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Missive #89

Read Will Rogers column 88 years ago: June 23, 1935

In the years since the Event, the Republic of Nantucket has done its best to re-create the better ideas of the modern age. But the evils of its time resurface in the person of William Walker, renegade Coast Guard officer, who is busy building an empire for himself based on conquest by technology.This is the second book in the Nantucket trilogy. Much like Turtledoves mixture of sci-fi and alternate history; a very good read. When Walker reaches Greece and recruits several of their greater kinglets to his cause, the people of Nantucket have no choice. If they are to save the primitive world from being plunged into bloodshed on a twentieth-century scale, they must defeat Walker at his own war. — Book promo @ goodreads.com

I finally got a PDF file that although not perfect is ‘good enough’, that old Bulgarian saying is apt to be correct in this case. I made changes in my CSS styling for the blockquotes which fixed one of the problems, threw away the Content Page which fixed another one. Then what I had was a PDF file with no pictures if they were included in a FooGalley. I was ready to give up but the developer of Print My Blog said that after I generate the PDF file I needed to scroll to the bottom of the page in the previewer before clicking on the button to Save as PDF. That worked!

I have spent so much time on that project that I have let my reading and other things slide. I have given that project a rest for now and trying to get caught up on my reading. I also didn’t do the Will Rogers weekly article preparations at the end of last month and remember to do them this past week.

On Wednesday I went to Ella’s again and then to Jake’s. I picked up a couple grocery items that they had that I needed but I could have done without. They have whole milk yogurt that I have been avoiding but think I can eat with no psoriasis issues and they also have Silk non-dairy milk. I now know that I can eat for a month on what I order online plus picking up an item of two from Jake’s plus one shopping trip to the Safeway in Springerville. So that experiment has worked out well.

I had a frozen laptop for about 24 hours this last week. I woke it up from a Suspend state and got the Pop! operating system banner but could not open a browser. I couldn’t power off either. Spent a couple hours trying to find a solution online and finally sent a request for help to System 76. They responded the following day with the fix: hold down the power button for 10 seconds. If that had not worked they had some more esoteric solutions that I’m glad I was not required to try.

It is getting hotter here although the mornings are still very cool; in the mid 40s since 19 June. The high temperature on Wednesday was 90°F & 92°F yesterday . That is a lot better that the 101°F at my last two camps but the 10 day forecast is for mid to upper 90s to come.

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