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Note: <888> 10/16/12 Tuesday 7:15 A.M. I woke up because, I could not sleep. I ate a bowl of Lays salt and vinegar potato chips. In the old days, I used to say that, "Greenwich, Connecticut was full of cheap vinegar Yankees." I guess much the same still applies. My computer talents have never been worth anything around here, particularly since I smoke cigarettes and am frequently on a night schedule. Last night I noticed quite a few people smoking cigarettes downtown, so possibly I might have some new friends in the area. I will have to wait over time to see if any of them know how to communicate with me. Anyway, I have been hoping to quit smoking after election day, no matter whom wins. Frequently in the past when I have tried to quit smoking disasters happen. I was trying to quit smoking on "911". I personally do not think it is healthy, but it does reduce stress. I noticed in the Class of 1969 at the The Taft School , somebody gave $3 million to the Capital fund, but it does not say whom. I might know the person, since I was in the class of 1968. CIO
Note: <888> 10/16/12 Tuesday 3:40 A.M. Prison Planet.com » Professors Who Predicted Right Result Since 1980 Foresee Romney Victory .
I will now shut down the primary work computer. I will eat a few day old muffin. I will then go to bed. CIO
Note: <888> 10/16/12 Tuesday 3:15 A.M. MiaVita
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Note: <888> 10/16/12 Tuesday 2:45 A.M. I found a Windows Repair utility that I did not know about. From a Safe Boot, I ran a DOS window with administrative privileges. I then ran without the parenthesis "sfc /scannow" . I left it run, and it authenticates the system files, and it repairs those that it can repair if needed. I ran it on both partitions on the primary work computer, and the FIC server also. The systems seem a bit more responsive with the repairs. Also when I rebooted and ran "CCleaner", it seemed to clean a lot files out of the Internet Explorer cache that had not been cleared out before. CIO
Note: <888> 10/16/12 Tuesday 12:30 A.M. I ate a ham and cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Hellmann's olive oil mayonnaise, Italian spices, ground black pepper, hot horseradish, olive oil and two quarter inch thick slices of a sweet onion with Lays salt and vinegar potato chips and a 12 ounce glass of Sprite. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 11:40 P.M. I went downtown, and I stopped by CVS to get some change. I then went by the Chase Bank ATM just south of the old Greenwich post office on Greenwich Avenue across from Starbucks. I chatted with two regulars at Starbucks. I sat out briefly. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 19 ounce Stouffer's meat lasagna for $2.50, a dozen Eggland large eggs expire November 11, 2012 for $3.49, Stop and Shop deli sliced premium ham for $4.99 a pound for $5.01, and Stop and Shop deli sliced premium Swiss cheese for $6.99 a pound for $7.23 for $18.23 total. I then chatted with a software engineer in the parking lot. I then returned home, and I put away my groceries. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 8:20 P.M. I chatted with a relative. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 7:20 P.M. I threw out the garbage, and I picked up the mail. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 6:40 P.M. Cheap used laptops from local source Auctions, Notebooks items in Deal Train Mania store on eBay! . I saw on Bloomberg News Bloomberg TV: Business Live TV - Bloomberg that Fairfield County with Greenwich, Connecticut and the Washington D.C. area, and the Silicone Valley has the smartest college educated people in the United States making the most money. I guess that means I have a lot of smart people around me making money while I try to figure out how to how to save money. When I first started working with personal computers over 20 years ago, I drove up to www.yale.edu one morning, and I investigated the Arthur Watson Computer Lab Computer Science at Yale University . They had big 24 inch monitors and all of their computers that I looked at were in Unix. I chatted with someone there named Bob, but he never got back to me. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 6:30 P.M. I will now shower and clean up. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 6:05 P.M. I woke up at 4:30 P.M.. The order for NEW LL Bean Adirondack Barn Jacket Field Coat Mens XXL 2XL | eBay for $43.50 and $11.50 shipping for $55 total arrived. It fits just fine. It is heavier than the other jacket, since it has 3M Thinsulate insulation, so it will be warmer in the winter. I hung it in the right living room closet. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of watered down punch, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 4:25 A.M. I woke up at 2:30 A.M., when an automobile alarm went off in the parking lot. I went outside to investigate, but by the time I got out there it had gone off. Another neighbor came out to investigate. Then the alarm went off again on a red car with a "Kidney Transplant Donor" license plate frame. I did not know whose car it was, so I went back inside when it went off again. I heard it go off a third time again, but not anymore. I watched "King Edward VII, Series 1 part 2". I will now reheat and eat the last of the Rothschild stew with a 12 ounce glass of A&W root beer. CIO
Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 1:50 A.M. I will now take a nap.
