Michael Louis Scott's Internet Notes

 

                                                   September 1999 to December 2001

                                                                             

                       Greenwich, Connecticut USA Site:  http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/

                                                                             

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Note:<888>9/07/99 Tuesday 5:00 P.M. EDT: After the last message, I walked downtown and stopped by the Fashion Light Center after saying hello at Pray Porsche. I bought four candelabra light bulbs frosted 15 watts for $5.72 total. I reminded them that if the President of First Lady stop in for light fixtures, they can get wholesale prices through the general services administration, since the government usually buys wholesale. I next walked over to Exxon and my Volvo was ready and hour early. They charged me $190.39 total. I paid $4.95 for an oil filter, $9.95 for five quarts of motor oil, $7 for a steel brake line, 2 cans of CRS brake cleaner $12.36 both, 2 cans Wagner brake fluid $7.52 total, Oil and Filter Change $15.08, Brake Inspection $39.95, Replace brake line from master cylinder flush and bleed brakes as needed $82.80 for a total $41.78 parts, Labor $137.83 and $10.78 tax for $190.39 total. I next stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I next stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop and viewed the displays. I next stopped by CVS and bought a gray carton of Dutch Treat Lights cigar cigarettes for $15.03 and a can of mixed party nuts for $3. I next drove down the Avenue and parked on Steamboat, and chatted about geological and government facts with a local. I mentioned that people on both sides of the roads on either side of the hedges can you along with the Russian consulate across the sound in Glen Coe, Long Island. He mentioned that theoretically if their were an asteroid or meteorite impact soon it would probably be 22 miles south east of Steamboat Road. He conjectured it would produce a mile high wave which in the midwest in the safe zone would have knee deep water. Thus you would have to be at least at 6,000 foot elevation, which means Mount Royal might not be high enough in Montreal. I suppose the Hidden Valley up around Lake Louise in Canada might be at a high enough elevation. Well for now I will hope for at least an hour warning, so I can hitch a jet from Westchester to the high ground. Well I chatted with another local. I then returned home and the brakes are working fine. I installed the four new bulbs on the living room sconces. I then made a short phone call. I then updated this report. I had a Citra soda when I arrived home. I am very tired, so I will go to bed soon. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/07/99 Tuesday 1:05 P.M. EDT: I have been doing a little internet work and telling fish stories. I don't have a Thursday afternoon appointment. I received a telephone call from Exxon about 10:30 A.M.. They said the problem was just a leaky brake line. They are also going to replace the brake fluid and tighten the fan belt. They said it should be ready by 3 P.M.. I went out and chatted with my neighbors and studied the weather. I think it should stay clear for a while. I received a $36.84 check from ValueClick and a $20 check from Recotron for the speaker rebate, so when I go uptown; I will deposit them at Putnam Trust Bank of New York, and then I will linger in the library until the car is ready. I just had some fresh melon and Ramen noodles along with ice tea; so I think I will have enough energy to make it uptown. I guess I will leave shortly as soon as I put my shoes on, and I will take my umbrella with me. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>9/07/99 Tuesday 7:10 A.M. EDT: I went out at 5:30 A.M. and studied the sky, it looks like we might get a bit of rain today. I dropped by the Volvo at Greenwich Exxon 6 A.M. to have the brakes repaired at Greenwich Exxon. I walked over to the ATM at Putnam Trust Bank of New York and withdrew funds and stopped by the Post Road news stand and bought buy one get one free of Merit Ultra Lites for $3.49. I then walked back west on Putnam Avenue and returned home. It is very hot and sultry hot, so I will stick by the air conditioner today and relax a bit and do internet work. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/07/99 Tuesday 5:15 A.M. EDT: For any of you civic minded people whom like going to events here is a link that might interest you Greenwich Hospital Construction News . CIO

Note:<888>9/07/99 Tuesday 4:50 A.M. EDT: In other news that rather expensive home that George H.W. Bush visited in Brazil while president that the Rockefellers built for their German friends to hide out in, since it is out in jungle surrounded by alligator motes and other natural defenses reminds me of the old short story my sister read in the car when we moved up from Alabama years ago called, "Lineengine? and the Ants". Well who knows what natural defenses linger in this area besides something like Yeti, Wolves, Bears, Tiger Sharks, addicted shoppers, and gourmet diners. Well think about the historical knowledge in this area. CIO


Note:<888>9/07/99 Tuesday 2:50 A.M. EDT: I called a relative in Pennsylvania to tell them they would have a little rain today. I went back to bed and was up at 1 A.M.. I started cooking a Cookin Good chicken in the over which will be ready about 3:30 A.M.. I am also on the dry cycle of the laundry which will be done about the same time. I am also forgot to wash my bath towel. I noticed all the republican candidates are up in New Hampshire yesterday, so maybe they will come through town and hood wink us again. One has to remember that the Tuesday after a holiday all the clubs in town will be closed, so today will be like a Monday with the old people doing their shopping and the Club people loitering in town looking for something to do. Since it is suppose to rain heavily today, I think I will hold off until tomorrow to do my brake repairs at Exxon, since they will be busy today. Well not much else to report. I suppose the people whom read newspapers are a little confused by the local reality here in Greenwich, since private people don't like making public their private lives which tend to be rather ordinary and involved quite a bit of work, to maintain the relatively high standard of living we enjoy. Well from what I can tell nobody ever bothers me, since the local grapevine advises people I am usually on a different schedule than the daytime want a bees. Well if you ever tried a night schedule you get more done since there is less partying and less people to deal with when one goes about their simple chores. Well have a good day, I might go out around 4 A.M. for a weather check or I might just do a little routine internet work. CIO

Note:<888>9/06/99 Monday 8:25 P.M. EDT: Volcanic/FIREs and reports For United States : Wx4u.Com! Popo activity today. CIO

Note:<888>9/06/99 Monday 8:00 P.M. EDT: Latest of the net Key West, Florida is under Tornado Warning at the moment until 8:30 P.M. Tornado For Key West, Florida : Wx4u.Com! from Weather Warnings, Watches, Forecasts, Reports & Weather Information. . CIO


Note:<888>9/06/99 Monday 7:50 P.M. EDT: I was up at 4 P.M.. The NOAA weather radio is on yellow alert for this area, look at Weather Warnings, Watches, Forecasts, Reports & Weather Information. . I did a little regular internet work. I downloaded and installed WordWright ‑‑ A Totally FREE Wordprocessor to see what it is like. It seems to do the job, although I already have WordPerfect 6.0 I believe. I had breakfast when I got up of three fried eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and five strips of bacon. I might relax for a while before cleaning up and going out. Well have a good evening. I checked with the local police department to see if any of our local residents were stranded at their summer homes on Figure 8 Island off North Carolina where hurricane Dennis arrived in that area. I noticed all the republican candidates were up in New Hampshire today, and maybe they will come through this area. Also Elizabeth Dole's homepage Error Occurred While Processing Request still does not work. I guess the local and national political scene is a little messed up by the weather weather.htm . The person I gave directions to on Greenwich Avenue was either a Bill Gates and his wife or look alikes, it is hard to tell since I am somewhat nearsighted from looking at PCs for the last ten years and slightly deaf from listening to Disco music for 20 years before that. Well as the model of the Greenwich Library reads "Let's See What Comes Next", I guess tomorrow the town will be back to their normal routine more or less. CIO


Note:<888>9/06/99 Monday 7:10 A.M. EDT: I finished off the reheated spaghetti, and also made a batch of cut up honeydew melon, and added a bit of white wine, orange juice, grapefruit juice, and angostura bitters to it. Well I went out last evening about 11 P.M., and I walked down Greenwich Avenue. A very polite young couple visiting town asked me if the street they were walking up was Greenwich Avenue, and I explained that it was and it ran up to back country which runs all the way up to Hudson's Bay and beyond. I also explained a lot of Canadians keep Greenwich going in the winter which this year is expected to be very severe from what I can tell so far, so we might need an experience snow town manager like Ford from Vail when Ragland is sipping punch in Barbados. I explained to them that they were on Greenwich Avenue, and the cross street was railroad avenue, and that the street down on the end was Steamboat Road, and the cross street there was Arch Street. I then walked up the Avenue, a bit and observed that it looked like Sadie Hawkins day downtown with all the youngsters enjoying the holiday weekend. I sat out in the center of town for a while. I then walked down to the bottom of Greenwich Avenue, and continued walking on down Steamboat Road, and I stopped by to say good evening at the desk at the Greenwich Harbor Inn, and told them about the family emergency. I noticed a wedding party was arriving. I next walked down the waterfront past the Sea Falcon, and told them some fishermen in front of Greenwich Harbor Associates that I had seen hundreds of blue fish last Thursday evening jumping out of the water at the entrance to Tod's Point to the east, so I imagine it is good fishing down there at hide tide. I noticed one fishermen had caught a large fish. I next went of down by the waterfront, and not much was happening. I walked back uptown and sat out for a while until about 1 A.M. when it started raining. I then drove down by the waterfront, and walked out on the pier and removed a empty bottle of Lindeman wine and a empty bottle of Heineken along with a Coke can placed them in the new trash receptacle to try to make the place where lots of fishermen fish look a little bit more presentable. I observed the weather patterns as usual, and it was very ominous with very severe black clouds in the sky over Long Island. I noticed the whole North Shore of Long Island was lit up like they were having hurricane parties. A young couple showed up and started making out. Just about the time I was about to leave, a local patrol officer stopped by and ran them off. I explained to the officer that I was making weather observations and I was quite experienced in such a capacity. I think he finally believed me. I waited until he left, and I returned back home shortly thereafter when it started to rain. I next relaxed a bit and recited old fish stories from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion that we all have heard many times before. I finally exhausted the bed time story, and about 6:30 A.M. NOAA weather warning alert came on with a Flash Flood Warning for Rockland County. I did not do any internet work since it is a holiday, I decided to relax. I mentioned the old Jim Scott story, and they got a kick out of it that I remembered it, but as far as I know I would rather not think back any further in time for now. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/05/99 Sunday 8:00 P.M. EDT: I finally got around to updating Scott's weekly broadcast sound.htm . Well I might try relaxing for a bit or surfing the net. CIO

Note:<888>9/05/99 Sunday 6:30 P.M. EDT: Well I went out after the last message, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I noticed a few walkers. I next drove down by the waterfront, and watched somebody pull in a blue fish. I stopped by the Grand Union, and I bought a large box of Total for $3, two Florida Natural Orange Juices for $2.50 each, 2% GU milk for $1.69, a Cookin Good chicken for $5.09, a Honeydew melon for .99 for $14.75 total. I next returned home in a heavy downpour. Well have a good evening. I have to reboot the server. CIO

Note:<888>9/05/99 Sunday 3:30 P.M. EDT: Well I chatted with a friend about 9 A.M. this morning about the 12 meter yachts. I rested until about 2 P.M., when I received a phone call from a relative out west about the tennis tournament on Long Island. I did noticed a blimp flying over Long Island the other day, so maybe they're trying to promote some sort of event. I watched a bit of a program on PBS channel 13 about DeBeers Consolidated Mining and their present day activities under the communist government in South Africa. I suppose they're still trying to sell diamonds, but since they are not Hebrew, they don't know anything about the business. I had some tuna fish and ramen noodles. On the phone call from out west a relative is ill in Maine again, so that needs to be paid attention to. Not much happening here. I have not been out since Thursday night I believe, and I have just been relaxing at home, and I have not cleaned up since then, so I am all dirty and grubby, but I suppose I could shower and clean up, and try to drive my car with low break pressure on damp roads which would reduce the breaking effectiveness anymore. I received a summons for jury duty, but I think I will tell them I can't make it, so I don't feel like looking at some character like Frankle over a long extended trial, if you know what I mean. The 800 number for jury duty information does not work in Connecticut, so I would assume the local communist party has taken over most of Connecticut. Well that is all I know for now. CIO

Note:<888>9/05/99 Sunday 6:50 A.M. EDT: Lake Forest College class of 1973 student announces he is willing to run for First Selectman of Greenwich, Connecticut Housing for Poorer Neighbors Offends Vail's Rich . CIO


Note:<888>9/05/99 Sunday 5:20 A.M. EDT: We had a conference with Western Hemisphere leaders, and we decided we should intercept the unidentified aircraft in South Africa, intercept it and force it to land in the Falkland Islands for a thorough search of the passenger and aircraft to make sure that no nuclear military armament was procured in China to be used against established authority in the Western Hemisphere. I was advised all force to go to their safe havens, and to maintain constant surveillance on the aircraft in question at least 50 miles distance, so in case they should to decided the said nuclear weapon, it would not harm the intercepting aircraft. Basically from what I can tell, they might be trying to gain entrance at the Scott Amudsen weather research station in Antarctica which is a key military and scientific research facility which a group could possibly gain entrance to or attack this time of year, but if they landed or parachuted in, they would not get out until around mid November at the earliest. Well I am not sure what the status is of the overall situation. Perhaps it is a bunch of British school boys who escaped when they got wind of the fact that we were thinking of making a remake of Lord of the Flies in case there was another hurricane or tropical storm in some location which would be a realistic setting for the novel. Since we don't know what the status of the incoming aircraft his, as the Swiss observer, I would have to advise that the usual quarantine controls and other security precautions be used to ascertain the nature of this group of internet travelers whom seem to like Russian classical music. From what I can tell, it might be a SST or TU‑144 or military craft which would only have the capability of flying from China to South Africa without refueling in Diego Garcia. Thus we will continue to try to monitor the craft with our satellite surveillance equipment unless possibly the satellite surveillance equipment has been compromised. In which case we might be dealing with a terrorist group trying to enter the Western Hemisphere through South America, and working there way into North America with a terrorist device. Since I am not briefed on modern weaponry or devices I am not sure what the real status of the group might be. From my viewpoint it is worth paying attention to since it has been going on for close to two weeks now. It might be some sort of Beatles Magical Mystery tour, but it will be interesting to see where they end up next, I bet Brazil to try to force entry into the Western Hemisphere. Well who know for sure. If they head over towards New Zealand again, we might be in real trouble. It might have something to do with Welcome to IUGG99 coming to and end, or maybe a major international effort is being made on some other front besides the Turkish earthquake and tropical storm season. It all seems rather peculiar. Thus we should continue to remain at our various safe locations for the indefinite future, until we are sure what the real situation is. Well good hunting. CIO


Note:<888>9/05/99 Sunday 3:55 A.M. EDT: I noticed from the news that they claim they have caught Frankle. However from my link Apache Status for my server the music bandit or one of his associates have fled from China to South Africa with the loot. I noticed in the story they said Frankle made off with $50 million in diamonds and they arrested him with $10 million in diamonds, so I think it is safe to assume that one of his associates is still traveling around with the loot. I have advised the Greenwich Police, and I told them to advise Debeers Security in South Africa. Well from what I can tell, whomever it is they're hitting all the well known diamond ports in the world. Perhaps I should check out Henry Mancinni "Diamonds are a Girls Best Friends" from the library and place the tune on my internet site. Known airlines that might go to all these locations would be either El Al, China Airlines, South Africa Airlines, or even British Airways, KLM, or possibly TWA. Maybe we're dealing with a flight attendant, pilot, or vacationing internet guru with lots of money. Who knows for sure. We do know Frankle looks a bit like Paul Allen of Microsoft, so perhaps he impersonated Paul Allen or Paul Allen is somebody else, and they have conned the whole country with Microsoft. We do know Paul Allen has his own 757, and he and Bill Gates come out of Boeing territory, and it is vacation time. Well I suppose there is a network of high speed internet terminals in all these airport destinations, and since New York is a flight hub, they will probably eventually dead head into the area and be back living in Greenwich under assumed personas. Perhaps the United States Air Force should intercept the craft and see what they're really up to, who knows, but if they made a trip to China and all the other diamond ports, and China does also have diamond supply capability, they might be laundering drug money in exchange for diamonds. Well keep a sharp eye out for inbound aircraft with lots of diamonds. I suppose Debeers Security would know what this is all about. Perhaps some wealthy old lady is out buying more jewelry who knows. Well while they were in China, it would have been nice if they picked up some new motherboards from Taiwan, so we could upgrade our systems. Maybe it is Bill Gates wife spending his money. We should try to ID both Gates, Allen, and Ballmer and any key members of their entourage whom might be traveling. I would say there is something rotten in Denmark. Which reminds me, I have seen the Danish training ship I believe in Stamford harbor along with the usual group of Danish cadets roaming the downtown Greenwich area, so maybe Danish royalty is in the area. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/05/99 Sunday 3:10 A.M. EDT: Well I did a little internet work, and I chatted with a friend. I suppose not much is going on. About 11 P.M., I started house cleaning and watering the plants which I just finished. I had a bite to eat of spaghetti with meat sauce and parmesan cheese. There is not much really to report on just the never ending routine of it all. I suppose we should start evaluating the usefulness of this internet technology. It is getting to be like the New York Times used as a device to misinform us. Basically if you don't know what is going on, you start using the grapevine. From my experience not really that much ever happens in Greenwich, since most people either read quite a bit of watch too much public media. From what I can tell, the situation here is pretty much the same as always, but I had to turn on the air conditioner and cool off the apartment, since it was getting hot and damp, which means it must be hot and damp outside. Well have a good morning, and please don't keep a level head. CIO


Note:<888>9/04/99 Saturday 6:30 P.M. EDT: Well I had a bit of time to think last night before I went to bed. I was thinking with all the Rockefeller enterprise employees and associates and customers in the area, they could setup a private discount wholesale buying network and outlet in the area where individuals could order and buy merchandise whom were affiliated with their enterprises. They even could have a web site such as www.rockbuy.com . The Caldor’s store is vacant in Port Chester, so they could even set up a pilot project there if the property were available there. Thus with the immense buying power of their group, they could have an outlet in Irvine, Texas and one in Manhattan and one in a convenient location around the oil tanks in New Jersey, thus all their employees, associates, and customers of such enterprises as Exxon, Citibank, and the Chase bank would have the buying power of a group like the Military PX system or other buying clubs in the country. Basically it is worth looking into, since if you encourage one's employees, family, friends, associates, and customers to shop at the Company store; they get to know their co associates and other brand name items the family is associated with. It is worth considering in this competitive economic market. It would sure put a dent in Sams and Sears operations in this area. Well I went to bed about 8 A.M., and I was up around 4 P.M.. I had breakfast of GU raisin bran, toast, coffee, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I chatted with a family member and a couple of other individuals on the Frankel embezzlement matter. I was thinking perhaps Frankel saw some natural wildlife form like Big Foot, Yeti, or Sasquatch in his back yard and fled the country in terror taking his investors assets to protect them, and he has not been given a chance to present his case. Who know what various wildlife forms could be lurking in the back country area of Greenwich, Connecticut which the naive urbanite might not be equipped to deal with. Well in other matters it is a possibility on my 1976 Volvo which I have owned for 7 1/2 years that since I have never changed the brake fluid in that period that with the additional moisture in the atmosphere finally contaminated the brake fluid in one of the two brake systems causing it to malfunction. The car is still serviceable, so I can go out if necessary; I just have to watch my speed and keep it in a low gear, but if there were an emergency; I would not have the responsiveness and maneuverability that I normally have with the car. Well I guess I should think about cleaning up and going out, so have a good evening. On a minor note since I believe the United States Senate republican majority leader is from Mississippi where Frankel embezzled a good deal of the money from, I believe somebody should brief Trent Lott on the current state of the current ongoing Federal investigation. Also in China the average citizen earns about $10 a month, so $3 billion would represent about 60 billion work hours by Chinese standards and in Mississippi where they average about $2 an hour it would represent 1.5 billion work hours, so even though by New York standards $3 billion dollars is not a lot of money, once you get down to the harsh reality of the real world, it is a lot of money, and therefore the United States Federal government and its allies will put the maximum effort into recovering Frankel and the assets he embezzled, assuming it is a he, and not some cleaver actress masquerading as another person. Well have a good evening. In the world there is a cleaver group of people known as the Mandarin actors and actresses whom frequently assume the personalities of other individuals worldwide, so it is best to make sure whom you are dealing with. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>9/04/99 Saturday 9:05 A.M. EDT: Well I finally figured out how to print out enveloped with my HP LaserJet Printer this morning. I restarted the server. I chatted with a few security group and reported there is unusual activity on my server out of Australia and China and the activity has quit out of Israel. The old Russian Tchaikosky symphony War of 1812 if very popular with fugitive at the Chinese Defense Ministry, so thus it would seem Frankel for better or worse traveled to Switzerland, Italy, Israel, Australia trading his diamonds as a fugitive, and he suddenly bought his way into refuge in China. Unfortunately Russia is the large supplier of Chinese foreign aid, and also the largest supplier of diamonds in the World, so they would not need to buy his diamonds, and conversely they would have enough influence to have him picked up anywhere in China and placed in a Chinese slave labor camp or returned to the United States for criminal proceedings, so thus it seems Frankels journey is over shortly when he is brought back to America by the United States government fugitive task force. Of course China does not have extradition with the United States, but they would do what Russia suggest; so thus the only refuge Frankle might still seek is in Mongolia which does not trust either China or Russia and is very primitive, but the many of the various satellite internet services do work there. Unfortunately the head of Mongolia is an absolute monarch, so he would probably just seize Frankles ill begotten property and use it to buy horses since the Mongolians I believe started Polo by knocking enemies heads around the ground with mallets. Well who know what really is going on here, since it is dead a door nail here in Greenwich. Basically I figured local parties sabotaged my brakes on my car to try to create some sort of insurance incident, so they would be possibly prosecutable on premeditated manslaughter charges. Well so much for now, but the apartment is beginning to look better, but the carpet deodorizer smell is beginning to wear off, so it smell more like an old smoke filled room again. Well have a good morning, I am going to bed. So much for the continuing education creative writing class this morning. CIO



Note:<888>9/04/99 Saturday 4:50 A.M. EDT: Well I was up about 4 P.M. yesterday afternoon. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, five strips of bacon, toast, coffee, vitamins, and orange juice. I guess I fiddle with the computer for a while. I can't exactly remember what I did. I do recall chatted with Bell Atlantic about the squirrel possibly chewing on our building telephone line. I received email from Paul Allen telling me he does not make charity contributions to individuals, but only to groups. I have not been out yet, other to check the mail. I chatted with a family member. I called up a number of automobile dealerships here in Greenwich. Jack Grassi quoted me $13,500 for a 1996 Buick Century station wagon with 28,000 miles; but www.kbb.com Kelly Blue Book says the trade value is about $6,500 and the retail is $10,500. I looked at some other automobile sites. Volvo of Danbury is run by Volvo of Mount Kisco. Volvo of Danbury is building a new showroom. The Chevrolet dealership in Darien said they might have a some low priced used cars around Thursday this coming week. I chatted with the Buick dealership in Wilton, and they cheapest car on their lot is around $5,000. I chatted with Pray Volkswagen, and most of their used cars are over $20,000. They told me their rear lower parking lot where they store the Audis floods all the time; so make sure you don't buy a water damaged car there. I chatted with Marty Motors in Mount Kisco, and they said they still make a large Fleetwood Cadillac, and they still sell cars to the Rockefellers in North Terrytown, New York. I called Mount Kisco Chevrolet, and they were not interested in selling me a car. Toyota of Greenwich does not come up on the www.switchboard.com database. I chatted with Greenwich Exxon about bringing my car in next week for brake repairs. Midas this past morning told me if it were the vacuum booster it would be hard to push down the petal. I guess it might be the master cylinder, and one of the two three wheel breaking systems went out or malfunctioned, since I still have partial braking function. I also turned off the brake warning light five years ago, since it stayed on all the time when there was no problem, so I don't have a bulb in the dash warning light. One of my neighbors got stranded at the Meadowlands casino when his watch battery stopped and he missed the bus back to Port Chester, so he finally took a bus from the Foxwoods casino. I received a Bell Atlantic phone bill, and there were $32 in charges on my phone bill for local collect calls from Stamford and Greenwich of duration of about 40 minutes in total. It would seem some of these private phone operators handling local phone calls are extorting the general public and I would imagine the Federal Communications Commission will have to have hearing and deter the practice, which is a violation of the public trust. I will call Bell Atlantic at their local office here in town at 203‑869‑5222 and get once again to correct the bill. It always seems a lot of these con games happen when the democrats are in the area or the southern people are up north visiting. Basically I would hate to think what they are doing to the millions of retired people living on fixed incomes down south. Well I also took the NEC LC‑800 laser printer and place it next to the bedroom computer and installed the printer driver for it. I also put WordPerfect 6.0 on the bedroom computer and Microsoft Word 2.1.; so it can be used for word processing and printing with the reliable NEC laser printer. The NEC is beginning to lose the smudges on the printouts, since I refilled the toner container about a year ago and never used it all. Thus I have it set on light, and after running about a dozen copies; it is a pretty clear copy. I put the HP LaserJet II over on the left side of the living room desk next to the bar. I thus have a little space cleared on that desk. I noticed the half gallon of Vodka is down about an inch, so somebody must have been in the apartment to partake of the Red Cross emergency supplies that I keep handy in case anyone gets frost bite or hypothermia during the cold winter nights. Needless to say on a night schedule, I don't have to bother drinking and only occasionally use the stuff for cooking, but it is a sign of hospitality around the world to have a beverage bar set up for guests. I even have a crystal glass bottle of three year old water along with a three year old water in the seltzer bottle. Well usually people like myself whom don't drink find people whom do drink annoying, since when they're trying to relax from their day schedules, I am just beginning my night schedule. Conversely if I came by somebody's house at 8 A.M. in the morning and had a drink or if I sat out on Steamboat Road at 8 A.M. in the morning and had a beer people would frown on me. Thus the local daytime people are ill informed and not experienced at being away at night. Of course a few semi and retired nurses live in this building, so they are well aware what the night schedule is all about. I chatted with ValueClick ‑ The Pay‑for‑Results Advertising Network , and they told me I should be able to register my three domain names to the same home server here in Greenwich. Possibly the problem is that the Network Solutions ‑ Domain Name Registration Services from the dot com people server where you change you information is a case sensitive UNIX server, and when it does not recognize my registered email address, it is because two of the sites has the Internic Handle MLS57 with email "mikelouisscott@HOME.COM" , so I changed it to "mikelouisscott@home.com" which is the only reason, I can figure out why it would not accept the information. I chatted with the ValueClick ‑ The Pay‑for‑Results Advertising Network technicians for a while about tech and Florida gossip. I defrost a container of spaghetti sauce and had it with thin Italians noodles and parmesan cheese about 2 A.M.. There is not really much happening on the internet with people away for the Labor Day weekend and the vacation season. I am not even bothering to read the New York Times enews or tech news, I am just deleting them. I noticed that "www.edole2000.org" Error Occurred While Processing Request does not work, and that George W. Bush Presidential Exploratory Committee, Inc. does not update their site with recent information. Well at the local place is a little bit more straightened up, but as one philosopher said once a clear desk is a sign of insanity. So making order of Chaos might not necessarily be the all that it has cracked up to be. I suppose since the head terrorist is "Rocky the Squirrel" we all have to learn to live with it, and possibly all the nonsense will come to pass in this neck of the woods around Frost Bite, Minnesota. So give my best to Bullwinkle and the gang where ever they might be. Once seems sort of funny about all the news on Reuters is that the writers are only paid $8 an hour over in Stamford, Connecticut; so though it is cleaver; they and Reuters don't always have the financial where with all to do all the thorough research that is sometimes necessary for accurate news. Well lets see what else is happening. I suppose once I clean up and shower, I can go out in the morning, but the morning crew in the morning around here is usually pretty grumpy, so it is usually not as fun as the night crowd. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/03/99 Friday 7:55 A.M. EDT: After the last message, I went out for a ride and chatted with a couple of local fishermen down by the harbor. It was a quiet morning. I returned home, and I did a bit more straightening up around the apartment, and have the place pretty much straightened out. I need to buy a couple of fifteen watt sconce bulbs for some of the fixtures at the lighting store between the Food Emporium and Pray automotive. Basically when one spends so much time on the computer lots of paperwork and junk mail begins to pile up over the months. Well it is good to have the place back into a more presentable appearance. All three printers startup and work now, when the modem and server are running. If the HP LazerJet II, does not start its start cycle you can just change the LPT port switch to another printer, and the HP printer seems to start. Well from what I can tell all the Florida summer people departed on the last day of the August month, and a lot of the year round regular residents will not return until after labor day. Nothing unusual to report. I check the brakes on the car, and it seems that the booster cylinder has gone out; but the car does stop on the last four to five inches of brake play. I will wait until after the labor day weekend to have it checked out, and see if it is worth having it fixed or not. I noticed somebody on Steamboat Road has had an Audi for sale for the last two weeks, but it has 84,000 miles which is too much. Well not much else to report, so have a good morning; and watch out for summer travelers visiting our local community. CIO



Note:<888>9/03/99 Friday 12:35 A.M. EDT: Well I was up at 1 P.M., and the apartment smelled better. I had breakfast of GU raisin bran, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I cleaned up, and I made it to my 3 P.M. appointment. On the way there, I noticed the brakes on my car were a little mushy. It seems like the master vacuum cylinder has gone, but the car still stops fast enough; particularly if one down shifts. I will have to have it looked into soon, but I don't know if I will get it done before the Labor Day weekend. After my appointment, I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop and viewed the merchandise. I was told that President Clinton and family bought the out in Cattapa?, New York just north of Armonk, New York on Old House Road. I suggested at the hospital thrift shop, if he needs value in used furniture he look at the used and antique furniture warehouse on Route 6? just south of Poughkeepsie, New York with the large white horse in front of it. They have reasonable prices for the New York area, but one would need heavy lifters and a rental trailer or truck depending on the size of the furniture one bought there. I next stopped by Peabody's garage and they have a Pontiac compact car about 1986 with 56,000 miles for $1,000. They are also taking in a 1994 Toyota with 74,000 miles for $4,800 they have to do some work on. I then went by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper, and it was very busy there with lots of people using the internet terminals. I noticed they do have a flag pole across from the entrance in the parking lot. I guess I am so near sighted, I had never noticed it before or not at night when I frequently go. I told them about "fireball.co.uk" for email for traveling British students or anyone else and www.radiolinx.com for them possibly to get Laptop Internet service in the library. I read the local paper. I then headed down Greenwich Avenue, and chatted briefly with the fishermen down on Steamboat Road. I headed over to R & R outdoor furniture on the Boston Post Road at the Mianus River Bridge. They have nice teak furniture there from Indonesia. They also have very nice beach chairs for about $50 each. I then headed over to Old Greenwich, and I stopped by Service Star Hardware store, and they have fold lie down beach chairs with webbing made by Sunbeam for $35 each. I went out to Tod's Point, and I got out my old trusty rusty fifteen year old beach chair I bought for $3 and I sat out on the beach watching the eastern horizon. I chatted with a carpenter from upstate New York about Lanzerote and other locations along the waterfront. One young girl reprimanded me for smoking near children. I have to remember to watch out for children when I smoke. I then walked a short way back down the beach and studied the tide line. I returned back along the dirt road and use the men’s room. I chatted with a couple from the Norwalk Yacht Club. I decided to go up to Norwalk, and I departed the beach forgetting my old rusty beach chair. I arrived in Norwalk, and I went to Home Depot and they did not have beach chairs. I bought two miniature palms plants there for $5.96 each, a golden pathos plant for $9.96, and a fiscus for $7.96 plus $1.79 Ct. sales tax for $31.63 total. I next stopped by Bradley’s and they have everything under the sun that Caldor’s use to have except beach chairs. I next went to CompUSA and I bought a Inland Pro Commander power control center on clearance for $11.88 plus .71 Ct. sales tax for $12.59 total. I next returned down the post road and I went to CVS in Darien, and they did not have beach chairs. I stopped by next door at Boston Chicken and I had a half chicken dinner, with stuffing, corn bread, creamed spinach, and mixed broccoli and carrots for with ice water for $7.25. Boston Chicken is right next to nice restaurant the Black Goose Inn. I went back into CVS and bought a pack of Marlboro lights 100s for $3.49. I mentioned to another customer, I bought my first Volvo from Peabody's in 1973 with a loan from Mr. Dupont at the Union Trust Bank in Darien. He told me to remember that. I also reminisced about living on the old farm across from the New Canaan Country Club. I then walked briefly around downtown Darien and Starbucks was closed, so I returned to the car, and returned to Greenwich. I stopped by the Exxon station, and I bought $15.25 of premium. I mentioned that Exxon should sell beach chairs along the coast for any evacuees whom might pass their stations. I returned home, and I brought up my purchases. I transferred the new plants into my terracotta pots and I placed them around the apartment after watering them. I installed the new control panel on my computer, taking of an older one, and leaving another newer one with it, so I have two underneath the monitor for controlling my peripherals. The monitor is about 3/4 inch higher. I had some iced coffee while doing this. I put the old control panel underneath the bedroom computer. I then filed this report. I will go out now for a little fresh air. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/02/99 Thursday 7:40 A.M. EDT: I rearranged a few more items in the apartment. I put the dead plants out of site. I placed the hallway carpet back in its original position. I spread the a can of the CVS carpet deodorizer all over the apartment, and swept it in with a broom. I will leave it in the carpet instead of fifteen minutes until next Sunday when I vacuum. It now smells like a perfume factory. Well I have to get off to bed and be up at 1 P.M.. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/02/99 Thursday 4:15 A.M. EDT: Well I sat around checking out internet information until 11 P.M.. I went out then and drove down by the harbor. There were a few youth and a large fisherman out. I returned to the center of town, and I went to the Grand Union. I bought two half gallons of Tropicana grapefruit juice for $1.99 each, a dozen large eggs for $1.49, two Ragu Parmesan cheese sauce for $1.50 each, two 3 Kings bacon for $2 each, Ronzoni Spinach fettuccini for $1.75, Ronsonzi Spinach tortellini for $1.59, two ears of corn for .25 both, and a 24 roll bundle of Northern quilted toilet paper for $7.69 for $24.21 total. I drove through the center of town, and I returned home. I put away the groceries. I straightened up the refrigerator, and I still have a two year old container of Yoplait yogurt and a three to four year old container of open Yugoslavian grape jelly. I put in some more wine to chill including the white chardonnay I bought last evening. I cleaned up the paper work around my computer desk area and sorted through it. I found about a dozen promotional cdroms that I put in the towel drawer. I put the last years worth of Interactive Week that I never read in a bedroom file stand with some other computer literature. I straighten up the coffee table books. I sat thinking about fish stories. I can not put the rug deodorizer on the carpet until the hallway carpet is thoroughly dry hopefully this coming evening. It only takes a fifteen minutes to work, but I thought I would let it sit for a few hours tomorrow evening or today evening when I go out and then I will vacuum it up. I need to dump out the junk mail and throw out a wine cardboard case. Well the place looks a little neater, but it still stinks to high heaven with the cigar cigarette smoke, which I can not substitute with better quality Virginian tobacco. Well not much else to report on. Hopefully my other two domain names will be working off my local server in a day or two. Well have a good morning. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. CIO


Note:<888>9/01/99 Wednesday 9:35 P.M. EDT: I was awake this past morning at 11 A.M. by the NOAA weather warning weekly test from Rockefeller Center. I noticed that the tape backup that I had started had failed because I tried to run it with the server going. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, three strips of bacon, orange juice, and coffee. I started the tape backup again, and I had to reinstall the Seagate Tape backup program, and I started it about 2 P.M., and it ran and completed about 7:30 P.M. for the second tape backup. I went out after starting the tape backup, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York, and I did some banking. I stopped by the First Union bank and paid my rent. I went by the Post Office and mailed money orders for my MCI, Cablevision, Optimum Online, and Electricity bills. I stopped by the hospital thrift shop. I drove by CVS and bought a carton of Dutch Treat Light gray carton cigar cigarettes for $14.19, two large containers of CVS carpet deodorizer for $1.79 each, two bars of Yardley Aloe soap for $1.19 both plus $1.14 Ct. tax for $20.10 total. I looked for beach chairs on sale 50% off, but they were sold out. I drove down by the waterfront and viewed the harbor. It was a bit crowded. I went by ELDC thrift and I bought a Pyrex 14 inch glass lid for a frying pan for $1.50 and a pair of Bausch and Lomb Ray Ban sun glasses possibly for $1.25 with case. I noticed they have a 1840s sleigh bed for sale for $250. One would have to restore the finish, and get an odd size box spring and mattress, and possibly cover it with Nantucket Looms Raw Wood Cloth with fluffy pillows in the same material for that colonial look. I drove back down the Avenue, and I viewed the waterfront again. I headed over to CVS in the Riverside Shopping plaza, but they did not have any beach chairs. I stopped by Staples in Old Greenwich and they were very busy with back to schoolers. I stopped by CVS in Old Greenwich, and they did not have beach chairs. I thought it might be a good idea to keep a couple of beach chairs in the trunk like Florida people do for relaxing outside. I drove out to Tod's Point, and I parked in the southwest corner parking area. I chatted about the weather with a fisherman. I walked out to the picnic area and it was busy. I chatted with a retired couple about the weather. I returned back to Byram, and I still had a half hour on the tape backup, so I ate some pasta fraiche and Citra soda. I made up two pots of coffee for iced coffee. I had a glass of iced coffee. I restarted the computer and the server after the tape backup was complete. I went out to Port Chester, and Odd Job does not have beach chairs, neither does Pergament. I stopped by Staples and I bought a $18 32 oz. box of 32 packets of Hawaiian Gold Kona coffee for $9 from the clearance center. I stopped by Jembro and I bought a large blue made in China umbrella for $5.33, and on the way back home, and I stopped by Var Max liquor pantry and bought two bottles of 1997 Novellum white chardonnay regularly $8.99 for $4.99 each plus .67 NY tax for $10.85 total. I returned home, and I filed this report. Well have a good evening, I guess I will go out for a stroll shortly. CIO

Note:<888>9/01/99 Wednesday 4:35 A.M. EDT: Well I studied the www.carnegie.org for a while. There is also www.glf.org . Well for now, lets call it a day. CIO

Note:<888>9/01/99 Wednesday 2:45 A.M. EDT: Well I just finished listening to ABCNEWS.com : Bush Shattering Campaign Cash Records video linked from ABC. I resubmitted my Internic submission form from Network Solutions ‑ Domain Name Registration Services from the dot com people this time just adding the domain names mrscott.com and www.mikescott.org to the mrscott.com change page submitting them as secondary servers, and I received email back that they would process the request manually. I fixed the hallway closet handle by putting a longer screw into the handle. I still have about a 100 emails to sift through. During the early morning hours this link works to show where Dennis is heading NRL Satellite Photo /archive_data/sat/www/atlantic/tropics/ir/LATEST.jpg tropics . Well I might have some more pasta fraiche to eat. How do you make Pasta Fraiche.

Boil one box of green spinach noodles for ten minutes.

While doing this heat one jar of Ragu or Five Brothers cheese parmesan cheese sauce or alfredo cheese sauce over medium to low heat.

Add one small can of mushrooms

Add dashes of Italian Seasoning

Add dashes of Basil

Add dashes of Oregano

Add a bit of Celery Salt

Add a bit of ground pepper

Add a bit of garlic powder

Add one quarter of cup of dry white wine

Stir this cheese sauce mixture a bit while heating over low.

When you strain the green noodles put them in a separate mixing bowl,

Pour the cheese sauce mixture over the noodles and mix it all together thoroughly.

Add about a third cup of grated parmesan cheese and mix it to the existing mixture.

Eat it while it is hot.

Leftovers can be put in a Rubbermaid container and refrigerated.


Heat each refrigerated serving about three to four minutes in the microwave when reheating depending on the wattage of the microwave.

Basically it is an improvised Pasta Alfredo depending on the type of cheese sauce one uses, or a rich man's macaroni and cheese.

Well have a good morning. CIO

 


Note:<888>9/14/99 Tuesday 1:35 P.M. EDT: I went out at sunrise, and the usual fishermen were down by the waterfront. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with a few locals. I went by the Hospital Thrift shop. I walked to the bank to pick up funds and returned to the hospital thrift shop. I bought a U. S. Army canteen for $1.50 and a Rubbermaid beach drink container for $1.50. I put the U. S. Army canteen in the back of the car. I returned to the center of town, and I watched the seagulls down by the waterfront. With all the sea gulls the fishing obviously very good since the sea gulls know where the fish are. Also the sea gulls know where to take refuge. I returned home, and I think I had some chicken salad for lunch and a chilled Citra soda. I watched a bit of the CNN news about the hurricane activity. They advised people to take refuge in Alabama. I guess Chemstrand still has to old guest house in Decatur, Alabama that could accommodate about twenty couples of ten modest families. I suppose one could tour Graceland for diversion of in Memphis. I remembered the a local group of hillbilly’s Biltmore Estate have a modest conference center under construction on the grounds of their park. It is on relatively high ground, but you have to watch for the bears in the Pisgah National forest. I think it is with spitting distance of the Jack Daniels distillery where they make those hams for Christmas they soak in Jack Daniels and then smoke in hickory smoked fires. I suppose there are a few other moonshiners in the neighborhood. I recall their use to be a Hilton motel in Greenville, South Carolina. I believe Tryon, North Carolina has the largest number of retired doctors up there in the hills of North Carolina. I suppose if you were a hermit and knew Henry Ford, you could park your car in Muscle Shoals, Alabama which is a rather peculiar town. I suppose the Wheeler family are still receiving guests on the Wheeler plantation, along with a few families along the Mississippi River. I suppose you could hide out in a coal mine in Kentucky or tour horse country around Versailles, Kentucky. I suppose if you drive through down state Illinois you could stop by the old farm on the Wabash River, and see how the Marathon Oil refinery is doing. I suppose you could park a few cars around the University of Illinois campus. Basically when certain groups of people start moving north, they always seem to keep moving north towards Canada, until it gets cold or they run out of money. I suppose as people leave the evacuated areas along the Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina coasts, they decided not to visit the Middleton family in Charlestown, South Carolina. Also about an hour west of Hilton Head half way to Columbia, South Carolina is Summerville, South Carolina or Aiken. I suppose if you all are heading North West away from the shore lines, you can finds lots of room to maneuver around, but remember by the time you all get up to Sun Valley, Idaho you will probably have to turn around in a month or two and come back down. Well for I know, it is a pretty nice day here, so I will probably go out and tour around. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>9/14/99 Tuesday 4:40 A.M. EDT: I was up at 3:30 A.M.. I found this link Florida IR Satellite Image . I tried to find a south Florida Radio station to listen to, but they were talking about the war with Pakistan and India at the West Palm Beach Radio WJNO ‑ Home . Well I need to have breakfast, of course there are also storms to the northeast of Floyd moving towards the Northeast also NRL Satellite Photo /archive_data/sat/www/atlantic/tropics/ir/LATEST.jpg tropics . Also if they are not hit by hurricane you cold buy this Product Detail H36809 . Time for breakfast. CIO


Note:<888>9/13/99 Monday 9:55 P.M. EDT: I was up at midnight and I started doing systems maintenance. To make a long story short, just about the time I got it all straightened away, on the last reboot before 7 A.M., they system booted; but it did not display anything of the desktop. I spent the next 2 1/2 hours trying to straighten it out. It was caused as before by using the Microsoft System file checker, and restoring a disastrous file that cause the system not to boot properly. I had some Kellogg’s raisin bran, toast, orange and grapefruit juice, vitamins, and coffee; while I reinstalled the operating system. I then quickly did a few upgrades of important files. I was able to get the Windows 98 update working by installing the Visual Basic element of Internet Explorer 5.0. Also on my system with @home Outlook Express, I can not install Outlook Express 5.0 without crippling it and Outlook 98. I keep the downloaded able group of Outlook 98 cab install files on my computer, so when I have to reinstall it, they are available. It can be tricky though, since you have to uninstall it reboot and install it, and in uninstalling it deleted the install cab files since, but I had them back up. Needless to say I uninstalled and installed Outlook 98 about three times before, I got it all working again. Also I also reinstalled most of the Windows 98 updates. I ran Norton Disk Doctor, Norton Anti Virus, Norton WinDoctor, I backed up the C: drives and the D: drives to the E: drive. I ran Norton Speed Disk on the C: drive. I also made backups of the registry and updated the registry backups twice. There is a command from the DOS prompt, something like "regscan /restore" that permits one to restore backed up registry files which did not work for the blank screen problem. When I got the blank screen problem "systray" would not boot also; but "explorer" did to know effect. Safe boot produced the same results. While doing this I checked my mail and watched a report on CNN at 1 P.M. about the hurricane Floyd. I finally cleaned up and at about 2:30 P.M., I started a complete tape backup, which finished at 9 P.M.. I put my weather pages on the homepages, and I posted my Florida IP address in case the domain name quits working when I finally get it transferred up here. I guess I will be shutting down the Florida site as soon, as I get the IP addresses transferred properly. I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York, and my account was lower than expected since they are deducting my some of my insurance policy payments directly from the bank account. The gave me a print out of the reason. I told them the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta has to keep $50 billion in cash on hand in case of major hurricane disaster in the southeast, and electronic payment systems don't work. I made my 4 P.M. appointment which was cut short by an emergency. I went by the Greenwich library and gave them a cold weather maintenance tip. I drove down by the waterfront, and the harbor was quite busy with lots of fishermen out sport fishing in boats. I chatted with a couple of regulars and told them I was in a foul mood. I came back home and I relaxed and I chatted with a family member whom is a Florida resident part of the year. I tried to relax a bit. I had some Ramen noodles with teriyaki sauce and ice tea for dinner. I finished updating my internet page and added Florida Division of Emergency Management to a number of my pages. I have the system basically up to snuff and all the system maintenance done for now. It is working great and should be able to provide reliable usage for the time being. I am really tired having been awake for 22 hours although mentally tiring and tedious, it has not been a physically demanding day. Well have a good evening, and watch the weather.htm . I also noticed a few new General Motors cars today with Palm Beach license plates including a large model white Buick. Well have a good evening once again. CIO


Note:<888>9/12/99 Sunday 6:15 P.M. EDT: I chatted with a family member. I went out and I got the refund of $1.51 from the Grand Union for the coupon discount on the Skippy peanut butter. I used the refund and $2.28, and I bought a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll from the Grand Union deli for a total of $3.79. I went downtown, and I put green duct tape on my broken right rear tail light, so it won't let in moisture in the winter. I sat outside at the veterans monument, and I had my sandwich and a Nestea Ice tea. I then walked over and chatted with a couple of local village observers. I then walked down Greenwich Avenue. I strolled down by the Greenwich Harbor Inn, and I noticed a nice racing yacht from St. Croix. I told them, I would not mind having a couple of acres overlooking the ocean at the Mount Irvine Club in Tobago. I noticed while, I was walking down the Avenue, and a tanned foreigner whom looked very wealthy was snorting a substance out of a little 1.5 inch by 1.5 inch black cube. I suppose that is what they do in places where it is legal. I then chatted with a fisherman at Greenwich Harbor Associates about the west side of Manhattan when they built the World Trade Center, and when the railroad and the West Side highway use to run down the west side of Manhattan. I mentioned that Olympia and York is probably still building the Yanksee River Damn over in China for the next fifteen years, so he would not be seeing their construction crew around for a while. I also mention that when people see Paul Reichman, they usually don't notice him since his construction crew are rather tall, but he is a first class construction engineer. Last time I saw him, he was wearing a Intel polo shirt at Egghead software about five years ago. I then walked on down to the end and it was busy, and I chatted about the weather with a local. All in and all it was a perfect day. I did not see the Island Beach ferry running, so I guess it is over for the year. I returned back up the Avenue, and I chatted with the same two observers; who were still sitting there. I then chatted with a local Florida summer resident about the shortage of beach chairs for sale in Greenwich and other important matters. I returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor. Well not much happening today. Have a good evening. I had a Citra soda in a chilled mug when I got home. CIO


Note:<888>9/12/99 Sunday 1:40 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront, and they asked me where I had been, and I told them I had been busy with tech and car repair the past week. There were lots of sea gulls on the harbor this morning, so you know it was going to be a nice day. I then drove over to the center of town, and I looked for a regular visitor from Florida whom I had not spoken with in a couple of weeks. I then drove over to Old Greenwich, and I noticed Staples is not open early on Sunday morning. I noticed parked in front of the Old Greenwich elementary school was a very deluxe Volvo Wagon lemon yellow with 56,485 miles and black interior. It is the deluxe 850 T‑5R in excellent condition, I would say about four or five years old. It has no price on the sign, but the person looking to sell it posted their telephone number 1‑203‑969‑5976. Dealer trade in value should be about $17,425 for a 1995 model Kelley Blue Book Used Car Values and retail sale value about $22,975 Kelley Blue Book Used Car Values according to www.kbb.com if it is a 1995 model. I also watched a home building show yesterday, which showed them building a log house with an interesting Finish soap stone or volcanic stone oven furnace that is very energy efficient for about a 1,500 square foot area, it heats the stone with a small amount of wood and stays warm half the day with the hot air from a small fire heat the surrounding air inside the stone furnace. I headed out to Tod's Point at the south east beach area. Lots of people were gathered around the northeast beach area for the First Presbyterian Church of Old Greenwich morning beach service. It was an incredible low tide with the beach extending at least 300 yards. I walked around the beach area deciding to avoid the path around Tod's point so as to avoid any dangerous mosquitoes. I then drove over to the southwest parking area and viewed the waterfront, and used my binoculars to spy on the waterfront homes of Belle Haven. I then headed back towards town at 9 A.M.. I noticed they have the Old Greenwich sidewalk art sale going on. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason street. I stopped by CVS and bought European mystique shampoo and conditioner for $1.58 total which I bought after buying Tampa lite Sweet cigar cigarettes for $12.19 a carton, two boxes of 50 CVS 10 inch security envelopes for $1.19 both, two boxes of cheese crackers for .99 each, Glad gling wrap $1.99, CVS aluminum foil .50, two jars of CVS peanuts $1.69 each with CT. tax of .95 for $22.18 total. I then drove down the Avenue, and I parked near the park. I tore the black tape off my right rear tail light. I have to put on some duct tape, before winter; and hope it keeps the moisture out. I walked up the Avenue with a local retired citizen. We stopped and viewed the Presbyterian church that had tables set out in front. Well walked east on Putnam Avenue and viewed the new Episcopal Church parish house that is having a open house soon, along with the local church going activity. We returned to the bench in front of the Presbyterian church and chatted some more. We walked down the Avenue, and I showed him the $5 Chinese umbrella I got at Jimbos. We then departed company. I walked down the Avenue, and I viewed the Mitchell’s construction site. It is progressing quite fast, and a lot of the foundation walls are poured besides digging and blasting the block square hole for the underground parking. I chatted with one local. I then headed back down the Avenue, and I chatted with a local gal watering her beautiful plants in her half barrels in front of her building. I returned back up the Avenue, and I chatted with another person whom is originally from Texas. I then drove over to the Grand Union at 11:30 A.M.. I bought 18 bags of Ramen noodles various flavors for $3, 32 oz. bag of PicSweet broccoli for $2, and 32 oz. bag of PicSweet mixed vegetables for $2, Kellogg’s 20 oz. raisin bran $2.33, GU 5 pound sugar $2.09, GU large dozen eggs $1.49, GU teriyaki sauce 12 oz. $1.49, three boxes of thin Ronzoni spaghetti for $1 total, Stauffer’s 20 oz. frozen Lasagna $2.99, Honeydew melon .99, GU sixty white kitchen bags $4.69, a 18 oz. jar of Skippy peanut butter for $2.39; I forgot to use the coupon on to get it for .88 instead, a half gallon of GU 2% milk $1.69, two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice for $1.99 each, GU zip storage bags $1.85, Virginian Maple bacon $1.74, three I Can't Believe It's Not Butter .99, 1.19, 1.19 plus .39 tax for $39.46 total. I then returned home, and I carried up the groceries and put them away. I had a some defrost frozen melon sorbet, and a chilled Citra soda in a chilled mug for a snack. The E: drive to C: drive was finished. I relaxed for a bit and then posted this report. I am tired, so I might relax before going to bed, I don't expect to be going out again. Have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>9/12/99 Sunday 7:05 A.M. EDT: I put the Fiscus plant that is losing its leaves in the smaller plastic pot it came in, and I set it out in the community room. It is guaranteed for a year, so I might return it to Home Depot for another plant later on this week. I ran system file check from system information with the original default list. I ran it with both options checked, and I restored every file about 250 that came up with the original install Windows 98 versions. When I reboot only my screen and sound came up, and no icons. I ran Windows 98 install from a floppy boot, and I reinstalled the system; and when it did its final reboot every thing including the icons were back to normal. I tweaked some of the system setting. Microsoft Windows 98 update does not work because a java script error in the page. I think it is their site fault not mine. I installed the latest Java VM and the Windows 98 update. I had a problem getting Outlook 98, to install, so I reinstalled it from a copy I had on my hard drive. I had to uninstall it first, and it removed the installation files and cab files; but I was luck to have a backup. I had to reinstall it twice, because Outlook Express 5 also did not work, and when I installed it, it crippled Outlook 98; possibly because I had another version of Outlook Express on my drive that came with @home. Anyway Outlook 98 and the @home Outlook Express now work. While doing this I cleaned my apartment and watered the plants. I also ran Norton WinDoctor. I made some chicken salad with the remains of the chicken with an onion and herbs and spices and mayonnaise. I had it with Ramen noodles and ice tea. I just finished a C: drive backup to the F: drive. I will now start a D: drive backup to the F: drive while I shower and clean up. I will start an F: drive backup to the C: drive before I go out in about 45 minutes. I need to get some groceries, and I could use a breath of fresh air. Also one of the reason I reinstalled is that the Win98 Explorer recycles from an error message when running the Apache 1.3.9 server. Possibly I might try going back to 1.3.6 or it is another system problem, which it should not be after a new install with all new files. I still probably need to do some Win98 updates, when their page Java script works. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/11/99 Saturday 11:05 P.M. EDT: I was up at 9 P.M.. I had three fried eggs, four strips of bacon, toast, vitamins, grapefruit and orange juice and coffee for breakfast. I ran Norton System Information, and I ran system file checker, and I restored a few new files. I also reinstalled the two main Windows 98 system updates from Windows 98 Update. Microsoft Netmeeting still does not work. Well I will either rest now, or do some house cleaning and watering the plants. The fiscus plant is dying in my apartment, but it has a year guarantee, so I will take it out of the clay pot, and put it back in the plastic pot in the sun to see if it come back alive. Well another exciting Saturday night in Greenwich. CIO


Note:<888>9/11/99 Saturday 2:30 P.M. EDT: I fooled with Iphone trying to get it to work properly. Finally about 9 A.M. this morning, I decided to reinstall Windows 98. The first three times from Windows failed. Finally I reinstalled it booting from the bootable disk. It installed fined. I then configured a few programs and the updated the Intel driver, and installed the Windows 98 updates. Netmeeting still does not work. I installed the latest version of Iphone. I ran Norton WinDoctor and Regscan. I noticed explorer was still a bit unstable running WinDoctor, so I enabled "taskmon" in the startup. Well the system seems to be running fine for now, and I started up the server. Well I have been drinking ice tea through out the morning, and I am just about to have some Ramen noodles with ice tea. Then I will relax and go to bed. I am bushed. CIO

Note:<888>9/11/99 Saturday 1:45 A.M. EDT: Well I had a case of the blahs today. I believe I was up around noon. I had some Total for breakfast with toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I worked on the internet, and I went back to bed until 6 P.M.. I had a problem with my Internic registration, in that both mrscott.com and www.mikescott.org went through the form application, but Primary Server IP addresses were listed as: "MRSCOTT.COM" at "24.228.18.154" which is the setup for my primary home server "MRSCOTT.COM". I chatted with Network Solutions 703‑742‑4777, and tech advised me that I might have to wait for the DNS database on my @home server to be updates. When I do a traceroute on www.mikescott.org which was originally changed two weeks ago, nothing comes up; and I would imagine the same might happen to mrscott.com once it is registered on the DNS server lists. I tried tinkering with the Apache httpd.conf file, to improve to add the other two servers, but since the DNS server lists are not yet updated, I don't know if it will work. Network Solutions indicated to me that the two Internic names mrscott.com and www.mikescott.org will send users to my home server at "24.228.18.154" once they are registered in the Internic DNS servers on the routers. Since www.mikescott.org has been set up this way for two weeks and does not work, I am somewhat suspect. Thus I after quite a bit of fiddling I think I have the Apace 1.3.9 httpd.conf file setup to work, if the domain server information is correct. I tried resting about midnight. I got up and finished off the fresh melon and then I had some slices of cold roast chicken with Tabasco and reheated frozen broccoli with ice tea and iced coffee. I watched a bit of the History Channel about Richard III killing the two young princes, and I then watched a bit on CNN on whaling on how it was productive for Sperm Oil until underground oil came along much like could happen with the internet if somebody in a garage like Bill Gates worries about came up with something better. Well I still have not cleaned up, and I have not been out recently; so maybe that is why I have a case of the blues or blahs. I am not sure what I will do next. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/10/99 Friday 4:05 A.M. EDT: I installed Apache 1.3.9 www.apache.org for Windows and edit the httpd.conf file with a few fixes. I ran Norton Anti Virus with the latest update files. I did my daily scotwork.htm . I am watching a short bit of television before going to bed. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/10/99 Friday 12:50 A.M. EDT: I went out after the last message, and I dropped off Bill Gates' book, "Business at the Speed of Light" at the library book drop. I parked in the center of town and walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with one local who was having car troubles. I sat out for a while at the post office plaza. I drove down by the harbor, but nobody was there, I guess they're all worrying about the St. Louis encephalitis outbreak in mosquitoes in the New York area. I returned home, and I read this week's issue of the Greenwich Post. I read a high school alumni magazine. Not much happening, I guess I will do a little net work. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/09/99 Thursday 10:20 P.M. EDT: The Internic Network Solutions registration went through for mrscott.com and www.mikescott.org and they should be working off the homeserver where mrscott.com is with a couple of day. I had dinner of cold roasted chicken slices with Tabasco sauce, steamed frozen broccoli, Ramen noodles, ice tea, and coffee. I finally cleaned up, and I will go out in a while. I had a phone call from a relative this evening, and the sick relative is back out of the hospital and back home again. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/09/99 Thursday 7:10 P.M. EDT: I rested until about 10 A.M.. I had some cold roast chicken, Ramen noodles, and mixed vegetables this morning. I made up a batch of ice tea. I worked until about 2 P.M.. I rested until 6 P.M.. I called Internic at Network Solutions at 703‑742‑4777 and I found out that I had password encryption on my sites mikescott.org and mikescott.net which I had forgotten for changing, so I think I have finally changed those two domain names to my home server. I might have to setup the Apache server to recognize them once they are working, which I can do. I will then shut down the site in Florida and edit my homepage to reflect the new site. Well not much accomplished but it is normal routine work. I guess I will have a bite to eat and possibly go out. I also made up a batch of ice tea this morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/09/99 Thursday 5:00 A.M. EDT: I talked with https://www.valueweb.net/ , tech support about the Internic registration problem. I went back to bed and rested a few hours and got up at 4 A.M... I found this link if your interested in the local tides Stamford, Connecticut and http://www.pozo.com has my web directory. I also am running this in the background on my computer to help out SETI@home: Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence at Home , at the moment I am running it all the time since my computer and modem seems to handle it. You can also set it up to run when the screen saver activates. CIO

Note:<888>9/08/99 Wednesday 10:50 P.M. EDT: I am just doing a bit of routine internet work. I installed @home 1.7, but I did not let it go through the whole process; so as not to reinstall the web browser and the extra components, since I prefer the Microsoft setup. I also chatted with @home tech support about tech for a while on their local number out of Stamford, Connecticut 348‑9211. Well it is great to have a quiet night at home for a while, and to be off Greenwich Avenue for a change. Not much to report, but what is happening on the net. I guess I might relax for a while and go back to the net later. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>9/08/99 Wednesday 6:30 P.M. EDT: Well I was up at 5 P.M.. I noticed the NOAA weather warning was on red for some odd reason. I ran out quickly and bought three loaves of 12 grain bread at the Arnold Bakery outlet for $2.49 total. I told my neighbors about the MOSAD tapping the AT&T underground optic fiber cable at the UJA building across from the Mobil station at Weaver Street and West Putnam Avenue. I returned home with the bread and the red light was off. I was told at the Arnold Bread store that they are running out of old bread since the homeless shelters are buying large quantities of bread from them. I returned home, and I had a three eggs, five strips of bacon, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee for breakfast. I guess I will clean up a bit and watch the ABC evening news first. Well not much happening, another up all night with Michael. CIO


Note:<888>9/08/99 Wednesday 7:00 A.M. EDT: Well I still have not fallen asleep. I was thinking about the early message and what I communicated with various groups this evening. It has long been thought that there is a large level of telephone eaves dropping in this area for procuring business, technical, and political information. I mentioned that yesterday, I noticed the old AT&T copper transatlantic telephone connection cable do not dig sign at the intersection of Weaver Street and West Putnam Avenue, has been changed and it now says "Do Not Dig Optic Fiber Cable". Thus they have a new optic fiber cable running underneath the Atlantic which would carry up to a half million conversations or data calls. However I noticed this High Speed Optic fiber cable runs underneath the UJA United Jewish Appeal building at the intersection of Weaver Street and West Putnam Avenue at the southwest corner. Since it is very obvious that the UJA is a wealthy group in this area, I believe it is safe to assume they place their building next to the town dump possibly, so as to eaves drop on the Transatlantic Cable with high tech sniffing equipment or decoding or sensing equipment such as the NSC National Security Council would use. Thus when all the power brokers in North Terrytown, New York; Bedford, New York; and other Westchester county areas along with back country Greenwich and adjacent communities use the services that use the AT&T trans Atlantic cable, which as I mentioned earlier carries up to a half million streams, it is more than likely the Israeli Mosad intelligence organization has compromised our communications and National Security collection key information in this area and selling it to other possibly hostile political groups. I have advised the Secret Service White House Intelligence unit, the Greenwich Police, IBM security, Lou Gerstner, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, and a friend of mine whose family are major stockholders in both telephone companies, and I have advised the telephone company to work the grapevine. It does not seem fair, that with all the openness in a democracy that the foreign government groups would try to compromise our communications expertise since we actually help them with foreign aid, and they are turning it against us to use against us. Thus other neighboring office communities more than likely have been compromised by this security breach. Well I suppose they will cover this up, like they always do. Also the NOAA weather warning came on Red for western Suffolk County, Long Island and there is suppose to be flash flooding this morning there. Well have a good morning, and I need to try to get some rest. CIO

Note:<888>9/08/99 Wednesday 4:50 A.M. EDT: I am really tired and hardly can keep my eyes open. I did a little internet surfing and tried to relax for a while. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/08/99 Wednesday 1:25 A.M. EDT: I noticed when I walked east to Exxon today, that the United Jewish Appeal has put an office at the corner of the road with post road and the Mobil station, so maybe they are siphoning off all the charity we expected to come our way. I also noticed the old AT&T don't dig sign across from the Mobil station now indicates there is a fiber optic cable there for the trans Atlantic telephone cable. I slept this evening from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.. I had a phone call from a friend who wanted to know if I am on a day time or night schedule, and I said day; but I am back on night. I received a phone call from a relative about a sick relative, and he is still in intensive care. I suppose the Cleveland Clinic or the Mayo Clinic should be consulted. I next drove down by the waterfront, and when I was parking I found a blue bic lighter that might work when it dries out. I chatted with the fishermen whom had pulled in a few blue fish at high tide. I advised them to put them by the gills and to use long pointed needles nose pliers to pull out the hooks. Never stick one's fingers in a blue fish's mouth if you know what is good for you. It looked like it had rained while I was asleep. I guess we are still waiting for Denis to possibly come our way in two to three days, it is so slow moving; unless it passes us to the west. It was a decent night out. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I then walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue with a local who was walking to all night Kinko’s across from the Greenwich Library. I then walked back down the Avenue, and I sat out for a while, and I then walked the lower section again; and then I sat out for a while again. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I finally returned home. I have a cold chicken in the refrigerator, I will start eating tonight or tomorrow. I was advised that the Greenwich public schools start up again today, so the kids will be up bright and early this morning full of enthusiasm for the new school year. Well there is not much else to report on, so I will try to stay up until about 4 A.M. before going to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note:<888>9/21/99 Tuesday 11:20 P.M. EDT: I updated Scott's Broadcast sound.htm for the first time in about two weeks. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>9/21/99 Tuesday 9:25 P.M. EDT: I went out at 8 P.M., and I stopped by CVS. I bought a carton of Hav‑A‑Tampa cigar cigarettes for $12.19, a 12 oz. container of Rosonol lighter fluid for $2.99 plus .91 Ct. sales tax for $16.09 total. I also purchase a package of four 60 watt light bulbs for $1 plus .06 CT. sales tax for $1.06. I chatted with a local German American citizen about research. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read part of the local paper. I noticed in the legal items in the classified there are certain tax deferments offered by the state of Connecticut to veterans. I returned home after the library started to close. I filled my Greenwich Country Club lighter with the Rosonol lighter fluid and put it in the Nantucket ash tray. I put away the shell butane lighter. I will now do some of my regular internet work. It is raining very mistily outside. I plan to have a quiet evening at home. Have a quiet evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/21/99 Tuesday 6:40 P.M. EDT: I was up at noon, and I had Kellogg’s raisin bran, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I went back to bed because with all the rain, the low barometric pressure makes me more tired, so I thus slept through a rainy afternoon. I did chat with a few local people about the local reptile problem, and none of them seemed to know what to do with it. I finally got up about 5 P.M., and I watched a bit of television. Apparently Donald Trump is running for President on the Reform Party platform. I guess he can afford his own secret service protection. I have a feeling that the reptile presence has disappeared from the area, but it might be a temporary sense of security. Possibly with all the rain, it was washed out of the natural watershed in the surrounding area, and it was washed out to sea in Long Island sound. It is hard to tell. I try not to think about Alligators, Salt Water Cayman or other Crocodiles, but I was advised that the Welcome to the New England Aquarium keeps salt water crocodiles up in Boston, god only knows for what purpose. Perhaps they feed Harvard freshmen to the salt water crocodiles whom don't follow the established course curriculum. Well have a good evening, and once I eat a bit and make it outside, I might drop by the library to read a little technology news. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>9/21/99 Tuesday 5:40 A.M. EDT: Well not much happening is this neck of the woods. I emailed Queen Elizabeth II of England, The High Commission of Australia in London, and the Prime Minister of Australia about getting rid of the Saltwater Crocodile off of Long Island Sound, Greenwich Harbor, and back country swamp land in Greenwich. We don't know what sort of numbers of the reptiles we are talking about, if they have been here for an extended periods of time, they might be well established within the community. Nobody within the community seems willing to comment on any such event since it would jeopardize real estate values, but for all I know we are living on top some ancient alligator pit or indigenous region of the area, where they don't bother the local inhabitants; but it is best to be made aware of such problems. I suppose as we conjecture the salt water crocodile might be over 24 feet long, and weigh over a ton; thus it might want a little bit more to eat than one measly Purdue chicken, so it is best we leave the door open all night of a local food store, so it can walk in and help itself to whatever it wants to eat. I really don't feel like tangling with such a ferocious reptile. Maybe it would settle for a horse out at Conyers Farm, are maybe it might get tired of gorging on blue fish and decide to have something different. Since nobody has been able to spot the saltwater crocodile, it is hard to tell what its feeding habits are or where it originated from. Whether it was dropped here as a terrorist threat to the community or whether it was imported by the House of Fins twenty years ago. Needless to say it seem that it is indeed possibly within the community and swimming in the surrounding waters of Long Island Sound and the shorelines of Connecticut, New York, Long Island, and possibly New Jersey or Rhode Island and possibly points further north and further south. If the saltwater crocodile happens to be using the internet, I read there are millions of dead chickens in North Carolina along with hundreds of thousands of dead hogs, so maybe it might enjoy feasting by itself or with the rest of the Alluvia of Crocodiles swimming out in the ocean or the other wetlands of the continent. If it is indeed an Alluvia of Crocodiles, they might eventually swim into the north country or across to Europe, so all shore dwelling people along the Atlantic ocean's boarders might keep a sharp eye out for unfriendly reptiles swimming in their regions. If you have a lot of money, you might try camping out in the middle of Russia with the wolves, bears, and eight foot plus tall people; I have heard talk about. Of course we will have to see what today brings, for all I know the night are the same as usual. From what I recall with Alligators, Salt Water Caymans, Crocodiles Fresh and Salt; I believe they tend to be more nocturnal; however they will feed anytime of the day depending on their mood and the availability of food supply. Needless to say, I am not sure what the real story is, but I suppose we will know soon enough. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/21/99 Tuesday 2:10 A.M. EDT: Well I chatted with a Texas resident and they told me that two thirds of North Carolina is under water. I guess Reuters Yahoo missed the story. I went out for a drive about 10 P.M., and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue avoiding the waterfront area of Greenwich Harbor. Of course that does not mean that a reptile could not sneak up behind you from upland, so keep a weary eye when out to any noise in the brush. I did not notice anything unusual. I drove over to CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza and I bought two rolls of Scott towels for .89 each and two packs of Winchester sweet cigar cigarettes for $1.59 each plus .30 Ct. sales tax for $5.26 total. I stopped by the Hyatt in Old Greenwich and a few youngsters were watching the football game on the television. I told one of the desk clerks that 2/3 of North Carolina was under water, and that they should advise their guests to watch out for reptiles and probably stay north of the railroad tracks. However realistically such a creature as a saltwater crocodile could probably venture much further inland, so possibly Montreal or Toronto would be safer. I next went back downtown, and I briefed the local Kennedy security officer downtown. I sat out for a while keeping a keen eye out for any nocturnal movements. I figured out if a large 24 saltwater crocodile came down Greenwich Avenue, one if they were in good shape could try climbing a light pole, but since a salt water crocodile can jump 20 feet or more, one would have to have a high perch. I think they're pretty fast creatures, so maybe the best bet would be to walk around with a Purdue chicken and chuck it at it, if it started to approach you, which might deter its progress. Of course you could try keeping your karma. I then stopped by the Grand Union, and they were closed to fix the Y2K problem. I then stopped by the Food Emporium, and I discussed the crocodile problem with the night staff and some night shoppers. I bought a gourmet spinach pizza for $3.29, and I gave them the best briefing I could. I next returned home, and I filed this report. Well have a good evening and keep an eye out for any unusual remains around the waterfront or around town in the morning. Believe me I am not kidding. Well back to the net. CIO

Note:<888>9/20/99 Monday 9:10 P.M. EDT: Or maybe the reptile did not swim back to Manhattan Species Accounts: Saltwater Crocodile cporo.htm . I don't feel like being a dinner guest. CIO

Note:<888>9/20/99 Monday 8:45 P.M. EDT: West Coast & Alaska Tsunami Warning Center and Sakhalin TWC and FEMA: FACT SHEET‑‑TSUNAMIS and Tsunami Research Program and Pacific Tsunami Museum Homepage and Science of Tsunami Hazards and Scientific American: Feature Article: TSUNAMI!: May 1999 and http://www1.tpgi.com.au/users/tps‑seti/spacegd7.html and USC Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Team and Science of Tsunami Hazards ‑ The Tsunami Society and Welcome to Tsunami! and NASA Observatorium . CIO

Note:<888>9/20/99 Monday 8:30 P.M. EDT: I had cheese crackers and ramen noodles, and ice tea; and I went out and read some computer tech newsweeklies at the Greenwich Library. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. It is getting cooler out, so I imagine the gators from Manhattan will be swimming back to their sewers there. Most of the private schools have gone back to school today, so it is a little slower around town. I noticed a surf board in a car parked in front of the movie theatre. I suppose with the 7.6 Richter earthquake in Taiwan, that the west coast of the western hemisphere and the various islands in between have to be put on a tidal wave watch. It generally takes two and a half days for a tidal wave to span the Pacific from Asia to the west coast of the western hemisphere. Thus the local beach people in those areas should start waxing up their surf boards or heading East to higher ground. I will look for a link on Tidal Wave or tsunamis activity in the Pacific. I recall there use to be a site. CIO


Note:<888>9/20/99 Monday 4:15 P.M. EDT: I went to bed at midnight. I was up at 10:30 A.M., and I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. With this low pressure system from the hurricane activity, I fell back asleep until just now when NOAA weather radio alerted me to hurricane warning for Bermuda and Flash Flooding for northeast New Jersey tomorrow. Well I guess I should do the dishes and start cleaning up. I called the Greenwich town hall and the Greenwich Harbor Inn about the gator alert this morning. I also called Burns security. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/19/99 Sunday 10:40 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I was sitting out in front of the post office plaza, and there were lots of bees there. I also was dive bombed by a kamikaze dragon fly that just missed me. The same thing happened after hurricane George last year. I noticed lots of young faces out and about town along with lots of babies and families. There were lots of dinners about. I mentioned to one couple waiting for a table at Thataways that the Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan, Connecticut might not have such a long wait. I mentioned that with the hurricane evacuations that there might be from three to five million people moving on the eastern seaboard highways. I suggested that Montreal and Toronto might have room for evacuees. I did not go south of the tracks, but I did walk along the railroad platform, and observed lots of people going back to Manhattan. They have temporary crossing platforms since the platform side west bound is closed off. I chatted with one local doing his laundry. I noticed lots of people using Starbucks as usual. I returned home about 9:45 P.M., and I boiled some spaghetti noodles and heated some tomato sauce and had a spaghetti dinner with parmesan cheese sauce with ice tea. I got a pain in my back while I was making the sauce about earlier in the afternoon, and I still have a sharp pain there. I might try a hot tub. I suppose it is another uneventful day in Greenwich, with not much else to report. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/19/99 Sunday 6:00 P.M. EDT: I finished cleaning up. I finished the ice tea. I had some cheese crackers and ice tea for dinner. I will go out shortly as soon as I reboot the server. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>9/19/99 Sunday 4:00 P.M. EDT: I finished watering the plants and cleaning the apartment. I have a half hour until spaghetti sauce I have made is done. I put in a pound of ground beef, two large cans of plum tomatoes, a half cup of white wine, three diced onions, two diced green peppers, a few tablespoons of olive oil, a whole bulb of garlic chopped fine with the Braun chopper in two ounces of water, ground pepper, dashes of Italian spices, oregano, basil, celery salt, poultry seasoning, Chinese five spice, hot curry powder, McHilney's Tabasco sauce, Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce, Angostura bitters, and I simmered it all for an hour. I also diced a Honeydew melon, and added angostura bitters, a half cup of white wine, and orange juice, and stored it in the refrigerator. I have been listening to Tarzan of the Apes, by Edgar Rice Burroughs: Listen to the audiobook on broadcast.com while doing all this. I will relax a bit until the spaghetti sauce is finished in a half hour, and then I will refrigerate it. I will then probably make icetea.htm and clean up, and maybe go out around 6 P.M.. Well have a fun afternoon with the Reptile neighbors. CIO

