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feorlen
    Getting the extended tour of ewr terminal c today, and still no aircraft. Don't even feel like hiking back to the club at this point. Good thing I packed an extra sandwich.
    feorlen
      I don't understand this NYC thing about seemingly permanent covered sidewalks in the guise of construction scaffolding.
      feorlen
        There's probably a non-hipster part of Flatbush Avenue, but this sure isn't it. Having a $10 burger for lunch because I'm not in the mood for free-range tofu.
        feorlen
          Had a few unplanned hours this afternoon, so I went bra shopping since this is a city that actually knows how it works. It's important to take advantage of opportunities when they arise. Something my plus size bra wearing friends will certainly appreciate.
          feorlen
            @jdscolam New York, for a few days of genealogy research. This is the largest hostel I've been in, like 700 beds or something.
            feorlen
              I've yet to see a hostel wireless network that can handle 23:00 without falling over. Showers are full, network is unresponsive, it's just as well I try to get some sleep.
              feorlen
                The downside of hostels: the roommate who has an opinion on everything and wants to tell you about all of it.
                feorlen
                  Today's new hostel roommate is staying here while trying to find a place to live, and had all kinds of important things to tell us that she learned from free newspapers. I never knew there was a secret N/S Korea party zone where all the youth hang out.
                  feorlen
                    This is why I own a sewing machine. Because fashion designers apparently don't love fat chick money http://www.buzzfeed.com/kristinchirico/what-plus-size-clothes-actually-look-like-on-plus-size-women
                    feorlen
                      I was on my way to the Chelsea Whole Foods but had to walk by Eataly. That will do. It was Earth Day demo-rama, so lots of samples to try.
                      feorlen
                        Listing the genealogy documents I still need to locate, and realized that several are located in my to-be-scanned research file. That's nice, I don't have to deal with the NYC health department unless I feel like researching some non direct line family.
                        feorlen
                          @jdscolam bummer busy packing and stuff tonight. Have fun everybody!
                          feorlen
                            @indigo @larand I missed the sentence diagramming part in high school, so I can't comment on that in particular. But my experience with Italian is that it's mostly regular. That said, I did catch a game show quizzing if words were singular or plural.
                            feorlen
                              Current status: uninsured as of 1 April. (Technically, 1 Jan despite premiums paid and coverage used.) Both Covered CA and Blue Shield assure me that all will be well once they figure it all out and reinstate our coverage. Minimum time to process: 3 weeks.
                              feorlen
                                Still trying to fix our insurance disaster. Blue Shield says Covered CA requested the policy cancel effective 1 Jan (our start date). Covered CA says they canceled but reinstated 27 Feb, but give no reason. Documents submitted weren't due until 4 Mar.
                                feorlen
                                  @rabryst I know some hate Time Machine, but I've been using it since the beginning and it has saved my bacon so many times. Even for OS X Server, which people said it shouldn't be used for. Annoying stuff not restored, sure, but so minor in comparison
                                  feorlen
                                    @rabryst Yup, CrashPlan. I'm willing to pay for something, but this is not an enterprise revenue-generating operation I'm running here.
                                    feorlen
                                      @rabryst A grand total of once did I need to recover some mangled files out of the cloud backup (when my local backup had a problem.) Every other time I've needed my backups, and there have been many, it was for a bare metal restore.
                                      feorlen
                                        @rabryst I keep the service because it was prepaid for several years. But I've learned that "restore" means "dump a bunch of files on your desktop." I haven't decided what I'm going to do when my plan expires.
                                        feorlen
                                          @rabryst My "offsite" backup is a hard drive that I put in the car glovebox when we are both going to be away from home. I also have a cloud service, but I can't restore from it.