Taxes

Feb. 19th, 2017 07:47 pm
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Done! I've been waiting for my program I use to maybe drop in price, and it did on Saturday. I almost bought it for $29 Friday night, but it dropped down to $20 the next day :o)

And heavens, do we owe Federal tax! I knew last March that we'd have a bigger burden this year but failed to take action and have more money deducted each week. The good side is that I didn't line the government pockets with extra dollars of mine all year, and the penalty for underestimating was only $18. I definitely have to change my W4 withholding amounts this year!



At least the State is giving a refund. On the other paw, I may not buy my yearly plush reward now.

Memories

Feb. 19th, 2017 02:58 pm
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After finishing taxes today I used my Paint Shop Pro program to browse the files I saved off of my dying portable drive. This was fitting as PSP was my first picture editing software (and a bootleg version it was, in 1997). I'm floored at the information that was on here: my first webpages from both IDS.net (now defunct) and www.tigress.com/moonhare/ :o) So many pics! A lot of computer/mouse drawn and even more sketchy stuff. I'm so happy to see these again.

Like this one-



1997- Someone random in chat asked for a picture of a hug. Can't say if they liked this, but I did.

I had a happy half hour just browsing folders. The files range from 1996 to about 2011. I didn't read the text files but concentrated on the draws and other pictures: I'm a visual kind of fur ;o)

I remember drawing these rabbits during my "Franz Marc" period



I love Marc's use of colors and his mysticism and symbolism. I can't touch that, but at the time I was really into blues and yellows in my coloring and painting.

I used to draw randomly on whatever paper was available: I had it bad! I got the idea along the way to bind up pics in like groups, like this little book of deities-



I have to find that booklet again and look at what is included. I think my angus dei is in it along with my St. Luke draws, but maybe it's just some Babylonian stuff (like the water colored calf on the cover).

As I say to myself frequently, I need to get back into this again!
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It's here, at last! Now we'll see how long it takes me to break it.

Thanks and a tip of the bunny ears to [personal profile] frith for bringing this to my attention.

A pic: No one at work even noticed the little wolfie I put on the board today so I finally had to explain Lupercalia. Not that it mattered...

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Today I can't read comments or use the LJ taskbar drop-down menus on the tablet. I was able to access these at work on a pc this morning, at least.

Full moon is pulling hard. This might be a good night to relax offline :o)
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This was a fun little movie, and gets my "Most misleading title and trailer of 2016, until I find something more so" award!

Trailer aside, it's still a fun little movie in its own right, and the animation is spectacular. I'll watch it again.

And a totally unrelated pic from google as a laptop/insert test... edit: I wondered where my added picture went overnight and re-added it this morning, removing a mess of gibberish code from where the picture had been. Bizarre. I did a re-edit a little while ago, and damned if DW didn't scramble the code once again! I guess I shouldn't edit these in the future if I want my pics to remain.
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So it's been Ages since I posted here, and I'm back to check out the site as LJ has effectively imploded again.

I see I still can't store images on the site, but I now have that Google photos account so I can try using that...


hmmm, that failed. No time this morning, though. Back to work.
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One of the most common complaints by new users of the library computers is that their home pcs are 'broken.' This is more frequent than we more savvy users might be aware of.  I say savvy but I could also say 'fortunate' or 'lucky.' It astounds me how many people click bad links and fu@k up their home computers. It amazes me more that there are so f''ing many bad links out here. The malware people have gotten very sophisticated, and it's scary.

I've opened infected email, and luckily I had antivirus software that jumped all over it before anything seeped out. For the most part I can generally spot junk prior to clicking, but there are those mouse over nasties and redirects that sneak in regardless. And then there's that CryptoWare running around the net extorting users to retrieve pictures and files.

I've been backing up my system more frequently and keeping programs patched and updated, but I don't feel as secure as I could. I'm considering buying Faronics Deep Freeze for home (we use it at work, and it is one of the best tools in my kit. And it has that cute bear!).