Note:<888>9/19/99 Sunday 12:50 P.M. EDT: Well I was up at about 11 A.M.. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I checked with a few other people on the reptile matter. I guess somebody will take care of it sooner or later. I have to do house cleaning for the next few hours. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>9/18/99 Saturday 11:05 P.M. EDT: I tried installing FrontPage 2000, and it installed; but it quit responding trying to open my web site. I guess it does not work with my web site, so I uninstalled it. I also had to reinstall Outlook 98. I guess not much is happening locally since everyone is maintaining normal routine. Well have a good evening, back to a little web work. CIO

Note:<888>9/18/99 Saturday 9:30 P.M. EDT: Well I went back to bed until 4 P.M.. I got a tired spell from the Benadryl. I got up and cleaned up. I chatted with a couple of other people about the gator or Cayman. I then drove up to Home Depot in Norwalk on the Post Road. I exchanged the dead fiscus plant that had died for a golden pathos for $1.12 more. I then stopped by CompUSA and toured the merchandise. I next went up to New Canaan, and I had a blueberry muffin at Dunkin donuts for .90. I then walked the entire length of downtown New Canaan. I returned to Greenwich via the Merritt Parkway. I chatted with a local about the gator. I then walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I then avoided going down Steamboat Road. I then went by the Grand Union, and I chatted with a harbor regular about the gator. I then bought 90% ground beef at $2.99 a pound for $3.89, a Tony's Pepperoni pizza for $3, a bulb of garlic for .28, two green peppers at .99 a pound for $1.07, for $10.63 total. I told a local attorney that I had told a lot of people about the gator. I returned home, and I conferred with my neighbor. I put the golden pathos in my clay pot. I received another copy of FrontPage 2000 demo CD disk, which I will install shortly when I shut down the server. Well not much else happening. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/18/99 Saturday 11:40 A.M. EDT: I went back to bed after breakfast, and I got up at around 10:30 A.M. and I finished my coffee, and I did a little computer work. I am just relaxing at home, have a good day. I checked with various police officials on the alligator, salt water Cayman, or crocodile matter; and there are now only two swans not four swans on Greenwich harbor according to them. Needless to say I plan to avoid the harbor area for the indefinite future. Use your own best judgment, and if anyone has a reptilian experience, I suggest they report it to the local authorities. CIO


Note:<888>9/18/99 Saturday 3:55 A.M. EDT: I sat up through the hurricane on Thursday evening. It was not that bad. At around 8:30 P.M. while I was downstairs in the community room chatting with my neighbors, I heard a loud noise like a clap of lightning, but one generally does not get lightning in a hurricane. I walked around the building once, and it was not too bad. I threw out the Yugoslavian grape jelly, I had in my refrigerator for three years. I chatted with some neighbors. I stayed inside, and I was up until about 6 A.M.. I went to bed and got up at 9 A.M.. When I got up at 9 A.M., I felt like I had been hit by a biological warfare attack, and I thought that maybe the explosion I heard during the hurricane was a biological warfare shell exploding in the area. I felt like the noise came from 48 miles to the northwest. I had breakfast of Total, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I next sat up thinking. I chatted with a few people about the alligator problem in the area. I chatted with GEICO insurance about it. I chatted with Roger Kennedy of Kennedy security told me that one of his dogs was bitten by something over by the Japanese school and Stillman Rockefellers property. I also told a partner of Greenwich Capital partners, Morgan Jenkins sister, Malcolm Pray's secretary, and a few other people around. Basically if there is and there probably is an alligator around or misplaced crocodile, it probably lives here in the winter hibernating in the Steam Pipes of various building facilities. It probably crawls into the bridge culvert in front of the boys club where there are steam pipes, so it never freezes; and that was where the swans use to live before they were eaten. I guess they can go up from that culvert up the natural stream bed that runs along Malcom Pray's dealership, up through the wet land areas between lake Avenue and Glenville Road. Thus any wetland areas in the area could have an alligator in the warmer time of the year. I suppose it would be important to watch oneself when outside. Probably during the colder weather they would hibernate. I chatted with Rockefeller University and the Greenwich Hospital about the allergy and alligator problems. I continued to feel lousy, and I finally remember that the tailwinds of a hurricane have all the allergies of the tropics, so I went out about 4 P.M., and I bought two packages of Benadryl at CVS for $7.18 total. I returned home quickly, so as not to be outside in the allergy weather very long. I then had some Ramen noodles and ice tea and went to bed about 7 P.M., and I just got up now, and I will have some breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. Well have a good morning. Basically with this alligator problem, I feel like locking myself in my bank vault and never coming out again. There is traditional folk wisdom, that if you mess with a alligator that since they live to be over 200 years old, they will come back to haunt your off spring after you are dead a hundred years. Well I suppose I should get some sort of Koon dog, but I don't have the time to walk a Koon dog. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/16/99 Thursday 1:45 P.M. EDT: Yesterday I went out, and I stopped by the bank. I drove by the Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a Coleman drink holder for $1.50 made by Rubbermaid. I stopped by CVS and bought a carton of Tampa lite cigar cigarettes for $12.19, peanuts $1.69, shaving aftershave conditioner $1.39 plus tax .81 for a total $16.08 I went down by the harbor and chatted with a couple of fisherman and told them about the gator, and as usual with their prefixed conditions they did not believe me. If the fisherman down by the harbor continues with the same prefixed attitude, I would prescribe medication, since obviously he is a fish out of water. I next drove by the library and chatted with a couple of local observers, and I suggested to him that his team could pick up the new visitor. I next stopped by Exxon and got $15.50. I next stopped by the Grand Union and bought a half gallon of 2% milk for $1.69. I chatted with a few local people there about the upcoming storm condition, and I recommended they fill up their gasoline tanks with gasoline in case the electricity goes out. I then observed around the Grand Union, and I then I played a game of satellite shopping cart chess and chatted with a few other local shoppers and patrons of other stores. I next went home, and I chatted with one my neighbors. I forgot to eat, and I sat up until about 6 A.M. remember various historical research projects. I told the story about the alligator invasion in Buenos Ares, Argentina in 1906 when hundreds of thousands of gators swooped into town off the ocean and ate most every one during festival time, except one local man who fed the baby alligators at the local botanical garden. It was a rather peculiar story to read, and I also told them about how old Wiley Middletown's nemesis alligator came out of the swamp right after he died and ate him and spit him out for the baby gators to eat just after he died. I then relaxed quite a bit, and a lot of this historical information is available in French from the Bibliotheca National de Paris, and possibly available for download over the internet. Well I relaxed until about 8 A.M., and I got up at around noon. The NOAA weather radio has gone off a few times, and it is raining heavily out. I have to eat breakfast and clean up and go out in the rain for my 3 P.M. soon. Have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>9/15/99 Wednesday 8:55 A.M. EDT: Well I had some time to think about what I observed down by the waterfront on the pier on Steamboat Road yesterday. I noticed quite a few dead rats which had not been eaten, and I noticed a few dead sea gulls that had been eaten and there were only feather wings left. Having camped out in Key West, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and other tropical parts of Florida that would be an indication that we have a common site from Florida in the area. As any old Florida hand would tell you that is a sure sign of an alligator prowling around the waterfront in this area. Since an alligator would not swim up here either one got away from the zoo or on snuck off somebody boat that arrived up here. That is the best I can determine from what I observed around here. Needless to say I try to keep my karma with alligators since they are part of the ecological evolution of the tropical areas. Normally we feed alligator old chickens that are out date, so possibly if you threw an old chicken in the water on Steamboat Road, I bet the alligator would eat it and leave the sea gulls alone for a day. That is the best I can determine from what I observed yesterday. I still have not cleaned up, and I will be out in a while. Well have a good morning. I am just conferencing. CIO

Note:<888>9/15/99 Wednesday 6:00 A.M. EDT: Well I went out yesterday after the last message. I went downtown and walked around lower Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with a few visitors. I stopped by the Mews Thrift shop and viewed some of the merchandise. I drove down by the waterfront and observed some local marine activity. I came home about 6:30 P.M. as I recall. I received a phone call from a friend and went over to visit until 9:30 P.M. The friends grandmother had not evacuated Daytona Beach, and she was uncured down in the powder room of her apartment in case the hurricane came ashore there. I gave them some advise from what I know of the area in 1978. I then returned to Greenwich and walked lower Greenwich Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I viewed the harbor. A few fishermen were down there, so I told them about the large number of sea gulls, and they know where to take cover from the storm. I suppose if the sea gulls leave, we might be in for trouble. I returned home at 11:30 P.M., and I went to bed at midnight, and I was up at 5 A.M. this morning. Well have a good morning, and I have to have breakfast of Kellogg’s raisin bran, toast, orange and grapefruit juice, coffee, and vitamins. CIO

 

Note:<888>9/30/99 Thursday 11:45 P.M. EDT: Well I went for a walk on Greenwich Avenue after the last message. I chatted with a retired railroad employee about local activity. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue a couple of times. I noticed when going out that they are spraying the Byram River by building tomorrow evening at 7 P.M.. I drove down by the waterfront and nothing is going on. The Greenwich Harbor Inn is closed for the next year for remodeling. I can't figure out why they have to remodel. I never stayed there, but it looks perfectly presentable to me. The previous owners went bankrupt with a $10 million tax judgment against them, so maybe it is just not a profitable operation. That lowers the night time pedestrian activity on Greenwich Avenue by about a fifth. I returned home, and I chatted with one of my neighbors. Not much else to report on. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/30/99 Thursday 8:25 P.M. EDT: Well I cleaned up, and I went out and made my 3 P.M. appointment. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop. I drove by the harbor. I went by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper, and I read three computer newsweeklies. I drove back down by the waterfront, and I viewed the harbor and chatted with a few locals for a while. I noticed three swans on the harbor two young and one older. I did not see any other birds on the harbor like gulls, so maybe croc of gator is still around. I stopped by the Grand Union and bought a 12 oz. container of GU frozen orange juice for $1.39 and used $1.15 in cans to help purchase it. I returned home and put the frozen orange juice in the refrigerator to defrost and had a diet Sprite in a frozen mug. I made up a box of spaghetti noodles and I also mixed a 12 oz. can of white clam sauce, two cans of mushroom, one diced onion, herbs and spices, a quarter cup of white wine, several tablespoons of olive oil, four pads of margarine and heated it all stirring over low heat while the spaghetti noodles boiled. I then had spaghetti with white clam sauce and ice tea. I will now make some coffee to have after dinner. While I was out this afternoon, I made a C: drive to E: drive backup. Well it was a nice afternoon. Remember to watch out for mosquitoes with encephalitis when your out in the evening at sunset and also in the morning at sunrise. Not much else to report. CIO

Note:<888>9/30/99 Thursday 1:30 P.M. EDT: Well I slept from about 6 A.M. until 11 A.M.. I listened to some computer broadcast. I had some reheated pasta friche, buttered toast, ice tea and coffee. I updated Scott's Weekly Broadcast sound.htm . I have a 3 P.M. appointment, so I have to get ready to go out soon. Have an enjoyable afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>9/30/99 Thursday 6:00 A.M. EDT: I spent most of the evening and morning working on the computer. I played with the sound drivers and reinstalled them trying to get Netmeeting to work to no avail. I install @home 1.7 for Internet Explorer. By removing "npbmv32.dll" in both the plugin folders for Communicator and Internet Explorer, when I star the @home browser, it does not try to load my 75,000 bookmarks. I reinstalled some basic files and did a little system maintenance. I had some Pasta fraiche and bread and butter with ice tea about 4 A.M.. Well the system is running fine, and although it does not seem like I accomplished much, there are always a few minor headaches. When installing @home 1.7 for either web browser, it try to install to install a system backup program which when it starts automatically on my system uses too many resources. After installing the setup files, before reboot, I disable the backup program in the System Information, System Configuration, Startup Files settings. Well I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon, so I might rest for a while. My back is not too bad right now. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/29/99 Wednesday 8:45 P.M. EDT: I made a tape backup this morning while I was sleeping. I got up around 3 P.M., and I cancelled my site at mrscott.com down in Florida as of October 24, 1999. I had three eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins for breakfast. I got a tired spell and went back to bed until 8 P.M.. I had the rest of my coffee and four slices of bread when I woke up, and I also took a back pill. My back is feeling better. Well have a good evening, I believe it is suppose to rain this morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/29/99 Wednesday 7:30 A.M. EDT: I tried to rest, and then I got back up and did my email. I installed AOL 5.0 which just came out, and I uninstalled AOL 4.0. Not much else to report on. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/29/99 Wednesday 4:00 A.M. EDT: I went back out and drank a thermos of coffee in the post office plaza. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue and around the train station and up Arch Street. I sat out for a while at the Post Office Plaza. Not much to report. As usual it is quite out Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/29/99 Wednesday 2:10 A.M. EDT: I am making coffee to go out and enjoy on this enjoyable morning. I also noticed Number 46 Canadian License Plate on Greenwich Avenue today in close to sixteen years. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/29/99 Wednesday 1:55 A.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I then sat out for a while. I walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue. There was a used pair of hiking boots about size 9 1/2 discarded in front of Outdoor Traders. I walked down towards Mason Street. I sat out opposite the Presbyterian Church. They have a sign out that there is a Closet Sale on October 1 and 2. I walked down the Avenue, and I saw a new pair of women’s shoes discarded on the stone wall in front of the Greenwich Common with a CVS bag about size 5. I sat out for a while. I drove over to CVS in Old Greenwich and they have a bin of generic cigarettes for $1.20 each. I got five packs for $6.36. I drove back to the center of town. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I walked around the train station platform area. I returned to the post office plaza area. I noticed a sign for a Art Festival in front of the Senior Center at the Bruce Museum I believe on October 9 and 10. I returned to Byram, and I went to Cumberland Farms, and I bought a quart of milk for $1.09. I came home and I am now making Pasta Fraiche. I am also having a Citra soda in a chilled mug. Well have a good morning. Remember to watch out for mosquitoes with encephalitis in this area. I am just about to sit down to dinner. CIO

Note:<888>9/28/99 Tuesday 10:10 P.M. EDT: I was up at about 2:45 P.M., and I still had the bad back. I called the Greenwich Hospital 1‑203‑863‑3000 and I made an appointment to go over to outpatient at 4 P.M.. I had Kellogg’s raisin bran and orange juice with vitamins. I showered and cleaned up. I went over to the hospital, the Doctor said I probably pulled out my sacracariliac. I also have only lost three pounds since my last physical, so I put on weight and lost fifteen pounds recently. I was given twelve Vioxx 12.5 mg. tablets to take once a day. I then stopped by CVS looking for a large Djeep lighter which they were out of. I parked downtown, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue and back up Arch Street. I returned home, and I went to bed until 9 P.M.. When I got up my back felt a bit better, but it still hurts slightly when I sit down and stand up. I had some reheated brown rice, ice tea, and coffee. I then restarted the server, and I filed this report. Well I will go out shortly, so have an enjoyable evening. CIO


Note:<888>9/28/99 Tuesday 6:30 A.M. EDT: At USC Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Team they have TSUNAMI FIELD SURVEY MOVIES with a 17.1 meg movie of a Tsunami Computer Simulation in California. Also this link shows what could happen from a Tsunami in any coastal area after a small asteroid impact on the ocean Tsunami from Asteroid Impacts . Well now after you finish worrying about the Reptile having you for lunch, you can worry about that. I am going to try to sleep for a while, my back is still hurting. CIO

Note:<888>9/28/99 Tuesday 4:30 A.M. EDT: Well my back has been hurting me all evening in the lower right-hand side. I have been trying to relax. I put MediaRing.com ‑ Linking People Connecting Minds on the computer which now works with a cable modem. I have been cat napping not bothering to go outside. Whenever I try to pull on my shorts or put on my socks I get a severe pain in my back. Also when I sit down it hurts after a while. I have been lying down in bed, and also the short blue sofa with my feet propped up is comfortable. I called the British Embassy in Washington D. C. and chatted with the security personnel, but they fell asleep. There number is 1‑202‑462‑1340 and since the U.S. Government intelligence services and other foreign governments monitor them, it is a good way to pass a message to the intelligence community. I told them about the Reptile problem here, and suggested the build a Gator Fence like around the White House or the Rockefeller Estate in North Terrytown, New York. The only problem is that if it is indeed a thirty foot plus King Crocodile in this area are swimming up and down the coastal Atlantic regions which it could, it might actually be much larger, and possibly swimming in a Alluvia or large pack of them. Thus we would try building a fifty foot deep moat around the British Embassy and putting the gator fencing on either side. However a much larger King Crocodile could dig much deeper in muddy soil. I guess they would have more of a problem digging deep in Connecticut with all the rocks. However the recently deceased George C. Scott kept a stone wall around is property up in the swamp area around Stillman Rockefellers property which might have been partially effective. Still in swampy terrain it could dig much deeper. Needless to say, I am happy to sit inside, but if it is a really big gator, caiman, or crock it could jump up to a second story landing and barge into a second story window. Thus we need to go to our full gator defenses. I advised a local veteran to check out what the local vets know about such reptiles in their travels. There is mention today in the Fox News service that China plans to invade and takeover Taiwan again, which might cause some sort of international difficulty for any neutrals living in that part of the world. Well have a good morning, and I will continue to rest. CIO


Note:<888>9/27/99 Monday 8:45 P.M. EDT: Well I went out about 3:15 P.M., and I made my stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I made my 4 P.M. appointment. I stopped by the waterfront. I chatted with two gentleman in a new blue Cadillac, and told them they should try to sell more Cadillac’s. I noticed they had the 45 th Canadian license plate, I had seen in Greenwich in 15 close to 16 years. I told one of the senior gator watchers about the local reptile problem. I next went by the library and said hello to some of the regulars. I read the local paper and also two computer newsweeklies. I chatted with one regular patron about the Carnegie Foundation. I checked out Louis Pasteur by Patrice DeBre. I noticed there are quite a few new books out. They don't have the new Reagan of Bush books. I returned home, and I back was still bothering me. I had some reheated spaghetti and ice tea. I tried to rest my back a bit. I tried reading a bit of the Reagan book in bed instead of sitting up which hurts my back. I decided to file this report. Well since my back is bothering me, I will stay inside this evening. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/27/99 Monday 2:50 P.M. EDT: Well I chatted with a friend about 7 A.M., and I went back to bed until 2 P.M.. I did get one phone call from a family member. I had some reheated brown rice and a diet Sprite just now. I also made up a patch of icetea.htm and seeped it while I was asleep, and just now put it in the refrigerator. Well have a good afternoon. My back was bothering me when I got up. CIO


Note:<888>9/27/99 Monday 6:35 A.M. EDT: Well I read through chapter 22 of Ronald Reagan's autobiography published a number of years ago, and on page 125 he mentions in the 1950s he was paying 94% taxes out in California on his income, so that is why he never had that much money saved up once he became President. I suppose much would be said for a lot of the other perceived as being wealthy from that period across the United States. Thus most of their taxed income is probably invested in the highway infrastructure of the United States that was built in that period, and a lot of established tax payers paid to build. I also checked with the Greenwich Police Department and suggest that beside buying and old office building for new headquarters, they could build a new state of the art security complex on the site of the Cos Cos power plant instead of using the old run down Cabin Fever Records building. I also suggested they should study the precinct concept here in town, but the nature of the town it would probably be better to have 5 to 10 mobile command post set up at 10 to 20 hookup locations with dispatch vehicles located around them including GEMs vehicles. Thus at different times of the year, and with different public safety matters, they could rotate them around, and it would offer patrol officer operating facilities in the neighborhoods they work in saving the necessity of returning to a central station all the time. Also whether at the old Cabin Fever Records building or at the Cos Cob Power Plant location in a new state of the art building, it would seem Indian Field Road at exit four off I95 is going to have to be widened to accommodate extra traffic with emergency vehicles. It would almost seem if it has not been done already, that they might need to do some sort of long term planning in terms of state, municipal, and regional development and see how all these diverse facilities would fit into the local long term regional plan. Basically it would seem to me that some of the regional banks might have long term plans in terms of the development of the area, that they have not informed the general public as to how these different development program fit into the overall scheme. Needless to say the local Greenwich Times, does not even publish the minutes of the RTM anymore, so basically I think it would be safe to assume we are part of a Exxon Rockefeller development, and I did see somebody downtown on Thursday night at 10 P.M. walking from the Dome Restaurant to a parked rental car with chauffer and body guard that looked like David Rockefeller, Junior; and I overheard him say; "We're Smarter Than These People." Well I guess as long as the economy support the new development, activity will continue to progress; but boom times never last forever; so remember to save for a rainy day. CIO

Note:<888>9/27/99 Monday 3:05 A.M. EDT: I was up at 1:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, five strips of bacon, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I listened to the BBC and they were complaining that one should eat a low cholesterol diet, so maybe they should have suggested a low cost alternative such as oatmeal, which last I heard was plentiful in Scotland. Basically the printed press in looking to cover stories about notable people somehow seems to miss the point that a lot of notable people spend a lot of time reading, so therefore instead of covering mundane facts about notable people which are not relevant, they should seek to ascertain which book or periodical literature they are reading during their reading periods. Well so much for political commentary. I will now relax a bit and read another fifty or so pages from the Reagan biography that came out a number of years ago. George Bush has a new book coming out around October 6, so that will give something for the Reagans to read. I guess anyone whom reads a lot, should also reference which libraries, bookstores, and newsstands they also use. Well have a good day, and remember if you get bored of English beside the English speaking libraries in the UK, there are also good libraries in French in towns like Paris. I believe there is a brand new library in Paris. Well have a good day. CIO

Note:<888>9/26/99 Sunday 4:00 P.M. EDT: Well after I had a cup of herbal brown rice and ice tea, I went out and stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I read the Greenwich Times. I chatted with a local whom I had not seen in several weeks, and I briefed him on the reptile matter. He told me the largest individual stockholder in IBM is a Danish merchant ship owner. He showed me a picture of the Aka Khan and his uncle with their wives, so if I ever see them floating around, I will recognize them. I saw a lot of familiar faces. The Greenwich Times says that George Bush is suppose to be over in Stamford, Connecticut signing books on October 6,1999. I was thinking that since the crocodile is the symbol of the Bourbon family, it might have come over here to protect any member of such a clan lingering in the area, like a Royal watch dog. I next went downtown, and I saw lots of afternoon strollers. I chatted with a neighbor once I returned. I am bushed, so I might go to bed soon. I tried calling a family member. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>9/26/99 Sunday 12:45 P.M. EDT: Well I went out at first light. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with a regular at the Greenwich train station which is open on Sundays now. I said hello to a visiting resident from Austria, and told him there are Austrian skiers at Stowe, Vermont. I walked back uptown. I chatted with the same regular. I then walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue again, and I chatted with a few morning regulars. I then returned uptown and chatted with the same regular. I then walked up the Avenue with another regular morning walker. We rested at the bench by the Presbyterian Church, and then we walked up by Christ Church and the Synagogue and then down the Post Road by the High School, and then back downtown. I then sat out until 11:30 A.M. observing the morning Starbucks crowd. I noticed people still park their left front tires right up to the granite curbs when parking on Greenwich Avenue, and I frequently comment it is poor civil engineering since the granite curbs cut the sidewalls which are thinner of the left front radial tires creating potential highway hazards. I noticed quite a few youngster and families out for morning strolls. I returned via Exxon and bought $12.75 of premium. I recommended to Exxon that they should dump a forty pound defrosted turkey in Horse Neck Brook by Malcolm Prays and one also by the bridge by the Exxon Station in Byram at sunset and see if indeed a saltwater crocodile or alligator or saltwater Cayman tries to eat them during night. Conceivably they could use police surveillance equipment to see if we can catch the reptile in the act. Of course if we do find such a reptile, and it has not harmed any humanoid forms, it would be protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act. I returned home and chatted with a couple of my neighbors. I noticed a friendly baseball game was just beginning to start in the baseball park behind the Dorothy Hamill rink and behind the 71 Vinci Drive building. Not much else happening. I plan to have some reheated herbal brown rice, and ice tea. Have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>9/26/99 Sunday 5:45 A.M. EDT: I tried to rest a bit, but I could not fall asleep. I decided to make a some herbal brown rice. I put in 2.5 cups of water in a heavy cooking pot, and I turned it on to boiling, and I added four tablespoons of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", a tablespoon of olive oil, a dash of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce, a dash of McHilney's Tabasco sauce, a eight of a cup of white wine, a tablespoon of teriyaki sauce, a dash of ground black pepper, a bit of garlic powder, basil, oregano, Italian season, Ramen noodles seasoning, cinnamon, Chinese five spice, hot curry, two beef bouillon cubes, Hungarian pepperica, celery salt, poultry seasoning, to which when it all boiled I added one and a eight cups of brown rice, and a seven ounce can of mushroom stems and pieces which I simmered for 50 minutes until most of the moisture was observed, and then I refrigerated it in a Rubbermaid container for having to reheat latter on. It could also be used for refried rice. Well I am listening to the BBC morning report, which is amusing as usual on Sunday since I think they can afford to have a cocktail on Saturday nights. Well not much else to report. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/26/99 Sunday 3:45 A.M. EDT: Well I finished reading the Ronald Reagan biography through chapter 12, page 100. Not much happening around here, perhaps I will take a nap before cleaning up and going out in the morning. Have an enjoyable morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/26/99 Sunday 1:10 A.M. EDT: I went back to bed and got up at 8 P.M.. I had the rest of the pasta fraiche and ice tea. I started cleaning my apartment and watering the plants. I finished this activity about midnight. I defrost some spaghetti sauce and boiled some spaghetti, and I had a spaghetti dinner with ice tea and coffee. While doing this I made C: and D: drives backups to the E: drive, and E: drive to C: drive backup, along with optimizing with Norton Speedisk all three hard drives. I watched a bit of the History Channel while finishing up this activity. My back is bothering me again from cleaning up. I think lifting the octagon table while vacuuming strains my back, which happened last Sunday also. I guess now, I will splash some water on my face, and possibly sit down and do a little reading of the Ronald Reagan biography that I started last night. I also plan to quit running the Florida server on October 23, 1999 when the present payment runs out, so be sure to use the local home server http://mrscott.com/ here in Greenwich, Connecticut USA. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/25/99 Saturday 4:00 P.M. EDT: I was up at 1:30 P.M., and I checked all my fonts deleting them and trying to run Netmeeting and then reinstalling them, and unless it is one of half dozen fonts that can't be deleted, they are not what is keeping Netmeeting from running. It might be a problem with my AOL Networking, but it does not seem that would cause a problem. I have not found a solution the Microsoft knowledgebase. I received Jeb Bush's email newsletter from Florida, and he plans to fly up to New York this Thursday and return the following Friday. I don't know if he will be coming out to Greenwich or not. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. Well I will either rest or clean up and go out in a while. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/25/99 Saturday 8:00 A.M. EDT: I did some routine work. I checked my system fonts to see if they were keeping Netmeeting from starting, but it still does not start; but I never used it anyway. Well I just had some pasta fraiche and ice tea. It just thundered, so maybe it will rain this morning. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/25/99 Saturday 2:10 A.M. EDT: I watched a hour show on the History Channel from 11 P.M. to midnight about the historical political campaigning between Jack Kennedy and Dick Nixon. I then went outside and smoke a cigar cigarette. I then read the first four chapters of "An American Life Ronald Reagan The Autobiography". I believe there is suppose to be a new Reagan biography out this week, so I will have to look for it in the library. Reading tech news all the time, all you hear about is tech people; occasionally one enjoys changing the subject matter and relaxing at home reading. Well have a good morning, maybe I will try some other household chores or activities. I am really not a television watcher, mostly a reader. CIO

Note:<888>9/24/99 Friday 11:05 P.M. EDT: I went back to bed after the last message, and I got up at 9 P.M.. I updated Stroud's CWSApps List ‑ New 32‑bit Apps. Free Software downloads for Windows 95/98/NT to Microsoft Direct X 7.0 and a latest version Music Match Jukebox. I listened to BBC Up All Night while having some pasta fraiche, ice tea, and now coffee. I will watch a bit of the History Channel now GIST TV Listings . Not much happening, have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/24/99 Friday 6:45 P.M. EDT: I went to bed about 9 A.M., and I was up at 5 P.M.. I put together a page on Alligators, Crocodiles, and Caimans gator001.htm from the Microsoft Encarta 98 and the World Book Encyclopedia Cdroms. I also had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. Well I guess I will clean up in a while and head over to the library. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>9/24/99 Friday 5:05 A.M. EDT: Well after dinner of pasta fraiche and ice tea, I went out about 10 P.M. last night. It was a quiet night out, and I sat out for a while. I noticed a few business people making the rounds. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue a couple of time, and it was a quiet night. I noticed www.restorationhardware.com is selling Kazoos for $3. It was a typical fall night, and it was a bit chilly; so I wore my fall jacket without a sweater. I returned home about 12:15 A.M., and had some more pasta fraiche and ice tea. I sat around relaxing until about 2 A.M.. I then remembered I had to do my laundry, so I did it and finished it about 4:30 A.M.. I had two large loads, so it was slightly damp when I took it out. I put it away. I relaxed while I was doing it. I suppose it is enjoyable to have some quiet time. Not much to report on. I noticed that George C. Scott passed away. Quite frankly I did not know he was even out in California around his family. I suppose he got wind of the Gator and was living out there for quite awhile to avoid it. Well I guess it goes to show, that it is a large extended family network on both sides of the continent. Not really much to report on, I suppose I will have to start slowing down for the morning. I have been feeling a bit lackadaisical. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>9/23/99 Thursday 8:45 P.M. EDT: I went to bed at 4 A.M., and I was up at noon. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s raisin bran, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I rested a bit after breakfast, and then I cleaned up; and I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I then drove down and parked in the center of town, and I sat for a while at the veterans monument. I chatted with one regular walker. I walked down by the train station, and I chatted with a retired railroad employee. I walked through the train station, and there were lots of commuters there. I walked over to the other side of the platform, and there was a commotion there, somebody was nearly passed out on the steps. Railroad employees told me that they had called the police. It took about 35 minutes for the Emergency Medical Technicians to arrive. I explained that frequently somebody might not be drunk, but they might have had a stroke, a bee sting causing an allergic reaction, or possibly have been given a Mickey Finn in a local establishment in Manhattan. Once the EMTs transported the person away, I walked back up the Avenue, and I drove over to the Greenwich Library. I read the local paper, and it said they would be spraying for mosquitoes with St. Louis encephalitis from trucks in Old Greenwich tonight at about 7 P.M.. I read a computer magazine. I then departed the library and noticed two patrons arguing about a scratched door. I stopped by VALs liquor at the Grand Union shopping plaza and picked up three empty cardboard wine boxes. I then returned home and I removed all the contents of my trunk from the Volvo and I reorganized the trunk putting in various items in the boxes, and resorting other items. I took out the small clay potting pots and put them in the community room kitchen for my neighbors to use. Thus I have room for about one suitcase in the trunk, if I move the snow shovel. I went upstairs, and I had diet Sprite in a frosted mug and some peanuts. I went back downstairs, and I put the pots in the community room kitchen. I then returned upstairs and started making pasta fraiche which should be ready in about ten minutes. I filed this report while doing that. Well have a good evening. CIO



Note:<888>9/23/99 Thursday 1:25 A.M. EDT: I was up about 1 P.M. today. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I next cleaned up, and I received a phone call from an individual complaining how I told someone where he lived, and the individual had only told me about a million times where he lives as if he wanted everyone to know. When the individual called a second time, I answered "Cornelius Vanderbilt residence, Mr. Vanderbilt is at his Grenada, Spain residence." Then I hung up. When I returned after my errands there was a message on my answering machine with much the same complaint. Next I stopped by the Arnold Bakery bread outlet, and I bought three loaves of Arnold Masters Winter Wheat for $4.03 total. I then headed over to the as I recall the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and chatted with customers about a possible salt water crocodile in the lake on the ninth hole of a local country club. I then checked some of the merchandise. They had an electronic air purifier that sparked with a ten thousand volt spark when you turned it on. Realistically the hospital thrift shop should not sell used electronics. I noticed a book by Penny Junor on Prince Charles for sale. I eventually bought a folding wine rack which I put in my bedroom for $1.50. Now all I need is some wine for it. I then stopped by the ELDC thrift shop, but on the way I informed a local pedestrian while walking by the new Christ Church Manse about the salt water crocodile in Greenwich Harbor. I then continued on to the ELDC thrift shop, and they told me that all the Florida people had gone back south. They had a nice old spinning wheel there for $95. I next went over to downtown Greenwich and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with a few locals about waterfront problems. I mentioned to a local from Trinidad they should gallon bottles of Angostura Bitters here. I walked around the lower downtown area on a cool blustery afternoon. It looks like hurricane Floyd has spun over Scotland and around Scandinavia and over Russia and the North Pole, and come back down heading Northwest to Southeast with lots of moisture still. I suppose it dropped a bit of snow up in the artic. I then went over to the Greenwich Library, and I read a couple of computer newsweeklies. I noticed one article said the Navy Research Laboratory in Monterey figured out with a CRAY supercomputer three days before hurricane Floyd would hit North Carolina instead of Florida, and they sent the ships out to sea. I hope they also informed the general public. I would not know since I hardly ever watch television or read a newspaper, just the internet stories. I noticed while sitting down in the comfortable chairs in the library, some change fell out of my pocket; and it was quite difficult to retrieve out of the cushion. I eventually departed to the Grand Union. I bought a half gallon of Florida Natural Juice for $1.99, a half gallon of 2% milk for $1.69, a dozen large eggs for $1.49 for a total of $5.17. I chatted with one returning member of the old library skate board mafia whom I had not seen in nine years, and I guess he is now a doctor after attending premed and medical school for nine years. He looks a bit like a family member. He said he is now living in Brooklyn, New York now. I recall last night when I went out, I was looking at http://www.ccc.nottingham.ac.uk/pub/sat‑images/DTOT.JPG and over Diego Garcia in the India Ocean, there seems to be forming a dense tropical storm formation that might head into the Caribbean in a week, however the local cooler weather would probably keep it from being too intense up north. I noticed quite a few people were just buying a few items, like nobody had any money. I suppose possibly the Clinton fundraising in Westport, Connecticut is siphoning off lots of money from local people in the area whom really can not afford it. I guess local doctors make so much money off government Medicaid and other medical payments it is a way of paying back the politicians. I would think that would be illegal, but since the attorney general has Parkinson’s Syndrome, I guess she is absent minded. I next returned home, and I had a Spinach pizza for dinner with ice tea. I rest for a bit, and then I downloaded and installed StarOffice which is free. I have noticed lots of Russians as usual following me around, so I guess they think I am the Czar of Russia planning to take over Russia again. Well from what I can tell as usual not much is happening which is normal. Also Greenwich is going to spray Thursday night for St. Louis Encephalitis. I guess we're pretty lucky here compared to eastern North Carolina. I will keep a sharp eye out for visiting dignitaries with the United Nations General Assembly starting up its annual sessions. I have been here for so long, I can't seem to remember if I am part of some other foreign country delegation or not. I always seem to have blue and white on my mind, so maybe it is some group with blue and white colors. Well for all I know we're still in Greenwich, Switzerland. I forgot to mention I transferred control of my Greenwich, Connecticut pocessions to my Swiss Corporation, so we are a separate Canton of Switzerland, but the taxes to Switzerland will actually be higher than United States taxes. It had something to do with International Law of something. Well have a good evening, and don't take any wooden nickels from any of the local Indians. I am still continuing to avoid the waterfront in case any reptiles are out there lurking and much could be said for the swam wetland areas of town. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>9/22/99 Wednesday 7:25 A.M. EDT:I went out about 1:30 A.M., and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I studied some of the Pied a Terres, Sotheby’s has for sale in their Pickwick Plaza display monitor which seemed to be somewhat unique properties. I noticed at the boutique across from the Dome Restaurant they have a nice picture of a British aristocrat horseback riding with his wife. I noticed the Baccarat crystal shop has a modern display. I noticed the French antique shop up the road across from St. Mary's has a new shipment of Paris collectables. I noticed that as usual a lot of other shops are getting ready for the fall and winter seasons. I suppose one could go on and on about Greenwich Avenue, but I usually don't do much shopping there anymore other than CVS, since I have most everything I need; but it is always an enjoyable exercise walk viewing the morning hub bub and other assorted activity at various time of the day or week. No unusual reptiles spotted in the area, so possibly they headed down to warmer places like Washington D.C. to feast on the local wharf rats. I suppose with the change of seasons more of the Northern folk or making their annual migration here for the winter where it is warmer. I guess we can expect pretty much the normal routine as ever. I am a bit bushed, so I suppose I should start thinking about going to bed. I basically relaxed most of the morning. From what I can tell there is not much to report here. Well have a good morning. CIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Note:<888>10/07/99 Thursday 7:20 P.M. EDT: I went out after dinner. I viewed the harbor, and it is a cool blustery evening with the usual fishermen in attendance. I stopped by the library and read the local newspaper and three computer newsweeklies. I am a bit tired, so I will stop the server; and do a tape backup while I am asleep. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/07/99 Thursday 5:35 P.M. EDT: I worked on the computer until about noon, doing some routines like backing up the C: and D: drives to the E: drive, and the E: drive to the C: drive. I also posted the new version of my directory at the Florida site which ends on October 24. I had dinner about 9 A.M. of cold chicken breast with Tabasco sauce, steamed broccoli, Ramen noodles, ice tea, and coffee. I cleaned up, and I went out at 1 P.M.. I stopped by Putnam Trust bank of New York on Mason Street. I drove over to the Arnold Bread store and bought three loaves of 12 grain bread for $2.43 total. I drove down by the waterfront. The usual fishermen were there. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I went by the Mews thrift shop. I chatted with a visitor from California. I found a bargain. I bought a mahogany acorn poster bed 3 feet by 6 six feet with all the parts for $70. They had taken in the box spring and mattress which they could not sell, so they gave them to me. I packed the bed in the Volvo, and I tied the box spring and mattress to the roof of the car, and I drove it home. I carried it all up. I moved the blue love seat, and I set up the bed where it was. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I toured part of the new hospital. It is a very beautiful building, and they have a new cafeteria there also. I will have to explore it some more, when I have time. I returned home. I polished the bed, and I made it up. I put a silk converter on it that a friend had given me years ago. I put the bolsters from the blue love seat on it, and I stored the two cushions from the love seat underneath the bed. I put the love seat frame out by the dumpster. I put some pillow on the day bed, and it is very comfortable and it looks very nice in the living room. I had to put the head board end by the television, so the low part is by the hallway. It is quite comfortable to lie down on and read or watch television, and the mattress is quite comfortable. I just made some Stauffer’s lasagna, so I will eat it with some ice tea, and go out for some fresh air afterwards. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/07/99 Thursday 9:30 A.M. EDT: I was up at midnight. I had Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, coffee, orange juice, and coffee. I just finished posting the new version of Scott's Internet Hotlist downloadable directory at download.htm, version scott007.zip is available. It is basically 73,000 proofed links in 160 categories. Well I have to do some uploading, and have a bit to eat. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/06/99 Wednesday 1:45 P.M. EDT: I made a long bookmark of my Microsoft Favorites with a Favorites to Bookmark converter. I removed date code from the bookmark file with Text Pad, and I am about halfway through updating my downloadable directory with the Proofed Favorites in the bookmark file. It is just a lot of cutting and pasting with Text Pad, so tomorrow, I should have a new update of my downloadable directory with all proofed and updated links. Well I am bushed, so I am off to bed. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/06/99 Wednesday 5:05 A.M. EDT: Well I finished my laundry. The right most dryer does not seem to dry very well, some of the clothes came out damp. Well I finally turned of the music. It was fun to listen to oldies for a while. Well time for a little internet work. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/06/99 Wednesday 3:35 A.M. EDT: Well I am still listening to www.cool107.com . I went out after last message, and I walked a bit downtown. I viewed the construction site of the new Mitchell's department store. It was a bit cool out, and I did not wear a sweater, so I did not stay out long. The Grand Union was closed, so I stopped by the Food Emporium. The usual friendly staff was there. I bought three bottles of Perrier for $2.99, a MasterChoice Spinach pizza $1.64 with Food Emporium savings card, a half gallon of Sealtest 2% milk $2.09, Mighty Mouse six pack of microwave popcorn, for a total of $9.71. I then returned home, and I started the laundry. I had some cold chicken breast with Tabasco sauce, steamed broccoli, and reheated herbal spice brown rice along with ice. I put the laundry in the dryer, and it should be done in about a half hour. I will now have my coffee. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/06/99 Wednesday 12:30 A.M. EDT: Tired of tech, try http://playlist.broadcast.com/makeasx.asp?id=5629&introad=mms://nsads.broadcast.com/ads/simplenet

for mood relief. CIO

Note:<888>10/05/99 Tuesday 11:20 P.M. EDT: I was up at 9 P.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, six strips of bacon, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I then cleaned the old hospital air purifier by cleaning the ionizing grids and the cabinet. The charcoal filter is a bit clogged, but it all seems to work adequately for now. I noticed on television the other night that the The Sharper Image: 1‑800‑344‑4444 has Product Display Page Ionic Air Purifier which I can not afford, but would be very handy for my apartment. It is easy to clean, and does not need additional new filters, and it uses far less electricity than regular air purifiers, and it is perfectly quiet to regular air purifiers. Well maybe some time in the future. I am listening to Radio 5 Up All Night on the BBC the third dino on the homepage about the train wreck in Great Britain where 26 people were killed. Well I need to clean up and go out for some fresh air and I also need to get a half gallon of milk. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/05/99 Tuesday 12:55 P.M. EDT: Well I have finished printing out the last four months of notes. I put them in another binder. I now have six binders with all the printed out notes since I started them. Well so much for my recent adventure in publishing. However, they say write from experience, so I guess I pretty well have documented the experiences of a novice middle aged Personal Computer user. I guess if you have a little bit more money in your life than Ramen noodle expenses, you might want to do something more interesting. Well I just had some Ramen noodles, bread and butter, and ice tea. I think I might take a nap now. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/05/99 Tuesday 11:40 A.M. EDT: I updated mlsnote1.txt linked from note02pr.htm . I am printing it out now, which should be done in about a half hour. Well then I might clean up and go out or rest, who knows. CIO

Note:<888>10/05/99 Tuesday 8:55 A.M. EDT: I did a little routine internet work. After dinner, I had coffee also. I went through scotwork.htm . I called the Bell Atlantic toll call dispute number at 1‑203‑890‑0183, and they said they would take off $75.96 in collect phone calls from local pay phone in the area that AT&T billed me for during the last four months. If AT&T wants to pursue it, they will have to bill me separately. It does not make since that when someone does not have a quarter to call someone from a local pay phone, AT&T tries to bill at the rate of .35 to .50 a minute which is against the public trust as the phone companies are regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. It goes to show that one should look at their bills more carefully. Well I will rest a spell, and then go out after I clean up. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/05/99 Tuesday 4:35 A.M. EDT: I was up at about 9 P.M.. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I checked with somebody at another office location about general events in this area. I changed my screen resolution to 800 X 600 pixels, so AOL content comes up in larger screens. Since there is less room for icons on the desktop, I made sub folders to hold my various groups of icons. Well it all took a while, and I also reinstalled the display driver. On my system with Win98 , I have to use the Win95 display driver for the S‑571 motherboard from www.pcware.com with onboard video, since the Win98 display driver does not seem to work. Well any way it is all working for now, so it should be a little easier on the eyes. Also I have to have to take a break for dinner, and have some of the cold roasted chicken I prepared last night, with steamed broccoli, and reheated herbal and spice brown rice, and I am just finishing making up a batch of icetea.htm . Well have a good morning. Remember any early sunrise risers and sunset watchers and harbor or shore observers, the mosquitoes are out there with St. Louis encephalitis and West Nile fever, so watch yourselves. Smoking tobacco does help keep mosquitoes away. CIO


Note:<888>10/04/99 Monday 2:25 P.M. EDT: I had some reheated herbal and spice brown rice with buttered bread and ice tea this morning. I went out at 7 A.M., and I stopped by the Exxon Station next to the library and bought $14.25 of premium gasoline. I drove down by the waterfront, and the usual fishermen were out in force. I noticed there were three older twelve meter yachts at the Yacht Club getting ready to sail. It started raining, so I left the waterfront. I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I bought a cheese slicer for .50. I then drove by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. They have lots of new books there. I stopped by the Grand Union and I bought six sets of the Willow Churchill dinner ware plate, sauce, and cup sets for $1.99 each for all three pieces, and I also got four free two ounce jars of Brazilian Samba instant coffee for $12.66 total. I returned home, and I was informed that a neighbor downstairs whom had been ill quite a long time had passed away last night. We will all miss her, she was one of the original tenants in the building. I chatted with a few neighbors. I put away the China. I went out again about 11:30 A.M., and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York to do some banking. I stopped by the Grand Union again, and I got two more sets of the China for $1.99 each for a complete set of eight plus a box of Post Raisin bran on sale for 20 oz. for .99 for $5.21 total along with another four jars of 2 ounce Brazilian Samba coffee for free. I then headed back down by the waterfront. I viewed the waterfront with a visiting party from Maryland. They told me they had seen the 12 meter yachts at Tod's Point, and sure enough they entered the harbor as we were viewing and dropped their sails. It was a beautiful sight. I wish I had had a camera to photograph the vista of the old 12 meter yachts sailing. I chatted with the fellow about Maryland, and I told him that I thought it was a good place for the Florida people to park their boats during the hurricane season, since it could hold them all. He was very knowledgeable about the water. I then drove by the ELDC thrift shop, and they have some nice chairs there. I went back by the Hospital Thrift shop, and they have the usual assortment of various items. I tried to go by the Mews thrift shop, but they were closed. I returned home from there, and I had some reheated herbal spice brown rice and bread and butter and ice tea. I then put away the other two sets of dishes for a total of eight. I relax a bit, and I filed this report. I am quite tired, so it is time for bed. Have an enjoyable rest of the day. CIO

Note:<888>10/04/99 Monday 5:20 A.M. EDT: I turned off the server for a while when there was a bit of lightning. I think it is suppose to rain all day today. I made up a batch of herbal spice brown rice. I ran Norton Anti Virus. I am watching a old movie, but I guess I will do a little internet work soon. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/04/99 Monday 3:40 A.M. EDT: I had some Ramen noodles and bread and butter with ice tea, and I made a thermos of coffee, and I went out for a stroll. I sat out in the post office plaza and drank the coffee. I then walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I then walked down Railroad Avenue and up Arch Street. I then walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue, and then I sat out at the bench at Pickwick Plaza for a while. I then returned down Greenwich Avenue, and sat out for a while in front of the senior center. I noticed for the last several years that the box woods in front of the Institute for Foreign Study are dead which seems peculiar. I then drove down by the waterfront, and it was quiet. I then returned home. Not much going on, and it was another quiet night on Greenwich Avenue. Well time for some net work, have a quiet morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/04/99 Monday 1:00 A.M. EDT: I watched a bit of the BBC television news, and the Mystery Channel on Channel 21 PBS. I finished cooking the Purdue chicken, and I put it in the refrigerator to chill. I will now go out for a bit of fresh air, after I have some Ramen noodles and teriyaki sauce to eat. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/03/99 Sunday 11:05 P.M. EDT: I rested a bit more until 9 P.M., since my back was still hurting a bit. I put the pillows in my major sitting chairs to relieve back pain. I went out at 10 P.M., and I stopped by the ATM machine, and it once again gives out $20 bills instead of $50 bills. I stopped by the Grand Union, and they are promoting Churchill Microwave China with the blue and white pagoda pattern that has been around for over a hundred years. They don't have the major starter seven inch plate, with saucer and tea cup for $1.99 with Grand Union Card, but this week two salad plates are $6.99 with the Grand Union card. They have a 11 inch round platter that is like a big plate for $11.99 plus the other crockery accessories. I remember at Flossies Guest House in Nantucket she use to have the original China pattern. I bought a Tony's cheese pizza for $3.49, a can of Chicken of the Sea tuna for .99, a head of broccoli for .99, a Purdue Oven roaster chicken for .79 a pound with .55 off coupon on it for $5.56, Post Raisin Bran 20 oz. with $2 off store coupon .99, two General Mills cheerios for $2 each, two Tropicana Ruby Red orange juice for $2 each, Angostura bitters for $3.29, four two ounce containers of Samba Instant coffee with Grand Union Card free, for $25.75 total. I returned home, and I put away the groceries, and I started cooking the Purdue chicken in the convection Microwave oven, and it should be done about 12.35 A.M.. I will then chill it for cold chicken slices. I will do a little internet work until it is done. Taking the hot shower made my back feel a little better. I might go out after the chicken is cooked for a walk about 1 A.M.. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/03/99 Sunday 7:10 P.M. EDT: I went to bed about 4 A.M., and I was up at 11 A.M.. I chatted with a couple of family members. I emailed one of them beach1.mpg which is a rather amusing clip of a beach accident. I got a tired spell, and I went back to bed until 5 P.M.. My back was also a little stiff, so I took a back pill. I guess I have to learn to sit upright at the computer. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I watched a bit of Baywatch Hawaii on Channel 9 at 6 P.M.. Well I guess I will clean up, and go out in a while. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>10/03/99 Sunday 3:20 A.M. EDT: I went out about 11:30 P.M.. I drove downtown, and saw a few kids out having cocktails. I drove down by the waterfront, and not much was going on. I drove over to CVS in Riverside, and I returned the two Honeywell water filters that did not work for $10.60 return, and I bought a 50.7 oz. bottle of CVS generic antiseptic mouthwash that is just like Listerine for $3.49 plus .21 Ct. sales tax for $3.70 total. I noticed in the Clearance area in the back right of the store, they have another type of water filter for half price for $20 and the replacement cartridge for half price $15 each, however they only do 400 gallons when the HoneyWell system did a 1,000 gallons if it worked. I then returned downtown, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. A few kids were still out. I noticed a long stretch white Lincoln Continental Limousine was parked in front of Tucson’s bar. I also noticed most of the yuppies seemed to be at the Dome. A few younger kids were at the Sundown saloon and at Thataways. I returned home, and I was hungry; so I made a batch of nine Aunt Jamima pancakes with Aunt Jamima pancake syrup and I had them to eat with ice tea. Both the Grand Union and the Food Emporium were closed this evening. I still have not bought much food yet this month, although I have paid most of my bills. I received the bills for Cablevision and Optimum Online cable modem which I still have to pay. I channel surfed a bit of television, but not much was on. I guess it is another quiet weekend in Greenwich, or Byram, Connecticut. Not much to report on, but at least I have my house cleaning and plant watering done. I moved the magazine rack on the right side of the Queen Anne chair in front of the left living room door to make more room to get by. I have to remember that I have done my house cleaning, so I don't start doing it again when I wake up tomorrow. I guess I will try to read a little bit more of the book on Ronald Reagan for diversion. It seemed to be a bit warmer out this evening. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/02/99 Saturday 10:50 P.M. EDT: I went to bed at 8 A.M., and I was up at 5 P.M.. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s raisin bran, toast, vitamins, ice tea, and coffee. I chatted with a family member. I repacked the Honeywell water filters for returning them. I cleaned the apartment and watered the plants. I did not throw my back out moving the plants and the furniture for vacuuming. I had some Ramen noodles with Teriyaki sauce and bread and butter and ice tea. I will clean up and go out in a while to return the water filters and get a little bit of exercise. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>10/02/99 Saturday 6:45 A.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront and chatted with a fisherman. I drove over to CVS at the Riverside Shopping Plaza, and I bought 16 packs of generic cigarettes at $1.20 a pack plus two Honeywell water filter clearance items at $4.99 apiece plus $1.75 CT. sales tax for $30.93 total. I returned to the center of town, and I chatted with one local for quite a while. I then walked down the Avenue and I chatted with a few other locals. I then chatted with a former resident whom works for Arnold Bakers Best Foods about grain in the midwest. About 4 A.M. it was quiet, so I drove over to the Food Emporium and chatted briefly with a couple of night employees. I bought a pound of Smithfield Bacon for $3.39, a large box of Kellogg’s corn flakes for $2.50, a dozen eggs $1.68, a half gallon of Tropicana Ruby Red orange juice for $2.49, Sealtest 2% milk $2.09 for $12.15 total. The Grand Union was closed. I returned home, and I had a glass of ice tea. I tried installing first one and then another was filter, and although the flow diverters work sending water into the feeder tubes, they back up at the water filter intake at the bottom of the canister, and water does not flow through them. A closer examination shows the bottom angle flanges might be sealed with epoxy which possibly blocked the intake values. I gave up trying to get them to work, so I will probably return them tomorrow. I had some reheat Spaghetti with white clam sauce with ice tea. I then filed this report, and it was a long cool night; and I am tired, so I will probably go to bed shortly. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/01/99 Friday 9:00 P.M. EDT: Well I went to bed this past morning at 4 A.M., and I was up at noon. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and coffee. I went out after cleaning up around 1:30 P.M.. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I paid my rent at the Lafayette Place Bank. I drove down Greenwich Avenue, and I chatted with a nice Swiss couple who had parked next to me, and I told them about Swiss businesses in the area. I stopped by the central post office in Greenwich and obtained money orders to pay my GEICO insurance, electricity, Bell Atlantic, and MCI bills. I went back uptown, and I stopped by the Presbyterian Church and I went to their tag sale. I bought four pairs of pants for $5 each which I will tell you more about latter. They have a new elevator at the church. I toured their new sanctuary which has been enlarged since they have put on the new stone front. I then drove by CVS and bought three packs of Tampa light cigar cigarettes for $1.39 each and add .24 CT. sales tax for $4.42 total. I had .60 parking on a busy day of paying bills. I then drove down by the harbor, and I chatted with a few of the fishermen who were doing their usual thing. I returned home about 6 P.M.. I tried on the pants and the dark green wide wale corduroy and the Tommy Hilfinger White Slacks fits me. Unfortunately the L. L. Bean Heavy wool and the gray trousers were too small for me. I had some reheated spaghetti with clam sauce along a Sprite soda in a chilled mug. I got a tired spell after dinner, and I fell asleep until just now. Well time for coffee, and then maybe I will go out for a walk. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/01/99 Friday 3:55 A.M. EDT: I restarted the server logs. I earned $37.80 from ValueClick advertising in September. I guess at the rate I am going I am losing money, but it keeps me busy. Maybe I will try reading more when I have time. CIO


Note:<888>10/01/99 Friday 3:35 A.M. EDT: I went downtown, and mailed out the report. I parked downtown, and I smoked a CVS cigar at the post office plaza. I walked up to the center of town and viewed some of the stores. I returned down the Avenue a bit and sat out for a while, and then I drove down by the harbor and it was quiet as usual. I returned home and filed this report. I probably will try to pay some bills after noonday today, so I will try to go to bed and get up in time for that. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/01/99 Friday 2:15 A.M. EDT: I reheated the last of the pasta fraiche and ate it with slices of bread with butter and ice tea. I also made up a 48 oz. container of orange juice from the concentrate I bought earlier this evening. Time to go mail the report and letter. CIO

Note:<888>10/01/99 Friday 1:55 A.M. EDT: I printed out my Microsoft Money Income versus Expenses report for the last nine years and I also wrote a letter, and I am about to go out and mail them to a family member now. Have a good morning. CIO

 


Note:<888>10/14/99 Thursday 9:55 P.M. EDT: I rested until 2 P.M.. I cleaned up, and I went out and I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop. I tried to park at the Greenwich Town Hall, but the parking lot was busy with everyone trying to get flu shots. I parked at the board of education and walked over to the Town Hall. I got a number and filled out the form. I waited with about 400 people for about an hour and a half for my shot. I saw former and present first selectmen there, along with a lot of the old guard in Greenwich. I was about number 325. I got my flu shot for free since I have a Medicaid Card. If you don't have insurance it was $15. You have to be over 65 to get a pneumonia shot. I then walked over to Greenwich Avenue, and I walked up to CVS. I bought a white Djeep large light for $1.59 plus .10 tax for $1.69. I then walked down the Avenue. I told someone in the senior center about the flu shots. They were going to be open again from 7 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. this evening. I then drove down by the harbor. No one was fishing since it was about 45 degrees F.. I said hello to a local resident. I then drove along the waterfront to CVS in Riverside. I checked GNC for the arthritis supplement Glucosomine and Chondroitin, but they were too expensive. I stopped by CVS and bought two cartons of Philly little cigar cigarettes for $12.19 each plus $1.46 Ct. tax for $25.84 total. I then drove over to Port Chester, and I stopped by the Vitamin Shoppe at the old Caldor shopping center and I bought a 240 tablet bottle of 500 mg. each of Glucosomine and Chondroittin with suggested retail price of $59.95 for $35.97 with their 40% discount no tax. I also bought a clearance item of two sixty tablet 1000 mg. bottles of MSM for $9 both. I then went to Odd Job trading and I bought a box of 15 Christmas Cards for $4.99 with envelopes, plus a 10 oz. can of mixed nuts for $1.99 plus .34 tax for $7.32 total. I then went over to Staples, and I bought a 500 sheet package of Xerox paper for $3.98 and a clearance item 20 CD Kensington plastic rack for $2.90 plus .46 tax for $7.34 total. I then returned home. I put away the merchandise, and I tool my arthritis pills. I had mixed nuts and ice tea for dinner. I chatted with a couple of family members and a friend. I then filed this report. The server was down, so I had to restart the server. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/14/99 Thursday 12:35 P.M. EDT: Well I was up at 9 A.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I updated the IBM Long List ibm01.htm . Well have a good afternoon. I have a 3 P.M. appointment. CIO

Note:<888>10/14/99 Thursday 12:45 A.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I drove downtown, and I sat out for a while. I watched the police stop a driver from the Bahamas. It was a quiet evening. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and then I walked up Arch Street. I sat out at the post office for a while. It was raining lightly, so I carried my umbrella. I noticed on the bulletin board downstairs, they're giving out flu shots at the Greenwich Town Hall tomorrow Thursday afternoon evening from 3 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. and about 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M., so I will have to get a flu shot. I next stopped by the Grand Union, and I bought four cans of Pope crushed tomatoes for .75 each, five cans of Pope tomato paste for $2, Ragu Classic Alfredo sauce $2.19, a quart of Parmalat 2% milk $1.45, GU Parmesan cheese $2.99, two Stouffers five cheese lasagnas for $2 each, a Tony's Cheese pizza $2.50, a 2 pound bag of onions $1.99 for $20.12. I returned home, and I put away the groceries. I am a bit tired, so maybe I will go to bed earlier this evening. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/13/99 Wednesday 9:30 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message, and I dropped the table off at the Hospital Thrift shop. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York, and I did some banking. I drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with the usual library security. I stopped by the Greenwich train station and said hello to somebody from Germany with his family whom was taking the train to Stamford, that looked like somebody that I use to work for in Manhattan next to the United Nations. I drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with one former neighbor about getting Direct TV internet connection, since he already has Direct TV. I chatted with the blue fishermen, and I told them that this time of year; for about every 30 blue fish they catch, they might get a four foot striper. I drove through Bruce Park looking for snow geese. I returned to the center of town, and one local town observer is back from Italy. I chatted with another Florida resident. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I chatted with a few people. I walked back up Arch Street. I sat out at the Post Office plaza for a while. I returned home at 6:30 P.M.. I sat around the apartment for a while. One local library patron told me the Wallenberg family from Sweden is one of the world's most powerful families except for possibly the Saudi Royal family. I relax for bit thinking and testing out scripts. I received a call from American Online from Flagstaff, Arizona wanting to know how I like AOL. I chatted with them for a while. I had dinner of microwave heated ham with Dijon mustard, steamed frozen mixed vegetables, microwave potato, ice tea, and I am now just having my coffee. Well have a good evening, and I guess after my coffee; I will go out for some fresh air. CIO

Note:<888>10/13/99 Wednesday 1:40 P.M. EDT: I was up at 9 A.M.. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I decided to do a little bit more furniture rearranging. I moved the square table from the right window corner of the living room out of the apartment, and I will give it to the Hospital Thrift shop. I moved the Danish end table in front of the bar in that corner. I moved the bar in front of the left living room closet. I put in the two leaves into the dining room table and stretched it out along the left was towards the desk, and rearranged various items that were on those surfaces. The apartment is still a bit cramped, but it seems to work better. I am just about to have some reheated spaghetti and tomato sauce with ice tea. I will then clean up and go out in about an hour. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/13/99 Wednesday 1:50 A.M. EDT: I went downtown after the last message. I drove by the waterfront and there was a couple making out on the pier. I parked in the center of town, and I ran into a commuter. I walked up the Avenue with the commuter chatting about technology. The person told me about the Internet World computer show in Manhattan. I mentioned some events I had seen happening locally. We toured over by the automobile dealerships on West Putnam Avenue. I showed the commuter some of the Mercedes Benz products available. We tried checking out McDonalds, but they did not have any food left ten minutes before closing. I chatted about processor size maxing out, and told the person that I have been chatting about Optic processors for ten years which could be smaller since they would not be limited in size by electrons. I mentioned I had chatted with a few Japanese about them over the years, but I don't know if anything has come of it. I bid adieu, and I headed back downtown; and I sat out until about midnight. I drove down by the waterfront at midnight, and I saw a large sailboat heading out of the harbor. I returned home, and I relaxed. I heard the Doberman visiting next door bark. I relax for a bit, and I even though it is early, I had a busy day; so I will probably be going to bed shortly. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/12/99 Tuesday 9:50 P.M. EDT: I had my coffee, and I made up a batch of icetea.htm . I guess I will go out for some fresh air after I restart the server. CIO


Note:<888>10/12/99 Tuesday 8:35 P.M. EDT: Well I was up about noon today. I had breakfast of a two egg omelet, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I received my ValueClick advertising check for $37.68. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street and cashed it. It was busy at the bank after the holiday. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I viewed the merchandise. I made my 4 P.M. appointment with my new appointment person. I will now have that appointment on Tuesdays every two weeks. I drove down by the waterfront. The usual fishermen were there. I chatted with one person whom I had not seen in a while whom had a very nice folding canvas lie down beach chair. I told him they come in handy when traveling around the shoreline. I mentioned that if one goes down to Florida, it might be handy to take along one of those DeLongi oil filled radiators in case where one stays does not have heat. I chatted with a visiting couple from London. The gentleman was a well recognizable face out of London. They mentioned they were having trouble getting into Tod's Point, so I told them they could be my guests at Tod's Point despite the mosquito problems. I discussed nature and the fact somebody told me they had seen two Artic snow geese in Bruce Park which foretells a cold winter. I then drove over to Tod's Point along the waterfront, and told them the guests from London might be stopping by. I sat out at Tod's Point for a while and walked a short way around. I left at closing about 6:10 P.M., and I drove over to Staples and toured the store merchandise. I next went over to the Exxon Station next to the Greenwich Library and bought $12.50 of premium at $167.9 a gallon. I then stopped by the Grand Union and bought 18 bags of Ramen noodles for 6 for $1 for $3 of various flavors, a cooked half boneless smoke carvemaster ham at $1.99 a pound for $6.59, four boxes of extra thin San Georgio spaghetti for .50 each, 5 cans of Star Kiss tuna in spring water for $2 all, two five pound bags of Idaho potatoes for buy on get one free for $2, two Tropicana Ruby red orange juice for $2 each, a half gallon of GU 2% milk $1.89 for $22.95 total. I returned to the car, and I chatted with a local on the way out about high insurance rates in the area. I then returned to the store and bought a pound of early morning bacon for $1.79. I noticed on the town fathers was about whom I had not seen in a while. I guess down from Nova Scotia. I returned home, and I put away the groceries. I am just finishing boiling a box of San Georgio spaghetti noodles and reheating some tomato sauce for dinner along with ice tea and coffee. I had a chilled diet Sprite in a frosted mug when I returned home. Well have a good evening. I guess after dinner and coffee, I might go out for a stroll. CIO


Note:<888>10/11/99 Monday 11:55 P.M. EDT: Well I went out for a walk after the last message. I stopped by CVS first, and I picked up the prescription for VIOXX for my back and another prescription I take to reduce the stress generated by all my ambitious neighbors. I parked in the center of town. I walked down by the harbor and chatted with a few former neighbors along the way. One former neighbor had his IBM Aptiva start acting up, and I suggested it might be the power supply or the older building he lives in might not have good wall receptacles, so when it cuts out; it might be caused by a plug making a faulty connection in a wall receptacle. I chatted with a gal catching blue fish from Barbados. The bluefish were really hopping in the harbor in front of the Greenwich Capital Associates building. I chatted with a couple of other regulars. I chatted technology with two fellows from Hong Kong and Siberia. They really did not tell me anything I already did not know. I walked back up the way chatting with the one from Siberia. He told me that Russian bears are afraid of Badgers which are like Wolverines. I told him about a friend from Bloomington, Indiana that raises Dalmatians like he was walking. I walked back to the center of town, and I mentioned to one walker that the Scott Amudsen base in Antarctica is able to relieve some of its personnel today. I chatted with another retired railroad employee about wildlife in the area. We both agreed there is a large Skunk population downtown. I mentioned that there are at least four to six skunk families living along Steamboat Road. I returned home about 10 P.M.. I put away my medication. I chatted with a relative whom invited me down to Texas for Christmas. The relative mentioned that John Warner spent $26,500 on a cashmere jacket in Manhattan today, so maybe he is out here. We have a Cashmere clothing store diagonally across from the YMCA. I believe some quaint folks in Scotland still supply cashmere. I also chatted with a couple from Israel today and a lady from Macedonia. I generally chat with quite a few people during the day, and I frequently try to speak French if they don't know English. Well at least I got a little exercise and fresh air. My back feels a little bit better. I had reheated spaghetti sauce and noodles for dinner. I suppose not much else is happening. Well have a good evening, I guess I will try to relax a bit and do a little computer work. I also chatted with the person at the orthopedic back chair on Greenwich Avenue. The Mexican bakery is being taken over by the Japanese restaurant next door. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/11/99 Monday 4:05 P.M. EDT: Well I took a nap from about 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. to rest my back. I checked with http://www.gordonliddy.com/ and Raymond told me that his father was never employed as private security for Richard Nixon after he gave up the secret service. Thus it goes to show that everything that is printed in the New York Times is not necessarily true. Well I emailed a few people this message:

I checked with Raymond Liddy, and he said his group have not run a private security firm in five years, so whom ever these Hispanic government people are or private contractors they must be working for some other individual, group, or other political group. I do know Nelson Rockefeller speaks Spanish, so maybe he hired them since the Nelson Rockefeller Museum is in San Antonio, Texas. http://www.ggordonliddyshow.com .Don't mess with me, unless you are interested in hiring some sort of construction outfit like Fluor, Olympia and York; Asea, Brown, Boveri; Stone and Webster; Turner Construction, Bechtel, or some other world wide construction outfit like General Electric, all I can do is give you their address or telephone number which you should be able to find yourself. Yours Truly, Michael Louis Scott

Well not much else to report on, so I will go check out the remains of the day. Hopefully my back will not cause me too much problem. Have an enjoyable afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>10/11/99 Monday 9:00 A.M. EDT: I took a Viaxx back pill before going to bed last night. I was up at 8 A.M. this morning. My back is still sore and it still hurts to move around too much. I had my physician order a new prescription for the Viaxx. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I tried watching a bit of television, but I did not find it interesting. I guess I will try to do a bit of computer work. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/10/99 Sunday 10:10 P.M. EDT: Well I fell asleep while listening to the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio5live/live/output28.ram . I guess I might try to rest a bit more. Not much to report on. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/10/99 Sunday 7:40 P.M. EDT: I chatted with a family member about the fact that the alligator or crocodile might be living around Arnold Baker, since they use cooling water to cool off the ovens which might keep the gator or croc warm enough for the winter. In other news I found the site www.big‑brother.nl that is the live cam on a household, but unfortunately although I am half Dutch, I don't know a word of Dutch, and the site really messes up Microsoft Internet Explorer, but works with Netscape. Well so much for that. On other Audubon observations, I noticed a black dog by the entrance to Tod's Point yesterday that looked like a two foot high wolf, but it was probably a black Samoan. Its hair was sticking out like it had stuck its paw in a light bulb, but possibly it was scared if it had seen a reptile. I noticed while driving through Bruce Park yesterday, that a swan was hanging out with the Chinese cormorants on the pond between the road and the turnpike. I did not see any geese although there are plenty of geese dropping around. I have not been out observing much because of the mosquito encephalitis scare in the area. Well have a good evening, I suppose I will just relax at home for a change. CIO

Note:<888>10/10/99 Sunday 5:05 P.M. EDT: I added a can of mushroom to the spaghetti sauce just before it was done, and I had my spaghetti dinner with ice tea. I then tried the Brazilian Samba instant coffee and it was very delicious. It is not bitter and it tasted a lot like the Nescafe instant coffee I use to drink in Europe during the winter of 1972. Well I guess the Brazilians still know how to make a good cup of coffee. I have been relaxing listening to classical music on the older stereo system I have in my apartment with 16 older stereo speakers that still work fine. The Queen Anne chair sits in front of one pair, so the harpsichord music sound particularly very good when one listens to it. One does not have to turn on the stereo system very loud to get the surround sound effect. It is very relaxing, so I guess I might take a cat nap for a while now. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>10/10/99 Sunday 2:30 P.M. EDT: Last night before going to bed, I moved the yellow French chair in front of the computer which is more comfortable and I put the restored leather office chair in the living room sitting area. I was up at 5 A.M. this morning. I puttered around. I watched Robert Schuler www.crystalcathedral.org on television. I had two fried eggs, toast, five strips of bacon, orange juice, and vitamins for breakfast. Words to the wise when you have four eggs left, eat two eggs for two days not three eggs and then one egg. I fell back asleep after channel surfing until about noon. I got up and watched a little television including "Two Fat Ladies" cooking show. I decided to start cooking dinner. I had taken out of the freezer and put into the refrigerator a package of Jones sausage which I browned in olive oil in a Griswold frying pan. I added to this two strips of bacon. I added the browned mixture to a Revere soup pot, with olive oil on the bottom, along with two diced medium onions and two large cans of plug tomatoes. I added a quarter of a cup of white French white wine, along with herbs and spices (ground black pepper, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning, celery salt, Hungarian pepperica, Chinese five spice, cinnamon, hot curry, and two beef bouillon cubes) and a dashes of Tabasco, Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce, and Angostura bitters. This mixture while still cool, I pureed with the Braun hand mixture, and then I put it one medium reducing it to low to simmer for an hour. I will have the sauce over spaghetti noodles in about an hour for dinner. I am listening to some classical music and just relaxing around the apartment. It is a cool, damp, rainy day; so I am just relaxing a bit inside. I took my back pill VARXX before going to bed last night, so the back seems a little bit better today, but I am still stiff when moving around particularly when standing up after sitting down. Well have an enjoyable afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/09/99 Saturday 11:20 P.M. EDT: I had dinner of the rest of the Purdue chicken along with defrosted mixed vegetables that I undercooked and Ramen noodles with chicken curry seasoning. Unfortunately the Ramen noodle factory puts too much curry in their mixture, so I ditched the Ramen noodles. I went out and moved the car around in the parking lot. I watched an ABC movie about a 767 being hijacked and I basically tried to rest my back. Not really much to report on. I noticed a low flying plane overhead and heard another one fly low overhead. Well on a limited budget, I guess there is not much for me to do but sit home and relax, unlike all the movers and shakers in the local community. Well have a good evening, I think I will start winding down for the evening and think about getting some shut eye. I have to get use to a new computer chair, since I put my regular computer chair in the living room sitting arrangement, and I am using the restored computer office chair. Well at the moment, I have to bend over too much to use the keyboard, so I will have to see how it work; and possibly switch back to the other chair. However that configuration over all these years might have caused my back pain. Well so much for computer interior decoration 101. Have a good night. CIO


Note:<888>10/09/99 Saturday 7:20 P.M. EDT: I went downtown after the last message. It was warm and damp out today. I sat out for a while and then I walked up the Avenue and chatted with a few local people. I returned back down the Avenue. I drove down by the waterfront and the usual fishermen were there. I drove along the waterfront, and I stopped by CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza and bought a carton of Captain Black cigar cigarette sweets for $11.83. I then drove out to Tod's Point and I walked out to the south west corner and viewed the harbor. One person was out in a loud motor boat, and it sounded like they hit bottom or rocks about a half mile north east of Island Beach. They were going fast, and it was a very low tide; so maybe they hit bottom or a rock. Anyway they were back underway heading back into the Mianus River harbor basin. I suppose during very low tides, one has to watch out for more obstacles than during the normal tides. I chatted with a family about how well my medication for my back was working, and I mentioned I will have to see how I feel when I wake up tomorrow. I returned back home, and I noticed a few weddings going on around town as usual on a Saturday afternoon. I guess I should start thinking about dinner. I guess I will finish up the rest of the Purdue chicken. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/09/99 Saturday 3:00 P.M. EDT: I chatted with a family member. My back was feeling better with the VIOXX pills. I just finished cleaning the apartment and watering the plants. I also moved the mahogany bureau from the living room to the bedroom by making room for it by removing the bedroom door and storing it. I put the yellow French chair where the bureau was, and I put the restored office chair in front of the computer. I straightened some other areas up too. Well I had a spinach pizza for lunch along with ice tea. I took out the garbage. I will now go out for some fresh air with my thermos of coffee. Have an enjoyable afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/09/99 Saturday 8:50 A.M. EDT: I took one of my prescription back pills with my morning vitamins, and I went back to bed. I rested on my stomach, and I woke up and my back felt a little less painful. I am still a little bit stiff in the back and painful in the back, but it is slightly better. I will hold off on the house cleaning until tomorrow and see how I feel. Well not much going on. I might go out around noon. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/09/99 Saturday 3:55 A.M. EDT: Yesterday morning, I raised the parson lamps in the living room, so they would not interfere with the day bed. I went out after the last message yesterday. I parked in the center of town. I walked down by the harbor and sat for a while in Roger Sherman Baldwin park. I noticed two full grown and two younger swans on the harbor. It was a cool blustery day. There was a lot of goose droppings on the park. I walked back uptown, and I sat out for a while; and I studied the squirrels in front of the senior center. I then stopped by the Greenwich library and read the local paper. It said they decided not to buy the U.S. tobacco building at exit 4 for the Greenwich Police department. I read a computer magazine. All day my back was hurting me yesterday. I returned home, and I went to bed about 6 P.M., and I was up at 3 A.M.. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. My back is still hurting me again this morning, so I might rest more. I was advised to soak in Epson Salts in the bath tub. The custodian in the library told me that President Clinton was in Manhattan, so maybe that is why it was slow out here. Have a good morning.

