Tomorrow morning, the British Supreme Court hearings in the wikileaks founder’s swedish extradition case start. These are 2 day hearings, and they start at 10:30 AM GMT. These will most likely be the final hearings in the case, as this is as high as you can go in the British justice system. I’ll be going to bed at 9, and be getting up around 2. I’ve set a WakeUp call, so that I can be extra sure. After the hearings are over, (most likely way after,) I’ll be taking my friend out to lunch for her birthday, which is on Thursday. I got to pray for someone in the healing rooms yesterday! Normally trainees don’t get to pray, but the director asked me to so I did. I’m actually starting to come to enjoy it, which when I started I didn’t think I would at all.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
Just a couple links for this week.
- Domain Shuffler It pulls from expired domain names and gives you a random one, then lets you shuffle through the list.
- Thsrs The Shorter thesaurus, put in a long word and get shorter synonyms.
I found that second link completely by accident while surfing pinboard.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The church we went to today was an extremely small church, like maybe 40-50 people, 60 at the most. What’s weird about that is small churches usually don’t start out in big buildings, but that’s what this one was. Of course their service is way different than ours, and that’s fine. Their service is 2 hours long, and ours is an hour and a half. Having got there at 10, the service starting at 10:30, and lasting until almost 1 made for a very long day at church! You’d think if it was a 2 hour service, it might be more like the church I normally go to, (it’s a Foursquare church,) where we do lots and lots of worship and sometimes the pastor goes overtime, (usually that doesn’t have anything to do with him, but sometimes it does,) and everyone pretty much has lots of fun! It wasn’t like that though, the service was very structured, and the pastor read from the King James version of the bible, (no, not the NKJV!) He’d read and talk, read and talk, and we did get through Ezekiel 16, which if anyone is interested to know, has 63 verses! It was an interesting service, but both my friend and I decided we like our church better, although it was fun to try something new for a change. My friend wants to go to the biggest church here next week, just to see what it’s like. I’ve been there a couple times, and liked it.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
I was actually going to make a list out of this post, but I don’t think I have enough things to make a list out of. I just realized this morning that Blogger implemented comment replies ! This is good, although I’m not sure if I’ve gotten them to work that well yet. I’m actually glad Blogger has decided to update the comment system, because that’s something that other platforms have done for well… like years now. I still think I might test other stand-alone comment services, just to see what they’re like. As long as my friend doesn’t call and bail on me, (and I don’t think she’s going to because it’s almost 9:30 PM here,) I think we’re going to try going to her friend’s church again. The service at that church starts at 10, instead of 11, and they only have one service.
Friday, January 27, 2012
1. Nothing is better than. A cup of hot tea in the morning.
2. I put sugar in my tea but never put it in coffee.
3. Those email forwards that are always addressed to 500000 people make me want to delete them and report the person as spam.
4. My favorite time of day is when I first get up, as long as I don’t get up after 8 AM, then I’m just hurrying to catch up with everything.
Via Follow Friday Four Fill in Fun Blog Hop.
Uh, I didn’t realize I was supposed to post the list of links here, so here are all the participatns.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
1) Which gadget or function on a blog do you use most? I mostly use the follow function, or the RSS feed.
2) In particular, do you like the search function gadget on a blog or use it at all? I only really use the search function if I’m looking for a spacific post someone wrote. Usually I don’t, unless I’m looking for something I wrote to link to, or something like that.
Via Self Sagacity.
