Bruce (kor27) wrote,
Bruce
kor27

Wandering

From Panera, I made my way down to the Container Store, where I spent what must have been two hours scouring the place. Reasonably successfully. I now have 4 stackable plastic drawers, which should be able to hold quite a bit more in terms of envelopes than I already have in comfort. And if they don't, I can always add more.

I also got a clotheshook bar for my room, and a collapsible cup with included pill box - the last solely because it was cheap and cute. It's now in my briefcase, with a supply of ibuprofen. I was also hoping to find something non-stick to put on the bottom of the drawers, but didn't get anywhere there (or online, later). I dropped by the super-Safeway on Montague looking for something like that, and also to see if they had alphabetized index separators (since the ones I'm using are pretty dead). I didn't particularly expect to find anything, but it was about the only place still open by that time...

In any case, I got some more cinnamon pecans, since timenchanter loves them so.

Then I came home, tried to organize what I had (including going through some back mail. I believe I'm starting to hate the California BOE. They're still dunning me for a particular quarter, independent of the money order I sent them at the end of December), and prepared to settle in for the night. Which meant that at 11:00pm, Paula called in a panic about the sound system humming. So I went to see what was happening at the bar.

When I got there, there was indeed a hum, but it was only noticeable between songs. I'm not sure what the panic was all about. Going through a number of debug steps with Wayne, we eventually determined it was a ground loop coming from his Mac. I had him plug it into another outlet with no luck.

What did work, in the end, was him raising the Mac volume level to maximum. I believe this was the original problem - it apparently automatically resets to half-volume every time he boots, and I think he forgot to raise it when he got there.

In other words, he's probably always had a hum. It's just that with a higher output volume, his signal to noise is hugely better.

Whatever, it was better when I left, and Paula was so grateful, she actually gave me some money.

Then home, where I had a noodle cup, and some conversation with Timmie. Sleep appears to be the next thing on the agenda.
Subscribe

  • A Few

    I have just a few new songs, mostly requests that finally got made. The track count is now 23,973, and the unique song count is 17,595.

  • The Latest Dribble

    There's a show tonight, so I thought I'd list the recent additions, which includes a few requests that became available during the hiatus. The…

  • Some More

    Just a few new songs. Some requests, a couple that looked interesting. The track count is up to 23,952 and the unique song count is now 17,574.

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 2 comments