Up early; short walk around the block before work.
Had lunch at Nicky’s Thai Kitchen in the North Side with Justin and HEAD. Got caught up on the Timesys comings and goings while gushing about having a job that does not require putting on pants in the morning.
After lunch finally shipped my old laptop to an organization that refurbishes them and gives them to school children.
Emily and I went to see our “Financial Dude” (the guy who manages our IRAs and whatnot). It appears our financial house is in order for the time being.
Stopped for dinner at the Bite Bistro in Bellevue. My hanger steak was delicious. I don’t know what’s in their sauce but I want to put it on everything I eat now. Emily had a pork loin over sweet potato that was also quite tasty.
Came home and put a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 on my replacement hard drive, which arrived today. Started the long process of transferring my stuff over. Also installed Déjà Dup and set up a regular automated backup scheme.
Moved my desktop computer from the basement up to the new office space. I have a sneaking suspicion that the poor climate control in the basement may have contributed to my hard drive starting to fail. The replacement drive should arrive tomorrow. Thinking of putting a small beer fridge where my computer was. Much more effective use of the space.
Emily made a really nice dinner of shrimp korma over basmati rice with summer squash. Delicious.
We finally reinstated our Farscape/Buffy the Vampire Slayer exchange, wherein I show her one episode of Farscape (my favorite show) in exchange for one of Buffy (hers). We left off in the middle of the second season of both several months ago but it was pretty easy to pick up again.
Getting some weird I/O errors from my hard drive. Sat at the computer to find everything mounted read-only. Not good. Looks like it’s time to go shopping.