Bleh, tonight I was eating soup and went to carry the bowl back into the kitchen. I guess my hand was a bit wet or something, because the bowl slipped out of my hand and broke on the kitchen floor. I’m glad it only broke in like 4 places, I’m pretty sure I got all the soup off the floor, however, I’m not sure about any extraneous peaces of glass hanging around, I know I was able to find the big peaces.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I was supposed to have a meeting with my commission counselor tomorrow, but she called and canceled today. She said one of her relatives is having a baby, (I don’t remember who because I was half asleep when she called.) She said she’d reschedule the meeting for the middle of next month. I’ve had a headache all day, so that’s why I was half asleep when she called. I was going to do a question for tonight, but I couldn’t find one, so I decided I just needed to hurry up and post this! So, I guess I won’t be doing anything tomorrow.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Yes, yes he did. Toward the beginning of the State of the Union Address came this. “It’s not right when another country lets our movies, music, and software be
pirated.” That line snuck right in there between talking about chinese tires and trade cases. Here’s the full exerpt, “I will go anywhere in the world to open new markets for American products. And I will not stand by when our competitors don’t play by the rules. We’ve
brought trade cases against China at nearly twice the rate as the last administration – and it’s made a difference. Over a thousand Americans are working
today because we stopped a surge in Chinese tires. But we need to do more. It’s not right when another country lets our movies, music, and software be
pirated. It’s not fair when foreign manufacturers have a leg up on ours only because they’re heavily subsidized. OK, so we talk about piracy and while I was still thinking uh… did he really just say that? He segwayed so fast it probably would have made my head spin if I was there! Full text is here.
Then again, we really don’t know what he was talking about because he didn’t elaborate, was he talking about SOPA/PIPA, megaupload, or maybe both? I do know one thing, his speechwriters have definitely mastered the art of the get in, then get out 3.5 seconds later type of segway. I’m not saying piracy is a good thing, but random website seizures, DNS redirects, search engine delisting, asking payment providers to pull what they did to wikileaks and cut off services to sites that may or may not host some sort of infringing content, (even one infringing file, picture, video, etc,) is a bad thing.
Monday, January 23, 2012
I didn’t really prepare for weekly links this week, and I already posted links on Thursday. I went to healing rooms today, and the director said as soon as she gets the letter from my Pastor, she wants to release me from training to actually start praying in the rooms. I was actually going to post one link, but of course I can’t find the exact article I read. So I’ll just post this one, http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2012/01/internet-wins-sopa-and-pipa-both-shelved.ars Well, for now anyway. I like what someone said on Reddit something like, “we’re sure a dead person isn’t going to come back, but dead legislation can be reintroduced at every session.”
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Can you crack walnuts? Do they disintegrate or stay in chunks? I can crack wallnuts, but I haven’t done it in a while. I can’t crack them with my bear hands of course, I have to use a nutcracker. I don’t think I’ve ever had them disintegrate.
Via That’s my answer
I didn’t really do much today, but I did get to church. We’re having healing rooms tomorrow morning, then after that, we’re going to a local pizza place. We were supposed to go to a different restaurant to have lunch last week, but we’re kind of a big group so we need extra space. Healing rooms was canceled last week because we had snow here, and the restaurant was already booked for tomorrow.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
I was watching 48 hours, and I was thinking about how after this I was going to go to bed. It was then I realized, oh crap, I haven’t posted yet! This is the reason I’m posting at 11 at night. Oh well, it still counts right? OK, I think it’s time to hit publish and go to bed, I’ll be going to second service tomorrow morning.
Friday, January 20, 2012
1. Where do you hide the reeeally good snacks? Uh… that’s classified!
2. Do u keep your vehicle clean or am I the only one who has things falling out of their van? If I had a car, I probably wouldn’t be too worried about cleaning it, but things probably wouldn’t be falling out either.
3. Have you ever been to Vegas? I haven’t, I’d like to get there one day.
4. Warm room light blankets or cold room warm snuggly blanket? Cold room, warm blanket! Except in the summer of course, when that doesn’t really happen.
5. What is the worst airplane/flying experience you’ve ever had? My mom, my sister and I were coming back from Hawaii in 2003 on United. OK, the flight itself was OK, (although I’m not a fan of red eyes.) I managed to accidentally touch the side of the security thingy before we got on the plane, and they decided they had to search me. This hasn’t happened since then, and I’ve tried that little trick on purpose to see what would happen, I think it was on either southwest or northwest, (I’ve flown both,) and they just made me walk through again. We had a layover in SF, when we got off the plane mom went to smoke, she was going to take me to sees when she got back, but she managed to leave her ID at the gate, (yeah, don’t ask,) so we didn’t go to sees, we didn’t have time.
