The Sunday Post XXXVIII

Just a Sunday-night-avoiding-other-things-I-need-to-do ramble

I have a bit of a hectic week coming up. Quite a bit of it I know I will have to spend on the phone, in voicemail tree’s from hell until, if I’m lucky, I get to speak to a person that, I am sure will be, cranky, tired, overworked and not really “feeling it” today. Yea, lucky me.

For some reason I’m not feeling terribly motivated to do stuff that I’m supposed to be doing. I’m hoping that a bit of rambling here will help break that particular log jam, but there are no guarantees. It’s not that I’m feeling lazy, it’s just that I don’t want to do it. I’ve actually have a fairly productive day.

Woke up at 6:30. Started re-working this site. Took a break from it, went to the gym. I came back, finished it (go ahead and check it out), did 90 situps (on the ball, but that still kinda counts, right?), went to the market, made dinner and posted the show. I still have some more work to do on that site, but it’s coming along nicely.

Bonus is that I got to use transmit a fair amount today and I’m pretty sure I don’t like it. You see, I haven’t been able to fully wrap my head around the Finder concept in OS/X. What can I say, I still think in terms of Explorer and it’s what makes sense. The Finder is wacky and it bothers me that I end up with 4 or 5 finder windows open whenever I start doing stuff. It’s been almost a year. How much longer until it clicks?

I did forget to tell you that my youngest cat had kittens. And, as much as a disappointment this is, I am not going to be turning into, becoming or otherwise known as, the crazy cat guy. Nope. Not me. I am sorry to say that the new ones will all have to go to the shelter as soon as they are old enough, since I’m much too poor to have 5 cats (the Mom and kittens) fixed, plus shots and other misc. kitty stuff that is needed on the newborns.

I’m feeling especially poor as I type this since I am temporarily unemployed. I say temporary as I should have fixed what I need to have fixed hopefully by the end of the week. While fixing is happening, I will also be looking for other means of employment (hence the site redo) or a few new customers. Once everything is fixed, I think it would be quite satisfying to be able to say “Ok, it’s fixed. Here is my notice”. We will say it’s a long story, but one that I am sure I will tell you at some point (quite possibly after the fix). And yes, it is money related. Lovely.

I’m sure that is also what is triggering this particular bout of not wanting to do anything. I’m going to make some pudding and come back. I’m sure that will help. Oh! And there’s Cool Whip! Everything’s better with Cool Whip!

By Don

Lead bottle washer at, host at and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.


  1. Hey Don, have you checked out using CyberDuck as a Mac FTP client? It’s mature, solid and more…umm…friendly to those of us who need something more than ye olde command line ftp but less than Transmit.

  2. I concur with paul- sorry to hear that. I was unemployed in 04 (due to a “re-organization”) from september 04 to january 05. It really strained me but made me focus on finding a better job, was able to sleep in more, and let me go work out more often. However, sounds like your situation is much more temporary (which is good). I’ll cross my fingers for you!

  3. I tried Cyberduck and won’t use it for two reasons.

    Numba 1 – Only one avian app is allow on my mac at a time. currently held by Adium. I had to put VMWare on my mac to run windows so I wouldn’t have to use the Mac VNC client, chicken of the VNC.

    Numba 2 – And probably more important, Cyberduck (IMO and from my experience) is one of the most unstable pieces of software since AOL v4.0. As we used to say back in the day, it also blows dead bears.

    I think I’m gonna give FileZilla a go. But more on that later.

  4. Sorry to hear that CyberDuck hasn’t been reliable for you. Let us all know how FileZilla works for you.

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