Grump. Today's SFChron has a NYTimes story on George Lucas finally attending a Modesto American Graffiti Weekend parade, now that he's retired. Which is fine...except that it keeps referring to Modesto as a small town. Even in the '60s, Modesto had 35,000-70,000 people; now has >200,000.
So are LinkedIn "360 degree peer evaluation" requests the new spambombs? Fortunately, the first one was from someone who I don't know at all, so I'm studiously ignoring the remainder, just guessing that the link might lead to unfortunate places.
Ah Saturday. Our first likely-to-hit-100 day (99F last time I checked)...and we get a big grass fire covering the whole city with smoke and ash. The fire's out, and my asthmatic wife didn't *quite* have to use her inhaler. (And tomorrow it drops back to 80F, supposedly. Currently hotter than Stockton, though Stockton's supposed to *get* hotter.)
If I seem even less focused than usual (if that's possible)...all week we've been dealing first one ailing cat, now two ailing cats (my wife's at the vet with the younger one, who seems healthy but won't poop and isn't eating much...
Out of 2000 public library websites I've viewed over the past two weeks--and in hundreds of cases parent city/county websites--one of the latter especially stands out: A small New Mexico city whose website has as its primary image a highway that's slightly wider nearer the front (perspective).
What is it with public library websites (most of them Drupal-based) that freeze your browser for a minute or so--or, in one case, permanently (had to restart the computer to get Firefox back)? Bad coding or problems with the tools?
Ah, nothing to finish the week like a mystery check (mailed so that it looks like junk mail). For three digits, too! (Of course, that includes digits after the decimal point.) Turns out it's legit: A settlement for foreign-transaction credit card fees from the '90s, when we did indeed get charged such fees. Wow: 7.8 million checks are going out.