Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 4:15 P.M..  I went out after the last message.  I went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop, and I bought two wooden veneer 8 inch by 10 inch frames with glass for $1 each for $2 total.  I put them back in the car during my walk.  I chatted with a local Swedish walker who has never been to Sweden either.  I recommended that when he is in Manhattan, he try eating at a local east side university cafeteria.  I chatted with a local www.navy.mil veteran whom survived the winter and seems to have put on more weight.  I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts center.  I returned home, and I chatted with neighbors.  One of my neighbors was in an automobile wreck recently.  I reheated and ate the same dinner as yesterday, which I ate with a glass of watered down passion punch.  I chatted with a computer magazine person from India, and he told me the Aga Khan has a 37 year old relative that is more famous than the Aga Khan is.  He told me the Bahais in Wilmette, Illinois are from Persia.  Then we were disconnected.  I was told that a Maha Raja is higher than a Raj.  He told me India has not had emperors and empresses for 400 years.  I went outside, and I picked up my mail.  I moved my car to its usual parking place.  Not much seems to be happening.  I put the Christmas Card of George and Barbara Bush in one of the new frames with the Dutch Royal family picture, and I hung it on the left upper rear side of the apartment entrance door.  I move the Plexiglas frame picture of Prince Charles and his two sons Willie and Harry to above the Brother all purpose machine.  I will save the other new frame for later.  I hear a lot of gossip downtown all of the time, and most of it I take with a grain of salt.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go back to bed.  It is much warmer today, and I could hear the birds this morning, until it got too busy downtown.  Usually the bird quit singing because they detect some sort of security problem.  Obviously the birds see more than the people whom seem to know it all.

Judge bars Madoff associates from selling three Greenwich houses - Greenwich Time.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 9:20 A.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will go out to enjoy the nice day.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 8:45 A.M..  We could use something like this in the back yard in Kennebunkport, Maine, but I am not sure the neighbors would let the contractor drive it through their property Carbide Cutter, forestry products by Loftness, tree brush cutter  .  CIO

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 8:35 A.M..  Judging from the expected dry weather conditions in southwestern California this season, any of the Hollywood types whom think they have taken over the Country might think of investing in a Brush Hog Skid steer attachment manufacturer Minnesota, Loftness forestry products MN , so their houses are left standing in California.  Jimmy Eldert, Nick Nolte, Diana Ross, and the Getty family have places in Malibu, California, and the Ronald Reagan family used to go to church at the Presbyterian Church there near Pepperdine University and the Rand Corporation, so instead of fleeing the area during the fire season, they might think of doing some preventive maintenance like clearing brush from around their homes.  The local Mexican maintenance crews are not always available, since they have other troubles in Mexico.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 8:15 A.M..  I chatted with an out of town security official.  The way I figure it, the Pentagon threw away the internet in 1980, so it is mostly a civilian operation.  More than likely since military people occasionally drink alcohol, they are not using a lot of complex technical equipment, they would not be able to operate if they were drinking alcohol. 

I ate two hot dogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and watered down passion punch.  I currently weigh 206 pounds, so for health reasons, I should try to lose 20 to 30 pounds, but when I do not eat to lose weight, I do not have the energy to keep busy.  Steaks are luxury we do not eat too much anymore, because they tend to be high in cholesterol, plus a sirloin steak even on sale is $4 a pound and up to 100% more when not on sale.  It would seem to me that if everyone were as skinny as www.whitehouse.gov , we would not get much work done in this country.  In the old days computer people were heavier, because monitors and CPUs weighed up to a 100 pounds, so in order to move them, one had to have a bit of weight.  The new crop of laptop warriors probably can only lift their credit and debit cards, so more than likely once they get off their laptops, they probably are not fit enough for heavier work.  In the Midwest, they tend to eat more first, which is probably why we do not hear much from them off the internet other than sports scores.

United Airlines is headquartered out of Chicago, Illinois, and they have a large maintenance facility in San Francisco, California, so more than likely there are always a few of their personnel left stranded at the local Westchester County airport Westchester County - AirportMonitor - by Megadata - powered by PASSUR until the weather is clear enough in Chicago to land.  I am not running a flight rest facility here, and if you need a cheap place to stay near the local airport, Extended Stay Hotels - showcases hotel suites, discount lodging and short term housing. has places in Elmsford, New York and Norwalk, Connecticut, but they are not as glamorous locations as Greenwich, Connecticut, but if you had a wife that controlled the purse strings back home, they would not want you seeking glamorous adventure anywhere around here with all of the young females walking dogs.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 6:35 A.M..  I posted Michael Louis Scott's Spinach Fettuccini Alfredo.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 5:50 A.M..  Microsoft DreamSpark

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From what I know about the landed aristocracy in England, a lot of them are old American southern families whom put their money in England before the Civil War, and when they lost the Civil War, they returned to England and their money to fox hunt up north.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 5:45 A.M..  The reason certain business people go to Norway is not to buy King Olaf sardines, although they are good for you.  In Bergen, Norway, they make and assemble off shore oil platforms, and then they float them across the Atlantic Ocean, and they sink them in the Gulf of Mexico.  Nobody knows how many off shore oil platforms there are in the Gulf of Mexico.  Depending on whom one talks to, it is either 400 of 40,000; so they can not even keep track of off shore oil platforms in America, but somebody is probably making money off of them in Bergen, Norway.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 5:35 A.M..  I chatted with 1-800-42-GEICO or www.geico.com about the price of tea in China.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 4:25 A.M..  According the Greenwich Library Security consultant, I look a bit like the actor Nick Nolte Nick Nolte - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia whom is 9 years older than me.  However, he is from Omaha, Nebraska where Warren Buffet is from, so possibly he is involved with Warren Buffet and Bill Gates in some plot to impersonate me.  There use to be a Maria Nolte living across from me in this building I have lived in for 20 years, and she was from Wyoming and Colorado, so possibly it is some organized conspiracy by the Scientologists whom use actors to impersonate people.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 3:55 A.M..  AARP Webplace | Advocacy Center -- AARP Legislative Action Center

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Note: <888> 03/31/09 Tuesday 3:15 A.M..  I woke up at 2 A.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.  I moved the charger for the AT&T wireless Go Phone from the table by the Harvard Chair to on top of the second Dell Latitude CS laptop computer on the oak dining table, so it is convenient to remember to bring it with me, when I go out.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 3:45 P.M..  I made up a batch of spinach fettuccini alfredo, and I ate half with a glass of watered down passion punch, and I refrigerated half.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good evening.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 2:35 P.M..  I threw out the shipping box.  I picked up my mail.  I chatted with a Greenwich Housing Authority official and some neighbors.  I ate a 6 ounce Yoplait yogurt.  There seems to be a less affluent crowd of people downtown on weekdays versus weekends, when there are still a few affluent people around.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 1:45 P.M..  They now have a permanent highway barricade across the entrance to the pier on Steamboat Road, which looks like it would be rather awkward to climb over, and it does not look like it is going anywhere soon, so I guess the regular fishermen will no longer be fishing down there anymore unless they are quite agile at climbing over the barricade.

My order from www.ordersmokesdirect.com, that I ordered a carton of Esquire Ultra Lights 100s in a box for $15.49, a carton Skydancer Ultra Lights 100s in a soft pack for $14.49 and a carton A One Ultra Lights 100s in a soft pack for $15.99 and $10.99 shipping for $56.96 total just arrived.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 1:25 P.M..  I went out after the last note.  I went by the George Weston Bakeries Arnold Bread Factory, and they have not rebuilt the old bread discount outlet store, and they do not look like they intend to do so, since they have built a parking lot there with a hedge around it that one accesses through the security gate.  I then drove East on Old Track Road.  Where Greenwich Auto Parts use to be, they are constructing something new there.  I drove out to Grass Island, and they have some work going on the east side of the club house, so one exits on the west side of the club house.  I then drove by Steamboat Road, and nothing was happening down there.  I then sat out briefly at Bruce Park, but it was too cold and blustery out for the way that I had dressed.  I then drove around downtown looking for a free parking space at the Senior and the Arts center, but none were available.  I then went by CVS, and their rear parking lot was not very full, and I bought four buy one get one free of six packs of Thomas' English muffins for $3.39 for two six packs for $6.78 total. I got a dollar off Bonus Bucks coupon for any Glade product, so I bought a nine ounce Glade linen scent spray air freshener for .89 and .05 tax for .94 total.  I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with a few staff members.  I read P.C. Shopper magazine.  I then returned home.  I chatted with a relative. 