I spent approximately five hours this week trying to clean up my sister's pc. Spybot, MSE, System Restore, and good old fashioned sleuthing still didn't pull everything out that I would have wanted to eliminate, but it runs faster and cleaner than before. After the first round of cleaning she made the error of clicking a damned java look-alike link and flooded the system with redirect programs and the like. I got to the point of googling every unknown file in the processes and tossing out what files would allow me to dump them. Nasty, invasive stuff.

But I got a nice gift out of it for my helping (aside from some gas money): a Wilton Cake Decorating kit! I also got a bunch of cookies and candies she didn't want as she is on a diet.

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 Well, no, not really... I have a new browser app (AdBlockWeb) that eliminates advertising, but double posts my replies, and probably entries. I try to catch these duplicates and eliminate them, but I found one this morning that 'got away.' 

This browser is strictly for journals/forums: I can imagine my financial woes if I used it for shopping or paying bills! But then, I'd have twice the plush arriving ;o)

Maugre

Feb. 8th, 2013 10:37 pm
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 The wind is rushing through the trees, sounding like a freight train. We've a foot or more of snow on the ground, and it just keeps falling. The power has blinked several times so I've run the heat up to an unprecedented 68°F so that in case we lose electricity the house may stay somewhat warm until it is restored. Nemo is, as predicted, a massive storm. Locals compare this to the  "Blizzard of 1978:" I prefer to remember our 1968 blizzard instead as it sounded just like this one does!

In 1968 I had a poetry assignment where we had to assemble anthologies of favorite poets' works. Among my choices was Emerson's The Snow-Storm. It's a pretty piece, and it's where I first encountered the word maugre. I never use the word, but I remember Emerson's farmer on those rare occasions I see it in print. I wish I still had that folder I submitted: I drew a nice picture to go with the poem. 

Maybe I can post some snow pics tomorrow, and catch up on reading friends' journals. That will be after we shovel out the anticipated 24" of snow.
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"Look at me *narf*.... I'm a cee-ment deer!"




Animaniacs has returned to TV, on HUB of all places: this is from "Jockey for Position," the episode where Pinky falls in love with Pharfignewton <3



It took me forever to find the episode on YouTube, but my search was all wrong- I was looking for Pinky and the Brain instead of concentrating on Animaniacs. One site listed this as Season 1, episode 117, but the episode turned up as  #27.

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I almost ran down a rabbit today on my way into work. I had been thinking about rabbit prints in the snow, seen in a dream last night, and deer beyond the fence, also seen in dreams, and Poof! A rabbit races across the road so close to me that if I hadn't braked hard he'd have been caught under my back wheels.

I've had a lot of dark dreams of late: seeing this lovely bunny (he was magnificent, a perfectly profiled fellow running across the road) was a "get your mind off such things" moment.

LJ access

Jan. 2nd, 2013 04:11 pm
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 Or not.

I haven't been able to access LiveJournal properly for a few days due to timing out, 'varnish errors,' and general bogging down. This has clinched, or cinched, my decision not to renew my paid account there: I couldn't renew if I wanted to because nothing will load!

I should have pulled up stakes long ago, but that I had more people in my friends list there. I'm going back to trying to maintain both sites, but with more emphasis on DreamWidth. If ever I can get back on LJ I'll try to sort this all out.

spammed!

Jan. 30th, 2012 09:47 am
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Well, that's a first. I was spammed on dreamwidth with a slimy money offer...

[personal profile] marimich sent you a message on Dreamwidth.

The message is: From: Miss Rita Benson
From: Miss Rita Benson.
Abidjan. Cote D'Ivoire West Africa

Emai; ritabenson37@yahoo.com

Dear One,
My warmest greeting to you and Happy New year 2012.

I am Miss Rita Benson, I inheritances an important sum from my late father who died in recent crisis in Cote d'Ivoire. I wish to request for your assistance in investing this sum in lucrative venture or manufacturing and real estate management in your country. I have Six million, Five hundred thousand United State Dollars. USD($6,500,000) to invest in this transaction and I will require your assistance in receiving the fund in your account in your country. I will gladly give you resonable percent from the total sum for your assistance.


