Archive of 2018

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2018-01-01(01Mo) New life

[22:00] So many times at the breakthrough of the year I've heard a phrase: "New Year -- new life".

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Day was slow. The party dissolved around 0330CET, and we've slept up to 1300CET. I had terrible hangover. We've rested, had leftovers or dinner, then we went home. Eve needed to prepare to school, we needed to wash ourselves and tidy up our place. Nothing to report.

2018-01-02(01Tu) Fresh start

[19:20] I've waken up early, noticed, that it is a free day and went to sleep again, crawled from my bed first, when it was necessary to send Eve to the school -- and we decided, she'll go on her own -- although Elmyra said, I should go and spy on her, whether she does it right. I was reluctant, because we need to build trust between us, but eventually did as she said, unfortunately, she was right: little one was investigating each and every pond on her way, I needed to push her a bit. Beside that -- everything all right.
The car workshop was closed today, I'll give it a try Tomorrow. Instead, I've tidied up my drawer with various small gadgets, combining it with a bag of electro-trash acquired from The Roommates. Some pairs of headphones and mobile headsets in working condition, together with two Bluetooth gizmos, one of which I was able to make work (worn-off tactile switch, replacement part is like two bucks per fifty pieces on AliExpress). I've also did all the ironing, because I was curious, how is the Маринина book, I'm reading now, going to end -- yet, I've run out of laundry before I've run out of the book, so I still have like three chapters left, and the plot thickens...
I think, I might be riding my bicycle to work Tomorrow.

2018-01-03(01We) Soft start

[21:36] Ну чтож: сегодня утром я подвёз Эву в школу, за чем уехал на роботу. День удлинился, но был относительно продуктивным; даже если работа состояла в основном из ответа на просроченную электронную почту.
=> Advantages of my Wife being on compulsory vacation (the Institute is closed for whole week) is, that I can wander off after work not needing to pick up kid at school. So today I’ve allowed myself to entertain at the cinema with newest Star Wars release.
What can I say -- quality entertainment, but Polish translation is very bad, I needed to avoid looking on bottom of the screen to not catch up subtitles, sometimes it seemed, that these were quite another and totally different dialogues.
Przydała by się klawiatura z cyrylicą.

2018-01-04(01Th) Не повезло

[21:38] Про сегодняшний день я имел большие планы, но на планах и закончилось: где-то я не позвонил, там или занято, или нет термина, или »позвоните в понедельник, теперь не разбираюсь«... Гораздо лучше получилось Елмире в префектуре: Ей удалось достать удостоверение, которые необходимо для отмены договора страхования машины, которую сборщик лома взял ещё в начале декабря. Но всё остальное... Врать-ли в порядке. (detail not important only life important)

2018-01-05(01Fr) 宝血回

[22:02] So, some major rearrangements: Just by accident I needed to log-in to one of my mail accounts by WWW page, and I've been shoved a big and obvious banner up my face: is closing for business on March the first -- I was preparing to migration since some time, registered a domain et al, and now the time has come to just copy and redirect.
A bit more fuss will be with the cookbook, I need to manually edit and change all references to yield “”, might take some effort, not just copy files.
At the same time, my most liked eMail account is going to be closed, as the host decided to switch it off. This can be a problem, because (due to security and reliability of the service) I've connected that account with many vital services, like PayPal and school messaging hub.
=> Oil lense, “The Dune” like of: []

2018-01-06(01Sa) Wir sind umgezogen nach UGU

[23:00] Today I moved my authors portal away from Onet servers. Will see, how long this will work, before another crash. I've also reinstalled Ubuntu, although my settings are gone, same as some application data -- what hurts me most is the screen notepad, but I just need to figure out how to restore it, I have full backup of /home directory.

2018-01-07(01Su) Tidy up

[21:09] Sweeping clean after system upgrade was a bit more troublesome, than just copy and paste -- some of the applications were removed from distribution. I didn't touch yet all those requiring heavy source code tweaking before compilation, just basic working environment for sound and video processing, like AviDemux, so handy for just trimming lengthy recording without re-encoding.
We've totally missed on Friday, that it is a holiday on Saturday and every shop is closed -- so we needed to hunt for some groceries today.
=> Quick ride to buy something for dinner and tube of glue grew up to several hours of mindless dwelling around shopping mall.
=> FLTK developer kit installed. Fluid Tracker installed. XSoundtracler failed to resolve dependencies -- I need to manually edit source code to refer to more modern packages (gtk+-2.0 et al).

2018-01-08(02Mo) My mistake

[21:22] So, they said at the workshop to come on the eighth -- but February the eighth... I need my ride fixed before that. So, tomorrow it is definitely a bicycle trip to work, as I'm leaving the car at garage fist thing in the morning.
=> Tomorrow there is parent-teacher conference at Eve's school.
look, what I've found: []

2018-01-09(02Tu) Agenda Cycling Forth

[20:12] So, I've dropped Eve at school, then the car at the workshop, mounted my two-wheel demon and attempted to beat my life records -- with miserable result: trip time over one hour. Day at work was busy but satisfying. Meeting with the teacher also very positive. The car was repaired today evening, but I don't have any cash at home, so it needs to wait.

2018-01-10(02We) Sławku, a gdzie jest właściwie Judasz?

[21:56] It was a tad warmer (or better said: less freezing) this morning. I've ridden my bike to work, and my stats were again a bit lousy. I need to do something with my running nose.
After work I've picked up my car, repair was costly, but still within budget. Battery in remote key is flat.
=> When I was ridding through the forest, taking detour to other town, to attend an ATM to withdraw cash without additional fees, I've got an idea, how to implement easy way to enter Cyrillic letters in VIm: use mappings, but not phonetic or character shape based, but keyboard layout based. Switch key will be as usual the ` (back quote) character. Should be fun. Speaking of VIm -- note to oneself, that :set encoding= is not the same as :set fileencoding=, and all sorts of funny behaviour can root of that.
=> And yes (for those, who didn't comprehend with the title) I've watched G.F.Darwin's God vs. Satan, and I liked it.

2018-01-11(02Th) no more

[21:27] Bicycle statistics today even worse than yesterday, but this time it felt good and I didn't run out of stamina. I've been experiencing, however, terrible challenges with concentration and focus, both at work and at home.
On my way back I've caught flat tyre -- or better said, the tube almost exploded. When I was replacing punctured tube, I've noticed, that rim of rear wheel is totally sanded down, up to the point, where it starts to fall apart. No riding tomorrow, it seems, until I totally refurbish my bike.
=> Zero-width pattern matching explained: []

2018-01-12(02Fr) ?

[23:00] I dared not to ride my bike to work, as the rear rim could break just any moment. Little Eve had last day at school before Winter vacations.

2018-01-13(02Sa) Home alone

[22:00] Мы проснулись поздно, но нам никуда не спешилось. После завтрака мои девочки уехали в Город за покупками, а я пошёл в соседний городок исправить причёску. В парикмахерской не было очереди, поэтому я справился с этом немедленно, и скоро вернулся домой, где занялся стиркой. В это время я »читал« Маринину (том Чужая маска).
Элмыра и Эва вернулись в половину восьмого вечера, неся тяжёлые сумки. Моя Жена сказала, что наша дочь вела себя очень прилично.
=> Yes, I've applied that Cyrillic stickers to my laptop keyboard. Writing Russian became much easier. I've also modified the compose/substitution maps, so I can put single words or short sentences without switching to another keyboard layout. Funny thing: my Ubuntu distribution seems to not have a Windows-style Russian keyboard, where period and comma are on the key between Ю and right shift. I need to get used to 'typewriter style' layout where period is [shift]+[7] and comma [shift]+[6].

2018-01-14(02Su) Winter vacation

[18:38] We've slept in late, then did nothing. Resting and entertaining ourselves.

2018-01-15(03Mo) 365 Challenge!

[22:00] I hereby attempt to write min. 700 words (3kB) of story every day, taking max. 14 vacation days, until January the fifteenth 2019. I’m also going serious with re-learning Russian. This is to fight permanent prescience of fail. I can’t stand it.

2018-01-16(03Tu) Słabo chociaż bywa lepiej

[23:00] It was snowing whole day. Seven hundred words revealed to be quite a limit, not so easy to write, when everyone interrupts. Strange thing: just exactly, when I invent a passage to a story, my Wife finds it amusing to start conversation.

2018-01-17(03We) Adapt Adopt Improve

[23:13] It is third day and already corrective action needed in my Project365: I need to set rigid time frame, when I will be not disturbed. Managing distractions was easy, more difficult to handle is, that my circadian intellectual peak falls exactly in the same time of the day, when Elmyra is eager to socialize. I also think, that once a week I need a day, when I will be not doing writing, but only proof-reading, editing and putting down concept.
=> When I returned home after work, we all went to neighbouring town to file a complaint in shoe shop. There was much traffic, we were about to come home late, so this was opportunity to eat out.
=> Marks and Spencer internet warehouse is shipping only to the countries, where they have stationary shops. This is stupid. And eBay resellers do not have everything from the catalogue...

2018-01-18(03Th) Not so great, but she'll be better

[20:20] Today morning I've allowed myself to sleep-in (yes, whole twenty minutes), but even though, I was all distracted: I've taken a box with waste paper to dispose it, but then forgot it on the parking lot. Pizza lunch at work. Noodles with spinach for dinner. We've restored Elmyra's old skates, and they it Eve just fine -- This year she wants to learn to skate.
=> One of Elmyra's parcel's from AliExpress has been stolen at the post office: it is marked in the system as "delivered" while we were out of town at that day.

2018-01-19(03Fr) Dunno

[22:27] The sow in the morning was not so bad -- I've left home early enough to drive before the traffic jams. One of my co-workers was hit by manoeuvring truck at the parking lot at our office: one window broken.
=> No idea for dinner.
We packed little Eve for a ride to the grandmother.

2018-01-20(03Sa) Hin

[23:20] We've argued over departure time, but managed to get there in one piece. Not so much traffic. We've met at my Grandmother's place to celebrate the Grandmother's and Grandfather's Day, then my brother in law and I fixed my Mother's car and we all moved to my Mother's place. Board games and gossip exchange through the evening.

2018-01-21(03Su) Zurück

[21:30] We've waken up early, but were slow to prepare. Some mischief with setting correct appointment time -- I wanted to visit the other grandmother, and wanted to go there together with my sister, but at the same time Elmyra wanted to be home early -- all in all, it seems I've dragged my sister out of bed two hours earlier, than she would like to. The other celebration also ended in success. On our way home we have had one of that serious conversations, and just before we arrived home, we've dropped with a visit to the Roommates in their new home. They were positively surprised to see us.
Now, TV evening, we shall have some proper sleep.

2018-01-22(04Mo) How to dropbox?