I chatted with a local security official.  I remembered that nine years ago, when I was shot at by a high powered rifle at the southwest picnic area at Tod's Point that I could not figure out why anyone would have tried to do it.  I just remembered about seven years ago, I met Michael Garrard downtown, and he lives on East Elm street.  He looks a bit like me, but he is British from South Hampton, and he grew up in Old Greenwich.  He worked for Vogue Magazine in Manhattan, and he had become a Hells Angel, and he was severely injured in a motor cycle wreck in New Mexico, so he is now blind.  He told me he is British and works for Dutch intelligence, so possibly some of his old Hell Angels enemies thought I was him and took a shot at me, but how would anyone know I was going to be out there, since I randomly drove out there.  There could be a gang of people in this area randomly trying to stage accidents.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 9:55 A.M..  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I ate a ham and cheese sandwich with mayo on a Kaiser roll with watered down passion punch.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go out and do some errands.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 8:10 A.M..  King Olaf for Norway was also at the Tall Ships celebration in Manhattan on July 4, 1976, and that following fall, he was also on vacation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida when I was down there.  They also flew the Norwegian flag at the Atlantic Shores Beach Club in Key West, Florida when I was there, and there was a house in the center of Nantucket that also flew a big Norwegian flag, when I was there.  The Norwegian and Swedish consulates were on East 49th street in Manhattan just east of Third Avenue about a block away from where http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm 's apartment was at 420 East 49th street.  Just north on Third Avenue was the British consulate, and somebody use to park two black Daimlers nearby on 49th street.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 8:00 A.M..  As I recall, possibly the crooks that took my money were in Washington D.C. and Manhattan after I left Plandome Manor, New York.  I bought two New Zealand brown leather jackets at Brooks Brother's in Manhattan for $250 each half price size 40.  I bought one first, and I wore it down to Washington D.C., and I stayed a the Dutch Inn for a couple nights for $79 a night, and when I met Dr. Gillespie, he said I looked like a thug in the brown leather jacket, so I sent it to Jimmy Eldert in California, and it was returned to my brother in law in Philadelphia.  I then spent another week at the Georgetown Inn in Washington D.C. for about $90 a night, since Dr. Gillespie, said the Dutch Inn now the Thomas Jefferson Inn was for hookers.  I bought a carton of Dunhill Jasmine cigarettes for $40 while there.  I bought two a pink and a yellow night gowns for my two younger sisters at that English Women's Laura Ashley store in the Georgetown Mall for $125 each, and they returned them.  I gave $50 to the poor box at the Georgetown University Catherdral, that they used it for a beer party that night.  I ate an expensive meal at 1782 for about $50, where I met Dr. Gillespie, and I had a few drinks.  I think I took the Amtrak train back and forth to Washington D.C., from Penn Station in Manhattan which would have been about $40 each way.  I think I also ate an expensive dinner at the Gerogetown Inn that would have been about $30.  I also ate croissants for breakfast from the bakery next door, and I recall there was a McDonalds nearby where I ate too.  I also think I took the subway instead of the taxis from Union station to Georgetown, and I did not tour the area outside of Georgetown.  I probably had a few snacks at Georgetown University and the Georgetown Mall.  Before going to Oslo, Norway, I recall also going back to Brooks Brothers in Manhattan after Washington D.C., where I bought another New Zealand bomber's jacket size 40 for $250 half price, and I also bought a replica of a World War II U.S.A. bombers jacket for my father for $275 that I sent it to him in Florida.  Also before going to Oslo, Norway, I recall going to the Norwalk Factory stores to the Company Store, and I bought about $400 merchandise.  That included a $250 Royal Air Force artic parka and five $20 waist 30 inch bathing suits, and I think a red $10 polo shirt, and possibly a preppy stripped belt.  I think I also bought a Dopp shaving kit there for about $8.  I still have my Brooks Brother New Zealand bomber's jacket, but it probably does not fit me anymore, and my brother in law's one might still fit him.  Last fall a year ago, I gave the Royal Air Force Artic parka to the Greenwich Hospital thrift shop since at size medium, it did not fit me anymore, and I do not think waist 30 inch bathing suits would fit me anymore at waist 46 inches.  During a cold spell around the winter of 1985, there is a picture of my in Greenwich Time wearing the Royal Air Force artic parka at the top of Greenwich Avenue, but it only shows the hood, you can not recognize me.  I only wore the New Zealand bomber's jacket in Olso, Norway, since it was so warm there in March 1983, I did not need the Artic parka.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 7:20 A.M..  Before going to Frankfurt, Germany in December 1980, I replaced the United States of America passport that I had lost with the $6,600 in gold in August 1980 with a new passport that I got at Rockefeller center in Manhattan before traveling to Germany.  That cost about $45 at the time, and the passport picture was about $8 in the photo studio there.  There was a woman standing in line behind me at the passport office at Rockefeller Center that looked like Queen Elizabeth II.  When I went to Innsbruck, Austria I think I still used that passport in January 1989.  However, when I went to Albertville, France in February 1992, I had to get a new U.S.A. passport, which I got at the Stamford Town Center about $65 and $8 photo price at the photo studio there.  I turned in my old passport to get the new one.  That new passport would have expired in February 2002, and I still have it, but I never renewed it, since I do not travel out of the country anymore.  I also have NEVER been in the United Kingdom or Ireland.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 7:05 A.M..  As I recall, the same day I bought the coffee at McNulty's in Greenwich Village, I also paid $90 for the Bosche and Lomb aviator sun glasses at Cohen optical just west of Fifth Avenue and just north of Rockefeller Center.  Thus I guess according to the Key West Police, the Cohens of Manhattan are Nazis.  I could have bought Polaroid sun glasses at the time, but their plastic lens scraped easily at the time.  Thus it is my viewpoint, there is a group of professional crooks that rob travelers around the world.  Possibly since one the machine gunners guarding the palace in Oslo, Norway looked like Peter Bolton whom supposedly worked for the United States State department at the time in Libya, there were other people traveling around.  I did see two men in the lobby at the West Hotel behind the Palace in Oslo, Norway that looked Ronald Reagan and Casper Weinberger.  As I recall, I also use to see King Olaf walking downtown in Oslo, Norway with a black rain coat.  Thus I have never been to Sweden.  Anyway at the time in Greenwich Village, I was asked a few times how Ron was doing, and I finally figured out they might have meant Rhone Dietrin, my friend from Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, who I never found out anything more about.  Rhone's father is a pilot with S.A.S, but besides the house at the end of the runway in Lanzarote, they also live in Oslo, Norway; so they are probably stationed elsewhere in the world around S.A.S..  Rhone would be about 52 years old today, and when I knew him in 1972, he spoke fluent English, Norwegian, and Spanish.  The Bosche and Lomb aviator sun glasses were stolen from my green Volkswagen Dasher at the Greenwich Library or Greenwich Avenue one time, when I did not lock it up about 20 years ago.  I have since bought quite a few pairs of sunglasses cheaply at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop.  I also once bought a pair of Vuarnets at Pearl Vision at the Stamford Mall for about $80 about 20 years ago and my mostly recent pair came www.sierratradingpost.com off the internet for about $40.  I have lots of other pairs that I do not wear regularly.  When one is frequently on a night schedule, one has good night vision, but one needs to wear sun glasses in the daytime.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/30/09 Monday 6:15 A.M..  I woke up yesterday at 5 P.M., when a relative called.  I ate two hot dogs on buns with ketchup and mustard and watered down passion punch.  At 8 A.M. on channel 13, I watched the hour program about Kilauea, and then I watched the 1.5 hour program on channel 21 about Kracatua.  I then went to bed until 4 A.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.

Back in February 1982 after Mount St. Helens had made for colder winters in Manhattan, and it was minus 26 degrees Fahrenheit, Julie Bolton had me leave her apartment, so her younger son could move back in.  I stayed with Bobby Fink for a week above the Episcopal Church on East 52nd street.  It was so cold in Manhattan, Julie whom I stayed in touch with gave me a $100 to fly down to Key West, Florida.  When I got down there, I stayed with Steve Buel for a few days, and then I was left homeless on the beach.  I was picked up one morning for sleeping on the beach by the Casa Marina, and the Key West police officer said I was Nazi because I was wearing Bosche and Lomb sun glasses.  Apparently the federal government had issued a fugitive warrant on me, but it was a mistake in that somebody else was using my United States passport, Connecticut driver's license, and draft card which according to American Express finally ended up in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.  I had lost them in August 1980, when my Jansport back pack was stolen right before I was suppose to travel to Norway.  I had gotten another passport since then, because I went to Frankfurt, Germany in December 1980 for a few days.  I had stayed at Julie's apartment since then.  It took the Key West police a month to sort it out, and then they extradited me back to Connecticut, and when I showed up in court, they said it was computer error.  It was a classic case of "GIGO", "Garbage In, Garbage Out.".  I then built the garage apartment in Plandome Manor, Long Island at John Bolton's grandmother's house whose name was Vivian West.  I worked from the first of April 1982 until the middle of February 1983 with one day off at Christmas working 12 to 18 hour days seven days a week, mostly at night.  When I finished the garage apartment in mid February 1983, they paid me in one lump sum $1.15 an hour for all of the work or $8,500 which I took in Barclay's Traveler's Checks from the Harlem Savings Bank in Manhasset, Long Island.

Julie Bolton was moving into the apartment.  For a house warming gift, I bought at McNulty's on Christopher street in Greenwich Village, a Braun coffee grinder for about $25 and 4 pounds of Viennese blend coffee beans for about $25 or $50 total.

I then left the premises, and I took the train to plane in Manhattan which would have been about $8 to J.F.K., and I bought a round trip ticket to Tampa, Florida for about $259.  I stayed with my father and his wife for a week in Newport Richey, Florida, an we visited Disney World.  I played golf, and I had an eagle on the ninth hole outside his house.

I then returned to Manhattan, and I took the Connecticut limousine from J.F.K. to Norwalk, Connecticut for about $20, and I stayed with my sister and her husband for a few days.  I recalled taking one $25 taxi ride to Westport, Connecticut to a bar across from the Connecticut State Police.

I then stayed at the Colony Hotel in New Haven, Connecticut for a week at $85 a night for a week.  I ate meals there for about $4 for breakfast and $10 for dinner, and I ate sandwiches at the local sandwich shop downtown for lunch.  Yale University was out of session, and the C.I.A. was having a meeting going on there.  At one local pub, I ran into Sergeant Shriver.  I saw a large African American walking around the Yale Campus, and he had been a Taft School classmate, and he told me it was not safe walk around there at night.  I had a few drinks during the week, and after that I returned via train to Norwalk, Connecticut to my sister and brother in law's house.  I then took the Connecticut limousine from Norwalk, Connecticut to J.F.K. airport to S.A.S., and I bought the package advertise in the New York Times for a week's stay at the S.A.S. hotel in Stockholm, Sweden for $650 and round trip air fare.  However, the plane landed in Oslo, Norway, at the military airport there, and we were put on a bus to S.A.S. hotel in Olso, Norway.  At the S.A.S. hotel, they told me that my ticket was only a one way ticket to Stockholm with no hotel booking.  I checked into the Y.M.C.A. across the street from the S.A.S. hotel, and I checked my traveler's checks, and I only had $300 left, so they seemed to have gone rather fast.  I checked with Barclay's traveler's checks, and they said there was nothing they could do.  After a few days, the Y.M.C.A., they kicked my out and kept my luggage.  I walked around all night with my smaller back pack, and the manager at the West Hotel behind the palace let me check in with my passport.  I went to the United Embassy, and I explained my situation.  They retrieved my luggage from the Y.M.C.A. in Olso, Norway which included my hand made back pack from Nantucket, which I was not going to leave behind.  They contacted my father in Florida, and after a few days, he gave them about a $1,000 to pay my hotel bills and return be back to the United States.  While in Oslo, Norway, I walked around the downtown area for about a week, but I only ate Swedish Wasa Crisps, since I did not have hardly any money.  I even attended a concert in the Peace Hall.  The plane from Oslo left from the civilian airport, when I changed planes to a new Boeing 747 in Copenhagen Denmark.   They had given me a $100 in Oslo, so I bought two cartons of Duty Free Prince cigarettes in the Copenhagen airport for about $40 total.  When I arrived back at J.F.K., I did not have hardly any money, so I spent a week at Easter time camping at the S.A.S. terminal at J.F.K., until I finally went out on the train to Plandome Manor, Long Island, and John Bolton gave me a $100, so I went back out to the J.F.K. airport, and I caught a flight to Nantucket.  It was early in the season, so after opening scallops on the island for a couple of weeks, I flew off the island once to Manhattan and stayed with Julie Bolton in Manhattan for a few days, and I finally flew back to Nantucket for the season around the first of May 1983.  About that time the Mianus Bridge fell down in Greenwich, Connecticut, and I noticed a few people from Greenwich in Nantucket.  I worked at the Languedoc that season until the end of November 1983.  I did make one trip off the island around Halloween, when I drove down to Florida with a relative, and then I flew back to Nantucket.  When I left Nantucket it was on the anniversary of J.F.K.'s death, and that morning in Hyannis airport, I saw Ted Kennedy at the airport, and he later dropped off Jackie Onassis at the airport who was on my flight back down to LaGuardia.  John Von Airsdale was the pilot on P.B.A. flight.  I then went up to Toronto on the Amtrak for a week, and I stayed at the Anglican seminary library at the University of Toronto, and then on the train down, there an older woman in my empty Pullman car that looked like the Queen Mum of England with a little blond boy.  When the train stopped at Buffalo, New York, I called up George Cary, and I chatted with his father.  He gave me his telephone number in Sands Point, Long Island, but I did not call him up for a few years, until I was settled in Greenwich again.  After being homeless twice for two weeks in Manhattan and twice in the Greenwich hospital for swollen ankles from walking around Manhattan, my social worker got my first apartment back in Greenwich on Milbank Avenue, and I have been here ever since.  Five months were at 100 Milbank Avenue, two months at Grigg Street and Greenwich Avenue, 4.5 years at 700 Steamboat Road, and the last 20 plus years here at 71 Vinci Drive.

Thus in summary the $8,500 in Barclay's Traveler's Checks seems to have gone a little bit faster than expected, once I left Plandome Manor, Long Island in February 1983.  I do not recall whether I spent them, lost them or had them stolen.  All I know was when I got to Oslo, Norway I only had $300 left.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/29/09 Sunday 10:55 A.M..  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will rest for a while or take a nap.  Stay dry.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/29/09 Sunday 10:25 A.M..  A New Crop of Job Hunters, With Microsoft Résumés - NYTimes.com

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BBC NEWS | Business | Leaders stress need for G20 unity  CIO

Note: <888> 03/29/09 Sunday 9:35 A.M..  I had two telephone calls from relatives while I was asleep yesterday afternoon.  My relative with the clot in the leg is doing better, but has to be on cumadin for the next six months.  I told my relative about the old movie "Cousin, Cousine" about the French Sleep cure, where they put one to sleep for two weeks, and one wakes up totally rested.  I finally woke up at 2 A.M..  I did two loads of laundry, and I put clean linens on the bed.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  Two days ago, I refilled the Glade Plug-in in the kitchen with a 60% mixture of English leather and 40% mixture of 80% isopropyl alcohol.  I read the recent computer magazine periodical literature.  I threw them away.  I briefly looked at www.forbes.com  recent magazine issue about all of the billionaires that lost money, but I still have to read it more thoroughly.  I saw somebody that looked like http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm yesterday at CVS wearing a Norwegian flag on his sweater, but I do not think it was Fred, because Fred was my height, and the person I saw was two or three inches shorter.  Thus we have Fred look-a-alikes in the area.  I installed the updates on the FIC server and the primary Vista computer.  I also rebooted the Cable Modem, router, and the wireless router to clear their caches, in case they have any.  I cooked and ate a 11 ounce box of Stop and Shop frozen fish filets which I ate with a mixture of ketchup and horse radish along with my usual vegetable mixture and a glass of watered down passion punch.  It is a rainy day, so I will not be going out.  Yesterday, saw about a half dozen black Bentley sedan automobiles downtown, so somebody in the area still has money.  Of course just because they shop and do business in Greenwich does not mean they live here.  CIO    

End of Scott's Notes week of 03/28/09:

Note: <888> 03/28/09 Saturday 2:00 P.M..  When I went out, I returned James Bamford's book on the NSA at the Greenwich Library.