I am in a sincere desire of your humble assistance in this regards. Your suggestions and ideas will be highly regarded. Now permit me to ask these few questions:
1. Can you honestly help me from your heart?
2. Can I completely trust you?
3. What percentage of the total amount in question will be good for you after the money is in your account?

Please, consider this and get back to me as soon as possible, always reply me through my private e-mail for more details :

ritabenson37@yahoo.com


It appears metermaid rita has already been tossed.

...the nerve ;o)
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Franz Marc has got to be one of my favorite furry artists, and I was delighted to find out tonight that he's the subject of a new book by Eric Carle. The book is due out October 4th, and I'll have my copy from Amazon  the same day :o) (bunny hugs to[livejournal.com profile] lapinetimes, xposted from DW)






Pole Topper

May. 8th, 2011 07:29 pm
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Had a turkey vulture in the yard today, sitting atop our phone pole out front. A family in my State was forced to leave their home due to an infestation of these foul-smelling carrion birds. Needless to say, I made sure I spooked it after taking its photo.



Click the pic to see a full format version. It's watching me!

Yard Fox

May. 6th, 2011 08:20 pm
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Dogs went wild during my watching the MST3K 'Killer Shrew' episode, and I thought the rabbit had returned out front. It turned out to be the local fox, foraging for the chicken bones I sort of left out in the area the fox is known to forage in...

I ran for the camera, putting the dogs out in the fenced back yard on the way, and managed to get some recognizable images of the critter.

Click the pic to go to the set-



I love having these visitors. I only ever saw one fox when I was growing up here, and that was away in a field across from us when I was about fourteen.


Perfect Day (A must listen to song)

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Yep, that's my wonderful day summed up: I used my new (well, factory refurbished)  electric chainsaw to take out four of our eight mammothly overgrown foundation planted yews today. I have to say that the saw performed admirably, and that along with a set of clippers I was able to reduce these monsters to stumps in just a couple of hours. That time includes dragging their lifeless limbs to the side of my driveway and over a small embankment, as well as doing battle with an overgrown wild rose bush.

On a fun note I found a Pepsi® can under the bushes with an expiration date of October 1997, as well as a mess of other items that had been carried off by rodents raiding the recycle bins for years.

On a bad note I discovered that the previously hidden corner of my home has rotted from a bad downspout and will need some major work replacing sheathing, studding, some sills, and shingles.

Tomorrow I'll tackle the other four bushes, providing my back hasn't spasmed or anything else started complaining. Then comes the clean up, the raking and tidying the area the bushes have been hiding for 20 some odd years.

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Did a quick shop on Amazon and then decided to hit lj.... all I wanted to do was check my friends' pages to see what was new! Stupid DDoS BS.

ah, there it goes. *meh*
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Livejournal seems to be down for the count, again. Either this is unplanned manintenance or the never ending DDoS attack. Either way, it's good to post to DreamWidth even if I can't just upload my pics to my account like I can in LJ. *meh*  Who needs pics?

I stopped posting here when things got bad at home, when my time online disappeared and responsibilities dictated other priorities. I've settled into a routine now and have a bit more time to muse and to explore the aether again. Cross-posting was becoming a chore, as well, not so much from this account as from [personal profile] bunny_plush .  I realize now that filters would have been a better option than a different account name, but I'm still unsure if those would cross-post efficiently (not that I'd ever post anything... compromising?)

There are other things, too, like right now I've lost my flashing cursor, leading me to wonder exactly where my typing will start... this happens frequently in DreamWidth, and I haven't determined why. Oooh, it's back.

Anyway, many of my LJ friends have DreamWidth accounts so I can maintain contact across services. I have tens of invite codes, too, which may be more desirable now that LJ is under constant bombardment.

LJ maint

Dec. 3rd, 2010 10:51 pm
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*yawn* I would cross-post to lj but it's down for the count. One hour scheduled maintenance is dragging on toward two and I'm done in.  I'll send these over tomorrow, from work (where we don't have a copy of "The Doors of Perception" so I'm ordering it from another branch).

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