Rick (medlir) wrote,


So no sleep for me. Was too busy getting up to blow my nose every 10 minutes or less, and get a drink of water so I don't get completely dehydrated. Definately feeling much better now. Throat is still a bit sore, and my joints in general, but other than my nose running, it seems essentially gone. Definately need to buy some SoBe Lizard Blizzard today since I couldn't yesterday. Didn't end up getting my shelves in place because I ran out of energy to move. Instead, sat here a bit, and watched Pirates of the Caribbean on DVD that we borrowed from my cousin Jamie earlier in the day, and which my family watched earlier in the evening while I had passed out. I liked it. :)

It's really starting to annoy me how when my nose starts running, it makes my eyes water.

I got my UPS hooked up last night. Using only about 216-230 watts of power most of the time out of the 600W it supports. I have both my power supplies, and my monitor plugged into it. It's pretty cool, it also tells me the current voltage on the line is 119V, and it has voltage regulation built-in to it so if the voltage spikes, it evens it out and gets rid of noise and such. I'm pleased.

And now, for a random tidbit from the *NIX fortune file that distributed with Cygwin...

William Safire's Rules for Writers

Remember to never split an infinitive. The passive voice should never be used. Do not put statements in the negative form. Verbs have to agree with their subjects. Proofread carefully to see if you words out. If you reread your work, you can find on rereading a great deal of repetition can be avoided by rereading and editing. A writer must not shift your point of view. And don't start a sentence with a conjunction. (Remember, too, a preposition is a terrible word to end a sentence with.) Don't overuse exclamation marks!! Place pronouns as close as possible, especially in long sentences, as of 10 or more words, to their antecedents. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided. If any word is improper at the end of a sentence, a linking verb is. Take the bull by the hand and avoid mixing metaphors. Avoid trendy locutions that sound flaky. Everyone should be careful to use a singular pronoun with singular nouns in their writing. Always pick on the correct idiom. The adverb always follows the verb. Last but not least, avoid cliches like the plague; seek viable alternatives.

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