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Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 11:55 P.M.:   I went through my email.   Yes, once one has worked for , lots of people tell one lots of things, so one always learns to take them with a grain of salt.   I bid on eBay: Royce Union Bicycle Generator Lighting Set/nib (item 7245613726 end time Jun-05-06 11:35:31 PDT) , and I also bid on eBay: Vintage THIRST KNOWS NO SEASON CocaCola Tray (item 7244748402 end time Jun-01-06 12:38:08 PDT) .  There are quite a few other vintage items at eBay Seller: pepperjanetmike: Action Figures, Clocks items on , but the postage is high.   I figure the Royce light would not be as bright, as the news ones, but it would have a bulb that is easily replaced, and it is cheaper.   I already have one Coca Cola tray, so I could use a backup one.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO    

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 11:10 P.M.:   In the Christian Church, they pray, but in the military they follow orders.   To prove that I actually knew Wiley Middleton of the Middleton Place Plantation Middleton Place Plantation near Charleston, South Carolina, Wiley told me many things, and he once told me that the real story on Jimmy Hoffa was that he had been killed by the Florida mafia figure Sam Trafficante - Feature Articles 7 and put in a oil barrel of cement and dumped in Biscayne Bay.   When I investigated the Kennedy assassination, I read lots of material on it, and from what I read it looked like Sam Giancana Sam Giancana was behind it.  What ever the real case on all of these figures, there are frequently more shadowy figures in the wings, so we never know the real story.   Maybe it was the Maytag repairman.   CIO

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 10:40 P.M.:   Beta Experience – The pleasure of testing .  Earth-prints: Home .  Voui volcanic lake .  British Geological Survey online shopping home page .  » D4 | Between the Lines | .   I went through my email.   CIO    

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 10:00 P.M.:   I did some research on bicycle night lighting systems.  My favorite is - Product 01-170747: Union, Marwi , Halogen, Light Generator Set (Union) , then Reelight | International available from : Reelight SL100 Bicycle Safety Lights: Sports & Outdoors . Pedalite | The non battery-dependent bicycle pedal light - operates automatically when ridden to increase visibility. .  There is also from the Microsoft neck of the woods in Redmond, Washington Bicycle Lights - International Bike Lights Home Page , but there is no rear light, or with batteries only : Bell Dark Flyer Light Set: Sports & Outdoors , or if you want to bid on this vintage bike light set from Harry Truman eBay: Royce Union Bicycle Generator Lighting Set/nib (item 7245613726 end time Jun-05-06 11:35:31 PDT) who also visited Key West, Florida, and they named the main U.S. 1 street after him known as Truman Boulevard.   When I worked for Daniels Construction, Harry's daughter was known as Margaret Truman Daniel, so maybe her husband had money.  This : Cycle Force 6-Volt Generator Bicycle Light Set: Sports & Outdoors is a low price unit, but I am not sure that it is durable enough for regular use.   These too are available Shop for Bicycle Lights in Bicycle Safety and Security at The Internets Largest Hardware Store. .  Brands Cycle and Fitness - Lights and Light Systems . shop.: Shop By Category » Accessories » Lighting .  Thus as one group of people once said, "It is better to light a candle, than to curse the darkness."   CIO   

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 8:40 P.M.:   On my order for : Kryptonite 108312 5 Foot x 12mm Key Cable: Sports & Outdoors for $11.99 with free super saving shipping, tracking is DHL: Track (By number) Detail with tracking number "50216017821".   That is probably the prisoner number in China that made it.   Of course, if I were Superman, Kryptonite would slow me down.   CIO   

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 8:25 P.M.:   Well, this is what has me worried - Storm pundit predicts 9 Atlantic hurricanes this year - May 31, 2006 .  Figure it out for yourself The Tropical Meteorology Project: [FORECASTS] .  CIO   

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 8:20 P.M.:   I chatted with the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and they told me, they are remodeling, and I suggested that they not waste too much money in terms of the hurricane seasons that will continue on for the next 15 years as more severe.   I suggested though, it would be nice if they painted the hotel in the traditional tropical Florida colors of pink and green.   However, from the pictures it seems to look fine to me as is.   Obviously I do not need a tan or need to go down there, since we have so many other resorts around the world that somebody needs to inspect occasionally.   I just focus on that facility since I have first had experience with it, but from a professional point of view, I am a more private person anymore, so I do not need to be in the public eye anymore, and quite frankly since there are not too many people in Key West compared to the 40 million people in the New York metropolitan area, I have all the privacy that I need in this area.   In other words, it is more important to keep business going in New York that to get a sun tan.   One can always buy tanning butter to look tanned.   However, from my viewpoint some people need to get away from it all, so there will always be people visiting down there.   Since I do not drink alcohol, I actually did not like living in a resort where so many people seem to drink alcohol.   From what I can tell, the British are trying to recreate some sort of long forgotten image of the island, and perhaps they have succeeded, but most people whom seem to enjoy Key West actually go there for the fishing and not the tourist facilities.   CIO  

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 7:25 P.M.:   I left telephone messages with a few friends, and I chatted with a relative.   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.  If anyone happens to run into one of my old Spanish interpreters from Florida named James Edward Eldert, he is so busy with family affairs, he prefers to remain private.   For all I know he learned Spanish in Argentina, which is why he was a cold weather person that spoke Spanish and broken English.   He is suppose to be Dutch and Irish from Syracuse, New York, but that just might be a summer home from when he comes up from down south.   Since we were never able to get accurate intelligence on him, but just what he told other people, we can assume that if he is in California for so much of the time, and since everyone around him seems to have something to do with Howard Hughes that more than likely Jim has some sort of Hughes connection.   Possibly the reason he is seen around the planet so much of the time is that he has some sort of aviation back ground.    A lot of people in Key West, Florida were pilots, but coming from this neck of the woods with a Charles Lindbergh Charles Augustus Lindbergh picture in my apartment, more than likely there are other experience pilots out there in the wood work.  Jimmy was just experienced in communications.   From what I can tell, since Lindbergh was a four star United States Air Force general, more than likely there might be other pilots out there in the wood work.   My best guest, if terrorism were to happen on June 6, 2006, it would probably be at 06:06:06 in the morning and not 18:06:06 which is 06:06:06 P.M. in the evening.   However, June 6, 2006 is also the 61st anniversary of the D-Day invasion, so possibly we are going to be invaded that day in return for our visit 61 years ago.   Obviously we can not afford to invade over there, so maybe they are coming back to visit us on the return.   I have not heard from my Coastal Observer in Denmark, and he is suppose to email me if he sees a lot of hostile naval forces coming our way, but possibly since he once sent me a $5 bill from Moscow, Russia, he is on their side.   Since Germany does not have much of a navy, and since England is an ally, the only hostile group that might invade us is Russia, and they still have a formidable Navy, and one would spot them moving between Denmark and Sweden.   I dare say if somebody saw over 10,000 Navy vessels moving our way, somebody would take note, not to mention lots of people have satellite observation systems, but those can be compromised, so I tend to rely on old fashioned observations and communications.   Maybe the coastal observer will send a carrier pigeon our way.   Since so many of our forces are involved in the Middle Eastern situation, I am not sure what the status of our domestic fleet is beside the Island Beach ferry.   CIO      

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 5:35 P.M.:   I went outside a couple of times, and I chatted with neighbors.   It seems to be pretty much a normal late spring day around here.   I do not hear much traffic on the nearby highway at rush hour, so I guess a lot of the office types have taken off on vacation which is normal for this time of year.   It is rumored that some people actually travel to Greenwich, Connecticut to vacation here in the summer, but that is just a rumor, I have not been told any such facts, but I do see a lot of out of state license plates off the nearby highway all of the time.   For one winter, I even saw a grey Rolls Royce from Alaska.   However, the most amusing license plate was the one from Hawaii, and I always wandered how somebody got a car off of Hawaii.   Of course back in the winter in Key  West, Florida in 1978, I saw an old blue pick up truck with a blue horse trailer behind it with license plates from Maui.   Maybe the Flying Dutchman was around.   Of course this time of year, one can rent a cottage up at Balmoral Castle and Estate, online shop, gift shop, holiday cottages, fishing, scotland for about 800 pounds a week, but from I have read there is not much to do up there but fish for trout and salmon, if you are into fishing.   Of course, if I went back up there again, they probably would put me back to work in the garden again, since I was always a better gardener than a communications engineer.   They would not want me playing "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" like I played the "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" down in Key West, Florida.   Maybe I could try to play Sherlock Holmes, but I have only seen the moving pictures about him, I have never actually read any of the books.  Of course as last I heard, you can not have them ship their whiskey Balmoral Estates Whisky Range over to the United States of America, because of some argain law against it here in the States.   CIO       

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 3:50 P.M.:   I registered for both morning and afternoon tech events in case I can make it.   If I went there from here on the New York border in Byram, Connecticut, I would probably go over to Port Chester, New York and up King Street to Westchester Airport and from there take I-684 East to I-84 East to Danbury, Connecticut.   It is an easier drive without the two way traffic of Route 7 and although longer, it is probably faster.   The last time I was in Danbury, Connecticut was when I registered my Volvo around October 1, 2005.  I had to go to the Danbury DMV, because I was registering an out of state car.   If one were coming from New York City or points west of me, one could go on Interstate I-95 East to I-287 North in Port Chester, New York, to I-684 East, and then I-84 East to Danbury, Connecticut.   However, I am not sure how to find the Lowe's theatre, but you could find it on Yahoo Maps Yahoo! Maps - Danbury, CT 06810-4025 4 International Drive, Danbury, Connecticut   and Yahoo! Driving Directions - Greenwich, CT to Danbury, CT.  Of course at 16 miles per gallon for 88 miles round trip, it would cost me about $20 round trip, and for that I could buy something more useful locally.   However, they do sometimes give you interesting promotional packages at the TechNet events.   I printed out the event tickets, the map, and the driving instructions in case I can make it.   CIO

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 3:00 P.M.:  Escape Dooms Day in Manhattan on June 6, 2006, computer date "060606", and go to Microsoft Technet ITPros Events Danbury, Connecticut June 6, 2006 and Microsoft Technet Events Developers Danbury, Connecticut June 6, 2006 .   Of course if you are wanted by the Feds, you probably should not show up, since Danbury, Connecticut is home to the Danbury Correctional Facility a local Federal Prison.   However, if you come out of New York City on Interstate 95 East, you take Route 7 North at Norwalk, Connecticut, and it changes in a few miles to a busy two lane road for about 30 miles north into Danbury.   There are lots of Connecticut types of shops along the way, and there are a lot high fuel consumption cars for sale along the way too.   Of course Hughes Satellite HUGHES use to make the Hubble Telescope Satellite HubbleSite Mirror in Danbury, Connecticut, so their might be an interesting group of people there.   CIO

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 2:45 P.M.:    I chatted with a relative.   I have the air conditioner set at 70 degrees Fahrenheit, which leaves the apartment at 72 degrees Fahrenheit, so I am a bit more efficient in the cooler apartment.   I chatted with a relative.   I listened to the Microsoft LiveMeeting conference on Vista Beta 2.   However, on my primary computer, LiveMeeting does not work with Vista Beta 2, and it crashes the computer, but it works with XP.   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I picked up my mail.  I took a metal mixing bowl, and I broke three large eggs in it, and I added a couple of tablespoons of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of Italian spices, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese.   I whisked it all together with a whisk.    I then put three tablespoons of water oil in a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I heated a 7 ouncepack of Armour Maple flavor sausages ConAgra Foods, Inc. : Armour over medium electric heat burner on the stove with lid for 6 minutes.  I thin drained the water off the sausage by putting in a wire strainer.   I then dried the frying pan, and I heated it over medium high electric heat with a few tablespoons of olive oil, and once the oil was heated,  I then added the egg mixture, which I let cook for about four minutes, mixing scrambled eggs and sausages together as they cooked.   When I put the egg mixture in, I started toasting two pieces of bread.  Once the scrambled eggs and sausages were cooked, I put the frying pan on the dinner plate to warm it a bit, and I then slid the eggs and sausages on the dinner plate, and I put some olive oil on the two pieces of toast, and I cut them in half on the diagonal, and I put them on the dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I then washed the second breakfast dishes.   Breakfast tends to be cheaper to cook than other regular meals.   Thus I have a full belly.   I am making up a batch of Formula One ice tea .   CIO     

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 10:00 A.M.:  I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors and the building custodian.   Windows Vista Velocity Midmarket Offers .  TechWeb | Windows Vista Beta 2: Great Search, Improved Security, Hardware Snags .  Just $9.95 - Embroidered Company Logo Shirts! .  This shirt company is owned by Fred Meyers, so maybe he is the same person as .  Microsoft bug-checking tools promise fewer crashes | Tech News on ZDNet .  » Vista Beta 2, up close and personal | Ed Bott's Microsoft Report | .  » Windows Vista takes on Norton Ghost | Ed Bott's Microsoft Report | .  TechWeb | Review: 2007 Microsoft Office Beta 2 Is Up And Running .  Bush Nominates Wall Street Chief for Treasury Job - New York Times .  I finished going through my email.   CIO       

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 8:55 A.M.:   If you do not mind living across the street from poor people like me at my Greenwich Public Housing on Western Junior Highway in Greenwich, Connecticut near the Port Chester, New York border in Byram, a working class neighborhood in Greenwich, Welcome to Antares has bought the Putnam Green Apartment complex across the street from me, and they have their real estate office opened across the street from me with model apartments already refurbished, and they supposed cost $600,000 to $1,600,000.   They have four bedroom apartment complexes in Putnam Green.     It is about a two mile walk to both the Greenwich and Port Chester train stations if one wants to walk to the train station.   It is the nature of my retired neighbors, we tend to get poorer with inflation, while the younger yuppies in our area, tend to be earning "Big Bucks".   However, on the local real estate front Greenwich, Connecticut USA, Real Estate , supposedly the real estate rentals in Fairfield County, Connecticut are the size of a large telephone book, since the mortgage rates are currently so low, most people are buying real estate instead of renting.    Thus people seem to be buying the units across the street instead of renting elsewhere.   For the people like me, its makes the area more upscale.   Also the town of Greenwich has built public housing across the street from on West Putnam Avenue for young policemen and firemen, so the area would be considered a safe neighborhood with them living across the street, but I am not sure how your daughters would feel.   CIO 

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 8:35 A.M.:  On the order for eBay: AMD ATHLON XP 2800 CPU SOCKET 462 (item 6883860391 end time May-27-06 14:45:30 PDT) for $51 and $8 shipping, tracking is USPS - Track & Confirm .   CIO  

Note: 05/31/06  Wednesday 8:15 A.M.:   I was awake at 5 A.M. this morning.   I did two loads of laundry, and I put clean linens on my bed.   I chatted with an internet security agency.   I chatted with a friend.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I threw out some garbage.   I moved the 32 meg pin drive from the primary computer to server computer.   I still have the 512 meg pin drive on the primary computer.   On my order for $99.99 with free Super Saving Shipping : Mongoose Inland 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike: Sports & Outdoors , it is suppose to arrive tomorrow according to FedEx | Track .    I will give my old vintage Schwinn bicycle to a friend.   I hope he picks it up soon, so I have a bit of room in my apartment after the Mongoose bike arrives tomorrow.    I hope the Mongoose bike is not to hard to assemble.   The : Kryptonite 108312 5 Foot x 12mm Key Cable: Sports & Outdoors for $11.99 with free super saving shipping still has not shipped yet.   However, I have a steel chain with Master Lock pad lock if I want to secure the Mongoose until the other arrives.   The Kryptonite cable lock is suppose to arrive around June 8, 2006.    I will not go through my email, and I will do a little bit of internet work.   If I have to wait for FedEx tomorrow, I might miss my 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO      

Note: 05/30/06  Tuesday 12:15 P.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I checked outside the building.   I said good morning to some neighbors.   I then called up Logitech Tech support which opens at 6 A.M. in Las Vegas, Nevada.   They are available at 1-702-269-3457.   I chatted with their tech support representative about the problem I had with the Logitech LX500 cordless keyboard and cordless optical mouse.   I was told to try to plug it into a USB port instead of using the PS/2 port to USB plug adapter.   I did this while still online and the telephone, and the Logitech wireless keyboard worked just fine.   I chatted with the tech rep about other tech.    I then setup my systems the way they were before the Logitech wireless keyboard problem.   The Logitech programs and drivers were still on my system from the system restore earlier this morning.   Before connecting the Logitech devices, I uninstalled the Kensington programs and drivers.    I also installed the Kensington programs and drivers on the server with the Kensington wireless keyboard and wireless mouse.   Both Logitech devices have new CVS AA Alkaline batteries in them.    I had a problem starting up the systems, since it looked from the Netgear Switch box, I was being hit by a denial of service attack, which my firewall finally blocked or it went away.    I have the Microsoft Internet Pro keyboard and Microsoft Wireless mouse back on the Dell L1000R computer in the bedroom.   I have the four port USB 1.0 device connected to the server again.    Possibly some of my problems could be that when they start to happen this time of year, which has happened before, it is when the children get out of their various schools, and they start up their hacking activities locally again.   It has happened many times before whenever the schools let out.   They tend not to like various symbols on my web site like the U.S.A. flag and other establishment symbols, so when they learn to use the new wooden abacuses they learn to make in Chinese prisons, they will begin to learn what freedom and democracy is about, and it also has its responsibilities.   I am very tired, so I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I have turned the air conditioner down to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, since I can stand a 82 degree apartment, and for now I will continue with the 72 degrees environment, until I figure that I can not afford it.   I will eat a bowl of the reheated rice and with some La Choy low sodium soy sauce with some iced tea.   CIO       

Note: 05/30/06  Tuesday 7:50 A.M.:   I had a time consuming technical problem after the last message.   I shut down both the primary and the server computers.   I then put the server Kensington Comfort wireless keyboard and wireless mouse on the primary computer, and I put the Microsoft Internet Pro keyboard on the server along with the Microsoft wheel mouse.   I then install the Microsoft keyboard and mouse driver, and I configured them on the server.  I then booted up the primary computer, and it would not boot up.   In my work routine, I had faxed a copy of my most current job history to in Washington D.C. at their fax number 1-202-659-2586  .  The fax number was busy 1-202-456-2461 as was the fax number 1-213-250-3919 .   I also called up the , but nobody was answering their telephone, but it is a good place to get use to the California ambience and check out the Howard Hughes rejects before going to the north slope of Maui if one needs a break.   I had also looked at the Jordanian web sites.   I suspected the primary computer malfunction might be a micro virus from the Jordanian or Hughes web sites.    Safe Mode worked, so I tried a System Restore, but the computer still would not boot regularly.    I checked with a local security tech person a number of times about the possibility of some sinister virus.   I then tried using the Vista beta 2 boot DVD restore option of the backup that I made on this past Sunday, but although the Vista beta 2 boot DVD restore option restored both my XP and Vista partitions, the system would not work.   I suspected some sort of hardware problem, but since Safe Mode and Vista restore worked, I had my doubts.   I then used the Max Blast CD, and I repartitioned my first hard drive into the same 137 gig and 26.5 gig partitions after deleting the old partitions and then formatting, and then I did a Vista beta 2 restore again.    The primary computer XP and Vista Beta 2 partitions still would not work.   I then tried a Max Blast quick low zero write of the first hard drive suspecting a micro virus, and I then repartitioned and formatted it the same way again.   I then did the Vista beta 2 system restore of the first hard drive from the second hard drive backup of XP and Vista beta 2.   I suddenly noticed that my left monitor was not working.   I must have hit the power switch when I change the mice and keyboards.   When I turned on the left monitor, I got the normal XP boot up screen prompting my for password while the right center monitor was black making the computer look like it was not working because the left monitor had been turned off.   I booted XP restored backup normally.   To be on the safe I did a DOS boot, and I reflashed my BIOS.   I then booted XP, and I installed the Kensington Comfort Wireless keyboard and mouse drivers model 64353 Kensington Keyboard Software Download .   I then rebooted and configured the drivers.   For some reason the Logitech keyboard driver loads, but the Kensington wireless keyboard and wireless mouse programs work just fine.   I restored the files that were lost from my server to the primary computer through the network.   For some odd reason, my Microsoft Money 2006 information had not been lost, and all I can think of is that the second hard drive contains it backup or it is posted online.   Thus as they say in Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Nothing".   However, the primary computer system is currently running just fine, and possibly with the system troubleshooting I have improved it.   The Vista beta 2 backup and restore programs works quite fast and without any problems, but one should have the option about which drive partitions to backup and restore.   I hope the local tech computer person was not too bothered by my phone calls, but I really thought it might have been some sort of new sinister virus.    Thus I did not get much regular work done this morning.   CIO      

Note: 05/30/06  Tuesday 1:00 A.M.:  - Jordan king visits Bush, Cheney in U.S. - May 29, 2006 .   King Abdullah II Official Website - King Of The Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan - Home Page  and Rania Al-Abdullah Queen of Jordan Official Web Site .   Maybe the Jordanian Royal family have their own karma and bring warmer weather.  CIO

Note: 05/29/06  Monday 11:30 P.M.:   Although the downtown area of Greenwich, Connecticut recently with the higher prices of fuel does not look very busy, it is the nature of this area with an expensive library Welcome to Greenwich Library! that costs $5 million a year to run and a lot of families in the publishing business that it is a very bookish community like New Canaan, Connecticut, so more than likely a lot of established people are staying home and reading more.  Of course next weekend for a bit of flash on the waterfront 2006 GREENWICH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE-VINTAGE CARS, BOATS AND PLANES  .   Who knows you might see a Tucker mingling with a Ford or a vintage bomber looking for boot leggers in one of Henry Ford's old launches.   It is in the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park adjacent to the Five Star The Delamar on Greenwich Harbor , so even if you do not want to sink big bucks into real estate in Greenwich, Connecticut Greenwich, Connecticut USA, Real Estate , it is a chance to see what is left over from the Gatsby days of Greenwich, Connecticut when the rich people of the north shore of Long Island needed a sailing destination on their weekend jaunts across Long Island Sound.   Of course few of the poor people on the south shore of Connecticut can afford sail across the other way to the North Shore of Long Island, if you get my drift.  I think one of the richest more exclusive areas out on Long Island is suppose to be Lattingtown, Long Island Long Island History: Lattingtown  which is hard to find, if you do not know your way, but it is somewhere near Oyster Bay, Long Island, I think.   I chatted with a relative.  CIO   

Note: 05/29/06  Monday 10:40 P.M.:   I put three tablespoons of olive oil in a 7 inch diameter stick proof frying pan on the electric stove burner on medium high heat, and once the olive oil was heated, I fried the salmon pattie that I made last night for three minutes a side.   I also put the remaining half of a 14 ounce bag of frozen green squash in a plastic microwave proof pot with lid with an inch of water, and I heated it twice on the vegetable microwave cycle.   I also reheated on the second cycle a Rubbermaid container with lid with one fourth of the rice that I made last night, and I took the green squash out after the second cycle, and I ran the rice on one reheat cycle.   I drained the water from the squash, and I put it in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese.   I seasoned the rice with a few tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and I told them it is now time for some of their northern residents to come back north, now that it is once again warm back up north Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground .   I would assume if they can afford to stay at the Casa Marina, they can afford accommodations in our area.   CIO  

Note: 05/29/06  Monday 9:25 P.M.:   I was awake about 2:30 P.M. this afternoon.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I chatted with a relative.   I went downtown, and I picked up two prescriptions at CVS.   I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I used the ATM machine at the Greenwich Avenue branch of Putnam Trust Bank of New York.   I bought a Aces High scratch card at Zyn stationary for a dollar, but I did not win anything.   I stopped by CVS again.   I chatted with a movie theatre employee at the Greenwich Avenue movie theatre showing the Da Vinci code.   I chatted with the employees of Borders bookstore.  I mentioned that Simon Winchester || Harper Collins Publishers  has a new book "The River at the Center of the World" that was mentioned on when they covered the Miami book fair this past February.   It does not seem to be popular.   I chatted with an employee of the Pickwick Plaza.   I used the bathroom at Starbucks after my walk.  I was thinking a good name for a new chain of coffee shops would be "Java Joes".   I drove down by the waterfront.   I sat out for a while at the Greenwich Library parking lot.   I went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon gasoline station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $22.22 of premium unleaded gasoline at $3.559 a gallon for 108 miles driving during the last two weeks at 16.4 miles per gallon at an average of 13 miles per hour around town.   In the warmer weather my Volvo air conditioner does not work, I have been driving around with all four windows down and the sun roof opened.   The Volvo air conditioner quit working last September 2005.   Perhaps it just needs more Freon, I will probably get it checked out when I am up in Maine during the third week of June 2006.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought buy one get one free of two 16 ounce jars of Planter's dry roasted peanuts for $3.39 both and fresh Chiquita bananas at .79 a pound for $2.38 for $5.77 total.   I then returned home, and I brought up my purchases.   I then got a large crescent wrench out of my took box in the living room, and I tightened the nut on the driver's side windshield wiper assembly where it some times come lose, so the wiper does not work.   I left the wrench in the back on the shelf of the Volvo to have available for any similar repairs.   I chatted with a relative.   CIO      

Note: 05/29/06  Monday 5:45 A.M.:   I still have not gone to bed yet, but I will shortly.   Since the price of fuel has gone up in this part of the world, and since I enjoy moving around in the warmer weather, I did some research on men's bikes on the internet, and I bought this bike that I bought for $99.99 with free Super Saving Shipping : Mongoose Inland 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike: Sports & Outdoors and : Kryptonite 108312 5 Foot x 12mm Key Cable: Sports & Outdoors for $11.99 with free super saving shipping for a grand total of $111.98 with the $100 savings on the bike and $31.59 savings on the shipping.   I am not sure if I will keep my old Schwinn bike or not, since the apartment would be a bit crowded with both, but the new bike will be more reliable.  I already have a good bike helmet.   I will deal with bike lighting at a later date.    The bike is scheduled for delivery between June 8 and June 13, 2006.   Time to shut down the primary computer and go to bed.   CIO

Note: 05/29/06  Monday 4:05 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I reset the air conditioner to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.   However, since it is cooler outside, it does not start up despite the warmer temperatures inside.   CIO  

Note: 05/29/06  Monday 2:50 A.M.:   I made a few telephone calls to do with my internet activity.   I paid for the eBay: AMD ATHLON XP 2800 CPU SOCKET 462 (item 6883860391 end time May-27-06 14:45:30 PDT) for $51 and $8 shipping for $59 total.   I have a new Spire HawkStream II Socket A/370 CPU Fan - $4.89 , so until I am sure the new processor works all right, I will not by the better CPU cooler ClubIT Product - Thermaltake TR2 Silent Boost TR2 RX CPU Cooler K7 Socket A (CL-P0295) .   CIO        

Note: 05/28/06  Sunday 11:30 P.M.:   The computer had a malfunction in that the Microsoft PS/2 Intellimouse 1.1 was not working properly.   It was one I think I bought in the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop for a couple of dollars.   Basically the web pages would not go back and forth and one could not copy or paste with it.   I chatted with a relative suspecting sabotage, and I then put a Microsoft PS/2 Wheel Mouse on the system that I took off the Dell L1000R computer.   It now seems to be working properly.  With the defective mouse, System Restore would not work to restore to an earlier date.   Now that the computer seems to be working properly, I will not try system restore, since I think I have solved the problem.   That is way I keep spare parts around the apartment.   Today while I was sitting out at Tod's Point by the Mortimer Memorial tree at the southwest picnic area, I noticed somebody that looked like a well know computer figure with some youth at a picnic.  What was sort of scary, is that one of the youth hit a wiffle ball with a plastic bat, and the well known computer person took a direct hit in the head.   The well known computer person would prefer that I not mention his name.   However, on the nautical front here in Greenwich, Connecticut somebody can still afford to move a 100 foot Yacht with a Commonwealth of Nations type flag on it.  The town motto of Greenwich, Connecticut is "Frugality and Fortune", which in England means "Penny Thrifty and Pound Foolish".  I chatted with another relative who is a computer person, and that relative spends too much time talking about basketball instead of working on the computer.   Basically if one were a high paid lawyer, one would not want one's legal secretary going through all of the hassles of thrift that my five million word web site explains.   It is my viewpoint that since I have unexplained computer system changes, that somebody is accessing my apartment.  For example the motion detector on the server web cam was turned off when I returned to the apartment today.   Also one of the most frequent changes on my computer system, is that the microphones would be muted, and the sound system would be crippled, as if somebody were afraid of somebody eves dropping off their conversations in my apartment.    Since most of my telephones came from the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, more than likely somebody could have also have planted bugs in any of my telephones.  Possibly if my Logitech LX500 wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse were sabotaged, the reason could be that somebody did not like its keyboard encryption feature.   Basically living in a Bush family home town since former President now prisoner number 41 was once head of the CIA, we probably have many of their associates and adversaries practicing their craft in this area not to mention all of the various geopolitical groups.   The Greenwich Time is just the California political machine mouth piece trying to sell the California lifestyle.   Most of the longest established families in this area do not read it.  If one lived in this area in the early 1960s, the new houses had Greenwich Time plastic green delivery tubes by their mail boxes, but the more established homes did not.  I never saw a copy of the Greenwich Time in the headmaster of Greenwich Country Day's office.  CIO 

Note: 05/28/06  Sunday 8:30 P.M.:   I moved my summer shirts from the far left side of the bedroom closet to the left center.   I moved my winter shirts from the left center to the far left of the bedroom closet.   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with some neighbors outside.   I drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I chatted with a local couple from Toronto, Canada.   I then drove over to Tod's Point, and I parked in the southeast parking area.   I walked the 2.5 mile walk around Tod's Point.   I sat out for a while at the southwest picnic area.   There were quite a lot of people out at Tod's Point.   I then drove back to the center of downtown Greenwich, and I chatted with a few local people.   I then drove back home, and I said hello to some neighbors.   I set the air conditioner at 70 degrees Fahrenheit while I was out to cool down the apartment, and I just turned it back up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit.   I opened a 14.75 ounce can of Bumble Bee Alaska pink salmon, and I rined it with its opened lid on underneath cold water, and I drained out the water.   I then put the salmon on a plate, and I picked out the bones.   I then put the salmon in the CuisineArt with a cracked raw egg and two tablespoons of Progresso Italian bread crumbs and two teaspoons of parsley and a bit of ground black pepper.   I then mixed it all together with the CuisineArt.   I then shaped the mixture into two five inch diameter patties about 1.25 inches thick.  I refrigerated one in a Rubbermaid container.   I made up a double batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe .   With the double amount of ingredients one microwaves it for 17 minutes, and lets it stand for about 7 minutes afterwards.    While the rice was standing, I put half of a 14 ounce bag of frozen squash in a plastic microwave proof container with an inch of water and lid, and I heated it on two vegetable cycles in the microwave oven.   I also put about two tablespoons of olive oil in a 7 inch diameter stick proof frying pan, and I heated it on medium high electric heat.   Once the fat began to simmer, I added the salmon pattie, and I cooked it for three  minutes a side on medium to medium high electric burner heat.   I then drained the water out of the squash, and I put it in a bowl with a small bit of olive oil and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese.   I then put the cooked salmon pattie on a dinner plate with one third of the rice, and I put the rest of the rice in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I then put a few tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce on the rice.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a relative.   I went to start up the primary computer, and the Logitech X500 wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse system would not work.   I checked the cables, and from I can tell since neither unit works, the base unit quit functioning.   I disconnected them from the primary computer.   I took the four port USB device off the rear of the server, and I connected it to the Dell L1000R computer in the bedroom.   I removed the Microsoft Internet Pro Keyboard from the Dell L1000R computer, and I hooked it up to the primary computer.   I put another Microsoft keyboard on the Dell L1000R computer, and I hooked up its two USB devices to the USB port device.    I also hooked up a Microsoft PS/2 Intellimouse 1.1 to the primary computer.   I installed the drivers for both devices.   I bought the Logitech X500 wireless keyboard and wireless optical mouse system from last August 2005.   It was bought as a new item, and it has the full Logitech warranty.   I will have to check the Logitech web site about an RMA, and I also have to see if I have to send the whole system or just the base unit.   Well anyway the primary computer is running fine again.   It seems rather odd, I have to spend so much time on maintenance, but I spend a lot of time on the primary computer, so it gets a lot of usage.   CIO

Note: 05/28/06  Sunday 10:10 A.M.:   I was awake at 9 A.M..  When I have funds, I will probably order ClubIT Product - Thermaltake TR2 Silent Boost TR2 RX CPU Cooler K7 Socket A (CL-P0295) for the server which should work just fine with the AMD Athlon XP 2800.   I will now try to do a backup of the Vista drive partition to the other hard drive or the external hard drive.   I will eat breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I will make my bed and wash the breakfast dishes.   After the backup, I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   CIO  

Note: 05/28/06  Sunday 1:15 A.M.:   I worked with .   It is running just fine, as I have it configured.  I ran Ad-awareSE on both the primary and the server computers, which I do every day before quitting.   I put two new CVS Alkaline AA batteries in the primary computer Logitech X500 cordless optical mouse.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 05/27/06:

Note: 05/27/06  Saturday 8:10 P.M.:   I went through my email.  The Office 2007 betas are available for download from 2007 Microsoft Office system preview site .  I downloaded Office Professional Plus 2007, Office Visio Professional 2007, Office Outlook 2007 with Business Contact Manager, Office Project Professional 2007, Office OneNote 2007.  I will install them on the Vista Beta 2 partition, once I have sent out my weekly notes.   I will now send out my weekly notes.    I have been aware of this since 3 A.M. this morning BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Search for Java quake survivors .  However, since it is a Holiday weekend, most of the people I have chatted with do not seem to be aware of it.   It is in the area of Merapi Volcano Links Java Indonesia , so if and more likely when Merapi erupts, more similar types of events could occur.   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO      

Note: 05/27/06  Saturday 6:45 P.M.:   I rested for a while after the last message.   About 2 P.M. the electricity went off for about 15 minutes.   I restarted the server.   I rested some more.   I ate a 5.75 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.  I chatted with two friends and a relative.    I did some more research on available AMD XP 2800 Processors, and there were not many listed on Ebay.   I finally bought a used one that is guaranteed to work at eBay: AMD ATHLON XP 2800 CPU SOCKET 462 (item 6883860391 end time May-27-06 14:45:30 PDT) for $51 and $8 shipping for $59 total, which I will pay for on Tuesday once my bank clears my last deposit.    I will install it on the server, and I will put the server AMD XP 2000 in the Northgate computer, and I will have a spare AMD Duron 1.6 in case any of the three AMD computers have processor malfunctions.   The item is hard to find, and since I bought the motherboard for the server from the vendor, I think he knows his business.  Other items currently for sale by the vendor are eBay Seller: rdalama: Desktop PC Components, Computers Networking items on .  CIO  

Note: 05/27/06  Saturday 1:15 P.M.:   I went outside briefly, and I picked up the mail.  I microwaved and ate a Stouffer's frozen 21 ounce lasagna with meat sauce, which I put a few tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese on.   I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   I will now put the computer on standby, and I will take a nap on the living room sofa.   CIO  

Note: 05/27/06  Saturday 11:35 A.M.:   I have the Northgate backup computer working just fine after reinstalling the operating system and its updates.   I am doing a backup of the Northgate computer with the Maxtor external hard drive.   I have shut down the two backup computers in the bedroom along with the Toshiba laptop.   I chatted with a friend and a relative.   I watched the last five minutes of the President's speech over at West Point, and I watched also through the internet the presentation of the diplomas over at West Point United States Military Academy at West Point .   There was a live feed United States Military Academy at West Point Live Feed .   Thus we know the President of the United States of America is within our area, so we all should stay vigilant.  I turned the General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control down to 78 degrees Fahrenheit, so it will be about 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the apartment.   cl- has offered to replace older window unit air conditioners in our building on a first come first serve basis with new units, for those that need them.  My current air conditioner works just fine, and I have a maintenance contract paid up on it through September 12, 2006.   I am just leaving the apartment warmer to save on energy.  CIO  

Note: 05/27/06  Saturday 8:30 A.M.:   I was awake at 3 A.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I installed the updates on the two backup computers in the bedroom and the Toshiba laptop.   On the Toshiba laptop, I moved it over to the right on the near end of the brass and glass coffee table, so its mouse pad is on the left.   I am having to do a repair restoration on the Northgate Syntax backup computer, since when installing its updates, it crashed.   This will take a short time.   I chatted with a friend.   I ate the the last half of a 5.75 ounce tube of Pringle barbeque potato chips.   Not much happening in this neck of the woods.   CIO      

Note: 05/26/06  Friday 7:05 P.M.:   I checked on the RMA on the Epox motherboard at 1-714-680-0898, and it should be returned in a week or two.   I chatted with a relative.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 05/26/06  Friday 6:15 P.M.:   I started to go out after the last message, but I saw a Fedex truck parked in front of the Splash car wash across the street, so I returned to wait for it.   However, at 1:30 P.M., a different Fedex truck arrived at the family units, but it did not make a delivery at the building I live in.   I chatted with some neighbors while waiting outside, and I checked my Volvo oil.   I came inside briefly.   I then went downtown to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then stopped by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a loaf of dark German whole wheat bread for $1.59.   I then returned home, and I sat out for a while.    I then came upstairs, and I chatted briefly with a relative.   I had a telephone message from Microsoft about Microsoft Partner Readiness or 1-800-214-6223 .   I then sat around sort of in a trance, since the apartment is warmer in the late afternoon this time of year, and it is probably about 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the apartment, which makes one tired.    I started to take a nap, but Fedex delivered the the order for $26.50 and $8 UPS ground shipping for $34.50 total  FIC AN19 VIA KT400A Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Sound FIC AN19 (KT-400A Pro) .   It was the same Fedex delivery person that delivered the yellow aluminum Antec tower case for the server a couple of months ago.   I studied used AMD XP 2800 processors, but starting at $32 with shipping they are a bit expensive, and since I only run the server most the time, and I do not do much other computer work on it, I do not really need a faster processor.   However, I will think about it.   There is one auction ending about 6 P.M. on Saturday evening.   I am a bit tired, but I will try to do a little bit of computer work.   This weather alert is posted for this area, but it seems to be sunny right now Weather Hazards for Southern Fairfield, CT .   I ate a half of a 5.75 ounce tube of Pringle barbeque potato chips.   CIO      

Note: 05/26/06  Friday 11:05 A.M.:  The Linens 'n Things - Bath: Accessories: Bath Mats: Watergard Bath Mat for $14.99 less 20% one item discount coupon code "953500000004" good until May 27, 2006 Linens 'n Things coupons and Linens 'n Things coupon code for $3 off for cost of $11.99 plus $1.12 tax and $6.65 UPS ground shipping for $19.76 total arrived with the mail.  I sat out briefly while the mail was being sorted.   I will put the new rubber bathmat on the side of the tub.   It is much more substantial than the old one, which I will throw out with the shipping box.   The new one is also mildew resistant.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go out briefly on an errand.   CIO

Note: 05/26/06  Friday 9:55 A.M.:   I took a metal mixing bowl, and I broke three large eggs in it, and I added a couple of tablespoons of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of Italian spices, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese.   I whisked it all together with a whisk.    I then put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I heated it over medium high electric heat burner on the stove.  Once the olive oil was heated, I put in the 10 sausage links from a frozen 8 ounce package of Jone's Welcome to Jones Dairy Farm! spicy breakfast sausages, and I heated them for five minutes, moving the pan frequently to rotate the sausages.   I then added the egg mixture, which I let cook for about four minutes, mixing it the last minute to become scrambled eggs with cooked breakfast sausages.   When I put the egg mixture in, I started toasting two pieces of bread.  Once the scrambled eggs and sausages were cooked, I put the frying pan on the dinner plate to warm it a bit, and I then slid the eggs and sausages on the dinner plate, and I put some olive oil on the two pieces of toast, and I cut them in half on the diagonal, and I put them on the dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I then washed the second breakfast dishes.   Breakfast tends to be cheaper to cook than other regular meals.   Thus I have a full belly.   I will now shower, and I will clean up.   CIO  

Note: 05/26/06  Friday 8:55 A.M.:   I was up at 3 A.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I did my house cleaning and watering the plants.   I  threw out the old periodical literature and old computer magazines.   I chatted with a neighbor.   The elevator is not working properly, so I called it in to the Greenwich Housing authority.  The order for $26.50 and $8 UPS ground shipping for $34.50 total  FIC AN19 VIA KT400A Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Sound FIC AN19 (KT-400A Pro) has tracking of FedEx | Track is out for delivery today.   I will thus have a backup motherboard for the server.   Currently, I can not afford to order another processor, and perhaps, since it is a server that runs all the time, it might be better to have a cooler running slower processor like the AMD Athlon XP 2000 currently in it, instead of a faster running 2800 processor that would run warmer.   It is probably six of one half dozen of another.   I might still bit one at eBay Seller: rdalama: Desktop PC Components, Computers Networking items on , and it would work in either my current Matronic motherboard on the server or the FIC motherboard that is arriving today.  More on Bush and Blair BBC NEWS | Americas | Bush and Blair admit Iraq errors .   I suppose when they retire, they could drink "B&B"  benedictine .   CIO       

Note: 05/25/06  Thursday 7:35 P.M.:   I ate a scoop of peach ice cream.   I chatted with a friend.   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note: 05/25/06  Thursday 6:20 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I went by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop.   I then sat out for a while.   I chatted with a used book dealer from Stamford, Connecticut.   I then went down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.   I chatted with the fellow from India that showed up there right before the Tsunami at Christmas Time a year and a half ago.   He showed me a USB cable that had two wires with old fashioned keyboard plugs attached to it.  It did not make sense to me.   I then went to my usual 3 P.M. appointment.   I next returned to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a four foot length by 19 inch wide mahogany wood framed mirror for $35.   I then returned home.  It was very busy downtown with a lot of people taking the Memorial Day weekend holiday a day early.  I then hung the mirror sitting on the floor in the living room on the small wall portion to the left of the left closet beneath the mirror hanging over the circuit breaker box.   I only use a 50 pound double nail OOK hook to hang it, since it is also resting on the floor, and the hook just keeps it hanging against the wall.   I moved the NASA shuttle photograph from that location to behind my bed for safe keeping.  I move the brass Shield of Pall Mall to the side of the hutch in the bedroom, so one sees it on entering the bedroom.   Limey news BBC NEWS | Europe | Blair arrives for talks with Bush .   The British do not pay attention to me anymore, since according the British embassy in Washington D.C., the Scottish are a bunch of "Nutters".   However, I believe Mr. Blair was born in Scotland, and I recall Scott can also be a British family name, and it was the family name of the Marquis of Queensbury.  Also the former Queen Mum of England was Scottish.   However, I guess the Scottish hardly every make it down to Washington D.C., since it is considered a tropical location, so since my family have roots in the Virginia area, we probably have one or two relatives left in that area that never managed to explore further out in the Americas.   Picture follows .   I used to frequently chat with British citizens in this area, since they seem to be well informed, and they usually speak English.   However, they have seen me around for so many years, they tend to treat me like the Maytag repairman.   Also since I smoke smelly American cigarettes, they are not very friendly towards me anymore, since they have adopted the more modern European way of thinking until they either run out of money or food, which they have in the past, usually after they have conflict with their neighbors.   What has happened many times before will more than likely happen again some time in the future, but today it is more of an Economic War.   CIO     

Note: 05/25/06  Thursday 12:55 P.M.:   I threw out some garbage.   I picked up my mail.  I will now go out and do some waterfront observation before my usual 3 P.M. appointment.   It seems to be warming up outside, so I would imagine the warmer weather is on the way.  Last year at this time during the first week of June, we had 90 degree weather, but then it cooled down for a few weeks after that.   CIO 

Note: 05/25/06  Thursday 12:10 P.M.:  I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   Instead of hotdogs, I used a 7 ounce tin of Armour Vienna sausages that I drained and cut into quarter inch thick slices.  For the beans, I used a 15 ounce can of Van Camps pork and beans.   I also added a bit of La Choy low sodium soy sauce to the recipe.  I will eat it in just a minute with a glass of iced tea.   CIO   

Note: 05/25/06  Thursday 11:30 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I went downtown, and I walked upper Greenwich Avenue.   I stopped by CVS, and I read the store circular.   They have Planter's Deluxe nuts for buy one get one free for $4.59 both this week.   However, since Jimmy Carter was president, they seem to think I am a nut case around here, so I can not afford them.   I completed my walk of upper Greenwich Avenue.   I mentioned to the private construction crew working on the sidewalk between George Jensen Jewelers and St. Mary's Church that the patch of sidewalk below the alley way at that location is the slipperiest section on Greenwich Avenue in the winter.  When the moisture from the alley way melts in the day time, it runs down on to the side walk at that location and at night it turns into black ice.  They should have a metal grate drain running the width of the alley at that location in between the alley way and the sidewalk, so the moisture runs into a drain instead of freezing on the sidewalk.    Of course nobody worries about people slipping on the sidewalk going to church in the warmer period of the year when they do maintenance.   The light across the street from the entrance to the Greenwich Train station also tends to be on and off some of the time at night, so there is some problem with it.  If one can not see pedestrians at the crosswalk at night at that location, there could be an accident.   After I complete my walk, I sat out for a while.  I then drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with someone from Long Island.   I then chatted with the Royal Bank of Scotland parking lot attendant.  I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  I toured the store, and I set aside two books to buy.   Books and clothes are currently half price.  I then left my car in the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I walked over to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I did some banking business.   I then walked back to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.   I bought for half price for a $1.50 each for $3 total , the "The Living World of Audubon Mammals" by Robert Elman, and "The Imperial Collection of Audubon Animals" by John James Audubon and the Rev. John Bachman and John Woodhouse Audubon edited by Victor H. Cahalane with Forward by Fairfield Osborn.  When I returned home, I put them on top of the folding oak tables at the far end of the brass and glass coffee table in the living room.  I next went by the Stop and Shop, and they have a lot of dollar sale items it you have spare dollars.   I bought Chiquita bananas at .79 a pound for $2.33.   I then returned home.   I chatted with the Meals on Wheel delivery person making their daily weekday delivery.   I drank some iced tea.   CIO

Note: 05/25/06  Thursday 7:10 A.M.:   I did some research.   The motherboard on the server / VIA KT600 , Serial ATA , USB 2.0 , 8X AGP will support up to an AMD XP Barton 3200, which I have bid on and lost.   However, the FIC AN19 VIA KT400A Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Sound FIC AN19 (KT-400A Pro) that arrives on Friday, will only support up to an XP 3000, so I would not be able to use it for a backup motherboard for the server, if I got the faster processor.   I already know my primary computer AMD Sempron 3000 processor works with the Gigabyte motherboard presently in it, and the Epox refurbished motherboard that should be returned to me soon the RMA.   Thus if I were thinking about using the FIC motherboard sometime in the future, I would be better off getting an XP 2800.   However, for now I am fine.  I opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left the lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water pressing the lid a few times. I then flaked it in a bowl with a fork, and I added two large tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise, and I mixed it all together. I took four pieces of bread, and I put the tuna mixture on two pieces of the bread, and I put the top sides on the tuna sandwiches, and I cut them in half cross wise. I ate the sandwiches with a glass of iced tea. I also had half of a 5.75 ounce can of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips. I also quartered a dill pickle lengthwise, which I also ate with the sandwiches. I was significantly outbid, on the XP 3200 processor. However, there are still three XP 2800 processors at eBay Seller: rdalama: Desktop PC Components, Computers Networking items on .  If I had to use the spare FIC motherboard on the server, they would work.  However, I will wait until later Saturday afternoon to possibly bid on them.    Thus I do not currently have my spare funds at the end of the month committed.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up.   I will then go out downtown for some morning activity.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon.  I filled the Glade Plug-in refill with a 60% to 40% mixture of English Leather cologne and 80% isopropyl alcohol.  CIO 

Note: 05/25/06  Thursday 4:30 A.M.:   I went to bed after the last message.   I woke up in the morning, and I ate half of a 5.75 ounce tube of pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.   I went back to bed until 9:30 P.M..  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   While asleep, I did a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the C: drive to the D: drive.   I went outside, and I picked up my mail.  I went back to bed until 1 A.M..   I worked with .   I had to restart the server, since it was not working.  At the moment, I have been outbid on eBay: AMD ATHLON XP 2800 CPU SOCKET 462 (item 6883860412 end time May-27-06 16:00:00 PDT) .  At the moment, I am the current high bidder on eBay: NEW AMD XP 3200 Athlon processor. Barton - 400 mhz FSB (item 6885265297 end time May-27-06 16:44:23 PDT) , but I can not afford to bid any higher than $37 plus $5 shipping, so I do not think that I will get it when the bidding ends Sunday evening.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  When I have funds,  I could also get a new one like I am currently using in the primary computer for the server from either of these two locations Sempron 3000+ Processor (AMD-SDA3000DUT4D) - .  However, I am currently using an inexpensive CPU cooler on the AMD Athlon XP 2000 in the server, and I aldo have a new inexpensive one, but more that likely if I put in an expensive CPU, I would also have to get a better CPU cooler.  Six of one half a dozen of the other.  CIO          

Note: 05/24/06  Wednesday 9:05 A.M.:   I installed and worked with Vista beta 2 .   I went outside briefly twice.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I will eat two scoops of peach ice cream.   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Above normal' hurricanes in 2006 .   CIO 

Note: 05/24/06  Wednesday 5:10 A.M.:   I finished downloading Microsoft Windows Vista beta 2.   I will now burn it to DVD with Nero 6.06.   I will then install it on the second partition of my first hard drive.   It should take about a little over an hour to do all of that.  I will do a minimal configuration, and later I will try more advanced configuration.  CIO 

Note: 05/24/06  Wednesday 4:15 A.M.:   .  CIO 

Note: 05/24/06  Wednesday 3:35 A.M.:   TechWeb | News | Windows Vista Beta 2 Launches With Security Fixes .  I am downloading it right now from .  One has to be a registered beta tester to download it.   It is downloading fast, so it should take about 1.5 hours.  Download details: Expression Web Designer CTP1 .   There is a Microsoft TS2 event in Danbury, Connecticut on June 6, 2006 .   » Windows Vista beta 2 released | George Ou | .  ZDNet Windows Vista beta 2 Review & Comparison .  I finished going through my email.  CIO

Note: 05/24/06  Wednesday 2:55 A.M.:  I put the diluted tea in the six 59 ounce orange juice jugs in the refrigerator to become iced tea.  I took four pieces of bread, and I put Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise on each of the slices of bread, and I put two 1/32nd thick slices of turkey folded over and three 5 inch by 5 inch slices of American cheese and the top half of the bread.   I cut the sandwich in half on a diagonal.  I cut two dill pickles into quarters lengthwise, and I put them on the sandwich plate with 1/3rd of a tube of pringles sour cream and onion potato chips, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.   CIO     

Note: 05/24/06  Wednesday 1:45 A.M.:   Happy Queen Victoria's birthday holiday Victoria Day  and History of the Monarchy > The Hanoverians > Victoria .   I installed the latest Gigabyte drivers for the primary computer gigabyte motherboard.  In the early days of the Greenwich Country Club , they use to have a gold trophy in their lobby which was suppose to have been one of the first golf trophiers in America that was dedicated to Queen Victoria by the Wilson or Spaulding sporting goods company.   However, it might have perrished in the fire in the early 1960s, so the one that I saw over the years might have been a replica.   I remember it use to have deer or elk handles.   I ran Norton Win Doctor 2003.   I did a system restore backup.   Recently the Symantec Updates program has not been finding any updates for my computers, so perhaps it is doing it automatically.   CIO  

Note: 05/24/06  Wednesday 12:45 A.M.:   The wireless headsets are 900 MHz, so they probably only work in the apartment.   They seem to work fine, but they are not fully charged yet.  I have them both set to mute with the switch on top of the receiver.  Also on the server, one has to enable the microphone in the audio volume control.  On the primary computer, one has to enable the onboard sound versus the sound card sound.  Each one has a belt clip, so one can attach it to a belt and walk around the apartment with the wireless headset and chat on the internet.  Of course if one uses Net2Phone, one has to pay, but computer to computer communications would be free, and I also have Optimum Voice in the apartment that is good for free calling the U.S.A., Canada, and Puerto Rico.   I do not have a headset for my cordless telephones, since the one that I had I took down to Florida this past February for a relative to use.    They are not expensive, but I have not gotten around to getting one.  I am sure they are available for $10 to $20 at Radio Shack.   The $19.76 charge for the rubber bathmat has disappeared off my Bank of New York debit account, but it will probably reappears in a day or two.   Different companies, bill people differently.  The wireless headsets when fully charged, are suppose to be good to 6 to 8 hours of talk time.  CIO

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Note: 05/23/06  Tuesday 11:55 P.M.:  I saved the Netgear shipping box, and I threw out the other shipping box.   I chatted with two relatives.   I am making up a batch of Formula One .   We have more aviation traffic than normal, so maybe people are finally returning from down south to their summer homes.   I believe this weekend is graduation at nearby West Point United States Military Academy at West Point and USMA Class of 2006 .  They do not say whom the speaker will be at graduation, but I know that the President of the United States    rotates graduation speeches between the four military academies every four years, so since he last spoke in 2002 President Bush Delivers Graduation Speech at West Point , it would seem he is due to be at their graduation this weekend, so I imagine they would have more security than normal.  However, anyone from the general public can attend, but I am usually out of money at the end of the month.   Also since I am a high ranking volunteer, for security reasons, they probably do not want me to show up at the same time he is there, perhaps next year.   CIO    

Note: 05/23/06  Tuesday 10:30 P.M.:  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I have the Toshiba laptop connected to the Netgear 16 port switch, so it works without using the AT&T router.   I do not have any LAN cables connected to the AT&T wireless router.  However, I have the generic 8 port switch connected to the same power switch as the AT&T wireless router on the server control panel.   I have four LAN cables connected to the 8 port switch, and the cables are stuffed underneath the left pillow on the long green couch.   I will now throw out the shipping boxes.  I put the Belkin LAN card on the right side of the white bureau in the bedroom with the other spare parts.   I put the two packages for the wireless headsets at the same location.   CIO     

Note: 05/23/06  Tuesday 9:05 P.M.:   After the last message, I rested until 8 A.M..  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I watched some television.  I microwaved a 7 ounce Banquet frozen chicken pot pie, and I ate it with a half of a tube of Pringles sour cream and onion potato chips along with a glass of iced tea.   I went to bed about 1 P.M. after resting a bit.   I woke up at 6:15 P.M., when UPS delivered the packages.   I hooked up the 16 port Netgear Switch.   I have the four ports on the D-Link router connected to the Netgear 16 port switch, the AT&T wireless router, the 8 port switch, and the bedroom 4 port Netgear switch.   I placed the 8 port switch to the right of the server on top of the UPS.   I have spare LAN cables connected to it which I placed underneath the sofa pillow.   I have the other LAN cables connnected to the 16 port switch.  I still have to connect the Toshiba laptop to it.   I connected the longer serial cable that I had ordered a couple of weeks ago to the printer port boxes from the D-link router.   I connected up the two wireless microphone sets.  On the server, it is connected to the sound card.  On the primary computer, it is connected to the onboard sound jacks.   The two wireless microphones have to charge up for about 24 hours before they work.  I connected the Andrea electronics microphone headset to the Toshiba laptop computer.  I also connected up the server onboard LAN to the 16 port switch.   CIO  

Note: 05/23/06  Tuesday 5:15 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note: 05/23/06  Tuesday 5:05 A.M.:   - Busy Atlantic season could bring up to 10 hurricanes - May 22, 2006 .  - Growing concern over Internet addiction - May 19, 2006 .  InformationWeek | FlexGo | Microsoft, Intel Debut Pay-As-You-Go PC For Emerging Markets | May 22, 2006 .   CIO

Note: 05/23/06  Tuesday 3:30 A.M.:  I observed last Sunday night when I was out, a high ranking member of the Florida Bureau of Investigation.   I recognized the individual right away, since he was wearing rubber flip flops like the prisoners wear in many of the prisons in the U.S.A..  I think if it is the same individual that I have dealt with before, his real name is James Edward Eldert from Syracuse, New York.   He usually pretends to be affiliated with some sort of church group.   I do know he once worked as a secretary for former New York senator Jacob Javitts whom drove a pink Mustang around Manhattan.   At the time Jacob Javitts' wife was doing public relations for the Iranians.   Whether the individual is still in this area is opened for question, since he has traveled extensively, and frequently used many aliases and bull shit stories.   Since he was a neighbor of mine in four other locations, and since an eccentric witch on Long Island suggested back in 1973 that we should keep an eye on him, I have advised many people over the years to keep an eye on the individual since nobody else ever asked me to do that.   However, since Helen Kress Williams had the last name Williams, maybe Jimmy was a relative of hers.  Possibly he is one of Ted Williams sons whom knows.   Most people usually get fed up with Jimmy since nothing ever seems to happen around him, and the world comes to a complete stand still.   I do know he use to have a good ear for music, and he has worked as a disk jockey in a radio station.   I also know things start disappearing when he is around.   I am not sure what he is doing in this area, unless he is part of some cleaver group working in this area.   Maybe Syracuse, New York is just a summer residence, and he is originally from down south.    Whatever, the case he once told me, he hated Greenwich, Connecticut, so it is curious that he is here again.   Since he was friends of Peter Hubbard from Greenwich, Connecticut out in California, maybe Jimmy is involved with the Church of Scientology.   I know in the old days he use to have certain powers, when something would happen like it would rain 15 inches, but that is an easy trick to perform with old cloud seeding techniques providing there are clouds.   Since he has gymnastic skills perhaps, he is involved with some circus or carnival in the area.   Whatever the case, I have not recognized him in this area, since I have returned in 22 years.   He does look a bit like Winston Churchill, so although he is supposedly Dutch and Irish, he might have some other roots.   He supposedly is related to the Moran family in New York that own Moran towing the tug boat company in New York harbor, and his grandmother is a Joy from an old family in Boston, that also helped start General Motors.    However, whatever the real case, I have been told these thing by him over the years, but I have not actually bothered to verify them.  If he derives money from General Motors, perhaps with hard economic times, he finally ran out of money, and he is the character living on the boat in Greenwich Harbor whom does not have any gasoline to move the tub.   Maybe he ought to chop down a tree and put a sail on it, and sail it over to Huntington harbor on Long Island near Melville, Long Island.   I have a friend whose grandfather looked like J. Paul Getty, and his house looked like it could have been a Getty family home.   Whatever the case, since he is friends of Peter Hubbard from Greenwich, Connecticut and since Peter's family claimed they started the masons in Greenwich, Connecticut, if he wanted to stay here, they could build him some sort of brick house.   Possibly if he is from Nantucket where he once lived, his real name might be James Starbuck, so we could tear down Mrs. Jenkins property on Steamboat Road and build a copy of the three Starbuck houses on Main Street in Nantucket.   Of course then he would have to have three daughters to live in them.   Possibly he is just sailing south to north this time of year.  Although we see him in Nantucket and Key West, the extreme points of his yearly sail from Antigua to St. Andrews, Scotland and back.  He also stops off around Kennebunkport, Maine on his way north and south.   Thus the James Bond bookstore in Antigua and the red Scottish lion on his yellow tee shirt in the old days.   Perhaps, since he is a north Atlantic sailor, he is connected up with another North Atlantic sailor known as Ted Turner, whom recently retired, so maybe Jimmy took over Ted's old job.   However, from past experience if he is around, sooner or later, we will get lots of rain.   Maybe he is from some place half way in between called Bermuda.  I reheated the cooked spaghetti and the tomato meat sauce mixture from last night, and I put some grated parmesan cheese on it.  I also added the remaining cooked peas to the tomato sauce.  I ate it with some iced tea.   Earlier, I ate two scoops of peach ice cream.  Maybe he is James Twinings of Twinings Tea .  CIO 

Note: 05/23/06  Tuesday 1:05 A.M.:   This morning, when I was out on my last trip downtown, while I was sitting downtown for about a half hour, there was the continual sound of either a carpenter using a nail gun or a kids on a skate board over by the town hall.   Whatever, the case with that sound which sound is similar to small arms fire, it tended to make the morning commuters nervous.   I think with modern weaponry, one does not necessarily hear them, so if you hear something like small arms locally in this area, it is probably not, since more than likely the Greenwich Police would respond, if they had gasoline.   When I was chatting with one of the regular fisherman down by the waterfront today, I remembered that Adnan Khashoggi use to be one of the regular limousine drivers down by the waterfront until "911", and I have not seen him since.    I know he use to rent a house by the entrance to the Greenwich Country Club.   I also know a lot of the night time limousine drivers in this area are from Pakistan.   Thus possibly Adnan Khashoggi with his oil reserves controls a larger network of livery vehicles in this area.    Thus by driving all of the VIPs around this area, they would know about their movements in this area.   Since Bib Fisher was a vice commodore of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, and since his company Fiduciary Trust was on the 102 floor of the World Trade Center, perhaps he was targeted since as a retired U.S. Marine, he might not have deferred to the Arab presence in the area.   Also Bin Laden's wife supposedly has lived in the area.   Whatever, the case, if they once had a network of livery drivers in this area, more than likely they are still working the same network of livery drivers around the Private Clubs and other facilities, and more than likely they are gathering intelligence on the established members of the U.S. business community.   A lot of the livery drivers are also from Columbia, South America.   Possibly when Adnan Khashoggi had his divorce, his wife was from an established family, and possibly his wife's family started creating problems base on his business network.   I chatted with a few contacts and a relative this morning before going to bed around 1 P.M..   I woke up in the afternoon, and I ate a 9.5 ounce can of CVS lightly salted cashew nuts.  I woke up at 8 P.M. this evening, and I chatted with a relative.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with a relative and a friend.  I tried bidding on eBay: AMD ATHLON XP 3000 CPU SOCKET 462 (item 6883860438 end time May-27-06 14:45:39 PDT) , but I was out bit at $30 which was the maximum I can afford at the moment.  I bid up eBay: AMD ATHLON XP 2800 CPU SOCKET 462 (item 6883860412 end time May-27-06 16:00:00 PDT) to $22.72 plus $12 shipping , but if it goes any higher there are two more for $20 plus $12 shipping at eBay Seller: rdalama: Desktop PC Components, Computers Networking items on .  Since I run and maintain older computer equipment which in terms of technology is at least two years old or more, I have to look for parts when they are being cleared out or dumped on the market, since the manufactures usually do not provide them.   Thus life on the cheap side of town is different than life on the "Big Bucks" side of town.   I do not plan to go out tonight, since I went out three times yesterday, and I have to conserve my energy allowance.   The order for two JustDeals.us 980118-0000: Logitech Wireless Headset Microphone Cordless -- 980118-0000 for $14.95 each refurbished, and one JustDeals.us F5D5000: Belkin 10/100 Ethernet Desktop LAN Network PCI Card -- F5D5000  for $6.95 for $36.85 and FS516 10/100 16 Port Dual Speed Switch RJ-45 (NETGEAR-FS516) - for $43.95 with free UPS shipping which would be a total order of $80.80 with free UPS shipping of UPS Package Tracking is due to arrive later on today.   The order for $26.50 and $8 UPS ground shipping for $34.50 total  FIC AN19 VIA KT400A Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Sound FIC AN19 (KT-400A Pro) has tracking of FedEx | Track .  There is no tracking available on this order Linens 'n Things - Bath: Accessories: Bath Mats: Watergard Bath Mat for $14.99 less 20% one item discount coupon code "953500000004" good until May 27, 2006 Linens 'n Things coupons and Linens 'n Things coupon code for $3 off for cost of $11.99 plus $1.12 tax and $6.65 UPS ground shipping for $19.76 total.   There is no word yet on the Epox motherboard RMA return.   I will now do some regular internet work.   CIO              

Note: 05/22/06  Monday 9:15 A.M.:   I ate two large scoops of the gelatin fruit mixture with some iced tea.   I printed out a copy of Meet The Hackers .   I went out again, and I dropped by the copy of Meet the Hackers at the West Putnam Avenue Shell station for the regular night person to read.   I then sat out a while downtown.   At the northeast corner of the Board of Education parking lot, they have posted Tree Warden signs that they will be cutting down some trees in that area.   I used the bathroom at Starbucks which was busy as usual.   I drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with the last of our regular fishermen.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I restarted the server again, for the second time this morning.  It is the pattern over a long time of the hacker to hack my server or computer on Monday morning between about 4 A.M. and 7 A.M..   It is like they get up early on Monday morning and do it before they go to work.   Since I am about 75% sure whom it is, obviously the real investigators already know whom it is and have the person under surveillance.   I will now eat two scoops of peach ice cream, and I will then go to bed.  CIO    

Note: 05/22/06  Monday 5:45 A.M.:   When I went out for the first trip this past evening or morning, I dropped off the two Windows XP books at the Greenwich Library book drop.   Speaking of the Greenwich Library, I might have identified the hacker whom has caused me problems for a long time.   With the help of several security agencies and some old fashioned detective work, it is possibly a foreign national and a regular user of the Greenwich Library whom is also employed by a computer business.   Since this activity has gone on for many years, it seems the individual has left his hacking pattern around for others to investigate.   If the local computer enterprise the individual is working for has put the individual up to the activity they could be sued in a court of law.   Also since the individual is a foreign national, the individual could also be deported or prosecuted for espionage and sabotage during time of war.  I will let the various security organizations deal with it in their own way.  Obviously the individual has caused havoc for other individuals more important than myself.  CIO    

Note: 05/22/06  Monday 5:10 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the West Putnam Avenue Shell station, and got some cash for some change.   I then went by the Bank of New York ATM machine on Mason Street, and I made a small deposit.    I then went downtown, and I put the Greenwich Avenue art signs back up around the senior and the arts center that had blown down in the high wind.   I also set the Coleman cooler by the entrance of the senior and the arts center.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   Somebody has had a small yacht moored out in the harbor for the last few weeks, I guess it is too expensive to move.   I returned back home.   I placed a $20 bid with $12 shipping at this site eBay Seller: rdalama: Desktop PC Components, Computers Networking items on for a used AMD Athlon XP 2800 Socket 462 CPU.   There is a 3000 that I could big on, but I think that will go beyond my maximum bid range in the 5.5 days remaining in the auction.    I could use either the 2800 or 3000 in the server to have it go faster.    I would then put the AMD Athlon XP 2000 from the server in the Northgate Syntax backup computer.   If I win the auction, it would leave me with less than $10 till then end of the month, so I can not really spend money on anything else until June 2006 comes around.   I guess  I am a prisoner of computer maintenance activity.   CIO 

Note: 05/22/06  Monday 2:50 A.M.:   I went through my email.   CIO  

Note: 05/22/06  Monday 2:35 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.   I sat out at various locations.  Somebody left a standard size cooler around the front of the Senior and Arts center.   There was just a small amount of pub activity and not much else.   After my walk, I drove around the train station area.   I drove down by the waterfront, and I returned home.    There are still brisk cool evenings around here.   Judging by the amount of displaced items, there must have been some high wind today.   I took the remaining 8 ounce hamburger, and I cut it up along with 2/3rds of a Vidalia onion, and I put few tablespoons of olive oil in a frying pan, and I heated the oil over medium high electric heat, and I sautéed the hamburger meat and onions with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning.   I then put half of it in a plastic microwave container with half of a 26 ounce jar of Ragu primavera tomato sauce and I mixed it together, and I put the lid on.   I put the other half of the hamburger onion mixture in the Ragu jar, which I placed in the refrigerator.  I boiled three quarts of water with  a teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of sea salt.   I then boiled for 10 minutes a 16 ounce package of Ronzoni #9 thin spaghetti noodles.   I then drained the water with a colander into another pot, and I threw the hot water down the bathroom sink to clean out my shaving soap scum.  During the last five minutes of the boiling, I reheated half of the contents of a 26 ounce jar of Ragu primavera tomato sauce with the meat and onion mixture in a microwave proof plastic pot with lid in the General Electric microwave oven on the reheat cycle twice.  I put half of the cooked spaghetti noodles in a flat Rubbermaid container and the other half I put on a dinner plate with the tomato sauce and a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I washed the dinner dishes.   CIO      

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 10:10 P.M.:  Before going to bed, I watched a travel channel program about the St. Regis Hotels and Resorts - Reservations at in Manhattan.   I used to get my hair cut there when I lived in Manhattan, and I recall they used to have the alumni magazines from various Ivy League colleges to read.   I think the old barber shop with its black and white tile floor was used for the murder scene in the Godfather movie.   I also attended Susie Watson's Debutante Party at the St. Regis Roof back around 1971.   I recall when Arthur and Tom Watson started to leave the party, I happened to be in the old elevator with the 180 degree control handle, and I gave them a rough ride back down to the ground floor running the elevator up and down real quickly at various stages.   After that nobody else invited me to any other parties except family parties and a debutant party in Chicago, Illinois.   I am not sure whether the barber shop is still there, but the King Cole room is still there, if one needs a cocktail.  That is where they invented the Bloody Mary, which was originally called the Red Snapper.  The Old Guard according to the Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist  newspaper are suppose to like drinking Bloody Mary's on Sunday.   I woke up at 8 P.M..  The one backup was finished, and I did a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I chatted with two relatives.  I threw out some garbage.  It is quite windy and blustery outside.   I will now make my bed, and I will wash the breakfast dishes.    I will shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   Once it gets hot around here at night, when I am out at night on hot summer evenings, I begin to feel like Boo Radley in the book and movie "To Kill a Mockingbird".   CIO       

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 8:20 A.M.:   I looked at the two XP books.  I copied the XP Network security book to my hard drive, and I created a short cut to start it.   I also installed the XP Power Toys.   I also copied both the DVD and CD.   I checked for updates.  I ran Norton Win Doctor.   I will now run Ad-awareSE.  I will then run then do a System Restore backup.  I will then run CCleaner.   I will then do a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the Maxtor External Hard Drive.   While that is running, I will go to bed, and when I wake up, it will be done.   CIO

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 6:35 A.M.:   Lots of concrete China marks completion of Three Gorges Dam - Yahoo! News .   CIO

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 5:45 A.M.:   Pyramid is giant farming clock - Sunday Times - Times Online .  - Powerful telescope to be built in Chile - May 18, 2006 .  - Ecuador volcano spews gas and ash - May 18, 2006 .  From Servers to Service: Dell's Makeover .  Meet The Hackers .   CIO

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 5:00 A.M.:  I just microwaved and ate a bag of Jolly Time popcorn, which I ate with  a glass of iced tea.  Back in the old days when Granddad Scott worked on the Illinois Central railroad popcorn was more plentiful in the Scott family.   I remember Granddad Scott use to keep a bushel basket of popcorn on the cob from his farm in down state Illinois around Robinson, Illinois where they supposedly also refine oil from those old slow oil pumps near Little Egypt, Illinois.   They also grow field corn which Archer Daniel Midland Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) uses to make ethanol.   They also process soy beans for soy sauce, so rice tastes better in Asia.   Henry Ford liked Soy Beans, since they use to make automobile paint out of their oil, but as I recall soy bean automobile paint use to fade quite fast in the hot sun.   However, the Scott family from Illinois out in Greenwich, Connecticut since 1961 lost touch with Illinois over the years, because by the time the Illinois people that did visit made it out here and got through Manhattan, they could not afford to stay long in Greenwich, Connecticut.   The secret to survival in Greenwich, Connecticut is to never go to Manhattan, but to try to make a living out here off the traffic around us that travels through the area.   If one goes into Manhattan, all one ends up doing is walking around a lot.   Most Manhattan people have destinations, and if you do not have a destination, you just end up walking around in circles.   I guess most of my Big City friends do not stay in contact with me, since living in the city, they tend to be thinner with the smaller amount of food available in the City, and when they see me out here at 202 pounds versus about 135 pounds in the City, they feel intimidated by me.   However, walking around the Cho Cho train station around here year round, one needs a bit of body fat to with stand the elements.   In my daily walks around Manhattan, I also use to walk through the Cho Cho train station at least once a day.   Thus I feel like I am working around a Chinese railroad, since not many people ever chat with me.   However, I have met W. Averell Harriman W. Averell Harriman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia many moons ago, I guess nobody is interested in his family anymore.   There has been a modern painting of someone that looks like him in the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop for the last few months, and nobody has been interested in buying it.    I guess all of these modern heirs are more interested in the cash as opposed to any old family memorabilia left lying around in this area.   Of course for all I know we are not even in Greenwich, Connecticut U.S.A., but some Potamkin Village elsewhere in the world.   Well, it is sort of interesting with all of this modern  communications, nobody really seems to know how to communicate.   I guess if somebody has influence with 's many company employees, they could email them a message to see if any of them have any ideas, but is it the nature of modern corporate America, they do not encourage free thinking.   Of course when one if frequently on a night schedule, one feels like the old Maytag repairman, and not much really seems to happen anymore, since we are more modern, so if something goes wrong, it is taken care of.   From my point of view sitting here at the keyboard is an exercise in frustration, since there are probably more than 10 billion pages on the internet, and people in the work a day world do not have much time to read as much as they once did.   CIO  

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 3:50 A.M.:   I ate two scoops of peach ice cream.   I think the Vanderbilts have many acres of peaches in the area of their estate in Ashville, North Carolina, so peaches are popular with that Dutch family if you get my drift.   Everyone in Manhattan pretty much knows about Cornelius Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   and Biltmore builder George Washington Vanderbilt II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and William Henry Vanderbilt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia got Cornelius' money.  Of course back then a dollar was worth a lot more money.   CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 05/21/06:

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 2:45 A.M.:   I ate two large scoops of the gelatin fruit mixture.   On a minor point of dispute with the U.S.A. and Connecticut accountants, I think they do not know anything about Economics.   Basically in the last 22 years of S.S.I. or Supplemental Security Income, I have not gotten a Cost of Living increase.    I do get a cost of living increase from S.S.I. such as about the 2.5% increase this year, but we all know certain prices of gasoline, electricity and other items have gone up a lot more.    However, when I get the cost of living increase, the Greenwich Housing Authority raises my rent by the amount of the cost of living increase, so the net effect is that I get no cost of living increase.   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO 

Note: 05/21/06  Sunday 2:00 A.M.:   I woke up at 4 A.M., when a relative called.   - More Sports - Barbaro foes unite in concern for fallen horse - Saturday May 20, 2006 9:24PM .    I went back to bed until about 8 P.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I chatted with a relative.    I threw out some garbage, and I picked up the mail.   I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I went by the Stop and Shop, and they gave me back the $4.62 on the London Broil cab round steak purchase, so it was only a $1.99 a pound or $3.01.   I bought two 59 ounce containers of Simply Orange orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each for $5 total.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.  I used the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.  I chatted with another night person.   After I completed my walk, I drove down by the waterfront.   I then returned home.  While doing that I put about four tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch diameter stick proof frying pan, and I heated it on medium high electric heat on the General Electric stove.   I  then put one of the two remaining hamburgers and two thirds of a sliced Vidilia onion onions in the frying pan.   I heated the hamburger on side for a minute, and then I flipped it and seasoned it with ground black pepper and garlic powder, and after another minutes, I flipped it back again to sear it on both sides.    I then cooked the hamburger for about 2.5 minutes on each side seasoning it and the onions with garlic powder and ground black pepper.   I  stirred the sliced onions while they were cooking.   For the last two minutes on the last side of the hamburger I put three 1/16th inch thick slices of American cheese on it.   Once the hamburger and onions were done, I put the skillet on the dinner plate to warm it up for about 20 seconds.   I then put the hamburger in the middle of the dinner plate.  I then put about three tablespoons of A1 steak sauce on the hamburger with the sautéed onions on top of that.   At the same time, I put a 12 ounce package of frozen peas in a plastic microwave proof pot with lid with an inch of water, and I microwaved them two times on the vegetable cycle.   I drained the water out of the steamed peas, and I put half of them in a bowl with a small amount of olive oil.  I put the other half in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I washed the dinner dishes.   CIO            

Note: 05/20/06  Saturday 9:30 A.M.:  I have mentioned over the years that when I returned to Nantucket during the summer of 1975 after I had quit smoking cigarettes for a few months, I met a young Scottish Jewish fellow that worked in an antique bookstore in Hartford, Connecticut.    He told me had examined some of the books in the Nantucket Library the Athenaeum, and there was an original version of "The Cordova" CHAPTER IV and ARAB WORLD | The Arab contribution to civilisation in the collection.   He also mentioned there were 22 different versions of the "Wizard of Oz" in which different characters were the star.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I ate two scoops of Peach ice cream earlier this morning.  I was just thinking, when I lived down in Key West, Florida during the winters in the mid 1970s, and everyone was poor and skinny, a lot of people in the morning at sunrise did TAI Chi , but since back then I enjoyed walking, I just walked around all day for exercise.  Southern people tend to be thinner, since they do not need as much body fat to stay warm in the warmer weather.   However, there are some southern people around here, who look like they have had more than their fair share of food.   I have noticed a Hispanic man around the Arnold bakery that weighs over 600 pounds half of what Walter Hudson weighs.  CIO    

Note: 05/20/06  Saturday 8:35 A.M.:   Windows Vista: Get Ready .  In order to have another spare motherboard for either my primary computer or server, I ordered this item for $26.50 and $8 UPS ground shipping for $34.50 total  FIC AN19 VIA KT400A Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Sound FIC AN19 (KT-400A Pro) .    It is a new not refurbished motherboard, but it is only the motherboard, and it does not come with any other parts.    I chatted with a friend.   I also finished going through my email.   Running computers in warmer temperatures is more wear and tear on the electronics, so it does not hurt to have spare motherboards.  When I use to read about North American Aerospace Defense Command in the 1960s and earlier, I also saw a few movies then.  Apparently in the old NORAD system, they kept spare parts, so they could easily replace them and have systems back up and running in a short time.  Of course on my limited volunteer project budget, I do not have the same budget as the United States military, but as in the Concord, Massachusetts, the Minute Man group was suppose to be ready on a moments notice Minute Man National Historical Park (National Park Service) .   In the old days at Polaroid, I use to enjoy photographing that old bridge many times, so obviously I know the area.  If one were a hermit type, one could hide out at Henry David Thoreau's old cabin at Walden Pond nearby, but that area tends to get a lot of tourists in the summer.   When we lived on Cornelia Drive in Greenwich, Connecticut in the old days, the main house on the street was occupied by an attorney named Vanderpool whom conducted the legal defense of Walden Pond Walden Pond State Reservation, when they wanted to develop it.   It is the nature of old families with Minute Man connections, they have larger networks of friends whom know more than near sighted computer engineers like myself.   I did happen to notice that there was wandering around downtown last night a Bull Mastif dog, but I am not sure if it was being walked by one of the other walkers, or it was wandering around on its own.  It was not on a leash, but with that particular dog, I do not think a leash would even matter.  Of course one of my neighbors walks one around here too.  CIO   

Note: 05/20/06  Saturday 5:30 A.M.:   I ate two scoops of beach ice cream with some iced tea.   I will now go through my email.   CIO 

Note: 05/20/06  Saturday 4:30 A.M.:   I woke up at 4 P.M. yesterday, and I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I went back to bed until 8 P.M..   I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a friend whom is traveling south with a relative.   I suggested a place to stay down south that I looked up on the internet.    I watched a bit of a Bob Hope movie about being kidnapped to Havana, Cuba.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I watered the plants, and I put more white vinegar in the vinegar bowl on the living room window shelf.  I then threw out this week's kitchen garbage, and I emptied the Danish cookie tin that contained this week's cigarette butts.  I chatted with another relative.   I cut the 1.5 pound top Round London Broil cab steak into approximate 1.5 inch cubes.   I ran half the cubes in the CuisineArt until they were chopped meat.  I then removed the chopped meat, and I ran the other batch of meat cubes in the CuisineArt until they were chopped meat.   I then but both batches of chopped meat in the CuisineArt, and I mixed them together since one batch had more fat.   I then removed the meat from the CuisineArt, and I separated the meat into three equal amounts about 8 ounces each which I packed into ball shapes and compressed them evenly around.   I then took a large orange coffee cup saucer with the concave portion down, and I press it down on each meat ball to form it into a hamburger pattie about 1.5 inches thick.   I then evened the patties around the edges with my hands to form three hamburger patties.   I put two in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator for later.   I then peel a Vidalia onion, and I cut off two thirds of it into quarter inch slices.   I put the rest with the meat in the refrigerator.   I then put a cup of baby carrots in a microwave proof plate pot with lid with an inch of water, and I ran it on three vegetable cycles of the General Electric microwave oven.   While doing that I put about four tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch diameter stick proof frying pan, and I heated it on medium high electric heat on the General Electric stove.   I  then put the hamburger and sliced onions in the frying pan.   I heated the hamburger on side for a minute, and then I flipped it and seasoned it with ground black pepper and garlic powder, and after another minutes, I flipped it back again to sear it on both sides.    I then cooked the hamburger for about 3 minutes on each side seasoning it and the onions with garlic powder and ground black pepper.   I  stirred the sliced onions while they were cooking.   For the last two minutes on the last side of the hamburger I put three 1/16th inch thick slices of American cheese on it.   Once the hamburger and onions were done, I put the skillet on the dinner plate to warm it up for about 20 seconds.   I then put the hamburger in the middle of the dinner plate.  I then put about three tablespoons of A1 steak sauce on the hamburger with the sautéed onions on top of that.   I drained the water out of the cooked baby carrots, and I put them in a bowl with a small amount of olive oil.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I then washed the dishes.  I then chatted with a relative.   I then showered, and I cleaned up.   I then went out at Midnight which is the only civilized time for Vampires to leave their house.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I chatted for about another hour while walking with another regular walker.    Not really much was going one, since with the higher price of energy, not many people want to waste money cruising around downtown.   Of course, once one parks at night, walking is not too expensive, if one is fit enough, and I am only a mile from town, and I really should start the car every two days to keep it in good running shape.   Plus in the warmer weather, it is an enjoyable walk.  I then returned home, and I ate a 9.75 ounce can of CVS lightly salted cashew nuts.    I drank some iced tea.    CIO        

