[M.M.X.I.V. 301/O.C.T.O.B.E.R III-28] Version 8

As a corollary of yesterday’s post, I had mentioned that I was having computer trouble.  The good news: I had backup of my data.  The bad news: I hadn’t backed up data in a month.  The semi-good news: the research documents were backed up a week and a half ago.

I still hope to get the old computer working again, so that I have an extra computer if needed (and that way I can have one at home and one at the office!)  It may be a few days before I get the news from the repair people, but I am optimistic that any data on the old computer will be retrievable even if the computer is shot.

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[M.M.X.I.V. 300 / O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-27] It’s No Good

I might be in big trouble. I left the office today after letting my computer go into sleep mode. Upon attempting to wake it up, the HDD and other lights did not turn on. Am I now badly up a creek?


Today is the three-hundredth day of M.M.X.I.V.  That makes forty-two weeks and six days.

Today is the twenty-seventh day of the third round of O.C.T.O.B.E.R.  That makes three weeks and six days.

[M.M.X.I.V. 299 / O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-26] The Way

(A possible sub-title of the post: 1998-crackle-crackle-crackle-there’s-Noah.)

As I was on the train today, trying to catch up on retrospect from the last week, the eighth song on my MP3 player ended up bringing back some retrospect of sixteen years ago!  For maximal effect, the “static” part of the song at the beginning is why it is salient to me…

crackle crackle crackle…

[M.M.X.I.V. 298/O.C.T.O.B.E.R. III-25] פתחו לי שערי צדק (post in English)

The major holiday season for the Jewish faith ended last week with שמחת תורה (Simchat Torah: the day when we finish reading Deuteronomy and start over from Genesis).  The next Jewish holiday (excluding the weekly sabbath) is not until חנוכה (Hanukkah).  However, today we read the הלל (Hallel) portion of the service since today coincided with the beginning of a new month: חשבן (Cheshvan).

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