So, I bought this ACEPC mini-computer. Itâ€™s about as square as a CD case and about 4 high in thickness. (Official name is: ACEPC Mini PC Intel Celeron J3455,4K HD Graphics Windows 10 Pro Mini Computer,4GB DDR3/64GB eMMC,Gigabit Ethernet,Dual Band Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 4.2) And even though itâ€™s Windows 10, itâ€™s working just fine. Canâ€™t believe how good it works for being so small!
I got it hanging on the wall to unclutter my desktop some. Itâ€™s going to be my â€œradioâ€ computer because itâ€™ll run â€œHam Radio Deluxeâ€ (the free version cause the commercial version is shit). Already installed, hooked up to my yaesu 857d, and working just fine.
Itâ€™s also going to be the machine I post from since it runs Open Live Writer; which I havenâ€™t been able to get working properly in Linux (any flavor). So, when I get back into my groove and back to posting more yâ€™all will be able to blame Windows 10 on this mini-pc.
Havenâ€™t posted cause, well, I just havenâ€™t. COVID still has everyone in virtual lockdown (but a lot of us, except for masks, are just going about our lives). SWMBO and I still get out for our Friday date (Red Lobster today!). Trips to Walmart or WinCo and pretty much anywhere else we â€œneedâ€ to go. Even Home Depot! But I donâ€™t post cause I just donâ€™t feel like it. Could be the depression kicking in; or it could be, I donâ€™t know.
Got a ladder rack for my truck and modified it to sit lower so I didnâ€™t have to take a step stool along to put things on it. Nice looking but a bit noisy when driving. (Was noisy even before I â€œmodifiedâ€ it so that wasnâ€™t the cause.) Now Iâ€™ll be able to carry my own stuff from Home Depot instead of paying the $100 delivery fee.
Finally had the colonoscopy a couple of weeks ago. My first. SWMBO was right when she said the prep was worse than the exam. That prep! Whew! Wasnâ€™t sure it was going to work but everything cleared up about a half hour before we had to leave for my appointment. Guess it was okay cause they didnâ€™t have me repeat it. They found and removed 7 polyps though, so I have to go back in 3 years. Bummer! (But better safe than sorry.) Whatever they used to knock me out worked good!
They also found my â€œroidsâ€ and referred me to a butt-Doc for that. He took one look and said â€œOh, yeah. Those need to be removed.â€ But heâ€™s having me see a Cardiologist first to be sure Iâ€™ll survive the surgery. (Theyâ€™re bad enough for surgery instead of banding. Ugh.)
Everyone keeps asking me when I had my heart attack! I donâ€™t remember having one. My regular Doc asked after a cardiogram. The Anesthesiologist for the colonoscopy asked before putting me under (something about E-Waves). And even the Butt-Doctor (senior moment. Oh, Proctologist!) asked about it. So, maybe going to the Cardiologist will be a good thing. (Or not.)
Otherwise, things are pretty much SSDD all around. Not accomplishing much around the house because of the twisted knee but itâ€™s finally starting to get better. A Bit. Normal daily routine stuff takes up some time. Working on new computerâ€™s, old computers, and playing on the radio eats us some other time. Taking care of SWMBO takes up a lot of time. (Sorta.)
Got kicked off Tumblr (hard to do, I know) so Iâ€™ve gone totally social media free. Havenâ€™t used FB in a couple of months. Finally uninstalled Messenger (since it wouldnâ€™t let me post anyway. Something about posting something against their rules; which is strange since I havenâ€™t been of FB or Messenger in months) so Iâ€™m not spending hours a day dong that.
Reading more. Which is scary. Finished â€œTwilight Eyesâ€ (again) and could NOT remember how it went. Rereading â€œRendezvous With Ramaâ€ right now, which Iâ€™ve read at least 5 times since I was 15, and can NOT remember any specifics about it. Thatâ€™s the scary part. The Good part is that all the books I have in my collection may be all â€œnewâ€ to me even though I grew up reading them.
Anywho, thatâ€™s probably more than anyone wanted to hear.