Hurricane Dorian

The 2pm report on Dorian said that it was at 26.5 N / 77.1W moving W at 7mph. The max sustained winds are at 185 mph, That’s category 5. My house is at 26.4N / 80.1W. That’s 186 miles east of me. At 7mph it will be here in 26 hours unless it follows the predictions and turns north.

Hunkered down

I’m pretty well hunkered down waiting for the storm. I have hurricane windows all around the house and a natural gas generator. The cars are as close to the house as possible for shelter. Being below the ridge that runs along NW 4th Avenue, I’m somewhat sheltered from wind and storm surge.

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Catching Up

It’s been an interesting year. In November 2018 I was told that I needed to have my right shoulder replaced and on the same day I was told that I needed to have cataract surgery.

I had arthritis and a bone spur on the right shoulder. It was painful and I could feel the bone spur grating as I moved the arm. Dr. Toman in Boca Raton did a total reverse shoulder replacement on December 11th. The shoulder is now comfortable, but still doesn’t have the full range of motion that the left arm has. The only real down side is that I have to take antibiotics whenever I go to the Dentist.

I still haven’t seen the doctor about cataract surgery.

Someone donated a 1954 Studebaker Champion to the St. Lucy Catholic church in Highland Beach in February

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I’m Back

It’s been a couple of years since I’ve updated this blog.  So here is a summary of my current status.


I’ve cataloged 9401 books in Koha.  Most of them are fantasy/science fiction or young adult books.  A lot of good fantasy is published in the young adult category.  Can you say “Harry Potter”?  There are a lot of mysteries and other fiction yet to go.  That should bring the total up to around 10,000.


My main workstation and my server are running KDE on openSUSE 12.3.  I have another machine running IPFire as a firewall to the internet.  There is also a testbed multibooted with whatever Liinux distributions catching my fancy.  The most recent is openSUSE 13.1 release candidate 2.

I’m still using my ASUS 1201N netbook, mostly for debugging networks.  I’ve fallen in love with my Motorola XY-Board (XOOM 2).  It has a 4G Verizon link.  They wanted $35/month to add it to my phone account giving me 4GB combined download a month.  For $30/month on a month-to-month plan, I get 4GB for each.  I think my new phone at the end of February 2014 will be a plane phone with no data.


I’m currently driving a 2012 Hyundai Sonata and loving it.  I recently got a 1950 Studebaker ½ ton pickup.  What fun.