it was in the track. I’d say at least 1/32 to 1/16 Inch. It also didn’t attach to the saw very well and the setup instructions were very hard to follow. OK, I did have a beer so maybe that didn’t help much in the instruction following part.

I’ve decided to try and take it back to HD tomorrow, because this thing does suck big-time.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s ban on travel from several predominantly Muslim countries, delivering to the president on Tuesday a political victory and an endorsement of his power to control immigration at a time of political upheaval about the treatment of migrants at the Mexican border.

President Trump repelled his decision to separate the illegal imigant’s from their children. This will make housing the “families” more costly and difficult. I hope the people who voiced forced this change are willing to fund the operation.

OK, UK Prime Minister, show us the money……

PS:

Learned later that the “procedures” to separate children from parents was to NOT put children in Adult facilities. This was done during Bush Junior’s time.

Contributed by: zkarj
While looking for the perfect product to keep my photos safe, I discovered that sometimes simple is best. My requirements were simple: ensure that all my digital photos, stored on a locally attached USB drive, were duplicated to another drive attached to my AirPort Extreme. My photos are in RAW format (specifically DNG files) and will never change, so I only need to concern myself with new files.

I checked out numerous commercial and free products for backup, synchronizing and more, and nothing quite fit the bill. Whilst rsync could probably do the job, I couldn’t get my head around the terminology to be sure I wasn’t risking the original files. Then I discovered the solution. So mind-bogglingly simple, and no third-party software required. In Terminal, I run this command:

cp -npRv “/Volumes/LocalUSB/Photos/” “/Volumes/RemoteUSB/Photos/”
Yes, it is the standard Unix copy (cp) command with a few options: •n – Do not overwrite an existing file
•p – Preserves attributes, including resource forks
•R – When the source file is a directory and the path ends in with a slash (/) then the entire contents of the directory are copied recursively
•v – Causes files to be listed when copied
The n and R ensure that all new files are copied from the directory tree. Files already there are not re-copied. In short, a quick and efficient means of getting just the new photos copied over.

cp -Rpnv “/Volumes/Media-BU/iTunes Media” /Volumes/MediaBackup

cp -npRv /Volumes/Photographs/Photographs /Volumes/PhotoBackup

space X launch from CA

Falcon 9 and Iridium-6/GRACE-FO went vertical last night ahead of today’s launch at 12:47 p.m. PDT, 19:47 UTC from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. 5 Iridium Satellites and 2 GRACE replacements.