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Archive for June, 2005

Severe drought


We need rain very badly. The blackberries are suffering and the irrigation is having trouble keeping up. You can see that, right in the center of Arkansas (where we are located) we are classified as a D2, severe drought.

Severe drought conditions as reported by the USDA

Subversion server on Windows


Joe White has an excellent primer on setting up a Subversion server on Windows. It took me less than 30 minutes to have one up and running. Now, to upload all my code into a zillion different projects … I’ll be putting Zempt on it, too.

On day four of whatever this is


It doesn’t seem so bad right now, but I am still a little feverish. I think I’m getting a bit grumpy, too. Woke up today just drenched with sweat (last night, I was so cold in the bed that I was shaking.) It feels like all my nerves are exposed and even the slightest touch of the covers or clothes hurts. Doesn’t it seem odd to get the flu this time of year? Of course, it might just be an upper respiratory thing. I’m ready for it to go.

Fever sucks


Metallica S&MMan, I feel rotten. I’ve got a fever (100.4°) I know it’s not a real high fever, but it sure is enough to make you feel dizzy and achey. Apparently my sweet daughter caught this cold/cough thing from her boyfriend and brought it home to share with the family. Thanks, darling. I basically laid on the bed today spinning while listing to my iPod. It was kinda surreal, laying on the bed with my nine-year-old Molly, both of us jacked into my iPod listening to Metallica playing No Leaf Clover with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.