[20:30] Я приехал в бюро слишком рано, вспомнил, что у меня нет ключи, но дверь была уже открыто.
После роботы, по дороге домой, я остановился ненадолго в магазине.
Элмыра сегодня в гораздо лучшем настроении, чем за последние три дня.

2018-01-23(04Tu) Request for transport

[20:30] Утром я не с разу поехал в бюро, перед том я повёз Элмыру на роботу, поэтому что ей нужно было нести с собой восемнадцать бутылок минеральной воды.
Очень приличный день, почти всё получилось.

2018-01-24(04We) Dark clouds

[22:00] So, things are to be awkward: While at work I'm on track, then at home I'm facing some unpredictable circumstances. For example: I need to move from the basement a bit sooner, than I'd like to, and I couldn't buy a bus ticket online to bring back Eve from my Mother's place. I wonder, how to tackle with that.

2018-01-25(04Th) Square cleared

[20:05] I've slept well this night, which resulted in very nice day at work. Today also there were no problems with online purchase of bus tickets. After my shift I've dropped with a visit to the mall and bought some furniture for our basement, I've also ordered dinner to take away, so when I came home we just have eaten and got again at moving our stuff from one basement to another. We planned to work only a bit, but in the end moved ALL the stuff -- tomorrow we'll assembly the additional shelves and tidy-up and order, removing all the redundant, obsolete and useless stuff. But that all in the afternoon, before that I need to attend one city-hall office and one uncle... Detail not important.


[23:59] My day started badly, I have had headache, kept forgetting about everything, but even if in pains, I've accomplished, what was planned. Both visits were rather fruitful, I've also finished clearing the basement, did some small repairs, checked on corporate mail (and found out, the thing I waited for, did not arrive yet) et all. And I've managed to have some sleep before my night ride. Speaking of which: I've left home just in time: when I've arrived at bus stop and bought a ticket in vending kiosk, the bus only arrived, so no waiting. When I was waiting for a change from commuter shuttle to cruise bus, I was reading a book.

2018-01-27(04Sa) Quiet criuse

[22:00] I've had comfortable seat, used some sleep -- although I was very curious, how does the book end. The bus was some minutes late, but I have had more than hour waiting time to another change. At least this time I was prepared and had with me some coins for the automated toilet. I've arrived at my Mother's home just a bit after 0730CET. Just in time to have some sleep. I've waken just in time for breakfast. Day was slow, we've made some deep-fried pastry, pumpkin bread, spinach and cheese filled poultry rolls for dinner. I've been writing again: I've used BT keyboard and VimTouch for android. Rather crude setup, but it worked.
film trzynasta dzielnica

2018-01-28(04Su) All the way back

[22:00] Everything according to the plan: we've waken up early enough to prepare without unnecessary rush, have had healthy and copious breakfast and packed our trunks: Eve's, mine and my Niece's, together with all the goodies my Mother intended to give to my grandmother. The car worked (none of this flat battery rubbish we had last time) and we were at bus station on time. Not so many people onboard, I thought, there will be a surge of kids returning to the City from winter vacation -- but no: even less passengers, than on my ride the other way on Friday night. Not much waiting for the commuter bus, when we arrived. Some unpleasant situation, when ticket controllers caught one Ukraïnian with (oh really?) not valid ticket. I believe, they bent law a bit.
Elmyra was happy to see us, but she run out of happiness pretty quickly. We all went to be early.

2018-01-29(05Mo) First day

[22:30] Eve has waken up early and prepared herself quickly, so there was some spare time in the morning. Day at work quite good. Steamed vegetables and meat rolls for dinner.

2018-01-30(05Tu) All the way

[22:30] Quite good turnaround time in the morning. Strong wind. Quite good day at work. In the afternoon my girls were preparing costume for schools party, while I've written a chunk of story, weighting over three thousand words.

2018-01-31(05We) que

[21:40] I was late at school, and didn't take any photos of Eve in her costume.

2018-02-01(05Th) Eternal Trial Period

[22:00] It was raining. Elmyra needed a lift to the station, because she was late again. I've driven the car to technical check-up (funny story with a light bulb). Quite bad mood at work. And one old workmate is with us again.
Improvised dinner, fried chicken with steamed vegetables. And I'm running out of my vitamin pills.

2018-02-02(05Fr) I hate you, RODO

[23:59] I’m running in circles, I need a drink. Today morning I've just forgot to stop at the school to let out Eve.
STAT24 is closing for business. UGU is injecting advertisement into google verification file.
Today's afternoon spent on shopping. Eat out. Early go to bed, as we have two invitations for Tomorrow.

2018-02-03(05Sa) Grand day out

[23:30] Today started ugly, but ended well. I've couldn't sleep in the night, I've crawled from my bed too early. We have had nice breakfast, but Elmyra didn't sleep well too, and we were like two landmines in tumble drier... We went with our friend to the swimming pool, where it was her to ignite first. Some serious talk on our way back, then rather nice afternoon and evening at Roommates' home, quick visit with Eve at the tailors' (detail not important) and mindlessly silly feature film or the end of the day. Serious talk was continued, when we were back at home. Now with some results.

2018-02-04(05Su) Chill out

[21:05] My sleep was quite short, but I've fully regenerated. We did have just quiet internal day, spent on trivial activities. I've attacked pile of laundry with iron, and defeated it flawlessly. Elmyra also did some of the ever-postponed chores. Eve's friend dropped with a visit and then they went to play outside (there was some misunderstanding as to which comes first: the sunset or 1730CET, but we've resolved it).

2018-02-05(06Mo) Uphill and against wind

[22:31] I couldn't sleep in the night again. And this couldn't have been made any useful, because Company network was down (not all services, though). Eve has woken up nicely and without complaints, there was not much traffic. At the office, it revealed, that the production system I was trying to enter on weekend, was down also for internal access up to about 1000CET.
Eve misbehaved a bit at school.
I expected tough times sending Elmyra to the psychology workshops, but she agreed anyway. Unfortunately, the event took too long.

2018-02-06(06Tu) Sat, 21 Mesha 217, middle of Martian summer

[21:14] Эва сердилась на меня сегодня утром, поэтому, что я запретил ей брать планшет на школьную экскурсию. Но на конец мы как-то согласились.
На роботе без аварии. После роботы прогулка в магазин. Обед из микроволновой печи.

2018-02-07(06We) Falcon heavy

[20:48] Глупые журналисты, копируют ложь и бред друг от друга: Фалкон-Хэви это самая большая ракета, но только из ракет серии Фалкон, произведенных в компании Элона Муска. Самая большая ракета на всей земле, это всё ещё Сатурн V: Рекорд по самой большой взлетной массе и самому большому доставленному на орбиту грузу не был ещё избит.
Утром Эва так злилась на меня, почти не поплакалась. Всё из того, что она хотела есть что-то другое в школе, чем бутерброды с паштетом -- но потом, когда мы встречали после роботы, она согласилась, что они были очень вкусные.
»Пашковианку« будут снова проектировать, восьмой раз.

2018-02-08(06Th) Mięsopust

[21:23] Элмыра остановила свой сотовый телефон дома, но думала, что его потеряла.
На работе собрание затянулось, и я почти пропустил бесплатные пончики -- жалко было бы, поэтому, что были превосходные.
Вечером мы только поели и поленились.

2018-02-09(06Fr) Winter games

[21:33] Ну ладно: сегодня начались зимние олимпийские игры, я пропустил церемонию начала; при том грустно замечаю, что это событие не вызывает таких эмоций, как раньше.
=> Quiet day at work, Tortilla wraps for dinner. I've written another thousand words of story.

2018-02-10(06Sa) Strange thoughts

[21:00] Day wasted in shopping mall.

2018-02-11(06Su) Oznaki wiosny

[22:00] leszczyna kwitnie choć jeszcze popielca nie było.

2018-02-12(07Mo) BV

[22:11] nothing to report. Our cat scratched Elmyra painully at the moment, when she wanted to have a witty reply, so now she is all mad at me.

2018-02-13(07Tu) Мешал спать ночью

[22:17] Сегодня Эва приготовилась в школу слишком быстро, но я не смог добраться в бюро раньше, чем обычно, из-за пробок.
Серьёзные разговоры ночью -- но самые важные, даже не были бесполезны и дали эффект. detail not important, only life important

2018-02-14(07We) Howto

[22:00] I think, I've lost somewhere that BT headset, I've salvaged from trash. Easy come easy go.
Eve had quite nice day today.
We've went to bed pretty early.

2018-02-15(07Th) Nie żyje wielki polski reżyser

[20:46] Leszek Gałysz. (Pomysłowy Dobromir, O dwóch takich co ukradli księżyc etc).

2018-02-16(07Fr) -=≡=-

[23:05] Я думал, что я потерял эту гарнитуру блутуз, но сегодня утром наш кот Шатан нашёл её и принёс мне.
На ужин: крупа и овощи на пару.
=> Сегодня начинается Китайский Новый Год (или как они его зовут: Праздник Весны); по китайском зодиаке, этот год назван Ян-Земная-Собака (陽土戌)

2018-02-17(07Sa) Zajęcia w podgrupach

[23:24] Not all went as planned. I've tidied the house, while girls were with a visit, but didn't finish all planned tasks. I've cleaned mold growing inside the Танк, dusted and washed floors, did the laundry -- yet I didn't finish that thing for work.

2018-02-18(07Su) Not quite lazy

[22:00] Because yesterday prolonged beyond schedule, I needed to do the grocery shopping today. I've been to the meeting, I've cooked nice dinner (and tomorrow's dinner too), then Eve was preparing to the math test -- or at least that was the plan, but she did everything else, so we didn't let her go until heap of exemplary tests was reduced to zero.

2018-02-19(08Mo) [empty]

[21:18] Trying out new scripts. Lentil soup for dinner.

2018-02-20(08Tu) [empty]

[21:18] Elmyra was slow to prepare in the morning and needed a lift to the station. In the afternoon, I've learned, that Eve did excellent on the math test on Monday.

2018-02-21(08We) Forgot

[22:30] Quite good morning, slow day at work, meeting at the church... Nothing to report.

2018-02-22(08Th) All bad things

[21:21] The Танк is gone, taken by scrap mongers. Some funny stories with that (I was caught inside, when central lock got crazy, our neighbour forgot her purse et al). I needed to visit Eve's school, so I've got late to work, and then was late home -- Elmyra didn't like that, also that I've left unwashed dishes in the kitchen sink exactly today, when she was about to cook something tasty. But anyway: the dinner was delicious.
The Wildcat was in trouble -- hard disk in her laptop started to act funny, I've advised to backup all data and buy new one, before any crash.

2018-02-23(08Fr) Freeze!