Note: 05/19/06  Friday 7:30 A.M.:   I send out an email to my Taft alumni agent.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Flipper better watch out BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Deep-sea fish stocks 'plundered' .   BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft reveals Vista checklist .   CIO     

Note: 05/19/06  Friday 5:15 A.M.:   I ordered Linens 'n Things - Bath: Accessories: Bath Mats: Watergard Bath Mat for $14.99 less 20% one item discount coupon code "953500000004" good until May 27, 2006 Linens 'n Things coupons and Linens 'n Things coupon code for $3 off for cost of $11.99 plus $1.12 tax and $6.65 UPS ground shipping for $19.76 total, which at basically $3.65 shipping is cheaper from an insurance point of view than driving over to Linens and Things in Port Chester, New York, and one is not tempted to buy anything else like almonds at Costco.   I think my Costco card expires at the end of May 2006 anyway.   CIO

Note: 05/19/06  Friday 4:35 A.M.:  I rehung the shower curtain and the shower curtain liner.   The old Rubbermaid bath mat is starting to fall apart, so I cut of six inches off the end where it has begun to wear out.   I will get another one at Linens and Things in Port Chester, New York, when I have the time.   It is amazing how many so called smart elderly people and even younger people do not invest in rubber bath mats for their shower tub enclosures.   I would rather spend the money on a rubber bath mat to prevent a fall and breaking a hip than a lot of other necessities of life.  From an insurance actuarial point of view, you are more likely to be hurt falling in your bath tub or shower stall than you are from being hurt by Ben Laden and Al Qaeda, but most governments do not look at the simple things in life, since they are not big ticket budget busting items.  A rubber bath mat in a shower stall or tub enclosure to prevent slipping and falling is like a seat belt in a car.  And they ain't cheap anymore Linens 'n Things - Bath: Accessories: Bath Mats: Search for , and this is probably the one that I will get Linens 'n Things - Bath: Accessories: Bath Mats: Watergard Bath Mat , which at $15 and a trip to Port Chester, New York is cheaper than a hip operation at the Greenwich Hospital.   It is sort of queer that they do not sell them at CVS in Greenwich considering how important they are.   I will check next time I go by CVS, but I do not recall ever seeing them there.  CIO

Note: 05/19/06  Friday 3:50 A.M.:   I still think more like the Duke of Windsor's house boy than my more recent activities on computers.    Although, I will not bother to do house cleaning later on today, but with all the rain we're getting that might give me something to do off the computer.   To compensate, I took down the shower curtain and shower curtain liner and the Rubbermaid bath mat, and I am washing them in liquid detergent and bleach to get off all of the soap scum and mold.   That is another routine that I do about every six months, when I have the time.   If someone were not "Excuse My French" screwing up my computers all of the time, I would have more time for the other routine house keeping exercises and routines which are equally important.   Since I consider myself Anglo Dutch American, I try to keep up with contacts across the Atlantic, and since I do not speak Dutch, I figure there is not point with chatting with the Netherlands, but I hear tell they tend to speak English well.   However, I do not have any telephone numbers for anyone in the Netherlands, so although I might know someone there, they never gave me a telephone number.   For all I know they are still using two Dixie cups and a piece of thread.   In the old days in France, when they were invaded frequently, they use to string hidden telephone lines through the grape vineyards, so they still could chat in occupied territories.   Thus when I work in communications, I call it "Working the Grapevine", if you get my drift.   For all I know the Dutch might monitor me too, but if they do, they never let on.   The Dutch do not really seem to be too interested in New Amsterdam, since they have been here so many times, they can not figure out why we do not visit more frequently.   It is only a hop, skip, and a jump across the pond, but the Dutch seem to earn more Dutch guilders to travel, than the Dutch in America have to travel the other way.  Thus if you want another picture of me around the telephone box in Amsterdam, , I am going to have to lose about 45 pounds to look that thin again, and more than likely you will not like the smell of my Canadian cigarettes.   It you notice in the background of the Dutch telephone picture, it says Thomas Cook which used to be a British travel agency, until more modern people put them out of business.    I still have that brown tan jacket, but it does not fit me very well at 200 pounds.   I was told by a relative that the tulips in Holland, Michigan Holland Convention & Visitors Bureau - Homepage did not look very good this year, because of all of the bad weather.   CIO

Note: 05/19/06  Friday 2:20 A.M.:   I chatted with another local security organization.   I also gave a call to If you suspect it, report it - Metropolitan Police Service using Net2Phone, which is only 4.9 cents a minute to London, England, where they still speak the Queen's English.   I chatted with them for a while.  I ate the other half of the 5.75 ounce tube of Pringles sour cream and onion potato chips, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.    international rates are Net2Phone - Consumer Services - CommCenter .   I did not have the Plantronics DSP 500 headset plugged in properly, so I plugged it in properly to the primary computer, and I adjusted it.  It is the nature of the internet that it runs through long distance telephone lines, and since I live within a 100 yards of the trans Atlantic telephone line with an unknown terminal and since there are not many people between here and London except fish, the internet with a high speed cable modem tends to work quite well for chatting over on the other side of the pond with Net2Phone.  Next Tuesday, when I get the two wireless headsets to connect to the primary and the server computers, one will be able to chat with them connected to the computers with wireless capability with a 100 foot range to the base station connected to the computer.    I also ate a couple large heaping scoops of the gelatin and fruit mixture that I made last night.  CIO     

Note: 05/19/06  Friday 12:35 A.M.:   I have some good news to report for anyone whom knows people elsewhere in the world.   I currently use Optimum Voice - Local, Regional & International Calling Plans with Voice Service in New York, Connecticut & New Jersey which I get from for $15 a month with a $20 discount from the regular $35 a month, since I also subscribe to Optimum Digital television for about $72 a month.   With Optimum Voice, I get unlimited telephone calling in the United States of America, Canada, and Puerto Rico.   However, now for another $20 a month, one get 500 minutes or 8.33 hours of Voice Service - Optimum Voice Worldwide Calling only $19.95 a month for 500 minutes International Calling  for just another $20 a month.   Thus if you are not a hermit like me, and you have friend over seas you need to chat with about the Price of Tea of China, it is now much cheaper to call.    CIO 

Note: 05/18/06  Thursday 11:55 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by my usual 3 P.M. appointment.    I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and all of their clothes are half price.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I bought a scratch card for a dollar at Zyn stationary, and I won a dollar, so it worked out even.   I stopped CVS during my walk, and I bought buy one get one free of CVS 9.75 ounce lightly salted cashew nuts for $4.39 both, a 12 ounce bottle of Frank's hot sauce for $1.99, four 5.75 ounce Pringles potato chips sour cream and onion flavor for .88 each, and from the clearance shelf a 24 pack of AA CVS alkaline batteries for $4.99 plus .30 tax for $15.19 total.   I then stopped by the Swedish sleep shop.    I then used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I gave the reference librarian some information.   I went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a loaf of Stop and Shop stone ground whole wheat bread for $2, and two Vidalia onions at .99 a pound for $1.16, and a cab shoulder steak on sale for $1.99 a pound, but they mistakenly charged me $4.99 a pound for $7.63 for $10.79 total.   Thus they owe me $4.62 back, since I gave them my Stop and Shop discount card, but it did not scan properly.    I then returned home.  I took two pieces of bread, and I put Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise on them, and then I put four 1/32nd thick slices of turkey folded over and six 5 inch by 5 inch slices of American cheese and the top half of the bread.   I cut the sandwich in half on the diagonal, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea and half of a tube of Pringles sour cream and onion potato chips, and a dill pickle sliced lengthwise.   I had to restart the server, because it looks like their was a Comcast User hacker from Waltham, Massachusetts.   I advised the local Waltham, Massachusetts security organization and another security organization.   I chatted with a relative and a friend.  I  left a message with two other friends.   Since the server had its firewall and antivirus programs stopped, and it also had its motion detection camera stopped, I can not tell if there was any intrusion into the apartment or not.   Since I once lived next to Waltham and worked at Polaroid many moons ago, there might be a Greenwich connection, or it could be some JDL type at Brandeis College thinking I am an Arab.    Whatever, the case the security people I know usually sort it out.   I saw someone that looked like Mayor Bloomberg exiting the art opening at the Greenwich Library.    I have seen him many times before, so I guess it was him.   Possibly somebody does not like me running my server, so they can try to impersonate me, but I tend to stay locally here in Greenwich, Connecticut, and most everyone I deal with knows me.   Also my fingerprints have been on file with the since 1971, when I drove a taxi cab in Lake Forest, Illinois.  CIO           

Note: 05/18/06  Thursday 2:25 P.M.:   I did a Microsoft Windows XP automatic system recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive while I was asleep.   I also ran Ad-aware SE before doing the backup, and I also did a System Restore backup.   I woke up at noon.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I will now go out to my 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO       

Note: 05/18/06  Thursday 5:40 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Business | Airbus shows off 'super-jumbo' .    I worked for a while with .   Well, I have a 3 P.M. appointment today, so I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO     

Note: 05/18/06  Thursday 3:55 A.M.:   I ate the other half of a 3.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with some iced tea.   I watched some television.   I ate two scoops of peach ice cream.    I went through my email.   I will now boot in Vista to check if the gigabyte drivers install.   On earlier builds with the Gigabyte motherboard, they would not.   CIO  

Note: 05/18/06  Thursday 1:20 A.M.:   Since I got my 1995 Volvo Turbo Wagon around the first of October 2004, I have driven it about 4500 miles.   It had 98,500 miles on it, when I got it, and it just changed to 103,000 miles last night.   Thus over 19.5 months, I have driven 4500 miles or about 231 miles on average per month.  Since I get about 15.5 miles per gallon driving locally around town, I used about 15 gallons of premium unleaded gasoline a month at about $3.569 a gallon locally, I currently would spend about $53.53 a month of gasoline if I drove at my pre gasoline increase pattern, but I have cut back significantly, so I only am not spending about $30 a month, so I have cut back my driving by about 60%.   I never actually drove that much by suburban standards.   I filled with fresh cold water ten 59 ounce clear plastic orange juice containers, and one cleaned 200 ounce Arm and Hammer liquid detergent container, so I have 790 ounces of stored fresh water, which I stored underneath the harvard.edu chair in the kitchen, and I also have several thermos containers with about four year old hurricane water that I saved, and they have been kept sealed.   I boiled a pint of water, and I opened up two Royal 2.5 ounce gelatin mixtures, one orange and one cherry, and I put them in a Pyrex casserole bowl with the pint of boiled water that I mixed into the gelatin mixture.   I opened a 15.25 ounce can of Del Monte Del Monte Corporation chunky mixed fruit, and I drained out the liquid into a pint measuring cup, and I filled it the pint measuring cup the rest of the way with cold fresh orange juice, and I added the mixture to the hot gelatin mixture, and I then added the Del Monte chunky fruit and mixed it all together.   I put the lid on the Pyrex casserole, and I set it on the lower shelf in the refrigerator, and it should be set up in about four hours, and be ready to start snacking on later on today.   I opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left the lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water pressing the lid a few times. I then flaked it in a bowl with a fork, and I added two large tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise, and I mixed it all together. I took four pieces of bread, and I put the tuna mixture on two pieces of the bread, and I put the top sides on the tuna sandwiches, and I cut them in half cross wise. I ate the sandwiches with a glass of iced tea. I also had half of a 5.75 ounce can of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips. I also quartered a dill pickle lengthwise, which I also ate with the sandwiches. I turned the main living room light switch off that controls the primary lights in the living room, and I am now working underneath low light conditions. CIO     

Note: 05/17/06  Wednesday 11:25 P.M.:  The China Trade might be interrupted for a while - More Than 500,000 Evacuated Before Typhoon Hits Southern China - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News .  CIO 

Note: 05/17/06  Wednesday 11:20 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I put away my laundry.   I left a message with another relative.    If one needs a 7-Port USB 2.0 Non-Power Hub PPA 7-Port USB 2.0 Hub 1813 at this is about the best deal, I can find on the internet.   However, I do not really need one, since I have enough USB ports.    I will now do some regular internet work.   I did not bother cleaning up, since I am not going out.   Since it is warmer in my apartment, I am just sitting around my apartment in my boxer shorts.   I used to know one Greenwich Library volunteer who use to sit around the library on hot summer days in his silk underwear, so there are all sorts of ways to save money on energy.   I could turn off the living room lights, and work underneath the other lower powered lights, but that would get a bit gloomy after a while.   However, who knows in the future.   When I use to study the old photography box of photographs called the "Recording Eye", there was a picture of the Boxer rebellion in China with all of the boxer rebellion individuals with their heads cut off, so any boxer types can be forewarned about what can happen.   CIO

Note: 05/17/06  Wednesday 9:30 P.M.:   I started two loads of laundry.   I have 50 minutes to go on the dry cycle.   I put clean linens on the bed.   I threw out some garbage.    I sat outside briefly.   I will now shower and clean up.   One feels better if one showers and cleans up, but one also has to remember, one uses more energy for hot water.   CIO

Note: 05/17/06  Wednesday 7:55 P.M.:   I woke up at 6 P.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I chatted with three friends.    I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I will now wash the breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.   I guess I will also shower and clean up, so I feel a bit cleaner.    I will not be going out tonight to save on energy.   I will stay home and work on the computer.    Greenwich is still busy downtown with people going to the movies, dining, having coffee, and whatever; but it is not as busy as it once was.   There is a new restaurant beneath the Greenwich Financial Center on Fawcett Place that seems to be quite busy.   Also McDuffs across from the Railroad Avenue movie theatre is busy.   Supposedly Fergie dined there two weeks ago.   However, since she is involved in weight watchers : Start Losing Weight Today! , she probably does not dine out too much anymore.   Off course there are lots of other restaurants opened in the area at night.   It only takes money and gasoline, and that is something that a few people in Greenwich, Connecticut have not seem to have run out of yet.    Meanwhile here on the Forgotten Side of town, the newspaper is paying attention to us Byram prepares for improvement plan - Greenwich Time .   However, it is only the New York City and Visitor types that are in to dining out in downtown Greenwich.   Back in the old days, when my family lived off Round Hill Road, we would occasionally go the Nielsen's ice cream parlor across from the Greenwich Library and the Exxon gasoline station on Saturday nights and have a hamburger.   It was basically a Howard Johnson's type of restaurant.   Thus for the local country bumpkins from back country Greenwich when they visit downtown with their pen money have more options that we did in the old days.   CIO      

Note: 05/17/06  Wednesday 8:15 A.M.:   I reinstalled and did some minor configuration on .   I ate two scoops of peach ice cream.   Dante was born on the same day I was Dante Alighieri, Italian poet, Divina Commedia May 9 in History .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO  

Note: 05/17/06  Wednesday 5:00 A.M.:   Floater One Imagery - Satellite Services Division .  ASTER: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer .  I finished going through my email.   I will now install recent updates, and then I will reinstall the Vista beta build 5381 on the primary computer second partition on the first hard drive.   CIO  

Note: 05/17/06  Wednesday 3:25 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I stopped by the Food Emporium, and I bought Chiquita bananas at .69 a pound for $1.89.   I then went downtown, and I mailed the Epox motherboard at the central Greenwich post office Priority Mail for $9.   The package weighed 2 pounds and 14.60 ounces.   It is suppose to arrive at its destination in California this Thursday, but the package post box I deposited it in says there is no pickup in the central Greenwich Post Office lobby until 5 P.M., so it will lose a day.    I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I noticed a local maintenance crew was steam cleaning the sidewalks on Railroad Avenue.   It looked like someone had dripped paint in front of the railroad station and the restaurant.   Also the street light across the street from the train station entrance is still out after all of these years.   I also checked out the Citibank ATM machines, and their ATM machines besides having English and Spanish also have an Asian language, but I am not sure if it is Chinese or Japanese.   I completed my walk.    I next drove down by the waterfront.  I then returned home.   I ate the remaining 25% of CVS whole cashew nuts.  I took three large eggs, and I broke them in a mixing bowl, and I added a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese and a couple of tablespoons of milk, and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil, and a few dashes of Italian seasoning, and I whisked it all together.   I put three paper towels on a microwave proof dinner plate and then four strips of double thick Oscar Meyer bacon and two more paper towels and the plastic microwave plate cover, and I put it in the microwave, and I set the timer for four minutes.   I put two English muffin halves in the toaster.   I then took a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I added few tablespoons of olive oil, and I turned on the electric burner to medium high, once the oil began to get hot, I added the egg mixture and lowered the electric burner heat to medium, and I started the bacon in the microwave oven, and I started the English muffins.  Once the eggs were about half cooked, I used a spatula, and I slid the cooked part off the bottom of the pan to let the liquid part cook some more.   About the time the bacon was done, the eggs and toast were done.   I mixed the eggs a little bit towards the end to scramble them medium soft.   I put the hot skillet briefly on a dinner plate to warm it, and then I put the eggs on the plate along with the bacon and English muffins.   I put olive oil on the English muffin halves along with about 2 ounces of Philadelphia 1/3 less fat cream cheese.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I then uninstalled the Epox and Nvidia drivers and programs from my primary computer, and I installed the Gigabyte programs and drivers.   For some reason the Bios update program will not work, but since it is already updated that does not really matter.    I have not received a second tracking number from JustDeals, so maybe they combined my Friday and Sunday orders in the package that I did receive tracking for.   I will now go through my email.   CIO      

Note: 05/16/06  Tuesday 7:05 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative a friend after the last message.   I woke up a couple of times, and I ate 75% of a 9.5 ounce can of CVS whole cashew nuts.    I finally woke up at 4 P.M..   I contacted Welcome to Epox Store Contact , and I got an RMA number for the Epox motherboard.   I packaged it up in bubble wrap in its box including the RMA information but just the motherboard and not its other parts.   I put it in a United States Post Office Priority Mail box, and I sealed it, and I have it labeled and ready to mail.   I can mail it after hours at the central Greenwich Post Office.    I left a message with a friend.  Apparently somebody with Greenwich, Connecticut and Vermont connections is having people murdered according to this story Vermont slaying attracts interest of Kissel investigators - Greenwich Time .   Probably half of Greenwich, Connecticut has Vermont connections, so it could be anyone.   Greenwich, Connecticut with its large Jewish population from New York City also has a lot of New York City people whom have too many traffic tickets, so they established Vermont residence to get Vermont automobile license tags, so they can avoid New York City traffic fines.   I will have breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  There is no information yet on my second order.    I will now shut down the primary computer.  After breakfast, I will shower and clean up and go out.   CIO       

Note: 05/16/06  Tuesday 7:10 A.M.:   I microwaved and ate a Marie Callendar 14 ounce turkey dinner, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a friend.   The order on the FS516 10/100 16 Port Dual Speed Switch RJ-45 (NETGEAR-FS516) - for $43.95 with free UPS shipping has tracking of UPS Package Tracking .  This past morning before going to bed, I ate half of a 9.5 ounce can of whole cashew nuts, and I woke up a couple time and ate more, and I finished them off after breakfast last evening.   I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO  

Note: 05/16/06  Tuesday 5:40 A.M.:   I had two telephone calls this morning that I did answer.   I woke up at 6:30 P.M..  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I had to restart the cable modem, since the Optimum Voice telephone was not working, but the server was working.   I chatted with a relative.   I watched President Bush's   speech on immigration on television.    I got a NOAA weather warning for a thunderstorm in Manhattan about 9:30 A.M..   I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor for about a half hour.   I returned to my apartment, and I chatted with a friend.    I started to start up the primary computer, and the power control panel switch was turned on, and the lights were on the primary computer, but it was not booted up.   I tried restarting the primary computer, and it would not boot, but its power was turned on and working properly.  I did not get any display on the monitor.    I suspected possibly fowl play since there were a number of strangers circulating around the building, so I called the Greenwich Police, and one of their officers came over, and I chatted with him in front of the building.    I then disconnected the primary computer, and I put it in the bedroom on the bed, and I tried troubleshooting it, but its troubleshooting light gave an 88 code that it would not boot.   I finally removed the Epox motherboard, and I installed the old Gigabyte motherboard, and it works just fine.   However, either I installed the switch plug wrong, or something is wrong with my control panel, because the power comes on to the computer, when I turn on the control panel switch, but I still have to turn on the switch to get the computer to boot.   I think that is an option to bring the computer out of hibernation, if one is running a server that is not busy.   I will look into that later on.   Plug and Play installed the old gigabyte motherboard drivers.    I probably will have to reinstall the Vista beta again.   I cleaned up my work area.    I tested the Epox motherboard without the control panel in the bedroom, and it would not give a boot code, so there is definitely something wrong with the motherboard.   When I reconnected the primary computer to its wires, I did not connect the telephone cable to its telephone modem, since although it is on a surge  protection system, that might be a risk.   I have the cable modem and the power to the computer on surge protection.   I checked with the police, and they told me their was not lightning today.   I have a 90 day warranty on the refurbished Epox motherboard, so I can return it for replacement.   I will pack it up tomorrow, and I will ship it back to California.   I can mail it at night at either of our post offices, but first I have to get an RMA for it.  More than likely it is just faulty, since it was working fine when I shut down yesterday morning.   It there was an intruder into the apartment, they show a level of sophistication in sabotage,  that I would not expect from the ordinary individual.   I did not have the motion detection camera on, when I went out to chat with the neighbor, but an intruder would not have known that.  I had to reactivate XP and FrontPage 2002.   Whatever, the case all of the repair activity is resulting in me spending up to 75% of my computer time on maintenance instead of working with the systems, which should not be the case.   I suspect something is afoul.  I have to do some minor system adjustments and put the Gigabyte programs back on and make sure I have the latest drivers.  I also removed the USB front port device, since the gigabyte motherboard supports the Antec case front USB devices.  CIO         

Note: 05/15/06  Monday 8:10 A.M.:   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.   I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.    I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note: 05/15/06  Monday 7:15 A.M.:  I think it is getting back to that time again that we reactivate the "Old Eagle's Nest", for what it is worth.   On another Audubon communications note, for a view of young eagles in their nest in the day time.   CIO 

Note: 05/15/06  Monday 6:45 A.M.:  I sent this message in the form to Indian Harbor Yacht Club Contact Form . 

Since I returned off Nantucket in December 1983, I have been around your small Yacht Club mostly down by the Steamboat Road piece after living for 4.5 years next to at Mrs. Jenkins at 700 Steamboat Road. I still make it down to the pier regularly. I do not have much interest in sailing, since I am a lousy swimmer. However, I have lived around the waterfront for most of my life, and keep up my interest in computers, the weather, and volcanology.

My current web sites are:





I noticed this past Sunday evening around 6 P.M., there was no on parked in your yacht club parking lot. However, I saw a lot of British tourists around town today. Thus possibly, many of your members took off on the maiden voyage of the Carnival Cruise ship, "The Freedom of the Seas". Who Knows?

From my viewpoint if Ben Laden is to attack the New York area again, he might do it on Tuesday June 6, 2006, which in computer date code is "060606". However, it might be somewhere else in the world. One friend who just got back from Lanzarote, said over there the reason he has not been found is that he got hold of a Russian submarine. I do not know what the possibilty of that might be, but I can speculate. My original suspicions of the date June 6, 2006 became more suspect when someone from China took $15.99 out of my Bank of New York account, and I got to thinking why that number. The Chinese has 50 million of their citizens living outside of China, so they obviously know a lot. It one take 1 = 5 = 6 and two "9"s upside down equal "66", so maybe it was an old British opened code message that something would happen on that date. I assume nothing will happen out here in Greenwich as usual, since they seem to never bother us here. It would not hurt for your members and staff not to go into Manhattan on that day to be on the safe side. My wealthier family members that week are going to be up in Lake Louise in Calgary, Canada area. Since many of your members have more information with the IBM employees and other worldwide networks around your yacht club, they might know more. Remember when Pearl Harbor happened, the United States government had broken the Japanese Imperial code, and they did not alert Pearl Harbor, so the Japanese would not know they had broken the code. Any thought let me knows.

Michael Louis Scott

Since my family is British origin, and I do not have a job in the United States, I actually could be assigned to some sort of subordinate roll in the British Commonwealth of Nations, if you get my drift.

Yours Truly,

Ships Ahoy,

Cheerio and All That Rot,

Michael Louis Scott,

Wharf Rat

.CIO

Note: 05/15/06  Monday 5:25 A.M.:   I am making up a batch of Formula One .   The only person the local people out of the know in Greenwich, Connecticut think that have money locally is Donald Trump.   I checked out , and then I went to Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City Hotel & Casino > More > Contact Us , and I chatted with their security about my viewpoint of what might be happening business wise in terms of U.S. Capitalism.   I explained my suspicions in terms of June 6, 2006.   I told them a few of my friends connected with the Trump organization.   I explained that possibly someone was trying to steel the New York business community.   Possibly the only person in the world with those sort of contacts would be the .   Since his father was once the world's richest person, possibly he might still have more money than Bill Gates mailto:billg@ , whom I am not suppose to email by advisement from Microsoft Security person Carl Mountain.   I explained that if I were Donald Trump worried about security, I have read about the Trump Hotel complex in Indiana, so possibly that would be a safer place to hang out on June 6, 2006, but I can not find it listed on their web site, so maybe they changed it into a corn field for more profitable ethanol, who knows.   As a minor point of dispute Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) of Decatur, Illinois is currently making a bit of extra money currently, since they are the United States of America's largest producer of ethanol.   Ethanol is what Kentucky moon shiners use to sell to bootleggers in the hill country.   Well, anyway  they just listened.  I explained that if Mao Zedong a communist house painter came out of northwest China some area close to Mongolia that more than likely he was involved with the Khan family as in Genghis Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia whom once had a bit of influence in Mongolia, before they invested in horses and took off traveling.  Thus when Mao Zedong took over China from the Chinese Imperial family and their Imperial Treasure, he might have been allied with the Khan family, since at the time the Agah Khan at the time was the world's richest person.  Thus today in terms of the geo politics of the United States of America that same Khan family might be trying to make a power move across the oceans having established bases through out southern Asia.   Since the Agah Khan's father lived in Bombay, India more than likely his son would know some of his network.   However, the current His Highness the Aga Khan's 69th Birthday is a Swiss Medical doctor whom was the high commission for refugees at the United Nations from about 1985 to 1995, and since his family have owned a house on French Road off Round Hill Road here in Greenwich, Connecticut since 1922, I would have to consider him the major player in this area, whenever he shows up from any of his other 650 houses around the world.  He became a popular U.S.A. figure when he leant Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev one of his family houses for a peace conference in Geneva, Switzerland.   His family also financed the origins of the United Nations .   Since in this current picture he is holding a bust of one of the largest munitions manufactures of all time, I do not think he worries about security where ever he is in the world.  With all of the Italians I have seen around recently, maybe he is at his 600 villa on the Isle of Capri.   Whatever the case in terms of the world of international finance and major investors, when an individual pretty much already owns the whole company whatever it might be like Shell in Nederland - Welkom bij Shell Nederland or , he more than likely does not need to buy himself out of business.    Thus from my viewpoint this whole geopolitical struggle is between and with left picking up the pieces.   Maybe the Donald is just the pilot buying extra insurance for the company jet with his celebrity press.   If Fred Trump was a pilot, it would make sense that Donald Trump is a pilot.   Most of all of these famous people one reads about have something to do with aviation from my viewpoint.  Thus if one works around the railroad, one has a different point of view.   From what I can tell, even if the Bin Laden should strike New York on June 6, 2006, there will still be 40 million people give or take a couple of million people in the area to do business with.  CIO

Note: 05/15/06  Monday 3:25 A.M.:   - New warning as volcano intensifies - May 14, 2006 , BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Java volcano activity increases .  - Floods force hundreds from New England homes - May 14, 2006 .   CIO 

Note: 05/15/06  Monday 3:20 A.M.:  Gator news is now good from Florida - Alligators blamed for 2 more deaths - May 15, 2006 .   CIO 

Note: 05/15/06  Monday 2:45 A.M.:   I went to bed after the last message, but I checked out the local television stations.    I woke up yesterday Sunday on Mother's Day about 1 P.M..   I chatted with my mother, and my mother is doing just fine keeping an eye on the Snow Birds still down in Florida.   I showered, and I cleaned up.  I put a new Vanish Borax toilet tablet in the toilet tank.   I went out, and I stopped by the Greenwich Automotive Service Exxon station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $14 of premium unleaded gasoline at $3.599 a gallon for 53.2 miles driving since May 4, 2006 at 15.5 miles per gallon at an average of 12 miles per hour driving around town.    I then checked my tire pressure at 32 Pounds Per Square Inch on all four tires.    My rear tires that I put on, I think are the original Swedish tires on the original tire rims that came with car.   They still have good enough tread on them.   My relative said that this summer up in Kennebunkport, Maine when I visit around the third week of June, they might buy me a new set of tires at Sam's Club in Scarborough, Maine.   However, my current tires are perfectly safe for the current driving conditions in this area.   I was told they had 10 inches of rain in Kennebunkport, Maine and York County, Maine this past weekend.   There was also a bit of minor flooding locally here in Greenwich, Connecticut.   I next went to the Greenwich Library, and I checked out two Microsoft Windows XP books with CDs.  One is "Microsoft Windows XP Do Amazing Things" and the other one is "Microsoft Windows XP Networking and Security Inside and Out".  I surfed the internet for a while in the library using the IBM computers.   They seem to work faster than my primary computer, but one has to remember, when I boot my primary computer, I boot about 20 startup programs with it, since I run a more complex computer system.    I chatted with a visiting British couple.  The new Carnival Cruise ship "The Freedom of the Seas" was in Manhattan this past weekend, so we had some British visitors around.   They always seem to be more interested in exploring around that hearing my short version of British history in this area.   I next went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with a Starbuck's regular at the beginning and the end of the walk.  I stopped by Zen stationary, but it was too late to buy a Scratch card.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 3.5 ounce CVS Clorox Bleach Drop In tablet for $1.99.   I believe in England, they call them Johnny Cakes.   I bought two six packs of Thomas' English muffins for $1.50 each pack.   I believe in England, they call them Scones.  I bought two 9.75 cans of CVS whole light salted cashew nuts for buy one can get one can free for $4.39 both.  I believe in England, they called them parrot food.  I also bought two 3.35 ounce bottles of CVS Gold Emblem paprika for .66 each, one 2.79 ounce ginger for .66, one 2.5 ounce chicken bouillon cubes for .66, one 2.5 ounce beef bullion cubes for .66, and one .42 ounce chopped chives for .66.   I also bought a 15 ounce Alberto V05 Kiwi and Lime shampoo for .88 and a 15 ounce Alberto VO5 Kiwi and Lime conditioner for .88  plus .23 tax for $15.34 total.   I chatted with the children's hair stylist from the top of Greenwich Avenue where Mike's barber shop use to be, and he told me he has moved further down Greenwich Avenue, but I have not spotted the shop yet.   There also is a local bicycle shop downtown behind Sak's Fifth Avenue in their rear parking lot area.  Maybe Fred owns it too, because I think some of his associates used to have an antique shop there previously.  I stopped by Restoration Hardware store, and they told me they still make Dynamos for night bicycle lights in Italy.  After I finished my walk, I sat out for a while.  I then drove down by the waterfront.   I chatted with some more British tourists.  One of them was wearing a Queen Elizabeth II jacket.   The Indian Harbor Yacht Club was totally deserted, so maybe they all took off on the Freedom of the Seas for unknown destinations.  There were only three launch crew there as far as I could tell.   The sea gulls have been dropping conch shells on the wharf.  I then stopped by the Royal Bank of Scotland, and I chatted for a while with the security officer.   I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought two gallons of America's Choice white vinegar for $1.99 each and two 59 ounce containers of Tropicana orange juice for $2.50 each $8.98.   The regular cashier had just gotten back from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, and I was told they are worried there that the reason they have not found Ben Laden is that he got hold of one of those Russian submarines.    Well, I guess anything is possible.  I then returned home, and I brought up my purchases.   I chatted with my mother again.  I do not mention much about my mother because I like respecting her privacy, but she is doing just fine.  I was just thinking today about this picture   and the dark skinned life guard in Tobago looks familiar from other photographs I have seen since.   Would he possibly be the world's most recognized celebrity known as the Brazilian soccer star Pele.   He does look a bit like him.   There was also one recluse in Tobago whom had an opened air house with about 2,000 exotic birds in it, so unless one likes being around bird droppings, I would not bother dropping in.   I checked out some bargains on the internet.    I took the remaining half of a 26 ounce jar of Ragu 7 spice tomato sauce, and I put it in a rubbermaid plastic pot with the contents including juice of a 6.5 ounce can of Snow's clams, and I mixed the sauce and clams together, and I put the lid on it, and then I heated both containers on two reheat cycles of the General Electric microwave oven.  I put the hot spaghetti noodles on a dinner plate with the clam sauce on top of it with a few tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I bought a few bargains on the internet.   I bought two JustDeals.us 980118-0000: Logitech Wireless Headset Microphone Cordless -- 980118-0000 for $14.95 each refurbished, and one JustDeals.us F5D5000: Belkin 10/100 Ethernet Desktop LAN Network PCI Card -- F5D5000  for $6.95 for $36.85 total with free shipping.   I can used the two wireless Logitech wireless headsets for talking and listening on the internet with wireless connections.    Here is a better description of the devices Product Description and Specifications of LABTEC-Labtec Cordless Headset 100ft Range for Voice CHAT Int. Tel-9801180000  .   I took quite a while to research them, and make sure they are what I need and want.  Thus JustDeals also has another web site justdeals.us .   I chatted with a few local security organizations, but they never really tell one anything.   My best guess in not really knowing all that much is that if Ben Laden is to strike at the alliance somewhere in the world, it might be on June 6, 2006 or on the computer date 060606, a day that people might remember, so possibly it might be a major strike at some location.   However, I do not really know any hard facts, it is just a guess, but it is a date that people would remember.   Since the Al-Qa'ida group think we are Western devils, they might chose to strike on that day, which in the bible the number "666" was suppose to be the number of the devil, but it really was the Hebrew symbol for the hated emperor Nero.   Your guess is as good a mine.   I was told many years ago, the primary cargo on the British cruise ship lines is bonded liquor that they pick up and deliver at the various ports around the world.    I was also once told by the captain of the Queen Elizabeth II that the only products they purchase in Manhattan is Scott Paper.   I also once observed quite a few of their passengers when they depart the ships terminal on the west side of Manhattan, they head for the King Cole room in the basement of the St. Regis Hotel just east of the piers and just east of Fifth Avenue, where they  have a jolly time in port.   I will now do some regular internet work.   CIO  

Note: 05/14/06  Sunday 12:50 A.M.:   I ate the other half of the 3.5 ounce tube of barbeque pringle potato chips with some iced tea.   I watched some television.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 11:40 P.M.:  - Indonesian volcano threatens 20,000 - May 13, 2006  .   CIO

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 11:30 P.M.:   I used the ATI control panel, and I set up my computer for the primary monitor and the Sony television monitor in clone mode.    One has two switch the Sony television to video 2 with its remote control.  Yahoo Go Yahoo! Go - TV - What Is It? does not work with my setup, since I do not have a Video TV card, but just a TV input module from the Digital cable television box.   Also in clone mode I'M Instant Media - The Leader in Internet TV does not work on the Sony television monitor probably because it is playing with the Real Player instead of the Windows Media Player.   The Windows Media player does work on the Sony Television clone monitor setup.   One can chose Windows media television programming from - The ultimate guide to Live TV webcasts. .   I watched some British television 3BTV about life in the country in England .   Life seems pretty simple in England in the country, and it seems like it does not change much.   From the television broadcast, they are big on cheddar cheese, apples, wine, and SEQUENTIAL PICTURES \\\ ENDANGERED MEAT .   I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream and half of a 3.5 ounce tube of Pringles barbeque potato chips.   I put the computer back to dual computer monitor mode.    Well not much happening on this side of the Pond.   CIO  

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 9:50 P.M.:  After I did the C: drive to D: drive backup, I did a C: drive to the Maxtor external hard drive ASR backup.   I boiled three quarts of water with  a teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of sea salt.   I then boiled for 10 minutes a 16 ounce package of Ronzoni #9 thin spaghetti noodles.   I then drained the water with a colander into another pot, and I threw the hot water down the bathroom sink to clean out my shaving soap scum.  During the last five minutes of the boiling, I reheated half of the contents of a 26 ounce jar of Ragu 7 herb tomato sauce in a microwave proof plastic pot with lid in the General Electric microwave oven on the reheat cycle.  I put half of the cooked spaghetti noodles in a flat Rubbermaid container and the other half I put on a dinner plate with the tomato sauce and a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I watched part of an old Randolph Scott movie.   He was better off than most actors, since his wife was Pierre Dupont's only daughter, and she controlled one of the largest fortunes in America.    I chatted with a relative.   CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 05/13/06:

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 5:35 P.M.:   I was awake at noon.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I went back to bed until just now.   I will install the updates and run some maintenance utilities on the primary computer, and then I will do a Microsoft Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive.   I had a telephone call from India trying to sell me Long Distance Service.   I will first send out my weekly notes before I do the backup.  CIO    

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 3:55 A.M.:  Recently has had some problems with its approval Bush: Job Ratings , so | Republican National Committee :: Home has some work to do.   However, without wampum Wampum--Native American Beadwork , NativeTech: Wampum; History and Background , Wampum: Introduction , the Great White father ain't going anywhere.   I frequently have to remind well meaning Fairfield County republicans that the Speaker of the House of Representatives Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert is from Illinois, where my branch of the Scott family is suppose to be from.   Thus more than likely someone out there in the governmental woodwork is keeping an eye on me.   However, I plan to live where I am presently located in Greenwich, Connecticut for the rest of my life, since I have lived here most of my life.   However, if I ever chose to go back to family roots in the Midwest, I could also chose another hometown besides Champaign, Illinois such as my mother's hometown of Holland, Michigan, but possibly just returning to somewhere in between such as my old college hometown of Lake Forest, Illinois would be halfway in between.   However, after all of the action and big city life out here on the east coast for most of my life, I suppose I might become somewhat disorientated with the slower pace of life in the Midwest.   I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream before going to bed yesterday morning, and I just ate two more scoops this morning.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   However, if I ever chose to live in Champaign, Illinois, I might have access to National Center for Supercomputing Applications which is suppose to have some sort of budget, but alas I do not know Unix programming, so I am left around being a pain in the you know what as far as they are concerned.   However, on a minor point of dispute, since the mother of the First United States of America Supreme Court Chief Justice "John Jay" was from the Scott family, it would seem to me that their might be some old roots in this area, once clears away all of the old dead wood.   I put two new CVS Alkaline AA batteries in my Logitech LX500 wireless keyboard.  CIO  

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 2:35 A.M.:  I put together a web page Merapi Volcano Links Java Indonesia  .  CIO

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 2:00 A.M.:   jules homepage: portal to the Jules Verne Voyager interactive map tool .   UNAVCO Home Page .  Global Volcanism Program | Merapi | Maps .   .  CIO

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 1:55 A.M.:   If you look at this, you can probably figure out if Merapi eruptions meant colder winters the following winters Global Volcanism Program | Merapi | Eruptive History .   CIO 

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 1:50 A.M.:   Global Volcanism Program | Merapi | Summary  .   Smithsonian Institution - Global Volcanism Program: Worldwide Holocene Volcano and Eruption Information .   CIO

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 1:25 A.M.:   Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi .  Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi - Home . Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi - Berita Hotnews . Pusat Vulkanologi dan Mitigasi Bencana Geologi - Merapi naik ke level IV AWAS .   Java was once a Dutch colony, and I think the pages are in Dutch.   Although, I am half Dutch, I do not know Dutch.  CIO 

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 1:10 A.M.:  Merapi Volcano Observatory . News from The Associated Press Hundreds Flee From Active Merapi Volcano  .Merapi Volcano, Java .  MERAPI, Indonesia .  Direktorat Vulkanologi Indonesia .  The International Merapi Workshop 2006 - Center of Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation .  CIO

Note: 05/13/06  Saturday 12:50 A.M.:   I did some bargain hunting, but there is nothing that I need.   BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Red alert for Indonesia volcano .   CIO 

Note: 05/12/06  Friday 11:10 P.M.:   I opened a 18.8 ounce can of Campbell's New England clam chowder, and I put it in a plastic microwave pot with lid, and I heated it on two reheat cycles of the General Electric microwave oven.   I put the hot soup in a large Cobalt blue soup bowl with some parsley on top of it.   I ate it with a glass of iced tea.    I then ate the last piece of French crumb cake.   CIO 

Note: 05/12/06  Friday 10:15 P.M.:   I went through my email.  Here is the link on the Netgear Switch that I ordered Welcome to NETGEAR - Products ProSafe 16 Port 10/100 Rackmount Switch Model FS516 .   This says its  regular new price is $530 Tech Gift Ideas: Electronics: NETGEAR FS516 - Switch - 16 ports - EN, Fast EN - 10Base-T, 100Base-TX , but the Netgear site only lists the FS524 for $450, so anyway it is a considerable savings.   CIO

Note: 05/12/06  Friday 8:40 P.M.:   I did my house cleaning and watering the plants.   I also filled the shower caddy with shampoo, conditioner, and liquid soap.    I ran a lubrication cycle on the paper shredder, by adding a few drips of the paper shredder oil to a piece of paper and running it through.   I also emptied the paper shredder.   I threw out the old periodical literature including some old computer magazines and the garbage and shredded paper.    This morning before going to bed, I took the old light blue silverware holder, and I put it underneath the sharp fax machine, and I removed the Winston Churchill book, and I put it in the right hand side bookcase in the hallway.   Winston Churchill was a very popular British politician.   He spent all day in bed drinking brandy and smoking cigars, and he lived to be over 90, and he won World War II.   He also was a journalist, and he even found time to build brick walls after being prime minister.    CIO 

Note: 05/12/06  Friday 4:40 P.M.:   I was awake at 9 A.M..   I  chatted with a relative.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I went back to bed.    I woke up at 3 P.M..  One of my neighbors thinks my casual leisure clothes are my pajamas, so I will now wear my blue jeans when I go out over my leisure pants.  I checked the mail, and my MasterCard debit card arrived to replace the old one that had its number replaced.    I ordered FS516 10/100 16 Port Dual Speed Switch RJ-45 (NETGEAR-FS516) - for $43.95 with free UPS shipping.   It is the same as Netgear FS516 16 port Fast Ethernet LAN Network Switch - FS516 that this link is sold out of.   I only have eight LAN ports on my present Ethernet LAN Switch, so I can connect them together and have up to 24 for networking purposes.   I took four pieces of bread, and I put Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise on them, and then on each of the two sandwiches, I put three 1/32nd thick slices of turkey folded over and four 5 inch by 5 inch slices of American cheese and the top half of the bread.   I cut the sandwich in half, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea and a bowl of potato chips.  I will now start my house cleaning and watering the plants.   CIO          

Note: 05/12/06  Friday 2:25 A.M.:   Well, I suppose with gasoline going to $15.99 a gallon more than likely sooner or later, we will be walking a bit more around here.   I noticed this past day at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, they had an Italian men's bicycle for sale with a flat tire for $10, and I noticed it had a dynamo generator and light on it.   However, even if one has a light on a bicycle around here, I consider this area too unsafe to ride a bicycle.    In studying the no battery flash light, I noticed its generating cylinder is similar to those used on ocean buoys for generating lights at sea.   I am a bit tired, so I will not shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  When I went  to the Taft School The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut  and Lake Forest College Lake Forest College - Chicago's National Liberal Arts College in Lake Forest, Illinois, I had classmates Rob and Rick Ford whom were Henry Ford's nephews, and I noticed in the Lake Forest alumni list, there was also a Fred Ford, whom lives in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan.   What is peculiar as I recall at Lake Forest College, Fred Ford was an African American, so maybe he is one of those individuals whom tan darkly in some place like Barbados on extended holidays, and when he comes back up north, he is mistaken for an African American as opposed to a tanned American.    Since Prince William is currently on extended holiday in Mustique, he might have problems being recognized, whenever he comes back up north, but blond haired people tend not to tan as darkly.  After three weeks in Tabago in 1971, this is about as darkly tanned as I got.  I am the white guy on the left .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note: 05/12/06  Friday 1:20 A.M.:   I ate two bowls of potato chips.   I did some thinking about , and possibly he was living under an alias.   In the period of 1973 to 1975, I heard Fred Hughes' named mentioned, but according to this picture, Fred Von Mierers was not Fred Hughes Andy Warhol 1970 - 1974 , although Fred Hughes does look a bit like Howard Hughes, and Howard Hughes also lived on East 49th Street.  This mention's Fred Hughes The Fred Hughes Estate Auction ; Maine Antique Digest, December 2001 .   However, since Fred Von Mierers was more European acting possibly, he was from one of those Eastern European groups that were taken over by the Russians after World War II and relocated to Siberia or other remote areas.  Then possibly he was trained as an agent, and Ed Powers in Manhattan would have been his handler, and Helen Williams his contact.    However, Fred knew thousands of people in Europe, so I do not think he was the Spy who came in from the cold.   He might have been associated with some Northern European royal household, since he always kept his Frederick air conditioner going full power during the winter months.   Thus he was a cold weather person.   Whatever, the case there is very little reference to him anymore, so more than likely possibly the story as we know it, is the story.  Whatever, the case more than likely other people in Europe would have his same family look.   Since Fred supposedly had accumulated millions of dollars in his New Age cult, more than likely he would have had a lawyer and legal heirs.  From what I have read, more than likely there was a link between him and the Scientology - Church of Scientology Official Site and L. Ron Hubbard Home Page and L. Ron Hubbard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   The Greenwich, Connecticut connection might have been the Masonic order in Greenwich, Connecticut was started by a Hubbard family member, and Jim Eldert out in California lived with Peter Hubbard who was from Greenwich, Connecticut, and last I heard Peter Hubbard was majoring in law at U.C.L.A. about 25 years ago.   It is a quaint fact that I have only attended two weddings in Greenwich, Connecticut.   One was at the Hubbard family farm in Glenville, Connecticut back around 1965 and the other was for a minister friend of mine and his wife around 1975.   CIO      

Note: 05/11/06  Thursday 10:15 P.M.:   If you did not know it, Queen Elizabeth II is also Queen of Canada and a few other countries you probably never heard of like Australia.   Thus in the Commonwealth group of folks which number 2.5 billion people, it is quite a lot of people to keep the British busy.    In case Queen Elizabeth II did not get the message Prime Minister of Canada: Happy 80th Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II .   Having dealt with the British a few times in my life, usually when they show up here locally, it tends to rain.  Of course that might be because back in the old days, when the British had a bit of influence in Florida, since the Duke of Windsor was Governor of the Bahamas during World War II, they also dealt with drought in Florida.   Thus some cleaver British chemist probably figured out how to make it rain in Florida by "Cloud Seeding".   Basically from what I have been able to piece together, one takes about one gallon of Iodine and 50,000 gallons of water, and one mixes it together in an air tanker and sprays it on the clouds from above to seed the clouds and make it rain.   There always tend to be clouds in Florida, if they had enough fuel for the air tanker, they would be able to make it rain.   Any of the old timers in Florida would know how to do that.  Of course there might be a more modern way to do it, possibly by adding Iodine to jet fuel or some other method like shooting Iodine mist shells into the hair.   However, I am not Burt Lancaster "The Rain Maker", and currently the House of Lancaster is not very popular in England anyway.  CIO 

Note: 05/11/06  Thursday 9:35 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend whom I have to call back in a few minutes.   I chatted with someone whom speaks English, and that is about all I know.   For desert I ate a piece of French crumb cake.   This morning before going to bed, I also ate a bowl of potato chips.   I was thinking since I read the book about 15 years ago called "A Man Called Intrepid"  : A Man Called Intrepid: Books: William Stevenson whom the current head of British Intelligence might be in North America.   About 10 years ago, when I was asked, I said it might Gaylon Weston, the Canadian grocery store billionaire.    Ever since then all of the British have been spending a lot of time in grocery stores, or that is always where I see most of them.   However, on closer reflection like Sherlock Holmes, the head of British Intelligence in North America more than likely is not known.   However, one could probably figure out whom it is.   It is more than likely someone that live in Ottawa, Canada.   More than likely the individual has contacts secret or otherwise with Richard Branson of Virgin Airways.  Since Canada is 25% Chinese origin, more than likely the individual is out of the old Colonial Commonwealth network, and is probably Chinese from Hong Kong or Shanghai.   That is about all I can figure out base on my information.   Thus it would be somebody like the old movie's character Charlie Chan.   CIO

Note: 05/11/06  Thursday 8:25 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend, and I left messages with another friend, and I also chatted with another friend.  I took three large eggs, and I broke them in a mixing bowl, and I added a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese and a couple of tablespoons of milk, and a couple of teaspoons of olive oil, and a few dashes of Italian seasoning, and I whisked it all together.    I put three paper towels on a microwave proof dinner plate and then five strips of double thick Oscar Meyer bacon and two more paper towels and the plastic microwave plate cover, and I put it in the microwave, and I set the timer for four minutes.   I put two pieces of bread in the toaster.   I then took a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I added few tablespoons of olive oil, and I turned on the electric burner to medium high, once the oil began to get hot, I added the egg mixture and lowered the electric burner heat to medium, and I started the bacon in the microwave oven, and I started the toast.  Once the eggs were about half cooked, I used a spatula, and I slid the cooked part off the bottom of the pan to let the liquid part cook some more.   About the time the bacon was done, the eggs and toast were done.   I mixed the eggs a little bit towards the end to scramble them medium soft.   I put the hot skillet briefly on a dinner plate to warm it, and then I put the eggs on the plate along with the bacon and toast.   I put olive oil on the toast, and I cut the two pieces in half.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I put the white Rubbermaid silverware holder in the center kitchen drawer, and I removed the torgoise one, which I guess I could wash and give back to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   Since all of the republicans in Greenwich seem to be busy slaving away elsewhere in the world, I suppose I am left with a bunch of disgruntled democrats.   However, I suppose if the republicans ever lose their majority, the democrats will be back doing the same thing or whatever they use to do, and all of the republicans would return back to Greenwich which might be good for the local economy, since the republicans tend to have money.   The four most prominent republican families I know of in the United States of America are the Roosevelt, Ford, McCormick, and the Rockefeller families, but not necessarily in that order.   If any other republicans have money, they are good at letting people not know it.   It is like Pat Nixon, once said referring to republican women in plain cloth coats.   Whatever the case, I think the republicans will survive particularly if they quit paying for the liberal television media.   If any democrat is ever elected to the ,  I intend to quit paying for cable television, so if all of the other republicans do that, the liberal media companies will be left with soap operas and vegematics to make a living.   However, it is a good way to get all of those lazy liberal democrats off their fat duffs and back to work by putting lots of republicans on television.  CIO         

Note: 05/11/06  Thursday 5:55 P.M.:   I woke up this morning about 10 A.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I picked up my mail, and I told the postman next spring the rate for first class mail per ounce was going up to 42 cents, but you can buy a  forever stamps now for .39 cents that will always be good as first class stamps.   I guess since the government is so short of money that is they way of the government barrowing money.  I showered, and I cleaned up.    I went out, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a Rubbermaid drawer silverware holder for $1.   I then went to my 3 P.M. appointment early.   I took time out to tour the new Greenwich Hospital, and it has some interesting displays on the history of the Greenwich Hospital.   I checked out their coffee shop and their cafeteria.   On the bulletin board opposite the cafeteria in the hallway away from the cafeteria entrance, they show various items for rent or for sale.  One can rent a two bedroom apartment at the Fairfield apartments just south of the Greenwich Hospital for $2,100 a month.    The number for that rental is 1-914-393-6276.    After my 3 P.M. appointment, I drove down the Miracle Mile, they call Greenwich Avenue, and I noticed the Complete Kitchen gourmet food store is going out of business.   I did not bother with Steamboat Road to save gasoline, but I swung back around to the Stop and Shop.   I bought three 7 ounce packages of Armour frozen sausage patties for $1 each and two 7 ounce boxes of Armour frozen maple flavor sausage links for $1 each, a dozen large Stop and Shop eggs for $1.59, and Chiquita bananas at .79 a pound for $2.13 for $8.72 total.  I found a $20 bill on the floor of the Stop and Shop while shopping, which now brings the total up to $42 that I have found lying around Greenwich, Connecticut downtown in the last 22 years.   I then went by Val's Liquor store at the Stop and Shop plaza, and I bought a 10 ounce bottle of Angostura bitters for $9.50 with tax.   I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.    I chatted with a relative.   They are suppose to get some well needed rain in Florida, since they have had a drought recently.   CIO     

Note: 05/11/06  Thursday 12:50 A.M.:  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Story about oil .CIO  

Note: 05/11/06  Thursday 12:30 A.M.:    I installed the Instant Media program.   With a high speed internet connection, they have a lot of free television shows, if one has the time to watch television.   CIO

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Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 11:30 P.M.:   ABC News: Huge Meat-Eating Dinosaur Discovered .   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 10:50 P.M.:   Earlier today, I ate few handfuls of dry roasted peanuts.   I just cut the remaining cold eye round into ten 3/32nds of an inch thick slices on an angle, and I put them on a dinner plate with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce.    I also took the remaining fresh broccoli crowns, and I cut them into spears, and I put them in the larger square plastic microwave pot with lid and an inch of water, and I ran them on three vegetable cycles on the General Electric microwave oven, and then I drained the water out, and I put them on the dinner plate with a little bit of olive oil.   I also cut a dill pickle into four lengthwise quarters, and I put them on the dinner plate.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   After dinner, I had a piece of French crumb cake for desert with iced tea.    My April 2006 electric bill from cl- was $139 and change.   Since I did not run the electric heat for the entire month of April 2006, and the air conditioner would occasionally turn on in the afternoon when the westerly sun would shine in and warm up the apartment, I did not use much electricity for temperature control.   However, the hot water heater, the refrigerator, and Honeywell air purifier, and the allergy machine air purifier are going all the time along with the server.   Since I am on a night schedule frequently, the living room and kitchen lights are going as well as the primary computer a good deal of the time when I am awake.  I also occasionally watch television.   I use low wattage light bulbs.   That gives one, an idea of what the average monthly electric bill is today in my apartment without heat and air conditioning temperature control going.  The good news is that the next five months from June 2006 through October 2006, my monthly electricity average has been paid up my the NEON energy assistance program, and is presently in my electricity account.   CIO 

Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 9:50 P.M.:   I worked with .   I went outside a couple of times, and I chatted with neighbors.  I was outside to receive the UPS order.   I put the packing foam peanuts in the plastic bag in the false ceiling above the bed.   I threw out the shipping box just now.   I used four of the five fan extension cables to connect the four cases fans on the server to the case fan monitor.   I also install the new LAN card in the remaining PCI slot of the server.   I have the server running off the two LAN cards, and I disabled the onboard LAN.   I also disabled the onboard audio.   I connected the Andrea electronics headset with a Y adapter to the first sound out plug on the SoundBlaster Live MP3+ card along with one of the sets of speakers, and the Andrea electronics microphone to the SoundBlaster card too.   Thus the Andrea Electronics headset now works on the server as well as the speakers.   I left the four case fans set at the lowest speeds.  I took off three of the power supply case fan adapters, and I stored them in my spare parts box on the white bedroom bureau along with the spare fan wire extension cable.    I put the NYPD on the top front of the server case.   I did not receive a Great Seal of the United States case badge, but instead they sent me a United States Air Force case badge, and I put it on the top front of the primary computer.   I put the red flower case badge on the lower front of the Northgate Syntax computer, and I put the yellow flower case badge on the center front of the Dell L1000R computer.   I hooked up the Emachines keyboard to the Northgate Syntax computer on the coffee table placing it in the oak keyboard drawer.   I downloaded, and I installed its software drivers, and its programs buttons work just fine.  I put the old Microsoft keyboard underneath the bedroom sideboard.   I put the new spare power supply on top of the hutch in the bedroom.   The two flashlights that do not need batteries work just fine.  I put one by the telephone tea table in the living room with the other two flashlights.   I put the other one in my Volvo's driver's side door pocket with the other orange flashlight with batteries.   I chatted with a neighbor.   CIO 

Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 2:25 P.M.:   I finished downloading the Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5381, and I will now burn it to DVD, and then I will install on the second partition on the first hard drive on the primary computer.    This should take about an hour.    I am still waiting for UPS Package Tracking Mike Scott order .   The way I figure it with the higher prices of energy those survivalists out on Nantucket might face the fact that their oil tanks might run down this coming winter, and if they do not have oil out on Nantucket, it would be awfully hard to spend the winter there, if you get my drift.   However, a lot of Nantucket people go south for the winter, since it is a nautical island.    Of course south could be about any place in the world.  I knew a sailor in Nantucket whom claimed he was the attorney representing all of Saudi Arabia in Boston, but for all I know he thought I was Saudi Arabian, since the last time he saw me, I was darkly tanned.  CIO 

Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 2:10 P.M.:  See if you recognize any suspicious characters way out on Nantucket - Live Cams .   Of course Nantucket tends not to get too busy until about the third week of June, when the Boston schools start letting out their students.   CIO 

Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 1:50 P.M.:   QM2 - Itinerary - 2006 is not due back in Manhattan until May 23, 2006.   I was looking at TCPalm and about 30 miles south of Vero Beach, Florida, they now have TCPalm: Dining at Queen Mary British Pub : British Food and Beer .  Jupiter is the wealthiest zip code in the United States of America, and it is just south of Hobe Sound, where a lot of the movers and shakers probably still live part of the time during the winter.  They way I figure it, it is so cold in England, nobody stays there anymore, so you are more than likely to run into the British in warmer ports of destination.   Of course Welcome to Yum! Brands, Inc. has some food too, and they also own Welcome to Long John Silver's , which I use to frequently eat at in Manhattan and Greenwich in the old days.    Yes, the probably still have Fish and Chips.  I chatted with a relative again.  CIO

Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 1:00 P.M.:   I was awake at 9 A.M. this morning.   I had breakfast of oatmeal, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I chatted with a relative.    I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.  I chatted with a Microsoft representative from Redmond.   I left a message with a couple of relatives and some friends.  I am downloading the 32 bit version of Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5381 which includes the server.   It will take a while.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   CIO        

Note: 05/10/06  Wednesday 1:35 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I ate another piece of French crumb cake.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.    Not much happening in this neck of the woods.   CIO

Note: 05/09/06  Tuesday 11:50 P.M.:   I chatted with Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and I told them back in the good old days, when I lived at the Casa Marina during the winter of 1978 with John Bolton from Manhasset, Long Island, we not only had a local Key West security group patrolling the hotel that was called "K-9 Security", but we also had 200 stray Hemingway 6 toed cats with one of them that might have been a baby panther.   I do not know if the mother panther was around.   They also had tarantulas on the hotel property that the 200 cats were not able to keep away.   Thus when one ventures into the tropics, one never knows what type of varmints that one might run into.   Locally, an individual that has time to read and watch the local press told me they had a problem with a bear around the garbage at a local pizza restaurant  in New Rochelle, New York.   Since we are further out in the country here in Greenwich, Connecticut, we probably have bear problems too in back country.   I remember, when I knew Louis Rosenstiel, I also knew his property warden Seiger, and Seiger was always complaining about bears around the Conyers Farm property.   CIO    

Note: 05/09/06  Tuesday 11:10 P.M.:   I cut three 3/8th inch thick slices of cold eye round of beef, and I put them on a plate with Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.    I also put about 1.5 cups of baby carrots, sliced asparagus, and broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave pot with about an inch of water with lid,  and I heated it on the vegetable cycle of the General Electric microwave oven for one cycle.   I then added the remaining cooked rice in the Rubbermaid container, and I heated both the vegetables and rice on two reheat cycles, and I put the vegetables in a bowl with a small bit of olive oil, and I put the rice on the plate with the cold eye round, and I put La Choy low sodium soy sauce on it.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I also ate a piece of crumb cake.   Tracking on my order for Super-Flower Power Supplies TT-520SS SuperFlower Switching Power Supplies Aluminum Color 4 Fans P4-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $19.99 plus for .05 a free Eagle overclock case badge, five  3-Pin Extension Cables / Adapters for 3 Wire Devices, 12"-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $2 each, eMachines KU-0108 Black Internet Multimedia USB Computer Keyboard Windows-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $6.99, 2 Self Powered LED Flashlight, with No Batteries or Bulbs to Replace-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $4.99 each, CNet 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet PCI-Bus Adapter PRO200WL Wake-On-LAN CNet 07C712 N-Way 10/100Mbps PCI Network Card PRO200 WL-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $3.99, Case Badges - NYPD-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, Red & Yellow Flower Case Badge (labels, stickers), #F07-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, Flower Case Badge (stickers, labels, tags), #F02-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, *Free USPS Shipping* Case Badges - US Seal, Flying Eagle, stickers, labels, #R2-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $2.99 plus $13.48 ground UPS shipping for $67.62 total is  UPS Package Tracking Mike Scott order .  I guess I will have to stay in tomorrow and wait for the order.   Locally I have noticed several individuals traveling around with black nylon guitar cases.   Technically guitar cases could carry sniper rifles in them, so one should check out individuals carrying guitar cases.  CIO

Note: 05/09/06  Tuesday 11:00 P.M.:   There was also a raccoon out at the bush at the southwest parking area at Tod's Point.   The locals leave bird seed there, so different birds tend to show up there.     

Note: 05/09/06  Tuesday 10:00 P.M.:   I woke up at 9 A.M. this morning.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I had a telephone call from a relative, and I chatted with another relative.   I ate a couple of handfuls of peanuts.   I went out, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.    I then went by Barbershop, beauty salon, haircuts - Old Greenwich, Connecticut , and I got my hair cut for $20 and $5 tip for $25 total.    I then went by the Old Greenwich Rummage Room, and I bought a brass battery powered florescent picture light for $1.50 and .09 tax for $1.59.    I then went by CVS, and I bought two sour cream and onion 5.75 ounce Pringles for .88 each and two 5.75 ounce Barbeque Pringles for .88 each less a $3 discount coupon for .52 total.     I then went out to the Southwest parking area at Tod's Point, and I ate half of a tube of sour cream and onion Pringles.    I watched some birds in the bush there on the shoreline.   Besides the usual sparrows and starlings, there were two parrots and a cardinal and a red winged black bird.    I then parked by the south shore, and I ate the rest of the tube of Pringles.   I then went to the southeast concession area, and I sat out at the picnic area, and I watched some squirrels.   I used the bathroom at the concession area.    I then returned to central Greenwich, and I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a heavy cloth brownish MODA suitcase on wheels for $5.   It is the type that is suppose to fit in the luggage rack above the seat on a airplane.   I then went downtown, and I walked a small section of lower Greenwich Avenue, but it looked like it might rain, so I returned to my car.   I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   I then went by the Arnold Bread store outlet, and I bought a loaf of Healthnut bread for $1.59 and a Entenmann's 14 ounce Deluxe French Butter crumb cake for $2 for $3.59 total.   I then returned home, and I brought up my purchases and the mail.   I put the suitcase on the left on the floor of the left living room closet, since two of the tires are not there anymore, there is room.   I then put the battery powered florescent light on the window shelf in front of the Lexmark X85 printer system, so it is available for emergency light.   It is too awkward to use for a picture light.    I then took a nap.   I woke up, and I chatted with a relative.   I then woke up again at 9 P.M., and I chatted with another relative.   I had a telephone call from my bank today that the amount taken out of my account was put back in by Paypal.   A relative gave me a red and white checked shirt sleeve cotton shirt for my birthday.   I then today my birthday is also the anniversary of the founding of the red cross.  CIO      

Note: 05/09/06  Tuesday 12:35 A.M.:   I ate a couple of handfuls of peanuts.   I watched some television.   I will now shut down the computer.   I will go to bed soon.   Today is the 56th birthday of some unknown visitor from another planet.   CIO 

Note: 05/08/06  Monday 11:30 P.M.:   Security Watch: Gone in 60 seconds--the high-tech version - CNET reviews .   CIO 

Note: 05/08/06  Monday 11:00 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I went outside, and I checked the perimeter.   I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.  I will now go through my email.     CIO 

Note: 05/08/06  Monday 9:35 P.M.:   BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Edinburgh and East | Dolphins 'have their own names' and BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Unravelling Krakatoa's secrets  .   CIO  

Note: 05/08/06  Monday 9:25 P.M.:   I was awake at 11 P.M. this morning.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.  I then went by Mavis Tire in Cos Cob, and they told me, they can repair a slide wall cut on a tire.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a white AT&T two line model number 722 corded telephone for $7.50.   I then went to my 4 P.M. appointment.   I was told by someone that reads the printed version of the Greenwich Time   that according to it and Connecticut News 12, there were 350 cars in Byram, Greenwich, Connecticut that had their tires  slashed this past weekend, so the act of vandalism was not specifically targeted at me.   Also people have been firing BB guns at local house and cars.    I next returned home.   I picked up my mail.   I brought down from my living room closet the two best of the four radial snow tires for my Volvo mounted on rims with hub cabs.  I put one each on the two rear wheels of my Volvo, and I inflated them with the jump start system air pump to 30 PSI.    I put the spare in the underneath rear compartment, and I put the two tires I had taken off the rear axle in the back area of the station area, and I put the other items back in the car.   I brought up the jump start system with the air pump.   I chatted with a relative.   I put three AA Energizer alkaline batteries in the AT&T telephone, and I removed the General Electric cordless and the black wall telephone from the bathroom, and I installed the AT&T telephone on the near side of the bookcase inside the bathroom entrance on the left side.  I also took the long black received cord from the black wall phone, and I put it on the AT&T phone.    I put the black wall phone and the General Electric cordless telephone underneath the right night stand.   The AT&T phone came with one connection cable, and I put a second one on the other line.   The first line if Verizon, and the second line is Optimum Voice.   I have not labeled the AT&T phone yet.  I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe , and I put half in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I also steamed on medium high electric heat two cups of baby carrots, broccoli sprouts, and sliced asparagus, and I put them in bowl with a little bit of olive oil.   I cut two half inch slices of the cold eye round, and I put them on a dinner plate with the other half of the rice, and I put Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on the cold beef and La Choy low sodium soy sauce on the rice, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO     

Note: 05/08/06  Monday 3:55 A.M.:   I just made another telephone call.   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go back to bed.    I would like to get back to some of my normal internet and computer routines, instead of bothering me with what is pretty obvious, if one takes the time to study the internet instead of doing whatever else people do with their spare time.   I will eat a couple of scoops of coffee ice cream before going to bed.  CIO 

Note: 05/08/06  Monday 2:25 A.M.:  - Giant rock growing in Mount St. Helens' crater - May 5, 2006 .   If Mount St. Helens erupts again, it would make it colder in the north country, but since down south it would be colder, there would be less hurricane activity.   However, with colder weather in the north country with less energy, it would be even colder than back in 1982, since one would not be able to stay warm.   For the life of me, I can not figure out why somebody would puncture my car tire, and I do not think it is because of my internet activity, since hardly anyone looks at my web site.   Maybe it was Fred .   When I use to keep an eye on his apartment back in 1973 to 1975, I also use to keep an eye on the two black Daimlers parked on the north side of 49th street around the corner from the British consulate, and back them from what I could tell, nobody even scratched them.    I guess from what I can tell, we have a hostile group working this area.   CIO 

Note: 05/08/06  Monday 2:00 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   My passenger side rear tire was deflated.   I got the jump start system, and I tried to inflate it.   On closer examination, in the upper left side wall of the tire, there was about a .75 inch knife puncture.   I called the Greenwich Police, and they took down the police report on the incident.   I then replaced the punctured tire with the smaller donut type spare tire.   I inflated it to the recommended 60 PSI.    I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area, and I sat out at various locations.   I chatted with a few regular night people.   I next drove down by the waterfront.  I then returned home, and I brought up the jump start system.   I chatted with a relative, and I chatted with a few other people.   On the tire, a relative was going to get me a new set of tires for my birthday, but if an individual is going to puncture them, I see no reason at this time to replace them.   I have a mounted set of four snow tires with about the same amount of tread about .25 inch on them, so I could put two of them on the rear axle.  One has to run matched radial tires on each axle.   I do not think the punctured tire can be repaired since the cut is in the sidewall.   While out tonight I noticed that the Greenwich Automotive Exxon service station was closed, and they have red cones in front of their gasoline pumps like they are out of gasoline.  The Shell station on West Putnam Avenue is still opened.   Somebody still has gasoline, because I saw a long white stretch Cadillac limousine still driving around.  In World War II, when there was a problem with inflated tires being punctured, they started using solid rubber tires to eliminate the problem.   However, if I put two of the spare tires on the rear axle, and they are punctured, we would have to go a higher level of security around here, such as posting armed guards, which the state of Connecticut can obviously afford to do.   CIO 

Note: 05/07/06  Sunday 6:20 P.M.:  I rested for a while.   I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.   I will shut down the primary computer, and I will now shower, and I will clean up.  I will then go out for a while.   Having the General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control set at 80 degrees Fahrenheit instead of 70 degrees Fahrenheit to save energy tends to make me feel tired in the warmer environment, since I am use to cooler temperatures.   CIO 

Note: 05/07/06  Sunday 2:50 P.M.:   I took four pieces of bread, and I put Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise on them, and then on each of the two sandwiches, I put three 1/32nd thick slices of turkey folded over and four 5 inch by 5 inch slices of American cheese and the top half of the bread.   I cut the sandwich in half, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea and a bowl of potato chips.   I chatted with a relative.   I will now put the computer on standby, and I will rest for a while.   CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 05/07/06:

Note: 05/07/06  Sunday 1:20 P.M.:  I went through my email.   I chatted with Paypal, and they told me the person whom committed the fraud on my account did not access my Paypal account, but they used my debit card number and security card code to set up a fraudulent Paypal account with a fraudulent email address.    I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO  

Note: 05/07/06  Sunday 11:35 A.M.:   I rested after the last message until now.   I woke up about 7 A.M. briefly, and I ate the last piece of cheese cake with a bowl of potato chips.   Also yesterday I ate a piece of cheese cake and some potato chips with iced tea.    I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note: 05/06/06  Saturday 11:55 P.M.:   I put the tea in the refrigerator.   I watered the plants.   I put white vinegar in the vinegar dish on the living room window sill.    I chatted with a friend.  Tracking on my order for Super-Flower Power Supplies TT-520SS SuperFlower Switching Power Supplies Aluminum Color 4 Fans P4-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $19.99 plus for .05 a free Eagle overclock case badge, five  3-Pin Extension Cables / Adapters for 3 Wire Devices, 12"-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $2 each, eMachines KU-0108 Black Internet Multimedia USB Computer Keyboard Windows-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $6.99, 2 Self Powered LED Flashlight, with No Batteries or Bulbs to Replace-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $4.99 each, CNet 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet PCI-Bus Adapter PRO200WL Wake-On-LAN CNet 07C712 N-Way 10/100Mbps PCI Network Card PRO200 WL-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $3.99, Case Badges - NYPD-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, Red & Yellow Flower Case Badge (labels, stickers), #F07-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, Flower Case Badge (stickers, labels, tags), #F02-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, *Free USPS Shipping* Case Badges - US Seal, Flying Eagle, stickers, labels, #R2-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $2.99 plus $13.48 ground UPS shipping for $67.62 total is  UPS Package Tracking Mike Scott order.  CIO 

Note: 05/06/06  Saturday 10:15 P.M.:   I was awake at 10 A.M., and I chatted with a relative, and I left messages with a few friends and relatives.   I went back to bed until 4 P.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I watched the Kentucky Derby.   I did two loads of laundry, and I put clean sheets on the bed in the bedroom.   I chatted with a relative.   I also started making up a batch of Formula One  .   I still have to put it in the refrigerator.   On the primary computer, I also did a Microsoft Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive.  CIO   

Note: 05/06/06  Saturday 4:35 A.M.:   I am burned out, and I have been working the grapevine.   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note: 05/06/06  Saturday 2:55 A.M.:  What has me curious about the internet activity on is that in his apartment at 420 East 49th street in Manhattan on the ground floor next to the Spatz in his bedroom closet, he had the complete works 100 volume set of Edgar Casey.   He also had a few of Jacqueline Onassis's coffee table books that she would try to sell while working just west of Fred at Random House which also housed the Norwegian and Swedish consulates to the United Nations, and the British were just around the corner on third Avenue next to Fred's liquor store and across the street from Fred's bank.  Since Fred's family were 14th generation Holland Dutch New York, and since Fred had also lived in Europe and he spoke fluent Dutch, he knew quite a few Dutch people.   His girl friend Sonja Von Vorhies was a bit hard of hearing from all of the discothèques that Fred frequented.    They also were an old Dutch family.  The head of Fred's Dutch friend seems to have been Van Renselyer whose family had a parked named after it.   Paul Bryant was the local older person that tried to keep an eye on the kids, and his family had a park named after it.   Since nothing was named after Scott in New York, they did not pay any attention to me, and they just used me as the cheap cleaver house boy and odd job person.   Also I knew how to drive a car, and most of Fred's friend did not know how to drive, which is probably just as well for the pedestrians of Manhattan.   Thus Fred was sort of the neighborhood guru around the United Nations.   Thus although Fred has been legally dead, it makes me nervous that all of these people are suddenly looking for him after 14 years.   I saw a Japanese fellow walking down Greenwich Avenue two days ago that looked quite a bit like Fred Von Mierers, so maybe he has been living in Japan.  You know if you live around a foreign population you begin to look like them after a while.   From the Christian Church point of view with all of its spiritual history, our forebears seem to frequently protect us.   Having done Art History research I have been around the Vatican, old churches in Florence Italy, old churches in California, most the churches in Manhattan, a lot of churches in Greece and the big church in Turkey where you have to take you shoes off.  Plus I have been in the big church in Oslo and Paris.   I was in a tiny church in Innsbruck, Austria, and they had somebody buried there Hofkirche (Court Church) - Innsbruck, Austria .   When I was there, it said he was buried there.   However, the pages he was buried elsewhere.   In American history, it also says that another Maximilian was also emperor of Mexico Maximilian, 1832–67, emperor of Mexico .   I did once see a picture of somebody that look like Fred living in a golden temple in Mexico, but how he could afford it made no sense to me, unless it was one of those Hollywood mock up photos they do for tourists in some areas.  I do know that Fred use to get all of his liquor for big parties from the Mexican consulate in Manhattan.  Fred always thought he was descended from Frederick II of Prussia Frederick II of Prussia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , and having met Fred's father, he looks a bit like him.   Let's see when I met Frederick Von Mierers in October 1973, he claimed to have been 24 years old, and his birthday was on Christmas Day December 25, thus he would have been 25 on that Christmas in 1973, and 32 years later, he would today be 57 years old .    With all of the languages that Fred spoke, he must have more about something besides fabrics.    However, if he has some sort of royal following, they must not have the internet yet, so maybe we could make money selling them the internet.    For all I know Fred is just simply sitting out in Oyster Bay, Long Island protected by the New York Mafia reading old books.  It is the nature of European residents in this area, they tend to trust the Mafia, since they tend to be European as opposed to the U.S. government personnel whom tend to be a mixed bag of political activists.  If Nelson Rockefeller let himself be photographed with Fred Von Mierers, possibly that was an indication that Fred was a bit more important than he realized.   However, Nelson never carried cash, and Fred only carried taxi  and disco money, so possibly they were in business together in some sort of activity like getting to become President of the U.S.A..   However, Nelson is more of a private individual, so possibly he did not do to well nationally.   Whatever, the case I happened to noticed that George Herbert Walker Bush now known as prisoner number "41" has his inaugural, that Nelson's second wife Happy Murphy Rockefeller was sitting on the inaugural platform with them, so maybe one of the Bush family members are related to one of the Rockefeller family members, which is why a dry good salesman from the Midwest gets to run the country.   I think Ron was a soap salesman and Clinton was the part time Fuller Brush man.   It goes to show how much influence these little old ladies have in developing wandering talent into politicians.   Although we have not seen here in a few years, Wanda the Wicked Witch of the West or Alice Blue Gown as she is know locally, tends to always show up sooner or later with a bunch of wild teenage kids.  I relayed a message from an east coast Dutch church person to a west coast Dutch church person.   It is the nature of Holland or the Netherlands not being a large super power, they tend to keep an eye on their larger neighbors and confer with their friends.  CIO

Note: 05/06/06  Saturday 12:35 A.M.:   Did you ever think some fanatical terrorist might strike somewhere in the world on 06/06/06.   Of course the origin of "666" was that it was the Hebrew symbol for "Nero" the hated emperor of Rome.    I chatted with a circle of friends and family , and none of them seemed to be around except two family members.    It is generally the rule of thumb when you deal with friends that you lose track of that as they are preoccupied with their families, so you really do not have much in common to talk with anymore, particularly as one gets older.   I put the eye round roast on a baking rack in a baking pan, and I seasoned it on all sides with garlic powder, ground black pepper, celery salt and Italian seasoning, and Texas Best barbeque sauce.   I baked it in the Farberware convection oven for 42 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  I let it stand for a few minutes before carving off two half inch thick slices.   I refrigerated the rest in a Rubbermaid container.   I also ate half of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe with some La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and I refrigerated the other half in a Rubbermaid container.   I also steamed for 15 minutes about a 2 cups of broccoli crowns and baby carrots and sliced asparagus which I put a little bit of olive oil on.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I washed the dinner dishes.    Also a local English speaking person advised me on a web site to look for a job at, since even though I am legally disabled,  I have certain job skills.   Everyone always wants me to volunteer, but that is the American form of communism, and I have been doing that for 22 years, and with inflation I have less spending power, and I still have fixed costs and bills to meet.   CIO  

Note: 05/05/06  Friday 5:00 P.M.:   I was awake at 7 A.M. this morning.   I checked my server, and I noticed there had been some activity on my Bank of New York MasterCard debit card while I was asleep.   I checked with the Bank of New York at 1-800-CALL-BNY, and they told me the two charges were done with my Paypal account.   I called up Paypal at 1-402-935-7733, and they told me that another email address had used my account and my MasterCard debit card.   They said they would email me a form to cancel the charge.    I then chatted with the Bank of New York again, and they said they could report the fraud.   I chatted with a detective at the Greenwich Police department.  I then went over to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street without breakfast or cleaning up.   They cancelled my Bank of New York MasterCard debit card, and they will reissue me another one in the future.   The gave me a temporary ATM card.   They can not cancel the two Paypal charges until they try to clear the bank instead of when they are just posted.    I will have to go back there Monday morning to cancel them.   I then returned home.  My server was not working, so I got it working again.   I chatted with a relative.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I had to restart the server again a couple of times.  Something or somebody was interfering with it.   I chatted with the FBI office in New Haven, Connecticut, and I told them about the strange internet happenings, and it seems strange that they would bother me.   I also told them people are still interested in , 14 years after he died.   They really should get their own lives.   I chatted with Niel Grennon at the Le Languedoc - Inn and Bistro up in Nantucket, and he is still busy opening up the restaurant.  Niel in the winter use to be the chef at Lockobers in Boston, but I think he is about 72 years old, so I am not sure if he still works that hard.  Al DeKuna was too busy to talk to me.   I told Niel that since Fred was also one of his neighbors, they are still working for him.   I know when Fred was working around Billy Baldwin, he preferred to eat the Opera House in Nantucket, and when he got more snotty, he preferred to eat at the Chanteclair up in Sconset.   For all I know he now owns Spaghetti Freddies on the north shore of Boston.  Niel was too busy to talk during the lunch time rush.  The person that answered the phone was from Jamaica.  I chatted with PayPal again, and the gave me the email address of the individual whom had defrauded my account, and I found out the email contained my Paypal password.  They told me they had emailed the form to the fraudulent email address, and I explained to them, I had not set up the email address.   I deleted my credit card information from Paypal, and I changed the password to a more complicated password.   I chatted with a relative.   I reported the new information to the Greenwich detective.   I then went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I picked up my mail.  Maybe all of this intrigue is over the Kentucky Derby tomorrow .   When I told the people the potential winner about 12 years ago, I had been over to the Homestead Bar in Port Chester, New York, and Kenny a black African American with blue Cadillac with Connecticut license plate "KENNY" who is a time on the back side of Belmont told me "Go for Gin", so I told a number of people including a friend of mine from Canada whom had met Queen Elizabeth II.   I do not know if he ever bet on the horse or not.  I recall give Jeff Sarasas whom I had met the previous winter during the SuperBowl night, when nobody is out in Manhattan the tip.  I also recall, I gave him four books on Shakespeare and a number of other books on personal health, so maybe after all of these years, he is Doctor by now.   A lot of people whom I knew in Manhattan were in the Medical profession, since that is another business in Manhattan that some people seem to be unaware of.   It is pretty hard to be around people from rockefeller.edu without being around people from the medical profession.    Of course the best thing for older people is not to have too much excitement, and they prefer peaceful quite days of retirement.    CIO   