Note:<888>10/08/99 Friday 2:45 P.M. EDT: I had breakfast about 6 A.M. this morning of three fried eggs, six strips of bacon, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I tried to rest, but I could not fall asleep. I watched a bit of television. My back is bothering me again. I suppose I should not do any heavy lifting for the indefinite future. I finally took a hot bath around noon and soaked for a while. I went outside briefly and chatted with a neighbor. I just had dinner of cold chicken leg and thigh with Tabasco sauce, steamed broccoli, and Ramen noodles, and ice tea. I suppose I will go out for a while to enjoy the afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/08/99 Friday 5:45 A.M. EDT: I ran Norton Anti Virus on all three drives. I moved a couple plants around, putting one of the miniature ferns on the octagon table, and I put the taller lean palm on the dining room table. I moved the candy and throat lounges to the dining table. I moved around the two American, French, and Norwegian flags. I have the small blue chair blocked with the Danish end table in front of the bar and the desk. I could possibly move the Grand Rapids CBS table from the right corner out of the room, and put the Danish end table there, but it is convenient to have the end table clear next to the dining table, bar, desk, and computer chair for setting items occasionally there, and if one wanted to set up the bar and serve drinks it would be convenient. Not that I plan to have a drink, but the way my back feels, I think I should. I will try to rest of have breakfast. CIO


Note:<888>10/08/99 Friday 4:55 A.M. EDT: I ran Norton Disk Doctor with surface scan on all three hard drives, and then I started a tape backup; and I went to bed about 9 P.M.. I was up at 2 A.M., and the tape backup finished about 3 A.M.. While waiting for it to finish, I went out by the dumpster; and retrieved the blue sofa frame. I moved it with a skate board that was available. I put it back in the apartment where the Queen Anne chair was perpendicular to the long sofa with the bolsters on it. I put the Queen Anne chair in front of the right side of the long sofa. I put the long sofa coffee table in front of the desk and bar. I put the leather arm chair in front of the left closet sideways. I moved the octagon sofa behind the blue sofa, with the periodical rack to the left of that. I put a miniature plant on the dining room table. I put another plant on the desk. I put on of the left stereo speakers underneath the television raising it higher, so one can see if from all points in the room. I checked the television connections to make sure it has clear reception. I watched a bit of Martha Stewart while thinking through this. I put pillows on the blue sofa to support my back, and I set up pillows and a knit throw on the pineapple bed. It is all a bit crowded, but it works; and there is room to move around. I tied up my wall electrical cords with rubber bands on nails to keep them away from the electric radiators which have come on a bit. I have room for storage underneath the pineapple poster bed. My back is hurting me a bit, and I took a back pill before going to bed. Well I think I have it all straightened around. If you're near sighted like me, it looks fine. Of course a big fat person would have trouble moving around in the apartment, but there is plenty of room for me to maneuver. I also ran Norton Speed disk on all three hard drives, so I basically have done my system maintenance. I might either go back to sleep or have breakfast. Well have a good morning. CIO

 


Note:<888>10/21/99 Thursday 12:05 P.M. EDT: I went to bed at 3:30 P.M. yesterday, and I was up at 8:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I moved the Queen Anne chair around facing the television opposite the front entrance door. I put the Danish coffee table next to it, with room for a tea cup. I put the telephone on it and the Nantucket ash tray and television remote. I put the mahogany telephone table next to the blue couch with the decoy mat on it. I straightened out the Coca Cola tray underneath the day bed putting the Greenwich telephone books behind the television on the television cabinet. I put the older pairs of sun glasses with the other sun glasses. I put some personal items in the bedroom bureau left drawer. I straightened out the shoes in right living room closet and other items in the closet switching clothes around between the left and the right closet. I frisked the clothes to see if any strange items were left in them. I put the ironing board back in the right closet. I put the rug cleaning machine underneath the day bed. I took the bathroom telephone off the wall next to the toilet and put it next to the bathroom entrance, so if it rings at night it won't disturb my neighbors. I checked my cables in the hallway. I have two stereo wires running underneath the beginning of the hallway carpet, and a telephone wire and stereo wire running underneath the bedroom threshold and along the hallway and into the bathroom. Technically one should not have wires underneath carpet, but I figure it is more dangerous to trip over them at those points. I spackled the screw holes for the telephone in the bathroom and the holes where I moved the parson lamps above the day bed. I put another power strip on the bedroom bureau, so the typewriters are plugged into it, and the emergency flash light is more easily available. I moved the cough drop bowl to the dining room table. I move the magazine rack behind the Queen Anne chair at the entrance to the kitchen. I put the speaker further forward, so it is easier to make into the kitchen. I moved the brass lamp behind the Queen Anne chair, so one can turn it on and read, but when it is on; it glares into the door side part of the blue sofa, if someone is sitting there. I move the pelican and pink flamingo Audubon picture further right underneath the cafe sculpture, and then moved the larger stereo speaker away from the computer into the corner underneath granddad’s picture, and put the laser printer on it. I put the light beneath granddad’s picture higher to do this, and I put a 40 watt bulb in it, so it is not so bright. I put the Body Basic's aroma machine on the Boston Acoustics speaker in front of the large speaker placing it on the right back of the blue sofa sideways, hopefully it won't fall down on a sitter with the aroma machine. I put the Wilson Jones Terminal Center stands in the middle of the desk with my odd paper work in them and the computer cdroms and demos on them. I put the aroma machine funnel to store the beads on that stand with the bad Sony Tape. I put the Sony SuperStation backup tape devise on the file cabinet along with current mail and paper work, and my scratch paper and three working pins along with the www.icelandair.com 1‑800‑779‑2899 two day travel to Scotland promotion for $399, which seems like a lot of money to go to Scotland for two days. Their website is www.Scotland99.com . I move the Monsanto and George Bush coffee cups with mostly non working ink pins in front of the Sony Superstation. Basically the space behind the restored leather office chair is open, so it look more open, and less closed in. I moved the fake book light on top of the right hallway bookcase and left the eight light on all the time for a night light. I repaired the Malaysia Save the Children balsa wood tropical fish with Elmer’s glue, and set it up to dry. I moved the computer tool kit on top of the shrunken pair of long underwear. I put two candles on the two Harvard plate on the bedroom bureau. I moved some other bric a brac around the bedroom. I sorted out the hallway sweater closet, and put the scarves and gloves on the lower shelf. I put the Television folding tables in front of the bar. I put a empty little silver frame on the Dictaphone. I folded the parson lamps further apart. frisked the clothes in the bedroom closet, and moved a few clothing items around. had dinner about 9 A.M. of reheated herbal garlic in wine boneless chicken breast with ham and onion along with reheated pasta mixture and ice tea and coffee. I just remember, I put the NOAA weather warning radio yesterday to the right of the computer, so I can follow it more easily while I am on the computer. After breakfast, I went to clean the toilet brush container, and I noticed a mosquito had died in it, so I sanitized it and left a quarter of a inch of Swiss Pine cleaner in it. I called the Greenwich Health Department and notified them of the mosquito that had to try to breed in my toilet cleaner container. I guess it is smart to leave a little antiseptic in the toilet cleaner container, besides spraying it with Lysol. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today, so guess I will clean up shortly and go out for the afternoon, and try to remember to pick up a few items at the Grand Union. Well have an enjoyable afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>10/20/99 Wednesday 2:30 P.M. EDT: I decided to put the two miniature palm trees on the dining table. I also took the Dupont Cordovan cutting board, and put it on the lazy Susan and then put the medium size golden pathos in the terracotta pot and under liner. I moved the two other plants on opposite sides of the air conditioner that I keep going to bring in fresh air, but I don't run the condenser to cool the place in this weather. I moved a few other books by the telephone table. I put the six Norwegian milk glass cups with the Norwegian Royal Crest on the oak dining table. I rehung the Pelican and Pink Flamingo Audubon prints further to the left so they are not blocked by the large speaker. I hope the magnets in the old stereo speaker don't interfere with my computer. I put the White Star Line place mat on the spider web frame in front of the mirror. I put my apartment keys and house keys in the Nantucket ashtray. I pruned off some of the dead leaves of the golden pathos plant, since I probably have been watering it too much when I water it. I went downstairs and checked my mail, and I had a flyer from Joyel Haave running for town tax collector on the republican ticket. I sipped some ice tea and relaxed a while. Well the NOAA weather radio did its regular Wednesday test at noon. I heard something mentioned that they are expecting two to three inches of rain later this afternoon, but it might be more if this part of the same tropical storm front that came through Florida. Well have an enjoyable afternoon, and I think I should try to go to bed. CIO


Note:<888>10/20/99 Wednesday 10:25 A.M. EDT: Well I was not able to fall asleep. I decided to do more arranging. I put the two leaves back in the dining room table spreading it across the room between the green couch and the left closet. I moved the restored leather office chair where the large speaker was on the right side of the blue couch. I rearrange the material around the speaker putting the tape drive on it along with other bric a brac that was in that area. I stacked up ten Veterans of Foreign War encyclopedias from after World War I, and put the mouse pad on them to my left, so I still have easy access to the mouse. I can put my scratch paper on the office chair when I make notes. I suppose I could make notes on the computer just as easy, and technically these are notes I am doing on this now. I pulled back the Queen Anne chair, and I put the telephone on the telephone table next to it. I move the pathos plant off the telephone table to the window sill. I put the two miniature palms on either end of the dining table opposite the lazy Susan. I arranged the four bent wood chairs around the table at the rounded corners with the two old rustic French dining chairs in the center on either side. I placed water bird and nautical place mats around the table, somewhat worn. I have one the Revere bowl with lid in the center of the lazy Susan with various ash trays and cigarette lighters for guest use. I have one Washington D. C. ash tray with red Djeep light to the right of the side French chair facing the television. I put the TV tray underneath the day bed where the laptop typewrite is in the briefcase with the Coca Cola trays with odd items along with the telephone books. I also have the ironing board all the way back underneath the day bed. I put the magazine rack on the far side of the bedroom bed next the night stand on the right side of the bedroom desk. If one were entertaining around the blue sofa which I never do, you could pivot the yellow French computer chair towards the computer square off an the left angle, and move the Danish coffee table equal distance between the leather office chair, Queen Anne chair, and blue sofa or even turn around the French computer chair 180 degrees backing it against the computer table facing the Queen Anne chair. It does make it necessary to lean on the sofa to get the paper off the laser printer, but I hardly ever use the laser printer. Since I use the computer all the time, and hardly ever entertain, I plan to mostly leave the French arm chair facing the computer on a left diagonal. I had to run a telephone extension cable from the computer power control center underneath the blue couch, so the telephone can be on the telephone table next to the Queen Anne chair on its right along with the Smithsonian volcano book and the Nantucket ash tray sitting on it with the Greenwich Country Club Zippo lighter in the Nantucket ash tray. Well so much for arranging household items for personal convenience and aesthetic comfort. I am a bit bushed, so I might try to sleep sooner or later. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/20/99 Wednesday 7:40 A.M. EDT: It is a drizzly pouring rain outside today. After dinner I did some more rearranging. I put the Moulin Rouge painting where the Bermuda watercolor was on the right side of the day bed. I put the Bermuda water color on the left most bookcase in the hallway behind the blue piece and white piece of coral. I took out from the Princess Diane memorial television chess, the Panasonic KX‑E708 electric typewriter and the black IBM 50th Anniversary selectric typewriters and put them on my bedroom bureau. I put the Decoy lamp in my bedroom window. I put the books on my bedroom bureau on the television chest. I put the beer steins on the bookcase behind the television chest. I put the 5 1/4 floppy shareware disks from the left closet and lots of the boxes my computer parts came in the chest. I organize the left closet shelf. I put the spare laser printer paper there along with a few other computer items along with the 3 1/2 disk storage trays. I cleaned out the right closet shelf and put the excess shopping bags in a bag and eventually put them in the car to take to the thrift shop. I put the hats on that shelf. I sorted through some other items. I put the telephone books in a Coca Cola tray underneath the left front of the day bed. I remade the day bed put a mattress liner on it, along with a French brocade sheet and I put the light blue blanket on it. I put the dark blue blanket as a throw on the green couch. I moved the bar in front of the television stand. I moved the dining table closer against it. I put the telephone and answering machine in front of the Queen Elizabeth Life Magazine coronation portrait. I put the NOAA weather warning device on the Dictaphone at the far end of the green couch. I put the Shield of Pall Mall that was on the hallway bookcase on the front door inside. I moved the two television trays against the wall where the bar was folder up behind the restored leather office chair. I have both typewriters in working order I believe. I move the cuff link box to the bedroom dresser. I moved one of the pineapple lamps on the white bedroom dresser. Behind it is a six plug strip with a emergency rechargeable flash light like the one behind the kitchen rack. I moved the magazine rack in front of the left side of the left closet, so the door still opens next to the restored leather office chair. I took out the laser printer from the bottom two drawer filing cabinet and put it on the shelf in the left closet. I showed one of my neighbors what I had done. I dumped the old telephone books and other paper items in the recyclable paper bin. I chatted with one of my neighbors outside briefly and explained what I had been doing for the arthritis. I had some reheated pasta mixture and ice tea just now. I am very tired, so I think I will go to bed. Have an enjoyable morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/20/99 Wednesday 1:25 A.M. EDT: I have not made it out yet or cleaned up. I completed a successful tape backup at midnight. On the slower bi-directional speed it took the Sony Superstation about 28 hours for a 6 gigabyte compressed backup. I tried the other tape, but it does not work; so I will have to send it in for exchange. I rebooted the computer without the tape drive turned on without loading the drivers, and I was able to turn it on and the HP LaserJet II printer; and it worked through the pass thru port. Thus when using the HP LaserJet II printer now, you have to turn on the Sony Superstation Tape machine, but you don't need to reboot. While doing all this, I did some more cleaning and straightening around the apartment, and generally reorganizing. I put the items on the bedroom window sill on waterproof items, so when it collects moisture in the winter, it won't damage them. I moved the old National Geographic magazines on top the file cabinet. I brought down my three beer steins and displayed them at lower levels. I sifted though the Coca Cola junk tray underneath the day bed. I hung the picture of the Moulin Rouge on the front door. I put the Audubon Pelican and Pink Flamingo pictures above the desk beneath the copper French Cafe sculpture. I did a bit of damp rag dusting. At about 11:15 P.M., I washed the four boneless chicken breasts that I bought last night. I rolled two in olive oil putting a little olive oil in the bottom of a Pyrex pie dish. I put the chicken breast in it. I laid quarter inch strips of ham across the breast. I put two pads of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" on each breast. I poured a third of a cup of French white wine on the chicken breast, and some Angostura Teriyaki, dash of Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce, and a dash on Angostura bitters, and then I diced finely four gloves of garlic and spread it on the chicken breast, and then I put on light dashes of ground pepper, garlic powder, Basil, Oregano, Italian spices, cinnamon, celery salt, poultry seasoning, and Chinese five spice. I then sprinkled on a bit of Parmesan cheese. I then diced finely a medium onion and sprinkled it on the chicken breasts. I added a small amount of olive oil on this. I cooked it in the convection oven at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes. I had one of the breasts for dinner with the reheated pasta dish from last night along with ice tea and coffee. I refrigerated the other cooked breast. I enjoy the new dining table setup, since it is more spacious. I did the dishes and made up a batch of icetea.htm without the wine which I am just about to put in the jugs. I will go out in about 45 minutes after I clean up for a breath of fresh air. I have to remember to keep an eye out for any skunks. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/19/99 Tuesday 9:10 P.M. EDT: I stayed up until 12:30 P.M.. I moved the Queen Anne chair from in front of the television to in perpendicular to the blue love seat just beyond the front door entrance. I moved the magazine rack between the two closet doors. I moved around other bric a brac around the apartment. I was up at 5:30 P.M., and I had breakfast of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. The backup of the D: and E: drives will be done about midnight, and it is still running. I changed the aroma beads in the Body Basics aroma machine. I vacuumed the apartment. I listened to the BBC while doing all this, and they were talking about organic food. I move the Prince Charles "Vision of England" book in front of the book on the book shelf about Queen Victoria and another one on the Windsor’s. I checked my stereo speaker this morning to make sure they all work. I sorted out the magazines and periodicals in the magazine rack. I need to shower and clean up before I go out. I also moved the television tables behind the front door. Well not much else to report. I might move the HP LaserJet II printer cable from the Sony Superstation pass thru to either a serial cable if I have compatible serial cable of back on the four port LPT converter box, since that did not seem to be the problem. I would do this after I get the backup finished. Well have a good evening, and I will be out in about a half hour or so. CIO



Note:<888>10/19/99 Tuesday 8:25 A.M. EDT: I just finished the tape backup of the C: drive using the slower Bi-Directional setting. It took about 8 1/2 hours for 2.7 gigabytes. I just started the backup of the D: and E: drives appending it to the same tape. It should take just about as much time or more. I put a book in front of the tape drive, so it does not make as much noise. I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront and viewed the harbor. I parked in the center of town, and I walked up Greenwich Avenue. I noticed a dime on the sidewalk in front of Outdoor Traders. I saw two pedestrians heading towards the Food Emporium. I sat out at the bench at the top of the Avenue for a while. I walked on back down the Avenue, and I found another dime in front of Saks Fifth Avenue, which I picked up. I noticed the night security motion detector device at www.restorationhardware.com sets of an ultra sound frequency when one walks by the doorway. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I viewed the Mitchell’s construction project while walking back up the Avenue. I heard water being pumped. I noticed they are laying the grids and platforms for pouring the main floor in front, and still working on the lower level in back. I talked to a local peace office about the internet. I stopped by the Food Emporium about 3:30 P.M., since the Grand Union was closed. I spent about $21.32, but I did not get a receipt; so it is hard to be accurate. I bought Angostura Teriyaki sauce for $1.59, a barrel jar of German dill pickles for $1.99, two pounds of boneless breast of chicken at $1.99 a pound for about $4, two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice for $2.50 each, a half gallon of 2% milk for $1.89, Three Kings bacon for $2.59, a dozen eggs for $1.79, a box of Spinach fettuccini $1.79 and a bulb of garlic about .50, for about $21.32 total. I returned home, and I noticed a dead skunk on the Post Road just west of the Shell Station, and it really stank. I put away the groceries. I noticed the backup was continuing. I decide to do some more furniture rearranging. I put the blue love seat couch against the left wall as you come in front of the desk. I moved a speaker in front of the desk and file cabinet. I setup the mouse pad on my tape box. I put another speaker at the other end of the couch with a small speaker on it by the kitchen entrance. I put a small lamp on it from the bedroom. I put the Round Oak table with the leaves removed in the center of the room where the couch was. I took out three other small bent oak chairs with the single one and the two formal restored French dining chairs and put them all around the table. I put the two miniature palms on the window sill, and the golden pathos next to the large one in the kitchen entrance, and the smaller on in the bathroom. I put the former mouse mahogany table next to the Queen Anne chair in front of the day bed. I exchanged phones and put the portable on that table with the Nantucket ash tray on the answering machine. I put the large button speaker wire phone next to the computer. I put the Danish square table in the corner in front of the blue sofa and speaker, so I lie facing across the diagonal of the room. I put the bar where the restored leather arm chairs was, and move the restored leather arm chair in front of the left closet door, with two folding TV stand tables next to it. While I had the closet door available, I switched my frequently worn clothing to right closet and put my less worn jacket and suits in the left closet. I put the Decoy lamp in the bedroom. I took down last years Christmas Cards of the French cafe sculpture and stored them. I moved the French, Norwegian, and two United States flags where the IBM 24 pin printer was. I put the 24 printer underneath the bed. I have the HP LaserJet II printer working on the tape drive pass thru, so the tape drive has to be one before one boots the computer (tape no necessary) to have the printer work, if one intends to use the printer. I had to connect the answering machine and portable phones to power sources behind the day bed. I also received a package from UPS yesterday from a family member. I rearranged various smaller objects around the apartment. I put the magazine rack at the kitchen entrance at the end of the blue sofa. I put the mahogany octagon table in the hallway, and I gave it to an early rising neighbor, who said she knew somebody that could use it. It was solid, but it had some chipped and cracked pieces. I put the two oak table leaves in the right hand side of the bedroom closet. I put the Prince Charles' "A Vision of England" underneath the bar on top of the wine glasses. I put the aroma lamp in front of the laser printer. I put the Revere Bowl with top with ash trays in it on the lazy Susan on the oak dining table. Thus I kept busy while doing the tape backup. One has to walk around the dining table far side in front of the long green couch to access the computer French arm chair. I also put the framed spider web in glass case beneath the left wall full mirror. I put the sewing kit in the left bedroom top drawer along with a deck of cards. I put the blocked of desk supplies I need in the front of the top drawer of the file cabinet, which a couple items had to be moved to open. Well it all seems to work. I am tired, so after some Ramen noodles, I will go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/19/99 Tuesday 1:05 A.M. EDT: I was up at 2 P.M. today. I called Sony Superstation support at 1‑888‑369‑0685. They called me back at 4 P.M., just when another backup had quit, and I had just finished cooking breakfast of three fried eggs, five strips of bacon, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I went through a number of procedures with the tech representative. We decided put it on "BI Directional" speed which is slower and takes twice as long would work. He also recommended me taking off the LPT to 4 LPT port switch box. Sony Tech support is at

Sony Electronics

c/o New Image Technology

78 Lafayette Avenue

Suite 102

Suffern, New York 10901

He also said that I could send back the non working tape for an exchange at that address, if I don't get it working.


I disconnected the 4 port box and in the process loosened the screws on the LPT 1 connection, so I had to open up the computer to reconnect it. I reconnected it, and I also cleaned the CPU fan and spray the whole inside with canned air. I adjusted different cables that had shifted. I closed the computer, and at about 6:30 P.M., I started a regular EPP backup, which quit unsuccessful after four hours. I also had reinstalled the Seagate Backup software putting in the original SCSI driver instead of the Microsoft update. I washed the glass wear on my bar which all had a film on it. While doing this I watched a bit of news. I started my laundry which I finished about 11 P.M.. When the backup failed after four hours, I set it on the Slower bi-directional speed which will take about nine hours for just the 2.7 Gigabyte C: drive. I will then add on backups for the D: and E: drives appending them to the tape. I put away the laundry. I took a shower and cleaned up. I boiled some Pasta Ronzonni Rotini number 45. I added to a medium pot, one jar of Ragu alfredo sauce, and then a half Ragu jar of white wine which I shook in the jar to remove the excess cheese sauce. I added a can of sliced mushrooms, a diced onion, two diced quarter inch slices of ham, ground pepper, celery salt, garlic powder, oregano, Italian spices, basil, a half cup of diced frozen broccoli. I simmered this mixture about fifteen minutes while the noodles boiled, and then I drained the noodles and added the sauce mix over all of them in a large bowl, and add a quarter cup of crated parmesan cheese and mixed it all together. I had one portion for dinner with ice tea along with Samba instant coffee and refrigerated the rest. I decided to start the server, and let it run while the backup is running. Well after my coffee, I guess I will go out for some fresh air and groceries. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/18/99 Monday 6:30 A.M. EDT: On Saturday afternoon, I watered the plants and did my weekly house cleaning. I had dinner about 6 P.M. of reheated ham, microwaved potato, steamed frozen mixed vegetables, ice tea and coffee for dinner. I also did C: and D: drive backups to the E: drive, and E: drive backup to the C: drive. I started a tape backup about 6:30 P.M.. I went out at 8:30 P.M., and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I was hungry, so I drove down to Maneros butcher shop, and I bought a steak sandwich on a hoagie with onion rings for $5. They are open until about 9:30 P.M. on Saturday nights. I sat out at the Greenwich Capital Associates waterfront steps and ate it. I drove down by the waterfront, and some of the usual fishermen were there. I returned to town, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I sat out at the post office. I walked up to the top of the Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I returned back to the bottom of the Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I then walked the lower section of the Avenue again, and I sat out at the post office for a while. I returned home to find out the tape backup had failed and the computer had rebooted to the password. I started the tape backup again, and it did the same thing again about 3 A.M.. I tried reinstalling the tape backup software. I tried changing the LPT ports from regular, to EPP, to EPC. I finally tried running the tape backup again, and when I was up at 9 A.M., it had failed again. I went through the same procedures again, even trying downloading a updated demo from www.veritas.com which bought the product from www.seagatesoftware.com . I tried another tape, and it failed too. I had breakfast about noon of Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, vitamins, coffee, and orange juice. I chatted with a couple of family members. I made arrangements to go down to Texas over the Christmas holiday to visit a relative flying Southwest Airlines . I will have to drive out to Islip, Long Island to McArthur airport to use the free airline tickets my relative is giving me. I continued to try to use the tape backup varying the procedures and it still failed. I was having problems with Norton Disk Doctor showing back CRCs which I fixed. I watched a bit of HBO movies. I continued the procedures to no avail. I had a Tony's pizza and ice tea about 6 P.M. after a slight rest. I continued working trying the tape backup. About midnight, I tried reformatting one of the two tapes, I have had and it would take 12 hours, so I stopped it; and the tape would not work after that. With the remaining tape, I tried different variations. I basically had to reinstall the backup software everytime the tape backup failed and rebooted the computer. I tried removing all my cookies which seems to eliminate the bad CRC checksum problems. I optimized the C: drive about 3 A.M. on Monday morning. I tried a backup with EPC lpt port, and it failed. I put on a shorter tape drive to computer cable. I tried a tape backup with LPT EPP setup, and less compression, and it failed after about 300 megs of the 6 gigabyte attempt. I am tired, hungry and burned out. I restarted the server which has been down for the last 36 hours. I will have some Ramen noodles, and then go to bed. Have a good morning, and an enjoyable work week. All I can think of it that there is so much humidity in the air from the nearby tropical storm, it is causing the tape backup to fail. What a pain. CIO

Note:<888>10/16/99 Saturday 2:35 P.M. EDT: I was up at noon. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, five strips of bacon, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I updated my index for Scott's Internet Hotlist SiteMiner Search Engine . I fixed the stock quote links and opening links on the IBM pages, I.htm , and I also included ibm01.htm in the downloadable directory. Well after I do a few uploads, I have to do house cleaning and watering the plants. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/16/99 Saturday 2:25 A.M. EDT: I updated the Florida site mrscott.com which will be closed in about ten days. I updated http://mrscott.com/dod01.zip the DOD directory linked from download.htm which now has dod02.htmin it linked from dod01.htm linked from the opening page dod.htm . Well I am bushed, so after I email a few people about the correction of the directory, I will go to bed. CIO

Note:<888>10/16/99 Saturday 2:00 A.M. EDT: I had dinner about 7 P.M. or reheated ham, steamed frozen peas, and microwaved potato and ice tea and coffee. I was listening to the BBC and doing my regular internet work when I discovered I had a major coding problem in the internet directory. All *.htm and *.html links had a "/" following them which kept them from working. I fixed all this code by searching and replacing with TextPad, so they all should work now. I did a few other minor editing changes. The fixed downloadable is at http://mrscott.com/download.htm or directly http://mrscott.com/scott007.zip . Now most of the links should work. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/15/99 Friday 6:35 P.M. EDT: I fixed a few of the opening links in Microsoft 075.htm . CIO

Note:<888>10/15/99 Friday 6:00 P.M. EDT: I rested until 5:30 P.M., when I received a phone call from AOL trying to sell me their manual again. I updated volcanoe01.htm . CIO

Note:<888>10/15/99 Friday 2:15 P.M. EDT: I updated Scott's weekly broadcast sound.htm . CIO


Note:<888>10/15/99 Friday 1:35 P.M. EDT: I was up at noon. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I updated nasa.htm and nasa‑103.htm . CIO

Note:<888>10/15/99 Friday 1:25 A.M. EDT: I went out after the last message, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I then walked up to the top and sat out for a while. I then walked back down the Avenue, and sat out for a while. I then walked down the lower Avenue, and I walked west on Railroad Avenue, and I then walked up Arch Street and sat out at the Post Office. I left the Avenue about midnight. I noticed lots of youngsters in the pubs watching the baseball game. I drove down by the waterfront, and it was quiet. I returned home. I threw out an old bag of ice cubes. I put up a new bag of ice cubes. I refilled the ice trays. I reheated some spaghetti noodles with oregano, butter, and olive oil; and then put parmesan cheese on it and ate it with ice tea. I then filed this report. I am a bit bushed, so I think I will go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

 


Note:<888>10/31/99 Sunday 8:20 P.M. EDT: I went out about 2 P.M., and I drove down town. I noticed lots of people out enjoying the warm weather today. I sat out in front of the senior center and lots of people think the Pear Sculpture looks out of place, but I personally don't mind it since I like Pears. Pear Liquor is also very tasty. I chatted with a few local telling them about www.dialpad.com . After sitting out enjoying the sun, I returned to my car and I drove down by the waterfront and chatted with some of the local people. When I showed up at sunset lots of people were gathered at the end of the road, and incoming launch flying a red and white pennant with "R" in the insignia exchanged what seem to be a informal 20 gun salute with the Indian Harbor Yacht Club's sunset canon exchanging about 20 rounds. The incoming Launch seemed be firing something like a Shot Gun and I could not believe the Indian Harbor Yacht Club fifteen inch long canon could be reloaded so fast, so maybe they were firing some other type of weapon back like a shot gun. It was all very noisy and no projectiles flew in the direction of the Steamboat Road crowd. The usual fishermen were out there. I chatted with one gentleman from New Jersey who was interested in buying my old Volvo because he drove a car that was a white Volvo about ten years newer than my Volvo. He looked quite a bit like a Head of State I have seen in Switzerland and he appeared with his wife just at sunset. He looks quite a bit like the actor that plays the modern day Count Dracula or Vlad the Impaler from Romania, so maybe he flew over here for Halloween and the Yacht Club gave him a 20 gun salute. Who knows in this town with all the Hollywood types around. I briefed on the state of my Volvo and he lost interest, and he said he and his wife were hungry and they had to go get a bite to eat and they drove off in the old White Volvo. I noticed a young couple downtown dressed up in Halloween Costumes and the young lad was wearing a Spider Man costume. I suppose it is another normal fall day in Greenwich. I found on of those old plug electric plastic antennas by the dumpster that you plug into your wall outlet, and I replaced the rabbit ears on the short-wave antennae with the modern electric plug in device. I am too tired to test the reception on the Short-wave Radio to see if it works any better. I chatted with a couple of family members and they were getting ready for Halloween trick or treaters. A few of my neighbors are gathered downstairs with Tootsie Rool Pops for any kids that drop by. Well not much else is happening, I am quite tired; so I guess I will go to bed to be up for my usual first of the month routine. Well have an enjoyable evening, and since Halloween falls on a Sunday, it should be a bit quiet. Best of all from me to any foreign heads of state whom may be visiting the area, but I have to get some rest. I might have some Ramen noodles myself and ice tea, before going to bed. CIO

Note:<888>10/31/99 Sunday 11:20 A.M. EDT: Well I finished house cleaning and watering the plants. I chatted with a few night time people. I made a few more calls this morning. I heard about the Egypt Air Flight Disaster about 9 A.M.. I checked into it, and since I use to cover the south shore of Nantucket, I called the Nantucket Police department, and told them they should get personnel from New London, Connecticut to start combing the beach on the South Shore of Nantucket. I watched a little bit of television coverage on the event. While I was vacuuming I fixed the Electrolux vacuum attachment, so it works when you turn on the vacuum. I guess I will place more of my late morning calls, before I got out for a while after I clean up. I also had reheated spaghetti sauce with reheated spaghetti noodles and ice tea and coffee for my early morning meal about 6 A.M.. I told a few other people about www.dialpad.com . Not much else to report on. I still can not go out until I clean up. Well have a good day. CIO

Note:<888>10/31/99 Sunday 1:15 A.M. EDT: Well I went to bed at 6 A.M. on Saturday Morning, and at around 9 A.M., I received two no answer telephone calls from somebody trying to bother me. I complained to the telephone company, and I checked *69, and no number was returned; so maybe somebody is bothering me through an internet gateway like www.dialpad.com . I crossed notes with another local representative, and I did not fall back asleep until about 2 P.M.. I was finally up at 11 P.M.. I had breakfast of Post Raisin Bran, Toast, Coffee, Orange Juice, and Vitamins. I am just finishing my coffee now. I called a few local people and told them about www.dialpad.com . Well time for my weekly house cleaning and watering the plants. CIO


Note:<888>10/30/99 Saturday 5:55 A.M. EDT: I had some Ramen noodles and ice tea for dinner about 10 P.M. I cleaned up, and I did a little internet work. I went out about 12:30 P.M., and I parked in the center of Greenwich Avenue. I walked up to the top of the Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I observed a few ambulances on maneuvers. I saw a few college kids having beverages at the Dome Restaurant. I walked back down the Avenue, and I observed the two decorative lights in front of the veterans monument are now working. They now have a new bronze pair sculpture at the Senior Center that looks from the backside like a Horse's Ass. I walked down the Avenue, and I told a local night watchman about the www.dialpad.com internet site. I sat out in front of the post office a while. I walked back up the Avenue a bit and sat at the veteran's monument. I then walked down towards Steamboat Road, and I noticed a diesel locomotive coming in at the train station about 2:30 A.M. in the morning. It was Metro North train, and each car had names on it, and one of them said "Nelson Rockefeller". I observed a group of youngsters coming off the train in Halloween costumes. I suppose they were working late in Manhattan. I continued on walking down Steamboat, and I walked down to the end and observed the night sky from the end of the pier. There is suppose to be a Meteor Shower around November 17 that could knock out satellite communications Meteor Storm Could Damage Satellites ‑ Air Force. I guess a number of astronomers will be trying to observe the night sky. I walked back up the road and noticed a few tenants out and about. I stopped by at Greenwich Capital Associates and told them about the www.dialpad.com site, although they have one of the heaviest telecommunications cables in town, I doubt if they need it. I chatted with the night watchman there about a few minor details. I suggested when they remodel the new Greenwich Harbor Inn, they put multi tiered parking on the southeast corner of the property with all harbor through suites accessible from the tiered parking through parking area to corridor, and corridor doors to rooms. I suggested that there be no parking underneath the building to prevent any accidental automobile problems affecting the guest areas. I suppose a cleaver architect could come up with a cleaver enough plant. I also think where the North Parking Lot is, they could eliminate it and put in a private Maze garden. I suppose they are consulting with a few individuals trying to keep it within budget. I suppose Greenwich Zoning would have to be shown a presentable plan which would stay with the town restrictions against too much development along the waterfront. I next walked back up the Avenue, and I sat out for a while. About 3:45 A.M., I head over to the Shell Station and bought a half gallon of Hood whole milk for $1.99. I returned home, and I had a glass of ice tea. I relaxed a bit, and I then filed this report. Well have an enjoyable morning. I suppose I will be doing my house cleaning today when I get up late this afternoon or early this evening, so I will probably not be out before about midnight. Well have a good day. CIO


Note:<888>10/29/99 Friday 9:35 P.M. EDT: I went out and chatted with one of my neighbors. I was reading the tech news, and I saw this site mentioned Dialpad.com Free Internet Computer to Telephone Calls Anywhere in the USA . You log onto the site, and it puts an Active X plugin on your web browser and you can talk anywhere in the United States free through their gateway in San Francisco. The have advertising on their dialpad. They should have the Alphabet numbers with the telephone numbers on the Key Pad. There is advertising on the Key Pad from groups like the United States Air Force. I had one problem starting the plug in and got an error message. There was a Voxware File in my C:\Windows\System directory "Vct32150.dll" that caused the programs not to work, so I removed it from the directory and put in a backup folder in case another program needed it to work. I chatted with a few friends and family and it works quite well. I use my old Radio Shack headphones which I keep with the computer, so I don't get feedback off the computer speakers when talking. Well now I can really justify the expense of the Cable Modem. I spent a while adding names and telephone numbers to the Dialpad.com Free Internet Computer to Telephone Calls Anywhere in the USA telephone directory. Well I guess this means that people outside of the country could call home through the internet or elsewhere if they have high speed connections. I imagine it might be a bit choppy with a telephone connection to the internet. Well it is the best thing I have seen on the internet for a while since it is for free. Well I have to clean up and have a bite to eat and possibly go out for some fresh air. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/29/99 Friday 2:50 P.M. EDT: I rested until noon, and then I worked a bit on the directory adding links to www.fortunebrands.com categories. Well I guess I might have some more reheated spaghetti and tomato sauce and then clean up and get some fresh air. Have an enjoyable afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/29/99 Friday 7:40 A.M. EDT: I was up at 6:30 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of Post Raisin Bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I updated scott007.zip linked from download.htm by adding IBM promo1.htm and Microsoft promo2.htm to the downloadable directory. I asked a family member to order me a copy of Windows 98 Second Edition Upgrade. Happy Birthday to a friend somewhere east of us. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/28/99 Thursday 10:55 P.M. EDT: Well I am still awake. I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront and chatted with a group from Switzerland. One of Poggies handlers were around. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I asked them to reserve a roll of hemp webbing for me for $1.75 to use for furniture repair. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I drove back to the center of town. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with a retired IBM executive running for First Selectman. I chatted with a some gals about St. Johns, in the U. S. Virgin Islands and they recommended I use the Puritan Products brand of arthritis formula. I am not sure where they are available. I walked back up the Avenue, and I observed lots of individuals enjoying the nice weather. I drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and they were having a reception for the new library administrator. I did not attend since I was not properly dressed. I read three computer newsweeklies and the local paper. I have to remember to bring my Polarized sunglass clipons to put on my reading glasses since the new library is so bright. I noticed CompUSA has a special with 3COM and @HOME selling Cable Modems for $100 after a $200 rebate. I returned home. I decided to print out last summer's IBM and Microsoft annual reports. The Microsoft Report in Word format printed out quickly, but the IBM Annual report in *.PDF format took four hours to print out for the 96 pages. I updated the IBM promo1.htm and Microsoft promo2.htm pages which took a while. Well I am really bushed, so after being awake for 24 hours, I will have a bite to eat and get some sleep. Have an enjoyable evening. CIO

Note:<888>10/28/99 Thursday 12:40 P.M. EDT: I went down and checked the mail while about 11 A.M. and got a breath of fresh air. I chatted with some of my neighbors. I updated the JAVA script in my opening home pages Scott's Internet Hotlist and the links to not show the old Florida site. I posted a page of the non working links that LinkSweeper removed from my directory favorites when I used it three months ago Scott's Internet Hotlist Favorites with Broken Link’s Bookmarks . Well I have been working at this for about 14 hours, so I think I will begin to slow down. Have an enjoyable afternoon. I have a 3 P.M. appointment. CIO

Note:<888>10/28/99 Thursday 10:45 A.M. EDT: I downloaded and installed some IBM ViaVoice SDKs and other developer programs. They did not work since, I did not let the installs overwrite my c:\windows\system\mfc40.dll file which lots of programs try to overwrite. I uninstalled them and they left lots of Active X registry entries in the registry which I used WinDoctor to remove. However IBM Software : Groupware ‑ Productivity and Lotus : ViaVoice : News is suppose to offer a free demo soon for those of you whom feel like fiddling with it. I believe it will work with Microsoft Word 97 for Speech dictation into the Word Processor. Well not much else happening. Since it is the end of the month and I am low on funds, I am just relaxing at home. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/28/99 Thursday 6:25 A.M. EDT: I have been doing routine work. I signed up for an offsite storage account at http://www.driveway.com to store my key files off site. One gets 25 megs for free, 5 more megs the second time you logon, 5 megs for filling out a survey, and 2 megs for each friend that registers. It is a good deal for free to backup your key files off site, or at least your critical files. You can also share files this way with other users. Well have a good morning, time for some spaghetti and reheated tomato sauce. CIO


Note:<888>10/28/99 Thursday 3:25 A.M. EDT: I went after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront. I drove through Bruce Park and over to CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza. I said good evening to two of the patrol officers. I bought six packs of Philly Sweet light cigar cigarettes for $8.34 less $1.50 in .25 off coupons plus .41 Ct. sales tax for $7.25 total. I then drove back to the center of town. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. It is cooler outside. My window thermometer says it is 40 degrees F.. I chatted with one of the Starbucks delivery people about coffee. I drove back down by the waterfront. I stopped by the Shell Station on West Putnam Avenue and lower the air in my tires from 32 PSI to 30 PSI, since in the cooler weather it helps to have a little better traction, and when one drives on the highway which I hardly ever do; the tires warm up a bit and the PSI goes up. I chatted with the friendly night manager at the Shell Station. Well not much else happening. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/28/99 Thursday 1:10 A.M. EDT: I was up at 11 P.M.. I reinstalled two Windows 98 System Update files from Windows 98 Update. I ran Speedisk on Drives D: and E:. The whole system is running fine. I have MDM running when I first start the computer, but it is not running now. It runs in the background. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I made my bed and cleaned up. Well I guess it is another night on the net. The system is running fine, and I guess on Saturday, I might do another tape backup. I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/27/99 Wednesday 2:35 P.M. EDT: I reinstalled Outlook 98 and downloaded the add-ons. I installed the add-ons and updates from the Symantec Live Update Pro. I then ran Regscan, Norton WinDoctor, and Norton Speedisk. Basically I have the system tweaked around, and it seems to be running better. I will make another C: drive to E: drive backup now. I just had some microwave popcorn and ice tea. I chatted with a friend from Eastern Connecticut. It is cool in the apartment, and I am a bit tired. I guess it is time to start slowing down and possibly going to bed. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/27/99 Wednesday 9:05 A.M. EDT: I just finished backing up the C: drive to E: drive. I had a Stauffer’s five cheese lasagna for a meal with ice tea. I just finished making up a batch of icetea.htm . I have another half hour or a little bit more to finish three quarts of spaghetti sauce that I made up with eight gloves of garlic chopped, three diced medium onions, three cans of plum tomatoes, three cans of tomato paste, a third of a pound of diced ham, 10 oz. of frozen chopped broccoli, 2/3 cups of white wine, four beef bullion cubes, dashes of Tabasco sauce, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, Angostura bitters, Angostura teriyaki sauce, garlic powder, Italians spices, oregano, basil, celery salt, ground pepper, Hungarian pepperika, Chinese five spice, parsley which I simmers for one hour fifteen minutes, and I still have a half hour to go. Well have a good morning. I might take a nap after I have refrigerated the spaghetti sauce. CIO


Note:<888>10/27/99 Wednesday 6:45 A.M. EDT: I was up at 11 P.M. last night. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I tried reinstalling Microsoft Network MSN 2.6 to fix it when my www.msn.com page comes up it comes up with http://msn.co.uk instead. I can get the MSN USA page by clicking on Welcome to MSN.COM USA . I also reinstalled the Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 that came with MSN from a download. I reinstalled the downloadable updates and the Microsoft Windows 98 system and internet explorer 5.0 updates. The system is running fine. I tried changing a couple of setting in the registry to make the right MSN page come up to no avail. Needless to say this all took a bit of time. I added the MSN links to 075.htm , news.htm , and first1.htm . I also put them in the downloadable group of files at download.htm to get scott007.zip . I will run RegClean, Norton Disk Doctor, and Windoctor and then Norton Speedisk and then reboot the computer and start the server and do another C: drive to E: drive backup. Time to relax a bit. CIO

Note:<888>10/26/99 Tuesday 6:05 P.M. EDT: Well I went out after the last message. They are working on the Post Road removing a layer of asphalt possibly for more underground cable repairs. I drove down by the waterfront, and I viewed the harbor and I chatted with a few locals. I stopped by the Greenwich Town Hall, and I chatted with the host of the Greenwich Year 2000 Party at the Hyatt Hotel in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. I made my 4 P.M. appointment. I returned back down by the waterfront briefly. I returned home and I pointed out to my neighbor what I had noticed along the waterfront. There is a large 100 mile wide swath of clouds heading southwest to northeast with a very sharp straight edge along the northern side. It looks like it could be possibly a volcanic eruption cloud formation coming from the southwest. I am now helping someone with AOL dial Norton Update which seem to be tricky. I am very tired and going to bed. CIO


Note:<888>10/26/99 Tuesday 1:50 P.M. EDT: I drove down by the waterfront after the last message and viewed the harbor. It is a very nice day. I parked in the center of town and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop and viewed the merchandise. I notice they have a nice baby changer there. I also saw a walking cane. I went by the Greenwich Library and they have the statue of Andre back up in the lower courtyard, but they have not put up the plaque that use to be with it. I read the local paper and chatted with a couple of patrons. I checked out the Speed Test at MSN Computing Central ‑ Bandwidth and they are getting about 130 Kbytes a second at the library in the morning. I am getting a 1000 Kbytes a second right now on the cable modem with people out on a nice day and kids still in school. I recommended to a couple of patrons that Gold might be a good hedge against stockmarket deflation although it has not done anything in fifteen years. I mentioned that Malachite was an interesting material to construct a building out of. I then drove downtown, and I stopped by the Mews thrift shop and toured the merchandise. I bought a brass roll stamp holder for $1 plus .06 Ct. tax for a total of $1.06. I chatted with the usual friendly staff. I next went down by the harbor and chatted with a knowledgeable fisherman about gator and crock watching. I drove through Bruce Park and I stopped by ELDC thrift. I notice they have an old Rockwell circular saw there for $10 that you could cut off your fingers with. One regular patron bought an oval French inlaid table circa late 18th century to early 19th century for $40 with pedestal and three legs. They have an old beat up Windsor chair at the antique shop at the other end of the plaza from ELDC. There were lots of dealers touring the shops today. I returned to town and spent .50 on parking for an hour. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I chatted with the Perrier deliverymen who were delivering foreign beer. Their truck is out of Bethel, Connecticut. I chatted with painter painting the people's bank and told them about painting an old house in Nantucket with epoxy paint from St. Louis, but it took a lot of prep work. On the way down the Avenue, I studied the Mitchell's construction site. I noticed they are laying the reinforcing rods for pouring the front part of the first floor. I saw one gal in a antique Oldsmobile drop a plastic medicine bottle underneath her car which I retrieved. I noticed quite a few senior using walkers with bicycle brakes and small baskets in front. About noon the yuppies started appearing. I chatted a bit of French with some French speaking people around town. I headed back home at 12:30 P.M., and I fixed a Tony's cheese pizza for lunch with two German dill pickles and ice tea. I heard loud noises in the hallway, and the plumbers are replacing the hot water tanks nearby. They said they have 14 more hot water tanks to go. Well it is a very nice day, so I guess I will go out and float around some more. I have a 4 P.M. appointment. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/26/99 Tuesday 8:00 A.M. EDT: Well I did some regular internet work. I chatted in the Italian chat room on AOL, but I don't think they could understand my Italian. I showed one of my neighbors what I had done in straightening up the apartment. Well not much happening, now that the sun is up, I might go out for a little fresh air and day light. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/26/99 Tuesday 5:05 A.M. EDT: I did a little systems maintenance. I an Regscan, Norton WinDoctor, and I Norton Speedisk on the C: drive. I changed the Video multiplier to from 4 to 12 in the CMOS. On the AOL Network Drivers TCP/IP‑>AOL Dialup Adaptor , I set "Wins Configuration" to "Disable Wins Configuration". I was viewing the television cabinet area and with certain decorative accessories on the bar, it looked too busy; so I stored certain of the items behind the Nixon and Kennedy books behind the television and speaker cabinets in the book case. I guess it is all right to display mixers and a little wine. Since I don't drink it make an impression that I am a lush having the hospitality bar set up, but that is a copy of the Billy Baldwin style of decorating. A few years ago there use to be a lot of old silver cocktail shakers in the thrift shops, so I will have to keep an eye out for one of those. Well the system is running fine. I will do another tape backup and more systems maintenance at the end of the week. I have a 4 P.M. appointment this afternoon. I also mailed a letter at the West Putnam Avenue new post office when I went out earlier this evening. CIO


Note:<888>10/26/99 Tuesday 3:20 A.M. EDT: I finished the laundry. I chatted with Cablevision up in Bridgeport. Since I have to pay the bills by November 3, I will go up to Cablevision in Norwalk and pay them on November 1, and stop by CompUSA there. The Cablevision person seems to think that Spanish is a secondary language here. I tried to explain to them with thirty million people living in French Canada, that there are quite a lot of French speaking people in New England and the New York area to no avail. Well so much dealing the Cablevision propaganda agency. I guess if you don't want to deal with a communications agency in English geared towards Spanish speaking population, one could try DirecTV, but the satellite dishes do not work well when it snows or snow is on them. Conversely Optic fiber of Cablevision tends to fail when it gets extremely good, since glass or glass fiber gets brittle the colder it gets. Well so much for being shook down the Mafia in Westbury, Long Island to the tune of about $1,200 a year and another $900 a year for GEICO insurance from Melville, Long Island. I guess the local Connecticut people should start charging the New Yorkers and Long Islanders more when they are in this area. First we should start charging out of towners for using our very fine library. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/26/99 Tuesday 2:15 A.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront and it was quiet. I parked in the center of town. I found a one dollar bill on the street in front of the senior center. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I returned home. I had a cooked sliced of frozen pizza and a Stauffer’s five cheese lasagna. I started my laundry. I am having my coffee, and I have about twenty minutes to go on the laundry. I put the dollar bill I found in a little silver tone frame I got with a two pack of Kent cigarettes as a novelty decorating item. I guess I will do a little internet work this morning. I have to call up cablevision to see if I can defer payment on the Optimum online TV and the Cable modem until a few days after the third of November when they are do. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/25/99 Monday 10:55 P.M. EDT: I had a phone call about 3 P.M.. I was up about 5 P.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, four strips of bacon, toast, orange juice, and coffee. I watched the ABC evening news. I went back to bed until about 8:30 P.M.. I put fresh sheets on my bed and I cleaned up. I updated Scott's Broadcast sound.htm . Well I guess I might be going out for some fresh air in a while. Also Scott's Site in Florida is no longer available since, I feel the site here in Connecticut is adequate. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>10/25/99 Monday 9:40 A.M. EDT: My "Motherboard Resources" drive was not working, so I deleted it and restarted the computer, and it worked. I set my Intel Card driver to defaults and it is working faster. I put the original S‑571 motherboard driver on my computer or an earlier one and it is working much faster. Overall the computer seems to be running as good as it ever has. Well I am tired, so time to go to bed. Also with the faster Intel Ethernet Card defaults, I am getting my home page to load in the AOL browser. I also installed the AOL Network drivers from the Win98 Cdrom which are older, but they seem to go faster. Well I am bushed have a good morning; time for me to go to bed. CIO

Note:<888>10/25/99 Monday 5:55 A.M. EDT: I had dinner about 11 P.M. of reheated chicken, steamed defrost broccoli, microwaved potato, ice tea and coffee. I rested from about midnight until 1:30 A.M.. I did a bit of internet work going through last weeks email. I changed the IRQ for the SoundBlaster 32 from 10 to 7. I can not get the Fox News video clip to work with it from @home. I changed the @home shortcut to load the web browser. For some odd reason, my MSN page keeps loading with www.msn.co.uk . I must have set it up improperly. Not a lot happening. I think I might have some microwave popcorn and relax and go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>10/24/99 Sunday 9:20 P.M. EDT: I rested a bit this afternoon. I chatted with family members. I wrote a letter to a family member. I printed out some envelopes on the laser printer with Microsoft Word 97. It prints the recipient bar code. In bold text I only got three lines on the return address, when initially I got four lines. Well I guess I will have a bite to eat, clean up, and possibly go out for some fresh air. I did the internet update on Microsoft Money 99. My visitor had to cancel out today. Well have a good evening. Computer and server all up to snuff. CIO

Note:<888>10/24/99 Sunday 1:55 P.M. EDT: Well the tape backup completed successfully in 6 1/2 hours. I went for a drive about 4 A.M. and a short walk on the Avenue. I bought a half gallon of 2% milk and margarine for $2.98 at Cumberland Farms. I went to bed about 8 A.M. and just awoke now. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>10/24/99 Sunday 3:40 A.M. EDT: I finished my house cleaning and watering the plants and straightening items around. I have tried to make two backups, both of which have failed about half way through. I tried between them to lower the refresh rate on my onboard video from 75 mhz to default. I lowered the Video Multiplier in my CMOS from 8 to 4. I reinstalled the onboard VGA drive for Win95 instead of Win98. This all did not make a difference. This time I deleted the Sound Blaster 32 driver and changed the CMOS setting for the LPT1 port to EPP, and I set the IRQ to 5 and the other setting to 378. I rebooted and it loaded the Sound Blaster 32 to IRQ 7 and the LPT1 port to IRQ 1. I will now installed the Seagate Tape backup software again, and run it on its default install SCSI setting to see if that works. About midnight I made baked boneless beast of chicken in wine with herbs and spices, chopped garlic, and chopped onion, with a tab of Angostura Teriyaki sauce, steamed frozen broccoli, and baked potato, ice tea and coffee. I tried watching a bit of television, but it was boring. I rested about an hour. Well back to trying to backup. I will possibly go out for some fresh air during this attempt. Have a good morning. I won't run the server while trying another backup. CIO


Note:<888>10/23/99 Saturday 8:40 P.M. EDT: I went to bed about 8 A.M.. I started another tape backup which failed when I checked at 9 A.M.. I went back to bed, and I received a call from a friend who said he would visit tomorrow afternoon. I started another tape backup which failed. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I decided to return the tape drive to Staples in Old Greenwich. I packed up the tape drive, and I cleaned up. I took the tape drive back to Staples. I could not return it, but they exchanged it for a new one since Sony said that 7% of merchandise is defective. The one I bought originally came in shrink wrap, and the Sony Superstation does not come in shrink wrap, so the original drive I bought was a returned item already and probably defective. I returned home, and I chatted with one of my neighbors whom just returned from the Mohegan Sun Casino. I setup the new tape drive with the same Seagate software. I will now start the server, and try another full tape backup with EPP settings. Let's keep our fingers cross that it all works. Well have a good evening. I will start my house cleaning while the tape backup runs for about 5 1/2 hours. CIO

Note:<888>10/23/99 Saturday 7:40 A.M. EDT: I tried making a Tape Backup with SCSI fast EPP, but both times it fail, so I reset the SCSI drive to Bi-Directional, and like last weekend it should run continually for about 28 hours, and hopefully I will have another complete tape backup. I will run the server while it is running. Well I am really bushed, so time for bed. CIO

Note:<888>10/23/99 Saturday 5:00 A.M. EDT: I decided to reinstall Windows 98, and then I reinstalled the Updates and a few other necessary drivers. I ran Norton Disk Doctor, RegClean, WinDoctor, and also reinstalled the Seagate Tape backup software. I did a C: drive to E: drive backup. I just started the faster EPP full tape backup and hopefully it work since I reinstalled Win98. Netmeeting still does not work. Well I will relax a bit and go to bed. I am tired. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>10/22/99 Friday 10:20 P.M. EDT: Well I had a bite of reheated pasta mixture, and I had to restart the C: drive to E: drive backup, since there was not enough room on the E: drive. I moved the D: drive backup to the C: drive. I then went out and I drove down Greenwich Avenue, and I stopped by the waterfront and I said hello to a couple of the fishermen. I then went over to Staples in Old Greenwich and I exchanged the defective SonySuperstation Tape for a good one. I then stopped by the Hyatt Hotel in Old Greenwich, and I chatted with Hotel Security for a while. A number of guests as usual were arriving for a wedding reception. I used the Bank of New York ATM at the Hyatt Hotel, and I withdrew funds. I then stopped by CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza, and I bought a carton of Philly Cigar cigarettes for$11.94 plus .72 CT. tax for $12.66. The carton was $12.19 but each package had a .25 off sticker, but the scanner would only take one, so I have nine .25 off stickers to use. I then returned home. I had to make another C: drive to E: drive backup, since the one I started did not complete. Apparently one has to have enough space for the previous backup plus the current one to get a complete backup, so I deleted the previous and ran the backup again and it finished after about an hour and fifteen minutes later. I had two German pickles while doing this. I then changed the settings on my SCSI tape backup to EPP and restarted the computer and started the server. I will try to run a faster backup now with the new tape with the server running, let's see what happens. CIO

Note:<888>10/22/99 Friday 4:30 P.M. EDT: I installed the parts of Microsoft Essentials 98, I did not have, since I had Microsoft Money 99, Microsoft Encarta 98, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0, and Microsoft MSN, I did not need those features. I also went to Microsoft Word Downloads and installed about 24 add-ons for Word 97 including the "SR2bOF97.exe" update file, which asked me for my registration number which I had from installing Microsoft Work 98, which is different than the Microsoft Essential CD number. I ran Regclean, and Norton Disk Doctor, and Norton WinDoctor; and I am just about ready to start a C: drive to E: drive backup. I will have a bite to eat, and then clean up and shower; and then go out in about a hour. I might drive up to CompUSA in Norwalk; and get an exchange for my SonySuper Station which I bought from them which does not work. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>10/22/99 Friday 1:15 P.M. EDT: I went out yesterday at about 1 P.M.. I basically did have finished cleaning up my and rearranging my household. I got to thinking about the mosquito larvae and mosquitoes I found growing in my bathroom toilet brush container. I figure they might have come down the bathroom fan duct above the toilet brush since we live near the Byram River which is basically a creek. I do have some luggage stored here of a friend whom returned from Cologne, Germany a year ago and whose girl friend's father worked in archeology in Egypt, so possibly he brought back mosquito larvae in his luggage that set off the West Nile mosquito encephalitis in this area. Another possibility is that a prominent Egyptian has a house on Greenwich Harbor, and possibly he has an aquarium in his house that is breeding Egyptian mosquitoes since he might have imported objects or Aquarium life that might have contained Mosquito encephalitis. I checked with the House of Fins this morning about it, and they said more than likely the fish would eat the Larvae. I went out yesterday afternoon, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I found a copy of Microsoft Home Essentials 98 for $12.50 which I bought. I will install it after I post this message. It has all its material with it. I will now have Microsoft Word 97. I noticed they also have Microsoft Streets 98 there for $12.50. I stopped by the Exxon station and bought $12 of Premium gasoline. I chatted with a livery driver there driving a Lincoln Town Car, and I tried to interest him in buying a Cadillac. I then went to the Grand Union. They don't have the English china starter sets out at the moment. I did buy two bottles of Swiss Pine cleaner for $1.39 each, a bottle of dishwashing liquid for $1.79, a nylon scouring pad for .99, and a Sylvania 7.5 watt light bulb there for $2.39, Angostura bitters $3.89 for a total of $11.84. I next went to my 3 P.M. appointment. I toured the new Greenwich Hospital cafeteria and the Nutmeg Grill is open from 6:30 AM to 10:45 AM, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM. I use to eat there a lot before I had a kitchen since it is the most reasonably priced place to have a meal in town. I then drove down by the waterfront, and the regular fishermen have disappeared. I noticed the sea gulls and the cormorants were around the harbor and it was perfectly normal. I chatted with a couple of visitors about ornithology. I mentioned that occasionally birds can be dangerous. I next went by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I said hello to one patron that had had a back operation, and I told him I was using VIAXX for my back. I returned home, and I did some brain storming and chatted with a couple of people. I went to bed about 10 PM. I was up at about 10 AM this morning, and I had breakfast of Kellogg’s corn flakes, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I chatted with a family member, and told them a friend from Long Island would drive me out to McArthur airport on Long Island and back when I fly from there to Texas over Christmas. I noticed my Apache server log was not working when I went to restart it. I looked a the log, and somebody had locked the log with the Archive switch. According to the log the third to the last entry was

tcs‑gateway6.treas.gov ‑ ‑ [22/Oct/1999:12:37:30 ‑0400] "GET /marine04.htm HTTP/1.0" 200 34298

and they hacked my server and locked the log, which seems very unprofessional; unless they are sending a message that the U.S. Treasury Department needs help from the U.S. Marine Corps. I unchecked the archive check box, so the log works again. It is rather strange here when I chat with the security personnel, they don't seem to know English very well as if it were there second language. I will now install the features of Microsoft Essentials 98 that I don't have. Well have a good day. I suppose I will go out in about an hour and a half. CIO

 


Note:<888>11/07/99 Sunday 9:50 P.M. EDT: I went to bed at 3 A.M. last night, and I was up at 9 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I chatted with a family member. I worked on the computer all day. I uninstalled the Naturally Speaking 4.0 update for Microsoft Word, and I put on version 3.0 that came with the program, and it works much better in Microsoft Word, fast enough to make it useful. I started working on trying to get Real Audio to work which was not working. In the process of cleaning up some files, I noticed I had in my "C:\Windows\system" directory, two copies of "mfc42.dll" and "Mfc42.dll", got rid of the caps version and kept the Microsoft lower caps newer version from 9/16/99, and believe it or not the system runs a lot better. I tried installing Netmeeting, and it also works now. I finally called tech support at Optimum online about 3 P.M., and although I tried various options in Real Audio including changing setting and reinstalling it several times including reinstalling it from Optimum Online before I called them to no avail. While chatting with tech, I tried changing the "Preferences" setting by unchecking "Enhanced Video" and sure enough the Real Audio video now works fine. I optimized the C: and D: drives. I backed up the C: and D: drives to the E: drive. Ford dinner I pealed ten four inch Idaho potatoes, the smaller ones in the bag, and I diced them into 3/4 inch pieces and boiled them in water with a dash of salt for a half hour. I then put them in the Cuisinart with a quarter cup of milk and a half of stick of " I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" along a few dashes of Hungarian Paprika, a dash of basil, a dash of garlic powder and I mixed them up into a pudding like consistency since I made the mistake of adding a half cup of milk which makes them too runny unless you were going to try to make potato pancakes out of them. Along with the mashed potatoes for dinner, I had a cold chicken leg and thigh with Tabasco sauce and steamed frozen peas with pearl onion, and ice tea and I am just having my coffee right now. I refrigerated about four cups of the mashed potatoes. I chatted with a family member while boiling the potatoes. I have to do my laundry in a little while. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/07/99 Sunday 1:40 A.M. EDT: Well I went out after the last message. I parked in the center of town. I mailed two copies of my internet directory. I bought five stamps for $1.65. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I said good evening to a local Park and Recreation employee who seems to know the town better than I do. I sat out in front of the senior center. I walked up to the top of the Avenue. I noticed quite a few of the college crowd were having refreshments and the local pub and I noticed quite a few individuals were going to the movies. I studied the construction site for the Mitchell's department store, and they have filled in more of the southwest side of the foundation. I sat out at the top of the Avenue. I walked back down the Avenue, and two strollers barked at me something I did not understand. I returned down the Avenue and chatted tech with a local stroller. I then walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue again. My feet were aching, so I came inside about midnight. I chatted with a couple of contacts. I had some microwave popcorn and a glass of ice tea. I also had eight Danish butter cookies and a few jelly beans. I am tired, so I will pass up doing the laundry this evening, and I will do it tomorrow when it is not busy. Well have a good morning. One British contact told me that the "House of Lords" had not been abolished, so I guess there is a disparity between Western Hemisphere propaganda and that from the Eastern Hemisphere. Well I guess if I go to bed now, I will be out on an earlier schedule today, if it is not too cold. Present temperature is 47 degrees F.. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/06/99 Saturday 8:00 P.M. EDT: I was able to set up the Microsoft Word 97 regular label program to print out my pin labels from the manual sheet feed from the top the Laser Printer, five labels fed in at a time. They come in handy for making flopping disk labels and other item label. I made five, two disks copies of my Internet Directory, and I put them in saran wrap and bound them together with Andy Boy broccoli bands for distribution, so I now have a shrink wrap copy of my directory. I still have to clean up, and there is still a wet spot where I scrubed the stain on the carpet which is annoying when you step on it barefoot. I still have to clean up and have a bite to eat before I go out for some fresh air. Have a good evening. I had a wrong number phone call while doing my work. CIO


Note:<888>11/06/99 Saturday 5:35 P.M. EDT: I was up at 7 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, four strips of bacon, toast, coffee, orange juice and vitamins. I went back to bed and got up at 10 A.M.. I started cleaning the apartment and watering the plants. I listened to the last part of Tarzan of the Apes, by Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Listen to the audiobook on Yahoo! Broadcast while doing this. I also cleaned the mirrors and pictures with Windex. I finished about 3 A.M., and I had a dinner of cold chicken and thigh leg without the skin with Tabasco sauce, steamed frozen peas with pearl onions, two small microwaved potatoes, ice tea and coffee. While drinking my coffee, I worked on a another project. Last night before going to bed, I had a stain on the carpet from when there was a hot water tank leak in the neighboring apartment. My Queen Anne chair had let off mahogany stain at one of the legs on the carpet, so when I moved it there was red mahogany stain. I should of taken care of the problem when it happened several months ago, but it did not show until I moved the chair when rearranging the apartment. I soaked the stain with white vinegar and salt which when I vacuumed it up this afternoon, some of it was still there. I then soaked the stain with lighter fluid and rubbed it in. After that I soaked the stain with a diluted mixture of one fourth bleach and three fourths water. I wiped that in and worked it with a toothbrush. I then put a tad of blue pigment watercolor in a small amount of water and wiped that in. I then brushed it again with the toothbrush with the diluted bleach mixture to the best I could get it. I then poured on blue liquid detergent and brushed it with the tooth brush, and then I soaked up the detergent with fresh warm water rinsing out the carpet. The net result is the stain is barely visible, but it is still there; and the carpet around the two inch stain is a bit cleaner for about five inches in diameter. Well since it is old furniture stain, it is hard to remove. I guess in the Spring I will use my rug shampooer and clean the carpet better. I then separated Scott's Internet Hotlist downloadable into two separate files, which can be downloaded from download.htm, so one can carry the directory easily on two floppy disks in "Zip" format. Well I am now trying to print out some labels with the laser printer and Microsoft Word 97 Avery label printer. However the labels are old pin sheet feed labels, so I don't know how they will go through the laser printer. I need them to put on a few floppy disks on my directory for easy transport. Well after doing that, I might clean up; and go out for a breath of fresh air. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/05/99 Friday 7:50 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I viewed the merchandise. I bought an old Cablevision Box for $1.50 like they use to use before Cablevision. I then bought a buy one get one free of Parliaments for $2.75. I might try to smoke cigarettes a bit at home, so the smell of cigar cigarettes is not around, and I could smoke the cigar cigarettes outside. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I viewed the Mitchell's construction site. The have finished pouring about 40% of the first floor and started to fill in the foundation at the southwest corner. I sat out in front of the senior center. I drove down by the waterfront and the usual fishermen were there in force. I noticed yesterday while at Tod's Point, there was a brown gray heron on the road by the marsh area which I thought unusual for this time of the year. They had a picture of it in the local paper today. I chatted with the fishermen for a while. I then stopped by CVS and bought a tin of Danish cookies for $1.99 and eight roll pack of Scott Paper towels for $5 plus .30 Ct. sales tax for $7.29 total. Next week they are going to have 24 roll packs of Charmin on sale, and they already have them stacked up, but not on sale yet. I stopped by the local library and it was busy with lots of people using the internet terminals. I read the local paper. My feet were aching since I did not wear my usual Nikes. I returned home, and I fiddled with the cable box on the bedroom TV set, but it does not work with Optimum TV, so I put it away. I attached a Cable from the bedroom wall cable receptacle around to the bedroom backup computer, so if I ever pick up a LAN card for it, I could use my cable modem with it. 100 Meg LAN cards at CompUSA this week were $20 minus $10 mailin rebates, so I guess I could afford on some time. I relaxed a bit, and they announced on CNBC that the Microsoft ruling had been announced and that Bill Gates has to live as a hermit on a actively volcanic island for the rest of his life or something like that. I then watched a bit of the History Channel about the Mississippi River. I had some microwave popcorn and pumpkin pie for dinner along with ice tea. Not much else happening, so have a good evening. I don't think I will be going out this evening, since my feet ache, and I am bit tired after having only five hours sleep last night and being up at 9 A.M. this morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/05/99 Friday 2:00 P.M. EDT: I chatted with a couple of family members for a while with www.dialpad.com . I ran Speedisk on the C:, D: and E: drives. While doing this I went downstairs and checked the mail. It is a nice day outside. I had lunch of cold chicken breast with Tabasco, steamed frozen green beans, and microwaved potato, and ice tea. I am just about to have a cup of coffee and then I will go out to enjoy the day. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>11/05/99 Friday 10:50 A.M. EDT: I was up at 9 A.M. this morning. I made a backup of the E: drive to the C: drive while I was asleep. While having and eating breakfast, I backed up the D: drive to the E: drive and the C: drive to the E: drive. I rezipped the downloadable file download.htm to include few extra links I have added, nothing major. I will now run Norton Speedisk on all three drive, and I will shut down the server while I do it. I had breakfast of Post raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I guess I will either rest or clean up while running speedisk. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/05/99 Friday 3:30 A.M. EDT: I have not had anything to eat yet, since I have been busy on the computer. I made a mistake installing Dragon Naturally Speaking 3.0. I installed the update for it for 3.5 to 4.0; but after I trained it, I found it did not work in Microsoft Word. After many hours of tinkering with it, I finally figured out that the update was messing me up. I uninstalled it saving the sound file, and then I reinstalled it without the update. It now works with Microsoft Word 97, but it is a bit slow. It works faster with its own interface. I then installed the Microsoft Home Publishing 99 Suite. I will now have some Ramen noodles and Pumpkin Pie for a snack with ice tea before going to bed. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/04/99 Thursday 5:15 P.M. EDT: I went to bed at midnight last night and I was up at about 7 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, five strips of bacon, two pieces of toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I went out about 10 A.M.. I stopped by and mailed a letter at the West Putnam Avenue post office off the side road. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York and did some business. I stopped by the Mews Thrift shop, and they gave me a Honeywell envirocaire air filter that they had out by the dumpster. I drove down by the harbor and besides the usual fishermen, I chatted with a fisherman from Russia. The CBS news truck was also there with their satellite in the up position. I told them about having once worked for CBS news in 1973. I drove over to Old Greenwich, and I got my hair cut for at Off Center barbers for $15 plus $5 tip. They give a very good hair cut there. I went to the Old Greenwich Thrift shop and bought a 10 inch electric burner liner for $1.50 and I stopped by CVS and bought a bottle of garlic powder for .99, a bottle of Bay Leaves for .99 plus a bottle of 91% alcohol for cleaning my tape drive for $1.39, plus two bags of jelly beans for .99 each plus .12 CT. tax for $5.47 total. I drove out to Tod's Point, but it was too windy to walk. I noticed by the caretaker's cottage near the chained off entrance to the upper property, there was a very large dead tree that had fallen down. It would supply about fifteen cords of firewood, if properly split up; and since the tree was dead, the wood would be dry. I stopped by Staples and found two packages of software in the Clearance Bin for $9.99 each "Dragon Naturally Speaking Standard Version 3 with headset and Microsoft Publishing Suite 99 with "Home Publishing 99", "Picture It! 99" and the Hallmark Connections. I bought three package of open pins from the Clearance area for $1.50 total and I then went to Putnam Trust Bank of New York in Riverside to withdraw funds for the software. I returned and bought the two packages of software for $9.99 each plus $1.20 tax for $21.18 total. I then headed over to the Greenwich Library and read the local paper, and I chatted with a couple of regular patrons. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I returned home, and I installed the new Honeywell air purifier. It had hardly been used. I threw out the old Hospital Electronic air purifier which is dangerous. I had some ice tea. I sorted out my pins as to those which that work and don't work, and I put them in four cups by the desk on the computer. I put out the jelly beans on the lazy Susan on the oak dining table. I now will install the two software packages. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/03/99 Wednesday 10:50 P.M. EDT: I went to bed at midnight last night and started a tape backup. I got up twice during the night and it had failed and I restarted it. I finally got up at 9 A.M.. I had breakfast of Kellogg’s Raisin Bran, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I reconfigured the backup program updating the SCSI drive, and put the Veritas updated backup on and then reinstalling the Seagate backup, and starting it again. It ran until about 4 P.M. and failed. While doing this I slept. I tried the same configuration, but this time setting the SCSI driver setting to "/W95" and not adding the other parameters. I also did one drive at a time. I just finished backing up the entire system, except for a 100 Kbytes of the D: drive. I watched television while doing most of this. Earlier I read two month's back issues of the Greenwich Post and Interactive Week. After watching the ABC news I had dinner of cold chicken breast with Tabasco, steamed frozen green beans, microwave potato, ice tea and coffee. I made up a batch of icetea.htm while doing the tape backup. I watched Animal World after the BBC news. I just finished the tape backup and restarted the server. I found these two links in the Greenwich Post Lolly Prince '99 who won yesterday's election for First Selectman and The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce, Greenwich CT . I also found a link to this firewall Welcome to Network ICE if you happen to afford $40. Well since I got up late, I guess I will do a little computer and internet work. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/02/99 Tuesday 10:10 P.M. EDT: I had dinner of roasted chicken, steamed green beans, microwaved potato, ice tea, and coffee. I watched a little bit of the Arts and Entertainment Channel. I guess I will do a little internet work now. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/02/99 Tuesday 7:15 P.M. EDT: Well before I went out, I took the two leaves out of the dining room table and moved it around a bit to make more room in the apartment. I also put away two of the blue bent wood chairs in the ceiling. I rearranged the table, and I put the two miniature palms in the window. I put the restored leather office chair in opposite the dining room table next to the day bed. I put the shield of Pall Mall back up on the book case, and I put the Bermuda watercolor on the back of the entry door. I put mom's picture above the restore leather chair. I put a folding TV table next to the computer to hold the mouse pad and my note paper. I put the Veterans of World War I books back in the bookcase. I think the apartment looks a bit more spacious now. I went about 3 P.M., and I stopped by the Fleet Bank in Byram to use their ATM. I voted at the New Lebanon School. I stopped by the Arnold Bread store and bought three loaves of 3 seed bread and a pumpkin pie for $6.35. I drove downtown and I drove down by the waterfront, but no one was there on a rainy day. I went by the library and read three computer newsweeklies. The Greenwich Times was not available. I stopped by the Grand Union five cans of Cento Crushed tomatoes for $2, Ragu 4 Alfredo sauce $2.19, a bulb of garlic .51, four cans of Cento tomato paste two for .99,a Red Baron Pizza for $3.99, Ronzoni spinach fettuccini $1.65, GU frozen peas with onions $1.34, GU whole green beans frozen $1.50, GG frozen broccoli pieces $2, two "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" $1.29, two 12 packs of Vintage seltzer $1.99 each plus $1.20 can deposit for $26.85 total. I went to pay but the ATM machine at the store was out of money, so I paid all but $4 and then went to the Putnam Trust bank ATM and withdrew funds and returned to the store and repaid the manager the $4. It was pouring rain heavily when I left the store. I brought the groceries up, and I put them away. I showed one my neighbors my apartment. I started cooking the Purdue chicken and it should be ready in a little over an hour. Well I guess I will relax a bit have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/02/99 Tuesday 1:45 P.M. EDT: I was up at 7 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, five strips of bacon, orange juice, and vitamins. I went back to bed after breakfast and awoke again about 11 P.M.. I did some computer work. I just had some Ramen noodles and ice tea. Not much going on a rainy day. I have to get out and vote in about an hour. I checked with Bank of New York, and their online banking program does not work with Microsoft Money 99, but they have their own online banking program that works with bill paying for $8.95 a month. It would seem Bank of New York is behind the times in online banking. Well I guess I should start cleaning up, and getting ready to go out and vote. I also have to stop by the Arnold Bread Store. Well have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>11/01/99 Monday 9:35 P.M. EDT: I did a few errand around the house, and I had lunch of reheated spaghetti sauce and Ramen noodles with ice tea and coffee. I smoke a couple of cigars since I was out of cigar cigarettes. At about 2:30 P.M. I went out downtown. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York and did some banking. I went by the bank on Lafayette Place and paid my rent. I drove down Greenwich Avenue and parked downtown, and I went to the Post Office. It was busy, so I walked across the street and bought three packs of basic regular buy two get one free for $6.40. I then went back to the post office and waited in line for a while, and I paid my MCI and Bell Atlantic telephone bills along with my GEICO insurance with money order which is cheaper than bank money orders. I then stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop and bought the roll of hemp webbing for $1.75 that I had asked them to save me. I chatted with a few visitors from Scotland, one of whom looked like my paternal grandmother. She did not seem to recognize me. I happened to be dressed up for a change, so at least I made a presentable appearance. I noticed in Yahoo Reuters today, they have a picture of Bill Clinton with King Olaf's younger brother whom I am not sure is the King of Norway. I guess the Norwegians know whom is King by whoms picture is on the money. I then stopped by Exxon and bought $14 of Exxon Premium. I then drove down to the I95 and drove up to Cable Vision in Norwalk. I paid my Optimum Online and my Cablevision for the last two months. I was told that as oppose to the @home, I can get the Optimum Online package $10 cheaper and own my own cable modem, however I am not sure that service is available in Greenwich. One can pick up the modem and what ever software you need for it at the Wiz in Norwalk. I then went by CompUSA in Norwalk. I toured the store merchandise, but I did not buy anything. I thought about buying the last headset microphone set from LAN? Electronics for about $20, but I figured my Andrea electronic microphone I bought a couple of years ago for $50 is better. I then drove through Darien. I stopped by CVS and bought a carton of Philly Cigar cigarettes for $15.90 individually with $2.50 off in stickers and two bags of jelly beans for .99 each with .92 Ct. Sales tax for $16.30 total. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I then went by the Grand Union and bought a quart of 2% parmalat milk for $1.55, a Stauffer's 20 oz. lasagna for $2.99, GU 2% milk half gallon $1.95, two half gallons of Sealtest orange juice not from Concentrate for $2.50 each, three cans of Progresso New England Clam chowder for .99 each, two packages of Oscar Meyer bacon for $2.50 each, a dozen GU eggs for $1.49, four boxes of three piece plate, cup, and saucer Churchill English China with the blue and white pattern like I got before for $1.99 each for $32.74 with .48 tax. I now have 12 setting of the three piece china set. I will leave them unused for guests if I should ever dane to have guests. I returned home and I had a diet Sprite in a frosted mug and relaxed a bit after I filed this report. Well not much happening. It was pretty much a normal day. I have to remember to set back the clock in the car. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/01/99 Monday 10:00 A.M. EDT: I was up at 4 A.M., and I had breakfast of Post Raisin Bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I went out side and smoke a White Owl cigar since I was out of cigar cigarettes. I came back in and fell asleep until about 9 A.M.. I went out and smoke a Middletown Cherry light cigar. I restarted the Apache server logs for the new month. Well I have to clean up and go out pay some bills at the first of the month. I probably will drive up to Norwalk Cablevision and pay my Cable and Optimum Online cable modem bills and stop by CompUSA on the way back. Well first of the month is always busy. Have a good day. CIO

