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Mini-Update (computer stuff)

Components arrived for my 2015-era desktop. (In a gradual state of rejuvenation)

There’s a brand-spanking new Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter ready to go to replace the 2.0 one I had for years. (One of the last parts I bought from Fry’s Electronics, before they faded away.) Let’s hope it sees my XBox One wireless controller.

The Logitech C920 webcam works, and it’s directly plugged into my USB ports on the back of the computer, because the 13-port USB 2.0 powered hub is being wonky. I have attempted to reseat the connector on the back of the computer, so we’ll see how it goes.

I also have a front panel with two new USB 3.0 ports to replace the ones on the top of my case that I broke. (Because I was stupid and left stuff plugged in… And caught one my feet in a cable… With minor disastrous results.)

Now, I just need to clean out the office, because I’ll.be damned if I broadcast a messy room to the world. I should get a green screen or something for the back of my chair. Wait… I have three cats. Gah. ?

#127 – Looks Like My Server Moved With Me…

And, we’re back, though we never really left.

Over the past day, my web hosting provider relocated their data centers from Reno, Nevada, to Tempe, Arizona, conveniently a lot closer to me, and so far, it looks like the transition went smoothly.

More content as needed. Life continues on. Welcome to the future…

#126 – Why I Marched in Phoenix…

Mainly to show Mr. John Kavanagh (one of our Arizona representatives, and head of the State House Appropriations Committee, who brought us SB1045), and others that you have not broken my spirit.

There are several others in line ahead of them I have to deal with. The reason to be, to exist, is more important. I will not go back into a closet for anyone. Not family, not those who also fear (different kinds of fear?) and definitely not the state (if they harbor or are persuaded by the same fear.)

#121 – Another Facebook mirror mini-post

Did I mention I like being pampered? Massages (even those chairs with the “magic fingers” – put in me one for more than 30 minutes, and I will meow like the kitty that I am. =^_^= ), manicures, a trip to the hair salon (Hi, Mario – Thanks for taking care of me today! ^_^; ), and I’m sure there’s more.

I’m eager to have a makeover, probably at MAC or Sephora, or somewhere…

#120 – Facebook mirror mini-post

You know, I really should just do some mini-posts more often. If nothing else, it’ll give me more of an excuse to post here more often.

So tired… but I know I’ve got some things to write about… about some really cool things I’ve done over the years when I lived in California. A lot of them, I’d do all over again, and I don’t regret.

#67 – Comments Form Updated…

After an abysmally unfavorable signal-to-noise ratio over the last few months, I’ve taken the step of requiring CAPTCHA validation in order to post comments. I’m using it in conjunction with other tools I have here to cut down on my spam I’ve been receiving. Fortunately, it’s working, in fact, it was working too well. Out of over 265 comments, only two were legitimate, and two more were from me.

I don’t want to miss any actual comments, whenever this blog takes off and gets more well-known, but I’m trying to make my workload a bit more manageable.

Thanks for you understanding!
— Julie Anne