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Monthly Archives: April 2011
Sometime around last November Google announced its Cr-48 pilot program. The Cr-48 is a laptop that runs a minimal Linux operating system. The only application it has, for Normal People, is the Chrome web browser. It boots in 10 seconds. … Continue reading
I was discussing my trip the other morning at breakfast, a friend from Germany said that it cost only about US$500 to have his Rolls Royce shipped to Germany. Forget the US! I’m renaming my blog “To Europe in Camper … Continue reading
Moving in to a camper is surprisingly like moving in to a house. One difference is that when said house is 85 square feet, renovations are even more inconvenient. I did manage to get the furnace and new propane tank … Continue reading
I wasn’t planning to go this direction in May, but this event sounds too good to miss. In 2009 they had 75 buses and 5 bugs (no stats for last year). I think I may have to do this. Here’s … Continue reading
Sites in St Louis
Largest Mississippian mounds in the US. Base of mound larger than the great pyramid. Great Museum. It was a large metropolis at one time.
I spent most of Wednesday getting Walden back in shape to travel. I removed nearly everything last weekend to do the furnace install, so it took a fair amount of work to get things back in place. I’d also removed … Continue reading
Thor and I slept well thanks to the soft purring of the furnace. In preparing to walk Thor to breakfast I learned that I apparently left his leash at the office. And somehow, I’d decided that, space constraints being … Continue reading
Walden is now parked out in front of my friend Burning Woman’s apartment. BW is about my age, an author, and, as her moniker implies, for the preceeding past seven years she has been a regular attendee at Burning Man, … Continue reading
I spent the first two nights in New Orleans Parked in front of BW’s house. It was handy because I could go sneak in the back door, which was right by the bathroom. I think I’m going to like the … Continue reading
I enjoyed New Orleans, as I always do, but life on the mean streets was getting me down, as was the memory of the painfully long drive down, so I headed out to spread out the driving a bit more. … Continue reading
I arrived at Jim’s house at about quarter to seven. Difficulties with my navigation system had thwarted my attempts having a leisurely beer while Jim and the boys were at baseball practice. After I parked I told Thor to wait … Continue reading
These kids needed to go to school. Walden’s ancestors were called “buses.”
Walden got to take kids to school two days in a row!
The reason for going to Fairhope was that it was a way to get to Montgomery, the home of Jay’s Imports, my favorite mechanic. Jay did not respond to hails on Monday, and when I finally got in touch with … Continue reading
When I returned to The Rental and was backing in to the garage I noticed a funny smell, vaguely like curry. When I looked in the mirror, I saw smoke pouring out of the vents. I killed the engine and … Continue reading
My first full day in New Orleans I was driving around the French Quarter looking for a place to park. I wondered just who thought it was such a great idea to have a 25,000 person conference in New Orleans … Continue reading
Friday is the day that The People come and take away all of the televisions, beds, towels, sheets, and other such stuff from The Rental. I’ve moved pretty many times. I used to be pretty good at it. I knew … Continue reading
Today packing was postponed because I had two meetings with students who had what we academics call “milestones.” One had a proposal meeting at 11:00, another had a comprehensive exam meeting at 3:30. Before the 11:00 meeting I parked intending … Continue reading