 

Note:<888>11/14/99 Sunday 10:20 P.M. EDT: I was up finally about 5 P.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I chatted with a few family members. I fiddled with my registry settings from SpeedGuide.net and looked at Cable Modems & xDSL Registry Tweaks and also Cable Modems & xDSL ‑ Advanced Registry Editing and I used their recommendations for Windows 98, but checking my MTU with pinging, the @Home server has a MTU of 1460 which I set my MTU settings to and thus an MSS of 1420. The cable modem seems to be working faster, and at this busy time of night I am getting 1 megabyte a second instead of .5 megabyte a second, so I would say the settings they recommend along with the correct MTU and MSS setting make a difference. I am not able to use www.dialpad.com on Sunday evenings at the moment since it is busy and some weekday evenings. However when I am on an earlier schedule and also during the morning it should be available. I guess it depends on the number of Foreign users. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/14/99 Sunday 7:00 A.M. EDT: I also put cinnamon in the Oat Meal cookies. I went out after the last message, and I contemplated the waterfront in the peaceful serene morning hours for about an hour. I noticed it will be a cloudy day, when I came in at first light, it almost looked like snow clouds. I returned up to the Avenue, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by the train station and they have it opened in the morning. I noticed a few people heading to the restaurant across the street from the train station. I noticed a weird car from Florida with a University of Vermont sticker, so it must be a reverse snow bird, I guess we would call the person a pelican. Well I walked back up the Avenue, and I stopped by the news stands across from Figaro and viewed the magazines. I returned back to my car, and I stopped by the train station and I chatted with one of the workers from Omnifitness waiting to start work on the new store. I returned home, just now and sampled one of the oatmeal cookies and they taste pretty good with a glass of ice tea. I guess I will try to go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/14/99 Sunday 4:15 A.M. EDT: I noticed an obscure note in history as I was doing my reflections of past events. I believe Prince Charles heir to the throne of Great Britain and the future head of the Commonwealth is celebrating his 51st birthday today having been born on November 14, 1948. I guess he will be seeing the trooping of the Horse Parade today and other events as recorded on the BBC since the Queen and the Prime Minister are out of England for the Commonwealth Meeting. Well Happy Birthday Your Grace. CIO


Note:<888>11/14/99 Sunday 3:20 A.M. EDT: Well I went out for some fresh air after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront, and it was quiet. I drove over to CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza and I bought a carton of Philly cigar cigarettes for $14.19 less a .25 coupon plus .84 CT. tax for $14.78 total. The carton also has ten .25 off coupons on the packs which I will use later. I thought about buying CVS Italian seasoning, oregano, and basil bottles; but the store was out of them. I might find them on Greenwich Avenue at the CVS store there. I returned back to town and I parked downtown, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. It was a quiet night. I drove back down by the waterfront, and then I returned home. I then used the recipe on the Grand Union old fashioned oatmeal container and made 30 oatmeal cookies. Instead of using a cup of brown sugar and a half cup of sugar, I just used a cup of regular sugar. I also use 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder instead of a 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and I also used a cup of chopped walnuts. I put about Tablespoon balls instead of teaspoon balls on each of the two greased baking trays containing 15 each. Since they were larger balls of cookie doe, I cooked each tray in each of the convection microwave ovens for about 22 minutes each at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. I then set out each tray to cool about 45 minutes, and I then put fifteen oatmeal walnut cookies in each of two Danish cookie tins for munching on during the next number of days or so. One should not eat too many of them since each cookie contains 1/30 of a cup of sugar. I also used "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" for shortening in the recipe. An I greased the cookie sheets with Canola oil. Well it helps to keep busy during the winter evenings. At the moment it is 38 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Well have a good morning, I guess I will do a little internet work. I have several days of email to sift through. CIO

Note:<888>11/13/99 Saturday 10:45 P.M. EDT: Well I finished cleaning the apartment and watering the plants. I listened to a bit of BBC while doing it. I had a meal of pork stew I made last night, ice tea and coffee. I cleaned up, and I guess I will go out for a bit of fresh air shortly. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/13/99 Saturday 3:55 P.M. EDT: Well I was up at 2:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, vitamins, orange juice and coffee. I tried making a telephone call but no one was there. Sprint has called me up the last two days trying to sell me long distance, and I politely keep asking them not to call me back. I will now start my house cleaning routine. Have an enjoyable afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>11/13/99 Saturday 3:30 A.M. EDT: I went out about 10 P.M., and I parked downtown. I explored the Mitchell's Construction site. I ran into another exercise walker. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue, and we walked west on the Post Road and back down Indian Field Road and west on Elm Street. I noticed they were doing some construction on West Elm Street. We chatted a while, and I bid "Adieu". I walked down the lower section of Greenwich Avenue again, so I got a good walk. I sat out at the Post Office plaza for a while. I drove down on Steamboat Road and there was a box in road by the closed Greenwich Harbor Inn, so I moved it off the road. I noticed there are some discarded wing back chairs in the construction dumpster at the Greenwich Harbor Inn that look to be in good shape. I drove down by the waterfront. I returned back through town. It was a very quiet evening since it was cooler. I stopped by the Shell Station and bought a half gallon of 2% milk for $2. I returned home and I had some ice tea, and I finished up the Danish cookies. I relaxed a bit this morning and did not do any computer work. I guess tomorrow when I awake it is another Saturday house cleaning day. Well I am getting a bit tired, so I guess I will try to get some sleep. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/12/99 Friday 9:10 P.M. EDT: I went out and test the phone. It works fine in the upstairs hallway, not in the elevator, in the laundry room, not in the community room, outside in front of the building, by the east side entrance, halfway out to the family units, weakly by the back bench overlooking the baseball field, by first, second, and third base, not on the far side of the building by the community room, or along the Post Road side of the building, but it does work very well in front parking lot of the building. I then came upstairs about 7:30 A.M., and I diced the four boneless center cut pork chops and five strips of bacon and browned them in olive oil. I put a few tablespoons of olive oil in the bottom of the Revere soup pot and I drained the brown meat and put it in the bottom on the soup pot. I turned it on medium high and added a half cup of white wine and a cup of milk. I then cleaned a whole bulb of garlic and pureed it with the Braun handblender in a quarter cup of white wine and added it to the pot. I added a large can of crushed tomatoes. I peeled and diced five medium onions, and added them. I turned the heat down to about medium and let it all simmer. I added another cup of milk, a stick of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", and another quarter cup of white wine. While it was simmering I added garlic powder, Italian spices, Basil, Oregano, Five Bay Leaves, Cinnamon, Chinese Five Spice, Hungarian Paprika, Ground Black Pepper, Celery Salt, Tabasco, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, Angostura Teriyaki sauce, Angostura Bitters and mixed it in. After about a half hour I peeled and diced five medium potatoes and added them along with a diced head of broccoli. I stirred it adding a half of bag of macaroni soup noodles. After another half hour, I added two cans of mushrooms stems and pieces and proceeded to simmer it another half hour until the potatoes and broccoli pieces are soft. In about five to ten minutes once the potato pieces are soft enough, it should be ready for dinner. I will have it for dinner with ice tea, and refrigerate part and freeze the rest. Then I will have a cup of coffee and after I clean up I will go out for a breath of fresh air a little before 11 P.M.. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/12/99 Friday 6:15 P.M. EDT: I was up at 1 P.M. today. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I did a little internet work. I set the presets on my new Radio Shack phone. I chatted with a couple of family member on www.dialpad.com . I did a bit of system tweaking. I have not cleaned up yet. The new Radio Shack phone should be charged up now. I think I will go out and check out how works outside and in the hallways of my building. It is suppose to have a 700 foot range, but I have florescent lights and aluminum studs in the building which might interfere. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/12/99 Friday 5:25 A.M. EDT: I noticed it was about 80 degrees in the apartment, so I turned the temperature down about 1 A.M.. Some Arab must lived downstairs or something. I went out at about 2 A.M.. I drove down by the waterfront and it was quiet. I parked in the center of town, and I then walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I noticed the work crew was at OmniFitness working on their new showroom. I walked back up the Avenue and sat for a while. I then walked up to the top of the Avenue and viewed the Sotheby's Real Estate office monitor. They have lots of Real Estate for sale in Rhode Island. I sat out for a brief spell at the top of the Avenue. I then walked down the Avenue, and I sat out for a bit more. About 3:30 A.M., I drove back down by the waterfront and then I returned home. I relax a bit and I had a cup of Sleep Time herbal tea. Well I am tired, so I think I will go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/12/99 Friday 12:25 A.M. EDT: Well I actually had a Red Baron Pepperoni pizza for dinner. After dinner, I decided to clean my old Faberware Convection over with oven cleaner. So I took a while to clean it with over cleaner. I then took down the book case on the bureau in the kitchen and put it in the bathroom along the left wall when you come in along with the kitchen storage items in it. I stacked the two Faberware Convection ovens on top of themselves putting the newer one on the bottom and the older one on top. I seperated them a little further apart by supporting the legs with CVS spice bottle caps. I also connected them to an outlet with a heavy duty orange utility cord along with the toaster oven. Thus I have two convection ovens set up in the small kitchen along with the GE microwave and the regular GE oven. I also turned off the circuit breaker for the bathroom heater which the bookcase is in front of along with having it turned off at the unit. I never use the heat in the bathroom since it is too expensive. I just let the heat flow in from the rest of the apartment. I rearrange a number of smaller kitchen items to complete the setup. I am steeping a another batch of icetea.htm which should be ready in a half hour. The new Radio shack phone is charged up enough to try. It sounds fine. Both telephone splitters I bought off the clearance table were for two line phones, so they did not work. Thus I disconnected the red phone which would be redundant now. I also disconnected the NOMAD 4000 and 4400 cordless phones since their batteries are down, and that could cause problems until I replace them. I will also replace the GE cordless phone battery at the same time when I have funds. You can't do everytime at the same time. Tomorrow night I will try to make a stew with the center cup pork chops, Idaho potatoes, fresh broccoli, onions, and garlic which should be tasty for the next few days. Well not much else to report, I will set the presets on the new phone in the day time so I don't wake anyone at night trying to set the presets. Really not much to report. Well I guess I will do a little internet work. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/11/99 Thursday 7:50 P.M. EDT: Well I was up this morning until about 8 A.M.. I chatted with a friend about 7 A.M.. I went to bed and was up at 1 P.M.. I had breakfast of Post Raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I cleaned up and I made it to my 3 P.M. appointment. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I then drove down by the waterfront and noticed a few fishermen were out. I then went over to ELDC thrift shop and I bought a like new Faberware Turbo Air Convection Oven for $10 plus .60 tax to replace my same model one that was getting older but still works fine. I then went to Staples and checked out cordless phones and I only bought a 3M Post It pad for my Post It note holder for .27 from the Clearance Center. I then went to Radio Shack in Cos Cob and I bought on sale from $69.99 to $39.99 the Radio Shack 900 MHz Cordless Phone in Graphite Color "43‑1108 Graphite", and I paid $39.99 plus $2.40 CT. tax for $42.39 total. I think it is a good buy since it is the latest 900 MHz technology that might have a range up to 700 feet depending on conditions. It also works with a one plug headset you can buy there for $20. It is featured in this week's advertising promotion. I then returned home, and I installed the new Faberware Oven, and I guess I will put the old one out by the dumpster. It needs a little cleaning but works fine. I then set up the new Radio Shack Phone to the right of the computer. It takes 24 hours for the batteries to charge up before one can use it. It has quite a number of features. I fiddles with the telephone line splitters behind my control panel to make it the first phone on the split. I also noticed one of my new splitters did not work, so I replaced it with another one I had. I read the instructions for it. I will set up the speed dials once I have it charged tomorrow. They suggest to discharge the phone once a month and recharge it to keep it more fully charged. I am now cooking a Tony's Pepperoni Pizza in the new Faberware oven to make sure it works before I dump the old one out. Well after coffee and pizza and ice tea, I guess I will go out for some fresh air. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/11/99 Thursday 5:20 A.M. EDT: I am bushed time for bed. I still have not gotten around to eating much I had about a half dozen Danish cookies and a dill pickle. I suppose I could have some Ramen noodles, but I think I will try to save them until the end of the month. I guess with the E Coli scare more people will be living on Carbohydrates. Well not much else to report from this neck of the woods. I suppose if you're sort of bored, you could check out the media where your friends and relatives live for a diversity. I sometime look at scotwork.htm to see what the other side of the pond is gossiping about. Well no news is good news, so I suppose we will keep the camp fires burning for now. I am amused that so many dwell on making money, and if they were smart enough to make money, it constantly confuses me that they don't work on more scholarly achievements, unless of course they have some sort of paranoia about running out of money and don't know how to improvise. A common way to communicate if you don't have the internet or can't afford a long distance telephone is to mail a letter with whatever first class postage costs. I think it is about 32 cents an ounce. Well have a good morning, and I am bowing out. CIO


Note:<888>11/11/99 Thursday 12:50 A.M. EDT: I was up at 8 A.M. this morning, and I had breakfast of Kellogg's raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I made a few phone calls checking with people about what was going on. The new telephone number for the White House Secret Service Intelligence IP control center is:1‑202‑406‑5988, and they handle computer matters. I got some more rest until about 2 A.M., and I munched on some Danish cookies and ice tea and showered and cleaned up. I went out and toured the festive display activities at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I noticed they have a bolt of heavy Clarence House type fabric 3.5 yards by 5 feet for $35 not half yet. It is not big enough to throw over my sofa. To cover it properly I think I need about eight yards by five feet to ten yards by five feet, and then I could lay it across length wise in two sections. Of course if one had a drape cover over the sofa, it might hang against the electric radiator which might be a fire hazard unless one pulled out the sofa another foot or so. I chatted with a couple of the volunteers about seeing the Vienna Boy's Choir in my travels along with the Lepisand Stallions in the old days, and I mentioned that the Vienna New Years Cotillion they throw every year might be the proper party to attend for the Year 2000 festivities, since I guess they would do it up right in the old world tradition if one did mind waltzing. I suppose some people here locally have been invited or can afford to be patrons. I then drove over to the Greenwich Library and read three computer news weeklies and the local paper. I chatted with a couple of regular patrons. I noticed it was quite busy. I checked out "A History of London" by Stephen Inwood and "Inside the White House" by Betty Boyd Caroli for my current conversation books. I don't know if I will have time to read them or not. I then headed down Greenwich Avenue, and I parked downtown, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by St. Moritz bakery and I bought a blueberry muffin for a $1 and they gave me a second for free since they were closing. I walked up to the Post Office Plaza and ate one blueberry muffin. I chatted with a local who introduced me to a Canadian couple. I chatted a little Canadian gossip. I then headed to CVS on the Avenue looking for bargains. I then walked back down the Avenue. I then headed over to the Port Chester shopping plaza. I toured Jimbo's but I did not find anything I needed. I went by the Appliance store next to the rear entrance of Staples, and I viewed their new General Electric appliances. They have a Stainless Steel General Electric refrigerator with Culligan Water cooler for $2,200 at warehouse prices. I toured Staples, and they have a 24X Creative computer CD player in the Clearance center with cables in the box for $20. I noticed you can get the Fortune Brands Scotch tape holder for $3 that is made by Swingline and is weighted and the Scotch Tape in a half inch roll costs about $1.50. I decided to hold off on the purchase. I then toured Pergament, and they have a General Electric inexpensive phone with cord not cordless for $13. I then toured Odd Job, and they advertise $3 bottles of Kosher Dill pickles for $1, but they were out of them. I noticed they have the $70 Uniden cordless phone on sale for $40. I then returned back to Staples since they use the lower back entrance after 6 P.M. now, and they don't have any General Electric cordless phones there like I bought at Caldor’s before for $25. I decided not to get the CDrom player for the bedroom computer, since I though it would not work, but then I figured it would work since I put in my ACER 24 X cdrom into it and it worked. I then went to the Vitamin Mart and I bought 300 Capsules of 500 Mg deodorized garlic for $10.17 with tax. I returned back downtown, and I chatted with a Hospital employee on his way to work. I then headed back to the car, and I fetched my umbrella, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I then ate the second blueberry muffin in front of the senior center. I walked around the lower section of Greenwich Avenue again. It started to get quiet, so I returned home about 11 P.M.. I then relaxed a bit. I have not eaten yet, but I am still trying to lose a bit of weight. I noticed the Barnes and Noble bookstore have both the Reagan and Bush books, but I have not seen them in the library yet. I returned home, and I remembered I have a $3 Red "Star Fifty" phone stored in the closet, so I hooked it up next to the computer to make it easier to answer the phone. I did not see any rechargeable batteries for the two AT&T rechargeable Nomad 4000 phones, I still have; but one still works, but one seems like it needs a new battery. I have never used them very much, since frequently they caused problem along with the red phone when I tried using a telephone modem for years, but since I use a cable modem now it does not matter. I still have not eaten, and I have a 3 P.M. appointment today. I suppose I could have a snack of some Ramen noodles instead of eating a heavy meal. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/10/99 Wednesday 12:05 A.M. EDT: Well I had a dill pickle and reheated mash potatoes and walnuts and jelly beans for my late evening meal about 10 P.M.. I guess I will throw out the rest of the Purdue chicken since it is a week old. I sort of drifted off into a trance this evening, so I guess I am tired; so I will go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/09/99 Tuesday 8:50 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message, and I stopped by down by the waterfront and a few of the usual fishermen were still there on a warmer day. I made my 4 P.M. appointment. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I stopped by Peabody's garage to see if they have any General Motors station wagons, but alas they only seem to have tiny foreign cars. I chatted with the garage proprietor about the Chicago Marathon and all the old foreign cars one use to find around Great Lake Naval Station in the old days, when the young recruits were allowed to return home from duty with their foreign automobiles. I noticed on the internet that Queen Elizabeth II went back down to South Africa to pick up more of diamonds. I returned home and I chatted with a neighbor. I chatted with a former Greenwich resident living further east in the state. I guess not much is happening. I hear a bit more air traffic than normal, so I guess the local business community is up and traveling a bit more today. I guess they have to keep up their frequent flier miles irregardless of conservation. I have a feeling a lot of the local business community are like Sea Captains in the old days with a ship in every port leading diverse and secret lives when they travel. Perhaps they're all a bunch of polygamist Mormons trying to befriend the mostly protestant town of Greenwich. Who know for sure what it is all about, but since the local women control the financial infrastructure of this town, it is more than likely if the traveling business public is up to mischief, they will find their line of credit and American Express Cards cancelled. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/09/99 Tuesday 1:45 P.M. EDT: I fixed some links in first1.htm and incorporated them into download.htm . Well time to start cleaning up and get outside. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>11/09/99 Tuesday 12:50 P.M. EDT: I was up at 11 A.M.. I had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I have a 4 P.M. appointment this afternoon. It is suppose to be a warm day out, so I guess I will get out and enjoy the day after I clean up. Latest temperature check from my outside thermometer is 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Well I suppose on a day schedule, it might be slightly busier that on a night schedule. Have a good day. CIO

Note:<888>11/09/99 Tuesday 4:05 A.M. EDT: Well I sifted through my email. I had some reheated mashed potatoes and a dill pickle slice for a bed time snack. Well not much happening in Greenwich. I guess everyone went down to Barbados early for the Big Year 2000 Party they are having down there. On a minor note, the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop will be offering their Christmas collection this starting this Wednesday opening at 8:30 A.M. and closing I believe at 4 A.M.. Well keep a sharp eye out for any unusual Audubon sightings during the next two warms days. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/09/99 Tuesday 2:20 A.M. EDT: I had a peanut butter sandwich and ice tea a little before midnight. I went out for some fresh air. I drove down by the waterfront and one fisherman was there. I went for a walk on lower Greenwich Avenue. I noticed they have started putting out the holiday lights on the trees in the middle section of the Avenue. I see they have a heavy lifting crane putting up the steel structure for the new Mitchell's Department store. They have the steel going up in the northwest corner of the project and the crane is at the southwest corner. I guess that is why they filled in that section since it is more stable for the crane. I noticed a new store going in next to the train station entrance Omni Fitness Home and Commercial Fitness Equipment for office types whom don't get enough exercise. I notice there was an orange in front of the Korean market and two latter passersby noticed a rat on the street in that vicinity. One of them tried to chase it. I read in this week's Greenwich Post that persons unknown have placed green rat poison pellets around the Green, and that eight dogs have been poisoned and it is a threat to the youngster whom play soccer on the nearby field and the youngster whom use the recreational facilities in that area. I suppose somebody should check the other parks to see if similar occurrences are type of poison has been placed. I returned back home and I read the Greenwich Post. I noticed they are still working on construction at the old West Putnam Avenue post office site, but the sign does not say what is going to be there. Not a lot to report. Well I will check my email and I guess go to bed. The next two days are suppose to be warm. CIO


Note:<888>11/08/99 Monday 11:10 P.M. EDT: I went to bed about 3 A.M. last night, and I was up at 9 A.M.. I started a tape backup that failed before going to bed. I restarted it when I got up. I worked on the tape drive problem for quite a while until about noon. I finally decided it was a "Video Driver" problem. I reinstalled the Video Drivers from the Cdrom that came with my mother board instead of the Windows 98 Update drivers. I also lowered the Video property from 24 bit True Color to 16 bit High Color while I made the backup. I started a C: drive backup, and then I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, vitamins, and orange juice. I sat up for a while, and then I took a nap until 4:30 P.M.. The C: drive tape backup worked successfully, so I started a E: drive backup saving space on the tape, so as to only use one tape by not backing up a number of music files and other outdated files. I watched the ABC evening news at 6:30 P.M., and I then had dinner of cold slice chicken breast with Tabasco sauce, reheated mash potatoes, steamed frozen broccoli, ice tea and coffee. I showered and cleaned up. About 7:30 P.M., the E: drive backup was finished, so I started a D: drive backup. I went out and I stopped by CVS on Greenwich Avenue. I bought a 24 roll bundle of Charmin toilet paper for $5.50, Gillette Series saving gel $1.99, two bags of Jelly beans .99 each, and a tin of Danish butter cookies for $1.99 plus CT. sales tax of .57 for $12.03 total. I then drove down by the harbor and a few people were there fishing. I next drove up to the Post Road and I drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich. I toured the store, and they have four clearance areas. They have software in one clearance area by the entrance at the left, the have office clearance items in the far right of the store, they have software and electronic items in the far left of the store, and they had a clearance table in front of the cash register. I combed through all four areas, and I eventually bought a number of inexpensive items from the Clearance table in front of the cash register. I bought a Post It note holder for $2, a Belkin 6 foot gold shielded LPT printer cable for $3.99, a package of Post It notes for .50, a Belkin Erickson Mobile Power Cord for a mobile telephone for .50, 25 foot telephone extension cord for $1 and two telephone two way splitters for $1 each, two pairs of Stockwell Bulldog clips for .25 a pair, a Liquid Paper all purpose correction pen for .25, a ten sheet pack of Avery Business Cards for the laser printer .50, and a Oxford laserview portfolio for $1 plua .74 Ct. sales tax for $12.98 total. then left the store shortly after closing at 9 P.M., and I went over to CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza, and I bought a carton of Swisher little cigars for $14.19 and a General Electric socket dimmer on clearance for $5.24 plus $1.17 Ct. sales tax for $20.60. I then headed back to town, and I stopped by the Grand Union, and I bought two half gallons of Sealtest fresh orange juice for $2.50 each, GU 2% half gallon $1.95, five cans of Georgio mushroom stems and pieces for $2 all, "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Lite" $1.29, GU dozen large eggs $1.29, 2 GU Old Fashioned Oat Meal $1.19 each, a carton of Parmalat 2% milk $1.55, a head of broccoli for .89, 4 bags of four cup bags of Sun Diamond Walnuts on sale for $1.50 each, a pound of Early Morning bacon $1.50, and four center cut boneless pork chops at $3.49 a pound for $3.80 for $27.85 total. I then returned home, and I put away my purchases. I put the General Electric socket dimmer in the small lamp when one enters the apartment by the Blue sofa and behind the Queen Anne chair, so one can lower the light and use it for a night light or dim room light or turn it up brighter and use it for a reading light. It is a pretty cleaver item and saves one from having to buy expensive low voltage light bulbs. I restarted my internet server, and the computer is running great with the tweaks that I did. I had some ice tea. Well I guess I will do a little internet work. Have a good morning. I have a 4 P.M. appointment tomorrow. CIO

Note:<888>11/08/99 Monday 2:45 A.M. EDT: Well I finished the laundry. I noticed the elevator in our building does not work. I updated Greenwich, Connecticut Links Scott's Internet Hotlist with links from Local Non‑Profit Organizations in Greenwich . I noticed in the British Press the Prince Edward is traveling to New York. I have to incorporate the updates on the Greenwich page into the downloadable directory. Then I will shut down the server and start a tape backup and go to bed. Well have a good morning. CIO

 


Note:<888>11/21/99 Sunday 7:20 P.M. EDT: Well I went out after the last message. I drove downtown and it was a 70 degree day. I sat out in the center of town for a while. There were lots of people exercise walking. While walking past Harrington’s of Vermont on Railroad Avenue, I found a small bottle with the top of containing pills of something called "NitroRevitalizer". I think they were heart pills, so when I walked back up the Avenue, I dropped them off at the front desk of the local Police Department. I then headed over to the Food Emporium where I plan to do more shopping in the future. The store is under remodeling. However, there are still some bargains in the store if you look beyond all the pricey items. I bought a large bottle of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce for $2.69, extra large white eggs $1.68, "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Lite $1.69, Angostura Bitters $3.39, a two pound bag of yellow onions $1.59, a head of Foxy broccoli $1.50, a 96 oz. jug of Tropicana orange juice $4.99, "I need three jugs for making ice tea", 2% milk half gallon $1.79, a five pound bag of Domino sugar $2.69, a frozen Butterball Turkey breast at .79 a pound for 3.89 pounds for $5.41 plus I got off $3.07 from my Bonus Savings card accumulation for the turkey, and they forgot to charge me for the Oscar Meyer low sodium bacon which was on sale for $2.99 plus 6% tax of .20 for a total of $24.55. I then headed home and I put away the groceries. My refrigerator looks bare, but at least I know it is sanitized and clean. I will take the Guatney package to the Greenwich Health Department for them to examine tomorrow, but alas the ham is in the stew that in the dumpster waiting for the sea gulls to eat it in the Bridgeport Land Fill. I two cans of Seltzer, Ramen noodles and two slices of bread and butter for dinner. I picked up the Food Emporium Brochure some of the items listed are.

at: www.thefoodemporium.com

America's Choice Fresh Whole Turkey .89/lb.

$10 off certificate when using an American Express Card.

Coca Cola 2 liter regular of diet .99

Bottom Round Roast $2.99/lb.

Edy's Grand Ice Cream $2.49

Ronzonni Curly Lasagna .69/box

Frozen Raw White Ecuadorian Shrimp 5lb. box/save $10

Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice all kinds $2.49 a half gallon

Imported Prosciutto di Parma $16.99

Frozen Imported Tiger Shrimp 4/lb Save $9

Sorrento Ricotta Cheese $3.99

Imported Percorino Romono Cheese $4.49

Frozen Cooked Shrimp 2.5/lb Save $8

Sorrento Mozzarella 16/oz $2.99

Boar's Head Rosemary Ham $7.49

Fancy European‑style Cookies Platter $7.99

White Anchovies $16.99/lb

Imported Jarlsberg Cheese $5.99

Traditional Herb Stuffing $3.99

Large Candied Yams $1.99

Glazed Carrots $3.49/lb

Turkey Gravy $1.99/lb

Baked Stuffed Extra Large Shrimp $16.99/lb


Baked Stuffed Mushroom Cap $5.99/lb

Imported Petite Lobster Tails $12.99/lb

Jumbo Cooked Shrimp $13.99/12 oz. package

Fresh Whole Salmon $4.99/lb

Large Catfish Fillet $6.49/lb

Scrod‑Cod Fillet $8.99/lb

Fresh Lemon Sole Filet $9.99/lb

Fahi Mahi Filet $11.99/lb

Medium Shrimp Ring $4.99/lb

Fresh Boneless Salmon Fillet $7.99/lb

Fresh Large Flounder Fillet $9.99/lb

Save $5 on Medium Shrimp 2 lb. bag

Fresh Sea Scallops $13.99 /lb

Fresh Medium Shucked Oysters $4.99/lb

Stuffed Clams $4.99/24 oz. package

Gourmet Crab Cakes $19.99/lb

Pride of Alaska Seafood Blend $3.99/lb

Sliced Premium Smoked Salmon $13.99/lb

Seafood Crab Cheese Spread 13/oz. $4.99/lb

Purdue Oven Stuffer $1.19/lb.

Purdue Fresh Cornish Hens $1.79/lb. twin pack

Butterball Lil Breast $1.39/lb.

Butterball Frozen Whole Turkey .99/lb.

Murrays Fresh Whole Turkey $1.99/lb.

Cedar Spring Prime Boneless Leg of Lamb $3.99/lb.

Aged tail‑less Porterhouse Steak Save $2/lb.

Swift Brown and Serve Sausage $1.29 7.8 oz. package

Jone's Link Sausage $2.39 12/oz.

Three Kings Sliced Bacon $2.49/lb.

Oscar Mayer Sliced Bacon $2.99/lb.

Pork Crown Roast Center Cut $4.99/lb.

Lamb Crown Roast $10.99/lb.

White's Spiral Honey Glazed Ham $3.79/lb.

Hormel Cure 81 Ham $3.79/lb.

Free Turkey with $150 purchase 10‑13 lb.

Free Turkey with $250 purchase 16‑20 lb.

Coca Cola 12 Pack $2.49

Canada Dry Seltzer litre of mixers .79/lt

Schweppes Ginger Ale .79/lt

Dole Pineapple Juice $1.59 46 oz.

Martinelli's Cider two 25.4 oz. $5

Spa Non‑Sparkling Spring Water $1.29

Poland Spring Water Three/lt bottles $1.99

Fiji Natural Spring Water $1.39/lt.

Eight O'Clock Hazelnut $1.99/12 oz.

Bigelow Constant Comment Tea $2.29 20 ct. box

Tazo Tea $3.49 24 ct. box

Sunshine Cheese Its $2.49/lb.

Planters Cocktail Peanuts Two 12 oz. jar $5

Carr's Butter Cookies 4.4 oz. box $2.19

Duchy Oraganic Biscuits $5.49 7 oz.


Kellogg's Cereal Two 20 oz. pkg. $5

Eight O'Clock Bean Coffee, Balenced Blend , Dark Roast 11.5 oz., French Roast or Regular 13 oz., Decaffeinated Regular 13 oz., for $1.99 or French Roast Decaf ($2.99)

All With Bonus Savings Card.

Well I have been awake for about 24 hours, so I think I will start thinking about going to bed. Have a good night. CIO

Note:<888>11/21/99 Sunday 12:35 P.M. EDT: Well I chatted with a few family members. www.dialpad.com works fine on the east coast in morning when the west coast is asleep. One family member has a Stage 2 Melanoma that we are quite concerned about. I also contacted the Connecticut Poison Control Center at 1‑800‑343‑2722 and consulted with them about recent events. I tried to rest, but I was unable to rest. I guess I will shower and clean up, and go out for a little fresh air. Also the Connecticut Poison Control Center told me to contact the Consumer Protection Office at 1‑800‑842‑2649. Well have a good afternoon, it suppose to be warm for the next few days. I guess I will try one of the Food Emporiums for groceries. I suppose the Grand Union might have cheaper prices if the are selling old merchandise, who knows. CIO


Note:<888>11/21/99 Sunday 9:20 A.M. EDT: Well more than likely the cause of my upset stomach was the Guatney Ham. However, I did notice my refrigerator was set on the lowest temperature. Just to be on the safe side in case it was Salmonella poisoning, I threw out everything in the refrigerator except sealed tin cans and sealed glass bottles. All items in plastic sealed or not I threw out. I kept a frozen Stauffer's Lasagna which I am cooking now, and the Mrs. Smith's frozen pumpkin pie. After emptying the refrigerator, I cleaned it with Spic and Span and hot water, and then I wipe it all with straight bleach. I then sprayed it with Lysol. I washed the trays and vegetable compartment with straight dishwashing detergent and hot water and sprayed them with Lysol also. I washed the exterior of the refrigerator also. It was fairly clean, since it was only about two years old. I cleaned my ice trays and refilled them. Earlier I had checked my hot water tank, and it only goes up to 125 degrees. I thought it might be caused by an old container of Yogurt, but I buy a new container of Yogurt every year to use as a starter when I make home made Yogurt, so the Yoplait yogurt container should have been less than six months old. I got rid of my ice tea jugs which I fill full of hot water everytime I make ice tea. I even through out the Lea and Perrins and Angostura bitter and soy sauce. Everything that was open or in sealed plastic containers including bacon and eggs. I threw out all my freezer frozen containers of prepared items and ice cream. Well now I must have just about the cleanest refrigerator in Greenwich, with mostly sealed beverages. I also wiped off the outsides of the sealed beverage containers with a damp cloth. I figure if it was salmonella it would permeate containers like the Polly O Mozzarella and bacon packages. Well let see if I can eat the Stauffer’s Lasagna. I will then clean up and go get some basic grocery supplies. I will take the Guatney Ham label to the Health department on Monday. I will also tell the Grand Union store manager. Having worked in restaurants for many years this could be caused by any of a number situations. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/21/99 Sunday 5:10 A.M. EDT: Well for four days in a row, I have had severe diaerria from eating dinner with the Gualtney Ham. If it is not the Gualtney Ham, the only other thing it could be is the Temerarious old‑fashioned Dijon Mustard that I used on the Gualtney Ham the first two days I sliced it and microwaved it on high for two minutes. The current stew also had three tablespoons of the Dijon Mustard in it. However, I cooked the stew for an hour and a half. Since the Dijon mustard is almost gone and it has been opened in my refrigerator for the last three months, it might be the Dijon mustard. Well it has not made me sick, it just all runs through me really quickly. I put the refrigerated part of the stew in the freezer to preserver for further investigation. The Gualtney Ham had a scummy film on it when I unpacked it. I have reported the incident to the Greenwich Police and the Greenwich Hospital. I am feeling a little better, but I still have quite a bit of gas in my stomach. The Greenwich Hospital said I should bring in a stool sample, but at the moment; I don't think there is anything solid in my digestive track. I retrieved the Gualtney Ham package from the garbage and rinsed it off, and put it in a zip lock bag. Well the ham taste it all right, and the Dijon mustard is so strong smelling, it is hard to tell. I will put it in a zip lock bag, and keep it in the refrigerator until I have time to chat with the Greenwich Health Department. Well have a good day. CIO

Note:<888>11/21/99 Sunday 2:55 A.M. EDT: I went to bed yesterday at 8 A.M., thinking what my neighbors must think with the smell of garlic in the building. I had a family member call at about 3 P.M.. I got up and had Cheerios, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I went back to bed until about 8 P.M.. I started house cleaning and watering the plants. I finished that about midnight. I ran Speedisk on the C: and D: drives and did a little bit of other systems maintenance. I noticed the internet is running slowly around here with all the children home from schools and possibly the new version of Internet Explorer 5.01 available for download. I channel surfed a bit. I reheated some of the ham, rice, garlic, mushroom, and red pepper stew I made last night. I also reheated some Spinach. The stew looks very nice in a flat soup bowl with a wreath of spinach around it. For some odd reason as any cook knows, it tastes better the second night when one does not have to cook it. I will have to see if it still gives me a bit of gas. I had it with ice tea. I am just about ready to have a cup of coffee. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/20/99 Saturday 5:50 A.M. EDT: I went out after dinner. I drove down by the waterfront and it was quiet. I parked in the center of town. I walked lower Greenwich Avenue, and I walked around the train station. I noticed the Rolls Royce Dealership still has quite a few Bentleys and Rolls. I guess some of the Country Club crowd that does not drive in traffic very much like to drive them since they might be able to afford them. Downtown was pretty quiet. I sat out at the Post Office plaza for a while. I had a bit of gas from dinner. I guess it might be from all the garlic. It was a bit damp out, so I came back in about 3:30 A.M.. I channel surfed a bit, and as usual there was not much on. I hear tell that www.directtv.com has a lot of content from other countries, and I suppose French content which might be more upscale than the general content of American television, but one would have to know the languages if it were not translated. It would be fun to watch French cooking shows to see how they really prepare their cooking. I miss not seeing "Two Fat Ladies" since one of them passed away. I suppose I will be having my ham and rice stew for the next few days. I noticed that one of the busiest pages on my web site is Scott's Stuffing Recipe which I suppose one could had ground walnuts to, or use Instant stuffing, if one did not want to cook it in the bird. I might see if I can find a packaged small Turkey breast. The Grand Union some times carries Louis Rich turkey breasts, but this time of year they might be in short supply. I don't believe I could consume a whole turkey in a few days, so obviously I don't need a whole turkey. It would be too much to digest, and it does not freeze that well. Not much else to report on. I suppose I can sift through my email. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/20/99 Saturday 12:40 A.M. EDT: I went out and stopped by the Food Emporium and told him about the Key West stone craps and then I drove down Greenwich Avenue, and I stopped by the waterfront and no one was there. I drove over to CVS at the Riverside Shopping plaza. I bought a carton of Philly Natural Cigar Cigarettes for $14.19 less .25 coupon plus .99 for a jar of Italian seasoning plus .84 CT. tax for $15.77 total. I then drove over the Grand Union. I bought a half gallon of 2% milk for $1.95, two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice for $1.99 each, two 14.5 oz. cans of GU chicken broth .65 each, two Granny Smith green apples at .99 a pound for .95, a 100 pack box of NatraTaste sweetener for $1.99, a pound of Polly O Mozzarella for $1.99, a 10 oz. box of slice mushrooms $1.99, a bulb of garlic at $2.99 a pound .81, four red peppers at $1.99 a pound $3.22, two pounds of Oscar Meyer bacon $1.99 each, a head of broccoli $1.69 and a bottle of oregano $2.49 three double gloves of shallots they charged me as yellow onion .38 instead of $4.99 a pound, so I saved about $2 for $28.71 total. I then returned home, and I put away the groceries. I had a glass of ice tea. I then put in my six quarter revere soup pot, I put a eighth of cup of bertolli olive oil on the bottom. I then diced three medium onions, and I put them in the pot and turned it to medium on the large electric burner. I then cleaned the bulb of garlic and I had about 20 large gloves. While the onions were blanching, I puréed ten gloves at the time with Braun chopper in a quarter cup of white wine, and added the two batched of puréed wine garlic to the soup pot once the onions were blanched. I then added the 14.5 oz. can of GU chicken stock, and a 28 oz. can of crushed tomatoes. I then cleaned the four large shallot bulbs and chopped them into quarters and puréed them with the Braun food chopper in another quarter cup of white wine, and added them to the soup pot which I had on medium high to warm up. I mixed it all, and I added ten turns of ground black pepper from the black pepper mill, a tablespoon of Italian Seasoning, Basil, Oregano, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, about four dashes of celery salt, 2 dashes of ginger, cinnamon, hot curry powder, Chinese five spice, 4 dashes of Hungarian paprika, about 6 dashes of McHilney's Tabasco sauce, 6 dashes of Lea and Perrins worcestershire sauce, 4 dashes of Angostura bitters and Angostura teriyaki sauce, and three tablespoons of Temeraire old fashioned Dijon mustard; and I mixed it all up with six large bay leaves. At this point I had a half pot mostly liquid ingredients which once it started boiling, I lowered to medium. I then took 2 1/4 pound of Guatney low sodium hickory smoked ham and pealed the skin off it, and diced it into 1/2 inch cubes. I added this too the pot and six chopped strips of Oscar Meyer bacon. I then cleaned and diced into half inch chucks two red peppers and added them. I then added the 10 box of sliced mushrooms, and I mixed it all together. I added another half cup of white wine and 1 and 2/3 cups of Carolina brown rice and mixed it all together and once it was simmering, I lower it to low to warm and let it all simmer on the burner for an hour and twenty minutes more. It should be ready in about fifty minutes once the rice has absorbed the liquid. Well I will eat some, refrigerate part, and freeze the rest. After dinner with ice tea I will have coffee and then go out for some fresh air in about 1 1/2 hours about 2 A.M.. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/19/99 Friday 8:00 P.M. EDT: I had a phone call from Zion communications this afternoon. I was finally up at about 6 P.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, six strips of bacon, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I chatted with Wyndham Casa Marina ‑ Resort and Beach House ‑ Key West, Florida at 1‑800‑626‑0777 and I chatted with a young fellow Glen at the desk. He told me had pulled in about 6,000 pounds of Stone Crabs he has for sale. I chatted with him about Key West in the old days. I guess I will start cleaning up and get ready to go out for some fresh air. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/19/99 Friday 4:40 A.M. EDT: I went to bed yesterday after the last message. I was up at 1:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of Post Raisin Bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I made it to my 3 P.M. appointment. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop. I returned home, and I slept until 7:30 P.M.. I started working on configuring the computer again. I worried about the "user.dat" file, so I tried restoring another version that did not work. Regscan restored a good copy. I then decided to reinstall Windows 98. While doing this I had dinner of reheated ham, microwaved potato, spinach, ice tea, and coffee. I reinstalled the Creative Sound Drive and the Intel Ethernet Card Drive. I checked that the tape drive worked. I did a few other setting checks. I good not get Windows 98 to update. It kept prompting me to install Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 which came out on 11/17. I had also just reinstalled @home with Internet Explorer 5.0. I tried installing 5.01 and it kept coming up with the older version. I tried this three times. I finally deleted the three copies of the Internet Explorer downloads I seemed to have on all three drives, and I finally got 5.01 and its additional components to install properly. I finally had Windows 98 Update working, so I reinstalled all the updates except a few. I then backed up the registry. I ran Norton Disk Doctor. I ran WinDoctor, and I then backed up the registry again. I test all the programs, and they're all running fine. The overall system is running as well as it ever has. So I guess the effort is a success. I started the server. I making up a batch of ice tea with 50 percent orange pekoe and 50 percent green tea with my usual icetea.htm recipe. I will now start a C: drive to E: drive back, and enjoy some popcorn. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/18/99 Thursday 9:15 A.M. EDT: I did a bit of systems maintenance. I had noticed at the last C: drive to E: drive backup on Monday that my "C:\windows\User.dat" file was half its normal size down from about 2.8 meg to 1.7 meg. I did not think anything of it until I noticed that @home was not working. So I restored that Sunday backup of the registry of both "system.dat" and "user.dat". However "user.dat" was still corrupted and, so I restored the "user.dat" file from a week before which was the original file length of 2.8 megs. I then ran without rebooting "C:\Windows\Command\scanreg.exe /fix" which was suppose to fix the registry. It did not change the size of "system.dat" , but "user.dat" was down to 900 Kbytes. I rebooted the system and ran @home install, but @home still did not work. I then ran Windows Update, and I was prompted to install most of my Internet Explorer Updates and Internet Explorer 5.01 which I did in a series of steps. When I rebooted after installing the Internet Explorer 5.01 and a group of files, the system did not freeze; but it did not finish booting, as if it were trying to install my Favorites which are already installed. Thus I closed out the IE configuration program with CTL‑ALT, and the system booted properly. I then reinstalled Internet Explorer 5.01 again without the other programs, and it all installed properly. I then ran WinDoctor. I also reinstalled my Seagate Tape Backup program and made sure it worked. Thus the system seems to back up and running fine again. I have a "user.dat" file that is now about 1.2 megs instead of 2.7 megs. However everything seems to be running fine. I will go to bed now, and I have to be up at 1 P.M. for a 3 P.M. appointment. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/18/99 Thursday 4:00 A.M. EDT: Well I went out after the last message and from about 1:25 A.M. to 2:40 A.M., I parked down on Steamboat Road facing due south towards Oyster Bay, Long Island. I turned of the car. I noticed the old nautical compass in my car is not accurate. It points North West for South. I observed about 11 meteorites of varying intensity along the southern skyline over Long Island Sound. They were all going North East to South West. About half were as bright as stars or brighter. One burned up due south of me. They seemed to be getting further south as the time went on. I suppose various observatories would have seen the same activity. I also noticed three geese on the water and six mallards. I heard a flock of geese landing. Believe it or not that 4 1/2 tall brown gray heron we have seen for the last several weeks landed just in front of me on the stones to the left of the pier about 2:20 A.M. and started looking for something to eat. It is quite a stately looking bird. It does not seem to mind the 29 degree F. temperature outside. I suppose the Brown Grey Heron is smarter than the snowbirds, and it decided to stay north until the current hurricane down in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands is over. I guess the local wildlife has a network also. I have not had time yet to study the hurricane reports. I suppose the meteorite shower will continue until sunrise. It was low tide. A Port Chester Cab or Gypsy cab was coming down the road when I left the first time. I drove around town, and I returned for another five minutes. For some odd reason the temperature gauge is not going to normal in my car, but the heat works fine. I did not leave the engine running while I observed the meteorite shower, but I sat in the car with the window up and the engine off. I also observed two helicopter or small air craft fly over from Long Island towards Westchester Airport or passed it. I also saw a flat bed tow truck bring out a long stretch Cadillac limousine and drop it off at the Exxon Station, I guess to either return it or service it. It was a pretty quiet morning out. I did not observe anything else unusual. I have a 3 P.M. appointment tomorrow afternoon. I had ice tea and lite microwave popcorn when I returned. I microwave my microwave popcorn in my microwave oven on a microwave proof plate for 4 1/2 minutes on high. Well have a good morning, I suppose I will be going to bed shortly. By the way it was a perfectly clear sky and the moon was out, so despite the street lights on Steamboat, it was most excellent observing. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/18/99 Thursday 1:15 A.M. EDT: Well I finished doing my laundry. I also washed my long johns and the Starbucks apron I found downtown. I guess I will go out for a little fresh air. It is presently 79 degrees F. in the apartment and it is 30 degrees F. outside. I put the oil filled radiator out in the living room next to the computer. I just turned it off since it is a little warm inside. I will go outside a little fresh air and see if I see any evidence of the Meteorite Shower this evening. A pen pall emailed me from Denmark, it is overcast there; but they had their first snow already. Well have a good morning. It was clear here this evening, but the moon is half full and bright at 9 P.M., so maybe it is less bright now. CIO


Note:<888>11/17/99 Wednesday 10:10 P.M. EDT: After dinner, I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I checked out "Henry F. Dupont and Winterthur" by his daughter Ruth Lord. I then parked downtown, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I returned home, and I guess I will do a little internet work, have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/17/99 Wednesday 7:30 P.M. EDT: Well I was up at 8 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I went back to bed until about 1 P.M. I had a phone call, and I chatted. I had a couple of walnut and oatmeal cookies and ice tea, and I cleaned up. I went by the Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I bought a Omron Automatic Oscillometric Digital Blood Pressure Monitor for $3 down from $5. I got the discount because it was missing it's 6 Volt power transformer which I had one of at home. I then went by Gateway Auto Supply and bought Gumout Fuel Injector Cleaner for $2.99, and a quart of Pennzoil 10W‑40 for $1.79 for $4.78 total. I drove over to the Grass Island Park, and I cleaned my inside Volvo windows with Windex. I also sprayed WD‑40 on the battery terminals and a few other ignition parts. I made sure the two rubber hoses I have around two of the spark plug wires were in position to insulate them from the hot manifold. I checked the oil which was fine. I top of the antifreeze. I have noticed this week that CVS sells Texaco antifreeze for $6.99 a gallon. I checked my exhaust system, and although it rattles occasions it seems to be firmly fastened. I chatted with a fisherman who travels around the country fishing. I drove over to Steamboat Road and chatted with a couple of other fishermen and a local harbor watcher. I went by the Exxon station and put in the Gumout Fuel Injector cleaner in my car, and I topped up the tank with $3 of premium. I then went over to the Grand Union and bought two bags of Diamond Walnuts four cup bags for $3 both, and a box of Grand Union low fat popcorn 6 packs for $2.89 for $5.89 total. I then returned home and I cleaned the front windshield on the outside and the two front side windows. Since the rain generally keep the outside windows clean, it generally does not matter too much. I put away the groceries, and I attached my 6 volt power transformer which actually does multi voltage, and test my blood pressure. It is 121 over 72, so I guess that is about average. I tend to have low blood pressure, so I guess it was a little high today. I guess I will heat some sliced ham, microwave potato, steam frozen spinach, along with ice tea and coffee for dinner. Well have an enjoyable evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/16/99 Tuesday 10:10 P.M. EDT: I decided I wanted the Microsoft Cordless phone, so I packed up the Radio Shack phone and then I had dinner of the rest of the Pork Stew and ice tea. I went out and the Radio Shack was closed in Cos Cob, so I returned it at the Radio Shack at the Riverside shopping plaza. I will get the Microsoft Cordless phone when I have funds. I then stopped by the new Food Emporium at the Riverside shopping plaza which is always very festive. I bought a bulb of elephant garlic at $2.49 a pound for .55, a Mrs. Smith's Pumpkin Pie on sale $2 off for $1.99, a box of 48 Lipton Green bags which is suppose to be good for preventing cancer for $3.29, for $7.25 total. I then stopped by CVS but they did not have any Italian Seasoning or Oregano. I then returned to town, I stopped by CVS on Greenwich Avenue and I bought a jar of ginger for .99 and a jar of Italian Seasoning for .99. They were out of Oregano also. I then drove down the Avenue and parked. I used the bathroom at Starbucks. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I then headed over to Exxon and bought $14 of Premium. I then headed over to the Grand Union. I bought a five pound bag of baking potatoes for .99, a two pound bag of onions for $1.49, a two pound bag of Pic Sweet frozen broccoli for $2, two GU frozen Spinach for .59 each, a dozen large GU eggs $1.49, a 100 oz. bottle of Arm and Hammer liquid detergent for $2.99, a package of Farmland Mapleleaf sausage for .79, a Gwaltney Boneless smoked ham which is low sodium for $2.19 a pound for $7.49 for $18.60 total. I returned home, and I chatted with one of my neighbors. An apartment alarm had gone off and the system had to be reset by the tenant that does that. I went up stairs, and I noticed the computer was off, so the electricity had gone off in the apartment for a while, while I was gone. I turned the plant florescent light on, and I put away the groceries. I restarted the computer. I lost the log from 3 A.M. today. I have to reset the VCR. Well it is pretty cold and blustery out. Temperature is still 36 degrees Fahrenheit and about 40 knot winds. I guess I will do a little of my regular internet work. I noticed while at the Riverside shopping plaza that older Mercedes Roadster is still for sale. Well not much else to report. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/16/99 Tuesday 5:40 P.M. EDT: I was up at noon. I made it over to my 2 P.M. appointment in Stamford on time. I noticed at my appointment, they still have Pinkerton Security service working there. I stopped by at Staples in Old Greenwich on the way back. I noticed the sell the Microsoft cordless 900 mhz phone for $80 that comes with computer dialing and a computerized dialing program. However they have had that phone for over a year, so possibly my newer phone has more up to date electronics if you don't mind saving $40 without the computer features. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop and they put out a Regina steam rug cleaner for $40. I drove down by the waterfront and the usual fishermen were there. One of them snagged a sea gull. I recommended to one hungry waterfront observer that the Greenwich Hospital Cafeteria is a wonderful alternative to Boston Chicken. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I also have a copy of the local paper here. The Greenwich Times reported that Barbara Bush's sister died near Hartford, Connecticut last Saturday; so I guess the Bush group might be in the area for a funeral. I returned home, and I found a half bottle of Peppermint Schnapps in the laundry room that I retrieved and put on the bar. It smell all right, so I will keep in case any cold Germans show up and need a pick me up this winter. I looked on the outdoor thermometer and it is 36 degrees Fahrenheit outside with about a 50 knot wind. Inside my apartment the temperature is 75 degrees Fahrenheit according to the Iodine thermometer, so I am warm and comfortable. I noticed at the Riverside shopping plaza they have a about 25 year old Mercedes roadster for sale in the southwest corner of the lot with a for sale sign in the window. It looks to be in good shape. I had two oatmeal cookies and a glass of ice tea when I returned. Not much else happening, have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/16/99 Tuesday 4:30 A.M. EDT: I have a 2 P.M. appointment in Stamford, Connecticut today; so I have to go to bed shortly and be up at 11 P.M.. I checked with the local PD, and I advised them that if they have any internet gurus drifting around town in their cars looking for free lodging, they should send them over to SUNY Purchase College Campus in Rye Brook or Harrison, New York and let them take advantage of the excellent campus facilities the State University of New York system provides. In my present living situation, I am not allowed to have unannounced guests except immediate family members and a few local associates. Well have a good morning, not much going on the net, and at the present moment I don't have the funds to maintain my usual night time exercise routine of walking which I really don't feel like doing in the colder weather anyway, so have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/16/99 Tuesday 12:20 A.M. EDT: Well if it is Winthrop Rockefeller, he looks like this http://www.state.ar.us/ltgov/ltgov.html and if it is Sadam Hussein Saddam Hussein he looks like this. The person I saw is about 50 to 55 years, black hair and big black mustache, about six foot three inches tall and about 230 pounds. Well I had not seen that person in this area before, so it is hard to tell. Well by Olympia and York Construction Company Standards, he is a shrimp; but at the moment they're supposedly all in China for the next ten years building the Yanksee River Dam. Well nothing else unusual to report. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>11/16/99 Tuesday 12:05 A.M. EDT: Well I went out by the Greenwich Library at 8 P.M.. I read the local paper and three computer newsweeklies. I checked out a book by British Security Coordination "The Secret History of British Intelligence in the Americas, 1940 ‑ 1945" with an introduction by Nigel West. Thus since it is in a book, it is no longer a secret. I recommended to one other reader checking out the book, I once saw someone reading a book, "Twenty Five Years of the Night Watch, A Very Peculiar Business", which I could write after being up pretty much for 35 years. Well after the library I headed down to Greenwich Harbor, and five local Greenwich Policemen were searching the parking lots on Steamboat Road. I returned and parked in the center of town. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with the custodian at the Senior Center. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue again. I stopped by the Food Emporium and I purchased Florida Natural Orange Juice for $2.49, a half gallon of 2% milk for $1.79, a box of Ronzoni lasagna noodles for .69 for $4.97 total. I chatted about Australia and Volcanoes with an Australian patron and I gave her my internet address. I also mentioned the volcano category to a checker from the Philippines. I noticed they are selling Clementines by the box at the Food Emporium for $5.99. I noticed they still have the boneless lamb there for $3.99 a pound. I mentioned that the other night I saw a walker on Greenwich Avenue that looked a bit like Sadam Hussein with a big black mustache, but another prominent American character has the same look, know as Winthrop Rockefeller Junior, who is well know for raising Angus cattle in Arkansas, so it is hard to tell from a nearsighted computer point of view. I noticed the Food Emporium is still undergoing remodeling. I next headed over to the Grand Union, and I noticed they are selling boxes of Clementines for $9.99 a box and I also noticed since both stores play canned music, they both should have ASCAP licenses or it would be illegal. I box a pound of Polly O mozzarella cheese for $1.99. Well I returned home, and I checked with the Marriott Casa Marina in Key West, and it is now a Windam Hotel owned by the Crow family of Dallas, Texas. There number for 800 reservations at the Windam chain is 1‑800‑996‑3426. They admitted that Texas don't know much about Florida. I advised them that the property of the Casa Marina Hotel is owned by the United States Government, and that their is still a loan outstanding on the property owed to Equitable Life Insurance of Illinois, so unless the Marriott of the Windam Hotel have paid off the load to Equitable, Equitable would be able to foreclose. I also mentioned that the hotel property which is owned by the United States government, could be used by United State's government personnel in times of national emergency, but some sort of financial arrangement would have to be made to pay the present management, unless the government wanted to simply reprocess the property which they could do with all the shore property in Key West since the U.S. government still legally owns it. I called the Greenwich Police and explained to them for the time being I won't be floating around at night since I have work to do at home. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/15/99 Monday 6:45 P.M. EDT: I started a C: drive to E: drive backup. I took a nap until about 5:30 P.M.. I had dinner of reheated pork stew, ice tea, and coffee. I will shower and clean up shortly and go out for a bit of fresh air. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/15/99 Monday 1:15 P.M. EDT: I was up at 11 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, vitamins, coffee, and orange juice. I updated Scott's Broadcast sound.htm . Now I will sift through the last few days' email. Have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>11/15/99 Monday 2:15 A.M. EDT: I logged onto Gibson Research Corporation Homepage and they have a link to Shields UP! ‑‑ Internet Connection Security Analysis and then to Shields UP! ‑‑ Internet Connection Security Analysis and you can test to see if you have a security problem on your computer. There are two small programs for closing any security problems on your computer Steve's Free Stuff "NoShare" and "LetShare" which open and close the Ports on my machine with the Apache server running except the "HTTP" port which is useful to prevent hackers from hacking into one's machine. I also found this site which takes more time to examine one's machine Hacker Whacker Remote Network Security Scan. Well I had some oatmeal cookies while watching the movie. I just had some reheated pork stew with ice tea. I guess I might rest a bit since I am a bit tired before I do anything more. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/15/99 Monday 1:00 A.M. EDT: "Saving Private Ryan" started on HBO at 10 P.M., and since I have only been to about five movies in the last five years, I decided to watch it. It just go over, so now I guess I will do some internet work. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note:<888>11/30/99 Tuesday 11:50 A.M. EDT: I was up at 9:30 A.M. after going to bed at 5:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I chatted with HM COMPUTER up in Hamden, Connecticut. They don't carry the ATX‑Form Card for my computer USB port. I guess I could get a PCI USB card from CompUSA or a Parallel Port Camera from CompUSA. Staples does not carry either item. HM COMPUTER has the PC Ware/PC Max/PC Quest/PC Master Web Pages Alton motherboard 741 for $99, but it only has one PCI slot. They sell the Celeron 500 Pentium III processor for $175, and they sell the case for $39 and the CPU cooler for $8. My computer is working fine, so I don't need to upgrade. I guess I will return the IBM USB camera to Staples and not bother having a camera for the computer. I might go up to CompUSA later in the week and browse, but who know. I do have to get my tired rotated for free at County Tire up by CompUSA some time in the near future. Well I also chatted with a family member. I guess I will clean up and go out. Have a good afternoon. I have a 4 P.M. appointment. CIO

Note:<888>11/30/99 Tuesday 4:50 A.M. EDT: Well I just finished trying to installed the IBM PC camera to no avail. Basically the USB adaptor I have on my motherboard is thee wrong one, and I will have to get the right one to use the Motherboard USB features. I fiddled with other system setting to make sure, but I am basically sure that is the problem. No fault of IBM. I did take out the Belkin USB adaptor. Well I have been awake close to 24 hours, so it is time for me to go to bed. I have a 4 P.M. appointment today. Well have a good morning. CIO



Note:<888>11/29/99 Monday 8:15 P.M. EDT: Well I went out at about 9 P.M. this morning. I took apart both AT&T Nomad phones to check out what type batteries they use and jotted down the number for them and the GE cordless phone. I went by the West Putnam Avenue post office and mailed a letter. I went by the Hospital Thrift shop and viewed the merchandise. I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York and did some banking. I went by CVS on Greenwich Avenue and bought Texaco Anti Freeze for $6.99 a gallon, three CVS air fresheners for $2 all, a jar of Basil .75, Planter's Honey Roasted Peanuts $2.49, CVS vitamins are half price, so I bought 1000 mg. Vitamin C 100 count $2.99, 2 B‑12 2000 mg. 60 count $3.49 each, two 50 count B‑100 $3.69 each, 400 IU Vitamin E 100 count $3.24, Zinc 50 mg. 100 count $1.74, and Hav‑A‑Tampa cigar cigarette pack $1.59 plus .63 Ct. Sales tax for $36.78 total. I then went to the HealtMart store next to Marx Brothers and bought a bottle of Niacimide 500 mg. 100 count for $7.99. I then went to Exxon and bought a tank full of premium for $15.98. I then drove down by the Harbor and chatted with one of the local for a while. I next went to the Mews Thrift shop which was closed today, but they let me in since they were doing work. I bought a Victorian tassel silk shade 24 inch at the bottom and 12 inch at the top and two feet high made of possible salmon silk in excellent shape for $10 and a NEC 4 head stereo VCR for $5 and a box of Christmas Cards for $2 with tax $18.02 total. I was shown a beautiful Chinese Indian carpet about 12 feet by 20 feet that costs thousands of dollars new that they are offering for $400. It is beige yellow with a green leaf pattern from what I can tell in very good shape. They have the padding out back for it for free. They also have a discarded Sears Die Hard battery out back which might be useful. I then went over to ELDC thrift and they have a foot vibrating machine there for $20 along with various other merchandise. I stopped by ST. Catherine's thrift and they were closed. I went by the Old Greenwich Thrift shop and they had a very good condition DLC? laser printer there for $8 made in 1991 and they had a broken CD boom box for $5 along with a lot of other item in their Christmas display. I then went to Old Greenwich CVS and bought two Ajax anti bacterial dish washing detergents for .99 each, CVS pine disinfectant $1.99, CVS bleach $1.19 a gallon, a two bottle of European Mystique shampoo and conditioner for $1.19 both, CVS shave gel 7 oz. $1.79, a carton of Philly Natural cigar cigarettes for $14.19 less .25 off coupon plus $1.32 Ct. sales tax for $23.40 total. I then drove out to Tod's Point and watched a really dark cloud formation come in from the Northwest. I sat there in my car watching the waterfront for a while eating some of the Planters Peanuts for lunch. I then drove around Tod's Point. They have cleared out most of the tree that fell down by the Caretakers cottage. I can not get my ship to shore radio to pick up NOAA weather radio, but it worked yesterday before I started fiddling with it. I then went to Staples in Old Greenwich. I bought the IBM computer camera for $49.98 and a box of black BiC pens for $2 plus $3.12 Ct. tax for $55.10 total plus the IBM camera has a $20 mailin rebate. I studied the cordless telephones there. They did not have the GE cordless phone battery, but my GE cordless phone still works well. I then stopped by Riverside Auto Parts which is going out of business and remaining stock is 50% off. They did not have 16 inch windshield wipers for my car. I then went by Cos Cob Radio shack, and they carry the Nomad batteries for about $10 each, but they did not have the GE phone battery. I decided not to get any cordless phone batteries since the new 900 mhz phones are getting cheaper and cheaper. Last Friday Radio shack was selling the $70 900 mhz. cordless phone for $20, but they would not sell it to me for that today. I then to the Hospital Thrift shop and bought two plastic Sankaty outdoors plastic cups for $1.75 each new and a CuisineArt 1.5 inch French bread baker for $2.50 which makes small round loaves of French bread you can slice in the CuisineArt for Onion Soup croutons. I then went by the Grand Union and bought fifteen bags of Ramen noodles for $3, a Stauffer's frozen 20 oz. lasagna for $2.99, a half gallon of 2% milk for $1.79, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Lite for $1.09, a 96 oz. container of GU orange juice $3.69, a box of Clementines $3.99, two 32 oz. bags of Pic Sweet vegetables broccoli and peas $2 each, a 5 lb. bag of Russet potatoes .99, two Thorne Valley bacon both $3.49, Angostura teriyaki sauce $1.59, GU crated parmesan cheese $3.39, GU large eggs $1.49, a quart of Hellmann’s mayonnaise $2.99, for $34.40 total. I then returned home and carried up by purchases and put them away. I checked my mail and NYNEX took off the AT&T bogus calls off my bill. I then set up the VCR in the bedroom and it works great. I put the Victorian lamp shade on the green pedestal lamp in the center window in the Living room, and I moved the gold shade from it to a bedroom pineapple lamp. I move the two miniature palms to the right of the computer in the window and put the other taller palm to the right of the air conditioner which I keep going on low for fresh air in the winter. I had dinner of reheated turkey stew and stuffing along with ice tea and cappuccino. I then filed this report. I will not restart the computer and see if the new IBM camera sets up quickly with plug and play. Of course I will read the instructions first.