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I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will take a nap.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/28/09 Saturday 1:10 P.M..  I ate two hotdogs on buns with mustard and ketchup and watered down passion punch.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/28/09 Saturday 12:20 P.M..  I woke up at 6 P.M. yesterday.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made the bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I threw out the garbage, and I picked up the mail.  I chatted with a friend.  I went back to bed until midnight.  I ate two hotdogs with buns and ketchup and mustard and watered down passion punch.  I watched some television.  I went back to bed until 6 A.M..  I ate the other half of the linguine and tomato meat sauce with grated parmesan and Romano cheese and watered down passion punch.  I move the extra pair of Pontec computer speakers from the bedroom gigabyte computer to the second Dell Latitude CS laptop computer.  I cleaned the Ionic Pro air purifier.  I rehung the larger flags in front of the hallway bookcases in the same manner I did in the warmer season last spring.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 15 ounce bottle of Alberto VO5 shampoo.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Gulf station, and I bought $10.02 of self service premium gasoline at $2.559 a gallon for 3.915 gallons at odometer reading of 62307 for 49.7 miles driving during the last 13 days for 12.6947 miles per gallon.  I cleaned the outside of the windows, and I checked the tires for 32 PSI.  I then returned home.  I chatted with neighbors.  I chatted with two relatives.  CIO     

Note: <888> 03/27/09 Friday 8:00 A.M..  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go back to bed soon.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/27/09 Friday 7:50 A.M..  I finished charging up the three pairs of AA metal hydride rechargeable batteries for the two digital cameras.  I put one pair in the Nikon digital camera.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I also emptied the paper shredder, and I oiled it.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I watered the plants.  I used 8 drops of Schultz liquid plant food in each quart of water, when I watered the plants.  CIO

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Alas I have to save what little money I have to survive the Great Depression and pay my GEICO automobile insurance policy for the next four payments during the next four months which is not a small chunk of change.  CIO

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Note: <888> 03/27/09 Friday 4:40 A.M..  I ate two hot dogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips along with some watered down passion punch.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/27/09 Friday 4:00 A.M..  I woke up at 2 A.M..  I ate 10 dried apricots.  I tested one of the high definition converter boxes.  I hooked it up to my existing high definition antenna, and I turned the power on to the antenna with the inline switch, and I connected it into my television system.  It is easy to setup.  I currently get 19 high definition channels. Basically half are Spanish language channels, one fourth are evangelist religion channels, and one fourth are information commercials.  I also get a couple of education channels, a cartoon channel, ION TV channel, and finally ABC.   There is not a large variety compared to www.cablevision.com .  I watched part of a program about the Irish potato famine.  Apparently when the potato blight started at the beginning of the 19th century, there were 8 million people in Ireland, and today they are down to 5 million people, so it is a net population loss of three million people from the potato famine.  When I knew Helen Kress Williams, she knew Rose Kennedy, and she told me that Rose Kennedy said the Irish potato famine was caused by the volcanoes in Iceland being active causing it to be colder in Ireland causing the potato blight.  I repackage the Digital converter box and its contents, and I put it back in the Sony television cabinet, and I reconnected the television system to Cablevision.   Once the analog television service is converted to digital around June 16, 2009, there should be more digital television channels.   The reception I get with the digital antenna is just as clear as Cablevision.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 8:45 P.M..  I ate a ham and cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and a glass of watered down passion punch.  I chatted with a friend.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Not much happening around here on a rainy day.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 6:15 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  Not much seems to be happening around town.  I guess the younger generation of unemployed people have a different viewpoint of modern times based on the more prosperous 20 years before the recent depression began.  In the 1970s through 1983, I was able to survive that recession by washing dishes and pots and pans, which is not a glamorous job, but the food was good, but you end up smelling like a wet cat all of the time.  Unfortunately the modern dish washing machines I worked with back then had three five gallon plastic buckets of chemicals beneath them to clean the dishes thoroughly, so I was inhaling the chemicals all of the time from the dishwashing machines.  CIO

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Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 4:45 P.M..  I woke up at noon.  I ate two hot dogs with mustard and ketchup and a glass of watered down passion punch.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I sat out downtown briefly, and I observed a lot of the local unemployed younger people walking around downtown trying to look like they are busy.  I then went to my 3 P.M. appointment.  I then returned home, and I picked up the mail.  Not much happening as far as I can tell. 

I think when George W. Bush was president, the "W" stood for the "Lazy W" which is the branding iron symbol of the King Ranch down in Texas.  They "Lazy W" stands for a rattle snake which is very common in that area of south Texas.  That is why Texans wear boots.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 7:30 A.M..  I finished charging up the second set of four AAA metal hydride rechargeable batteries for the walkie talkies, so they now are both charged up.  I am now charging up the pair AA metal hydride rechargeable batteries for the Nikon Digital camera. 

I will now shut down the primary Vista computer.  I will try to rest until noon, and then I will get up and get ready for my 3 P.M. appointment.  Cloudy and a few showers today with a high of 46 degrees Fahrenheit.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 6:55 A.M..  www.aivulc.it Associazione Italiana di Vulcanologia - Home

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Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 6:15 A.M..  I made and ate my usual linguine and tomato meat sauce dinner with grated parmesan and Romano cheese, and I refrigerated half, and I ate it with a glass of watered down passion punch.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 4:15 A.M..  I changed the pictures on http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm to reflect the look of the current configurations of my computers.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/26/09 Thursday 2:55 A.M..  I woke up at 9 P.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made the bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.

About 5 P.M., the order with tracking of UPS: Tracking Information on the PNY PNY-RMA Search arrived.

After breakfast, I installed it in the primary Vista computer, and I set its CMOS DIMM setting to 266 MHz, and it works just fine, and the primary Vista computer boots up 3 gigabytes of memory.

I went back to bed until midnight.

I chatted with a local and two out of town security officials.  Yesterday morning, I saw someone that looks like http://mikelouisscott.com/fred.htm driving a black BMW out of Weaver Street onto West Putnam Avenue at 7:30 A.M..  Since Fred would not own or drive a car, since his parents were killed in a car wreck back in 1954, I doubt if it were Fred, and it was probably just another look alike.

I took some pictures of the recent computer changes and apartment changes, and I posted them at http://mikelouisscott.com/mls-apt-032609/ .  CIO

Note: <888> 03/25/09 Wednesday 2:00 P.M..  Alaska Volcano Observatory , well the current activity might make it cooler this summer and next winter, but the good news would be that more than likely there would be less tropical storm activity down south.

I went outside, and I threw out the garbage.  I chatted with some neighbors and the building custodian.

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I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will rest for a while.  CIO

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Note: <888> 03/25/09 Wednesday 11:35 A.M..  I went out after the last note.  I went by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank just west of Greenwich Avenue on West Putnam Avenue.  There were very few people downtown, so I drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road, and I viewed the Greenwich Harbor.  They have removed the barricade away from the pier on Steamboat Road.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a dozen large jumbo eggs expire April 20, 2009 for $2.29, a 12 ounce container of French's deli style mustard for $1.50, four 16 ounce packages of Oscar Meyer premium beef hot dogs buy one get one free for $4.39 for two, buy one get one free of 16 ounce Oscar Meyer thick sliced bacon for $5.49 both, and fresh Chiquita bananas for .68 a pound for $2.12 for $20.18 total.  I then returned home, and I said good morning to the building custodian and a neighbor.  I put away my groceries.  I made and ate a three egg omelet with grated parmesan and Romano cheese and white processed cheese, five strips of fried bacon, and a toasted English muffin with olive oil and watered down passion punch.  I also drank a cup of Salada green tea with a package of splenda and lemon juice.  Earlier I chatted with a friend.  I just chatted with a relative.  The hot green tea makes me a bit tired, but I will now try to do some regular computer work.   My regular computer work involves a lot of reading, so I frequently am focused on the computer activity, when I got out in public as opposed to what the general public might be thinking about in terms of the local environment.   It looks pretty normal to me downtown, but there are less people around in the morning with the recession than there use to be.  Of course, I have lived here during other recessions, and it is sort of nice to enjoy the peaceful surroundings despite the fact that people apparently are not making any money.  I know in past recessions, more people spent more time on gardening.  I noticed one retired person cashing in his Folger's coffee can of lose change at the change counter at the Stop and Shop.  I guess with less food consumption and colder living conditions, people do not have the energy for exercise walking as much anymore as they use to.  Recently I have felt cold all of the time, despite the fact that I dress warmly, and I do not go out as much anymore.  However, I am so use to colder temperatures, once we get hot weather, I will probably have to spend more time by the air conditioner.  CIO  

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I am charging up four of the AAA Metal Hydride rechargeable batteries for one of the two walkie talkies.  The will be charged up at 3 P.M..  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go downtown to do a couple of minor errands.  There is suppose to be a high of 48 degrees Fahrenheit today and sunny, and it is currently 28 degrees Fahrenheit.  I currently weigh 206 pounds, so I am not exactly starving.  A high government official told me yesterday that I can solve all of my apartment heating problems by looking at www.usa.gov , so I will have to see if there any programs to heat electrically heated apartments for the disabled available from the government.  All I get now is the Neon program which is about $600 a year extra, and it would cost me $200 to $300 a month more in the winter to keep my 400 square foot apartment heated at 72 degrees Fahrenheit, which from what I know now, funds are not available.  Then I would not have to spend so much time in bed to stay warm.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/25/09 Wednesday 5:55 A.M..  I got a $38.99 credit from www.newegg.com on the defective PNY computer memory.  I also woke up and ate 10 dried apricots this past afternoon.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/25/09 Wednesday 5:45 A.M..  I woke up after the last note, and I chatted with two relatives.  One of my relatives in Texas has a blood clot in her leg, so she has to be in the hospital a few days and take cummadin.  I went back to bed until 8 P.M.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made the bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I threw out the garbage, and I picked up the mail.  I watched some television, and I rested until 2:30 A.M..  I ate two hot dogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips along with some watered down passion punch.

I looked at www.liveduvalstreet.com to see what is happening down in Key West, Florida.  It looks like they have quite a few tourists.

I watched some more television.  I decided not to fly the Saudi Arabian flag, because it has not made it any warmer in the apartment in the past.  I put the U.S.A. stars and strips flag over the right hallway bookcase.  I checked out the television, but there does not seem to be anything I need to watch or that I have not seen before.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/24/09 Tuesday 1:05 P.M..  I had two no person telephone calls about an hour after I lied down.  I did some minor maintenance around the apartment fiddling with the Panasonic two line cordless telephones.  I chatted with an out of town public relations department.  The Chase Bank www.chase.com from just west of Greenwich Avenue on West Putnam Avenue called me up, and they are going to refund the $15 they charged to me for making withdrawals from my savings account.  I gave them some free economic advise.  They told me they had sent me a letter in January 2009 about the new increased fees, but I never got said letter.  I told them that I had read in the Greenwich Time that two postal workers at the Valley Road Post Office had been arrested recently for smoking marijuana, so possibly there is a problem with our local mail service.  I ate two hot dogs on buns with ketchup and mustard.  I cancelled my 3 P.M. appointment, because I am too cold to go out.  I will now get back into my warm night clothes, and I will climb into my warm bed, and I will go to bed for the day.  Stay warm.  I heard a lot of jet traffic today, so the gypsies from down south are probably showing up here trying to swindle us thinking we have money.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/24/09 Tuesday 9:10 A.M..  I am a bit tired.  Although the computer activity is not physically exhausting, it can be mentally exhausting.  I will now take a nap for a while.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/24/09 Tuesday 8:40 A.M..  I ate my usual sautéed burger with onions and steamed vegetables with olive oil meal with watered down passion punch.

