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Monday, March 12, 2012

A truck photo, a computer, a lazy farmer, rain, wind, suffering and famine...

I hope my brother is at work.
I went outside, I took my daughter to school, I came back inside to wash my coat, and I sat down in the easy chair. I feel like crap. I seem to have aged 10 years since I twisted my back.
We are having a pretty good wind storm. But, I have a lot to do.
I am not ready for spring...
My lovely wife bought me a refurbished MacBook. I do not know the cost nor will I look it up. The possibility of seeing the cost makes me unbelievably uptight. That was not the point of the gift, so I will respect the intent.
I am going from a Motorolla based RISK processor in an iBook G4 1.33 12" inch screen to something dual core with huge ram and huge HD. I don't see that much of a difference. The daughter does. She has been playing with Garage Band musical instruments and sort of teaching herself to play chess.
Of course it requires a different cord that what I have to connect my old iBook to the new MacBook and do the overnight transfer of files. I learned from another blogger not to use the wireless feature to migrate.
What I did learn is that camera photos have GPS coordinates imbedded in them and iPhoto can read those and put your photos on a map. I am not sure if I like that.
I have never used iPhoto as I found I hated it the first time I tried. I use Graphic Converter. However the daughter likes to make movies with a digital camera and legos and iDVD imports from iPhoto better than from Graphic Converter.
In other unrelated commentary I discovered my farm coat reeks of this chemical. I was very careful and have no idea how I got it on my coat. I didn't mix it or handle it. I must have backed up to a fertilizer leak or something. I guess that explains my sore throat...
An experiment with iPhoto. This is a very well preserved 1960 something Peterbilt
And now I will go back to work. Have a nice day... As Mr. Harry used to say...

8 comments:

  1. Don't worry! You should be all right. I followed the links. It's only moderately toxic! I think that means it's ok, as long as you don't plan on engaging in any activities that require serious thought or any coordinated bodily functions.

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  2. Do you have a charcoal chemical filter on your tractor cab? It might help. Its surprising how those fumes get into things. I have the filters in both tractors for spraying season and they seem to keep the chemical outside where its supposed to be.

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    1. I think I am just especially sensitive. You couldn't smell the stuff in the cab. There is no drift as the fertilizer goes out little tubes between the v-openers in a steam, there is no atomization and so no drift. I don't see how I possibly could get enough inhaled to have any effect.

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  3. And your Peterbilt truck photo just reminded me of one of my favourite movies. The award for best acting by a 281 Peterbilt must go to this one in the Steven Spielberg movie from 1971... Duel. And its all on youtube. There goes my evening.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jx-h45TTko&feature=related

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    1. Thanks lots Ralph! It's not on instant Netflix so there goes the evening here too, warming the seat in front of the computer.

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    2. I may have linked to the photo of the surviving truck from the movie.

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  4. I wouldn't do as well without my chiropractor. He is really good and understands nerve endings and spinal adjustment for good health. I feel really good this morning. You and my suffering wife could too.

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    1. My chiropractor is a big help. I went to visit him mid week. They also offer massage therapy which is amazing for muscle strains. It took a bit of effort to get used to the violation of personal space but the relief from muscle pain was worth it.
      I didn't take the massage as I was in a hurry to plant. I should have.

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