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Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 1:10 A.M. Windows 8 Professional for $69.99, but it does not say whether it is the full version or the upgrade version Windows 8 Professional - Windows from Best Buy.
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Note: <888> 10/15/12 Monday 12:15 A.M. I ate a Stouffer's 19 ounce lasagna with meat sauce and two bowls of Kettle salt and vinegar potato chips and a 12 ounce glass of Sprite and a cup of green tea with Splenda sweetener and Borden's lemon juice. CIO
Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 11:00 P.M. I chatted with a relative. I threw out the garbage. I went downtown, and I went by the Stop and Shop. I bought a four pack of day old muffins for $2, two 19 ounce Stouffer's frozen meat lasagnas for $2.50 each, buy one get one free of Lays 10 ounce sour cream and onion potato chips and a barbecue potato chips for $4.29 both, bananas for .79 a pound for $1.62 for $12.91 total. I then went downtown, and I chatted with a local at Starbucks. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. Not much was going on. I stopped by CVS, and I bought four 18 ounce cans of Campbell's New England clam chowder for $1.50 a can for $6 total. I also bought two Alberto VO5 15 ounce Kiwi and Lime shampoo for .75 each and a Alberto VO5 Kiwi and Lime conditioner for .75 and .14 tax for $2.39 total. I finished my walk, and I sat out for a while enjoying the ambience of watching Starbucks close for the night. I then went by the Putnam Shell at 401 West Putnam Avenue, and I bought $10.04 of self service V-Power gasoline for $4.719 a gallon for 2.128 gallons at odometer reading of 71451 miles for 22.3 miles driving since Saturday October 6, 2012 for 10.48 miles per gallon in mostly local night traffic. I then returned home, and I put away my groceries. CIO
Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 7:10 P.M. I will now shower and clean up. I will then go downtown for a walk. CIO
Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 6:45 P.M. I woke up at 5:30 P.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of watered down punch, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed. CIO
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Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 6:55 A.M. I ate four slices of provalone cheese and a few day old muffin. I will now send out my weekly notes. I will then shut down the primary work computer, and then I will go to bed. CIO
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Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 5:35 A.M. It say here the Royal party is back in London Gallery . I ate half the remaining Rothschild stew with a 12 ounce glass of A&W root beer. A lot of the Royalty are tiny people, so if I were over in England, I might not noticed them, and they might not want to feed me as much as I normally eat. I have never eaten Beef Wellington as far as I can remember. I think it is basically a Chateau Briand covered with pastry. I think the Royalty have to stay thin, so they can still fit in their expensive clothes. Prince of Wales and Camilla with be on the move again sometime soon The Prince of Wales - The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall to visit Papua New Guinea, Australia and New Zealand from 3rd to 16th November 2012 CIO
Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 4:30 A.M. I made my bed. Well, I am still awake at night. In the old days, when I could afford to visit nearby Manhattan, there were always a few people awake at night. However, nobody talks too much in Manhattan, they just seem to listen to canned music all of the time in the public pubs. Of course, one could always read a book out here in the suburbs, and I am sure there are plenty to read at the Greenwich Library: Welcome . Still with all of the content on the internet, there might be something worth reading off the internet. I no longer have the 500 books in my apartment. I threw them away along with all of my music LP albums a number of years ago. I guess I am so focused on computers and the internet, I lost track of whatever the general public think about which is probably money, particularly if one does not have any. I use the computer and internet to shop mostly for inexpensive items, since the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop and the other local thrift shops frequently do not have what I might need. With the price of gasoline Greenwich Gas Prices – Find Greenwich, Connecticut Gas Stations and Cheap Gas in CT at Automobile Magazine , one can not afford to explore other nearby areas that might offer some sort of distraction. Well according to Tides.INFO: Ocean and river tide predictions for Cos Cob Harbor, off Goose Island, Connecticut Current , the sun will rise at 7:05 A.M.. Of course out here in the country, people tend to sleep late on Sundays. I really do not have too much computer work to do, since my existing computer equipment is running just fine, and I do not intend to spend anymore money to upgrade any of it. I find it rather amusing nobody knows how to communicate, so more than likely they are waiting for their televisions to make its first move, before they have any original ideas.