[22:20] Я проснулся в четыре ночи и не мог заснуть; было холодно и Элмира храпела. Маленькая Эва медленно вставала, но быстро готовилась. Даже медленно шло сегодня всё на роботе. У Элмиры очень сильная мотивация к тренировке. Вкусный ужин, приготовленный всеми и съеденный всеми.

2018-02-24(08Sa) Grand day out

[22:49] Мы проснулись рано -- слишком рано. Весь день прошёл на поездке с одного торжественного центра в другой, с недолгом перерывом в покупке для встречи с Сестрой-Студенткой (и позднего обеда).

2018-02-25(08Su) Grand day in

[22:23] В отличе от вчерашнего дня, сегодня мы проснулись поздно, но (несмотря на незначительные детали) в отличном настроение. Потом Сестра-Студент послала мне на FB, что её скучно, потому что её подруга, с которой она собиралась встретится, позвонила, что не придёт, потому что у неё ужасное похмелье...
{rolldogs for dinner}

2018-02-26(09Mo) Учусь Олбанский и PHP

[21:55] Strange day: cold, but I remember worse winters, not so long ago.
If You want something done, do it yourself.
Radiator fan in C4 was stuck in ON position, despite it was freezing cold. After some percussive maintenance, the malfunction ceased, but I wonder, whether it will show up again.
New mental exercise as homework from Parenting Workshops.
I've just tried my first inline PHP code, and it was not 'hello World' program, but HTML link generation using $_GET data.

2018-02-27(09Tu) Barely alive

[21:31] Air temperature in the morning was refreshing minus eighteen centigrade. I've helped neighbour to start his car. Today I kept forgetting everything, at least at work some things wet up to the plan. I've scratched the car (one of the skirting battens fell off).

2018-02-28(09We) Check spelling

[21:01] Minor quarrel in the morning, but Elmyra (unknowingly) hit my nerve, and it left me a bit distracted for the first half of the day.
I've experimented with PHP a bit, and started a major review of blog archive for 2017.
baked squash for dinner.

2018-03-01(09Th) Feel down

[22:01] Freezing cold again. TW64 band fixed itself after being left unused for a week: the corrupted data chunk was pushed away from queue, and now it works good as new.
I've tried to break insurance contract using online service, but interface was broken.

2018-03-02(09Fr) Od Annasza do Kajfasza

[21:00] Today I've taken day off to close-up all lagging official matters, at the bank, at the city hall, at the doctors' and in school. I didn't need to hurry (all the above listed open for business first at 0800CET), so I've let Eve sleep in. First to hit was the school, where I've signed one important agreement, then I've visited Department o Communication in County Hall, which went rather smooth, because there were not so many people in the queue. Then I went to yet another town nearby to pick-up a parcel, and from there I've travelled with train to the City to get it straight with the bank. While onboard, I've recorded the view through a window, to document, how is rail renovation progressing. (the bicycle camera has no viewfinder, so it revealed later my aim was not quite good). When I've returned home, I've ironed the laundry, because the pile was inducing depression on me -- another count for success, as only few pieces are left now. In the evening we've went to bed early.

2018-03-03(09Sa) money spending holiday

[23:15] I've waken up in the dead of the night, somewhere around 0430CET, with headache, which originated from sinuses. Unfortunately, I've also waken up Elmyra, she was of course not amused... I've taken some anti-inflammatory pills and found myself warm spot on living room sofa. Warming up and painkiller helped to have some proper sleep, so we all started the day shortly after 0800CET.
=> My girls went to shopping mall, while I took our cat to the vet, then washed floors, then took care of small repairs, and generally I was enjoying clearing the task list and seeing mostly positive results of my effort.
=> When it stared getting dark, I've went to a town nearby to shop for groceries, then after unloading, I've driven to the CIty to pick-up my girls. All exhausted but in excellent moods.

2018-03-04(09Su) Staying at home

[19:16] I was cold in the night, while Elmyra was totally reverse, we should switch blankets.
After breakfast I've called my family, one by one, attended with Eve the noon service at our church, after which we have had small stroll through our town's park, and then we've indulged in laziness.
=> I'm fighting with Facebook engine or creating WEB follow/like buttons, but with poor result. It went good for the CookBook, but not so well for the other page.

2018-03-05(10Mo) Thaw

[20:04] It is a tad warmer, clearly one can feel the spring. Today I've met with Eve's teacher,and learned some news -- little Eve needs a bit more tight control now.
I've experimented with custom search engine, and found out, my site is not indexed by Google.

2018-03-06(10Tu) Rain

[20:34] Little Eve becomes rather picky lately. Also, we keep being late with the morning routine. Very nice day at work. I've also washed the car.
=> DISQUS was down for several hours today.

2018-03-07(10We) Раз -- случае, дважды -- стечение обстоятельств... Но три...

[22:00] It was a good day today. Little Eve still has problems with adhering to the rules at school, but it tends to be better. I'm trying various method of automated video concatenation, nothing seems to work for me. Tomorrow I maybe upload something to YouTube.

2018-03-08(10Th) Dies Patronem: Beata

[22:03] Хороший день: бесплатная пицца на обед, только небольшое движение на дорогах, но и сегодня я наконец отремонтировал велосипед, в котором обод заднего колеса сломался ещё в январе.

2018-03-09(10Fr) Corporate idiots

[21:09] Orange Poland has the worst customer service ever. Their online service is plain stupid, registration process is dumb, moreover: I don't know why but spaces are not allowed in passwords -- this makes easier to compose rainbow tables for attack.
=> Fancy dinner out of leftovers with potatoes.

2018-03-10(10Sa) Time spent together

[21:40] We have had healthy breakfast, we went shopping, we've visited our ISP to learn something about our ADSL line and how to tweak the contract (unfortunately, we couldn't finalize, because they run out of promotional modems). We've also have had lunch out.
=> In the afternoon I've mounted the Україна and took Eve for a ride: we wanted to go the path along the ails to the other town, but the ground was all wet and too soft to ride there. Not with this bicycle, not with road tyres, not with Eve on the back rack. We've returned just at the beginning of the terrain part, and instead we've headed to our town's park. Eve was socializing with other kids, while I tried, how does the Dropbox support in VimTouch work -- written some 300+ words of short story (or better said: episode). Replication and offline editing went just fine. Cold buffet for dinner.

2018-03-11(10Su) Ill

[21:41] Day stared nicely, but it quickly got sour: bot my girls were suffering some gastric problems. I was at church with Eve, then I let her play outside. Indian style chickpea soup for dinner. And then a terrible headache hit me.

2018-03-12(11Mo) Not so great but she'll be better

[20:45] Terrible headache in the morning, but I've spun-up through the day. Eve did pretty badly at school. Quick and dirty, but surprisingly tasty dinner.
Space bar in my laptop is broken.

2018-03-13(11Tu) Busy / nothing to report

[22:00] Eve was slow to get up, she also did pretty bad at school. Takikomi gohan for dinner.

2018-03-14(11We) Stephen Hawking nie żyje

[22:40] Decimal π day. Eve had a good morning today and did decently at school. Very productive day at work. Elmyra was shopping in the City. I've cooked pea soup with baked apples and baked potatoes -- tastes good.

2018-03-15(11Th) Dead End vs. Action Item

[21:00] Сегодня утром Маленькая Эва исправилась очень бистро. Мой день на роботе был удачном, но оказалось, что некоторые вещи задержат на неделю, две -- и окончатся действительно не в этом месяце.
За то вечером я познакомился с новой соседкой, которая наняла старую квартиру моих Roommates, и с её кошкой.

2018-03-16(11Fr) Non-stop melanż

[23:59] Very nice morning, productive day at work. In the middle of the day it started to snow, and quite heavily. Right after I've returned home we've departed with little Eve to the City, to attend one birthday party (escape room at "Dom Zagadek"). When we've returned, Sister-Student with her not-a-boyfriend dropped in, and we've been having a drink and chit-chat, because we didn't meet since New Year, I believe.

2018-03-17(11Sa) White Holidays

[23:50] I've waken-up somewhere around 0600CET, all full of energy and in good mood. We've prepared the muffins, and went to school to attend the Easter picnic. The event was not so popular this year -- I've counted merely only half of the crowd, that visited last year, but anyway, there was fun and I believe the Parents' Council collected significant amounts of money. After the party, Sister Student and her Not-A-Boyfriend left us to attend another family meeting, while we packed into car and went to visit our former Roommates. We've met with some old and some new friends there. But not all went as planned. We've returned home at about 2330CET.

2018-03-18(11Su) Lazy

[17:46] We've waken up as usual on Sunday, and generally did nothing important, having a rest, each one of us in own way. I've fought with LG suite software, that was refusing to connect to my phone, but finally, I somehow managed to make a backup, before I go to the City to put the thing to repair. For the time being I'm using my old XM5800 again. Surprising, how everything just works from first touch, without the need to add app or the like .Turning on BT headset works like plugging-in wired one: all audio and controls go through earpiece, while on Android I had this weird situation, when ringtone was played through BT and actual conversation was going through handset...

2018-03-19(12Mo) And again

[22:03] I've overslept in the morning, then prepared to leave really fast. It is freezing cold outside. Fusion kitchen for dinner: Spetzle with Chinese vegetable mix and red pesto. And I've prepared another batch of pickled lemons (different recipe).
Have a link [zOYX4D6z-kI]

2018-03-20(12Tu) Spring day!

[23:00] So, today at 1715CET (1615UTC), with vernal equinox, officially the Spring begun. We've received our bicycles from the workshop, all as new. Taco shells for dinner.

2018-03-21(12We) Defuse Anger

[22:22] Good turnaround time in the morning, nice day at work, evening spent on psychology workshops. I've learned a lot.

2018-03-22(12Th) All the bad things

[21:19] Nice morning. At work it revealed, my idea was good from the very beginning -- if only I have started a week ago.
Quick sopping on my way home.Student soup for dinner.

2018-03-23(12Fr) Dupa chui

[23:17] Slow morning, dense traffic, free lunch at work, evening spent on shopping. Some strange thoughts, only part of it written.

2018-03-24(12Sa) Суббота, именины кота

[22:20] Сегодня утром мы проснулись не очень рано, уже было почти восемь часов. Сразу после завтрака мы все занялись стиркой, уборкой и порядками. В перерывах, я сделал целый килограмм арахисовой пасты, поставил кириллические наклейки на беспроводной клавиатуре, а даже разговаривал по телефону с моей матерю, от которой я узнал, что одна из моих золовок (жена моего двоюродного брата, сына моего крестного отца) родила на этой неделе дочь. Мы не могли позвонить, никто не поднимал трубки -- мы передали поздравления по электронной почте.
Остатки на обед. А потом я начал гладить белье -- но быстро покончил.