Note: 05/05/06  Friday 12:10 A.M.:  I always wander around here, if they trust me at the , the United Nations neighborhood, and the Waldorf Astoria, why are they always so distrustful of me around here.   I have lived here since 1961, and if they are hiding something around here, I really do not know anything about it.   CIO 

Note: 05/05/06  Friday 12:05 A.M.:  I just remembered, I put the second video card to video cable adapter in the top left living room desk drawer.   CIO 

Note: 05/04/06  Thursday 11:15 P.M.:   I chatted with the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and they are still at a 100% occupancy.   They are owned by the Blackstone group that David Stockman started after he was Ronald Reagan's budget director, and since David Stockman has lived and may still live here in Greenwich, it is another Greenwich connection down in Key West, for those people whom do not like cold weather.   I was told their average guests visit twice a year for about a month at a time.   I guess it is cheaper than maintaining a house in Florida without the risks.    Since they seem to be making quite a bit of money, they might think of paying some of their former employees whom were never paid, because they supposedly did not have any money.  Of course when I lived there with a friend whom claimed he was the architect on the project, we had the whole hotel for the winter of 1978 to ourselves, except for the End of the Road construction crew in the day time.  I went out after the last message.  I drove by Grass Island.   I chatted with one of the regular fishermen down by the waterfront, whom I had not seen since last fall.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a white two shelf wicker rack for $3.   I then drove over to Tod's Point in Old Greenwich, and I sat out for a while at the southwest parking area.   I still believe it is the best weather observation area in Greenwich.   I noticed at the bend by the small beach on the way into Tod's Point on the right side of the road, they tore down the old beach cobble stone house.   The stones are still standing, but the house is gone exposing the small boat basin.    I chatted with a couple of people at the southwest parking area.   I used the bathroom at the small restroom.   I tried to help a young Russian boy jump start his Volvo, but it would not start, so it was not the battery.   I then went over the southeast parking area, and I sat out for a while.    I chatted with a German resident about all of the Germans that I have met over the years.   I also mentioned to some people from Massachusetts that when I lived in Nantucket, I noticed all of the Nantucket license plates ended in K, and they also ended in K in Williamstown, Massachusetts.   I guess the people in Williamstown, Massachusetts needed a beach.   I next went over to the Food Emporium at the Riverside Shopping plaza, and I bought two boxes of 10 one quart packages of America's Choice powdered milk for $6.99 each box and a Angus top round rip eye roast at $2.99 a pound for $7.80 for $21.78 total.   I then sat out briefly by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with the Greenwich Police dog handler, and he told me their current dog Shilo is due to retire soon.   I then went to the Greenwich Automotive Exxon Service station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $16.40 of premium unleaded gasoline at $3.459 a gallon for 79.6 miles driving the last two weeks at 15.8 miles per gallon average driving 12 miles per hour.   I then returned home, and I chatted with some neighbors and about that time, UPS delivered the video card adapter for the television input cable.   I then put away my groceries.   I installed the video card television input adapter, and I booted the primary computer with the television set to Video 2 for the front input cable.   After uninstalling the Omega drivers, and installing the latest ATI drivers, the video from the computer can be displayed on the Sony television, but one has to enable it with the ATI basic configuration program not XP.   However, when the television monitor video is enabled, only one of the two computer monitors are enabled.   Thus one can watch television such as European television off the internet on the Sony television, and one can also web browse off the television using the remote control mouse I have hooked up to the primary computer.   I chatted with two relatives.   For dinner the new Banquet 7 ounce chicken pot pies come in microwave safe pie dishes, so I microwaved one for four minutes, and I ate it along with two bowls of Utz potato chips and ice tea for dinner, and then I ate a piece of cheese cake.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I had a long day today, and I will probably do my house cleaning tomorrow, since I seem to only do it every two weeks anymore.   I was told today, that one of the most regular fishermen on the waterfront had a liver transplant, so he will probably recover from bladder cancer, which really does not make sense.   Now they seem to think besides taking about computer parts down by the waterfront, and I am also promoting body parts.   I did mention to a few people that Argentina was suppose to be a good place for transplants, because they have a lot of accident victims with the Spanish being such poor drivers.   However, I was told that most people go to Thailand, since it is better organized and cheaper.   I guess people are now shopping around for medicine.   CIO        

Note: 05/04/06  Thursday 9:45 A.M.:   I woke up at 7 A.M., and I did a little bit of bottom fishing on the internet for spare parts.   I bought Super-Flower Power Supplies TT-520SS SuperFlower Switching Power Supplies Aluminum Color 4 Fans P4-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $19.99 plus for .05 a free Eagle overclock case badge, five  3-Pin Extension Cables / Adapters for 3 Wire Devices, 12"-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $2 each, eMachines KU-0108 Black Internet Multimedia USB Computer Keyboard Windows-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $6.99, 2 Self Powered LED Flashlight, with No Batteries or Bulbs to Replace-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $4.99 each, CNet 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet PCI-Bus Adapter PRO200WL Wake-On-LAN CNet 07C712 N-Way 10/100Mbps PCI Network Card PRO200 WL-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $3.99, Case Badges - NYPD-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, Red & Yellow Flower Case Badge (labels, stickers), #F07-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, Flower Case Badge (stickers, labels, tags), #F02-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for .05, *Free USPS Shipping* Case Badges - US Seal, Flying Eagle, stickers, labels, #R2-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- for $2.99 plus $13.48 ground UPS shipping for $67.62 total.    I have a birthday this month, so I have been able to afford a few spare parts.   The power supply is a good value, and I will now have a spare new power supply for my systems.   Parts in an emergency can be expensive, so it is better to keep them on hand.   If you think what it would cost to drive to and buy one of their more expensive parts, it makes sense.  The order for two 7 pin Mini DIN Male to RCA Female, S-Video to RCA Adapter Cable, OEM-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- has tracking of UPS Package Tracking is due to arrive later on today.    I had a telephone call from the Greenwich, Connecticut Junior Jaycees trying to raise money.   I will now have breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I will shut down the computer now.   After breakfast, I will go out to get gasoline, and I will drive over to the Riverside Shopping Plaza to the Food Emporium to see if they have the eye round  roast on sale for $2.99 a pound and the 10 pack of powdered milk.   While over there, I might also drive around Tod's Point to see if any gators from Florida have returned.   Alas with the higher prices of fuel this year, I will not be making it over there too often.   Also I can not afford to get a hair cut at the moment over there, since I have been usually going three months between haircuts at $25 a clip with $5 tip.   Thus with the longer hair at the moment, I do not look like William Clay Ford, but more like some old hippie.   CIO

Note: 05/04/06  Thursday 12:10 A.M.:   When I put the Northgate computer setup on the coffee table in the living room yesterday, I also moved the remote controls from the coffee table to the remote control box which I placed on the near side arm of the large green couch, and I moved the sound device to the Danish bar.   There is not much happening in this neck of the woods, since so many people are busy with their media devices that they do not pay much attention to anything else happening.   For all I know the Russian army has invaded us, and nobody even noticed.   It is the nature of long time observers in this area, that they know more goes on in the back country area than just golf and tennis.   For all I know in terms of modern devices, we have an army of robots ready to go into action at a moments notice.   However, for all I know the technicians do not feel like operating them, since they are not being paid for any of their work.   In a democratic society, when people are not paid, it is called volunteering.    However, in other types of society when people are not paid, it is called the feudal system in which the landed gentry tend to rule the day.   However, it is the nature of the New York City area, nobody ever really knows the real story, and more than likely most of them are buying yesterday's Hollywood dream.    In the modern world, people tend not to like the colder environments, and they tend to gravitate to warmer climates with their money.   However in warmer climates, there are a lot more communists and dictators.    Thus it is my point of view, sooner or later, they will all be coming back here with their tails between their legs.   Since New Zealand is fairly far south, it is not necessary a warmer climate, but probably more like England despite the volcanoes.   Whatever, the real case it seems with the higher price of fuel, the travel business and tourism is not doing very well.   Of course we could always start shaking down Saudi Arabia, since they probably are making a little bit of extra money.    However, if I start flying the Saudi Arabian flag, all of the expert Christian and Jewish and Asian medical people might desert me, and since I am legally disabled medical people are more important than gas station jockeys.   Basically, since I do not let myself be programmed by the local media, I tend to have a different point of view than the cable person from where ever they come from trying to sell soap.  Even Ronald Reagan use to sell Borax.  Since my father was an organic chemist, there tends to be no shortage of such products in our multiple households.   The Bush family are not oil people, but they are simply dry goods merchants from the Midwest wild catting.  Having lived around the oil people in the south for many years, I think all of the key players know whom I am.  The Bushs show up as gardeners around some of my more senior members of the family.   Just because a guy can weld steel for an oil rig does not mean he understands a lot of the other aspects of the industry.   At this point we probably need somebody like Red Adare.   However, most of what he does in fighting oil rig fire would not work very well without dynamite.   Of course if you are Swedish, Alfred Nobel supposedly invented the product.   Whatever, the case I use to travel around with Vademecum Swedish mouthwash Vademecum products - Vademecum Mouthwash Concentrate, Anticavity Toothpaste, Fluoride Free Toothpaste because it was lighter to carry.   Once when I was using the dock facilities at the Pier 66 Marina in Fort Lauderdale, I was bothered by one of the boat boys, and I told him my bottle of Vademecum Swedish mouthwash was nitroglycerin, and I started tapping it against the sink in the launch facility.  Suddenly Fort Lauderdale got nervous.   Also the first person, I knew in Key West was a DuPont, and if anyone knows the formula for dynamite it is basically saw dust and nitroglycerin, more than likely the DuPont's know how to make both.   I use to make it in my chemistry glass at the Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut, and I even noticed a previous student had left a beaker of it sitting in the sun for a few years.   Whatever the real case, since Duponts were on the job building the bridges down in the Florida Keys, more than likely if we were invaded at that point, they would know how to get rid of the bridges, and suddenly all of those so called sailors would really have to venture out on to the great ocean.   It is a basic truth about drinking alcoholic beverages around the waterfront or even lingering around the waterfront that one can get shanghaied by various different navies or other sea going operations around the waterfronts of the various ports around the world.   However, they tend not to bother me at the moment, because I drive a green Swedish Volvo.   Of course some people that wear green in America are not Swedish neutrals, so you can not always trust the color green.    Basically living around all of these diplomats over the years, I have learned quite a bit.   I was told by one Philippine resident today that the large tobacco company in China is called Fortune tobacco.   Of course around the waterfront here anymore, one is more than likely to run into South Seas Pirates.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note: 05/03/06  Wednesday 10:40 P.M.:   I took three large eggs, and I broke them in a mixing bowl, and I added a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese and a couple of tablespoons of milk and a few dashes of Italian seasoning, and I whisked it all together.    I put three paper towels on a microwave proof dinner plate and then four strips of double thick Oscar Meyer bacon and two more paper towels and the plastic microwave plate cover, and I put it in the microwave, and I set the timer for four minutes.   I put two pieces of bread in the toaster.   I then took a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I added few tablespoons of olive oil, and I turned on the electric burner to medium high, once the oil began to get hot, I added the egg mixture and lowered the electric burner heat to medium, and I started the bacon in the microwave oven, and I started the toast.  Once the eggs were about half cooked, I used a spatula, and I slid the cooked part off the bottom of the pan to let the liquid part cook some more.   About the time the bacon was done, the eggs and toast were done.   I mixed the eggs a little bit towards the end to scramble them medium soft.   I put the hot skillet briefly on a dinner plate to warm it, and then I put the eggs on the plate along with the bacon and toast.   I put olive oil on the toast, and I cut the two pieces in half.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with two relatives, two friends twice, and another friend.  I also chatted with two security organizations.   I also left a message with another friend, and I chatted with the Southern tip of the U.S.A..   Basically it is my viewpoint locally with all of the military away overseas, we are just left with a few children and retired elderly people in this area, so various other military groups are scouting out the area.   I can assure you when the regular U.S.A. military returns into this area, it is like having the P.G.A. tour around here.   They are a quite formidable group, although they tend to be diplomatic with the local village idiots.  I also chatted with somebody whom speaks English as opposed to American, and you know there is a difference.   First of all the British know English, so well they tend to speak it rather quickly and in brisk tones, except those whom are older or tired or under the weather.   The theatrical British English that one hears in the media is not the same as what one hear the real British speak.   About my tallest acquaintance in my childhood upbringing that I have seen since school was Jack Dane, and as I recall he was a classmate of mine at lfc.edu .   He also used to work as a ticket agent for Provincetown Boston Airlines out in Nantucket.   The tallest person that I have seen in the New York area is probably Miller who is a Canadian assigned to the New York City police department, and he used to be frequently seen standing at 42nd street and Fifth Avenue observing the crowd.    Of course where I was born in Alton, Illinois, Sam Walthrop was from there, and he was 8 foot 6 inches tall.   Thus if he too is a relative, I might have some taller relatives.   Growing up around the Scott family, I always felt like the midget in the family, and even today, I am still only 6 feet tall.   In other words, the reason that basketball is popular in the U.S.A. is that there are a lot of tall people around particularly once one gets out into the more rural areas.   I saw a tall person around the bank with my look today, but he only was 6 foot 8 inches tall.   When I lived in Key West, Florida, there were about two thousand men with beards whom were about 6 foot 6 inches to 7 feet plus, but I thought they were the Federal Marshall service looking for fugitives at the End of the Road.   However, on later reflection since I did not pay much attention to what they were doing, they might have been the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers whom rebuilt the 140 miles of bridges.   However, they probably do other things like work in the oil business or whatever tall people manage to do to make a living.   When I worked in Nantucket, Ian Greenshield was always trying to get me to work extra jobs for some odd reason.   Since I am not a house painter it seemed very peculiar.   Admiral Halsey's house looked to be a simple two bedroom Cape Cod overlooking the Polpis Harbor, and one day we did some touch up paint work on the upper trim.  As I recall in the fall, there were a lot of bees around the house.  He had a scallop shell driveway, and by Nantucket standards it was a modest house.   Of course, if one were into communications in Nantucket, Sparky was the person you kept an eye on.  He was about the oldest person that one saw around the waterfront, and he lived in a corner house on Orange street about halfway from town to the Nantucket bakery.  As I recall he smoked a corn cob pipe.   Flossies brother was a house painter, and he had a missing arm, and he lived by the oil tanks behind the A&P.   I assume since I saw Henry Cabot Lodge regularly that he was one of the important legal people.   I saw somebody today from Nantucket that did not recognize me, and I think he is Admiral Moore's son, but I also know quite a few other members of the Moore family, and I once ran into Admiral Moore on my last visit to Fort Lauderdale during October 1983 during the Granada invasion, and I saw all of the thousands of very tall people around the Fort Lauderdale beach.   There was a picture of a five star general known as the G.I.'s general or better known as Omar the Tent maker or General Omar Bradley.   The picture was over 8 feet tall, but I am not sure how tall he was.  Dwight David Eisenhower was only 5 feet 10 inches tall, but as Douglas MacArthur 5 foot 9 inches tall said he was a brilliant administrator.   However, there are probably taller people in the military who do things like hang flags on masts or whatever tall people do.    I guess the most senior military person that I have ever seen is the Duke of Edinburgh whom as Queen Elizabeth II's husband controls the largest private military in the world.   I think he is also 5 foot 10 inches tall.   Queen Elizabeth II is only 5 foot 3 inches tall, but most of her people can ride horses, so they look taller when they are on a horse.  The tallest person, I ever saw in Washington D.C. was during Ronald Reagan's first inaugural, and that was Ed McMahon who use to be Johnny Caron's side kick on the television show the Tonight Show, before he branched out into doing Budweiser beer commercials.  About the biggest person that I have seen in the world be the Gouda Cheese salesman from Mattrich in the Netherlands, when he was selling cheese at the Food Emporium in central Greenwich, when Ronald Reagan went over there for the G8 conference in Mattrich in the Netherlands.   Also when I visited Amsterdam before the Albertville, France winter Olympics, I noticed a lot of the local youth in Amsterdam were quite large people.  The biggest person I know in this area is Roger Schultz, and he is only about 6 foot tall and 800 pounds, and he is a software engineer working for .   Of course as I have said before, it takes a skinny farmer to feed a hungry military.   Of course quite frankly, the women tend to be larger in America than the men, since out in the hinterlands, they have so much food, the women tend to eat a lot.   Thus it is not unusual to see women who weigh over a thousand pounds throwing their weight around.   Of course the Queen of the Netherlands keeps those Dutch Dragoons around whom tend to be as big around the waste as they are tall.   Thus although I tend not to ever recognize the Queen of the Netherlands, since she looks like most any other Dutch lady that you might see, if one sees the Dutch Dragoons around, one can figure that she might be around.   The Hollywood types tend to be smaller since on the tube smaller people photograph better.   CIO           

Note: 05/03/06  Wednesday 5:55 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I brought my folding cart with me to bring up the groceries.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I did some banking business.   I found a Lincoln penny in the parking lot.   The Lincoln family from Illinois were originally from Devonshire, England, if I am not mistaken.  That reminds me the small chrome frame on the Dell L1000R computer monitor in the bedroom contains a Canadian quarter in it with Queen Elizabeth II's picture on it.  In the old days, when U.S.A. quarters were made of copper metal alloy, the Canadian quarters were still silver.   I am not sure if that is still the case.   Anyway the picture frame fell off the monitor, when I was working on it yesterday, and the glass broke in the lower left corner, so now there is a spider web type image from the glass in the frame.   They use to give you those little frames with two packs of Parliament cigarettes.   I next went by the Wachovia bank on Benedict Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.   I then went down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I enjoyed the view of Greenwich Harbor.   I then went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought four half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, Stop and Shop sliced American cheese for $4.49 a pound for $4.67, Stop and Shop sliced premium turkey breast for $5.99 a pound for $6.44, five 7 ounce Banquet frozen chicken pot pies for $3 for five, a 1.75 quart container of Breyer's peach ice cream for $1.99, a 1.75 quart container of Breyer's coffee ice cream for $1.99, a Stop and Shop 28.2 ounce frozen four cheese self rising pizza for $3.99, a 8 ounce container of Kraft grated parmesan cheese $2.99, a 48 ounce container of Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal for $4.39, four 26 ounce jars of Ragu thick and hearty 7 spice tomato sauce for .99 each, four 6.5 ounce dry cans of Stop and Shop large California black pitted olives for .99 each, two 12.5 ounce bags of Utz ripple potato chips for $2 each, two 16 ounce packages of John Morrell bacon for $2.50 each,  two 8 ounce boxes of Jone's frozen maple and bacon flavor sausages for $2.69 both, two 8 ounce boxes of Jone's frozen spicy sausages for $2.69 both, three pounds of onions for $2.99, and a 16 ounce bag of baby carrots for $1.99 for $66.76 total.   I then went across the street to the Food Emporium, and I bought fresh broccoli crowns for $1.49 a pound for $1.85 and a bunch of fresh asparagus at $1.99 a pound for $2.01 for $3.86 total.  I went there looking for the top eye round roasts on sale for $2.99 a pound, but they were out of them.   I will look later in the week or at the Food Emporium at the Riverside shopping plaza, since they also carry the Master Choice 10 packs of powdered milk.   I filled out the form, and I got a new Food Emporium customer card and two key cards.   I then went by the Arnold Bread outlet which on Wednesday have 10% Senior discounts, and I bought a loaf Arnold Whole Grain Classics dark German style wheat bread for $1.59 and a Entenmann's 23 ounce Deluxe French cheese cake for $2 less .36 10% senior discount for $3.23 total.   I then returned home, and I used my cart to carry up my purchases, and I put them all away.   When one receives Food Stamps or EBT as they call them here in Connecticut, one tends to stock up on food sale items during the first of the month.   According to one local expert here in Greenwich, Connecticut over half of the town's population lives below the official poverty line, so despite the back country propaganda, Greenwich, Connecticut is not a wealthy town.  CIO 

Note: 05/03/06  Wednesday 1:05 P.M.:  I made up a grocery list.   I opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left the lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water pressing the lid a few times. I then flaked it in a bowl with a fork, and I added two large tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise, and I mixed it all together. I took four pieces of bread, and I put the tuna mixture on two pieces of the bread, and I put the top sides on the tuna sandwiches, and I cut them in half. I ate the sandwiches with a glass of iced tea. I also quartered a dill pickle lengthwise, which I also ate with the sandwiches. On the Toshiba laptop for it to go online, the AT&T wireless router has to be turned on, since the Toshiba laptop is connected to one of the AT&T wireless router LAN ports. Also the Toshiba switch is left on all the time on the Northgate control panel on the coffee table, so the Toshiba battery stays fully charged. I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will clean up, and I will go out. I will pay my rent, and I will do some grocery shopping. No time for thrift shops today. My 3 P.M. appointment was cancelled tomorrow, so I could have gone to the Microsoft conference at the Rye Town Hilton tomorrow, but I think it is too late to sign up for it, and I have a hard time sitting through four hour presentations without a cigarette. The last one I went to was about two years ago at the Bridgeport, Connecticut Holiday Inn, and I chatted with a fellow there that looked like Bill Gates, but it was not him, since the fellow I chatted with was six foot tall and smoked cigarettes, and Bill Gates is suppose to be 5 foot 8 inches tall. We talked about how much money the tobacco industry has. CIO   

Note: 05/03/06  Wednesday 11:45 A.M.:   I was awake at 3:30 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I went back to bed until 8 A.M..   I left a birthday message with a relative.   I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I labeled the control panel for the computer on the living room coffee table and the switch on the control panel for the Dell V350 on the bedroom desk control panel.   I just stick a cut piece of sticky label with scotch tape over it.   I printed out my last four months of notes which are 246 pages long.  I put them in two clamp binders, which I placed on the near side of the down sofa.   I posted them at Scott's Notes from September 2005 through April 2006, 856 Kbytes contains "mlsnote5.doc" and "mlsnote6.doc" pages 4335 - 4937.  I received my order for 7 cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100 cigarettes in a box from .  CIO  

Note: 05/02/06  Tuesday 8:20 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I ate half of a 16 ounce jar of dry roasted peanuts earlier today.   I will now eat a couple of pieces of French bread toast with olive oil with some iced tea.   CIO

Note: 05/02/06  Tuesday 7:35 P.M.:





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Note: 05/02/06  Tuesday 7:00 P.M.:  Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Library Store .    I finished going through my email.   I chatted with .  Last month both of my payments to both of my accounts went to one account, and this month both of my  payments went to the other account, so both accounts now have evened out.   I was advised that I should log out and log in before making the second payment.   CIO

Note: 05/02/06  Tuesday 6:10 P.M.:   I finished setting up the backup Dell V350 computer in the bedroom.  I am just running a maintenance utility on it.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I sat out for a while.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note: 05/02/06  Tuesday 2:50 P.M.:   I was awake at 4 A.M. this morning.  I watched a bit of television.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I moved the Toshiba laptop computer to the end of the living room coffee table opposite the chair I watch television from.   I then took the oak wooden keyboard drawer from the bedroom desk, and I put it on the brass and glass coffee table in the living room opposite the green sofa pushed to the left.  I took one of the control panels from the bedroom desk, and I put it on the oak keyboard drawer.   I then took the Northgate Syntax CPU from the bedroom, and I put it underneath the small brass and glass end tables at the far end of the brass and glass coffee table sitting on a hard place mat.   I took the 19 inch Dell monitor from the bedroom desk, and I put it on top of the oak keyboard drawer in the living room.  I hooked up the Logitech cordless mouse and a Microsoft ergonomic keyboard to the Northgate system as well as the two pairs of speakers and headset that were hooked up to the Toshiba laptop.   Thus I have a large screen computer for use in the living room sitting area as well as the Toshiba laptop.   I move the bric-a-brac around from the coffee table.    On the CD holder underneath the Sony television,  I put the round Swedish glass, the framed family picture, and the Steuben like glass.   I then reconfigured the Dell V350 computer.   I put in a CD/RW drive and 45X CD drive.   I do not think the 45X CD drive works.   I put in the original floppy drive, and a 8 gigabyte Maxtor hard drive.  I put in a LAN card.   It has onboard AGP, and I have the old EISA SoundBlaster AWE sound card in it.  I installed a generic operating system, and it seems to work fine for web browsing.   I will not bother configuring it.   I have it setup on the left side of the bedroom desk with the Dell 17 inch Trinitron monitor.   I have the Dell L1000R computer still hooked up on the center of the bedroom desk with old generic CompUSA 19 inch monitor.    I thus have six working computers in the apartment hooked up to the internet.  I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.  I chatted with a neighbor.   I opened a 19 ounce can of Hormel steakhouse stew, and I put it in a plastic microwave proof pot with lid, and I reheated on the reheat cycle of the General Electric microwave oven twice.   I put it in a soup bowl, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea.  The power for the Toshiba laptop turns on the from the control panel for the Northgate computer.   On the two backup computers in the bedroom, I have the left Dell V350 computer connected to a power strip that turns on from the control panel at the center of the desk.  CIO     

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 11:30 P.M.:   I cleaned up my work area on the bed in the bedroom.  I put the spare computer cables in the cable box underneath the desk in the living room.   I connected the retractable telephone cable between the Toshiba laptop and the AT&T telephone.   I put the spare telephone parts in the drawer in the night stand to the right of the bed.   I put the remaining parts in the box that they came in on the chair at the bedroom entrance.   I will assemble the Dell V350 computer again when I have time.   I have a 8 gigabyte hard drive that I can still in it, but there is no room to set it up in the apartment, although I do also have a spare 17 inch Dell Trinitron monitor, so technically it could be set up, but it would be to obtrusive in the living room, but in an emergency it would be available.   I ate half of a 16 ounce jar of dry roasted peanuts this afternoon.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will eat some more peanuts with iced tea.   I might also toast and eat a piece of the French bread that I made today with some olive oil on it, and a glass of iced tea.   I am too tired to cook anything else.   I still have plenty of food in the apartment.   CIO

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 10:40 P.M.:  I prepared the primary, server, and Northgate computers to work on.  I took the floppy drive out of the server, and I put it in the Northgate.   I will put the one from the Northgate back in the Dell V350.  I took the CD/RW from the server, and I put in the Northgate.  I took an older CD/RW from the Northgate that I will put in the Dell V350.   I took the DVD/R from the primary, and I put it in the server as the first DVD drive, and the NEC DVD/RW is second one.  The new parts arrived at about 6:30 P.M., just when I was ready for them.   I put one of the Antec fans from the server as a second fan in the Northgate.  I put a new fan in the server replacing the Antec that I took out.   I install a new floppy drive in the server and a new floppy cable.  I put in the case fan monitor in the lower 5.25 inch bay, but I need four 12 inch to 18 inch extension wires to connect it up to the case fans to control their speeds.   It is a simple monitor with no RPMs or temperatures.  I also installed the 5 port USB card in the server.   In the primary computer in the spare 3.5 inch slot, I put in the front port device, but it does not connect to the motherboard pins instead only to similar ports.   Thus I was only able to connect the left USB port on it to the internal USB port on the USB port card.  It also project about a half inch from the front of the case, since its predrilled screws did not match up with my case holes.   When removing the metal plate on the spare 3.5 inch slot, I broke a thin wire.  I removed the front of the case, and I repaired the wire by stripping it and twisting it and taping it with black electrical tape.   With the delicate electronics on the computer, I did not want to risk soldering it.  I also cleaned the front case filter which was dirty.   I installed the new DVD/RW drive as the second DVD drive, and the older NEC DVD/RW drive is the first one.   Thus on both the server and the primary computers, the older DVD drives are the first ones, which get more use, and the second ones are for mostly writing.   I reconnected the three computers, and they all seem to work fine.   I chatted with two relatives during the process.   I also ate a Columbo raspberry yogurt.   CIO      

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 4:15 P.M.:   I watched some television.   I am going to shut down the primary computer now.   I will disconnect it, and I will move it into the bedroom to get it ready to install the new parts.   After the parts arrive, I will install them, and then I will do the same for the server and the Northgate Syntax backup computer.   I will have enough spare parts to get the Dell V350 computer going again, but I will not have any place to set it up.   I technically could set up the Northgate Syntax computer on the living room coffee table with the monitor on the coffee table and the CPU on the floor, but that would mess up the comfortable sitting area in the living room area, so I will not do it.   CIO  

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 3:05 P.M.:   I woke up from my nap.   The bread is finished cooking in the bread machine, and the machine is cooling itself.   I am still waiting for UPS.   CIO    

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 12:40 P.M.:   I threw out some garbage.   I picked up my mail.   I will now take a nap for a little while.   CIO  

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 11:55 A.M.:   ECEES 2006 .  Microsoft Software Will Let Times Readers Download Paper - New York Times .    I went through my email.   CIO

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 11:15 A.M.:   I opened up a bag of Columbian Eight O'clock coffee today, which I am using for regular coffee now instead of Hazelnut. I opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left the lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water pressing the lid a few times. I then flaked it in a bowl with a fork, and I added two large tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise, and I mixed it all together. I took four pieces of bread, and I put the tuna mixture on two pieces of the bread, and I put the top sides on the tuna sandwiches, and I cut them in half. I ate the sandwiches with a glass of iced tea. I also quartered a pickle lengthwise, which I also ate with the sandwiches. I put my winter caps, scarves, and gloves from the back of the down sofa on the top of shelf of the bedroom closet along with my long underwear. I left one pair of cotton long underwear out for the cool mornings during the spring. I got my Welbilt bread machine from the left living room closet shelf. I had been using a Japanese lacquer coaster to balance it, since one of its rubber feet were missing. I cut a piece of a wine cork to size, and I glued it on with Elmer's glue to balance it. I am making my French bread recipe with it.

Put one package of yeast in Welbilt Bread Machine

Three cups flower

One Tablespoon Sugar

One Teaspoon Salt

Three Tablespoons of Olive Oil

One Cup Hot Water

Set Welbilt Bread Machine to French Bread setting and turn on.

CIO

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 9:55 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   After my walk, I used the bathroom at Starbucks.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   None of the regular fishermen seem to be returning, so I guess the higher price of gasoline is keeping them away, plus it was low tide, when I was there.   I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   While waiting for them to open, I walked over to CVS on Greenwich Avenue.   I bought two 16 ounce jars of Planter's dry roasted peanuts lightly salted for $1.88 each and four 14 ounce cans of Comet cleaning powder for buy one get one for a penny for 2 for a dollar plus .12 tax for $5.88 total.   I then returned to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I did some banking.    I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $2.50 and Chiquita bananas for .79 a pound for $1.47 for $3.97 total.   I then returned home.   I put $10 on my MacGray laundry card, so I have $16.05 on it.   I have to wait today for on my order Michael Scott's order with UPS Package Tracking Outlet PC Order for Mike Scott  which is due today.   CIO   

Note: 05/01/06  Monday 6:35 A.M.:   I was awake at 3:30 A.M..  I had a telephone call from a relative while I was asleep.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I paid online, my bills for , cl- , , .  I then ordered from   sevens cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s cigarettes in a box for $12.49 a carton for $87.43 subtotal plus $12.96 USPS Priority Mail shipping for $100.39 total.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go out for some morning activity.   CIO

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 11:45 P.M.:   I made up Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks , and I used in it a 10 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans, two Nathan's all beef franks, and a medium size onion.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.   CIO    

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 11:00 P.M.:   Earlier, I put $5 on my MacGray laundry card, so I now have $16.25 left on it.   The cable modem worked with the generator power, so I would think the router and network switch would work, so more than likely the Toshiba laptop would work.   For some reason the Sony television also worked, although I think it would draw a lot of power.   However, I am not sure if their are building electronics in the cable system that might keep the internet from working in a power failure, but the Optimum Voice telephone worked.   CIO  

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 10:45 P.M.:   I woke up at 3 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   The was a wasp in my apartment, and I opened the door, and it flew out into the hallway.  About 4:15 P.M., the electricity went off.   I turned off my electronics when it came back on briefly.   With the building generator the low wattage lights work, but not the more powerful items.   I dressed, and I went out.   The fire department was also paying us a call.   I picked up my mail.   I went downtown, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I used their ATM machine.   I then went by CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and I bought four 9.75 ounce lightly salted CVS whole cashew nuts for $2.50 each, a Hawaiian Breeze Glade Plug-in refill for $2.50, two 150 capsule count bottles of CVS Spectravite Senior USP Multivitamin/Mulitminerals for $9.79 both, 2 CVS Niacin Flush Free 500 mg 100 capsule bottles for $6.99 both, two bottles of CVS Balanced B-150 50 capsules for $9.99 both, two CVS MSM 1000 mg. 60 capsules bottles for $6.79 both, two CVS B-12 2000 mcg 60 capsules$7.19 both, 2 CVS garlic oil 100 capsules for $4.59 both, two CVS 1000 mg. vitamins C 100 capsule for $6.39 both, and two 96 count Tums Fancy Fruit extra strength for $2.99 each bottle less a $2.50 off CVS coupon for $67.71.   I then drove down a bit further on Greenwich Avenue, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I stopped by Zyn stationary, and I bought a ACES High $1 scratch card, and I won $2.   I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.   I stopped by CVS again, and I picked up a prescription.   I bought a 10 pack of CVS disposable twin blade razors for $3.29, a 7 ounce can of CVS sensitive skin shaving gel for $1.99, a CVS 3.5 ounce Clorox drop in toilet tablet for $1.99, and two buy one get one free Right Guard Xtreme cool peak deodorant 2.7 ounce solid stick for $3.69 both plus .66 tax for $11.62 total.   I then completed my walk.   I sat our some more for a while.   I drove down by the waterfront.   I went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon service station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $20 of self service premium unleaded gasoline $3.599 a gallon for 88.6 miles driving the past 12 days at 16.1 miles per gallon at an average of 12 miles per hour.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a dozen large eggs for $1.69, whole boneless breasts of chicken at $2.99 a pound for $3.41, a 2 pound bag of onions for $2.19, a 16 ounce bag of baby carrots for $1.99, fresh broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $2.09, and a bulb of fresh garlic at $2.99 a pound for .36 for $11.73 total.   I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I watered the plants, and I put out white vinegar in the scent bowl.   I threw out some garbage and periodical literature.   The elevator is not working.  I started up the server.   I left messages with two relatives.    CIO    

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 6:50 A.M.:   I just paid my bills for automobile insurance, for Digital Cablevision, Optimum Voice, and Optimum Online, and for my local telephone service.   I also ordered from 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box for $12.49 a carton for $87.43 plus $12.96 postage for $100.39 total.  On my cl- electricity account, I have a surplus in the account, and depending on how much electricity I use, I do not have any payments for the next 3 to 4 months.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I do not think I will bother with house cleaning today when I wake up.   A little while ago, I ate another 1/6th of  a piece of apple pie with two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.  CIO

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 5:00 A.M.:   I can not order anything anyway, except my smokes, since I am leaving next Friday for Maine.   I called the Microsoft U.K. press center, and all of their lines were busy.   I will wait for another hour to see if funds are available to pay my bills, and if not I will go to bed.   It is my local perception that many people are on Holiday with the Fourth of July Holiday on this Tuesday and Canada Day as usual is July 1, so I would imagine a lot of people in the states took off early on Thursday for their extended holidays.  Probably nothing will get done in the nature of work until around July 10, since when there is a holiday in midweek, people tend to take the whole week off and both weekends, so they can do extended traveling such as seeing what is happening in the eastern hemisphere.   I have seen a few Europeans here, but they do not pay much attention to me in my shabby appearance, but while our local wealthy people are away I still try to keep an out about what is happening around town.    From what I can tell the town pretty much remains the same for this time of year.   CIO 

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 3:50 A.M.:  Inexpensive build your own barebones bargain Biostar M7NCD Socket A Barebones System w/400W PS (Red) Biostar BBNCDNU $64.50 with $2.95 shipping with "SHIP295" promo code on checkout.   Alas I have two spare motherboards, so I do not need it, and although I have a spare processor, I would need a hard drive and memory, and I do not need another computer.   The $2.95 shipping promo code in on orders over $50.   CIO  

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 3:35 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I called up Microsoft U.K., but their press department Contacts - Press Centre - Microsoft UK is not opened until 4 A.M. our time.   I chatted with a couple of their staff, and I emailed their press department at mailto:ukprteam@ .   I will try to call them when they open for work.   So far, I think it has cost me about 35 cents U.S..   CIO   

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 2:10 A.M.:   I called up Microsoft Security at Microsoft in Redmond, Washington - Yellow Pages - Switchboard at 1-425-882-8080, and I got their security, and I chatted briefly with them.   I told them about the news story.   I told them I would call their Reading, England campus at Microsoft Campus United Kingdom Contact Us: How to Contact Us at 3 A.M. our time, when they open to advise them about the B.B.C. news story.   I also used this form NewsWatch | Contact us | BBC News website feedback to advice the B.B.C. about their mistake.   You have to realize with the B.B.C. covering the entire world, they might be aware of Washington D.C., but a less experienced reporter might not realize their is a separate state named Washington.   Well could you tell me the name of a county seat in England or a Province in France?  There was a mistake in the web site last night.  They said they had 20 trillion barrels of proven reserves, but this report - OAO «LUKOIL» - FSA Disclosure says they only have 20.3 billion barrels of proven reserves which is 1/1000th as much as 20 trillion or 1/4th as much as Venezuela.   Thus there is not that much extra oil considering how much Russia uses in a colder climate.   Thus one should economize on their fuel consumption.   CIO        

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 12:45 A.M.:   BBC makes a mistake, see if you can figure it out BBC NEWS | Business | Microsoft reduces US sales force .   CIO  

Note: 06/30/06  Friday 12:25 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Asia tsunami warning system ready .  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Lighting the key to energy saving . BBC NEWS | UK | England | Cornwall | Superfast internet cafe launches .  digg / Technology .CIO    

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 11:30 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I printed out five sheets of 10 or 50 calling cards total, and they are the same, but I added my home server web address.   I used Microsoft Picture It 10 Premium software which opened the Microsoft Home Publisher saved calling card off my computer.  I put 10 of the new calling cards in my wallet held together with a green rubber band, and I use a rubber band to hold together the other 40 which I placed on the top of my file rack on the dining table.  I will now do some regular internet work.   According to a relative, the Greenwich Hedge Fund article is in a more recent Vanity Fair, which the Greenwich Library did not have on display.  It is the one with a picture of some actress on the cover.  I read this article, but when I do it on my computer, it times out - Internet Tips: Find the Name Behind a Malicious IP Address or one can use a tool like this DNS and Reverse DNS Lookup .  I was asked tonight in the library if one can use a program to undelete a lost file on a pen drive, and all I could think of, is that Norton Utilities 7.0 use to have a file undelete program, providing the file had not been overwritten, and I assume it would work on a pen drive.  CIO 

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 10:05 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I ate one sixth of the apple pie with 3 three quarter scoops of butter pecan ice cream.   I will now print out some more calling cards, but I will print them out slightly differently with my web information on the reverse side.   CIO  

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 9:20 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I used the bathroom at the senior center and the arts center, and I drank some spring water from the cooler.  I chatted with the store clerk from Borders, and they told me a lot of people were looking for the book mentioned in the Vanity Fair article about Hedge Funds in Greenwich, Connecticut being a risky business.   I stopped by CVS to see if they have the vitamins I might buy tomorrow.   It looks like they do, so I will not have to drive all the way over to the CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I next went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Vanity Fair article about the Environment, and how the oceans might rise three feet in the near future.  I did not see the Greenwich Hedge fund article.   I also read P.C. Magazine and P.C. World magazine.   I chatted with the library systems engineer and the reference librarian and a patron.   I then returned home, and I said hello to a neighbor.   CIO  

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 5:10 P.M.:   After I cleaned up, I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go out downtown for a walk weather permitting.   CIO 

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 4:10 P.M.:   Michael Louis Scott's Egg McMuffins , and I used an extra slice of cheese on each one of them.   I am making up a batch of Formula One .   I will now shower, and I will clean up.   CIO 

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 3:05 P.M.:  I boiled 16 ounces of water.  I put .44 ounce packages of Stop and Shop raspberry sugar free gelatin and one of cranberry in a two quart Pyrex bowl, and I mixed the boiling water in the gelatin mixture until dissolved.  I opened a 30 ounce can of Stop and Shop fruit cocktail in pear juice, and I used a wire strainer to drain the pear juice into a metal bowl, and I left the fruit cocktail in the strainer.   I put the pear juice from the fruit cocktail in a 16 ounce measuring cup, and I filled it up to 1.75 cups with orange juice.  I pour the 1.75 cups of orange juice and pear juice into the Pyrex bowl with gelatin mixture and boiling water, and I mixed to together.  I then carefully and slowly added the fruit cocktail, and I mixed it together.   I then put the Pyrex lid on the Pyrex bowl with the fruit cocktail and gelatin mixture, and I put it in the refrigerator to chill and set.   In about four to six hours, I should have a gelatin and fruit cocktail mixture, which should be good on a warm evening.   CIO  

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 2:30 P.M.:   | Republican National Committee :: Happy Birthday, President Bush .  Biltmore Estate Newsletter .  AT&T enters TV market | Tech News on ZDNet .  » Is Microsoft about to release a Windows "kill switch"? | Ed Bott's Microsoft Report | .   I finished going through my email.   CIO   

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 1:20 P.M.:   I hope Elvis does not mind .   CIO 

Note: 06/29/06  Thursday 1:10 P.M.:   I woke up at 8 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I watched the Rose garden reception of President Bush and the Prime Minister Koizumi of Japan President Bush Welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi in an Arrival Ceremony on the South Lawn .   I went back to bed.   I woke up at noon, and I watched their press conference, and they are going to visit Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee tomorrow President and Mrs. Bush to Accompany Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan in Visit to Memphis, Tennessee .   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I picked up my mail.  I received a letter that I still own the domain name , it is the domain name I registered with the Microsoft Office Live free demo, and wants $50 to renew it from August 7, 2006 to August 2, 2007, which I probably will not do, since I do not use the web domain.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I will now go through my email.   CIO   

Note: 06/28/06  Wednesday 11:30 P.M.:   I am a bit tired.   I will skip going through my email.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

Note: 06/28/06  Wednesday 11:05 P.M.:  My RMA on the Welcome to Epox Store EP-8RDA3+ Socket A Motherboard (Refurb)     was returned to me via UPS while I was out.   I might try to install the Epox motherboard tomorrow.   With Vista beta 2 the Creative Sound Blaster Audigy Value works with the Epox motherboard.   However, I had to install other video drivers with it for my video card.   However, I might wait until I get back from Maine to test it out, since there is no rush to test it and use it.   Also the RMA warranty on it is suppose to be good for a year.  I will now go through my email.   CIO

Note: 06/28/06  Wednesday 10:25 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Arnold bread outlet, and I bought a 26 ounce Entenmann's apple pie for $2, a loaf of Arnold whole wheat dark German bread for $1.59, and a 12 pack of Thomas' English muffins for $2.05 less 10% senior discount of .56 for $5.08 total.   I then drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with one of the regular fishermen who is an automobile mechanic, and he told me not to worry about my "Check Engine" light, and possibly if I drove the car on the highway it would fix the problem.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts center, and I drank some spring water.    I stopped by CVS, and I chatted with one of the regular night people.   I finished my walk, and I sat out for a while.   I then chatted with another regular walker until about 8 P.M..   I then returned home.  I opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left the lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water pressing the lid a few times. I then flaked it in a bowl with a fork, and I added two large tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise, and I mixed it all together. I took four pieces of bread, and I put the tuna mixture on two pieces of the bread, and I put the top sides on the tuna sandwiches, and I cut them in half cross wise. I also quartered one large dill pickle lengthwise, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea. I chatted with two relatives. I was told that - OAO «LUKOIL» and Lukoil Americas have taken over most of the gasoline stations in Pennsylvania, and they are now a big distributor in this country.   I have not seen one yet in this area.   CIO       

Note: 06/28/06  Wednesday 4:05 P.M.:   I went out, and I threw out the garbage, and I picked up my mail, which was mostly computer magazines.   I did a Nero 6.6 backup of my C: partition of the Server computer which also had a copy of the Server folder from the D: drive.  I then did a Nero 6.6 backup of just the server folder.   I secured the three backup DVDs with two rubber bands, and I put them in a zip lock bag, and I put them in the Fire Sentry case.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   Even though it is a nice day, it does not hurt to get a little bit of work done.   With all of the people from down south vacationing in this area, one would think they would be interested in Michael Louis Scott Tropical Weather .   CIO 

Note: 06/28/06  Wednesday 1:55 P.M.:   I was awake at 11 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I chatted with a local computer security individual.  I worked with .  I made a backup of the entire system from the first hard drive to the second hard drive with Vista beta 2 build 5456.   I will now wash the breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed, and I will check the mail.  CIO     

Note: 06/28/06  Wednesday 3:35 A.M.:   I installed a new install of Vista Beta 2 build 5456 in the secondary partition of my first hard drive on the primary computer.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO    

Note: 06/28/06  Wednesday 12:25 A.M.:   I finished the Microsoft Vista Beta 2 build 5456 X86 download, and I burned it to DVD.   I will now reboot, and I will try to install it as an upgrade from Vista beta 2.   CIO 

Note: 06/27/06  Tuesday 11:25 P.M.:   Surplus Computers CES10618  - American Flag (3x5)(Polyester)  .   I am downloading Windows Vista Build 5456 X86.   One is suppose to be able to install it as an upgrade.  If not, I will probably not install it.   I went through my email.   CIO  

Note: 06/27/06  Tuesday 9:10 P.M.:   I was awake at 9 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a relative.   I called up the comments line at the 1-202-456-1111 to let them know they are doing a good job.  I chatted with a friend.   I took a nap on the sofa until about 1 P.M..   I  made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks which I used a 16 ounce can of Bush's baked beans with maple flavor and two Nathan's famous franks sliced in half inch thick slices on a diagonal, and I also used some soy sauce.   I showered and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   They have some vintage furniture there.   I then drove down the Greenwich Avenue shopping street.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then drove to Tod's Point.   Along the Mianus River, they have some new buildings with one called the "Greenwich Water Club".   At Tod's Point, I walked out to the southwest picnic area.  I sat out for a while at the southwest parking lot picnic area.  I then drove over to the southeast concession area.   I sat out for  a while at their picnic area.  I then walked the entire length of the beach along the shore line tide line from south to north, and I returned along the access road.   I then drove back to central Greenwich, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped by CVS, and I checked out their circular.   I might get something there on Friday.   I stopped by the Senior and the Arts center, and I used the bathroom, and I had a cup of spring water.   I then started to return home, and the Engine light came on my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon.   I pulled over in the post office parking lot, and I checked the oil and underneath the hood, and it looked all right.   I looked at the manual, and it said that its means it needs to have its emissions diagnostics done, but it does not effect the driving.  Possibly it is because I have not driven on the highway in about two months.   I drove from exit 3 to exit 2 on I-95 to go a little faster about 40 miles an hour.   I then returned home, and I ate the last three scoops of Edy's slow churn low fast caramel ice cream.   I chatted with a relative whom has an air conditioner cold.   CIO      

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 10:15 P.M.:   I emailed Microsoft Security mailto:secenter@ about the hacker problems I have been having.   Since it is another one of those tedious emails that nobody ever pays attention to, I will not bother posting it.   I ate my last bag of gum drops.   I really should not eat so much sugar, since it is not good for my system, since I have hyperglycemia Hyperglycemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which after being here in Greenwich, Connecticut under constant medical supervision 22 years, nobody seems to be willing to discuss, or even tell me what I should do about it.   I try to control it through diet normally by not eating any sugar.   However, occasionally I get cravings for sugar.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.    CIO  

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 6:55 P.M.:   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors and the housing authority representative.   I made a few telephone calls regarding the technical difficulty, I have been having on the internet.   I ate three scoops of Edy's low fat caramel delight ice cream.   I basically called the local police, the police at National Center for Supercomputing Applications , and the Optimum Online tech support, and I left a message with a friend.   I also chatted with the office at the Bank of New York on Mason Street.   From what I can tell a lot of these internet people whom supposedly have money, only have something like Monopoly money or Play money, and whether they actually have real money or not is opened to question.   I found two Lincoln pennies on Greenwich Avenue yesterday.   Basically the internet is inexpensive communications for those of us whom know how to use it.   However, in terms of communications, there are other forms of communications, some of which might be more advanced.  From what I recall, I think the internet is part of DoD HPCMP - Defense Research and Engineering Network , and this is a map of it and Defense Test and Evaluation and JOINT INTEROPERABILITY AND SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY TEST AND TRAINING, and this shows how it fits into the overall picture, which does not even have a working link for DREN.   I guess it is some sort of old project that with the larger Iraq war on, it was probably cut back and forgot about.  However, their primary web link still seems to work Joint Chiefs of Staff - JCS Link .  CIO    

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 3:35 P.M.:   I think they have been drinking too much out in Colorado.   My server was hacked again, and I got the IP address, and I did a reverse IP address lookup, and the hacker comes from .   If one looks at their board of directors Level 3 Communications, Inc. - Board of Directors , there is a Walter Scott Jr. The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans: Walter Scott, Jr., whom I think is Warren Buffet's original partner.   Since there is also James Ellis former head of Offutt Air Force Base, it would seem to me that this is more than a random chance that they would be hacking me.   Thus it would seem that my insurance guy is hacking my web server.  If I had not paid them over $10,000 over the last 12 years or so, I would think of switching from to some other insurance company that would not cause me such problems.   I chatted with two relatives and a local security office.   CIO

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 1:25 P.M.:  I emailed Vanity Fair about the Fred thing.   I went outside, and I threw away some garbage.   Crystal Rock Bottled Water was making their delivery to a neighbor.   Last time I looked was still across the street, but that was over 10 years ago.   I picked up my mail, and I chatted with the building custodian.   I opened up a 7 ounce box of frozen Armour lite sausages, which I put in a 10 inch skillet with three tablespoons of water on medium heat with lid, and I cooked them for 7 minutes stirring occasionally.   While doing that I mixed in a large metal bowl with whisk three extra large eggs in a mixing bowl with a teaspoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of oregano, a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese, and a couple of tablespoons of milk.  Once the sausages had cooked for seven minutes, I removed the lid, and I let the rest of the water evaporate, and then I added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, and I mixed in the egg mixture, which I scrambled around the sausages.   Once the scrambled eggs were cooked to about medium soft, I put the frying pan on a dinner plate to warm the dinner plate, and also while cooking the eggs, I toasted two English muffin halves which I put a small bit of olive oil on.   I put it all on the dinner plate, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.   Judging by what I have been told by our local visitor from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida who went to mit.edu the enemy took over Palm Beach about eight years ago, and he has been surviving up north with his fellow students.  CIO           

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 12:05 P.M.:   I chatted with Conde Nast Condé Nast Publications at 1-212-286-2860 which supposedly owns Vanity Fair VANITY FAIR which published the article about Fred Von Mierers on March 1990, but they told me their staff does not come into work until after 2 P.M., so they must be early risers.   CIO  

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 11:30 A.M.:  The U.S. Military - Pentagon developing supersonic shape-shifting assassin - Jun 23, 2006 is always trying to figure out cheap ways to do in their enemies.   Of course some other countries do not bother with advanced technology, and they rely on proven forms of defense which seem to work for now.   Of course if you want to fund my propaganda measures, you can always click on the "donate" link on my web site, since volunteers also need funding.   It would seem that Gates and Buffet and company are taking more than share of the pie out of the internet.   Perhaps the United States Government should look into regulating so called tax free foundations.  CIO    

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 11:00 A.M.:   Washington Washout.  - D.C.-area floods scramble traffic, shut down buildings - Jun 26, 2006 .   CIO  

Note: 06/26/06  Monday 10:50 A.M.:   I was awake at 6 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I chatted with the telephone comments line at 1-202-456-1111.   I chatted with a friend.   I mentioned that most of the interest on the waterfront on Steamboat Road over the years besides fishing was that people were interested in seeing Victor Borge's former home, and not many people seemed to be interested in the Watson house .   However, the Indian Harbor Yacht Club might have Danish members, who knows.  I then chatted with Contact - Consulate General of Denmark New York to see if they knew anything about , but they just listened politely.   From what I can tell, the largest population group I know here in Greenwich, Connecticut seem to be Danish, but one usually only sees them in the winter, so maybe they go back home to Denmark in the summer.   Since I do not know Danish, Dutch, or German or the other northern European language besides having studied four years of French, it is hard to tell what is going on with northern European community.   However, I do have the native language of English, so at least in terms of English I can make sense of what is going on in this area.   Even Queen Elizabeth II's husband Prince Phillip is Danish, so perhaps he could translate between English and Danish, but I am not sure if he ever learned English in his world travels.   CIO    

Note: 06/25/06  Sunday 6:20 P.M.:   I watched some television.   "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" is on television again.  It is about a New York family that moves to the suburbs.   I ate two scoops of Butter Pecan ice cream.    Fat Frogs BBC NEWS | Programmes | From Our Own Correspondent | 'Aged 11, I was too big for Paris' .  FORTUNE Magazine: Warren Buffett gives away his fortune - Jun. 25, 2006 .  FORTUNE Magazine: A conversation with Warren Buffett - Jun. 25, 2006 .  BBC NEWS | UK | Queen throws party for children .  Of course there is always the "The Wind in the Willows" and "Advice to My God Children".   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Perhaps I will channel surf the television.   CIO   

Note: 06/25/06  Sunday 4:35 P.M.:  I went out after the last message.  I stopped CVS, and I returned the two Southwestern Bell rechargeable telephone batteries for $6.36 cash refund.   I drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I chatted with the pizza delivery person from Planet Pizza whom is from Brazil.   I chatted with a customer at the Greenwich Hardware store from Belgium.  I chatted with a family from Providence, Rhode Island.   I chatted with someone that looked familiar, but I could not place the individual.   About the time it started to rain, so I stopped by CVS briefly again.   I then sat underneath the glass canopy to stay dry for a while at the Pickwick Plaza by the Chase Bank.   I then completed my walk in the pouring rain.   I did not bring my umbrella, and I left it in the car, and as usual it rained.   I did have on my yellow DuPont Gortex rain slicker with hood, so it kept me from getting totally soaked.   I stood out for a while underneath the Greenwich Post Office colonnade which offers shelter from the rain.   I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with the reference librarian.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 1.75 quart container of Edy's Slow Churn coffee ice cream for $1.99 and fresh green bananas at .79 a pound for $2.57 for $4.56 total.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I then microwaved a 21 ounce frozen Maria Callendar meat lasagna which I sprinkled a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese on along with a few dashes of parsley, garlic powder, and oregano, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I chatted with a relative.   CIO 

Note: 06/25/06  Sunday 10:10 A.M.:   I chatted with a relative after the last message.   I ate three scoops of Edy's low fat slow churn caramel ice cream.   I went to bed, and I woke up at 6 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I used Microsoft Vista beta 2 to backup my entire primary computer system from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.    I then did a Microsoft Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive.   I watched the last half hour of the on television channel 45 digital from 8 A.M. to 9 A.M..   We have Dutch families in Greenwich, Connecticut, but as far as I know we do not have a Dutch Reform church, but last I heard there is still a Dutch Reform Church in nearby Rye, New York, and there is another one in Tarrytown, New York.   The Rockefeller farm in North Tarrytown, New York used to be a Dutch Farm, and I once met a man would lived in Dorothy Bush's neighborhood whom claimed his family had owned it before the Rockefellers.   He even had a familiar Dutch look of my youngest uncle.   Also in Manhattan, there are still quite a few Dutch Reform churches including Marble Collegiate Church.   Thus the Dutch still have a presence in this area, so just because they do not walk around in wooden shoes, they have managed to keep a foot hold in the area.   On my primary computer system, the HP Photosmart P1000 printer turns on with the power strip switch.   I chatted with a Dutch friend whose family has continually lived in this area for 400 years.   His name is Richard Van Marter at Country Living Associates Real Estate in Wilton, Connecticut, and he knows this area better than anyone I have met in this area in the 45 years that I have lived here.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   I have to return the Southwestern Bell cordless telephone batteries to CVS on Greenwich Avenue, so I have a little bit of mugging money.   CIO   

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 9:05 P.M.:   I watched a bit of television.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 06/24/06:

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 7:40 P.M.:   I opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left the lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water pressing the lid a few times. I then flaked it in a bowl with a fork, and I added two large tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise, and I mixed it all together. I took four pieces of bread, and I put the tuna mixture on two pieces of the bread, and I put the top sides on the tuna sandwiches, and I cut them in half cross wise. I also quartered two medium dill pickles lengthwise, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO 

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 7:00 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend.   I washed off the two green wrought iron patio or porch tables with Fantastic orange cleaner, and then I rinsed them with a hot damp cloth, and I dried them.   I put them in the far end of the living room by stereo system stacked on the chair and the floor in front of the chair, so they are out of the way of the primary living room sitting area, and I will take them up to Maine in two weeks.   One of them was missing the plastic cap on the bottom of its leg, so it would sit slightly unleveled, so I took the similar cap from a gallon jug of America's Choice white vinegar, and I trimmed it, and I inserted in the opening of the bottom of the leg, so although it is not quite as thick as the other legs' caps, it is more level and about a quarter inch less thick, but it also keeps the metal part of the leg from sitting on a damp outside deck.   They look quite nice, and they should look nice on the deck in Maine, and they are big enough to hold a potted flowering plant along with a drink glass or whatever one would set down on it from an adjacent chair.   CIO 

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 5:50 P.M.:   I put away my laundry.   I ate a few handfuls of dry roasted peanuts with some iced tea.   Basically over here on the more affluent side of town with the same zip code as the poorer area of Belle Haven, we have learned to watch our budget in terms of computers.   I have heard there is even a wealthy European banking family living nearby, so if any of these so called rich Americans have barrowed money from them over the centuries, it would not look good for them being living high on the hog with barrowed money with your banker watching your every step.   I remember back in the more frugal days of Greenwich, Connecticut when John Reed was the President of Citicorp Welcome to Citibank , he use to drive a Volkswagen to commute to the Greenwich railroad station.   I use to see the former chairman of the Federal Reserve bank evening walking home from the Greenwich train station.  In the May 24, 2004 issue of magazine, Steve Forbes said that Hedge Funds are the sleaziest game in town.   Since although they might be profitable, since they are also unregulated, one could also easily lose one's investment capital.  My personal viewpoint particularly if one has a large amount of investment capital, one tends to drive up the markets, when one buys into the markets, and when one sells one drives down the markets.   Thus it would seem prudent to me for large capital investors to invest in long term United States Government Dept U.S. Treasury - Daily Treasury Yield Curve , where at least one would not risk losing one's principal.   Even tax free municipal bonds can lose their principal I think if they are bid down.   CIO

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 4:50 P.M.:   IBM Certified Used Equipment - United States .  I went through my email.   CIO

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 4:40 P.M.:  I took down the brass sign in three different languages that says, "Will Members of the Crew Kindly Refrain from Urinating from the Poop Deck," when I rearranged the items on the inside of the entry way door.   I scotch taped it to the lower left hand side of the mirror behind the toilet.   CIO 

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 4:25 P.M.:  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Dodo skeleton find in Mauritius .   I guess this could happen to internet gurus.   CIO    

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 4:15 P.M.:   I have 45 minutes to go on the dry cycle.   My neighbor's laundry card worked on the dryer, so she paid me a dollar for the washing machine.  I gave her back a Canadian dime with Queen Elizabeth II on it, since that was the only dime that I had.    I checked outside, the building, and it has quit raining.  CIO  

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 3:45 P.M.:   I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I picked up my mail.   I cut the last four 1/4 inch thick slices of the cold eye round, and I put Gold's horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.   I put about a cup of broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave proof pot with an inch of water, and I ran it on one vegetable cycle, and then I put the Rubbermaid container with the remaining rice from last night, and I ran it on two more vegetable cycles, and then I removed the vegetables, and I drained them, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I ran the rice on one reheat cycle, and I put it on the dinner plate with the meat.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a relative.   I am doing two loads of laundry, and I have five minutes to go on the wash cycle.   I put clean linens on the bed.    I am lending a neighbor a $1.80 off my laundry card, since the neighbor's laundry card does not work.    CIO      

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 1:00 P.M.:   I woke up at 8 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I went over to Port Chester, New York.   I stopped by the Bank of New ATM machine over on Midland Avenue in Port Chester, New York.   There is a large car facility behind the Bank of New York at that location.   I then went over to Home Depot , and they have 5000 BTU Goldstar Air conditioners for $90, 6500 BTU Goldstar air conditioners for $120, they also have 10,000 BTU air conditioner for around $190, and I liked the 15,000 BTU LTH air conditioner for $320.   They also had a 18,000 BTU air conditioner, but I am not sure what electrical socket it takes.    I bought five 6 foot 16 gauge 13 amp extension cords for $1.24 each and two 12 foot 16 gauge 13 amp extension cords for $2.33 each plus .80 tax for $11.66.   I then returned home.   I chatted with a neighbor.  I disconnected the 20 inch Dell monitor from the primary computer, and I moved it out of the way.   I installed the other older Belkin Power Control Center beneath the other three power control centers.  I connected it to the surge protector power strip.    I used one six foot extension cord, and I connected the powered USB LAN device to the second control panel left switch.   I connected Minolta 1250W laser printer to the bottom control panel right switch.   I connected with a 6 foot extension cord the Logitech cordless headset for the primary computer to the second switch from the right on the bottom control panel.   I connected a  with a 6 foot extension cord the Logitech cordless headset for the server computer to the second switch from the left on the lower control panel.  I connected with another six foot extension cord and three prong adapter, the Lexmark X85 to the left switch on the bottom control panel. 

They thus are setup as:

Computer, Left Monitor, Right Monitor, Cable Modem

Powered USB port and LAN device, Speakers, Network Switch, Router

Power Strip for the Logitech cordless headset, powered USB port and printers; Scanner; Lexmark E238; Lamp

Lexmark X85, Headset #2, Headset #1, Minolta laser printer

Each of the four control panels has a master switch.

I labeled the new switches on the fourth control panel with small labels covered with scotch tape.

I reinstalled the Dell 20 inch monitor.   Thus the top the Dell 20 inch monitor on the right is about 3.5 inches higher than the top of the Dell 19 inch monitor on the left.   I also took out the two floppy disk boxes from beneath printer stand beneath the control panels, and I put them on the floor the right of the woofer.  I move the old telephone cards by the AT&T telephone by the French reproduction chair in case any of them have time left on them.   I put the spare 15 foot, two 12 foot, and one 6 foot extension cords in a bag on top of the cable box beneath the living room desk.   Picture .   CIO    

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 1:25 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Warm' species invading Antarctic .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   CIO 

Note: 06/24/06  Saturday 1:05 A.M.:   Introducing Microsoft® Windows Vista™ . Welcome to JCET - The Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology .  I went through my email.   CIO  

Note: 06/23/06  Friday 11:55 P.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I returned back to my apartment, and when I turned on the Minolta laser printer, it blew the fuse on the UPS device.   I looked more closely at the small UPS instructions, and it said one is only suppose to connect the computer to it.  I moved the monitor again, and I removed the UPS device, and I checked its fuse which was blown.   I went out to the new in Cos Cob, and I bought two packages of four Radio Shack #270-1056 5 amp 125 volt fast acting fuses 5X20 mm GMA type.   I then drove down Greenwich Avenue by the waterfront, and I returned home.   I chatted with some neighbors.  I then installed one of the new fuses in the UPS device, and it works fine again.   I hooked up the surge protector power strip with all of the devices attached to it to the surge protector wall outlet.  I connected the UPS device to the computer switch for the Belkin surge protector power control switch.   I place the UPS device on the subwoofer beneath the keyboard, so it gets plenty of ventilation.   I plugged in the CPU cable to the UPS device.   I then had to put a new monitor cable on the 20 inch Dell monitor, since I broke one of the screws on the old cable.   To turn on the primary computer, one has to turn on the control panel switch and then the UPS device, and that turns on the computer which comes on with power.   To turn it off, one shuts down the computer, turns off the UPS device and then turns off the control panel switch.  The "power strip" switch also turn on the Minolta laser printer power, and the Lexmark X85, and the powered USB port box and the Logitech wireless headset.   On the server, I connected its UPS device to the Belkin surge protector power control strip and only the server CPU cable is now connected to the UPS device, and one turns on the server by turning on the UPS device and the CPU power switch.   I positioned the UPS device underneath the desk, so it gets plenty of ventilation.   For some reason, it looks like the server was hacked because it the Microsoft IIS server would not go online.  Instead of trying to troubleshoot it, I restored the C: drive ASR backup, and I did some minor configuration and updates, and it is now running again.  I then did a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the C: drive.   I chatted with a relative whom thinks I am nuts for working on the computer all of the time.  Earlier today, I ate about 40% of 16 ounce jar of Planter's dry roasted peanuts with some ice tea.   I will now eat two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.  I put the spare fuses in a plastic zip lock bag in the left top desk drawer.   I could have used the fourth Belkin power control device that I removed, but that would have set the monitor two high.  I might put it with the backup systems in the bedroom.  However, it would not take too long if I decided to install it on the primary computer.   I will now go through my email.   CIO 

Note: 06/23/06  Friday 3:40 P.M.:   The order from for one AP500W, 500w Power Supply, Pwr-ap500w, 500w Atx Power Supply Aluminum for $14 and two 650VA Two Outlet 110VAC UPS for $23.95 each plus with over $49 order with coupon "SHIP295", there is $2.95 ground shipping for $64.85 total arrived after the last note FedEx | Track .   I installed the new parts as I described in the note below.   The three Belkin surge control panels underneath the right center monitor of the primary computer have the following switch setup.

Computer, Left Monitor, Right Monitor, Cable Modem

Blank, Speakers, Network Switch, Router

Power Strip for the Logitech cordless headset, powered USB port and printers; Scanner; Lexmark E238; Lamp

Each of the three control panels has a master switch.

I labeled all of the switches with small labels covered in scotch tape.  I put the UPS devices as described earlier with the primary computer one plugged into wall outlet surge protector, with the surge protector strip plugged into it, and everything is connected to the surge protector strip.   I installed the server UPS device the same way, but I placed it underneath the desk, and from the second plug, I have an extension cord plugged into it connected to the low wattage elephant light and low wattage tube light by the television chair, so if one turned off the server in a power failure, there might be enough battery power for the low wattage lights for a short spell.   I will keep the boxes that the Belkin power control panels and the UPC devices came in.   I will throw out the shipping boxes   Thus I have ample surge protection on the primary and server computers.   I hooked up the old APC UPS device to the Northgate Syntax backup computer and Toshiba laptop power strip.   The APC UPS device has a worn out battery, but it still might provide surge protection.   I will now throw out the shipping boxes.   CIO     

Note: 06/23/06  Friday 12:50 P.M.:  I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.  The order for two eBay: BELKIN F9M520-08 SURGE PROTECTOR 5 PORT (item 9736316217 end time Jul-03-06 13:23:07 PDT) for $9.95 each and $22.90 Standard Flat Rate Shipping for both or $12.95 for one and $9.95 for the second for $42.80 total is DHL: Track (By number) "16626209154" arrived.   I cut three 3/8th inch thick slices of the cold eye round, and I put them on a dinner plate, and I put Gold's horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.   I put about a cup and a half of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave pot with lid with an inch of water, and I cooked them on three microwave vegetable cycles, and then I removed the vegetables, and I drained them, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I also made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe with two chicken bullion cubes, and I put half of it on the dinner plate with the meat, and the other half of it in the refrigerator in a Rubbermaid container.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary and the server computers, and I will hook up the new Belkin surge protector power control panels.   I will leave the primary computer off until the FedEx order UPS devices arrives.   I probably will use three control panels stacked up underneath the 20 inch Dell right center monitor, and use the four spare for some other purpose.   CIO       

Note: 06/23/06  Friday 11:15 A.M.:   I woke up at 6:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I watered the plants, and I put more white vinegar in the scent bowl on the window shelf.   I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature including the old computer magazines.   I saw on the news yesterday that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush get up at 5:30 A.M. in the morning, which I think is early by New York City standards, but I guess that is what time one has to get up to get the chores down on the ranch.   I had a problem with my computer system freezing, so I restored my Microsoft Vista Beta 2 backup of the entire system after making copies of the changed files to the second hard drive.   I still had the same problem.   I chatted with a local technical security group to no avail.   I think I finally fixed the problem.  The Logitech wireless headset was interfering with my Microsoft wireless laser mouse, so once I turned off the Logitech wireless headset the problem seems to have gone away.   I restored the changed files, so the system is back to the way it was, except I lost the last week's saved email which is no big deal.   The order from for one AP500W, 500w Power Supply, Pwr-ap500w, 500w Atx Power Supply Aluminum for $14 and two 650VA Two Outlet 110VAC UPS for $23.95 each plus with over $49 order with coupon "SHIP295", there is $2.95 ground shipping for $64.85 total is out for delivery FedEx | Track .  Also the order for two eBay: BELKIN F9M520-08 SURGE PROTECTOR 5 PORT (item 9736316217 end time Jul-03-06 13:23:07 PDT) for $9.95 each and $22.90 Standard Flat Rate Shipping for both or $12.95 for one and $9.95 for the second for $42.80 total is DHL: Track (By number) "16626209154" is also out for delivery.   I will install both sets of items once both orders arrives, since I will have to move the 20 inch primary computer monitor to install the Belkin surge protectors, and I will put one of the UPS power supply devices on the left hand side of the coffee table between both monitors connected to the wall outlet surge protector, and I will plug in the primary system devices from their power control strip at that location.   The other UPS power supply device I will put on the floor connected to the server computer power strip.   I will use the two Belkin power control centers that I remove for some of my other devices for the primary computer system.   The installation once both shipments arrive will take a while.   CIO      

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 7:45 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I ate two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 6:30 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.  I worked with .   I rearranged some items in the apartment entrance area.   I took down the picture off the apartment door of Prince Charles and Prince William and Prince Harry, and I hung it above the kitchen sink.   I took down the picture above the kitchen entrance of Presidents Reagan, Bush, and their wives, and I hung it above the kitchen counter.   I moved the picture of Queen Juliana to the left above the kitchen entrance.   In moving the items off the door around, I broke the Putnam Lodge 1854 to 1954 Masonic dinner plate, and I glued its pieces together with CVS quick set gel glue, and I rehung it to the left of the bedroom door entrance.   I moved the plate of St. Paul's Church in Manhattan to the top center of the apartment entrance door.   I put the two small bird pictures on either side of it.  On the left side a little lower, I put the old mirror.  I put the Jensen weather station on the right side of the door and beneath that the White House letter from President Bush, and I put the framed Reader's Digest Map of Magellan beneath those.   I move the horse calendar to the right side panel of the right closet door in the living room.   I move the family picture frame to the wall on the lower part of the right kitchen entrance.   I moved the framed picture of Prince Charles and Camilla with their families to the window shelf by the dolphin light.   Thus the apartment is a little bit neater and better organized. 





CIO 

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 3:30 P.M.:   I think I will boot into Vista beta 2, and see if I can use the Office 2007 word beta program to publish web content, then I would be able to work from Vista beta 2 more often.   CIO  

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 3:10 P.M.:   Gates Stepping Out Of Microsoft - .  TechBuilder | Recipe: Build an In-Car PC .  Microsoft To Re-Patch June Patch - Security Technology News by TechWeb .  Download details: Windows® Defender (Beta 2) .   I went through my email.    I chatted with a relative visiting California.   I told them about this place Carmel Normandy Inn , but they have to leave tomorrow.   I recall staying at the Normandy Inn around August 1980, and it was an enjoyable stay.   I recall a very good steak house across the street that served tornadoes, which is the Spanish for Filet Mignon.   Of course that was back in the good old days, when a dollar went further.  CIO  

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 2:05 P.M.:   I got this email from the Katonah free library 1-914-232-3508 as to what the John Jay connection was with the Scott family.   In the book that I read in the old book section of the Greenwich Library, it said John Jay's mother was from the Scott family.  I received this reply from the Katonah free library.   Email follows. 

Hello Mr. Scott,

I did not find a Scott among John Jay's mother's predecessor's. However, I could not go back very far on her family tree. Here is information I was able to obtain from books in our collection.

Most of this information came from Stahr, Walter. John Jay, Founding Father. New York: Hambledon and London; 2005.

John Jay born 1745

John Jay did not have any British ancestors, his great-grandfather Pierre fled from France to Britain in late 17th century to escape persecution as a Huguenot.

John Jay’s grandfather Auguste or Augustus Jay came to America and worked for Frederick Philipse in New York.

1697 - Augustus Jay married Anna Maria Bayard, Dutch Church, New York City. She was related to many of the prominent Dutch families such as Stuyvesants, Van Cortlandts, and others.

John Jay’s maternal grandfather, Jacobus Van Cortlandt, married Eva Philipse, adopted daughter of Frederick Philipse. They had 5 children, two of whom, their son Frederick and their daughter Mary, married children of Augustus and Anna Jay.

1728 - John Jay’s father Peter married Mary Van Cortlandt.

1774 – John Jay married Sarah (Sally) Van Brugh* Livingston (1756-1802), who was the daughter of William Livingston (1723-1790) and Susannah French (1723-1789).

 

* Monaghan, Frank. John Jay. New York: Bobbs-Merrill; 1935

I hope this information proves helpful.

End of Email.   Of course the book that I read in Greenwich, Connecticut library about the first families of Manhattan published around 1800, listed the first 2000 families in Manhattan, and two of them were from the Scott family, and it mentioned one of their daughters had married into the Jay family, so it must be a different Jay relative.   Whether the Scotts in Manhattan were related to the Scotts in Virginia, I do not know.  CIO   

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 1:30 P.M.:   I picked up my mail.   I will do a little bit of regular computer work now.   I do not have my 3 P.M. appointment on Thursday for the next three weeks.  CIO 

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 12:55 P.M.:  I cut three 1/4 inch thick slices of the cold eye round, and I put Gold's horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.   I put about a cup and a half of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave proof pot with an inch of water, and I ran it on one vegetable cycle, and then I put the Rubbermaid container with the remaining rice from last night, and I ran it on two more vegetable cycles, and then I removed the vegetables, and I drained them, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I ran the rice on one reheat cycle, and I put it on the dinner plate with the meat.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go outside, and I will check my mail.   CIO

Note: 06/22/06  Thursday 11:50 A.M.:   I woke up at 3:30 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.    I went back to bed until 6 A.M..   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue.    I chatted with the mit.edu observer.   I chatted with the attorney for the Greenwich Housing Authority.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought four 16 ounce jars of Planter's dry roasted peanuts for buy one get one free for $3.39 both.  From the clearance rack, I bought a Linx 6 foot USB 2.0 cable A-B for $1.99, and a Southwestern cordless telephone battery S60508 for $4 and a Southwestern cordless telephone battery S60506 for $2 and .48 tax for $15.25 total.   I then went completed my walk.   I drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and most everything is half price.   I bought a maple framed mirror about 19 inches by 29 inches for $10 and two medium green modern wrought iron with scalloped glass outside tables about 18.5 inches by 24.5 inches by 18 inches high for $15 each for $40 total.   I put them all in my car.   I said hello to another morning walker.   I then returned home.   I hung the maple frame mirror on the right side of the kitchen entrance.   I move the mirror from that location to the lower back side of the apartment entrance door.   I moved the horse calendar from the back of the door to the right hand side of the right living room closet door.   I stored the two green patio or porch tables at the near end of the down sofa.   I chatted with a relative.   I will return the two cordless telephone batteries, since they are the smaller ones, and they do not fit any of my cordless telephones.   I will take the two wrought iron outside porch or patio tables to my relative in Maine, when I visit in July.   Pictures







.   CIO 

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 8:25 P.M.:   I ate two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go back to bed or watch television.   CIO  

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 7:50 P.M.:   I rested on the sofa until just now.   CIO  

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 2:10 P.M.:   I put the remaining half of the 2 pound defrosted eye round roast on a baking rack in a baking pan, and I seasoned it on all sides with garlic powder, ground black pepper, chicken and meat seasoning and Italian seasoning, and Texas Best barbeque sauce.   I baked it in the Farberware convection oven for 41 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  I let it stand for a few minutes before carving off three 3/8th inch thick slices, which I put on a dinner plate with the juices.   I refrigerated the rest in a Rubbermaid container.   I also ate half of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe which I added two chicken bullion cubes to the rice recipe, and I refrigerated the other half in a Rubbermaid container.   I also steamed for 15 minutes on medium electric burner heat with an inch of water in a steamer tray about 2 cups of broccoli crowns and baby carrots which I put a little bit of olive oil on.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I then washed the dishes.   I will now put the primary computer on standby, and I will take a nap.  - Revelers Welcome Summer at Stonehenge - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News .  CIO

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 12:25 P.M.:   There is nothing I need at Costco, so I will save my money for now.   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors, and I picked up the mail.   I will now prepare my noon day meal like old Southern families do down south.  I still have the other half of the eye round defrosted.   CIO 

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 11:35 A.M.:   I chatted with a friend and a relative.   There is this tire deal at the moment Costco $60 Off a Set of 4 Michelin or Select BF Goodrich Tires Valid 06/05/06 - 6/25/06 ,  and I could get this set of tires BFGoodrich® Traction T/A® V 205/55R16  for about $420 with the $60 discount plus tax, and I would still need to get the 4 wheel allignment.   My Costco card is good through June 2006.   However, they will probably have the same sale in the fall, and I could renew my Costco card at that time for $50.   Since I think my current tires are good for a round trip to Maine, I will probably wait until the fall.   CIO  

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 10:40 A.M.:   I checked with in nearby Cos Cob 1-203-698-9599, and they could install a set of V rated all season tires with mounting, stems, balancing, and four wheel alignment for about $550.  They would install a B.F. Goodrich traction V rating,  a ContiExtreme Contact V rating, or a Pirelli P6 Four Seasons H rating in size "205/55R16" , and their are other alternatives.   I chatted with up in Scarborough, Maine, and they could fit me out with a better set of Goodrich or Goodyear tires for my car for about $460 to $500, but they do not do alignments, and I would have to go to Sears nearby to get the tires aligned.   I still have over a quarter inch of tread on all four of my tires on the 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo wagon, so I technically could make the round trip to Maine during the first part of July 2006, and have the tires replaced locally here in Greenwich, Connecticut in the fall before the winter season.    In other words, there is no rush on replacing the tires.   I chatted with a relative.   I like the Dunlop Graspic DS-2 or the Dunlop SP Winter Sport M3 or the Pirelli Winter 210 Snowsport or Sottozero winter tire at .   The installation of the snow tires would be about $50 more than the V rating tires, and I think around here it would be better to have snow tires.   I had a nobody fax call.   CIO  

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 9:15 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I renewed about 4 computer magazines.   CIO  

Note: 06/21/06  Wednesday 7:50 A.M.:   After the last message, I picked up my mail.  I chatted with some neighbors.   I relaxed a bit.   I went to bed on the sofa until about 9 P.M..  I microwaved and ate a 7 ounce Banquet frozen chicken pot pie.   I also have taken the eye round of beef out of the freezer, so it should be thawed enough for cooking later on today.   I went back to bed until 6 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with an out of town English security agency.   Last Saturday night Sunday morning, the person I chatted with coming out of the wine bar beneath the Greenwich Financial center looked a lot like Gordon Getty - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia whom I have seen here before.   I think he might be the person that contributed all of the opera CDs to the Greenwich Library since he is an opera fan The Metropolitan Opera , and I have seen him using the Greenwich Library before.  Helen Williams of fame use to be in charge of the Opera guild in Manhattan.    Gordon is in the wine business, and I mentioned that the Rothschild family had moved out of France to Byram Shore road about 15 years ago.   The Getty gasoline station in Cos Cob is also a Starbucks coffee shop now, so maybe they branched out into the coffee business.   There is still a Getty gasoline station at Exit 5 off I-95 here in Greenwich near the Hyatt Hotel.  The Getty family are security conscious as I recall when I was in Italy in 1972, one of their heirs had been kidnapped in Rome, and they cut his ear off to prove they had him captive.    Thus wealthy people whom travel through this area and wealthy people whom live in this area are not only interested in their investments, but they are also interested in their family security, and that is probably why we have so many private security agencies in this area.   I simply volunteer as an experienced volunteer.  However, if push comes to shoves, I just call "911", and I let the local security people handle the matters.   They are quite experienced in such matters in this area, and generally since I live around a lot of Italian neighbors it is like living around the Mafia, so we really do not have many security problems if you get my drift.   CIO  

Note: 06/20/06  Tuesday 10:55 A.M.:   I chatted with a friend.   I left a message with two other friends.   I chatted with  a relative.   I ate a couple of handfuls of cocktail peanuts.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   Not much happening on the quiet side of town, so I will see what the rainy weather leaves lying around downtown Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground . 

