Ah! then let Misers bury thus their Gold,
Who though they starve, no farthing will produce:
But we lov’d to enjoy and to behold,
And sure we cannot spend our stock by use.
— Katherine (Orinda) Philips (1631–1664), To my Lucasia, in defence of declared Friendship
I might have been done better for myself by burying my Gold today. More on that later.
I spent much of the weekend working on an application that downloads a particular weather webpage to a computer (thanks to
wget), then reads through the webpage, extracts the weather information, and displays that information on the screen. I’m going to be running that on a spare computer in my room, and my plan is to
So I ran out to the store to buy a grand total of four things: a TV wall mount suitable for 14″ monitors, a monitor extension cable (when the monitor’s mounted on the wall, the cables will probably need some extra slack), a computer power extension cable (ditto), plus a 50-foot 10-
Now, I’m trying to save up for my retirement. I’ve decided to try to put USD $10,000 into the stock market, using The Motley Fool‘s Foolish Four. At that rate, I only have about USD $200 to spend each month. No sweat, I thought. I had about USD $80 left to spend.
I bought only the items listed above (well, plus a Twix bar). The total came to USD $120. Eek. There goes my budget.
Ah well. We ran the networking cable out the window, and down into my room, and BOY did it work well. Now to figure out a way to install it inside the walls. Dad says that we can run it through a convenient cavity that runs next to both rooms.