Via My little life
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Although it was pretty much impossible to keep up with everything yesterday, there are a few links I’d like to post.
- The Day the Web Went Dark: SOPA/PIPA Blackouts and the Aftermath From Digital Pivot.
- SOPA protest by the numbers: 162M pageviews, 7 million signatures, from http://arstechnica.com
- Feds Kill Megaupload, from http://gizmodo.com
- Feds Shut Down Megaupload.com File-Sharing Website, from http://time.com
The Megaupload shutdown happened today, not yesterday. Bleh, that’s depressing, 1 step forward and 10000000 steps back I guess! Megaupload was actually a legitimate site, just like dropbox, sendspace, and amazon s3 are legitimate storage and backup services. Yeah, I’m sure Megaupload and the others are used for piracy by a small percentage of their users, but not everyone, and probably far from it. It’s definitely not enough to have the site shut down! I liked this song from yesterday.
here is a paroty version of that song.
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
- Inspiring and uplifting.
- Depressing at times.
- Everywhere, or almost everywhere from what I saw.
- Hard to keep up with.
- Long, I’ve been up since 3:30.
I wasn’t sure where to start with this, and I always do a bit better with lists, so I decided to make one. I want to be done with writing for a while, I’ve written somewhat of a treatise over the past 24 hours. One of the senators from my state was like the first senator to oppose PIPA, a few days ago I got the strange idea of writing a thank you letter, it was one of those ideas that kept coming up for some reason. Yeah I know, it will probably end up stuck somewhere in the process that deals with letters etc, but as long as someone at least sees it I don’t care, and by “sees it,” I do in fact mean “take a passing glance.” At first I was like, oh there’s no way on earth I’m going to be able to write something like this! Oh hey, uh… I couldn’t stop writing! I’m so not good at writing thank you notes! This turned into more of a treatise though, which I kind of didn’t want to happen, but I realized I probably couldn’t avoid it, unless I just wanted to say, “thank you,” and that’s what tweets are for! I started the opening line of it just before I left for my staples run yesterday, then I worked on it when I came back, then I finally finished it today, (actually it was closer to tonight.) I’ve sent it off to mom so that she can look and see if there are any revisions that need to happen, and then I’ll decide how I want to send it. I’d like to use fax, but I’m not sure how that would work, I don’t really have access to a fax machine, although mom has one that I think either isn’t working or isn’t set up correctly. Wow, OK, uh… I think it’s time to publish this thing and go to bed! I think I’ll have some links to post for tomorrow.
PS, I started my template tweaking at 7 this morning, and was able to take the blog offline via a page element for about 13-14 hours, I brought it back up an hour ago.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
PS, there are also scripts for the blackout here, and here.
PPS, my domain has stopped working! If you follow or subscribe in RSS, you should be fine, otherwise for the next 43 days or so, use http://lifesadventuresnet.blogspot.com
Monday, January 16, 2012
Here are the links for this week.
- Controversial online piracy bill shelved until ‘consensus’ is found, From http://thehill.com So this basically means almost indefinitely, unless they decide to try and pass it again, but there’s still the senate version.
- Stopped they must be; on this all depends. From http://blog.reddit.com A week ago, Reddit announced that they would take the site down to protest Sopa/Pipa, the blackout will happen Wednesday, 1/18.
- Websites Confirmed for the Jan 18 Blackout Protesting SOPA This is the biggest list of sites I’ve seen.
- here’s a reddit thread with more sites.
I’d like to do this on Wednesday, but I’ll either need to figure out how to make the blog return a certain error, or use a script. There are scripts, but I should probably test them first before I try to break something. It would be 12 hours, like Reddit’s plan, except I’ll be using pacific time, not Eastern.
I just found this, it’s long, but it contains various clips from the hearings that took place.
