Archive for November, 2007

Back to Work, Finally…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I seem to have a working computer again. I definitely have an extremely urgent deadline to contend with. Don’t expect much in the way of posts the rest of this week. Justiniano is waiting for something to draw, and providing that material takes precedence over just about anything else. Since this will also contribute mightily […]

Weekly Weigh-In #1-a

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

So. Down to a manageable 20 mg of prednisone a day and pretty much back to square one. Everything old is new again. Or just fat again. Whichever — once more unto the breach, dear friends, to oppose the Cosmic Thwart. Starting weight: 215 Previous weight: 219 Current weight: 213


Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Have you seen it? Have you read it? What did you think?

Informal Survey…

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

What are the Windows-based among you using as an email client these days? Outlook? Outlook Express? Thunderbird? Something else? My ex turned me on to Eudora (among other things) a number of years ago, and I’ve stuck with that. There’s a lot I like about the program, but it’s recently been orphaned by its publisher […]

My Next Two Tasks…

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

…are to master Norton Ghost, so I don’t have to go searching for individual files to restore from its backups… …and to write the next Doctor Fate, because DC needs it immediately. After that, I may have one or two surprises to discuss. Spoke to UCLA yesterday. Nothing new. They’re still attempting to deal with […]

Lonelier than Writing

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

My Windows registry is so corrupt it makes the Bush Justice Department look honest. Blew an entire day getting organized, backing up whatever I could from the hard disk, compiling a couple of emergency CDs for the restoration process, making sure I had reg numbers for all the programs I’d need to reinstall. I’m still […]

In Case You Were Wondering…

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

No, losing the entire blog yesterday wasn’t nearly aggravation enough. My Sunday has thus far consisted of the following: Fitful, intermittent bouts of sleep… Fitful, intermittent bouts of wakefulness, punctuated by… Eruptions of cat vomit… Dead bird on the carpet (gift from cat, no doubt to apologize for vomiting)… Computer showing fewer signs of life […]

Audio Test

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

If your childhood took place during the 1950s, you may be amazed to discover that the following 58 seconds of music are hard-coded into your brain and that you can hum or whistle along without missing a note or a beat. If you’re of a later generation, you may still recognize it, and there’s a […]

A Smallish Disaster

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

Everything got deleted. Almost everything got restored.  The last couple of days’ posts and comments were lost, unfortunately. I’ll have the place back in order shortly, I hope.

Latest from UCLA

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Thursday morning, I spoke to the transplant coordinator at the UCLA Heart & Lung Transplant Center. Their committee was satisfied with the results of the latest angiogram and has approved me as a transplant candidate. I am, however, not yet on the waiting list. That should happen next week, after the coordinator confers with Blue […]