Note: 06/20/06  Tuesday 10:30 A.M.:  Iceland's Ring Road: The Ultimate Road Trip - New York Times .   I went through my email.   CIO   

Note: 06/20/06  Tuesday 10:15 A.M.:   I chatted with up on route 7 in Norwalk  just south of Wilton, and the could install a similar set of Dunlap or Pirelli tires with valves, balancing, four wheel alignment for about $460.   I checked with Sears in White Plains, and I told me the tire on sale is not "V rated", and I would have to get the V rated Michelin tire that is about $155 a tire plus the extra costs.   Town Fair told me I could use the sale tire at Sears, and the Pirelli and the Dunlap are not V rated, and to get a set of V rated tires would be about $150 more for a set.   I will thus wait to see what they say when I am up in Maine in July.   I will now go back to my email.   CIO    

Note: 06/20/06  Tuesday 9:25 A.M.:   2007 Microsoft Office System Beta 2: Get the Beta .  Bill Gates' Legacy: Microsoft's Top 10 Flops  .  I will probably wait until I go up to Maine to get new tires for my 1995 Volvo 850 turbo station wagon, but currently Sears has this sale for a tire for my car Michelin 79305 Agility Touring - P205/55SR16 at at a significant savings, but Sears charges for valves and balancing and wheel alignment, but locally Town Fair includes valves, balancing, and alignment with a new set of tires, but if one bought at and one were traveling, there is pretty much a Sears tire place everywhere one goes in America if one needed warranty replacement.   However, I do not travel that much.   CIO  

Note: 06/20/06  Tuesday 8:45 A.M.:   NASA's Destination Tomorrow™ - Program 21 .  Tracking on the order from one AP500W, 500w Power Supply, Pwr-ap500w, 500w Atx Power Supply Aluminum for $14 and two 650VA Two Outlet 110VAC UPS for $23.95 each plus with over $49 order with coupon "SHIP295", there is $2.95 ground shipping for $64.85 total is FedEx | Track .   I am going through my email.  CIO   

Note: 06/20/06  Tuesday 8:10 A.M.:    I woke at 5 A.M..  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I chatted with Microsoft 1-425-882-8080, and I chatted with their security team, since although I have seen a lot of people from Microsoft including a guy that looks like mailto:billg@ whom also smoked cigarettes when I chatted with him.   It is the nature of tech people that they are focused on so many tech details, it is hard for them to get the point.   I explained to them they should hire our new resident from mit.edu , and since he worked on the Commodore computer, more than likely he might come up with a way to make something like a small Commodore computer web browsing machine that would sell for something in the neighborhood of $40 and be very user friendly to the general public.   Having worked around MIT when I was at Polaroid's research lab on Osborne Street, one never knows what they are working on.  The only thing that the MIT people ever talked to me about while I was at Polaroid's research laboratory was better paper chemistry for making better stereo speakers for KLH which was also a local Cambridge, Massachusetts company.   Our friend from mit.edu looks a bit like John Bolton, who may or may not have been Dr. West's of Polaroid, MIT, and Harvard fame whom started Polaroid with Dr. Land, and Dr. West was the head of the Optics department at Harvard and MIT while also consulting for Polaroid.    It they look similar and come from the same neck of the woods along the Charles River, perhaps they are related.  Since he is currently not in his laboratory environment, he is like a fish out of water.   Welcome to has a Space Shuttle launch soon NASA - Space Shuttle , so one should probably study the related links to the Shuttle Launch to know what areas to look at during launch day and during the flight.   Since basically is the U.S. government's largest science project, one should really pay more attention to what they do, since with their budget and expertise, as said about rich people they just have more expensive toys, so obviously NASA is a very expensive research project with a lot of expertise, and they even keep close enough track of me that when I was down there in February 2006, they made sure I got a new sound card, although I had to pay for it myself.   I still feel like one of the old Heath Kit kids from down south in the old days, and since we have warmer weather around here, more than likely we have some of the NASA types visiting us in this area.  Like in everything it is what goes on behind the scenes NASA - Space Shuttle Behind the Scenes that makes a difference as opposed to what the up front public relations is all about.   To watch the NASA public channel NASA - NASA TV Landing Page .   CIO 

Note: 06/19/06  Monday 7:15 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   There was a UPS delivery message the outside door of the building when I went out, so I guess I did not hear them when I was here.   I went out for my 4 P.M. appointment, and I saw the UPS truck, so I turned around, and I intercepted the UPS truck at Wendy's Do What Tastes Right - on  West Putnam Avenue, and I waited for the UPS driver to eat lunch, and he gave me the replacement power supply from .  I use to have a friend that worked at that Wendy's, but he got transferred to the Groton, Connecticut area as far as I know, if he is not hunting bull moose up in Canada.   I guess the UPS driver would know a reasonable place to eat in this area, and if one were in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut, it is an enjoyable 3/4 mile walk west from the top of Greenwich Avenue with all of the exotic car dealerships including a Welcome to McDonald's and a Dunkin' Donuts Coffee | Buy Coffee Beans Online, and I think the Old Panda Pavilion restaurant is now just west of Wendy's since the Chase Bank gobbled up the Panda Pavilion location at the Stop and Shop plaza.    In my research on Frederick Von Mierers , there was a reference to someone with a similar name owning the Welcome to Target stores, so possibly since Helen Kress Williams' Kress family owned the Kress department stores, their financial advisors might have started up the Target stores.   With the Germans, it is hard to know, since they just do things, and never tell people what they are doing until after it happens.   I made it to my 4 P.M. appointment, and I saw someone that looks like my second cousin twice removed and his family, but he is at least 20 years younger.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I chatted with a relative.   I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   There is a Weather Hazards for Southern Fairfield, CT .   Since I have visions of the President of the United States traveling homeless around the country with no funds but a debit card, I donated $1.28 to , so he could buy a cup of coffee some place he might happen to show up at where ever he happens to travel to.  Since he is a pilot, like all pilots, one never knows when they will drop in next.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I will eat two scoops of butter pecan ice cream before I go to bed.  CIO         

Note: 06/19/06  Monday 2:55 P.M.:   I just put in a call to Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site (National Park Service) at Home Of Franklin D Roosevelt National Historic Site - Contact Us , and I worked the grape vine.   They do not know how they move those big potted palms in the front of the house from the green house to in front of the house in the summer.   I will have to keep an eye on my miniature palm to see how well it does inside during the summer.   I think the Roosevelt family are still in the coal mining business and the steamboat business and the Bank of New York business, but being in politics for so long, they might have forgot what their businesses were.  Of course John Jay's John Jay Homestead mother was from the Scott family of Manhattan, so probably they knew each other, and maybe the Scott family from Manhattan was related to the Scott family from Virginia, but after losing so many wars, we are left researching history as to why they think we don't exist anymore.   I tried calling the Jay homestead, but it was just an answering machine.   I checked with the BEDFORD, New York FREE LIBRARY , and they gave me the telephone number for the Katonah free library 1-914-232-3508 and the Bedford Historical Society 1-914-234-9751.   I chatted with the Katonah free library, and I asked them if there were any way to find out if John Jay's mother's Scott family were related to the Winfield Scott family in Virginia, since both families as original settlers might have had land grants from the same Scott family in England, but Scott is a very common name in the United Kingdom and Ireland, so they might not be related, but if they were both from the same town in England, they might be related.   The reason I am looking into it is that I have a bit of free time, and with the internet and free long distance telephone calling, it is easier to find out.   However, frequently records from the earliest days of European settlement in America are not available, but possibly they are still available in Europe.   I will now have to shut down the primary computer, and I will get ready and go out for my 4 P.M. appointment.   However, I am waiting for a UPS Package Tracking delivery, but usually on Mondays they arrive after 6 P.M..   I will now shut down the primary computer, and go out for my 4 P.M. appointment shortly before 4 P.M..   CIO  

Note: 06/19/06  Monday 1:35 P.M.:   I went outside, and I checked the weather, and it looks like it might be up to 95 degrees today.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I picked up my mail.   The neighbor who is retired from the electronics business, thinks they should put in duct work from the Community Room which has ample air conditioning to air condition the hallways in the building, which I think would be a good idea.   I chatted with a relative, and I sent a fax to a relative, so we know the relative's fax machine works.   On the matriarchal side of the family, we have at least one successful relative Boven, Douglas G. , while the rest seem to be content to plant tulips in Holland, Michigan Holland Convention & Visitors Bureau , which is also where some of the wealthiest families in Chicago, Illinois also happen to vacation, when they can not afford vacations on the Ocean Coasts.  In Holland, Michigan which I last recall visiting around 1961 or maybe around 1969, as I recall it as cold as Maine, and Lake Michigan can be as rough as the ocean, but since Holland, Michigan is on the Eastern shore of Lake Michigan, if you love the sunsets in Key West, Florida, you also will enjoy the sunsets over Lake Michigan.   However, to stay warm, you need to know how to light the kerosene stove or whatever they still keep in the uninsulated cottage.   I think the Holland Furnace company Willard Library - Photographs from Battle Creek's History - Industries use to be there, and they use to make those big coal furnaces, such as they use to heat the Greenwich Country Club with before oil became plentiful, which currently it is not, so maybe they could figure out how to get the Holland Furnace company going again in the business of making coal furnaces, which do provide a nice even heat in the winter, if you happen to live up north in a big building that needs to be heated.   However, my family was not affiliated with them, but the Landware family that once lived here in Greenwich, and owned the Greenwich Radio station also owned the Holland Furnace company, and they put the first Beatles records in America on the Greenwich Radio station, when my father was given them by General Norman Ireland Smith during a trip to England at least a year before they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show.  General Norman Ireland Smith was a famous British General in Burma during World War II.  The Boven family were original settlers in Holland, Michigan area, so they were involved in a bit of everything from soup to nuts.  Granddad Boven ran a dry goods store or a millinery store, and I think they use to sell bolts of cloth and other sewing items, so possibly since the Bush family were in the same business as they were in the Midwest, we might have had contacts with them in the old days, before we lost touch with them.  CIO

Note: 06/19/06  Monday 10:20 A.M.:   I opened up a 7 ounce box of frozen Armour maple flavored beef franks, which I put in a 10 inch skillet with three tablespoons of water on medium heat with lid, and I cooked them for 6 minutes stirring occasionally.   While doing that I mixed in a large metal bowl with whisk three extra large eggs in a mixing bowl with a teaspoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of Italian spices, a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese, and a couple of tablespoon of milk.  Once the sausages had cooked for six minutes, I removed the lid, and I let the rest of the water evaporate, and then I added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, and I mixed in the egg mixture, which I scrambled around the sausages.   Once the scrambled eggs were cooked to about medium soft, I put the frying pan on a dinner plate to warm the dinner plate, and also while cooking the eggs, I toasted two English muffins which I put a small bit of olive oil on.   I put it all on the dinner plate, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   I called up Sagamore Hill National Historic Site (National Park Service) at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site - Contact Us to see if anyone there knew anything about .   They gave me the telephone number for the Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York historical society, and I called them at 1-516-922-5032, and I left a message.  Before those two calls and my second breakfast, I also called Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West on their local number at 1-305-296-3535.   They must not be too busy, because they were very chatty for a change.   Greenwich, Connecticut has very nice entertainment facilities if you can afford them, but being 20 miles east of Manhattan, we frequently have bad air quality, plus with all of the vegetation, one can have allergy problems.   Key West because it is an island has very good air quality, and in the summer because of the Trade Winds, it supposedly does not get too hot, but I imagine it would be humid.   Since I have not been to Key West since February 1982, when it was 25 degrees below zero Fahrenheit in New York City, and it was very crowded down in south Florida, I am not sure what it is like today, but they tell me it has been improved, but they still have the risks of hurricanes .  However, if one is homeless down there, and one survives the hurricane season, one will probably not die from exposure in Key West, Florida from being homeless during the winter.   Our newest resident here in Greenwich, Connecticut told me he has been homeless up north for eight years without going to shelters, and he is from Florida and educated at mit.edu so obviously he is more of a cold weather person these days.   CIO

Note: 06/19/06  Monday 8:20 A.M.:   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went downtown, and I chatted with the Scottish plant watering man a few times during my walk for the full length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I also chatted with the train station newspaper person.   I also chatted with the St. Moritz bakery baker.   I noticed the window of Katzenberg's food place just south of the post office seems to have been damaged.   I used the bathroom at Starbucks, and I chatted with their counter person.   I drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with grounds person from the Indian Harbor Yacht Club.    I then went by the Food Emporium, and I chatted with the Pepperidge Farm delivery person, and at 7 A.M. they opened, and I bought four 59 ounce clear plastic containers of Tropicana Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, a 12 pack of Thomas' English muffins for $1.99, and fresh Dole bananas at .69 a pound for $2.06 for $14.05 total.   I returned home, and I said "Good Morning" to some neighbors.   I put away the food.   I chatted with some relatives.   CIO   

Note: 06/19/06  Monday 3:15 A.M.:   Weather Hazards for Southern Fairfield, CT .   There are a lot of people outside going about their business this time of year, particularly around the waterfront, so you are suppose to watch the weather, and if you can not use the internet to figure out the weather, you are no good at what you supposedly do.  CIO 

Note: 06/19/06  Monday 3:00 A.M.:   I chatted with a relative about 10:30 P.M..   They have opened up the summer house in Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist .  Although the Bush family advertises itself a lot in my hometown of Greenwich, Connecticut and at a summer residence in Kennebunkport, Maine.   The Scotts are original European residents in both areas.   It is well documented that the Scott family had the original land grand for Virginia as well as Long Island and also a couple of farms in Manhattan, not to mention other neighboring properties such as Princeton, New Jersey.   Grandma Scott's maternal grandmother was a Davidson which is where we get the Rockefeller family look from, and Grandma Scott's father's family were the Gard family whom had the original land grand for the George's plantation up in Maine.   Grandma Boven's family on my mother's side of the family were from an area in the Netherlands near the German border before they arrived in Holland, Michigan, so we also have the Vanderbilt family look which a lot of people in the Netherlands also have.    I finally woke up at 1 P.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with an out of town security agency that speaks English.   In the old days in Manhattan we also use to have the Scottish Guard corporation, so they are probably still around in one form or the other.   I am making up a batch of Formula One .  I will now shower, and I will clean up, while I wait for the tea to steep before refrigerating.   I have the delivery today of the replacement order for my replacement order on the power supply from has shipped UPS Package Tracking .   I also have a 4 P.M. appointment today.   I will go out for a morning stroll once I have the tea in the refrigerator which would be in about an hour.   Usually on the morning walk, all one sees is a lot of garbage and delivery trucks, so it is not that glamorous.   CIO

Note: 06/18/06  Sunday 11:00 A.M.:  Earlier, I ate half of a 16 ounce can of Planter's cocktail peanuts.   I will now depart this world of computers, and I will get a good day's sleep.   I think to save a bit on energy, I might set the air conditioner at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.   CIO  

Note: 06/18/06  Sunday 10:35 A.M.:   I relaxed a bit.   I went outside about 8 P.M., and I chatted with some neighbors.   I watched some television.   I chatted with a relative.   I ate some gum drops that I found in my closet when I was looking for some MiracleGro potting soil that I have not found yet.  I might have used it up when I revitalized the picas plant that I found freezing on Greenwich Avenue late one night on March 1, 2006, when it was only about 20 degrees Fahrenheit here, and I was worried about it freezing.   It is doing quite well today.   Of course I am use to cooler weather, and since the weather forecast is for it to go up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit here Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground and 95 in New York City today, I will be sitting by my General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control made in South Korea, which I have set at 68 degrees Fahrenheit during the morning to cool down the apartment, before it gets too hot outside, and the afternoon sun hits my west facing windows over a black tar roof.   Whether I can afford it or not, I will have to see when I get my next cl- bill.   Since we tend to be colder average temperature people over here on this side of town during the cold winter with less heat, unlike the High Energy people in the Big Bucks section of town, since we are use to colder temperatures, we have a harder time dealing with the warmer weather when it sets in for a couple of months.   One a limited budget in this area, it is better to be use to cooler temperatures than to warmer temperatures.   Of course many wealthy people die from boredom before they ever run out of any money.   Of course rbs.co.uk is allowed to print its own money, so up in Scotland, they never run out of money.  CIO  

Note: 06/18/06  Sunday 7:15 A.M.:   Getty's List of Doubts Multiplies - Los Angeles Times .   When I returned home this morning the server was not working, and its motion detection program was not working off the server camera, so perhaps there was an intrusion into my apartment while I was out for a walk.   CIO  

Note: 06/18/06  Sunday 7:05 A.M.:   Tracking on the order from one AP500W, 500w Power Supply, Pwr-ap500w, 500w Atx Power Supply Aluminum for $14 and two 650VA Two Outlet 110VAC UPS for $23.95 each plus with over $49 order with coupon "SHIP295", there is $2.95 ground shipping for $64.85 total is FedEx Express | Tracking | Results Detail .   CIO 

Note: 06/18/06  Sunday 6:20 A.M.:   I slept until 10 P.M..  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out.   I went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon gasoline station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $12 of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $3.559 a gallon for 52.9 miles driving this week at 15.7 miles per gallon at an average of 13 miles per hour.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station, and I sat out at various locations.   I chatted with a customer coming out of the wine bar beneath the Greenwich Financial Center.   Alas, although I am part French, and I have lived on the continent in Europe, where I enjoyed drinking my share of wine, if I started drinking wine here in Greenwich, Connecticut would not like it, and my computers probably would not function properly.   The Var Max liquor pantry Varmax Liquor Pantry, Inc-your online wine store: Welcome to Varmax and Var Max - Liquor Stores - Port Chester, NY - NEW YORK just west of me over the Connecticut New York border with a French wine family living nearby in Byram, Connecticut has a large selection of worldwide wines, and one use to be able to buy 1.5 liter bottles of Rene Junot of Valbon French white table wine there for about $4.99, which I considered a reasonable price for sipping white wine.   However, it does not show up in their catalog.   Since I worked in excellent French restaurants for about eight years, I developed a taste for French cooking, and I use to be able to enjoy a glass of wine to relax.   I continued my walk after chatting with the wine bar patron.   I chatted with a refugee from New Orleans outside the Ginger Man restaurant.   I drove down by the waterfront, and a few fishing people were there.   I chatted with our fellow Scotsman watering the plants on Greenwich Avenue.   I then returned home.  I put about 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave pot such as one use to be able to buy at Wal-Mart, and I put about an inch of water in it with lid, and I heated on one vegetable cycle in the General Electric microwave oven, and then I put in the Rubbermaid container with the left over rice from last night, and I heated it all on two more vegetable cycles, and then I heated just the rice on one reheat cycle.   I drained the water out of the vegetables, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil.   While doing that I put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a six inch stick proof frying pan on the electric burner on medium high heat, and once it was hot, I put the remaining salmon pattie in the frying pan for about three minutes a side on medium electric heat, flipping it about every minute.  I put the salmon pattie and rice on a dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I just heard something outside my apartment window, and it sounded like a bird hit the window.   I guess I should investigate.  The Official Web Site Of The 2006 U.S. Open is happening at the nearby Winged Foot country club.   Alas I do not go to New York, unless it is a dire emergency, and I try to be user friendly to my home state of Connecticut.  CIO

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 4:30 P.M.:   I went outside, and I sat out for a while.   I walked around the building.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I picked up my grocery store circulars in the mail.   - Queen marks 80th birthday, again - Jun 17, 2006 .  BBC NEWS | UK | Gunshot tribute at Royal parade .  I ate two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO     

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 3:15 P.M.:   I finished the Microsoft Vista beta 2 backup to DVD of my primary computer system both first hard primary partitions.   For the 60.9 gigabyte backup, it took 9 DVD -r disks, which would be about which would be about 6.766 gigabytes to a DVD-r disk.   I also burned another copy of the Microsoft Vista beta 2.   I split the ten DVDs in jewel cases into two stacks of 5, and I secure each stack with two broccoli rubber bands, and I put each stack in a zip lock sandwich bag.   I then put them in my Firesafe security box, which I keep in the usual secure location.   I had to take out some old CD/r disks to make room for the new backup.   I put them on the CD/r disks that I took out on the right bedroom hutch shelf with other disks.   I figure a good DVD backup every six months is worth it, since it saves a lot of time, if one has to reconstruct and operating system, which in my case if both hard drives failed, I would lose my computer backups, so I now have fixed media backups.  Thus the DVD backup cost me $4.50 and .50 for the second Vista beta 2 copy for $5 total and the cost of the zip lock bags and the broccoli rubber bands come with the broccoli for free.  Yesterday, I charged up the 2.5 million watt rechargeable lantern, which I never use.   I guess I could take out some night and signal Long Island from Steamboat Road that people still live out here in the north country.   The people on Long Island tend to be a warmer weather group of people since the weather out there runs about 10 degrees warmer in the winter than here, since it is surrounded by water, but also there is about a 10 times higher population density, and there tend to be some very Anglophile communities out there to.  I use to see a lot more fair haired people out there than I ever see around here.   I will now check my mail and take a break outside.   CIO 

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 11:15 A.M.:  I finished the Vista beta 2 backup of the entire primary computer system.   I could do a Vista beta 2 DVD backup, but at 60.9 gigabyte for both partitions, it would be about 60.9 gigabytes divided by 4.7 gigabytes to a DVD disk or about 13 DVD disks that as I recall I paid about $15 for 50 DVD +r disks in April 2006 or .30 cents a DVD disk, or in other words it would cost me $3.90 cents to make an entire system backup to DVD.   I think I can afford to do that just to be on the safe side, and I have jewel cases to put them in that cost about .20 apiece, so 13 of them would be $2.60, but they can be reused, so to make a complete DVD backup would cost me $6.50.   However, the Vista beta 2 is a beta backup program, and I already have the primary computer hard drive partition backed up to DVD, so I do not know if it is necessary or not.   I will have to think about it.   I need to clean up some of my recent favorites, which I forgot to do before the earlier backups.   I chatted with a relative whom finances my computer activity, and the relative is distressed at me spending money that I really can not afford, but I think it is important to keep up my volunteer activity, since it is cheaper to communicate than to pay for other forms of professional help, such as lawyers and family advisors.   CIO   

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 9:20 A.M.:    I finished the ASR backup.   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I sat out for a while enjoying the morning air.   I will now do a Microsoft Vista beta 2 backup of my entire primary computer system.   CIO  

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 7:10 A.M.:   I will now run some system utilities, and then I will do a Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive.   CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 06/17/06:

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 6:40 A.M.:   I finished going through my email.   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO   

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 6:25 A.M.:   I was awaken this past evening by the sound of a beeper with a Startrek "Beam Me Up" sounds, so perhaps the crew of the Startrek Enterprize are playing tricks with our old old fashioned computer systems again.   As far as I know I do not have a beeper in my apartment.  SD Times - Gates to Step Down From Day-to-Day Role .  Gates To Quit Microsoft For World's Sake - .   CIO 

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 6:00 A.M.:   CRN | Microsoft, Ray Ozzie | Ozzie Speaks On Microsoft Transition  .   Microsoft Lieutenants Look Ahead, Hoping to Avoid Other Companies' Mistakes - New York Times .    Tracking on the order for two eBay: BELKIN F9M520-08 SURGE PROTECTOR 5 PORT (item 9736316217 end time Jul-03-06 13:23:07 PDT) for $9.95 each and $22.90 Standard Flat Rate Shipping for both or $12.95 for one and $9.95 for the second for $42.80 total is DHL: Track (By number) "16626209154".   Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 Keyboard and Mouse Set Microsoft B7T-00020 6000 .  Spypen QX-O 1.3MP Lighter Style Digital Camera SpyPen 0056 SPYPENQX-O .  I ordered from one AP500W, 500w Power Supply, Pwr-ap500w, 500w Atx Power Supply Aluminum for $14 and two 650VA Two Outlet 110VAC UPS for $23.95 each plus with over $49 order with coupon "SHIP295", there is $2.95 ground shipping for $64.85 total.   The shipping normally would have been $27 alone, so I saved $24 on shipping to make it a bargain.  CIO

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 4:15 A.M.:    I opened a 14.75 ounce can of Bumble Bee Alaska pink salmon, and I rinsed it with its opened lid on underneath cold water, and I drained out the water.   I then put the salmon on a plate, and I picked out the bones.   I then put the salmon in the CuisineArt with a cracked raw egg and two tablespoons of Progresso Italian bread crumbs and one teaspoons of parsley and a quarter of a teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning.   I then mixed it all together with the CuisineArt.   I then shaped the mixture into two five inch diameter patties about 1.25 inches thick.  I refrigerated one in a Rubbermaid container.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe , which I also added two chicken bouillon cubes to.   I put about 1.5 cups of brocolli crowns and baby carrots on a steamer tray in a Revere copper pot with lid, and I steamed it for 15 minutes on medium electric burner heat.  I also put about two tablespoons of olive oil in a 7 inch diameter stick proof frying pan, and I heated it on medium high electric heat.   Once the fat began to simmer, I added the salmon pattie, and I cooked it for three  minutes a side on medium to medium high electric burner heat.   I then drained the water out of the vegetables, and I put it in a bowl with a small bit of olive.   I then put the cooked salmon pattie on a dinner plate with one half of the rice, and I put the rest of the rice in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email from the last two days.   CIO   

Note: 06/17/06  Saturday 3:00 A.M.:   I woke up at 8 P.M..   I chatted with two relatives.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I chatted with a friend.   I then showered, and I cleaned up.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I stopped by the Crown movie theatre complex, and I chatted with their manager about the movie business.   I told them on some Sunday night when it is slow, they should show the movie "A Million Years B.C." which is sort of a cult classic for those whom visit Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.   I mentioned in the 1970s, the Dupont family had money in Europe which they did not want to pay taxes on in the United States, so they made the Spaghetti Westerns in Spain with their foreign profits, and brought the film negatives back to the United States and distributed the movies to repatriate their profits.   Thus Clint Eastwood is sort of a DuPont family employee.   I also mentioned that Jan Claud Van Dam being Dutch had a little bit of my look until I got older, and I had seen him around here until he moved to Monte Carlo, and he use to walk a white German Shepard around here, like the one I use to walk in Manhattan, so I noticed him, but he is only 5 foot 8 inches tall, so we do not look exactly alike.   There were lots of young people out pub crawling celebrating Queen Elizabeth's official 80th birthday.  Nothing on the BBC , about it yet, so I guess they are sleeping late today.   I think they are about five hours ahead of us, so I guess the event of the trooping of the color would be about 11 A.M. their time or 6 A.M. our time, but I am not sure if England uses daylight savings time or not.  Another royal is having problems BBC NEWS | Europe | Son of Italy's last king arrested .   After my walk, I drove down by the waterfront, and there was only one fisherman.   I then returned home.  I stopped by the Shell station on West Putnam Avenue briefly.   I then returned home.   I chatted with a neighbor briefly on the way in.   I picked up my mail.   CIO                

Note: 06/16/06  Friday 1:35 P.M.:   I am tired, I will not go through my email now.  I found my grounding strap tangled up in my Plantronics headset telephone cord to the left of my primary computer.  Instead of putting it in the tool kit underneath the dining table to the left of the computer, I left it on top of the file stand on the dining table.   I bought my bike : Mongoose Inland 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike: Sports & Outdoors for $10 more than it is now.   It came from pacific- shipped out of Kentucky via Amazon.  I just registered it at Mongoose.   I can not find a serial number, so I put in the model number and date.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note: 06/16/06  Friday 12:10 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought a 6 volt lantern bulb with screw threads for $1.50.   I stopped by CVS briefly.   I chatted with a local resident whom went to mit.edu and had 800 on his SAT math scores and worked in developing the original Commodore Computer.   After living in 45 different areas in America and the Netherlands he is visiting our town and thinking about starting up another computer company.   I told him my perspective about trying to start up a computer company.   Quite frankly we have one big computer company around here that seems to gobble up all of the other computer companies, and it does not leave much room for the competition.  Anyway I gave the visitor some of my business insights, and I mentioned if he knew about one Economist on his business plan, he did not need to know anyone else.   After chatting for about an hour, I gave my parking spot to the hotdog truck, and I drove down by the waterfront.  Only one fisherman was there.  I then returned to the quieter side of town.   I put the brighter lantern bulb in the rear tail light assembly of my Mongoose bicycle light.   I put the one I took out in the bag on the dining table with the other spare bike lights.  I vacuumed the apartment, so it is all cleaned up for the day.   I will now go through my email, but first I will eat two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.  CIO  

Note: 06/16/06  Friday 5:55 A.M.:   I opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left the lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water pressing the lid a few times. I then flaked it in a bowl with a fork, and I added two large tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise, and I mixed it all together. I took four pieces of bread, and I put the tuna mixture on two pieces of the bread, and I put the top sides on the tuna sandwiches, and I cut them in half cross wise. I ate the sandwiches with a glass of iced tea. I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out. CIO

Note: 06/16/06  Friday 5:00 A.M.:   I did some research, and I figured I could use at least one and possibly two more control panels for my extra electronics on the primary computer, so I ordered two eBay: BELKIN F9M520-08 SURGE PROTECTOR 5 PORT (item 9736316217 end time Jul-03-06 13:23:07 PDT) for $9.95 each and $22.90 Standard Flat Rate Shipping for both or $12.95 for one and $9.95 for the second for $42.80 total.   They usually sell for $32 each plus shipping or more.   CIO 

Note: 06/16/06  Friday 3:45 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a loaf of Arnold  Healthnut bread for $1.59.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   They are still trying to sell the 20 year old Schwinn Traveler bicycle that I gave them last weekend for $40, but I only paid $10 for it there at half price a year ago, but I did clean it up a bit.   I then went to my 3 P.M. appointment.   I then drove down by the waterfront, and I saw lots of people on Greenwich Avenue enjoying the summer day.   I noticed at the First Presbyterian Church at the top of Greenwich Avenue they have a crane there erecting the steel work for their new building.   Supposedly they have 600 family members.  I then returned home, and I went to bed at 4 P.M., after eating two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.   I woke up at 11 P.M., and I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I then did my house cleaning and watering the plants.  I still have to do the vacuuming.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.   I will now go through my email.  CIO

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 12:50 P.M.:  I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors and the building custodian.   I picked up my mail.  I microwaved and ate a 7 ounce Banquet chicken pot pie, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 11:55 A.M.:   Instead of disconnecting the Lexmark X85, I moved it to the right side of the primary computer, and I set the Visioneer 4400 scanner on top of it.   If one needs to use it off the server, one can move the Visioneer 4400 to on top of the Lexmark E238 laser printer.   Thus I will not be donating it to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.   I printed out the DNS information for my server, just so I have two hard copies of that information.   I will now go downstairs and check the mail briefly.   CIO 

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 10:45 A.M.:  I took the old Lexmark X85 all purpose fax, printer, scanner of the lazy Susans on the window shelf connected to the server, and I put the 7 foot tall miniature palm on top of the lazy Susans, so it is now on the window shelf where it once was, and it gets more light.  However, it might be a bit cold in the winter, but we will wait until winter to see.    I will donate the Lexmark X85 to the hospital thrift shop.  It needs ink cartridges, but it is still good for faxing and scanning.  Its software is available on the internet.   I will now uninstall its software from the server.   I have two scanners hooked up to the primary computer along with one hooked up to the bedroom computer, so I do not really need it, and I do not have room for it.   CIO

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 9:55 A.M.:   - Hawking: Space key to human survival - Jun 14, 2006 .   CIO 

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 9:35 A.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   A friend of mine whose family is like my family having lived here for 400 years is more expert in the area, since they have continually lived in this area for 400 years, and since he worked outside landscaping he knows lots more about what happens outside.   Anyway Lyme Disease is still around here from Deer ticks, because the local friend of mine came down with Lyme Disease for the fourth time in three years.   CIO

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 9:10 A.M.:   I woke up at 6:30 A.M. this morning when a friend called.   The friend had more memory put in his laptop computer, so it works better.   One of my many friends that actually lives in Connecticut instead of New York is Richard Van Marter at Country Living Associates Country Living Associates Real Estate in Wilton, Connecticut.    However, since I lived in New York City for a number of years, and since I live right on the New York border, I tend to have more friends in New York who always come over here and hood wink trying to steal whatever business they think I have that is so profitable.   We get such large numbers of New Yorkers here, and even Richard is really a New Yorker, it is hard to tell if anyone here is actually from Connecticut or not.   Everyone is afraid to go over to North Terrytown, New York where some rich republicans live, since it is awfully hard keeping up with them.  It is worse than keeping up with the Jones.   From what I can tell, some established people from this New York area seem to be spending more time down south, since a lot of the wealthy Old Guard seem to prefer the warmer weather and have investments down there.   Until we get a new injection of funds into the local economy from the our southern visitors or New York neighbors, we are left over here at Flanders Farm working on the keyboard.   All of my computer systems of various vintage, seem to be up and running just fine.   I am not sure how well the miniature 7 foot tall palm tree will do in my apartment, since it does not get much light inside.   I think if it does not do well, they have a green house at the town green house that might take it.   Still it contributes to the atmosphere of my Key West, Florida apartment in Greenwich, Connecticut, or what I call the Florida embassy in Greenwich, Connecticut.   However, since it is such a complex apartment communications setup, I spend most of my time here myself, since I do not want the communications equipment disturbed by individuals whom may not be familiar with it.   Florida people since it is a warmer climate actually spend more time outside, particularly when it is warm.    Also when it is hot down south, a lot of them sleep all day inside in the air conditioning and go outside in the evenings when it is cooler.   Having lived around so many Florida people and a lot of their native Hispanic community and knowing what an old world country Spain is, I frequently feel like the Viceroy of Spain living in the Western Hemisphere, but I only know a few words of Spanish and a lot of English, so maybe I am the English ambassador to the Western Hemisphere.  I do not have any Spanish flags in my apartment, but I have a couple of British Union Jacks, so more than likely when some Limeys get hot in a few days, they might wish they had a cooler refuge from the heat.   Of course up in Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist this time of year, it is still cooler, so more than likely we might have visitors in this former Bush family home town whom also live down south and whom also go further north to Kennebunkport, Maine.   Southern people since they live where the food is produced and where it is also cheaper tend to eat better food by our standards, but even in Florida one relative thinks I drink too much orange juice in the morning.   Of course people in a warmer climate do not need as much body fat depending on how thin their blood is.   I just ate two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.  I will now do a little bit of regular computer and internet work.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon.   Michael Louis Scott Tropical Weather , there is a lot of hurricane information, but for a look into what might happen two weeks ahead of time, I study NRL Monterey Satellite Photos to look for any developing hurricanes over the Atlantic.   Since a lot of Florida people are high tech, but since when they take off traveling in the hotter period down there, they may or may not have their high tech equipment with them.    Since they do not network with me, they must have alternative sources such as the computer equipment in the Greenwich Library on days that it is opened.   I think the Stamford, Connecticut Ferguson library also has internet access.   I suppose since I run my apartment like a limited budget research laboratory, some people are curious as to what I actually do with all of the computer equipment.   It takes quite a bit of time to maintain it, and also one can spend quite a bit of time reading the computer technology information available on the internet when one has free time.  If you want to watch California television on the internet TVU Player - Reviews and free downloads at this will let you see what they are watching on the television on the West Coast.   Since besides Hollywood types out west, there are suppose to be some high tech types, we sometimes see some of them around here in the warmer weather.   However, the west coast types tend to be thinner in the warmer weather, and they tend to not like cigarette smokers, so they seem to avoid me whenever they see me around looking like Bubba the Beached Whale.   CIO

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 2:30 A.M.:   Merapi Volcano Links Java Indonesia .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO    

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 2:10 A.M.:   - Indonesia volcano eruption traps two - Jun 14, 2006 .    I went through my email.   CIO  

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 1:50 A.M.:   I ate the last 4 ounces of Planter's cocktail peanuts in the opened can.   I took a metal mixing bowl, and I broke three large eggs in it, and I added a couple of tablespoons of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of Italian spices, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese.   I whisked it all together with a whisk.    I then put a few tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I heated it over medium high electric heat burner on the stove.  Once the olive oil was heated, I put in the 10 sausage links from a frozen 8 ounce package of Jone's Welcome to Jones Dairy Farm! spicy breakfast sausages, and I heated them for five minutes, moving the pan frequently to rotate the sausages.   I then added the egg mixture, which I let cook for about four minutes, mixing it the last minute to become scrambled eggs with cooked breakfast sausages.   When I put the egg mixture in, I started toasting two pieces of bread.  Once the scrambled eggs and sausages were cooked, I put the frying pan on the dinner plate to warm it a bit, and I then slid the eggs and sausages on the dinner plate, and I put some olive oil on the two pieces of toast, and I cut them in half on the diagonal, and I put them on the dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO    

Note: 06/15/06  Thursday 12:35 A.M.:   I went to bed about noon after the last message.   I had a telephone call from a relative about 3 P.M..   I woke up at 6 P.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I went outside, and they have removed the 7 foot tall miniature palm tree from the community room that I had donated and place it outside my apartment in their redecorating scheme.    I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I place the 7 foot tall miniature palm along side my sitting chair at the near end of the sitting area in the living room sitting on the round drainage tray.   I loosened the dirt in it, and I put in a quart of water.   I bought some Miracle Gro potting soil last spring, but I can not seem to find it, so I must have used it on the other plants.   On the Northgate Syntax backup computer, I reinstalled XP Professional, and then the SP2 update, and then I installed the Syntax motherboard drivers along with the USB 2.0 drivers, and when I tried restoring my ASR backup from the Maxtor external hard drive, it took less time with USB 2.0 about 45 minutes, and after I restored the backup, I rebooted, and it rebooted and worked just fine without any problems.   I installed the Kingsington wireless mouse and keyboard drivers.   I installed a second LAN cable on the onboard LAN, so it has too LAN cables.   Technically it could be used for a backup server, it I updated the copy of its server files.   It is working just fine, and I ran Norton Win Doctor 2003 and did a system restore backup, and then I shut it down.   I have the XP updates set to prompt me before downloading and installing.   I chatted with a friend. .  CIO

Note: 06/14/06  Wednesday 11:15 A.M.:  I can not get the Northgate Syntax backup computer to boot with the restored backup.   I will leave it as is for now, and after I get some rest today, I will work on it later on.  Technically it should work, and it did not prompt me for files this time when I restored the backup.   All I can figure out is that it is a hardware conflict possibly with the onboard video.   Later on today, I could try sticking in a PCI card to see if it boots with that.   That is all that I can think of.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   I am a bit tired.   At the moment, I would rather not waste my time having to reconfigure it all over again.   It seems strange that computers have problems, when I hardly use them, and I just use them for backup.   Whatever, the case a certain group of investigators are not amused.   Possibly it is something else that I have not thought up, since I am quite tired.   Each system has its own peculiar features.   I could give up on trying to configure it, which is not worth it unless I can have a workable backup of it, and I could just leave a plain XP installation on it, or I could configure it with Linux for the local group of IBM nut cases.   CIO  

Note: 06/14/06  Wednesday 9:55 A.M.:   I went outside after the last message.   I emptied the two outside ashtrays.   I am still trying to get the Northgate Syntax backup computer restored.    The first time during the restore, I was prompted to reinstall certain system files, which I did not do, and the system did not work when I rebooted.   This time I will reinstall the system files when prompted.  Using the restore from an ASR backup does not always restore the files, since certain files can not be overwritten on an existing system.   There might be a USB driver for the F6 prompt doing an ASR restore, but I can not find it.   Since XP installs USB drivers, and since XP recognizes the external USB hard drive during installation it seems peculiar it does not recognize the USB hard drive after reboot when prompting for the ASR media.   It might be a peculiarity of the older Northgate Syntax system.   I know there is not a DOS USB option on the Northgate Syntax motherboard bios, which my two newer systems have enabled.  That might be the missing feature.   It will take another 1.5 hours to do the restore since it is a slower system.   I am getting tried, but I will try to stay up until after the restore is completed to see if the Northgate Syntax system boots properly.   This is what I call "Mickey Mouse" maintenance.   It is sort of like maintaining 20 year old Mercedes years ago, because that is all we could afford.   Thus from my viewpoint locally on this side of town, we are light years behind the mainstream community which claim they are more high tech because they have more modern devices.   However, the Northgate Syntax computer is only a three year old system, and if I put more memory in it when I can afford it, it would run a lot faster.  It currently has 256 megs of 233 MHz memory, and I could take the other 512 megs of 233 MHz memory out of the server, and put in the Northgate System, and I could put two 512 meg 400 MHz or 3200 memory chips in the server.   This is about the cheapest deal on memory that I can find ClubIT Product - Kingston ValueRAM 512MB 184-pin DDR400 , but two sticks would be $84, and I think for $83 this is available today only Kingston ValueRAM 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory - Retail at .   However, since the Northgate Syntax computer is only a backup computer, there is no rush on it, since memory for it will only get cheaper.  CIO      

Note: 06/14/06  Wednesday 6:20 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Early web-spinner found in amber . BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | North East/N Isles | New mountain species discovered .   Looks like the first hurricane of the season is heading right for Scotland Tropical Depression ALBERTO 5 day tracking .  I once heard a story years ago after another hurricane went by Scotland, they saw a Pelican on the St. Andrews golf course.      

Note: 06/14/06  Wednesday 5:50 A.M.:  The Northgate Syntax backup computer started acting a little buggy when I installed the updates yesterday evening, so I am now restoring the Maxtor external hard drive backup of it.   XP does not recognize the USB external hard drive on a ASR install, so one has to do a complete install to get XP and plug and play and the USB external hard drive working before one does the ASR restore.   However, on my primary computer and the server the ASR option with the external USB hard drive works, so I guess the older Northgate Syntax computer does not have some of the advanced USB features to do it more quickly.   As I have said many times before, I do more systems maintenance than actually using the computers.   It is like maintaining a garage full used cars.   However, with my arthritis I would not want to be maintaining used cars, so the used computers are easier on my arthritis, but they are harder on the eyes.   The fellow I chatted with this past evening looked like Jimmy Eldert who also lives where he once lived, so since Jimmy looked a bit like me, maybe the fellow I chatted with whom looks thin like I did when I first returned to Greenwich from traveling might also possibly be a distant relative.   He has that same Flemish look that a lot of my relatives and friends have which is really not that common on this side of the pond.   I told him about Flanders Farm over in this neck of the woods.   CIO  

Note: 06/14/06  Wednesday 3:15 A.M.:   The replacement order for my replacement order on the power supply from has shipped UPS Package Tracking here next Monday.   CIO 

Note: 06/14/06  Wednesday 3:05 A.M.:   I ate four ounces of cocktail peanuts and two scoops of butter pecan ice cream with some iced tea.   Now back to computer activity.   There is no money in computer activity in this neck of the woods, unless one is able to use them for some sort of profitable activity like financial investing.   They do not pay people for reading the news off computers.   Generally the news does not tell people how to make money, since other people would start making money off the tips, and it would be less profitable.   Basically one needs a commodity to sell at a profit that people are willing to pay money for.   Once one gets away from the hype of advertising in this area, people tend to know what goods and services are really worth, and they know what to pay for them at a fair market price.   CIO 

Note: 06/14/06  Wednesday 2:30 A.M.:   I went out after the last note.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   After my walk, I chatted with a new resident from Florida and California whom has spent the last eight years exploring America, and whom also has a degree from mit.edu , so more than likely he knows something about technology, and if he decides to stay here, he will more than likely be useful in the community.   Whether or not he will get use to the colder winters is up to him to decide.   I chatted briefly about my back ground in computers.    I next drove down by the waterfront.   I then returned home.  I reheated on four reheat cycles of the General Electric Microwave oven the spaghetti and tomato clam sauce left over from last night, and I put it on a dinner plate with a few tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I booted the computer, and I got the blue screen of death, and then I rebooted again with success.   I figured that when I installed the new XP updates, I also installed the "Security Update for Windows XP (KB908531) which conflicts with my HP drivers and apps that load, so I uninstalled it, and the system once again boots just fine.  I reinstalled the Gigabyte onboard audio drivers and programs.   I ran Norton WinDoctor 2003, and I did a System Restore backup.   I will now go through my email.   The internet has been a bit slow recently with the Vista beta two 3.5 gigabyte download, the World Cup, and the XP updates, but it would be worse if it were not for children out of school and people on vacation.   Downtown Greenwich was quite busy this past evening with lots of people out doing their usual thing on a summer's evening.   CIO    

Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 8:30 P.M.:   After breakfast I made my bed, and I washed the dishes.   I chatted with a friend.   I threw out some garbage, and I said hello to some neighbors.   They have set up four new round tables and 12 blue upholstered chairs in the community room, and they have some more chairs, they need to set up.   They have taken out the television and the television cabinet.   The community room is air conditioned, so on a hot days it tends to be comfortable.  I chatted with a relative.   It is suppose to hotter around here at the beginning of next week, so be sure your air conditioners work.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.    With the higher prices of fuel around here, it is really not too busy downtown, since many of the people from the neighboring areas are not showing up.   I feel a bit like the Maytag repairman, but trust me, the computers actually do not maintain themselves, and it takes a lot of time to maintain them.    If I had money, I think I would hire a Finnish assistant, since the Finns are suppose to be the best at maintaining and running home computer  networks.  CIO  

Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 6:30 P.M.:   I had a telephone call at 3 P.M. from a friend.   I did not say much because I was still asleep.   I woke up at about 4 P.M..  I installed the Windows Updates on all six computers.   They all seem to be running fine.   On the primary computer, I moved the Microsoft wireless mouse and keyboard base unit to the keyboard drawer just beneath the left rear of the keyboard, so it has a stronger signal.    It says in the help that the mouse should not be on a metal surface like I have it on top of my CPU case, but that is the only available spot.   I do have it sitting on two mouse pads, so it is insulated from the metal CPU case.   It all seems to be running fine.   I will now eat breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  CIO   

Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 6:45 A.M.:  Queen Elizabeth II's Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy Official Birthday  Celebrating The Queen's 80th birthday > Trooping the Colour, 17 June 2006 , and you can wish her Happy Official 80th birthday Celebrating The Queen's 80th Birthday > Homepage at this contact page Buckingham Palace Contact Us or Email the Queen at Contact us > Send a message online .   Thus with worldwide communications through the internet, the Queen gets a lot more communications than in the old days, when their hobby of collecting stamps delivered them a lot more postage stamps for their collection.  The BBC BBC NEWS | News Front Page will be covering the event, and they should have live coverage and video of the event.  BBC NEWS | Technology | Windows gets big security update .    The patches are not yet available.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I hope all of the daytime people have a good time.   CIO       

Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 5:30 A.M.:   I ate one third of a 16 ounce can of Planter's cocktail peanuts.   I have noticed recently all of the higher cholesterol food in the Stop and Shop seems to be cheaper.    For regular waterfront observers, I have the tide chart links on the bottom of my two homepages and .  I will not be running my home server when I am up in Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist starting July 7, 2006.  However, I will take my Toshiba laptop up with me, and it has a wifi card, and I also have a USB wifi device that I could use with it or the IBM Netvista that I left up there last year.   I could post my web log at the Geocities web site.   Since I am on a limited budget, it is cheaper to be on a night schedule.   I could have ridden my bicycle tonight, since there was so little traffic out, but I am not sure I am in that good enough shape to ride it, but I still manage to make it walking around downtown, when one does not have to pay to park.   Maine Harbors also has all of the New England tide charts.   From what I know it seems slow around here with the higher prices of fuel, but at rush hour it is still busy since people still have to commute to work.   I have seen younger workers carpooling, but from what I can tell, the area is managing to get buy off its profits in the financial community despite the higher prices of fuel.  If you need to call up members of the Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy to have someone to speak English with their telephone numbers are available here British Royal Family Contact Us , but with Net2Phone overseas to London, England it is 4.9 cents a minute.    Since one of their main activities is thousands of different charities, they will probably want you to donate to some charity of your choosing world wide.   However, I have always believed charity begins at home.    Since they have a bigger budget than I do it, I suppose if they needed to chat with me about the weather, they could afford to call me up.   Since they obviously have an extensive network here in America, and since they have visited here and worldwide, more than likely their viewpoint is more worldly.    However, Scottish pragmatism tends to be universal.   I read recently that the United Kingdom imports 86% off all the items and goods that its consumes, so they are very dependent on the import businesses that bring all of the goods and import items into their country.   Thus they must be quite organized in the managing and distribution of those items, and more than likely they buy them cheapest at their source.    However, from what I can tell, it is suppose to be more expensive over there, so when they come here, they find it less expensive.   Since I try to be an Anglophile Dutch United States citizen from the Midwest, my viewpoint is frequently different from my neighbors.   You have to admit after 5 million words, I have made an attempt to communicate and sort out internet information, but I suppose since I sit almost on top of the Trans Atlantic telephone cable, the internet from overseas works faster for me than for others on either end of the line at more remote locations.   It is important to keep up good communications, since the penny press does not cover lesser individuals and lesser events.   I also have relatives whom have lived overseas like myself along with relatives whom travel, so the internet gives them an insight into my sedentary way of life here in the suburbs of Manhattan.   We are not an academic community, but a great many of our local citizens are well educated and well traveled.   From what I can tell, the local population from the west coast is still trying to figure out why we are not overwhelmed by their media, but I suppose after having read so much over the years, I think I have heard it all before.   Although they might try to be Politically Correct, that does not always help pay the bills.    In other words, I am doing better on my meager stipend here than trying to deal with the diverse viewpoints of nearby Manhattan which usually reflect other nearby suburbs where other people have slightly different viewpoints.   Having been on the internet for many years looking at the British Press frequently, it is my viewpoint that the British Royal family work quite hard at their family firm, and their people appreciate their efforts on their behalf, despite the fact that the American press does not cover them very much, since we are a democracy here, and most people frown on monarchies.   Whatever the case I live here, but I do keep communications open.    Since I am not a church going Church of England attendee, I am probably out of touch with our local anglophile group where ever they are having tea.   CIO  

Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 4:35 A.M.:  I did some regular internet work.   Earlier I ate two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.   CIO  

Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 3:50 A.M.:   I posted some pictures









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Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 2:40 A.M.:   Microsoft: Zombies most prevalent Windows threat | CNET .  Malicious Software Removal Tool .  Google Earth - Home . Global Volcanism Program | Volcanoes of the World | Global Volcano Lists | Google Earth Placemarks .   I went through my email.   CIO   

Note: 06/13/06  Tuesday 1:55 A.M.:   I chatted with a relative before going out.  I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area and the Rolls Royce area.   At the Carriage House Motor Cars CARRIAGE HOUSE MOTOR CARS Greenwich.CT Ferrari Bentley Rolls Royce across from the train station , they sell Rolls Royces, Ferraris, Bentleys and they have on display a few vintage cars.   I sat out at various locations.   After my walk I drove down by the waterfront.   There was a solitary fisherman down there.   I then returned back to my apartment.   Along the way, I chatted with a local Scottish gardener watering the hanging plants downtown.   Thus I am not the only Scottish person awake at night.   The Scottish gardener has been up to Scotland three times this year and plans to retire there.   However, if you earn over $35,000 a year there, they tax you.   I have read on the internet that retired Scottish people get free heating in their retirement.   It is very quiet out downtown and not much is happening.   I guess most people prefer to be on a daytime schedule.   I have lost a few pounds, and I currently weigh 197.5 pounds, but I still have the pot belly, since I am thinned bone.   CIO     

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 11:00 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.  I boiled three quarts of water with  a teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of sea salt.   I then boiled for 10 minutes a 16 ounce package of Ronzoni #9 thin spaghetti noodles.   I then drained the water with a colander into another pot, and I threw the hot water down the bathroom sink to clean out my shaving soap scum.  During the last five minutes of the boiling, I mixed the contents of a 26 ounce jar of Barilla Puttanesca green and black olive tomato sauce in a large  measuring cup with the contents including liquid of a 6.5 ounce can of Snow's chopped clams, and I reheated half of the clam sauce in a microwave proof plastic pot with lid in the General Electric microwave oven on the reheat cycle twice.  I put half of the cooked spaghetti noodles in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and the other half I put on a dinner plate with the heated clam tomato sauce and a few of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I put the remaining clam sauce back in the jar in the refrigerator.   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I noticed the outer front sliding door was opening and closing repeatedly, so I turned it off from the inside upper left corner with it opened.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will clean up, and I will go out for some fresh air.  I put the Microsoft keyboard and mouse CD on top of the CD rack in the bedroom in a jewel case.   CIO   

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 9:20 P.M.:   The Microsoft keyboard and mouse set arrived shortly after the last message.   I have it all setup on the primary computer in both the XP and the Vista beta 2 partitions.   One has to use an older keyboard and mouse to boot the systems and first install the Microsoft mouse and keyboard software before connecting the new devices after shutdown and then connect and then reboot.   I have the Logitech Wireless optical mouse and wireless keyboard connected up to the server with its drivers and software, so the server now has the keyboard encryption feature.   However, the Microsoft keyboard and mouse are suppose to have better wireless connectivity with over 64,000 channels, so one does not get interference.   I put the Logitech wireless headset back on top of the primary computer CPU.   I also put the Microsoft base unit on the coffee table next to the power strip below and between the two monitors, so it is at least 8 inches from the monitors and CPU.   It has a six foot range.   I connected the Kensington wireless mouse and keyboard to the Northgate Syntax backup computer.   I connected the Logitech cordless mouse to the Dell L1000R computer in the bedroom.   I connected the Emachines internet keyboard to the Dell V350 computer in the bedroom.   I installed some updates on the backup computers.   Thus all systems are go.   The new Microsoft laser mouse has a magnifying features where one can magnify sections of web pages or desktop programs with the laser mouse.   I left the instructions on the file stand on the dining table, and the Microsoft box and shipping box are on the back of the down sofa, and I will store in the bedroom later on.  Justdeals provides a 30 day warranty on the Microsoft kit, but I assume Microsoft also provides a longer warranty, since it is new item, and not refurbished.  I connected the laser mouse to my USB 2.0 four port device, which I had to place beneath the keyboard, since the wires to the base unit split only about a foot apart between the keyboard plug and the mouse USB plug.   CIO  

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 5:30 P.M.:   I was awake at 3:30 P.M..  I had someone call asking for the woman of the house.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I am waiting for the order for  JustDeals.us B7T-00020: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 Ergonomic Keyboard & Cordless Mouse or Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Hardware - Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 that I won it for $36.02 plus $11.95 shipping for $47.97 total or 2 cents more than one can buy it online for with free shipping, the tracking is UPS Package Tracking .   I will now start uninstalling keyboard and wireless mouse programs and rotating the existing wireless mice and keyboards to my backup and server computers, and I will install their programs.   CIO        

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 7:20 A.M.:   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   One of the neighbors had a flat tire from a screw that was picked up off the road some place.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I put a new 3.5 ounce CVS Bleach Toilet Bowl cleaner in the toilet tank yesterday.  CIO   

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 6:20 A.M.:   In doing obscure research over the years, I once read the place of origin of the Jewish people Jew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was the area between China and Mongolia, so obviously in their business as traders, they have traveled to other parts of the world.   Of course many years ago, Mongolia was a much larger area and China was a much smaller area, so it would seem the Jews have been selling Mongolia to the Chinese and the Russians while Genghis Khan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was seeking enlightenment in the West.   It is sort of amazing what one does not find on the internet.   CIO  

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 5:50 A.M.:  More expatriates A Force of Nature in Chile .   The problem is with expatriaism is that as one gets older, one should live near a major medical facility, but there supposedly are plenty of old Yankees up in the north country getting by doing what they always did .   I once read that Art Linkletter Art Linkletter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia owned a 20 million acre ranch in Australia, but normally they describe ranches in hectares, so it would be roughly slightly less than half that size in hectares acres to hectares conversion calculator - area @ metric conversions . org or about 8,093,712.8 hectares.   I guess he is probably in the wool business, which is about all that one can make money off in Australia, if you can afford to put and maintain sheep on your ranch, and I think in Australia, they do not call them ranches, but "Stations".   One learns a lot from watching Anglophile movies when they are available.   However, I think New Zealand has more moisture, and probably does not have any crocodiles, and it has volcanoes, but both would be surrounded by big nasty sharks and killer whales, if you were planning to spend your days at the beach.  CIO  

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 4:35 A.M.:   I updated Michael Louis Scott Tropical Weather or .   CIO  

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 3:35 A.M.:   Earlier, I ate 2.5 scoops of Turkey Hill butter pecan ice cream.    Basically we are sort of in the economic situation like Little Orphan Annie was in waiting for "Daddy Warbucks" to show up with the money.    Of course if you can not get a job in the good old United States of America, and you can still walk, the Embassy of France in the US - The French Foreign Legion will take anyone up until age 40 Embassy of France in the US - The French Foreign Legion ENLISTMENT REQUIREMENTS, but it ain't an easy life, and if you live that long, they tell me they have good retirement benefits and the food is suppose to be good.   Alas at age 56, they would not want me, but I use to drink a bit of wine in France, and for all I know I am already part of the French Foreign Legion, they just do not feel like paying me for living in Greenwich, Connecticut as opposed to working in Manhattan, which would be much more difficult.   Of course I use to occasionally drink a bit of alcohol in Illinois, so possibly I am part of some sort of military group from Illinois.   I did originally leave Illinois after college with a United States Army captain, but my recommendation at college lfc.edu was to Franklin Roosevelt's secretary of the Air Force, however I left Illinois another time after college with the grandson of the last living member of Queen Victoria's Honor Guard, so maybe I work for Queen Victoria and whatever group of friends she has left.  If I was allowed to sit around the Queen Mum of England back in 1972 enjoying Scotch whisky and Benson and Hedges cigarettes up in Canada, at one time through my friend George Cary, I had some sort of connection, but living down here in the States around all of the Irish, I do not think they really trust me too much, since the politics constantly change in America.   Most of my immediate contacts for the last 30 years have had contacts with the United States State department, but as far as I know other than SSI disability assistance, I have not received any other financial reimbursements from the United States Government, thus at my age, it is all Water Over the Dam.   CIO    

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 3:00 A.M.:   Although the Kennedys have earned a name, they do not have that much money Politics/kennedy fortune , and they do not appear on the Forbes list of the richest Americans.   In terms of Irish families in America with money either the Mellons or the Fords would be the wealthiest Irish families, and like all wealthy families, they tend to be above the politics of the day.   I even have a book in my apartment written by a fellow named Carlson during World War II which claims the Rockefellers were part of the American Nazi party, which is highly unlikely since they were heavily invested here and not in Germany.   However, in a country with free speech and freedom of the press anyone can write and publish anything, and like in England, they will end up spending their last money on Fish and Chips reading the press off the morning paper their fish and chips are packaged in.    The most powerful political group in the United States of America from my Lake Forest College lfc.edu Political Science studies is a group that Eisenhower once mentioned called the "Military Industrial Complex" Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961 .   Thus since I left Lake Forest College in 1972, and since I have had a hard time getting a high paying job ever since I left college, I must have run up against the same group called the Military Industrial Complex, which did not like my point of view as an economist, since it was not good for business.   It is like the same theory as the Swiss Bergermeisters whom control all the different various cartels in the various businesses around the world.   Of course on a night schedule most of these years in the New York area, about the only way to make money is like the Kennedys is to try and sell liquor to the tourists something the Scotch know a lot more about than the ship builders whom use to smuggle the stuff.   CIO   

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 2:20 A.M.:   I entered this contest Turkey Hill Dairy | 75th Anniversary | Grand Prize  and Turkey Hill Dairy | 75th Anniversary | Join the Party , but I did not win with my two Turkey Hill ice cream container coupons.    I have a lot of cow friends, since the American Dairy Association I Love Cheese!, Homepage is very user friendly to the Republican party | Republican National Committee :: Home .   Thus I guess a lot of farmers must have republican roots like my Scott family's downstate Illinois republican roots.   Even Everett Dirksen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia is Jim Baker's James Baker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia father in law, and my brother in law from Philadelphia is also related to Jim Baker on his mother's side of the family.   The United States ambassador to Japan  until recently was also Jim Baker, but now it is somebody new Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer .   Thus from what I can tell, the all power Texas lobby in the republican party is ignoring the other republican groups around the country and is causing the demise of the republican party's dominant position in politics.    I also noticed somebody that looked like Hilary Clinton standing at the entrance of the Figaro restaurant on Greenwich Avenue this past Friday evening, and if I am not mistaken she also is from Illinois not to mention Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert whom last I heard is a republican from Illinois, so it would seem to me that Illinois republicans and democrats have a bit of political influence down there on the tobacco plantation in Virginia.   CIO 

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 1:40 A.M.:   Well Fred Von Mierers worked with Taylor Sterling from Mayfair Lane out here in the boon docks in Greenwich, Connecticut, and Taylor also kept an office off East 54th street between Third Avenue and Madison Avenue while Fred ended up living at East 54th street east of First Avenue in the building that ran from 54th street to 55th street.   Billy Baldwin was training Fred to take over his business, and Billy's and Fred's clients included Nelson and Barbara Rockefeller along with Paul and Bunny Mellon and I think their daughter.   Fred also showed me the Florist shop on First Avenue between 50th and 51st street on the East side of First Avenue where one of the Mellon heirs ran it to give himself something to do in the nearby Beekman Place neighborhood.  I use to have breakfast at First Avenue and 50th street on the northeast corner at the Greek coffee shop, and I would read the New York Times, before I started a rather busy day.   As I recall, breakfast was about $2.50 for ham and eggs over easy with hash browns and toast and coffee and a 50 cent tip along with the cost of the New York Times which was about 35 cents.    I would take a casual afternoon walk after breakfast in the Beekman Place neighborhood, and if I felt adventurous, I would walk over to the busier area near Third Avenue or as Fred called it "Queen's Boulevard".   I liked walking by Abby Rockefeller's house on East 52nd street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, since that street was not too busy.    Generally Fifth Avenue seemed too busy, so I would limit my walks as far west as Park Avenue around the Waldorf Astoria, where I told everyone my office was one of the pay phones in their lobby.   Also one could go to the bathroom at the Waldorf Astoria for about a dollar tip, and they would brush off one's coat.   Billy Baldwin as I recall lived on East 59th Street between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue.   However, although I saw him a number times, I do not recall actually meeting him.   They were also my neighbors in Nantucket.   Helen Williams lived at the southeast corner of Madison Avenue and 68th street, and since she would drive Fred out to Oyster Bay, Long Island in her 1958 Earl Scheib copper color paint job Chevrolet station, which she kept in the garage at the southwest corner of 68th street and Lexington Avenue with an entrance off Lexington Avenue.   Of course the only destination uptown was usually the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which in those days, if you did not have much money was usually free, if you told them you were a member of the "Art Student's League" which had a building on West 57th street around 6th Avenue near Carnegie Hall.  Since there are a lot of art galleries in that area, since Manhattan people with nothing else to do seem to like to run art galleries, it was always an enjoyable walk up Madison Avenue looking at the gallery windows.  I occasionally went to the Whitney or the Frick, but it did not take to much time to go through them, and I only recall going to the Modern Art Museum on East 54th street twice, since they wanted me to pay to get into the place, where the Metropolitan Museum always let me in for free, but I had to walk around a lot in a Brooks Brother's suit observing the art and the patrons and whatever else goes on there.   The The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: has a good cafeteria with reasonable prices, and when I lived on the west side of Manhattan, the last time I lived there, it was an enjoyable walk through the park to get there.   However, they never seem to have noticed that I have quit showing up there regularly, and I only recall being there about three times in the last 24 years, but it has not changed much.   I recall Fred and his friend use to go to lots of parties at the Met, but by the time I left Manhattan after about 10 years, I had holes in my shoes, but I had seen a lot.   Another friend of mine with a florist shop near the Met supplied the center piece flowers weekly at the entrance donated by the Wallace family of which also had one of their executives donate the Cole auditorium at the Greenwich Library.   Also in my regular rounds of that area, every day when I was in Manhattan, I usually walked by Richard Nixon's townhouse on East 65th street between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue nearby the Russian consulate, and the Colony Club.  The Met is a good place to take a walk on a cold or rainy day in Manhattan, if one is able to make it there.    Since there are a lot of visitors there from abroad, it is frequently a good place for people watching too.   I also noticed the Europeans were never too interested in the European collections, since they had seen so much art like it back in their home countries.   CIO

Note: 06/12/06  Monday 12:25 A.M.:   Observatorio Vulcanológico y Sismológico de Costa Rica .  Columbus State University Chemistry and Geology .   I saw an envelope sitting on top of the garbage in front of the Borders bookstore on Greenwich Avenue.   It was addressed to an Italian resident on North Street here in Greenwich, Connecticut, and its return address was "Mellon 200 Park Avenue", so I guess besides Paul Mellons double town house on East 70th Street next to Bill Heinz, they have a place over on Park Avenue too.   I recall in the old days seeing a Gulf Oil station somewhere in Manhattan, but I can not recall exactly where, perhaps it was on Houston Street where the Shell Oil station is near the Holland Tunnel.   Now that they have returned, some relatives dropped from site, and they were up at at the former Olympic village at SKI Canada in Kananaskis Country - Ski Kananaskis - Canada's Finest  and Kananaskis hotels and Kananaskis Canada Accommodation - .au Hotel Reservations .   I do not know the name of the hotel or lodge they stayed at, but its telephone number is 1-403-591-7711.    I received a link to some breath taking mountain scenery photos of the area.   It looks like there is still plenty of room up in the North Country.   I moved the Logitech wireless headset from on top of the primary computer CPU to beneath the keyboard drawer on top of the Logitech bass speaker for its 6.1 speaker system, since the wireless headset seemed to be interfering with the Logitech wireless mouse and wireless keyboard.    That is not suppose to happen with the new Microsoft keyboard arriving tomorrow B7T-00020: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 Ergonomic Keyboard & Cordless Mouse and Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Hardware - Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 .  Greenwich, Connecticut story A Beloved Wife Lives On in Memory, Through Roses - New York Times .   The Harrison family that started the Greenwich Hospital were from Virginia, and they once had a house up on Round Hill Road opposite the entrance to the Round Hill Club with a traditional Virginia Rose garden with lots of roses too.   CIO       

Note: 06/11/06  Sunday 11:25 P.M.:  I ate the last half of the 10 ounce can of Emerald cashew nut halves and pieces.    I will now look at my email.   CIO

Note: 06/11/06  Sunday 10:25 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with a local couple.   I stopped by CVS , and they were restocking the Coca Cola cooler.   I told them Coca Cola is now made with corn syrup instead of sugar, except for the Coca Cola produced by the Sacramento, California Coca Cola plant which still uses cane sugar.   I drove down by the waterfront, the British Fire Marshall still has his Red Rolls Royce parked down there.   Maybe it is just a Red Russian with a drive away car.   Obviously he is not a member of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, or he would be parking it in their parking lot.   I remember seeing a larger person than Prince Charles that looks like him driving a similar car, but from what I can tell, it is an older model, and since we have a Rolls and Bentley dealership here in town, they are very common around the Country Clubs, for those in the know.   I then went by one of the largest companies in Greenwich, Connecticut Royal Ahold - Royal Ahold , which owns our local Stop and Shop chain of grocery stores, so the Dutch are not starving, if anything it is far from it.   I bought a dozen extra large eggs for $1.79, two Turkey Hill Turkey Hill Dairy's Web Site 1.75 quart butter pecan frozen ice cream containers for $1.49 each, two 16 ounce Planter's Planters Centennial cocktail peanuts for $2 each, two 16 ounce Smithfield Smithfield Hams packages of bacon for $2.50 each, four 7 ounce Armour ConAgra Foods, Inc. : Armour  frozen 50% lite sausage links for $1 each package, fresh Chiquita Chiquita. Perfect For Life. bananas at .79 a pound $1.87, fresh broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound  for $2.45, a pound of baby carrots for $1.99 for $24.08 total.  I have heard rumors that unlike the Dutch here in America, the Dutch in the Netherlands eat five meals a day, so they tend to be a larger group of people.   I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.   I microwaved a STOUFFER'S® - SEE WHAT'S COOKING AT STOUFFER'S® 21 ounce frozen lasagna with meat sauce, and I put a few tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese on it, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   It seems Stouffer's is also a Nestlé company, which is a big Swiss food company.   Thus it is more than chocolate milk.   CIO  

Note: 06/11/06  Sunday 5:30 P.M.:   I watched television in the bedroom after the last message.    The Orion television remote control in the bedroom works fine for on and off and menu functions, but for some odd reason the channel function does not work, when one points it at the bedroom Orion television.   However, it does work, if one points it 180 degrees away from the television towards the wall behind the bed, and then the channel functions work.   I woke up at 2 P.M..  I did two loads of laundry.   I put clean linens on my bed.   I chatted with a relative.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I did a Microsoft Windows XP automatic system recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive.   Then in Microsoft Windows Vista beta 2, I did a complete system backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.    I also uninstalled the Global Climate Change screen saver from the server computer.    I will now shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   CIO    

Note: 06/11/06  Sunday 2:55 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Thailand marks king's 60th anniversary .  Global Diplomacy Prime Minister of Denmark visits White House .  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 06/11/06  Sunday 2:20 A.M.:   Nude bike riding not for me   .   CIO

Note: 06/11/06  Sunday 2:05 A.M.:   I chatted with a relative.    I worked in Vista Beta 2 .   I ate two scoops of Edy's slow churn lite caramel ice cream.   I also ate half of a 10 ounce container of Emerald cashew halves and pieces.  I enabled the HP startup programs from "msconfig" that I had disabled.    I installed the HP driver for the HP 842C printer which has the utilities.   I ran the cleaning cycle on all four inkjet printers, and they all work fine.   The color cartridge on the Lexmark X1100 is a bit faint, but I have a spare one if I need it.  CIO  

End of Scott's Notes week of 06/10/06:

Note: 06/10/06  Saturday 10:15 P.M.:   I will now send out my weekly notes.   For anyone wanting to vacation in Nantucket, I saw a Nantucket rental advertisement on the bulletin board at the Greenwich Hospital on the lower level in the hallway opposite the cafeteria.   Of course, one can look at Nantucket Real Estate and Nantucket Vacation Rentals or Rental in Nantucket - Nantucket Vacation Rentals for rentals.   I will boot into Vista beta 2 for a while after sending out my notes.  CIO  

Note: 06/10/06  Saturday 9:30 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   Visit with British Royalty Balmoral Castle and Estate, online shop, gift shop, holiday cottages, fishing, scotland cottages for rent, if you do not mind the cooler weather of Scotland.   CIO     

Note: 06/10/06  Saturday 8:20 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend and a relative about 11 A.M. this morning.  I was awake at noon.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I chatted with a relative.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes, and I showered, and I cleaned up.   I did not get any mail today.  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors a few times.   I surfed the internet for a while looking for bargains.   My guest called about 2:30 P.M., and when they arrived at 4 P.M., they called me from downtown.  I met one of them at the Greenwich Library, and I toured the guest around the Greenwich Library.   We then walked over to J. Crew, and we met up with the other guest.   We went by Hoaglands, and one of the guests got a wedding gift.   We went by Brooks Brother's, and they have a sale on, and one of the guests checked out khaki pants.  We then walked down Greenwich Avenue as far as Starbucks, and we cut through the Greenwich Common, and we walked back to the Greenwich Library to retrieve our cars.   I showed the guests a downtown rental property, and I said goodbye.    I had not seen them in about 14 months since last Easter.   I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and the Roger Sherman Baldwin park was filling up for the concert.    I then returned home.   I took a metal mixing bowl, and I broke three large eggs in it, and I added a couple of tablespoons of milk, 1/4 teaspoon of Italian spices, a teaspoon of olive oil, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese.   I whisked it all together with a whisk.    I then put a few tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I heated it over medium high electric heat burner on the stove.  Once the olive oil was heated, I put in the 10 sausage links from a frozen 8 ounce package of Jone's Welcome to Jones Dairy Farm! spicy breakfast sausages, and I heated them for five minutes, moving the pan frequently to rotate the sausages.   I then added the egg mixture, which I let cook for about four minutes, mixing it the last minute to become scrambled eggs with cooked breakfast sausages.   When I put the egg mixture in, I started toasting two pieces of bread.  Once the scrambled eggs and sausages were cooked, I put the frying pan on the dinner plate to warm it a bit, and I then slid the eggs and sausages on the dinner plate, and I put some olive oil on the two pieces of toast, and I cut them in half on the diagonal, and I put them on the dinner plate, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO       

Note: 06/10/06  Saturday 4:05 A.M.:  . BBC NEWS | Americas | UK commandos aim to row Atlantic .  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Robot device mimics human touch .  . BBC - Science & Nature - Climate Change .  I installed the Climate Change Screen Saver BBC - Science & Nature - Climate Change and BBC - Science & Nature - Climate Change download on my server, which runs all of the time, so the server will serve some useful purpose, when it is not doing anything else.  Once it starts running after its initial download, hopefully it will not slow down the server too much.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I am not sure whether my guests will be showing up today, since I have not heard from them.   I will get up at noon in case they show up this afternoon.   CIO

Note: 06/10/06  Saturday 3:25 A.M.:  : Generac 5259T 35kW Guardian QuietSource Liquid Cooled Home Standby Generator: Tools & Hardware , Tools & Hardware: Power Tools / Generators , Power Systems , Generac Power Systems . Microsoft to Bang High Performance Drum at TechEd . InformationWeek | News | Windows Vista Beta 2 Goes Public . Windows Vista: Customer Preview Program . . Microsoft TS2 Stratford Connecticut 06614 Events Home Tuesday, June 13, 2006 1:00 PM - Tuesday, June 13, 2006 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) .  Microsoft Office Live .  Windows Vista Partner Site .   CIO

Note: 06/10/06  Saturday 2:35 A.M.:   I ate a 9.25 ounce can of CVS bits and pieces cashew nuts with some ice water.   I will now go through my email.    I noticed a Red Rolls Royce about town this evening, so perhaps our usual British Fire Marshall is around.   CIO  

Note: 06/10/06  Saturday 1:45 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I went by the central Greenwich Post Office.   I mailed the defective power supply back to via Priority mail for 6 pounds 1.5 ounces for $13.25, and I also mailed the defective Epox motherboard back to them via Priority mail for 2 pounds 7.5 ounces for $9 for $22.25 total.   I picked up some Priority Mail labels and Priority Mail boxes, and I put them in my car.  I got from the Ebay Priority Mail display at $10,000 prize entry coupon, which I will enter shortly.    I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.  I sat out at various locations.   I next drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon gasoline station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $6.23 of premium self service unleaded gasoline at $3.599 a gallon for 27.9 miles driving at 14 miles per gallon at an average of 12 miles per hour this week.   I then returned home.   I ate two scoops of Edy's lite caramel ice cream.   Later on today this event is happening locally ISD Renaissance Festival - Greenwich CT starting this morning .   Also this evening June 10, 2006 at 7:30 P.M. in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park down by the waterfront just west of the The Delamar on Greenwich Harbor , they are having the Greenwich Symphony perform one of their summer waterfront concerts.   It is suppose to be cloudy all day, and clear in the evening around the time of the concert.   CIO 

Note: 06/09/06  Friday 9:35 P.M.:   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.   I opened a 19 ounce can of Hormel Steakhouse stew, and I put it in a plastic microwave pot with lid, and I microwaved it on two reheat cycles, and then I put it in a bowl, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   I will not be going up to Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist to visit with relatives until July 7, 2006.   I am not sure whether friends will be visiting with me tomorrow afternoon or not, since I have not heard from them.    I chatted with a relative.   CIO     

Note: 06/09/06  Friday 8:15 P.M.:   I have the packages ready to mail.  The motherboard to California weighs 2.5 pounds, so it should be $9 Priority Mail to California, and the power supply weighs 6 pounds , and it should be $11.90 to Texas via Priority Mail.   I also put a new full size generic black ink cartridge in the Lexmark X1100 all purpose printer and scanner.   CIO

Note: 06/09/06  Friday 6:40 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative, and I left messages with a relative and two friends.   I threw out the garbage and old periodical literature.   I am making up a batch of Formula .   I received another RMA number from Epox, so I will now package up the Epox motherboard and the Directron power supply and get them ready to mail.   It should cost me about $9 each package to mail Priority Mail.   I will mail them in a couple hours at the central Greenwich post office.   CIO 

Note: 06/09/06  Friday 5:00 P.M.:   I woke up at 3 P.M..   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I picked up my mail, and I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I emailed Epox whether I need a new RMA number, or if I could use the same RMA number.  I got email back that the RMA number is good for two years.   I will pack up the  defective Epox motherboard and power supply from , and I will get them ready to mail.  I will mail them in a little while.  I will now wash the breakfast dishes and make my bed.   I will also water the plants and fill the white vinegar bowl on the window ledge.   I do not have much left in terms of available funds, so I am basically one of the local internet prisoners, who invested in internet technology in lieu of spending money on other forms of entertainment.  CIO    

Note: 06/09/06  Friday 1:45 A.M.:     I filled out an RMA request for the power supply.  I  microwaved and ate a 7 ounce Banquet frozen chicken pot pie, and I also ate three scoops of Edy's lite caramel ice cream.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I lost my grounding strap while working on the computer, and I can not find it.   CIO 

Note: 06/09/06  Friday 12:15 A.M.:   I woke up at noon today.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I showered, and I cleaned up, and I went to my 3 P.M. appointment, and then I returned home.   I chatted with a neighbor and the building custodian.  I tried installing the RMA Welcome to Epox Store EP-8RDA3+ Socket A Motherboard (Refurb)    in the primary computer system, but it would not boot, and the boot code on the motherboard was "FF".   I checked my hardware, and it seemed to be all right.   I called Epox at 1-714-680-0898, and they suggested that I clear the CMOS which I had done, and also suggested that I try booting it outside the case connected to the power supply with the Video card installed with one chip of memory and of course the CPU and the CPU fan, and it still gave the same "FF" error message.   I tried the spare power supply Super-Flower Power Supplies TT-520SS SuperFlower Switching Power Supplies Aluminum Color 4 Fans P4-Best Computer Online Store Houston Buy Discount Prices Texas- that I bought for $19.99, and it does not work either.   I tried the Epox motherboard with the spare AMD Duron 1.6 processor, and it would not work.   I tried calling back Epox, but they were closed for the day.   I ate one third of a 10 ounce can of Emerald cashew bits and pieces nuts.   I chatted with a relative.   I put the Gigabyte motherboard back in the primary computer, and I reassembled  and reconnected it.   Thus it is running just the same as before.   I will have to look into RMAs on the two defective items.   CIO          