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Note: <888> 03/24/09 Tuesday 6:10 A.M..  I drank a cup of Salada green tea with a packet of splenda and a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice.  I turned off all of the heat at 71.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the apartment living room.  Any warmer, and it would be too uncomfortable for me.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/24/09 Tuesday 5:25 A.M..  I got tired of playing the Czar of Russia, so I decided to be an Arab Sheik for a little while.  I turned the apartment thermostat up to 78 degrees Fahrenheit in the living room, and I turned the two DeLonghi radiators in the living room on medium power level 4, and I turned on the hallway tower fan to blow the heat into the bedroom and the bathroom, and I turned on the living room window ledge fan to blow the heat around the living room.  Once the heat in the apartment is up to 74 degrees Fahrenheit, I will turn it all off.  I have a few friends in Saudi Arabia that supply energy, so I hung the Saudi Arabian flag over the right hallway bookcase.  Technically a foreign ambassador can live anywhere in the United States of America, so now I will pretend to be the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States of America, since none of them in their right minds would come this far north.  However, once the apartment heats up in an hour or so, I will turn it all off, but it will remind me what it use to be like here, before a bunch of bums from Vermont started visiting me.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/24/09 Tuesday 4:45 A.M..  My RMA was received on the memory from PNY PNY-RMA Search

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Alaska Redoubt Report:

Alaska Volcano Observatory

Information Statement

Monday, March 23, 2009 12:18 PM AKDT (12:18 UTC)

 

Redoubt Volcano

60°29'7" N 152°44'38" W, Summit Elevation 10197 ft (3108 m) Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING Current Aviation Color Code: RED

 

Beginning last night (Sunday March 22, 2009) at approximately 22:38 AKDT, Redoubt Volcano produced a series of five explosive eruptions that each lasted from four to thirty minutes. The last one ended at 5:00 AM AKDT this morning (March 23). National Weather Service radar, pilot reports, and AVO analysis of satellite imagery suggest that these events produced ash clouds that reached 60,000 ft above sea level (asl), with the bulk of the ash volume between 25 - 30,000 ft asl. Traces of ash fall have been reported in Skwentna, Talkeetna, Wasilla, and Trapper Creek.

 

AVO remains at Aviation Color Code RED and Alert Level WARNING.

Seismic unrest continues at Redoubt in the form of elevated volcanic tremor. NEXRAD radar data show that the last significant ash emission was concurrent with the final explosive event at 5:00 AM AKDT. Since that time, no ash has been visible in radar, suggesting that if ash emission is occurring, it is below approximately 13,000 ft asl and/or too fine to be detected. Poor weather at the volcano currently hinders visual observations.

 

Last night's explosive eruptions caused melting of the Drift glacier and greatly increased discharge down the Drift River. AVO plans a helicopter overflight to the area today to assess conditions at the volcano and along the Drift River. The explosions also destroyed one seismic station near the volcano's summit (RSO), and disrupted telemetry from AVO's observation hut. This telemetry outage affects the web camera, a continuous GPS station, and two broadband seismic stations. Repairs to this data link will be undertaken as conditions permit. Seven telemetered seismic stations surrounding Redoubt remain in operation.

 

The eruptions were preceded by approximately 60 hours of elevated seismicity in the form of discrete earthquakes under the volcano. AVO raised the Aviation Color Code/Alert Level from YELLOW/ADVISORY to ORANGE/WATCH on Saturday, March 21 at 22:09 AKDT. This increase in seismicity likely reflected the upward movement of magma towards the surface. Prior to this weekend, Redoubt had exhibited signs of volcanic unrest beginning in the Fall of 2008 which then escalated in late January, 2009. Last night's explosions were the first significant ash-producing eruptions of the unrest.

 

Further explosive activity could occur with little or no warning, and could occur intermittently for weeks or months. AVO remains staffed 24 hours per day will issue further information as it becomes available.

 

For up-to-date Ashfall Advisories and wind trajectories, please refer to the National Weather Service website:

http://pafc.arh.noaa.gov/volcano.php.

 

Heavily ice-mantled Redoubt volcano is located on the western side of Cook Inlet, 170 km (106 mi) southwest of Anchorage and 82 km (51 mi) west of Kenai, within Lake Clark National Park. Redoubt is a stratovolcano which rises to 10,197 feet above sea level. Recent eruptions occurred in 1902, 1966-68, and 1989-90. The 1989-90 eruption produced mudflows, or lahars, that traveled down the Drift River and partially flooded the Drift River Oil Terminal facility. The ash plumes produced by the 1989-90 eruption affected international air traffic and resulted in minor or trace amounts of ash in the city of Anchorage and other nearby communities.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

Tom Murray, Scientist-in-Charge, USGS

tlmurray@usgs.gov (907) 786-7497

 

Steve McNutt, Coordinating Scientist, UAF steve@giseis.alaska.edu (907) 474-7131

 

The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S.

Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.

End of report:

National Weather Service, Anchorage Forecast Office - Redoubt Coordination

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Note: <888> 03/24/09 Tuesday 3:45 A.M..  Over the last couple of mornings, I woke up, and I finished off the box of reduced fat Cheez-its.  I also ate 8 dried apricots.  I woke up yesterday morning, and I called up the www.chase.com bank just West of Greenwich Avenue, and I explained the problem I had with my account.  I went back to bed, and they called me back at 3 P.M..  Apparently with the Chase Savings account, you have to have over $300 in your savings account, or they will charge you $4 a month service charge.  They also only allow four withdrawals by all means including direct, ATM, or online per month, and they charge you $3 for each withdrawal after that.  They said since I was not notified by letter of their new policy, they might refund the $15 for the extra five withdrawals this past month, but that has yet to happen.  I made some routine telephone calls.

Apparently yesterday morning Mount Redoubt in Alaska erupted five times www.avo.alaska.edu .  That probably means a colder winter up north next winter and possibly the following winter. 

Alaskans don masks as once-sleepy volcano spews ash - CNN.com .  I probably attended Lookout Mountain Camp with Ted Turner, so having lived down south and up north, he probably shares some of my same viewpoints.

I went back to bed until 7:30 P.M.. For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made the bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I threw out the garbage, and I picked up the mail.  I got my monthly $10 survey check.  I had chatted with a relative earlier. 

A relative heard on National Public Radio, some locals in Alaska had climbed up the Redoubt volcano recently and thrown some old tires down the volcano to make it look like it was erupting.  However from what I can tell, the current eruptions are the real thing.

I watched some television, but there was not much worth watching.  I ate two hotdogs on hotdog rolls with mustard and ketchup and watered down passion punch.  I slept from about midnight until 3 A.M..  I chatted with the Casa Marina to make sure they are still awake down there in case Cuba invades.  I showered, and I cleaned up.

I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.  It is currently 25 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and there is currently a fire weather advisory in this area.  The high today is suppose to be 44 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/23/09 Monday 3:05 A.M..  I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good night.  High today of 39 degrees Fahrenheit, and it is suppose to be mostly sunny.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/23/09 Monday 3:00 A.M..  I called up the Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West , and they now have somebody working the desk there at night from the country of Jordon.  I brief him on what I know about Jordon.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/23/09 Monday 2:15 A.M..  Well, the first time I connected up with them after a long time back in June 2001, a few months later September 11 attacks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia happened. 

Down in Georgia where they are from Biscuits are popular, so maybe if we give up on English muffins and start making our own Biscuits http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/biscuit.htm and Fannie Farmer Baking Powder Biscuts updated for Cuisinart Machine with Dough Blade, we will save enough money to solve the worldwide depression.  Of course, one of them is from New Haven, Connecticut and the other is from Ohio, so it might be their neighbors in Georgia that are causing all of the problems.  Of course it could be the Pillsbury Dough boy hoping we buy more flour.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/23/09 Monday 1:50 A.M..  I also drank a cup of Salada green tea with splenda and lemon juice.

The way I figure it the inflation over the last nine years was caused by filet of salmon going from $2.99 a pound to $8.99 a pound.

Also the way I figure it, the current economic depression started last June 2008, when my friends from Sea Island, Georgia and Manhattan came out for a garden tour.  We toured a house in back country and a house on the waterfront in Riverside.  We then toured the Dutch Art collection of retrieved Nazi art at the Bruce Museum, and in the collection was a small oil of Cosmo Di Medici as a youth in Leyden in the Netherlands.  That is probably what jinxed the world economic situation, since the Medici have not run out of money in 800 years, since they started financing Venetian pirates.  Shortly there after a bad storm came up, and I dropped my friends off at the Greenwich Train station, and on the return home, a tree had fallen over Vinci Drive, and later on the next day, I learned that the Arnold Bread outlet had been hit by lightning and burned down.  Thus people in Greenwich, Connecticut were not able to save money on week old English muffins, and they did not have enough money to invest in Wall Street causing a world wide economic decline.  Thus I will call it the Cosmo Di Medici English Muffin depression.  Of course that is my own view point.

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Note: <888> 03/23/09 Monday 12:10 A.M..  I put away the dry laundry.

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I will now eat five strips of fried bacon, a three egg omelet with slices of processed cheese and grated parmesan and Romano cheese and a toasted English muffin with olive oil and a glass of watered down passion punch.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/22/09 Sunday 10:35 P.M..  According to this #305 David Rockefeller Sr - The World's Billionaires 2009 - Forbes.com , the Rockefellers still have money.

And #318 Albert von Thurn und Taxis - The World's Billionaires 2009 - Forbes.com is the youngest rich person.

The Walton and the Mars and Koch families seem to be the richest families, and there does not appear to be any European royalty on the list The World's Billionaires - Forbes.com along with the top fat cats which might have more than some of the families.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/22/09 Sunday 10:05 P.M..  I went to bed after the last note.  I woke up at 6 A.M., and I watched Book TV about somebody whom had signed the Declaration of Independence whom had a nephew that tried to kill him.  I went back to bed until 6:30 P.M..  I chatted with a friend.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I put clean linens on the bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I cleaned the Ionic Pro air purifier which one does by removing and wiping the metal slats with a damp cloth.  To put the slats back in the unit, you have to tilt it backwards to let the locking mechanism slide backward to allow one to insert them.  I did two loads of laundry, and I have 25 minutes to go on the dry cycle.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/22/09 Sunday 2:35 A.M..  High today of 51 degrees Fahrenheit and mostly cloudy.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good morning.  CIO 

End of Scott's Notes week of 03/22/09:

Note: <888> 03/22/09 Sunday 2:15 A.M..  I will now send out my weekly notes.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/22/09 Sunday 2:10 A.M..  This is what the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop now looks like these days in this economic recession and depression http://mikelouisscott.com/ght09.jpg .

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I think Louis Ronsenstiel owned Schinlly Liquors which distributed Wolfschmit Vodka.  I think he was a Canadian.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/22/09 Sunday 1:30 A.M..  We might get some relief soon from the Pirates of Caribbean when they come back again this spring QM2 - Itinerary - 2009 .  They are do back in Manhattan on Tuesday April 14, 2009 from their Round the World Rum Running Adventures which is two days after Easter.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/22/09 Sunday 1:20 A.M..  From what I can tell, the town of Greenwich, Connecticut spent so much money fixing up the town trying to impress its neighbors in New York City, there is not much money left in the town anymore.

I ate a sliced Virginia ham, sliced turkey, and sliced cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with mayo and with a glass of watered down passion punch and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringles sour cream and onion potato chips.  I also drank a cup of Salada green tea with a package of splenda and a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice.