2018-03-25(12Su) Вербное воскресенье

[21:26] First serious use of bicycle after repair, but I'll ride to the office first after Easters.
We've received Eve's dress from tailors'. We've also made greeting cards.

2018-03-26(13Mo) What could go wrong?

[20:42] Elmyra overslept and needed a lift to the station. Eve woke up without problems. I was at Company gates quite early, and in fact my day at work was quite successful. And then Elmyra called with the news about Eve at school -- and the mood was spoiled. We have had one of these serious conversations again. We are cool now, but Eve's teacher asked for a meeting. With both of us.

2018-03-27(13Tu) Salzkartoffeln

[21:35] Work shmork peasant sport. Potatoes á la too-much for dinner. Eve was better, that Yesterday, but still below threshold. And Elmyra is more and more sick. Eats too much garlic and stinks. Sick sock.
=> I think, that Native and Amiga sections of my author's portal need major refurbishment.

2018-03-28(13We) Akcja komunikacja

[22:43] Kanał-Kod-Komunikat-Kontekst

2018-03-29(13Th) All nervous

[22:11] Preparations to the journey. One important parcel stuck at the post office (tracking lost). Elmyra is high strung and easily bursts with anger.

2018-03-30(13Fr) Mamnato wyje bane

[23:59] I've overslept my alarm clock, but on the plus side, I've slept well and I was in good mood. We've departed around 1000CET and ride as like six hours long. The Wildcat was happy to see us, in fact, I've spent whole evening having chit-chat with her in far room of the house.
Funny stories about registered [manifa].

2018-03-31(13Sa) Revision!

[23:59] This year I'm having so good time, that I'm not watching the sofasceners' stream live. Maybe I'll watch 64k compo. Or maybe not. I was watching rather how Wildcat plays League of Legends, then we've tried to play board games, but eventually we ended in one deadly quarrel with other family members, not playing the game... Rants about Polish railways, politics and system of education.

2018-04-01(13Su) Album of the Year 2017

[23:59] And the winner is: Bass Astral x Igo "Discobolous"
I didn't wake up at 0500CET to attend Resurrection service. I've got late for the other mass. Rants about used cars.

2018-04-02(14Mo) Hangover

[23:59] It was snowing in the night. Youngest niece destroyed one of Wildcat's toys, despite the fact, that we've warned her mother, that this one is very delicate, and took lots of time and effort to make.
A visit to the country side, the great grandmother seems to be in good shape.

2018-04-03(14Tu) Go back

[23:59] We've departed too late, but the ride was quite good. I've miscounted days and need to pay more for cat's hotel. I've visited Sister-Student's new address.

2018-04-04(14We) First

[20:00] I've overslept, there was much traffic on the way and I've got very late to work. I was very distracted today. Cold buffet for dinner. Eve spent whole afternoon and good part of evening playing outside. They started renovations in the tunnel beneath rails, so tomorrow I'll ride my bike to work.

2018-04-05(14Th) Another first

[22:41] Today I've ridden my bike to work. Quite decent trip time, considering eight weeks break and five kilos more. Elmyra was at the dentist, Little Eve was playing outside, then had guest. The weather was almost perfect.

2018-04-06(14Fr) Не мешайте палачу

[23:31] Emergency leave to attend two important meetings. I've found, it is easier to stack all these things up on one day and just take one day off at the office to do personal business. Inbetween, I was visiting some forgotten corners in the City, mostly as research for my writings -- how long does it take to walk from one place to another, what can be seen from certain viewpoints etc. My girls were elsewhere, piercing Eves ears. We've met at the shopping mall at late hours, to have some dinner and go home together.

2018-04-07(14Sa) Sorting out

[22:15] I've slept badly. I was waken up in the morning too early to my taste, in very bad mood, all picky and aggressive. Around 1100CET we've went to meet with our former Roommates, to active spend our weekend: we've helped to make order with their garage (which was now used as additional storage space for some less frequently used stuff, left there after they moved in in December last year). The we have had dinner together and played board games. Kids were having fun with neighbours. We've returned home late, so, despite I've decided to watch a film, I've just fall asleep.

2018-04-08(14Su) Perfect Sunday

[20:43] I've slept in late. The weather was perfect, so we've kicked out little Eve to play outside all day. Butternut squash casserole for dinner, but I've cooked also whole pot of lentil soup for tomorrow. Elmyra, on the other hand, made today a laundry day, processing almost all through washing machine -- upcoming week will be full of ironing.

2018-04-09(15Mo) Quarter chase

[21:11] My back is all sore, I've slept funny. Slow day at work, I had terrible challenge with getting focused. Eve did quite well at school, though we've argued about doing homework -- but we came to some reason, and I've let her play outside, especially that after tomorrow the weather is about to break.
Elmyra wanted me to wash windows, but I didn't touch that. I also didn't touch ironing.
I believe, pickled lemons are ready.

2018-04-10(15Tu) Ostátnie szpílki Piés mi zjádł!

[21:28] Good turnaround time in the morning, trip time better then yesterday. In the Office air temperature reached over plus thirty three Centigrade, barely anything could be done. I've played a bit with Panasonic Toughpad, and I think, I will buy something like this for Eve, or a Toughbook -- used Win10 items with 4GiB RAM can be found for around €100,- up to €200,- and we can afford it.
At home: Cooking, window washing... I've opened the jar with pickled lemon, and the taste is good. I've added some to salad, and marinated chicken for tomorrow's dinner. Will see, what it's worth.

2018-04-11(15We) ple

[22:40] There was a storm in he nigh. Little Eve was slow to prepare in the morning, there was strong opposing wind, so my trip time wasn't spectacular (although I've broke a record on my way back home). Day at work was barely bearable, as it was again quite hot in the office.
Takikomi gohan for dinner, with chicken breasts stewed with pickled lemon and grilled onion -- quite tasty thing. In the evening I was attending parenting workshops, my group seems to be quite nice.

2018-04-12(15Th) Vacuum pump

[20:40] Tough morning, I've slept pretty badly. Eve was slow to prepare. Not so spectacular trip time, but still within tolerance for first week after so long break. My day at work was awkward, but with some moderate achievements; it is still unbearably hot.
After work, I've received my parcels, one of which were plastic jars for vacuum storage (with pump). I've done some experiments already, one of which was to make pickled lemons sink (de-pressurize and re-pressurize, to saturate all cavities with brine).
[goo://Pablopavo i ludziki]

2018-04-13(15Fr) Full week

[23:00] I've slept badly again, was constantly waking up in the middle of the night, then I was very exhausted in the morning. I've took a nap when Elmyra went to catch her bus, and of course I've overslept. Same as little Eve. We've left home at 0730CET, of course I've took my bike, and it was wise decision, I've thought to myself, when I saw traffic jams in the town.
My day at work was better than Yesterday, but it needed lots of coffee. Also all my mail was delivered today, among other things there was my repaired phone. Unfortunately, just reinstating from backup didn't bring it to previous state: they've replaced the motherboard, and new one had newer version of firmware, and some settings did not match, hence many vital settings needed to be configured by hand. But it's cool now (only voice notifications through BT are not working).

2018-04-14(15Sa) Спаси Планету!

[22:01] So, I've waken up late and in bad mood. Elmyra wanted to prepare pancakes, but eventually burned her hand. My phone received some software updates overnight, and now calling through BT headset is totally broken -- it logs in as BT speaker only.
We've been planting the forest today, then shopped for groceries.
Quiet evening, everyone did own stuff.

2018-04-15(15Su) Internal day

[22:08] Nice morning, although I had some headache. Day was slow, we've did some haushalt, Eve was riding her bike (she finally learned), I've attached the camera to my bike and have given it a try on short route. We have begun to level the pile of laundry awaiting ironing (we let it grow recklessly for last month), as this is the season, when we switch from winter to summer clothing. Leftovers for dinner. And tomorrow I'll cook some experimental dish out of soybeans.

2018-04-16(16Mo) all sorts of bad

[21:38] We've slept in, but then prepared to leave quite quickly. Day at work was quite fruitful, despite it was still unbearably hot (air conditioner is broken). Little Eve did quite badly at school, she earned detention. I've tried to cook tajin out of soybeans, but it didn't turn out as good as I expected (meat is better for that). Two accomplishments: I've repaired BT service in my phone (will see, how long it will last), and also I've ironed another batch of laundry, meaning, that we can get rid of that this week. My mother called to confirm, that they're coming this weekend, she also asked, what would little Eve want for her birthday.
Tomorrow Elmyra goes to the dentist.

2018-04-17(16Tu) Parent-Teacher conference

[20:22] Morning was relatively smooth, day at work quite OK (although I believe, I've scratched some old shit and the stench will stay on for a while). I've left a bit earlier than usual to get on time for the meeting at school. Some good news, some bad news, but in all, nothing to really worry about -- which means: same old trouble, we are already tackling about.
cold buffet for dinner. Elmyra had her bad tooth removed.

2018-04-18(16We) Sick to the back teeth

[22:50] Literally
Elmyra stayed home today, because she was so drugged up, she barely could walk and talk. Eve prepared quickly, my day at work was quite fine, despite some awkward moments. Interesting evening spent at the workshops.

2018-04-19(16Th) Толстый слой жирной грязи

[22:02] Я проснулся рано, отвёз Элмиру на вокзал, потом приготовил Эву в школу и уехал на роботу. Ветер дул мне в спину, поэтому мое время в пути было очень коротким, ниже 3000 секунд. День на роботе удлинился, но был довольно успешным.
Проблемы начались после обеда: оказалось, что Эва потеряла где-то в школе свой набор цветных карандаши (который она поучила в прошлое Рождество). Потом, когда мы все занялись сборкой и порядками, Элмире стало плохо и ей нужно было положится на несколько минут. Ужин был готовом, требовал только разогрева в микроволновой печи. Элмыра чувствовала себя виноватой, поэтому она позаботилась о глаженье белья.
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2018-04-20(16Fr) Eve X

[22:24] The weather front passed above us, pressure stopped to go up and down like crazy, so I've slept well and rested through the night, therefore got up without trouble, little Eve too. The wind has stopped, so today i have had some real trip time, slightly above 3000s but still decent. Today also marked second week in a row, when I've ridden bike to my Office all five workdays. Aternoon I've spent on ultimate tidying-up, while girls were on short trip to far side of our town.
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=> A swoją drogą tak się zastanawiam, z okazji dnia języka chińskiego: jakie oni tam mają takie śmieszne gry słów? Jak chodziłem na judo na studiach i zaczynałem się interesować japońszczyzną, kiedyś potkałem przy piwie osobę, która uczyła się aktywnie krzaczków na PJWSTK, i taki szczegół zapamiętałem: oczywiście na początku człowiek uczy się, co to 人 i 女, bo to absolutnie konieczne, żeby nie pomylić toalety, przebieralni itp... W pewnym momencie trafiamy na znak 姻 czyli 'małżeństwo' i tu zaczyna grac wyobraźnia, ze "dziewczyna trzyma kochanka w szafie, jak mąż do domu wraca", albo jeszcze, jeżeli kojarzymy, że 口 znaczy 'brama' ale też 'usta', no to można mieć nieprzyzwoite skojarzenia, że "ona trzyma jego całego w ustach"... To o ideogramach, a jeszcze o czytaniu (z zasłyszanej w radiu rozmowy z badaczem współczesnej kultury Chin, słaba pamięć wspomożona google translate, użytym też do znalezienia odp znaków CJK): Mottem partii jest "找天" czyli (mniej-więcej) "Patrz w przyszłość" ale podobnie czyta się "找錢" (szukaj pieniędzy); to jest podobno popularny żarcik dla określenia nowobogackich. Nie znam w ogóle chińskiego. Jak to jest?