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Or at least that’s what GoDaddy told me when they emailed me, but GoDaddy has a 43 day timeline when it comes to expirations. I just hope they don’t attempt to bill me, because it says that’s what they’ll try to do. If they do succeed in billing me, I fully intend to call my bank and ask for a refund. I’m hoping it will stop working eventually, because I really don’t want to stay with GoDaddy! I thought these things were supposed to expire, go through a quick redemption period, and then just be done existing altogether. The redemption period is really long though, and I’m not sure when the domain will stop working. When I was looking at the GoDaddy help article on this, the timeline said 43 days, (not the standard what I thought to be 75,) although I think it can be different for every extension. So I suppose the lesson in this is just wait, I should loos the thing eventually, (or at least I hope I will!)
Saturday, January 14, 2012
My friend called me a couple hours ago, to tell me she won’t be going to church. I left a message for my other friend, but I don’t think she’s going to call back. Normally I’d try and arrange a ride to church, but it was too late when she called me, and it’s even later now. Hopefully my friend will call back tomorrow morning, although she’s supposed to be on worship team, (I think.) Otherwise, I don’t really plan on going to church.
Friday, January 13, 2012
I’m not sure why I put off blog posting so long, but I realized that I hadn’t done it yet, so here I am. I went to the chiropractor today, before I left, I switched all my stuff to a different purse. I put my phone in there, and when my friend and I got to the chiropractor, I tested Siri. It was still working, and I tested it when I got home and it still worked! Church will be the next test, I plan to turn off the phone while I’m in church though. A friend of my friend invited us to go to a different church, I think we’ll be going on Sunday. The service starts at 10 at that church, which is different than we’re use to.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
I called my mom and asked her to see how much data I’ve used on my phone this month, and she said I’ve only used 26 MB! Bleh! I can do better than that! That all comes from Siri, but I could really burn data if I wanted to, by doing a lot of streaming or youtube on my phone. I do love my phone, despite the problems I had with Siri, (for now, it appears to be working.) The test of this will be tomorrow when I go to the chiropractor, I plan to use a different purse to see what happens. Siri has stopped working every time I’ve put the phone in my purse, (which is actually a fairly small fanny pack. I put it in the tightest place in the pack, (because it’s actually the only place it fits,) and I think something might be hitting while it’s in there. Tomorrow is the last day of CES. Twit Live has done amazing coverage as usual, (they have probably the best team to do this kind of coverage,) they also have the best behind the scenes staff that sets up and tears down everything, and if something goes wrong they’re able to fix it fairly fast. I actually wish it wasn’t the last day of CES, but all good things must come to an end, and it’s been a fun week!
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I’d been having Siri issues for about 3 days now, I finally had to call Verizon, and they transfered me to Apple to try and get it fixed. While I was on the phone with the apple lady, she didn’t take a phone number, give me a case number, or anything else, but we got disconnected. I ended up calling Apple back, and the guy took me through my 3rd restore of the phone, this timenot from a back-up. After a while, Siri eventually fixed itself. The guy said it has something to do with the volume for Siri. It involves, believe it or not, putting the phone in my purse, (this is the only time it does things like this.)
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
So I’ve been streaming Twit Live all day! They’ve had interesting technical difficulties, this morning Leo couldn’t have a conversation with the hosts of windows weekly, because Skype was being very bad! They had to keep tossing back-and-forth to each other using live view, and there’s a 40 second delay with those!
Coverage began this morning with a walk to the convention center, and a quick tour of the floor. They’ve sent people out onto the floor today, and Leo did an interview with the CEO of Ford of all things. I actually like car tech for some reason, mainly because since I can’t drive, I’d get to break all the rules and use the Wi-Fi that’s in cars now!
I finally got my nuts.com order today, (nutsonline.com is becoming http://nuts.com UPS decided that since my landlord was also supposed to receive a package today, that they’d deliver to him. Thanks UPS, I’m really starting to dislike your inability to deliver! What if instead of stuff from nuts.com, I ordered diapers for my sister’s baby, (or something like that?) It says what the company is on the package, and I really wouldn’t want my landlord to see that indeed there could be diapers in the package. I did call UPS to ask when the package was coming, (they couldn’t tell me,) but I forgot to tell the lady to have the package delivered straight to me. When I did that the last couple times, it seemed to work.
