< ^ txtMon Oct 12 08:00:34 EDT 2015 Went to bed around 10:30 and got up after seven. Woke up around 1:30, and couldn't fall back asleep until after 3:30. Sunny today, with a high of seventy-seven. I should walk at noon, rather than waiting until after one o'clock. Goals: Work: - Get comfortable with Unifi control software No. - Call Mrs. Tyner to schedule appointment No. - Go to Central to take photos, review security No. - Fix Range Rover for Mrs. H Done. Spent a lot of time showing off my new car to co-workers. Mr. Hartman was surprisingly enthusiastic about my car. "Beautiful car! Just like my Mercedes!" He insisted that I check out his GT S. Wow. The touch and feel is of a very high caliber. Sort of makes me wish I went with the FR-S. Short walk at lunch. Not a very productive day. Home: - Put some music on a thumb drive Done. - Pair bluetooth phone with car Done. - Check to see if I have an owner's manual in glove box Done. Yes, the manual is there. - Set up Scion lease payments - Maintenance request: - Kitchen sink aerator - Toilet (not enough water) - Bathroom light switch broken - Clock on stove does not keep correct time Done. Request emailed on Sunday night (Oct 11). - Shop at Target or Meijer Done. Questions: - umount is slow. How can I monitor the sync progress? `watch grep -e Dirty: -e Writeback: /proc/meminfo` I re-read the Enchiridion. Here's a bit of a take off on part four, framing it in term of one of my least favorite activities. When you undertake a task, remind yourself whether the task involves things you control or things outside your control. If you go to wash your clothes at the community laundry facilities, recall the shit that often involves --- lint left in the trap for the next person to clean out, one person depriving others by using all the washers, loads left unattended in the machines long after their cycles complete. Remembering that doing laundry involves these things --- things outside your control --- you can wash your cloths unperturbed. This works for everything. If someone runs a bag of cat litter through the washer before you use it, remind yourself: ``I'm not only here to do laundry; I'm also here to do it without letting the bastards drive me nuts. If I let this ruin my day, I'm the one who loses out.''
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