2018-04-21(16Sa) A visit

[22:17] I've waken up pretty early, but allowed myself to stay in bed until about 0700CET. We've given last touch to the general celan-up, I was shopping for groceries at local shop, then started preparing something for lunch.
My parents arrived a bit earlier, than they announced, fortunately, it takes more than hour to travel to our home from my Godfathers place (where they also paid a little visit), so we could be ready. We have had tea and cake, then went out for a walk. We were sightseeing all the newly renovated alleys and our town's park, at one point, when we've stopped for Eve to play on the "monkeys' garden", we've seen two teenage girls dressed-up in unicorn kigurumi pyjamas. I've asked, whether I can make a photo, but they refused. Pity. On our way back, we've helped our neighbour to lift a gas cooker upstairs.
Goulash soup with noodles for dinner, then we've had some drinks, Eve left to play outside and we had another tea, while we exchanged all the news and rumours. We've closed the day early, around 2200CET.

2018-04-22(16Su) New and old

[15:11] I've replaced worn battery in my laptop, will see, how long it will last. The old one I'll try to revive by cycling each cell separately (for that I need to borrow lithium-ion cell charger from some model maker). My parents left shortly after breakfast, then I've took Eve to the church, and after that we've let her play outside until dinner.

2018-04-23(17Mo) This actually could work

[21:48] Elmyra overslept and needed a lit to the station. Eve prepared pretty quick. I was down on stamina and my trip time was not a spectacular one, but still decent. Very productive day at work, mostly because it was rather chilly in the morning, the heat was not killing me. Air conditioner must be repaired already. After I've returned home, I've noticed, that today nobody tried to kill me on the road. Improvised dinner. Thoughts about forest trips. And Princess Aeolian (Ghostblade).

2018-04-24(17Tu) Feels good

[22:18] Nice awakening, good turnaround time in the morning preparations, good trip time and average speed, despite opposing wind; not so much traffic on my way back after moderately successful day at work. Elmyra was in the city, doing some voodoo with her teeth (again), Eve was playing outside for only half hour, because it started to rain. Tasty dinner, lazy evening.
=> The film Hobbyhorse Revolution is available on iTunes now, but not in my region -- so I went to Swedish shop to buy it, without geo-lock.

2018-04-25(17We) Midweek

[21:36] We've got a bit late in the morning, also there was strong wind and my trip time was nothing beyond decent. At least at work I've finished all what I planned. Battery in camera attached to bicycle died half way, and also I've caught flat tyre, but somehow I've managed to not get late for the workshops.

2018-04-26(17Th) Celebrating

[23:59] We've been a bit slow in the morning. I've learned, that Eve lost her jacket somewhere at school, so I've told her, to search thoroughly before lessons. As it was revealed later, she got it back.
My day at work was good, but I needed to leave a bit earlier to catch my train to the City, because for today we've scheduled to meet in a bar to celebrate. Because the main train line is in renovation, and the buses have stops at inconvenient places, I've decided to go to another city to catch a train, and after I've examined bus timetable, I've decided rather to ride Україна to the other town. There was some challenges with that: in the middle of my ride I was caught by sudden storm (fortunately, I was prepared, with oilskin and rubber overshoes), then there were no place to dock and tie my bike at the station -- but somehow I've managed. I didn't got late, the meeting was all pleasant, I've left as planned, but then I've missed my train back by mere seconds. I've took advantage of zone ticket to use other route, changing trains and buses several times -- but I was at the station, where I've left my bike thirty minutes earlier, than if I'd waited for next train. Riding my pike back home I've stopped at Türkish pub to have a 'midnight gobble', feeding on extra large kebab. I was home few minutes before midnight.
Owner of YT channel 'mom look no computer' is about to have collab with Colin Furze.

2018-04-27(17Fr) Janusze na drodze

[23:59] Today we have had nice morning, though my ride to work was not so nice: I was forced to brake rapidly and I've flipped over the grip bar. All in all, it was more fun than pain, although I've scared to death one driver. At work -- wrapping up all loose ends, many things were lead to positive end -- however, I've taken my laptop home to tweak some tasks every now and then during long weekend. On my way back home, I've broken my bicycle. Again: mounting hook for rear dérailleur has been bent; It revealed though, that this can be fixed with few hits with hammer.
My father called to scold me about invitations not sent -- I'll fix that tomorrow. Today's evening is big laundry day.

2018-04-28(17Sa) Long weekend

[23:04] I thought, that I've slept-in, but when I've checked the time on my wrist band, it revealed, it's mere 0640CET. It meant, that I've had good sleep. Elmyra also woke up early, but complained, that her back is sore and she started to do some stretching. I've helped with massage. We've packed ourselves and the cat, and went to meet with The Roommates. On the way we've stopped to do some shopping.
The day passed slowly, we've helped with small repairs and garden keeping, have had drinks and barbecue. Some other friends have dropped with a visit.
We've also learned, that Eve misbehaved during a visit at the neighbours.

2018-04-29(17Su) Sunday, work

[23:59] I've waken up late, but didn't care. In the night I've tried to connect to the Company, but with null result -- even eMail was not downloading. I think, it has something to do with the fact, that I've changed password on Friday.
All day was a hard work, I was digging in the dirt, moving it with a wheelbarrow and drowning in sweat. I was listening to my Маринина book, in Russian to keep the left brain busy parsing foreign language, and let the right brain solve technical problem (of VPN not working) in the background. People were mad at me, because any attempt to have a conversation needed me to wake up from two levels of trance, but we've survived somehow. Somewhere after sunset, the girls (Roommate's and my fife) got a brilliant idea to start making dumplings. So we did that -- we've finished kitchen work at round 0200CET.
In the meantime, our cat, who was prowling all over the countryside, got beaten somewhere -- Elmyra was afraid, that he may have a rib broken.

2018-04-30(18Mo) Monday, learn

[23:13] I've slept badly, it was too hot. We've let ourselves to stay in bed until all party woke up, then have had breakfast, and at once attacked the garden. Work went slow, and then I needed to attend my evening school, so I've left around 1630CET, to have proper bath and change clothes before lecture, I've also finally managed to plug into Company's system through VPN (it revealed, I need to connect with ETH cable, WiFi was refused -- this must be something with surveillance software, that the Roommate installed on his router to filter YT traffic his kids are watching). At the workshops I've met one of my workmates. When I was coming back to party place, I've suddenly remembered, that Elmyra asked me to buy a pack of cigs, and it is already too late... I was expecting the party to spin, but when I've arrived, it revealed, that everyone got to bed early. So had I.
I've finished reading my book, need another one.

2018-05-01(18Tu) Es lebe erste Mai!

[23:59] I've waken up early, but didn't step out of bed until around 0900CET.
My smartband has corrupted data again, and wouldn't synchronize with phone app. I need to invent a convenient way to charge it daily.
I've snoozed away in the afternoon, I don't know, why I'm so tired.
Eve misbehaved in the evening, detail not important

2018-05-02(18We) Money spending holiday

[23:01] Я проснулся поздно, и с самого утра поссорился с Элмырой. Потом Эва поссорилась с Элмирой. Потом мы начали планировать наш день и конец концов сделали список гостей. После этого, мы уехали делать покупки, но не нашли слишком половины вещи. Вечер был тяжёлым и неприятным -- мы все устали.

2018-05-03(18Th) Я пишу роман

[22:00] This was extreme: I've crawled out of bed first at 1100CET, then it took us another two hours to get out from home. We've visited the Roommates, kids went to the park, while I've stayed in garden, took another nap and then opened my laptop (to test new battery), and immersed in my unfinished stories, doing some rewrites and edits. Nothing is ready for publication yet, but I've straighten some pivotal points of main plot.
Our girls with kids returned at sunset, and we've made it home before the storm.
This was a good relaxing day.

2018-05-04(18Fr) Shopping day

[23:44] We planned to start the day early, but again: I've crawled from bed at about 1000CET, Elmyra was better, woke up at 0730CET, turned on the washing machine, then has fallen again asleep. Then we went shopping again, this time we were more successful, than on Wednesday.
I've found some inspiration: a health planner/tracer book -- I'd like to implement such functionality as phone app or at least nice local database. Will see, start on Monday.

2018-05-05(18Sa) Racja jest jak dupa, każdy ma swoją

[23:59] We've planned to get up early, but I've overslept my alarm clock -- all kind of bad things started to happen after that: our preparations were more than 'a bit' nervous, there were some fails under way, all in all we've got late to the church, but finally meet with our party and arrived at the party place on time. We've socialized a bit with old friends, whom we've seen quite rarely through last five years. Eve misbehaved towards the end, but nothing really severe.
Back at home we have had quiet evening. I was researching on the internets various renditions of Beethoven's Seventh (2nd. movement), and found some interesting recordings.

2018-05-06(18Su) Sinusitis

[21:12] I was waken up by call from furniture delivery at about 0740CET, and they were at my doors just 0755CET, my girls needed get up from bed and clear the floor with speed of light. Table, chairs and bookshelf are here. The weather was perfect, Elmyra felt better, but her legs were still swollen,so she didn't join little Eve and me in the church. Speaking of Eve: she was thinking only about going to the swimming pool, but I couldn't keep my promise, because right at noon a terrible headache hit me. I've just let Eve play outside, and then barely managed to assembly the bookshelf, then Elmyra trimmed its legs (with blunt and wiggled saw, cursing mercilessly). We've left fixing the shelf to the wall for later, maybe tomorrow.
Towards the evening, the headache become stronger. I've decided to also go outside -- I've mounted my bike and ridden to the far side of the town to shop for groceries, but it didn't make me feel good... Baked vegetable casserole for dinner, then I went sleep early. I couldn't find any anti-inflammatory pills, Elmyra consumed everything when she was treating her teeth last month...