I’ve had a headache all day today, as a result of taking Tylenol PM last night. because I slept through the Microsoft keynote, (yeah, I did fall asleep during the keynote!) and woke up during digital experience, then fell back asleep after digital experience and woke up on the couch at 11:50, I couldn’t sleep when I went to bed. Speaking of digital experience, No Digital Experience for You. these people actually wouldn’t let Leo Laporte into their event, OK, he isn’t a mainstream celebrity or anything, but if they actually would have done their research, they would know who he was. Never-the-less, other people from Twit got in, but he didn’t. He talked about it on stream today, and he said they asked for… get this, 2 bylined articles, and because he didn’t send them, (uh… he doesn’t really write,) they wouldn’t let him in!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Here are the links for this week.
- One Time Secret This site will let you share something one time, they give you a link that expires after one view.
- My Permissions You connect to this site with Facebook, Twitter, etc, and it wil show you each app that has access to your accounts.
- Remind My New Year’s Resolutions. This will send you emails about your resolutions throughout the year.
Since this week is CES week, (woohoo!) Here are a couple extra links:
- Twit Live. Twit always does Amazing CES coverage! I’m 99% sure I won’t even come close to ever going to CES, but I almost feel like I’m there, because they pretty much go everywhere.
- http://ces.cnet.com CNET also does very good coverage of the releases.
So that’s how I’m keeping up with CES this year, that and the traditional twitter search.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
So last night I wrote about my Quandary. My friend suggested, (this was completely her idea,) that they go and get groceries without me. I’d already given her the cards I use to pay for groceries, and when we got home from church, she call me, and we made a list that has pretty much everything on it. Then a couple hours later, she called me and said her boyfriend, (who’s been on again, off again,) for about 16 years now, moved out. Since my friend can’t do the shopping on her own, I ended up calling and telling the lady that helps run healing rooms. She called back and said something like, we’ll see you the week after next. So instead of going to healing rooms tomorrow, I’m going grocery shopping.
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I didn’t really do much today, until my dad called and asked if I wanted to go to dinner with them. Here’s the thing, they were already downstairs waiting for me! They completely forgot to call before they left, so they decided to call while they were here waiting for me. My friend and I will be going to church tomorrow, and probably be going grocery shopping on Monday morning that is, if I can get out of going to healing rooms. Here’s the problem, and it’s a bad quandary to be in, but it happens every year. This year I’ve decided I’d try and take any measures I can to prevent it from happening. Next week happens to be CES week, something that, (like Christmas, New Year’s, and Blogathon,) only happens once a year. Every year the time comes to go grocery shopping, and guess right where it falls? That’s right, during CES! It would be OK if we could go in the evening or the early morning, (like at 8 AM or something,) but we always have to go right when Twit Live is doing their CES coverage, and I miss it, they start talking about something and then I wonder what it is they’re talking about because I wasn’t there. Or the thing can happen that happened last year,( or the year before,) grocery shopping can take about 2 and a half hours, and when I get home, it’s all over for the day. So when I told my friend I had to go to healing rooms on Monday morning, she said she had to be somewhere else Monday afternoon, (Monday is the only day next week in which there won’t be any daytime CES coverage,) so she said we could go on Tuesday. I was like no way! I’m not doing that again! She actually does have to work on Tuesday, and the rest of the week, (but she does have Tuesday afternoon off.) If it were any other week of the year I’d be fine with it, (I was even fine with healing rooms on the day after Christmas, although it was an inconvenience, because my family took a trip to Portland that I could have been on but I obviously couldn’t, because I had to be at church that day. Would I have rather gone on that trip with my family? Actually the answer is yes, but since I missed healing rooms the week before, (because the guy forgot to come get me,) and was late the week before that, I knew I needed to be there. I’m not generally an unreliable person, I always try to follow up, and most of the time I do. Then there are conflicts like these, I don’t want to be seen as unreliable by those in my church, because I decided to miss healing rooms to go grocery shopping.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Yeah, that’s a long title for 4 short statements. I’ve wanted to try this for a while, so here it goes.