Basically the town of Greenwich, Connecticut is a bunch of skinny old ladies living on tea and toast, and the rest of the people you see are just the visitors and part time workers.

I made up a fresh batch of passion punch.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/21/09 Saturday 11:40 P.M..  I went out after the last note.  I went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought three 8 packs of Stop and Shop hot dog rolls for $5 all, and a day old six pack of Bulky rolls for $1.75 for $6.75 total.  I chatted with a local Scottish guru who thinks the Scottish are not paid enough in this town.  I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 15 ounce container of Alberto VO5 Kiwi and Lime conditioner for .77 and .06 tax for .82 total.  I noticed they have filled up the two construction holes on Greenwich Avenue, so you do not have to worry about any wayward Irish falling in the holes during their St. Pat's Day parade.  It tends to be a group of people from out of town, and not many of them I do I ever see shopping downtown regularly, so I guess they all shop where ever it is cheaper.  I guess that is why they can afford to hold a parade.  The Scottish fellow said that Barings Bank failure Barings Debacle of the Queen's Bank lost a lot of money and failed, so I guess that is why the Queen Welcome to the official website of the British Monarchy can no longer afford to pay for all of the extra staff, the way they use to.  Whatever the real case, I was never on their payroll, so I still manage to survive.  I then returned home after my walk.  I put the bread products in the freezer, so I now have even more bread products in the freezer.  I was refunded $4 of the $19 that Chase over charged me, but I still have to take up the matter of the $15 over charge for having less than $300 in my Chase account along with the matter that they never notified me about the change in their banking procedures, and I have to find out what to expect from them in the future.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/21/09 Saturday 8:00 P.M..  I made and ate http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pbf.htm, and I also had a glass of watered down passion punch.  The St. Patrick's Day parade in Greenwich, Connecticut is suppose to be tomorrow afternoon, Sunday March 22, 2009 around 2 P.M..  The last time I looked there was a big hole dug in front of the Knapp funeral home and another one down at the bottom of Greenwich Avenue next to the new construction project, so the parade will have to detour around those construction holes.  The Irish in this area are so afraid of wolves, they usually show up with a few Irish wolf hounds in the parade, but the truly Nordic people keep Russian wolf hounds around.  When I knew Louis Rosenstiel he used to walk the Conyers Farm property with three Russian wolf hounds.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will shower and clean up, and I will go out for an evening stroll.  I need to buy hot dog buns, and that is about all that I can afford.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/21/09 Saturday 6:50 P.M..  I woke up at 2 P.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.

www.chase.com took $19 of money out of my savings account without my permission.  They charged me $15 for having less than $300 in my saving account, and they charged me $4 for using their ATM machine more than four times this month.  I used the ATM machine to transfer money between the saving account and checking account.  I have been told, one can use the Chase ATM machine as many times as needed.  When I called them up, they said they had changed their account regulations, and they had sent me a letter to the effect on March 9, 2009, which I never received.  When the bank opens on Monday, I will have to go in and see what the problem is.  It is my viewpoint that I am grandfathered in on my account, and they can not start making unreasonable charges just to increase their profits.  They usually cooperate with me, since I have covered their branches the last few years, they have started banking out here. 

I chatted with a relative and a friend.  Last night I did a Vista Complete PC backup from the first hard drive to the second hard drive.  This afternoon, I did one to the second partition on the first hard drive and also the Maxtor external hard drive.

There is a program on the Turner movie channel about somebody stranded in Alaska called "Never Cry Wolf".

Last night when I was out, the only automobile moving around was an older gold Cadillac.

If one needs Scottish Security, there used to be a office on West 72nd street in Manhattan for the Scottish Guard Corporation, but I do not know if they are still around or not.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/21/09 Saturday 4:55 A.M..  I am now going to shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.   Have a good morning.  High today of 46 degrees Fahrenheit and sunny and partly cloudy.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/21/09 Saturday 3:50 A.M..  When I tried to install Internet Explorer 8 for Vista, I got an "incorrect parameter" error message when it was unpacking itself, thus I will not be installing it.  I will now eat a sliced Virginia ham, sliced turkey, and sliced cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with a glass of watered down passion punch and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/21/09 Saturday 3:30 A.M..  I went downtown after the last note, and I mailed at the central Greenwich post office the PNY RMA package Priority Mail for $4.95 and .65 Delivery confirmation for $5.60 total.  I am not sure if the Delivery confirmation will work or not.  All I got from the machine was a receipt and bar code postage.  Possibly I needed to install a separate delivery confirmation form, which the machine did not dispense, unless one is suppose to use one possibly available in the lobby.  The machine seem to indicate it would dispense the delivery confirmation form.  I then returned home.  I installed a short extension cord from the upper left power switch on the control panels, and I plugged in the power adapter for the TV speakers on the primary Vista computer, so one can turn that on and off.  I labeled it.  I installed the Epson C120 printer on the power plug that is always on.  I also installed the Epson C120 printer with a direct cable from the rear of the CPU to the printer, so it is USB 2.0.  I took the Linksys USB 2.0 hub off the primary Dell Latitude CS laptop, and I installed it on the primary Vista computer controlling four other printers.  I moved the USB 1.0 hub from the primary Vista computer to the Dell Latitude CS laptop.  I will now install Internet Explorer 8.0.  CIO 

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I recieved the PNY RMA information.  I have it and the faulty memory ready to mail.  I will now go out and mail it at the Automated Postal Center in downtown Greenwich, Connecticut.  I can not do tracking there, but I can do proof of delivery.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/20/09 Friday 11:05 P.M..  I woke up at 1 P.M. today, when the ordered from www.fedex.com arrived,

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I went back to bed until 4 P.M.

For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.

I unpacked the digital converters and antennas, and I put them in the cabinet underneath the Sony television in the living room.  The Digital Signal is suppose to be available in this area around June 16, 2009.

I setup the Epson Stylus C120 printer to the right of the center LCD monitor on the primary Vista computer.  It works just fine.  I put the plastic bag with its information on the right lower shelf of the side board hutch in the bedroom.  It turns on with the top left control panel switch.  I labeled the switch for it and the storage device and also the USB hub on the Epox computer, and the HP laser printer on the Epox computer with its switch on the Northgate Syntax control panel.

I called up Newegg, and they are going to refund the money on the Newegg.com - PNY Optima 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory for $38.99 and $2.99 shipping for $41.98 total.  I do not have to send the defective one back in.

I chatted with a relative.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature, and I also threw out the shipping boxes.  I picked up the mail.

I reinstalled the drivers and program for the Samsung CLP 315 color laser printer on the primary Vista computer, and I have its program set to start up, when the computer boots, so it is always available.  I also have the primary Vista computer USB cable connected to it instead of the LAN network cable.  It works just fine. 

Last night, when I had the case on the primary Vista computer opened, I also installed a new primary IDE cable.

On the primary Vista computer, I did Vista Complete PC backups from the first hard drive to the two internal hard drive partitions.

I chatted with a relative.

I made and ate http://www.geocities.com/mikelscott/pbf.htm, and I also had a glass of watered down passion punch.

I showered, and I cleaned up.  I watered the plants.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/20/09 Friday 6:55 A.M..   I ate a sliced Virginia ham, sliced turkey, and sliced cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with a glass of watered down passion punch and a dill pickle slice and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go back to bed soon.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/20/09 Friday 6:00 A.M..  I woke up yesterday morning at 8 A.M..  I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I went back to bed until 10:30 A.M..  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I watched a bit of television.  I chatted with a friend.  I ate a sliced Virginia ham, sliced turkey, and sliced cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with a glass of watered down passion punch and a dill pickle slice and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of pringle sour cream and onion potato chips.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I threw out the garbage.  I went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  I then went to my usual 3 P.M. appointment.  I then returned home.  I picked up the mail.  I chatted with a friend.  I went to bed until 10 P.M..  I ate a sautéed hamburger with sautéed slice onions and sliced processed cheese on a hamburger bun with ketchup and my usual vegetable mixture and a glass of watered down passion punch.

I started up the primary Vista computer, and it would not work.  I checked it out, and the it appears the new Newegg.com - PNY Optima 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory for $38.99 and $2.99 shipping for $41.98 total had failed.  I tested it in the FIC server, and it did not work, and I tested it alone in the bedroom Gigabyte computer which has the same motherboard as my primary Vista computer, and it only posts half a gigabyte of memory.  I can not return it to Newegg, since I have sent in the rebate with the package UPC code, so I applied for an RMA from www.pny.com .  Thus I am only running the primary Vista computer on two gigabytes of memory.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/18/09 Wednesday 11:50 P.M..  I was out of hot dog buns, so I ate two hotdogs on hamburger buns with mustard and ketchup and a dill pickle slice and watered down passion punch. To put hotdogs on a hamburger bun, after one cooks them for about 80 seconds in a microwave proof container in the microwave oven, one slices them in half each way into quarters and lays them on the hamburger bun.  I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I have my usual 3 P.M. appointment tomorrow on Thursday afternoon.  CIO

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Note: <888> 03/18/09 Wednesday 9:15 P.M..  I took a nap on the Scott family sofa.

In the 15th century in the Netherlands, when there was economic turmoil, the Dutch used tulip bulbs for money.  Since the United States currency seems to be worth less anymore, you might want to exchange it for tulip bulbs.  You can buy tulip bulbs from Holland, Michigan at Tulip Time Festival and http://www.veldheer.com/ and Premium Dutch flower bulbs - Garden tulips, daffodils and more - Brecks.com and Fabulous garden plants, trees and bulbs at bargain prices - MichiganBulb.com and Spring flower bulbs, flower bulbs for spring and Tulip Bulbs page 1 of 3 - Dutch Village - Holland, Michigan of course you could always order them from the Netherlands bulbsdirect .  I do not know that much about gardening, but the last time I planted tulip bulbs was when I built the garage apartment in Plandome Manor, Long Island.  I was advised by the family out there to plant them in the fall before the ground freezes.

I chatted with a relative.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/18/09 Wednesday 6:05 P.M..  I woke up at 6 A.M. this morning, and I watched the first half of the original movie "Lost Horizons", and then I went back to bed until 11 A.M..  While awake, I ate a bowl of reduced fat Cheez-its.  When I got up at 11 A.M., for breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went to my dermatologist appointment at 1:30 P.M. at the outpatient clinic at the Greenwich Hospital.  Although I have a couple of new small moles, I do not have any spots from the sun on my body that I need to worry about.  I should see the dermatologist once  a year.  I then went downtown, and I went by the Merry Go Round Mews thrift shop.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank just west of Greenwich Avenue.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I then returned home.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I picked up my mail.  I ate a sliced Virginia ham and sliced turkey and sliced processed cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with low fat mayonnaise and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a glass of watered down passion punch.  I chatted with a relative.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/18/09 Wednesday 1:25 A.M..  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer.  I have a 1:30 P.M. appointment today with the dermatologist to check out a new small flat black spot on my right rear shoulder.  After all of the years in the sun when I was younger, I have to keep an eye out for any in case they might become malignant.  CIO

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Note: <888> 03/17/09 Tuesday 9:50 P.M..  I woke up at 2:30 P.M. this afternoon.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes. 

The order with tracking of UPS: Tracking Information on the order for Labtec Stereo Speakers with Bass Port & Volume Control - eBay (item 170306079558 end time Mar-26-09 14:55:21 PDT) for $8.99 with free shipping arrived.  I connected the up the K-world TV adapter on the primary Vista computer, and one turns them on with the power strip switch on the control panel when watching TV on the 22 inch LCD monitor.  I moved the Jensen speakers to the primary Dell Latitude CS laptop computer.  One turns them on with the button on the side of the primary Jensen speaker.

I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.

I stopped by CVS briefly.  I chatted with another walker.  I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts center.

I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I read P.C. World magazine.    There is a computer supplier in Hollywood, Florida that has 200,000 parts at www.impactcomputers.com .  I chatted with a couple of staff members.