Note: 06/08/06  Thursday 5:05 A.M.:   I ate 2/3rds of a 10 ounce can of Emerald cashew nut bits and pieces.   The parrots like the whole ones, and they let the humans have the bits and pieces.  It looks like one could reuse the plastic container as a travel coffee mug, but it might get hot, I don't know.    I went through the Vista beta newsgroups.   A lot could happen with it before it is released, but it seems to be a very stable beta.   I have so many routines that I pursue, I do not have that much time for beta testing.   I guess I could always change some of my routines, but if one spends all of one's time on the computer, one gets a bit of cabin fever, but I recall beta testing a good bit of the time in past years.   Of course a lot of the hardware drivers still are not available, since Vista is not yet completed.   I was thinking today, once I quit becoming a world traveler, I lost touch with many of my other friends whom travel frequently, and more than likely some of them still traveling a lot or have settled back into their native countries as they got older.   I try to be friendly with many of the younger people in our community, since more than likely some of them could be relatives of some of my long forgotten friends whom seem to think I am pushing up tulips in Potter's Field in Manhattan.   From my travels in the old days when computers were not very popular, I knew quite a few other skilled crafts people, and some people can not believe I use so much of my time on computers with so little reward, but I believe good communications when used realistically helps generate a more peaceful planet and the world gets smaller.   Since we live in one of the more isolated parts of the planets, we try to be hospitable, since compared to the planets overall population, we actually do not get that many visitors.   We are sort of like lighthouse keepers in Greenland waiting for a passing ship to see if it will stop by or pass us by.   I am told that I would enjoy visiting Iceland, since they are one of the World's most literate populations, but I do not know any of their language, so I might misread a street sign and fall into a volcano.  I think some of the local people here think I am from Iceland, so when they local people hear the rumor that we are about to be invaded, they are quite amused.   Not really that many people bother to travel to Iceland, which only made history when Reagan and Gorbachev held their summit there.   It is the nature of living around the dreary north Atlantic coast, we do not get many visitors, since most people seem to enjoy visiting warmer destinations.   My relatives down south have been down there for so long, they seem to think I am some sort of a nut case, since they have forgotten what life is like in the north country where life tends to be more of a struggle against the elements.   Of course living here on the four seasons basis, I have friends from further north that frequently touch base in this town, since it is friendly to travelers from around the world.   I suppose the only thing the Thataway Cafe on Greenwich Avenue is missing is a "Cooks Travel" sign.   Of course Nantucket was much the same way.   Once one has lived down south, it begins to make more sense, when you see how people live at the other end of the road.   I can assure you some people in Florida actually do have homes, and they are not homeless drifters waiting for the next bus out of town.  Supposedly with the large number of retired people in Florida, it has the largest numbers of millionaires of any state in the nation.   However, it is the nature of older people they tend to down size, and they lead simpler lives, since a great many people like to travel in their retirement.   Whatever, the case I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 06/08/06  Thursday 2:30 A.M.:   GaraVolcan2006 .  Computer Shopper build a $500 PC , I think for parts is a bit expensive, but their parts tend to be reliable and compatible in home built systems.  I went through my email.   I will now boot into Vista beta 2.  If reinstalled the Epox motherboard, the Creative SoundBlaster Audigy 2Value sound card would work with the Epox motherboard, but I would have to reinstall and reconfigure Vista beta 2, which I do not feel like doing at the moment, but if I had the Epox motherboard reinstalled, I would be able to test it and make sure it is good before the 90 day warranty expires, so sometime soon, I will probably reinstall it.   XP should work with it automatically, and most of its XP Epox drivers are already installed.   I will now boot to Vista beta 2, and maybe I will look at some Vista beta 2 newsgroups.   In working on the computer all night, I also server as a volunteer person awake in my retirement home, although I rarely leave my apartment, since I do not want to disturb any of my neighbors whom might be light sleepers.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.   CIO  

Note: 06/08/06  Thursday 12:30 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the magazine, apparently they think India is very wealthy.   If that is the case, we should cut back on our foreign aid and charity projects.  I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, but I skipped the Greenwich Train station area, since it was a bit cool and damp.   I stopped by Zyn stationary, and I told them about the Economist magazine article.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 1 liter bottle of CVS Professional Oral Rinse alcohol free mouth wash for $2.99 and .18 tax for $3.17.   Yes there is a 6% sales tax on many items in Connecticut.   It pays for a lot of the activity that the state of Connecticut does, which in this area being so close to New York City is very expensive.   I completed my walk.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then stopped by the COSI sandwich bar at the Stop and Shop shopping plaza, and it smells very good.   I chatted with them about coffee, and I explained when I helped Fred Von Mierers run his apartment at 420 East 49th Street near Beekman Place up until April 1975, he use to send me down regularly to Christopher Street in Manhattan's West Greenwich Village to McNulty's Tea & Coffee Company near Bedford Street to get Viennese blend coffee which he made with a Danish coffee press and using raw sugar or honey and cream, and in the morning he served it with fresh croissants from the Bakery on the southeast corner of 49th street and Second Avenue, which always had fresh croissants flown in on the Concorde via Air France every day from Paris, France, so it was sort of an upscale existence to the more pedestrian life here around Greenwich, Connecticut.  Back then Viennese blend coffee at McNulty's cost about $7.50 a pound, so it is very expensive coffee.  I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought for half price two 10 ounce Emerald Cashew Halves and Pieces from California for $4.28 both.  I then returned home.   I cut the last three 3/8th inch thick slices of the cold eye round, and I put Gold's horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.   I put about a cup and a half of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave proof pot with an inch of water, and I ran it on one vegetable cycle, and then I put the Rubbermaid container with the remaining rice from last night, and I ran it on two more vegetable cycles, and then I removed the vegetables, and I drained them, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I ran the rice on one reheat cycle, and I put it on the dinner plate with the meat.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I drank a cup of 50% regular and 50% decaf coffee.  I will now go through my email.   CIO

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 7:30 P.M.:  I relaxed a bit, and I thought.   I chatted with someone that speaks English.   I went downstairs, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I ate the last piece of pineapple cheese cake.   If somebody is looking for the real Tarzan, maybe he is living in Spain, since that is where Chita lives.   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go out to inspect the night time activity, which is something northern Europeans are good at, since we never get much sunlight up there anyway.   CIO  

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 5:45 P.M.:   My original connection with British Banking as far as I can recall besides living in Greenwich, Connecticut and Manhattan for many years was back in January 1978.   I had been working for a couple of months at La Vielle Maison in Boca Raton, Florida French restaurant as a dishwasher washing the expensive French crystal and plates and eating the expensive food that was always returned by the skinny woman customers at $200 Prix Fixed a meal.   I thus put on a bit of weight, and spend all day at the beach before work, and sleeping out at the north side of the Boca inlet, I probably looked more like Tarzan.   I had always wanted to try to get a job on a sailboat, and I was not having much luck around Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale, so about the second week of January with my $2.15 an hour pay check from Le Vielle Masion, I bought a ticket from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to the Bahamas.  I checked my hand made back pack that I made in Nantucket at the Nassau airport, and I carried what I called a ditty bag out from the airport to walk to town.   A local Bahamas taxi cab driver gave me a free ride into town, and I saw a lot of the villas along the airport road.   In downtown Nassau, I walked the whole length of the main street, and I found a Royal Bank of Nova Scotia bank, and I opened up a bank account with my $50 Christmas check from my grandma Scott in Champaign, Illinois, but they said it would take a while to clear.   I then walked the entire length of the main street again including the straw market and nobody had moved from when I passed them an hour or two before, so I guess nobody is in a rush in the Bahamas.   I ran into a local Bahamian that had me over to his house overlooking Paradise Island, and I smoked a Bahamian cigarette.  He told me about Paradise Island, and he said I should be staying there with the white people, so he drove me over the bridge to Paradise Island, and he dropped me off there around sunset.   I found a nice cloister, so I decided to camp out there, but I was not tired, so I started wandering around.   I ran into a British fellow named Richard Mercy from Eaton Square, London, England, and we chatted on that the beach that night, and I went back and slept in the cloister.   The next day I spent at the beach and around sunset Richard Mercy showed up again.   He was very pale, and he did not seem to have ever been out in the sun.   He showed me around some of the sites around the beach area including a solar powered electricity generating system.   I leant him my Adidas country sneakers since he was not wearing shoes, and the small pine cones on the beach were hurting his feet.   He seemed to be a very fragile British type of aristocrat unlike myself.   He invited me to stay in his small cottage at Paradise Island with his friend named Romsey from England also.   Richard, and I cleaned up, and we went to dinner at the Casino with a local Paradise Island stretch Cadillac limousine, and on the way, they picked up another person that looked like the Shah of Iran's wife with here body guard whom was smoking a cigar.   I was wearing khaki pants and a red flannel shirt which was my dress up clothes, and Richard was wearing black wool trousers and a silk shirt.   All of the thousands of people in the Casino were wearing black tie and very formal dress.   We had a vegetarian dinner at the Casino restaurant since he was a vegetarian, and he told me he did not approve of gambling although we were in a Casino.   I did not have any money, thus we did not gamble.   I stayed another day with them at Paradise Island, and as I recall it was quite humid, and the air conditioning in the cottage did not work well.   Mercy and Romsey had to return to London, England, and I noticed there were six British Airways 747s at the Nassau airport, so there were quite a few people there.   I walked back into Nassau across the bridge, and I ate at McDonalds in Nassau, and I was told it is hard to get a job on sailboat in Nassau, unless someone knows somebody.   I walked back out to the airport, and I still had my return ticket to Fort Lauderdale, and $3 exit tax, so I picked up my back pack, and I flew back to Fort Lauderdale.   Richard Mercy had given me his address as Richard Mercy, 21 Eaton Square, London, England, and he later wrote me down at General Delivery in Key West, Florida.   When I was mugged in Manhattan by somebody from Bermuda 14 years ago on a Fourth of July evening, I was told by the mugger from Bermuda that Richard Mercy was a banker in London, so maybe he had other friends.   I ditched Richard Mercy's address a couple of years later after my trip to the Bahamas in Santa Cruz, California in a dumpster, when I was worried about Irish Terrorists out in California.   CIO  

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 5:00 P.M.:   I woke up at about 1 P.M. today.   I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I threw out some garbage.   I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a relative.   I checked some web sites out on the internet.   I chatted with a relative.   I made a couple of courtesy calls to a couple of groups.  I showered, and I cleaned up.   Since it is raining out quite a bit, I will be staying in, and I will do a little bit of computer work.   CIO    

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 4:45 A.M.:  On a local business note, I noticed a young girl downtown riding a Moped in this area, which really are not all that safe with all of the traffic, but they are economical.   When I first moved into 71 Vinci Drive about 17.5 years ago, Carlos Escondaro was one of the original tenants, and he was an Associated Press Reporter from Mexico City, Mexico.   He had two sons, and one of them owned the Moped shop in Port Chester, New York near the Life Saver building apartment complex near the Port Chester, New York Police station.   I am not sure if they are still there are not, but for Bermuda types whom do not mind cuts and bruises, they might be available in this area.  Bon Soir.   CIO 

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 4:05 A.M.:   I recharged the four Radio Shack AA metal hydride rechargeable batteries for the Vivitar digital camera.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Not much happening on this side of the pond, and for all I know the other side of the pond is not there.   Cheerio and all that Rot, or Bonjour Mes Amis.    CIO  

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 3:35 A.M.:   Earlier, I ate two scoops of Edy's slow churn caramel delight ice cream.   From what I can tell, all of the so called rich people around here whom believe, "You Can Not Be Too Rich or Too Thin" are a bunch of actor types.   I know some wealthy people, and the reason you never see them is that they are quite large from eating too much all the time, since they can afford it despite their doctors' warnings.  They obviously can afford medical treatment too, if they eat too much.   From what I know the Hollywood types are up here in the warmer weather, and the Scientologists were evening advertising L. Ron Hubbard's book Dyanetics on the Fox News Channel, which is a sure sign of Hollywood.   From what I know about medicine in America, the American Medical Association AMA - American Medical Association is still headquartered in Chicago, Illinois American Medical Association - Contact Us and not in New York City, although New York City is suppose to have excellent medical care if you can afford it.   Since as a disabled person with minimal funds, I am dependant upon the local medical community, and not the local business community, I tend to confer mostly with medical people occasionally, and not sidewalk voyeurs.  CIO

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 3:10 A.M.:  I did some routine communications work, like "Flag and Tag" in the old days.   The internet seems to work, but of course it is more expensive than a postal card.   Of course, when you call up a telephone number at this hour of the morning, you might get the janitor or somebody who thinks they are in charge.    I think like a reference librarian, I do not think like a courtier or a musician.   Basically what I know is from what I read, and that is only as good at what the writers write.  As a friend of the Aga Khan once told me when he presented me with a bumper sticker "Writers Have the Last Word".   Of course in Latin, it might be "Dieu et Mon Droit" Dieu et mon droit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .  Of course having never been in the United Kingdom, it is all Greek to me.   I feel more like that old television program "The Prisoner" RetroWeb Classic Television: The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan.   If the local boob tube group is so powerful, why don't they run that one on our local teley.  CIO 

Note: 06/07/06  Wednesday 1:20 A.M.:   I chatted with three relatives and a out of town security organization.   From my viewpoint, life is pretty much normal here in Greenwich, Connecticut if one does not watch too much television or read scary news stories.   Since I live on the low end of the economic ladder, and since I mostly do my own maintenance, I do not have the larger picture which usually seems to revolve around Wall Street.   Since Greenwich, Connecticut is suppose to be a wealthy town by U.S.A. standards, most people focus on Wall Street and those items that wealth can buy or produce.   Since I have only been in Manhattan twice in the last 14 years, I do not have the Manhattan viewpoint, but I see many New York residents out here.   From my viewpoint in the energy business, before my father Louis Dale Scott retired and died, he was the project manager for a British Company King Wilkinson which had him build the world's largest oil refinery in Kaduna, Nigeria.   However, I personally have never been in Africa, although I have an older half sister by my father's first marriage who has a PHD in Nursing administration and worked for many years in the World Health Organization in Africa in quite a few locations, but mostly in Kenya.   From my viewpoint, living around the New York medical community helps deal with some of the cases that might show up here.   Since medical personnel are frequently more valuable than celebrities, they usually keep her in a secure location.   From what I know about the oil from the refinery in Kaduna, Nigeria it either goes to Royal Dutch Shell or Mobil, but according to the news stories, there has been trouble with the operation over there.   From my local perspective, there is as much traffic on our local highway as there ever was, and locally since Greenwich, Connecticut is a wealthy town, there is still as much traffic in the downtown area as there ever was.   However, since the last company that my father worked for in the Greenwich, Connecticut area was TeePak owned by Continental Can, he built a few manufacturing facilities for them.   However, before that he worked for Combustion Engineering which today is a Swedish Swiss engineering firm, so I keep the Swedish and the Swiss flags prominently displayed in my apartment at the apartment entrance, along with the other non neutral flags that are harder to see in case any hostile forces show up.  When the people from down south return every summer to their summer residents, it is always like we are being invaded until they settle into their summer routines.   In other words if the Russian military is invading, I know people whom speak Russian whom can translate for them, since having worked in Manhattan, I have met and dealt with a lot of people from around the globe.  Since I speak English, I mostly focus on people whom speak or seem to know English, but with all of the older people in this area, a lot of them are probably hard of hearing, so they do not know what you are saying.  CIO 

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 11:40 P.M.:  I chatted with the Greenwich Police Department non emergency number at 1-203-622-8000.  One does not register a bicycle there anymore, and they no longer conduct the program.   On Merapi and - 11,000 flee Indonesia's Mount Merapi volcano - Jun 6, 2006 .   Basically I do not know that much about volcanology, I just read other people's reports and news stories.   From what I do know if Merapi had an eruption like Mount St. Helens Welcome to The Mount St. Helens Institute — Mount St. Helens Institute , there would be colder winters afterwards, and up north that would mean higher fuel bills with the higher price of energy.   However, with cooler temperatures worldwide, it probably also would mean less hurricane activity down south.   From what I can tell Merapi is just putting out smoke that relieves pressure, and prevents it from exploding.   I am sure it is not comforting for the local people in Java, but if it builds up pressure and explodes like Mount St. Helens did in May 1980 putting up a lot of ash in the upper atmosphere, it would mean cooler temperatures worldwide.  Since Merapi is the most active volcano in the most active volcanic region around Java, Indonesia, it is closely monitored and there is a lot of expertise focused on it.   However, some of the reports are in Dutch, and I do not read Dutch.  Quite frankly with all of the problems with hackers and systems maintenance this year, I have not had enough time to do a lot of my regular internet work.   I also have to maintain my household environment, and I do enjoy going downtown occasionally when the weather is nice.  However, with arthritis and possibly rain tomorrow Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground , I might be staying in again.   I obviously keep busy when I stay at home.  CIO

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 10:50 P.M.:   I'm the Internet. Fly me - On the Dot - Internet .  I got email from The World of Wayne Green , and he said to follow his web site to see if anything is going to happen.  I ate a piece of pineapple cheese cake.   I also ate a few handfuls of dry roasted peanuts today.   CIO

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 9:55 P.M.:  I chatted with a friend who volunteers for the New York City Red Cross and she and her husband are coming out to visit this Saturday afternoon, so I have to be on a day schedule.   I sent this email on a matter that happened this afternoon.

Beginning of Message

If Merapi erupts big time, it would

Probably mean colder winters up north with higher fuel bills to pay for.

 

I received a visit from two Greenwich, Connecticut police detectives today,

Apparently somebody has been threatening the Welcome to

At 600 Steamboat Road in Greenwich, Connecticut.  I told them I had chatted with

Their new parking lot attendant whom is not the old retired marine that use to be there, and

He had probably misunderstood me.   I told him they should be extra vigilant today on

June 6, 2006, and that they had 12,500 branches in New England, and he thought I said

They employed 1200 people which would be one person per 10 branches.  They also have

12,500 branches in the United Kingdom.   The banks are known at National Westminster Banks

NatWest - Personal banking - Welcome , which RBS: Personal, Business & Corporate Banking - The Royal Bank of Scotland

Owns.   However as of about 10 years ago, Greenwich Capital Market is suppose to have sold

$2.5 trillion of United States Government debt to the Japanese, so it might be a terrorist target.

You can look them up for free on at the Greenwich Library

Welcome to Greenwich Library! Or online if you have a Greenwich Library Card, this

abstract comes up Formatted Document Royal Bank of Scotland.

Or log onto Greenwich Library ProQuest Remote Login and enter Greenwich Library

Bar code information and search the “Royal Bank of Scotland” from the Hoovers

Business database.  I have no idea why anyone would not like them, since they

Are the oldest company in the Western Hemisphere, and help to keep us going.

 

Mike Scott

 

End of Message

CIO  

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 8:45 P.M.:   I chatted with a former neighborhood group, and I chatted with a friend, and another friend I had not chatted with in a while.   I sent out two emails about a local subject.   On the order for  JustDeals.us B7T-00020: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 Ergonomic Keyboard & Cordless Mouse or Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Hardware - Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 that I won it for $36.02 plus $11.95 shipping for $47.97 total or 2 cents more than one can buy it online for with free shipping, the tracking is UPS Package Tracking .   CIO  

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 7:35 P.M.:   I cut three 3/8th inch thick slices of the cold eye round, and I put them on a dinner plate, and I put Gold's horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.   I put about a cup and a half of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a Revere pot with steaming tray and an inch of water, and I steamed it on medium electric burner heat for 15 minutes, and then I removed the vegetables, and I drained them, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I also made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe with two chicken bullion cubes, and I put half of it on the dinner plate with the meat, and the other half of it in the refrigerator in a Rubbermaid container.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted 1-800-841-3000 about a matter that was brought to my attention today.   I left a message with two friends.  I chatted briefly with two other friends.   I called up a cattle breeder in the Midwest to see if they know anything about , and why everyone is looking for him.   I changed the AT&T two line telephone from the bathroom to the location in the living room by the French reproduction sitting chair, and I attached the Plantronics headset to it.  I moved the Panasonic two line telephone from that location to the bathroom bookcase.   Either I am nervous, or the buttons do not seem to work right on the Panasonic two line telephone.   Thus I did a communications improvement.   CIO 

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 4:30 P.M.:  I gave an interview to the local security people.   CIO 

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 3:45 P.M.:  The Welcome to Epox Store EP-8RDA3+ Socket A Motherboard (Refurb)    RMA was returned to me, so now I have a spare motherboard for the primary computer.   CIO

Note: 06/06/06  Tuesday 3:25 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend before going to bed.   I woke up at 5 A.M..  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I chatted with two relatives.   I checked the mail a couple of times, and it finally arrived at noon.   I received the order for : Kryptonite 108312 5 Foot x 12mm Key Cable: Sports & Outdoors for $11.99 with free super saving shipping, tracking is DHL: Track (By number) Detail with tracking number "50216017821" .  I installed the bike lock holder on the post beneath the sliding seat adjuster, so the seat can go all the way down.  However, if the seat is all the way down, one has to raise it to remove the lock, however for my use I keep the seat higher, so one can easily remove the bike lock.   The bike lock came with three keys, and one of the keys has a light.   I put the bike lock key with light on the same key ring with the Master Lock key inserted in the bike lock.   I am using a heavy steel chain and Master lock to keep the seat assembly secured to the bike frame, so it can not be easily removed.  To use the bike lock, one would inserted it through the center of the frame and the front wheel spokes and around or through some unmovable object.   However, usually when I ride a bike I do not park it.   However, it is now set up for security parking.   I also put one bike lock key on my regular key chain which also has a Master lock key.   I left the third bike lock key on the dining table with other keys.   I tested locking the bike to a no parking sign outside, and it works just fine.   Thus the Mongoose bike cost $100, the bike light kit with Dynamo cost $22, the spare bulbs cost $3 once I get another rear bulb, the Kryptonite bike lock cost $12, and the Master lock cost $2.50 and the chain cost $3, so all together they cost $142.50, and the Mongoose bike is all set to go, in case we do not have gasoline for automobile transportation, or I need a little bit of low cost exercise.  I chatted with a local security person whom is coming over for a visit this afternoon.  .  CIO   

Note: 06/05/06  Monday 8:25 P.M.:   I watched a bit of television.   I ate two scoops of Edy's Dolce De Leche caramel ice cream.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I am a bit tired, so I will go to bed.    Let's hope nothing happens on the computer date "060606"  or June 6, 2006.   Well, anyway I should be up early tomorrow anyway.   The weather forecast for tomorrow is partly cloudy Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground .   Good Night.   CIO   

Note: 06/05/06  Monday 7:25 P.M.:   I watched a bit of television, and I ate a couple of handfuls of dry roasted peanuts.    I checked my tool box, and I do not have any of the rear type of bike light bulbs, but I had two more of the front type of bike light bulbs, so I  now have three spare ones, but I am not sure if they are as bright at the one that I bought today.   I will now go through my email.  The order for : Kryptonite 108312 5 Foot x 12mm Key Cable: Sports & Outdoors for $11.99 with free super saving shipping, tracking is DHL: Track (By number) Detail with tracking number "50216017821" is at the South Norwalk, Connecticut post office, so possibly the mailman will deliver it tomorrow.  Microsoft Windows Vista .   I went through my email.   CIO    

Note: 06/05/06  Monday 6:00 P.M.:   I was awake at about 11 A.M. this morning.   I chatted with  a relative.    I picked up the mail.   The order from for 7 cartons of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a hard pack arrived.    I chatted with them, because they still have not charged my account yet.   I also received eBay: Vintage THIRST KNOWS NO SEASON CocaCola Tray (item 7244748402 end time Jun-01-06 12:38:08 PDT) ,  and I hung it above the left side top of the bedroom entrance with a Cape Cod plate hanger and 30 pound OOK hook along side the other tray.   The new tray is a bit worn vintage 1940s, and the one I already had is vintage 1950s.   I chatted with a relative.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought a 12.8 volt non threaded half inch base .75 inch diameter interior car light and a 3/8ths inch base half inch diameter 12.8 volt interior car light bulb for a dollar each for $2 total.   They are the bulbs with the brass bases with two pins on either side for holding the bulbs in position.   I then went to my 4 P.M. appointment.   I then returned home, and I said hello to a neighbor.   I put the large bulb in my front bike light and it is quite a bit brighter than the one that came with the front bike light.   The rear light has threads, so I have to get another spare bulb for it.   I will keep the other spare bulb for spare parts.    I ate a couple of handfuls of dry roasted peanuts and a 1/6th inch piece of pineapple cheese cake with some iced tea.   CIO   

Note: 06/05/06  Monday 3:35 A.M.:   I cancelled my two reservations for the Microsoft TS2 event in Danbury, Connecticut on Tuesday June 6, 2006 .   I have a 4 P.M. appointment today.   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Good place for arthritis sufferers BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Chile desert's super-dry history .   CIO  

Note: 06/05/06  Monday 3:00 A.M.:   I ate a 1/6th piece of pineapple cheese cake with a glass of iced tea.   I went through my email.  Currently the mail server is not working.   CIO

Note: 06/05/06  Monday 1:35 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon service station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $7 of self service premium unleaded gasoline for $3.599 a gallon for 26.5 miles driving since the first of the month at 14.4 miles per gallon at an average of 12 miles per hour.   I then stopped by CVS to see if they have any halogen or kryptonite type flash light bulbs that would fit in the lens of my bike front light which currently uses a 12 volt 6 watt type lantern bulb.   They have halogen bulbs, but not the type with the right fitting.    I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with another regular bike rider.    I chatted with a local citizen that works at the Candy Nichols children's store.   I noticed that the Complete kitchen former store location has another kitchen store occupying the space starting this summer.   I chatted with a resident from Chile that I had chatted with before.   I was told he lives by a volcano on a lake in Chile, but he did not tell me which volcano.   After my walk, I drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought four 59 ounce containers of Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $1.99 each, two 1.75 quart containers of Edy's Lite Caramel Dolche De Leche ice cream for $1.99 each and Chiquita bananas at .79 a pound for $2.02 for $13.96 total.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.    I chatted with a relative.    I bid online for eBay: Microsoft Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 Keyboard & Mouse (item 9732753206 end time Jun-25-06 19:52:17 PDT) or Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard Hardware - Wireless Laser Desktop 6000 , and I won it for $36.02 plus $11.95 shipping for $47.97 total or 2 cents more than one can buy it online for with free shipping.   I quit bidding on one last night at $31.05, but the person who out bid me would have bid it up to the other price anyway.   I will thus will be a little bit low on funds this month, but at least my computer systems will be up to snuff.   CIO

Note: 06/04/06  Sunday 6:15 P.M.:  I took some bike tools and a bottle of Sears air conditioning lubricating oil that I had refilled with regular motor oil outside along with the Mongoose mountain bike.   The Sears air conditioning oil bottle holds about 6 ounces of oil, and it has a long narrow tube which is good for oiling a bicycle.   I oiled the chain, derailleur wheels, derailleurs, brake calipers, and the brake levers which one is suppose to do weekly, and the free wheel every six months.    One is suppose to use lithium based grease monthly for the shift levers, and every six months the brake cables disassembled, and yearly bottom bracket, pedals, derailleur cables, wheel bearings, headset, and seat pillar all disassembled.   I took it for a test ride a few times around the parking lot circle, and I went through the gears.   There are three pedal primary gears and seven rear wheel secondary gears for 21 gears total.   Both front and rear lights work fine, when the dynamo is engaged.   However, the front light is only bright, when one is going faster.   I adjusted the seat to my height.   Thus the Mongoose unisex mountain bike that I bought for $99.99 with free Super Saving Shipping : Mongoose Inland 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike: Sports & Outdoors is all set to go on a sunny day  or clear evening when there is less traffic.  I have a orange bike helmet that I bought last September 2005.   I am still waiting for the order for : Kryptonite 108312 5 Foot x 12mm Key Cable: Sports & Outdoors for $11.99 with free super saving shipping, tracking is DHL: Track (By number) Detail with tracking number "50216017821".   Since one can lose items out of their pocket when riding a bike, I have a couple of bike back packs that I can wear while riding the bike.   Despite the traffic problems, there is the other problem as to whether I am fit enough to ride it on the mildly hilly terrain in this area.  At least they will get a chance to see me at night before they might hit me.  I brought the bike and tools back upstairs.   I ran Norton Speed Disk on the primary and server computers while I was working on the bike.   I cut three 3/8th inch thick slices of the cold eye round, and I put Gold's horseradish and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on them.   I put about a cup and a half of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave proof pot with an inch of water, and I ran it on one vegetable cycle, and then I put the Rubbermaid container with the remaining rice from last night, and I ran it on two more vegetable cycles, and then I removed the vegetables, and I drained them, and I put them in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I ran the rice on one reheat cycle, and I put it on the dinner plate with the meat.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will not shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for a drive downtown.   I guess I will take a walk in the light rain with an umbrella, which with the British around should not be any problem.    I will ran Norton Antivirus 2005 on the primary computer, while I am out.   Norton Anti Virus 2005 runs automatically on the server every Friday evening.   CIO    

Note: 06/04/06  Sunday 2:40 P.M.:   I woke up this morning at 10 A.M..   I did a Microsoft Windows Vista beta 2 backup of the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   While doing that, I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I then did a Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the primary computer C: drive to the Maxtor external hard drive.   I installed the updates and ran the maintenance utilities on the Server.    I then did a XP ASR backup of the server from the C: drive to the Maxtor external hard drive.   I installed the updates on the Toshiba laptop.   I can not backup the Toshiba laptop, since it has Windows XP home edition.   I chatted with a friend.   I will now look at the Mongoose bicycle manual, and see what sort of setup instructions it has, and also look at the lubrication recommendations.   I will then probably take it outside, and I will lubricate it.   I have the air conditioner set at a cooler temperature, since it is warmer inside this afternoon.   CIO

Note: 06/04/06  Sunday 1:15 A.M.:   I ate two pieces of pineapple cheese cake.  I chatted with a friend whom has a sick relative.   Queen Elizabeth II's Official birthday is June 17, 2006 according to this Celebrating The Queen's 80th Birthday > Homepage , although she has already turned 80 on April 21, 2006.   I guess one is suppose to toast the Queen with some sort of alcoholic beverage on June 17, but I do not want to risk having my automobile insurance rates go up.   Speaking of another Queen, the Queen Mary II arrives in Manhattan tomorrow Sunday June 4, 2006 coming from Southampton, England on it way down south for a short cruise before returning back to Manhattan on Friday June 9, 2006 QM2 - Itinerary - 2006 , so I will try to keep a look out for any visiting British tourists whom are stopping over.   It is hard to keep in tune with the comings and goings of guests in Greenwich, Connecticut, since I spend so much time on routine maintenance around here.   Since I do not go out very much anymore, I seem to still have a bit of cabin fever from this winter, since it is still cool in this area, but I am prepared for the warmer weather when and if it arrives.   I chatted with two relatives.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.    I noticed in the movie on the Turner Movie channel earlier this evening called "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and on the Ronald Reagan calendar in my kitchen with the June 2006 picture of Ronald Reagan on horse back that both Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Stewart looked similar when they were younger.   We have a few younger people around here with that same look that I have not seen in a while.   CIO     

Note: 06/03/06  Saturday 10:30 P.M.:   I ate a 9.25 ounce can of CVS bits and pieces cashew nuts with some iced tea.   I watched some of the local digital television programming.   It is probably more worthwhile to read a book, but I like to monitor the news.   I noticed today, when I drove down by the waterfront that the Delamar Hotel was flying both the British Union Jack and the Canadian Maple Leaf flags, so they probably have some people there that speak English.    Since my apartment is more upscale despite the fact it is not on the waterfront, I am perfectly comfortable in my present environment.   The waterfront is just a small part of Greenwich, Connecticut, and there are a lot more comfortable places in back country further away from the waterfront, if one has the funds to buy expensive real estate Greenwich, Connecticut USA, Real Estate .   However, most people in the English Speaking community prefer to keep their homes in the more established Anglophile communities they come from, so they use our temporary lodgings without investing in the local New York Metropolitan area.   Since I have never been in England, I only know what I have read and seen in video productions.   I suppose it is somewhat enjoyable to be around a lot of people whom mostly speak English, so one never has to constantly explain oneself.   Whatever the case, most people whom I know that speak English are not interested in history, and they are more interested in the here and now.    Whenever I try to strike up conversations with the local English speaking community in this area, most everyone seems to be somewhat evasive, as if they were trying to cover up something.   I think since Greenwich seems to have some people with upper level incomes whom enjoy entertainment, they also enjoy various alcoholic beverages in their off time, so on weekends they frequently have a different focus than during their work a day work weeks.   However, once one occupies a home in the suburbs, one is frequently busy with the activities of maintaining the home not to mention supporting its maintenance costs, so whether there is much entertainment going on or not is opened to question.   A great many people entertain away from their homes, so they do not have the preset order of their homes disturbed, which is the more European way of entertaining.   From what I can tell, if I talk about Wall Street which I do not know anything about people listen, but if I talk about computers and related technology, people quickly tune me out.   Thus although most people use the technology in this area today, they are not really concerned with the more technological aspects of it.   In other words, they do not enjoy people talking about technology around here, and most people since they have large investments in their real estate dwell on the various related topics as they are related to their real estate.   In other words, people here are more likely to talk about invisible dog electronic fences as opposed to computer problems on the internet.   CIO 

Note: 06/03/06  Saturday 8:05 P.M.:  To cancel and Ebay bid, one uses this form Bid Retraction .  I went through my email.    

End of Scott's Notes week of 06/03/06:

Note: 06/03/06  Saturday 7:10 P.M.:   I cut the eye round in half, and I saved one half wrapping it in plastic wrap and putting it in two zip lock freezer bags and putting it in the freezer.  I put the other half of the eye round roast on a baking rack in a baking pan, and I seasoned it on all sides with garlic powder, ground black pepper, chicken and meat seasoning and Italian seasoning, and Texas Best barbeque sauce.   I baked it in the Farberware convection oven for 41 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit.  I let it stand for a few minutes before carving off three 7/16th inch thick slices, which I put on a dinner plate with the juices.   I refrigerated the rest in a Rubbermaid container.   I also ate half of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe which I added two chicken bullion cubes to the rice recipe, and I refrigerated the other half in a Rubbermaid container.   I also steamed for 15 minutes on medium electric burner heat about 1.5 cups of broccoli crowns and baby carrots which I put a little bit of olive oil on.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I washed the dinner dishes.   I finished the ASR backup.  Before doing the backup, I installed the latest Windows XP updates and the latest Symantec updates.  I also ran Norton Win Doctor 2003.   I ran Ad-awareSE.   I ran CCleaner.   I did a System Restore backup.   I deleted the earlier Vista beta downloads, except the most recent Vista Beta 2 download, so the entire ASR backup is only about 30 gigabytes.   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO     

Note: 06/03/06  Saturday 4:35 P.M.:   I went out after the last message after cleaning up.   I went by the Food Emporium, and I bought an eye round roast at $2.99 a pound for $13.78 and a 48 ounce container of Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal for $4.19 for $17.97 total.   I then went by the Stop and  Shop, and I bought two 96 ounce containers of Tropicana Grove Stand orange juice with calcium for $3.99 each, eight 11 ounce cans of Campbell's pork and beans for .50 each, two buy one get one free of Nathan's 16 ounce beef franks for $4.99 both, a 16 ounce bag of baby carrots for $1.99, and broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $2.17 for $21.13 total.   I then returned home, and I brought up my groceries with my folding cart that I keep at my bedroom entrance.   I will now do a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the primary computer of the C: drive to the D: drive.   CIO

Note: 06/03/06  Saturday 2:05 P.M.:   I had a telephone call from a friend this morning about 7 A.M..   The friend said he did not want my old Schwinn bicycle, because it was too big for him.   I woke up about 11 A.M..   I put the in the back of my Volvo station wagon, and I dropped it off at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  I then went by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I returned the two Cape Cod 4 point No. 600 plate hangers 18 inch to 24 inch  for $3.99 each and .48 tax for $8.46 returned to my debit account.   I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   It seems recently particularly on weekends that the staff at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club Indian Harbor Yacht Club have been taking all of the parking places at the end of Steamboat Road parking all day instead of the two hour maximum, thus they are in violation of the local parking regulations.  I like checking out the weather down on the pier on Steamboat Road Indian Harbor Yacht Club Real-Time Weather.  The 2006 GREENWICH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE-VINTAGE CARS, BOATS AND PLANES is at the Roger Sherman Baldwin Park on the waterfront for the next two days.   At the southwest parking area at the Greenwich train station they have a farmer's market set up on weekends.   I then returned home, and I picked up my mail.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I threw out some garbage.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will clean up, and I will go out on this rainy day.   I need to get some groceries and get out for a while.   CIO       

Note: 06/03/06  Saturday 3:25 A.M.:   I went through my email.   I chatted with the 800 number for Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , since their local number did not pickup.   The operator for Luxury Resorts, Vacation Destinations & All-Inclusive Family Hotels - LXR LuxuryResorts is down in Fairfield, New Jersey.   I was asked if I listen to some National Radio Show, I think called "Across America" or something like that, and I mentioned I once saw it linked from The World of Wayne Green .   I actually do not watch or listen to too much broadcast media, other than a brief look at Fox news , when I have breakfast.   I tend to busy a lot of the time, when I am awake.   I did channel surf the media for a while, and it seems to be mostly crime and youth entertainment shows.   I spend so much time on the internet along with household routines, I frequently do not find the broadcast media relevant anymore.   However, I do try to look at it occasionally to know what other people are watching.  I do not look at sites like the one mentioned in this article BBC NEWS | Technology | Hackers hit Swedish police site , since they usually have java script that corrupts one's operating system.   Much could be said the same for a lot of the horizontal entertainment sites and hacker gaming sites and software crack sites.  Don't get lost Windows Live Local for Outlook .  I guess today finding your way is not as much of a problem, but figuring out whether you can afford to travel obviously is.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I ate a few handfuls of peanuts.   CIO      

Note: 06/02/06  Friday 11:55 P.M.:  I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   Instead of hotdogs, I used a 7 ounce tin of Armour Vienna sausages that I drained and cut into quarter inch thick slices.  For the beans, I used a 15 ounce can of Van Camps pork and beans.   I also added a bit of La Choy low sodium soy sauce to the recipe.  I ate it with a glass of iced tea.  This morning, I put two new AA CVS alkaline batteries in the bedroom Orion television remote control.  For some reason, the signal is blocked at certain angles, but it works from the left of the bedroom.   CIO    

Note: 06/02/06  Friday 11:00 P.M.:   I was awake at 9 A.M. this morning.  I had breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I chatted with a relative.   I went back to bed until 1 P.M..  I picked up my mail.   I went out without cleaning up.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went by the Wachovia Bank on Benedict Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.  I then went by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought 2 quarter inch hole brass lock washers, 2 pairs quarter inch hole stainless steel lock washer assemblies for a dollar all, a package of three 30 pound OOK hooks for $2.99, two Cape Cod 4 point No. 550 plate hangers 14 inch to 18 inch for $2.99 each, two Cape Cod 4 point No. 600 plate hangers 18 inch to 24 inch  for $3.99 each for $17.97 total.  I then went by Greenwich Bicycles, and I bought a Onward Bike Lighting set for $19.99 and $1.20 tax for $21.19 total.   I put the six lock washer in the space holder between my Volvo seats, and the next time I have to tighten my driver's side windshield washer blade, I will use one of them.   I then went by CVS, and I bought two 9.25 ounce cans of CVS bits and pieces cashew nuts for $2.50 each, a liter of CVS yellow antiseptic mouth wash for $3.49, two buy one get one 50% off of CVS 60 capsule MSM 1000 mg for $6.79 and $3.39 plus .21 tax for $18.88 total.  I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and everything but clothes are half price.  I bought for $7.50 a small Queen Anne style mahogany telephone table.   I then went by the Arnold bread outlet, and I bought a loaf of Arnold whole wheat dark German bread for $1.59 and a Entenmann's pineapple cheese cake for $2 for $3.59 total.   I then returned home.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I threw out the garbage and the old newspapers.   I watered the plants, and I filled the white vinegar scent dish on the window ledge in the living room.   I put both bikes behind the down sofa, so the sofa area is now open to sit at.   I moved the telephone chair in a bit, so the bikes do not block the walk area as much.  I used one of the Cape Code 4 Point 14 inch to 18 inch plate hangers to hang my Coca Cola tray with a OOK hook above the right side of the bedroom door.    I will hang the one that I bought on the left side of the bedroom door.    I will return the two 18 inch to 24 inch plate hangers to the Greenwich Hardware store, when I have the time.  The small old print of a canal scene, I hung above the mirror above the dining table between the two sconces.  I replace one of the bulbs in the right scone.  I then installed the bike lighting system on the Mongoose bike.   It works just fine.  One leaves it out of position for day time riding, and one releases it to run the dynamo for night time riding.  I put the front lens on the front above the reflector, and I put the rear red light on the rear lower left side by the dynamo.  When the dynamo is released, it does not line up flush with the side of the rear wheel, but it seems to work fine enough.   The Mongoose mountain bike does not have fenders, so there are not that many easy ways to attach the dynamo, but it still should work.  I secured the dynamo bike light wires with the old type of yellow plastic garbage tag tabs that I had saved that have notches for tightening.   I still need to lubricate the Mongoose bike outside on a sunny day, whenever we get one.  I used my tire gauge, and the tire pressure indicator is off on the Slaymaker jump start system, so I filled each Mongoose tire to about 57 PSI according to the tire gauge.  I polished the small Queen Anne style telephone table, and I put it in the bathroom beneath the towel rack across from the bathroom, so one can place items there in front of the toilet.   I chatted with a relative whom is traveling.   I chatted with some neighbors.  I cancelled my bid on the bike lighting system from Independence, Missouri.   I also put $15 on my MacGray laundry card, so I have $19.35 total on the laundry card.   Pictures 











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Note: 06/02/06  Friday 12:30 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 06/02/06  Friday 12:05 A.M.:   Vista plays hide-and-seek with hackers | Tech News on ZDNet .    I finished going through my email.   CIO

Note: 06/01/06  Thursday 11:40 P.M.:   I posted this picture .   CIO  

Note: 06/01/06  Thursday 10:55 P.M.:   Well today is the first day of the hurricane season Michael Louis Scott Tropical Weather  .   I will proof the Tropical Weather page, when I have time.  CIO

Note: 06/01/06  Thursday 10:55 P.M.:   I opened a 19 ounce can of Hormel Steakhouse stew, and I put it in a plastic microwave pot with lid, and I microwaved it on two reheat cycles, and then I put it in a bowl, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea.  I made a Bios floppy disk with Amiflash for the Mastonic MS8177C Socket A motherboard on the Server.   I studied the manual, and from the AMD web site with an AMD Athlon XP 2800 processor which runs at 333 MHz, I thought I had my dip pins for the motherboard set at 166 MHz, but I checked them out, and they were only set at 100 MHz.  I changed them to 166 MHz, and the Server now shows a Athlon XP 2800 on bootup bios display, and in Hardware Properties for XP it recognizes an Athlon XP 2800, so the Server is now set up properly.   Of course it only has 512 MB of 233 MHz memory, and I could add more memory in future, but since it runs mostly as a server, it really does not need that much memory.   Still it is now running much faster.   I will now go through my email.       

Note: 06/01/06  Thursday 8:05 P.M.:   I installed the AMD Athlon XP 2800 CPU in the server computer with the new Spire CPU cooler, and it all works just fine.   The Spire CPU cooler although it is an inexpensive items runs very quietly than the other $10 CompUSA CPU cooler, so the server runs more quietly.   The server recognized the new CPU in the bios, and plug and play in the operating system.   It recognizes it as AMD 1250 MHz.   I assume that is the correct setting.   I installed the AMD Athlon XP 2000 CPU from the server in the Northgate Syntax computer on the brass and glass coffee table.   It works just fine too.  I put the AMD Duron 1.6 in the CPU packaging that arrived today, and I stored it on the bedroom sideboard shelf.   About the time I finished installing the CPUs, FedEx delivered the Mongoose bike.   They left it downstairs at the building entrance, so I used my pull cart from the car to bring it up.   I put the Schwinn bike against the down sofa between the coffee table, and a friend of mine wants it, so it will be there until he picks it up.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out to my 3 P.M. appointment.   I then returned home.   I ate some dry roasted peanuts.   I unpacked the Mongoose bike in the hallway.   It is made in China, and although it has a red frame, the box says it is a women's bike.    However, one can not really tell, and with the lower center frame post, it is easier for an older person to get on.   I removed the packaging, and I looked at the instructions.   I basically had to attach the front handle bar assembly with an a L wrench and installed the front tire and adjust the front breaks and install the seat.   The rest of it was pretty much all assembled.   I also had to install the pedals and the front and rear reflectors.   The recommended tire inflation is 45 PSI to 65 PSI, so I inflated them to 50 PSI.   I threw out the dual shipping boxes.   I put the cart back in the car.   I still have to lubricate the bike and check the adjustments, which I will do tomorrow or whenever the weather clears.   The manual explains the lubrication intervals.   I left the manual and other paper work on the dining room table.   I put the Mongoose bike behind the down sofa in living room walk area to the bedroom hallway.   I won this Ebay auction eBay: Vintage THIRST KNOWS NO SEASON CocaCola Tray (item 7244748402 end time Jun-01-06 12:38:08 PDT) .   I paid $9.99 plus $12.55 Priority Mail shipping for it and $1.35 insurance for $23.89.   It is being sent from Independence, Missouri, so perhaps Harry Truman once dined off of it.   It is a little bit expensive on my budget, but I already have a vintage 1950s Coca Cola tray, so now I will have two.   I do not have any place yet to display them, but I will try to figure out where to put them up.  I am also bidding on this eBay: Royce Union Bicycle Generator Lighting Set/nib (item 7245613726 end time Jun-05-06 11:35:31 PDT) from the same party.  However, I am not sure whether the dynamo will fit on the Mongoose bike, but I can always put it on the Schwinn bike.   Currently we have an electrical storm in the distance Weather Hazards for Southern Fairfield, CT .   I chatted with a relative.   CIO     

Note: 06/01/06  Thursday 11:50 A.M.:   After breakfast, I threw some garbage out.   I chatted with some neighbors.    I picked up my mail, and the eBay: AMD ATHLON XP 2800 CPU SOCKET 462 (item 6883860391 end time May-27-06 14:45:30 PDT) for $51 and $8 shipping, tracking is USPS - Track & Confirm arrived.   I will put it in the server computer, and transfer the AMD Athlon XP 2000 from the server to the Northgate Syntax computer and take out keep the AMD Athlon Duron 1.6 for a spare processor.    Before I do that I will wash the breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.   It should take about two hours to do all of that.  Yesterday afternoon, I ate about 40% of a 16 ounce jar of Planter's dry roasted peanuts.  I have the air conditioner at 70 degrees Fahrenheit.  CIO   

Note: 06/01/06  Thursday 10:45 A.M.:   I was awake at 9:30 A.M..   I just paid my bills for automobile insurance, for Digital Cablevision, Optimum Voice, and Optimum Online, and for my local telephone service.   I also ordered from 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box for $12.49 a carton for $87.43 plus $12.96 postage for $100.39 total.  On my cl- electricity account, I have a surplus in the account, and depending on how much electricity I use, I do not have any payments for the next 4 to 5 months.   On my order for $99.99 with free Super Saving Shipping : Mongoose Inland 26-Inch Dual Suspension Mountain Bike: Sports & Outdoors , it is suppose to arrive today according to FedEx | Track , and it is out for delivery, so I have to wait around for them today.   According to the notes on the Mongoose link, one has to assemble it, and also although they advertise it under men's bikes, there is some question as to whether it is a men's bike or a women's bike, but one note says since it is red, it is a men's bike, and the women's version's although the same are a different color, so I guess we could say it is a Unisex bike.  I will now have breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, 2 slices of toast with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   CIO     

Note: 07/31/06  Monday 5:55 A.M.:   I worked in .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will either go to bed or take a nap depending on how long I sleep.   CIO 

Note: 07/31/06  Monday 4:10 A.M.:   I ate the last of the Cardini Caesar croutons.   They are very tasty, and once one starts munching on them, they go fast.    I went through my email.   I will now boot into Vista beta and try installing some more drivers to see if they work.  No hurricane eyes here yet NRL Monterey Satellite Photos .  CIO

Note: 07/31/06  Monday 3:30 A.M.:   I took a dinner plate, and I put on it about 2 ounces of baby spinach leaves that I rinsed under cold water with the salad spinner, and then I peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices one third of cucumber that I spread over the spinach, and then I opened a 2.75 ounce tin of Beach Cliff sardines in water, and I drained its fluid on the salad, and I minced the sardines into half inch square chunks, and I spread it over the salad.   I sliced eight .25 inch by .75 inch by 2.75 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Jack cheddar cheese, and then I cut them into .25 inch by .25 inch by .75 inch slices, and I spread them over the salad.  I diced half of a medium onion, and I spread it over the salad.   I then added 11 grape tomatoes, and about 1/4th of a package of Cardini's  Caesar croutons, and 15 pitted black olives, and I sprinkled a couple of tablespoons of 4C grated parmesan cheese on it along with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   I ate the salad with a glass of iced tea.  I washed the dishes.   I got the 2005 rent receipts, 2005 electricity bills, and the 2005 SSI statement ready for my Renter's Rebate.   Instead of going to my 4 P.M. appointment today, I will drop the information off later in the week when I have the car.   I will have to leave a message to that effect.   I tightened the screws on my eye glasses' frame, and I put a new blue cord on the frame, so they do not slip off.   The old one broke.   CIO      

Note: 07/31/06  Monday 1:50 A.M.:   I have been doing some regular internet work.   Not much to report on.   CIO  

Note: 07/30/06  Sunday 10:15 P.M.:   I woke up at 4 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I chatted with a friend.   I went back to bed until 9:30 P.M..   I chatted with a relative.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I have to get my Renter's Rebate paper work ready for tomorrow's 4 P.M. appointment.   Possibly I could have my 4 P.M. appointment pick it up here, so I do not have to walk downtown in the heat of the day.   CIO  

Note: 07/30/06  Sunday 4:45 A.M.:   I ate a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with some iced tea.   I guess one can safely say I pigged out on junk for dinner tonight.  Warmer weather is on the way Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground , so one should keep plenty of cold fluids and liquid refreshments handy.   Possibly one this Tuesday when it is 95 degrees Fahrenheit, and 97 degrees Fahrenheit on Wednesday, and 92 degrees Fahrenheit on Thursday, we should keep a sharp eye out for any visitors from Saudi Arabia, India, or Brazil or other hot climates coming here to cool off.    I do have a 4 P.M. appointment on Monday afternoon that I need to get some paper work ready for.   I really do not have any interest in ever returning to South Florida since I have relatives in mid Florida, it was simply an adventure when I was younger.   Normally in the United States of America, we are busy working on weekdays, so we try to get some extra rest on weekends.   CIO     

End of Scott's Notes week of 07/30/06:

Note: 07/30/06  Sunday 2:55 A.M.:   There is a vintage British movie on the television about a British diplomatic legation being held hostage in India, and their flight by train to safety.   Alas, since none of the British seem to move around in America anymore, we are not really sure about the status of our neighbors and whether or not we are under siege or not.   From my viewpoint, the town is mostly vacated by the regular year round residents, and we get a cross section of summer travelers from around the world, whom do not really spend too much time here, because their is not that much besides country club sports for the travelers to pursue.   Still there is probably a skeleton crew of hold outs.   Of course on a night time schedule, frequently the viewpoint is different than the regular daytime schedule.   However, it is well known that the wealthier citizens in this community tend to travel when they have the free time.   I have heard rumors that Canada this time of year can be an enjoyable visit, but it can be equally warm or hot up there too.  Basically on a limited income, all that I know is what I read.   I do not have that much first hand experience with other areas anymore for the last 22.5 years I have maintained year round relatively private residency in Greenwich, Connecticut USA.   However, I do frequently observe the general public, and I have seen a cross section of people from around the world visiting our small downtown shopping area.   However, I personally find more of what I need to buy on the internet at more reasonable prices, since I have the time to search around on the internet, since I have invested in the technology.   Well, I will now send out my weekly notes.   They tell me, one can even buy wine off the internet, but although I keep a small amount around for cooking, I do not drink alcohol myself, since I drive an automobile, and alcohol tends to make me tired, and I frequently try to make the most of every day.   Since we have a large number of liquor stores and pubs and cafes in the area, it is obvious that a large section of the local population do drink alcohol or wine or beer.   It is a very common habit amongst New York City residents in this area, since they tend not to drive automobiles.  CIO     

Note: 07/30/06  Sunday 1:55 A.M.:   It is my professional point of view that the Scottish are the true natives of England, and it is simply that England was invaded so many times from the south by their southern neighbors and their neighbors from the Continent, the true English moved further north to get away from their more Germanic neighbors.   I ate two scoops of Edy's low fat slow churn coffee ice cream.   CIO  

Note: 07/30/06  Sunday 12:50 A.M.:   I ate a 9.75 ounce can of CVS whole cashew nuts.   The town of Greenwich, Connecticut plants to build a new police station at their current location for the cost of about $54 million, so they will be tearing down the old one soon.   Basically it is located in an expensive real estate area, and if they were smart, the would build a higher building possibly an additional four stories tall, and they could put commercial or residential units on the upper floors of the building to recoup some of the costs of building with rental income, and they could build down several stories with a large underground secure parking garage, but all of that would be more money in the short term.    Then  again the British Embassy in Washington D.C. needs to rebuilt too.    From this photograph Photos To Go British Embassy Washington D.C. , it is a bit older and dated building left over from the bygone era of Colonial Empire and all of those things that are long since gone.   They obviously could use a more practical modern building, and I do not think they need all of the outdated rooms such as Photos of Embassy .   If the whole world revolves around Tea Time, the British obviously have a lot of catching up to do.  Of course amongst the World Powers, Washington D.C. is still regarded as a remote colonial outpost, where not much really goes on.   It is generally regarded as a place, where one has time to take off and enjoy reading a book or some other leisure past time.   Obviously there is more modern European architecture, but the British Embassy in Washington D.C. is not considered that important anymore by the British to be improved and updated.   It is probably the last embassy in Washington D.C. where they have a ball room, where they still can have a formal dress white tie ambassadors balls for those privileged few whom still can afford it, and enjoy such leisure activities.   Of course in the traditional British style, they would have to employ a lot of Footmen and other such expensive help, and I do not think 10 Downing Street  wants to run it like a palace, when one considers how Spartan 10 Downing Street is  10 Downing Street website - Home.   CIO       

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 11:35 P.M.:  Microsoft Digital Communications – Home .   CIO  

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 10:30 P.M.:   When one looks at | Development & Marketing | Multilingual Development | Online News , they link to The Scottish Parliament - Homepage .   I think Scotland should have its own internet domain extension such as *.co.sc or .sc .   The British are always hogging the works as far at the United Kingdom is concerned.   I think they should appoint a Scottish citizen as ambassador to the United States and another one as ambassador to the United Nations, then there would be less focus on the Commonwealth, and more focus on how to run things properly.   CIO   

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 10:05 P.M.:   I woke up at 7:30 P.M..  Thus the old reliable Scottish and Dutch night watch is now awake.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.  I chatted with a relative.   I will now make my bed and wash the breakfast dishes.   I will then do a little bit of regular computer work.  There is a chance of thunder showers this evening, so I do not know whether I will be going downtown or not.   I have work to do here, so I do not necessarily have the time to walk downtown.   I will also shower and clean up, so I feel fresher.   It is nice being on a night schedule, when it is so hot in the daytime.   I guess the more Nordic types of people in this area prefer being on a night schedule in this area, when the weather is hot outside.   I chatted with the Casa Marina Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West with somebody working there from Brazil, and I told them they need to study National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center and make their own best guess about the weather.   Here in Greenwich, Connecticut up North, we use the warmer weather to get ready for another long cold winter, when the freezing Norwegian  Patrol still has to work.   Key West is still hogging the news from down south - The old man and the six-toed cats: Hemingway home in dispute - Jul 29, 2006 .   Back in 1978, we had 200 stray cats at the Casa Marina when it was under reconstruction.   During the hot weather, one has to remember to clean this window air conditioning filters, and using one can get new foam filters at the hardware store, or one can wash them with hot soapy water, if they are moisture resistant.  CIO     

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 8:50 A.M.:   Well I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   On this picture, it looks like at the moment that the cloud formation off of Northeast Brazil is not forming into a hurricane yet NRL Monterey Satellite Photos , however the hurricane season lasts until the end of November, so anything can happen yet at this point.  It is the end of the month, and the senior citizens down in Florida do not get their social security checks until the third of the month, so most of them would not be able to go anywhere until the third of the month anyway.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I guess I am on a night schedule.   It is suppose to be hot today and through out next week Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground .   I do not look forward to looking at my electricity bill when I get it.  I have the air conditioner set at 74 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the heat of the afternoon, it goes up to about 80 degrees in my apartment.   CIO   

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 7:00 A.M.:   When I use to travel around the United States of America in the last 1970s, I always remembered the telephone number 1-800-228-1212 which as I recall many years ago was the central reservations number for the Hyatt Hotel chain Hyatt Home , but it no longer works for them anymore.   I use to enjoy chatting about the weather with their operators in Iowa where a lot of Danish people also live.   The Victor Borge museum is even in Iowa with his original piano.   I just broke three large eggs in large metal mixing bowl, and I added a couple of tablespoons of milk, a few dashes of parsley and Italian spices, and a couple of teaspoons of grated parmesan cheese, and a teaspoon of olive oil, and I whisked it all together with a whisk.   I put five strips of Smithfield bacon on three paper towels on a microwave proof dinner plate with two more paper towels on top with a microwave plate cover on top of that, and then I put a few teaspoons of olive oil in my omelet pan on medium electric burner heat, once the olive oil was hot, I added the egg mixture, and after about three minutes, I flipped the omelet and I cooked it two more minutes on the other side, and I added six 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch by .25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese on one side, and I flipped the other half over to form the finished omelet.   While doing that I microwave the bacon for 4 minutes, so it was soft and tender and not crispy, and while doing that I toasted two pieces of German dark bread, which I put a little bit of olive oil on, and I cut in half across the vertical, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   Tracking on the order for Duofold 2-Layer Union Suit (For Men) - Save 61% in grey in large size in regular length for $19.95 and 20 cent shipping for $20.15 total is UPS Package Tracking .  Also 20 cent shipping ended yesterday Friday.   CIO

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 5:15 A.M.:    Of course there is Routing Page and has not released their profits for the second quarter, but you have to deducted $3.29 for a quart of oil that they did not put in my Volvo when I was up in Kennebunkport, Maine where I got my oil changed on the Volvo.  Of course in the breakup of Standard Oil A History of the Standard Oil Company a lot of smaller oil companies were formed, and the Rockefellers and the other Standard Oil stockholders got  stuck with lots of shares of lesser known oil companies, and all really is, is Standard Oil of New Jersey like is simply Standard Oil of New York, and Chevron is Standard Oil of California, not to mention worldwide operations.   Basically, Getty, BP, Shell, and Gulf are not connected with Standard Oil, and more than likely Saudi Aramco Home Page has probably bought into all of the oil companies, and since they are basically a private company owned by the Saudi Arabian Royal family, they have not yet learned to count yet, but our current mathematics system in the United States is derived from the Arabic number system.   Although the local population is not friendly to the Arabs in this community except the Italian Mafia when they are bribed, I am tempted to start flying my Saudi Arabian flag just to see whom it keeps away or whom it attracts, and how it effects the local price of gasoline and energy here.   Despite our Christian values here in this community, we need to stay warm up north in the winter, and we need to be able to move around, and unless one wants to move near Niagara Falls in upstate New York near Buffalo, New York or Toronto, Canada, there is not a lot of surplus energy in this area.  Of course the TVA has a lot of surplus hydroelectric energy, which is why built their Saturn automobile plant in Spring Hill, Tennessee.   From what I know, one's best bets in terms of the Western Hemisphere long term energy needs, one should move up near the Tar Sands of Alberta, Canada which is developing, but it is very cold up there, and one has to deal with a lot of grizzly bears.   on West Putnam Avenue is now opened for breakfast in Greenwich, Connecticut U.S.A..  CIO

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 4:30 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I walked downtown, by all the Euro Trash automobile dealers in my neighborhood.   I noticed one of the hard working United States companies Welcome to McDonald's is opens at 5 A.M. for breakfast, and they stay open until midnight for late risers.   Do What Tastes Right - drive in is also opened until midnight.   I checked out the Greenwich Automotive Service Center Exxon gasoline station, and they were closed, so I guess they are no longer opened all night light the Shell station on West Putnam Avenue.   I guess Exxon with $5 million dollars an hour profits thinks they're rich, but Royal Dutch Shell is a bigger oil company worldwide with a cheaper cost of production, so they must be making at least $10 million an hour, and they work around the clock.   One of these days the Rockefellers will have to learn if they want to make truly big money, they need to work around the clock instead of going to cocktail parties in the evening.  Of course the Rockefellers are simply people whom produce oil and manage banking operations, and frequently other families whom own the oil producing properties are richer, since the oil is produced on their properties.   For all I know the Davidson family have all of the money, and the Rocks just distribute oil from the Davidson family property.  Maybe it is from the Davidson side of the family that the Rocks came into a little bit change, when most people were interested in owning real estate which is cheaper to maintain and hard to take away particularly if you control the military.  I next walk down Greenwich Avenue, and there was a Rolls Royce from Florida at the top of Greenwich Avenue at the Barcelona cafe.   I walked down Greenwich Avenue, and the pubs were just closing.   I stopped in at McDuffs by the railroad station, and I told one of their staff about the possible hurricane problem down south.   I also told the proprietor at the wine bar at the Greenwich Financial center.   The train station with the Welcome to Citibank branch office is still there.   I sat out in front of the Senior and Arts center, and I enjoy a couple of cigarettes in the night air.   The MIT observer was not around.   I then walked back home the same way.   I stopped by the Shell station and West Putnam Avenue, and I told the new night manager about the same thing I mentioned earlier in this note about Shell's profits and Investor Centre - Royal Dutch Shell plc 2nd Quarter 2006 Results which says they were $6.3 billion during the second quarter, but with Shell, their is the oil company, and I am not sure if the transport tanker company is part of the oil company or not or a separate company.  Still $6.3 billion will buy a few tulips bulbs in the Netherlands for any hard up Dutch farmers.   There was not much traffic, and my entire walk took 2 hours and 26 minutes with about a 26 minutes in breaks, so it is basically a two hour round trip walk from here downtown on West Putnam Avenue down Greenwich Avenue to the train station.   Of course in the daytime with automobile and pedestrian traffic, it would take longer.   On my way downtown, I saw two Greenwich American Red Cross vehicles bringing people back from the bars in Port Chester, New York as part of the "Call A Ride" program to prevent Drinking and Driving, but I am not sure whether they charge for their services or not.  Aparently Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 Brands is marketing Venezuelan oil from the Communists down there, so they have a large supply of oil too, so ConocoPhillips Home Page seems to have me $5.2 billion in chump change this past quarter Conoco Phillips Investor 07/26/06 , and made $4.4 billion in chump change this past quarter and   made $7.26 billion this past quarter BP Global - Investors , so basically there are a lot oil people if they are driven out of the south land by hurricane activity can spend their profits in this Exxon company town where they will gladly except their wampum for what its worth.   I suppose some oil company like does not reports its earnings because it is basically a private company owned by the Mellon family or they have not yet learn to count yet.   CIO

Note: 07/29/06  Saturday 12:45 A.M.:   I reheated the rice and breaded chicken left over from last night along with steaming the remaining broccoli and baby carrots, all of which I ate with a glass of iced tea.   The weather is supposed to have cleared, so I will now get a little exercise and walk downtown and back, which for me should not be too difficult.   I will now shut down the primary computer.  I think it is too dangerous to ride my bicycle around here particularly at night.  CIO  

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 11:55 P.M.:   Fluor apparently has moved into the same neighborhood in Irvine Texas as and in case anyone has to rebuild after a hurricane.  ExxonMobil made a shit load of money this past quarter Exxon Mobil Corp.: Corporate News on the Net brought to you by Business Wire .   - Big oil tanks up: Exxon's profit nears $10B which is about 4.7 times as much as made at a million dollars an hour, Exxon makes about five million dollars an hour, and since Greenwich, Connecticut is suppose to be an Exxon company town, there must be a little money out there in the wood work somewhere, if one is pro Exxon.   I chatted with a friend.  CIO       

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 10:55 P.M.:   I chatted with the Casa Marina again, and they transferred me to someone at their nearby Reach Resort that was looking at the same satellite photos.   This is the link that they might be trying to find NRL Monterey Tropical Images , and that cloud formation off of  northeast Brazil might form in a couple of days turn into a tropical storm between Trinidad and Tobago and middle Caribbean, when it works it way into warmer waters.   It is the hot water temperature that causes hurricane activity.   Also technically hurricane satellite photographs can be altered by someone intercepting satellite photo telecommunications.   From my perspective at the moment, it looks like it could be a problem in the next couple of days.   There is a small eye in the cloud formation.  CIO  

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 9:55 P.M.:   Morton's The Steakhouse $99 dinner for two coupon .  Surplus Computers Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition  for $99.99 not for resale .   CIO    

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 9:25 P.M.:   I contacted the Indian Harbor Yacht Club about possible hurricane problem down south.   I contacted my friends in Sea Island, Georgia.   I contacted my friend on the waterfront in Fairfield, Connecticut.   I contacted a British contact, since if hurricane weather would effect Key West, Florida, it might also effect the Bahamas or Bermuda or other commonwealth Caribbean countries such as Jamaica, where British citizens would be on holiday.   CIO  

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 8:50 P.M.:   On my weather page and , one of the primary links , does not work.   I called them up, and they told me Dr. Chang had gone home for the evening, and they are low on money.   I know they are suppose to have an IBM super computer, so there might be some sort of political problem between the civilian and the military personnel at the Naval Research Laboratory Monterey .   From past experience in dealing with the California Navy personnel, they seem to be oblivious to Florida, and perhaps if they are in the U.S. Navy, if they do not get the web site going, we could arrange for them to do some research in Juno, Alaska.   I chatted with the desk manager from Jordan at the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and he told me the local weather channel down there is saying, there is suppose to a hurricane there in a week.   Some of the sub directory links at the Monterey Navy research lab do work such as this photo NRL Monterey Satellite Photos .  I emailed the National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center about the Monterey link problem.   I chatted with a relative.   CIO

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 7:10 P.M.:   After the last message, I went to bed.   I woke up, and I ate a few handfuls of peanuts.   I slept until 3:30 P.M., when the NOAA weather radio went off with a warning, which seems to have past.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I then watered the plants and I put more vinegar in the scent bowl.   I threw out the old periodical literature and the old computer magazines.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went for a walk around the building, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I will now do some regular computer work.   CIO          

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 2:50 A.M.:   There is suppose to be rain all day today, so I will not be walking downtown.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will eat two scoops of Edy's slow churn low fat coffee ice cream with one third of a pint of blueberries.   CIO

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 2:45 A.M.:   I did another XP ASR backup of the Server from the C: drive to the D: drive or second hard drive.   Thus I have completed the multiple backups of the three desktop computers in the living room.   I also tested the four inkjet printers in the living room, and they are all working just fine.   To use the HP Photosmart P1000 printer, one has to turn on the power strip from the control panel.   Maybe I should have checked out Denmark when I was there - Denmark is happiest place in the world, report says - Jul 27, 2006 when I was there on my return from Oslo, Norway back in March 1983, but since I was almost out of money when I was transferring from jets on S.A.S., I never left the airport in Copenhagen, and I just bought two cartons of Duty Free Prince cigarettes, so I only have seen the airport in Copenhagen.   However, I have met a number of Danish people over the years, and I guess if I knew Danish, I would be Happy there too.   I wander if the Queen of Denmark Kongehuset Danish Royal Household has quit smoking cigarettes or not.   I have read that Prince Phillip of England Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy is Danish, so the children of Queen Elizabeth II are half Danish.   I have been told that he is the brother of the Queen of Denmark, but since he is older than the Queen of Denmark, he would be the King of Denmark, so he must be a cousin of the Queen of Denmark.   He was born in Greece from Danish parents living there.   Thus Prince Phillip is also a Greek citizen.   Thus technically he is Greek of Danish parents married to an English woman.   CIO   

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 1:40 A.M.:   I am doing a XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the Server C: drive to the external hard drive.   CIO 

Note: 07/28/06  Friday 12:55 A.M.:   I ate one third of a remaining 5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with some iced tea.   I went through my email.   CIO  

Note: 07/27/06  Thursday 11:30 P.M.:   I did a backup of the Northgate Syntax backup computer to the external hard drive.   While doing that I did a XP Automatic System Recovery backup on the primary computer from the C: drive to the D: drive on the second hard drive.   I then did a Microsoft Vista Beta 2 build 5472 Complete PC backup to the Maxtor external hard drive, but it failed.   I then did a regular Vista backup of the first hard drive to external hard drive of the XP and Vista partitions.   I chatted with two relatives.   I installed the General Electric 900 MHz cordless telephone that I was not using on the Optimum Voice System, and I place it on the oak folding tables at the far end of the down sofa.   I took the two boneless breasts of chicken, and I rinsed them underneath cold water, and I dried them with paper towels.   I then rubbed each one with olive oil on both side and then I cover both sides with Progresso Italian bread crumbs, and I placed them a Pyrex pie dish that I had seasoned with olive oil.   I cooked them for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the Farberware convection oven.   I then put about an inch of water in a Revere pot with lid and steaming tray, and I steamed 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns starting on high and once the steam rose turned it to medium electric heat for 15 minutes total.   I also made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe which I also used two chicken bullion cubes in.   I put one of the breaded chicken breasts on a dinner plate with half of the rice, and I put the remaining chicken breast and rice in Rubbermaid containers in the refrigerator.  I put the steamed vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I washed the dinner dishes.   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I then made up a batch of Formula One .   I just put it in the refrigerator to chill.   I did a XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the primary computer C: drive to the external hard drive.   I installed the Intel USB 1.0 web cam from the Dell L1000R backup computer in the bedroom on the Northgate Syntax backup computer on the coffee table in the bedroom along with the Intel software.   I am installing more updates on it.  I will then do another  backup of the Northgate Syntax backup computer on the living room coffee table to the external hard drive.   I will now go through my email.   CIO         

Note: 07/27/06  Thursday 1:45 P.M.:   I woke up this morning at 10:30 A.M., when I had a telephone call from a computer  magazine about renewing the free subscription.    I then had a telephone call from the Greenwich Automotive Service Center Exxon station next to the Greenwich Library.   They told me, they could only get the Volvo catalytic converter for my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon which would be about $800 and $300 installation for about $1100 total.   I got authorization from my relative whom is going to pay for it, and I went ahead and authorized the Greenwich Exxon station next to the Greenwich Library to do the work.  They told me it would not be ready until next Tuesday.   I also asked them to make sure the Check Engine and the Service lights are off on the dashboard warning system.   They told me they could replace the Freon in my Volvo air conditioning system for $220, but I will not have them do that just now.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.    I will now do a Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the C: drive to the D: drive or second hard drive on my primary computer.   I will wash the breakfast dishes, make my bed, and I will shower, and I will clean up.   I will not be going to my 3 P.M. appointment today, since although I could walk downtown and back, I have work to do at home.  It was reported today that Exxon made 10 billion dollars in profits this past year.  CIO

Note: 07/27/06  Thursday 3:30 A.M.:   I watched a bit of television.  I ate 40% of 16 ounce jar of lightly salted dry roasted peanuts.   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO    

Note: 07/27/06  Thursday 2:35 A.M.:   My personal viewpoint is that with the cooler summer here in the Northeast, it is going to be a colder winter with higher heating bills, so I plan to keep the apartment cooler this winter.    CIO  

Note: 07/27/06  Thursday 2:20 A.M.:   I did some regular internet work.   Unlike my relatives whom live in Florida, whom do not think I need them, I think it gets cold around here, and I went ahead and ordered Duofold 2-Layer Union Suit (For Men) - Save 61% in grey in large size in regular length for $19.95 and 20 cent shipping for $20.15 total.   Their 20 cent shipping ends today.  They should be comfortable for sleeping in during the winter in a cooler apartment with the higher prices of electric heat.   I now total financial reserves of $9.06, but a relative is going to pay for my car repairs.   CIO   

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 11:25 P.M.:   Tracking on the order for has 20 cent shipping through this Friday, so from Bargain Barn at Sierra Trading Post and Sunglasses (Bargain Barn) at Sierra Trading Post - Save 35-70% on Famous Name Brands , I ordered Version Optics '04 LCA Sunglasses - Save 73% in (40) black / copper fade w/ yellow lens for $19.95 and .20 shipping for $20.15 total is UPS Package Tracking .     

