Hello and Welcome! Come on in out of the late fall cold and I’ll get you a large mug of very strong French Roast or a cuppa tea or other morning appropriate beverage. The sun is coming up November late (the clocks change tomorrow, so it will be dark so much earlier), but the air is crisp and clear, making al of the muted colors stand out. The fireworks are long gone and we are left with the burning embers of autumn, the oranges against the dark greens, the brick reds and dirty yellows, the browns and beiges. It is still beautiful, but in a more mutated way. The wind still calls my name, telling me I need to go out and enjoy the last of natures colors before everything is coated in white. Oh, and where do the trees still glow with the very last of autumn’s fire? Some of you may recognize that synthesizer in the picture at the top as being in New Hampshire. Oh, here is a picture i took with my phone out of my kitchen window yesterday. It’s the same view as the last two weeks, just a different angle across towards the police station instead of down towards the library.
It has been an odd week all around. Some good and some bad. I haven’t gotten out as much as I’d like, but I did some. I continued winterizing, but got a bit behind. I read a book and did a review of the series (see below for link) Yes, that’s a problem for me; once i get into a book nothing else gets done. I played with my electronic music instruments quite a bit. I bought myself a piece of equipment for my birthday and rearranged my studio, which always inspires the creative juices. Of course there is exercise including running a couple of times, and massage to take care of those muscles I exercised. And then there was more music ;)
Thinking of music, when Windows 10 installed on computer I was having major issues. I finally figured out that it was iTunes crashing my computer. So I uninstalled it, read a lot of things on the Internet on how to get it to work. But it never worked. I went through the registry and deleted every mention of “Apple” and “iTunes” (DO NOT try this at home!), I deleted every music folder (the library itself was on an external hard drive), and every thing I could think of. No dice. So a little over a week ago I decided to try again. And not only did it work, but it picked up my library with lists, play count and everything else. I have no clue where the files were that had this info. So I have music on my computer again! And I synced my iPod again. I even added more music!
Work was busy. I finished a project, or at least a huge milestone in a project, on Wednesday. There is still a little cleanup, but when we are talking hundreds of apps, tens of thousands of pages and millions of daily users, that handful of issues is a relief. There are other things coming up and then a huge amount of organizational work on the horizon, but this is the weekend! I don’t have to worry about any of it.
I tried to spend a little more time reading blogs this week, but I’m not close to the level I was. Word Press has rewarded me. It is funny, my views go up and down more on how much I reead than how much I post, yet most of the blogs I read don’t do tit-for-tat reading. Right now about 60% of my views are older posts, many from search engines, others random people picking them up. The numbers of views per new post didn’t really change much, but when I wasn’t reading I’d get zero views through search engines or random people. Zero. Anyway, so since I’m reading more my stats are almost back to normal.
I did quite a bit of posting this week. I started with a reminder for last week’s smile (one about my Halloween birthday). On Monday I had a post about a new music video to an old piece of music I’d recently put on Youtube. On Tuesday was a poem about the feeling of isolation we all get. Wednesday was my Weekly Smile, which was also my 1000th post! Thursday was a 100 word story for Friday Fictioneers and then, later, a book(s) review of the Radch Series. On Friday I posted a short story, a dark psychological thriller.
As i said, the trees and stones are all calling my name, yet I have a million and one things I still need to do around the house. In other words, I’ll be busy, so I will just be popping in and out of WP today and tomorrow. I don’t want to be rude and push you towrds the door, or anything… It has been great having you for a chat! I know it’s been all about me, but if you host a coffee chat I’ll stop by and it can be all about you :) Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!
The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster (note that the site has changed!). You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“. In fact, I encourage you to click on the “linky” to see what’s been going on in the lives of other bloggers and even join us if you haven’t before.