Note:<888>11/29/99 Monday 7:35 A.M. EDT: Well I chatted with a friend in Eastern Connecticut last night. I went to bed, and I was up at 4 A.M.. I had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and cappuccino. I did a little internet work. I wrote a letter. I noticed that Microsoft Word 97 does not send my Microsoft Word 97 documents in Outlook Express 5.1 instead Outlook 98, although Outlook Express 5.1 is my default email program. Thus I just copy and paste the Microsoft Word 97 document into my Outlook Express 5.1 program with the Outlook Express 5.1 Sky stationary. Well time to clean up and get ready to go out. CIO


Note:<888>11/28/99 Sunday 7:20 P.M. EDT: I watched a couple of cooking shows on Channel 13, one with Julia Childs comparing American Cuisine techniques to French techniques. I got inspired to recycle some of my food, so I peeled my last apple and then I sliced it thinly and I cut the slices in half and threw them in the CuisineArt. I then added the rest of the Ocean Spray cranberry sauce and the rest of the Jell-O Apple mixture from last week and a couple of ounces of white wine and I light stirred it all together with the CuisineArt paddle blade on and poured it into a sealed Rubbermaid container to set up in the refrigerator. Well I guess I will have a little bit more Jell-O, apple cranberry salad sauce once it sets up in the morning. I guess since I have been up since 3 A.M., I should start to think about going to bed; so I can have a really exciting day tomorrow after a good night sleep. I have not seen many new faces in town, so I guess it just the same old group of locals going about their normal routines without the Manhattan crowd poaching on our territory for priority at Starbuck's seating. Well have a good evening, and enjoy the quiet time. CIO

Note:<888>11/28/99 Sunday 4:50 P.M. EDT: I puttered on the computer until about 9:30 A.M.. I munched on the last of the pumpkin pie. I chatted with some family members. I went out finally at 11:30 A.M., I returned a can of Gillette Gel Shave Cream for $1.99 plus tax at CVS and bought a pack of Hav‑A‑Tampa cigarettes for $1.59 plus tax, so I could smoke a few while I traveled around this cool sunny Sunday morning. I drove down by the waterfront and chatted with some of the locals. I drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich and checked out the store. They have an IBM computer USB port camera that you can buy for $50 and also get a $20 mailin rebate. I next went out to Tod's Point and walked around the beach area for a while and parked at the southwest parking lot for a while. Nobody could be reached on the ship to shore radio I keep in my car. I guess cell phone have put those frequencies out of use. I just get NOAA weather radio on it. I then returned back to town and I stopped by the local library. Not much happening there as usual. I returned home, and I had some walnuts, turkey stew, stuffing, ice tea and coffee. I chatted with another family member. Well I guess I will go out for a short spell or maybe I will stay in who knows for sure. I will have to think about it. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/28/99 Sunday 5:00 A.M. EDT: I was up at 3 A.M.. I had breakfast of Post Raisin bran, cheerios, toast, vitamins, and cappuccino. I have to stock up on some more Vitamins this week, I am out of a few types. I have smoking small bowls of my pipe tobacco mixture, which is a mixture of "Round Hill" and "Grand Manier" available at the tobacconist across from the Greenwich Police Department. The present mixture, I have had in the freezer for about a year, so it is very well aged and favorable. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/27/99 Saturday 7:10 P.M. EDT: I went about noon. I stopped by the Bank but it was closed. I went by the Hospital Thrift Shop. I drove down by the waterfront. I returned home. About 4:30 P.M., I made a Turkey stew which I ate for dinner along with ice tea and stuffing. Well not much else happening, have a good evening, I am off to bed. CIO


Note:<888>11/27/99 Saturday 10:55 A.M. EDT: I was up at 5 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I worked trying to run Microsoft Frontpage 2000 and its extensions to no avail. I guess my machine is not fast enough. I uninstalled them. I am just about done with house cleaning and watering the plants, I have to clean the kitchen and vacuum and I am done. I ran Norton Disk Doctor on all drive, I ran WinDoctor, and I just finished Norton Speedisk on the C: drive. I will now start a C: drive to E: drive backup. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/26/99 Friday 8:25 P.M. EDT: I have been working all day with the Microsoft Frontpage 2000 Demo. I have been trying to figure out how to get the Frontpage Extensions to work on the Apache server. My "cgi‑bin" directory seems to be locked or some other problem in the Apache httpd.conf file. I also could not get the Frontpage 2000 demo to open my web site with the Favorites in it, but it will when I remove the Favorites to another Folder. I also have too many links for my machine to create a word index for a search engine, so that feature which I wanted most does not seem to work even if I get the Extensions working on Apache. The Editor for pages works fine, but it tries to load the web when I save which over whelms the machine. Well not much accomplished. I had dinner of mashed sweet potato, turkey with mushroom gravy, and stuffing along with ice tea about 2 P.M.. I am tired, and I will go to bed shortly. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/26/99 Friday 5:10 A.M. EDT: I got this link that might work on arthritis for humans as well as horses Topical Pain Relievers from Donalex Corporation . CIO

Note:<888>11/26/99 Friday 4:50 A.M. EDT: I was at 4 A.M.. I had breakfast of Post Raisin bran, toast, coffee, vitamins, orange juice, and cappuccino. I restarted the server. I am down to a pack and a quarter of cigar cigarettes, so I may start smoking my pipe when I am outside. Not much to report on. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/25/99 Thursday 6:55 P.M. EDT: Well I relaxed until 4 P.M. watching a bit of the Fox Television Network Program about the Reagan Years with Al Haig and a panel of Reagan administration officials and staff. I went out at 4 P.M. with .41 change and the last dollar bill from the Silver frame on the lazy Susan, which was not enough to buy a half gallon of milk. I parked the car down on Steamboat Road and dug around behind the seats and in the boot that surrounds the emergency brake and found another $1 in change for $2.41 total. I then parked downtown. I chatted with a visitor about Volcanoes and Denmark and pipe tobacco. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I chatted with a long time resident about volcanoes and other trivia as we walked up the Avenue. I sat out in front of the Presbyterian Church for a while. I walked back down the Avenue and at about 6 P.M., I headed over to the Shell Station and bought a half gallon of Hood whole milk for $1.99. I gave a young fellow a ride over to the Colonial Diner who was trying to get change for a $100 bill. I returned home, and I had the Cranberry and Jell-O with Apple fruit salad and ice tea. I am lower on funds this month because I had to throw out over $80 in food when I though my refrigerator might have salmonella poisoning and then restock it. Well another exciting day in Greenwich. I noticed just about the time I came in that the youngsters in town were starting to prowl around. Well have a good evening. I am off to bed. I also noticed a jet flying in a rather dense fog as I came in. CIO

Note:<888>11/25/99 Thursday 2:15 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I drove down by the waterfront and their were cars at the Yacht Club, but nobody was on the pier in the rain. I then walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I walked through the train station area and I noticed a few families coming out of Manhattan from the parade. I remember families use to go to the ice cream shop on Central Park South after the parade near the Marriott Hotel known as the Essex House. I then sat in the center of town for a while. I then walked up to the top of Greenwich Avenue and sat out for a while across from the Presbyterian Church. I returned down the Avenue. I noticed 2 East Elm, the refurbished part of the upstairs of the old Rogers Building now www.restorationhardware.com is now leasing apartments on the three upper levels. I suppose they would be in the neighborhood of $1,500 to $2,500 a month for a one to two bedroom apartment downtown. I am not sure if they have parking available for the building, but it is right in the center of town if one is a walker and a commuter. Since it is new, it would probably be the latest state of the art of refurbishing. It might even be more. I then sat out a while in area of Starbucks. Starbucks was open as usual and I used the bathroom there. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and St. Moritz was open for a while closing about 2 P.M.. I walked around the train station again, and I noticed the restaurant across from the train station was open as I suppose the Colonial Diner on the Post Road is open. I noticed Versailles Restaurant is open. The Greenwich Produce Market next to the Post Office was open. When I returned home, I noticed Fresh Fields, Exxon, the Food Emporium, and the Grand Union were all opened, so if one has not had their Thanksgiving meal; there were plenty of options. Maneros did not look open. I drove back down by the waterfront when I returned, and I noticed a few families were out in the rain. I had a piece of Pumpkin Pie when I returned along with a glass of ice tea. Well have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>11/25/99 Thursday 11:20 A.M. EDT: I started cooking at 8 A.M.. I put the Mrs. Smith Pumpkin Pie in one convection over and the Butterball three bound turkey breast in another one. I made a 10 minute stuffing mixture similar to stuffing.htm and liquefied the ingredients in the CuisineArt and cooked them on simmer for a while until it was time to add the stuffing crumbs. 45 minutes before the turkey was done, I boiled two diced yams. I took the pie out at 9 A.M. and set it out to cool. I started the broccoli steaming at 9:20 A.M.. I pureed the yams in the CuisineArt with margarine and a small amount of milk. I added the stuffing crumbs to the liquid mixture. At 9:25 A.M., I took the turkey breast out of the oven. I put mashed yams in a separate dish, and two sliced of white turkey meat on the plate with Swanson Turkey gravy with canned mushroom and herbs and spice in it and wine. I also put the four pieces of broccoli on the plate. I set out Jell-O apple pieces salad, with Ocean Spray cranberry sauce, but I was not able to eat that. I put away all the food before eating at about 9:35 A.M.. It only took about fifteen minutes to eat. I cleaned up the kitchen and I am saving the pie for this afternoon. I chatted with some family members. I had a cup of coffee. Well I feel a bit tired after my Thanksgiving meal. I will either rest a bit or go out for some fresh air. Have an enjoyable day. CIO

Note:<888>11/25/99 Thursday 5:40 A.M. EDT: Well I finished making up a batch of ice tea. I put on the latest versions of Outlook Express and FrontPage Express on my computer which work now. FrontPage Express that came with Windows 98 did not work, and Outlook Express previous version would not work with Outlook 98 on the computer. I like what I see in Outlook Express and I might start using it instead of Outlook 98. It has a spell checker since I have Word 97 also and it has stationary. I chose Wild Blue Yonder. Well maybe I should go out before I start cooking Thanksgiving Dinner. Perhaps in about another hour. Not much else happening. CIO

Note:<888>11/25/99 Thursday 3:45 A.M. EDT: I went out after the last message yesterday and drove down by the waterfront. I chatted with a resident French family down by the waterfront. I sat out downtown for a while watching the rush hour holiday traffic. I walked up to CVS and bought a pack of Hav‑A‑Tampa Natural for $1.64. I chatted with a former Navy serviceman about my internet site. I returned back home at 6 P.M.. I went to bed about 7 P.M., and I was up at 2:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I am making up a two gallon batch of ice tea. Well I suppose I will have start making Thanksgiving dinner between 8 A.M. and 9 A.M. and have it an hour after that. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/24/99 Wednesday 2:50 P.M. EDT: Well I went out and I bought two loaves of HealthNut bread at the Arnold Factory outlet for $1.74. I then drove down by the waterfront and not much was happening in the fog. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop and a few of the items were half price. I drove downtown and stopped by the Mews gift shop and they seem to have a few new items. I noticed the Senior Center is closed today. I went back down by the waterfront and a few of the regular fishermen were there. The warmer day has brought out those clowns from the warmer climates whom like to pretend to be natives. I suppose once it gets cold, we will not see as much activity. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read three computer newsweeklies. The ever informative Greenwich Times was not available. Just about 1 P.M. as I was heading home we seemed to have the usual onslaught of shoppers heading our way from Westchester County. I did also stop by ELDC thrift and they had a few odd items there. Well not much else to report. I suppose it is going to be a four day rainy day weekend, so enjoy what is left of it today. I was going to try to stay up, but I am tired; so I will go to bed and be up a little before midnight. I guess I will be cooking my Thanksgiving Turkey in the morning tomorrow. I also placed the three pound Butterball turkey in a bin of cold water to defrost. I will now put it back in the refrigerator. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>11/24/99 Wednesday 9:10 A.M. EDT: Well not much happening. I suppose we should be on our best behavior in case any guests are poking around town, which is really hard for New Yorkers. Well have a good day. After I clean up, I guess I will start my day in the Arnold Bakeries Outlet Store and then work my way over to the Hospital Thrift Shop and then possibly down to Steamboat Road and finally over to the Greenwich Library as if that were really a new routine. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/24/99 Wednesday 5:55 A.M. EDT: Well I worked on the internet all night. I did rest from 2 A.M. to 4 A.M.. I had two slices of home made pizza and Jell-O with ice tea for a meal. I just finished all my daily internet activity. To be quite frank, I am getting a bit bored of the internet; and I would save $100 a month if I did not pay for the Cable Modem and since I don't watch television, I would also save not having to subscribe to Optimum Online to get the Cable modem. It is worth considering, since it is my viewpoint the internet bubble is just about to burst. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>11/23/99 Tuesday 11:20 A.M. EDT: I was up at 9 P.M.. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I did not make it to my 4 P.M. appointment today, but I called up. I turned down the freezer a notch and a half to make it a little less colder, since the orange juice was still freezing. The Butterball Turkey seems to be defrosting on schedule. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>11/23/99 Tuesday 10:40 A.M. EDT: Well I fell back asleep until 6:30 A.M.. I felt hungry when I awoke, so spent part of the next hour and a half making pizza.htm . It came out all right, but it does not quite taste like one buys downtown. It taste more like one would make at home. Well have a good morning, I think I will relax some more. CIO

Note:<888>11/23/99 Tuesday 1:20 A.M. EDT: Before I went to bed after the last message, I put Clorox bleach in the toilet and in the toilet tank water holder to clean out any mold or scum. I also put Liquid drain cleaner in the bathroom since to clean out the clog caused by shaving cream and whiskers to make it flow faster. I tried some my Jell-O mixture that I made earlier. I went to bed and was up at 10:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of orange juice, coffee, Post Raisin bran, toast, and vitamins. I was having my coffee, and I watched a the 11 P.M. BBC rebroadcast. I channel surfed and they had that Discovery Channel program on again about the alligators and crocodiles which I watched mostly in its entirety. Needless to say I plan to avoid gators and crocs for the indefinite future. I restarted my server. Not much happening, and it feels like it might be colder out. I turned down my refrigerator from coldest to levels warmer at 5. The orange juice was beginning to freeze. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>11/22/99 Monday 1:20 P.M. EDT: Well I went out bright and early this morning about 10 A.M. on a very rainy day which is not so hot for the old arthritis. I parked at the Greenwich Library and went with the Guatney Ham label and Grand Union receipt to photo copy them, but the copy machine at the library is a dime a copy, so I decided to use the Kinko’s copy machine across the street. I parked at the library to get a little exercise in the break during the rainy weather. I made 8 copies of the Guatney Ham label and seven copies of the Grand Union receipt and that was $1.17. They have the new state of the art Xerox computerized copy machine there, in case you ever need to run off 10,000 copies of any item, if you can afford it. I next walked over the Greenwich Health Department on the third floor and reported the incident on the Guatney Ham. We basically figured out it came from Smithfield, Virginia. Since I read lots of news reports on the internet, I had read that earlier in fall over a quarter million swine had drowned in the hurricane in North Carolina. I think it is safe to assume that they processed some of the swine after the hurricane, and I possibly got one of those. Thus I would advise people to be careful in eating swine, pig, or pork. I then headed over to the library and picked up my car, and I drove over to the Grand Union. I gave them the ham label in a sealed bag and the grocery receipt and received a $7.49 refund. I then bought a 96 oz. container of Florida Natural Orange Juice for $4.47, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter $1.29,two Polly O mozzarella 16 oz. cheese $1.99 each, two Granny Smith apples at $1.29 a pound for $.90, two Yams at 3 lb. for $2 for $1.13, GU apple sauce .79, two Red Peppers at $1.99 a pound for $1.99 for $14.57 total. Well that leaves me just enough money to buy some bread this week, so I guess I will have a quiet week at home. I then returned home, and I put away the groceries and I had a diet Sprite in a frosted mug, and I relax a bit and I then filed this report. Well have a good afternoon, I am beginning to feel a bit tired. CIO

Note:<888>11/22/99 Monday 9:00 A.M. EDT: I finished my internet work. I made up 4 liters of my regular ice tea and put it in the washed out aquarium pitchers which I cleaned thoroughly and putting in very hot ice tea, it should be sterilized. I don't have any orange juice containers at the moment. It is the same recipe, but the pitcher with the plastic pitcher with the orange top is harder to use since it can spill off the top easily and dangerous when it is hot, if it spilled. I peeled and diced the two Granny Smith Green apples and put into a Jell-O mixture of orange and cherry diet Jell-O with Angostura bitters and fifty percent orange juice in a Pyrex dish and set in the refrigerator on the top shelf to set up. I basically have all the ingredients for a modest Thanksgiving Dinner, but I am not expecting any guests, it just gives me an excuse to cook. I guess I should clean up and go out pay a visit to the Greenwich Health Department and see if they made it into work in the Heavy Fog this morning. Well have a good morning. CIO



Note:<888>11/22/99 Monday 3:25 A.M. EDT: I was up at 1:30 A.M. this morning. I was emailed this link relevant to a family member whose has Second Stage Melanoma StopMelanoma.com . From having lived around hot sunny places, I know it is important to wear a hat to shade one's face from the hot sun in the tropics. Also few people seem to realize that the Intense sun can be very rough on the eyes, so it is equally important to wear protective sun glasses with the correct ultra violet protection particularly when around the glare from the ocean. One Anglophile Florida Resort has a local newspaper one can read on the internet to see what is happening TCPalm.com ‑‑ The Press Journal ‑ Including Vero Beach and Indian River County . Since it is just south of the Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space center, I believe there would be a few high tech people in the area. Yes I have family members living there. I had breakfast of three fried eggs. I use a omelet pan that I don't wash, but have properly seasoned that I wipe with a paper towel and when cooking on the electric burner at medium heat I put in a little bit of olive oil and two pads of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", and the eggs flip out very gracefully. I also had five strips of the Oscar Meyer low sodium bacon which tasted quite excellent. I cook my bacon on a microwave proof plate. I put three paper towels on the bottom, with the bacon in between and two paper towels on top, and I microwave in the ten year old lower power GE microwave for six minutes on high. One might use lower settings with the new high power microwaves. I cooked my three seed bread in a General Electric toaster over. I noticed this morning since I put the refrigerator on the coldest setting that the Tropicana Orange juice from the Food Emporium in the plastic 3 quart container tastes almost like fresh orange juice. So it is important to keep one's orange juice cold in the refrigerator. I believe some people whom go to the tropics from colder climates like drinking Orange Juice and Vodka with Angostura bitters which I call a Tropical Screw Driver as opposed to Grape Fruit Juice and Vodka and Angostura Bitters which I call a Tropical Salty Dog. In Tobago where they sell Angostura Bitters by the gallon, and use it by the jigger; I believe their primary use of Angostura bitters is in a "Planters Punch" with rum. In the old days at Trader Vics in various locations around the country they also had numerous rum concoctions which they sold which were quite potent. I suppose individuals on cruise ships frequently enjoy these same concoctions. My coffee I blend five different types of A&P coffee beans together and grind them to mocha grind in the Braun grinder, and I fill the Espresso cup in the Cappuccino machine with it, and I run through a cup of coffee which is very tasty that I add sweetener to and milk. One also can make an improvised Cappuccino this way, but it is really more like Cafe A Laite. Well in reading about the Heads of State at the Economic conference in Firinze, Italia; I remember when I was a student there during the winter of 1972, one could eat at many wonderful restaurants which were not to expensive. There was one restaurant right at the Ufizzi, but I actually enjoyed the cheaper working man's restaurant down in the cellar next to the Church of Santa Croice on the Medici Palace side of the river several blocks west of the San Trinita bridge since it was a very quite neighborhood. I frequently would stroll through the gardens of the Medici Palace after what we here call lunch which I believe is the Siesta main meal in Italia. Of course they do have another meal after Siesta after about 10 P.M. at night. Firinze has lots of Pigeons, so it is frequently wise to wear a borcellino hat to keep the pigeon crap off one's head. If one wants to sit and enjoy the view from a cafe in Fiezola overlooking the city from the north, it is very scenic and I believe their is also a cafe at the Piazza Michelangelo . Of course the Uffici and the Medici Palace have some the world's most famous art along with a few churches in Firinze. If one has any spare change after touring, one can always buy gold jewelry from the hippie street vendors on the Ponte Vechio, since they have been selling gold there for over five hundred years. Trust me, they know their gold. For the liberal community, there is the Santa Tinita Bar just south of the Santa Trinita Bridge near the Pensione Adria. The Pensione Adria has a very scenic dining room on the fourth floor for guests overlooking the Arno. Of course there is the Firinze Flower and Flea Markets where you will find the real statue of the Medici boar which is good luck to rub its nose. Firinze is also world famous for its linens and leather products since in mid northern Italia they also raise a lot of cattle along with the local wine and olive oil. Well give my best to the politicians at the Economic summit. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note:<888>12/07/99 Tuesday 10:00 P.M. EDT: I was up at 2 P.M. this afternoon. I had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I fiddled with the computer for a while. I decided to return the Creative Lab and USB ports to CompUSA. I stopped by and returned a gallon of Texaco anti freeze to CVS also. I returned the items to CompUSA and received a gift certificate for them when there is something I need there. I browsed the store merchandise until closing. They have lots of 900 mhz phones there, but I don't really need another telephone, if you know what I mean. Well time for dinner have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>12/07/99 Tuesday 3:30 A.M. EDT: Pearl Harbor Memorial Page and http://mrscott.com/pearlmem.txt . I went out after the last message, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I walked around the train station area. I noticed that a work locomotive was grinding the rails coming through the train station, I guess to give the trains a smoother ride. There was an avalanche of sparks coming out of the train grinder. I walked back uptown. I then walked up to the top of the Avenue. I sat out up there for a brief spell. I walked to the lower section again and I walked around the lower section again. I then drove down back down by the harbor at 2 P.M. and viewed Long Island sound. It had started to clear and one could see Long Island and the lights again. I then returned home and had some ice tea. Well have a good morning. I guess I will go to bed soon. CIO

Note:<888>12/06/99 Monday 11:10 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message, and I stopped by Odd Job and bought the last Rayovac Hard Rubber flash light for $1.99 and three packs of two C batteries for $1.59 double pack plus .46 NY tax for $7.22. I then went by Tropolldis appliance on the back side of the mall by Staples and they have the GE above range Microwave which need an exhaust outlet for $310. I then went to Staples and the Honeywell extra good air purifier in the clearance center is now down from $170 to $50. I then stopped by Pergament and bought auto lock deicer for $1.29 plus .09 NY tax for $1.38. I then drove over to Radio Shack and in Old Greenwich and they still don't have the 900 mhz phone for $20 yet. I noticed at Staples in Port Chester they have the Siemens 2.4 gigahertz cordless phone for $100. I then went by Staples in Old Greenwich and they have Siemens 2.4 gigahertz cordless phones there for over $200 a more advance model. I then went down by Steamboat Road and observed the sound for and checked my car lights. I got the Ship to Shore radio to get NOAA weather radio. You have to go up the channels to get it set right. I then went by the Grand Union and bought a dozen medium eggs for $1.29, a red pepper at $1.99 a pound for $1.17, Forell Raspberry Preserve .99, a green pepper at $1.49 a pound for .64, a pack of Fleischmann’s yeast for $1.69 for $5.78 total. I returned home, and I put the older new batteries in the flash light, and I now have a rechargeable flashlight in the kitchen, one regular flash light on the speakers by the entrance, and a regular and a rechargeable by the television in the bedroom, and the red flash light on the car door and another hard rubber on the right car seat. I also have six two packs of C Expire 2/2000 and 8/2004 half each for the short wave radio in an emergency. I think it take ten batteries. I then made Chinese pepper steaks, by heating a few teaspoons of olive oil in a WOK, dicing three gloves of garlic, and dicing three medium onions, and slicing the second shell steak and moving the fat and sautéing them and then dicing the red and green pepper, and adding celery salt, pepper, garlic powder, cinnamon, Chinese Five Spice, basil, oregano, and Italian seasoning along with several pads of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, a can of mushrooms, a few dashes of Angostura Teriyaki sauce, and a 22 oz. can of crushed tomatoes and simmering it all in the Wok on medium for a half hour. I also made up two cups of water with a cup of white rice with the same herbs and spices which was done in fifteen minutes. It should all be done now, so I will have the Chinese pepper sauce mix on white herbal rice with ice tea, and then have coffee. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>12/06/99 Monday 6:20 P.M. EDT: I made $43.44 this past October and November off my internet advertising, so I guess it pays to keep the server going. I put the red flash light back in the car along with leaving the black rubber flash light there. I think I will go over to Odd Job in Port Chester now and get another one before I eat. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>12/06/99 Monday 5:55 P.M. EDT: I relaxed all day Sunday and did not go out. I chatted with a couple of family members. I just noticed that my web server was not running, so I guess I forgot to start it. I have the server running now. I had breakfast Sunday when I got up at 8 A.M. of Cheerios, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I went back to bed until about 5 P.M.. I got up and I munch on some walnuts and other items, I had in the apartment. I went to bed about 1 A.M. this morning. I was up at about 10 A.M. when my telephone rang four times this morning with annoying nuisance calls. I suppose some telemarketing machine has broken. I set up the computer monitor web cam when I exited the apartment, and I went out. I noticed a familiar face walking into Outdoor Traders looking for sports ware. I went to the hospital thrift shop, and I bought a cookie cutter machine for $2.50. I went downtown and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue on a damp day. Lot of little tots were out. I stopped by the Senior Center and returned the computer cdrom on Saturday morning about 2 A.M.. I was told about that time the Senior Center had been broken into. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue for a while. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I have noticed that the books by Reagan and Bush are still not available in the library. Perhaps someone has checked them out. Well I guess I will have a steak for dinner in a little while. Have a good evening. By the way, there was no evidence of intrusion on my apartment when I returned, but the password feature of the web cam had been tampered with, so I would say we might have evidence of intrusion. Most mysterious. CIO


Note:<888>12/05/99 Sunday 6:15 A.M. EDT: I was up at 2 P.M. yesterday. I chatted with my neighbors. I had breakfast of three eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I relaxed a bit until about 8 P.M., and I was able to get up enough speed to do my house cleaning and watering the plants in about two hours. I feel a little bit zoomy. I suppose I might be using too much sugar. I had dinner about 11 P.M. of the Stauffer's Pot Roast dinner with green beans, ice tea, and coffee. I forgot to water a couple of plants, so while I was relaxing, I finished watering them. I guess the place is in order, so I relax most the rest of the morning, and I am a bit tired, so I will go back to sleep. With the Jewish Holiday and the Christian Sunday, it reminds me of what happened at Sun Rise in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. I suppose we should keep our guard up full force until we're sure about what is really going on. I am not fully briefed on current events and only know local events for the time being. I suppose volcanic activity in the northern hemisphere in either Kamchatka or Alaska could have caused the very black clouds, I saw last time I was at Tod's Point, and possibly have caused the North Sea Hurricane. More than likely with the colder weather on the interior of Russia and Poland and other east block nations, they are possibly underneath a lot of snow at the moment. I have not had time to look at the weather satellite photographs for that region. Well I suppose for now I am dog tired, so I should try to get some sleep and get back to my normal relaxed schedule. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>12/04/99 Saturday 10:00 A.M. EDT: I went out at First Light and it was a Red Sky in the morning, I interpret that to mean "Red Sky Sailor, Take Warning". The message posted below is from my Swiss coastal observer in Denmark. I assume it is an open coded message from my International Federation of the Red Cross Representative in Grenna, Denmark. I interpret it to mean that the Russian Fourth Fleet Battle Group has sailed by the Jutland Peninsula to destinations unknown. I would advise all Red Cross personnel encountering such a Fleet action to keep the maximum distance away from it, if need be half way around the World in the most hidden destinations. I then continued on to CVS in Old Greenwich and bought a carton of Philly Light cigar cigarettes for $14.19 plus .85 CT. sales tax for $15.04 total. I advised a Spanish speaking personnel to advise Spanish speaking personnel on Pan Am Satellite communications which 2.5 billion people listen to. I then headed over to ServiStar hardware store in Old Greenwich and they were not open yet. I then returned to downtown Greenwich and looked for the First Alert rechargeable batteries, but they did not have it. I advised them of the same content. I then drove down by the waterfront and gave the same message to a high ranking United States Navy officer. I also advised a high ranking member of the nobility. I then headed over to Exxon and told a member of Trout Unlimited the same story. I put $14 of premium in the old Swedish Volvo. I then headed over to Port Chester to Feinstod's ServiStar and they have the First Alert rechargeable flash light batteries for $5.99 each. I bought two for $11.98 plus .81 NY tax for $12.79 total. I then returned home and I chatted with a family member. I am terribly tired and have been awake 24 hours, so I will go to bed. I also put the new rechargeable batteries in the First Alert rechargeable flash lights, and saved the old ones for proper disposal. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>12/04/99 Saturday 6:40 A.M. EDT: Well I have been sitting around relaxing for most of the morning. I tried to fall asleep, but I could not. I guess since I am out of smokes, I will run over to CVS in Riverside all dirty and grubby and buy another carton of cigar cigarettes. Well not much to report from the quiet side of town. I received this note from an internet correspondent in Denmark.


Dear friend   I'm just writing this to let you know that I'm all right.   So far 4 dead from the hurricane that swept through Denmark today and caused major damage to roads, tree, bridges, houses and so on. Worst in the Southern part of Denmark, so my part of the country was not hit so bad as other parts.   The deaths was mostly caused by falling trees.   I haven't heard about any damage in Grenaa except one of my neighbors trees tilting and destroying a terrace. Also a lot Christmas decoration in town had fallen down but the hurricane is moving fast East so I think this is it for now. This is the worst weather conditions in my country ever.   People were encouraged to stay indoor from the afternoon Friday till Saturday morning, so they wouldn't be hit from flying tiles...   Though, since it wasn't that bad here I went to a concert tonight in Randers 60 kilometers from Grenaa with the Danish band Michael Learns to Rock. They made a great performance so it was worth the risk.   On the way to Randers I was supposed to cross a forest but I drove on smaller roads to avoid the falling trees. The wind was very bad but I managed to keep the car on the road. We went the same way back and there was a lot of twigs and boughs on the road but driving slowly we managed to get home safely. Though we had to pass a tilted tree on the road but there was just enough space for us to pass so we were lucky. The worst thing was that it started snowing right after we left from Randers so sometimes it was hard to see the road.   All bridges are closed and all ferries have stopped sailing. A lot of roads are closed because of tilted trees and trucks so police and rescue teams are extremely busy at the moment. Thousands of people are stranded on railroad stations and around 1000 people were trapped in the trains as they tried to cross the tunnel between the islands as a freight train blocked the way. Some had to sit in darkness in the tunnel for more than an hour. I'm glad it wasn't me.... Some of the small islands are completely evacuated because of floods and some places people had to sit on the roof of their houses waiting for choppers to rescue them.   If roads are clear tomorrow morning I'll go to the Southern part of Denmark (Odense) to race some go‑carts with my friends and after that we'll have a little party. I hope I won't have to cancel that.   That's all for now, just to give you some info about what's happening here and let you know that I'm ok.   Greetings from windy Denmark.       Your pal, Peter

 

CIO


Note:<888>12/04/99 Saturday 1:45 A.M. EDT: I can not remember when I awoke this morning, but I think it was around 10 A.M.. I had breakfast of cheerios, www.cheerios.com , toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I relaxed most of the day. I conferred over conventional telephone with a few people. I had lunch about 3 P.M. of cheese sandwich, walnuts, apple pie, and ice tea. I rested until about 7 P.M.. I had dinner of the Stauffer's pot roast which I really like, must simpler than cooking a whole pot roast, ice tea, and coffee. I relaxed a bit more. For convenience in not stimulating too many brain cells anymore which are becoming fatigued, I decided to change my homepage for the indefinite future to default.htm and the same previous content is available from scotlist.htm . I am more of a reference librarian on the internet, and I would advise people if they are truly interested in any reference material to read more scholarly material. Well there are many libraries in the world which don't have the internet, but I am sure a few have some interesting books. Well have a good morning, I will continue to relax. Not much to report on. I might lose $20 a month from internet advertising by not displaying my web site, but sometimes $20 a month might be worth losing for a little peace and quiet. I am sure the local Chamber of Commerce won't mind, since they make money off people shopping in Greenwich not off the internet. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>12/03/99 Friday 4:35 A.M. EDT: I went back out at 9:30 P.M.. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue several times. I chatted with several local residents. I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I noticed a Guildas' milk truck at CVS with www.supercow.com on it. I chatted with the dairy deliveryman about the dairy business. I found a lost Microsoft CD from Works Suite 99 Disk 4 that I retrieved off the street in front of the senior center. About 2 A.M., I stopped by the Grand Union and chatted with some locals about English Tea. I bought a half gallon of whole milk for $1.79, a jar of Grandma's Molasses for $2.29, two Stauffer's pot roast dinners for $2.50 each, five cans of Savarin coffee for .99 each, a 18 oz. jar of Skippy honey roasted peanut butter for $1.79, and finally a 25 packet box of Twinings Earl Grey Tea for $2.99 for $18.81 total. I noticed while out at the www.omnifitness.com construction site at the entrance to the Greenwich Train station, they are still clearing out asbestos and they don't have the proper environmental precautions. I also noticed the Grand Union was using the propane powered floor cleaner in the store which is very dangerous since it emits carbon monoxide poisoning. I advised one English couple on the matter. I returned home and put away my purchases. I had a peanut butter sandwich, two Clementines, and ice tea. I then installed the features from the Microsoft Works Suite 99 Valuepack that I found on Greenwich Avenue in front of the senior center. Well I suppose not much else is happening, and I am quite bushed, but I got a little exercise. Well have a good morning, and it is time for me to go to sleep. CIO


Note:<888>12/02/99 Thursday 8:10 P.M. EDT: I went out and stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I paid my rent on Lafayette Place. I stopped by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and checked out the videotapes Eisenhower, Double Exposure, and Tornado. I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I then drove down Greenwich Avenue and viewed Long Island Sound. I then went over to the Arnold Bread Store outlet and bought two loaves of Freihofer's hearty nut bread and a Entenmanns’s Apple Pie for $4.03. I then drove over to Port Chester and I went to Jimbro, and I bought four light yellow face cloths for .99 each, four dark green face cloths for .99 each, four light blue hand towels for $1.50 each, and two White Floor towels for $2 each, and two Sentry CD holders for $1.99 each, and a Sony 90 minute cassette tape for .99 plus $1.67 New York Tax for $26.48 total. I then went by the Empire Flea market beneath Odd Job, and I had my watch battery replaced and cleaned for $4 by a gentleman from Korea. I then bought two little leather zipper change purses for $2 each from a gentleman from Turkey. He told me a half million lire in Turkey is a dollar, so I paid a million lire for two change purses. I then went and bought a British flag on a stick for $3 from a gal that did not also have a Dutch flag. I then went by Staples and bought a Swingline Scotch tape machine for $2.99 and a roll of half inch 3M scotch tape for $148 plus .30 NY tax for $4.77. I noticed the Clearance bin at Staples has a $165 Honeywell Hepa air filter for $89. I then went to Staples and they do not carry the First Alert rechargeable flashlights or batteries anymore. They have another brand for about $16 and the Black and Decker rechargeable for $16. I decided not to buy. I then went to Odd Job, and I bought two RayOVac Heavy Rubber coated flash lights for $1.99 each plus .27 NY sales tax for $4.25. I noticed they sell the $50,000 warranty surge suppressor for computers there for $30. I then returned home and put away my items. I chatted with a friend who found a gold cane in a dumpster from George Whitelaw of Cleveland, Ohio labeled with his name from 1809 to 1890. I guess it might be valuable. I then chatted with a family member having medical problems. I just finished heating a Stauffer's 20 oz. Lasagna, and I will have it for dinner with ice tea and coffee. I put the towels out in the bathroom. I put the British flag above the computer hanging from a lamp. I had batteries for the two flash lights one of which I put by the entrance, and the other one I will put in the car. I also fixed the windshield sprayer today by using a little pin to unclog it. I put the Sony Tape on the Dictaphone. I put the videotapes on the dining room table. I put the Scotch tape dispense on the laser printer desk in front of the speaker. I put the CD rack out holding computer and music CDs. I am using one change purse and keeping a spare in the bedroom drawer. Well have a good evening, I might go out for some fresh air after coffee. CIO

Note:<888>12/02/99 Thursday 12:30 P.M. EDT: @home internet cable modem access is working fine now. I had breakfast. I am just about ready to go out. I have a 3 P.M. appointment. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>12/02/99 Thursday 10:30 A.M. EDT: I was up at 10 A.M.. I have a complete tape backup of the entire system complete. I went to restart the server, and the @home cable access is down at the moment. Well I will have breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, bacon, and vitamins. Well have a good morning, and let's hope @home gets its access back up and running. CIO

Note:<888>12/02/99 Thursday 3:25 A.M. EDT: Well I am done with the laundry. I am going to start a tape backup before going to bed, so the server will be down while I am asleep. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>12/02/99 Thursday 1:50 A.M. EDT: I had dinner of broiled shell steak, microwaved potato, broiled onion, steamed frozen peas, ice tea, and coffee. I straightened up a few areas in the apartment, and I set up certain key features of the bar again. I went out at 9 P.M., and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue and around the train station. I wore my long underwear. I sat out for a while in the center of town, and I walked the lower section of the Avenue again. I then walked up to the top of the Avenue, and I stopped by Kinko’s. I then walked down the Avenue and sat out for a while. I walked the lower section of the Avenue, and there was a EMT response to someone with a hurt ankle at the Sundown Salon. I then stopped by the Grand Union and chatted with another old Volvo owner. I bought four boxes of Nestle Quick chocolate for $5, four 12 ounce cans of Savarin coffee for a .99 a can, four cans of Progresso New England Clam chowder for .99 a can, and five cans of San Georgio mushrooms for $2 for $15.91. I came back home and put away the groceries. I started my laundry. I had a cup of hot chocolate. I then relax started the dry cycle. I then decided to wash my shower curtain and bathmat and shower curtain liner in bleach and water in the laundry. I also decided to wash the yellow and blue fabric throw on my computer chair, along with a Woolite Outdoors jacket with generic Woolite in another machine. I will go down in about five minutes to fold the laundry and take out the bath items and start drying the other Woolite load. Well another quite night on the quiet side of town. CIO


Note:<888>12/01/99 Wednesday 7:00 P.M. EDT: I went out about 11 A.M., and I went by Putnam Trust Bank of New York and did some banking. I went by the downtown Greenwich Post Office and I got money order to pay GEICO automobile insurance, MCI long distance, Cablevision, and Optimum online. I bought five stamps for $1.65. I noticed one patron was mailing a bicycle to Colorado which was a large package. I then went by the Mews thrift shop and bought a stainless steel made in India Kleenex holder and a wicker bathroom wall mount for holding toiletries. I then went by Gateway Automotive and bought a pair of new windshield wipers for $13.50 and a snow brush and ice scraper for $3. I then drove down by the waterfront and viewed the harbor. I then went to the Hospital Thrift shop and viewed the merchandise. I then went to the Greenwich Hospital dental clinic and had my teeth cleaned and checked. They were very stained from smoking and apparently since one of my front teeth is slightly recessed it gets dirties plague and stain buildup since I end up brushing over it. I was told that CVS had the Braun Plague Remover on sale for $30 plus a $5 circular coupon for $25 total. I was also told to use Listerine and not the generic equivalent since it is distilled differently. I then stopped by CVS on Greenwich Avenue and bought the Braun Plague remover for $24.99 with $5 off coupon and a jar of Planters dry roasted peanuts for $1.99 plus $1.50 Ct. tax for $28.48 total. I then drove down by the harbor and one fisherman was out in the cold weather. I then went by the Grand Union and bought two packages of two shell steaks buy one get one free for $13.92. I chatted with a family friend whom was using a walker and helped escort her to her car. I then stopped by the new post office off West Putnam Avenue and bought two package of twenty comemerative stamps, one of the Olmstead stamp and the other the National Gallery Religious Icon stamp for 40 stamps for $13.20. I returned home and put away my purchases. I mounted the bathroom toiletry rack and put the stainless steel Kleenex holder on the toilet. I set up the Braun plague remover which takes sixteen hours to charge up. I had some ice tea and peanuts for a snack and filed this report while listening to ABC news tonight which now has Jack Ford reading the news. Well I guess I will have dinner in a little bit. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>12/01/99 Wednesday 10:50 A.M. EDT: I was awaken at 8 A.M. this morning by the telephone ringing twice with no one there. I got up and had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I am throwing out the rest of my Thanksgiving meal. I made up a batch of icetea.htm . I did a C: drive to E: drive backup. I am now going out to pay some bills. Well have a good morning. I have a 1:30 P.M. dentist appointment. CIO

Note:<888>12/01/99 Wednesday 12:20 A.M. EDT: I went out about 1:30 P.M., and I returned the IBM USB camera to Staples in Old Greenwich. I then went up to CompUSA in Norwalk. I bought the CompUSA 4 USB port PCI card for $39.99 and the Creative Labs Video Blaster WebCam 3 for $79.99 plus $7.20 Ct. tax for $127.18. I returned to Greenwich and drove down by the Waterfront and noticed a group of Chinese photographing the waterfront. I went by the Hospital Thrift shop. I made my 4 P.M. appointment. I returned home and I installed the USB card quickly and it installed quickly plug and play. I then installed the Creative WebCam 3 and it initially installed without any problems following the instructions and it works great particularly in the low light in my apartment. I had a problem, and I had to uninstall it and reinstall it. Basically I figured out when it does not load, one unplugs the Web Cams USB cable and restarts and shuts down the computer, so the USB drivers can load, and then restart it again with the WebCAM 3 USB cable plugged in, and it all starts up fine. I installed the software it came with and adjusted some settings. It seems to work fine. I put a three way bulb in the lamp behind the computer, so one can turn it up or down when using the Web Cam. I restarted the Apache Log for the first of the month. I have not eaten since breakfast, so I will have some peanuts and ice tea and go to bed now. I am very tired. I have a 1:30 Dentist appointment this afternoon. Have a good morning. CIO

 



Note:<888>12/14/99 Tuesday 3:35 P.M. EDT: Well I went out at 7:30 A.M. this morning and I parked over at Putnam Trust Bank of New York and observed the early morning routine. I got tired of sitting in my car, so I did a little exercise walking around the parking lot. I chatted with a couple of morning employees. I checked out the repair work that Exxon did on my car, and it looks like a very professional job and the brakes are working great. While I was walking around the parking lot, I found an interesting black type rock object and I noticed some sort of scratching on it. I was so tired, I did not realize what it was immediately. I then went into the bank when they opened at 8:30 A.M. and greeted the morning staff. After doing my business I present the rock to one of the staff whom did not know what it was. I explained to them that I found it on bank property and legally it was theirs. He did not seem to understand what it was. When I exited the bank I told the knowledgeable bank guard that it might a volcanic tiki left by a messenger at the bank since I mentioned it so much a traveler from another part of the world might have left is as a calling card. It was heavier than normal rocks like nickel and black about a six ounces and about 2.5 inch in length and 1.3 inches in diameter about medium to dark black with a sort of plum shape. I then went over to the Hospital Thrift shop and I saw an old fishing buddy and I told him about it and he seemed to know what it was. I looked for the spot flash light for sale, and it had been sold already. I told a couple of staff about the rock. I then went down the Post Road looking for the old fire extinguisher place in Cos Cob, and I stopped by Fiord Fisheries asking them if they knew where it was. I then stopped by Gene's bicycle shop, and I asked them where it was. I then stopped by the Cos Cob Fire Department and they were away on a call. I then stopped by the Cos Cob hardware store, and they said to go back to the hardware store. I then observed the fire department returning, and they told me the Fire Extinguisher Place, I believe called First Interstate was over by the Byram Fire Department. I then went downtown, and I stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue, and I told them about a former employee in their Stamford store. I then went by Greenwich Hardware store and at their 70 percent off section at the store entrance I found a three foot by five foot Holland Dutch flag for $10.60 made of Nylon down a lot. I explained to a Gallic visitor that a lot of people think I speak Gaelic when they don't understand me. I then went downstairs and decided that I did not need upholstery tack since the ones I already have would do. I then went over by the Mews thrift shop, and I found a cheerful pink gingham pillow bolster to put on my pineapple day bed for $10.60. I chatted with the regular staff and said hello to a long time resident I had not seen in a while. I then went over to Byram looking for the fire extinguisher place. I stopped by the Byram Fire Department and they told me it was over near the lumber yard. I chatted with a state policeman and he did not know where it was. I then went to First Interstate Lumber and they did not know where it was. I then kept circling around the Byram neighborhood which I had not done in a while until I found it. They said they would service the heavier fire extinguisher, but the old Kidde one with the plastic tip was not any good. Thus I had them discard the Kidde one, and I will pick up the serviced one tomorrow. I then stopped by Town and Country fabrics, and I picked up 30 yards of the blue nylon webbing they keep on hand for $50 which I will use to repair the webbing on my old family cow tail couch some time soon. I guess when I get around to it, I will also was the slip covers on the couch in woollite and tumble dry for a short spell, and then hang out to dry a bit, and a family member suggested to me, it is smarter to put them on, while they're still damp, so they can regain their shape. I guess that will be my project when I wake up tomorrow. I returned home after chatting a bit. I then came home, and I chatted with a few neighbors and showed them what I had purchased. I put the bolster on the day bed along with spreading the Dutch Flag over it for display. I put the webbing folded up on the back of the couch for now. I relaxed a bit, and I thought that possibly the rock I found in the bank parking lot might be a meteorite that landed there. It would be rather amusing if that were the case, but I don't think a meteorite would have scratching on it, unless some youngster found it and scratched their marking on it. It is all rather peculiar. I then went noticed the NOAA weather winter warning light is on, so I guess we might get winter storm conditions. Well I need a bite to eat, and I need to get some rest since I have been awake for almost 24 hours. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>12/14/99 Tuesday 4:45 A.M. EDT: I went to bed after the last message and Greenwich Exxon called up at 1 P.M. and said the car would be ready at 5 P.M.. I chatted in the morning with a family member to let them know the news. I was up at about 5 P.M., and I had breakfast of three fried eggs, five strips of bacon, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I relaxed a bit, and I walked up town at about 7 P.M., and I found a Mitsubishi plastic hub cab by the old West Putnam Avenue post office which was replaced by the Valley Road off Putnam Avenue post office. I left the Mitsubishi hub cab there in case a Mitsubishi owner walked by. continue on walking in the drizzle. I stopped by the Food Emporium and they are still remodeling the new store. They have Lays potato chips prominently displayed at the store entrance. I was advised the under remodeling Food Emporium store now has 48 undercover surveillance cameras to monitor store activity, so be sure to dress properly and with camera appearance if you shop at the Food Emporium. I then walked on over to Exxon and the ever faithful staff at Greenwich Exxon had the Volvo ready. I was charged:

$35.70 for a pair of brake pads

$161.16 for a master brake cylinder

$61 for a pair of rear brake rotors

$3.76 for Wagner brake fluid

$6.18 for brake cleaning fluid

$4.95 Oil Filter

and 5 quarts of Exxon motor oil for $1.99 a quart or $9.95 total

plus oil and filter change labor $15.08

20 Point Maintenance Check: No Charge

Winter Antifreeze and condition check $12.50

Replace and Repair Master Brake Cylinder $89.70 includes bleeding system


Replace Rear Brake Pads and Rotors $138

for

$282.70 parts

$255.28 labor

$32.28 tax

for $570.26

I thanked the service station representative for the fast and courteous attention and paid the bill. I was told that Chevrolet is opening a new sales room at the construction site currently going on at the old West Putnam Avenue Post Office.

I then drove the car over to the new library and the brakes work great.

I stopped by to read the local paper, but it was not available. I chatted with a regular patron whom I had not seen in a while. I heard all the fire trucks in Greenwich responding to a massive fire running by the library.


I then went over to CVS and I did little price comparison and checked out their inventory supply, so I remember where everything is. I stayed there until closing at 9 P.M.. I noticed Listerine is $2 off this week. I noticed they have quite a few other sale items. I noticed the green plastic Christmas Tree stands they have are probably good for only about a 5 foot tree since they are six sided which makes them easier to fall over. I personally don't approve of live Christmas trees in the house unless they are constantly monitored since they pose a significant fire threat. I chatted with a few staff. I noticed quite a few familiar family friends and one long time family friend has developed a mole underneath her eye which is generally taken car of by putting a dab of Clearasil on it. Having had large moles on my back all my life, I know it is best to leave them alone and not have them removed since it is a sign of a certain family heritage. I gave a few people household tips. I was advised by one EMT that the fire station had responded to the fire in backcountry to a house on Riversville Road which had the fire burning through the roof. I guess we will have to read the paper this morning to see what happened. It reminds me I have to get my Fire Extinguishers recharged in Byram this morning after I go to the bank early. I then went down to the lower section of Greenwich Avenue and I chatted with a few Senior Center staff. The fire department was not there, so I guess they were still working on the fire relief project. I then walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I chatted with some local businessmen, and one told me that there is large Danish community in Pella, Iowa whom are concerned about the Danish hurricane. I told him what I knew. He was a substantial gentleman, and I would judge that he would ample expertise in handling the situation if not capable personnel. I then walked the rest of the lower Avenue, and I returned back to the car. It was a nice rain and not raining too much. I did not bother using an umbrella for the time out in the rain since after all the years living in Nantucket without a car, umbrella, or rain coat; the rain does not bother me too much with the arthritis supplements, and the British claim it is good for the complexion providing one does not catch the flue or pneumonia. I then returned home, and I had a couple of my hot cheese slices with ice tea and relaxed for the rest of the evening and the morning. Well have a good morning. Below is a copy of a newspaper excerpt that was sent to me about the Danish hurricane:

Germany:

Strong windstorm kills at least 14

Hamburg ‑ A strong storm blasted across northern Europe, killing at least 14 people, injuring dozens more, and leaving thousands Saturday to clean up debris‑strewn streets, felled trees and flooded homes.

Packing gale‑force winds that toppled trees and construction cranes with ease, the storm swept Friday across Britain and continuing eastward over Denmark, northern Germany, southern Sweden and Poland.

Experts in several countries called it one of the strongest storms of the century, and damage was estimated in the tens of millions of dollars across the area.

By Saturday, the skies were sunny and bright blue in much of the region. Weather officials said the storm passed over the Baltic’s and was in western Russia by the evening, but with significantly weaker winds of only about 56 mph.

Six people died in Denmark, which was hit hardest by the storm. Three of the victims died in separate locations when they crashed their cars into fallen trees. At least three people died in Poland, three more died in Britain and two more in Germany.

Well I might relax a bit more before going to the bank at about 8:30 A.M.. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>12/13/99 Monday 8:55 A.M. EDT: Well I went out at about 5:30 A.M. this morning and the Exxon Station was open to drop of the Volvo. I dropped it off to have the brake line fixed, the oil and filter and lube done, and the antifreeze checked. I then walked back to Byram. It was an enjoyable walk in the early morning hours. I found a Chevrolet hubcap next along the sidewalk across from the Mobil station which I retrieved. By the Alamo rent a car place or whatever it is called, I found three little items that sort of looked like shirt studs that had been run over, the damaged package said "niko". I chatted with a neighbor about the weather. I noticed the laundry man retrieving the change from the Laundromat. I sat up for a while relaxing. I guess I will get up about 1 P.M. and check to see if the car is ready. Ah yeh, I cleaned off the hub cab and hung it on the wall on the entrance to the kitchen. I also moved the large pathos plant from underneath the plant light to the center of the dining table and moved the one that was not doing well underneath the plant light. I also moved one candle to a different position, so it does interfere with viewing television from the Queen Anne chair. Well I am a bit tired and have to have enough energy to make it back to Exxon this afternoon, so I think I will rest for a while. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>12/13/99 Monday 3:40 A.M. EDT: I relaxed a bit. I then decided to clean out my main kitchen drawer next to the sink. I put about 80 corks in a bag and put them on the top shelf in the right closet. I save my corks in hoping I might save up enough to make a cork raft and get out of here, but I guess at the price of clearance wine at Var Max liquor pantry, it will take a while. I also put in another bag lots of rubber bands and put them in about the third from the bottom bureau drawer in the kitchen. I bound up all the garbage bag ties and put them in the far left kitchen drawer. I then took out all the utensils and steel plate ware and put them in a sink full of hot water, dishwashing detergent and bleach and soaked them for about an hour with most of my frequently used plates and cups. This took off some of the coffee stains also. I dumped the lose buildup in the drawer in the garbage. I found my pliers in there, and put them in my yellow plastic took box at the bottom of the sweater closet. I washed the drawer out with the same sink mixture. I then rinsed everything off in the sink with hot water, and towel tried all the items and put them away orderly. Thus the main drawer where I keep all my cooking and eating utensils is a lot cleaner for a change. I am not taking a walk this evening because I figured I would take my car over to Exxon next to the library at 6:30 A.M. in the morning when they open to drop it off to have the brake line repaired which is just a minor repair and should be ready by noon or shortly thereafter. I will then walk back home here to Byram and rest until I here from them or wake up and call them. I might take a short nap before I run the car over there this morning. Well one seems to spend so much time on the internet anymore, one loses track of all ones ordinary maintenance routines that are part of everyday life. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>12/13/99 Monday 1:05 A.M. EDT:I decided not to go and instead to have a relaxing morning at home. I took half the loaf of fresh French bread and cut off the heel o a diagonal, then I cut six more slices at a diagonal about 3/4 inch in thickness. I then set them on a cooking sheet. I covered each of the six pieces with about a half inch of my spaghetti sauce. I then shredded about a third of a pound of mozzarella cheese with a cheese crater. I put about a 1.5 inch high portion on each slice. I then put a few dashes of garlic powder, celery salt, and Italian spices on each slice. I then sprinkled parmesan cheese on each slice. I then ground up my bread crumbs and heel of the bread into fine ground crumbs. I then sifted out the fine bread crumbs with a colander and sprinkled them over the six slices. I then put few drips of olive oil on each slice. Then I transferred them to a clean cooking trade without the overflow from preparation on the tray. I then put them in a convection oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. When they were done I removed them with a spatula from the cooking sheet and put them on a plate and let them cool for fifteen minutes. I then put them in a Rubbermaid flat sealed container and put them in the refrigerator to chill until read to eat. Thus I have home made cold French Bread pizza to snack on when I feel like it. I then boiled a box of spaghetti noodles for ten minutes and reheated the rest of the spaghetti sauce and had a spaghetti dinner with the sauce and parmesan cheese and ice tea. I put sirran wrap over the end of the other half of the French bread so it does not dry out. I don't think I will have coffee instead I will just relax a bit and possibly sift through my email. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>12/12/99 Sunday 11:25 P.M. EDT: Well I printed out a second copy of another telephone list. The French Bread came out fine for the both loaves I did them in the convection oven with two cups of water in a cake pan at the bottom at 400 Degrees F. for 15 minutes and 350 degrees for 25 minutes. I then let them cool removed from their pans on a wire rack. I think I should have done the CuisineArt Tube loaf five minutes less or 20 minutes on the second cycle, so it would be less dry. When I sliced the tube loaf after it cooled, half came out in wafer thin slices, and the rest came out as large crumbs which I ground into regular slice crumbs. I then set them aside to dry for a day in sealed Rubbermaid containers. I have the finished loaf of bread sitting on my cutting board for when I get hungry and feel like munching on it. Well have a good evening, I think I will go out shortly for some fresh air. CIO


Note:<888>12/12/99 Sunday 10:00 P.M. EDT: I decided to make some French bread, so I got out the Welbilt Bread machine from the left living room closet where all sorts of items are stored for myself and an occasional visitor. I got out the Welbilt recipe booklet which I kept in the upper left kitchen bureau. I set the machine on French Bread. I then added one package Fleischmann’s regular yeast, 3 cups bread flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, one teaspoon low sodium salt, 2 tablespoons "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", one cup hot water. I then started the Welbilt bread machine and let it run its first cycle about 20 minutes mixing and kneading the dough. When it quit, I turned it off and unplugged it, and I removed the dough and turned it out on a floured wood cutting boards. I kneaded it a bit by hand to form a uniform loaf. I then cut off one third, and rolled it out in a long narrow cylinder snake like shape to fit in the CuisineArt small bread baker. I oiled the CuisineArt device with a small bit of olive oil. I then put in the snake roll of dough, and I closed it up. I then rolled out the remaining loaf of French bread dough into a uniform long French loaf about 20 inches, and put it in an oiled French bread loaf pan. I then put both loaves on an upper rack in the conventional GE oven, and it turned it on at 250 degree F. for a couple of minutes to warm it up a bit. I then turned off the oven and am now letting the dough rise for an hour. I then made my bed and shaved and cleaned my teeth and showered. I am now brushing my teeth regular then using the Braun plague remover with whitening toothpaste then I use the WaterPik with a small amount of Listerine yellow in it with the water and then I floss. After showering and washing and conditioning my hair and drying off I gargle with Listerine. I then chatted with a family member. The bread finished rising and I put two cups of water in a cake pan at the bottom of the Convection oven and put in both loaves of bread in the oven at 400 degrees F. for fifteen minutes and then 350 degrees F. for a half hour according to the Joy of cooking cook book. I might have to do it five to ten minutes less on the 350 degree session since the Convection oven cooks faster, and also possibly remove the small CuisineArt loaf baker ten minutes sooner since it is only about a 1 1/2 inch diameter loaf. I have set up the CuinineArt to slice the small diameter loaf into Croutons once it has cooled about a half hour. Thus I should be done overall in about an hour. I will keep you all posted. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>12/12/99 Sunday 7:50 P.M. EDT: I was up at 3 P.M., and I had a family call at 10 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I chatted with a family member. I printed out a list of frequently called telephone number in large type. I also printed out a list of 12 frequently called telephone numbers in small type on a label that I put on each telephone number and covered with Scotch tape. I also covered a few with scotch tape and cut the edges off, and they make a business card like list of frequently called telephone numbers. I guess I will relax a little bit since I have done my chores. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>12/12/99 Sunday 5:50 A.M. EDT: Well I finished my apartment cleaning and watering the plants. I did a better job of cleaning the kitchen. I also did three loads of laundry, so the household is about as good as it gets. I am a bit tired, it was a long day. I guess I will go to sleep now. Well have a good morning, and be sure to try to relax and enjoy Sunday your day of rest. Not much else to report. CIO


Note:<888>12/11/99 Saturday 11:15 P.M. EDT: Well I went out after the last message, and I stopped by CVS and bought a container of BAN deodorant bonus size for .99 plus .06 Ct. tax for $1.05 with CVS coupon over today. I bought two Reach toothbrushes for $3 both plus .18 Ct. tax for $3.18. I noticed CVS carries heavy plastic Christmas stands, and it looks like they might have Listerine on sale starting Sunday since it is in the center aisle on display. I then went and parked down by Starbucks. I stopped by Zyns and played a Crazy Eights lottery ticket for a dollar and lost. I bought two packs of Bugler tobacco with cigarette papers for $2.98 both plus .18 Ct. tax for $3.16. I then walked down Greenwich Avenue, and there was a fire response to the apartments above Thataways but they left right away. I noticed the Firemen were wearing Scott breathing apparatus. I then stopped by Planet Pizza and chatted with a regular customer about the weather, and he told me there was a Planet Pizza in Stamford and White Plains now. I then walked up the Avenue, and I stopped by the new Katzenbach delicatessen, and they are open until 10 P.M. I think he said. I suggest they try delivering. He said an Elsie's type Roast Beef sandwich I believe is $5.95 there. I then chatted with an Australian about Crocodiles and he said that he knew of a deer being hit in the area, and something dragged off the carcass. I chatted with Starbucks employees about all the visitors. I noticed people from Finland in the Hospital thrift shop today. I found a metal book clip by the senior center. I also found a blue felt tip pen in the library parking lot today. I sat out for a while. I then went to the Grand Union, and I bought a dozen large eggs for $1.49, a half Gallon of GU whole milk for $1.59, and a 96 oz. container of GU not from concentrate orange juice for $3.69 for $6.77 total. I noticed that they have Del Monte Caribbean pineapples for $4.99 . I chatted with a young fellow from North Carolina about various products from North Carolina. I next went to the new post office off West Putnam Avenue and bought 15 skateboard stamps for $4.95 total from the vending machine there. I returned home, and put away my purchases. I had reheated spaghetti sauce and noodles with ice tea for dinner. I turned the heat up a bit since it is a cold evening outside. My thermometer says 38 degrees F., which is not that cold except for the blustery 30 to 50 miles and hour winds the last day. Well I have slowed down a bit, so I will try to do my house cleaning and watering the plants now. Have a good evening or morning. CIO


Note:<888>12/11/99 Saturday 5:50 P.M. EDT: I went to bed after the last message. I was up at 10:30 A.M., and I went directly out to do some banking at Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a Stainless Steel Thermos for $5 and I bought a three sets of four plastic Currier and Ives Christmas placemats for .50 a set. I then went by the Mews thrift shop and I bought a nice 18 inch by 24 inch wood frame mirror for $10.60. I noticed that Chinese rug made in India is still available for $600. I also noticed they have a fairly recently Dictaphone machine there for $25. I then drove down by the waterfront and no one was there on a clear cool day. I then drove by ELDC thrift shop and browsed the merchandise. I next went by Radio Shack in Cos Cob and they have the $70 900 mhz phone on sale for $40, but I think the 2.2 gigahertz phone by Siemens at Staples in Port Chester is more bang for the buck. I then went by CVS at the Riverside shopping plaza and bought a carton of Philly Sweet cigar cigarettes for $14.20. I then went by Staples next door and I bought a black Swingline stapler set with staples and staple remover for $3.98 a two box pack of staples for $1.77, and from the Clearance section a box of CVS air mail envelopes for .50 plus .38 CT. tax for $6.63. I then drove by the Old Greenwich Thrift shop, but they were closed by 1 P.M.. I drove out to Tod's Point, and no one is at the gate anymore, so I guess you can walk your dogs there on a cold winters day. I think you have to clean up after them. I returned to town, and I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I gave a briefing on the weather to the information desk. I then stopped by Exxon and bought $13.25 in Premium. I told them I would bring my car in on Tuesday to have I believe what is a leaky brake line repaired like I did about four months ago, so the brakes are more responsive. The Volvo had dual brakes lines, so if one starts to go, one still has braking power. I returned home, and I put the mirror in the hallway outside the bathroom. I put the Ducks picture underneath the mirror at the bedroom entrance. I received my ValueClick check for $43.44. I finally had breakfast of cheerios, toast, coffee, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I washed out the stainless steel thermos. I printed out another set of Christmas Card labels and relabeled a returned Christmas Card. I will mail them shortly. I need to buy more stamps. I noticed in the Microsoft Word 97 program when one has the address entered in the word processor the label printer part of the program automatically imports the address every time you start it. I have a special label set up, to use my pin sheet bulk labels in strips of five which I feed into the sheet feeder on the top of the laser printer. Well I will straighten up a couple of areas of the apartment and go out shortly. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>12/11/99 Saturday 4:15 A.M. EDT: I found a back of Philly cigar cigarettes in the kitchen bureau drawer, so I did not have to go out. I received a Christmas card today from a family member with a photograph, thank you. I noticed it was raining about 6 P.M. last evening, so I did not bother going out in the damp weather. I relaxed and watched a bit of television about the German invading Scotland with a Zeppelin. I looked at the Joy of Cooking recipe book on cookies, but they all have too much sugar. I noticed the Biltmore guide has a very good recipe for corn bread stuffing for turkey. I slept from about 11 P.M. to 2 A.M.. I heard lots of high wind until about 3 A.M.. When I hear the wind in this quiet location, it usually means it is a lot of wind. I had reheated spaghetti noodles with the spaghetti sauce I made two days ago. I rested a bit more. I guess it is a sleepless night this morning. I had some Nestlé’s Quick hot chocolate and three Clementines. Well I guess I will reboot the server. I might try to rest some more. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>12/10/99 Friday 6:30 P.M. EDT: I went out and mailed my Christmas Cards this morning at 7:30 A.M. at the West Putnam Avenue new post office. I went to bed at 8 A.M., and I was up at 1 P.M.. I posted my Christmas Message on my internet site xmas99h.htm . I had breakfast around 4 P.M. of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. It took a while to reedit the Christmas Message in Microsoft Home Publishing 99, so it displayed in large fonts on the internet. I also emailed it to recipients on my email address list. I am out of cigar cigarettes, so I will have to smoke my pipe until I get my ValueClick advertising check probably tomorrow. Well time to clean up. I also received the Promotional brochure from Biltmore House and Gardens down in Ashville, North Carolina, http://www.biltmore.com . They run a classy operation down there. Well have a good evening and a enjoyable weekend. CIO


Note:<888>12/10/99 Friday 7:10 A.M. EDT: I made it to my 3 P.M. appointment yesterday. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop. I drove down by the waterfront. I dropped by the library and returned videotapes, I did not have time to watch and I read the local paper. I returned home, and I had some walnut and ice tea. I made up a batch of my usual spaghetti sauce with the addition of frozen cream spinach for the vegetable and I had it for dinner with spaghetti noodles, ice tea, and coffee. I froze part of the sauce and refrigerated the rest. I made up a copy of a Christmas letter with Microsoft Word, and then I designed it in an ornate format with Microsoft Home Publishing 99 which took a considerable amount of time to print out a number of copies on the laser printer, since it has to download the file for each page it prints and does not do multiple copies at a time. I guess it is either because I have an older HP LaserJet Series II laser printers, or because the Microsoft Home Publisher 99 does not incorporate all the printer driver features. I finished printing out the three page Christmas letter about 2 A.M.. I will post it sometime today after I rest on the internet. I then printed out a series of labels for each of my intended Christmas Card recipients, and I signed the letters and Christmas cards, and stuffed the envelopes with the letters and affixed the proper postage. This all took time, particularly since I could not import my Outlook 98 address book, but have to copy and paste my label information into Microsoft Word 97 labels program. I also made up a batch of ice tea while doing all this. I am bushed, and I will have a peanut butter sandwich and ice tea before going out to mail the Christmas cards and notes. Then I will return home for a well disserved sleep. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>12/09/99 Thursday 2:30 P.M. EDT: Last night I installed Internet Explorer 5.5 and Outlook Express 5.5. I also moved some files around and uninstalled Alta Vista Search. I ran Norton Disk Doctor and WinDoctor. I deleted the C: to E:, and D: to E:, and E: to C: backups, and then I ran Norton Speedisk on all three drives. I went to bed about 5:30 A.M. after starting a full tape backup. I was up at noon today, and the tape backup was complete. I did a C: drive to E: drive backup, and a D: drive to E: drive backup, and a E: drive to C: drive backup. The system is running fine and better with the new version of Internet Explorer 5.5. I had breakfast of Cheerios, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I have a 3 P.M. appointment so I am going out now. Have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>12/08/99 Wednesday 11:25 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message. I stopped by the Fashion Light Center and bought a 15 watt candelabra bulb frosted with small base for $1.35 plus .08 Ct. tax for $1.43. I mentioned that for doing chandelier wiring repair or other ornate ornaments, one can draw a thread of a piece of yarn through the fixture arm which more than likely curves with a vacuum hose suction, and use the piece of thread or yard to draw the new wire through when rewiring a fixture. I next stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop and bought two blue pillows with Clarence House type fabric with flower patterns which type fabric is available at Brunswick Fils up I believe on the Connecticut boarder with Rhode Island around Warwick, Rhode Island at their factory outlet for less price than Clarence House on East 57th Street in Manhattan. I got both pillows for $10 both. I next drove down by the waterfront and chatted with some of the regular wharf rats. One mentioned that a Russian trawler was spotted cruising Long Island Sound recently. Another said he was thinking of learning C++ programming language. I then headed over to the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. We had two high school Red Cross volunteers died in an automobile accident on Monday which was very sad. I noticed quite a few people were listed in the obituary section. I read the three computer newsweeklies also. I stopped by the Grand Union and bought a 2 pound bag of onions for $1.99, a half gallon of whole milk $1.65, a 96 oz. container of GU orange juice $3.69, 80% GU ground beef at $2.29 a pound for $3.37, a bulb of Garlic at $2.99 a pound for .12, GU raisin bran $2.19, a pound of Early Morning bacon $1.79, a box of Wheat Chex $2.50 for $17.30 total. I returned home and put away my purchases. I had some ice tea and peanuts. I then had the rest of the Chinese pepper steak and rice along with ice tea. I got a tired spell, and I rested until about 10 P.M.. I got up and had coffee, and I restarted my server which was acting up from about 6:30 P.M.. In Brian Livingston's article in www.infoworld.com, I found this command, RUN, "hwinfo.exe /ui" for system information. Well I also put the new blue pillows on the blue couch. I moved the green gingham pillows to the end of the pineapple day bed. I with two green ones on them. I moved the small green ones onto the bed in the bedroom. Well I guess it is time for more computer work. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>12/08/99 Wednesday 2:25 P.M. EDT: I was up at 11:10 A.M. when NOAA weather radio went off on its weekly test. I moved the Danish end table from in front of the stereo system to between the Queen Anne chair and the blue love seat. In doing that I broke a Jack Daniels bar glass that I cleaned up. I put the small mahogany table in front of the Danish end table next to the Queen Anne chair. I put a golden pathos plant on the Danish end table. I moved a couple other plants around. I moved the Delongi oil filled radiator next to the restored brown leather arm chair in front of the left closet. Last night I glued with Elmer’s glue the broken tail bits together on the stuffed marlin, and this morning I touched it up with Cobalt blue paint. I moved some various bric a brac around also. I moved the iodine thermometer onto the hallway wall. I plugged in the two parsons lamps on the fall wall, so they come on with the main light switch. The right is 60 watts and the left is 40 watts. One might want to turn off the left if watching television. I had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I guess I will now clean up and go out. Have a good afternoon. I also moved all the small USA, French, British, and Norwegian flags to the bar. I put the answering machine in the bedroom next to the NEC laser printer and I put the Dictaphone with the Sony tape on the left night stand in the bedroom. Well the agony is in the details. CIO

Note:<888>12/08/99 Wednesday 2:15 A.M. EDT: I stayed inside this evening. I had dinner after the last message of the Chinese pepper steak I made last night with herbal rice, ice tea, and coffee. I decided instead of going out for fresh air, since I had a two hour walk at CompUSA to rearrange my furniture a bit. I put the eight foot long green sofa underneath the mirror on the far bedroom walk. I put the antique pineapple day bed where the green sofa was underneath the window. I put the television cabinet in the far window corner with speakers on it with the television on them. I put the Danish end table in front of the stereo system. I put the bar in the same corner in front of the stereo and television setup. I left the rest pretty much the same. As usual the apartment is a bit crowded, but it seems to work once one get use to it. I guess it is ideal for a near sighted computer person. Well I might rest a bit, have a good morning. CIO

 

