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The Cow with the Crumpled Horn

I missed this in my earlier searching through Atlanta newspapers for my third great grandfather, Henry Lewis Hoover. I’ve had bits of The House that Jack Built floating around in my head all day.

Lost Notice

“Lost,” The Atlanta Constitution, 25 Apr 1879, p. 2, col. 8; digital images, Newspapers.com (www.newspapers.com : accessed 15 Jul 2017). Rec. Date: 14 May 2017.

LOST.

STTAYED OR STOLEN–A DARK RED Brindle Cow, crumply horns, bored for hollow horn and nails inserted in the openings. Ample reward for her delivery at 28 Connolly street. Dr. H. L. Hoover.

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Testing the Stepz App

Stepz

A few years ago I tested a couple of pedometer apps on my phone. They all drained the battery, because they couldn’t work in the background. That seems to have changed. This one works quite well (it was within a few steps of my wristband tracker), and there isn’t any noticeable impact on battery life.

I think half those steps were at Kroger. The store is huge, and a wristband tracker doesn’t work well when you’re pushing a shopping cart. It’s nice to finally get official credit for those steps!

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Spider Bite

Spider Bite

Isn’t it adorable? I woke up with it this morning. There are two tiny bite marks, so I assume it was a spider. It doesn’t hurt or itch, but it’s all scabbed over now.

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This must mean it’s bedtime. Right?

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Target Met


This means I can go to bed early, right?  

This was a super cheap FitBit knock-off. No regrets!  It’s worked well, and the battery life is great. I also think the sleep tracker is a bit better than my old FitBit. 

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Tower of Babel, Ahoy

It is an important part of the debate

It is also the case that there is no such thing as "militar"

I was trying to use Google Translate to make sure I was interpreting a Spanish language title correctly. I had previously used it to check something in German, and that setting stuck, so Google tried to translate Spanish as if it were German. It lost it’s damn mind.

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Blessed Fall

It’s finally here! When I walked the dog this morning, I wore a hoodie, and I was still a little cold.

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And Now for Some Fake Weather

Oops

I think the Storm app pulls data from Weather Underground. I looked at the WU website, and sure enough, there’s a weather station in Bloomington that’s reporting 129F. The hourly forecast at the bottom of the image is closer to reality.

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Surf’s Up!

I mostly like the Storm weather app, but it has some icons that are a little odd. And then there are the occasional high surf warnings. We don’t actually have surf, being land-locked. I assume the warning is for high water on the Ohio River.

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Decisions, Decisions

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I work for a state institution, so we get paid time pff for all the usual federal holidays. However, where I work, we have the option of working on some holidays and banking the holiday hours for later use. MLK day is one of those holidays.

On the one hand, I worked all weekend, so having a day off would be nice. On the other, saving that time for future snow days would be prudent. On the other-other, it’s supposed to be asthma-inducing cold tomorrow at 6am, which is when I leave for work.

Hmf.

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