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Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 3:30 A.M. The 10 Richest Colleges in America - TheStreet CIO
Note: <888> 10/14/12 Sunday 1:55 A.M. I just woke up from my nap. CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 10:30 P.M. I will now take a nap. CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 9:55 P.M. I am just about ready to eat 14.5 ounce Marie Callender chicken pot pie with a 12 ounce glass of Sprite. There is no point going out tonight, since I do not have anything to do downtown, and I do not need a walk on the empty street of Greenwich Avenue. CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 9:45 P.M. I chatted with a relative. CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 9:15 P.M. I made 108 Premier Lights 100 MM filter Peter Stokkebye Turkish pipe tobacco cigarettes while watching Series 2 Episode 7 of "Poirot". CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 6:50 P.M. I will now shower and clean up. I will then throw out the garbage and pick up the mail. I will then make cigarettes. CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 6:30 P.M. Prostitution scandal at Zumba dance studio rocks Maine tourist town | Fox News .
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Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 5:55 P.M. I woke up at 4 P.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of watered down punch, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed. CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 4:30 A.M. I also ate a bowl of Kettle salt and vinegar potato chips. I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed soon. CIO
Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 3:55 A.M. I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe , and then I put a 11 ounce can of Campbell's condensed mushroom soup and a half can of milk and since I don't have any Libby's Vienna sausages to slice, I put in three slices of deli ham sliced into quarter inch wide by 2 inch strips, and I mixed it all together in the rice steamer, and then I heated it all for four minutes in the microwave oven. I ate one third and refrigerated two thirds in a Rubbermaid container. I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of A&W root beer. With the Vienna sausages, I call it Rothschild stew. CIO
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Note: <888> 10/13/12 Saturday 12:50 A.M. I went downtown, and it was not very busy. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. I sat out at various locations. There was nothing unusual to report. After my walk, I drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road. They are still remodeling the office building at 600 Steamboat Road. Russ Reynolds and Associates has rented space there. There was not much pub activity downtown. There were still a few fishermen on the Steamboat Road pier, and it looked like they were still catching fish. I then returned back home. It seems to be all quiet in remote desolate area of lesser southwestern Connecticut near the New Amsterdam border. The New Amsterdam colony still keeps a "Dutch Night Watch". Once it gets colder, we still have the "Freezing Norwegian Patrol". Current temperature at the Westchester County Airport at this hour is 36 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it is warming up for a while after tonight, so there is no point in putting out my long underwear and rotating my summer and winter shirts yet. Just a minor cold spell. CIO
Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 10:45 P.M. I ate a ham and cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with Hellmann's olive oil mayonnaise, Italian spices, ground black pepper, hot horseradish, olive oil and two quarter inch thick slices of a sweet onion with Lays salt and vinegar potato chips and a 12 ounce glass of Sprite. I will now go downtown for an exercise walk. Tomorrow is the alumni day for Greenwich Country Day when a lot of veteran Greenwich residents will be out in force on Old Church Road. Since more than likely I will be sleeping, I will not be attending. I was one of the four class photographers in the class of 1965 with Jimmy Warburg, Kathy Frick, and Vicky Milbank, but I don't recognize anyone from my class anymore with all of the old people around here. CIO
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Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 9:30 P.M. I put away the laundry.