NOTE:<88888>12/21/99 Tuesday 9:30 A.M. EDT: I was up at midnight last night and I had breakfast of Post Great Grains, English muffin with raspberry jam, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I studied the weather satellite photos on the internet, and I found this Northeast Pacific IR Ch. 4 Loop which I believe possibly shows the weather front that came through here last Thursday. I call it the "Wind of the Dragon" or the "Fury of the Fories". It is the same weather front going around the world, you can look at more satellite photos at TPC Satellite Imagery List . I was also told yesterday at the Greenwich Post Office by a frequent walker in the Manhattan area that New York City has ordered 15,000 body bags anticipating terrorism. I checked with the New York City FBI office, and they said it was 15,000 garbage bags. From reading the recent news, it might have been misinterpreted in that they possibly would need 15,000 for the flood victims in Venezuela according to news stories I have read. It is hard to tell what the real story is. I went back to bed, and I just had more of my Greek Grain salad, Dutch Crumb cake, ice tea, and I am now having Twinning Earle Grey Tea for my wake me up. I have to get some honey for tea today, and possibly some cans of Sternno to warm water in case we should have any power failures at the Year 2000. All I know is from what I have read is that a great deal of the New York City Tri State electricity comes from Canadian Natural Gas down a pipe line that was built about 30 years ago, so possibly the Canadian Natural Gas pipeline is not Y2K complaints. I guess we will all have to wait and see and keep our fingers cross. Well have a good morning. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/20/99 Monday 3:40 P.M. EDT: Well I cleaned up and I went out at about 8 A.M. this morning. I stopped by the Fleet Bank on South Water Street in Byram, Ct. and I discovered I had to go to the main branch at Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I then drove down by the waterfront and I discovered the sea birds had flown the coop. I then drove over to Bank of New York, and I did some business. I then went over to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop and not much was going on the rainy cold day. I then went down to the Greenwich Post Office, and I paid my Bell Atlantic telephone bill. I then drove back around through town, and I stopped by a book store on East Putnam Avenue, and I viewed the selections of picture books. I then stopped by the Greenwich Hospital cafeteria, and I had a early lunch of Avocado Heart and Sliced black olives with balsamic vinegar, red vinegar, and olive oil for .25 ounce for about $3.50. I then went over to the Grand Union and I bought boxes of ten packs of GU dry milk for $5.89 each and four boxes of GU Old Fashioned oats for .99 a pound for any Year 2000 problem preparations. I also bought a boneless rib eye steak at $4.99 a pound for $8.28 for $24.02 total. I noticed quite a few familiar faces amongst the retired population doing their usual Monday morning shopping. I then went back to Putnam Trust Bank of New York and did more business. I returned back by Railroad Avenue, and I stopped by Interstate Fire Prevention and I picked up my recharged and checked fire extinguisher for $38.25 plus $2.29 tax for $40.54 total plus I bought for $5 a long vertical sign that says "Fire Extinguisher" with a arrow pointing down for $5. I then returned home and put the fire extinguisher by the kitchen entrance with the tin arrow sign pointing down at it. I then put the four oatmeal boxes and the two powder milk boxes in the right living room closet, so I have them available for Year 2000 problems. I figure one can mix oats and powder milk with cold water for an emergency meal in case we have any energy problems. I put the two boneless rib eye steaks in the freezer. I then went back out and mailed a letter to a family member whom wanted me to return an item. I next stopped by the Greenwich Library and briefed too long time users on the local situation as I perceive it. I then returned home, and I filed this report. I guess I will have a bite to eat, so have a good evening. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/20/99 Monday 5:50 A.M. EDT: I relaxed a bit yesterday after I came in. I had some of the Greek Grain salad, with Dutch Crumb cake and ice tea for my 5 P.M. meal. I went to bed shortly thereafter. I was up at 4 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of two medium boiled eggs, two English muffin halves with butter and raspberry jam, a 12 oz. glass of orange juice with my vitamins and supplements, a large 16 oz. cup of coffee, and a large bowl of my fruit salad mixture. I then sifted through some paper works and mailings and sorted them out. Today I have to pay my Bell Atlantic phone bill. I have to pick up the recharged fire extinguisher at Interstate Fire Prevention in Byram. I am planning to prepared a bit more for any Year 2000 problems by going to the Grand Union and buying four containers of old fashioned oatmeal and two large boxes of powdered milk. I might drift around town a bit also. There is not a lot else happening. I guess I will start to clean up and shower. I might have a 4 P.M. appointment today. Well it is the beginning of another week and the beginning of the "Never Ending Routine". Well have a good morning. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/19/99 Sunday 2:20 P.M. EDT: I went downtown. I stopped by CVS, and I bought a carton of Swiss Sweets cigar cigarettes for $15.04. I said good morning to a couple of local citizens. I then went by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I viewed the water. I noticed that several old gray sea gulls were flying around that are normally down in Florida this time of year, so they must have come up here to avoid inclement weather that might be arriving down there. I chatted with a fellow over at the Presbyterian church who has a new electronic camera for $80. It is yellow and black plastic of some sort. I then headed over to the Food Emporium, and I bought four boxes of 25 bags of Twining Tea for $2.49 and a box of 48 Lipton Green Tea bags $3.29 for $13.25 total. I noticed for some odd reason they are selling Argentinean turkeys at the Food Emporium. I then headed over to the Arnold Bread store outlet, and I bought two loaves of Arnold 12 grain bread for .99 each and a 12 pack of Arnold English muffins for $1.79 for $3.77 total. I returned home, and I put away my purchases. I gave one of my fellow tenants a box of the Earle Grey tea for doing me a favor. Well not much else is happening. I guess I could just relax for the rest of the day since I was up early. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/19/99 Sunday 11:00 A.M. EDT: I have finished house cleaning and showering and cleaning up myself. I will go out for a breath of fresh air. Have a good morning. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/19/99 Sunday 7:55 A.M. EDT: Well the Christmas holidays are rapidly approaching. I rested around Thursday morning. A friend came down and we toured the Mews Thrift Shop. Somebody has Queen Victoria's walking cane for sale for $2. I noticed the Mandarin Guard was present, so high ranking representatives are in the area. I then headed over to Tod's Point and observed five jets flying into Westchester Airport in formation, which seems to be ready to collide. We have the death star or furry of fieries wind that day. I then sifted through the clearance items at Staples. While driving east to west on Putnam Avenue at about 3:30 A.M. that afternoon, I noticed that a funnel cloud was high up in the cloud moving across the area. I returned home and I had a cup of Twinning tea with the visitor. The visitor left, and I then went over to Interstate Fire Protection, but they were closed. I then went over to Fleet Bank, and I withdrew funds. I then went over to the church in North Terrytown, New York and made a small donation to be used at the discretion of the minister. I then returned back home, and I was stopped by a Spanish state policeman and who checked my identification and license. I noticed they were advertising a movie "Hurricane". I believe this wind circling globe recently might cause a hurricane in other parts of the world. I stopped by CompUSA in White Plains, New York and viewed the merchandise. I stopped by Westchester County airport, and I chatted with flight staff. I then stopped by Exxon and filled the car with about $13.75 of premium. I then stopped by the Grand Union and bought for 4 bananas for $2. I then returned home, and I did straighten up the kitchen cabinets for a while. I went to bed about 10 A.M., and I was up at around 5 P.M.. I did some other routines. I then went to bed relaxed most of Friday evening and Saturday morning. I made up four three quart containers of ice tea. I added bananas to the fruit salad. I made a Greek Grain salad with mushroom, olives, sliced sweets pickles, girgins, parmesan cheese, Post Great Grain cereal, a tomato, a Avocado, several onion, herbs and spices, Angostura teriyaki sauce, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, McHilney Pepper sauce, walnuts and I believe that is all. Just basically what I had lying around the kitchen. I also added red and white vinegar and a bit of olive oil, and I mixed it all together. I let it sit in the refrigerator and set up like a cold muse. I put the Purdue chicken in the freezer, since I figured I would save it for the Christmas holiday if I remember to thaw it in time. I went to bed on Saturday morning about 10 A.M., and I was up about 5 P.M.. I went out and I bought two half gallons of Tropicana tangerine juice for $2.50 each at the Grand Union in the late evening on Saturday and I stopped by the Shell dealer on West Putnam Avenue, and I bought ten packs of Basic light and Ultra lite 100 cigarettes for $25.15. On Friday I also signed up for GEICO home and renters insurance for about $300 a year and I also believe on Friday I changed a group of certain legal documents which I amply display in my apartment. I felt a tired spell, so when back to bed at about 11 P.M. on Saturday evening, and I was up at 4 A.M., and I did house cleaning today. I still have to clean the kitchen and vacuum, and I finished watering the plants. Not much else to report, have a good morning. I also have decided not to go down to San Antonio for Christmas since I believe the present unstable air currents, I don't want to take the risk of flying, since I don't fly much anymore anyway. Well have a good morning. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/16/99 Thursday 8:05 A.M. EDT: This morning I went out about 2 A.M., and I stopped by the Shell Station and bought a pack of Basic Ultra Light 100s for $2.45. I then drove downtown. It is so slow here in town with the mass transit strike, I observed two police officer parked in both lanes on West Putnam Avenue chatting. I guess this happens when all of New York have trouble getting to work. Not much happening. It was a cool slightly drizzly evening about 47 degrees, so I parked downtown and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue. I heard the Swallows of Capistrano back in Greenwich again, so they have come back up north again, I guess anticipating an oncoming storm. I put 17 Nylon webbing straps on the old family couch, so I would expect the storm on the 17th or tomorrow my date. I continued the walk, and it was very quiet. I guess with the railroad MTA on strike, I noticed they are doing repavement at the Greenwich Railroad station, and I suppose it will continue this way for the indefinite future. I was walking slowly since my arthritis still acts up in cold damp weather. I frequently do things by second site, so I then went to the Grand Union, and I chatted with a store employee in French about America and the price of food at different stores. I then entered the store which was perfectly polished and maintained. I bought a half gallon of whole milk for $1.59, two half gallons of Tropicana Ruby Red orange juice for $2.50, a box of Anderson Pretzels for $1.49, a Purdue Oven Roaster for .99 a pound for $7.21. a jar of Forell Raspberry Preserve for .99, a box of Pillsbury Farina $2.44, a bag of Pillsbury unbleached flour .79, a bundle Scott Family napkins $2.50, some sort of produce at for .53 @.59 a pound two boxes of Post Great Grains $2, a box of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" $1.29, a 20 oz. Stauffer’s Lasagna $2.99, a bottle of Angostura bitters $3.29, a bottle of Xtra pine cleaner $1.39, a box of Parmalt Light Milk $1.55, a box of Dutchland Eggs $1.49, a box of sun maid raisins $1.50, Polly O low fat mozzarella cheese $1.99, a nice large Avocado $1.50, a jar of GU sweet pickles $2.39, a jar of Mott Apple sauce .99, two jars of Vlassic sweet midget girgins $1.50 each, a package of Philadelphia Cream cheese .99, a can of Black Pearl Olives .89 plus another items I will mention shortly all for a total of $55.89 per my usual early month shopping routine. The unnamed item was a Del Monte Caribbean Pineapple which I believe comes from Puerto Rico for $3.99. Historically when I buy a Caribbean Pineapple, it means that it is going to snow, but when the swallows of Capistrano are out in the morning, it usually means it is going to be a little bit warmer for this time of year, I don't know about the weather. In other news I am finally able to release the news, but I will let the official press organizations handle the news. I am not good out in cold damp weather, but if it seem nice after I chop up the pineapple and peel the Clementines, I will make a pineapple Clementine fruit salad with angostura bitters. I did notice some new business men in town have bought Interstate Lumber whom seem to be from the middle east. I hope they know how to handle the proper fire control procedures in managing a lumber yard. Well if Old King Saud ain't here, I don't know who else could have so much influence to bring in this many Federal Marshals into town to protect him. Well back to making fruit salad, have a good morning. By the way for a change I stopped by the Shell Station and bought a carton of Basic Ultra Light 100s for $24.50. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/16/99 THURSDAY 7:25 A.M. EDT: And for you regular note readers, the interpretation briefly of the weather is that if the birds that normally migrate down south two months ago have flown back up north this time of year. We all know that nature has more common sense since it spends more time outside. Thus the birds in their weather observations have chosen to ride out the storm in this location if it should come to pass. I am not the expert, I just frequently make observations by second sight. I would prefer that I am wrong. I am not sure what the story is, but this my guest observation. I will now post my previous morning routine. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/16/99 THURSDAY 7:00 A.M. EDT: AUDUBON NOTIFICATION, EXPECTING STORM OF THE CENTURY IN SOUTHEAST, BIRDS OF THE SOUTH ARE BACK ON GREENWICH AVENUE. CIO


Note:<888>12/16/99 Thursday 1:10 A.M. EDT:I got up the night before last on Tuesday night at 10 P.M.. I had breakfast of wheat chex, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I cooked bacon, but I forgot to eat it for some odd reason, and I usually don't cook bacon with cereal, so I must be getting absent minded. I did not bother cleaning up. I had a bottle of Odd Job Woolite type detergent in a pink bottle, so I took of the slip cover off my eight foot long cow tail sofa and the cushion covers along with a number of throw pillows and put them in the laundry basket. I also took off the slip cover off the Queen Anne chair and its cushion, and I put them in the laundry basket. I then took them out to the car, and it did not snow and it was just a damp night about midnight. I drove over to the Grand Union and I bought a gallon of Prestone antifreeze for $6.79 and about a half gallon of GU fabric softener for $1.99 plus .53 tax for $8.31 total. I also got change of a roll of quarters. I chatted with a hospital employee and a resident Swedish Doctor. I looked sort of dirty since I did not bother cleaning up, and I went over to the Cos Cob laundry which has new machines, and I put in all the slip cover and pillow covers in a large laundry machine which costs $4. I then added the entire bottle of Odd Job liquid woolite and to the first and second dispenser containers of the machine, and I added about two cups of fabric softener to the third dispenser cup, and I set the machine on hot water, and when I put in 16 quarters the machine started. I said good evening to a visiting Brazilian couple whom were doing their laundry also. They did not understand me since they only knew Portuguese. I decided to not just sit in the laundry, for the next hour and a half the machine took, I did a little exercise walking around the Cos Cob shopping plaza area. It was a quiet damp night and not much traffic. The laundry finished at about 1:45 A.M., and I put it in the laundry basket, and I returned home with the laundry. I hung up the large sofa slip cover on the shower curtain rod. I then while the upholstery material was still damp, I put the slip covers pack on the cushions, and pillows and the Queen Anne chair. I moved some furniture and upended the eight foot sofa flipping it on its side. I examined the bottom framing structure, and it is a well made structure with steel supports and springs, and the hemp binding bottom material has held since it was made in 1948. Its cushion material is made from Cow Tail along with the hemp binding material is very try, and conceivable could be a fire hazard, but I would imagine if that were the case, it would have dried out in the first couple of years it was made. In case the hemp binding material which keeps the springs pushed up and in, deteriorated, I decided to put on the blue Nylon webbing over it. I also did vacuum the cushions and pillows before putting on the clean covers. It was about 3:30 A.M. before I was ready to start nailing on the Nylon blue anchor tacks that I got at Odd Jobs for a quarter several years ago. I have about seven boxes of them. I decided to hold off on the project, so as not to disturb my neighbors downstairs until 6 A.M., so I just relaxed a bit until then. At 6 A.M., I tacked on 16 strips of the blue Nylon webbing over the spring assemblage. I made a mistake and I put on one extra strip where it was not needed, so I put on 17 strips of the webbing. The webbing might make the sofa more uniform when sitting on it. It is hard to tell. Of course in a fire Nylon webbing would put off toxic fumes as a lot of modern products would. I guess if the hemp binding bottom fabric gives way, the Nylon will keep the springs in place in the future. It is hard to tell. I then vacuumed behind the couch, and I vacuumed the couch. I then uprighted the couch and attached the three front legs that come off. I then put on the slip cover and straightened it out. Next I put on the cushions and the pillows which were also dry, and I did the same on the Queen Anne chair. I then straightened around the apartment, and this all took until about noon. I ran out of the Philly Sweet Cigar cigarettes, so I had two spare packs of Top cigarette packages with cigarette tobacco and papers. I practiced my rolling technique perfected over the years of time when I could not afford factory made cigarettes, and I still know how to do it pretty well. I went out side and checked my mail, and I received a Christmas card from a friend who is doing just fine. Thanks guys. I then felt a bit tired, so I went to bed from 1 P.M. to 8 P.M.. I got up and had breakfast of three fried eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I relaxed a bit. I thought about doing my curtains and bedspread with last nights procedure of cleaning, but at the moment with the damp weather I feel a little arthritic and woosey, so I feel I don't think I should try to do so much two days in a row. Well I guess I will clean up and have a relaxing evening at home possibly go for a drive. Have a good morning. CIO

 


NOTE:<88888>12/31/99 Friday 9:35 P.M. EST: Well I went out about 7 P.M., and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I stopped by Exxon and put $8.75 of premium gasoline in the old Volvo. I then stopped by the Grand Union which was open until 9 P.M.. I had the Deli make a roast beef sandwich on a Kaiser roll with mayonnaise lettuce and tomato for $3.79, and I also bought two Tony's Pepperoni pizzas for $2.50 each for $8.79 total. I drove down by the waterfront. I then went downtown, and I at half the roast beef sandwich in my car. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I walked through the Greenwich Railroad station and the platform, and a few people were lined up to go to the city. I then walked back up to the center of town. I sat out and I ate the other half of the roast beef sandwich. I then headed over to the Grand Union, and I bought a pound package of Icelandic salmon for $9.99. I then went over to the Food Emporium, and I bought a bag of Wise Riggies sour cream potato chips for $1.49, a bag of Lays Salt and Vinegar chips for .99, a 10 oz. shrimp ring for $4.99, a container of Kraft onion and chive cream cheese dip for $2.29 for $9.76 total. I then returned home, and I had the bag of Wise sour cream potato chips with some of the Kraft sour cream and chives cream cheese and ice tea. I have been watched the New Years Eve celebration on television. While downtown, I wished a British Citizen Happy New Years, and I saw quite a few individuals in grocery stores stocking up with provisions. Well it is a bit cold out, but I might go out for a drive in a little while. Have a Happy New Years Evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/31/99 Friday 5:15 P.M. EST: I went to bed again last night, and I rested until about 8 A.M.. I had breakfast of Post Grain cereal, English muffin, vitamins, orange juice, and cappuccino. I then rested until about 3 P.M.. I finished my coffee, and I finished my Pumpkin Pie. I guess I am watching a bit of television. I guess I will clean up, and go out for some fresh air in a little while. At the moment I have ABC channel 7 on. Well have a Happy New Years Eve. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/30/99 Thursday 9:15 P.M. EST: I was up at about 1 P.M. today. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, pineapple and Clementine fruit salad, English muffin, vitamins, and orange juice and coffee. I got a tired spell and went back to sleep and missed my 3 P.M. appointment. I got up eventually about 6:30 P.M., and I watched the BBC news. I munched on some walnuts. I just finished watched a bit of the travel channel on Amsterdam. I guess my finish off the Purdue chicken along with maybe a bowl of New England Clam chowder in a little while with some of the croutons I made with some ice tea and maybe cappuccino. It feels a bit cold outside, but I suppose it is an average December evening. I am pretty much over my cold, and it is relaxing to stay inside for a change and relax instead of facing the rather hectic pace outside. Well have a good evening. My Windows 98 Second Edition Upgrade has not come yet, but it should be here I guess tomorrow. Well not much else happening. Maybe after I eat and clean up, I might go out for a little night air. Have a good evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/29/99 Wednesday 5:15 A.M. EST: Well I did my laundry, and I have been just relaxing around the old Pied A Terra in the Western Hemisphere. Not much else to report. Have a good morning. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/29/99 Wednesday 10:25 P.M. EDT: I cleaned up, and I changed the sheets on the bed. I went out about 7 P.M., and I stopped by the Greenwich Library. I returned the book on the Czars, and the two videotapes. I checked out, "The Tulip" by Anna Pavord, and I checked out "Time/CBS News People of the Century". I read the local newspaper, and I also read three computer newsweeklies. The library was not very busy, but I noticed if you have allergies, they have a few nice Poinsettia plants there. I then head over to Greenwich Avenue, and I took a walk down the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and west on Railroad Avenue, and then back up Arch Street. I sat out at the Post Office for a while. I noticed it was a typical winter's eve, with a few more children around since school is out during the holiday season. On my way from the library, I stopped by the waterfront. I noticed by wearing my GAP long johns that look like Chinese Prisoner of War long johns, but are pretty warm; I was pretty comfortable out in the cooler evening air. I chatted with one regular walker. I then headed over to the Grand Union, and I bought a half gallon of GU homogenized milk for $1.59, a quart jar of B&G pickles for $1.69, a quart of Parmalat milk for .72 which I use when I run out of whole milk, and a Stauffer's 20 oz. frozen lasagna for $2.99 for $6.99 total. I advised a few informed shopped that if I were stranded in France without electricity hoping to celebrate the Year 2000, one could try vacation in Lanzerote which might still have space available for the Year 2000 Millennium celebration there, if one likes Flamingo dancing. I also remembered today, that this time of years after Christmas up until about March is a good time to look for floor model air conditioners on sale at Sears in White Plains, New York. I bought the one that I have used during the summer and for year round ventilation for 12 years at Sears in White Plains twelve years ago, for about $239 for a $400 10,000 BTU air conditioner then with a ten year compressor warranty which they fixed for free about three years ago. Thus in the next couple of months, or any time soon, I might go looking for an air conditioner there. The nature of my apartment, in the summer in the afternoon, it gets the direct western exposure sunlight which with the black rain terrace outside on the roof can get extremely hot. Unfortunately, I don't get the same effect in the winter. When I returned home, the florescent plant light was off; so it means the power was off briefly. I reset my VCRs and restarted the computer. I imagine anyone in the area whom might be running a server in an office or apartment or house might have to restart their server. Well I guess I have to do laundry this morning. I am feeling better, so it is back to the "Never Ending Routine". Have a good evening. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/29/99 Wednesday 4:50 P.M. EDT: I was up at about 7 A.M. this morning. I had breakfast of Post Grains cereal, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and pineapple and Clementine fruit salad with orange juice and angostura bitters. I relaxed a bit. I chatted with a couple of town agencies and a family member. I remembered in the old days when there was not much oil energy in Manhattan, the Waldorf Astoria use to always fly the United States and the Saudi Arabian flag. I called up Greenwich Hardware store and reserved the Saudi Arabian flag that was on sale at the clearance bin at the entrance. I then went downtown without cleaning up. I stopped by the Putnam Trust Bank of New York ATM machine. I then parked behind Greenwich Hardware store, and I bought the flag for $10.13 a 70 percent discount. I then drove down by the waterfront and I viewed the harbor. I then went over to Greenwich Capitol Associates and showed them the Saudi Flag. I then showed one of the construction crew at the Greenwich Harbor Inn and showed them the Saudi Flag. I then stopped by the Greenwich hospital thrift shop and viewed the merchandise. I chatted with a couple of veterans about how I think golf shoes are not allowed to have metal spikes anymore. I next drove over to Radio Shack, and they don't sell toggle switch covers to insulate metal toggle switches like on the Lindburg radio. I viewed the electronics supplies while waiting there. I then went over to old Greenwich, and the Old Greenwich Thrift shop was closed. I then parked over by the Old Greenwich CVS and I went to the Service Star hardware store, and I viewed what merchandise they have there. I then went to the Old Greenwich CVS, and I viewed the merchandise. There Christmas merchandise is 50% off including big ornamental candles which might be handy for any Y2K problems. I bought a Eveready 6 Volt lantern with battery for $6.49 plus two large red Christmas candles for $1.50 each plus .57 Ct. tax for $10.06 total. I noticed they have even larger candles if you think you might need them. I then went out to Tod's Point. I observed a boat clamming near the entrance to the Cos Cob harbor. I chatted with a couple of walkers. I chatted with a fellow searching the beach with a metal detector looking for lost jewelry. I observed a flock of fifteen seagulls on the beach. It was basically another clear cold day with a moderate wind. I then drove over to the Hyatt Hotel in Old Greenwich, and I viewed the Christmas decorations. They have what looks to be about a 1,000 poinsettias decorating the lobby atrium area. I noticed quite a few seniors having lunch there. I noticed they were putting in new carpet by the far conference room where the ATM machine is. I chatted with a couple of staff. I then went over to Staples, and I viewed the merchandise in the store. They were stocking the store with more merchandise. I then returned to the Hospital Thrift shop, and I viewed some other merchandise. I chatted with a couple of staff. I then returned home, and I chatted with some of the building tenants and staff. I then came up to my apartment, and I hung the Saudi Arabian flag over the center winter above the air conditioner. I put the Eveready lantern by the entrance to the apartment. I put the two red candles on the lazy Susan. I had a early dinner of reheated white chicken meat, steamed broccoli, and corn bread stuffing along with ice tea. I then filled this report. Well have a good evening. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/28/99 Tuesday 7:30 P.M. EDT: Another day of the blahs with this cold. I did successfully make up four three quart containers of ice tea, using nine Tetley tea bags, seven Lipton green tea bags, one black cherry tea bag, one Twinings Earle Grey tea bag, three old Twinings Earle Grey tea bags, 3/4 cup of sugar, 12 oz. of Ruby Red orange juice, two teaspoons of Angostura bitters and the rest water. My usual method is to boil about a gallon of water, and add the tea bags, sugar, and bitters and let it seep for an hour occasionally stirring, then I remove the bags which I can not compost since I don't have a garden. I then add the orange juice, and pour one equal part of the mixture into each of the four 3 quart orange juice containers, filling the rest with tap water. I let the orange juice containers sit filled with hot water while doing this process to sanitize them. I basically think I have enough refrigerated to last a little over a week. I am no long using the humidifiers anymore, since in this damp cold weather despite the electric heat, it tends to aggravate the arthritis with more humidity. I had a relaxing day. I checked down at the desk at the Casa Marina 1‑800‑626‑0777 and told the young fellow at the desk from Champaign, Illinois they should keep a weather watch on down there. I also email the governors of Texas and Florida today to keep a weather eye out on and mentioned a couple of local events. I also remember in the old days that if one was afraid of a "Dust Storm" developing in Texas, one kept a Dust car hand which was an old jalopy handy with an oil bath air filter like the one I gave away in Nantucket, and one would drive the historical dust free roads in Texas that are supposedly mapped in some navigation guides. Having never dealt with that situation myself, I am not sure what the real story is. On the Air India hijacking situation, you might try to find out if anyone on board has a working cell phone that you could contact them on, of course with the hijackers permission. It seems to be that following the current weather pattern, the expected terrorist event Seattle that caused the cancellation of the New Year's celebration there might be that they're expecting the same storm to arrive there that recently hit France. Well hopefully tomorrow, I will be fully enough recovered to catch up on my usual weekend house cleaning routine. I also need to do some laundry. Well not much else happening. I did heat some Purdue chicken with white breast meat with Tabasco and corn bread stuffing and had it with a chilled seltzer water in a frost mug. I also had a chance to watch ABC news for two nights in a row which is quite unusual, so at least I have some idea what they're talking about versus the internet. Well have a good evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/28/99 Tuesday 2:00 P.M. EDT: Well I did a little bit of relaxing and thinking until about 4 A.M. this morning. I chatted with AOL, and I decided not to terminate my account with them until the end of the January billing period, although I never use the service. I was up at 8 A.M. this morning. I got around to having breakfast of two soft boiled eggs, two English muffin halves, orange juice, vitamins, pineapple and Clementine salad, and Samba instant coffee. I then relaxed a bit. I still have the cold, but I seem to be getting over it gradually. I started making a batch of ice tea which I am just about to refrigerate. I went downstairs and checked my mail, and I received my MCI bill. I dumped out some garbage also. I relaxed a bit more. I might try to do a little house cleaning, but I basically have all week to do it, if I even decide I have the energy to do it. Well have a good afternoon. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/27/99 Monday 9:15 P.M. EDT: Well I finished watering the plants. I chatted with a family member. The ABC evening news said that in addition all the other damage in France from the hurricane winds, tens of thousands of trees were leveled at Versailles by the same storm. Many of them were over 200 years old. I suppose there will be plenty of wood for new furniture or toothpicks. I reorganized some of the family photographs in the presentation frames in my living room, updating them with more current photographs. I moved out the blue sofa a few inches towards the door, so one can access the mahogany desk drawers a little bit. I put the two miniature palms on either side of the Lindbergh radio. I put the two struggling pathos plants in the window sill to the right of the computer. I thought that part of my cold might be an allergy to pollen in the Poinsettia plant, I bought the day before Christmas, so I put it downstairs in the community room window. I set out a couple of the heavy duty sand type candles in case, one needs them in any Y2K problem. I put the Revere bowl on the lazy Susan with the left over Clementines in them. I really don't have the energy do any house cleaning, so I will leave it until later. I put the remainder of the furniture webbing in the living room mahogany bureau drawer. Not much accomplished really, but I hopefully tomorrow I will feel a little bit better. I think I will try to go to bed now, so have a good evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/27/99 Monday 5:15 P.M. EDT: I continued to rest a bit until 2 or 3 P.M.. I went outside briefly and threw out some garbage. I checked the mail, and I received a copy of "New York Racing" for December 1999. The lower headline says, "Vanderbilt honored in memorial service." by Francais LaBelle Jr. Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, one of the most important people in thorough racing in the 20th century, was remembered Dec. 6 by family and friends "as a man who brought so much honor to the world of thoroughbred racing" in an upbeat memorial service at Aqueduct. Vanderbilt died at his Mill Neck, New York, home November 12 after making his daily visit to Belmont Park to watch the morning workouts and dole out cookies and lemon drops to friends. He was 87. The article continues on with the usual tidbits about the Vanderbilt family and is featured with a picture of him with "Native Dancer". Well I guess that is another story that Yahoo Reuters missed out on. Well I then had some reheated chicken leg and thigh with a little white meat with the rest of the Heinz turkey gravy and with canned mushrooms, and I mixed up the rest of the corn bread stuffing and I saved the remainder in the refrigerator. I had some Twinning Earle gray tea and honey just now. I am just finishing up watering the plants. That is probably all of the weekly house chores I will be up to for the time being. Have a good evening. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/27/99 Monday 10:45 A.M. EDT: Well I rested until about 4 A.M., and I got up and had some crumb cake and pumpkin pie and ice tea. I rested intermittently until about 9 A.M.. I chatted with a few people. I still have some of my cold or flu, so I am staying inside. I might try to do some housecleaning if I have enough energy. I will see how I feel after I have breakfast. Reading the story about the hurricane winds in Europe, I was wondering if the eight Ferris wheels they had set up in Paris survived the wind. It got me to thinking that this same high wind going around the globe might topple the Millennium Wheel next to parliament and it might fall over and crush parliament which would be unfortunate for the British legal system. Well from what I can tell here, it is all pretty much the same with all the "Movers and Shakers" away in their warmer homes, while the more simpler residents here seem to be able to withstand this recent cold spell. Well have a good morning. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/26/99 Sunday 9:25 P.M. EDT: Well I have tried to rest a bit until this cold or flu goes away. I had some reheated white chicken meat, with Heinz turkey gravy with canned mushrooms, cornbread stuffing, and cranberry sauce for dinner. I also munched on some pumpkin pie earlier in the day. Well time to rest some more. Have a good evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/26/99 Sunday 5:50 P.M. EDT: I think I am on the second day of a three day flu or cold. I am feeling a little better. About two hours ago, I had three soft boiled eggs, English muffin, pineapple and Clementine fruit mixture, orange juice, vitamins and supplements, and a cup of Twinings Earle Grey tea with a teaspoon of honey. I am saving my Earle Grey teabags after I use them to use in my ice tea mixture for a little different flavor. I chatted with a family member, and she is doing well. I turned the heat up a little bit in the apartment. Somebody called me to buzz them in the building. I watched a little bit of ice skating on television. I suppose I should try to rest some more. I don't think I will have the energy to do my housecleaning today. I am also not sure if my Monday 4 P.M. appointment would want me to show up with the remains of a cold or flu. Well have a good evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/26/99 Sunday 2:35 P.M. EDT: I seemed to have come down with a cold for the last 24 hours, so I have just been resting in bed. I had some crumb cake and ice tea. I also took a hot shower to wash off the perspiration. I am feeling a bit better, but I think I should continue to rest. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/25/99 Saturday 6:10 P.M. EDT: I put a can of mushrooms with the Heinz turkey gravy when I had my Christmas dinner earlier. I cleaned up after it. I then drove down by the waterfront and there is a thin layer of ice on Greenwich Harbor. I next drove over to Tod's Point and quite a few people were out walking dogs and strolling the Audubon pathways. I parked in the southwest parking lot, and I walked along the south shore to the south east corner where most of the water birds were sitting on the water to be away from any winds out of the north west. I saw large swans, drakes, sea gulls, and Canadian geese. Quite a few different species of dogs were also being walked. There was hardly any wind, and it was a clear cool day. I ran into a regular walker and returned with him back to my car and discussed the last several weeks events. I drove him over to his car. I headed back into town, and I drove down by the waterfront in town. I returned home, and I reheated a chicken leg and thigh with corn bread stuffing. I ate it with the cranberry sauce and ice tea. I also before eating ate a piece of pumpkin pie and crumb cake. I am a bit arthritic, but I have it a bit cooler in the apartment, so I don't feel quite so hot. I think I will try going to bed earlier, and trying to get a good nights rest. Well have a good evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/25/99 Saturday 1:00 P.M. EDT: Merry Christmas. I had a long sleep last night, and I was up this morning about 8 A.M., and I had breakfast of coffee, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and Post Great Grains cereal. It is a tad warm in the apartment, and I fell back asleep. I got back up about 11 A.M., and I started cooking a Purdue chicken about and hour ago, which should be done in about a half hour. I will have it for Christmas dinner with cranberry sauce, corn bread stuffing, and broccoli, with Heinz gravy. I opened my Christmas presents. I got a nice Burgundy Patagonia vest and a John's Island golf shirt along with the many other gifts I purchased with my Christmas funds earlier in the month. I listened to a bit of Christmas music on 88.5 FM national public radio. I showered and cleaned up. I just finished listening to Queen Elizabeth II's Christmas message Royal Insight ‑ The Queen's Christmas Message 1999 . Merry Christmas and Peace to You. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/24/99 Friday 9:05 P.M. EDT: Well I went downtown. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I took a walk around the train station. I walked back up the Avenue. I sat out at the top of the Avenue. I walked back down the Avenue. I took a walk around the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. There were a few people out strolling. I drove down by the waterfront. I drove through Bruce Park. I came back west on Putnam Avenue. I noticed quite a few churches were busier with earlier services. I returned home, and I wished a couple of my neighbors Merry Christmas. Well I guess I will start trying to get some sleep. Have a warm Christmas Eve. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/24/99 Friday 6:20 P.M. EDT: I slept until 5 P.M.. I got up and I had a broiled boneless ribeye steak for dinner along with microwaved potato, steamed broccoli, ice tea, and coffee. It is a little warm in the apartment, but I thought I better warm it up a bit since it is suppose to be down to 0 degrees F. to 5 degrees F. this Christmas Eve. Presently it is 25 degrees F.. I put on my long underwear and turtle neck along with my burgundy Canadian Goose sweater, green corduroys, and I will wear my green parka along with my Icelandic knit cap and warm leather gloves. Not that it is really cold, but if I am out for an extended period of time, this will help me retain some of my natural body heat. Well have a Merry Christmas Eve. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/24/99 Friday 2:50 P.M. EDT: Well I went out after the last message. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I parked downtown, and I walked up to CVS and I bought a bottle of CVS yellow mouthwash 50.7 oz. for $3.49 and .21 tax for $3.70. I walked back down the Avenue. I tried to stop in St. Moritz for a croissant, but there were about a hundred people waiting in line. I chatted with one local Avenue resident. I walked back up to the car, and I drove down by the waterfront. There were about a half dozen sea gulls resting there. I stopped by Exxon and purchased $9.95 of premium. I stopped by the Grand Union, and I bought a red poinsettia plant for $3.34 plus .20 tax for $3.54 total. I then drove over to the Arnold Bakery outlet which closes today at 3 P.M.. I bought a Pumpkin Pie for $1.89, a bag of corn bread stuffing for $1.99 for $3.88 total, and they gave me a crumb cake for free. I returned home, and I ate some crumb cake and the rest of the fruit salad with ice tea. I then peeled and cleaned the pineapple and diced it. I also peeled and sectioned about two thirds of a box of clementines, and I mixed them all together. I then put them all in a Rubbermaid container, and I filled it up to the rim with Ruby Red orange juice and put it in the refrigerator. I put the rest of the clementines in a silver plate fruit bowl on the lazy Susan. I put the red poinsettia by the Queen Anne chair for viewing. Well I feel a bit of a chill coming on, so I think I will try to take a nap for a while. Have a good afternoon.

NOTE:<88888>12/24/99 Friday 8:40 A.M. EDT: I put out the white wool blanket on the day bed. I updated Scott's Broadcast with a holiday message sound.htm . Well I suppose it is normal routine. Have a good morning. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/24/99 Friday 7:40 A.M. EDT: Well I made my 3 P.M. appointment yesterday. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop afterwards, but it is closed yesterday and today for the Christmas Holiday. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and checked out "Chronicle of the Russian Tsars", and the videotapes "Young Einstein" and "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes". I read the local paper there also. I think they might be closed today also. I then went by the Grand Union and purchased a head of broccoli for $1.50, a 16 oz. jar of GU clover honey $2.59, a pineapple for $1.99, a box of Clementines $3.99, two boneless ribeye steaks at $5.99 a pound for $9.70 for $19.77 total. I then returned home, and I broiled one of the ribeye steaks, along with a microwaved potato, steamed broccoli, and ice tea for dinner. I went to bed about 6 P.M.. I was up at 5 A.M., and I had two soft boiled eggs, two halves English muffin, a bowl of fruit, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee for breakfast. I went back to bed until just now. It is a bit cool in the apartment and since it is damp out, I feel a bit arthritic, but I get use to it over time. I guess I will do some simple routines today. I took the Purdue chicken out of the freeze several days ago to defrost, so tomorrow for Christmas dinner I will cook it along with whatever happens to be available. Well have a good morning. I also took the orange blanket out of the closet and put it on the long green sofa, and I put the blue blanket on the blue sofa. Well have a good day. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/23/99 Thursday 2:00 P.M. EDT: I went back to bed until noon. I listened to music while I had some Progresso New England Clam chowder with croutons, English muffins, ice tea, and Twinning Earle Grey Tea with honey. I also baked the croutons and bread crumbs, so they are nice and crispy. I got my GEICO Travelers home and renters policy. I have a 3 P.M. appointment, so I will start cleaning up and showering. I also rotated the jackets in my two living room closets, so I have easier access to the right closet with my frequently used clothing than the left closet with my less used clothing. Well not much happening, so I guess it is the same old routine. Have a good afternoon. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/23/99 Thursday 7:20 A.M. EDT: I was up at 5 A.M.. I had breakfast of eight Aunt Jamima pancakes, orange juice, vitamins, and cappuccino. I watched a bit of television. It is suppose to be cold this holiday period. Have a good morning. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/22/99 Wednesday 10:30 P.M. EDT: Well I rested after the last message until about 5 P.M.. I had a Stauffer's 20 oz. lasagna for dinner. I finally went out about 8 P.M., and I chatted with a neighbor. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local newspaper. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by the Grand Union, and I bought a 8 oz. jar of GU clover honey. I returned home, and I ate rest of the pretzels. I watched a bit of television. I chatted with a friend giving him a brief summary of recent events. I guess I will pass up the winter solstice full moon this evening, and get to bed early. It is suppose to be really cold out the next few days, so stay warm. Have a warm evening. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/22/99 Wednesday 1:50 P.M. EDT: I went out after the last message, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York and did some business. I then went by the Hospital Thrift Shop and viewed the merchandise. I then stopped by CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and with the store circular coupon I bought two for the price of one two four packs of GE 40 watt light bulbs for $2.99 plus .18 tax for $3.17 total. I then stopped Greenwich Hardware www.greenwichhardware.com a two pack of large sterno cans for $6.99 plus a tea infuser for $2 plus sales tax of .54 for $9.53 total. I then drove on down the Avenue and stopped by the Mews Thrift shop and bought a Lloyds LCD clock for $2.50 and the replica of the Lindbergh Radio for $20. I had to walk over to the People's Bank ATM to withdraw funds for the Lindbergh Radio. I then drove on down by the waterfront and there was a very healthy young to middle age seagull down by the waterfront. I then drove home the back way. There was a wreck out by Western Junior High Drive and the Post Road. I came up and put the LCD radio underneath the green lamp with the Victorian Lamp shade. I set up the Lindbergh Radio on the brown mahogany chest and tuned it into FM 88.5. The tape feature on it does not seem to work, but it is a good sounding radio. I put the wooden pineapple underneath the Victorian Lamp shade. I had the rest of the Greek Grain salad with ice tea. I turned on my major stereo system with FM 88.5 playing through the apartment. I turned up the heat a bit since it is suppose to be down to 15 to 20 degrees tonight. I am a bit tired. I will take a nap or go out in a while. Well have a good afternoon. CIO


NOTE:<88888>12/22/99 Wednesday 9:00 A.M. EDT: I had some more Greek grain salad and ice tea. I moved the mahogany bedroom bureau back into the living room left of the left closet. I set it up with the same bric a brac including the hurricane lamps. I put the restored brown leather chair in front of the left closet door. I rehung the bedroom door, so it is in place with the mahogany mirror on the outside of it. I put the DeLonghi radiator by the bar. I put the palm leaf hamper by the left night stand. I put an eight watt bulb in the entrance lamp with the glass globe, and I moved the General Electric lamp socket adjuster into the right parsons lamp with a 100 Watt bulb for reading. I have finished cleaning up and showering, so now I will go out shortly for some errands. Well have a good morning. CIO

NOTE:<88888>12/22/99 Wednesday 5:35 A.M. EDT: I was thinking that with the flood disaster in Venezuela that having the Queen Elizabeth II cruise ship in Barbados for New Years Eve 2000 might not be a smart idea, since there might be a lot of bodies floating around in that area north of Barbados or adjacent islands like Tobago. I suppose the best place to put the QE II cruise ship would possibly be the port of New Orleans, Louisiana. I relaxed most of the last period since the last message sleeping a lot. I did have a light dinner about 7 P.M. yesterday of Greek Grain salad, Dutch crumb cake, and ice tea. I went back to bed and got up about midnight. I had two medium boiled eggs, two English muffin halves with raspberry jam, fruit salad, vitamins, and coffee. I remember that around the fall of 1962 a group of friends and myself I think I remember buried a time capsule up around North Terrytown to be opened on the Year 2000. I emailed the archives about it. As I recall there was nothing of value just a few items that a bunch of kids might have placed in what I believe was a old QE II toffee tin. When I looked at the location where it was placed the sacrete cement looked like it had been tampered with and replaced with an identical sealing patch made of Portland cement, so it is hard to tell what the real case is with that time capsule. For all I know someone put a landmine there or some other nonsense. I then went back to bed and slept until now. Well I guess I will nipple on something and shower and clean up and go out and do a few errands. Well have a good morning. CIO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Note:<888>01/07/00 Friday 5:20 P.M. EST: I went to bed after the last message, and I was up at about 4:30 A.M. this afternoon. I had breakfast of two soft boiled eggs, toast, corn muffin, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I called up West Point, and mentioned that I had seen a very tall young gentleman walking around Greenwich at Christmas time that looked like a family relative. I also noticed last night that the Jensen barometer on my apartment door indicated humidity of 68%, but when I went to bed this past morning, and at present the barometer has almost maxed out, and is at 30.9 and its maximum is 31, so we have unusually high barometric pressure for the last day, which I suppose means good weather conditions. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>01/07/00 Friday 4:25 A.M. EST: I made mashed potatoes earlier with my potato ricer, and they came out great for the rib eye steak, and pea and mashed potato dinner with ice tea and coffee. I went out about 11 P.M., and I walked around Greenwich Avenue. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, it was a cool dry night out, so my arthritis did not bother me. I walked up to the top of the Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I walked over by Mason street and cut back through Pick Wick plaza. I viewed the shop window displays. I found a small finger nail clipper which I put in my change purse. I also found a couple of notes left by other people. I sat out for a while in the center of town. The lights are on at the Veterans monument again. In all it was a peaceful quiet night. I drove down by the harbor on my way before the walk. I stopped back down by the harbor on my way back out of town. I threw the steak bone out in the wood when I left the building in case any wild life was hungry. I returned home about 12:30 A.M.. I put the little mahogany rack by the front door entrance with my Icelandic knit cap, leather gloves, and scarves on it. I moved the French chateau pictures on the wall with the other French prints. I put the Dutch equestrian statue on the hallway bookcase. I moved the Queen Elizabeth II coronation photograph from Life Magazine to the upper level of the bookcase in the hallway. I put the Rembrandt print of the Sultan of Fez above the copper cafe scene sculpture which could serve as an antenna. I put the watercolor of Maxims where the Rembrandt print copy is. I raise the print of the "Legend of Mingo Creek" a bit and centered it underneath the Maxim water color. I put the other French cafe scene of the Moulin Rouge underneath the Hallway mirror. I then relaxed for the rest of the evening sipping ice tea and having a quiet evening at home reviewing old fish stories. Well have a good morning. I thought in a McGiver type of emergency if one pulled of the contact off a PCI computer card that cause it not to work, since they like a gold plate contact strip, and if one did not have a small bit of gold solder and the proper solder iron with a magnifying glass, one might theoretically take a one hair brush improvised with one hair attached to a toothpick, and try painting in a small strip of gold circuitry along the printed circuit line with a bit of gold leaf paint, and then dry it with a hair dryer quickly. It theoretically might work a quick fix solution making similar electrical contact where one of the tiny contact strips pulled off. CIO

Note:<888>01/06/00 Thursday 9:00 P.M. EST: Well I went back to sleep after the last message, and at 2 P.M., NOAA weather radio went off twice warning of severe thunderstorms expected in Westchester County. It woke me up in time to clean up and make it to my 3 P.M. appointment. I then stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop. I bought a European cork remover with a red handle and two tongs on either side for removing corks without damaging them for .50 there. I then drove down by the waterfront. I ran into one of my neighbors who is getting a new Compaq computer, and I encourage him to get cable modem access. He wants to use it to trade with Merrill Lynch. I took him for a drive and we caught up on the news. I dropped him back off at home. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library and the local newspaper had an article about President Clinton arriving in the area to move into his new home. I gave them a quick briefing on the history of the Scott family in Virginia and a local school teacher whom was related to us. I then drove by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I then headed over to Port Chester, and I went to Odd Job. I bought three Toshiba 9 volt batteries which expire 12/2000 for .99 each, and a 12 Volt battery work light with a 12 volt bulb for $2.99 for $6.36 total. I then stopped by Staples, and I found the ATT 4051 battery for my General Electric cordless phone for $14.99 plus $1.01 tax for $16 total. I noticed the have in the Clearance center there three can packages each 24 bags of a gourmet Boston tea with Ginseng, Egyptian pharaoh tea, and Green Tea for $5. I stopped by Tripolldi Appliance and told them about the NOAA weather warning. I then returned home. I put the two nine volt batteries in my two smoke detectors. I put the third in the my bedroom clock radio. I put the new battery to charge up in the GE cordless phone. I then decided to have one of the defrosted steaks for dinner. But first I peeled nine potatoes, and then I diced them. I am now boiling them to make mashed potatoes along with the steak and steamed frozen peas for dinner along with ice tea and coffee. Well have a good evening. I left the 12 Volt work light on the back seat of the car. CIO

Note:<888>01/06/00 Thursday 11:30 A.M. EST: I made up a batch of a half dozen corn muffins. I had one corn muffin with butter, and I put the rest in a Danish cookie tin. I add a teaspoon of olive oil to the corn muffin mix. I also made up a batch of ice tea using several different types of tea bags and my usual recipe. About 9 A.M., I had some Ramen noodles with Angostura teriyaki sauce and a can of Progresso New England clam chowder along with ice tea. I got a tired spell, so I took a nap until 11 P.M. when I got a telephone call from a family member who has the flu, so I guess it is going around. Well I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon, so I guess I better start cleaning up. Have a good day. CIO


Note:<888>01/06/00 Thursday 6:25 A.M. EST: I updated the text file of Scott's Random Notes to date mlsnote1.txt linked from note02pr.htm . I am printing it out now. Maybe, it is time to make corn muffins. CIO

Note:<888>01/06/00 Thursday 4:25 A.M. EST: I updated Scott's Broadcast sound.htm . CIO

Note:<888>01/06/00 Thursday 3:25 A.M. EST: Well I was up at 2 A.M. this morning. As usual there is nothing on the tube. I listened to BBC crabbing about www.freeserve.com not making any money. Well come to think of it, I don't think the BBC ever makes any money, so it must be the latest way of advertising British tourism trying to get people to visit there while all of their people visit Disney. Well living on this side of the Great Pond, we always know the Grass is always greener. I soft boiled three eggs for breakfast with toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. Well not much else to report on. I suppose all the new users of the new Greenwich Library Peterson addition in times once they accumulate some gems of wisdom will be coming up with their own pearls of wisdom. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>01/05/00 Wednesday 6:30 P.M. EST: I have been awake since the last message. I installed the old 1 gigabyte Western Digital drive on the backup 486 bedroom computer. Its CMOS only recognizes a half gigabyte when one runs Fdisk. I transferred the other files to the new C: drive switching them around with the old Western Digital procedure for copying drives which they no longer post. I have a print out of the procedure. I found an old 3COM ethernet II card in my surplus parts, and I spent quite a bit of time installing it. I had to take out the Cdrom from my main computer to install it. However, it does not work with the @home cable modem, and the backup 486 computer is not really powerful enough. This all took quite a bit of time, since I had to shrink the cable from the living room wall to the bedroom, since the bedroom cable connection does not work with the modem. I rearrange my television cables temporarily. I initially copied the Network files for the old 3com Ethernet II one file at a time off my main computer. I finally took out the Cdrom and installed it temporarily in the old 486. Once I determined the old 3COM ethernet II device would not work in the old 486, I took it out, and while I had the Cdrom drive in it, I installed the Windows 98 second edition upgrade on it also. I did not finish all of this until after 9 A.M. this morning. I ran Speedisk on the drives on the backup 486. Once I had everything straightened around, and I was testing the main computer, it did not work. I determined that I had pulled off one of the pins on my Intel PCI ethernet 10/100 card, and after checking with Entree, and Optimum Online, I determined I would have to go up to Norwalk for the replacement part. I also finished up my Clementine fruit and pineapple salad with the rest of the Christmas cranberry. I set two steaks to defrost in the refrigerator. After cleaning up, I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I then drove up to CompUSA in Norwalk. They had similar cards from $13 to $70, and the Intel card was $50. I decided to go next door to the WIZ which is owned by Cablevision now. I bought a SOHOware Fast 10/100 ethernet card for $29.99 plus $1.80 tax for $31.79. They have two main cablevision optimum online areas in the store. I noticed they have the Canon HandiCam for $279. I toured their Clearance area which is 10% off regular. I cancelled my HBO subscription as of January 10, since I hardly ever watch television. I just was using the trial $5 a month subscription for the last six months. I looked at various items in stock and the have lots of floor model clearance items. They are sold out of Digital cameras. I then went by Circuit City, and I looked at the same cross section of merchandise. I noticed the Sprint replacement battery for my $20 one year old GE cordless phone is $17 which I did not get. They have a Carousel Convection Microwave oven for above the range or else where in clearance for $200, and the same range model without convection in the GE clearance item for $300. The Carousel is missing a 1.5 inch by 12 inch plastic molding on the left side. I looked at other items. I then headed back to Greenwich in rush hour traffic. I stopped by CVS at the Riverside Shopping center and bought a carton of Philly Natural cigar cigarettes for $14.19, 3 boxes of corn muffin mix for $1 all, and half gallon of Gilda's whole milk for $1.69 plus .85 Ct. tax for $17.73. I returned home. It was quite cold out today on the clear sunny day. I installed the new Sohoware Fast ethernet 10/100 card very quickly using their software for the drive when I booted after closing up the machine. I uninstalled the Intel Network drive, and did a couple minor tweaks. It is all working fine, just as fast as before, although this is a slow time of evening for the net. Well I am hungry, so I think I will have the last of my Stauffer hearty meals, I believe a chicken medley and then rest a bit and go to bed. I have been awake for close to 24 hours, so I am a bit tired. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>01/04/00 Tuesday 10:25 P.M. EST: I had a call this morning from a relative who is having a RoadRunner cable modem installed. I slept until about 2 P.M.. I had breakfast of wheat chex, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I went back to bed until about 7 P.M.. I guess I was tired. I chatted with a friend who called up. I ran Norton Speed Disk on my C: drive that I worked on last night. I just finished a C: drive to D: drive backup. I had dinner about 9:30 P.M. of a Stauffer's 16 oz. Hearty Pot Roast dinner with ice tea. I am in the process of installing the old 1 gigabyte Western Digital hard drive as the C: drive in the backup bedroom 486 computer, and transferring the files from the old C: drive to the new large C: drive. I should be done with that in about an hour. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>01/04/00 Tuesday 3:20 A.M. EST: I updated the system with Direct X 7A. I also fiddled with the SIS display drivers, and the one that came with motherboard PCWARE S‑571 cdrom dated 2‑10‑98 works. The updated SIS drivers and the Win98 SIS drivers don't work. However the system is running fine now. I also updated the Microsoft Word 97 program with the update SR2B update which has all the latest fixes. Overall the system is running as good as could be expected. For my present uses and server usage, it is all I need for now. Well I guess I should start winding down for the night. I have to finish looking at scotwork.htm , and then I am done for the morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/04/00 Tuesday 12:55 A.M. EST: I went out about 11 P.M., and I went for a walk on lower Greenwich Avenue. It was a quiet warmish night with lots of pea soup fog. I did not bother driving down by the waterfront because I knew it would be fogged in. I then stopped by the Grand Union and bought two half gallons of Tropicana Ruby Red orange juice for $2.50 each and a pound of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" for $1.29 for $6.29 total. I then returned home. I heated up a can of Progresso New England clam chowder and I put home made rust croutons on it with home made French bread crumbs and I quarter sectioned two dill pickles, two sweet pickles, and added six gurgins and put a few dashes of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce and Angostura teriyaki sauce and I had all this with ice tea. I then finished off the meal with six Danish butter cookies. Well I guess I will do a little routine internet work before going to bed. Have a good morning. One part that was missing from the Andrew Carnegie biography was that he was a prodigious reader, so more than likely when they said he was fishing in Scotland all the time, he was reading as usual. CIO

Note:<888>01/03/00 Monday 10:40 P.M. EST: I upgraded Windows 98 to Windows 98 Second Edition Upgrade. I also had to upgrade a couple of other files and do some other system work. I made a C: drive to D: drive backup again. While doing this I have been watching a program on Channel 13 on Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick about their industrial activity and labor relations activity during the nineteenth century. Well the server is back up and running again. I also had some walnuts and ice tea. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>01/03/00 Monday 6:30 P.M. EST: I received a phone call at 9:30 A.M. this morning from a friend whom spent the holidays in Vermont, and all the snow melted up there it was so warm. I went back to bed until noon. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I showered and cleaned up. I received my copy of Windows 98 Second Edition upgrade in the mail along with a silver bookmark and a couple bars of Texas soap. I went out, and I paid my rent. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason street. I went by the Greenwich Post office, and I obtained money orders to pay my GEICO, Bell Atlantic, MCI, Cablevision, and Optimum Online Bills. I went by the Hospital Thrift shop and viewed the merchandise. I then drove over to Old Greenwich and got my hair cut for $15 plus $5 tip at Off Center barber. I went by the Old Greenwich thrift shop, and they have ski clothing in the window for half price and a Burton snow board. I stopped by CVS in Old Greenwich and bought a tin of Danish cookies for $1.99, two cans of Campbell's New England Clam chowder for $1.50 each, and a tube of CVS tartar control gel toothpaste for $1.49 plus .09 Ct. tax for $6.57 total. I then went over to Staples in Old Greenwich. I noticed they have the various models of Seimens 2.4 gigahertz phones there from $100 up. They are also selling the HP C200 camera with 32 meg memory card for $300. They do not carry the discounted Xerox copies at the Old Greenwich store, the Port Chester store had yesterday. I then stopped by Radio Shack at the Riverside shopping center and toys are on sale for 50% off. I went by the Food Emporium there also and Tropicana half gallons are $2.50 and boneless center cut pork chops are $2.99 a pound. They also have chicken noodle soup for .50 a can. I then went by CVS there and toured the store. I then went by Exxon next to the library and filled the tank with premium for $7.50 at $1.73 a gallon. I also bought four packs of Basic ultra light 100 cigarettes for $9.40 for all four. I then returned home, and I put away my purchases. I opened up the Windows 98 second edition upgrade which I will install shortly. I had a Tony's Pepperoni pizza for dinner with ice tea. Well have an enjoyable evening. The server will be down for a while, while I install Windows 98 Upgrade Second edition. CIO


Note:<888>01/03/00 Monday 2:30 A.M. EST: I was up yesterday at 9 A.M.. I made a call to a family member. I had breakfast of wheat chex, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I went back to bed and was up at about 2:30 P.M.. I went out without cleaning up. I took my CompUSA gift certificate for $127.18 that I got back for returning the Creative Videoconferencing camera and 4 USB PCI card at the first of December. I stopped by the ATM machine in Glenville. I drove over to CompUSA in White Plains, New York. I thought about getting a $100 digital camera and $50 videoconferencing camera, but CompUSA was out of PCI USB cards, so they would not work. They were also out of stock of the Fuji DX10 camera for $199.99. Also the HP CR200 camera has a $100 rebate if you also get a printer, but they were out of that too. I decided to get the CompUSA 20 gigabyte hard drive for $149.99 plus $11.63 tax for $161.62 total. It has a year warranty and is made by Maxtor. On the way back, I stopped by Staples in Port Chester. They have a Xerox personal copier there on sale from $150 for $100. I then returned home. I installed the new CompUSA 20 gigabyte drive as a D: drive. The CMOS recognized the drive, and set it up properly. I set it as a D: slave drive, with the dip switch 46 not enabled, so it would be recognized as larger than 8 gigabyte drive. I had already temporarily transferred my old D: drive contents to the E: drive. I ran Fdisk and I set up the new CompUSA D: drive at a 20 gigabyte partition with Fat 32. Thus I am able to have larger than 8 gigabyte drive with my CMOS setup. I then rebooted, and I Formatted the D: drive adding system files. I then kept the files that I had transferred from the D: on the E: drive. Installation in the case was straight forward taking out the old 1 gigabyte D: drive. I ran Norton Disk Doctor surface scan on the new D: drive which took about two hours. I had dinner of a Stauffer's Hearty Country Fried beef steak with potatoes and green beans with ice tea. I watched a bit of television. When the Norton surface scan was done, I then started a C: drive to D: drive backup. When the backup was done, I started an E: drive to D: drive backup which took a little longer since, I had left the verify feature on. I watched television while doing all this which took another five hours. I then ran Norton Speedisk on the C: and E: drives while watching television. Well the system is back up and running fine, and I have lots of Hard Drive Space available. Well I did not get to enjoy the warmer day yesterday, but I got an important computer upgrade done. I bought the last CompUSA 20 gigabyte drive on the floor at the store. I don't know if they have anymore in stock. I also had a bowl of microwave popcorn with ice tea, and a place of sliced dills, sweets, and girgins. Well time for bed. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/01/00 Saturday 11:30 P.M. EST: I rested at about 7 P.M. until a little before 9 P.M., when I received a phone call from a family member. I chatted a bit. I got up and I turned on the television, and I watched an hour program on Larry King with Bill Gates being interviewed. I had a cup of Twinings Earle Grey tea with honey while watching this program. I channel surfed a bit, and I finally watched the end of a mystery program on channel 21 with Diana Rigg. Well not much else happening. I also munched on some walnuts. Well have a good evening. CIO

NOTE:<888>01/01/00 Saturday 6:30 P.M. EST: I went downtown after the last message. I stopped by the Putnam Trust ATM. I stopped by Exxon, but they do not sell Basic cigarettes by the carton. I parked downtown. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I stopped by the news stand on the left on the lower block of the Avenue. I bought two buy one get one free of Lucky Strike lights for $7.60 total. I then sat out for a while in the middle of town. I then drove down by the waterfront. I then headed over to the Grand Union. I bought a dozen GU large eggs for $1.49, two Stauffer's hearty pot roast dinners 16 oz. for $2.50 each, a Stauffer's hearty beef steak dinner 16 oz. for $2.50, and a Stauffer's low fat hearty 14 oz. chicken medley dinner for $2.50, a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice .89, a box of 30 GU tall kitchen bags $2.79, a box of 100 Salada tea bags for $1.99, Raspberry preserve $1.49, Angostura bitters $3.29, Garlic Alfredo sauce $2.49 for $24.79 total. I then returned home, and I put away the groceries. I heated and ate one of the pot roast dinners which I enjoy. The Stauffer's hearty dinners are further to the left in the freeze case than where the regular Stauffer's dinners are. They are with the other hearty dinners. I had the pot roast dinner with ice tea. I had the Lays vinegar potato chips with the rest of the Kraft onion and chive dip after dinner. I watched a bit of television. Well it was a bit cool out, but I seemed to enjoy the warmer afternoon weather. Have a good evening. CIO


NOTE:<888>01/01/00 Saturday 3:15 P.M. EST: I was up at 11:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I cleaned the apartment and watered the plants. I listened to a little music while doing this. I have finished showering and cleaning up, so I guess I will go out for some fresh air. Have a Happy New Years ! CIO

NOTE:<88888>01/01/2000 Saturday 12:30 A.M. EST: Happy New Years ! Well I went out at 10 P.M.. I stopped by the ATM machine again. I drove down the Avenue, and it looked like only 64 Greenwich Avenue and the Dome Restaurants were open. I drove by the waterfront. I then headed east on Putnam Avenue, and also the Boxing Cat grill is open. I drove into Old Greenwich the restaurant there was open. I returned into the center of town and drove around town. The Diner is closed. I returned home about 11:25 P.M., and I had the shrimp ring with ice tea. I watched the New Years celebration on television on all major networks. Well I still have a tad of a cold, but I feel fine. I might try to go to bed. Have a Happy New Years ! CIO

 

Note:<888>01/14/00 Friday 4:15 P.M. EST: I rested until about 1 P.M.. I restarted the server. I just had some Ziti noodles and spaghetti sauce with ice tea, and I am making coffee. I decided to listen to a little music this afternoon to drowned out the airport noise. I noticed this story of family interest Wal‑Mart CEO Glass Quits, Scott Succeeds . I suppose since we are both the same age, and I frequently wear Lee Jeans, they might think this relative is me. Of course if one does not know what Wal‑Mart does, you can always stop by the Sams Club in Elmsford, New York; if you think you can afford it. Well time for coffee. CIO

Note:<888>01/14/00 Friday 6:30 A.M. EST: Well I surfed scotwork.htm . I had some Microwave popcorn and a few strips of mozzarella cheese along with ice tea and channel surfed a bit. It is 7 degrees F. outside with below zero wind-chill, and 87 degrees below zero F. on Mount Washington if you feel like being cooler, so I guess I will rest for a little while. Have a warm morning and stay warm. I suppose one could stop by Liberty travel across from the Greenwich Library and fly down to Tobago if you don't like the cold or even Brazil. I think I will turn the heat up. CIO

Note:<888>01/14/00 Friday 4:20 A.M. EST: I have looked at various Linux downloads listed at www.cnet.com , and I thought about installing them and examined them; but I basically decided the Windows 98 second edition upgrade I have is the best, and there is no need to fool around the Linux download, one of which needs a Cdrom burner. Well not much else happening. CIO


Note:<888>01/14/00 Friday 1:30 A.M. EST: I rested until 10 P.M.. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, Clementine fruit mix, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I disabled the Proxy server in my Microsoft Internet Explorer "Options, Connections, LAN, Settings" and the web browser speed maxes out at over 2 megs a second, so disable the Proxy settings for faster speed. I am doing a little internet work. I don't go outside and cold snowy nights in the winter, so one gets a bit of cabin fever. The local area tends to be louder with aircraft noise. I suppose I could start put out corporate communications that anyone using Westchester Airport will be fired to see if the private sector does not have any influence. Well from what I can tell not much going on, so have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>01/13/00 Thursday 7:00 P.M. EST: I went to bed until 2 P.M.. I cleaned up and I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I stopped down by the waterfront. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper and three computer newsweeklies. I chatted briefly with one internet user. I returned home. I chatted with a family member. I made up a batch of ice tea. I reheated some spaghetti sauce and Ziti noodles which I just finished with ice tea. The Greenwich Times says they're changing the flight patterns over Greenwich, so as I guess not to disturb people which mean "NO PLANES OR JETS SHOULD FLY OVER GREENWICH, CONNECTICUT; OR MILITARY AIRCRAFT WILL SHOOT THEM DOWN !" Not much else happening. CIO

Note:<888>01/13/00 Thursday 9:20 A.M. EST: On my www.pcware.com hard disk controllers for the S‑571 motherboards, Microsoft Update updated the drivers. Not much else happening in this neck of the woods. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/13/00 Thursday 6:45 A.M. EST: I rested until 4 A.M., and then I had some reheated spaghetti sauce and Ziti noodles. I relaxed a bit, and I don't care whether it is snowing or not, since it should not be too bad along the Sound. I was dreaming that I was the World's richest person and I was looking to buy the best home computer before going to jail, and I found this site Polywell Computers , unfortunately in their quote form, it is hard to tell what the best of each item is. Well I suppose the internet is just one large Ponzi scam run by Bill Gates with personnel that IBM fired ten years ago when Gates started getting ambitious. Well since I am making about $20 a month off the internet with close to 50,000 hours work and it is costing me more than $200 a month to run my internet operation, I am not sure if the internet is such a good operation. I would be better off playing the horses or buying lottery tickets compared to the money I am earning off the internet. Maybe we should have Powerball Lottery fever again in Greenwich, Connecticut; or call in the sheriff to arrest everyone in Armonk, New York perpetuating this internet fever. Well who knows what the real story is, but I have only lost money on computers and the internet. Well have a good day and don't take any wooden nickels, and be sure to watch out for any minor snow accumulation. CIAO, Michael .


Note:<888>01/13/00 Thursday 12:45 A.M. EST: I have a case of the blahs since I am low on funds and can not afford to buy the Scottish flag. The elevator in the building is not working also, and it looks like somebody is moving in or out or doing maintenance downstairs. I cleaned the large number phone and I sprayed Lysol on the receiver. I watched a little bit of the history channel. I watched Hillary on David Letterman. They gave her a riding law mower, which might come in handy if it has a snow plow. They're suppose to get three to five inches north of the Merritt parkway. I guess the first family has a Taurus too. Well from what I can tell not much happening in this neck of the woods. The republicans all have so much money, they've all taken off to their various other worldwide homes, and the current cold weather maintenance position I maintain in my apartment is under financed. However the lights are still on which is a good sign everything is all right. I suppose if NOAA weather radio goes off, it means we will have lots more snow. As usual nobody is awake on a night schedule except the skeleton crew. I am not sure weather I will cruise around or not. I still have to make my bed and take a shower. Well I guess no news is good news. A good place to eat inexpensively in the Westchester country area is the Blazer restaurant up by the North Salem exit off 684 if you like hamburgers, home fries and other gourmet treats. I recall the North Salem deli sells a Swedish beer called "Nordic Wolf". Well I suppose we could activate the "Freezing Norwegian" snow patrol to make sure there are no stranded travelers if we should get a light dusting of snow. My Volvo tends to be good to up to six inches of snow and possibly 12 inches, since I keep over two hundred pounds of junk in the trunk. However, even if your vehicle is snow ready, you have to watch out for the other guy. White Plains Sears would have snow tires and the new security Diehard antitheft battery at a premium, but it will probably be a little busy this morning. Other exciting things to do in the area, one could go explore the state park over in North Terrytown, New York that the Rockefellers gave to the state of New York for a breath of fresh air. I suppose in an emergency the Danbury, Connecticut area might have similar supplies to the White Plains, New York area. CIO

Note:<888>01/12/00 Wednesday 10:25 P.M. EST: I was up at 7:30 P.M. this evening. I rebooted my computer and lost the last day's Apache log. The screen saver was frozen for some odd reason. I had breakfast of eight Aunt Jamima pancakes with Aunt Jamima syrup, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I chatted with a family member and recommended this procedure xcopyhd.htm for adding a new hard drive and transferring its contents. It has worked for me a number of times. I also noted that on the CompUSA Maxtor drive I added, I disabled the DIP pin 46, so I could have the 20 gigabyte partition. Well I will check www.compusastores.com for what's happening there this week, and then clean up and go out. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>01/12/00 Wednesday 7:50 A.M. EST: Well I finished my laundry. I also made a Clementine and orange juice and white wine mixture with the rest of my Christmas clementines. I relaxed for most of the rest of the morning and sifted through scotwork.htm . I guess I will go out for a little daylight and fresh air shortly. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>01/12/00 Wednesday 3:00 A.M. EST: After dinner with ice tea, I channel surfed a little bit, but there was not much on. I started my laundry which should be done in a half hour. I had a cup of coffee. The wind is strong out of the north probably about 50 knots. The barometer in the apartment is 30.82 with 70 percent humidity in the apartment, and the outside temperature with the 50 knot wind is 42 degrees Fahrenheit, but with the wind chill factor it must feel much cooler. The sky is mostly clear, and the North Star is pointing approximately due north. Well not much else to report. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/12/00 Wednesday 12:15 A.M. EST: I went out about 9 P.M.. I drove down by the waterfront. I parked in the center of town. I told a local about the snow expected tomorrow night. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I then drove over to CVS in Riverside, Connecticut. I bought a carton of Philly cigar cigarettes naturals for $13.94 with a .25 off coupon plus .84 Ct. tax for $14.78 total. I then stopped by the Exxon station and bought $5 of premium. I then drove back down by the waterfront and viewed the harbor. I then drove over to the Grand Union and I bought a pound of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" $1.29, 3 cans of GU canned tomatoes for .99 each, a dozen large GU eggs $1.49, a green pepper at .99 a pound for .58, at $2.49 a pound 90% ground beef for $3.36, a half gallon of GU whole milk for $1.59, a 2 pound bag of onions $1.99 for $13.27 total. I then went home, and I made up my usual spaghetti sauce which should be done in 20 minutes. I will start ZITA 2 noodles in about five minutes and have dinner in about 20 minutes. Well have a good evening. I am watching a bit of television. CIO

Note:<888>01/11/00 Tuesday 7:50 P.M. EST: I fiddle with my speaker connections, and the system seems to be all set up and running fine. I chatted with a family member on their Road Runner connections. I have this hidden music directory of old music like Elvis and Beatles music http://mrscott.com/000000009 which has some interesting music for old timers, and if you need music from a professional Disk Jockey for old timers try http://www.cool107.com which has all the great oldies. Well I have to clean up, and go out for some fresh air. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>01/11/00 Tuesday 5:50 P.M. EST: I got a good days sleep today. I received a phone call from a friend who was watering a Bonzi plant. When I got up a little while ago the NOAA weather warning system went off for thunderstorms in New Jersey. They also advised we would have snow on Wednesday evening and Thursday. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I like my new setup for the computer, and it all seems to work fine. I had two spare 12 foot RCA jacks cords from my microphone ear piece that I am using for the computer speaker to the stereo input and for the stereo to the computer input. Well not much else to report, have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>01/11/00 Tuesday 3:40 A.M. EST: Well I did a little work this morning, and I went back to sleep. I got up about 3 P.M., and I made my 4 P.M. appointment. I stopped by the waterfront, and there are heavy storm clouds moving southwest to northeast at over 100 miles an hour, that gave us the wet weather today. I stopped by the Greenwich Library, and it was full of new users as usual since they improved the facility. I drove down town, and I can buy a Scottish flag at the Greenwich Hardware store for $2.98 when I have the cash on me. I then walked down town, and I chatted with a local. I observed a Chinese assassin photographer take my photograph with one of those $50,000 infrared digital cameras, while he was pretending to take photographs of Starbucks. I suppose he slipped the disk to someone else, and the zapped it back to China. Got only knows why they would ever want to take a picture of me. Maybe they like my new shorter hair cut. I told him I did not like my picture being take without being asked for what purpose. I then headed back home at about 6 P.M.. I decided to rearrange my apartment some more. I disconnected all the electronic cords behind the computer. I then moved a lot of items on major furniture pieces. After moving the furniture along the window wall, I moved the blue sofa in alignment with the Pine Apple day bed. I then put the desk wedged in between the sofa and the wall. I put the computer coffee table along the entry kitchen wall. I put the stereo speakers, HP laser printer and Sony tape backup and cable modem on top of the stereo speaker. I also moved around some cables. I then started put back the cables and the computer assembly together. I have on pair of computer speakers on the desk speaker. I put the other pair of computer speakers behind the Queen Anne chair which I have again the speaker against the wall at the entry to the kitchen. I put the mahogany telephone table on the right sitting side of the Queen Anne chair with the large number telephone on it and the magazine rack in front of that. I put my computer CD collection on top of the HP laser printer along with other desk supplies. I put the mouse pad and mouse on a stack of World War I history encyclopedia. I moved the French stuffed computer chair at an angle slightly in front of the Queen Anne chair. I put the Danish coffee table between the blue sofa and the computer. I put the file cabinet in front of the bar. I put the Danish end table on the right end of the blue sofa up against the Pine Apple day bed. In moving the computer components around, I dropped the steel computer drawer on my right foot slightly cutting my big toe. I put a bandage on it. I moved the computer printer stands used for storing files on the lower level of the Danish end table. I moved a bit of the other bric a brac around. I need to get two 12 foot RCA cables male to female for connecting the stereo input to the computer and the computer speaker to stereo cables which were not long enough. I put the GE portable phone on top of the computer. I have the computer CPU to the right of the monitor stand on the wood box with the power control panels. Basically this all took quite a bit of time. I then ate the rest of the Icelandic smoked salmon with mayonnaise on a 12 grain bread with ice tea and a couple of quartered dill pickles. It all looks better, and seems to be more functional. Well I am tired, so I will go to bed shortly. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>01/10/00 Monday 9:15 A.M. EST: I finally figured out why I have had a case of the blahs the last few day. It is possibly with the warmer temperatures outside, I had not lowered my thermostat, so it was about 80 degrees Fahrenheit in the apartment. I hopefully fixed this situation by lowering the thermostat for now. I also had the broiled steak, rest of the mashed potatoes, steamed frozen peas, and ice tea. I guess I will relax a bit this morning. I have a 4 P.M. appointment today. However with the damp weather, I am not sure that is advisable to go out with my arthritis. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/10/00 Monday 7:55 A.M. EST: Not much to report on. I pretty much rested all day yesterday. I think I remember waking up around 8 P.M., and thinking about moving my furniture. I then as I recall went out about 1 A.M. this morning. I drove down by the harbor and it was quiet. I stopped by the Greenwich Harbor Associates building and chatted with night security. I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue. I sat out for a while on a very nice night. I noticed that the hanging flower pots are still out with flowers. I then drove over to the Shell station and bought a pack of Basic Ultra Light 100s for $2.35. I then drove over to CVS in Riverside, and I checked out if there was a sales brochure there, but it was not. I then went over to the Howard Johnson’s on the Post Road and they charge about a $100 a night if you get a 10% discount with a credit card or for government employee. I then drove back down by the waterfront. I then returned home, and I viewed some important historical information on the internet that came back up in reviewing recent history. I then though through a few recent events. Not much to report on, so I guess I will have anther steak for dinner along with the rest of the mashed potatoes and steamed frozen peas and ice tea. I still feel a little spacey with this recent atmospheric high pressure system. We have a local temperature of 46 degrees Fahrenheit with damp weather. Barometer in the apartment is 30.85 with 68 percent humidity in the apartment. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>01/09/00 Sunday 5:25 A.M. EST: I got a good night's rest. I was up at 2 A.M., and I had breakfast of Chex cereal, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I rest again until about 4:30 A.M.. I then channel surfed a bit, and not much was on. From what I can tell it will be pretty much another normal day. I chatted with my insurance agent about current weather conditions. I guess while the barometer is high, a certain group of people will be more upbeat; however once the weather changes which it inevitably does; they will have to deal with the usual weather conditions in this area for this time of the year. I suppose I should make some of my usual weather observations and compare them to what one can interpret from the satellite photographs. I think I should remain any Greenwich, Connecticut reader's that my insurance agent GEICO Insurance owns the former General Reinsurance Building rented by Greenwich Capitol Associates on Steamboat Road, and quite a few of my family and friends use GEICO Insurance because of their nationwide network of agents and friendly relations with the United States government and their employees. The name GEICO stands for "Government Employees Insurance Company". Well have a good day. CIO

Note:<888>01/08/00 Saturday 5:45 P.M. EST: Well I finished my house cleaning this morning and watering the plants this morning. I noticed when I went out in the morning to the check the weather it looked to be a nice day for this time of the year. I noticed the barometer is still at 31.25 disbars on the older Jensen thermometer. I guess with the high pressure system with my low blood pressure, I feel more tired than normal. I have just been relaxing around the apartment in a dream mystic state thinking of the ancient history of the planet. I did have a bowl of mashed potatoes and ice tea. I feel fine, I am just relaxing for a change. Well I might try to dose off for a while, so have a good evening. I believe in the Orthodox calendar certain events happen at other times of the year closest to the calendar they have in the western hemisphere. Well figure out what day it is in the orthodox calendar. Cheers. CIO

Note:<888>01/08/00 Saturday 2:55 A.M. EST: Well not much happening. I have been relaxing most the evening and part of this morning. I took time off from relaxing to have two sandwiches I made with three slices of Icelandic smoked salmon with two slices each of Philadelphia cream cheese on Arnold 12 grain bread with mayonnaise. I also reheated some mash potatoes and I quarter sectioned a dill pickle, a sweet pickle, and had about five gurgins with the meal along with ice tea. I suppose since not much is going on, I might start contemplating whether I should try to get up enough energy to house cleaning or put it off until the next day. Really not much happening and the internet and the television is so boring, I suppose I should think about doing some reading for a little diversion. Well have a good morning. CIO

 