2018-05-07(19Mo) Better and better

[18:41] I've slept very badly, I felt as if my head was about to crack. Elmyra overslept and needed a lift to the station. I've taken double caffeine in the morning, but still my trip time was nothing spectacular -- but pretty good anyway, taking into account bad sleep, headache and flood of ooze from my nose. Day at the office was quiet and moderately unproductive -- I was de-cluttering my inbox and listening to mandatory training. I've forgot to charge my phone overnight, so it died.
Little Eve performed badly at school, so our excursion to the swimming pool is postponed again.
Elmyra confronted her manager over the April's salary, and was mad with anger, then totally exhausted, she has fallen asleep so deeply, that she skipped dinner.
I also plan to go to sleep early today.

2018-05-08(19Tu) Improvements

[22:01] We've waken up early, I didn't need to drive Emyra to the station, I've got pretty good trip time on my bike, in general i was prepared to stay longer in the office, and go to the hardware shop to buy a can of paint, but it revealed later, that I don't need to stay late hours and also I'm needed at home as soon as feasible. After quick and dirty dinner (what was a casserole on Sunday, was diluted and served as leço yesterday, and today was rendered into soup) I've took Eve to swimming pool. And there was lots of fun. After that we've all engaged in the kitchen and prepared whole big pot of cabbage stew.
Somewhere inbetween all this I've experimented again with reading test messages aloud on my phone (I've noticed, they repaired the bug, that rendered message body into "new message"), with a success: the Shouter app now reads aloud only when headphone is plugged in. I've also tried, whether the BT bug with phone calls is repaired, but no: there is still ringing signal in the earpiece and the conversation goes through handset.
Google fit is useless contraption.

2018-05-09(19We) Wetted

[22:23] Nice morning, nice ride, very productive day at work, brief visit to the hardware store to buy a nice can of floor paint (balcony to be repaired this weekend). On my way home I was caught by the rain, and I've totally forgot, that I carry with me the rubber overshoes, so my sneakers were all soaked and covered with ton of mud. I wonder, whether they get dry until tomorrow morning.
Very nice and very important topic on the workshop today, some discovery moments during exercises.
Goole Fit can be useful, if one spends some time on configuring it right, however, GPS tracing is consuming too much power (BikeComputer is better to that, but it does not integrate to Fit). I may need to check, how does it work offline. Or -- in standard situations -- just enter bike rides to and from office manually.

2018-05-10(19Th) Think positive

[21:55] Nice morning, nice ride, nice day at work, (one meeting didn't take place at all, but this is within error tolerance). We've fixed that piece of furniture to the wall, we've also started to plan and schedule all the tasks before next week's celebration. My mother-in-law called, and we've chatted for some hour or longer.
Cabbage stew for dinner.

2018-05-11(19Fr) Sorting out

[22:00] Eve got late in the morning, but I've managed to not get late to work. My ride was nice, decent trip time, despite opposite wind. On my way back I've took a detour to receive a parcel. At home, whole afternoon and good part of evening we all spent on tidying up our living room -- Elmyra re-arranged most of the storage.

2018-05-12(19Sa) Achievement

[22:00] Sudden awakening in the middle of the night turned to be a good thing. After that we have had quite successful day out: I've cut my hair, we bought all missing items for the party... Sister-Student called and we rectified some misunderstandings. Eve behaved quite well. This was a good day.

2018-05-13(19Su) Floorist

[21:02] We've waken up late, have had breakfast, then I've took Eve to the church, only to realize, that exactly today the schedule is way off, because our town's other school third-graders are celebrating their first communion.
We have had some talk about rules, chores and duty.
I've assembled the tiled floor for the balcony -- it looks far better now.

2018-05-14(20Mo) How to not get wet

[21:30] Nice morning, Eve was slow, but we didn't go very late. Decent trip time, nice day at work: one of two big things explained and pushed forward. After my shift I went to the hardware store to buy one can of paint, I've also called my Wife's siblings (who live in the City) to officially invite them for Sunday. Nobody feel offended, to my great relief. Elmyra invented quite nice recipe for dinner (which I've flawlessly executed). After we've eaten, I've attacked pile of laundry with armed pressing iron, and I've defeated first drawer in sparkling glory.

2018-05-15(20Tu) Zimna Zośka

[22:20] Again, nice morning, Eve in good mood, we've departed early and I had good trip time, so I was quite early at Company door. Nice day at work, if only other people did their piece right. Elmyra painted the bathroom. I was with Eve at rehearsal.

2018-05-16(20We) Woda w butach

*[22:59] Elmyra is all nervous. Little Eve was keeping asking me for penny money -- it revealed, that she is using the vending machine near the gym entrance, which third-graders are forbidden to touch. She confessed, she is not eating her lunch at school. My ride was fine, I thought I will come late to the office in the morning, but I was surprisingly early at my Office, however on my way back I was caught with the rain -- the rubber overshoes are not really good idea: the water dripping on ones calves is gathering inside and ruins shoes... This happened to my favourite sneakers... Also one dumbass tried to kill me.

2018-05-17(20Th) Another invitation

*[22:13] I've took car to work, to pick up the parcel with plates. Little Eve was slow to prepare, even though I've let her sleep-in. My Auntie called with invitation to some family gathering, but I don't know, whether I can attend. Of the achievements: I've ironed all the laundry lingering in corner of the living room and everything in the drawers. Kids had the rehearsal, and Eve performed pretty well.

2018-05-18(20Fr) Arrival

*[23:59] We both took a day off, Eve was all happy to sleep until late, then we've sent her to the school on her own. First half of the day was spent on driving between four big shopping malls, then Elmyra took Eve for her first confession, while I was to pick-up my In-Laws. And there was much rejoicing. I've also assembled our new table and replaced faulty gate intercom -- now it runs perfectly. I've also visited my former Roommates to borrow one big pot and oven pan.

2018-05-19(20Sa) Wyśpisz się w piachu

*[23:59] How does she do it? She is like a machine, twenty hours straight, upright and working, no sleep just half hours cat naps. My kitchen is a-mess, but all things slowly come to positive end. Today' morning was spent on hunt for groceries, cleaning, baking festive cakes, cooking -- and also small home repair: I've finally mounted that luminary in our bathroom-- after twelve years the bare screw shell is no more.
I've confessed

2018-05-20(20Su) The celebration

*[23:50] I've waken up in the morning with minor headache, but I've taken my pills and got at once to work, so within first hour I was good as new. The cake was ready on time, same as all other things. We've managed to not come late to the church, ceremony was brief (it is a custom here, that all the first-communion related rituals are spread through all White Week days). The party also was successful (although I think, that my Godfather with his wife were a bit bored). My mother took-off quite early, but she left her glasses an her phone behind -- so she needed to return.

2018-05-21(21Mo) Major cleanup

*[23:00] Eve didn't want to collaborate in the morning, but we've managed to have some common ground. Nice ride, decent trip time, although my thighs are sore. Quite good day at work, one fire extinguished, this month may be finally a good one. Despite quite nervous preparations we've prepared for the mass and group photos -- which came out quite nice (will see the final prints). Rest of the afternoon spent on tidying out house.

2018-05-22(21Tu) Nice

*[22:15] nice morning, nice ride, decent trip time, Eve performed quite well at school, moderately productive day at work, afternoon and evening spent on tidying up. I've also called all people, so little Eve could say 'thanks' to all family members, who didn't attend on Sunday, but sent gifts and greeting cards.

2018-05-23(21We) Мы поссорились

[23:00] Nice morning, nice ride -- Eve got some stomach ache in the morning, I've given her some medication, but it came back in the afternoon. This was the drop that tipped the jar: Elmyra got angry at me, it was quite long since last so intense spat. We are not cool yet.

2018-05-24(21Th) Not funny at all

[22:00] Camera mount for my bicycle grip bar started to fall apart -- it revealed, everything is held together with a threaded bolt, tightened without spring washer and slowly unscrews with vibrations. Now fixed. Day at work was dense, and I've managed to do a lot of things. In the afternoon I've tidied our home a bit, but didn't touch the ironing.

2018-05-25(21Fr) Not wet

[22:38] The weather forecast was threatening us with heavy storms in the afternoon, therefore I've packed additional gear into my bag: runners oilskin, bag cap and shoe covers -- but when I was returning home after exhausting (while very successful) day at work, the storm wave was over and sun was shining like crazy. Good. We've attended all together last service of the White Week at our town's church, have had ice cream on our way back home, chatting with neighbours. For dinner we've got rid of all the remaining leftovers, leaving only hot-sealed jars. Next week we probably also won't need to shop for groceries.

2018-05-26(21Sa) Dzień Rdziny i Sportu

[22:49] I've let myself sleep-in late. Forgot about mother's day.

2018-05-27(21Su) Perfect weather

[22:00] I couldn't sleep in the night. We've all be lazy in the morning, then after late breakfast everyone minded own business: Eve went to play outside, Elmyra sat at the table with laptop and all the papers and folders to fiddle with paperwork, while I packed some drinking fluids, washed and oiled my bike, then took off to the country side, riding all across the region, and scoring around sixty-six kilometres. Beetroot soup with stuffed dumplings for dinner.

2018-05-28(22Mo) Like Summer

[23:13] Я проснулся на двадцать минут перед звонком будильника. Элмира требовала подвозки к вокзалу. Моя поездка велосипедом в бюро была удачна, поворот дома тоже. И день на роботе был удачным... А потом я узнал, как Эве »повезло« в школе: ну чтожь -- слово »плохо« это эвфемизм.

2018-05-29(22Tu) More Summer

[21:13] it becomes unbearably hot in the afternoon. Eve was today at school trip to the other city. I've managed to push things forward at work, will see, how much of it calls for a success Tomorrow.
Ewa dzisiaj pierwszy raz w życiu pierdła spod pachy.

2018-05-30(22We) Last

[23:00] Nice ride in the morning, productive day at work. Eve misbehaved at school,Elmyra stayed late hours at wok, I've been to my evening school. No deeper thoughts about all that.
MK52 recap of PSU: []
[] zapis danych z googla.

2018-05-31(22Th) Праздник весны

[21:20] Мы проснулись рано, но не спешились совсем -- и вот поэтому (и ещё поэтому, что Элмыра настояла на том, чтобы переделать платье Эвы в последнюю минуту) мы опоздали в церковь.
Эва не хотела кататься со мной на велосипеде, она пошла в городской парк купаться в фонтане.
Сестра-Студентка спрашивала, что мы будем делать в наши выходные, но этого я сам не знаю.

2018-06-01(22Fr) День рождения Мэрлин Монро

[20:23] Я проснулся рано утром в очень хорошем настроении, быстро собрался выйти с дома и покатался в бюро. Мои девочки в то время уехали в Город, праздновать детский день. После обеда дома я имел план заняться уборкой, но устал от жаркой погоды, почти заснул.

