Monday August 4, 2008 Depresssing news: possible transit strike. Since I travel by bus and light rail, it would affect me directly. But anyone who drives in the Twin Cities would find the streets much more crowded.
***Temple Israel’s garage sale is held in a basement unsuitable for parking. I suppose a motor scooter could be brought in through a window, but….
I applied this rule: If this item is gone by bag sale day, will I strongly regret not having bought it now? Nothing passed that test.
On my way home, I stopped at Aldi. I noted that eggs were down to $1.15 a dozen.
***In the 1960s, I read a zine intended for Science Fiction Writers — no mere fans allowed. I was amused by the discussions of typewriter technical details. How could they be so important?
Today, I tentatively switched to another text editor. I can type faster in AkelPad than in Metapad. (It’s been explained to me that this is impossible; typing speed in all programs is the same. I file such explanations with “Why this market will never go down” and “Why the X Party will never lose another Presidential election.”)
I could go on for a while about why I prefer text editors to word processors, and freeware programs in general to payware and shareware ones.
***Transit union members voted to accept management’s offer. No strike.