The laptop that the wifing unit generally uses is fairly old, it had its idiosyncratic faults, but the other day the power jack finally gave out. Now, the replacement part is like $5 and you have to solder it, so I'd have to buy, borrow or beg. That wouldn't be too bad. But the disassembly to get to it is, uh, pretty thorough. It all has to come apart, essentially. And it might not come back together again. I could try to get somebody else to do it, but that's a substantial proportion of the cost of getting another laptop.
I'm not sure whether I should try it or not. But, either way, getting a replacement is fairly likely. But this isn't really a good time for that monetarily.
Cities discovering "privatization" often means worse services at a higher price: http://onthecommons.org/magazine/when-it-comes-public-services-government-knows-best I would add, from other experiences, that it also means lower wages for the workers with a larger proportion of the money spent on management. This isn't always true, but cities should probably give more thought before privatization. of course, people can argue that these examples aren't really privatization, they're a type of regulatory capture or rent-seeking or something. well, they weren't sold as taht before they went pear-shaped.
church choir is going all right. i'm holding down the bass and the wifing unit is holding down the soprano. we've managed to ferret out all the music that goes below my range. I can hit that low A sometimes, but that B is as low as we can really do, I don't really manoeuver below C3. lent coming up, but it will be fairly light on services because we don't have a permanent place. so, none of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zupvcjMvY_0 but what this means is that i've been wandering around the house singing things. tenor parts that don't go above D can be done reasonably. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK_cCh92Q8U
watching a little battletron gattlestar. we're in season 3. they've escaped the cylons again.
not feeling like working.
something something something. i'll say i'm done. TIME.
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