Raining fairly hard this morning. Stepped out on the deck and the sound slammed me in the face. Not the rain, but a zillion raindrops hitting a zillion dry leaves. Kind of a muted roar. Almost sounded windy but there was none. Neat!
So the Dog and I did our usual mile anyway. You just dress for it. Me in my poncho and him in his yellow raincoat. I was stationed with the Marines far too long to let bad Wx stop me from going out and the Dog doesnâ€™t care. Rain, shine, snow, wind, it donâ€™t matter. (Although I do wear my hard hat when itâ€™s really windy cause I saw on the Internet that thatâ€™ll stop that tree falling on me from injuring me. You know: like our covid masks keep us from getting the covid.)
Otherwise, not a lot going on around here.
My Network/Internet connection started going slower and slower until, finally, I couldnâ€™t stand it anymore. I mean: 8 hours to transfer a 1.2 Gig movie to my NAS. Rebooted a lot. Rebooted these wall-wort things I have that give me connectivity through the power lines. Rebooted the modem. Didnâ€™t work.
So I ran a 50 ft cat-5 cable (donâ€™t ask) to check if it was my computer or what. Wasnâ€™t my computer. Soon as I plugged the line in and my computer found the connection everything jumped back up to normal. Yeah, that same movie file took 8 whole minutes but thatâ€™s way better than 8 hours.
Now we have a 50 ft cat-5 cable running along the wall from the living room to my room. Taped down across doorways, of course. And thatâ€™s probably going to stay there until I learn how to make my own cables (I have 500 feet of it I got at St. Vinnies for $15 and all the â€œstuffâ€ to make them) then Iâ€™ll check into wiring my whole house. Come up from the basement or down from the attic?
Uploading all my â€œlocal eventsâ€ pictures to Google Photoâ€™s. I really need to pick one place and upload my pictures that I want to share to ONLY that one. Iâ€™m spread all over the place. Was supposed to be Flickr but they went expensive. Google Photoâ€™s is actually easier than Google Drive. Way easier than my photo site that I maintain.
Anyone interested in pictures of old cars and planes?
Election Day. I have Q13 on in the background (only channel we get out here) and glance at it occasionally. Lots of businesses boarding up for the after-election violence thatâ€™s been promised by various factions. I really hope Trump and the Republicans win by overwhelming majority that canâ€™t be disputed. Wonâ€™t happen, but I can hope.