Some months back, I decided to switch my Facebook password to something I didn't know to lock myself out. (I kept an encrypted copy "in case", but could also have used a password reset if need be.)
Would have guessed three or four months since. Today I got around to properly deactivating the account. Clicking around to look for the option, I noticed the password had last been updated seven months ago. Guess I didn't miss it so much after all!
Anyway, I'd overcome concerns that deactivating a FB account might increase distance between myself and my family / friends / community.
On the way to a few quick errands and the playground this afternoon, the boys and I spied an elderly gent making his way from Fea Street down Pine Hill Road with the aid of a cane. We circled back and offered a lift.
Maurice was on his way to see his wife in Ross Home, telling us that he visited her daily, normally driving. Today the ignition key hadn't worked; he'd started walking instead. It's not an easy hill.
With the 70th anniversary of El Alamein coming, and two RSA badges on this serviceman's suit, I was reminded of our parents parents and the sacrifices made so many years ago.
Works right out of the box on 12.04. Delighted.
TBH I was expecting a little more rigmarole! On OSX there's a funny little app from Telecom, and similar tools from Voda when you're using sticks with their brand on it.
On Ubuntu, right there in the status bar network menu there's a mobile internet option, and it prompts for your country and mobile network.
Only oddball part was prompting me for one of four Telecom plans for that prepay SIM to select the APN - the right answer was internet.telecom.co.nz which is "Internet with Firewall" or something in the options.
We're enjoying the last hour of beautiful sunshine, sitting in the Port Chalmers cemetery, looking out to Aramoana. Don't tell the spirit world but we're eating fish and chips too. Miriam is telling me about some gig which she thought I'd have loved (yet the details of which I've already forgotten).
Chris: I wish you'd told me! I would have loved to come.
Miriam: I did! I emailed you on facebook.
On Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 3:05 PM, Susie Burgess wrote:
> What I would like to know is the meaning re the duck?!!
Actually I've hijacked a moment in time from James's life with that. I was only watching :)
When we lived in Paparimu, we got some young goslings, and James may have chased them around the yard.
Then they grew up into geese. And they remembered.
the boys like to whirl each other on the rounding chair
sometimes they talk me into helping too
Intervention! HadTried to stop a team of colleagues emailing "a few" people about how cool it was that San Suu Kyi was "not phased" about her 15 years in jail.
(That creepy green guy in the background is in for a surprise, though.)
via @pipes again, whose links I am very much loving at the moment. fullscreen this shit and sit back immediately.
Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul weather to all those who can read it.
- Martha Graham
a bus, two cars and a bicycle meet at an intersection.