Note 888: 01/31/00 9:40 P.M.: I was up at 5:30 P.M. this afternoon. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. I threw out the broken 20 inch and broken Sun monitors and the Compaq 486/50 L equipment. I cleaned the NEC MultiSync XP17 monitor with a damp rag with a little bleach to make it a little cleaner looking. I will have to get a monitor cable and ethernet cable, so I can network both systems together and use both on the internet through the cable modem with Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition Internet sharing. I should be able to print from the 486 to the 233 with Network Printing sharing too. I cleaned up. I deleted a few files on the C: drive and transferred others to the D: drive, so I have 52.5 megs free with a 32 meg swapper on my backup 486. I will now sift through my last ten days email, deleting most of it very quickly. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note 888: 01/31/00 12:50 P.M.: Well I have been up all night again. I went out at 11 P.M., and cleaned off the snow off the car. There was about three inches. While driving over to CVS in Riverside, it started raining. I bought two packs of Philly Cigar cigarettes for the usual price. I drove back to town and it was still raining. I drove down by the harbor. On the way back, I noticed a dumpster at the train station office park full of discarded office equipment. I loaded up a NEC MultiSync XP17 monitor vintage 1995, a generic 20 inch monitor, a Sun 17 inch monitor, and Compaq 486/50 L server. I returned home, and hauled the equipment up with the help of a skate board. I tried all night to get the Compaq to work. I downloaded the Setup files for it, but I think the problem is that it has a defective hard drive. I tired a number of combinations to replace it, but nothing worked. It has a 3COM ethernet III card about vintage 1993, I could salvage from it. It also had a board specific 32 meg memory card, I can't use except with it. It took quite a bit of time. The generic 20 inch and the Sun monitor did not work, however the NEC MultiSync XP17 monitor works fine. I will use it for my backup 486 once I get the main server up and running when I receive the CMOS part which should be soon. I am dead tired. I will have some of my Tuna Alfredo fettuccini, and then I will go to bed. Well have a good afternoon. CIO


Note 888: 01/30/00 10:00 P.M.: I am making up a batch of my ice tea. Instead of the normal recipe, I am using eight Lipton tea bags, 10 Tetley tea bags, one Ping Cherry tea bag, and two Twinings Earle gray tea bags, in a gallon of boiled water and I add a couple of teaspoons of Angostura bitters, 3/4 cup of sugar, and I let is steep for an hour. I then removed the tea bags and I add a cup of orange juice to the mixture. I then put a quart of the mixture in each of four 3 quart plastic orange juice containers, and I add another two quarts of cold water to each container for 12 quarts or three gallons of ice tea in the refrigerator the week. I some of my Tuna Alfredo mixture with green spinach noodles. I make this by boiling several quarts of water in a Revere pot, and while the water is getting ready to boil, to a two quart pot, I add a jar of Ragu Garlic alfredo sauce. Ragu is a Cheesebourgh Ponds company out of Greenwich which also makes Dove soap. I fill half a Ragu cheese sauce jar with French white wine which I am running low on. I shake it around to get the extra cheese sauce out of the jar and put it in the two quart pot. I then add two diced onions, and five finely diced gloves of garlic, one diced Zucchini, three cans of rinsed tuna fish, and season with ground pepper, Italian spices, oregano, basil, a bit extra garlic powder, celery salt, cinnamon, ginger, Chinese five spice, and simmer it all while the Ronzoni green spinach noodles are boiling for 12 minutes in the large pot with a tad of salt and a bit of olive oil added to the pot. About half way through or about six minutes I pureed the tuna cheese sauce mixture with the Braun hand blender with the pot of the stove being sure not to splash. I then added a can of GU stems and pieces mushrooms, so the mushrooms are still visible and not pureed. Once the noodles are boiled, I strain off the water, and in a large plastic bowl I place the strained noodles and put the tuna cheese sauce mixture over it and mix it all together thoroughly, for a batch of Tuna Alfredo Spinach fettuccini. I had a portion last night and I put the rest in the refrigerator in a large Rubbermaid container and I just had another portion. The mixture makes about six portions and cost $2.50 for the Ragu garlic cheese sauce, $1.79 for the Ronzonni spinach noodles, three cans of tuna fish are on sale at the Grand Union until yesterday for $1 all, GU mushrooms and stems .69, white wine .50, onions .50, garlic .50, zucchini .50, herbs and spices .25; so the whole meal cost about $7 approximately or a little over a dollar a portion for a good tasty meal which lasts a number of days. I had ice tea with dinner along with a jar of the Brazilian instant Samba coffee which is about the best tasting instant coffee, I have ever had. I make my oatmeal by adding a half cup of GU old fashioned oat meal to a large microwave proof bowl, and a cup of water. In my fifteen year old General Electric microwave which is less powerful, I microwave it on high for four minutes. I then added to the bowl of oatmeal a couple of pads of margarine, a half teaspoon of sugar and season it lightly with cinnamon and add on a little milk and mix it all together for an invigorating morning breakfast particularly on cold days. Well I guess it is time to start cleaning up while the ice tea seeps. Have a good evening. CIO


Note 888: 01/30/00 8:45 P.M.: I was up at 2 P.M. today. I had breakfast of oatmeal, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and toast. I chatted with a family member and friend. I went back to bed until 7 P.M., and I watched a bit of television until now. The NOAA weather radio warning is still on for snow and sleet in this area for this evening. I am not sure what it is actually like out now. I got the 486 DX/120 mhz with 16 megs of memory set up a 500 meg recognized C: drive on a 1 gigabyte drive and older 340 meg drive. I put my 56,000 baud modem in the computer and my Sound Blaster SW32 card with 8 megs of audio memory in the computer. The 486 is about like a Pentium 60 or 90 in terms of speed. It is a high level 486. I was able to use this page for information on connecting the 3Com 3C503 Ethernet II card 3C503 ‑ Win95 ‑ Error: Your Network Adapter is not functioning . I basically set the card to I/O 0250 which is the Win95 default for the Win98 second edition default driver installation and put it on memory C8000, and I deleted the Com2 and Com4 drivers which were on IRQ3, so that I could put the 3COM Ethernet II 3C503 card on IRQ 3. Since it is a 10 meg ethernet card, it works just as fast at my regular card in my regular system. I set the registry setting at SpeedGuide.net for Win98 to increase cable speed. Thus though even since @Home says you need a Pentium 90 and recommend the PCI Ethernet Card, on this older computer, the internet basically works just as fast as my primary computer, particularly for web browsing, since even though it only has 16 megs of memory, Windows 98 like Windows 95 swapper file swaps out to the hard drive for the memory caching. I also looked at CNET.com ‑ Hardware ‑ Desktops ‑ Top 5 Leading‑Edge PCs for CNet recommendation of the www.polywell.com computer which for high level user who does not require bundled software is an excellent computer solution for $1895 with all the bells and whistles including a 21 inch monitor if you can lift it, and I would prefer it with a AMD anthlon 800 mhz, which from the description it might include, but it also mentions 700 and 256 megs of memory and of course Windows 2000. Well without the music files on my computer at present the older directory information on my server is not very busy at the moment. I guess I will clean up and check out the outside weather information and possibly go for a drive if it is clear. Well have a good evening. CIO



Note 888: 01/30/00 9:10 A.M.: Well I will post a longer note about what has been going on since early Friday morning 01/21/00. I had just updated my SIS Video drivers for the onboard PCWARE S‑571 LMR motherboard, I had recently installed because the earlier S‑571 motherboard CMOS chip had been corrupted by a bad CMOS driver for the S‑571 LMR motherboard. The new motherboard bios was dated 07/02/00, so I updated it with the correct 08/13/99 update driver, and once again the CMOS chip was corrupted and no image including any CMOS information appear on the monitor when I turned on the computer. That morning I contacted HM Computing www.hmcomp.com, we agreed that www.pcware.com had posted a corrupted CMOS driver. I packed up the old and the new corrupted CMOS chips to be sent to HM Computing. I mailed them from the Valley Road post office at about 2 P.M. that afternoon First Class mail. I did contact PCWARE and they said my vendor would have to replace the chip. I tried using the Netzero connection on my old 486/120 mhz computer, but it was terribly slow. I had a visitor on the cold Friday afternoon. I went to bed early that evening after being up quite some time. That Saturday morning as usual I cleaned my apartment as usual. I recall doing some minor shopping. It was cold on that Friday and Saturday, so I spent most of the time inside. On Sunday, I had a quiet day. I decided to move some more items in the apartment. I put the dining table where the blue couch was against the outside wall near the adjacent computer wall opposite the kitchen entrance. I put the blue couch perpendicular to the day bed on the window wall. I moved the Queen Anne chair against that day bed. I put the mahogany bureau back in the bedroom at the doorway entrance removing the bedroom door. I moved some other minor items too. On Monday I made my 4 P.M. appointment. I returned home, and I did some minor house keeping routines. On Tuesday, I went by the gas station as I recall, and I filled up the car. I did some routine grocery shopping. I made a Tuna alfredo sauce with noodles over the weekend I ate a bit. On Tuesday, I stayed inside most of the day after the snow. I believe on Wednesday, I stopped by a few thrift shops, and I went by Staples and bought a yearly day planner without the inserts for a dollar, and I got the Year 2000 calendar for it for $4, and I went over to the Old Greenwich Post Office and mailed it to a relative. I stopped by Old Greenwich CVS and bought a carton of Philly cigar cigarettes for $15.03 and a jar of planters peanuts. I stopped by Tod's Points and observed the waterfront for a while. I then went by the library and I read for a while. I checked out the videotapes Hackers, Independence Day, and a biography on Queen Elizabeth II video. I also watched a bit of television at home. On Thursday, I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I did some other house keeping routines. On Friday I checked with H.M. computing, and they had not received the package. I checked with the post office, and they said it might have gone parcel post by mistake which would mean it would take a week to ten days. I then moved my bookcase out of the kitchen entrance on top of the adjacent window dresser in the bedroom, and I moved the bathroom bookcase on top of the bureau by the bedroom entrance. I moved the bar to the left of the left living room closet. I moved the speakers behind the apartment entrance to the left of the computer table. I moved the brown leather chair facing opposite the computer chair at the entrance in front of the Danish end table I use as an entrance table. I moved the Queen Anne chair underneath the stereo area where the bar was. I moved some pictures and other smaller tables to organize the place. That evening after a spaghetti and tomato and meat sauce dinner, I started working on trying to use the 486 computer. About 5 A.M. on this past Saturday morning, I was able to get an older 3COM Ethernet II card to work properly by setting it up on IRQ 3. I installed the CDROM driver temporarily from the main broken computer to the older computer. Once I had the 486 online, I installed the Windows 98 second edition update and a number of other downloadable. I set up the Apache server with an appreciated part of my server. I moved the rest of the 486 computer and monitor and stand on the desk in the living room to the right of the main computer and stacked the two CPU on top of each other. I have the 486 going just as fast as the main computer, but since it has a slower CPU and 16 megs of memory, it is not as fast; but still usable. I went to bed a 11 A.M. on this past Saturday morning yesterday, and I was up at 4 P.M.. After one of my usual breakfasts, I cleaned the apartment and I watered the plants. I went out for a walk about 9 P.M. on Saturday evening. I stopped by the Grand Union and I bought the ingredients for another Tuna Alfredo Green noodle mixture which I made when I returned home for dinner. I then watched a bit of television. I had seen the Richard Meyer presentation on Channel 18 earlier in the week on the new J.P. Getty museum. This past evening I watched a special on I.M. Pei. I then from about 2 A.M. this morning. I installed on the 486 WordPerfect 8.0, Microsoft Word 97 plus updates which was a bit difficult because of space limitations. I also installed Norton System Works, and I ran the basic group of utilities to tune up the system. Thus, I have the 486 all set up, until I get the CMOS chip to fix my IBM Cyrix 233. Since the LAN card works on the 486, I will network it with the main computer, and with Windows 98 Second edition, Internet sharing I should be able to run the cable modem off both computers at the same time, but the primary purpose of the 486 will continue to be a back up. I put my old IBM 50th anniversary selectric typewriter on the bedroom desk. I put the Panasonic Office typewriter underneath the living room day bed. Well it is time for bed, and it is possibly suppose to snow in the area this evening. Well have a good day. CIO

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Note:<888>01/21/00 Friday 4:55 A.M. EST: Well I was up around 3:30 A.M. waking up slowly. It sounds a little blustery out. I am not sure what the weather conditions are yet. I had breakfast of ice tea, vitamins, toast, oat meal, and coffee. I am now using my TOP tobacco papers to roll my own cigarettes with Round Hill and Grand Marnier tobacco, I keep in reserve for pipe smoking. I remember the analogy when I lived in certain areas, of the old duffer smoking the pipe was like an Admiral on a Air Craft carrier smoking his corn cob pipe watching the Fly Birds come and go. Well not much happening here. I guess I will start up the Welbilt bread machine and make some more French bread. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/20/00 Thursday 8:30 P.M. EST: I went out after the last message. I made my 3 P.M. appointment early and sat around observing the television. I drove down by the waterfront and sat out for a while and observed. I had a Sea Gull sit on the hood of my car and observe me. Not much going on. I parked up town, and I the entire length of Greenwich Avenue for a early evening stroll. I stopped by CVS not much was happening there. I noticed the GAP store is leaving its front door wide open which is against energy regulations. It started to sleet around 6 P.M., do I returned home, and I relaxed a bit. I had the same dinner as last night. I guess I have been awake for a while, so I will go to bed. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>01/20/00 Thursday 1:20 P.M. EST: Well I took a nap, and I was up at 11 A.M.. I had some more of my reheated diner from last night with ice tea. I chatted with a couple of family members. Not much really going on. I will go out and dust off the snow off the car and head out for my 3 P.M. appointment and kill some time downtown. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>01/20/00 Thursday 8:50 A.M. EST: Well not much happening. I relaxed most of the evening. I some of my dinner meal about 6 A.M.. I am rolling my own TOP cigarettes which takes a bit of time, since I enjoy making them near perfect like the old powder cartridges the British forces used in India for their fusilier rifles. Of course you have to know what your doing in this neck of the woods if you don't speak English or French. Well nothing unusual happening as usual. I will try to rest four hours and get up at 1 P.M. for a 3 P.M. appointment. I suppose with the minor snow flurry all the business types won't be going into the city and they're be hobnobbing around Starbucks like Saturday and doing other homebound errands in their GMCs. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>01/20/00 Thursday 2:10 A.M. EST: I did another part of key Computer maintenance. How to restore a sluggish Microsoft mouse syndrome. I first remove the rolling ball from the mouse by rotating off the retain cover on the bottom of the mouse. I then take a sharp narrow knife like a cheap steak knife, and I carefully carve off the accumulated crud and oils of the rolling bars rotating them around their full circumference. I then take the mouse ball, and I clean it with toilet paper dampened with rubbing alcohol. I then clean the mouse rolling bars with alcohol. I then take the toilet paper dampened with alcohol and clean the entire mouse to remove palm and hand oils build up. I carefully dispose of the cleaning materials, so as not to cause fire hazard or fumes. I then reassemble the mouse, and I have a quick moving fast responsive like new mouse zooming around the mouse pad again. Well that should save you all a few bucks a year. Of course this procedure would probably work on most any other type of computer mouse, but not necessarily on a household mouse. So much for the latest news from the Mouse Palace East . CIO


Note:<888>01/20/00 Thursday 1:40 A.M. EST: Well I stopped by the library and returned some books. I chatted with a few staff. It was a quiet evening there. I went downtown and the satellite trucks were pulling out. I chatted with one local. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and a few of the local college kids were out at the Pubs. I returned home, and I relaxed a bit. The NOAA weather warning radio came on about 11 P.M. with the winter storm warning for this Thursday morning and all day of about three to five inches of snow which in my routine, I think I can cope with. I broke the glue arm at one part on the antique reproduction arm chair last night that I use as my computer chair. I have a standard procedure for repairing it when it comes off, but this time it only broke at the lower part not the upper part. I moved it front of the left closet and put the brown leather chair in front of the computer. I then got some Elmer’s glue, plastic slide through garbage bag ties with arrow type holds, a long cotton swap which I use for cleaning my tape drive with 90% alcohol, a damp cloth, and a couple of paper towels. At the break I separated the joint about a quarter inch which is all it would give, I then swiped in the Elmer’s glue, and I joined the break together. I then damped of the excess Elmer’s glue with the damp cloth and none of it dropped on the upholstery or carpet which I placed the paper towels on. Then I took the plastic arrow like garbage ties and interlaced a couple together at a few notched up and then tightened around the narrower of the round curving joint and slid them tight and then pushed them down over the wider part of the rounded arm to secure it. I repeated this procedure with four bands securing the glued arm back together tightly and secure until it dries again in 24 hours and it should look like a uniform joined joint on a broken piece of furniture again. I accidentally sat on the arm when I was moving around the computer. This is the third time recently in about ten years, I have done the same procedure on the chair. I then relaxed a bit. I am running out of cigar cigarettes, so I a partial package and a full pack of TOP tobacco and rolling paper along with a month's supply of two year old aged in the freezer Cavendish tobacco which is the Round Hill and Grand Marnier blend 50/50 blend at the Greenwich tobacconist. Thus if I run out of the cigarette form of tobacco, I have plenty of smokeable pipe tobacco in reserve for a half dozen small bowls or more a day. Not much else happening in this neck of the woods. I guess when all the big spenders from the south felt this cold weather 20 degrees F. right now and got wind of a little snow, they had to move their aircraft to warmer locations for more convenience maintenance and storage. Thus this the nature of living in one location for the Four Seasons. Not much else to report. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>01/19/00 Wednesday 8:00 P.M. EST: Well I went out after the last message. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop and it is pretty well picked over. I noticed they were sending out their non needed donations to the Latvian Society again. I then drove by CVS and bought a pack of Hav‑A‑Tampa cigar cigarettes for $1.69. I drove down the Avenue and parked around the senior center. There were about fifteen national media news satellite trucks covering the squirrel that lives at one of the trees at the Senior Center and gives pretty accurate weather information if you follow its pattern. It is rumored that squirrels migrate. I walked on down the Avenue and I stopped by Zyns. I stopped by the other Indian news stand, and I chatted with a surveyor about East Coast environmental concerns and observations. I walked on down the Avenue, and a few people were waiting for the train at the train station. I stopped by the French sports shop Euro Chase and said hello to them. I stopped by Richards and look at the architects renderings of the new building they're building across the street. I stopped by the Post Office and studied the Wanted Posters. I sat out in the Post Office plaza for a while. I returned to my can and noticed all the news trucks were still there. I drove down by the Harbor and chatted with one long time harbor resident. I noticed there is a lot more Sea Gull crap on the pier than usual, so I guess during the colder time of the year when there are less tourists, the Sea Gulls have taken over the stone wharf for their sanitation needs. I returned uptown, I stopped by the Greenwich Library. I read the local paper, and viewed the new book selections. I chatted with a few regular patrons. I advised one Greenwich Times researcher, he should do more research on the natural watershed of Greenwich. There were the usual group of students and other users in the library. I then headed home. I boiled up a box of Green Spinach noodles. While I was boiling the water, I cubed the remain shell steak removing large pieces of fat. I cleaned and diced eight cloves of garlic, and I diced two medium onions. I also removed the French bread from the bread machine which was done. I sautéed in about four tablespoons of olive oil in my cast iron skillet the steak cubes, garlic, and onion adding five pads of margarine and ground pepper. Once the steak was browned and the onions were beginning to turn clear, I added a jar of Ragu Alfredo sauce, and then I filled the jar half full white wine and shook it to remove the remain sauce and added it to the pan. I stirred it around. I then added good portions of Italian seasoning, oregano, basil, and garlic powder and smaller portions of celery salt, Hungarian paprika, and Chinese Five spice and mixed it all up. I simmered it for the twelve minutes it took to cook the Spinach noodles. I then drained the spinach noodles and added them to my large plastic mixing bowl and poured on the Alfredo meat sauce and mixed it all together and added a quarter cup of Parmesan cheese and mixed it more. I have a bowl of it for dinner with a slice of French bread with margarine and ice tea. After doing the dishes, I had a cup of Cappuccino and relaxed a bit. I have some books to return to the library, so I guess I will go out for a while. Also last night when I installed Corel WordPerfect 8, it installed Microsoft Messaging Service which messed up Outlook 98 which I fixed by running Outlook 98 setup and just doing the Update Newer Files feature. All systems are go on the computer. I also noticed in the Greenwich Times today about six people are advertising for nannies. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>01/19/00 Wednesday 2:10 P.M. EST: Well I went to bed at 8 A.M. this morning. I was up at noon. It is 28 degrees F. outside right now. I checked my mail, just more computer stuff. I had breakfast of oatmeal with sugar, margarine, milk and cinnamon, the last of my orange juice, the last of my bread for toast, and coffee which I have about a three month supply of. I started the Welbilt bread machine to make the French Bread 2 recipe which should be done in a while. I called up the Wyndham Casa Marina in Key West, Florida yesterday. It was 72 degrees down there. There number is 1‑800‑626‑0777 . They told me they still have non waterview rooms available for Sailboat Race week the third week of January for about $265 a night. There web page is Wyndham Casa Marina ‑ Resort and Beach House ‑ Key West, Florida . I lived in the Casa Marina during the winter of 1978 while it was under restoration by the "End of the Road Construction Company" along with about 250 stray cats and a friend whom like cats. I guess it is a little better fixed up now. I suppose they got rid of all the tarantulas and other nasty creep crawlers that the cats use to keep track of. I never saw one myself, but I suppose there could be an alligator or crocodile in the sealed up Cistern of the Casa Marina just lurking there. One Floridian here told me, you can also buy breakfast in Clearwater, Florida for $2. Well so much for Florida dreaming. I noticed when I was up in North Haven, Connecticut yesterday at the Taft office complex where H.M. computing is, they have a UPS warehouse terminal there, and across the street from the Taft office complex, I think I remember seeing a New England Clock Company either factory or factory outlet. I suppose there might be other interesting manufacturing businesses at that location like a great many other locations in New England. Well since I live 100 feet give or take from the New England boarder with New York State, I guess I should get out after I clean up and do some boarder patrol. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>01/19/00 Wednesday 7:30 A.M. EST: I went to bed after the last message, and I had a phone call shortly thereafter from a family member. I got up at 1 A.M.. I tweaked the system checking drivers and added on accessory programs and checked my network settings. I enabled the USB port. I installed WordPerfect Suite 8 and the downloadable upgrade from www.coral.com. I also enabled it with Dragon Dictate. I ran Norton Win Doctor. I did a C: drive to D: drive backup. The computer system is running just fine as good as ever. I also reset the cables so the LCD lights and the reset button work properly on the new computer case. I had some Ramen noodles about 6 A.M., and then I had some Microwave popcorn. I chatted with a friend. I watched a little bit of morning television during the backup. Yesterday I received a Danish calendar from a Danish computer friend which looks nice on my refrigerator door and has picture of older Danish art. Well not a lot else happening. It was 10 degrees F. on the outside thermometer this morning. The weather man said it is more like 4 degrees F. The hallways in my building and the community room are about 50 degrees which is uncomfortable for the tenants, however my apartment is warm and comfortable but as usual slightly drafty. I guess I will get some more rest and stay inside. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>01/18/00 Tuesday 9:25 P.M. EST: Sunday night after the last message, I logged onto the SIS site in Taiwan and downloaded the latest SIS driver for my S‑571 motherboard, and the patch to make it work with Windows 98. I then did something that was stupid, I tried installing the M571LMR bios from www.pcware.com to see if it would work on my motherboard. It entirely messed up the system, so I did not get anything on the monitor when I booted. I spent all night trying to figure out what the problem was. I check at H.M. Computing www.hmcomp.com in Hamden, Ct. where I bought the motherboard, and they said it would be best to replace the motherboard. I checked around on Monday morning. I had Ramen noodles and tuna salad sandwich for dinner in the morning. I went to bed about noon. I was up in the early evening for a while and made a few phone calls. I went back to bed, and I was up at about midnight. It was zero degrees out. I had breakfast Tuesday morning of three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, vitamins, and orange juice. I went out to CVS in Riverside about 2 A.M. after bundling up and bought three packs of Philly light cigar cigarettes for $4.26 with the .25 off coupons. I came back home, and I relaxed and I slept from 4 A.M. to 8 A.M.. I had mid day meal of boneless broiled shell steak, steamed frozen peas, Ramen noodles, ice tea and coffee. I relaxed around in the morning until noon when the mail came. I received a calendar from a Computer pal in Denmark. I also received some computer CDs from Texas. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason street. I went by Exxon and bought $15.50 in premium. I then drove up to North Haven, Connecticut about fifty miles each way in light traffic on a cold day. I was happy to see Ming for the first time in two years at HM Computing www.hmcomp.com . I bought the same version newer motherboard Socket 7 M571LMR for $88 with the accessory cables and parts and the installation CD. Also I bought a Generic Mini Mid tower AT case with power supply for $20, the USB Port adaptor for the motherboard for $10 and a P5 processor cooling fan for $8 plus $7.56 tax for $133.56 total. I big adieu to Ming and told him I might pay him another visit in about a year, if I felt I needed to upgrade to another system which would be for $300 in processor and motherboard not to mention the possible headache. I returned to Greenwich in light traffic about 3:30 P.M. about a 103 mile round trip. I then started transferring the contents of the old computer case to the new case working on my dining room table. I followed the manual and the entire procedure of setting up the new motherboard with the existing parts took about five hours until I was back online again. I first transferred the drives and their cables. I then follow the new motherboard manual and it was pretty much straight forward for me, since I am familiar with the board. However the new motherboard has much better onboard sound which I am using, on board LAN connection for a second in addition to my recently purchased PCI LAN card. Ming recommended that I not use the onboard LAN since it can cause overheating. I did set it up though. It has the same onboard 4 megs of VGA memory, onboard 56,000 VFP baud modem and FAX, one serial and one LPT port onboard, and when I first tested the system it did not work, since I mispluged the VGA connector which quickly fixed. Plug and pray recognized the new accessories. I also set up the CMOS for my existing drives and Plug and Play processor setup in the CMOS for my existing IBM/Cyrix 233. I forgot to enable the USB port which I will do later, and the same card has a PS2 mouse port and PS2 IR port, and two USB connectors. After setting up the CMOS and disabling antivirus protection, plug and play took me through the procedures of installing the new configuration and it was all simple and straight forward with the motherboard CDrom and Windows 98 Second Edition Cdrom. I tweaked a few sound settings, and the over all system was back online at 8:30 P.M. running better than ever. I made a quick phone call to let somebody know I was back online. Basically everything is up to date and running fine in the system, and except for the IBM Cyrix 233 processor which is two years old. I did not have to reinstall the operating system or reconfigure or install software, since it is basically the same motherboard, but unfortunately it uses a different BIOS which caused the original problem. As an added bonus the new M571LMR Cdrom also came with WordPerfect 8.0 Suite which I will install later. I put items back in order in the apartment, and I guess it is about time to have a bit to eat. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>01/16/00 Sunday 8:20 P.M. EST: Well I had a Tony's frozen pepperoni pizza with ice tea after the last message, and I then went to bed until about 6:30 P.M.. I got up and watched the ABC evening news. I had breakfast of oatmeal, with a teaspoon of sugar, a couple pads of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", and cinnamon along with two slices of toast as usual with "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" pads, a 12 oz. glass of orange juice as usual, and I am now drinking a cup of coffee. It seems to be cold out which is not unusual for this time of year. Well there is not happening on this side of the pond, so I suppose after I clean up, I might shower and clean up, and go out for a breath of fresh air. Well have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>01/16/00 Sunday 10:20 A.M. EST: I started the tape backup when I went to bed yesterday afternoon, and when I woke up at about 10 P.M., it had failed. I restarted it, and then I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I then fixed the Pelican and Pink Flamingo Audubon prints, so they are aligned properly in their frame. I put the picture behind the bedroom door. I put an orange and gold frame mirror in their place behind the blue sofa. I put the shield of Pall Mall on the bedroom door. I read the back issues of the Greenwich Post and the last issues I will receive of Interactive Week. I also checked out a book by the Audubon organization that I took time out to view their bird pictures and other natural wild life photos. I rest from about 2 A.M. to 4 A.M.. When the tape backup finished it did not write its header, so I had to restart it again, this time doing a separate C: drive and E: drive backups. I had a tuna sandwich with Clementines. I rested a bit more, and I channel surfed a bit. I finally got the C: and E: drive backups, and I restarted the server. Well it is sort of a gloomy day, so I guess I will catch up on the internet news. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/15/00 Saturday 3:15 P.M. EST: I went to bed after the last message, and I got up at 11 A.M.. I went out and I stopped by the Hospital Thrift Shop. I drove down by the harbor and viewed the Sound. I stopped by the Greenwich Library and read the local paper. I chatted with a Greenwich resident whom had come up from Florida to visit, and he said he was cold and going back down there. I went downtown. I help a visitor jump start their car with the aid of an adjacent parker and two sets of jumper cables. I stopped by the Mews Thrift shop, and they have a $7,500 custom built large 8' by 4.5' pine table for $1,500. I sat out at the Post Office plaza for a while. I then drove back down by the harbor. They are doing major excavation work in the parking lot of the Indian Harbor Yacht Club. I returned home. I made some Pasta Pesto with the remaining Ziti noodles and I had that with ice tea. I had some Twinings Earle Grey tea with honey. I chatted with a family member. I am just about to start a full tape backup of the system, so the server will be down for a while I do it and sleep. Have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>01/15/00 Saturday 8:55 A.M. EST: I had some Ramen noodles and Angostura teriyaki sauce along with a crunchy peanut butter sandwich and ice tea. I moved the oil filled radiator in front of the blue sofa next to the computer for a little more heat. I read the Greenwich Post. I guess I will take a nap until the mail comes after 11 A.M.. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>01/15/00 Saturday 7:20 A.M. EST: I downloaded and ran http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/upgrade/compat/default.asp The Microsoft Windows 2000 Readiness Analyzer, and it produced this report ms2000upgrade.txt . I also set the last six cache settings in my CMOS I believe for video from inactive to cached works, but it does not seem to make a difference. CIO

Note:<888>01/15/00 Saturday 5:45 A.M. EST: Just for the heck of it, I reinstalled my BIOS from www.pcware.com for the S‑571 motherboard, bios version 4/21/99 "000421s.rom". Well not much else happening. CIO

Note:<888>01/15/00 Saturday 4:15 A.M. EST: Well I went out and I drove down by the harbor, not much happening. I parked downtown, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. The Sundown saloon was cleaning up. I noticed that they were moving furniture at Best and Company. I walked up the Avenue, and I sat out briefly at the top of the Avenue. I walked west on Putnam Avenue. I noticed where the old Paradise cafe is, they're building a new facility with a low ceiling I guess for short people. I noticed across the street at Harvey Acoustics where they sell the expensive Audio equipment, they have a sale on. They have a Harvey Acoustic jazz Cdrom you can buy which they play out on the street that sound pretty good. I will check in the day time to see if they give away a free sample of it. I stopped by Kinko’s and as usual they are open all night. I chatted with one employee and another employee returned to the shop from a coffee break. I walked back down the Avenue, and I said good morning to one of the proprietors of the Coffee Tree which was setting up for their morning opening. They have good Columbian coffee and other South American coffees there. I bought my Braun Cappuccino machine at the summer sidewalk sales there about a year and a half ago for $40 off from $170. They have a large assortment of pastries they bring in there during the early morning hours. I returned back down the Avenue, and they were still moving at Best and Company. I noticed while down at the train station that the new Omni Fitness shop next to the train station entrance still has asbestos on the ceiling rafters. I guess all the stores and movie theatre and lobby at the Greenwich Train station must have an asbestos problem. I then drove back down by the harbor. A couple of homes as usual had their night lights on. I returned home and I filed this report. Not much happening on a quiet night. It is 15 degrees Fahrenheit out, and there is not wind. Well have a good morning. I wore my Icelandic knit ski cap and leather gloves along with long john bottoms, but I should have worn a turtle neck with my flannel shirt and heavy sweater and parka. The headlines in the Saturday Greenwich Times are that the Holly Hill transfer station dump still has obnoxious odors according the state agency investigating the dump. CIO


Note:<888>01/15/00 Saturday 2:20 A.M. EST: I rested until 10 P.M., and I got up and I cleaned the apartment and watered the plants. I listened to George H. W. Bush on Cspan. I also listened to the BBC on the internet. I had the rest of the spaghetti sauce and some Ziti noodles. I have extra frozen containers of spaghetti sauce in the freezer. I cleaned up, and I guess I guess I will go out for a breath of fresh air. Well have a good morning. It is 20 degrees Fahrenheit this morning at the present. I also put the TV tables behind the bathroom door for easier storage. Not much happening. CIO

 

Note 888: 02/07/00 Monday 4:35 A.M.: I kept busy on the net this evening studying possible CPU upgrades that would go with my M571 LMR motherboard. I went ahead and ordered a AMD K6 450 MHZ processor for $45 with fan plus $15 ground shipping that should hopefully come by the end of the week. This should double the speed of my onboard CPU and make the computer twice as fast. Well I am tired, so time to go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO


Note 888: 02/06/00 Sunday 10:55 P.M.: Happy 89th Birthday Ronald Reagan. I straightened up my desk drawers in both the living room and the bedroom along with one night stand. I put all the lose computer parts and disks in the left set of drawers in the living room. I threw out an old case and some old parts. I put the laser paper on the top left closet shelf in the living room. I had dinner of Stauffer's hearty meal meat loaf with ice tea. I went out and I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York. It now only gives out $50 bills. I drove down Greenwich Avenue, and I drove by the waterfront. I noticed the train station lower level office dumpster has old 386 and 486 CPUs tossed away which might have been stripped. I stopped by the Exxon Station, and I bought $11.15 of premium gasoline at $1.79 a gallon plus a buy one get one free of Parliaments for $3.69 plus .22 tax for $15.06 total. I then went to the Grand Union, and I bought a 200 oz. container of Ultra detergent which is heavy to carry for $3.99, two Tropicana orange juices for $2 each, Post Raisin bran for $2.50 and Nabisco HoneyNut wheat squares $2.50, GU frozen peas 10 oz. .67, GU frozen Brussels sprouts 10 oz. $1.09, two Stauffer’s Hearty meal Pot Roast dinners $2.50 each, a pound of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter quarters $1.29, a pound of GU mozzarella $2.69, a Shady Brook fresh whole turkey breast at .99 a pound for $5.44, a five pound bag of GU sugar $1.49, a dozen GU large eggs $1.49 for $32.15 plus .24 tax for $32.39 total. I returned home, and put away the groceries. I had a cup of Samba instant coffee. I watched a short bit of television. I also installed the NEC MutiSync XP17 driver to be available on the 486 and Network and Print sharing. I will have to possibly swap the CDROM drive between computer to install any other necessary files when I network them together. I also noticed this afternoon at HM Computer online‑Store CPUs and Memory that the AMD K6‑2 #d 450 100 MHZ Product Detail might work in my new motherboard S‑571 LMR since it supports a 450 mhz processor at 83 mhz, but I am not sure about 100 mhz. At $78 this would double my system speed. I might consider it sometime in the near future. Well I have a bit of Email to sift through and other internet work, so have a good night and stay warm. Overall the apartment is looking very good the way I have it set up now, so I guess I intend to keep it setup this way for now. I suppose UPS will deliver the CMOS chip tomorrow, so hopefully in a matter of minutes, I will have the main server going and have the backup networked with it. Well have a good night. CIO

Note 888: 02/06/00 Sunday 4:10 P.M.: I was up at noon. I had breakfast of two soft boiled eggs, toast, orange juice and ice tea, coffee, and vitamins. I chatted with a family member. I relaxed a bit. I checked out www.pcchips.com the manufacturer of my motherboard for www.pcware.com , and I found out on their page for the S‑571 LMR motherboard, they recommend against updating the CMOS and state that one has to rewrite the CMOS with a EPROM writer to reprogram it with a newer bios update. When I get the new CMOS chip probably tomorrow from UPS, I won't ever again update it, since more than likely it would become corrupted again. It seems rather peculiar the original motherboard S‑571 did not have that problem. Also it says the S‑571 LMR can take a Pentium 450 mhz, I guess Socket 7. Well I guess it is time to clean up and go outside. I also have to stop by the Grand Union and get some groceries. Have a good afternoon. CIO

Note 888: 02/06/00 Sunday 4:05 A.M.: I finished cleaning the apartment and watering the plants. I sorted out my middle hallway bookcase lower section, and I put all the software in the bookcase top shelves coming into the bedroom. I sorted out the computer cords in the lower section of the closet, and put them in the lower section of the bookcase along with extra mice and keyboards and a few other odd computer items like mice pads. I put some of the hallway kitchen items back in the kitchen. I emptied my Air Canada flight bag for hurricane evacuation and resorted its items and put them back away. I put out all my flight bags on the coat rack behind the entrance door with the umbrellas. I found my pin flash light in the Air Canada flight bag along with a number of other items. I put drain cleaner in the bathroom sink along with the bag tub. I fixed a old black and red Ever Ready flash light and put fresh batteries in it along with a new bulb. It has a spare bulb in the bottom. I also set it up, so it can be used as a signal light quietly. I had a Stauffer's chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and green beans and ice tea. I turned the heat up a bit. I am a bit tired, so I will take a rest for a while. Have a good morning. CIO


Note 888: 02/05/00 Saturday 8:50 P.M.: I was up about 6:15 P.M. this evening. I watched the ABC evening news. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I put the Panda porcelain on top of the speakers to the right of the computer. On a www.wwf.org observation, a neighbor reported several days ago that her son was up in "Northern Canada, Shooting Polar Bears From Ski Doos". This is an ambiguous report since as a professional photographer to me when someone says shooting, it means "photographing". However, I have a friend whom is a hunter which would mean another context. I display the World Wildlife Fund local on my normal internet site, and I have never hunted; however I have spent most of my life observing nature. I have read up on certain natural events. I had a friend that lived next to the Explorer's Club in Manhattan two blocks east of the Frick Museum in Manhattan. I read National Geographic for many years until I got too busy to read it. I lived around the Audubon House in Key West, and I consider myself more of a conservationist or naturalist. I also used to walk around at night for many years in Manhattan, and I would frequently walk through Central Park at night in Manhattan on cold winters night, and in the old days when "Scandia" the Central Park Children's Zoo Polar Bear was there, I would stop by to chat with observe Scandia. From my second hand knowledge, if one were ever to fire upon a Polar Bear causing harm, like a Black Panther or Python, it would theoretically hunt one down in any part of the world and would have the capability to do so. Theoretically since the Falkland Islands is isolated out in the ocean surrounded by Killer Whales the natural predator of the Polar Bear, one might be safe from a predator polar bear on the Falkland Islands since the waters around it are surrounded by killer whales. However, if one wanted to drop a polar bear on the Falkland Island by one Air Force cargo plane or other means, I guess one could do so. I chatted with a visiting Canadian gentleman from Canada last evening, and he advised me that the "Polar Bear" is a protected species in Canada, and judging by his stature and demeanor, he would have the capability of enforcing his view point. I am now about to start m usual house cleaning. Have a good evening. CIO

Note 888: 02/05/00 Saturday 6:50 A.M.: I went out and stopped by the library and returned the videotapes and a book. I chatted with a local patron. I then went down the Avenue. I drove up to Norwalk and stopped by the WIZ and paid my Cablevision Bill of $49.01. I now have all my Optimum Online Paid up, and I still owe for this month's cablevision. I next stopped by CompUSA and I bought a 6 foot Belkin VGA Male Male video cable for the NEC monitor for $19.99 plus $1.20 tax for $21.19 total. I then drove over to Staples in Stamford, but the did not have LAN cables. I then drove over to Staples in Old Greenwich and bought a Belkin 25 foot LAN Cable for $13.47 plus $2 for a Belkin Clearance Item 6 foot Printer cable plus .93 tax for $16.40 total. I then went home. I had a Stauffer's hearty Salsbury steak dinner and some ice tea. I then relaxed a bit. I just changed my television lead in cable to the box with my Optimum online cable, so the modem sits on top of the tape storage box and is more visible. Not a lot happening, so I am just relaxing. I guess I will go to bed shortly, so have a good evening. CIO


Note 888: 02/04/00 Friday 4:55 P.M.: Well on Wednesday evening, I did not work on the computer. I moved some furniture around. I put the leather desk chair in front of the day bed in the sitting area of the apartment. I disassembled the microwave cart and set up the bar on the Danish end table in the same location underneath the sitting area mirror by the hallway entrance to the bath and bedroom. I put the mahogany tea table to the left of the computer chair, and I put the wooden box to the left of the computer for the mouse pad with the telephone set up on a speaker to the left of it. One can now enter directly into the apartment and sit down at the computer, and the mouse is left sided. If one passes by the computer one can reach the dining table and two available chairs or pass behind the computer chair and the two Delonghi radiator in a narrow passage. Yes it is a tiny 450 square foot apartment with living room with three closets, bedroom with one large closet, hallway with book cases, bathroom, and small kitchen. I have three large windows in the living room with now view that are always closed with curtains and one in the bedroom the same way. I sat up until 5 A.M. on Thursday morning. I was up at 1 P.M., and I made it to my 3 P.M. appointment, but it is cancelled for the next two weeks. I stopped by the Hospital thrift shop, and the have two older Compaq desktops without monitors for $37.50. I stopped by the harbor and chatted with a local. I drove by the Hyatt hotel, and I withdrew funds from the Bank of New York ATM. I went by Staples and quickly toured the store. I then drove over to Westchester Airport, and I viewed the arrivals area. I chatted with the Northwest KLM ticket agent and a couple of other local people. I then drove over to CompUSA in White Plains. I told one customer trying to buy a used computer case about H.M. computing in North Haven, Connecticut www.hmcomp.com where it would be a third the price. He said I sounded like the Comedian Steven Wright whomever that is. I looked for the male to male VGA cable, but they did not have it. It was snowing lightly, so just before closing I drove over to Staples in Port Chester, and they don't have any LAN Cables, so I returned home. I relaxed a bit until about 5 A.M. in the morning. I had a dinner of the Stauffer’s Hearty meal chicken fettuccini and ice tea about midnight. I then went to bed and was about 2 P.M. after a good sleep. A neighbor said there was only about an inch of snow, so I guess I go out. I checked with H.M. computing, and they said they had recieved the CMOS chip today and sent it by UPS to be back here in Greenwich, so it should be here tomorrow Saturday or Monday. I had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I guess I will clean up and see if Entree in Greenwich or P.C. Ware over on high ridge road in Stamford have the VGA male to male cable. It is like what came with my CompUSA 19 inch monitor, so I would imagine it would be available. I guess I will just get the 25 LAN cable unless the Stamford Staples might have the 50 foot cable for $22. My Bell Atlantic bill this past month was $20 higher with the computer calls, and I still have to pay it along with my rent. Well have a good evening, I guess it time to start cleaning up. CIO




Note 888: 02/02/00 Wednesday 4:45 P.M.: Good afternoon ground hog shadow lovers. It is 34 Degrees F. outside and sunny, so I guess the old ground hog will see his shadow today, which means six more weeks of winter. Yesterday after going to bed at about 2:30 A.M., I was up at 8:30 A.M.. I had breakfast of oatmeal, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and toast. I relaxed around the apartment most of the morning, and about noon I checked the mail. No word about my CMOS chip. I guess the United States Post Office is tortoise like slow, which is why they call it snail mail. I went out without cleaning up. I headed over to Putnam Trust Bank of New York on Mason Street. I noticed a five hundred pound African American sitting in the lobby whom looked like the Volvo maintenance fellow from Stamford Volvo but smaller. I asked him if he was the Volvo employee, and he said, "Take A Hike", which is an old Army expression. I got to thinking about it since it was a nice day, so I decided to do a little local exploration. I then withdrew funds. I headed over to the United States Post Office, and I paid my MCI bill, my Northeast Utilities bill portion for one month, and my Cablevision and Cable Modem Bills. I made one mistake, I paid my Cablevision @home bill for two months, but I think I forgot to pay my Cablevision one month's portion on the television part, since I get two bills from Cablevision, which means I should call them up in a couple of days and straighten it out. I obtained money orders to pay the bills. I also obtained $6.60 of 20 tropical flower stamps. I then walked over to the Mews thrift shop, and they had reserved a Stainless Steel chrome belt buckle for me that had the letters "MIKE". I was able to buy it for $5 and .30 tax. I browsed the shop. They still have the custom made dinning table and chairs, but they sold the Chinese Indian carpet for $450. I thanked the staff for the belt buckle. I then headed down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I viewed the harbor. I then headed to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I chatted with a couple of visitors from out of town. I then stopped by ELDC and I noticed a new arrival from India whom looked very cold was buying a Swedish Ski blue and yellow Gortex by Minot ski pants and jacket for $35 all which was a very reasonable price. I advised him that Gortex was for northern people with thick blood, so they don't sweat in zero degree Fahrenheit weather when they feel hot like rain gear because it breaths and lets out the heat. I advised him that a fellow from India should wear a jacket stuffed with duck down which would keep the heat in and keep him warmer, but he did not seem to understand me. I then headed over to the Old Greenwich thrift shop. I chatted with a fellow that looked like Sparky from Nantucket whom looked very cold in a ripped rain breaker drinking orange soda. I told him he should go to the Greenwich Hospital and get a cup of green tea and he might feel better. I then went into the Old Greenwich thrift shop, and I bought a ceramic panda for .50 plus .03 tax. It is much like the ones I use to paint and glaze as a child in Alabama. I then stopped by CVS in Old Greenwich and I bought a carton of Philly Cigar cigarettes for $15.03 with tax. I then headed out to Tod's Point, and I parked in the southwest parking area, and I studied the ominous cloud formations, and I noticed about 50 ducks were flying north to get out of the wind at about 4:30 P.M.. I did a radio check on Channel 16 with the Coast Guard, and I reported the Duck movements and cloud formations, so the ship to shore radio with a two foot Bliss Marine in Darien emergency antenna works fine from Tod's Point, and I heard them doing navigation checks. I chatted with two young weather watchers studying the clouds. I noticed the crows had disappeared, but as usual the Sea Gulls were around. I then headed over to Staples in Old Greenwich, and I did a 2 1/2 hour exercise walk in the store. I noticed they have a $50 Pierre Cardin pin and mechanical pencil sets for $10. I noticed they have a $15 Shaffer pen and pencil set for $7. They had an Ink Pad which could be used for finger printing for .50. I studied the Belkin cables and they have a 10 foot VGA male female cable for about $11. I believe on my temporary computer setup, I will need a male to male connector from the CPU to the NEC monitor which they did not have. I also noticed they have the Belkin 14 foot LAN cable for $11 the 25 foot cable for $16 and they are out of stock for the 50 foot cable for $21. I noticed as always that Staples sells a lot of HP printers at rush hour. I finally decided not to buy anything, but I got plenty of exercise. I then headed up to CompUSA in Norwalk at about 7:30 P.M.. It was a quick trip in no traffic. I chatted with a few computer people that yesterday a millennium tech day 02/01/00, sort of like a binary notation. I noticed that one gal was looking for a headset for her CPU. I winked at a fellow from India with a Turban by the Laptops. I chatted with a local representative about diplomatic knowledge with the Spanish, since a Mexican company bought CompUSA. I suggested to a customer he could by AMD Anthalon computer 800 mhz cheaper directly from Compaq since it would be straight out of the factory and be configured with the items he wanted and not items he might not need like a DVD drive. I took a brief tour of the store studying the merchandise. I found in the back left corner of the store a stack of Clearance items. They had about a dozen new unopened Compaq IJ200 600X600 three color printers for $50 each. I bought one at closing for $52.99 plus $3 tax for $52.99, and I was .20 short, so they let me have it for .20 less. I then returned to Greenwich and I bought $15.20 at Exxon, and they let me have it for .20 off. I also noticed at CompUSA the Belkin LAN cables are about 50% more. I suppose on could go to the Electrical Supply House next to the Sears Service center in Stamford, Connecticut where the big satellite dishes are and buy 100 foot to 250 rolls of LAN cable and buy LAN connectors at Radio Shack and one of those LAN connector cable tolls and network much more cheaply that way. I won't bother trying to do that until I get my CMOS chip for the 233, and if I have a longer LAN cable I could connect the backup computer into the bedroom if necessary, but run print sharing of the main living room cable. However why bother until the CMOS chip arrives. I then went downtown and took a short walk on lower Greenwich Avenue, I chatted with a few visitors, but not much time so the ink in my new Compaq printer would not freeze. I then stopped by the Grand Union at closing, and bought seven various Stauffer's 16 oz. Hearty meals for $2.50 plus a half gallon of whole milk $1.59 for $19.07. I then returned home, and I did not bother installing the printer until I have my 233 running with the new CMOS chip. I relaxed until 6 A.M. this morning, and then I went about noon when I got up. I checked the mail. I then had breakfast of oatmeal, toast, coffee, orange juice, and toast. I then relaxed a bit. I chatted with a Danish computer pal from Denmark whom called me up, and I told him he is welcome to visit with me when he comes to America. I chatted technology with him a bit for about a half hour. He said it costs .25 a minute to talk from Denmark. I then updated this report. I suppose I will clean up, and I will then go downtown and stop by the library briefly, and then head over to Staples in Port Chester and see if they have the Belkin 50 foot cable for 21 and the male male 10 vga cable for $10 and browse what they're clearing at the clearance center and also try to keep myself from taking a sneak peak at what is happening at CompUSA in White Plains, New York too. Well have a good evening and remember right now it is rush hour coming up. CIO

Note 888: 02/01/00 2:05 A.M.: I had some of the Tuna Alfredo Fettuccini and ice tea. I then chatted with a friend about upgrading his computer system. I then watch the movie "Hackers" about New York City students trying to learn computers. I suppose not much else is happening. I guess today will be the normal first of the month routine providing I am on a day schedule. As far as I can tell there is not much happening locally as usual since most of the movers and power shakers are at their winter home where ever that might be. I did not make it out yesterday, but I suppose everything that was here yesterday will be here today. As a matter of personal philosophy "What Goes Around Comes Around" or "Man Whom Does Not Read History Is Bound To Repeat Themselves." I suppose the keyboard people will be back at their usual daytime work routines. It sort of makes me wonder what they do on their light night routines if not watch too much television. If you get bored of English, there are plenty of other language to learn that might have some relevance on other subject matters. Well have a good morning. CIO

 



Note:<888>02/14/00 Monday 1:30 A.M. EST: Happy Valentine's Day. I was up yesterday morning, and I took a walk on Greenwich Avenue with the usual morning walkers. I went over down by the water first and I studied the Avenue. It was pretty much a bit warmer day. I chatted with quite a few early morning strollers. I recall staying out for quite a while. I recall stopping by the Greenwich Harbor Inn and touring the merchandise they are selling from the old hotel. They have some older computer equipment nobody seems to want. They have a lot of heavy mirrors which are dangerous to hang if you are not an industrial engineer. They are suppose to be constructing a five star hotel there which will take some time. I suggested they should use it as a Red Cross evacuation center until they get around with updating it. I noticed about half the people on Greenwich Avenue seemed to be visiting from Paris. I chatted with a couple of young French students at the Greenwich Railroad station in broken French. Since it was a bit warmer, I walked quite a bit on Greenwich Avenue. I went by Starbucks and had the least expensive cup of coffee. I suggested that if one likes coffee, it is more sensible to sip small cups of coffee through out the day as opposed to chugging one big cup of coffee, so one does not take a massive caffeine jolt. I enjoy the Samba coffee from Brazil which is not as strong which they gave away at the Grand Union last summer when I mix its instant product in smaller quantities. I drove down by the waterfront, and I toured the local area. I recall coming back to the apartment around 4 P.M.. I got curious, so I went over to Port Chester. While using the Fleet Bank ATM, I mentioned to one of the local maintenance people that I am concerned about the Liquid Nitrogen used to cool the Greenwich Skating Rink. If that is not properly maintained it can be a very explosive facility. He said he would relay the message to Admiral Halsey. I then noticed across the street from the Old Life Savers factory where the old Port Chester Beer distributor is, that railroad bridge had a truck stuck underneath it. It looked like the railroad bridge took a big jolt, but when I returned from my errands, I noticed the truck was gone. I would imagine that if the bridge were damaged by the semi truck hitting it, it would knock out the commuter railroad and the commuter trains would have to stop in Greenwich and reload in Port Chester and visa versa. However, I don't commute and have only traveled once into Manhattan in the last eight years, so I am not sure what the status of the morning commute will be. I went over to the Port Chester flea market, and I toured the stalls. I noticed it was quite popular and busy with the locals. I found a nice couple from India that sold me a nice copper bracelet for my arthritis for $10. They sold me the last one they had like it. All the others have load stone or magnet mixed in it for its arthritis features, so you would not want to use a magnet on your wrist if you were working around a computer, unless you wanted to have more trouble than normally. It is wrapped copper wire around a brass ring type of bracelet. I then headed over to Staples and I toured the store. They have lots of items available. I did not find anything I needed in the clearance center. I then went over to ODD JOB and I bought a six foot cable television connector and a battery for $2.48 plus .17 total for $2.65 total. I next went home, and I noticed the Semi Truck that had hit the bridge was gone. I was tired, so I feel asleep shortly thereafter, I guess around 7 P.M.. I got up around midnight, and I put the S‑571 LMR video driver on my computer video driver, and it seems to be working fine. I am using 72 MHz for the adapter and the monitor since I have 70 MHz on the onboard motherboard. Well I called the local PD to tell them about the Bridge in Port Chester. I then tinkered with my Adapter and Video settings, and I filed this report. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>02/13/00 Sunday 7:50 A.M. EST: Well I have been relaxing a bit. I started the bread machine with the more authentic French Bread recipe going. I am getting a bit of cabin fever, so I guess I will go out for some fresh air. Have a good morning. Obviously, I need to relax a bit. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>02/13/00 Sunday 4:55 A.M. EST: I was up at 9:30 P.M.. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I cleaned the apartment and watered the plants. I did a bit more detailed cleaning than normal. I listened to the BBC during the entire progress. During the last part of cleaning, I made up a batch of mashed potatoes with eight older Idaho potatoes, I had lying around the house. When I finished about 3:30 A.M., I had two slices of turkey breast and mashed potatoes along with ice. I just finished cleaning up. It is pretty cold out. My thermometer says about fifteen to twenty degrees, however it is warm and comfortable in the apartment. The water coming out of the shower is a bit cold since the housing authority set the water temperatures in the new water heaters to less hot water, so the tenants won't scald themselves in case the shower stall hot and cold water mixers fail after 12 years. Well the cold shower woke me up. I am not sure what the game plan is. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/12/00 Saturday 4:20 P.M. EST: Well I relaxed a bit today. I have not gone out. I checked the mail. Not much happening. I chatted with a family member. I moved the old NEC LC800 laser printer from the bedroom to the right of the back up 486 monitor moving over the backup 486 NEC monitor and keyboard to the left. I moved the stereo speaker off the desk to make room for the printer. I hooked up the NEC printer to the backup 486, so one can print off it. It is high speed in PostScript format. It has a new package of toner added and only about a 10 pages have been printed with it, so it smudged on low density until about 50 pages are run off. I put the cable modem on top of on of the smaller stereo speakers along with my Fortune Brand Swingline stapler, Scotch tape holder and stapler remover which are at bargain prices at Staples. I keep GEICO's number handy 1‑800‑841‑3000 in case I have anything to worry about. I have two of the smaller computer speakers around the Sony Tape backup, so I hope the are shielded well enough not to bother the magnetic taping mechanism, if not I will have to find some place else to move them, but I have the stereo input cord only reaches far enough to the input connector to the speakers. I guess when I have more funds, I can get more speaker extension cords, so I can get the cords off the floor in front of the backup computer desk. I put the old Panasonic KX‑E708 typewriter on the left side of the bedroom Danish larger office desk with the Black IBM 50th Anniversary typewriter on the right side of the desk, however the desk chair is centered between them, but one could theoretically sit on the bed and type. I have not done house cleaning today, so when I wake up tomorrow, I will start house cleaning and watering the plants. I suppose I can vacuum in the early morning hours, I don't think it will bother anyone. Well not much else happening, but the over all system as it is incorporated into the apartment seems to be set up properly, but I have not had the time to test it all as it interrelates to the other components in the apartment. So of like a Rube Goldberg affair if you know what I mean. Well have a good afternoon. CIO

Note:<888>02/12/00 Saturday 8:50 A.M. EST: I was up at 10:30 P.M. last night. I had breakfast of GU raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I decide the onboard sound was not good enough on my onboard sound on the motherboard, so I took out the Creative Lab Sound Card SW32 out of my backup 486 computer, and I installed it in my primary computer disabling the onboard sound feature. It sounded tinny. I also have eight megs of memory on the older Creative Card. I bought it for $159 about three years ago. I hooked up and arrange the appropriate cables for it. I put an older sound card in the 486. I then put the systems back together. I then had to reopen one system since it needed to have a cable adjusted to boot properly. Generally when one does in any major work on a system, it is good to check your primary cable before putting them back together to make sure nothing is lose. I then tested the system. I interchange the two Lans and found out that the new SMC did not work with the cable modem. I then took apart the primary system, and I removed the SMC card. I put the LPT port and the COM port attachment in its place. I then put back the onboard LAN Connector in its place, but I still have it disabled. I attached the onboard sound attachment to the inside of the case. I started the system, and to my amazement the system was back up running perfectly again. I guess the SMC LAN card interferes with my PCI BIOS setup. I know it has an onboard EPROM. I will return it later to CompUSA in the week when it is quieter. I also reinstalled Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and a few of its additional programs. I did a few other routine maintenance items, like Norton WinDoctor, Norton Disk Doctor, Norton Speed Disk, Norton Optimization. From what I can tell, it might be impossible for me to use Microsoft Internet Sharing since on my primary computer the Policy part of the operating system for some odd reason prevents me from installing Printer Sharing and File sharing. I did install have installed and reinstalled from Gibson Research Corporation Homepage http://grc.com/files/letshare.exe adn http://grc.com/files/noshare.exe . the Gibson Research Corporation Homepage has a test page when one can test how secure one's internet site is against hacking. Well I can't afford Black Ice Firewall, so I have to run my site as I can afford it. I also did some other routines, and the system seems to be running as good as ever and it sounds very good in terms of audio quality. I just had a Stauffer's Hearty Pot Roast dinner and ice tea. I am a bit tired and worn out, so I think I will rest some more. I will do my house cleaning when I am rested or tomorrow. Have a good day. CIO


Note:<888>02/11/00 Friday 4:45 P.M. EST: Well I have been up for close to 24 hours. I was trying to get Windows 98 Second Edition Internet Sharing going, and just after I had give up when I just had finished watching the Space Shuttle launch, the computer started doing a very slow boot. I uninstalled the onboard modem which I did not plan to use. I disabled the LTModem boot file since it is not needed. I tried a few other utilities and checks, and I still had a boot that hesitated for a couple of minutes at the C: prompt, and then continued to boot and run normally. I finally decided to reinstall Windows 98 Second Edition Upgrade, since I might have used the original Windows 98 CD I have by mistake and messed up some drives. I had a turkey and mozzarella sandwich on toast while I took about an hour to reinstall it, evening using setup /ie /is ; so as not to make the Boot disks and do the hard drive scandisk. Well the system seems to back up and running normally again, so I guess I will finally go to bed. I am quite tired. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>02/11/00 Friday 11:00 A.M. EST: Well, I went to bed yesterday about 11 A.M. or slightly later around noon. I was up at 5 P.M.. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I cleaned up, and I went out. I stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust, and the still only dispense $50 bills in the smaller increments. I drove up to CompUSA in Norwalk. I toured the store until closing chatting tech with a few people. I bought a SMC 10/100 Adapter for $14.99 plus .90 balance for $15.89 total plus a $10 mail in rebate to Hughes Avenue in Irvine, California. I then stopped by Bradlees for a large spray can of Resolve foam carpet cleaner for $3.99 plus a container of Liquid Plumber for $3.79 plus .47 tax for $8.25 total. I then drove back to Greenwich, and I stopped by the Riverside Shopping plaza CVS for a 16 ounce can of Gold Emblem peanuts for $1.69, CVS Spray Carpet cleaner $2.49, a valentines card $1.50, plus a carton of Philly Cigar Cigarettes natural for $14.19 plus $1.09 tax for $20.96 total. I then returned home, and I removed the clean cushions from the blue couch, and I moved it in the center of the room, and I sprayed all of its corduroy surfaces with the two cans of carpet cleaner to clean it up a bit. Then I let if dry for several hours while I worked on the computer. I then installed the SMC card, but it comes with drivers for Windows 2000 that when I tried to install them, I showed eight instances of the SMC card in the CMOS in slot 3 for some odd reason. I had a hard time get the machine to boot properly without trying to install the driver eight times. Thus I removed the card from slot three to slot two, and I removed the SoHo 10‑100 card to slot one. I moved some of the cable attachments too. Thus the USB port is the uppermost port in the back. I finally got the downloaded SMC driver for Windows 98 to install properly. I then reinstalled the SoHo card in slot one and installed the driver for it, and the system recognized them both on different IRQs, and they both seem to be working fine. I then tried running Windows 98 Internet sharing on the backup 486, and it still would not work although I knew all cards worked. I am beginning to think @home limits the user from using print sharing because the 486 does cause the cable modem lights to blink. I also took out my Logicode X2 modem and installed it in the Primary modem keeping the onboard modem as well. I put my old Zoom VFP 28,800 in the backup 486. About 4 A.M., I vacuumed the sofa and put it back together and it looks a bit better and probably smell a bit fresher as if anyone cared with the cigar cigarette smoke. About 7 A.M. while still working on the previous mentioned procedures, I had a Stauffer’s Hearty Salisbury Steak dinner with ice tea. I just finished straightening up the apartment and put the computer systems together and reattaching them in their proper places. It all takes quite a while. I am quite bushed, so I think it is time to rest a bit and go to sleep. Well have a good day. I also lower the Monitor Refresh Rate to BIOS default because with a 70MHz onboard video, I am pretty sure it is not good for the monitor to be any higher than the video adaptor refresh rate.


Note:<888>02/10/00 Thursday 10:50 A.M. EST: I have been doing a little systems maintenance and tweaking for the last four hour. I can not get Internet Explorer 5.5 beta to run Windows 98 Update. I tried installing the beta which one can not do. I tried running System Information Tool Internet Explorer Repair tool, and it said I had older versions of files, so it would not run. I reinstalled Internet Explorer 5.5 beta, and it still would not work with the repair tool. I used System Information Conflict File Manger, restored the correct files to run System Information Repair Tool. Once I ran this, of course Internet Explorer 5.5 beta still would not run Windows 98 Second Edition Update Tool. I guess that is in the work. I then downloaded the SIS VGA drivers from PCWARE for S‑571 LMR motherboard, and they pretty much run the same as the Taiwan driver from SIS. However SIS's Taiwan site at www.pcchips.com drivers for the same board when I scanned them had the Chernobyl virus in them for the media player which it comes with which I never use. Thus I did not run the media player, but had scan the files with Norton Anti Virus and removed the virus before it did any harm. The present VGA driver from www.pcware.com is Virus free and is working fine. I have the Adaptor rate for my onboard VGA adaptor set to Optimal. I set the monitor refresh rate to 85 MHz for my 19 inch CompUSA plug and play monitor. I hope this is all right. It is easy on the eyes than using Bios default. I then changed the Windows 98 swapper to the fast larger 20 gigabyte D: drive, but unfortunately Norton Speed Disk and Norton System Optimization would not work on that drive. I did optimize the registry though. I then put the Swapper back into the C: drive, and I set it at 90 megs. and 128 megs. since I have 64 megs. of memory, and techies recommend the maximum swapper be twice one's memory if one set the settings for Virtual memory. I then optimized the C: drive again including optimizing the Swapper. The system is running fine. I also checked for some minor files from Norton LiveUpdate Pro. Well I am tried, so time to go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>02/10/00 Thursday 6:10 A.M. EST: When I went out this evening, I mailed the letter at the Valley Road post office. I put in a color picture with color text for amusement. I guess I could lot to see if the 90 day demo of Microsoft Publisher is still available to make more use of the color printer. I tried resting a bit, but it was cold in the apartment, so I got up and turned the heat up a bit. I just had a turkey Crock Monsieur. One makes it by toasting two slices of bread. Then add a light coat of mayonnaise to eat side. Then I put two thin layers of turkey meat on one side. I put a dozen drops of Tabasco sauce on the turkey. I then added a sprinkle of black pepper, celery salt, Italian spices, and garlic powder. I then with a cheese slices I put a thin layer of mozzerrela cheese on it and sprinkled it with oregano. I then topped brown both slices and put them together and sliced the sandwich in half. I had the sandwich with ice tea. Well I guess I will check my email and read the morning press. I might look for some upholstery spray cleaner to clean the rest of the blue corduroy couch today. Well have a good morning. I heard on the BBC news earlier this morning that the average writer over there makes only about $250 a year in royalties and that trained animal in the popular media frequently make a lot more. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/10/00 Thursday 3:30 A.M. EST: I went downtown after the last message. I stopped by the Grand Union plaza and got three dollars in quarters at laundry. I drove down to the bottom of Steamboat Road and viewed the harbor. I noticed the old Greenwich Harbor Inn is having a liquidation sale for the next month starting yesterday from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. on week days and from noon on Sunday to 5 P.M... I then parked in the center of town, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. Thataways cafe is closed for a spell for renovations. Most of Thataways crowds is at the Sundown Saloon slightly up the street. I walked up to the center of town, and I noticed the Dome restaurant was quite busy. Coming back down the Avenue just before the park on the west side of the street, I found a brass Baldwin latch key that looked to be about 40 years old. I turned it in at the police station. I then ran into another evening stroller. We walked back up the Avenue. We checked the new bar restaurant going in at the location of the old Paradise Cafe of Portinfinos. It looks to be a nice facility with rather low ceiling for shorter people. I have to remember to see if Harvey’s across the street has that demo acoustic jazz CD, I heard playing one evening. We then walked east on Putnam Avenue passed the YMCA where they're planning a major renovation evicting tenants and building a Olympic size swimming pool. We walked down Milbank Avenue which had a lot of black ice on the side walks which is slippery with sneakers on. Generally on ice and snow, I prefer my Timberlands which have a heavier grid like Vibram sole. We cut back by the Fire station, and I bid adieu. I then returned home at about 1 A.M.. I started two loads of laundry and a third load for the orange bed spread from the bedroom. I then went up stairs and removed the covers of the main sitting and back cushions off the blue sofa and had them ready for washing along with a few other minor items, like my Nylon Food Emporium shopping bag along with old blue and red Greenwich Library book bag. When the three loads were ready for the laundry, I started the four washer load using extra detergent and fabric softener. I went back upstairs, and I came down in 20 minutes and the fourth washer load was done. I also removed the orange bed spread from the dryer since it was dry. I readjusted the tree dryer loads to dry evenly. I then put the damp corduroy covers on the cushions without drying them, so they would not shrink although they were almost damp dry. I put the orange bed spread on the antique pineapple day bed. I then went downstairs and folded the rest of the laundry and I then carried it all up, and I put it all away. I am now relaxing with a glass of ice tea. I also put out five flight bags, I had stored in the closet. I gave away the British Air flight bag a couple of years ago. I have an older Pan Am bag, a Air Canada bag, and a KLM bag along with a American Express vacations bag and a much used Gucci light leather flight bag with a red and green stripe a family member gave me many years ago. Well have a good morning. I am not hungry yet, so I don't know whether, I will eat anymore. CIO

Note:<888>02/09/00 Wednesday 10:35 P.M. EST: Well I just had a slice of white turkey meat along with microwaved potato and steamed frozen broccoli and ice tea and instant coffee. While the turkey was cooking, I put clean sheets on the bed and I showered and cleaned up. I also wrote a letter to a family member with color text and a color picture inserted. I will go out to mail the letter and for some fresh air. When I return, I have to do laundry, and I guess I will wash the old orange bed spread, and possibly put it on the antique day bed. If I have time I might wash the corduroy covers on the blue corduroy couch and let them dry on the cushions. Well I need to get some quarters to. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>02/09/00 Wednesday 7:25 P.M. EST: I was up at 2 P.M.. I had breakfast of GU raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I missed an appointment downstairs, I will take care of tomorrow. I ran Norton Speedisk on the C: drive and then I started a C: drive to D: backup. I went back to bed until 5:30 P.M.. I had a call from AOL trying to get me to sign up again, and I explained I don't have time to read AOL content. I just finished setting up the Compaq IJ200 color printer that I bought a week ago Monday for $50 a new clearance item. It works great, and the color print out color is excellent. Well I have to check my email, and then have a bite to eat and clean up. Have a good evening. CIO

Note:<888>02/09/00 Wednesday 7:25 A.M. EST: System running great. Updated nasa.htm and nasa‑99.htm . I also went through scotwork.htm . Well time to run Norton Anti Virus, and go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/09/00 Wednesday 6:25 A.M. EST: Well I did not have turkey for dinner. I worked for the last 12 hours on trying to figure out how to get the onboard LAN to work to no avail. I tried just about every possible tweak and configuration without success. Thus I can not use Windows 98 second edition Internet Sharing to run both computers at the same time for web browsing which is no big deal since the backup 486 slow. I have it set up to use the Cable Modem just by plugging the cable into its LAN card. Well all to no avail. In the process of trying to get it going, I reinstalled Windows 98 Second Edition, and the system is running much faster and better. I also selected "Never" in Internet Properties as to when to update cached pages. I had dinner of Stauffer’s chicken and noodles hearty meal about 2 A.M. with ice tea, and then a cup of Twinning Earle Grey Tea afterwards. I also just ran Norton WinDoctor. I have started the server, so just before going to bed, I will run Norton AntiVirus. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>02/08/00 Tuesday 6:00 P.M. EST: I was up at 2 P.M.. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I cleaned up, and I went out. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I paid my rent on Lafayette Place. I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop. I bought a new full size bed comforter there in a colonial beige and blue and orange pattern made of 50% cotton and 50% polyester for $30. I returned home, and put the comforter on the bed. It looks very good. I updated my Microsoft Money 99 files with the entries that were omitted when the computer was down. I guess I will work on the Internet Sharing feature to see if I can fix the IRQ problem. I still have to hook up the new Compaq three color printer I got at the first of the month. Well have a good evening. I also should start cooking the turkey soon. CIO

Note:<888>02/08/00 Tuesday 6:30 A.M. EST: I was up at 2 A.M. today. I had breakfast of GU raisin bran, toast, vitamins, coffee, and orange juice. I received the long awaited CMOS chip for the main computer S‑571 LMR motherboard at about 4 P.M.. I installed it right away and it has an 8/13/99 Bios Update. I won't be installing any new bioses on it, so as not to have the same problem. I got bother computers connected up and they're both running fine. I spent quite a bit of time this morning trying to get Internet Connection Sharing Running. However both Onboard LAN and the PCI LAN Card on the main computer are sharing the same IRQ 10, which might keep them from working simultaneously. I will have to figure out a way to fix this. I had dinner about 3 P.M. of Stauffer’s Hearty Meal Pot Roast dinner with green beans. I made up a new batch of ice tea. I have both systems set up and everything back in order. I will edit the logs for different months, and start the server; and then I will go to bed. Well have a good morning. I am bushed. CIO

 


Note:<888>02/28/00 Monday 7:45 P.M. EDT: Well I had more lasagna and ice tea for lunch. I relaxed around a bit, and I chatted with a family member. I went downtown and 2:30 P.M., and I stopped by the Grand Union. I returned the Maxwell House French Roast coffee for $2.99, and I bought two 28 ounce bottles of Perrier for $2.94. I noticed they have whole Purdue chickens for .79 a pound. It was quiet busy as usual. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop, and they will be closed a few days in the beginning of March, so they can get ready for their cruise collection. I drove down by CVS, and I picked up an order. I stopped by the Greenwich Town Hall, and I told them they should buy more GMCs and another appointment. I drove down by the waterfront, and it was busy. I drove over to CVS in Old Greenwich, and I bought a pack of Philly Naturals for $1.64. I stopped by Tod's Point, and I observed the clouds from the Southwest parking area. They all look very ominous. I drove by the Hyatt Hotel, and the Bank of New York Money machine is still working. I noticed Lever Brothers is giving a training course there. I went by Staples, and I noticed they have a couple of Microsoft Games there for sale for $5 in the clearance area. I checked with them, and one can buy Windows 2000 Professional Edition for $149.99 plus 6% Ct. sales tax. I might stop by there tomorrow morning and buy a copy. There is a cheaper standard edition, but it is not available at Staples in Old Greenwich. I guess I can starve a little and try to get the Windows 2000 operating system installed, but with volcanoes and sun spots, I am not sure if any neutrons might reek havoc. I then stopped by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted about the sun spots, volcanoes, and radiation poisoning. I noticed it was quite busy as usual. I returned home, and I chatted with a local artist. I noticed they have the heat on in the community room for a change, but it is still cold outside. I had some lasagna and ice tea for dinner. Well not much else happening. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>02/28/00 Monday 10:40 A.M. EDT: Well I went to bed at midnight. I was up at 9 A.M.. I had breakfast of Lasagna, ice tea with orange juice, coffee, and vitamins. I am trying to use up the Lasagna before it goes bad. I updated scottpc01.htm for a reference to the equipment I am using. The overall computer system seems to be running fine, and it does not seem to have any problems. Well the heat was too hot in the apartment this weekend. It was up to 80 degrees F., instead of 70 degrees F.. The French thermometer is broken at 70 degrees F. instead of the Iodine thermometer is 80 degrees F., so I turned down the heat. I recently advised a resident at a friends house in Long Island, that they can turn on the heat in the Mother In Law apartment, by opening up the little stainless steel pressure relief valve on the end of the long 20 foot cast iron radiator in the garage apartment, by sliding the tiny little lever on the end of the radiator by the garage apartment entrance. I believe I put a little 3 inch by 4 inch hole in the side panel of the bookcase, so one could let out the air in the radiator with by sliding the little lever from left to right. If the stainless steel valve is clogged, one could go to Wright Brothers hardware store in Manhassett, Long Island and probably find the same device there. One would have to turn off the steam radiator and use a pair of pliers to turn it off, and replace it. I put it on with Teflon tape, so it should come off easily with a few quick turns. That project was finished in January 1983, so I have not spent much time there except once a couple years later to putting in a door from the garage apartment bathroom to the main house. I assumed they had heat in the apartment all along. I knew one of the former residents use to go to Tobago, so I assumed if they returned in mid winter, they would want a warmer apartment. Basically the apartment is so well insulated with the radiator working properly, one could grow orchids in the apartment. Also along with all the other changes, I cut out the termite damage in the base sills of the apartment, and I installed new pressure treated 4"X4" base plates, and poured in cement underneath them. Thus over these years with the train running by, it would have settled on the new cement and new pressure treated base plates, so at least the garage apartment would not shake any more. I don't know about the main house where the furniture is in the basement. Well the lady in the house said she knew Billy Baldwin, so I assumed she expected some sort of simple fix on the house, and nothing too elaborate. Well have a good day, and don't take any wooden nickels. CIO


