2018: Day 90 the one where the Jayhawks were in San Antonio
Word count 180,061 + 544 or 180,605 of 1,000,000
You may have been wondering about the thumbnail for the blog post today. Captain Pickles the dog decided to eat some books today. One of those books happened to be, “Being and Nothingness: A Phenomenological Essay on Ontology,” by Jean-Paul Sartre. That book has been read a number of times. That could explain why it was chosen for destruction by our new puppy. I went only to Barnes and Nobles and ordered a replacement. That replacement will be kept on a higher shelf in my office. The dog appears to only eat books on the first two shelves… something is going to have to be done here to help stop the dog from eating my books. After giving up on Amazon this year and ending all of my financial transactions with them I had to find a new bookstore and it seemed like a good idea to go back to my old bookstore. Barnes and Nobles was the bookstore that I would go to visit and buy books at in Kansas City. That or a Borders bookstore which apparently ceased operations back in 2011.
Ok —- now that the book destruction has been addressed it is time to note that the University of Kansas Jayhawks played the Villanova Wildcats today in San Antonio, Texas. It is about 20:00 hours and I just started writing. The second half has started and I’m still hopeful at this point. The clock is going to keep ticking, but a comeback would need to start. We are watching the TBS broadcast via our Chromecast Ultra and YouTube TV. Our subscription to YouTube TV is probably going to be cancelled after the end of basketball season. I do have to say that the service is pretty great and it worked out really well during the NCAA tournament.
One of the thinks that I started working on today was buying two movies in a 4K format. I had thought that our local Costco would have had Thor Ragnarok and The Last Jedi movies in the 4K format. That packaging seems to include the regular Blu-ray disc and the 4K Blu-ray disk. For the most part I am just future proofing my purchases in a physical storage format. My Storm Stryker custom built computer with a 4K monitor supports 4K content. Our old Sony Bravia does not support that type of content. Surprisingly, Costco did not have the which is probably a reflection on the sale of physical media. That store sells a lot of 4K monitors and televisions. Given that they sell 4K disc players and televisions capable of playing 4K content I had made the assumption that the movies would be for sale as well. ‘
Well this second half is not going very well so far. My reaction at the moment is to want to repeal the 3 point line… at the moment that seems like the best chance to restore order to the universe. It is probably not a winning philosophy or a realistic suggestion, but it feels like the course of action at the moment. My energy level and focus on writing at the moment is questionable. Things were shaping up for a fun weekend and now things are on tilt all over in basketball land.
Dr. Nels Lindahl
Written on my Storm Stryker PC and or my ASUS C101P using Google Docs