I think my drive enclosure will arrive today. That will let me mount the old SSD externally, and get the new platter drive installed.
Then I'll pull all the old stuff off the SSD, wipe it, and see about dumping my movies onto it for the blu-ray player in the living room.
But for now, off to work.

It's been a week. Had a hard drive fully die on me Thursday. Money I wanted to put aside for a new e-bike was instead spent on replacement storage solutions. Oh well, guess I'll try again next check.

My aim is to have enough put aside by spring to buy a better bike.

I think, in the interim, that I'll put on socks and shoes, and head to the store for a cut of beefs and some butter.

I want to vacuum pack the beef with seasoned butter, and let the rice cooker be its hot water bath for cooking (yay, sous vide without more single purpose hardware).

When done, put it in a skillet for a minute each side to give it color, and put this in my mouth.

It'll be bad for me, no doubt, but it's rare for me to ever do anything of this caliber.

I can finally have natural light in my bedroom, coupled with privacy. I made myself finally install the other piece of privacy film in my window, so right now, my bedroom no longer feels like a dark cave.

Just one that needs me to go through these boxes and throw out more shit over the coming weeks. I'll start that project Thursday evening, once all of the other trash is out, though I might just bag up items and put it out next to the bin Friday. Pay the overflow fee.

I need to consider a new phone. The Motorola G6 Play is working now, but it took several factory resets to get to this point.
I'm only just getting to the point of restoring my 2FA tokens today, and logging in to various apps, which is sad.

This makes two phones I've purchased to escape this Motorola G6 Play.

This makes two phones that have had some sort of exception that has forced me back into the G6 Play.

Woo. Yay.

The universe, or maybe even the multiverse, has aligned to conspire against me.

Got that Essential Phone in the mail today.

Putting that Essential Phone in the mail tomorrow.

It's a refurb, which I'm absolutely okay with.
It's broken more than this piece of turd Motorola, which I'm not losing my cash to.

Guess it's back to the damn drawing board. :/

I don't think y'all can convince me that conveyor belt sushi itself is bad.

Maybe specific places, but not the idea.

I just punched myself in the budget in order to try to get away from this Motorola.

Fingers crossed that the $170 I just burned on an Essential Phone doesn't light my damn fingers on fire... I'll know this weekend.

Domain faffery is just about done!
Finally pointed uU at the new host. V's been pointed there for a week or so, and lick.blue's been there for weeks now.
This lets me spin down the need for Surpass.

It looks like I'll still be dealing with Scaleway for the forseeable future for Ascenci, but 3 euros and $30 a year is preferable to what this could have turned into ($15/mo + 3 euros).

I'm in a funky mood right now. Might be the continued run of antibiotics talking. Kind of tired of taking them.

I think once Jayelatitude is up and installed and usable, I might bother with sending in Chewy Chuwi for replacement to SquareTrade.

I've dropped the tablet a not-zero number of times, fallen asleep on it several times (putting a slight bend in the chassis), and the power button is flakier than a bowl of dry corn flakes.

It'll cost me $25 to do.
Still, less headache than damned Motorola. :)

I decided to blow away the Linux install on `Jayelatitude`, my little scraptop I bought from one of the e-cyclers in the area, and install Windows 7.
Amusement is in the way I located a Windows 7 disc image that can be dropped right onto the machine, insofar as I can tell, without needing to do anything untoward to the ISO beyond injecting the latest Windows Updates and the contents of Dell's enterprise Driver CAB file to spare me the nuisance of manually installing most drivers, post-install.

I have today and tomorrow off work because of a medical incident going on right now.

Maybe I'll go to the library. Check out some DVDs.

But, watching DVDs are annoying, with all that YOU WOULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CAR, Piracy Bad! shit that you can't skip at the start of the movie.

Like, betch, do you know me? Hell yes I'd download a car! Or at least a reverse trike.

I am in this limbo state of feeling.
I feel tolerable enough to sit up in bed with some ambient music.
I feel about okay enough to go grab my knockoff dremel clone, and see about doing my toenails (because foot health is pretty important).
But HECK me if I think about eating stuff less bland than saltines, haha.
(Potted meat is apparently fair game. Just salt and offal, I'm sure.)

I tried to buy a used cellphone today at the mall.

There's a shop in the local mall that buys and sells cellphones. The shop had an ASUS ZenFone V for a tolerable price. I bought it, and immediately headed to the Verizon shop at the mall, because I needed a SIM with NFC (because VZW still has separate SKUs for this).

Guy offered to swap the SIM and activate the phone for me.

... and promptly discovered the phone on a non-payment suspend from the previous user.

Crap. Had to return the phone.

I am feeling like my visit to the hospital the other night might have a part two tonight. (TMI, πŸ₯œ) Show more

Bah. I'm running out of patience with Motorola right now. I'm legit considering walking in to this used phone store and seeing what they have for $150.
Surely, it cannot be worse than my current phone (Lumia 735).

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