I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two 12 ounce package of Kraft 2% milk Swiss slices of processed cheese for $2.50 each, a 64 ounce container of Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $3, slices of Deli Virginia ham for $5.99 a pound for $6.14, a 13.5 ounce box of reduced fat Cheez-its for $2.50, and fresh Chiquita bananas for .68 a pound for $1.49 for $18.13 total.

I chatted with one of Rudy's limousine people driving a new black Cadillac limousine about www.cadillac.com .

I returned home, and I picked up the mail.  I put away my groceries.  When I went out, I threw out the shipping box.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now make a omelet with processed cheese and grated Parmesan and Romano cheese, and six strips of fried bacon, and a toasted English muffin with olive oil and a glass of watered down passion punch.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/17/09 Tuesday 7:45 A.M..  I finally got all three PNY one gigabyte memory strips working in the primary Vista computer.  In the CMOS setting on the 7th page http://mikelouisscott.com/gig1-bios.htm , I changed the DRAM setting from Auto to 266 MHZ, and the primary Vista computer works just fine with all three memory strips.  I took the new PNY memory strip out the FIC server, and I put it in the primary Vista computer with the pair of fairly new one gigabyte PNY memory strips.  I took the generic 1 gigabyte memory strip out of the bedroom Gigabyte computer, and I put it in the FIC server, so it still has three gigabytes of memory.  I took the  one gigabyte Crucial memory strip out of the Abit computer, and I put it with an identical one in the Epox computer, so it still has two gigabytes.  I moved the two half gigabyte memory strips from the Epox computer to the Abit computer, so it now has four half gigabyte memory strips for two gigabytes total.  I put the quarter gigabyte memory strip back in the bedroom gigabyte computer, so it now has 1.25 gigabytes of memory.  All systems seem to work just fine.  I filled out the PNY $10 mail in rebate information, and I mailed it downstairs.  I threw some garbage outside, and I chatted with a couple of neighbors.  I let a health care worker in the building.  I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I will eat a toasted English muffin with olive oil before going to bed.

Current configuration is http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm .  I have yet to change the pictures in the page to reflect the current monitors in the current setup.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/17/09 Tuesday 12:50 A.M..  I woke up at 1:30 P.M. yesterday afternoon.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes. 

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Tracking is Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! on the order for Newegg.com - PNY Optima 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory for $38.99 and $2.99 shipping for $41.98 total arrived.  It also has a $10 mail in rebate, so it will eventually cost me $31.98 after I receive the rebate. 

I installed it in the primary Vista computer as the third memory chip, and the primary Vista computer started freezing again.  It is not identical to the other two pairs of PNY 1 gigabyte memory that I have.  I went through the tedious process of swapping memory around with it from other computers, and the only solution is the pair of new PNY 1 gigabyte memory that I had already installed.  I took out the second Netgear GA311 LAN card from the primary Vista computer, and I put it in the Abit computer replacing the Netgear FA311 LAN card that would not work in it.  I took the two 1 gigabyte PNY memory chips out of the Abit computer, and I put them in the FIC server with the new 1 gigabyte PNY memory chip, so the FIC server now has 3 gigabytes of memory.  I had already moved the generic 1 gigabyte memory chip from the Abit computer to the Bedroom Gigabyte computer, so it still has two gigabytes of memory.  I moved the Crucial 1 gigabyte memory chip and the two CompUSA half gigabyte memory chips from the FIC server to the Abit computer.  This all took a bit of time.  I tried testing the primary Vista computer with out the Netgear LAN cards and also with out the Crucial Turbo Boost pen drive, and it still froze, when I had three one gigabyte memory chips in it.  Thus I have it all set up as best as I can do on my limited budget, but they all work just fine.

Current configurations are here http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm .

I chatted with a relative.  I removed the powered FM antenna from the Abit computer, because it did not work, and I stored it in the beer mug to the right of the stereo system, and I used an old telephone cable with coaxial connector to connect the FM antenna port on the Leadtek TV card in the Abit computer to the FM antenna connected to the shortwave radio, and now FM works just fine on the Abit computer.

I ate two hotdogs on buns with ketchup and mustard and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a glass of watered down passion punch.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/16/09 Monday 2:30 A.M..  Clear and cloudy today with a high of 50 degrees Fahrenheit.  It looks like it might be an early spring.  Some bulbs are coming out in front of our building.   

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Well not much happening now.  I might read a bit of the book about the NSA, or I might go to bed soon.  Have a good morning.  From my viewpoint, the daytime people are probably still around, but there are not many people out and about at night.  Of course with the Greenwich Hospital downtown, they have staff working 24/7, so frequently some of their personnel are moving around at all hours of the day.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/16/09 Monday 1:15 A.M..  The Curse Of Colonel Sanders - Forbes.com

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BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Arctic diary: Explorers' ice quest  CIO

Note: <888> 03/16/09 Monday 12:40 A.M..  In front of T-Mobile on Greenwich Avenue, they left out a fairly new white toaster oven with two slice toaster.  I do not know if it works or not.  I do not need one.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/15/09 Sunday 11:55 P.M..  I woke up at 4 P.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I chatted with a relative and two friends.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks before and after the walk.  I chatted with a relative twice on the wireless telephone.  I saw the Space Shuttle NASA - Shuttle and Station fly by in the southeastern night sky about 4.5 minutes after the launch at 7:42 P.M. E.D.T..  It is fairly easy to recognize, and it went by a lot faster than a jet.  The night sky was clear enough to view it from the veterans monument across the street from the senior and the arts center.  I chatted with a local before I began my walk, and Greenwich is not holding the St. Patrick's Day parade until next Sunday.  I guess they have to round up some Irish to hold the parade.  I chatted with a visitor from Southern China whom seemed to be well informed about Greenwich.  I told him a few other facts that he might not know.  I was told there is work in high tech in China, and he suggested that I move to China, but I do not think I could deal with the language barrier.  I gave him a calling card.  I stopped by CVS, and although they are advertising the Digital TV coupons worth $40 can be used on the Craig converter for $50 less $40 coupon, they are sold out of the digital converter boxes.  I bought three 1 liter bottles of CVS oral mouth rinse for $2.99 each and .54 tax for $9.51 total.  I completed my walk.  I chatted with the staff at Starbucks about a friend from Brazil that recently showed up here wearing Dutch clogs, so maybe he started a new coffee shop in Amsterdam in the Netherlands.  I then went by the A&P Fresh.  I bought buy one six pack of Thomas' English muffins with nooks and crannies for $3.39 both and a 18 ounce package of OnCore frozen sliced turkey meat in gravy for $3.29 for $10.07.  The charged me more, since at the A&P Fresh when one uses Food Stamps, they can not give you the discount on sale items, which seem weird.  I chatted with the staff about the price of tea in China.

I then returned home, and I ate the same reheated dinner as last night, and I will now drink a cup of Salada green tea with a package of splenda and lemon juice.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/15/09 Sunday 7:55 A.M..  http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2009/03/14/wolf.tweel.tech.cnn , airless tire

Well, I did some bottom fishing on the internet.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.

Police, residents clash at Wilbur Peck - Greenwich Time

Town unemployment hits record high - Greenwich Time  CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 03/15/09:

Note: <888> 03/15/09 Sunday 6:05 A.M..   Andrew Jackson Birthday

Julius Caesar, Ides of March

Czar Nichols II abdicates

Dallas' King Tut exhibit draws big crowd

Centre of Exchange and Research in Volcanology

KU Department of Geology

Alaska Volcano Observatory - Redoubt - Activity Page

Tracking is Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! on the order for Newegg.com - PNY Optima 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory for $38.99 and $2.99 shipping for $41.98 total.

Albert Einstein Yesterday

Ordersmokesdirect.com tax increase of $8 a carton on March 27, 2009

Night Launch NASA - Shuttle and Station .  It is suppose to be partly cloudy and 45 degrees Fahrenheit around launch time here, so there is a chance that we might see it fly by up in the southeastern sky.  NASA - NASA Sets Saturday Briefing For Discovery's STS-119 Mission scheduled launch at 7:43 P.M. this evening Eastern Daylight Time.

I wonder if they still use Lanzarote as a ground monitor station for the shuttle.  Few people seem to know this.

I will now send out my weekly notes.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/15/09 Sunday 4:25 A.M..  I made two copies of my Social Security statement.  They seem to be missing the information on quite a few jobs that I have had over the years, but I guess the government does that for security purposes.  In other words politicians come and go while I always seem to stay here like the Maytag repairman.

Well, in the Holland, Dutch, Netherlands culture, cleanliness is next to godliness www.hourofpower.org , so some people take house cleaning quite seriously based on what they can afford.

I chatted with a couple of out of town security individuals whom seem to watch too much television. 

My friend George Gordon Cary knows Dolan that owns Cablevision, and I do not even get a break on www.cablevision.com rates, so the $86 a month I pay for high definition digital cable television could possibly be lowered if I cancelled it, and I used the high definition equipment that I ordered.  However, I would have to pay $20 more a month for Optimum Voice free long distance to Canada, the U.S.A., and Puerto Rico.  Possibly since the Rockefellers use to own Doral resorts, they are down in Puerto Rico, so I could possibly contact them down there, but I have a feeling it is still too cold up here for them.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/15/09 Sunday 2:30 A.M..  I put away the laundry.

From www.dtv2009.gov , I received my two $40 Digital Cable coupons, so I ordered

the order for two Airlink101 ATVC102 Digital to Analog TV Converter Box with Remote Control (201-111) with Artec HDTV Flat antenna (201-107) for $81.99 using coupon code "digital80off", and you enter the two card numbers, expiration dates, and CVV2 Codes in the Order Notes, for $1.99 and $10.34 shipping for $12.33 total.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/15/09 Sunday 1:00 A.M..  I went to bed at 1:30 A.M. yesterday.  I woke up at 10 A.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I went back to bed until 2:30 P.M..  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I did some bottom fishing on the internet.  I ate a sliced turkey and cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll with mayonnaise and a dill pickle slice and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with some watered down passion punch.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by CVS, and I bought a 15 ounce Alberto VO5 herbal shampoo and one of conditioner for .99 each and .12 tax for $2.10 total.  I used the ATM machine at the Chase Bank at the top of Greenwich Avenue.  I finished my walk.  I sat out for a while.  I chatted with a local, and I chatted with someone from Argentina.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  They have a lot of old National Geographics piled up in the front room.  I then drove down by the waterfront on Steamboat Road.  They still have the pier barricaded off to keep people from walking out on it.  The new apartment complex across from the Delamar Hotel looks mostly complete.  There is another new house with terracotta tiles on the roof.

I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Gulf station next to the Greenwich Library, and I bought $8 of self service premium for $2.499 a gallon for 3.20 gallons for 38.4 miles driving the last nine days at odometer reading of 62256 miles for 12 miles per gallons driving in mostly local traffic.  I checked the oil, and it is fine.  I cleaned the windows on the outside.  I checked the tires for 32 PSI.

I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a top round roast for $1.99 a pound for $10.51.  At the Infiniti Dealership, they have one of those 2008 tiny fuel economy cars that everyone was trying to get a year ago, when gasoline was more expensive.  It is yellow and black.  I then returned home, and I picked up my mail.  I chatted with a relative.  I cut the top round of beef roast into about 1.5 inch cubic chunks with a serrated knife trimming off any fat.  I then ran it all through part at a time about 1/3rd full through the Cuisine Art with the chopping blade, and I turned it all into hamburger.  I then weighed out 7 ounce portions, and I made 12 hamburgers.  I doubled bagged them in baby carrot bags that I save, and I froze them all in the freezer.  The ones on the door are the older ones.

I made and ate my usual linguine and tomato meat sauce dinner with grated parmesan and Romano cheese, and I refrigerated half, and I ate it with a glass of watered down passion punch.  The fire alarm went off as I was finishing dinner.  I checked with the neighbors whose alarm light was on, and the neighbor was just cleaning her iron, and it set off the fire alarm.  She had called the fire department to tell them it was not an emergency.  The fire department and police arrived to reset the alarm.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I cleaned up after dinner.

I did two loads of laundry, and I have five minutes to go on the dry cycle.  I put clean linens on the bed.