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 11:05 P.M.:   I took a dinner plate, and I put on  about 2 ounces of baby spinach leaves that I rinsed under cold water with the salad spinner, and then I peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices one third of cucumber that I spread over the spinach, and then I washed and sliced into 1/16th inch slices four medium mushrooms, and then I opened a 6 ounce can cold solid white albacore tuna fish, and I drained it underneath cold water with the lid over the tuna, and then I flaked it with a fork in a large bowl, and I spread it over the salad.   I then put a half of a diced peeled onion on it.   I sliced eight .25 inch by 1.25 inch by 1.25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese, and then I cut them into .25 inch by .25 inch by 1.25 inch slices, and I spread them over the salad.  I then added 11 grape tomatoes, and about 1/4th of a package of Cardini's  Caesar croutons, and 15 pitted black olives, and I sprinkled a couple of tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese on it along with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   I ate the salad with a glass of iced tea.  I washed the dishes.   I will now go through my email.   CIO   

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 10:00 P.M.:   I rested most of the day.   I did some regular internet work too.   I was able to do a complete Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5472 backup of the entire system using the regular backup feature as opposed to the Complete PC Backup feature.   I ate 2/3rds of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.   I chatted with Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon station a few times.   My 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon needs a new catalytic converter.   The current one has been repaired before, and it can not be fixed again.   They could get a new one from Volvo for $600 to $800, plus $120 labor installation.   However, for $300 to $400 they can get an after market one.   However, the service manager is looking for one that has a five year warranty and will pass the emissions test.   I have authorized them to spend $300 to $400 for the part and $120 labor, so since they have to get the part, it might take more than a day.   Thus unless I walk downtown tomorrow, which I probably will not, I will miss my 3 P.M. appointment tomorrow.   Also I seem to be back on a night schedule.   I also chatted with a relative a couple of times.   CIO 

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 9:35 A.M.:  Windows Live Messenger .   CIO

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 9:35 A.M.:   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I walked around the building.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I went through my email.   CIO  

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 8:40 A.M.:   I looked some internet video of European news and video.  I put three tablespoons of water in a 10 inch frying pan, and I put in the contents of a 7 ounce box of Armour frozen sausages, and I set them to medium electric heat with lid, and I cooked them for six minutes.   While this was happening, I broke three large eggs in a large mixing bowl, and I added two tablespoons of milk, and a few dashes of oregano, parsley, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese and a small bit of olive oil, and I whisked it all together.   Once the sausages had cooked six minutes, I removed the lid, and I let them cook with the water evaporating.   I then added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and the egg mixture, and I cooked it mixing it together for medium cooked scrambled eggs with sausages.   I put the pan on a dinner plate to warm it, and then I added the egg and sausage mixture.   I also toasted two halves of an English muffin which I put olive oil on.   I ate it all with a cup of coffee and orange juice with vitamins and supplements.   I watched a bit of television.   CIO      

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 4:50 A.M.:   I went to bed until 3:20 A.M..   I watched a bit of a Bob Hope movie about a haunted castle in Cuba.    I guess it is sort of like the ghost in the old Casa Marina Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West in Key West in the old days.    I guess I will do a bit of regular computer work now.   I might eat breakfast in a little while.   CIO  

Note: 07/26/06  Wednesday 12:20 A.M.:  I watched a bit of television.   I will now go to bed soon.   I will run Norton Speed Disk on the C: drive, while I am asleep.   I ate two scoops of Edy's slow churn low fat coffee ice cream.    I have lost a bit of weight, and I am down to 195 pounds.   I would not mind getting back down to 170 pounds or even 160 pounds, so when I am exercise walking, it is less weight to carry around.   The MIT observer manages to stay lean and thin, but I am not sure I want to go through that method of losing weight.   Back when I lived in Greenville, South Carolina for six months during the first half of 1976, I put on weight eating Win Dixie Carolina steaks, and I went up to 185 pounds.   I then spend the summer in Nantucket after the Tall Ships in New York harbor.   That fall around the third week of September 1976, I drove down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and by the time I returned up North to Nantucket in mid April 1977, I only weighed 125 pounds, and I was darkly tanned on the lean South Florida diet, which mostly consisted of peanut butter sandwiches, oranges, and the occasional yogurt.   Thus I guess there still a lot of thin people down south, whom if they saw me today at my present weight would think I am Bubba the Beached Whale.    Of course, since in the colder months up north one is inside more, and since I spend most of my time working on the computers, I lead a more sedentary lifestyle, and thus I tend to put on a bit of weight.   Of course, many Manhattan residents walk a lot, and since there are so many people in Manhattan, there tends to be less food to go around, so the local Manhattan people out here for the summer tend to be thinner.   If one goes to the grocery store on a daily basis, also one tends to put on weight.   If one choose other activities, such as pub crawling, one might lose weight.    Well Bon Soir, for tonight.   CIO  

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 10:50 P.M.:   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I then talked on the telephone with a relative and a friend.  I will now go through my email.  CIO 

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 9:05 P.M.:  I woke up at 7:30 P.M..   I had a telephone message from a friend in Sea Island, Georgia, but when I returned the telephone call the friend was not there.   The second hard drive was defragmented.   I tried a Vista beta 2 build 5472 Complete backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive, but it failed once again.   I put an inch of water in a Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I put 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns in it, and I brought it to a boil over high electric burner heat, and then I steamed it over medium heat for the rest of the 15 minutes.   While doing this I reheated on three reheat cycles in the microwave in their Rubbermaid containers the barbeque chicken from last night and the microwaved rice.   I put the vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.   I put the rice and chicken on a dinner plate with a little bit of La Choy low sodium soy sauce on the rice, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go outside and throw out the garbage, and I will check the outside environment.   I called Greenwich Automotive Service Exxon station, and they said I should call back tomorrow evening.   I frequently use second sight for making forecasts, and recently I have been chatting with the MIT observer from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and the only old friend that called me up recently lives at the old Marjorie Meriwether Post estate in Palm Beach, Florida called "Mar Largo", and when I left my car at the Greenwich Automotive Service Center Exxon station today, I ended up parking it behind a Range Rover from Palm Beach, Florida.  Using second sight, and since I focus on the tropical weather on the internet this time of year and , it might seem to me that a major hurricane might hit Palm Beach, Florida this year.   Of course the Post Office Square in Palm Beach is called Scott Square, so there might has been a Scott family member down there in the old days, so the Scotts have historically had a presence there.    CIO

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 2:10 P.M.:   After the last message, I was thinking of buying this with 20 cent shipping Duofold 2-Layer Union Suit (For Men) - Save 61% , so I gathered up my spare change, and I went to the West Putnam Avenue branch of Putnam Trust Bank of New York.   I put enough funds into the account to buy the union suit.   I chatted with some Germans thinking of buying the building, and I told them that Hachette Publishing use to be located there, and they published George Magazine, so possibly the building is owned by the Kennedys.   I also told them the Joseph P. Kennedy foundation use to be in the Pan Am building in New York City.   As I was exiting from the rear drive of the bank parking area, I hit a small bump, and my exhaust system started making a lot of noise.   I returned the short distance home, and I looked underneath the car, and the exhaust pipe to the rear muffler had separated at the joint at the rear of the middle of the car at the rear of the catalytic converter.   I went upstairs, and I got my tools, and I brought them down.   I jacked up the car, and there was too large of a space to slide it back in.   I left my tools in the rear of the station wagon.   I then called up Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon service station next to the Greenwich Library, and they told me I could drop it off there.   I drove it down, and they said they would see if they could put a sleeve on it, or do what it takes to repair the break in the exhaust system.   They will not be able to work on it until tomorrow.  They said they would call me if it is an expensive repair.   I then walked back home, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I chatted with a relative.  Since it really does not get that cold here in the winter to need a union suit, I will not be getting it, and I might need some money towards the end of the month.   I will now go to bed, and I will defrag the second hard drive, while I am asleep.   I will eat a couple of scoops of Edy's slow churn low fat coffee ice cream.   CIO  

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 10:55 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I checked underneath my Volvo, and it sounds like I might have a minor exhaust leak, which I will look into when I can afford it.   I went out, and I returned to pick up the faucet parts that I needed to return to the Greenwich Hardware store.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with the MIT observer, and I gave the MIT observer 5 cigarettes.   I stopped by the ATM machine on Greenwich Avenue at Putnam Trust Bank of New York.   I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store, and I returned the faucet parts for $7.92 refund on my debit card.   I used the bathroom at Starbucks.   I drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with a couple of fishermen.  I returned home.  I chatted with some neighbors.   I worked with .   I will now go to bed.    I will leave the primary computer on, and I will try optimizing the second hard drive to see if the Vista beta Complete backup feature might work with a non fragmented second hard drive.  If one looks at NRL Monterey Satellite Photos , there are some cloud formations out in the south Atlantic that might form into a hurricane.  Names for hurricanes this season at the bottom of this page - Special Reports - Hurricane Season 2006, and there is even a Michael, if they go that far.  CIO

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 5:30 A.M.:  I ate three scoops of Edy's slow churn low fat coffee ice cream with one third of a pint of blueberries.   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go back out downtown.   CIO 

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 5:00 A.M.:   AMD Agrees To Buy ATI For About $5.4 Billion - Technology News by TechWeb .  Red Hat CEO Says Linux Could Become U.S. Standard .  I finished going through my email.   CIO

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 4:35 A.M.:  has 20 cent shipping through this Friday, so from Bargain Barn at Sierra Trading Post and Sunglasses (Bargain Barn) at Sierra Trading Post - Save 35-70% on Famous Name Brands , I ordered Version Optics '04 LCA Sunglasses - Save 73% in (40) black / copper fade w/ yellow lens for $19.95 and .20 shipping for $20.15 total.   I am virtually broke until the beginning of the month, but I will survive.   I am going through my email.  CIO

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 3:50 A.M.:   I have the updates installed on the three backup computers, and I am now installing the updates on the Toshiba laptop computer.  All six computers seem to be running just fine.  CIO  

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 2:45 A.M.:   I put away my laundry.   I tried doing a basic install of the Vista beta 2 build 5472, and then a complete system backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive, and the backup failed, so there is definitely something wrong with the backup program in this version of the beta .   I installed the Belkin Power control center that I bought for $5 at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop before I went up to Maine underneath the other Belkin power control center on the bedroom desk, and I hooked it up to the Dell V350 computer, so now both computers at that location are controled by power control centers.   I will now label its switches, and I will then install the updates on the two backup computers in the bedroom.   When one has six computers in the apartment, it takes quite a bit of time to maintain them along with my normal work routine.  CIO   

Note: 07/25/06  Tuesday 12:40 A.M.:   I woke up this past afternoon at 1:30 A.M..   I checked the mail, and my order for 1GB, (1024MB) DDR PC3200 400MHz STANDARD OEM FREE SHIPPING for the VIA KT 600 (not for ASUS) memory chip for $54 with free 3 day shipping arrived.   I went back to bed until 4 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I installed the new memory in my server computer, and it works just fine.   I took the 512 meg chip from the server, and I added it to the Northgate Syntax backup computer on the coffee table along with the existing 256 meg. chip, so it now has 768 megs memory, and it too works just fine.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I chatted with my relative in Maine, and my relative got the pictures.   I went out, and I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the National Geographic, and it has an article on super hurricanes.   See and .   I then drove down by the waterfront, and one of the most regular fishermen is back again after having a liver transplant this winter at Columbia Presbyterian Medical center in Manhattan.   The fishermen looks quite healthy.   I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I stopped by CVS.   I chatted with the MIT observer, and I gave the MIT observer 5 cigarettes.   I completed my walk.  I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought four boneless breasts of chicken at $1.79 a pound for $4.92, broccoli crowns at $1.99 a pound for $2.09, a 16 ounce bag of baby carrots for $1.99, and two half gallons of Florida Natural Orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each for $14.50 total.  I then returned home.  I chatted with a friend.  I then opened up the package of four 1/2 pound boneless chicken breasts, and I rinsed them underneath cold water, and I dried them with a paper towel.   I then put two in a Pyrex pie dish, and two in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and I rubbed olive oil on both sides of each boneless chicken breasts.   I then seasoned both sides with garlic powder, chicken and meat seasoning, ground black pepper, Italian seasoning, oregano and Kraft Bulls Eye barbeque sauce and Texas Best Barbeque sauce one side at a time with the rib side down for cooking.   I then cooked them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.   Also for the last 15 minutes the chicken was cooking I put about 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli on a steamer tray in a Revere pot with an inch of water, and over 15 minutes I brought it to a boil over high electric heat, and then I reduced it to medium for the remaining of the 15 minutes.  I also made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe .   Once the chicken was done, I put one of the boneless chicken breast with half the cooking juices in a Rubbermaid container with lid in the refrigerator and the other chicken breasts I put on a dinner plate with the remaining 1/2 of the cooking juices over it and half the rice on the dinner plate too.   I put the steamed baby carrots and broccoli crowns with a bit of olive oil in a separate bowl.  I put the other half of the rice in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I have 45 minutes to go on the dry cycle on two loads of laundry.   I put clean linens on the bed.   I am thinking about reinstalling the Vista beta 2 build 5472 to see if the backup program would work, but first I will look at its newsgroups again.   CIO        

Note: 07/24/06  Monday 2:20 A.M.:   I did some regular internet work.   I watched some television.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   CIO 

Note: 07/24/06  Monday 12:50 A.M.:   I worked with Vista beta 2 build 5472.  I watched a BBC television program.   I watched a History channel television program about Atlantis.   I took a dinner plate, and I put on it about 2 ounces of baby spinach leaves that I rinsed under cold water with the salad spinner, and then I peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices one third of cucumber that I spread over the spinach, and then I washed and sliced into 1/16th inch slices three medium mushrooms, and then I opened a 2.75 ounce tin of Beach Cliff sardines in water, and I drained its fluid on the salad, and I minced the sardines into half inch square chunks, and I spread it over the salad.   I sliced eight .25 inch by 1.25 inch by 1.25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese, and then I cut them into .25 inch by .25 inch by 1.25 inch slices, and I spread them over the salad.   I then added 10 grape tomatoes, and about 1/4th of a package of Cardini's  Caesar croutons, and 15 pitted black olives, and I sprinkled a tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese on it along with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   I ate the salad with a glass of iced tea.  I washed the dishes.   CIO     

Note: 07/23/06  Sunday 7:35 P.M.:   I watched the NBC evening news.   I chatted with a relative.   I will now boot into Vista Beta 2 build 5472 and work with it for a while.   I could try reinstalling to see if that would fix the backup feature, but then I would have to reconfigure it again.  There will be another version in a month, so then I will see if the backup feature works, when the next version comes out.   CIO  

Note: 07/23/06  Sunday 5:50 P.M.:   I also made my bed.   I will now go through my email.  BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Memory chip threat to hard discs .   CIO    

Note: 07/23/06  Sunday 5:00 P.M.:   I finally woke up at 3:30 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I will now wash the breakfast dishes.   CIO     

Note: 07/23/06  Sunday 12:10 P.M.:   I was not able to get the cable modem service working after the last message.    I slept until just now.    The cable modem service is now working.   I just started the server again.   CIO 

Note: 07/23/06  Sunday 5:30 A.M.:   I was up at 2 P.M. yesterday.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I threw out some garbage.    I picked up my mail.  I chatted with some neighbors.  I chatted with a relative.   I chatted with four friends.    About 8 P.M., I decided to see if the spare refurbished Epox EP-8RDA3+ motherboard would work.   I went through an eight hour tedious process of installing it and uninstalling it in the primary computer.   The good news is that it does work with my current hardware and software configuration.   However, there is one small problem when it is installed.   When one turns on the primary computer with it installed, it does not boot right away.   One has to press the restart button several times to get it to boot.   However, in an emergency it would be a workable spare motherboard.    I had to reactivate XP when I put back in the Gigabyte motherboard.   I also straightened up the apartment.   I ate half of a tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with some iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon after I eat a couple of scoops of Edy's low fat mocha fudge delight slow churn ice cream.    CIO

Note: 07/22/06  Saturday 7:50 A.M.:   I finished going through my email.  About the free mason email scam 419 Scam – Freemason scam (David P. Owen, Paul Landy) .   I ate two thirds of a 5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips along with five .5 inch by .25 inch by 2.5 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Jack pepper jack cheese.    It is sort of amazing with all of the so called high tech people around here, one mostly sees a lot of young people downtown drinking alcohol on weekends, so I have a feeling this area is not as high tech as it pretends to be.   Possibly once the children's parents quit paying for them to spend too much money at the local pubs, it will turn out they own computers possibly, but they really are not that high tech.   I have been around the high tech people in California, and one does not see many of them drinking alcohol, so more than likely it is the Wall Street crowd whom tend to be like gamblers, and after work they drink and party if they made money.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note: 07/22/06  Saturday 6:00 A.M.:   I got email from the Masonic Lodge in Hotels Bournemouth | Hotels & Tourism Information | Official Bournemouth Tourist Board , which has me totally confused.   I think they want me to lose weight and spend more time around the beach.   However, since I have spent most of my time recently around computers, I am not sure what the purpose of their email is.   It offers a rather large grant of money, and I am not sure why they think I would be worthy of such an offer.   Obviously as a disabled individual, I would have a hard time traveling to England to receive a grant, and since England has a lot of impoverished but smart people, I do not see why they think I could help out.   Perhaps, they have me confused with some other Michael Scott.   I do not recall applying for such a grant.   Since my father lived in England, it would seem unusual that they think I would need money to return to England.   If I were suppose to be in England, I would simply go to the Queen Mary II dock in Manhattan and sail back home.   I obviously would not need a passport.   I have been ordered by my family to stay in Greenwich, Connecticut no matter what happens, since this is the town we are suppose to be from in America.   It would be fun to check out the local waterfront in England, but I am still not a very good swimmer, and I was told by the head of dermatology from Columbia University the last time I was in Key West, Florida back around 1982, that I should never go out in the sun too much again.   CIO  

Note: 07/22/06  Saturday 4:50 A.M.:   I woke up yesterday at about 4 P.M..   I did my house cleaning and watering the plants.    I threw out the old periodical literature and the garbage.   I chatted with neighbors, and I picked up my mail.   I chatted with two relatives.  I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used a 11 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans two Nathan all beef hotdogs that I cut on an angle into half inch thick slices, two thirds or a diced and peeled medium onion, and also a little bit of soy sauce.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by the Food Emporium.   I bought two 5 ounce packages of Cardini Caesar croutons for $1.99 each and fresh Dole bananas at .69 a pound for $2.08 for $6.06 total.   The Cardini Caesar croutons were suppose to be a $1.50 a package, so it is the second time in two trips that I have been over charged by their computers there.   I forget what the last time was, but I made note of it in my notes earlier.   Of course part of the problem is that they put up sale tags, but they either do not remove them when the sale is over, or they do not enter the sale prices in their computer data bases.    I then went downtown, and I chatted with the MIT observer.   I gave the MIT observer a banana for a snack and a package of Seneca Ultra Light 100 cigarettes in a box, since he is so busy covering the downtown area, he does not have time to make it to the grocery store, since he does not have a car.   I chatted about technology with the MIT observer.   The MIT observer has shaved his head to be cooler, and he now looks a bit like Dr. West that I used to work with at the Osborne Street Polaroid research laboratory.    Dr. West was the head of the optics department at the Harvard Physics laboratory, and he also taught at MIT, and he also helped Dr. Land start Polaroid.   He also knew how to repair bicycles.  I chatted with the MIT observer about politics, and if it is a war between big oil and big computers, more than likely big oil will win, since in generally observing, one sees lots of transportation that uses oil or its derivatives and not many computers.   Still I prefer to work with computers, since that is what I do.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.    I chatted with a resident from India, and he told me the His Highness the Aga Khan's 69th Birthday is from New Delhi, India, and I mentioned to the fellow from India that people were looking for and I mentioned that Fred knew somebody that ran a discothèque in Katmandu, and he said Fred was more than likely living up north in the "Hill" country of India, since he seemed to know people like Fred.   After I completed my walk, I returned home.   I put three tablespoons of water in a 10 inch frying pan, and I put in the contents of a 7 ounce box of Armour frozen sausages, and I set them to medium electric heat with lid, and I cooked them for six minutes.   While this was happening, I broke three large eggs in a large mixing bowl, and I added two tablespoons of milk, and a few dashes of oregano, parsley, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese, and I whisked it all together.   Once the sausages had cooked six minutes, I removed the lid, and I let them cook with the water evaporating.   I then added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and the egg mixture, and I cooked it mixing it together for medium cooked scrambled eggs with sausages.   I put the pan on a dinner plate to warm it, and then I added the egg and sausage mixture.   I also toasted two halves of an English muffin which I put olive oil on.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   The fellow from India did not know whether Duke of Windsor Edward VIII of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia was also emperor of India and whether he might still be alive with a billion people keeping an eye on him.  I have now read that the Duke of Windsor died on May 28, 1972 and June 6, 1972, and I saw him alive at the Waldorf Towers in January 1973, so possibly he might still be alive at 112 years old.   He is just more private.   CIO  

Note: 07/21/06  Friday 6:45 A.M.:   Well, I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Actually some people whom show up here from the so called poorer sections of the world are representatives of their countries, so they actually have a little bit of pocket money, and they frequently can afford to pay their bills.    Since the Scott family have lived between the different commercial interests in this area for a long time, we manage to get by.   Whether some of our long term associates actually want to deal with us anymore with other countries producing product at a cheaper price similar to some of our inventions is opened to question.   Whatever the real case without the profit from sales of current items, we can not afford to do the research and development of any newer items that might be needed in the future with a larger world population, and there are always different cartels trying to control their established commercial interests.   Ben Franklin Benjamin Franklin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  was English with a mother from Nantucket whom probably got tired of burning whale oil so he research electricity, and Thomas Edison Thomas Edison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia  and Edison's Biography grew up around a lot of wheat, so he had enough bread to try to keep the lights on.    CIO

Note: 07/21/06  Friday 6:10 A.M.:   I discussed with the MIT observer this evening that many of the older people in this community whom lived down south during the winter months were raise under the Jim Crow laws - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , so when they came north every summer they would try to enforce them up north.    However, when I use to live at the beach in Florida when I came north in the summer, they usually thought I was Puerto Rican, although I do not speak Spanish.    I guess there are some nautical types whom get darkly tanned in their worldwide sailing adventures, and when they return back to their northern homelands, people mistake them for their tropical relatives.   Since I have relatives and friends whom have worked in Africa, they obviously would know other people of color, and I can not imagine that my father in living next door to the President of Nigeria when he was building the oil refinery in Kaduna, Nigeria only saw white people.    In terms of the numbers of world population, I find this story interesting BBC NEWS | Europe | Chirac warns of 'African flood' , so more than likely where ever anyone goes in the world anymore, one might see a few people of color.   However, having lived down south in my youth in Virginia, Florida, and Alabama, I have probably have seen lots more African Americans than so called liberal whites up north or even people of color up north.   Of course, there are probably over a billion white people up north too, so more than likely in another 50 years there will be 2 billion white people up north.    There are 1.2 billion Chinese, 1 billion people in India, so that would seem with 6.5 billion people on the planet, there are 1 billion Africans, 1 billion to 2 billion white people, 1.2 billion Chinese, 1 billion people from India, so by simple mathematics, there would be 2.3 to 1.3 billion people from other parts of the world whom might be various shades of colors depending on the season and their native environment, and I guess that would include all of the Spanish and Latino people in this hemisphere.    Of course in southern parts of Africa, which is a cooler climate, there are probably a few more white people than most people expect.    Basically it is my viewpoint that whatever the real numbers are, because we are a colder climate in this area, we do not actually see that many people of color.   Whatever the real numbers of tourists and visitors are in the New York area, it is sort of amusing that tourists whomever they are from other parts of the world are not as familiar with this area as the individuals whom have lived here for a very long time.    Quite frankly I live here, and I do not like the cold weather, so I would imagine people from warmer areas find the cold weather equally uncomfortable.    Of course the people of Scottish descent Scottish people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia are such a northern people, they are not that numerous, or maybe 20 million people at the most worldwide, so I find it hard to believe the stories that the Scottish enslaved the world of 6 billion people, but the Scottish are very good engineers, so more than likely they made a few people work harder in the world to make it more modern to meet our modern needs.   In other words if the local visitors get too hostile, you can always "Beam Me Up Scotty", or whatever they use to do in that old television show.   Since Alexander Graham Bell and Andrew Carnegie were Scottish more than likely, their relatives know something about communications and engineering.    Whatever the Scott family actually did was more than likely they were busy making money between the English and the Scottish when both countries were too far to be traveled between easily in the old days.  I ate two thirds of a bag of Cardini Caesar croutons, which is what the rich people feed the poor people here.   They are basically stale bread crumbs.   However, we actually are doing modestly well here, and we are not yet down to bread and water sea rations yet.   CIO     

Note: 07/21/06  Friday 4:35 A.M.:   Of course to see whom is burning the surplus electricity at night, one can always look at NexSat, NRL/NPOESS Next-Generation Weather Satellite Demonstration Project , which also shows the hurricane just past by Nantucket.   CIO  

Note: 07/21/06  Friday 4:25 A.M.:   I checked and their live cameras were not working, so I called up the Siasconset Police Department at 1-508-228-1212 , and I got the Nantucket police department, and they told me the electricity was still working.   As I recall, when I was last out there around 1983 except for a weekend trip around 1988, I recall back around 1983 or 1982 they installed a fourth new generator which was imported from England.   It was one of those big ship's generators.    However, I read on the internet like everything else in England the ship's generator company was sold to the Germans, so if they ever need to get another generator out on Nantucket, they need to deal with the German company.   Fred Von Mierers had German connections, so maybe he bought the ship's generator company.   I found the telephone number at Police Departments in Nantucket, Mass. - Yellow Pages - Switchboard .   Thus from what I can tell the Gray Lady is still ship shape.    However, being a cheap Scotsman that is half Dutch, before I would waste money buying something from the Germans, I would take one of those old mothballed nuclear submarines in New London, Connecticut and hook it up to the Nantucket generating system, and you could light the island up like Toronto, Canada or even Buffalo, New York when the Carys decide to waste electricity.   Obviously Niagara Falls has a lot of electricity, if one is in a business that uses lots of electricity, and since they are obviously interested in new business customers, they could probably offer low cost business opportunities for companies that use lots of electricity providing their people did mind the cold and dreary atmosphere of the Niagara area during the winter months.   CIO  

Note: 07/21/06  Friday 3:35 A.M.:   I went through my email.    Obviously other people would like to use my comfortable computer work environment for their own purposes.   However, you must realize by now I am basically the "Godfather" of this technology, and at a certain point the business group do not seem to know what I am talking about in terms of improving this technology in the short run.   Having been around this technology for most of my life, I think there are plenty of more senior people around whom suspect we are under surveillance by other technology competitors, and at a certain point if they do not share or tell us what they are interested in, we can not come up with solutions that might meet their needs or interests.   The MIT observer once worked in a computer store, so he would know the basic computer systems, but one has to realize with 350,000 people working for many of them frequently coming into this area, it is not up to me to try to interfere with other computer people networking in this community.   I obviously have communications if anyone wants to contact me, and at this point nobody has chosen to do so, so it is my perspective there is not much anyone needs me to do in this field, so I will simply continue my normal routines, which are based on a much colder weather environment.   It is generally assumed if the United States government has an interest in my skills or any other government agencies, they can inquire, but based on the fact that many government organizations are controlled by politicians whom may or may not be familiar with the elemental aspects of computers, it is hard to tell how really interested they are in this technology, since there are so many other advanced forms of communications that many people have available to them.   It is my perspective that having lived around a great many government and military groups for most of my life in a technological capacity, it is not up to me to "Make Waves" , but to continue my low key approach to using ordinary by today's standards basic office equipment.   From what I can tell, individuals whom do not like people publishing their version of freely available information, must come from other more restricted societies where the ability to freely publish tech journals and other aspects of computer business information is not available.   Thus from what I can tell, individuals from many parts of the world where this technology is more advanced are probably showing up in this area hoping to market some of their newer technology to individuals whom might be able to afford to buy it.   In my particular case, I am using systems that are about two to five years old in terms of today's technology, and on my limited budget that is all that I need.   Since I drive a 11 year old car, I do not need any newer computer technology to keep up with the fast moving world of events, since at my pace I am simply doing what I can afford at my time in life.   As I get older I might want to invest in other diversions, and reallocate my limited budget.    From what I can tell, a lot of the senior individuals whom I have dealt with whom claimed to have backgrounds in this technology were familiar with various aspects of it, but they were not interested in using it in they way that I have chosen to use it.   CIO  

Note: 07/21/06  Friday 1:30 A.M.:   I had a telephone call from a friend this past morning whom is vacationing in Bristol, Maine.   He is one of those Nordic types.    I woke up at noon.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, coffee, and toasted bread with olive oil.    I showered, and I cleaned up.    I went out, and I went by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a 12 pack of Thomas' English muffins for $2.05.    I then went to my usual 3 P.M. appointment on Thursday.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I went downtown, and I chatted and walked briefly with another local walker.    I then walked upper Greenwich Avenue.   I went by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I went by the still opened lower level of the Greenwich Hardware store.   I bought some kitchen faucet repair items, such as a faucet 8-3B part #780569 aerator adapter male for .99, a faucet 8-3M part # 780579 aerator adapter male $1.99, a faucet 8-4K part #780596 aerator adapter female $4.49 for $7.92 total.   I then stopped by CVS, and I picked up my pictures from .   I then completed my walk, and I chatted with a local Russian ballet teacher at the senior and the arts center about cold weather.    I then returned home.   I tried using the parts to fix the aerator on my kitchen faucet, but they were not the right parts, so I will return them.   About three months ago, an energy efficiency group showed up at my apartment and installed a water conserving aerator, but it fell off right away, since they striped the threads on the faucet.    I finally was able to get the aerator to stay on my using a pliers to crimp the opening on the aerator, so it was a tighter fit.   I installed it with a bit of Teflon tape to have a waterproof fitting.   For now it seems to be working just fine.   I chatted with a relative.   I put my copy of the photographs in my photo album.   I put the second copy in a Priority Mail flat rate envelope, and I put labels on it to send to a relative.   I took a dinner plate, and I put on  about 2 ounces of baby spinach leaves that I rinsed under cold water with the salad spinner, and then I peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices one third of cucumber that I spread over the spinach, and then I washed and sliced into 1/16th inch slices four medium mushrooms, and then I opened a 6 ounce can cold solid white albacore tuna fish, and I drained it underneath cold water with the lid over the tuna, and then I flaked it with a fork in a large bowl, and I spread it over the salad.   I sliced eight .25 inch by 2.5 inch by .75 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Pepper Jack cheese, and then I cut them into .25 inch by .25 inch by .75 inch slices, and I spread them over the salad.   I peeled and minced one half of a medium onion, and I put it on the salad.    I then added 10 grape tomatoes, and about 1/4th of a package of Cardini's  Caesar croutons, and 10 pitted black olives, and I sprinkled a couple of tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese on it along with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   I ate the salad with a glass of iced tea.  I washed the dishes.  I went back downtown, and I mailed the Priority Mail flat rate envelope with the photographs to relative at the central Greenwich post office for $4.05.    I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue.   I chatted with the MIT observer.   I gave him an old yellow polo shirt of mine which I had out grown.    I also gave him about a third of a package of Seneca Ultra Light 100 cigarettes.   We chatted for a while about traveling around America.   I then returned home.    Today when I first woke up, I had to reset the server, since it seemed to have been hacked once again.    Since their is a Federal agency monitoring my server, more than likely the various hackers will be rounded up in due time.   Of course with the Feds, it always takes time.   CIO     

Note: 07/20/06  Thursday 3:30 A.M.:  On both my primary and server computers, they use the VIA KT 600 chipset, so I ordered 1GB, (1024MB) DDR PC3200 400MHz STANDARD OEM FREE SHIPPING for the VIA KT 600 (not for ASUS) memory chip for $54 with free 3 day shipping.    I will put it in my server for 1 gigabyte total, and I will move the 512 meg 233 mhz PC 2100 memory from it into the Northgate Syntax backup computer on the coffee table, so it will have 768 megs of memory.   The current three 512 meg PC32000 memory chips in the primary computer will work with either the current Gigabyte or spare Epox motherboards, but the new memory would also work in it, but I prefer to keep its existing memory.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.   I will eat some peanuts with iced tea before going to bed.   CIO

Note: 07/20/06  Thursday 1:10 A.M.:   I am going through my email.  I got a promotion from Shutterfly | Prints & Prepaids for 20 free 4 inch by 6 inch prints, so I uploaded my prints from Kennebunkport, Maine to them, and I order 30 prints for $1.90 and $2.49 first class mail for $4.39 total to be shipped to my relative in Kennebunkport, Maine.    I will see if another relative want the other set of prints that I ordered from .   On the new tires on my Volvo, I did not have a four wheel alignment done, because I can not afford it.   Also on the highway and regular road, the car is running straight and the wheels are not out of alignment as far as I can tell.  Since my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon is 11 years old, its the old type of Freon in the air conditioning system that has been outlawed in this country, so I can not get it legally recharged.   I was told they could recharge it up in Canada, but it would cost quite a bit of money to drive up to Canada to get it recharged, assuming the problem with the air conditioning system is the Freon.   I will look on the internet when I have time about having the warning lights turned off for the Service and Check Engine Lights.   The Check Engine light means there might be an emissions problem, but for now I can live with that.   There is no point paying for a mechanic, when as far as I can tell, it is not necessary.   CIO 

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 11:55 P.M.:  On National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center , this is the tracking for the next three days Tropical Storm BERYL  .   Remember to keep an eye out on and .   CIO

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 11:50 P.M.:   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.   I emptied the eight ice trays into two large zip lock bags, and I put the bags of ice in the refrigerator freezer, and I refilled the ice trays and put them in the freezer.   I refilled the Glade Plug-in refill with a 60% English Leather cologne and a 40% mixture of  80% isopropyl alcohol.    When I was up in Kennebunkport, Maine, my relative gave me an old half filled 8 ounce bottle of Angostura bitters which whenever it was bought used to cost a $1.39 instead of $9 today.  Perhaps, we bought it down in Tobago back in the winter of 1970 or 1971.    However, I recall down there they use to sell it in gallon bottles, and they used a lot of it in a Planter's Rum Punch.    CIO  

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 10:55 P.M.:   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used a 11 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans two Nathan all beef hotdogs that I cut on an angle into half inch thick slices, two thirds or a diced and peeled medium onion, and also a little bit of soy sauce.  I ate the beans and franks with two ears of corn on the cob that I brought down from Maine which I steamed for 15 minutes on a steamer tray in a large Revere pot, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I am also making up a batch of Formula One .   I chatted with a relative.  The liquor that I took up to my relative's house in Kennebunkport, Maine consists of a 1.75 liter bottle of Mount Gay rum from Barbados unopened in apartment for 3 years, 1.75 liter bottle of Dewars White Label blended Scotch whisky unopened in apartment about 8 years, 1.75 liter bottle of Smirnoff Vodka unopened in apartment about 2 years old, 1 liter bottle of Gordon's Gin unopened in apartment for 5 years, 1 liter bottle of Canadian Club whisky unopened in apartment for 8 years, and 375 ml bottle of Noilly Prat original French dry Vermouth Sec unopened in apartment 8 years.   All of the bottles were unopened, and they have been sitting around unused in my apartment for a long time.   I still have some bottles of beer that are three to five years old, some bottles of wines a few years old, a third of a 1.75 liter bottle of Smirnoff Vodka, about 1/5 of a .75 liter Jack Daniels Tennessee whisky, and a bottle of Moet and Chandon champagne that is probably vinegar after about eight years.   I also have cans of soda and some mixers that are probably flat.  I also have some around.  I will now empty my ice trays in a bag, and I will refill the ice trays.  The "Old Guard" in Kennebunkport, Maine occasionally enjoy having a cocktail with their friends.   The Queen Mary II is back in Manhattan this Monday July 24, 2006 QM2 - Itinerary - 2006 , so keep an eye out for any limeys.   In the bag of two ears of corn that I brought down from Maine, I found a lemon.   CIO  

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 9:10 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Greenwich Town Hall, and I paid my property tax of $32.03 on my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon.   I gave it to the town tax collector with a check with the bill in an envelope, since the office had just closed at 3:30 P.M., and he was outside the office.   I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with the MIT observer.  I used the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.   I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store which has vacated their upper level Greenwich Avenue storefront for remodeling, but the lower rear entrance is still open.   I looked for a sink faucet water spray diffuser, but I could not find one.  I should bring in a spare part to see if they have one that fits.   I am still using the older pink rubber one.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought four 16 ounce jars of CVS dry roasted peanuts lightly salted for buy one get one free for $2.89 both jars, and three 18 ounce Ajax antibacterial dishwashing detergent for .79 each less $3 off CVS bonus bucks coupon for $5.23 total.   I completed my walk.   I use .75 in parking downtown.   I stopped by the Senior and Arts center, and I use the bathroom, and I drank a glass of cold spring water.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read P.C. World and P.C. Magazines.   I chatted with the staff about economics.    I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Exxon gasoline station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $20 of premium unleaded self service gasoline at $3.699 a gallon for 140.5 miles driving from the Massachusetts turnpike rest area on the way down from Maine at 26.3 miles per gallon at an average of 41 miles per hour.   I cleaner my front and rear windows.   I checked the oil, and normally it would use about a half of a quart of oil from Maine, but I was down 1.5 quarts, so I guess when they did the oil and filter change, they only put in four quarts of oil, and did not allow for the oil the new oil filter uses.   I put in the remaining .5 quart of Castrol 10W40 oil and a quart of Valvoline 10W40 oil, so it is now topped up on the oil dip stick to the full mark.   I then went to the Medallion Auto Parts and Marine store on U.S. 1 in Port Chester, New York, and I bought four quarts of Castrol 10W40 anti sludge oil for $3.29 a quart and a 12 ounce container of Pennzoil Maximum Gumout Regane Complete Fuel System Cleaner for $7.99 plus $1.56 tax for $22.71 total.   I then returned home.  I left the oil in the rear of the Volvo station wagon.   I put the Gumout fuel system cleaner in the gasoline tank.   One is suppose to use it every 3,000 miles.   It cleans Intake Valves, Fuel Injectors, and the Combustion Chamber of the engine.   I chatted with some neighbors.    CIO    

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 3:05 P.M.:   I finished the ASR backup of the primary computer.   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.    I chatted with a neighbor.   I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a relative.   I will now shut down the primary computer.   I will then shower, and I will clean up.   With the bad winds and rain storm here last night, there are two large trees that have fallen down in the back yard and apparently there are 6,000 homes without electricity in Greenwich, Connecticut.   CIO

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 12:50 P.M.:   After the last message, I ate two scoops of Edy's slow churn low fat mocha almond fudge delight ice cream with a couple of handfuls of fresh blueberries on it.    I tried to do a complete system backup with Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5472, but the backup failed the three times that I tried it.   I will go without.   I will look into the  Vista newsgroups about the problem.   I will now do a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the C: drive on the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   I slept from 4:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M..   CIO

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 1:25 A.M.:   On the primary computer, I will now run Ad-awareSE, Ccleaner, do a System Restore backup.   I will then do a Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5472 backup of the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.   CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 07/19/06:

Note: 07/19/06  Wednesday 12:50 A.M.:   If any of the people in this picture or look familiar, you might tell them, they are suppose to wear life preservers when they are out on the water.  I will now send out my weekly notes for the last 2.5 weeks.   CIO  

Note: 07/18/06  Tuesday 11:35 P.M.:   I posted some pictures of my recent vacation trip to Kennebunkport, Maine .   CIO  

Note: 07/18/06  Tuesday 11:10 P.M.:   IBM Pentium 4 2.4GHz 512MB 38GB CD FDD XP Pro - B IBM 8303SB3_0000069 NetVista $219.95 plus shipping, but try coupon "SHIP295" for $2.95 shipping.   I went through my email.   It is raining very heavily outside, so perhaps it will cool things down a bit.   CIO

Note: 07/18/06  Tuesday 10:40 P.M.:   I worked with .   I took a dinner plate, and I put on it about 2 ounces of baby spinach leaves that I rinsed under cold water with the salad spinner, and then I peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices one third of cucumber that I spread over the spinach, and then I washed and sliced into 1/16th inch slices five medium mushrooms, and then I opened a 2.75 ounce tin of Beach Cliff sardines in water, and I drained its fluid on the salad, and I minced the sardines into half inch square chunks, and I spread it over the salad.   I sliced eight .25 inch by 2.5 inch by .75 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Pepper Jack cheese, and then I cut them into .25 inch by .25 inch by .75 inch slices, and I spread them over the salad.   I peeled and minced one third of a medium onion, and I put it on the salad.    I then added 12 grape tomatoes, and about 1/4th of a package of Cardini's  Caesar croutons, and 15 pitted black olives, and I sprinkled a couple of tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese on it along with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   I ate the salad with a glass of iced tea.  I washed the dishes.   I chatted with a friend.    I will now go through my email.   CIO     

Note: 07/18/06  Tuesday 6:20 P.M.:   I edited the 55 of the 516 pictures that I took in Kennebunkport, Maine, and I uploaded the 55 pictures to , and at .15 a print I ordered 54 of the pictures another 32 copies for a relative or 86 pictures total at .15 a print for $12.90 subtotal and .77 tax and $1.49 local pickup charge for $15.16 total.    I also burned a copy of the pictures to CD, which I left on the CD rack between the primary and server computers.   I shared the pictures with some relatives.    I finished the download of Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5472.   I will now burn it to DVD, and then I will install it.   CIO  

Note: 07/18/06  Tuesday 1:40 P.M.:   I chatted with a friend at 7 A.M. this morning.  I woke up at 10:30 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I threw out some garbage.    I picked up my mail.  I chatted with some neighbors.   I got my General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control service contract bill for the next year beginning September 12, 2006.   It is $96.95.   I will pay it around the first of August 2006.   The service contract covers in home repair, which is handy since it weighs about 90 pounds.   Currently it is 76 degrees Fahrenheit in my apartment.   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I am downloading Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5472.   Once it is downloaded in about an hour, I will install it after burning it to DVD.   I will now proof my pictures from my vacation trip to Kennebunkport, Maine.   CIO 

Note: 07/18/06  Tuesday 12:50 A.M.:   I went through my email.  I ate 2.5 scoops of Edy's slow churn mocha fudge delight with a couple of handfuls of blueberries that I washed.   Tomorrow is suppose to be another hot day Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground . BBC News | Americas | Ecuador volcano forces evacuation , BBC NEWS | In Pictures | In pictures: Ecuador volcano ,  Ecuador volcano prompts evacuations - Americas - , Ecuador volcano spews rocks, villages evacuated - Yahoo! News , Ecuador Instituto Geofisico, Volcán Tungurahua - Ecuador , Ecuadorian Journeys .  I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 07/17/06  Monday 11:40 P.M.:   I put the mail crate by the mail boxes in the mail room downstairs.   I put my folding cart that I used to carry up the tires in the rear of my Volvo station wagon.   I now have room in the rear for items such as groceries, or if I put the rear seat down, I could put my bicycle in the Volvo station wagon for a ride at Tod's Point where there is suppose to be less traffic.   I will now go through my email.   Since I will have about a $92 maintenance contract bill in August 2006 for my General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control, which currently expires September 12, 2006, I will not be buying any computer items off the internet, since I also have two week to go until the first of next month.   Well, at least I am cool.   CIO 

Note: 07/17/06  Monday 11:10 P.M.:   I was awake at 6:30 A.M. this morning.   I ate a bowl of oatmeal, a toasted English muffin with butter, vitamins and supplements with orange juice, and coffee.   I showered, and I cleaned up, and I finished packing, and I straightened up the bedroom that I stayed in including the bathroom and stripping the bed.   I loaded my luggage into the car.   I said good bye to my relatives, and I left the house in Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist .   I drove out Route 9 north to U.S. 1 west, and I got on the Maine Turnpike in Wells, Maine.  I paid a $1.75 toll on the Maine turnpike and a $1 toll on the New Hampshire turnpike.   I took a pit stop at the Massachusetts welcome area.   I then got on I-495 west.   I was slowed down for about a half hour at Lowell, Massachusetts.    I stopped at the rest area there.   I got off I-495 west on to I-295 west to the Massachusetts turnpike.   I stopped at the Charlton, Massachusetts Exxon rest area.   I ate a blueberry muffin.   I put $23.50 of Exxon premium unleaded self service gasoline in the car at $3.289 a gallon 182.6 miles driving, since I filled up in Biddeford, Maine when I got the new tires, at 24.7 miles per gallon at an average of 27 miles per hour.   I then got off the Massachusetts turnpike, and I took I-84 west.  I stopped at the Connecticut welcome center for a break.   At Hartford, Connecticut, I took I-91 South to I-15 west or the Wilbur Cross Parkway which turns into the Merritt parkway.   Going back down from Maine on I-84 west there are no rest areas from the Connecticut welcome center to Armonk, New York on I-684, so if the traffic is not too bad, I take the Merritt parkway, although the mileage is about the same each way.  I stopped at the North Haven and the New Canaan rest areas.   I got off in Greenwich at North Street, and I drove downtown, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street at 2:30 P.M..   I drank some of their cold spring water from their water cooler in the basement.  I then went by the Valley Road Post Office, and I picked up my mail.  I then returned home, and I brought up my luggage, and I turned on the air conditioner since the apartment was about 100 degrees Fahrenheit.   It is back down to 82 degrees Fahrenheit, but it will take a while this evening to cool it back down to 74 degrees Fahrenheit.   I left a message with a relative that I was home.  I ate a blueberry muffin with a chilled diet Sprite soda.   I went out to my 4 P.M. appointment.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought four 6 ounce dry black pearl medium pitted olives for $1.25 a can, 3 Cardini 5 ounce bags of Caesar croutons for $1.50 each, bananas at .79 a pound for $1.81, two pints of fresh blueberries for .99 each pint, two cucumbers for $1.34 both, a 10 ounce box of mushrooms for $2.49, two pints of grape tomatoes for $2 each, two 5 ounce bags of baby spinach leaves for $2.50 each for $26.12 total.   I then returned home.   Since I was a bit dehydrated, I drank a few glasses of cold filtered water.   I brought up my groceries, and I put them away.  I unpacked.   I brought down the three folding chairs that I keep in the rear of my Volvo station, and I brought up the two mostly used snow tires from the rear compartment area of the Volvo station wagon, and I stored them with the other two old tires on rims in the left living room closet.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I watered my plants.   I cleaned the General Electric air conditioner filter.   I chatted with two relatives.  I sorted through my mail.  I finally received my membership cards for this year until May 2007 and my AARP magazine.   I took a dinner plate, and I put about 2 ounces of baby spinach leaves on it, and then I peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices one third of cucumber that I spread over the spinach, and then I washed and sliced into 1/16th inch slices four medium mushrooms, and then I opened a 6 ounce can cold solid white albacore tuna fish, and I drained it underneath cold water with the lid over the tuna, and then I flaked it with a fork in a large bowl, and I spread it over the salad.   I then added 10 grape tomatoes, and about 1/4th of a package of Cardini's  Caesar croutons, and 15 pitted black olives, and I sprinkled a couple of tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese on it along with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   I ate the salad with a glass of iced tea.  I washed the dishes.   I started up the server and the primary computer.   I installed the Symantec and Windows updates.   When I started up the primary computer, I got a warning the CPU cooler was not working, so I shut it down, and I opened up the case, and I flicked the CPU cooler fan a few times to get its bearings aligned, and then it started up working just fine.  Frequently items with bearings can have their bearings settle, when they are not used for a while.   The computers are running just fine.   CIO  

Note: 07/17/06  Monday 9:20 P.M.:  I returned back to Greenwich, Connecticut at 2:30 P.M. this afternoon.   More to come in a little while.   CIO

Note: Sunday, July 16, 2006, 8:10 P.M.: I chatted with my relatives. We went out to dinner at the lower Kennebunk village at Grissinis’ Italian Bistro. I had the wood oven baked filet of salmon with mashed potatoes with chanterelle mushrooms and balsamic sauce along with a glass of iced tea and Italian bread with olive oil and bread sticks. We drove by the Kennebunkport waterfront. I will now end my notes for my summer vacation in Kennebunkport, Maine. I will start packing, and then I will watch some television with some relatives. I will leave tomorrow morning after breakfast. CIO

Note: Sunday, July 16, 2006, 3:50 P.M.: I planted two pink rose flower plants in the large flower pot on the railroad ties to the right of the garage entrance. I also planted another pink flower plant in the raised back garden area. I watered all the new plants that have been planted recently. CIO

Note: Sunday, July 16, 2006, 2:45 P.M.: I went to bed after the last message. I woke up at 10 A.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal, toasted English muffin, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee. My relatives went out shopping. I swept the front porch. I showered, and I cleaned up. I went to the beach in front of the Colony Hotel, and I sat out on the beach sunbathing for an hour from noon to 1 P.M.. I then drove around the waterfront, and I parked downtown in Kennebunkport, and I walked around downtown Kennebunkport for a while. I returned to my relative’s house. I ate lunch of a reheated baked potato with butter and reheated baked haddock. I will be driving back down to Greenwich, Connecticut tomorrow Monday July 17, 2006. I could have stayed another day, but there is a chance of thunder showers here and in Greenwich on Tuesday. We are going out to dinner at 6 P.M. this evening. My relatives are napping. I will water the plants at the front of the house that I put in a couple of days ago. CIO

Note: Saturday, July 15, 2006, 10:45 P.M.: I watched the end of the DVD movie with my relatives. This is the end of my notes for the day. CIO

Note: Saturday, July 15, 2006, 9:05 P.M.: I put a towel on the ground in front of my Volvo, and the oil filter is on the lower passenger side front of the car, and I looked at it. The new oil filter is a NAPA Gold Oil Filter #1311 NAPA Filters : Oil Filters and The Official E-commerce Site | Shop NAPAonline sells online for $6.69 plus shipping and handling if you happen to have a 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon. My relatives are watching the DVD of the new version of “Pride and Prejudice”, but they had to figure out how to put the English subtitles on since the English in the movie is too quick. CIO

Note: Saturday, July 15, 2006, 8:20 P.M.: I went out at 3:15 P.M., and I dropped my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo off at the Lower Kennebunk Village Sunoco station at 3:30 P.M. for its 4:30 appointment for oil and oil filter change. I walked the downtown Kennebunkport area, and I bought a 12 ounce cup of coffee for $1.65 and .35 tip for $2 total from the Coffee Shop in Dock Square, and I drank it by the wharf breakwater, where I could also have a cigarette. I walked around the Kennebunkport downtown area and the post office area. I then went by the Sunoco station at 4 P.M., and the car was still waiting to be serviced. I then toured the Federal Jack’s wharf area. I walked by the Sunoco station again, and they put it on the lift at the garage at 4:30 P.M.. I then walked around the Lower Village shop and mall area, and I returned back by the Sunoco station at 4:45 P.M., and the car was still being serviced. I then walked back down to the Kennebunkport downtown area, and I stopped by the Colonial Pharmacy. I returned to the Sunoco station at 5 P.M., and the car was ready. I paid them $29.95 for the oil and filter change. One can not see the oil filter from underneath the hood, but only from beneath the car, so I am not sure what type of filter they put in. The oil change stick is a Castrol oil sticker, so I assume they put in Castrol oil. I then drove the length of the Kennebunk beach, and I parked briefly, and then I returned to my relatives. I put away my clean laundry. We watched the NBC evening news. We had dinner of baked haddock, baked potato with butter, and tossed green salad, and I ate it with a glass of cold filtered water. CIO

Note: Saturday, July 15, 2006, 2:50 P.M.: Before going to bed last night I ate two scoops of Edy’s slow churn vanilla bean ice cream and about 1/3 of a box of Cheese Its crackers with some cold filtered water. I woke up at 10 A.M. this morning. I ate breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted English muffin with butter, and orange juice with vitamins and supplements. I then put Miracle Gro diluted in water and Miracle Gro Miracid diluted in water around different plants around the house. I swept out the garage. I wipe off the deck furniture with soapy water. I showered, and I cleaned up. I put Hellmann’s mayonnaise on two slices of bread with two 1/32nds thick slices of rare roast beef, one 1/32nds inch thick slice of ham, and two 1/32nds inch thick slices of Swiss cheese, and I cut the sandwich in half. I ate it with a bowl of Lays sour cream and onion potato chips and a glass of cold filtered water. I am doing a load of laundry, and I am just about to start the dry cycle. I will leave here about 3:45 P.M. earlier for my 4:30 P.M. oil and oil filter change appointment at the Sunoco service station downtown. CIO

Note: Friday, July 14, 2006, 8:50 P.M.: I read the New York Times. I went out at 5 P.M., and I drove along the Kennebunk beach front to the west, and then I stood out for a while at Gooch’s beach, and I took some pictures. I returned home, and I watched the NBC evening news. I chatted with my relatives. We had dinner of bay scallops alfredo with linguine and a tossed salad. I ate my dinner with a glass of filtered cold water. We sat out for a while on the deck. I will now watch some television. CIO

Note: Friday, July 14, 2006, 4:00 P.M.: I went to bed at 10 P.M.. I was up at 10 A.M. this morning. One relative departed this morning. I ate breakfast of oatmeal, toasted English muffin with butter, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee. I chatted with the retired person whom cut the grass. I put in a half of cup of bone meal around two plants, and I watered them along with the plants I planted yesterday. I put some patio blocks underneath the two plants on the deck. I used the leaf blower to clean off the driveway. I chatted with relatives. I showered, and I cleaned up. A relative and I went by the Kennebunkport post office, and then we went over to Gooche’s beach in Kennebunk, and we walked the east end of the beach. I took some pictures. We stopped by the shops at the Breakwater Spa on the way back. I put Hellmann’s mayonnaise on two slices of bread along with three 1/32nds inch thick slices of roast beef, and one 1/32nds inch thick slice of turkey, and three 1/32nds inch thick slices of Swiss cheese. I cut the sandwich in half. I ate the sandwich with a bowl of Lay’s sour cream and onion potato chips and a glass of cold filtered water. On my 1995 Volvo 850 turbo station wagon not only does the service light come on, but it is up to date on service besides the oil change, but the “check engine” light comes on, and that supposedly has to do with emissions, and I will have that checked out when I get back to Greenwich, Connecticut. Today the “ABS” light came on, which it has done before. When that happens the car will not go out of park except with the park release switch and the lights and blinkers do not work. However, there is a quick fix for the “ABS” light. All one has to do after the car starts is turn back the ignition key about ¼ of an inch counter clockwise, and the “ABS” light goes off, and the lights and the blinkers work. Basically the car is good running shape, and there is nothing wrong with it. CIO

Note: Thursday, July 13, 2006, 9:20 P.M.: Two of my relatives went out to dinner at the Lobster shed at Cape Porpoise. Another relative is recuperating from a cold. I watched television and the NBC evening news. I put Hellmann’s mayonnaise on two slices of bread and three 1/32nds inch thick slices of rare roast beef and three 1/32nds inch thick slices of Swiss cheese on the sandwich. I ate the sandwich with a glass of cold filtered water and a bowl of sour cream and onion potato chips. Earlier I drank a Shaw’s ginger ale flavored with raspberry. I also sat out on the deck. When my relatives returned from dinner, I went out to the breakwater beach in front of the Colony Hotel, and I took some pictures in front of the waterfront area. Ansel Adams when I worked with him back at the Polaroid research photograph laboratory back in the old days in Cambridge, Massachusetts use to say the last two hours in the evening before sunset and the first two hours in the morning after sunrise are the best times to take pictures because the light is the best. I returned back to my relative’s house. I put the Kayak and the foot pump that my relative sent here last summer in the basement at the far end to the left of the desk. I will now watch some television. This is the end of my notes for the day. CIO

Note: Thursday, July 13, 2006, 4:20 P.M.: I went to bed at 10 P.M. last night. I woke up at 10 A.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, English muffin with butter, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee. I planted a honey suckle vine on the south side of the front trellis. I planted a yellow flowering plant underneath the kitchen window. I planted a pink flower bush with four small bunches of white flowers around them in the front entry way urn. I put two basil and one parsley plant in a clay pot on the deck along with three other small bunches of red flowers in a long clay pot. I used a tooth washer, and I put it in between the nut and the windshield washer blade on the drive’s side of my Volvo, so that windshield blades is tighter, and it should not slip anymore. I raised the U.S.A. flag on the front flag pole. I showered, and I cleaned up. I put Hellmann’s mayonnaise on two sides of a piece of pita bread with four 1/32nds slices turkey and four 1/32nds slices of Swiss cheese, and I ate it all with a glass of iced water. I went out, and I went by the Sunoco service station on Route 9 in downtown Kennebunk or Kennebunkport, and I have an appointment at 4:30 P.M. on this Saturday to have my oil filter and my oil changed. I drove along the Kennebunk beach, and at high tide all of the surfers were out. I went by H&B Provisions, and I bought a small container of Quaker old fashioned quarter oats for $3.05. I parked in the downtown area of Kennebunkport, and I took some pictures around town. I returned to my relative’s house. CIO

Note: Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 7:45 P.M.: We watched some television, and we ate some chips and salsa mix. One relative went to bed early. I ate reheated baked halibut, rice pilaf, and the green squash mixture with some cold filtered water. I will now watch some television. This is the end of my notes for the day. CIO

Note: Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 3:50 P.M.: I watched television until about midnight this past evening. I woke up at 9 A.M.. I ate breakfast of oatmeal, English muffin with butter, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee. I showered, and I cleaned up. Two of my relatives went to the beach. I went out with another relative. We went by the Kennebunkport, Maine post office. We then drove up Route 1 to Arundel, Maine, and we went to Tire Warehouse , and my relative for a late birthday gift bought me a set of four Pirelli P6 Four Season (BW0087H) H rating tires for $93.70 each, $12 old tire disposal fee, and $12.95 high performance mounting and balancing for each tire for $438.60 and $18.74 tax for $457.34 total. It took about one and a half hours to get the tires bought and installed. I had them mounted on the four sport rims, and the two spare snow tires are in the back mounted on the other rims. We then went to the Biddeford Exxon station on Route 1, and my relative bought me $19 of middle grade Exxon gasoline at $2.999 a gallon for 168.8 miles driving since the Massachusetts turnpike fill up at 27.5 miles per gallon average driving 35 miles per hour. We then went to Cingular cell phone store, and we got a cell phone battery for a relative. I then stopped by a 25 cent spray car wash, and I spray cleaned my wheels and tires for $2.50. We then went by the Home Depot store in Biddeford, and we got some plants and potting soil. We then went by Wal-Mart in Biddeford, and we got some other household items. We then returned home. I ate a sandwich on pita bread with Hellmann’s mayonnaise, four 1/32nds inch sliced turkey and two 1/32nds inch sliced Swiss cheese, and I drank some Lipton iced tea with it. On the tires we declined the Value Protection pack out of the local store, but there is 24 month free 24 hour emergency roadside tire assistance program. The tires are suppose to be good for 50 to 60 thousand miles. CIO

Note: Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 8:40 P.M.: I chatted with my relatives. We had cheese and crackers and watched the NBC evening news. We had dinner of baked filet of salmon, baked halibut, rice pilaf, and sautéed zucchini, onions, and spinach. I also had a glass of quinine water with ice. We also had cookies and coffee for desert. I will now shut down the computer for the day. CIO

Note: Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 4:10 P.M.: I did not fall asleep until about 1:30 A.M. this morning. I went outside on the deck a few times for a cigarette. About 1:07 A.M. silhouetted in front of the full moon to the south, I saw an aviation vehicle flying 50 to 100 thousand feet up going 3 to 5 times faster than a normal jet. It had a jet contrail behind it, so it was not the space shuttle, which I do not think would have a contrail. Possibly it was a Black Bird or some other stealth type aviation vehicle. I turned off the dehumidifier, since it was keeping me awake. I woke up at 7 A.M., and I turned it back on, since it was damp in the basement room. I finally woke up at 1 P.M.. My relatives had gone out shopping. I had breakfast of oatmeal with half of a sliced banana, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and toast with butter. I showered, and I cleaned up. My relatives returned. The front porch screen door handle came off. I tried fixing it. I found a small L wrench in the top right of the small parts cabinet in the tool closet that was the right size for tightening the door handle L wrench screws. The quarter inch square rod on the screen door handle was too short. I went to Port Hardware in Kennebunk, and I got a foot long piece of quarter inch square stock, and they cut me off a piece with a hack saw once inch longer than the original door piece. I paid $1.75 for the piece of 1 foot long ¼ inch square stock including the cut. I then went to H. & B. provisions, and I got a 12 ounce cup of hazelnut coffee with cream and sucra for $1.25. I then returned to my relative’s house, and I reattached the screen door handle with the longer piece of ¼ inch square stock, and it works just fine. I put the small L wrench that I used for tightening the screen door handle screws back in the upper right small cabinet drawer in the took area cabinet. I left the original and the spare piece of ¼ inch square stock on the front shelf area of the tool cabinet. I am online, but it is going a bit slowly, so I do not know whether I will be able to post the note or not. It is overcast with intermittent rain showers. There supposedly a collapse in the “Big Dig” down in Boston. CIO

Note: Monday, July 10, 2006, 9:50 P.M.: I was awake at 9:30 A.M. this morning. My relatives went out grocery shopping. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, toast and coffee. I read the New York Times. I called the Swedish Imports 1-207-985-2117 and 1-800-439-2110 in Kennebunk, but they are not able to change my oil and oil filter this week, so I will now have it done, until I get back. I have put three thousand miles on it, since I had it changed by them in last June a year ago, and it only needs to be changed every 4,000 miles, so I have enough miles to go. I showered, and I cleaned up. I did a load of laundry. My relatives returned, and I helped them unload the groceries. I ate lunch of reheated baked haddock with green squash. My relative gave me $30 for the two green outdoor tables that I brought up. I went out to the Kennebunk Ace hardware store in Kennebunk, Maine on Route 1. My relative had me buy a Toastmaster #2249 electric can opener for $10. I also got two 4 packs of 60 watt and two 4 packs of 100 watt ACE light bulbs for $1 a four pack. I also bought a 75 watt indoor ACE flood light for $4.59. I then returned to downtown Kennebunkport, and I took some pictures of the downtown area. I then returned to my relatives. The IBM Netvista would not go online, and I finally installed the drivers for the Linksys Wireless – G Portable USB adapter which have a wireless TCP/IP stack, and my generic USB wireless device now works online just fine. However, it is USB 2.0, and I only have it on a USB 1.0 port, so it is a slightly slower speed. However, certain internet sites are slower up in Maine, but the system is working just fine. Another relative has arrived. We all chatted on the deck, and we had chips and mango salsa. For dinner, we are going to have marinated steak tips cooked outside on the grill with steamed broccoli and baked potatoes. There seems to be an internet log jam in the Kennebunkport, Maine area which does not speed up until after 9 P.M. at night. Web sites to the north such as come up, where web sites to the south and west of us do not until after 9 P.M.. We looked at some pictures on the television of a relative’s trip to San Francisco, California. On my first trip to San Francisco, California after driving across country from Nantucket, I arrived with a friend on Columbus Day in 1978, and the whole city was closed off for a street festival, and the Queen of Spain was the guest of honor. The American Railroad Convention was also going on at the Hyatt Embarcadero. Also on that first trip across country, when I was driving across Interstate 10 West through Texas, I pulled off at a gasoline station in Midland, Texas, and I had the filling station attendant fill up my 1971 yellow Subaru station wagon with gasoline, and he also checked the oil. However, when he closed the hood, he did not close it all the way, and when I got back on Interstate 10 West, the hood flew open, and cracked the windshield. Thus I saw my first trip to California through a broken wind shield. I remember touring about 40 salvage yards looking for a replacement windshield to no avail, but I found out that North American Rockwell started out as a salvage yard. When I got back to the east coast in the same car after a weather beaten trip across country, I found a replacement windshield in the salvage yard at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and I also traded in my Radio Shack waterproof floating radio for an air conditioner system. I found out that Howard Hughes had designed the original Subaru based on aeronautical principles, and he had them originally tested in Fort Lauderdale at a young people’s racing track. That is my web log for the day. CIO

Note: Sunday, July 9, 2006, 10:10 P.M.: We watched the movie last night Casanova. I went bed at 11 P.M., and I woke up at 9 A.M.. Two relatives left to return home. My other relatives went off to church. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with sliced bananas, strawberries, and peaches, orange juice, toast, coffee, and vitamins and supplements. I put in three new 60 watt light bulbs in the garage ceiling and two new 60 watt light bulbs on the front outdoor porch ceiling, and I cleaned those fixtures. I also put in a used 75 watt flood light in the kitchen ceiling fixture. I showered, and I cleaned up. One of my relatives, and I went to the Kennebunk beach, and we walked the entire length of the beach both ways. We then toured a short bit downtown, and I took some pictures. We then returned back to my relative’s house, and I ate a crab meat roll with potato chips and iced tea. I worked on the IBM Netvista computer, and about 2:30 P.M., I had problems getting to go online. I finally got it online, and I installed some updates. About 4 P.M., it would not go online again, so I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the wireless drivers. I did not get to go online, so I left with two relatives. We went for a ride along the Kennebunkport shore line, Goose Rocks beach, and Biddeford Pool, and then we returned home. I had a telephone call from a relative, and the relative needed to some email forwarded from the IBM Netvista computer. I worked on getting it to go online. We ate dinner of baked haddock, baked potato, and fried zucchini and onion, and I had some quinine water. I worked on the computer some more. I tweaked the wireless setting, and I finally got it to go online. I forwarded the email to a relative. I will web browse a bit before going to bed. CIO

Note: Saturday, July 8, 2006, 8:35 P.M.: I had tonic water and cheese and crackers on the deck with my family. We had dinner of baked haddock, tossed green salad, and rice pilaf, and I also had tonic water and ice. After we cleaned up the kitchen, my relatives took one of the relatives departing to the Wells Amtrak train station. I went with another relative to the Cape Purpose along the Kennebunkport, Maine waterfront. We then returned along the inland road to downtown Kennebunkport. We stopped by the post office. The post office is looking for rural carriers for $13.05 an hour. We went by the Colony Pharmacy, and my relative got some post card, and my relative went to the coffee shop for coffee. My relative then use the cell phone from the River Club parking lot. We then returned back to my relative’s house. My other relatives have returned. We will now watch a DVD movie. According to , I am getting 532 kbps download and 143 kbps upload. I will now shut down for the night. CIO

Note: Saturday, July 8, 2006, 4:30 P.M.: I left Greenwich, Connecticut yesterday at 10:30 A.M.. I drove up King Street to I-684 East to I-84 East, and I took a break at the Danbury, Connecticut rest area. I then drove I-84 East, and I took another break at the Southington, Connecticut rest area. I ate some cashew nuts. I then drove I-84 East to the rest area around Vernon. I then took I-84 East to the Massachusetts turnpike, and I took a break at the turnpike rest area. I put in $15.50 of Exxon self service premium gasoline at $3.269 a gallon for $140.4 miles driving from Greenwich at 28.7 miles per gallon at an average of 46 miles per hour. I ate some cashew nuts. I then took I-290 north to I-495 east, and I took a break at the Lowell rest area. I then got on I-95 north, and I took a break at the New Hampshire rest area. I then got on the New Hampshire turnpike to the Maine turnpike, and I got off at Wells, Maine. I paid .50 for the Massachusetts turnpike, $1 for the New Hampshire turnpike, and $1.75 for the Maine turnpike. I then took a break at the Wells, Maine Amtrak train station. I then drove into my relatives’ house in Kennebunkport, Maine at 5:30 P.M., or a seven hour trip with not too much traffic except around I-495. I put the two green wrought iron tables on the porch. I put the liquor that I brought up from my apartment in the bar. I carried in my luggage. I cleaned up. We had a cocktail party on the porch. I drank tonic water. I had sliced pork tenderloin, salad, and baked potato for dinner. I went out with two relatives, and we went to an outdoor bar on the waterfront. I think it was the Arundel Wharf bar. My relatives had a Guinness beer. We returned back to my relatives’ house at 9:30 P.M.. I went to bed until 4 A.M.. I got up, and I went outside for a cigarette. I drank some orange juice and vitamins and supplements. I went back to bed until 2 P.M.. I ate breakfast of blueberry pancakes with maple syrup, blueberry muffin, cantaloupe, half of a banana, and half of a peach, and a cup of coffee. I did some minor chores. I showered, and I cleaned up. CIO

Note: 07/06/06  Thursday 11:15 P.M.:   There was a tragedy in the building after the last message.   I finished packing.   I chatted with two relatives.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I finished preparing to leave tomorrow morning about 10 A.M..   I will now shut down the computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I will not be posting any other notes until possibly I am up in Maine tomorrow afternoon or evening.   CIO 

Note: 07/06/06  Thursday 8:45 P.M.:  I mostly finished packing.   I will not move my luggage into the car until tomorrow morning.  I put about 2 ounces of the baby spinach leaves on a dinner plate four 4 inch by 1 inch by .25 inch slices of Danish Plumrose ham sliced into .25 inch wide strips, five 1.25 inch by 1.25 inch by .25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese sliced into .25 inch wide strips, 15 pitted California black olives, and about 1/4th of a pint of grape tomatoes and a couple tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese and  seasoned it with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   I microwaved and ate a Maria Callendar 21 ounce lasagna, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.   I will try to continue to post my notes at .   I will now shut down the server until I return from vacation.  CIO     

Note: 07/06/06  Thursday 5:45 P.M.:   I woke up at 11 A.M., and I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went downtown, and I chatted with the MIT observer.  The MIT observer if from Florida, but his family are originally from Texas and Philadelphia, so like other families he has roots in America, and he has bit of the MacDonald family look from western Canada land grant also.   I gave the MIT observer a 16 ounce jar of Planter's Dry Roasted peanuts and a pack of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital thrift shop, and I bought a Belkin control panel without surge protection for $5.   At a later date, I will hook it up the bedroom desk computers to control the Dell V350 backup computer.    I then by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon service station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $13 of Exxon premium unleaded self service gasoline at $3.639 a gallon for 55.8 miles driving during the past week at 16.1 miles per gallon at an average of 13 miles per hour.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I put the Belkin control panel underneath the side board in the bedroom.    I took down the two green iron and glass outdoor tables, and I put them upside down on the back seat of my car.   I chatted briefly with a neighbor, and I leant the neighbor a package of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box.   I have to watch my cigarette lending, or I will not have any at the end of the month, or until I get my order after the first of the month.   I will now start packing for my trip to Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist to visit with relative tomorrow.   I ate the last of the Cardini Caesar croutons.  CIO  

Note: 07/06/06  Thursday 4:00 A.M.:   Sign President Bush's 60th birthday card | Republican National Committee :: Happy Birthday, President Bush .   I donated $5 on the web link, and I sent a Happy Birthday message.   I went through my email.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO    

Note: 07/06/06  Thursday 2:55 A.M.:   I went out after the last note.   I chatted with a neighbor.    I drove East on Interstate 95 from exit 2 to exit 5, and I returned back on East Putnam Avenue, and the car seems to be running just fine.   I went downtown, and I chatted with the mit.edu observer before and after my walk.   The mit.edu observer is related to the Lindsay family such as in John Lindsay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , but since he is from Florida, he probably never heard of John Lindsay.    I went to John Lindsay's going away part back in 1973, just before the New York economy crumbled.    I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at various locations.   I found a small red box of California sun maid raisins by the Greenwich Post Office that I left out on the bench by the senior center.   I gave the MIT observer a package of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in the box.   I drove down by the waterfront.   There were a few fishermen there.   I returned home.   I put about a cup of the last remaining baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a plastic microwave proof pot with lid and an inch of water, and I heated it and the Rubbermaid container with the last cooked barbeque boneless breast of chicken on four vegetable cycles of the General Electric microwave oven.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note: 07/05/06  Wednesday 8:45 P.M.:   I put the laundry away.   I chatted with a relative.   I ate some of the gelatin and fruit mixture with some iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up.   I will then go out, and I will take a drive from exit 2 to exit 5 on Interstate 95 to make sure the car runs all right.   I will then return back by East Putnam Avenue.   Thus I will do a short test road trip.   I guess after that I will take my regular walk on Greenwich Avenue in my usual Maytag Repairman mode.   CIO  

Note: 07/05/06  Wednesday 7:05 P.M.:   I woke up at 4 P.M., and I chatted with a friend.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, and I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I have 40 minutes to go on the dry cycle of two loads of laundry.    I put clean linens on the bed.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   This morning before going to bed, I ate a 9.75 ounce can of CVS whole lightly salted cashew nuts.   I guess I had a case of the munchies.   I need to get back on a daytime schedule to leave on Friday morning.   Maybe, I will try going back to bed tonight at midnight, and getting up at 6 A.M. tomorrow.  I have a number of things to do including packing before I leave.   CIO    

Note: 07/05/06  Wednesday 3:45 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   The train station was still opened at 10:30 P.M..   I chatted with a patron of the Thataway cafe where they have Karaoke on Sunday nights.   I chatted with the MIT mit.edu observer for a while.  I gave the MIT observer a pack of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box.   I chatted a bit about this area and Florida where the MIT observer is from.   I have earlier told the MIT observer that most of the town of Greenwich, Connecticut is owned by legal residents of the state of Florida whom only spend the summer here.    I also chatted with the other plant watering person, since the regular plant watering person was busy with other duties.   I sat out at a few locations.   I drove down by the waterfront.   For those unfamiliar with this area, the White Diner or the Glory Days Diner or whatever they call it is still opened 24 hours  a day seven days week 364 days a year across from the YMCA on East Putnam Avenue, and possibly on Christmas too, but I am not sure about Christmas.   I no longer go there at night, since it is more expensive, and I only drink one cup of coffee now when I wake up.   The younger generation also does not like me eves dropping on what they are chatting about.   I returned home.   I put an inch of water in a large Revere pot with steamer tray, and I and I steamed for 15 minutes starting on high heat electric burner heat and lowering to medium once it began to steam two ears of sweet corn and 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I put the corn on the cob on a dinner plate with one of the barbeque boneless breasts of chicken that I heated in a Rubbermaid container on two reheat cycles of the General Electric microwave oven.    I also put the other steamed vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive on them as well as on the sweet corn on the cob.    I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go to bed.   I have to be up at about 7 A.M. on this Friday when I leave for Maine, so I will have to be to bed earlier on Thursday night.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO     

Note: 07/04/06  Tuesday 9:10 P.M.:   I woke up at 10 A.M..   I chatted with a relative.   I went back to bed until a little before 2:30 P.M., and I watched the NASA Space Shuttle launch.    I went outside to see if I could see it passing by, but the skies were overcast.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I routinely wash the dishes after every meal, which is not too difficult for me to do from past work experience.    I chatted with a relative.   I tried testing the Toshiba laptop computer with the AT&T wireless router, and it would not go online.   I reinstalled the Netgear card driver for the Toshiba laptop, and it goes online with the AT&T wireless router without any problems.   I chatted with two my relatives in Maine.   The IBM Netvista computer works just fine up in Maine going online with wireless connectivity, so I will not be bringing up the Toshiba laptop.   They are both about the same CPU and memory speed.    If one needs to test one's summer retreat connection speeds, one can try Speakeasy - Speed Test .   I have one technical problem that I can live with for now.   When I turn on the AT&T wireless router, its signal interferes with the Server Logitech wireless mouse signal, and the Logitech wireless mouse quits working, but when I turn off the AT&T wireless router, the Logitech wireless mouse starts working again.  A little while ago, I ate a 5.75 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.   I will now eat a bowl of the gelatin and fruit mixture with iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower and clean up after I eat the gelatin, and I will go out for some cooler fresh air.   CIO     

Note: 07/04/06  Tuesday 2:45 A.M.:   I ate the last piece of apple pie with two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.   I watched part of the Fox News broadcast a little while ago.   Apparently North Korea plans to test launch a missile which would have the capability of carrying a small nuclear payload as far as the Pacific Northwest of the United States of America.   The United States of America government has indicated that they might have to bomb the North Korean missile facility to prevent the test launch.   This obviously also has the Japanese and the South Koreans  worried.    Since North Korea is a Communist country like Communist China and also since North Korea is allied with Russia, more than likely bombing the North Korean Missile test facility might cause Russia or China or both to take some hostile action in retaliation.   If I were in one of those remote summer hideaway camps, I would stay there while the weather is still warm.   I plan to go up to Kennebunkport, Maine Kennebunkport, Maine, Scott's Internet Hotlist this coming Friday for a week and possibly part of another week after that.   I will not be around my regular computers or communications setup.    However, I left the old IBM Netvista up there, and there is wireless connectivity, so I might try to keep up my web log.   I have not made up my mind as to whether I will bring the old Toshiba laptop computer or not.   Bon Soir.   CIO 

Note: 07/04/06  Tuesday 2:00 A.M.:   I went through my email.   If you need a video camera, you can bid on this Sony CCD-TRV138 Hi8 Handycam Camcorder 2.5 in LCD or buy if for $170 and $17 shipping or $184 total.   Alas, I can not afford it.  is suppose to launch the Space Shuttle at 2:38 P.M. Eastern Daylight time BBC NEWS | Americas | Discovery ruled safe for lift-off .   STS-121 Discovery -- Space Shuttle Mission .   NASA - Space Shuttle . NASA - Why Are There Two Different Countdown Clocks? . NASA - Space Shuttle - Launch and Landing  .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Happy Fourth of July.   It is 230 years since July 4, 1776, and 30 years since on July 5, 1976 since I saw Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip touring Bloomingdales in Manhattan during the day following the bicentennial on July 4, 1976.   Thus she was 6 years younger than me today, when I saw them then.  My blue and white check leisure pants have a hole in the right knee, so I guess I will have to quit using them, and use another heavier pair.  CIO  

Note: 07/04/06  Tuesday 1:30 A.M.:   I tried watching some television, but there was not much that interested me.    I will now go through my email.    CIO  

Note: 07/03/06  Monday 11:45 P.M.:   I then opened up the package of three 3/4 pound boneless chicken breasts, and I rinsed them underneath cold water, and I dried them with a paper towel.   I then put them in a Pyrex pie dish, and I rubbed olive oil on both sides of each boneless chicken breast.   I then seasoned both sides with garlic powder, chicken and meat seasoning, ground black pepper, Italian seasoning, dried parsley and Kraft Bulls Eye barbeque sauce one side at a time with the rib side down for cooking.  I then poured into the dish at the side, so as not to disturb the seasoning about a quarter of a cup of La Choy low sodium soy sauce.   I then cooked them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.   While doing that, I put about 2 ounces of the baby spinach leaves on a dinner plate with one third of a thinly sliced and peeled cucumber slices, four 4 inch by 1 inch by .25 inch slices of Danish Plumrose ham sliced into .25 inch wide strips, five 1.25 inch by 1.25 inch by .25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese sliced into .25 inch wide strips, 10 pitted California black olives, around and about 1.5 ounces of Cardini Caesar croutons, and about 1/4th of a pint of grape tomatoes and a couple tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese and  seasoned it with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   Also for the last 15 minutes the chicken was cooking I put about 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns and two ears of cleaned corn on the cob on a steamer tray in a large Revere pot with an inch of water, and over 15 minutes I brought it to a boil over high electric heat, and then I reduced it to medium for the remaining of the 15 minutes.   Once the chicken was done, I put one with half the cooking juices in a Rubbermaid container with lid in the refrigerator and the other two cooked chicken breasts I put on a dinner plate with the remaining 2/3rds of the cooking juices over it and the two ears of corn on the cob with olive oil on them on the dinner plate too.   I put the steamed baby carrots and broccoli crowns with a bit of olive oil in a separate bowl.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   CIO    

Note: 07/03/06  Monday 10:05 P.M.:   I tried to hook up the clock radio telephone, but I needed a female to female telephone wire connector.   I went back downtown to , and I bought two Philips female to female telephone wire connectors for $2.99 each and .36 tax for $6.34 total.   I then sat out briefly downtown.   I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought three Tropicana 59 ounce carafes of orange juice with calcium for $3.89 each, but they were suppose to be $2.50 each, so I was over charged $4.17 and 3 boneless breast of chicken halves for $2.99 a pound for $6.13 for $17.80 total.   I will go back by the Food Emporium tomorrow to get my $4.17 back.   I then returned home.  I used the telephone female to female telephone wire connector to connect the Columbia telephone line on the left side of the bed, and I put a two way splitter in it, and then a short cable to the Columbia telephone, and then I ran the cable from the telephone clock radio on the right side of the bed to the other half of the splitter.   I set the telephone clock radio to the right time.  One controls its functions by the switch on the left side.   It has an alarm reset button, for when the alarm goes off, and it is simpler to set.   I moved the RCA clock radio to the window shelf in the living room beneath the air conditioner.  I put the spare female to female telephone wire connector in the right night stand drawer by the bed with the other telephone parts.   CIO

Note: 07/03/06  Monday 7:40 P.M.:   I was up at noon.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went downtown, and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.    I then went by the Wachovia Bank on Benedict Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.   I then went by CVS, and I picked up a prescription, and I bought six 5.75 ounce tubes of Pringle potato chips for .99 each, two 6 ounce tubes of Crest whitening tooth paste for $4.99 both, two 100 ounce containers of Tide detergent with Downy fabric softener for $4.99 both less a $4 off $20 CVS coupon plus .66 tax for $17.57 total.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, but they were closed.   I next walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with a regular walker and one of the village regulars.   I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store briefly.   I stopped by CVS and from their clearance shelf, I bought a Conairphone Clock Radio telephone for $9.99 plus .60 tax for $10.59 total.   After my walk, I drank some water in a paper cup from the bathroom sink at the senior and the arts center.   They are out of spring water at the senior and the arts center.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with a local lawyer and the information desk.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought 8 ten ounce cans of Campbell's pork and beans for .50 each, 2 ten ounce Kraft blue cheese dressing for $1 each, 2 ten ounce Kraft Italian dressing for $1 each, a 64 ounce bottle of Heinz ketchup for $2.99,  two 8 ounce Kraft regular barbeque sauce $1 each, a 48 ounce container of Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal for $4.49, two six ounce dry of Stop and Shop black pitted olives for $1 each, four 26 ounce jars of Tuttorosso Marinara sauce for $1 each, fresh bananas at .79 a pound for $1.04, and three ears of sweet corn for .50 each for $1.50 for $25.02 total.   I then returned home, and I brought up my purchases.   I will now put my purchases away.   CIO   

Note: 07/03/06  Monday 1:30 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I drove downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.    I sat out at various locations.   I drove down by the waterfront.   I returned home.   I left by mistake a new Bic lighter and a almost full pack of Seneca Ultra Lights 100 cigarettes on the bench by the veterans monument.   Not much happening this morning, but it is cooler in the night hours.  Yesterday before going to bed, I ate the other half of the 9.75 ounce can of CVS whole cashew nuts.    I just ate the last quarter part of the Cardini's Caesar croutons with some iced tea.  I have to pay my rent in the daytime tomorrow, so I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 07/02/06  Sunday 9:55 P.M.:   I was awake at 2:30 P.M..    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.  I did a Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5456 backup of the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.    I did a Microsoft Vista beta 2 build 5456 backup of the primary computer from the first hard drive to the Maxtor external hard drive.   I did a Microsoft Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup on the primary computer from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.    I made a salad with 1.5 ounces of baby spinach, 1/3rd of a sliced and peeled cucumber, four 4 inch by 1 inch by .25 inch slices of Danish Plumrose ham sliced into .25 inch wide strips, five 1.25 inch by 1.25 inch by .25 inch slices of Stop and Shop Vermont extra sharp cheddar cheese sliced into .25 inch wide strips, five pitted California black olives, 1/4th of a 7 ounce bag of Cardini Caesar croutons, and 1/4th of a pint of grape tomatoes, and two tablespoons of crated parmesan cheese, and I seasoned it with balsamic olive oil and extra virgin olive oil.   I also put  1 inch of water in a large Revere pot with a steamer tray, and I steamed for 15 minutes two ears of corn on the cob and along with 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, which I heated on a electric burner on high heat, until it began to steam and then I reduced to medium heat for the rest of the 15 minutes.   I also reheated on three General Electric microwave oven reheat cycles the barbeque boneless breast of chicken in the Rubbermaid container left over from last night.   I put the steamed baby carrots and broccoli crowns in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, and I put the two ears of corn on the cob on a dinner plate with a little bit of olive oil and the chicken.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I chatted with a relative earlier.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   CIO     

End of Scott's Notes week of 07/02/06:

Note: 07/02/06  Sunday 4:10 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Nasa's climate science 'in moth-balls' .   I went through my email.   I ate half of a 9.75 ounce can of CVS whole cashew nuts.    I will now send out my weekly notes, and then I will shut down the computer.   CIO    

Note: 07/02/06  Sunday 2:00 A.M.:   I ate a bowl of gelatin fruit mixture that I made a few days ago.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note: 07/02/06  Sunday 1:10 A.M.:   I was awake at 1 P.M. this past afternoon.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted  English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with splenda and milk.   I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I picked up my mail.   I relaxed a bit, and I watched the postponed launch of the NASA shuttle .   I then showered, and I cleaned up.    I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area including lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area a second time.   I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store across the street from the Greenwich train station, and I bought a one dollar "Wild Cherry" scratch card, but I lost.   On the way up the Avenue, I sat for a while in front of the Senior and the Arts center, and I chatted with a fellow walker whom had the head gasket fail on his vintage Toyota land cruiser.    I recommended that he look in for a low mileage used car.    I then walked up Greenwich Avenue, and I used the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street, and I stopped by CVS at closing time, and I bought 1 liter bottle of CVS alcohol free Professional oral rinse mouth wash for $2.99, a 15 ounce container of Suave aloe and herbal shampoo for $1.29, 12 ounce container of Suave aloe and herbal conditioner for $1.29, a .42 ounce bottle of chopped chives for .99, two 1.09 ounce containers of Italian spices for .99 each, a 1.06 ounce container of basil for .99, a 100 yard container of CVS mint waxed dental floss for $1.99, and from the clearance rack regularly $8.99 each for $2.25 each three two battery packs of Duracell AAA2 NiMH 750mAh Rechargeable Accu batteries plus .86 tax for $19.13 total.   I then completed my walk of upper Greenwich Avenue, and after I sat out by the car where I placed my purchases, I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area again.   The restaurant wine bar Savia? beneath the Greenwich Financial center has valet parking on weekends.   I did not drive by the waterfront, since I figured Steamboat Road would be busy with people watching the Tod's Point fire works.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two 7 ounce packages of Cardini's Caesar croutons for $1.50 each, a package of three boneless rib eye steaks at $5.99 a pound for $19.29.   a cucumber for .67, a five pack of super sweet corn on the cob for $2.49, a pint of grape tomatoes for $2.50, and a 6 ounce bag of Stop and Shop baby spinach leaves for $3.29 for $31.24 total.   I then returned home.   I opened up the package of three thick steaks, and I wrapped each one in Glad wrap, and then I put each one in two Zip Lock bags, and I put them in the freezer for a later date.   I chatted with a relative.  I then opened up the package of two half pound boneless chicken breasts, and I rinsed them underneath cold water, and I dried them with a paper towel.   I then put them in a Pyrex pie dish, and I rubbed olive oil on both sides of each boneless chicken breast.   I then season both sides with garlic powder, chicken and meat seasoning, ground black pepper, Italian seasoning, and Test Best Barbeque sauce one side at a time with the rib side down for cooking.  I then poured into the dish at the side, so as not to disturb the seasoning about a quarter of a cup of La Choy low sodium soy sauce.   I then cooked them in the Farberware convection oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35 minutes.   While doing that, I put about 2 ounces of the baby spinach leaves on a dinner plate with one third of a thinly sliced and peeled cucumber slices around and about 1.5 ounces of Cardini Caesar croutons, and about 1/4th of a pint of grape tomatoes and a couple tablespoons of Kraft grated parmesan cheese and  seasoned it with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.   Also for the last 15 minutes the chicken was cooking I put about 1.5 cups of baby carrots and broccoli crowns and two ears of cleaned corn on the cob on a steamer tray in a large Revere pot with an inch of water, and over 15 minutes I brought it to a boil over high electric heat, and then I reduced it to medium for the remaining of the 15 minutes.   Once the chicken was done, I put one with half the cooking juices in a Rubbermaid container with lid in the refrigerator and the other cooked chicken breast I put on a dinner plate with the remaining half of the cooking juices over it and the two ears of corn on the cob with olive oil on them.   I put the steamed baby carrots and broccoli crowns with a bit of olive oil in a separate bowl.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I put the AAA metal hydride rechargeable batteries by the Radio Shack battery charger beneath the Sony television in the living room.  CIO     

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 3:40 A.M.:   Welcoming the Prime Minister of Japan .  - Report: Japan ex-PM Hashimoto dead - Jul 1, 2006 .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 3:25 A.M.:  Let's hope they're right, or kiss your ass good bye BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Asteroid set for close encounter .   CIO  

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 3:15 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Americas | Weather key to shuttle decision .   CIO 

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 3:10 A.M.:   NASA webcast 15 minutes long.   CIO

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 2:50 A.M.:   If you click on NASA: STS-121 Shuttle Mission flash feature and click on downloads, you can select images for back grounds on your computer.   I put the image of the crew for my back ground.   I ate one fifth of a piece of apple pie with two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.  I am studying the NASA shuttle pages.  CIO

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 2:15 A.M.:   STS-121 Discovery -- Space Shuttle Mission .   NASA - Space Shuttle . NASA - Why Are There Two Different Countdown Clocks? . NASA - Space Shuttle - Launch and Landing .   CIO

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 2:05 A.M.:   I sent in my $12.95 to to renew my membership through May 2007 this past December 2005.    I filled out the form Update Your Account - Identify Your Account to update my personal information and have a new membership card sent to me.  This course is suppose to reduce one's insurance rates AARP Driver Safety Online Course .   And for your enjoyment AARP The Magazine .   CIO

Note: 07/01/06  Saturday 12:55 A.M.:   Happy Canada Day.   Guatemala INSIVUMEH .   I went through my email.   CIO       

Note: 08/31/06 Thursday 1:30 P.M.:   I finished installing the free AOL on the Toshiba laptop.    I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.  One of my neighbors has thrown out a new piece of carpet that broke in half in the roll, but the two unbroken sides could be aligned together and still used, if someone needs it.   It is lying along side the dumpster.   I ate a bowl of K.C. Masterpiece Barbeque potato chips, a few handfuls of peanuts, and 1/5 piece of pineapple cheese cake with some iced tea.    just delivered the computer case.   I chatted with the FedEx delivery person about tropical storm activity.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go out for my 3 P.M. appointment.   I will configure the backup computer, when I return.    CIO   

Note: 08/31/06 Thursday 11:00 A.M.:    FREE AOL—Sign up for free email, AOL Security Suite, watch videos, enjoy 200+ stations of free radio and more! .  AOL is better than ever! .   I installed Free AOL on the primary and server computers in the living room, and I am in the process of installing it on the two backup computers in the bedroom, and I will install it on the coffee table computer when I build it today, and I will install it on the Toshiba laptop shortly.    CIO

Note: 08/31/06 Thursday 9:50 A.M.:   I woke up at 5 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted bagel with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the dishes, and I made my bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with another morning walker about economics.   I chatted with the construction crew working on the store just south of the Greenwich Hardware store, and they told me it is going to be a Rugby store, which seems to be odd for Greenwich Avenue.   I stopped by CVS, and I toured the store.   They have sold out of the Sylvania energy efficient bulbs.   The same bulb in the RTH brand sells for $5 each there, so each two pack is worth $10.   Thus I have $140 in energy efficient bulbs in reserve.   I might check with some relatives to see if they need them.    I also have a lot of other spare light bulbs, so I easily have over $200 in spare light bulbs in reserve, so as long as I can afford electricity, we should be able to keep the lights on in Greenwich, Connecticut at night in the near future, providing we have electricity, where ever that comes from and from whatever energy source.   After I completed my walk, I chatted with a resident from Germany.   I then returned home.    I noticed when I was going by the police and fire station, the detective division is now in a trailer on the back side of the primary fire and police station.   Hopefully, their trailer will have enough heat this winter.   I returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I chatted with a relative.    My order for XG Box Viper2 10-Bay Aluminum Mid ATX Gaming Case-No PS(Red) XG CA-V2-WOP-R-CUSA Viper 2 for $48.99 plus two packs of Deluxe UDMA/100/133 Motherboard Cable Set w/Screws/Standoffs for one for $2.25 and one for $1.27 plus $2.95 shipping with coupon code "SHIP295" on over a $50 order for $55.46 total  is out for delivery FedEx | Track .   FedEx usually arrives here about noon.    I have my usual 3 P.M. appointment today.   CIO

Note: 08/30/06 Wednesday 7:40 P.M.:    I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.  I ate two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.  I chatted with a relative.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 08/30/06 Wednesday 6:15 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative and a contact out of town.   Apparently with the current tracking Tropical Depression ERNESTO five day tracking, coming ashore on the Carolina's border, and going inland towards the foot hills of the Appalachian mountains, there could be flooding on those river basins and watersheds, since down in Florida the storm has between 5 and 15 inches of rain, and having the storm over a larger area of land, it would mean more water running down in the river basins and watersheds of the area.   The worse case scenario from my perspective based on what I know a lot of water could come down the Potomac River, and the low lying areas of Virginia might flood.    That also might mean some of the low lying areas of Washington D.C. might flood, but having never lived in that area, I am not sure how far the Capitol area is above the river flood plain.   I think the Lee family mansion is on higher ground than the White House from what I remember, the White House is only about 10 feet above the banks of the Potomac, but it is the nature of flooding that water tends to run around its lowest point of access, and we all know that Washington D.C. supposedly has some underground facilities, so possibly there might be a problem down there in a couple of days.   However, people tend to be away until after Labor Day, so maybe things will be all right by then depending on what happens.  Water also tends to run off fairly fast in that area as I recall, once the storm surge in the river has gone down.   CIO

Note: 08/30/06 Wednesday 4:40 P.M.:    Amazon Posts Vista Prices, Claims Jan. 30 Delivery - Software Technology News by TechWeb .   Welcome to Scientic program of the 2007 State of the Arc .  Of course we all remember Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam - Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument .   About a week and a half ago, when I was downtown, I saw a license plate on Railroad Avenue from Oregon, and its license plate frame said "Crater Lake" .   Thus there are probably one or two rock heads in the area.   To keep up to date on volcanic activity, Global Volcanism Program | Volcanic Activity Reports | SI / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report  is always available.   I went through my email.    CIO 

Note: 08/30/06 Wednesday 3:55 P.M.:   Not much rain where the food comes from - AP: White House to hand out $800M to combat drought - Aug 29, 2006 .   I mailed a letter with a receipt and inventory of the items to a relative for the items that I donated to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop today.   I went outside, and I walked around the building, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I checked the oil in my car, and it is topped up.  I keep an old cloth underneath the driver's seat for checking the oil.   I will now go through my email.   CIO       

Note: 08/30/06 Wednesday 2:55 P.M.:    I put an inch of water in a three quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I put in two ears of sweet corn, and about a cup of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I steamed them on high electric heat, until the water began to steam, and then I lowered the electric heat to medium to medium high.   All together, I cooked the vegetables for 15 minutes.   During the last 8 minutes of the vegetables steaming,  I put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a 7 inch diameter stick proof frying pan on medium high electric heat, once the oil became hot, I put the last two of the boneless 5/8th inch thick pork chop medallions in the frying pan.  I seasoned them on both sides with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning cooking them over medium electric heat flipping them with a cooking fork every minute for six minutes all together.   During the last two minutes, I put in a few tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and I let the chops simmer in it while the soy sauce evaporated flipping them once, and then I put them on a dinner plate with two ears of corn on the cob with a little bit of olive oil on the steamed corn, and I put the other vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I then washed the breakfast dishes.   CIO   

Note: 08/30/06 Wednesday 1:45 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I donated the items to them that I listed below.    I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.    I sat out at various locations.   I spent a $1.25 parking downtown.   During my walk, I chatted with one retired individual, and I walked him back to his retirement home.   I stopped by CVS.   I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.    I then returned to CVS, and I bought eight two packs of the Sylvania energy efficient light bulbs for $1.99 each two pack  plus .96 tax for $16.88 total.   At the end of my walk, I chatted with another retired individual, and I sold two of the two packs of energy efficient light bulbs to the individual for $2 each for $4 total, so I only spent $12.88 on the six packages that I kept.   I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then stopped by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a six pack of New York everything bagels for $1.85 and a 24 ounce Entenmann's pineapple cheese cake for $2 less 10% senior discount of .39 for $3.46 total.   I then returned home, and I picked up my mail.    I put the spare bulbs on the side board shelf in the bedroom.   I moved some computer items from that location to the white bookcase.    I chatted with a friend.  I chatted with a relative.     CIO   

Note: 08/30/06 Wednesday 8:20 A.M.:   I was up at 5 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the dishes, and I made my bed.  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I had an old trunk in the left side of my bedroom closet full of old clothes that no longer fit me.   Later on this morning I am donating to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.