2018-06-02(22Sa) Internal day

[22:15] Blessed boredom: we have had healthy breakfast, tidied our home, then everyone had their own fun separately, then I've took Eve to a swimming pool, on out way back we've hit grocery store, and this is how whole day passed away.

2018-06-03(22Su) Lost forever

[11:00] I've started to move my notes to archive, when I've noticed, I've deleted somehow entries between May sixteen and May twenty third...

[14:17] Reconstructed missing notes using other notes, logs, browser history and invoice/bill listing: this restored the factual layer -- I can't, however, remember, what I was thinking about... Having all the things open for read/write, I've also updated counter scripts.

[21:52] Next week I should do the vaccination against tetanus. And I'd like to cook lots of beetroot soup -- the one that my Mother-in-law prepared for us we've eaten to the last.

2018-06-04(23Mo) Złodzieje Wentylatorów

[20:39] ...brzmi to jak tytuł ambitnego czeskiego filmu
Speaking of cinematography: The video "Sztuka przekraczania" has been taken down from YT because of copyright allegations. Taken down by big company hosting producers, who shamelessly stolen music from Demoscene. To defend the thieves by taking down the original, from which the stuff was stolen. Let them burn in hell. Fortunately, I've managed to download it.
Eve was slow to get up but she prepared quickly. Nice ride, good trip time, quite good day at work. I've repaired my activity monitor wristband, by resetting it to factory default. Also the main application got another update and stopped to freeze. I've also scheduled the vaccination. And I've downloaded four more audiobooks, so I can use the pressing iron this week. I also think, I may give another try to the BT earpiece -- maybe the annoying bug in Android 5.1 was solved already.

2018-06-05(23Tu) Rozszczepioną mentalpapą kiśnie świerszcze turbopompon

[21:20] Dispute resolved. Go and see: [v=NVEBWUM8lko]
Nice morning, decent trip time, productive day a work, however today was the moment, when all tweaking and fiddling started to give effect -- it all took much longer (consumed more resources, man-hours and machine-hours) than I'd like it to.
I've tried to use my Jabra, but the bluetooth thing is still not fixed in Android.
Eve's new friends convinced her to roller skating. She learns slow, but peer pressure is strong and she does her best to keep up.

2018-06-06(23We) Beethoven 7TH yet again

[22:25] Nice morning, decent trip time, despite of strong opposing wind due to atmospheric front transient. Very productive day at work, that left me exhausted as hell -- but things are going forward. Eve had good day at school, then whole afternoon she was playing with her friends, up to 2100CET. I've attended the workshops, then on my way home I've took detour to pick up some parcels. Now I need some sleep...

2018-06-07(23Th) Поссорились

[22:30] Decent trip time, again against the wind. Day at work passed without major fuckup. We've run out of toilet paper. I've ironed the pile of laundry down to zero. Have had am argument with Elmyra. We've totally forgot about dinner.

2018-06-08(23Fr) апофегмата

[21:18] Сегодня утром почти всё произошло не так -- значит: не совсем плохо, но не до конца повезло. И так, из самого начала, Элмыра требовала подвозки на вокзал, сказав, что её ежемесячный билет истек; но когда мы ехали на машине, наш вчерашний сор продолжался, даже и когда мы были уже на месте. Потом Эва: отлично проснулась и приготовилась, и зубы чистила целых трёх минут -- а потом готовила себе школьный ланч еще через двадцать минут; так и мы опоздали. Когда я остановил Эву у школьных ворот и катался на велосипеде в бюро, Элмыра опять позвонила мне и начала с нова ссорится, я с трудом держал себя. Детали неизвестные, но моё время поездки наконец выглядело плохо. Причём на роботе мне повезло.
Печена тыква мускатная на обед.

2018-06-09(23Sa) Dwudziest drugi piknik naukowy Rolskiego Radia

[23:01] I've waken up early, then fallen asleep again, and got out o bed at 0830. We've prepared without flaws, and departed mostly as planned. The event was nice, only Eve went berserk three times; we've learnt something. Dinner out at shopping mall.Elmyra went to bed just after we've returned home, literally went out like a candle.

2018-06-10(23Su) Quiet day

[21:00] We've let ourselves sleep, Did the usual deeds, then Eve went playing outside, Elmyra was all exhausted and felt bad due to the hot weather -- so I've also went playing outside. I did over sixty kilometres, and I've found one antique wooden church on the country side.
Spinach filo snacks for dinner.

2018-06-11(24Mo) A record

[20:30] Yesterday I've agreed with Eve, that she will wake me up in the morning. We've set up alarm clock -- then nothing happened: little one just ignored the sound, and went on in slumber. On the other hand, I've made trip time below three thousand seconds. At work it was a slow day: I'm depending on response from other people. I was pulling all small tasks from the pool. Eve misbehaved at school. Nice dinner. Quiet evening. My knees are sore.

2018-06-12(24Tu) Two in a row

[21:34] Today again I've had trip time below 3ks. In the morning Eve prepared nicely and quickly, but then during the day she misbehaved at school. Busy day, but not much done.
Pulled grilled turkey breasts with selection of salads for dinner.

2018-06-13(24We) Czy koń wie, że wygrał?

[23:59] forced positive thinking. Very important topic at the workshops, very exhausting exercise.

2018-06-14(24Th) DESIGNING!

[22:51] I have totally forgotten about my vaccinations! I was sitting in the Office, mending my business, when calendar notification shouted at me, I have a visit... Fortunately, I have managed to not get late. But now they won’t bother me in another ten years. Last thing to do is to send a copy to Sanitary and Epidemic Control outpost.
=> In the afternoon, as a mental exercise, I've revisited the topic of electrical installation for a bicycle. This time I have started with search for proper data about electrical and mechanical characteristics of available hub dynamos, and with disappointment I've concluded, that this is not readily available, in most cases one needs to test and get the curves oneself -- catalog data show only drag vs speed with load on and off, and power delivered to incandescent bulb vs speed. No data on voltage and current, and this is crucial for charging lead-acid battery (I’m not even thinking about NiCd or LiPO types). However, some good material for starters I've found. There is also the question of low-loss low-voltage rectifier, of course the MOSFET bridge comes first to the mind, but such circuit needs another valve to cut reverse current (from filtering capacitor back to generator) and increased complexity eats up the gain. I've finally drawn some simple schematics, then had an idea to add battery status indicator, as simple as it only could be -- an then I've noticed, that all these circuits are designed for 12V car starter battery, and most of the designs has no explanation whatsoever, so it is rather tough to re-calculate them to 6v.
Some reference materials:

2018-06-15(24Fr) Zespół Tulia

[20:40] Through the night, my phone updated its firmware. It was quite natural, that I have at once evil urge to check, whether the BlueTooth problem has been solved -- but no, the fail still persists. Anyway -- I may have give it a chance with the original Jabra runtime, if not, I will put this project aside, until I replace my phone with something based on Android 6.
No idea for dinner -- maybe a salad, but with roasted fish (and hard boiled eggs for Eve).
I have found one interesting book about mathematics, in Russian. This is about using the first generation programmable calculators, like МК-61 МК-52 В3-34 etc, for solving most common mathematical and engineering problems. My attention was caught by the chapter about matrix operations and determinants; especially, when I have seen a program listing to solve 4x4 determinant, which was a curious thing, because the above mentioned machines have only fourteen registers to store numbers (while I expect 16 needed for this kind of job) -- they used some clever trick with interactive prompting... I wish I had this book when I was at my University -- in fact, this was not so impossible, as it was printed in 1985, and my institute certainly had a copy.
=> Today I go early to bed.

2018-06-16(24Sa) Festiwal Otwartych Ogrodów

[23:59] Elmyra got up in the middle of the night, around 0400CET, because she felt acute pain in her eye. She was washing it down with injection saline and contact lens cleanser, but it barely helped.
After that I've fell asleep again, and let myself to sleep in late. I've crawled out of my den around nine o'clock. Sister-Student texted me, that she will arrive just before noon, so our three have had healthy breakfast together at the dining table, then I've descended to the garage to tweak my bicycles. There is something wrong with dérailleur, seems that the main spring is already worn off.
=> When Sister-Student arrived, we took off to attend the village festival. Of all the events, for me the best was the show prepared by historical reconstruction society and experimental archaeology team: they were recreating a bloomery (and produced a sample of sponge iron) and also were demonstrating a Roman legion troopers, gladiator fights and the like. We were exhausted in the evening, so no booze.

2018-06-17(24Su) Second day of the festival

[22:08] We've slept in late, no hurry, no worries. I took Eve to the church, then we've had early lunch and visited the other events of Open Garden Festival. There were some nice things too: a group, that was performing traditional music, pot flowers hobbyist club or portable bread/pizza oven. Eve spent all day outside, while Elmyra was mending her paperwork. Later that day I did all the small repairs.

2018-06-18(25Mo) Nectarine is down

[21:19] So, after revival after that heavy crash back in September 2008, and many years of prosperity, Nectarine is down for undisclosed period, maybe forever. Pity, I liked it -- but nostalgia is one thing, while the world just ploughs on, not looking back.
=> Today Eve did a very bad thing at school -- the only good thing is, that now she has no lagging undone home works. Learning progress is less of a problem but attitude grows to be bigger and bigger issue.
=> can't sleep.

2018-06-19(25Tu) Too much

[21:12] Eve got up without major flaw, I've made good trip time to the office, my day was spent on skipping from one meeting to another. I've lost somewhere my bike counter.
=> Calculators3000, Булат Окуджава, guitar riffs and too salty scrambled eggs.
Poland lost to Senegal, maybe not 3:0 as I've bet my money, but still: they lost due to arrogance and underestimate of the opponent.

2018-06-20(25We) The way it is

[22:00] Today Eve also got up without flaws, but I don't know when she smuggled a smartphone to school. Day at work spent on an interesting training, then I smoothly transferred to my evening school, where I've graduated from the course. High on endorphins, but too exhausted to do anything in the evening, went straight to bed.

2018-06-21(25Th) Midsommär!

[22:10] Today I've asked, why Eve needed non-functional phone at school (the smartphone she smuggled yesterday has disabled connectivity, both cellular and WiFi), and she said, she likes to listen to the radio on breaks -- so I've given her one of the old, analogue receivers I was planning to give on charity. It seems, it solved the problem for a moment.
=> Another interesting lecture at work, many pieces were getting along with the things I've learned at evening school. Now is the moment to "stop trying and just do it".
=> In the afternoon Eve was out until late, Elmyra was scribbling her papers. Tomorrow schools are out.