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Greenwich should probably be this afternoon about 2 P.M..

One year of www.nationalgeographic.com magazine for $12 Order NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC today.

In mail, I received my statement from Social Security www.ssa.gov  of lifetime earnings and contributions, which is not much, since I am disabled.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/14/09 Saturday 12:30 A.M..  I ate two hot dogs on buns with mustard and ketchup and a dill pickle slice and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and some watered down passion punch.

I am watching Mission Impossible III on channel 737.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/13/09 Friday 11:30 P.M..  Federal CIO on leave following FBI sting at DC offices | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com

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Leonore Annenberg dies at 91; philanthropist, widow of publishing magnate - Los Angeles Times

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msnbc.com Video Player Japan Volcano erupts

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BBC NEWS | Americas | Hemingway legacy bonds US and Cuba

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | 'Supermodel' satellite set to fly

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NASA - Space Shuttle  CIO

Note: <888> 03/13/09 Friday 9:45 P.M..  I had a call at 10 A.M. this morning from a Minnesota Radiology survey that had sent me a letter.  I called them back to tell them it was addressed to wrong person.  I finally woke up at 2:30 P.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I installed the updates on the Abit and the Bedroom Gigabyte computer.  I also installed the updates on one of two partitions on the Epox computer.  The updates would not install on the Northgate Syntax computer, and the other partition on the Epox computer, probably because the server was busy.  I had a problem with the Abit computer crashing, and I restored the backup, but it still crashed.  I changed some of the CMOS settings, but it still crashed.  I finally removed the 256 megabyte memory chip that I put in this morning leaving it with 2 gigabytes of memory, and it works just fine.  I installed the updates on it, and I unchecked most of the startup programs by running "msconfig".  I then backed up the changes to the second hard drive. 

I watered the plants.  I chatted with a relative.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I picked up the mail.  I ate the same dinner as the previous six nights before yesterday.  The cold eye round is all gone now.  I made up another batch of passion punch.  I chatted with a relative.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/13/09 Friday 5:55 A.M..  After the last note, I took the older PNY 1 gigabyte memory strip out of the Abit computer, and I tested it with the two newer PNY 1 gigabyte memory strips in the primary Vista computer, and it definitely causes the primary Vista computer to freeze.  Although they are all PC 3200 one gigabyte DDR memory strips, the older on is made in Taiwan and the two newer ones are made in the U.S.A., so they probably are not identical.  When I put the older one back in the Abit computer, I also put in the spare 256 megabyte PNY PC 3200 memory chip in the Abit computer, so it now has 2.25 gigabytes of memory.

For the primary Vista computer, I ordered Newegg.com - PNY Optima 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory for $38.99 and $2.99 shipping for $41.98 total.  It also has a $10 mail in rebate, so it will eventually cost me $31.98 after I receive the rebate.  Thus the primary Vista computer will soon have 3 gigabyte of memory.  I am a bit tired, so I will now go back to sleep.  I will eat the last of the low fat Cheez-its and about 10 dried prunes.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/13/09 Friday 4:00 A.M..  I woke up at 1 A.M..  I had a telephone call at 8 P.M. from a relative on my answering machine.  I reviewed my notes, and February 17, 2009 was when I removed the third PC3200 one gigabyte PNY memory strip, and the computer quit freezing.  It is identical to the other two I have in the primary Vista computer http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm .  I doubled checked at www.pny.com and it is the correct memory for my motherboard http://mikelouisscott.com/gig1-bios.htm .  It is non buffered non ecc.  I did one other thing around the same time, and that is in the CMOS I disabled on the seventh page "CPU Host Clock Control", and I enabled "Spread Spectrum".  However, as I recall I did that before removing the third memory strip, and it did not make a difference.  The CMOS is still set up that way http://mikelouisscott.com/gig1-bios.htm .  I could try testing it by putting a third PNY memory strip back in, but I do not think it would make a difference, and the computer would start freezing again.  At the same time I removed the memory strip on February 17, 2009, I also just before changed the video cards around, and after that I still had the freezing problem, until I removed the third memory strip.   I am still a bit tired, so I will go back to sleep for a while.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/12/09 Thursday 6:45 P.M..  I ate two bowls of low fat Cheez-its along with a glass of watered down passion punch.   I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.   I guess I will be up earlier in the morning.  Low tomorrow 22 degrees Fahrenheit and high of 40 degrees Fahrenheit with cloudy conditions in the morning and sunny in the afternoon.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/12/09 Thursday 5:45 P.M..  I woke up at 7:30 A.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I made my bed, and I washed the breakfast dishes.  I did some bottom fishing on the internet.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went to my 11 A.M. appointment for my cholesterol blood test follow up a half hour early.  Since I have been taking Tricor, my cholesterol is 190, my Triglycerides are down from 413 to 280.  My good cholesterol is 38.  I need to continue to get more exercise walking done downtown, and I need to lower my high cholesterol food intake and lose about 30 pounds or more.  I have to make an appointment to follow up in July or August 2009 and get the laboratory work done again a week before.  If my cholesterol does not improve, they might put me on Lipitor.

I then went by the Greenwich Hospital Thrift shop, and I bought a Lithium electronic scale for $3 and a like new Ionic Pro Ionic Air Purifier Ionic Pro Ionic Air Purifier for $10, for $13 total.  I then returned home.  I put the air purifier on the lazy Susan on the center of the oak dining table, and I set it on medium to clean the apartment air.  One has to tilt it horizontal to reinstall the collection plates after cleaning.  I put a new Lithium CR2032 in the Lithium scale, and I had to bend up the metal contact underneath the battery a bit, and it works just fine.  One steps on it briefly to activate it, and then get off, and then one steps on it again to get one's weight.  I weigh 206.5 pound with my clothes one and no shoes.  I put it underneath the wooden stand in the bathroom on top of the other electronic scale.  I moved a few pieces of bric-a-brac around.

I chatted with a relative.  I ate two hot dogs on buns with mustard and ketchup and a dill pickle slice and watered down passion punch.  I went to my 3 P.M. appointment.  I then returned home.  I picked up the mail.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/12/09 Thursday 3:40 A.M..  I sent this note to  Metropolitan Police Service - Contact us with a general enquiry .  Note follows:

To: Metropolitan Police:

My web sites:

http://mikelouisscott.com/   and http://geocities.com/mikelscott/

I knew James Edward Eldert from Syracuse, New York from 1973 to 1982.  He was a neighbor in the U.N. neighborhood in Manhattan, Nantucket, and Key West.  His last known address was the Malibu Colony in California.  Jimmy once told me he worked for the Queen at Sandringham.  According to the internet his family are from Jeffers, Germany, and my mother's family were from Groningen in the Netherlands a few miles from Jeffers.  Jimmy Eldert is an actor, so he can look like me.  We do look a lot alike.  My father had the Queen's award in industry, and he spent most of his career in Europe and England as a chemical engineer. His name was Louis Dale Scott.  He passed away about 1989.  From what I can tell, since we lived in the same neighborhoods and had similar appearences, people seem to think I might be Jimmy.  Helen Kress Williams who was the head trustee of Vassar College told us in 1973, we had to keep an eye on Jimmy, but she never explained why.  I do know around Jimmy the important people tend to show up, and he usually seems oblivious to them.  He made a movie War Birds if you want to know what he looks like.  It seems rather strange that he maintains telephones in Florida and California, but nobody hears from him.  It is like he might be a pilot or flight personnel working out of your country, not telling people here that he travels.  Whatever, the case it is not really my business, but from what I knew about him his funds might have come from the General Motors automobile company, and with that company going bankrupt, he might be out of money somewhere in the world.  His grandmother was a Joy like Joy Street in Boston and Joy monument in Nantucket, and the Joys were also founding families of General Motors.  I once was offered a job at First Boston to be a trust officer of a horse shoe stable in Springfield, Massachussetts, and aparently the stable became General Motors.  I have met a lot of founding family members of General Motors, and from what I can tell they might have to get use to a different lifestyle.  It seems rather strange nobody knows how to get in contact with Jimmy Eldert, although in the 47 years of being around the Bush, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt group here in Greenwich, Connecticut, I do not recall ever seeing him, but only in the places I mentioned.  Jimmy use to wear a St. Andrews University jersey in Nantucket.  It is like he might be some sort of Secret Royalty.  I recall seeing the Duke of Windsor at the Waldorf Towers in January 1973 after he supposedly died.  Shortly there after in October 1973, I recall meeting Jimmy Eldert for the first time in the United Nations neighborhood, when he was 18 years old.  Whatever the real story, he might be just an upstate dairy farmer with lots of kids, but it is sort of strange he dropped off the planet.

 

Any thoughts let me know.

 

Michael Louis Scott

71 Vinci Drive

Apt. 206

Greenwich, Connecticut

06830-2902

U.S.A.

1-203-531-6754

1-203-532-5474

1-203-252-0709 wireless

email:mikescot@optonline.net

End of note:

I will now shut down the primary Vista computer.  I ate two bowls of low fat Cheez-its with some watered down passion punch.

I have a 10:30 A.M. appointment this morning, so I will have to be up at 7:30 A.M. to get ready for it.  I also have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon.  Thus it will be another one of those exhausting daytime routines, that one occassionally has to deal with.  I really do not like daytime activity, but sometimes one has to keep appointments.  I will thus take a four hour nap before getting ready.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/12/09 Thursday 1:20 A.M..   Jimmy Eldert's family were one of the original settlers in New Amsterdam Eldert family of New Netherlands - Genealogy and Lucas Eldertszen (bef1636-?)/Ancestors - Genealogy from Jever, Germany which is only a stones throw away from Google Maps Jever, Germany from Groningen, in the Netherlands where my mother's Bovan family is from, so thus we could be distant relatives since we once looked a bit the same, but he was better fed, but it might be just a generic look amongst the local population in that area.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/12/09 Thursday 12:20 A.M..  I chatted with Key West Hotel Resorts & Florida Keys Beach Accommodations - Casa Marina Resort Key West .  When I lived down there from the fall of 1976 to the spring of 1978 during the winter, I only weighed 125 pounds.  That probably was because www.nasa.gov use to train people in Key West, Florida and every pound of weight shot into space back then cost $2.5 million.   There were also a lot of skinny www.navy.mil pilots too.  I guess old fat people like me are not welcome down in Key West, Florida, even though I am pretty good on computers, I do not pretend to be as good on computers as some of these young hot shots.  Basically, you just go down there, and you live on orange juice, yogurt, oranges, Cuban sandwiches, beans and rice, and over a couple of winters, you tend to get rather thin and tanned, but when you come north, they think you are Puerto Rican, and since you do not know Spanish, you are in an awkward position in terms of dealing with the larger people up here.

On the primary Vista computer http://mikelouisscott.com/computer.htm , I do not think the third memory strip would work, even if it were new.  I have tried two other identical memory strips as the first two, and the computer froze randomly, and it also frozen with two different generic third 1 gigabyte memory chips, and it also froze with a third half a gigabyte memory strip, so although the specs on the Gigabyte motherboard say it is suppose to take three one gigabyte memory strips, I do not think it is worth trying a new one.  It works just fine with two identical new 1 gigabyte memory strips.  Since the primary Vista computer has not frozen since I took the third memory strip out, it would seem that was the problem.  Possibly there could be a hair or some other small item like dust in the third memory slot.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/11/09 Wednesday 11:40 P.M..  Vail Says It's Downhill From Here - Forbes.com

Sceptre Technologies Sceptre x24wg-Naga 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor $200

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BBC NEWS | Business | Rich list hit by economic crisis

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Nasa space shuttle launch delayed

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Battery that 'charges in seconds'

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Web founder's 'snooping' warning  CIO

Note: <888> 03/11/09 Wednesday 10:20 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  A lot of wealthy people are private.  However, as an economist, I remember certain interesting bits of information.  In 1976 when Nelson Rockefeller Nelson Rockefeller - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia ran for Vice President, he released all of his personal financial information, and as I recall Fortune magazine published a list of his assets and portfolio that were worth over a billion dollars.  As I recall it was a well diversified portfolio, but what I thought was strange was that he only had about 50,000 shares of Exxon.  It would be interesting to know what the same portfolio would be worth today.  However, that is probably only the domestic assets, more than likely like all of wealthy people they also have international assets.