32 Oxford Shirts

1 Flannel Shirt

11 pairs of casual pants

1 trunk

1 aquarium light

1 aquarium light bulb

2 rolls of grass cloth wall paper

I also threw out the old Dell V350 computer in the dumpster which still has its EISA sound card and memory in it.   I also threw out the broken Braun cappuccino espresso machine.    Thus my bedroom closet is a little bit better organized for every day use.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   CIO    

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 5:25 P.M.:   I ate two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Nasa reverses shuttle roll back .   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Thera eruption was bigger still .   Thera Expedition .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Have a good evening.   CIO     

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 4:40 P.M.:    I cleaned my two pairs of reading glass and my old pair of sun glasses in the Sharper Image Eyeglass Cleaning machine.   I first put dishwashing liquid and hot water in it, and I ran each pair through about four cycles, and I then rinsed them underneath fresh water and set them out.   I then ran each pair through several cycles of a 50% vinegar and 50% warm water solution, and I rinsed them off.  I then polished the lens with the polishing cloth.   I tightened the eye frame screws with the tiny eye glass screw driver I keep on my dining table.   I also removed the retaining straps while cleaning them.   They seem to be much clearer.   I put the Sharper Image eye glass cleaning machine in the white book shelf in the bedroom that I just installed.   I also put the small camera bag there.   I installed six of the Sylvania 13 watt but glows like 60 watt fluorescent bulbs in the six remaining light fixtures in the apartment that did not have them.   I also installed an extension cord from the computer power control switch that controls the light above the computer, and it now also controls the light beneath Granddad Boven's Excerpts from Boven Dutch Apple Pie and Boven Family Crest portrait, so it does not stay on all the time, which would be a nuisance if one were trying to sleep on the living room couches.   They thus both turn off with the switch on the computer power control center.   I put the remaining 5 two packs of the Sylvania 13 watt fluorescent bulbs in the on the lower shelf of the white book shelf in the bedroom, and I put the package of four spare bent tip bulbs in my small bulb drawer in the bedroom mahogany bureau.   I also have a large supply of spare regular light bulbs that use more electricity.  CIO  

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 2:15 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I then checked out bent tip bulbs at the Greenwich Hardware store, but they did not come in four packs which are cheaper.   I then went by CVS, and I bought a four pack of RTH 25 watt bent tip bulbs for $3.99, and they had a sales promotion of two 13 watt soft white mini 60 compact fluorescent bulbs which put out about 60 watts of light and each bulb lasts about 7 years and saves $37 I guess during the life of the bulb for $1.99 a two pack, so I bought 8 two packs for $15.92 plus $1.19 tax for $21.10 total.  The display with the bargain bulbs is at the far right of the front store check out counter.   I think the bulbs are normally about $8 apiece, so it is a saving on the cost of the bulb and the electricity used.   I did not walk upper Greenwich Avenue, but I returned to my car.   I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Financial Times of London.   There was an articles in it today about the German process from the 1920s for converting coal into gas, which is suppose to be more energy efficient than ethanol.  I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   They have a couple of dozen used 20 inch Phillips color television sets for $20 apiece.   I bought a Sharper Image : You Can See Clearly Now Deluxe Eyeglass Cleaner : Eyeglass Cleaners for $10.   It did not come with the cleaning solution, but I can buy it here Sharper Image : Additional Eyeglass Cleaning and Conditioning Concentrate for the Automatic Eyeglass Cleaner , however at $9.95 and .95 tax and $5.95 shipping it would cost me $16.85, which I can not afford at the moment, but I might order in the future.   This page How to Clean Eyeglasses - , says I can use a little warm soapy water, which I might try for now.   I put four new CVS AA alkaline batteries in the eye glass cleaning unit, and it seems to work.  Of course this is how to make one's own cleaning agent - Formula for LENZ-BRITE Liquid Eyeglass Cleaner and "Anti-Fog" .  Of course I am cheap, as you all know, and this Keeping Your Eyeglass Lenses Clean article at constant- says one can use one part vinegar and one part water, so maybe  I will try it shortly.  Or possibly to do some warm soapy water first, and then the vinegar and water mixture second.   It came with a new glasses polishing cloth.   I then returned home, and I chatted with a relative, and I left a call back message with someone on the Microsoft Partner program.   I also picked up my mail.   I will also check around the apartment, and I will replace any regular light bulbs with the new low wattage light bulbs, and I already have 7 installed that the Greenwich Housing Authority gave me.   CIO

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 8:40 A.M.:   I rested until 7:45 A.M..  I put an inch of water in a three quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I put in two ears of sweet corn, and about a cup of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I steamed them on high electric heat, until the water began to steam, and then I lowered the electric heat to medium to medium high.   All together, I cooked the vegetables for 15 minutes.   During the last 8 minutes of the vegetables steaming,  I put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a 7 inch diameter stick proof frying pan on medium high electric heat, once the oil became hot, I put two of the boneless 5/8th inch thick pork chop medallions in the frying pan, and I put the other two in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I seasoned them on both sides with garlic powder, ground black pepper, and Italian seasoning cooking them over medium electric heat flipping them with a cooking fork every minute for six minutes all together.   During the last two minutes, I put in a few tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce, and I let the chops simmer in it while the soy sauce evaporated flipping them once, and then I put them on a dinner plate with two ears of corn on the cob with a little bit of olive oil on the steamed corn, and I put the other vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I then washed the breakfast dishes.   It is suppose to be raining all day, but I guess I could venture out to the library or some deluxe venture like that.   I could always take a walk on Greenwich Avenue with my umbrella, but I would have to pay 25 cents a half hour to park over in the high rent district.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   CIO    

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 5:45 A.M.:   I will now rest for a little while.   CIO  

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 5:30 A.M.:   While our southern cousins get ready to deal with the Tropical Storm activity down south and , their poorer cousins up north known as Yankees have to get ready for a colder winter.   I have some friends that took off this week on a cruise of the Turks and Caicos Islands Turks + Caicos Travel Guide and Destination Overview on and Turks and Caicos Islands Map and Information in the Caribbean, so they might get a little bit wet, but it seems Ernesto avoided them.   According to this Tropical Storm ERNESTO the east coast of the United States of America is suppose to get a soaking.   CIO     

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 4:35 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Caribbean 'faces stormier future' .   I ordered two pairs of Lee Jeans in classic stone color in size waist 42 inches and inseam length 30 inches for $17.99 a pair for $35.98 total with free Super Saver shipping : Lee Jeans Men's Regular Fit Jean: Apparel .   I have three pairs of blue jeans that fit me that are several years old, so now I will have some new ones.   They are due for delivery around September 12, 2006.   CIO

Note: 08/29/06 Tuesday 3:40 A.M.:   I woke up at 1 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the dishes, and I made my bed.   I booted the primary computer into Vista, and I did a Complete PC backup to the Maxtor External Hard Drive, and I also did a Complete PC Backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.    Vista Complete PC backup runs a lot faster than XP Professional ASR backup.   I will now go through my email.    CIO    

Note: 08/28/06 Monday 4:40 P.M.:   I worked with .   It seems to be running just fine.   Today when I was down on Steamboat Road, I noticed on the north side of the Royal Bank of Scotland rbs.co.uk , they are excavating it for what looks to be a driveway along the north side to the area along the waterfront on Greenwich Harbor.   I also saw my 130th Canadian license plate in Greenwich, Connecticut, since I visited up there 23 years ago.   It seems the Canadians do not make it down here as frequently anymore.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

Note: 08/28/06 Monday 12:55 P.M.:   I ate two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.   I went through my email.   I will now boot into Vista for a while.   CIO 

Note: 08/28/06 Monday 11:55 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I found a painted white solid wooden bookcase by the dumpster with three shelves besides the top and bottom which is 40.5 inches high, 20.5 inches wide, and 7.5 inches deep.   I brought it up to my apartment, and I dried it off.   I moved the paper shredder from between the opened bedroom door and the white bureau, and I put the white bookcase in that location.   It just fits in, but the door will not open all the way flush with the wall, but it opens most of the way.   Thus I have a little bit extra storage room in the bedroom.   I moved the paper shredder and wire folding cart to in front of the white bureau.   I then went out, and I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and two of the regular fishermen were catching blue fish.   I noticed over in Belle Haven, they have torn down Victor Borge's house and they are in the process of tearing down the Watson family home.   I believe each property was listed for $18.5 million, so I do not know if they are subdividing them both into two acre lots or if they are making one $37 million lot.   I noticed they also have taken out the dock at the Watson property.   Thus the waterfront seems to be getting more expensive in Greenwich, Connecticut.   I next went by the Greenwich Library, and I read P.C. Magazine and P.C. World magazine.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a package of four boneless pork chop medallions for $3.59 a pound for $3.63, two 16 ounce jars of Planter's dry roasted lightly salted peanuts for $2 each, fresh Chiquita bananas for .24 a pound .82, and four ears of sweet corn on the cob for .67 for $9.12 total.   I then returned home.  I picked up my mail, and I chatted with my neighbors.   I chatted with a relative.    CIO 

Note: 08/28/06 Monday 7:55 A.M.:   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used a 11 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans and two Ball Park all beef hotdogs that I cut on an angle into half inch thick slices, two thirds or a diced and peeled half of a medium onion, and also a little bit of soy sauce and the other seasonings in the recipe.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I replaced the AA battery with a CVS AA alkaline battery in the small red barometer wall clock on the right wall between the two computers behind the laser printers.    Not much happening in this neck of the woods.   I guess I could shower and clean up, and make some effort to go out and enjoy the cloudy day.   BBC NEWS | Americas | Caribbean on alert as storm hits .   I will now shut down the primary computer.   If it is raining, I can always hang out at the Welcome to Greenwich Library! and read computer magazines for a while.   CIO       

Note: 08/28/06 Monday 6:25 A.M.:   Today is Jimmy the Rainmaker's 49th birthday, where ever in the world he may be traveling.   I woke up yesterday at 7 P.M., and I chatted with a relative.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the dishes, and I made my bed.  I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I went back to bed.  I chatted with a relative again.   I did some bottom fishing on the internet, but this time of year with people in the back to school buying frenzy, there do not seem to be any bargains.   I watched some television, and I rested until 5 A.M..   There was a program on CSPAN about the trillion of dollars the United States of America government is in debt and the trillions of dollars about the future debt obligations.   They said for the first time since 1933, people are spending more than they are earning.   It is not a very rosy economic outlet for the future of this country.   I reflashed the bios on the server, so the FIC motherboard now has the Sempron CPU update in its bios.   I went ahead and reflashed the Gigabyte motherboard bios also.   I sometimes reflash the bios as part of normal maintenance, since possibly online hackers tamper with it.   Both systems seem to be running fine.   I ate a 9 ounce can of CVS roasted salted almonds during the evening and early morning hours.   The weather is suppose to clear a bit about 10 A.M. this morning.   I will now go through my email.   CIO     

Note: 08/27/06 Sunday 10:30 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I ate a bowl of K.C. Masterpiece Barbeque potato chips.   CIO  

Note: 08/27/06 Sunday 9:30 A.M.:   After I cleaned up, I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.   I chatted with a neighbor, and I picked up my mail.   I have two different accounts with , and to continue to get the $20 discount for using all three services, they told me when I called them, they will combine both accounts into one account, so I will continue to get the $20 discount.   is located in Oceanside, California, and it just south of Camp Pendleton , where they tend to be in better shape than I am after being a keyboard jockey for the last 16 years.   When I last visited out there in 1980, and I stayed with Joel the head of Xerox Parc and Palo Alto Research Center , and Joel's friend was a retired Marine Corps officer, and we all had lunch together at the Dana Point Marina.   I noticed they even had a discothèque at Camp Pendleton, I guess for doing aerobic exercise to stay in shape.   I try to stay in shape regularly with what little free time I have anymore by exercise walking on Greenwich Avenue.   Of course if one were out in California with all of the fit people, one might be in better shape, but when one returned back to Greenwich, Connecticut or New England, one would notice that it is a lot colder here in the winter that the beach in California.   So Simper Fi, but I am still flying my Air Force Link flag, since the last time I left California back in 1980, I returned with a friend back to J.F.K. in Manhattan on a Sabena Airlines jet Welcome to - sabena.be & - Choose your language please flight that was the national airline of Belgium, so I must look like someone from Belgium, but I am not very good in their language.   Of course Belgium is only the size of Fairfield County, Connecticut, so nobody pays much attention to them or their monarchy Belgium Monarchie - Welcome .  I went through my email.   Meanwhile the War between the North and the South continues Hurricane ERNESTO and and .   I will now do some more bottom fishing on the internet.   CIO

Note: 08/27/06 Sunday 8:00 A.M.:  I finished the external backup of the Northgate Syntax backup computer, and I defragmented the hard drive.   I shut it down.    I put an inch of water in a three quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I put in two ears of sweet corn, and about a cup of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I steamed them on high electric heat, until the water began to steam, and then I lowered the electric heat to medium to medium high.   All together, I cooked the vegetables for 15 minutes.   I reheated the remaining cooked breaded chicken breast in the Rubbermaid container on one vegetable cycle, and then I put it on a dinner plate with two ears of corn on the cob with a little bit of olive oil on them, and I put the other vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I am not going out, but I will shower and clean up, since I have not cleaned up since Friday morning.   I will not bother shaving.   Weather Hazards for Southern Fairfield, CT .   CIO    

Note: 08/27/06 Sunday 5:55 A.M.:  Yesterday I woke up sleeping, and I ate half of a 9 ounce can of CVS roasted salted almonds.   I just ate the other half of the can.   I was able to do a Complete PC backup to the Maxtor external hard drive with Vista RC1 build 5536 .   I replaced the serial cable with a shorter one from the D-Link router with print server to the LPT printer port boxes, and the networked printers now work.   I also installed the network printers on the Northgate Syntax backup computer in the bedroom.   I am just figuring configuring it, and then I will back it up to the Maxtor external hard drive.   CIO   

Note: 08/27/06 Sunday 1:25 A.M.:   I worked with .   I tried setting up the network printers on the Northgate Syntax computer in the bedroom, but I found out that for some reason none of the network printers are not working.   The cables to the D-Link router with print server seem to be working just fine.   I have a lot of network printer connections automatically installed by Windows on the primary computer, so possibly they are interfering with the my over network printers setup.   I cut the sides off four wine bottle corks, so they lay flat, and I used them to prop up the D-Link router with print server, so it is running cooler and not sitting directly on top of the Netgear Switch.   CIO

Note: 08/26/06 Saturday 9:15 P.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I watched some television until about noon.    I went to bed.   I woke up at 7 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the dishes, and I made my bed.  While, I was asleep I downloaded Vista Beta 2 build 5536.   I downloaded it to the server, since that is running anyway while I was asleep.   On the primary computer, I did a Windows XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive.   While doing that after breakfast I watched a bit of the SciFi channel.   The movie about a dragon is coming on at 9 P.M., but I have work to do, so I will not watch it.   I will install the Vista beta shortly on the primary computer.  CIO   

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/26/06:

Note: 08/26/06 Saturday 8:55 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Atlantis set for weekend launch .   I will now send out my weekly notes.   I will then shut down the primary computer, and I will go back to bed.   CIO   

Note: 08/26/06 Saturday 8:20 A.M.:   I chatted with a friend.   I took a Pyrex pie disk, and I rubbed its bottom with a little bit of olive oil.   I rinsed two remaining boneless chicken breasts with cold water and dried them with a paper towel, I put them on a dinner plate, and I rubbed the bottom side of each with a little olive oil, and then I spread Progresso Italian bread crumbs on the bottom side, and then I did the same thing on the top side, and I put them in the Pyrex pie dish, and I baked them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the Farberware convection oven for 35 minutes.   I put an inch of water in a three quart Revere pot with steamer tray and lid, and I put in two ears of sweet corn, and about a cup of baby carrots and broccoli crowns, and I steamed them on high electric heat, until the water began to steam, and then I lowered the electric heat to medium to medium high.   All together, I cooked the vegetables for 15 minutes.   I put one of the chicken breasts on a dinner plate with two ears of corn on the cob with a little bit of olive oil on them, and I put the other vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil on them.   I put the other cooked chicken breast in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.  CIO     

Note: 08/26/06 Saturday 6:55 A.M.:   I was awake at 10 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the dishes, and I made my bed.  I chatted with a relative.   I took a couple parts from the server, and I assembled those parts along with parts from the Northgate Syntax computer, and I have them ready for the new red Viper case when it arrives this Wednesday.  I reconfigured the Northgate Syntax computer with parts from the Dell V350 computer, and the Northgate Syntax computer is now on the left side of the bedroom desk, and it runs just fine.   The Dell V350 case stripped of its parts is on the floor of the bedroom at the bedroom entrance in front of the white bureau.   The way the computers are and will be configured when I received the new red aluminum case is .   I also exchanged the Pontec speakers from the bedroom with the Jensen speakers from the living room, since the Pontec power cable did not work off the bedroom control panel.  Thus there is no working CPU attached to the brass and glass coffee table configuration in the living room until I get the new case this Wednesday.   CIO     

Note: 08/25/06 Friday 2:20 P.M.:   I did some regular internet work.  I ate two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note: 08/25/06 Friday 12:15 P.M.:   Recipe: Lasagna - GE Advantium Speedcook Ovens - GE Appliances .  IT pioneer William Norris dies at 95 | Tech News on ZDNet .    I finished going through my email.   CIO 

Note: 08/25/06 Friday 11:20 A.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I dropped by my donations at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   They gave me a receipt for the donations.   I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went to the Barbershop, beauty salon, haircuts - Old Greenwich, Connecticut in Old Greenwich, and I had my hair cut for $20 and $5 tip for $25 total.  I walked over to the Old Greenwich Rummage Room, but they do not open again until August 28, after their summer break.   I then went by CVS, and I bought two 9 ounce cans of CVS  roasted salted almonds for $2.99 each for $5.98 total.  I got my usual short preppy hair cut that I get every three months.   I then returned home.   I chatted with a relative.   I mailed the receipt for the donations along with a list of items to a relative.   I ate few handfuls of dry roasted peanuts.   I will now go downstairs, and I will pick up my mail.  CIO     

Note: 08/25/06 Friday 7:50 A.M.:  I opened up a 18 ounce can of Progresso New England clam chowder, and I put it in a microwave proof plastic pot with lid, and I heating it on one reheat cycle of the General Electric microwave oven.   I will eat it in a large Cobalt Blue soup bowl with a glass of iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and after I eat the soup, I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   CIO

Note: 08/25/06 Friday 7:25 A.M.:  I was able to transfer the files from the server to the primary computer quickly, by unbridging the LAN connections on the primary computer.   However, with the LAN connections unbridged the primary computer would not go online, so I had to rebridge them.   I might have to do with the D-Link Router.  Instead of going through my email, I sorted out the old clothes from my closets from when I weighed about 165 pounds, which was some time ago compared to weighing 200 pounds today.  I will be donating to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop today when they open this morning.

1 small oak captains chair

18 pairs of men's dress pants

13 men's suits

1 artic parka

9 men's sports jackets

1 rain jacket

13 men's polo shirts

I will donate them in a relative's name, so they can take the tax deduction.

I turned on the Honeywell Hepa air purifier in the apartment to have cleaner smelling air despite the electricity costs.   I now have to disable System Restore and reenable it to get System Restore going again.   Tracking on the order for XG Box Viper2 10-Bay Aluminum Mid ATX Gaming Case-No PS(Red) XG CA-V2-WOP-R-CUSA Viper 2 for $48.99 plus two packs of Deluxe UDMA/100/133 Motherboard Cable Set w/Screws/Standoffs for one for $2.25 and one for $1.27 plus $2.95 shipping with coupon code "SHIP295" on over a $50 order for $55.46 total  is FedEx | Track .   CIO

Note: 08/25/06 Friday 3:25 A.M.:  I did my chores.   I also put the small captain's chair from the bedroom entrance in the rear of the car to give to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   It tended to block the bedroom entrance area.   The two cushions for it, I put underneath the cushion on the chair between the mahogany bureau and the desk in the bedroom.   I will not be doing house cleaning today, since the apartment is basically pretty clean.  For some reason copy the files from the server to the primary computer takes to long, unlike the Northgate Syntax backup computer, so since I have them backed up elsewhere, it does not matter.   Possibly their is bottleneck on my network with the four LAN connections on the primary computer.   It should not take so long.  I will now go through my email.   CIO

Note: 08/25/06 Friday 2:20 A.M.:  After the last message, I chatted with a relative before going to bed.   I chatted with a relative while I was in bed.   I woke up at 1 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I will now wash the breakfast dishes and make my bed.   I will also water the plants, and I will put a scent bowl out of more white vinegar on the window ledge.   While doing that I will copy the files from the server over the network to my primary computer for extra backup purposes.  I will also throw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  CIO    

Note: 08/24/06 Thursday 5:15 P.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I then went to my usual Thursday 3 P.M. appointment.   I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon gasoline station, and I bought $8 of premium unleaded self service gasoline for $3.559 a gallon for 29.1 miles driving this past week at 13.9 miles per gallon at an average of 14 miles per hour around town.    I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a pound of baby carrots for $1.99, broccoli crowns at $1.49 a pound for $1.36 and four ears of fresh corn for .62 for $3.97 total.    I then returned home.  I brought up my mail.   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Nasa names new spacecraft 'Orion' .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will eat two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.   I will then go to bed.   Have a good evening.   CIO 

Note: 08/24/06 Thursday 12:50 A.M.:  I microwaved a Banquet 7 ounce chicken pot pie, and I ate it in a bowl with the remaining olive and chick pea mixture in another bowl along with a glass of iced tea.   I moved the telephone tea table from the living room into the bathroom, and I moved the telephone table from the bathroom into the living room with the telephones on it by the chair at the apartment entrance.  I put the flash lights and lanterns on its lower shelf.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for my 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO

Note: 08/24/06 Thursday 11:55 A.M.:   I could possibly order this ATI RADEON 7500 64MB DDR OEM AGP DVI CONNECTION ONLY DVI TO VGA ADAPTER SOLD SEPARATELY  , and I have a DVI cable that I could use on my primary computer 20 inch monitor, and I could use the primary computer DVI to VGA adapter on the card in the server.   It is probably the most reasonable way to do it, but I will think about it, and I guess I could do it today, but first I will think about it.   Of course for $20 more, it would be nice to have 256 MB, so I think I will wait for a couple of months or so.   The adapter is available here ATI DVI-2-VGA DVI to VGA adapter for Twin-View video cards - OEM at .CIO 

Note: 08/24/06 Thursday 11:45 A.M.:   I could order this video ATI RADEON 7500 64MB DDR OEM AGP DVI CONNECTION ONLY DVI TO VGA ADAPTER SOLD SEPARATELY  with free shipping for the XG box computer or POWERED BY ATI RADEON 9200SE 128MB DDR NO DVI AGP OEM  for the server, but I think I will wait until I can afford Nvidia GeForce FX5200 256MB DDR AGP Video Card w/TV and DVI Albatron A5200-256MB  plus $2.95 shipping with coupon code "SHIP295" on over a $50 order, which I could probably afford around the time I get my renter's rebate around Thanksgiving time.   The new computer case is really all that I can afford until I get my renter's rebate, since I might have unplanned expenses, and I have auto insurance and electricity starting again in October.   CIO  

Note: 08/24/06 Thursday 10:35 A.M.:   I have the spare parts to build another faster computer, but I need another case, so I ordered XG Box Viper2 10-Bay Aluminum Mid ATX Gaming Case-No PS(Red) XG CA-V2-WOP-R-CUSA Viper 2 for $48.99 plus two packs of Deluxe UDMA/100/133 Motherboard Cable Set w/Screws/Standoffs for one for $2.25 and one for $1.27 plus $2.95 shipping with coupon code "SHIP295" on over a $50 order for $55.46 total.   I will build the system with my spare Epox motherboard, and I will use the 20 gigabyte hard drive from the Northgate Syntax backup computer, and the AMD Athlon XP 2000 processor, along with a LAN card, and I will use the DVD/R from the server or one of the two DVD/RW from the primary computer and I have extra CD/RW drives in the other backup computers, and I will use the 64 meg. PCI video card from the server, and I will put the 8 meg. PCI video card in the Northgate as the second video card in the server, and the red viper case comes with two case fans, and I have two spare CPU coolers, and the red viper case comes without a power supply, but I have two new spare power supplies, so I can configure it with one 512 meg. memory chip.  On the Northgate Syntax computer, I can put in the spare AMD Duron 1.6 meg. processor, and the second 10 gigabyte hard drive from the Dell V350, along with letting it only have one CD/RW drive, and I can run it with the remaining 256 meg. memory chip.   I can put Linux on the Dell V350 and the Northgate Syntax, so basically I will have the much slower Dell V350 working, but I will not have it setup, since there is no room for it, and I don't have a monitor for it.   I can always add a 64 meg. PCI video card at a later date to the server for about $20 with shipping.   Thus for $50, I will have a backup computer that runs four times faster than the Dell V350, and I will have improved the backup coffee table computer.  The Viper 2 case   sells for twice as much at : MGE Company XG Viper 2 ATX & micro-ATX Mid-Tower Case, No Power Supply - CA-V2-WOP-R - Computer Upgrades » Computer Cases ,  and with a power supply it sells for $150, if one looks at the other prices on the net.   It comes with two case fans, and it is an aluminum case, and it has good air flow, and leading edge technology.  I think it is the same as this one XG Viper CA-V2-WOP-R Red Computer Case With Side Panel Window - Retail at which is considerably more.   CIO     

Note: 08/24/06 Thursday 6:10 A.M.:   I went through my email.   Only One left IBM Pentium 4 2.4GHz 512MB 38GB CD FDD XP Pro - B IBM 8303SB3_0000069 NetVista with XP Pro for $220 with with "SHIP295" coupon code for $2.95 shipping on over $50 order.    CIO 

Note: 08/24/06 Thursday 5:40 A.M.:   Instead of going out after the last message, I took an old fashioned republican nap like Calvin Coolidge until about 5 P.M..   I went outside, and I aired out the heat build up from the car.   I said hello to some neighbors.   I picked up my mail.   I went back to bed until about 8 P.M..   I chatted with a relative and a friend.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I went back to sleep until 1 A.M..   I did  some bottom fishing on the internet.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made up the sofa where I took my nap.   I have a couple of pillows stuffed underneath the French reproduction chair with the sheep skin on it.   I read my primary computer Gigabyte motherboard manual, and the primary computer does not completely turn off.  Its fans keep going once the computer is turned off by its case switch.   I tried changing the case power cable around on the motherboard, but that did not make a difference.  I removed the front panel, and the case front wires looked all right.   All I can figure out it the current power supply interacts with the motherboard differently than the previous power supply that is now in the server.   I lowered the primary computer power supply fan to medium from high speed.   I cleaned the case filter at the front of the CPU.  It all seems to be working just fine.  I just will have to continue turning off the complete power to the computer with the UPC device and the control panel.   I will now do some more bottom fishing on the internet, and I will go through my email.   CIO    

Note: 08/23/06 Wednesday 6:15 A.M.:   I reheated the breaded chicken and rice in their Rubbermaid containers on one vegetable cycle of the microwave oven, and I put them on a dinner plate, and I put one third of the remaining chic pea and olive mixture in a bowl, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I figure I am doing better in the current administration, so I logged on to , and I went to | Republican National Committee :: Contribute , and I donated $2 to the Republican Party.   Of course one has to realize I already donate a considerable amount of time and my spare funds towards volunteering locally here in the Greenwich, Connecticut community both within the community and on the internet.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for my usual morning walk.    CIO

Note: 08/23/06 Wednesday 5:20 A.M.:   » How much is Windows worth? | Ed Bott's Microsoft Report | .   I finished going through my email.  CIO 

Note: 08/23/06 Wednesday 4:30 A.M.:   Columbia Wiggins Pass Plaid Shirt - Long-Sleeve - Men's .  Western Digital 200GB UDMA/100 7200RPM 2MB IDE HDD Western Digital WD2000BB with "SHIP295" coupon code for $2.95 shipping on over $50 order.  Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor Built in Speakers - Retail at .  NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI Model ND-3550A - OEM at .   Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM at .  ViewSonic VA912b Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor Built in Speakers - Retail at .  CHIMEI 937A Silver-Black 19" 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor Built in Speakers - Retail at .  SAMSUNG 16X DVD±R DVD Burner With 5X DVD-RAM Write and LightScribe Black ATA/ATAPI Model SH-S162L - OEM - OEM at .   I will now go through my email.    CIO

Note: 08/23/06 Wednesday 3:40 A.M.:   Before going to bed, I bit $20 on Ebay on a used HP 3 meg digital camera, but I lost when it sold for $41.   Ebay called me up electronically at 8 P.M..   I checked out the internet.   I had a fake fax call.   HP Photosmart M417 5.2MP 3x Optical/7x Digital Zoom Camera HP L2011AR (M417) m417 with "SHIP295" coupon code for $2.95 shipping on over $50 order.  I chatted with a relative and a friend.    I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went back to bed.   I chatted with a relative.  I was awake at 1 A.M..   eBay Store - CampoDirect: digital camera, Consumer Electronics, mp3 players $50 generic 5 MP digital camera.   eBay: BRAND NEW $250 5.0 MP DIGITAL CAMERA - GREAT FOR EBAY! (item 130016749264 end time Sep-12-06 09:23:28 PDT) for  $60. eBay: DXG DXG-552 DIGITAL CAMERA DXG-552-V (item 150023375595 end time Aug-23-06 13:20:08 PDT) . .   .  eBay: Konica Minolta DiMAGE E500 5.0MP CAMERA Y298 (item 300019772706 end time Aug-27-06 15:06:55 PDT) .   Of course there is always .   However, although I use to be a professional photographer in my youth,  the local population of Greenwich, Connecticut is very camera shy.   Also even if I indebted myself buying a new digital camera, I would not be able to afford to have pictures developed, but I could post better pictures on the internet.   I already have a 512 MB SD card.   I will now wash my breakfast dishes, and I will make my bed.  Not much happening in this neck of the woods.  CIO

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 1:45 P.M.:   called me up on a customer service call, and I chatted with them for a while up in Buffalo, New York.   I also chatted with a friend whom works down here for the state of New York in the race horse business whom is also from that area around East Aurora, New York.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   I will eat a few handfuls of peanuts with some iced tea before going to bed.   CIO  

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 1:20 P.M.:   I changed the Microsoft wireless 6000 mouse from the USB port to the PS2 mouse port, so possibly now it will be more responsive, and it will bring the computer out of standby mode.   It came with a USB to PS2 adapter.   Since I had it plugged into a USB hub and not the computer, it might  have been slower.   CIO  

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 12:50 P.M.:   I went out after the last message, and I went to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on West Putnam Avenue.    I then returned directly home.   When I tried to bring the computer out of standby, it would not come out of standby.   I have the mouse connected via USB, so I usually use the keyboard to bring it out of standby.   However, the keyboard batteries were low, so I replaced them and rebooted.   I usually do not put the computer in standby, but from past experience I can bring the computer out of standby from the keyboard.   The primary computer seems to be running just fine.   CIO

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 11:40 A.M.:   I picked up my mail downstairs.   I will be going back out for a brief errand shortly, so I will just put the computer on standby.   CIO  

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 11:15 A.M.:   - Depression in Atlantic may become Tropical Storm Debby - Aug 22, 2006 .   Be Prepared !  - Hurricane chief foresees 'mega-disaster' - Aug 22, 2006 .   and Michael Louis Scott Tropical Weather .   I am somewhat confused by my present location in terms of possible flooding.   When I looked down the hill behind the building, we seem to be at least 100 feet above the Byram River and the lower area of Port Chester, New York.   However when I drive south from my building, it seems to be a flat road most of the way to the Byram Shore beach and park which would be at sea level.   Thus the road must gradually go down hill from this location to sea level at Byram Shore.   Of course if Manhattan flooded in a hurricane, it would also have a lot of problems with its electrical grid, and thus many of the people in high rise buildings above sea level would be stuck in the upper floors without elevators working.   I have been told by an older individual in this area when the pier on Steamboat Road floods, Manhattan is starting to flood.   They now have computer models about what can happen in a worse case scenario, but they do not show them to the general public, so as not to scare them.   Also there are suppose to be 80 million people living along the Atlantic coast from the south coast of Texas to the north of Maine.  If you add the people in the Caribbean, Latin America, and Canada, I think it would be safe to say over a hundred million people are at risk from hurricane activity on the eastern coast of the Americas.  CIO     

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 10:45 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   During my walk, I gave the MIT observer a print out of the information for the $100 MIT laptop computer for the third world.   I am not sure whether it is wireless or uses a LAN or how it gains it connectivity.    After my walk, I used the bathroom at Starbucks.   I then drove down by the waterfront and some of the usual fishermen were there.   I then went by the Arnold bread outlet, and I bought a 12 pack of Thomas' English muffins for $2.05.   I then returned home.   I chatted with some neighbors.   They have put in new street warning devices on Western Junior High road to slow down the traffic around Western Junior High School.   They seem to off loading some temporary trailer school building at that location, since the Hamilton Avenue school is in the process of being rebuilt nearby, so they are also holding classes for the Hamilton Avenue school at Western Junior high.   I tweaked and eliminated some of the startup programs on my computer, so the computer starts faster and runs faster.    I am still starting 11 startup programs in the system tray, which slows the computer down a bit.   However, the entire computer boots from CMOS password to complete boot up in Windows XP Professional in 2 minutes and 45 seconds.   I chatted with a relative.    CIO   

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 5:35 A.M.:   I put away my laundry.   I worked with .   I put the tea in the refrigerator to become iced tea.   Sun Rise this morning is 6:11 A.M. : Tide predictions from around the globe: Greenwich, Connecticut .  If you had this book : Used and New: The Great Estates: Greenwich, Connecticut, 1880-1930 , you would have a bit of money.  I have this book : MUSKETS AND MANSIONS: The Greenwich Story, Knapp, Daniel, Archer's Used & Rare Books , but it is not worth as much.   I have a 1895 copy of this book by Macmillan and Company Powell's Books - Tom Cringle's Log by Michael Scott that a friend gave me that is suppose to have cost $200 about 10 years ago in very good shape, but there is a cheaper copy available eBay: 2 ANTIQUE BOOKS 1905 TOM CRINGLE'S LOG BY MICHAEL SCOTT (item 120021845884 end time Aug-24-06 14:56:26 PDT)   .  The two volume set is worth 225 pounds Mumfordbooks Book Catalogue , the 1834 three volume edition is $30 , and these other copies sell for various prices Books & Collectibles online bookstore and search engine for rare, out of print, antique and used books, maps and prints - Australia .   Alas I have never read it, but the book collector that gave it to me would know what it is worth.   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Map details global water stress .   I will now shut down the primary computer.   I will eat two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.   I will then shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for a morning walk.   Itching for relief Parasite puts the bite on swimmers - Greenwich Time .  - Gerald Ford receives heart pacemaker - Aug 21, 2006 .   NRL Monterey Satellite Photos .   Tropical Depression FOUR  .CIO

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 3:05 A.M.:   Kodak EasyShare C530 5MP 5x Digital Zoom Camera Kodak C530 C530 $79.95 and try "SHIP295" coupon code on over $50 order for $2.95 shipping.    I went through my email.   I will now boot into Vista and install the recent updates.   CIO

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 2:35 A.M.:   19-Inch Acer TFT Widescreen LCD Flat Panel Monitor (Black) Acer AL1916W AL1916W $198.95 possibly $2.95 shipping on over $50 order with coupon code "SHIP295" .  In Windows XP, if one is using two monitors with a dual video card, one needs this adapter ATI DVI-2-VGA DVI to VGA adapter for Twin-View video cards - OEM at to plug in both monitors.   CIO  

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 2:20 A.M.:   I put clean linens on the bed.   I have 50 minutes on the dry cycle on the laundry.   I am making up a batch of Formula One .   CIO 

Note: 08/22/06 Tuesday 1:10 A.M.:   I woke up at 1 P.M. yesterday.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.  I went out to my 4 P.M. appointment.    I then chatted with the MIT observer downtown.   The MIT observer wants me to print out this article - $100 laptops to debut with Thai kids - Aug 17, 2006 , since he would like one since he is sleeping rough outside without electricity.   Also One Laptop per Child and MIT Media Lab & $100 Laptop .  I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with a couple from England whom are living here.   I gave the MIT observer four cigarettes.   I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a package of four halves of boneless breasts of chicken for $1.79 a pound for $3.96 and fresh Dole bananas for .69 a pound for $2.02 for $5.98 total.    I then returned home, and I went to bed again after picking up my mail.   I chatted with a friend whom needs a hernia operation.    I woke up at 11:30 P.M..   I took a Pyrex pie disk, and I rubbed its bottom with a little bit of olive oil.   I then opened up the package of four boneless chicken breasts.   I rinsed two with cold water and dried them with a paper towel, and I put them in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.   I rinsed the other two with cold water, and I dried them with a paper towel.   I put them on a dinner plate, and I rubbed the bottom side of each with a little olive oil, and then I spread Progresso Italian bread crumbs on the bottom side, and then I did the same thing on the top side, and I put them in the Pyrex pie dish, and I baked them at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in the Farberware convection oven for 35 minutes.   I also made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe which I put two chicken bouillon cubes in, and I put half of the rice on a dinner plate with one of the chicken breasts, and I put the remaining rice in a Rubbermaid container and the other cooked chicken breast in another Rubbermaid container, and I ate it all with a side dish in a large soup bowl with one fourth of the chic pea and olive mixture that I made last night along with a glass of iced tea.    I then drank a cup of coffee.   I will now start two loads of laundry, and I will put clean sheets on my bed.   CIO       

Note: 08/21/06 Monday 6:35 A.M.:  Potential Presidential Candidate ? from Greenwich, Connecticut Embassy of the United States - Paris, France Ambassador Craig Roberts Stapleton .  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Ice geysers 'discovered on Mars' .  BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | New Zealand Maori choose new king . BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Living in the shadow of a volcano .  BBC NEWS | Technology | Artificial muscles light up TVs .   BBC NEWS | Europe | Dutch plan orangutan web dating . Boeing's New Airplane - the 787 DreamLiner > English use username: wdtpreview, password: wdtpreview .  At the moment, my air force consists of a $1.50 balsa wood glider toy airplane from the Ridgefield, Connecticut hardware store, which I bought when I ventured up there to charge up my car battery some time this past spring.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I will probably be awake around 1 P.M.   CIO

Note: 08/21/06 Monday 6:00 A.M.:  I did a few more apartment tweaks.    I put the four Radio Shack nickel cadmium rechargeable batteries in the Radio Shack battery charger, and they will be fully charged at 1:30 P.M..   I used two of them in the Emerson wireless headset connected to the stereo, and they last about two to three hours a charge.   One has to change the Radio Shack battery charger from Metal Hydride to Nickel Cadmium depending on the type of rechargeable batteries that one uses in it.   I also have four unused metal hydride rechargeable AAA batteries that I got as a clearance item at CVS on  Greenwich Avenue recently.   The MIT observer mit.edu reminded me that MIT had a nuclear reactor on campus, so more than likely they still have electricity to keep their computers going.  However, being at MIT, it is probably one of those original graphite reactors such as out at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven National Laboratory - A Passion for Discovery across Long Island sound from Greenwich, Connecticut.   I fixed the Auto Arrange icons feature on my primary computer which some how was disabled.  CIO

Note: 08/21/06 Monday 4:35 A.M.:   Bohemian Club Has an Ax to Wield - Los Angeles Times .  Sony DCR-TRV280 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder 2.5 inch LCD .  JVC GR-D22U Digital MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5 inch LCD .   CIO

Note: 08/21/06 Monday 4:10 A.M.:   I tweaked some areas around the apartment.   If anyone is short on fuel and has a microwave oven, the last time I checked a 10 pound bag of Carolina enriched rice similar to Uncle Ben's was $4.99 at the Stop and Shop.   One can easily cook it up this way Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe .  One can add a little tomato ketchup or soy sauce or chicken or beef bouillon powder or sesame oil or olive oil or butter or margarine for a little flavoring.   Rice is very popular with the Asian and Hispanic communities, so as long as the price of it is inexpensive it tends to be a staple item in their diet.   However to ship 10 pounds from the Carolinas might cost a little bit more anymore, so possibly it has gone up in price.   Of course there are other forms of bullion, and if one had invested in them for the last few years, one more than likely kept up with inflation Kitco - Gold Precious Metals - Buy Gold Sell Gold, Silver, Platinum - Charts, Graphs, Prices, Quotes, Gold Stocks, Mining Stocks, bullion dealers .  My local expert in the field has not been too visible recently, but I still have his email address.  I have my usual biweekly 4 P.M. appointment today, so I should try to go to bed by 6 A.M..   I will now go through my email.  CIO 

Note: 08/21/06 Monday 3:00 A.M.:   America's first Italian public relations man Amerigo Vespucci - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia .   CIO 

Note: 08/21/06 Monday 2:20 A.M.:   After chatting with the local Italian group here in Greenwich, Connecticut, I thought I would make a cold summer European dish.   I opened a 15 ounce can of Goya chic peas, and I drained them with a strainer, and I put the chic peas in a large metal bowl, I then opened a 6 ounce dry can of large whole California black pitted olives, and I drained them with the strainer, and I then cut each one in half lengthwise, and I put them in the metal bowl.   I then peeled  a medium size yellow onion, and I diced it into approximately quarter inch square chunks, and I put them in the bowl.   I then added two teaspoons of Italian spices, a teaspoon of garlic powder, and a quarter teaspoon of ground black pepper, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two tablespoons of Colavita aged balsamic vinegar sweet vinegar of Modena, Italy, four tablespoons of Bertolli extra virgin olive oil, three tablespoons of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, and I mixed it all together thoroughly.   I then put in flat Rubbermaid container to chill and marinate in the refrigerator.   It should be an enjoyable cold salad in a day or so.    CIO  

Note: 08/21/06 Monday 1:20 A.M.:    I had a telephone call today about 10 A.M..    I woke up at 3:30 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I chatted with a relative.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went downtown, and I chatted with three veterans.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.    I chatted with the MIT observer.    I stopped by CVS, and I bought Garrity 6 volt floating lantern with 6 volt lantern battery for $5.46,   a 16 ounce jar of CVS Gold Emblem honey roasted peanuts for $1.99, a CVS Gold Emblem 4.5 ounce powdered beef bouillon for .66, a CVS Gold Emblem 4.5 ounce chicken bouillon for .66, a CVS Gold Emblem 3 ounce ground cinnamon for .66, buy one get one free of 2.7 ounce Gillette Right Guard Xtreme deodorant for $3.69 both plus .55 tax for $13.67 total.  I ran into the MIT observer again, and I gave him one of the Gillette deodorants.   I completed my walk, and I chatted with an Italian couple and a Italian visitor.   I returned back to my car, and I put my purchases in the car.    I chatted with the MIT observer some more.   There was a rat running around the front porch of the senior and the arts center.     I returned back to my apartment.   I opened a 19 ounce can of Hormel Steakhouse stew, and I put it in a plastic microwave pot with lid, and I reheated it on two reheat cycles of the microwave, and I put it in a bowl, and I ate it with a glass of iced tea.  I will now put the 6 volt battery in the lantern, and I will set it on the  telephone table at the apartment entrance with the other flash lights.   I keep a lot of flash lights around, since I am frequently on a night schedule and with a darkened apartment, although I have excellent night vision, they come in handy.   One does not need a flash light downtown at night because it is fairly well lighted.   Also we have minimal backup generation power in the building for the emergency lights.    CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/20/06:

Note: 08/20/06 Sunday 6:45 A.M.:   I will now send out my weekly notes.   I will then shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.    CIO  

Note: 08/20/06 Sunday 6:30 A.M.:   I finished the XP ASR backup of the server, and I started the web server going again.   I cleaned up my work area in the bedroom.    I reheated the remaining rice in the Rubbermaid container on two vegetable cycles in the microwave, and I put a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a 7 inch stick proof frying pan, and I heated it on medium to medium high electric burner heat, and once the oil was hot, I put the remaining salmon pattie in the pan, and I cooked it about 3 minutes a side turning it several times.   I put the salmon pattie on a dinner plate with the rice, and I put a few tablespoons of La Choy low sodium soy sauce on the rice, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I have the new FIC AN19 VIA KT400A Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Sound FIC AN19 (KT-400A Pro) that I ordered in May 2006 for $27 and $8 shipping which is virtually identical to the motherboard I put in the server except the slower 400 MHz bus instead of 600 MHz bus, so if I need to replace the new motherboard in the server, I have another one to put in.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note: 08/20/06 Sunday 5:10 A.M.:   I finished the primary computer ASR backup.   I worked with the server for a while.   I decided to upgrade the server .   I took out the Matsonic motherboard, and I put in the new FIC KT-600 Pro Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Audio SATA FIC KT-600 PRO KT-600 PRO  and Antec Socket A / 370 / 7 Heat Sink & Fan up to 3000+ ANTEC INC SOLUTION_PLUS_CPU .   It took a while.   It is running just fine.   The power light on the server seems to also blink for the hard disk light, so the yellow hard disk light is dark.   It works just fine.   It is a bit quieter.    I installed the drivers from the CD.   I had a bit of a problem getting the web server going, but I was able to fix that by deleting some of the old IP addresses from the D-Link Broadband Router setup.   I will stop the web server, and I will do an XP ASR backup of the server.   I will straighten up the bedroom computer work area while doing the backup.    CIO  

Note: 08/19/06 Saturday 8:15 P.M.:   I had a telephone call from a relative at 11 A.M..   I had a telephone call at 1 P.M. asking me to vote for Chris Shays for the House of Representatives Christopher Shays for Congress .    I woke up at 5:30 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I noticed this past evening that the computer was a little slow booting up.   I tried doing a System Restore restore, but it would not work.    I did a Safe Boot, and I disabled System Restore in the My Computer Properties.   I then did a regular boot, and I enabled System Restore, and it now works properly and boots normally.   I installed the Office 2003 updates.   I ran Norton Win Doctor 2003.   I ran Ccleaner.  I did a System Restore backup.    I will now do a Microsoft XP Professional Automatic System Recovery backup on the primary computer from the C: drive to the D: drive.    The primary computer seems to be running just fine.    CIO     

Note: 08/19/06 Saturday 8:35 A.M.:   Microsoft Buys Back Billions in Stock .   Microsoft is making a little bit of money, but if you look at this U.S. National Debt Clock , the over all picture is not so rosy.   I went through my email.   I sent in my Taft School The Taft School class of 1968 email response to the class secretary who is retired from being a Justice Department Lawyer.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  FEAR - First Encounter Assault Recon .  1GB, (1024MB) DDR PC3200 400MHz STANDARD OEM FREE SHIPPING , this memory has gone up $14 since I bought it a month ago. CIO     

Note: 08/19/06 Saturday 5:35 A.M.:   I have been thinking about some future backup computer upgrades, but I can not afford them.   Although I could buy another computer case for $20 or $30 and use one of my spare motherboards with it and one of my spare power supplies and use the Northgate Syntax AMD 2000 processor and put the spare Duron 1.6 processor in the Northgate, and use a spare CPU cooler, I would have to take the 512 meg. memory chip out of the Northgate and put it in the new backup configuration as well as the hard drive from the Northgate, and I would still need another video card, so I would have to get dual video card for the server and use one of the server's two video cards for the new backup configuration, and I would have to take one of the two 10 gigabyte hard drives out of the Dell V350 and put it in the Northgate, and I would not have room to setup the Dell V350, so it would not be used, and the Northgate would be the second computer on the bedroom desk.    Figuring video card for $50 and case for $20 or $30, we would be talking minimum $80, but I would also need a dual video card adapter which would be about $10 with shipping, and a new PC backup configuration with 512 of memory would be all right, but the Northgate would be too slow with 256 megs of memory, and I would not be taking advantage of the three 128 meg. memory modules in the Dell V350 which will not work in the other computers, so it is best to leave them all as they are presently configured and to save my spare parts in case I need them.   Maybe between Thanksgiving Time and Christmas time when I get my $300 Renter's Rebate, I can reconsider.   Also in October 2006, I will have both automobile insurance and electricity bill payments, so I will not have any extra money.    Thus while the weather is nicer, I would rather use any extra money in September to move around a little bit more and to get ready for winter, instead of spending money on unnecessary computer parts, since as far as I am concerned I have everything I need right now.   In the process of moving around, I am doing my own public relations, since some of the local village idiots seem to spend time in pubs, but they do not know how to use computers.  I ate a bowl of barbeque potato chips.   I will now go through my email.    CIO

Note: 08/19/06 Saturday 5:05 A.M.:   I always buy Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal in 48 ounce round containers welcome to Quaker, a unit of PepsiCo .   A good way to make Quaker old fashioned oatmeal is to put a half cup of Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal in a large microwave proof bowl with a little less than a cup of water, and then put the bowl in a microwave oven with a microwave lid on top of the bowl, and run the microwave on regular cycle for 1 minute and 40 seconds.   Once the oatmeal is cooked, one can put a little bit of cinnamon and milk with it and stir it together and then some sliced banana on top.   When I went to Lake Forest College lfc.edu  back in 1968, a family friend here in Greenwich, Connecticut named Jim Warburg wrote my recommendation to Mr. Douglas in Lake Forest, Illinois whom had been Franklin Delano Roosevelt's secretary of the Air Force.    One of my roommates my junior year at Lake Forest College was named David Field, and he lived for a while on the Farm in northwest Lake Forest with three other roommates, and David Field dated another Mr. Douglas's daughter in Lake Forest, Illinois.   That Mr. Douglas was president of Quaker Oats at the time.   At the time David Field was from Fairfield, Connecticut, but he might have been living on the farm under an alias.  For all I know his real name was David Eisenhower Family Life at the White House Historical Photo Essay , but it were he sure does not look the same today.   The David Field that was a roommate on the Farm was two years younger than myself, so he would be 54 and been born in 1952, and he drove a green MG and as I recall a brown BMW.  No David Field shows up in Fairfield, Connecticut today, so maybe David Field was David Eisenhower living under an alias.   I have been around a lot of people over my life whom have used fake names.    Perhaps from what I know, it would seem that Military Intelligence should be advised that they talk to much when they drink in bars.   I recall seeing someone around Christ Church in Greenwich, Connecticut the night Dorothy Bush died, and he was a young minister there, and as I recall the fellow working there at the time looked like David Eisenhower, so perhaps he has visited our area from time to time.    As I recall when I spoke to him that evening, I told him the television trucks would be improper, and I told him to get rid of them, and shortly thereafter they were gone.   Of course if they would not listen to David, more than likely his grandfather or father in law would know somebody that they would listen to.  CIO             

Note: 08/19/06 Saturday 4:10 A.M.:   Of course since when I am skinny I look like my friend George Cary and we are both from First Families of Virginia, perhaps I should not get my hair cut and grow it long, so I could look like a Colonial Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Where History Lives  employee in case I get a chance and can afford to visit Jamestown 2007 - America's 400th Anniversary , but I do not think we got there until around the founding of Williamsburg in 1620 and not Jamestown in 1607, so we probably would not be welcome, but at one time the Scott family had the land grant for Virginia, so probably there is a relative or two still in that neck of the woods.   The Rockefeller family in this area whom are suppose to be in the know always tell everyone that I am from Virginia, but since I have lived here most of my life, it would seem the Rocks are out of touch with reality.    The Scott family were pretty much original settlers in all of the Atlantic ocean ports of settlement in North America from the earliest days, since they were able to go back and forth to the Old World and since they maintained communications with their various trading partners.   For all I know we are the original Rum Runners from the Caribbean, but more than likely since the Spanish were down there a hundred years before us, we dealt with them when we finally arrived on the scene later.   CIO    

Note: 08/19/06 Saturday 3:40 A.M.:   I chatted with three different groups at Microsoft 1-425-882-8080 Microsoft in Redmond, Washington - Yellow Pages - Switchboard, and I told them about what I heard and observed this evening.   Of course with my grey hair at 6 foot feet tall, if I get my $20 hair cut plus $5 tip for $25 total at Barbershop, beauty salon, haircuts - Old Greenwich, Connecticut , at age 56 with shorter hair, they tell me I look like Media.: WILLIAM CLAY FORD Jr. , so since Ford announce yesterday is closing 10 manufacturing plants Ford Motor: It Only Gets Uglier -   and Ford slashes production; 10 plants to be idled - Aug. 18, 2006  , I am sure to have a lot of friends once I can afford to get my hair cut shorter at the first of the month.  Since owns Volvo Cars country selector , and since I drive an older Volvo, I might be mistaken for a cheap member of the Ford Family, but since I do not live in Michigan, not many people expect to see a Ford family member here.   Of course the Ford are Irish catholic republican and as a Scott family member, I am Scottish English Dutch protestant and a republican, so at least in politics we have something in common.   Of course back in my youth I had more time to network, so I pretty much knew everyone that matters anyway.   It is these new young Turks on the block frequently think I have lost touch with reality, since I no longer go pub crawling or go into Manhattan or get lost on Nantucket.   When one has a fixed home to maintain, it takes a lot of time.   I also have a fly in the apartment.   I ate two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.   CIO

Note: 08/19/06 Saturday 2:35 A.M.:   It says here that mailto:billg@ is 5 foot 10 inches tall and his father is 6 foot 6 inches tall.  Current Bush and Clinton are 6 foot 2 inches tall.   Queen Elizabeth II is suppose to be 5 foot 3 inches tall, but as she gets older, she probably leans over a bit like older people do.   Her husband Prince Phillip is suppose to be 5 foot 10 inches as is Charles their eldest son.   However, Prince William is suppose to be 6 foot 3 inches and Harry is suppose to be 6 foot 2 inches tall, and Jimmy Carter is 5 foot 9 inches tall, so some of the heights have changed since I last looked at them a few years ago.   Of course if we are trying to start a basketball team locally, I know at least a dozen people here in town that are over 6 foot 6 inches tall or taller, but I am not sure whether they play basketball or not.   After the last message I went out, and I drove downtown, and I chatted with the MIT observer.   I gave the MIT observer 4 cigarettes.   I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   The usual pub crawlers were out.    While chatting with the MIT observer, I overheard two couples walking up Greenwich Avenue saying that Microsoft is going to move all of their New York City employees to Stamford, Connecticut which would be a couple of thousand employees.   However, it might be just rumor since I have not read the story in the news yet.   Once the North American branch of rbs.co.uk completes their office consolidation in Stamford, Connecticut in the next couple of years, Stamford, Connecticut is suppose to the be the fourth largest financial center in the world after New York City, London, and Hong Kong.   I think the deepest pockets in Stamford, Connecticut would be Credit Corporation which is suppose to have about a half trillion dollars of investment capital.    I next walked up Greenwich Avenue, and I turned west on West Elm Street, and I walked over to the Food Emporium nearby.   I bought a 48 ounce container of Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal for $4.19.   I chatted with a local Greenwich Fireman, and he told me there was a vintage airplane out at Westchester airport.   I then walked back East on West Putnam Avenue to Greenwich Avenue and back down Greenwich Avenue.   It changes all of the time, but this past evening and during the early morning hours the upper Greenwich Avenue pubs seemed to have been busier that the lower Greenwich Avenue pubs.  Of course all of that changes from night to night depending on whom is trying to get lucky where.  I put the oatmeal back in the car.   I chatted some more with the MIT observer.   The MIT observer does not agrees with all of Microsoft's business developments, but he is entitled to his own viewpoint.   I think the MIT observer having lived in Europe is more pro Linux or Unix.    Of course not every office secretary or clerk as the same computer skills as someone whom went to mit.edu , so obviously Microsoft serves a certain niche market for people whom do not want to go to mit.edu to learn how to use a computer.   He told me the Greek restaurant across from Polaroid's research laboratory near MIT now serves pizza.   I suppose if one found out where the Microsoft office is going to be in Stamford, Connecticut, one could make a lot of money by opening up a pizza parlor and deli and Chinese take out restaurant nearby and maybe even a company pub.   I next returned home, and on my way home, I chatted with another regular night time person.   CIO    

Note: 08/18/06 Friday 9:10 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I opened a 14.75 ounce can of Bumble Bee Alaska pink salmon, and I rinsed it with its opened lid on underneath cold water, and I drained out the water.   I then put the salmon on a plate, and I picked out the bones.   I then put the salmon in the Cuisine Art with a cracked raw egg and two tablespoons of Progresso Italian bread crumbs and a half teaspoon of parsley, a half teaspoon of Italian seasoning, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a quarter of a teaspoon of Old Bay Seasoning.   I then mixed it all together with the Cuisine Art.   I then shaped the mixture into two five inch diameter patties about 1.5 inches thick.  I refrigerated one in a Rubbermaid container.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Microwave Oven Rice Recipe , which I also added one chicken bouillon cubes to it.   I put an inch of water in a Revere pot with lid and steamer tray, and I put in half of a 16 ounce bag of Stop and Shop California snow pea medley of vegetables, and I steamed it for about 10 minutes on medium high electric heat.  I also put about two tablespoons of olive oil in a 7 inch diameter stick proof frying pan, and I heated it on medium high electric heat.   Once the fat began to simmer, I added the salmon pattie, and I cooked it for four  minutes a side on medium to medium high electric burner heat.   I then drained the water out of the vegetables, and I put it in a bowl with a small bit of olive.   I then put the cooked salmon pattie on a dinner plate with one half of the rice, and I put the rest of the rice in a Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for my usual evening stroll at $1.75 cost for a half of a gasoline of gasoline round trip downtown.   In the winter, a half of a gallon of fuel per day would mean the difference between a cold apartment a warmer more comfortable apartment if you get my snow drift.   CIO    

Note: 08/18/06 Friday 7:50 P.M.:    ®. that was easy®. Sharp AM-900 Laser Flatbed All-in-One today only $149.98 after rebate.   Windows Marketplace: Downloads .   CIO 

Note: 08/18/06 Friday 7:25 P.M.:   I woke up at 9 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I went back to bed.   I got up at 3 P.M..   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.    I watered the plants, and I put a full scent bowl out of white vinegar on the window shelf.    I did my house cleaning.   I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.   I picked up my mail.   I ate the last of the honey roasted nuts.   I chatted with a relative.   CIO     

Note: 08/17/06 Thursday 11:15 P.M.:   Possibly some Limeys arrived today with the QM2 - Itinerary - 2006 .   BBC NEWS | Americas | Ecuador volcano's deadly eruption .   Ecuador Instituto Geofisico .  It might make it cooler again up north soon, along with any other possible volcanic eruptions.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   If any of my web notes readers are reading my notes and sleeping rough, from what I know the Westport, Connecticut homeless shelter has 16 beds near the Westport library in the center of downtown Westport, and this time of year it tends not to be full, but once cooler weather sets in, they usually do not have any room.   Thus if one occupied a bed there now, one would be set for the winter, if you get my snow drift.   I ate a couple of handfuls of peanuts.  CIO  

Note: 08/17/06 Thursday 10:35 P.M.:   Volcano in Ecuador Erupts; 1 Person Dead - EarthLink - International News .   $1.99 Shipping on any Order Over $19.99 @ ! Just Today August 17, 2006 probably Pacific Daylight Savings Time.   CIO  

Note: 08/17/06 Thursday 9:10 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.    I took the roll of toilet paper and the roll of paper towels out of the back of my Volvo station wagon, and I threw them away, so in the build up heat in the car, there is not spontaneous combustion from the dried out paper which could cause a fire.    I stopped by the Fashion Light center, and they did not carry the florescent 4 inch bulb for my Volvo car light, so I stopped by the Greenwich Hardware store.    They carried it part number 15983 F4TCW 4 watt four inch florescent tube bulb for $6.99 and .42 tax for $7.41 total.   I tried, it but the light switch is defective for that particular bulb on the Volvo flashlight assembly, so I returned it, since it was the last one they had.   It looks like the Greenwich Hardware store is expanding into the adjacent store on the street level in their new remodeling job.   I then went to my 3 P.M. appointment.   I next went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.   I then went downtown.   I gave the MIT observer the care package I had brought along with me.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.   During my walk, I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.   I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 20% more 19.2 ounce jar of CVS dry roasted peanuts for $1.99.   I then completed my walk.   At the end of my walk, I ran into another walker, I walked back with the other walker to CVS and then we stopped by the Black Forest bakery.   I then sat out for a while with the other walker.   I then chatted briefly with the MIT observer.   I then stopped by the Greenwich Automotive Service Center Exxon gasoline station, and I bought $8 of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $3.659 a gallon for 33.9 miles driving this week at 13.7 miles per gallon driving about an average of 13 miles per hour.   I then returned home.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I took a microwave proof dinner plate, and I put three pieces of paper towels on it, and five evenly spaced pieces of bacon and two more paper towels and the plastic microwave plate cover, and I put it in the microwave oven, and I set the time to 4.5 minutes.   I then broke in a large metal bowl four large eggs, and I added a couple tablespoons of milk, a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese, a teaspoon of olive oil, and about a half teaspoon of Italian spices, and I whisked it all together.    I then put a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a 10 inch stick proof frying pan, and I heated in medium high electric burner heat, and once the fat began to bubble, I started the bacon in the microwave, and I started toasting two halves of an English muffin, and I added the egg mixture to the frying pan.   I cooked the eggs for about five minutes, until they were softly scrambled lowing the heat halfway through the process to medium.   I put a little bit of olive oil on the English muffins, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I chatted with a relative.   I always wash my dishes after every meal.   CIO  

Note: 08/17/06 Thursday 1:10 P.M.:   I went outside, and I picked up my mail.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out to my 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO    

Note: 08/17/06 Thursday 11:50 A.M.:   I rested on the Scott family sofa since the last message.  - $100 laptops to debut with Thai kids - Aug 17, 2006 . CIO  

Note: 08/17/06 Thursday 3:20 A.M.:   I rested some more, and I watched a bit of television.   Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime Update .  CIO  

Note: 08/17/06 Thursday 12:20 A.M.:    I did some bottom fishing for a cheap camera on the internet : Used and New: HP PhotoSmart 435 3.1MP Digital Camera , and I came up with this use one for $35 and about $6 shipping.   However, since I already have the Vivitar digital camera which is only 1 MP, I do not really need it.   There are a couple of similar ones here eBay - HP 5X Digital, Digital Cameras, Cameras Photo items on .    I chatted with a relative.    I went outside, and I chatted with a relative is going away for a week to the Dominican Republic.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used a 11 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans two Nathan all beef hotdogs that I cut on an angle into half inch thick slices, two thirds or a diced and peeled medium onion, and also a little bit of soy sauce.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I also ate a bowl of Lays K.C. Masterpiece barbeque potato chips.    I took a nap.   I looked at some television, but not much is happening on Rerun television these days.    I guess the Hollywood types should look for some new talent.   I guess I will not be going downtown tonight, since each round trip to the senior center costs about $1.75 in gasoline.    I guess I will zonk out on the internet.   I also ate half of a 16 ounce jar of CVS honey roasted peanuts.   CIO  

Note: 08/16/06 Wednesday 7:05 P.M.:   Microsft Windows Vista Quiz .  I chatted with a friend and a relative.   BBC NEWS | Technology | Hackers target latest Windows fix .  Philippine Institute of Volcanology & Seismology.  Mayon Volcano Bulletin .  Microsoft patch can cause IE trouble | Tech News on ZDNet . Fantom Drives - Titanium 160GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive - TFDU16072A - Data Storage - External Hard Drives - .  JVC GR-D22U Digital MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5 inch LCD UBID .  Surplus Computers HP Photosmart 435 3.1MP 5X Zoom Digital Camera  .  Samsung Digimax A402 4MP 4x Digital Zoom Camera (Black) Samsung A402 .  Polaroid PDC 5070 5.1MP 4x Digital Zoom Camera (Silver) Polaroid PDC-5070 .   CIO

Note: 08/16/06 Wednesday 5:20 P.M.:    I was awake at 3:30 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.   I picked up my mail.   I will now do some regular computer work and go through my email.   CIO    

Note: 08/16/06 Wednesday 3:20 A.M.:   BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Princess Kiko prepares for birth .  BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | NZ mourns death of Maori queen .   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Planets plan boosts tally to 12 .  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Frozen mice 'have healthy pups' .  : 50 Coolest Websites .  BBC NEWS | Technology | Time lists 50 'coolest websites' .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I ate two scoops of peaches and cream ice cream.    CIO

Note: 08/16/06 Wednesday 2:25 A.M.:   At , there is a Sale at L.L.Bean .   Thinking about camping out this winter to save on the rent Mountain Hardwear Lamina Sleeping Bag, 45: Camping Accessories at L.L.Bean .  Boat and Tote® Bag, Open-Top: Luggage and Travel Accessories at L.L.Bean .  Self-Feeding Fireplace Grate: Furniture and Decorative Accessories at L.L.Bean .   I went through my email.   CIO

Note: 08/16/06 Wednesday 12:40 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Food Emporium, and I bought Dole bananas at .69 a pound for $2.35.   I chatted with a former English neighbor from South Africa.    I then went by CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and I bought a 16 ounce jar of CVS Honey Roasted peanuts for $1.99.   There must a be a lot of people from down south around, because that was the last of the nuts on sale.   I chatted with the Philippine staff about the volcano in the Philippines.   I then drove over to the new Radio Shack in Cos Cob by the Cos Cob fire house, and I bought a Radio Shack Industrial Heavy Duty lantern battery for $4.99 plus .30 tax for $5.29 total.   They have an alkaline one for $15.   I toured their new store.   I then returned to central Greenwich.    I walked lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I bought at Zyn stationary a Double Doubler scratch card for a dollar, but I did not win.   I chatted with another walker.   One could hear a concert going on in Baldwin Park.   I chatted with the MIT observer, and apparently although the MIT observer is from the United States of America having traveled quite a bit and lived 45 places besides here, he might be of Lithuania origin, but he is not sure.  I gave him a banana. He said he could use some of the clothes that I had prepared for him, and not the other stuff, so the next time I go downtown, I will bring along the clothes, since it is getting colder here.  He said he might be heading south in a couple of days.   I chatted about technology in the area.    I walked up Greenwich Avenue, and I used the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out at the top of Greenwich Avenue at the Pickwick Plaza on their stone wall.   On rainy days the Chase Plaza at that same location has a canopy for shelter.   I walked back down Greenwich Avenue.   I then chatted some more with the MIT observer, and I gave him a third of a pack of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s.    I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a dozen extra large eggs for $1.69, two 1.75 quart containers of Turkey Hill peaches and cream ice cream for $1.99 each, a 12 roll pack of double rolls of Angel Soft toilet paper for $3.99,  two 11 ounce bags of Lays sour cream and onion potato chips for .99 each plus .24 tax for $11.88 total.    I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.   I installed the new lantern battery in my large yellow Eveready lantern, but it blew out the krypton bulb that I had put in yesterday, so I used the spare regular bulb.   I have another spare krypton bulb on the bedroom side board that I will use only for the flash lights.  I put the used lantern battery in the smaller regular size lantern, and I used CVS super glue gel to secure the lantern battery handle.   I keep both of them behind the apartment entrance door.   I reheated the remaining cooked spaghetti in a Rubbermaid container and the tomato sauce in a microwave proof pot with lid in the microwave, and I put it on a dinner plate with a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.    I had a telephone call from a friend that got back from a trip.     CIO  

Note: 08/15/06 Tuesday 6:20 P.M.:    I did a little bit of bottom fishing on the internet.   I ate a few handfuls of dry roasted peanuts.   I chatted with a relative.  I will now shut down the computer,  I will now clean up, and I will go out for a stroll.    CIO  

Note: 08/15/06 Tuesday 4:45 P.M.:    I woke up at 2 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.   I picked up my mail.  They are painting the vacant apartment next door to me.   I chatted with a friend.    I left messages with two relatives.  CIO    

Note: 08/15/06 Tuesday 4:50 A.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer.    I will go to bed shortly after that.   I will probably have some sort of snack, but I have not made up my mind, but it is probably a couple of handfuls of dry roasted peanuts.   CIO  

Note: 08/15/06 Tuesday 3:00 A.M.:   - The Ultimate Troubleshooter .   The Greenbrier .   The Greenbrier - Welcome to The Greenbrier .   CIO

Note: 08/15/06 Tuesday 2:10 A.M.:   As I was preparing to leave, a representative of Queen Victoria's court here in America called up on his way back home, and said he would be stopped by to visit shortly.   I quickly put the British Union Jack flag back on display in the hallway, and I showered and I cleaned up.   My guest arrived shortly thereafter.  I gave my guest a glass of iced tea.   We chatted for a while.   My guest left around 10:30 P.M., and I gave him a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips to eat on his way home.   My guest has a company car that he uses to drive around New York State, and it is a Honda Civic Hybrid sedan , which he has earlier since he is a New York State government employee helping to save energy by promoting horses.  It is a very fancy modern car, and it supposedly switches from gasoline to electric power at slower urban speeds.   I guess it is the latest and friendliest in eco friendly long distance transportation, since he drives about a hundred thousand miles a year in New York State promoting the Horse Racing Industry.   After my guest left, I went downtown, and I chatted with the MIT observer about the world as I know it today.   He currently is not in need of any care packages.   I was a bit tired, so I did not walk downtown.   After chatting, I returned home.  I put the frozen bread from the care package in the freezer and the two cans of soda back in the refrigerator.    I left the care package underneath the telephone table in case it is needed in the future by the MIT observer.   I will now go through my email.   It is hot outside here in Greenwich still in August, so until Thursday I will remain on a night schedule to stay cool inside and when I go out it will be cooler in the evening.  The MIT observer seems to be colder here this time of year, since he was wearing a light jacket like he felt it is cold here, which I guess would be the case if one were from Florida.   CIO  

Note: 08/14/06 Monday 8:20 P.M.:   I boiled three quarts of water with  a teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of sea salt.   I then boiled for 10 minutes a 16 ounce package of San Georgio vermicelli noodles.   I then drained the water with a colander into another pot, and I threw the hot water down the bathroom sink to clean out my shaving soap scum.  During the last five minutes of the boiling, I microwaved half the contents of a 26 ounce jar of Ragu Ragu - Promotions & Contests Robusto 7 herb tomato sauce in a microwave proof plastic pot with lid in the General Electric microwave oven on the reheat cycle twice.  I put half of the cooked vermicelli noodles in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and the other half I put on a dinner plate with the heated tomato sauce and a few  tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I put the remaining tomato sauce in the jar in the refrigerator.   I left messages with a few friends and family.   I was told by a neighbor that most of Port Chester, New York residents are from the country Columbia in South America, and they are using the local Westchester County airport for importing and exporting the various products that their business cartel controls.   You have to remember the Spanish have a simplistic viewpoint on drug control since in Spain, there are no pharmaceutical laws, and most people just go to the pharmacy and buy what they need without a prescription unlike here in the United States of America.   It sort of leaves the doctor out as the middle man.  It seems to be general knowledge in the general public.   I will now shower and I will clean up, and I will go out for an evening stroll.   I will also take the care package in case the MIT observer is around.    CIO      

Note: 08/14/06 Monday 6:40 P.M.:    I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.    My socks arrive from , and I laid them out on the back of the down sofa.  They are quite nice, and seem to be durable enough for walking and warm enough for the cooler weather, and they also are mostly polyester, so they can be dried in the dryer.  I brought up the Red Eveready plastic flash light from the car, and I took out its batteries, and I put the two D batteries  from it in my apartment hard rubber RayOVac flash light by the telephone table.   I put two new alkaline heavy duty D batteries in the plastic Red Eveready flash light.   I also put three new alkaline heavy duty D batteries in the RayOVac sportsman flash light by the telephone table in the apartment.   I also brought up the small Jim Wynn Volvo flat plastic flash light from the car, and I but four new AA alkaline batteries in it, but only its flash light part works, the 5 inch florescent tube bulb needs to be replaced.   I started recharging my 2.5 million watt rechargeable lantern.   I had one partially used lantern battery in smaller lantern that worked, and I put it in the larger lantern behind the apartment door with a new Krypton bulb, and I stored the regular bulb inside the lantern.  The smaller lantern does not have a lantern battery, and it has a broken handle, so it is awkward to use.  I will save the old batteries in my old battery bag on the side board in the bedroom, but I will throw out the three old lantern batteries.   The last lantern battery that is still good that I bought cost a $1.69 at Odd Job a few years ago, so I wonder what one costs today at CVS today.   Since I have a rechargeable lantern, I do not need to replace it right away.   I will now put the two flash lights back in the Volvo.   CIO

Note: 08/14/06 Monday 5:05 P.M.:   The MIT observer is 39 years young, and he has an option opened to him on his career path, since he is an experienced camper and also high tech.   Apparently until age 40 years old, anyone if accepted can join the Embassy of France in the U.S. - The French Foreign Legion and Embassy of France in the US - The French Foreign Legion recruitment offices and Embassy of France in the US - The French Foreign Legion Enlistment Requirements .   Of course, I think to enlist, he has to make it over to France on his own expense, and once he got there, he might not feel like joining up after he sees the Paris night life.   Of course it is always an option, if you get my drift.   Maybe we should rename the Bleu Cafe on Greenwich Avenue "The Club Casablanca" and use it as a underground French Spy agency for the French Intelligence Agencies .  CIO

