Monthly Archives: May 2012

Mapping out the Hard Drive

I dropped my computer, and I had to play around with it quite a bit to find the hard drive again.  It boots, and I backed some stuff up onto an 8Gig flash drive, mostly music.  I mapped out the … Continue reading

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Opera 1.0 in French

I set up the first version of the opera program.  Right now it is in French, and only has Wagner’s Die Walkure, and Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, but it will have more.  Both of these operas are quite emotionally interesting.  The … Continue reading

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A Curtsey for the Queen

I had quite a bit of trouble over the week-end.  My pack was too heavy, and I overheated with the weather.  I had some numbness on the right side of my face for a couple of days.  It seems to … Continue reading

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Dog Days and Dog_training 1.3: Summer Thoughts for Earning your Tunes

I spent some time polishing up the dogtraining program.  There are now 6 different training options, and the program tracks health checks, cleaning, etc.  The accounting problem has been fixed by introducing a separate don’t do category.  One can preprogram … Continue reading

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Dog Days and a Happy Vet Day

The days are up into the 90´s now, and it has become quite buggy in the room, almost like being outdoors.  Spin scratches more or less sometimes even after flea-tick-mite-lice medicine has been used and also with benedryl.  I checked … Continue reading

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A Decent Italian Bench: write_words_italian.sh

My brother came by, and we went out for pizza which was nice.  Although the temperature was in the 90’s, he unloaded 50 50 pound bags of bentonite into the lake that he had built.  Although still empty of water … Continue reading

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Greek to Me

I spent quite a bit of time on some Greek the last couple of days. Hacking through the ANC Greek Berkeley program, the English-Greek option on the startup page, takes you to a page that launches a javascript program.  Downloading … Continue reading

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French Bench: Write_words_french.sh

OK.  This is the French version.  It had to be done with the G8 summit, and visit from the new president.  We quietly celebrate a few recent milestones: Travel privileges for Mr. Chen Guangcheng Malawi promise of repeal of homosexuality … Continue reading

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Nature´s Lessons

I ate my first little potato, some of the squash, and am slowly picking away at the greens, the beans, etc.  The tomatoes will start soon.  I had another ripe strawberry, and was waiting for it to be perfect, but … Continue reading

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Write_words_spanish and color

I figured out how to incorporate color into the scripts, and translated the write_words_german into write_words_spanish.  In honor of  the recent passing of the Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, I put together a Spanish noun list from a bilingual article about … Continue reading

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