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Sat Apr 22nd, 2017

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12:50 pm - Bloomin' Saturday
Bought a laptop yesterday. Was moderately pleased by it, though now I have second thoughts. Mostly about the clerk who sold it to me- 'I build my own systems, I know these things'- who assured me that no, Win10 upgrades *never* led to loss of internet even though that was an issue as late as last December, and no, Win10 can never be made to look like Win 7 even though there are webpages that will tell you how to do just that. Now I regret the additional $150 she assured me I needed to spend for them to remove Windows bloatware from the thing. Shall probably not buy their $17 a month service package either. Especially if it turns out all my desktop internet problems can be solved by buying a new ethernet modem.

Plums are blooming out the back. University cherry trees, though many seem dead. My cherry is at the knobbly stage. This seems a bit early to me because the years I remember cherries blooming about the n'hood were ones with warm sunny spells in mid-April. But it may be that only cold winters and springs have everything blooming first week in May.

Suddenly have Tuesday to Friday off next week. In access of optimism think 'I should go see someone out of town.' Not sure there's anyone to see, alas.

Washing machine has mystery leak- into the machine, fortunately. Come down to do laundry and find it 1/3 full. Turned off cold tap last time, find it 1/3 full again. Shall shut off hot tap next and see what difference that makes. Truly, plumbers and dentists are the curse of the modern bank balance.
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Date:April 23rd, 2017 01:34 am (UTC)
Mutter mutter built-in obsolescence, "Ending is better than mending: the more stitches, the less riches..."

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Date:April 23rd, 2017 02:06 am (UTC)
If that refers to the washing machine, it was inherited with my first house, thirty years ago, and may not have been new even then. *Good* workhorse.

If to the modem- if technology does not obselesce itself, it will be made obsolescent in short order. The time sense of the tech guys hurts my head; two years for them is a decade while for me it's the day before yesterday.
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Date:April 23rd, 2017 02:11 am (UTC)
I suspect this is a growing feature of the current world. Unfortunately.
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Date:April 23rd, 2017 02:29 am (UTC)
Possibly as well: as the span of the (livable) future shrinks, it's better to have a slow time sense than a fast one. 'The world will be uninhabitable in a decade? Hey, that's *ages* away!'

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