Note: 08/14/06 Monday 4:25 P.M.:   I woke up at 2 P.M..   I chatted with a relative, and I wished the relative Happy Birthday.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.   I picked up my mail.   On my order for six pairs of Bridgedale Leisure CoolMax® Walker Socks (For Men and Women) - Save 74% in large size,  2 pairs each of colors natural and dark blue, natural and olive and dark green, and white and grey for $4.45 a pair for subtotal $26.70 and $6 shipping for $32.70 total, tracking is UPS Package Tracking , the order is due to arrive today.   As I recall back in the period from September 1976 through about May 1978, when I camped outside in South Florida during cooler winters, I do not recall ever getting lice.   However, I had one habit which probably kept me from getting lice, and that is that I use to regularly swim in the cooler winter salt water ocean, which probably prevented me from getting lice since I frequently had the dried salt water ocean water residue all over my body.   CIO      

Note: 08/14/06 Monday 7:50 A.M.:   I put the care package for the MIT observer in another two larger plastic kitchen garbage bags, so it is more easily transported by the MIT observer, since he ditched his back pack, and thus the bags should not break easily if he had to carry them.   I have not had the MIT observer over at my apartment or in my car, so I do not think I have to worry about lice.   However, I do sit around town on many public benches and in the Greenwich Library occasionally, and I have also bought a lot of merchandise over the years at various thrift shops around town.   However, in my apartment I keep four ultrasonic pest and bug zappers.   However, just to be on the safe side, I sprayed a little CVS antibacterial disinfectant spray fresh linen scent around the apartment using about half of a 12 ounce container.   I ate two scoops of butter pecan lite ice cream.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Have a good day.  BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Living in the shadow of a volcano .  BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Fresh activity on Mayon volcano . BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Philippine volcano 'set to erupt' .  Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology .   About 1993 or around then, I recall when the Volcano erupted near Clark Air Force base, and the following winter we had 12 snow falls and one was even 4.5 feet high, so there is a connection between the weather locally here in Greenwich, Connecticut and the Philippines.   Yes, Frederick Von Mierers was one of General MacArthur's staff officers Douglas MacArthur - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia , but you have to remember when I was not helping maintain his apartment near the United Nations, I use to spend a lot of time around the Eagle Hut near a lot of the blue collar maintenance personnel in Manhattan, so the neighborhood would also be kept up to par.  CIO

Note: 08/14/06 Monday 6:15 A.M.:  Happy Birthday to a relative.  I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I chatted with the MIT observer.   Like other people whom do not manage to graduate from college such as mailto:billg@ , the MIT observer is having a hard time getting the electronic money from mit.edu to work in this area.   I walked lower Greenwich Avenue.   I then walked back up Greenwich Avenue, and I chatted with the MIT observer again.   With the higher prices of fuel in this area, not many people seem to be lingering in around Starbucks downtown on Greenwich Avenue anymore.   I then walked up Greenwich Avenue, and in front of the old Sam Goodys music store that went out of business where they are constructing a Vineyard Vines clothing store, on the bench I found two Planet Pizza large size boxes with about three uneaten slices in each box.   I took them back down Greenwich Avenue, and I gave them to the MIT observer for a snack.    Cold pizza is very common in the computer business.   I then walked back up to the top of Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out for a while at the Pickwick Plaza.   I then walked east on East Putnam Avenue, and I chatted with the hanging plant watering truck man, and the regular plant watering man is away back home visiting Scotland.   I then walked back to Greenwich Avenue, and I walked down Greenwich Avenue.  I chatted some more with the MIT observer.   A young lady in distress dressed like Cinderella was stopped by several Greenwich Police cars, until they managed to get her a taxi cab in the early morning hours.  I then walked down lower Greenwich Avenue and the train station area again.   Apparently the bars are now opened on Sunday nights Monday mornings, until 1 A.M., so they must have changed the Connecticut Blue laws which used to close them at 11 P.M. on Sundays.  I then returned back to my car, and I drove directly back home.   I ate the last of the gelatin fruit mixture with some iced tea.   The MIT observer is from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and although he has camped out all over America for the last eight years, he is beginning to feel cool in this area.   I went through my older clothing, and I found a pair of smaller khaki pants that had shrunk to about size 32 inches waste by 30 inches length, and they are made by Banana Republic with extra large pockets such as computer nerds like.   I had to sew on a copper button, so they can be fastened properly.  I found an older Stanley Blacker faded cotton flannel shirt in white blue red and purple pattern formerly 2XX large size before it shrank.   I got a new 32 inch cloth belt in brown white green strip pattern that came with a pair of pants.   I got a pair of old white cotton socks.  The MIT observer seems to have contracted Lice from sleeping outside, so I got a CVS 12 ounce antibacterial disinfectant spray fresh linen scent unused and a Walgreen's Ethyl Rubbing Alcohol  70% 16 ounce bottle and an a old dark green terry cloth wash cloth.  I put these in a double layer plastic grocery bag.   The MIT observer regularly uses the Greenwich Library internet computer terminals, so some of their chairs probably have lice.  For food I got a 8.5 ounce box of Triscuit reduced fat baked whole grain wheat crackers, a 18 ounce reduced fat Jif Creamy peanut butter, a 40% used load of frozen Arnold dark German bread, a 12 ounce can of A&W diet root beer, a 12 ounce can of diet Coke, a generic metal spoon, and new disposable razor, a .85 Crest cool mint Multi-Care toothpaste, a new Colgate tooth brush, a package of Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box, a generic red disposable lighter, and I went back downtown with the bag, but the MIT observer was away sleeping rough as they say in Outward Bound in England.   I then walked lower Greenwich Avenue again, and there was another happy camper sleeping on the steps of the office building across from the Greenwich Train station.  I walked the train station area, and back up to the central Greenwich area, and the MIT observer was not around.   I then drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with the most regular early morning fisherman.   I then returned to the central Greenwich area briefly, and I returned home.   I will take the Care Package with me next time, I go downtown in the evening for the MIT observer.   Apparently in Connecticut which is close to Manhattan people are so use to seeing people sleep rough that most people ignore them.   Since the MIT observer prefers not to use public shelters and social services which frequently is the case with more fundamentalists Americans, I am just trying to be neighborly in helping him out.  I will not be doing it on a regular basis, and we have good enough social services in this area that individuals do not really need to bother members of the general public for help.   However, I guess the MIT observer in traveling around America for 8 years is thinking more like the traditional Steinbeck type character in "Travels with Charlie".   I do not consider him a threat, but he should not be bringing lice into public places such as the Greenwich Library, if you get my drift.  However, I am sure plenty of other people have done do so in the past.  CIO  

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 9:10 P.M.:   I put away the laundry.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used a 11 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans two Nathan all beef hotdogs that I cut on an angle into half inch thick slices, two thirds or a diced and peeled medium onion, and also a little bit of soy sauce.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I chatted with a relative.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for a walk.   CIO    

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 7:40 P.M.:   Surplus Computers Fart Machine 2 Remote Control New & Improved Version  .  Westchester County - AirportMonitor - by Megadata - powered by PASSUR , I think we're being invaded.   - Large Maps NYC area  and Local Weather Forecast for Greenwich, CT (06830) - and - Westchester County Airport Profile .   CIO

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 7:20 P.M.:   I went outside briefly, and they practicing parking a fire truck in the rear parking area of the building.   I have 20 and 50 minutes to go on two dry cycles of the laundry.   I will now go through my email.   CIO  

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 6:45 P.M.:   I ate two thirds of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle potato chips with some iced tea.   I chatted with some neighbors.  I did two loads of laundry, and I have one load with 20 minutes to go on the dry cycle and another load that still needs to be dried.   I had a telephone message from a relative.   I also washed my yellow Gortex wind breaker jacket, and I am drying it in the shower.   I put the tea in  the refrigerator to become iced tea.   CIO     

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 5:00 P.M.:   I was awake at 2 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I put clean linens on the bed.   I am waiting to do my laundry, once the rush in the laundry room is over.   I am making up a batch of Formula One .   I will now do some regular computer work.   CIO   

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 2:15 A.M.:   ,  European Southern Observatory.   It must be lonely out there in the stars.  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Waterproof rice gene identified .  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Sky-watchers await celestial show shooting stars out tonight.   BBC NEWS | South Asia | Leo the snow leopard is US-bound .  BBC NEWS | Health | Toronto hosts HIV/Aids conference .  BBC NEWS | Programmes | Click | Talk is cheap and getting cheaper .  Skype - The whole world can talk for free. .   I installed Skype on both the primary and the server computers.   However, its web cam beta feature only works on the primary computer, it does not yet work on the server, or I have to figure out how to tweak it.  It is 2.1 cents a minute for computer to land line telephone call in England, so it is cheaper than the of 4.9 cents a minute.   Not that I know anyone in England that would want to chat with me.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.  CIO

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 1:10 A.M.:  Chance to win Xerox 19 inch LCD monitor office/pow , use priority code "51015".     Color Connection By Xerox .  Earlier today, I ate one third of a 16 ounce jar of CVS dry roasted peanuts.   This evening, I ate a 7 ounce Banquet chicken pot pie along with a bowl of the gelatin fruit mixture and a glass of iced tea.   I just ate three scoops of butter pecan lite ice cream.   CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/13/06:

Note: 08/13/06  Sunday 12:10 A.M.:   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO  

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 11:45 P.M.:   I finished the XP ASR backup of the primary computer from the C: drive to the D: drive.   I then did a Maxtor external XP ASR backup from the primary computer C: drive to the Maxtor external hard drive.   I did a XP ASR backup of the server C: drive to the Maxtor external hard drive.   I am doing a XP ASR backup of the server from the C: drive to the D: drive.   I am watching a vintage Turner movie channel movie called a "Gathering of Eagles".   It is about preparing U.S. Air Force personnel to be in top training shape and readiness in case they have to go into action.   When I chatted with Optimum Boost tech support today up in British Columbia, I was told that they are going to have the Winter Olympics in 2010 at INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - OLYMPIC GAMES at Vancouver, British Columbia and the Whistler mountain ski resort will be part of the event.   A few years ago a young au pair fisherman on Steamboat Road was from that area of Hidden Valley and he chatted about the Whistler ski resort, and he was intent on keeping an eye on the Crown Princess of Sweden Kungahuset , so maybe they will catch up with each other again in a colder climate.   In the movie, they now are beginning an "ORI", "No Notice Operational Readiness Inspection".   CIO

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 7:10 P.M.:   I was awake at 12:30 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I chatted with a relative.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I copied the files from my server to the Northgate Syntax backup computer through the LAN.   While doing that I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors, and I picked up my mail.   I setup a server on the Northgate Syntax backup computer.   I installed the Advanced Configuration Dynamic DNS program on it.   However, for it to work, I have to delete my server name in the Optimum Boost Server setup program and then reinstall it from the Northgate Syntax computer should I ever decide to use it as a backup server.    I am now doing a backup of the Northgate Syntax computer from the C: drive to the Maxtor external hard drive.  I went through my email.  I will now do a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup from the C: drive to the D: drive on the primary computer.  CIO 

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 5:55 A.M.:   Of course in my normal routine, I never drove too much.  Gas prices too high? Try Europe. | .  CNN/Money: Global gas prices .  CNN/Money: Global gas prices .   If you want to go for a drive, try being a communist in Venezuela at 12 cents a gallon.  Let's see what can we sell Venezuela in return for fuel.   Obviously they are a warm weather country, so they probably have plenty of food.   They are next to Columbia, so they have access to drugs.   Possibly they like to travel, so we could offer package tours to the north country, where they get to work as cheap immigrant help to see how the upscale Anglos live.   More than likely they already have cheap goods manufactured in Brazil.   Basically we could start our own oil company up north selling their cheap fuel.  Why don't we call it Anaconda Oil Anaconda | biggest snake | biggest anaconda , thus I think I will pass on going to Venezuela, unless one wanted see something like Monty Python's Flying Circus Monty Python's Flying Circus .   I guess Venezuela has everything it needs, so I guess there is no point in trying to get them to supply us with cheap oil, since Castro of Cuba seems to have control over them.   Alas, I only know about the Rockefeller ranch in Venezuela, and 's partner Taylor Sterling supposedly designed their ranch down there, so obviously if Fred were around he might have a connection with Venezuela oil.   Alas Fred does not know how to drive a car, and he mostly walks or rides a bike, since he is Dutch.   I do recall that Fred's group of friends had a weakness for good quality liquor since particularly they did not drive cars, of course much the same could be said for most of Manhattan.   We still have stretch limousines moving around this area, so obviously a lesser few of the privileged few can afford to hire them.   With the energy needs of the Navy and the Air Force, I have a feeling foot soldiers are going to become more popular in the military.   Alas, everyone knows the Air Force is the most computer literate branch of the five services.  Of course that does not mean they know how to supply energy.  For energy try Department of Energy - Homepage  and Campaign for an American Fuel: E85 Fuel  , so Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) will be producing ethanol, but to produce it one has to raise the crops such as field corn which takes energy and depends on the weather, and as the population grows there is less farming space.   Of course in Latin America, they produce ethanol from sugar.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO    

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 4:50 A.M.:   The way I figure it gasoline in my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon is costing me about 35 cents a mile to drive locally.   From where I live in Byram by West Putnam Avenue neat the Port Chester, New York border is about 5 miles round trip downtown if I park by senior center, for about $1.75 round trip, and if I drive down to the end of Steamboat Road on the same trip, it is about another two miles for another 70 cents or about $2.45 round trip.   On my budget a daily $2.45 round trip to enjoy the view of Long Island sound is awfully expensive, and if they really needed me down there, they could call me up and invite me down.   I lived on Steamboat Road for 4.5 years before I moved here in Byram for the last 18.5 years.   I have kept an eye on downtown and Steamboat road for 23 years, so obviously I know the area, but alas none of the local individuals give me much credit for that activity.   It is my professional viewpoint that with the local schools out and people on vacation, the traffic is much lighter in this area at night and even on weekends.   Perhaps, some of us high tech people should redirect out thinking away from computers for a while toward more energy efficient transportation.   However, the Europeans have been doing that for quite some time, and they have a number of energy efficient cars for sale on their markets, that they do not sell here because of EPA and Safety considerations.  Possibly they might think about reinstalling the trolley cars in Greenwich that they one had running in Greenwich.    I recalling seeing trolley tracks on North Maple Avenue when I first moved into this area in 1961.   At night I have noticed local bus traffic going east on Railroad Avenue to the Stamford transportation center.   CTTRANSIT Website has for our local area.   I printed out two copies of the 7 day schedule to have available, and I left them on top of the Lexmark X1185 printer on the dining table.    Senior and disabled can use their medical cards to get half fare .   However, since over 75% of the time, I seem to be on a night schedule, the bus is not an option.   Although I have a bike, I am keeping it in reserve in case we run out of fuel or get very low.   It does have a dynamo with lights, but we do not have a user friendly bike road at night, and I have only seen one person riding a bike at night around midnight coming from town.   Since a great deal of our traffic in this area is not that familiar with the local area, it makes it more hazardous for pedestrians and bike riders too.   CIO

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 3:25 A.M.:   - IBM PC turns 25 - Aug 11, 2006 .  BP to keep west half of Prudhoe Bay field pumping - Aug. 11, 2006 .  Last Chance Summer Clearance , look at - Free Online Coupons, Dell, Overstock, Amazon! for discount coupon on their site.   : Racor PBH-1R ProStor Bike Lift Ceiling Mount: Tools & Hardware .   ABC News: Emeril's Baby Back Ribs Recipes .   BBC NEWS | Technology | BBC plans clip-on digital radio .   BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Greenland melt 'speeding up' . 

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 3:15 A.M.:   Dell's Pain Is Often System Builders' Gain - Technology News by TechWeb .  Surplus Computers Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition (NFR)  and Surplus Computers Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition (NFR)  .  | Republican National Committee :: eStrategist Signup .   Wintuneup Pro Trial Download .  I tried the Wintuneup Pro demo, but I can not afford to buy it.  I went through my email.   CIO

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 1:30 A.M.:  Light at the end of the rainbow Surplus Computers Ultra Bright 24 LED Compact Flashlight (Red) w/case (2 Pack .  Or cheaper if you pay the shipping Surplus Computers  Ultra Bright 4-LED Flashlight (Blue .   I ate one fourth of the sugar free gelatin fruit mixture with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.   CIO 

Note: 08/12/06  Saturday 12:30 A.M.:   I went out after the last message. I put the NEC computer in the rear of my car.   I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I chatted with the MIT observer a number of times at various intervals during my walk.   The MIT observer use to work with the Radio Shack Tandy computer back in the mid 1970s.   I bought one from the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop about 10 years ago, but I got rid of it, when I did not have anywhere to store it.   I dropped off the NEC computer by the Greenwich Avenue trash can by the veterans monument in case anyone needs an old slow computer that works.   I did not drive down by the waterfront, since it is extra gasoline, and this time of year, there tends to be enough people down there at night.   I stopped by the Greenwich Automotive Service Center Exxon gasoline station next to the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with a Greenwich Country Day classmate whom has an older brother that lives at Mercer Island out in Microsoft territory.   I told him they are probably using Microsoft to lure people out into that part of the country to get unemployed young people to work at cleaning up the Hannaford Nuclear reservation in eastern Washington state which would a hazardous job.   I bought $11 of self service premium unleaded gasoline at $3.699 a gallon for 30.4 miles driving this week at 12.6 miles per gallon averaging driving 13 miles per hour.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought ten 16 ounce boxes of Ronzoni vermicelli at .60 a box, four 59 ounce carafes of Simply Orange orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, one 1.7 ounce Vanish  Drop-in blue toilet table for $1.39, and two Jell-O Jell-O Desserts. Every Diet Needs a Little Wiggle Room. .3 ounce sugar free gelatin deserts, one mixed fruit and the other strawberry kiwi for .89 each for $19.25 total.   I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.   I chatted with a relative.   CIO

Note: 08/11/06  Friday 7:00 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I tried to secure the new carpet in the kitchen, so it does not slide around, but I think it will still slide around a bit.   I used the lettuce spinner, and I cleaned about 3 ounces of fresh spinach, and I spread it around a dinner plate.   I then peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices 1/4th of a seedless English cucumber and spread it over the spinach.   I then opened a 2.75 ounce tin of Beach Cliff sardines in water, and I drained its liquid on the salad, and then I chopped the sardines into half inch square chunks, and I spread it around the salad.  I then washed and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices four medium size mushrooms, and I spread them around  the salad.   I then peeled and diced half of a medium onion, and I spread it around the salad.   I then cut eight 2.5 inch by .75 inch by .25 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Jack cheddar cheese, and I cut those pieces into .75 inch by .5 inch by .25 inch slices, and I spread them around the salad.  I then spread about 1/3rd of a 5 ounce package of Cardini Caesar croutons around the salad.   I then rinsed under cold water, and I spread 5 grape tomatoes over the salad.   I spread 15 medium black pitted California olives over the salad.   I then spread a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese over the salad.   I then seasoned it with Italian balsamic vinegar and Italian extra virgin olive oil.   I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   Earlier today, the small rube tube inside the toilet tank mechanism had some off its fitting, so the water would now swirl around in the toilet when one flushes it.   I fixed it by reattaching the small hose.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for my usual evening stroll.   CIO       

Note: 08/11/06  Friday 5:25 P.M.:   Of course does have betas available for download IBM Software Downloads .    Of course down in Florida, they have Welcome to where they launch the NASA - Space Shuttle   again later this month or early September 2006 NASA - Spread Your Wings, It's Time to Fly depending on the hurricane weather Michael Louis Scott Tropical Weather and when the family type people gets their kids back to school in Florida and return from vacation where ever that might be.   Since I have a large photograph of a NASA shuttle launch that I bought for $5 at the Old Greenwich Rummage Room thrift shop many moons ago, and it was tucked behind my bed headboard, I decided to display it once again, and I hung it on the opened door side of the bathroom door hanging in front of the mirrors hanging from my sweater drying rack hanging off the bathroom door hook.   Up north in the winter, we occasionally get cold and have to wear warmer clothes unlike the Ricky Rocket type of people down south.   Of course the coldest I ever remember it in Florida when I visited was back on Thanksgiving morning in 1976 at the Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and according to the bank sign nearby, it was 21 degrees Fahrenheit, and the University of New Hampshire swim team was having their morning work out in the outdoor swimming pool.    I recall that morning the parrots were still around the trees at the Swimming Hall of Fame parking lot, and they still had a picture on display in their lobby of Gerald Ford whom had just lost the Presidential bid against Jimmy Carter, so obviously I have been down in Florida a time or two.   CIO   

Note: 08/11/06  Friday 4:55 P.M.:   Happy Birthday PC, Happy Birthday PC, and isn't sort of amusing how is always claiming to have invented things I designed, and all my sisters do is drink wine with the president of IBM.  It would sort of lead me to believe that people around me are licensing my ideas to IBM.   However, when I drew my design for the PC back in December 1977 in Boca Raton, and I showed it to a IBM executive at the coffee shop in Boca Raton, I also got a little help the following month, when I stopped by in Paradise Island in the Bahamas with my Christmas check from Grandma Scott, and I stayed with Lord Mountbatten's grandson, and he explained to me that RCA Global Communications had 50 thousand people working in the Bahamas on the satellite networks.  Thus I really do not do it all myself.    CIO

Note: 08/11/06  Friday 4:20 P.M.:   I woke up at 11 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I went back to bed until 2 P.M..   I chatted with a relative.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I watered the plants.   I threw out the old periodical literature and the old computer magazines.   I found a computer in the dumpster, and I brought it up with my cart.  I checked it out, and it work, but I do not need it or any of its parts.   I left it by the dumpster.  It is a NEC Pentium 233 MHz with 32 megs of memory onboard video and 24 CD drive and 4 gigabyte hard drive running Windows 95.   I brought up my mail.  The state of Connecticut increased my food stamps from $95 a month to $99 a month, which I guess keeps up with inflation.   I am running the maintenance utilities on the Northgate Syntax backup computer.  I put out more white vinegar in the scent bowl on the window shelf.  Bike deal if you can deal with the traffic where you live : GMC Denali 700C Road Bike: Sports & Outdoors $147.77 with free shipping.   CIO    

Note: 08/11/06  Friday 1:00 A.M.:   I did some bottom fishing on the internet to no avail, not that I can afford anything anyway.  BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Volcanic eruptions score melodies  .   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I will eat two scoops of butter pecan ice cream before going to bed.   CIO

Note: 08/10/06  Thursday 10:00 P.M.:  : Panasonic DMC-FZ50 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Black): Camera & Photo and : Sony HDR-SR1 AVCHD 4MP 30GB High-Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom: Electronics .  Big Bucks Cameras for Big Bucks Artists.   CIO 

Note: 08/10/06  Thursday 9:35 P.M.:   Free Anti-Virus Protection - Active Virus Shield .  Homeland Security: Fix your Windows | Tech News on ZDNet .  Gates Foundation gives $500 million to Global Fund | Tech News on ZDNet .  Dell Pentium 4 2.0GHz 512MB 40GB DVD FDD Vid Snd - B Dell GX260P420 .  Sony DCR-TRV280 Digital8 Handycam Camcorder 2.5 inch LCD 1 hour left.   CIO    

Note: 08/10/06  Thursday 8:55 P.M.:   I reheated in the microwave for two reheat cycles the leftover spaghetti and tomato sauce, and I put a little bit of grated parmesan cheese on it, and I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I then took a nap.   I will now go through my email.   CIO 

Note: 08/10/06  Thursday 6:00 P.M.:   Weather Hazards for Southern Fairfield, CT and Rated Top Ten .   CIO  

Note: 08/10/06  Thursday 5:55 P.M.:   I woke up at 8:30 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went back to bed until 11 A.M..  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went out, and I went by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a 12 pack of English muffins for $2.05.   I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I returned the Linux book with CD.   I chatted with two of the most frequent users of the Greenwich Library.   I then went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.    I then went to my 3 P.M. appointment.   I next went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I then returned home, and I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a relative.   I had a telephone message from another relative that I tried calling back.   On can enter the Bios on the Toshiba laptop by turning it on with the Esc button pressed and then pressing F1.  I changed the boot order to CD, HD, Floppy.   I then tested the bootable Linux CD on it, and it runs just fine on the Toshiba laptop, but the screen is small, and hard to read.   I ate one third of a tube of Pringles sour cream and onion potato chips with some iced tea.   CIO    

Note: 08/10/06  Thursday 2:10 A.M.:  If you like a place with moderate weather where the ground can possibly shake City of Fremont - Home .   I munched on a few croutons and a small chunk of cheese.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.   CIO  

Note: 08/10/06  Thursday 1:35 A.M.:   I made 6 copies of the Linux bootable CD.   It worked just fine on the coffee table Northgate Syntax computer.   To use it, one has to set the CMOS to boot the CD drive first.   The one danger with it is that it read the computer hard drive, so one could accidentally change one's primary computer setup.   I left one copy on top of the Northgate Syntax CPU and another copy in the CD rack by the primary computer.   I also put four copies on top of the CD case in the bedroom.   It would be handy for testing computers without an operating system or trouble shooting hardware problems.  It goes online without any problems if one has an internet connection.   I ate one third of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with a glass of iced tea.   I will now go through my email.  CIO  

Note: 08/09/06  Wednesday 11:55 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read P.C. Magazine, P.C. World, and Smart Computing magazines.   I browsed the computer books.   I checked out "Moving to the Linux Business Desktop" by Marcel Gagne, which has a Penguin edition of Linux CD in it, which can be booted from the CD drive.   I will make a copy of the bootable Linux CD, and then try it.  I then dropped the Zoom 28,800 modem and the file cabinet holders off at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.   I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I used the bathroom at Starbucks in the middle of my walk.   I was told that the Monarch butterflies are already out in Maine by a relative earlier this week, so that means it probably will be a cold winter.   I use the ATM machine at the Greenwich Avenue branch of Putnam Trust Bank of New York.  I chatted with a local resident whom works at the Candy Nichols children shop about bygone days in Greenwich.   I chatted with the MIT observer about computers.   I did not drive down by the waterfront, since that would have used about an extra 50 cents in gasoline.  I returned home.   I ate about one fifth of the gelatin fruit mixture with a glass of iced tea.   CIO  

Note: 08/09/06  Wednesday 6:20 P.M.:   I took a nap.   I ate a few handfuls of peanuts.    I will now shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out.   Have a good evening.   CIO  

Note: 08/09/06  Wednesday 2:45 P.M.:   I boiled three quarts of water with  a teaspoon of olive oil and a dash of sea salt.   I then boiled for 10 minutes a 16 ounce package of Ronzoni #9 thin spaghetti noodles.   I then drained the water with a colander into another pot, and I threw the hot water down the bathroom sink to clean out my shaving soap scum.  During the last five minutes of the boiling, I microwaved half the contents of a 26 ounce jar of Barilla Puttanesca green and black olive tomato sauce in a microwave proof plastic pot with lid in the General Electric microwave oven on the reheat cycle twice.  I put half of the cooked spaghetti noodles in a flat Rubbermaid container in the refrigerator, and the other half I put on a dinner plate with the heated tomato sauce and a few of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.  I put the remaining tomato sauce in the jar in the refrigerator.  Also, it costs money for hot water, every time I shower and clean up to go out.  I will now do a little bit of regular computer work.  CIO   

Note: 08/09/06  Wednesday 1:40 P.M.:   I woke up at 8:30 A.M. this morning. I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I went back to bed until 11 A.M..   I chatted with a relative.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I went outside to throw out some garbage.    The order for the  motherboard for $30 and $12 shipping for $42 total eBay: Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ Socket 462 Motherboard (item 190016928103 end time Aug-06-06 02:42:16 PDT)  arrived in the mail.   I put all four spare motherboards on top of the sideboard in the bedroom with the other spare computer parts.   The Gigabyte motherboard came in Soyo motherboard box, and it was just the  motherboard and no additional parts, but that is all that I need.   It only has two onboard USB ports, but with my 4 port USB port card and the 2 port USB motherboard adapter, I would still be able to connect all of my devices if I had to use it.   I threw out a bunch of old shipping boxes and the two Maxtor hard drive boxes and a Acer CD drive that did not work.   I put some file cabinet holders in the back of the car to give to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.   I am also going to give them my Zoom 28,800 fax modem which cost me $150 when I first got on the internet about 11 years ago.   It is  EISA not PCI, but maybe somebody using an old computer could use it.   Today one can get a Sterling PCI 56,000 baud modem from for $20 with $20 rebate when they are offered, so it is virtually free except tax.  I boiled a pint of water.  I took a .44 ounce package of Stop and Shop cranberry sugar free gelatin mix and a .44 ounce package of Stop and Shop raspberry sugar free gelatin mix, and I put their contents in a two quart Pyrex casserole bowl, and I pour the pint of boiling water on it, and I mixed it all together.   I drained the juice from a 30 ounce can of Stop and Shop fruit cocktail with pear juice and the juice from a 8 ounce can of Geisha pineapple slices into a pint measuring cup, and I filled it the rest of the way up to a pint of liquid with fresh orange juice to make a pint of liquid, and I poured it in the hot gelatin mixture.  I stirred it.   I then put the fruit cocktail in the mixture, and I mixed it.  I then took the four Geisha pineapple slices, and I spread them around on top of the gelatin mixture evenly, so they are on top or slightly submerged.   I then put the lid on the Pyrex casserole bowl, and I put it in the refrigerator.   In four hours, I should have a gelatin fruit cocktail.   I figure it costs me 25 cents a mile in gasoline to drive my car.   So when I go downtown, and walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and then drive down by the waterfront and then return home, it is 7 miles or $1.75 plus .25 a half hour for parking, so a daytime trip can cost $2.75, if one parks for two hours.   I can drive from my current location on Vinci Drive off West Putnam Avenue to the Greenwich Library for about a 2 mile round trip of 50 cents, and there is not parking charge at the Greenwich Library.   However, I would not get my exercise walk.   I normally do not walk West Putnam Avenue, because it is too noisy.   I also think it has too much traffic to ride my bicycle in the daytime, and it is probably dangerous at night.   Still I have those options opened to me as the price of gasoline goes up in price, and there is less traffic.  CIO  

Note: 08/08/06  Tuesday 11:05 P.M.:   I will now shut down the primary and the Toshiba laptop computers.   I will go to bed shortly.   Every day before shutting down the primary computer and also on the server, I run Ad-awareSE and Ccleaner.   CIO  

Note: 08/08/06  Tuesday 10:20 P.M.:   I installed the Windows XP updates on the primary computer, the server, and I am in the process of installing them on the Toshiba laptop.   I ate two scoops of butter pecan ice cream with the remaining blue berries.   Earlier, I ate a few handfuls of peanuts.   CIO  

Note: 08/08/06  Tuesday 8:55 P.M.:   I went outside, and I threw out the shipping box that the motherboard came in.   There is a discarded air conditioner in the dumpster, but I am not sure whether it works or not.   A tenant's apartment was vacated recently, so it might still work.  I do not need it.   There was also a 10 foot by about 42 inch off white Berber carpet remnant rolled up in the dumpster.   I brought it up, and I folded it in half, so it is about 5 feet by 43 inches.   I took out the area rug from the kitchen, and I put it perpendicular to area rug underneath the living room brass and glass coffee table, and although they  are different colors, they are the same type and pattern.   The one I put in also matches the down sofa.   I put the remnant in the kitchen, and it blends in well with the existing Berber carpet that was underneath the area rug, and it fit just right, so it should not slide around, when one walks on it.   I exchange the pink and green area rug in the kitchen walk in area, and I put it in front of the telephone table chair, and I move the lighter pattern carpet into the kitchen walk in area, where it matches better.   Thus I have improved the overall appearance of the apartment at no expense.    I think the remnant that I put in the kitchen might be new or hardly used.   CIO  

Note: 08/08/06  Tuesday 7:35 P.M.:   I went through my email.   Biggest Oil Field in U.S. Is Forced to Stop Pumping - New York Times .  A Forbes Family Fund-Raiser - New York Times .   On my order for six pairs of Bridgedale Leisure CoolMax® Walker Socks (For Men and Women) - Save 74% in large size,  2 pairs each of colors natural and dark blue, natural and olive and dark green, and white and grey for $4.45 a pair for subtotal $26.70 and $6 shipping for $32.70 total, tracking is UPS Package Tracking .   CIO

Note: 08/08/06  Tuesday 5:40 P.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  I sat briefly downtown for a while.   I then went to my 4 P.M. appointment.   I filled out the information for my Renter's Rebate.   I then returned home.  I received as I was arriving home FIC KT-600 Pro Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Audio SATA FIC KT-600 PRO KT-600 PRO for $34.99 and a spare Antec Socket A / 370 / 7 Heat Sink & Fan up to 3000+ ANTEC INC SOLUTION_PLUS_CPU for $16.99 plus with coupon code "SHIP295", I got $2.95 ground shipping on over a $50 order for $54.93 total, tracking is FedEx | Track .   The CPU cooler actually came on this past Friday.   It seems to be a very nice motherboard, and it will be a useful spare motherboard as the newer hardware comes out in the future, and the older parts are harder to find.   I intent to maintain my current systems, and it will be harder to fine spare parts for them as they get older.    It is similar to the GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Products 7VT600P-RZ that I am currently using, and I also have a spare used Gigabyte 7VT600-RZ motherboard coming, which is the same, but it does not have the SATA hard drive connectors, which I do not use anyway.   Thus I have two spare motherboards for each of my primary and server computers for 4 total.   If for some reason I do not need them in the future, I can always sell them on .   However, as I said they are hard to find, and in the future they will be even harder to find, when the more powerful systems are only available.   Also as I have said before, there is no point in using a 64 bit processor with 64 bit Windows, since not may 64 bit programs are available, and it would only lead to additional expenses.    CIO

Note: 08/08/06  Tuesday 2:00 P.M.:   I used the lettuce spinner, and I cleaned about 3 ounces of fresh spinach, and I spread it around a dinner plate.   I then peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices 1/4th of a seedless English cucumber and spread it over the spinach.   I then opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left its lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water.   I then flaked the tuna fish in a bowl, and I spread it around the salad.  I then washed and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices three medium size mushrooms, and I spread them around  the salad.   I then peeled and diced half of a medium onion, and I spread it around the salad.   I then cut eight 2.5 inch by .75 inch by .25 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Jack cheddar cheese, and I cut those pieces into .75 inch by .5 inch by .25 inch slices, and I spread them around the salad.  I then spread about 1/4th of a 5 ounce package of Cardini Caesar croutons around the salad.   I then rinsed under cold water, and I spread 6 grape tomatoes over the salad.   I spread 13 medium black pitted California olives over the salad.   I then spread a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese over the salad.   I then seasoned it with Italian balsamic vinegar and Italian extra virgin olive oil.   I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will get ready to go out for my 4 P.M. appointment, and then I will go out.   CIO     

Note: 08/08/06  Tuesday 12:55 P.M.:   Happy 18th birthday to a relative.   I woke up at 8:30 A.M. this morning.   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I went outside to throw out some garbage.   I found a discarded Dell L800R computer in the dumpster, and I retrieved it.   I put some memory in it, but it did not work.  I salvaged some parts from it.  I took out its Intel PIII 800 MHz processor that might work, and I put it with the AMD Duron 1.6 MHz processor in the postal box on the sideboard in the bedroom.  I took out its Dell floppy drive, and I put it by the white bureau in the bedroom.  I took out its IDE and floppy cables, and I put them in the bottom left living room desk drawer.   I put its CPU cooler in the bottom right night stand in the bedroom.   I took out the broken CD drive from the Dell V350 backup computer in the bedroom, and I put in the CD drive from the broken Dell L800R.   I also put in the Maxtor 10 gigabyte hard drive as a second hard drive.   I threw out the rest of the Dell L800R broken computer and the broken CD drive.   I did a backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive on the D350V computer, and then I optimized its C: drive, so it is a little bit better running.   All of my computer information is at .   I chatted with some neighbors when I went out, and I picked up my mail.   I have a 4 P.M. appointment today.   Yesterday I ate half of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle potato chips during my afternoon breaks.  CIO  

Note: 08/07/06  Monday 9:50 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I went outside briefly.  I ate two scoops of butter pecan ice cream.    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   If one would like to communicate with someone whom is suppose to speak English and suppose to have legal authority in the United Kingdom, one can use this form Email Tony Blair , but he probably has to wait for it to be translated from United States English into British English which they do.   I suppose with a large expatriate group of United Kingdom citizens living in the United States of America, and with a United Kingdom bank rbs.co.uk in Greenwich, Connecticut, they might have some sort of influence with the local international community.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go back to Peter Pan land.   CIO     

Note: 08/07/06  Monday 7:30 P.M.:   I went outside, and I walked around the building.   Not much seems to be happening in this neck of the woods.   I suppose those citizens whom are finding themselves at home more with the higher prices of fuel are spending more time on whatever they normally do at home when they are not normally cruising around.   In Europe where gasoline has been over $9 a gallon for many years, they frequently take naps in the afternoon, and they go out for walks in the evening.   However, I generally prefer to take my walks when I first wake up, when I am less tired so as to get my system running faster.   At the end of the day, I just do my normal computer activities.   There is so much to check out on the internet, it only limited to one's imagination.  If one can not afford to go to Paris, France, one can always explore the art at the Site officiel du musée du Louvre .   When I was bored in Manhattan with all of the tedious people trying to earn money off Wall Street, I spent most of my free time when not walking around exploring the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: .  A big bucks friend of mine is heading out to California with her big bucks husband to explore the Huntington Library , and the Pepperdine Library .  Maybe once they get done, they might find Ahab the Arab's museum J. Paul Getty Museum where people go to visit in California whom can not afford air conditioning.   Of course has a sculpture garden.  Of course Grace Cathedral, San Francisco - Episcopal Church for the Episcopalian Online Community is an artsy looking building in the old style.   The mission at Santa Barbara reflects more sensible California architecture in the Spanish style Santa Barbara Mission .   Of course there is the Norton Simon Museum .   Of course when one spends so much time at the Metropolitan Museum, one gets curious about the other museum collections.   I suppose for Museum Hoppers the MoMA | The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum and the The Art Institute of Chicago and the Welcome to The Field Museum and the National Gallery of Art and Asia Society and the Welcome to the British Museum and the Tate Online: British and international modern and contemporary art and the The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library: Home Page and the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - en and the Greece Museums Guide - A travel guide for Greek museums and Greek culture in Greece and Château de Versailles – Site officiel – Résidence royale du Roi Louis XIV. and the Vatican: the Holy See and the Florence Art Guide - Piazza Pitti , and The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia -- Powered by IBM and the lowly Bruce Museum : with the nearby dog pound and the even more lowly Welcome to Greenwich Library! and Welcome to The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center and  Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Welcome to the official web site of the British Monarchy and the Schloss Schönbrunn and the Potsdam, Germany  -  Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin and Welcome to the Imperial Household Agency Homepage and the The Forbidden City : A Virtual Tour ---- Beijing Vista : China Virtual Tours: ChinaVista and the United Nations and the The Website of The Office of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and the Grand Central Terminal - Home and Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, America's Largest Home & More! and Home - Newport Mansions and Welcome to the White House and Explore the Taj Mahal - Virtual Tour "WOW!" -SundayTimes_London and Ancient Egypt Research Associates and Picture of Aghia Sophia in Istanbul , so get your camera Rated Top Ten : Panasonic DMC-FZ50K 10.1MP Digital Camera with 12x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and go take some pictures if you can afford to travel and afford an expensive camera, unlike stay at homes like myself, whom obviously have the capability to look at it all on the internet more cheaply using less energy than those of you whom love to travel and whom have star dust in your shoes.   CIO

Note: 08/07/06  Monday 4:35 P.M.:   I went outside briefly.   I chatted with a neighbor.  I took a nap for a while.   I am listening to a Microsoft Live Meeting Vista presentation on certain Vista beta features, and this point it is all Greek to me, since I joined in mid meeting.  CIO 

Note: 08/07/06  Monday 2:00 P.M.:    I chatted with the White House 1-202-456-1414 and also their comment line at 1-202-456-1111 , and I explained to them it is my viewpoint that these young Turks in the local Connecticut democratic party think they can take over the state of Connecticut, and it was my viewpoint there are a lot of conservative Old Guard types in Connecticut and that the Connecticut state republican party should run Alexander Haig: A Who2 Profile for senator from Connecticut.   I microwaved a Banquet 7 ounce chicken pot pie, which I ate with a glass of iced tea.   Apparently Adnan Khashoggi is involved with a lot of Hollywood actresses in the Caribou Club with Bill Clinton Welcome to the Caribou Club, Aspen Colorado Photo Tour , so I guess it is the Arab American democratic party version of the Playboy Club.  It sort of makes Clinton look like Khashoggi's pimp for his harem back home in Saudi Arabia.  CIO 

Note: 08/07/06  Monday 1:00 P.M.:  I emailed some friends about a family matter.   Since in the rather severe sun light in my apartment I am worried that the British Union Jack in the hallway is getting too much sunlight and will fade in the rather extreme summer sunlight conditions in my apartment, I moved the large U.S.A. flag back in front of it to protect it from fading.   Thus currently in the bedroom hallway showing is the United States of America flag and the United States Air Force flag, but I am still displaying the smaller British Union Jack flag with old smaller U.S.A. 48 star flag along with the other smaller flags on the Danish bar.   I hope the British are not offended, but I always change the colors depending on the season, and more than likely the British are on Holiday in the United Kingdom anyway.   The Queen Mary II does not come back to Manhattan until Thursday August 17, 2006 QM2 - Itinerary - 2006 , at which time we might have to exchange it back to the British Union Jack.   I have a feeling the local United States of America authorities are probably getting irritated with me for trying to be diplomatic with the British, but the only friend that seems to chat with me occasionally anymore claims his family got started working in America working for Queen Victoria, so from what I can tell, although the British speak English, they do not know how to communicate in terms of modern communications.   CIO     

Note: 08/07/06  Monday 11:20 A.M.:   Vista hacked at Black Hat | Tech News on ZDNet .   CIO   

Note: 08/07/06  Monday 11:00 A.M.:   I woke up at 6 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I went outside, and I chatted with a fellow cigarette smoker.   I noticed a town of Greenwich tree truck came into our front parking area, but they did not inspect the rear skating rink parking area for the tree storm damage.   They were pulling a chipper behind the truck.   I checked my fuse box underneath the hood of the Volvo, and the repair I made seems to have worked, and one can latch the fuse box closed without using the duct tape.   The front passenger side head lamp washer blade sprayer attachment seems to be held in place also.   I chatted with a relative.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor and the building custodian.   Well, the start of another busy work week seems to be in progress, and since my primary activity is working on the computers, I will continue that activity.   CIO     

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 10:40 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative and a couple of friends.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I will microwave a 7 ounce Banquet chicken pot pie, and I will eat it with a glass of iced tea.   Not much seems to be happening here.   With the higher price of gasoline, the New York City people do not seem like they can afford to come out here much anymore.   Also it seems like a lot of the local people here are away on vacation.   CIO    

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 7:35 P.M.:  Having observed the old stone wharf pier on Steamboat Road for 22 years on a daily basis this time around in Greenwich including living on Steamboat Road for the first 5.5 years I was back in Greenwich, my favorite fisherman whom one does not see too much comes down from Bedford, New York in a four wheel drive sports utility vehicle with a "NRA" National Rifle Association sticker on his car, and since he is a United States Government Federal judge people tend not to bother him, and when he is out there, most everyone else steers away.   Alas Federal Judges have more important duties to perform besides keeping an eye out on wharf rats.  Rudy's tackle shop in Byram is constantly sending day tripping fishermen out there, when the fishing is actually not that good on Steamboat Road particularly at low tide, and from what I know it is actually better in the Byram river along its shore, but the locals in Byram where Rudy's tackle shop is located do not like seeing people from outside their neighborhood fishing in their area.  CIO  

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 6:55 P.M.:   I went outside, and I used a part of a tube of CVS super glue gel to fix the passenger side headlight washer where it broke off the washer arm, so hopefully it will stay in place now.   I did not use a Arnold bread tab splint to make it more secure, since the color black of the windshield washer arm would not match with a blue Arnold bread tab.  Underneath the hood where the fuse box cover is, I had secured it down with duct tape, since it plastic latch had broken last winter.   I bent back the metal pressure tab to release the pressure on the broken latch, and I used the CVS super glue gel to reattach the broken latch, and I reinforced it by gluing a white Arnold bread tab cut to size on its inside of the latch, and I did not try clamping it shut yet, since I want to give it time to firmly set.   All of these minor maintenance details which get much more complex with all of the computer maintenance is what I call Mickey Mouse maintenance.   I would have gotten a lot more of them done earlier in the year, but for about the first six months of this year, I constantly had problems with computer hackers which took a lot of my free time that I could have used for other more productive activities not to mention a bit of free recreational time.   Thus it is my viewpoint that hackers are an unwelcome group in the internet community, since they tend to waste people's time, since most people have other activates to do besides working on the computers.   CIO  

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 5:50 P.M.:   I chatted with a relative.   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I walked around the building, and I inspected the storm damage in the back yard by the playground and along the rear steps.   About a half dozen trees were taken down along with a utility light fixture by the rear parking area which is still laying on the ground unrepaired.  It looks like one tree was removed, and the rest still need to be tended to.   One large limb on the tree by the steps came off ripping off the a large portion of the trunk, so it is hard to tell whether that tree will survive or not.   Needless to say the town of Greenwich tree department will have a bit of extra fire wood this winter.   I had a message from the same relative, when I returned.   CIO

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 4:30 P.M.:   Look like a Billionaire Exquisite Replicas - High Quality Replicas, for a fraction of the price - Rolex, Patek Philippe, TagHuer, Mont-Blanc, Cartier, Hugo Boss and more! .   CIO

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 4:10 P.M.:   I went outside briefly, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I noticed a distant relative in the Food Emporium today, the relative does not know he is related to the Davidson family.   The same relative was sitting in the Social Security Office in Stamford, Connecticut when I applied for SSI 20 years ago, so he must be close to 85 years old.   I used the lettuce spinner, and I cleaned about 3 ounces of fresh spinach, and I spread it around a dinner plate.   I then peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices 1/4th of a seedless English cucumber and spread it over the spinach.   I then opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left its lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water.   I then flaked the tuna fish in a bowl, and I spread it around the salad.  I then washed and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices three medium size mushrooms, and I spread them around  the salad.   I then peeled and diced half of a medium onion, and I spread it around the salad.   I then cut eight 2.5 inch by .75 inch by .25 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Jack cheddar cheese, and I cut those pieces into .75 inch by .5 inch by .25 inch slices, and I spread them around the salad.  I then spread about 1/4th of a 5 ounce package of Cardini Caesar croutons around the salad.   I then rinsed under cold water, and I spread 11 grape tomatoes over the salad.   I spread 15 medium black pitted California olives over the salad.   I then spread a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese over the salad.   I then seasoned it with Italian balsamic vinegar and Italian extra virgin olive oil.   I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a relative whom has moved to the Silicone Valley area in California, so perhaps my relative will become more high tech.    I also chatted with somebody outside Starbucks today, and they told me you are no long allowed to smoke cigarettes outside in Palo Alto, California.   I mentioned when I went to California a number of times between 1978 and 1980, I felt a lot of Howard Hughes' people were around me.   I also mentioned that Howard Hughes seems to have gotten to every place first being a pioneer in aviation.  Probably the reason we have not run out of gasoline in this area if you can afford it is that this local limousine driver Adnan Khashoggi is back in the area, and I saw him downtown in the early morning last week looking for a fare.  He drives a fairly new Lincoln Town Car 2006 Lincoln Town Car - Home page .   I guess I will now go through my email.   CIO

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 1:20 P.M.:  See what the Nantucket people do, when they can not afford to fill up their four wheel drive vehicles to go to the beach to blue fish - Live Cams .  Of course sooner or later when the large Jewish community out there run out of electricity because there is no fuel oil for the island electricity generators, they can always try to get that Russian Jew Hyman Rickover - Father of the Nuclear Submarine to hook up one of his nuclear submarines in New London, Connecticut to power Nantucket Island, providing they still have maintained them in working order.   I would not mind using one of them down here to heat my electric heated building in the winter too.   CIO

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 12:50 P.M.:  Proof of the pudding .   CIO

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 11:45 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I took a beautiful early morning stroll for the whole length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I bought at Zen stationary for a dollar Money Talks scratch card.   I sat out at various locations.  I scratched the scratch card at the train station bench, and I won $2.   I chatted with a former Greenwich Housing Authority employee.  I collected my $2 at Zen stationary.   I stopped by CVS, and I looked at this week's sales brochure .    There was nothing that I needed.   I stopped by the current location of the Greenwich Hardware store at the rear lower level, and I toured their 70% off section.   They are opened at 9 A.M. on Sunday.  I bought  for 70% off a 3 foot by 5 foot United States Air Force nylon flag Decorations - American Flags, Bunting, Flag Garland, Pulldowns, and Pleated Fans regularly $48.90 for $15 and .90 tax for $15.90 total.   I explained to them from my perspective, I have lived around the United States Air Force or aviation most of my life.   I completed my walk, and I used the bathroom at Starbucks.   I then drove down by the waterfront, and it was full of waterfront rats.   I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought a gallon of America's Choice white vinegar for $1.99, a 15 ounce bottle of The World of Kikkoman soy sauce for $2.59, and a fresh bananas at .69 a pound for $1.53 for $6.11 total.   I found a Mercedes Benz Mercedes-Benz International key on the grocery store floor, and I tracked down the client that lost it.   I then returned home.    I hung the United States Air Force flag in front of the left hallway bookcase in front of the Netherlands flag, and that in front of the Saudi Arabian flag, and that in front of the Swedish flag.   Thus those four flags can be rotated depending on the local political situation.   I still have the British Union Jack flying in front of the United States of America flag in front of the right hallway bookcase.   Earlier in the week, I moved the small state of Florida flag from the Danish bar area to in front of the server computer on top center of the two monitors.  Also before I went out, I moved the honey bee lamp in the bathroom from on top of the Panasonic 14 inch television to on top of the small side table in front of the toilet, and I also put a new 3.5 ounce CVS Clorox toilet tablet in the toilet tank.   For some reason, the CVS toilet tablets do not seem to dissolve completely in the Greenwich water, and after a while they start to float and sink down into the tank mechanism, so in the future I will buy the Stop and Shop blue borax tables.   I learned that once before, but I forgot.   I have so many things to remember, that I frequently lose track of things.  15th anniversary of the World Wide Web BBC NEWS | Technology | How the web went world wide .  CIO             

Note: 08/06/06  Sunday 6:20 A.M.:   I woke up at 4 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I bought an almost identical motherboard to my primary computer motherboard for $30 and $12 shipping for $42 total eBay: Gigabyte GA-7VT600-RZ Socket 462 Motherboard (item 190016928103 end time Aug-06-06 02:42:16 PDT) .  The only difference between it and my current one GA-7VT600P-RZ is that it does not have the SATA capability which I do not plan to use in the  near future.   Thus once I have received the two motherboards that I have ordered, I will have four spare motherboards.   I guess, some people might think I am being lavish, but it is a very difficult motherboard to find, and I do not intend to upgrade my current computer systems anytime in the near future, so I am keeping spare parts for what I am currently using.  I can always sell them on Ebay if I do not need them in the future.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will shower, and I will clean up, and I will go out for a morning walk.   CIO   

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 5:05 P.M.:  I ate about half of a 16 ounce jar of CVS lightly salted dry roasted peanuts over the day.   I just ate the last of the gelatin fruit mixture with some iced tea.  I went outside, and I found a black laptop computer bag at the dumster that someone had thrown out.  I retrieved it, and I put it with the other bag underneath the sideboard in the bedroom.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO  

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/05/06:

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 3:50 P.M.:   I filed the Vista Beta 2 build 5472 Complete PC Backup bug report from the Vista Beta 2 build 5472 bug report program.   I will now send out my weekly notes.   CIO

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 2:55 P.M.:   I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor.   I picked up my mail.  I will now boot briefly into Vista beta2 build 5472 , and I will try to file an error report about the Complete PC backup error problem.   CIO 

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 1:45 P.M.:   At cl- , my electricity usage for the month of July 2006 was $169.36, but one has to remember, I was gone for 10 days in July, when I was not using any electricity.   I have a surplus in my account, so I do not have a bill to pay on it.   CIO 

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 1:20 P.M.:   I did some more bottom fishing on the internet.   I ordered six pairs of Bridgedale Leisure CoolMax® Walker Socks (For Men and Women) - Save 74% in large size,  2 pairs each of colors natural and dark blue, natural and olive and dark green, and white and grey for $4.45 a pair for subtotal $26.70 and $6 shipping for $32.70 total.   Maybe later on when it gets colder, I will order some heavier pairs of socks, but I have several pairs of heavy duty winter socks, and I can not afford anymore at the moment.   CIO  

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 11:45 A.M.:   I took a nap.   I ate half of a 5.75 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.   CIO     

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 9:00 A.M.:   I finished going through my email.   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used a 11 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans two Nathan all beef hotdogs that I cut on an angle into half inch thick slices, two thirds or a diced and peeled medium onion, and also a little bit of soy sauce.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I threw out some garbage, and I chatted with a neighbor.   CIO     

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 7:25 A.M.:   I put the chilled iced tea in the refrigerator to become colder.   I am in the process of going through my email.   With the $2.95 shipping coupon "SHIP295" on over a $50 order this is an interesting digital video camera that might work with an SD memory card Digimaster E501 5.1MP 4x Digital Video Camera Digimaster E501 .   Alas, I can not afford to buy it, since maintaining my current computer systems is more important.   CIO  

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 5:45 A.M.:   I am in the process of making up a batch of Formula One .   Since I have clear plastic 59 ounce orange juice carafes of cold water in the refrigerator, I will use the cold water to dilute the ice tea concentrate formula, so it will be colder sooner, and I will put it in the new orange juice carafes, so they will not be stained with tea stains, and I will throw out the six old stained orange juice carafes that I have been using.  CIO     

Note: 08/05/06  Saturday 5:00 A.M.:   I woke up at 2 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I called up, and I chatted with Microsoft Security at 1-425-882-8080.   I did a Microsoft Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup of the primary computer from the C: drive first hard drive to the D: drive second hard drive.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I will now make my bed, and then I will do a little bit of regular computer work.   CIO     

Note: 08/04/06  Friday 7:35 P.M.:   delivered the package after the last message.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I threw out the package wrapping, and I will not open up the package the union suit came in until later on this winter, since I plan to be here, despite the presence of our southern visitors.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I checked my car oil.  I filled up the windshield washer container.   Everything looks all right underneath the hood.   I was asked it the 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon is front wheel drive or rear wheel drive.   I do not know since there is hump in the middle like there is a drive shaft for rear wheel drive, but the engine is mounted like it is a front wheel drive car.   I chatted with a relative and two friends.   From what I can tell, currently Greenwich, Connecticut is a company town heaven if you get my drift.   However, most of the traffic seems to be passing us up for points further northeast, and it is not busy downtown, and once the weekend vacation traffic exits New York City, it does not seem that busy here.   Of course some of our neighboring towns might be busier.   I will now eat a bowl of the gelatin fruit mixture with a glass of ice tea, and I will go to bed.   I will now shut down the primary computer.    CIO  

Note: 08/04/06  Friday 4:35 P.M.:   I finished my house cleaning.   I threw out the old periodical literature, old computer magazines, and old newspapers.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I used the lettuce spinner, and I cleaned about 3 ounces of fresh spinach, and I spread it around a dinner plate.   I then peeled and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices 1/4th of a seedless English cucumber and spread it over the spinach.   I then opened a 6 ounce can of solid white albacore tuna fish, and I left its lid on, and I rinsed it underneath cold water.   I then flaked the tuna fish in a bowl, and I spread it around the salad.  I then washed and sliced into 1/16th inch thick slices three medium size mushrooms, and I spread them around  the salad.   I then peeled and diced half of a medium onion, and I spread it around the salad.   I then cut eight 2.5 inch by .75 inch by .25 inch slices of Land-O-Lakes Monterey Jack cheddar cheese, and I cut those pieces into .75 inch by .5 inch by .25 inch slices, and I spread them around the salad.  I then spread about 1/4th of a 5 ounce package of Cardini Caesar croutons around the salad.   I then rinsed under cold water, and I spread 10 grape tomatoes over the salad.   I spread 15 medium black pitted California olives over the salad.   I then spread a couple of tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese over the salad.   I then seasoned it with Italian balsamic vinegar and Italian extra virgin olive oil.   I ate it with a glass of iced tea.   I then showered, and I cleaned up.   I glued back together a little drawer from the Chinese mirror drawer set in the bedroom with Elmer's glue.   I then went outside, and I checked my front windshield wipers, and they looked like they needed to be replaced.  I went to Gateway Auto Supply at 154 Prospect Street here in Greenwich, and I bought a 21 inch replacement set of two of Anco windshield wiper blades.   The regular service counter attendant installed them in my windshield wiper blade sets, and I put them back on the Volvo, putting the one with air foil on it in front of the driver's side.   I was charged $7 for the purchase and installing them in my existing windshield wiper holders.   I then sat out for about a half hour at Grass Island.   They have painted metal rail around the park, and they have a nice new bench there by the vent for the sewer plant.   I found a Stanley Utility knife that I put in the back rear right side of my Volvo wagon underneath the rubber floor mat.   I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.   I then went by CVS, and I picked up a prescription.  I also bought a 1 liter bottle of CVS Professional Oral Rinse alcohol free mouth wash for $2.99, a 16 ounce jar of CVS dry roasted peanuts for $1.99, and a package of two gram tubes of CVS Super Glue Gel for $1.97 plus .30 tax for $7.25 total.   I then sat outside downtown for about a half hour.   I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.   I chatted with the hotdog truck vendor.  I then drove over to the Old Greenwich Mobil car wash, and I got the Volvo washed with the Express Car wash for $5.99.   I then towel dried the small amount of remaining moisture.   I also shook out the driver's side floor mats.   I then drove out to Tod's Point, and I sat out for about a half hour at the southwest parking area.   I used the bathroom at that location.   I studied the clouds.   I then sat out for a while at the southeast picnic area.   Since they were anticipating rain which never arrived, there were not many people at the beach.   I then went by the Old Greenwich Porricelli's Food Mart, and I bought two 8 ounce package boxes of Alba Instant Non-Fat Dry Milk from cows not treated with rBST fortified with Vitamins A and D for $7.99 each box of eight packages, and a two liter can of Sclafani extra virgin olive oil for $17.99 for $33.97 total.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and their books are half price.   I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Service Station Exxon gasoline station dealer next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $24.50 of premium unleaded self service gasoline at $3.699 a gallon for 98.7 miles driving since July 19, 2006 for 14.2 miles per gallon averaging driving 13 miler per hour miles locally.  I then returned home, and I chatted with some neighbors.   My order of 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s arrived from .   My order for Duofold 2-Layer Union Suit (For Men) - Save 61% in grey in large size in regular length for $19.95 and 20 cent shipping for $20.15 total is out for delivery UPS Package Tracking .   CIO

Note: 08/04/06  Friday 4:05 A.M.:  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I washed the breakfast dishes.   I watered the plants.   I put white vinegar in the scent bowl on the living room window ledge.   I will now throw out the garbage.   Once I put away the laundry shortly, I will do my house cleaning.   I will now shut down the primary computer while doing house cleaning.   CIO  

Note: 08/04/06  Friday 3:05 A.M.:   I woke up at 2 A.M..  I am doing two loads of laundry with 5 minutes to go on the wash cycle.   I put clean linens on the bed.   CIO  

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 6:15 P.M.:    I ate a bowl of the gelatin and fruit mixture that I made yesterday along with a glass of iced tea.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 5:00 P.M.:  I went out after the last note.   I went by the Valley Road post office, and I mailed my Connecticut state form.   I then went by the Mason Street office of Putnam Trust Bank of New York.   I then went by the Wachovia Bank on Benedict Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.   I then went by the Stop and Shop, and they gave me back my $4.19 back on the Ball Park Franks error, where they are suppose to be buy one get one free.   I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I then went to my 3 P.M. appointment.   I next went to CVS, and I picked up a prescription, and I bought five 5.5 ounce tubes of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips for $1 each, a 15 ounce Alberto VO5 Silky Experiences smoothing shampoo for .88 and a 15 ounce Alberto VO5 Kiwi and Lime Squeeze herbal conditioner for .88 plus .11 tax for $6.87 total.  I then returned home.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I drank some iced tea.   CIO

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 1:05 P.M.:   I went outside briefly.   I rested until noon, when a neighbor rang my bell and gave me a letter that was placed in her mail box.   I picked up my mail.  FedEx delivered the Antec Socket A / 370 / 7 Heat Sink & Fan up to 3000+ ANTEC INC SOLUTION_PLUS_CPU for $16.99.   I filled out the form am made copies for my annual state worker review, and I have it ready to mail.   I will now go out and pay my rent, and I will go to my 3 P.M. appointment.   CIO 

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 10:15 A.M.:   I drank a cup of decaffeinated coffee.   CIO  

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 10:00 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I went downtown, and I chatted with a local Scottish citizen.   I mailed the envelope at the central Greenwich Post Office with the copy of my automobile repair bill to the relative that paid for it.   I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.   I sat out at various locations.   I used the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Greenwich Avenue.   I used the bathroom at Starbucks.   I then drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with one of the regular fishermen.   I then went by the Food Emporium, and I bought four 59 ounce clear containers of Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $2.50 each, two 11 ounce bags of Lays K.C. Masterpiece barbeque potato chips for $1.49 each, and a 36 ounce bag of Eight O' Clock Coffee – America’s best selling whole bean coffee company. of Columbian and one of Hazelnut coffee beans for $8.99 each for $30.96 total.   I then went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought eight 7 ounce Banquet Chicken Pot Pies for .50 each, a 1.75 quart container of Breyers low fat butter pecan ice cream for $2.99, a 1.75 quart container of Breyers low fat Rocky Road ice cream for $2.99, eight 6 ounce cans of 3 Diamond solid white albacore tuna fish for $1 each, two 28 ounce cans of B&M bacon and onion flavored beans for $1 each, two 28 ounce cans of B&M maple flavored baked beans for $1 each, two 5.5 ounce bags of Cardini Caesar croutons for $1.50 each, two 8 ounce bottles of Kraft Hickory Smoked barbeque sauce for $1 each, a 48 ounce container of Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal for $4.49, two 8 ounce containers of Stop and Shop grated parmesan and Romano cheese for $2.39 each, two 6.5 ounce dry cans of Stop and Shop large pitted California black olives for $1 each, a 100 count box of Splenda sweetener for $4.99, two 16 ounce packages of Ball Park beef franks for $4.19 buy one get one free, a 2 pound bag of onions for $2.19, a English seedless cucumber for $2, a 10 ounce bag of fresh spinach for $2.19, a 10 ounce box of mushrooms for $2.49, a pint of grape tomatoes $2.99 for $59.29 total.  I then returned home, and I used my cart to bring up my purchases, and I put them away.   I put three tablespoons of water in a 10 inch frying pan, and I put in the contents of a 7 ounce box of Armour  maple flavored frozen sausages, and I set them to medium electric heat with lid, and I cooked them for six minutes.   While this was happening, I broke three large eggs in a large mixing bowl, and I added two tablespoons of milk, and a few dashes of oregano, parsley, and a tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese and a small bit of olive oil, and I whisked it all together.   Once the sausages had cooked six minutes, I removed the lid, and I let them cook with the water evaporating.   I then added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil and the egg mixture, and I cooked it mixing it together for medium cooked scrambled eggs with sausages.   I put the pan on a dinner plate to warm it, and then I added the egg and sausage mixture.   I also toasted two halves of an English muffin which I put olive oil on.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a relative.   CIO  

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 5:15 A.M.:   $31 free shipping SONY 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model DWQ120AB2 - OEM at .   : Microsoft Money 2007 Deluxe: Software .    I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go out for some morning activity.   Another sweat-soaked day on tap - Greenwich Time .   Greenwich, Connecticut (06830) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground .   CIO

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 4:45 A.M.:  AOL Seeks Payoff With Free Services - Los Angeles Times .   I got an email with my General Electric Service Contract GE Appliance Service: repair, troubleshoot, schedule service, broken appliance for my General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control.   Their new air conditioners are at GE Room Air Conditioners: air conditioner, window air conditioner .   My service contract is now paid up through September 14, 2007.   I printed out three copies of the service contract.  Two copies are in my metal file stand on the bedroom desk, and the third is with the receipts on the dining table in the living room.   I also have copies of the Volvo repair bill in the metal file holder on the bedroom desk.  Geek News - Vista upgrade path gets a little muddy .   I went through my email.   CIO

Note: 08/03/06  Thursday 4:10 A.M.:   I was up at 1:30 A.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal with a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I made my bed.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I showered, and I cleaned up.  I took the carts that I carry up groceries with down to the car.   I put $5 on my Mac Gray laundry card.   I will work on the computer a bit.   I will go out at first light 5:52 A.M. : Tide predictions from around the globe: Greenwich, Connecticut , and I will take a walk on Greenwich Avenue.   When the grocery stores open at 7 A.M., I will do some grocery shopping.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.   Since it will be another hot day today, I will probably stay around the apartment air conditioner.   If my rent bill comes in the mail around 10 A.M., I might go out and pay it, or I might wait until before I go out for my 3 P.M. appointment.    With the higher price of gasoline, one has to plan and organize one's trips in the car.    CIO        

Note: 08/02/06  Wednesday 7:20 P.M.:   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Stay cool.   CIO

Note: 08/02/06  Wednesday 6:45 P.M.:    I ate some of the gelatin fruit mixture with ice tea.   I put a copy of the auto repair bill in the folder behind the driver's seat, where I keep the maintenance records.   I need to wash the car, but I think it is suppose to rain on Friday breaking the heat spell, so I will wait for it to rain.   There is a lot more jet traffic, so possibly lots of people are escaping the hurricane threat down in the Gulf of Mexico area National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center , so we might be busy with hurricane refugees whom have flown out of the threatened areas.  More that likely Tropical Storm Chris will pick up steam when it heads into the warmer waters of the Florida straits and the Gulf of Mexico.  If any oil platforms are disturbed that could cause the price of gasoline and energy to rise even higher.   Of course this is only the first major storm of the season, it could be worse later on in the season.  I saw a white heron fly over the building today, and this evening there was an eagle flying over the building, so the birds are in our area.   Birds frequently have more common sense about the weather, since they spend more time outside observing the weather as opposed to people whom watch too much television from half way around the world.   CIO  

Note: 08/02/06  Wednesday 5:40 P.M.:   I worked on the computer until 11 A.M..   I worked with .   I took a 6 ounce can of tuna fish, and I opened its lid, and I rinsed it underneath cold water.   I then flaked it in a bowl, and I added two heaping tablespoons of Hellmann's low fat mayonnaise and a few dashes of Old Bay Seasoning, and I mixed it all together.   I put half of it on each on two slices of Arnold dark German bread, and I put two halves on top, and I cut the sandwiches across.   I put them on a plate, and with half of a 5.75 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and two medium dill pickles I quartered lengthwise.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I rested until 1 P.M., and I also went outside briefly, and I picked up my mail.   I called Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon gasoline station, and they told me my car would be ready about 2 P.M..   I walked downtown.  On the way out, I chatted with a neighbor.   I stopped by the Stop and Shop, and I bought bananas at .79 a pound for $2.68 and a 8 ounce container of Stop and Shop grated parmesan and Romano cheese for $2.39 for $5.07 total.   I then walked over to the Exxon service station next to the Greenwich Library, and I picked up my car.  A relative paid for the bill for an early Christmas present.   The cost was $750.90 for the new catalytic converter, $14.46 for exhaust clamps, $267 labor for $1,032.36 for the new catalytic converter.   On the car air conditioning system, it was $46.88 for new refrigerant, $15 for A/C lube and leak detector and $119.99 labor for $181.87 subtotal for the air conditioning.   The total cost for parts was $827.24, labor $386.99, supply charge $1.50 for subtotal $1,215.73 plus $72.94 sale tax for $1,288.67 total.   The car is now quiet running.   The air conditioning system works just fine.   The service and check engine lights are now off.   I next went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street.  I next went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.   I then sat out briefly downtown.   I then drove down by the waterfront.   I then went by the Arnold Bread outlet, and I bought a loaf of multigrain bread for $1.59 and a 12 pack of Thomas' English muffins for $2.05 less .36 senior discount for $3.28 total.   I then returned home.   I brought up my purchases along with the tool box from the back of the car, so there is more room in the rear of the car.  I put the tool box back underneath the telephone chair at the apartment entrance.   My order for order from Bargain Barn at Sierra Trading Post and Sunglasses (Bargain Barn) at Sierra Trading Post - Save 35-70% on Famous Name Brands ,  that I ordered Version Optics '04 LCA Sunglasses - Save 73% in (40) black / copper fade w/ yellow lens for $19.95 and .20 shipping for $20.15 total is UPS Package Tracking had arrived.   I went outside to try on the new sunglasses, and they are quite clear and easy to see with.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I chatted with a relative a few times.   I used the Lexmark X1185 to make copies of the auto repair bill.   I will send a copy to the relative that paid for it.  For the Lexmark X1185 to copy or scan the computer it is connected to has to be turned on.   CIO     

Note: 08/02/06  Wednesday 7:00 A.M.:   On my order for  FIC KT-600 Pro Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Audio SATA FIC KT-600 PRO KT-600 PRO for $34.99 and a spare Antec Socket A / 370 / 7 Heat Sink & Fan up to 3000+ ANTEC INC SOLUTION_PLUS_CPU for $16.99 plus with coupon code "SHIP295", I got $2.95 ground shipping on over a $50 order for $54.93 total, tracking is FedEx | Track .   On my order for order from Bargain Barn at Sierra Trading Post and Sunglasses (Bargain Barn) at Sierra Trading Post - Save 35-70% on Famous Name Brands ,  that I ordered Version Optics '04 LCA Sunglasses - Save 73% in (40) black / copper fade w/ yellow lens for $19.95 and .20 shipping for $20.15 total is UPS Package Tracking , and should be delivered today.   I went through my email.   I three no person type fax type telephone calls which can be annoying.  CIO

Note: 08/02/06  Wednesday 6:00 A.M.:   I had a telephone call from a relative at 9 P.M. who is moving from Texas to California.   The relative called from Fort Stockton, Texas where I once stopped over for the night back in 1980.   Fort Stockton, Texas is the site of the first oil well in Texas.   It also has the Brotherhood of Eagles Lodge.   It also has a lot of Recreational Vehicle dealers from what I can figure out on the internet.   I had two wrong number telephone calls about 11 P.M. from Newark, New Jersey.   I woke up at 3 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.   I put four new frosted Philips Global 25 watt bent tip bulbs in the sconces above the dining table in the living room, and I replaced one burned out one with a used one on the far end of the living room.   I boiled a pint of water.  I took a 2.75 ounce package of Royal orange gelatin mix and a 2.75 ounce package of Royal strawberry gelatin mix, and I put their contents in a two quart Pyrex casserole bowl, and I pour the pint of boiling water on it, and I mixed it all together.   I drained the juice from a Delmonte Del Monte Corporation 15.25 ounce can of fruit cocktail and the juice from a 8 ounce can of Geisha pineapple slices into a pint measuring cup, and I filled it the rest of the way up to a pint of liquid with fresh orange juice to make a pint of liquid, and I poured it in the hot gelatin mixture.  I stirred it.   I then put the fruit cocktail in the mixture, and I mixed it.  I then took the four Geisha pineapple slices, and I spread them around on top of the gelatin mixture evenly, so they are on top or slightly submerged.   I then put the lid on the Pyrex casserole bowl, and I put it in the refrigerator.   In four hours, I should have a gelatin fruit cocktail.    I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went outside, and their was a young fawn on the grass by the parking area between the family units and our building.   I will now do a little bit of regular computer work.   There could be a brown out or electricity failure today, so be sure to be prepared in the heat of the day.   People on oxygen or with respiratory problems are advised to go the hospital if their is a brown out, since the hospital has emergency generator power.   CIO     

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 8:45 P.M.:   I went through my email.   I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed soon.   CIO    

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 8:25 P.M.:   I went outside, and I chatted with some neighbors.   I picked up my mail.   I will now go through my email.   CIO    

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 8:00 P.M.:   I made up a batch of Michael Louis Scott's Pork and Beans with franks .   I used a 11 ounce can of Campbell's pork and beans two Nathan all beef hotdogs that I cut on an angle into half inch thick slices, two thirds of a diced and peeled medium onion, and also a little bit of soy sauce.  I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   I chatted with a friend whom went out on Long Island Sound, and he said it is 15 degrees Fahrenheit cooler out on the Sound.   It looks like Tropical Strom Chris might be heading towards south Florida National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center .   I will now go outside to check the conditions, and I will pick up my mail.  I just chatted with a relative.  CIO       

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 6:35 P.M.:   I checked with Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon station next to the Greenwich Library about 5:15 P.M., and the new catalytic converter had arrived about a half hour before, so the car will not be ready until tomorrow.   I ordered a similar backup motherboard that is almost like my primary computer gigabyte motherboard FIC KT-600 Pro Socket A ATX Motherboard w/Audio SATA FIC KT-600 PRO KT-600 PRO for $34.99 and a spare Antec Socket A / 370 / 7 Heat Sink & Fan up to 3000+ ANTEC INC SOLUTION_PLUS_CPU for $16.99 plus with coupon code "SHIP295", I got $2.95 ground shipping on over a $50 order for $54.93 total.  According to this F.I.C. , the FIC motherboard will support my Sempron Socket A 3000 processor with the latest bios update, so I could use it for a spare if my primary Gigabyte motherboard failed.   CIO    

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 4:50 P.M.:   I rested until 3:30 P.M..  I still have not heard about the car.   My relative told me to have them also go ahead and recharge the air conditioning system, so the car should be cool once again during the hot weather.   I ordered for $55.86 an identical spare Gigabyte motherboard for the primary computer which is hard to find Americomp Computers, PC, Parts, Motherboards, AMD Athlon XP / Sempron S.462, Gigabyte GA-7VT600P-RZ, S.462, 333/400FSB, Audio/LAN, DDR333/400, Retail Box  and a spare Americomp Computers, PC, Parts, Cooling Devices, CPU Fans, Thermaltake Volcano 10+ Socket A Fan w/Heatsink for $16.53 plus $12.44 shipping and handling for $84.83 total.   However, the vendor just called me, and they do not have the motherboard in stock, so I cancelled the entire order.   However, the charge still shows on my debit account, and it will probably take a day or two to come off.   CIO

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 10:00 A.M.:   I did some regular internet work.   I chatted with a relative.   I went outside briefly.   I called up the Greenwich Exxon Automotive Service center, and they said they would call me when my car is ready today hopefully.   : Rowenta TO-912 4-Slice Toaster, Pearl: Kitchen & Housewares for $40 with free shipping .  I have the same toaster I got as a clearance item at the Greenwich Hardware store.  I will now shut down the primary computer, and I will go to bed.   I will eat a few handfuls of dry roasted peanuts before going to bed.   Stay Cool.   CIO  

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 8:25 A.M.:   I went out after the last message.   I chatted with some neighbors.   I found an older Electrolux power nozzle hose in the dumpster that I fished out.   It has a slight crimp in it, but it is better than the one that I have that I taped together with electrical tape.   I installed it on my Electrolux power nozzle, and it works just fine.   I paid my Digital Cable Television, Optimum Online, and Optimum Voice bills.   I paid my bill.   I have a surplus in my cl- account, so I do not have to pay it.   I do not have automobile insurance payments for the next two months.   I paid my Consumer Login GE Service Protection Plus - GE Appliances service contract on my General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control for the next coming billing period, and it is paid up through September 14, 2007.   It was $96.95 and $5.82 tax for $102.77 total.    I bought from 7 cartons of New York Seneca Ultra Lights 100s in a box for $12.49 a carton for $87.43 plus $12.96 shipping  for $100.39 total.   I have paid all of my bills except my rent which I pay in person.   CIO

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 6:55 A.M.:  Microsoft Reader Update - Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - .   I have been doing a little bottom fishing on the internet to no avail.   is still offering $2.95 shipping on orders over $50 with coupon code "SHIP295" .   I am waiting for my funds, so I can pay my bills on this first day of the month.   CIO  

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 4:20 A.M.:   If one has ever looked at Windows Marketplace: Software & hardware for the Windows operating system , one can find lots of free downloads at Windows Marketplace: Downloads .   I will now check out some of them.   CIO 

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 3:55 A.M.:   I finished going through my email.   I put four Gorton's Gorton's of Gloucester - Welcome 7.6 ounce total of crispy frozen haddock filets on a cookie sheet, and I baked them in the Farberware Convection oven for 8 minutes a side.  The power strip for the Farberware convection oven went off, and I push its reset switch on the power strip behind the television in the kitchen.   While doing that I put an inch of water in a Revere pot with steaming tray and lid, and I brought it to a boil, and I put half of a 16 ounce package of Stop and Shop frozen snow pea medley of vegetables to steam on medium electric burner heat for 6 minutes having both get done at the same time.   I also mixed a third of a cup of Heinz ketchup with two tablespoons of Gold's horseradish, and I put the sauce on the haddock filets on a dinner plate, and I put the vegetables in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil.   I ate it all with a glass of iced tea.   It is currently 76 degrees Fahrenheit outside, so I could walk downtown for a little bit of exercise, but at age 56 one frequently has to go the bathroom when one least expects it, and besides the Glory Days diner and the Shell gasoline station on West Putnam Avenue, there are really no places to go to the bathroom, so I think I would be more comfortable staying at home.  On Saturday morning, I barely made it home in time to go number 2.   Also the California medley of frozen vegetables was a bit old with frost burn, so they might cause a bit of indigestion in a while.   While cooking the dinner, I also ate a few handfuls of lightly salted dry roasted peanuts.   CIO

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 2:30 A.M.:  I updated and with the new link for  NRL Monterey Weather Satellite Products, Images & Movies .   One can get an early picture of any potential hurricane activity by looking at National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center and Tropical Depression THREE and NRL Monterey Satellite Photos .   Now I will go through my email.   CIO

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 2:10 A.M.:   I did some regular computer work.   I printed out two copies of my Microsoft Money 2006 monthly expense report for July 2006, and I put one copy in a envelope, and I mailed it in the mail room downstairs to a relative.   I checked the outside parking lot, and it seems quiet.   I will now go through my email.   I have a UPS Delivery today on my order from Bargain Barn at Sierra Trading Post and Sunglasses (Bargain Barn) at Sierra Trading Post - Save 35-70% on Famous Name Brands ,  that I ordered Version Optics '04 LCA Sunglasses - Save 73% in (40) black / copper fade w/ yellow lens for $19.95 and .20 shipping for $20.15 total is UPS Package Tracking .   The new catalytic converter for my 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo station wagon is suppose to arrive today at the Greenwich Automotive Services Exxon station today, so hopefully it will be ready later on this afternoon.   Since it is suppose to be in the mid 90s degrees Fahrenheit for the next few days, we might how power brown outs, so one should be prepared.   I have been saving the 59 ounce clear plastic orange juice containers and putting water in them, so since I have room currently in the refrigerator, I put eight of them full of water in the refrigerator to have some extra chilled water in an extensive brown out.   Of course this time of year, a lot of people are away, so hopefully the peak load usage of electricity during the heat of the day might be less.  I am obviously saving electricity by using it at night, when there is not as much demand.  CIO   

Note: 08/01/06  Tuesday 12:25 A.M.:   I chatted with some neighbors after the last message.   I then rested a while, and then I worked on the computer until noon.   I then went to bed.   At 1:15 P.M. a neighbor rang the door bell, and the neighbor wanted to know if I had seen her Mac Gray laundry card.   I had not.   I went back to bed until 9:15 P.M..   I ate breakfast of oatmeal, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, orange juice with vitamins and supplements, and coffee.   I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.   I picked up my mail.   I chatted with a neighbor.   I washed the breakfast dishes, and I made my bed.   I showered, and I cleaned up.   I will not be walking downtown, since it is too hot out.   I turned the General Electric Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner with remote control down to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, so it will cool off the apartment.   It suppose to be in the mid 90 degrees Fahrenheit the next few days.   I will now do some regular computer work.   CIO

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