923 MB is a lot
I’m slowly (barely perceptibly) getting my (beloved!) machine set up to run Polyworld. This is what I’m doing instead of finishing the reading on Buddhism for my ethics course (hey, when the procrastination also looks pretty substantive, it’s all good). First, locate OSX disk and install some developer tools (um, that took a bit longer than expected)(I’d actually put it in the case marked “Mac CDs” – go figure); next, check for the tenth time or so what, exactly, I also need to download and install; register as an Apple developer (HA!); then download things and install them.
The download running at the moment is rather large; 923 megs, in fact. I am slightly less charmed than I might be.
I will have to boogie out of here soon to go study with my fellow inmates/no! I mean classmates. There’s a bio midterm next week, and all 250 or so people in the class are in varying stages of freak-out. I got home from lab last night at 11:15, and I’m dragggggging. It was fun mashing up the ant abdomen and centrifuging and measuring spectra on chlorophyll and all that, but wow, Tired Now.
So it’s been a week, loads of things going on as usual. Brought middle child to a camp-out thing, and had to be Mean Mom to oldest and say no, you may not bail on your obligations. The crystallizing, new experience there was that I knew what dh would have said. And so I used that, and leaned on it pretty hard and felt absolutely clear about what needed to happen. It was a strange but nice thing.
I’m playing with LEDs and resistors and things to make a light-up thing for a jack-o-lantern. I knew I didn’t have all the parts, and was putting things together and just tinkering to see, you know, like you do, and I got frustrated and took out the resistor, and then the capacitor, and just, er, stuck the LED wires directly into the 9 volt battery. Um, bang. Small (very small! really!) flame. A little bit of smoke. Quite dramatic. Note to self: this is why there are such things as resistors and capacitors.
I also went to Rhinebeck this weekend, which was good in a different way than usual. Stayed at my sister’s house, which was lovely (thanks, S!), and got pretty tired by Saturday night. I’m not really an extrovert, and I’d met lots and lots of people and it would have been really cool and all to go to the ravelry party ‘til midnight (perhaps chat up Kilted David) but I just couldn’t deal, so I went to dinner with sis and her boyfriend and a bunch of other people and then fell asleep. The great, great thing was seeing people, especially Mel and Lorena – yay!—who I hadn’t met in person before (hi! Hi to the gang, too!). And funny and great to see Ruth, Lucia, Amber, R. and M. and J-M and all those homeschooling folks and it is so damn strange to have to go 200 miles to see people who live around the corner from me.
Fiber acquisition did occur. Pictures later, along with pictures of lovely view from sister's porch. Also links. Blah. Lazy, bad, tired weasel.
This is blog post #204! Gee! Not lazy enough, apparently. Later, you guys.