2018-06-22(25Fr) Schools out

[22:00] Elmyra has waken me up early, because she suddenly remembered lots of things. Eve, on the other hand, slept until 0800CET. Ceremony was brief, Eve got a prize for not missing a single day of curriculum, then kids got their yearly certificates, packed remaining belongings from their boxes, and off we go...
=> working from home was quite a success, although not all tasks I've picked were ready to go, so some time was wasted. Also, the internet was jammed, more than usual. Nothing prepared for dinner.
I've missed call from Do. -- I guess I'll call back tomorrow.

2018-06-23(25Sa) Первый день летних каникул

[23:59] I've waken up early (0700CET), have had bulletproof coffee for breakfast, then mounted my bike and went to the town to hunt for some groceries, to prepare something nice for the party in the afternoon. I was constantly bumping into my neighbours and other acquaintances, who also were sopping. When I returned home my girls were already awaken, so we have eaten something more solid and started preparing to visit our Roommates.
I've phoned my father to congratulate with Fathers' Day, cooked tasty vegetarian casserole and we've departed.
Do and her family were happy to see us (even the small failure from my side, when I've forgot to take care of boiling potatoes somehow went unnoticed). The garden was in full prosperity: Mulberry tree was all ripe, same as kamchatka bilberry (half of the fruit was torn down by wind); gooseberies, blackcurrant and wild strawberries were at beginning of their ripe season; apple and pear trees, aronia and raspberries were all weighted down with plenty of green fruit. I sense lots of preserves ahead. And roommates' cat caught a mole.
We have had late lunch, then girls and kids visited some village festival, while me an Roommate fiddled with some tasks in the garden.In the evening we've started a bonfire. We were unprepared to stay overnight, so in the dead of the night we went home.

2018-06-24(25Su) Internal day

[21:52] We've slept until late, did nothing, entertained ourselves and eaten as much as possible from the fridge, before we start to fill it again. I've did some upgrades on my Ubuntu machine. And installed Russian VVindows on one of old laptops -- now I can finally use some emulation software, that had trouble to run under Unicode version, in a box or under WINE.
=> Eve has acquired somehow a password to the tablet and today was caught three times on forbidden activities.

2018-06-25(26Mo) Situation normal: all fucked up

[22:00] I've waken up in the morning in great mood, managed to leave quite early, there was not so much traffic at 0620CET, but even though, I was delayed, because of some fallen branches, torn down by wind. And this only because I wanted to skip over and lost grip and control over my bike, and hit the ground. I didn't scratch myself, but I've spent some long minutes on readjusting the chain. All in all, my trip time was quite decent. Productive day at work. Only that Elmyra was in county hall to submit a passport request for Eve, and then suddenly remembered, that both parents are needed for that. Long story short: I wanted to stay at the office up to 1800CET to catch up with everything, but needed to retreat at usual time, but then, when I arrived there, we've bounced from the counter, because machine was not dispensing any more tickets. I've got wet and cold, and there was water in my shoes, but it didn't ruin my mood.

2018-06-26(26Tu) Ever late

[22:00] We didn't got late to the county hall, but county hall officials got late. It was tough, but it is done now. I've got a bit late to the office, but it was just in time for my meeting. Things have been pushed forward. Today was hard, tomorrow will be even harder.

2018-06-27(26We) Find five positive things

[21:59] I couldn't sleep in the night. Then I have had this thought, that there is no bad or good things, and each can be turned into advantage. So, I've stopped trying to fall asleep and contrary -- got up and prepared to leave, without hurrying. In the radio there were only late night shows at 0500CET, so I've rather put an Audiobook on my headset. And so -- I was at company gates 0640CET -- which was convenient, because I needed to leave at 1030CET. Afternoon at home was quite productive. Eve didn't want to play outside -- I guess this is the time to turn on WiFi throttling. Elmyra was not happy with her conference.

2018-06-28(26Th) Near the end

[21:55] Goodnight sleep, nice morning, start on a high note and riding the tide for good part of the day. I liked it, that Elmyra didn't need a lift to the station, I didn't like it that Eve spent good part of the day watching TV and YT, she went to play outside only when her friends called her with gate intercom.
=> I believe, I've reinvented the corndog: the whole trick is to dip it in batter and deep fry for several times, up to four layers. Of course, it would be easier, if I had deep frying vat at hand, but one-pint skillet also did it. It was also the first time I've used the candy thermometer (to adjust the burner to keep 150°C).
=> A challenge: what is the command line, to run wine in codepage CP1251 (Russian)? Moreover, to correctly translate file i/o operations to Unicode, when accessing POSIX directories. I can't make it out from the manpage and documentation.

2018-06-29(26Fr) Pingpong

[22:00] Elmyra overslept, then was very slow to prepare, I needed to drive her to the station. Things at work came to positive end. My mother called to congratulate me with name day. Weather was nice.
=> The mystery with forcing exact VVindow$ version and locale to certain applications run through wine(1) was resolved: while in console one just sets all variables just before invoking a command, then when a citation mechanism is used (eg sending command to bash(1) from quick start menu activator), the incantation is env -- my soviet calculators emulator now works perfectly, and there are no errors with translating filenames to ext4 Unicode filesystem.
=> Little Eve packed her trunk herself, with only minor corrections from our side. She can do it on her own.

2018-06-30(26Sa) Go there

[23:00] I was all nervous in the night, and have fallen asleep way after 0100CET. I've waken up just before my alarm clock, at 0520CET, and at once I've started to prepare breakfast. Elmyra and Eve got up shortly after that, possibly waken up by promising smell of toast and cheese. Last moment before departure I've remembered about the hats, and Elmyra proposed, that we should use the Україна to transport Eve's heavy trunk -- this revealed to be a good idea, although next time I'll attach luggage to rack with rope harness, the clip is not enough. There were no problems with ticket machine, our first bus departed on time. We had plenty of time at the change point, but our feature ride got a bit late.
The couch got a bit crowded on the first stop (that is located on huge commuter transfer centre), but it was still comfortable. I've tried to write a story, but my brain feels blank and depleted of the creative juice, very unpleasant feeling for me.
We were picked up by my sister, and we've had dinner at my Mother's place. We've also been on a long walk to the shore.

2018-07-01(26Su) Go back

[23:59] Battery in my sport band discharged completely, that's why I've lost data about my sleep quality, however I felt all regenerated in the morning. It is my Niece's birthday, she seems a bit more cheerful, than usual.
After breakfast we went outside, Eve dipped herself in the lagoon, then at about 1300CET our small jubilee celebration begun.
Tasty cake, chit-chat and two bottles of wine. My sister gave me a lift to my bus stop, my ride came ten minutes late. 80% seats taken. I was listening to an audiobook all time.
Не хочется писать.

2018-07-02(28Mo) back to the normal

[20:25] First day of the other half of the year. I had very tough morning, I needed to sleep 'just five more minutes, Mum!', then I was preparing to leave very slowly... But the wind has stopped, and I've made a record trip time (for this year), 2820s. At work the day was slow, mostly because of weather, and that I've slept only three odd hours. Elmyra was also down, exhausted and easily triggered -- but then in the evening we've called Little Eve, and it brightened our moods a lot.

2018-07-03(28Tu) But how..?

[21:50] Elmyra waken me up, but we didn't leave together. Very good trip time, nice day at work. Elmyra slept through all the afternoon, so there was no reason to cook any dinner.

2018-07-04(28We) In dependence

[22:25] Today I've given Elmyra a lift all the way to her work, because I needed to pick-up one big parcel (one of her co-workers prepared for us). Things at work are getting dense, but this is good -- I have good mood to work hard.
Because I didn't have my usual training, in the afternoon I've took my bike to a ride, to shop for groceries in another town. Weather was good tonight, and we didn't want to sleep, so we have had few moments to ourselves.

2018-07-05(28Th) Doing business

[21:26] The worst thing in the world is, when you have a list, but not a schedule, and when you just forget to do some important things on time, and nothing can progress for a week or longer. You are worried, that something is wrong with Your health, and the mental part in particular -- and it ends up, that these were only the results of mild dehydration, and it all could be avoided at minimal cost and effort. And all what is left is disappointment and anger, which exhausts you even more... Or stop whining and do something useful, wash cat's litterbox in example.
On the plus side, when I couldn't watch new episode of my favourite YT channel, I've found some interesting service tutorials, and it seems, I can repair touchscreen in my DV camera. Also, I can replace LCD and touch sensor in Prestigio tablet. In fact, I have lots of ideas for DYI projects.

2018-07-06(28Fr) Not prepared

[21:46] I've allowed myself to sleep just few minutes longer this morning, and it did very good for my mood. Nice trip time, nice day at work, nice trip back, Elmyra in good mood, I've called my daughter -- and in few minutes I'm leaving home to catch my bus to the other end of the country. Not as much fun as it sounds.

2018-07-07(27Sa) Reunion

[23:30] My ride yesterday evening got half hour late to depart. And was enormously crowded. When the conductor said, that first go people with seat reservations, then people with tickets only, I was afraid, I may not fit in, because of overbooking -- fortunately, this wasn't the case.
We've arrived also a bit late, but the delay was reduced to some ten minutes. Many things are changing in my destination city: bridge over the railroad for example.
I've lodged at my grandmother home and took a long nap -- it was 0430CET and I've supposed to meet my parents first at 1000CET.
There were traffic jams on the road, yet we've managed to not come late, somehow. The party was a blast. Remember to contact with Johnny and his girlfriend.
My wrist band died.
I'm reading another Маринина book.
National road №7 will be renovated before end of 2020.
Vitautas and her daughters, Johnny's girlfriend, Eve on a trampoline whole day, The other Peter, No drink for you...
I was trying hard to remember something, but then I've forgot it.

2018-07-08(27Su) How slow can it be

[23:59] I couldn't sleep in the night and was slow to get up in the morning. Little Eve was suffering withdrawal syndrome after we banned her from tablet use for bad behaviour on Saturday morning. I have had a serious conversation with her and we've slated new terms and conditions.
After breakfast, my Mother told us to vanish from home, as she needs to do some tidying-up, and she wants it to be done her way. My father took us to a town nearby, where we've visited a viewpoint on a hill (giving nice landscape view for the lagoon and the spit), then we went to a beach, where Eve spent two hours swimming in the lagoon, making new friends and building towers from the sand; in the meantime, I have had a chit-chat with my Father. After lunch we all got relaxed, some of us fallen asleep -- and we almost forgot to leave home and barely made it on time to my bus -- but then it revealed, that my ride was delayed TWO HOURS. Also, even when it finally arrived, there was some trouble with one drunk passenger. And this was only the beginning: after some hundred kilometres of relatively smooth ride, we've fallen into gargantuan traffic jam, then another, then yet another... I've barely caught my change, which was the last bus that day. But I've made it.

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