Note:<888>02/27/00 Sunday 10:55 P.M. EDT: Well I did my house cleaning today and watered the plants. I discussed the volcanic activity in the Philippines with a number of family members and associates. I suppose will have to wait and see what happens. I suppose if the volcano in the Philippines goes up soon which I expect it will, there will be a large radioactive flash felt around the world. A lot of natural systems will be disturbed along with man made systems. More than likely the best thing for those whom are far enough away is sit quietly in their homes and relax. Far enough is a matter of relevance. I suppose the west coast of California, the west coast of North America, the west coast of Latin America, the west coast of South America, the east coast of Asia and Australia, and the a great many island formations in between might be threatened by tidal wave or tsunami activity of the major eruption when it happens. It could also trigger earth quakes in that region. On the other side of the globe I heard there was an eruption in Iceland, so I would assume that any volcanic range or mountain or island group in the world might threatened, since it seems that the intense solar flare activity just starting to be produced this year will and probably most likely trigger similar volcanic activities in other regions of the world. Here locally although we are not close to a volcano, we have to worry about the Atlantic Rift zone in the middle of the Atlantic which could erupt and threaten the eastern North America, South America, Latin America, island formations, and western European and Africa and their island formations. Thus if nothing major happens we will be lucky. I am advising local people here despite our pleasant weather recently, next winter will be severely cold for this region, but possibly not much snow since severe cold frequently does not mean cold. In the New York City metropolitan region we can expect temperature down to 50 degrees below zero, with an average temperature during the winter from 0 degrees F. to 40 degrees F. with a great many days never going above 20 degrees F.. I suppose we will find out about the anticipated snow levels when it happens. I would imagine the summer will be cooler, and the amount of participation in the summer might indicate how much we will get in the winter. I suppose those anticipating heading towards warmer regions in the southern regions and the Caribbean will have to wait out the hurricane season if one develops. It is hard to plan ahead until the intensity of the actual event occurs. I am not an expert on climate forecast, I am just giving a quick summary based on my knowledge of reading a number of internet sites and my own personal historical experience. I had the Lasagna and ice tea three times today also, and I have been relaxing a bit. Well have a good evening, and I probably will go to sleep soon. Have a good night. CIO

Note:<888>02/27/00 Sunday 11:30 A.M. EDT: Judging from what I know all personnel including United States Navy personnel should evacuate the island of Manila in the Philippines including Subac Bay Navy station and all United States and Commonwealth delegations should leave the island immediately. Put you bloody ships out to sea. MIKE CIO

Note:<888>02/27/00 Sunday 11:00 A.M. EDT: I had my server hacked into and crashed by "gates086.beachlink.com" which is run by www.beachlink.com which is run by www.myway.com out of Andover, Massachusetts. It sounds like George Bush and his Andover prep school friends got together with the Mafia and Frank Sinatra and are causing this problem. More than likely the "gates086.beachlink.com" is Bill Gates or one of his imposter associates. Thus I think it is safe assume the hackers are coming out of the Andover Prep school or some facility near by like Fort Devans Military Intelligence post near Lowell, Massachusetts or Digital Computer owned by Compaq Computer. I would say the Federal Communications commission could round them all up give them some vacation time, since a great many people whom go to establishment schools end up doing jail time. I also last Thursday saw the internet leading Civilian weather directory expert out of the University of Michigan. Well not much else happening. I was up at 9 A.M., and I had breakfast of my home made lasagna and ice tea and a shot glass of orange juice since it is so strong. I am not bothering with coffee since with a solar flare you really don't need coffee. Well have a good day. I will now do my usual house cleaning. CIO


Note:<888>02/27/00 Sunday 12:10 A.M. EDT: Well I did pretty much nothing today but relax for a change. Possibly my system is messed up because they're putting orange juice concentrate in the fresh Florida orange juice cartons instead of fresh orange juice. This is actually a bargain since one can dilute it with water and have a similar taste. I would recommend 3 to 1 parts water to orange juice concentrate. As usual some lame brain down in Florida is not watching his orange juice quality control. On the volcano event Orange is the highest state of alert which means eruption is eminent. I recommend evacuating all personnel at least 200 miles or 320 kilometers from this event. All I know is the Reuters news report. Please be safe and evacuate at least that distance quid pro quo or as fast as possible. I made up two batches of bumble bee tuna lasagna with home made tomato spaghetti sauce, two cans of tuna, a box of Ronzoni lasagna, and a jar of Ragu alfredo sauce which looks pretty tasty. After cooling it a bit, I put it in the refrigerator to chill and set. I am a bit tired, and I find it necessary to try to get a bet of rest. Please have a quiet evening, and exercise all caution and withdraw from the epicenter of the volcanic event. With sun spots going on these events could continue on for a while. Pax Vobiscum. Traditionally during lent some religions don't eat meat, so if you're accustomed to eating meat during lent it should be in abundance. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/26/00 Saturday 11:30 A.M. EST: Well the solar flare activity seems to have died down for now. My computer is running perfectly fine. I set up the energy saving features in the CMOS, so the unused hard drives don't work when the server is working. I lower the brightness on the monitor, so it is not so hard on the eyes. I went out on Thursday, and I made my 3 P.M. appointment. I drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with some of the waterfront observers. One local is blasting the sound of a screech owl all over the harbor to scare away the geese. I suggested putting some swans on his lawn, and the geese would probably not poop on the lawn. Swans tend to intimidate geese. I then drove over to CVS in Old Greenwich, and I mentioned the solar flare to their tech people. I was able to find in the Clearance Center for $2 plus .12 CT. tax a Duracell Refillable Alkaline battery kit, which is a tenth the normal price. I don't know if it works I have not opened it. I went home, and I had my the last of the boneless breast of chicken, with steamed broccoli, microwaved potatoes, and ice tea. I relaxed most of the evening, and the morning, and did not do much work on the computer. It all seems to be running fine. I went out for cigarettes at CVS in Old Greenwich about 10:30 P.M., and I bought Dutch Treats Pipe Aroma for $14.19 plus .85 tax for $15.04. I stopped by the waterfront first, and a few kids were out drinking beer in shorts and observing the night skyline. One of them went to John Jay college of criminal justice in the Bronx. I then stopped by the Hyatt in Old Greenwich, and the bank of New York money machine was working during the solar flare. I noticed quite a few familiar faces. I then drove downtown, and a few youngsters were out. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I found what looked to be an expensive Italian leather handbag on top of the garbage at Planet Pizza which they leave out in the street after the store closes. I showed it to one regular walked, and I turned it into the police station. I then returned home, and I relaxed until about 4 A.M.. I had some home made yogurt and ice tea. I was up on Friday about 4 P.M.. I had three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. During a solar flare one should probably not drink coffee, since the mind tends to get a little short circuited. I suggest drinking Perrier which has naturally occurring lithium and a few other ingredients, and a great many nuclear engineers enjoy drinking Perrier. It tends to counteract whatever the solar flare radiation does, possibly adding more neutrons to the system. I relaxed all evening, and I restarted the server on Friday evening. I activated the energy saving features. I then had a couple of yogurts, and a peanut butter sandwich through out the evening along with instead of ice tea. I quietly sipped a 28 ounce bottle of Perrier with a small bit of orange juice added from an old A&P wine glass. I did some brain storming. I figured a volcano had gone off from the clouds on the waterfront, I saw on Thursday afternoon. They were about the fourth worse cloud formation, I had ever seen in my life. I guess with the volcano going off in the Philippines, it means next winter will have a lot more cold and a lot more snow. I guess the price of oil will be up and more people will want GMC all weather vehicles. As usual until confirmed the volcano activity puts up all the world wide Nuclear defense screens until confirmed. It is possibly a preerruption, and there might more eruptions. I suppose one could draw a correlation between this recent amount of sun spot activity and increased volcanic activity. The sun spot activity is suppose to continue through out this year at various intervals. I have not been out since Friday morning Thursday evening walk. Thus if one's brain is fried from increased solar flare of volcanic activity, I suggest drinking Perrier or possibly taking Lithium Carbonate which is a naturally occurring salt. Well I went to bed at 4 A.M., and I was up at 10 A.M.. I still have to have breakfast and clean up. I have a little bit of gasoline left, so I could go out. Well have a good day. CIO


Note:<888>02/24/00 Thursday 1:15 P.M. EST: Well with sunspots going on or solar flares, I am not so sure how reliable this technology is. In this area with Red Cross disaster planning, one of the worse case scenarios would be if sun spots or solar flares caused one of the four 23 to 30 year old nuclear reactors in this area to fail, and we had some sort of Chernobyl type of event. In other news my arthritis is bothering me in this warmer but cooler but still very damp weather. I noticed when I went out yesterday afternoon down by the waterfront, it is very quiet around town. I chatted with a couple of locals down by the waterfront. I stopped by the library and chatted with a local. I went by the Grand Union, and I bought a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice for $2.50, a 3 pound bag of Idaho potatoes for $2.99, a dozen large GU eggs for $1.49, a can of Maxwell House French Roast coffee for $2.99 that was suppose to be .99, "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" $1.29, and a 24 ounce box of Kellogg’s corn flakes for $1.79. I suppose possibly the Maxwell House French Roast coffee was placed possibly with less expensive Savarin coffee on sale for .99 instead of $2.99. I will have to check it out. I then went home, and I had reheated boneless chicken breast, steamed fresh broccoli, and microwaved Idaho potato for dinner with ice tea. I did a bit of simple maintenance on the computer and relaxing until 4 A.M. this morning. I put a OEM IDE cable on my D: drive and my Cdrom player. It has the alignment, so I can install the D: drive right side up. I also put the Cdrom Rom player in the lower bay, so the cable can reach it all in right order. I set the default IDE setups of no 32 bit, and PIO 4. I also put the memory refresh rate at 4. I was having problems with the Network settings, and I think the www.grc.com programs mess up one's networking. Or possibly, with the SoHo LAN card, one has to install the card after the Networking setup. I am just using Microsoft Client for Networks, the NEC 10/100 dialer, and the TCP/IP. I don't bother with the Network Dialup, since I don't have a dialup account that I use regularly or its TCP/IP. Well I was up at 8 A.M. this morning to finish off all of this. I chatted with a couple of family members. I am just finishing making up ice tea, and I just had breakfast of Post Raisin bran, toast, orange juice, and vitamins. I noticed that when one drinks the bottom remains of the fourth jug of ice tea for the week, one frequently can get the effect of Tannic Acid poisoning since the remains of the ice tea settles, and if you believe that I have a Bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Situation remains the same, Same Old Shit, SNAFU. Well at least the computer is running fine for now. Let's see what the so called sun spots do or some intruder into this apartment or the network. Quite frankly from experience with the software, the software always seems to have a mind of it's own, but it generally works pretty well. Right now the system is running fine up to peak performance. Have a good afternoon, I have to get ready for a 3 P.M. appointment. I also installed the new CPU fan that I bought from Ming with the motherboard instead of the one that came with the CPU, since it is quieter and seems to be better quality made in China. CIO


Note:<888>02/23/00 Wednesday 4:00 P.M. EST: One of the stories printed recently mentioned that there is suppose to be the most intense solar flare of the century during this February. I would imagine with the very sunny day and intense radiation, it is probably going on right now. Solar flares can play havoc with most types of electronics since I believe they emit large amounts of Neutrons which interfere with electronics’ electrons. Thus whether machinery is turned on or not it can cause problems. I finished the E: tape backup about 9 A.M. this morning. I got up and started the C: tape drive backup which finished about 1 P.M.. I finally got up around noon. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I lowered my Cdrom player setting to PIO 2 and no 32 bit access in the CMOS. I am running my hard drives at 32 bit access with PIO of five. I have the refresh rate set at 0 instead of 4. I noticed when doing a hard drive to hard drive backup, one has to delete the old file first before overwriting. I just finished part 1 of the C: drive to D: drive backup, and part two should be finished shortly. Thus I am all done with the maintenance, and as soon as I reboot, I will have the main server up and running. I will go out directly for a little fresh air being sure to wear my sun glasses. Well have an enjoyable day, and if any electronics malfunction you know why possibly. CIO


Note:<888>02/23/00 Wednesday 4:15 A.M. EST: Well I am still up. I had the system running this afternoon after lunch of homemade Colombo Mount Gay Rum Punch Yogurt and a peanut butter sandwich with ice tea. I kept working on the system until about 8 P.M., and then I started having dinner of baked boneless breast of chicken with garlic herbs in white wine, with steamed Zucchini and baked onion and ice tea. I had a cup of Samba instant coffee with my lunch. Well just as I was about to sit down to dinner, I had taken off the cover on the computer to fix a problem with the sound card. Also the Cdrom player was making noise. I had reinstalled Windows 98 second edition this afternoon and started tweaking it. Low to my amazement when I started to replace the cable on the IDE 2 to the D: drive and Cdrom, I discovered I had it in reverse order of the drives. I had the Cdrom on the end when the D: drive should have been on the end. I don't know how long it has been this way, since I have taken the Cdrom drive out a number of time to put software on the backup 486. As soon as I switched the cabling around the computer started running perfectly fine and faster than ever. I set my Video refresh rate to 0, 70 MHz, and 10 for the memory in the Cmos. I selected assign IRQ to PCI video, and I set my LPT port to EPP, all CMOS setups. I still have to use the sis5598.zip the SIS Video Driver Version 1.14 B for my S‑571 LMR motherboard made by www.pcchips.com.tw because, the Microsoft Update for the SIS driver freezes the system. I reinstalled Windows 98 Second edition after dinner. The system was running the best it ever has. I installed the Internet Explorer 5.5 and its accessory program. I installed Direct X 7.A. However when I was installing the Seagate backup software for my Sony Superstation, the SCSI driver for the port it installs on LPT1 was out of date, so I booted with the tape driver off, and updated the driver with Microsoft Windows Update. I also am not using Virtual Networks driver, but I have the Dialup adaptor installed in the network along with the modem driver. I ran the usual sweet of maintenance utilities from Norton, and made backups of the registry with System Information tool, and copied the registry to a separate folder on the E: drive. I set the Swapper in the D: drive, and I ran Norton Optimizer to on it and the registry to. I also ran Norton Speed Disk on the C: drive. This all took a bit of time, but the system is running great, and I will now see if the tape backup works on the E: drive before I got to bed while it backs up fast on EPP. I tried freezing some of the yogurt, but it came out hard in the two containers I tried, so I put them back in the refrigerator. I then put some of the Yogurt in a clean Colombo vanilla container without the preserves that comes with the new handy little spoon. Well I am quite bushed, but I am happy to have the computer running fine again. I will start the tape backup, probably go to bed shortly thereafter. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>02/22/00 Tuesday 12:40 P.M. EST: Well they counched out when I was testing it on ABC news. I tried reboot a few times to no avail. I finally enabled "Assign IRQ to Video PCI" in the CMOS on Plug and Play properties. The system booted fine, and I set the Video refresh rate to 72 MHz for the onboard video, I have set in the CMOS to 70 MHz, and I set the monitor refresh rate to 72 MHz also, since the monitor refresh rate should not be anymore than the video adaptor refresh rate. I left the color settings at True Color 24 bit. However, if could afford a separate video card with say about 16 megs of memory, I would not have this problem, since I believe my high quality monitor is capable of much higher refresh rates up to about 100 MHz. I will have to check the documentation that came with it. Well time to check the mail, and I think I will have some home made yogurt and a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. Have a good afternoon. The system video seems to be working fine now, and it boots fluidly and fast. Also I used registry checker in Windows 98 System Information to save the registry twice. CIO

Note:<888>02/22/00 Tuesday 11:55 A.M. EST: I was able to download sis5598.zip the SIS Video Driver Version 1.14 B for my S‑571 LMR motherboard made by www.pcchips.com.tw , and I posted it from that link, so any other users can use the latest version video driver. I rebooted a second time after rebooting the first time to install it. I am using the video driver install defaults of "optimal" for the onboard video, and 85 MHz for my 19 inch CompUSA monitor also made in Taiwan. I set the color setting to emmulate the Diamond monitor. I have it working on "True Color" at 800X600, and it all seems to be working fine, and it has not frozen, and it passed my short battery of test without freezing. Well it all takes time. Well I guess my home made yogurt is ready, so I will check the mail first. After breakfast I rested until 10:30 A.M. while downloading the video driver. My neighbor told me there was another toaster over smoke alarm, which as usual I did not hear since in my bedroom while asleep I can not hear the central alarm system. I did scan the sis5598.zip file with Norton AntiVirus with the latest virus definition list, and it came out clean. Well have a good afternoon. CIO


Note:<888>02/22/00 Tuesday 7:40 A.M. EST: Well I went to bed at 1 A.M., and I had a phone call from a family relative wanting to know the telephone for www.polywell.com.I suggested that they look into the new Compaq $500 model advertised in the computer press this week. It has a 500 MHz celeron, 64 megs of memory, 4 gigabyte hard drive, and it is in a well designed hard drive. I believe it has a Cdrom drive, but I am not sure if it has a floppy disk drive or LAN connector. I was up at 6:30 A.M. this morning. I had Cappuccino, Post raisin bran, toast, orange juice, and vitamins. I will put the Yogurt in the refrigerator at 8 A.M., and it should be chilled and ready at noon. I am throwing out a bunch of glass jars, I don't have room for. I was thinking about the problems I have making a tape backup of the E: drive. Perhaps if I ran Norton Disk Doctor on it, and I then ran Norton Speed Disk on it, it might be more successful. However, since I have 75,000 URL links on that drive, I have had the problem in the past that if a URL is too long or if it has certain characters, they tape drive quits. There is no program that I know of to scan for these characteristics. Also I need a program to eliminate empty folders on the hard drive. Well not much else happening this morning. I will do a little bit of regular internet work. Have a good morning. CIO



Note:<888>02/22/00 Tuesday 12:30 A.M. EST: Well I hope everyone had a Happy President's Day weekend. I heard a bit of airplane traffic today, so maybe the CEO set are jet setting in or out after this long weekend. On Saturday night I worked on networking my two computers together. It went on until 1 P.M. Sunday morning. I got the Networking working on both computers, but the onboard SIS LAN would not work with the 3Com Ethernet II card in the back up 486. I suppose I could have worked on tweaking the setting, and I might have gotten it going. I used this reference for networking Thresh's FiringSquad , but unfortunately I did not know how setup the onboard LAN and the 3Com card other than their default. Since the additional networking drivers use a bit of resources on Monday morning I deleted them from the main computer, and I worked on restoring the system to its former setup. I believe for the 26 hours from midnight on Saturday to 2 A.M. on Monday morning I worked on networking the systems, I must have rebooted quite a few times. I was having problems with my onboard SIS video driver, also which came with the OEM 5 Cdrom that came with my motherboard, and I found Version 7 at http://www.pcchips.com/ the manufacturer in Taiwan which their American representative at www.pcware.com does not post. Unfortunately the site is tediously slow, so I have not been able to download "SIS5598.zip"? the latest version for Windows 98. I just noticed my properties in my Device drivers, does not work, which is the first time that has ever happened. Thus although I got networking going on each system, each system would not recognize the other. I left the networking on the backup up 486 system. I had breakfast on Sunday morning at 1 A.M. of Post Raisin bran, orange juice, coffee, vitamins, and toast. I sipped ice tea through out the day, and about 7 P.M. on Sunday I had reheated spaghetti sauce and noodles with ice tea. I believe I also had some Samba instant coffee. I chatted with a family member whom is doing well on Sunday. I working on the computer until 2:30 A.M. on Monday morning. I basically was able to install the networking on both computers by switching the Cdrom drive from each computer back and forth. I had to go through a number of procedures to get it all going, but still the card would not recognize each other. I don't think I will bother trying it again. I was up at 6 A.M. on Monday morning. I put the systems back together. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I worked on trying to get the video driver working properly, and I finally reinstalled Windows 98 second edition again. I finally got the video driver working without freezes, by lowering the MHz of the onboard SIS video driver to 60 MHz, and the memory speed to 12, so it would boot and not freeze. Once it boots properly, I also reduced the colors to 256 colors, and the 640X480 resolution. I then changed the video refresh rate to Default for both monitor and adaptor, and I reboot; and I increase the memory setting to 10 and the video adaptor MHz to 79MHz, and I rebooted a couple of times and I might have also done a safe boot to set the settings. I then increased the video adaptor and monitor settings in the SIS settings to 72 MHz, and I rebooted a couple of times again with a safe boot. I then increase the colors to High Color 16 bit and 800X600, and it is all working fine the way it did before. I am not bothering with True color for now until I can download the updated driver from Taiwan. Earlier in the day I ran all the usual maintenance routines, and on Saturday night I did a tape backup of the C: drive. I also did a C: to D: drive backup, and a E: to D: drive backup. I was not able to do a E: drive backup since I believe I have a faulty tape which is warranted by Sony. When doing the tape backups, I tried both EPP and normal LPT setting at different setting, and I also lower the MHz on the monitor and adaptor to prevent freezing. I tried another F: tape backup several times today with the lower settings, and the system froze on the F: drive. I did do a C: backup to the D: drive. I do each drive's backups in two parts, since each of the two drives is over 3 megs. I also on Saturday night had to delete my partition on the C: drive, when a bad CRC, on the hard disk messed up my directory structure. I forgot to use the Norton Rescue disks with Image. I reformatted the C: drive, and I reinstalled Windows 98 and Windows 98 second edition, and I restored the backup to the drive and I then reinstalled Internet Explorer 5.5 and it's accessory programs that were lacking. Well it was a lot of head ache over the holiday weekend, but the system is all running fine again. I had reheated spaghetti and noodles for lunch today with ice tea and Samba instant coffee. I watered the plants on Sunday. I did the rest of my house cleaning on Monday. I did a few extra chores. I went out about 5 P.M., and I stopped by CVS and I bought some CVS generic yellow mouthwash for $3.69 and plus .22 Ct. tax for $3.91 total. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with a local for about an hour. I then headed over to Exxon, and I bought a package of Basic Ultra light 100s for $2.90. I then stopped by the Food Emporium which is finished remodeling. I bought a head of Foxy lettuce for .79, a gallon of whole milk for $2.99, and a cup of Colombo vanilla yogurt for .50 for $4.27 total. I noticed Twining Earle Grey tea at the Food Emporium in 25 bag packages is buy one get one free. I also noticed their loose gourmet coffee beans are $5.99 a pound. I toured the whole store to know where everything is. However their prices are a bit higher than the Grand Union. However, the do present an excellent selection of first choice goods. I then returned home. I tried starting the F: drive tape backup again which failed while I was away. I tweaked the video setting back to normal after it failed for the last time. I then made up 3 quart batch of Yogurt. I boiled about 2 1/2 quarts of milk. I added to it, a jigger of Mount Gay rum, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, and four ounces of honey an a few dashes of Angostura bitters. I wiped off my Salton Yogurt makers, and I washed the yogurt cups. I put a couple of teaspoons of Forelli raspberry preserve in each cup. I cooled the boiling milk mixture and with my Salton thermometer, I added six tablespoons of the Columbo yogurt mixture and mixed it all together at the right temperature. I then poured the mixture into the ten Salton Yogurt cups with the raspberry preserve, and I added some to two other Salton cups, and I filled a covered pint meassuring cup, and the raspberry preserver jar. I put the ten cups in the two Salton yogurt warmers, and I put the other four containers on top covered with a towel. I started them at 10 P.M., and they should be ready at 8 A.M. Tuesday morning to be refrigerated. I then broke up some lettuce, and put eight small girkins on a plate with it, and two quartered sweet pickles and I mixed up a batch of a eight of a cup of white wine, a eighth of a cup of red vinegar, a dash of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and two teaspoons of Bournier mustard, and I added a half cup of olive oil to the pitcher I mixed it up in, and I mixed it together, I added a small amount to the lettuce and pickle salad. I left the rest in the pitcher on the kitchen counter for use later. One generally does not freeze olive oil mixtures. Well I also started the computer server going again. I am a bit tired, so I think I will relax and go to bed soon. Have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/19/00 Saturday 4:30 P.M. EST: I had defrosted spaghetti sauce and spaghetti for dinner this morning. I went out about 8 A.M.. I cleaned of the snow and ice off my car. The drive and sidewalks were still slippery. I threw some sand on the walk by the front door. I helped a neighbor clear of their car. I went downtown. I stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I went down Greenwich Avenue, and I drove down by the waterfront. I drove back up to the Post Road. I stopped by ELDC, but they were not open yet. I stopped by Staples, and I bought a steel folder box with lock and key for $2 and .12 tax. I went by the Old Greenwich Thrift shop. I stopped by CVS in Old Greenwich, and I bought a carton of Philly Cigar cigarettes for $15.04 with tax. I drove around Tod's Point. The high tide was very high up to the maximum high tide line. I saw a few walkers risking walking on the ice. I drove back to town, and I stopped by the Grand Union. I bought a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice for $2.50, a box of GU tea bags for $1.49, a head of broccoli for $1.50, Purdue boneless breast of chicken at $1.88 a pound for $2.76 for $8.25 total. I then headed over to the Arnold Bread outlet. I bought three loaves of HealthNut bread for $2.43 total. I returned home, and I cleared the snow and ice off a neighbor's car. I relaxed most of the afternoon. I added the Virtual Private Networks, DialUp Networking, and DialUp Networking TCP/IP, and NDSWIN Network to my networking setup, hoping that my Email would come in. The only mail to come in the last three days, was today's version of the New York Times, so I guess most of my automatic Email comes from the West Coast, but it seems peculiar no other email arrived. I am not able to download the Real Plug in for my Real player either, so I think it is safe to assume with the snow in the Midwest that either there is a lot of internet traffic or that a major line is down. Well it defrost a bit today, but I will dare say it will be a bit colder and freeze this evening. Happy 40th Birthday to Prince Andrew, where ever in the world you are. Well time for some sleep, possibly after a light snack of a peanut butter sandwich. CIO

Note:<888>02/19/00 Saturday 7:00 A.M. EST: I finally got the correct video drive for the onboard SIS driver on my motherboard by running Setup.exe from the appropriate folder, and the system is working as well as it ever has. I do not recommend using Windows Update for the driver, but the one that came on the OEM cdrom. Well time to start the server, and maybe have a bite to eat. CIO

Note:<888>02/19/00 Saturday 4:25 A.M. EST: I am finishing running Norton AntiVirus. I had the reinstallation problem created by a bad sector on my C: drive which caused me to lose my directory structure. Instead of restoring the image file which I could have done with the Norton Rescue disks, I deleted the C: drive with Fdisk and reinstalled it as a FAT 32 drive, and then I formatted it. I was lucky to have a format disk, since the Microsoft Windows 98 boot disk does not have the format.exe on it. I added it to it with my backup computer. Thus it doing it this way created another day's work. I just ran image to update the image file. I am now running Norton Disk Doctor surface scan on the C: drive, and once it is finished, I will start the server and do some normal work. I think it is clear out, but it might still be sleeting or freezing rain, so I will wait to clean the snow off the car until, I am ready to go out, so I won't have frozen rain on the car instead of snow. Well have a good morning. I am trying to get my since of humor back. The NOAA weather radio went off at 4 A.M. with ice and sleet warnings for Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island, New York; but it did not say much about what is happening here. I did not install the Network Dialup drivers, so as to use less resources. If I have to use the telephone modem, I can install them quickly. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/19/00 Saturday 4:00 A.M. EST: I tried uninstalling Internet Explorer 5.5 and I basically had my system messed up. I tried making tape backups and the tape backup did not work. Basically I believe I have one bad tape, and I need to get it replaced under warranty. Also with Seagate Backup, it might not work with certain updated "MFC42.DLL" and "MFC40.DLL" files that Internet Explorer 5.5 places in the C:\Windows\System directory. I did make a backup of the C: to D: drive. I went to bed on Thursday about noon after failing on the backups. I was up on Thursday evening about 9 P.M.. I had raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I rested a bit, and I had the DOS version on boot of Norton Scandisk mess up my directory structure. I spent the rest of Friday morning reinstalling Windows 98 second edition which means one has to install Windows 98 first. I then restored my backup. I had a problem getting the correct video drive from the OEM cdrom on the machine, but I eventually succeeded. I did a tape backup of the C: drive which worked, because I had yet to refresh Internet Explorer 5.5. I had dinner about 8 P.M. of two square hamburgers, mashed potatoes, steamed frozen broccoli, ice tea, and coffee. I went to bed about 1 P.M. after starting a Tape backup of the C: drive which succeeded since I had not yet reinstalled the installation of Internet Explorer 5.5.. I was up at about 7 P.M., and I had an E: tape backup fail a number of times. I went back to bed until about midnight. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I did a C: drive to D: drive backup. The system was still a bit unstable, so I reinstalled Internet Explorer 5.5 beta and a few of its accessories program along with Direct X 7A. The system started working normally and as well as ever. I guess once you install Internet Explorer 5.5 beta you can't uninstall it, and you need to run it with the latest files which you can't update from Windows Update anymore. Anyway the system is running just fine now. I started a Scan with Norton AntiVirus which is taking a while. I also ran all the usual utilities this evening and yesterday. I will start the server once Norton AntiVirus completes. I cleaned up, and I guess once I finish Norton AntiVirus and start the server, I will go out and clean off the snow off the car and go for a short drive. I would say we had about five inches of snow. Unless Windows 2000 comes with support for the Sony Superstation, I don't think I can use it, if I were able to afford Windows 2000. I will have to check Microsoft tech pages. I will eventually need to backup the E: drive to tape, possibly by temporarily replacing the "mfc42.dll" and the "mfc40.dll" files with older ones that I have saved. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/17/00 Thursday 6:00 A.M. EST: I went out yesterday. I stopped by the Housing Authority and dropped off papers. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I drove up to the Emission station in Darien, and I had my emissions checked for $10. I will not have to do it after this year, because the car will be 25 years old. I then drove to CompUSA, and I returned the LAN Card, I had bought last week. I toured the store for a while. I noticed they have SoHo Five Port Hubs for $25 for networking computers. I noticed, unless they're mispriced on the shelf, that they have the Microsoft Wireless wheel mouse for $30. I then went over to the Wiz and toured the store. They have a few clearance items in the stereo department. Also I noticed they were clearing out a Memorex scanner in unopened box with OCR software at 1200 DPI for $50. I returned home after briefly stopping at Staples in Old Greenwich, and I had dinner of two quarter pound square hamburgers cooked with a bit of olive oil, a chopped onion, and a chopped zucchini with a bit of wine, butter, herbs and spices, and Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce along with a cover on the Griswold frying pan. I had this with ice tea and Samba coffee and finished about 10 P.M.. After dinner I relaxed around the house until about midnight. I then moved the blue sofa towards the large sofa bit. I put the two restored French dining chairs against the left closet. I took down from the false ceiling four bent wood oak blue chairs, which I placed around the dining table around the near half of the table. I also moved the dining table towards the desk to give a bit more room. I added a couple of place mats to it, and I rearranged some items on it. I then started surfing the net. I looked at some of Microsoft Windows 2000 information. I downloaded a number of Real Programs for broadcasting and content creation, but I am not sure if I have enough resources for them. I might have to find an earlier version. I downloaded and installed Apache 1.3.11 . I updated my video drive with the Microsoft Update and was prompted for the OEM cdrom for the rest of it. I set it at Optimal, and it has been running fine. I also set the CMOS for the Refresh memory to 0. I tried out Dragon Dictate with the higher processor. I will now start the server, and start two partial for who C: drive to D: drive backups. Once I start the second, I will probably go to bed. Well have a good morning. CIO


Note:<888>02/16/00 Wednesday 11:35 A.M. EST: Well I am feeling better. Whatever happened Sunday morning might have been some sort of poisoning at Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue. It might have been the sour milk that I just threw out of the refrigerator. It might have been a bad vitamin in the vitamins that I usually take. It might have been the coffee was over strong at Starbucks. It might have been they cleaned the coffee urns at Starbucks with bleach the night before instead of baking soda. Whatever it was my system was totally messed up until this morning. I made a few phone calls yesterday about the matter and relaxed most of the day. I had sliced turkey, and mashed potatoes with ice tea for breakfast on Tuesday. I had sliced turkey and mashed potatoes with ice tea for lunch. About 4 P.M., United Parcel Service came with the AMD K62 450 MHz processor with a fan cooler and heat sink, which I ordered from AccessMicro.Com 45000 Computer Products Online! for $45 plus $15 shipping. I quickly installed it. I accepted the CPU plug and play CMOS default and raised it to the 83.6 MHz CMOS setting for the CPU plug and play since it is a 100 MHz chip. I rebooted and it said I now have a 450 MHz chip onboard the computer. I had to reinstall my video driver from the PCware S‑571 LMR motherboard instead of using the PCWARE download, and I set it to 72 MHz for the onboard adaptor, and it all worked fine. I did reinstall Windows 98, so it could install any caching software possibly for the chip. I did also reinstall Direct X 7.0 A.. I also reinstalled Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and a few of its other components. I took a break in the process of doing all of this, and I went over to CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and they no long carry the cigar cigarettes. I chatted with a friend about the fact that Encephalitis might multiply exponentially this summer, and possibly a 100 would die instead of 10 like last summer, and the following summer 10,000 might die from it, if the Reuters News story is true. I have not read any other mention of the fact, so maybe it is not true. I then went over to CVS at the Riverside Shopping plaza, and I bought Philly Natural cigar cigarettes for $14.19, a two bottle set of European mystique of shampoo and conditioner for $1.49, and a 500 tablet bottle of CVS aspirin for $6.49 for $22.17 total plus .94 sales tax for $23.11 total. I then drove over to the Grand Union and bought a dozen large GU eggs for $1.49, a half gallon of whole GU milk for $1.59, a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice $2.50, a pound of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" for $1.29, two zucchini for $1.29 for .65 both, four cans of Progresso tomatoes for $1.29 each, a package of ground round at $2.49 a pound for $4.09, a two pound bag of onions for $1.99, four cans of Pope tomato paste for .55 each, a bulb of garlic for .72, three packages of real Torino extra thin number 16 spaghetti for .66 each for $24.37 total. I guess tonight I will make up a batch of my spaghetti sauce. I returned home, and I worked on a few system tweaks and maintenance until midnight. I basically ran all the normal maintenance utilities and the system is up and running just great. According to Norton System Information, my computer is now running at 456 MHz instead of 188 with the IBM Cyrix 233. Thus I am running at about 2 and a half times faster than before. I am not sure if I have 66MHz memory. I probably do, but the system would run faster with 100 MHz memory. Well I had a Stauffer’s Hearty meal of Chicken Fettuccini for dinner about midnight. I am feeling better, and I was up about 9:30 A.M. this morning. I had three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins for breakfast. I did a few minor system tweaks. I tried to run a C: drive to D: drive backup, but it did not finish since, it is over 3 gigabytes and needs to be broken down into a smaller group. I will do that later today. I will clean up shortly, and I will go downtown. I will probably go up to CompUSA to return the $15 LAN card, and I might be able to get $10 back from the Wiz for the SoHo card, I bought from them for $30 which CompUSA sells for $20. I can not network my computers together since, file and print sharing is crippled in my primary computer for the Network by something in the policy settings, and I run the server with certain setting locked, so people can not hack into my server. The computer is running just great. Well have a good day. CIO


Note:<888>02/15/00 Tuesday 3:55 A.M. EST: Well I figured out what it is all about. A clever group of thieves and software pirates seem to think I have a prerelease version of Windows 2000, and they were trying to gain access to my apartment or my computer, so as to obtain it and duplicate it before the release date. Well if there is money to be made obviously they would do this at $239 a copy. I don't have a prerelease copy, and I don't intend to buy it or install it anytime in the near future, since I would have to upgrade other system components and software. Well have a good morning. The FBI takes a dim view of this sort of activity. CIO

Note:<888>02/15/00 Tuesday 1:00 A.M. EST: Historically when all these incidents happen in this area, we trace them all back to the Yale School of Chemistry and some SOB who was kicked out of the American Chemical Society many years ago. CIO

Note:<888>02/15/00 Tuesday 12:45 A.M. EST: I made some phone calls on Monday morning, and since I was tired I went back to bed until midnight this morning. I had breakfast of oatmeal, vitamins, toast, coffee, and orange juice during Monday morning. I just had cold turkey, mashed potatoes, and ice tea. I was awake for quite a long time after I had the coffee at Starbucks on Greenwich Avenue which I normally don't do. While there I noticed the former head of research for Polaroid having coffee there along with a research chemist for Dupont and a Swedish authority on Iroquit poisoning. Either it was a set up or once again there trying to use me as a guinea pig. I noticed that two wives of the current executive team at the White House have had coffee at Starbucks. I believe they're probably pulling some sort of Kin Keasey type activity there which is why I normally take my liquid from sealed containers when outside my apartment. What ever the case this happens all the time in the New York area. I have advised the appropriate authorities including my insurance people. Perhaps the liberal people at Polaroid and Dupont whom I have been affiliated with since Ruth Scott was Pierre Dupont’s daughter are irritated with me for putting a Bush for President bumper sticker on my car. Whatever the case the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Insurance Safety Institute of America having equally established authorities and I would dare say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. Well it is back to normal routine. I missed my 4 P.M. appointment. I was contacted that there is a program that Dr. Bombay talks about, and it connects all three hard drives into one partition. Unfortunately, it would be my guess that if one hard drive or the program failed, you would lose all three hard drives. Well have a good morning. CIO

 


Note:<888>03/07/00 Tuesday 9:35 P.M. EDT: Well I had a Stauffer's Hearty Pot Roast dinner for a late meal yesterday morning. I went to bed at about 6:30 A.M., and I was up at around noon. I had three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins for orange juice. I then got a tired spell, and I went to bed until about 6 P.M.. I had some pineapple and white grape fruit salad, and I then made a few telephone calls. I changed my CMOS to "NO" for "Assign IRQ to PCI", and I moved up the Video driver to 72 MHz and the monitor driver to 72 MHz for the SIS onboard Video driver. I have been having some problems with the Onboard Video, which I won't have when I get the new video card. I also decide to remove all the music files from my server, since a number of the music users including one regular user from Rutgers University in New Jersey have been hacking into my server creating havoc with the primary purpose of the server to provide reference information. I have started using www.zonealarm.com as a free firewall to hopefully thwart this activity. I have also been resting my eyes away from the monitor to relax them until hopefully the new video card improves the situation. If for some odd reason, someone does not like my reference information, I might suggest they get a better education. Well from what I can tell not much else is happening in this neck of the woods, so I plan to have a relaxing evening and morning at home. I posted this note in reference to the music links at music1.htm . Well from what I can tell one the internet, it only takes one spoil sport to mess up a free volunteer project. Last month I only made $13 on my internet advertising, and it cost me considerably more time and money to run the site, so next time you don't like something think of the ramifications. As far as I am concerned, they should turn off the electricity in New Jersey or at least blink the lights, so they have to reset their electronic clocks and servers. Well have a good morning. Remember, the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop has their spring opening on Wednesday morning 3/8/00 at 8:30 A.M., and they have plenty of interesting old records there for a minimal price. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>03/06/00 Monday 5:15 A.M. EDT: Well I just finished doing three loads of laundry, and three loads of drying, and I also dried one assorted batch a second time. I have been relaxing most of the morning, so not much going on. Well have a good morning, I think I will go to bed. CIO


Note:<888>03/06/00 Monday 11:00 P.M. EDT: Well today was a typical day in Greenwich. I think I had breakfast of Post Raisin bran, toast, coffee, orange juice, and vitamins. I drove downtown, and I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York; and I did some business. I then drove downtown, and I paid my Bell Atlantic, Optimum Online, Cablevision, and Travelers Apartment Insurance bills. I noticed a well know retiree walking around with a Pan Am bag like I have in my apartment. I then went by the Hospital Thrift shop, and they're not open for their spring preview opening until March 8, which I think is Wednesday. I then drove back down the Avenue, and I observed the local nature. I chatted with a resident from Australia about rum running in the old days, certain suspect property transactions, the possibility of non native species in our local waters like Alligators, Crocodiles, and Cayman. I then drove uptown, and I stopped by the library and said hello to a native Connecticut resident who was stopping by to see what he sees. I then stopped by the Grand Union, and I bought two Stauffer’s hearty pot roast dinners for $2.50 each, a half gallon of GU whole milk for $1.59, a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice for $2.50, a Dole Pineapple for $1.99, a bunch of white seedless grapes for $1.97 which I think were $1.50 a pound, and a can of black seedless olives for .99 for $14.04 total. I then returned home, and I peeled the pineapple and added the grapes, orange juice, Angostura bitters, and French white wine, and put it all in a Rubbermaid container to ferment a bit for a day before I start enjoying it. I then mixed the rest of the iceberg lettuce, some of the Escarole lettuce, chopped celery, a half of sectioned tomato, a half can of the black pitted olives, and a peeled and sliced and sectioned medium cucumber, and added some of my home made vinaigrette mustard dressing for a home made Greek salad without the Feta cheese. I relaxed a bit, and I did not bother having coffee yet. I thought out some fish tails. I suppose I might have enough energy as usual to stay up all night again, and possibly get around to doing laundry. Today is a little bit warmer, by Connecticut standards, but if you were from down south you would probably be cold. I noticed a car from Ontario downtown last night, and I noticed another car from Ontario at the food store today, so the last one was number 55 Canadian license plate, I have seen in the area in about 16 years of observing. Well not much else happening, the computer all seems to be running fine. Well have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>03/06/00 Monday 4:45 A.M. EDT: Another uneventful night in Greenwich, Connecticut USA. I went downtown after the last message. I drove down by the harbor and more Swans are in attendance to ward off the migrating Canadian Geese. I chatted with one local Swiss Businessman about Swiss affairs. I returned to the center of town, and I chatted with another local observer. I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue, and I found a $20 bill with a picture of Andrew Jackson in the street in front of the railroad plaza movie theatre. I retrieved it since I think I know members of the Jackson family whom might want it back some day. I then walked up the Avenue, and I sat out for a while. I then walked down the Avenue, and I chatted with a couple of fellows whom seem to know French and Spanish. I then walked back up the Avenue, and I chatted with a couple of restaurant staff whom seem to know English. I then walked up to the top of the Avenue, and I stopped by Kinko’s and chatted with the night staff about technology. I then walked across the Post Road, and I noticed that Harvey Electronics has a web site www.harveyonline.com for high tech sophisticated electronic gear. I then walked east on the Post Road, and I noticed that someone had knocked over the potted evergreens in front of the Sotheby real estate office. I labored diligently and uprighted them, so that the British and United States flag flying above them looked presentable. I then walked back down the Avenue, and I sat out in the center of town for a while. I then drove back down by the waterfront, and the lights were still on, on Long Island; so I guess the electricity still works out there. I then went for a little cruise. Since I had unexpected good fortune, I took a drive up King Street where all the new construction is going on. I toured Westchester Airport which at that hour of the morning is quite vacant. I noticed that someone had posted a Wanted Posted at the New York State Police headquarters of an individual that looks like a well known personality. If you happen to see it, try to figure out whom it looks like and what he might look like today. I chatted with the young fellow working late at the Hertz counter, and advised him they should charge $3 a gallon for filling up returned rental cars, since the price of gasoline locally is now up to $2 a gallon for service attendance. I toured the airport, and they seem to have that old replica of the DC‑3 Mohawk airplane that use to fly in their along with some other older aircraft. At night it is hard to tell what they're doing up on King Street, but I hope it is safe to assume they know what they're doing. I then returned down King Street and drove back down by the harbor, and the Swans were still there. I then returned home, and I relaxed a bit and made a couple of phone calls. Well from what I can tell not much happening, so have a good morning. I am a bit tired, so I will try to go bed now, so I can get some errands done some time today as part of the Never Ending Routine. Well have a good morning. CIO



Note:<888>03/05/00 Sunday 10:40 P.M. EDT: Well I went back to sleep after breakfast today, and I rested until noon. I then started cleaning my apartment and watering the plants. I did this until about 4 P.M. while listening to a bit of CD music. I then went out and stopped by the ATM machine at Putnam Trust Bank of New York, and I withdrew funds. I then went by the Exxon gasoline station next to the Greenwich Library and bought $15 of premium gasoline at $1.89.90 a gallon. I then drove down by the waterfront, and I chatted with a couple of fellows from Brazil about coffee. I chatted with a senior IBM Internet Employee about the history of IBM and my family in Virginia, New York, Illinois, and Florida and other points. I then returned to the center of town, and I parked on the Avenue for a change with the rear end of my Volvo with various signs displayed. I then went to Zyn's and checked out the price of cigarettes, but they were to expensive. I walked down the Avenue to the other Indian news stand, and I chatted with them about the weather and cigarettes were too expensive too. I then went back up the Avenue, and I chatted with a McCain campaign employee about local politics in the area. I informed her, I would back whom ever won. I then drove over to Old Greenwich, but CVS was closed. I then stopped by the Hyatt, and I chatted with local staff there. I then went to Staples, and although they carry the Compaq computer line, they don't have the new $500 Compaq computer with the Intel Celeron 500 MHz processor, 64 megs of memory, and 4.1 gigabyte hard drive that is advertised in the computer press for the last week. It should be a hot seller amongst the office crowd. I guess that is why no one in this area has it yet. I then went to the Food Emporium at the Riverside Shopping center, and I noticed they have substantial store made TV dinners for about $5 to $6. I decided to buy a half of shell of Argentinean steak at $3.99 a pound about four pounds for $15.76. The meat counter cut a whole shell in half for me. I then went over to CVS at the same shopping plaza, and six packs of Philly Natural cigars with .25 off coupons for $8.04 plus .48 Ct. sales tax for $8.52. I chatted with a traveling couple there whom looked familiar, and they said they were traveling from Florida to Maine. They asked where an inexpensive motel was to stay, and I told them the Howard Johnson’s in Cos Cob was about $100 a night. I then suggested the Pequot Inn at the Fairfield Westport boarder might be less expensive. I believe the Stamford Motor Inn rents by the hour, so I am not sure it is a respectable motel for couples. I also said I knew of the motel by the BonJournos, and I also mentioned that there is a less expensive hotel behind the Taco Bell in Stamford. I also mentioned up in Milford, there are a lot of reasonable motels near the truck stop. I have never really had much money to travel outside of this area, so I don't really know where inexpensive lodgings are. For all I know they're sleeping in the Darien rest area. I then returned home, and chatted with another family member. One family member bought me http://www.accessmicro.com/productinfo.php3?ProductId=D1787I56 this which should cure my computer problems with the onboard video, and make my 19 inch CompUSA monitor work at its full resolution capacity, so I don't have so much problem with my eyes anymore. It is a pretty good price as always if one does not mind waiting for United Parcel Service to deliver by ground from California for $15. Since I am never in a rush, it should be here by the end of the week. I then sliced the four pound Argentinean shell steak into five 1.5 to 2 inch steaks since it is boneless, and I put them wrapped in plastic warp and overwrapped in plastic grocery store bags into the freezer. I then took the sixth thinner slice about 3/4 and inch, and I made steak and onions the European way. I added a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to the old 14 inch Griswold frying pan with glass dome lid. I then added a few pads of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter", and I set it on medium high to head up on the electric burner. I then through a medium Idaho potato in Microwave over for 7 1/2 minutes. I have a fifteen year old General Electric microwave oven still going that is lower power. I then also set steaming four sprigs of broccoli in the Revere 2 quart pot with one of those steamer baskets. I then peppered the thin steak and put it in the heated Griswold frying pan, along with three minced gloves of garlic, and a peeled and chopped medium onion. I turned the steak a few times browning it one both sides, and then I added a quarter cup of white French wine to let it all simmer with a dozen drops of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce on the steak, and a few dashes of Italian seasoning, basil, and oregano. In Northern Italian Etruscan cooking, they would have also used Lemon juice, but I did not have any lemon juice. I stirred the onions around, a briefly steamed the steak with the glass lid on four five minutes flipping it over once while the broccoli and potato finished. I then had the dinner with ice tea and coffee. It was a light healthy dinner with protein and a enjoyable taste. Well have a good evening. I might try to do laundry this morning, and I might possibly go out shortly. CIO

Note:<888>03/05/00 Sunday 8:05 A.M. EDT: I have been staying inside relaxing since the last message. I was up for breakfast about noon yesterday. I had three eggs, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I listened to music and relax a bit. I took a nap in the evening. I did some web browsing on the computer. I went back to bed about 2 A.M. this morning, and I was up around 8 A.M. this morning. I had the salad I made about 6 P.M. last evening. I also had a Stauffer's Hearty meal about 1 A.M. this morning. Thus it is a normal quiet weekend at home. I will have some Post Raisin Bran, toast, orange juice, coffee, and vitamins for breakfast. I guess then I will start on my house cleaning. Well have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>03/04/00 Saturday 3:40 A.M. EDT: Well after dinner, I fell asleep listening to the BBC talk about Turkey the country that is. I can play my 40 year old Zenith short-wave radio through my stereo system. It was coming in fairly well considering the sunspot activity world wide. I rested a bit until after midnight. I relax most the morning. I received an interesting Post Card today from a friend with some helpful reference information. It shows traditional Indian Signs: I don't have the characters, on the computer fonts, but I will put in the translation.

Deer Track: Plenty Game

Bear Track: Good Omen

Rattlesnake Jaw: Strength

Headdress: Ceremonial Dance

Butterfly: Everlasting Life

Coyote Tracks:

Rain Clouds: Good Prospect

Lightning and Lightning Arrow: Swiftness

Days and Nights: Time

Morning Stars: Guidance

Sun Symbols: Happiness

Running Water: Constant Life

Raindrop‑Rain: Plentiful Crops

Horse: Journey

Tepee: Temporary Home

Sky Band: Leading to Happiness

Medicine Man's Eye: Wise Watchful

Mountain Range:

Hogan: Permanent Home

Big Mountain: Abundance

House of Water:

Fence: Guarding Good Luck

Enclosure for Ceremonial Dances

Eagle Feathers: Chief


Warding Off Evil Spirits

Paths Crossing

Peace

Man: Human Life

Thunderbird: Sacred Bearer of Happiness Unlimited

Crossed Arrows: Friendship

Arrow: Protection

Arrowhead: Alertness

4 Ages: Infancy, Youth, Middle and Old Age

Cactus: Sign of the Desert

Cactus Flower: Courtship

Saddle Bags: Journey

Bird: Carefree‑‑Lighthearted

Lightning Snake

Snake: Defiance, Wisdom

Thunderbird Track: Bright Prospects

Sun Rays: Constancy

Lasso: Captivity

Well not much else happening right now. I guess I should relax a bit and eventually go to bed. Have a good morning. CIO



Note:<888>03/03/00 Friday 9:55 P.M. EDT: I was up at about noon today. I had breakfast of Post Raisin bran, toast, vitamins, orange juice, and coffee. I went downtown about 2 P.M. after cleaning up. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York. I paid my rent at First Union Bank. I drove by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop, and I noticed the sign said they will open this Monday for their annual Spring Preview offerings. I drove downtown, and I stopped briefly by the waterfront. I went by the E.L.D.C. thrift shop at the shopping plaza near Indian Field Road and the Mobil Station. I bought a copy of "Alice In Wonderland" for .25 plus .02 Ct. sales tax. I also bought a Conran Plastic Dish Towel holder with three steel swing arms for $3 plus .18 Ct. sales tax. I chatted with a few of the staff there. While exiting the thrift shop, I noticed a couple of youngsters were carrying a little 2 inch CD disk, that they think is the future of music, since one of them said he had put 16 songs on it. I suppose it all depends on how cheap if every RAM memory gets as an alternative. I then stopped by the Porticellis Shopping Plaza in Cos Cob, and I stopped by the Chris Shays campaign headquarters on the second floor and I picked up six George W. Bush campaign stickers and I chatted briefly with one of the volunteers. I also chatted briefly with a town historian who said he was backing Albert Gore. I then headed over to the Greenwich Library. I read the local paper. I then toured the computer book section. I checked out a picture book on Paris, a picture book on French houses, and a picture book on Steam Locomotives. I chatted with one of the senior waterfront staff, and I gave him my viewpoint on using coal as an alternative energy source if we need to next winter. I then returned home. I installed the Conran towel rack beneath the Shield of Pall Mall in the kitchen entrance. I put the short wave radio where it is more accessible from the Queen Anne chair. I rearrange my old records on two shelves, so they're more easily access behind the television. I relaxed a bit. About 7 P.M., I put a tablespoon of olive oil in the bottom of a Pyrex pie dish. I then added a quarter cup of white wine. I took out the salmon steak, (Note: People not experienced with fish bones, should not try to eat salmon steaks, but salmon filet.), and I rinsed it off. I then wiped both sides in the olive oil and white wine in the pie dish and set it in the center of the dish. I added a few drops of angostura bitters, Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce, and Angostura Teriyaki sauce to the top of the salmon. I then sprinkled on basil and celery salt. I then peeled three tiny Idaho potatoes and halved them and placed them half side down in the pie dish along with two peel medium onion halves. I then put a aluminum pie pan over the dish and placed it in my older Faberware convection oven at 350 degrees F. for 35 minutes. The salmon steak was about 7/8 pound. I then sectioned some broccoli and set it up to steam for the last ten minutes of the salmon steak cooking. I then shredded some iceberg lettuce and some escarole lettuce rinsing it, and putting it on a plate. I slit lengthwise two stalks of washed celery and cut the slit halves into three sections each, and I placed them around the bed of lettuce. I then peeled one medium cucumber, and I slit it lengthwise into four sections and then cut each section in half. I placed these around the bed of lettuce with the celery. I then cut a tomato in half vertically, and I made about eight slices out of one half, and I placed them around the salad plate. I added four small kurkins in the center. I then peeled and diced a medium onion and sprinkled it over the salad plate. I put the plate in a plastic shopping bag and refrigerated it for a late night snack. I then put an eight of a cup of white wine in a small six ounce cream pitcher. I then added about a three tablespoons white vinegar. I added two teaspoons Bournier Dijon mustard and then a few grinds of black pepper, dashed of garlic powder, Italian spices, basil, oregano, celery salt and I mixed it all together in the pitcher. I then added about three and a half ounces of Bertolli olive oil and mixed it all together in the cream pitcher with a spoon, and I then covered it with plastic wrap and left it on the counter at room temperature, since olive oil tends to congeal if refrigerated. Once the salmon, potatoes, and onion were cooked, I placed it on a plate and poured the remaining cooking liquid on them. I then put the steamed broccoli in a separate dish with a few thin pads of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter". I had this dinner with my ice tea mixture. I am now using about five green tea bags in the mixture. I also put out a small bone plate for discarding any bones in the salmon steak of which there were quite a few. I generally eat salmon steak very slowly mashing the salmon with my tongue around my mouth to make sure there are no bones in it. It is dangerous to eat salmon steak by oneself, in case one should choke on bone, and not have someone to give one the Heimlich maneuver. Well after dinner, I had a cup of coffee, and I relaxed a bit. I guess I will have a quiet evening at home and do a little laundry latter on. Have a good night. CIO

Note:<888>03/03/00 Friday 5:25 A.M. EDT: I added the Dialup dialer and TCP/IP, and I updated the Logicode Modem driver to a 28,800 Sportster Modem Drive with Microsoft Update, and I added my init string for it, "&F&C1&D2&K1&M4L2S6=2S7=90S10=7". I then signed up for a backup Lycos Free Internet Access account, and it all went fine. I have five numbers available in Stamford, Connecticut; but I only set up the two numbers that begin with "3". Well if the cable modem should go down, I now have a reliable backup dial number. Well I am beginning to get bushed, so I think I should call it a day. Have a good morning. CIO

Note:<888>03/03/00 Friday 2:05 A.M. EDT: Well for those of you on a low budget in a local dial area to this service, I found this for internet access Lycos Free Internet Access . I am catching up on my email. CIO

Note:<888>03/03/00 Friday 1:00 A.M. EDT: After the last message, I went out. I drove down by the waterfront. It is a clear cold night with a north wind. I parked in the center of town, and I walked the lower section of Greenwich Avenue. I noticed a few of the local pubs had a few lingerers. I sat out at the post office, and I noticed they have put new slats in the benches and repainted them. I walked up to the center of town, and then I returned to my car. I drove over to the Shell Station, and I returned a quarter, I had barrowed the other night when I barrowed cigarettes. I just returned home, and the music is enjoyable as ever to relax to and work. I have to remember to change the CDs occasionally. With the Greenwich Library music CD selection, I have a large selection of music to choose from, but I mostly listen to Broadway Tunes since they are more cheerful. Well have a good morning. CIO



Note:<888>03/02/00 Thursday 11:00 P.M. EDT: Well today was a long day. I was up at 7 A.M.. I had breakfast of three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, vitamins, and orange juice. I went out about 9 P.M.. I stopped by the Greenwich Post office, and I mailed a new voters registration card. I also paid last month's Bell Atlantic telephone bill and this month's MCI telephone bill. I drove down by the waterfront. I stopped by Putnam Trust Bank of New York and did some banking. I then went over to Off Center Barber shop in Old Greenwich, and I got my hair cut for $15 plus $5 tip. I stopped by the Old Greenwich Thrift shop and everything is half price. I stopped by CVS and bought a 16 oz. jar of dry roasted peanuts for $2.69, and then I drove out to the southwest parking area and I had a light lunch observing the clouds and skyline from the car on a cooler day. I noticed quite a few senior citizens out walking for exercise. I then drove up to the WIZ in Norwalk, Connecticut; and I paid my last month's cablevision. I still have to pay this month's cablevision and @home cable modem service. I bought a clearance item, a Techniques 180 Watt amplifier with controls for CD, Phono, Tape, VCR, Television, and capable of surround sound or regular stereo. It did not come with a power cable or remote, however it was $99 plus 6% Ct. sales tax of $5.94 or $104.94 total. I then stopped by CompUSA in Norwalk. I browsed the store. I noticed that they a center isle display now with Microsoft Mice and Keyboards. They have lots of Compaq computers stacked up. I noticed that you can get a 12 meg video card for $70 plus $20 mail in rebate. They also have a 32 meg video card for $130 this week for you gamers. However prices seem to still be going up on computer items, so I imagine for now they won't get any cheaper. The cordless Microsoft mouse is $40 with a $10 mailin rebate. I then drove back down to Greenwich and stopped by Fleet Bank in Byram on the New York boarder, and I noticed that they now charge $1 for ATM withdrawals. I stopped by Radio Shack in Port Chester and bought a power cord for $2. I returned home, and I noticed the power cord was not quite the right fit, it needed a split down the center. I cut one and taped it with electrical tape. I then transferred the cables from my old Techniques stereo amplifier about fifteen years old that has been hit by lightning at least two times, but still works. I put on the temporary split cord, and I tested it. I took the top shelf out of the bookcase, so there is room for the turn table. I have the Phillips CDplayer on the bottom. Then the new Technique amplifier tuner, then the JVC VCR, then the older Techniques tape drive, and then the Techniques turn table. I put the apartment back together, and I made my 3 P.M. appointment despite lots of traffic around the cable laying on west Putnam Avenue. I then stopped by the Hospital Thrift shop and it is still closed, they might be having their annual Cruise Ware preview tomorrow with new use merchandise out. I then drove down by the waterfront, and viewed the harbor and the cloud formation. I then stopped by Radio Shack in Cos Cob, and I bought the proper stereo electrical cord for $2.50. I stopped by the Korean vegetable and fruit stand next to it, and bought celery, a tomato, 4 cucumbers, and a head of escarole lettuce all for $3. I then drove by the Greenwich Library, and I read the local paper. I read three computer newsweeklies. I checked out a collection of Broadway CDs. I then headed over to the Food Emporium which was not too busy, and I took an exercise walk. I bought a 24 bag box of Lipton Green tea for $3.29, a head of Foxy broccoli $1.99, a bottle of Angostura bitters $3.39, an a salmon steak at $4.99 a pound for $4.04 for $12.91 total. I returned home, and I installed the proper stereo cable. I also hooked up the computer speakers lead cable to the Phono input and the Short Wave radio to the CD input. I test the Tape, CD, Phono, and tuner and set the settings on the new Technique stereo amplfier tuner. It all sounds great. While doing this, I had a phone call from an old high school friend, and I gave him a brief run down on my life for the last 30 years and how it relates to the internet. I put on some of the Broadway CDs, and I started enjoying listening to music. I had a Stauffer's hearty meat loaf dinner with ice tea and instant coffee. I had set VGA adaptor to Default and the Monitor MHz to 56 with 16 bit high color at 800X600. This all took some time. I chatted with a friend while having coffee. I am steeping a new batch of ice tea. It seems like it got cold out, I can hear the North Wind howling. Well have a good evening, I guess I will stay up until 4 A.M. or there about doing a little computer work. CIO


Note:<888>03/02/00 Thursday 12:05 A.M. EDT: I was up early Tuesday morning about 9 A.M.. I worked the night before on the computer. I had some more lasagna, ice tea, and coffee. I worked on the computer all day tweaking the system. I went out at 4 P.M., and I drove down by the waterfront. I returned home shortly. I had dinner of the last of the lasagna and ice tea. I worked on the computer until about 9 P.M., and I slept until midnight. I worked on the computer some more until 4 A.M., and I rested until 8 A.M. on Wednesday morning. I went out without cleaning up for a couple of days. I stopped by the ATM at Putnam Trust. I stopped by Exxon and bought $16 of premium at $1.84 a gallon and a package of Basic Ultra lights for $3. I went by Putnam Trust again, and I withdrew more funds. I went over to Staples in Old Greenwich, and I bought Windows 2000 Upgrade for $150 plus tax and Norton System Works 2000 3.0 for $50 plus tax with a $20 upgrade mailin rebate and a Sentry Fire Safe for $25. I drove back home, and I stopped by Exxon and I bought a carton of Marlboro ultra light 100s for $35. I put my backup tapes in the Fire Sentry safe in a convenient location. I returned home, and I tired installing Windows 2000. Unfortunately the Cdrom player made a grinding sound with the cdrom which it did not do with the other cdroms I have. I examined it and the cdrom had rough edges. I drove over on the turnpike to Staples in Old Greenwich about 1:30 P.M. and I exchange it. I stopped by the Grand Union and on the way back, and I bought four Stauffer’s hearty dinners for $2.50 each various varieties, a half gallon of milk for $1.59, two half gallons of GU premium orange juice for $1.99 for $15.57 total. I then returned home, and I had one of the Stauffer's dinners for lunch with ice tea. I tried the cdrom, and it was also had rough edges, and made a grinding sound. I went over to Staples in Port Chester, New York; and I exchanged it for another one. I returned home, and the third box of Windows 2000 Upgrade also had the same rough edges that caused it to make a grinding sound. I went back to Staples in Old Greenwich, and returned the Windows 2000 Upgrade and the Norton 2000 System Works, and I bought a large box of legal envelopes 500 count for $4.25. I returned home about 7 P.M., and I formatted and sysed the corrupted C: drive, and I installed Windows 98 with only the backup program, and then Windows 98 Upgrade. I then restored my D: drive backups of C: to the C: drive. While doing this I had another Stauffer’s dinner with ice tea. Once the backups were restores, I rebooted and I started tweaking some items. I set the Video adaptor at Default, and Monitor at 72 MHz. I ran the usual maintenance utilities. Well I now have the system all back to normal and running fine as good as ever. I am a bit tired, so I think I will go to bed shortly. Have a good morning. CIO

 

Note:<888>03/14/00 Tuesday 2:40 A.M. EDT: Well I just remember today. I recall after I believe it was my appointment, I stopped by Exxon next to library and purchased $15.50 in premium at about $1.89.99 a gallon. I frequently noticed the fellows at Exxon seem to be getting much heavier while I am getting skinnier, which is rather peculiar, since I believe some friends of mine in Robison, Illinois refine 350,000 barrels a day of oil into gasoline from those old slow pumpers in down state Illinois for the Marathon Oil Company owned by the United States Steel Company. I guess so much is consumed in this country that hardly a drop of it ever makes it my way. Well who knows, I suppose the Hispanic community also thinks it owns all the tea in China too. Well let's wait and see. Cheerio, Old Chap, We Seem to Back in the Sitting Bull Waiting Game Again, and of course some old geezer in Scotland might have a little off shore oil too. But you know the Scottish, they seem to enjoy cultivating peat for energy, since it useful for making other products like Scotch Whisky which frequently come in handy as Red Cross Emergency Supplies in severe cold weather for those of you whom have to work outside in rather severe hostile conditions. Well that is about all I can think of now. CIO


Note:<888>03/14/00 Tuesday 1:15 A.M. EDT: Well I did not have much to do since the computer is running all right. It seems possibly if you turn off the advanced power savings feature in the CMOS it runs fine. I guess in some countries where they don't have as much energy, they use this feature to conserve electricity and to preserve the hardware. At the moment, I with it off, I have the hard drives set to pause after a half hour of inactivity, and I don't bother to have the monitor deactivate since I turn it off with the power control center. Well I was think of making home made French bread with the Welbilt French bread maker, but I can't afford yeast at the moment. I therefore took out the Fannie Farmer 11th edition, and I made up a the biscuit recipe adding "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" instead of shortening and a tablespoon of olive oil for the recipe. I also use the CuisineArt with the dough blade for mixing the dough. I then rolled it out on a floured wood board with a wooden rolling pen, to about nine inches in diameter. I then oil a nine inch tin cake pan with canola oil. I then place the dough in the pan fitting it around the perimeter. I then sliced it with a knife into six slices. I then baked it in the Faberware Convection Oven at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 18 minutes, and I have a large pie biscuit. I had two slices with "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter"; and I covered the rest for latter. I noticed somebody familiar today whom looked to be in quite good physical shape like had been working in a lumber yard, so maybe somebody in the neighborhood has a relative visiting. Most office type sitting at the computer desk all the time tend to be out of shape except for their walking commute or other routine exercise activities. Since I have always walked for enjoyment in better weather, I tend to walk a little bit more than most of the locals whom don't have as much time to stroll as I seem to have. Well I have always maintained when you walk a bit more slowly and take time out to sniff the flowers, one some times sees more; unlike the hurried rush hour personnel trying to get back to their families. Well for all I know there is not much going on. I guess I can do some other routines, but for now; I will possibly relax around the local digs for a while. I have running joke when friends and relatives ask me turn the heat up if they visit. I mention, a large house elsewhere that if one turned the heat up in, it would tend to be quite expensive, sort of like the Czar lighting up Mokva. Well enjoy the pleasant spring weather. CIO


Note:<888>03/13/00 Monday 10:45 P.M. EDT: Well today, I made my 4:30 P.M. appointment. I read a few back copies of the Greenwich Times while waiting a short spell. I then drove down by the waterfront. It was pretty slow down by the harbor, but I had a chance to chat with one local resident whom purchased a Compaq computer and is learning a bit of the net. I then drove over to Old Greenwich, and I search the old Greenwich CVS for Philly cigar cigarettes. They were not available. I drove out to the southwest quadrant of Tod's Point parking area, and I viewed the "Red Sky in Evening, Sailor Take Warning" sunset. I used my binoculars to scan the waterfront, but it seemed pretty quiet. I noticed a few bird watchers out and about. I then headed over to the Staples in Old Greenwich, and I picked up a PNY $20 memory rebate coupon. I chatted with a few of the staff about traveling in the computer industry and frequently ending up on the beach with some sort of Howard Hughes type character looking for oil who owns it all who can't seem to figure out why I am bothering his prospecting time with office equipment talk, as if there is no money in office equipment just oil. Well I suppose if you are a good enough prospector or beach bum or geologist sifting and sorting a planet that at least ten billion people have already sifted and sorted, you might make new discoveries with modern technology. However the agony is in the detains and frequently when one individual did not develop a certain property, it is not usually for technological needs but more reasons to environmental concern. For example certain species like Alligators, Crocodiles, and Cayman have been around for 200 million years, so frequently they are very cleaver and well networked, so if you bother their habitats; they might come back to haunt you sooner or later, so study Alligators, Crocodiles, Caiman. Well after lecturing on the computer industry, I did not view any items, I could afford at Staples, so I went over to the Riverside Shopping plaza and toured the new Food Emporium. They have a ready made feast for the eyes. I was intrigued by all the ready made Sushi meals they have made up in a dazzling selection of items. There was plenty of every item under the sun. I noticed that if you are a baker or a brewer, they sell Fleischmann’s Yeast in 6 ounce jars which should be cheaper than the packages. I chatted with one gourmet about Greek and Spanish cooking, she looked like she was trying to lose weight. I chatted about how in Pensacola, Florida back in 1952 to 1954, we used to buy five pounds of fresh shrimp off the boat for a $1 for five pounds and boil and feast on them all the time. I mentioned that they still sell deep fat fried shrimp and hush puppies in Florida. Basically hush puppies are what we folks up north call, "Tater Tots". I mentioned that I read certain people were visiting the Bahamas, and they might like deep fat fried Conchs. I mention that certain local experts in the area from upstate New York and Ohio claim I am a legal resident of Virginia. Well, I suppose certain other families could claim to be legal residents of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; but I am not very good at making soap from chicken fat or candles for that matter, and my potteries skills tend to lean towards making beer mugs out made out of salt ceramic. I also have no reservations against eating smoked Virginia ham during leant, and I have a few friends looking for the Jack Daniel's Christmas hams, but I suppose they might have to go looking down in Lynchburg, Tennessee for that commodity item. I suppose, they still sell pickled green tomatoes in Williamsburg along with pickled baby corn ears and other interesting items you don't always see up north. Well from what I can remember, the Hughes clan like the Scott clan, also have roots in Colonial Williamsburg, so I guess we both are distantly related. I hear tell a German beer baron tried to modernize the tavern industry down there. Well as far as other events in this area, after studying other items in the grocery stores, I noticed the refreshing taste in the Red Orange juice, is Ruby Red Grapefruit which I hear tell comes from some area, I am vaguely familiar with. It is quite a refreshing mixture that Tropicana Juice has come up with along with other similar concoctions from other Tropical Ports of call. I gave a lecture on coffee to the proprietor at Starbucks in case he had not heard it before. I then headed over to CVS and I bought a carton of Philly little cigar cigarettes for $12.19 plus a can of Gold Emblem Cashews 10 ounce for $2.69 plus .73 Ct. state tax for $15.61 total. I then headed back to the center of town, and I toured the Greenwich Library. I chatted with a couple of regulars about technology and how it might have been missproduced versus other technology. I then went home, and I chatted with a few family members and friends about cold weather vehicles. I had the can of cashews for dinner along with ice tea. I noticed that my computer was down again, someone had hacked into the server of the computer malfunctioned again, but it eventually indicated I needed to reinstall the network driver, and I did this; and I turned off the advanced power management feature in the CMOS which might be causing problems with the system. Well we will see how it all runs now. Have a good evening. CIO


Note:<888>03/13/00 Monday 3:15 P.M. EDT: All cleaned up. If you need any of the vitamins or supplements below, I usually by the Niacimide at the HealthMart on Greenwich Avenue. I buy the other vitamins at CVS when they're on sale for 50% off. I get the Supplements at the Vitamin Shoppe in the Waldbaums Shopping plaza in Port Chester, New York. These shops all carry most of the items, but in various doses and brand names, so I usually shop by price. Well time to enjoy a bit of the sun. CIO

Note:<888>03/13/00 Monday 2:30 P.M. EDT: Ah yes, I did have three soft boiled eggs, toast, coffee, ruby red orange juice, vitamins, and coffee. As I have mentioned my normal Vitamin Intake is a "high dosage vitamin with minerals, B Complex 100 mg., B‑12 2000 mcg., Niacimide B‑3 500 mg., C 1000 mg., zinc 50 mg., E 400 IU, Deodorized Garlic 500 mg., Glucosomine 500 mg. and Chondroitin Sulfate 400 mg. combination, MSM 1000 mg., and a ordinary aspirin. These vary depending on what is available on sale when I need to resupply them. I also wear a copper wrapped brass bracelet from India for my arthritis and not one with loadstone since magnets should not be around computers. Well stay healthy. CIO

Note:<888>03/13/00 Monday 2:10 P.M. EDT: Well I was up at 10 A.M.. I chatted with a friend about ordering lobsters from Kennebunkport, Maine . The sites are http://www.portlobster.com/ and nearby http://www.capeporpoiselobster.com/frame.htm and if Maine should run out of Lobsters, you can get them from Lobster Direct ‑ Live Maine and Nova Scotia Lobster or back to Maine Lobster Compa