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Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 8:35 P.M. I chatted with a relative. CIO
Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 8:00 P.M. I have 50 minutes to go on the dry cycles. CIO
Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 7:30 P.M. I put clean linens on the bed. I showered, and I cleaned up. I started two loads of laundry, and I have 20 minutes to go on the wash cycles. I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature. I chatted with neighbors, and I picked up the mail. I watered the plants. It is suppose to go down below freezing tonight. CIO
Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 6:00 P.M. I woke up, and I ate a 8.5 ounce bag of 60% reduced fat Chex Mix. I finally woke up at 3 P.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a 12 ounce glass of watered down punch, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk. I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed. I chatted with a relative and two friends. CIO
I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed soon. Not much happening in this neck of the woods. I have noticed there are always a lot of dog walkers downtown, and we do have several local pet supply shops in town like Welcome to Pet Pantry Warehouse and the pet supply store at the Whole Foods Shopping center which used to be behind CVS where the new post office now is. Also unlike the downtown grocery stores, the Stop and Shop in the nearby Glenville section of Greenwich has one who aisle of pet food, so maybe your pets will find something to eat there. CIO
Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 2:25 A.M. I chatted with a local security agency. Possibly all of the people downtown with beards are trying to remain incognito in Manhattan with their new security system with 5,000 computerized cameras in the busy area of Manhattan connected up to a massive Microsoft computer database with photo recognition. The look that I am talking about is this look Nicholas II of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which use to be very common in Europe, since a lot of the European Nobility had that look. Possibly the Russians are now sporting that look in mass.
In other unreported news while I was away. I was told that the major Scottish presence in Greenwich, the Citizen's Bank on upper Greenwich Avenue had a fire in their nearly new building, and the building is currently surrounded with scaffolding for repairs. CIO
Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 2:00 A.M. I went ahead and recharged my AT&T Go Phone AT&T GoPhone with $25 more time and $1.59 tax for $26.59 total. I now have $227.68 worth of time on it at 25 cents a minute good until January 10, 2013, at which time I have to charge it up again, or I will lose my built up balance on my account. CIO
Note: <888> 10/12/12 Friday 1:15 A.M. Microsoft takes on Google directly in German patent lawsuit | ZDNet
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Note: <888> 10/11/12 Thursday 11:55 P.M. I ate two 3 ounce Purdue chicken cutlets, 12 ounces of mashed potatoes with Smart Balance Spread, steamed broccoli crowns and baby carrots with extra virgin olive oil and Smart Balance spread, a 12 ounce glass of A&W root beer, and a cup of green tea with Splenda sweetener and Borden's lemon juice. If anyone is from Canada, and they are having problems worldwide, there is a toll free number at 1-613-996-8885 which will accept collect calls. They told me in my particular case, I should contact the Embassy of Canada in Washington . Since the Scott Library at York University York University Libraries » Scott Library has my family name on it, more than likely I might have a relative way up north in Canada, but being Scottish, they probably would not spend a penny to help me out, if I ever needed help. For now I am surviving on the southern frontier of New England. A lot of the people with beards downtown tonight look like European Naval Officers, but I did not chat with them to see where they were from. Who knows maybe some senior cold weather people have arrived in our neck of the woods to spend the winter. CIO
Note: <888> 10/11/12 Thursday 10:00 P.M. I ordered NEW LL Bean Adirondack Barn Jacket Field Coat Mens XXL 2XL | eBay for $43.50 and $11.50 shipping for $55 total. Now I will have a second one to stay more visible in the low light on Greenwich Avenue during the darker hours of the winter. CIO
Note: <888> 10/11/12 Thursday 9:45 P.M. I went downtown, and I went by the A&P Fresh. I bought a 11 ounce bag of Eight O'clock hazelnut ground coffee for $4.49 and a 24 ounce Freischetta Supreme pizza for $3.99 and 95 cent can return for $7.53 total. I then returned to my usual post on Greenwich Avenue. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area. I saw a lot of people with beards, so I guess beards are once again coming back into style, but they cost a lot of money to maintain. I have never worn a beard, but when I was in Greece in the spring of 1972 with George Gordon Cary, I wore a mustache, and I looked a lot like Howard Hughes did as a youth. I even flew back from Greece on a 11 hour jet ride on the old TWA to Boston. I used the bathroom at Starbucks, and I chatted with a regular patron. I toured CVS, and I used the bathroom again. I told them they should offer emergency pull cord buttons like Wal-Mart for $30 a month. I also told them that Target pharmacies have redesigned their pill bottles, so different prescriptions are more easily recognized. I also told them their is a pilot that live near them, and when he shows up Greenwich Avenue is busier. I tried using my wireless cell phone, but the battery was dead, so I am now charging it up. I also chatted with a local library employee. After my walk, I returned home, and I chatted with a relative. I wore my new MENs L.L. BEAN field Jacket BARN Coat flannel lined XXL | eBay for $59.99 and $15 shipping for $74.99 total jacket for the first time tonight, and being a white or off white jacket, it stands out better in the dark. CIO