I’m taking a red eye to Atlanta tonight to attend it. I’ll be taking laptop, so I’ll probably be blogging, but I’ll have a lot of networking to do there. Also, it will be the first time I’ve ever been in the city. I’ve been through Hartsfield a lot, but never in Atlanta proper.
[Monday noon update]
Arrived about 7 AM, and was able to get an early check in, so I got a few hours sleep.
My first impression is that Atlanta seems to have recovered somewhat from the war, but it’s had 155 years.
For those wondering why posting has been light, I woke up with a summer head cold on Monday. I spent a lot of yesterday taking it easy and napping, but last night I slept pretty well, and I’m mostly dried up today.
Light/non-existing posting because since boarding red eye to DC Tuesday night, I’ve been attending the Space Enterprise Summit at the State Department.
Anyway, feeling much better today. Just sore left arm, like I’d been overdoing something with it yesterday. Which in a sense, I had been.
I’ve been on the road, to Michigan and DC, for the entire month so far, so I’m on the plane, looking forward to getting home in a few hours.
My desktop computer is FUBAR. I can’t boot it. Getting it fixed is my highest current priority.
It seems to be a hardware problem. I built a clean install of Fedora 30, and the machine froze in the middle of the first software update. I’m running a memory test on it now, but I suspect it’s a motherboard issue. Which of course means CPU and memory replacement as well, unless I can find a used motherboard, because they don’t make AMD FM3 boards any more.
Sorry, hadn’t realized that site wasn’t taking comments. It should work now.
OK, it was WP-Spamfree plugin. Try it now.
Sorry about that. I’d activated a plugin that apparently didn’t play nice, then had to run out for meetings. Things should be back to normal now.
I understand that some people are having trouble posting comments. I can’t deal with that until tomorrow morning (Pacific time).
I have one valued commenter whose comments are almost always being held up for moderation, even though I always approve them. I can’t see any reason for it in my blacklist. Does anyone have any ideas what the issue could be?
For those who noticed that there was no text appearing in my posts, it was a problem with a plug in for my Twitter feed. I’ve deactivated it.
Today is Patricia’s birthday, and we’re celebrating by going to the mountains and desert of San Diego County for a few days, to see the super bloom of desert wildflowers, which are peaking about now. I’ll take a computer, but not sure how much posting I’ll be doing.