It took a half-dozen re-install attempts, but I think I have Windows 8 performing in my VirtualBox VM.
I upgraded a freshly installed Windows 7 to a "keep nothing" Windows 8 install, taking advantage of a $40 upgrade deal (expiring 31 Jan 13). That was 29 Nov. I'm still unable to get it to remain in a stable state.
So I got a little schooled on the Electoral College and some of the election stuff in general.
I did my civic duty and voted today. I'm not going to really say who I voted for, because that undermines the general purpose and ruins some of the surprize. I will mention how I voted, though.
The ballot at my polling place was a single long sheet of paper, with three (if I recall correctly) columns of things to vote for on both sides. Here's a sample from somewhere near me, but not my ballot.. The bulk of the first column was for president,with the rest of the column and first side divided among some state stuff, the amendments, and some local stuff. Turning the sheet over revealed a slew of judges, most running unopposed.
I've occasionally grabbed domain names that match an idea I have for a website or product or something. I'm not quite domain-parking, in that I'm not grabbing domains simply to sell them. I'm just optimistic and think that I might be able to squeeze in the time to do something more than I actually have time to complete.
A little mistake between the gas and brake
and the Jeep lurched into a wall.
The resulting collision left quite an impression
that I wanted to fix before fall.
One night not long ago my subconscious kicked me awake with an apparently pressing problem regarding choosing a number from one to sixty-four, inclusive. I'm not sure why sixty-four was the number. Perhaps it had to do with picking any square a chess board or other eight-by-eight grids. Maybe that there are eight bits in a byte and my unconscious self needed to figure out how to pick just one bit in a set of eight bytes. My sleeping brain had apparently been reeling about with this problem for some time and decided it needed some conscious thought to confirm some doubts.