1. Patience is not my strongest virtue
2. Lunch is my favorite meal of the day I’m not sure why, but if I have to pick one, it’s lunch.
3. Morning is my favorite time of day.
4. Whenever I forget something I probably should remember happens, I always say, “why didn’t I remember that?”. That’s usually followed by something like seriously! I should have remembered that, and why did I forget?
Via Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun Blog Hop
Thursday, January 5, 2012
last week. Hopefully they’re not going to be too big to send, because
I had that happen last time when I tried to post pictures.
I called my mom without using Siri today. It took me like 5 minutes to
call her, so it’s definitely way faster for me to use Siri. I’m not
sure if I’ll ever text without using Siri although I could try, but I
think that might take longer.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I’ve decided that doing the twists is so much fun, I kind of want to do it as close to every day as possible. So far so good, except for Monday, because I didn’t dance before I left for healing rooms, and I was really tired when I got back for some reason. My friend and her boyfriend were here today to take down my Christmas decorations. While they were here, her boyfriend set up my speakers that I got for Christmas. I ended up staying up until about 11:30 last night watching CNN. I was writing 750 words at the same time, so I was doing something. Everyone on CNN was really loopy from lack of sleep, so that made everything hilarious!
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Yesterday was a busy day at healing rooms. We must have had like 5 or 6 people come in, although the lady that helps run it said there was only 4. I ended up sitting in for like 2 or 3 of those, which was more than I’ve ever sat in. I’ve been in there once before, but not 2 or 3 times. Today was the first time I didn’t have to go anywhere on Tuesday, (I had to go to Verizon last week,) but I didn’t have to do anything today. It was nice not to have to go to the VA. I love watching the primaries and cauccuses in an election year. I usually never miss them. This time, however, I somehow managed to miss the first couple hours of the Iowa Caucus coverage, um… oops! As I tweeted, “why did I do that?”
Monday, January 2, 2012
I’m doing a somewhat different edition of weekly links this week. I’m going to post a few of what I think are the highlights of blog 365 from last year.
- extra set of links. This is where I linked to wikileaks cables, I remember trying to get these together, and completely procrastinating, when I finally started, it must have taken me at least a couple hours.
- The party’s over, it was so much fun while it lasted! I had a little too much fun writing this one, but I was in a huge hurry, and I was really late publishing it!
- This is what goes on in my mind at this time. This is stream of consciousness if I’ve ever seen it! I love writing these kind of posts at like 3:30 in the morning, when pretty much everything is hilarious!
- Top 10 reasons why I’m glad Fall is here. I really like making top 10 lists! I should do more of those.
- random bits. Making lists like this is fun too!
These are just a few of the posts from 2011, I’m not saying these are the very best ones, but I probably had the mmost fun writing these.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
So today I officially finish blog 365, only to turn right around and start it again! I’ve had a lot of fun doing this, and although I skipped about 5 or 6 posts, I almost got to 365! I didn’t take the time I needed to search through my archives today to give you a list of links, but I’ll definitely do that tomorrow! I had some iPhone problems that took me until about 3 hours after I got home from church to troubleshoot, then I decided to stream twit live for a while, then promptly fell asleep. So, instead of links, for today, I’ll just give you a list of highlights of 2011.
- Christmas! I had probably the best Christmas I’ve had in a while. No one fought, we all got along, (which is asking for a lot in my family!)
- Doing blogathon, that’s always a highlight of my year!
- Doing blog 365.
- My time at the VA, I didn’t always enjoy the crazyness and fragmentation, (there words, not mine,) that went on there, but I didn’t mind doing the work they were asking me to do most times, and I enjoyed getting to know everyone there.
- Reading the bible in a year, I really enjoyed that! I wish I could do it again this year, if I can resubscribe to my service, then I’ll be able to.
- Sharing my testimony, I got to do this twice, and my friend wants me to go do it again sometime soon.
- Learning a lot, I learned a lot of things this year, especially about how international systems work.