Stuff happened this week.

I’ve had lots of headaches this week unfortunately. The stuff that I’ll be talking about happened mostly on Tuesday.
My internet went down Tuesday, like really went down. So much so, that anything I did, I couldn’t get it back up. I ended up having to call my ISP, and have them come out here. This was very strange, because it was just installed the week before that.
They eventually did get it fixed, but not before coming out here 3 different times. they sent someone out here to open up the case where the fiber is. When they came back, they said it was all fixed! I did have to bypass my router again, I just got it like 3-4 weeks ago, and it’s defective already??? After I plugged the modem into my computer, I had internet.

I’m getting fiber!!

At the end of 2019, I called a local ISP to see if they offered fiber internet in my area. I had gotten a mailer that said they offered fiber phone here, but I wasn’t sure about their internet.
My sister uses their internet at her house, she’s too far out of the city limits to get anything else. She also works from home, so she needs good, reliable, fast internet.
They told me that yes, they were offering fiber internet here. They also said they’d have to run the fiber, and get back to me. They thought that would be finished by the Summer. Well we all know what happened with 2020!!!
Not only that, but I live in an apartment complex. I’m sure that telling the property manager, and the building owner, both of which are separate entities. Hey, ya know, someone would like our services in your building, and asking permission to run fiber here wasn’t all that easy.
Fast forward about a year and 4 months. I got a call today from a number that I didn’t instantly recognize, but I could tell by the prefix that this was not a cell phone number, and that it was a local business number. No, not just by the area code. We have certain prefixes that are designated for businesses here.
When she explained who it was, and why she was calling, I about jumped from the chair. I told her it’s been a long time coming. She scheduled my installation for next Wednesday, the fifth.

Quick status update.

OK, so the headache I ended up with this morning got a lot worse. Not only that, but I didn’t sleep much last night. Therefore, I ended up taking a bit of a nap. I’ve done this before during Readathon, but it will constitute me not doing the entire 24 hours.
It isn’t that I didn’t try to sleep last night, I layed in bed all night. I also took sleep aids. Nothing worked though, for some stupid reason. Thus, I’m reading from the couch. I haven’t managed to fall asleep yet, but I really don’t know how much I’ll be posting.

Mid morning status.

I started with The Witness Wore Red. Right now, I’m on page 172, in the middle of Chapter 11, I think. Chapters are hard to keep track of, because they go by quickly. Whereas the page numbers are more frequent, so that’s easier. I didn’t look at the length beforehand, so I really don’t know how long the book actually is.
The Readathon site is asking if we own an eReader, or listen to audiobooks, or just read physical books.
Well neither, I actually use the Kindle app on my computer, of all things. No, it definitely isn’t the most open thing in the world! However, it works, and I can be reading the book, while I’m eating, or getting coffee, etc, because the book is being read from my computer speakers, via my screen reader.

First thing’s first.

The opening survey, that is.
This will be part of my 100DaysToOffload timeline, so that I don’t get further behind.
1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today? Oregon, US.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to? Probably the Witness wore Red, but I’m looking forward to all of them equally, that’s why I got them.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to? The Gummy bears I ordered Yesterday, just for this.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself! I follow legal cases in my spare time. I was actually going to try to find more books on cases, but I like non-fiction, so I didn’t take the time to do that this time.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to? It’s definitely not my first one. However, I believe my last one was in 2019, and if I’m correct, this would be like my 6th.
OK I’ll try to get back here every 3-4 hours, but I make no promises.

Yesterday was verdict day.

Yep, yep it was. I thought it was going to end up in a mistrial at least 2-3 times before this. Somehow, we avoided all of that.
I also thought the jury would eventually deadlock, causing a mistrial. The jury was sequestered during deliberations, and sequestered juries usually like to leave at some point, so that really didn’t happen. I did however expect that if a verdict was going to be delivered, it was going to take a long time. This was a long-ish case. It wasn’t an extremely long one, there have been trials that have lasted for months, but the amount of evidence in the case was kind of a lot. Especially a lot of video evidence.
During deliberations, I have Twitter timelines open like LawCrimeNetwork, which will tweet and/or retweet someone if a verdict has come down. They have an account just for verdict announcements. I muted all other timelines in my client, and just kept that one on notification status, so if a tweet came from that one, it would make a sound. Low in behold, that was yesterday, around 12 something. When I heard that, I knew it was the one I was waiting for, and I wasn’t at my desk right away, I got here fairly quickly.

Recent happenings.

First closing arguments happen Monday in Chauvin. Wow, I can’t believe it’s over already. I guess I thought it was going to be much longer than that. Attorneys are horrible at estimating schedules, though.
Second, I finally got my wish!! I have a Miniflux instance now running! yay for that!! I’ve wanted one ever since the hosted one started archiving unread items every 60 days last year.
I switched Password managers. OK OK, this took some doing, because turns out I had like 5 different Amazon.com accounts in Lastpass. When I migrated over to Bitwarden, I deleted them all, and was just going to add one back. Not that I had 5 different Amazon accounts lol, I just added it 5 different times, with 5 different passwords.
I tried to change my email address on the account, and it failed. I think it was because I’d forgotten to enter my password, or maybe I entered the wrong one. I really can’t remember passwords!! I ended up calling Amazon Customer service, and they helped figure out that the old email was still associated with my account. It was then that I went through the process of changing it.

A sobering anniversary.

Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of Julian Assange’s arrest. No, I can’t believe it’s been 2 years.
It’s also a major paradox that even though he won his extradition case on January 4th of this year, he’s still in prison. It’s one of those paradoxes that’s hard to retain in your mind for a long period of time. Not because I don’t understand it, but because it’s so ridiculous!
As for the appeal part of his case, hopefully it will be heard sometime either next month, or in June. It’s actually the prosecution appealing, not defense this time. If you ask me, it should be dropped immediately, hopefully the prosecution’s appeal will fail!!