I had gotten used to using TheRenamer to manage my TV show video files when suddenly, in early May 2018, it stopped working. The software was apparently abandoned, and I didn't like any of the other programs that purported to do TV show file management, so there was only one thing to do. Write my own.
End of Adrian
I recently moved all hosted services out of my basement and into the cloud. Adrian has been disconnected and will shortly be powered down for the last time. There should be little interruption in service.
Dan gave me a PowerEdge 2970 to replace the ailing PowerEdge 1850 that this blog, and all my other sites and services, have been running on. The only stipulation is that I name it "Adrian", in memory of his dog.
So it is written, so it is done.
There being no proper electrical service to the old garage, we had to dig a trench for the new fat copper.
And then the concrete crew returned and poured the rest of the concrete: the apron and the sidewalk.
Garage Roofing & Siding
The roofers and siders have begun their work.
Kayaking Saint Croix
I went camping with my brother and his girlfriend, and we took our boats down the super-high Saint Croix.
Over the span of three days the framing, trusses and sheeting all went up.
Garage Foundation Poured
You can't just build a new garage on top of dirt and sand. You've got to get some guys with a cement truck to pour a thick layer of cement and aggregate on the ground first.
In order to make room for the new garage palace I had to have the old structures and foundation delicately removed. This man and his Bobcat knocked everything down and hauled it away in half a day.
Kayaking Chippewa River
My brother, and a few of his friends built fancy cedar strip canoes this summer. This was their inaugural journey.
Kayaking Crane Island
One hundred and twenty-seven years ago Ezra Fitch Pabody wrote a daily journal about his activities in and around Minneapolis and Lake Minnetonka. I took my little boat out to that lake to paddle the very same waters as Ezra did those many decades ago.