I tried to light the pile of brush that the previous owner left. It rained almost an inch yesterday. So the twigs and branches were a bit wet. I thought with the wind and sunshine today that the wood would be dry… but no. I would start it, get some flames, but at the same time hearing the hiss of water boiling from out of the twigs.
I even tried gasoline. Yeah, I knew the potential explosiveness of this but, heck, I’m a guy. So I drop some gasoline on the pile. I crunch up a paper towel, light it, an throw it at the pile. The paper ball landed and just sat there and burned. So I slowly wander closer to the pile… then VWOOOM. I swore the flame ball wrapped around my legs but further inspection showed fully haired legs. To repeat, that was stupid. But damn, what a rush when the VWOOOM occurred.
I bought an external hard drive. Worked fine initially, but sometime in the middle of July, it started to exhibit peculiar behavior. I could write to the drive just fine, but for some files, reading was excruciatingly slow. The slow reads were only with files placed on the drive after mid-July. So after 2 weeks of e:mail exchanges with Western Digital, I finally caved in and decided I should return the drive.
I received the new drive three days ago. Since then I have been transferring the data from the old drive to the new drive. Remember that I am fighting slow reads, hence the three days to transfer 88 GB of data. This morning I erased the old drive, boxed it up, and sent it back to Western Digital. Western Digital is out of Irvine, California. Imagine that.
I inherited an old table. This table probably is over a hundred years old. It showed. Many dings and the main table surface was rough and the varnish was nearly warn off. I decided to sand down the top and then paint on some polyurethane. Wow, what a difference. One of the more rewarding things I have done in quite some time. I suppose it would look even better if I refinished the entire table, but the top surface is all that really needs to be done at this time. So here is the end result.
I am confused as to how the UT2004 stats are computed. I just played a match where I kicked butt. I joined the match half way through. I was placed on the losing team when I joined. My l33t skills on this team switched the balance of power and we ended up winning. I had the 2nd highest score even though I only played half the match. My Score Per Hour (SPH) was the highest of anyone playing in this match. I even had a good (for me) kill effiecency, above %50. So what happens to my overall score rating? It goes down a fraction. Oh well. Here are my overall stats and for the match in question.