Ants. Again.

I love my house. Most of the time. Except for some of the creative home improvement I’ve had to correct. Lots of things to learn to love, and to hate. Like bugs. When I moved in, I found cockroaches, ants, box elder bugs, silverfish, and a slew of other creepies. Read more…

Posturin’

I keep learning more about belly dance and realizing just how much I don’t know. I have over 10 years of dance in ballet and jazz. Yeah, it’s been a while, but still the concepts and movements should still be (somewhat) in muscle memory, right? Nope, not as much as Read more…

Vet Visit

The vet visit went well today. Both of the girls got their shots. Isis tickled me: quite a few times when I went out of her sight, she would nicker as soon as she saw me. Yup, that’s my kid. Isis was a model reformed mare — she used to Read more…

Parallels Rules

This is just too cool. I finally got the Windows XP environment setup to run the software I’m documented. And Parallels worked smoothly, beautifully even. A self-contained environment for Windows. With Windows running using Parallels, the beta software even recognized the USB dongle that authenticates the software (and allows it Read more…

Virtual Machines on Macs

I’m doing a big experiment tonight. I’m actually installing software I need to document on a virtual machine running Windows XP. All of this on a poor little mac Mini. It is getting maxed out pretty hard. It’s getting another RAM upgarde tomorrow, which will help. Lots of externl storage Read more…

Wonder Mares

I didn’t actually end up riding. Walking around on the uneven ground made tweaked my knee, so I I cleaned my saddle and bridle. I brought the girls in and watched them eat grass in the little paddock near the barn. Rajiyyah has gained weight. Not too much, but enough Read more…

Barn!

I’m heading out to the barn again. I have to be careful how much I do. I mowed yesterday (manual reel mower — no motor, high grass… lots of work for a postage stamp size yard). Apparently, I twisted my right knee enough that it’s been swollen. I cancelled dance Read more…

Bad Tech Writing Example

My coworker walked into the tech writing room and showed us an example of pretty funny writing on the American Academy of Pediatrics. He suggested capturing the information now, because he has alerted the Web master about the problem. The Web page about “What causes acne” has good, readable information. Read more…