IBM Stock Price IBM Stock Quote - United States and Microsoft Stock Price Quote.com U.S. Markets - Summary for MICROSOFT CORP (MSFT) .

Well, I guess Bill Gates is not down and out yet Bill Gates Personal Wealth Clock , but from around here, you might think that he was.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/11/09 Wednesday 8:30 P.M..  I woke up at 11 A.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I went back to bed until 3 P.M..  I ate two hotdogs on buns with ketchup and mustard and a dill pickle slice and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips with watered down passion punch.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I browsed the store circular at CVS.  I used the ATM machine at the Chase Bank just west of Greenwich Avenue.  After my walk, I sat out for a while, and I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with a regular.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a six pack of day old Kaiser rolls for $1.25, a 6 ounce jar of Gold's Hot horseradish for $1.50, a 13.5 ounce box of Reduced fat cheez-its for $2.50, a 12 ounce bottle of Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce for $3.39, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, fresh Chiquita bananas for .68 a pound for $1.58, broccoli crowns at $1.59 a pound for $2.02 for $15.72 total.  I then returned home.  I brought up my purchases and the mail.  I put away the food. 

I received notification from the state of Connecticut that my Food Stamps have been raised from $176 to $200 a month.   I have lost 10 pounds this winter, and I am now down to 205 pounds.

I put another $25 on my AT&T Go Phone for $26.50 charge, so I now have $82.35 on it good until June 9, 2009.

On the order for Computers All Services PNY Optima - Memory - 1 GB - DIMM 184-pin - DDR - 400 MHz / PC3200 for $26.80 and $3.99 shipping for $30.79 total, the amount was refunded to me.  It is on sale at www.newegg.com for $39 with a $10 mail in rebate and $3 shipping, but I do not think I really need it, so for now I will not order it. 

I have to make a $119 www.geico.com insurance payment in April 2009, so I have to save my money.

I have an 11 A.M. appointment tomorrow and another 3 P.M. appointment.

I will now eat the same dinner as the last five nights.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/11/09 Wednesday 1:45 A.M..  Tracking is UPS: Tracking Information on the order for Labtec Stereo Speakers with Bass Port & Volume Control - eBay (item 170306079558 end time Mar-26-09 14:55:21 PDT) for $8.99 with free shipping.

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I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good morning.  Today's high is suppose to be 53 degrees Fahrenheit with a few showers.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/11/09 Wednesday 12:45 A.M..  I went ahead and bought BOSCH 10PC TITANIUM DRILL BIT SET - eBay (item 360131579206 end time Mar-15-09 11:04:27 PDT) for $8.99 and $2.99 shipping for $11.98 total.  I figured they are the best value for the buck.  There is no point in having a new drill without high quality drill bits.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/11/09 Wednesday 12:25 A.M..  I already have this kit AS SEEN ON TV - 301 TITANIUM DRILL BIT SET - NEW SEALED - eBay (item 180307893148 end time Mar-19-09 21:49:10 PDT) , but one of its bits seem to have bent recently.

I could buy this kit to have spare drill bits NEW 14 PIECE TITIANIUM DRILL BIT SET - eBay (item 250382335615 end time Mar-31-09 19:51:53 PDT) , but I think I am good for now.

This might be a better kit BOSCH 10PC TITANIUM DRILL BIT SET - eBay (item 360131579206 end time Mar-15-09 11:04:27 PDT) , but as I said there is no rush.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/10/09 Tuesday 11:25 P.M..  I might order one of these drill sets or both a driver and a drill set, when I have the spare funds eBay Seller: rorytotherescue: drill set, Home Garden items on eBay.com .  However, there is no rush at the moment, and I could probably even wait to check out the Black and Decker store in Kittery, Maine this summer.

Sears sells this one Black & Decker 18 pc. Drill Bit Set - 71-931 at Sears.com , so I could check the Greenwich Hardware store to see if they have a competitively priced item.  They are a www.acehardware.com store, and they show this item Ace - Ace Tree: Tools: Power Tools: Drills & Screwdrivers: Power Screwdrivers & Nutsetters: Bit & Nutsetter Accessory Sets: Black & Decker® 60 Screwdriver Bit Set (71-962) , however they might have this Ace - Ace Tree: Tools: Power Tools: Drills & Screwdrivers: Drill Bits & Bit Sets: Specialty Bit Sets: Ace® 25 Piece Drill Drive Set (100308) which for $15.49, I might get, when I have the funds.  Of course this would be the better item Ace - Ace Tree: Tools: Power Tools: Drills & Screwdrivers: Drill Bits & Bit Sets: High Speed Steel Bit Sets: Ace® 114 Piece Drill & Driver Accessories Set for $24.99 and these other ones are listed here Ace Drill Bit sets.  However, at the moment, I do not anticipate any repair projects, but it does not hurt to be prepared.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/10/09 Tuesday 9:35 P.M..  I woke up at 11 A.M. this morning.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I threw out the garbage, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I chatted with a friend.  I read the two recent issues of www.forbes.com and the special issue, and I also read the recent issue of Computer Shopper and the past two issues of Maximum PC.  I went outside, and I chatted with a neighbor, and I picked up my mail.

On the order for Computers All Services PNY Optima - Memory - 1 GB - DIMM 184-pin - DDR - 400 MHz / PC3200 for $26.80 and $3.99 shipping for $30.79 total, I called them up, and it never went through, so the amount will be taken off my account in a couple of days.  I do not know if I will reorder it then or not.

About 6 P.M. the orders from the Black and Decker Outlet in Kittery, Maine The Kittery Outlets at 1-207-439-5681 a Power Tools: Black and Decker a Black & Decker Power Tools 3/8" VSR Clutch Drill/Driver with Storage Bag Model # DR330B for $39.99 and $2 tax and $8 shipping for $49.99 total arrived.

Also the order with tracking of UPS: Tracking Information on the order for two Logitech Cordless Click Optical USB Wheel Mouse - eBay (item 170306083663 end time Mar-26-09 15:11:21 PDT) for $6.99 each for $13.98 total arrived.

I put the drill parts that I have with the Black and Decker dill in its bags in its box, and I stored it in the lower left side of the sweater closet in the hallway.

I installed the two Logitech mice with their software on the two Dell Latitude CS laptop computers.  I installed them into the USB port devices, and I downloaded the software and installed it, and the software prompted me to install a more recent update.  I had to press the reset button on the USB device and the reset bottom on the bottom of the mice to reset the wireless signal, but now they work just fine.

I installed the updates on the primary Vista computer, the FIC server, and the two Dell Latitude CS laptops computers.

I threw out the shipping boxes.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now eat the same dinner as the last four nights.  I also made a couple of other telephone calls today to no avail.  CIO    

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I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  High today of 39 degrees Fahrenheit with mostly cloudy conditions.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/09/09 Monday 8:55 P.M..  I woke up at 6 A.M. this morning, and then I went back to bed until noon.   For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I made my bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I threw out the garbage, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I chatted with a friend who is going to visit out in Greenwich, Connecticut on Easter Sunday.

My friend want to know how to get television off the internet, and I told them about www.dtv4pc.com , but that costs $30.  If you look at this page wwiTV.com - The ultimate guide to Live TV webcasts. , you can get the direct broadcast links without paying any money.

I read the back issue of the recent computer periodical literature.  I then threw them out in the garbage.  I chatted with a neighbor, and I picked up the mail.

There still is a lot more jet traffic than usual.

I ate the same dinner as the last two nights.  I chatted with a relative, a friend, and two out of town security officials.

My relative in Vero Beach, Florida saw John Howard this evening Former Australian prime minister favors capitalism over spending to mend economy : Indian River County : TCPalm .

I bought Labtec Stereo Speakers with Bass Port & Volume Control - eBay (item 170306079558 end time Mar-26-09 14:55:21 PDT) for $8.99 with free shipping.  I will use them for the Digital Television on the primary Vista computer.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/08/09 Sunday 10:55 P.M..  I chatted with a relative earlier.  I microwaved a bag of popcorn, which I ate with a glass of watered down passion punch.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good night.  CIO

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I chatted with a relative.

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JustDeals.com Inc.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/08/09 Sunday 8:05 P.M..  I ate the same cold beef dinner that I eat after I cook an eye round of beef.  I went outside, and I moved my Audi to its usual place.  I chatted with a neighbor.  There is a lot of jet traffic Westchester County - AirportMonitor - by Megadata - powered by PASSUR, so I guess people are coming back from their weekends away from home.  Tomorrow there is suppose to be a high of 43 degrees Fahrenheit with rain all day.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/08/09 Sunday 5:55 P.M..   During the night, I ate 10 dried prunes.  I woke up at 8:30 A.M..  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.   I went back to bed until 11 A.M..  I did two loads of laundry.  I put clean linens on my bed.  I ate two hot dogs with buns and mustard and ketchup and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a glass of watered down passion punch.  I chatted with a friend earlier.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I went by the Chase Bank just west of Greenwich Avenue, and I used the ATM machine there.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I chatted with somebody from the Ukraine.  I chatted with a couple of locals. I browsed the circular at CVS.  I then returned home.  I saw two Maybachs driving up North Maple Avenue, as I was waiting for the light on Milbank Avenue.  When I returned home, I chatted with a relative.  CIO   

End of Scott's Notes week of 03/07/09:

Note: <888> 03/07/09 Saturday 10:00 P.M..  BBC NEWS | Europe | Dutch recover missing paintings

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The Greenwich Hardware store told me today, they had to lay off four of their staff members.  I told them that if one lives in a vintage 1920s type house the Wright Brothers Hardware store in Manhasset, Long Island carries a lot of the hardware items and other repair items for older houses similar to the houses in our area. 

The new building going in just north of the Knapp Funeral home where the Gap store use to be is going to be a Ralph Lauren store.  They already have a Polo store further north.  Of course there is a Ralph Lauren outlet store in Kittery, Maine Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store in Kittery, ME 03904 - Clothing Stores by Grayboxx at 1-207-439-6664 that might have what you are looking for at a cheaper price, and you could call them up, and they could ship it to you.

I chatted with a relative again.  I was told that Daylight Savings Time Begins this morning at 2 A.M. WikiAnswers - When does daylight savings time change in Spring 2009 , so you have to set your clocks and watches ahead one hour before you go to bed.  I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will set my time pieces ahead one hour, and then I will go to bed.  I have to do laundry, when I wake up in the morning.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/07/09 Saturday 8:05 P.M..  Somebody still answers the telephone here Embassy/Saudi Information , but Saudis do not drink liquor or alcohol, so they probably do not throw any parties.

Earn Extra Money—Fast!  CIO

Note: <888> 03/07/09 Saturday 6:40 P.M..  After dinner, I put the GEICO automobile insurance card that starts April 8, 2009 in the glove box of the Audi with the Connecticut registration.  I threw out the garbage.  I chatted with a neighbor.

At www.cl-p.com the actual amount of usage for February 2009 was $161.10 compared to $176.04 a year ago.

That is for 30 days.  The average temperature in February 2009 was 31.6 degrees Fahrenheit compared to 34 degrees Fahrenheit a year ago.

I used 808 kWh for 30 days compared to 966 kWh for 33 days a year ago.

I used 26.93 kWh a day compared to 29.27 kWh a year ago.

They still have me on Rate 5 delivery, although in early December 2008, I asked them to put me on the night rate.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/07/09 Saturday 5:20 P.M..  I woke up at 8 A.M. this morning.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I chatted with a relative and a friend.  I was told that houses in South Hampton are going for 20 cents on the dollar.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I chatted with a couple of locals.  I toured the Greenwich Hardware store, and they have an older model Black and Decker drill with a cord for $47 plus tax, so I think my newer model is a better deal.  I toured CVS.  I chatted with one of the local walkers for a while.  There seemed to be a lot of people out exercise walking today on the warmer day in the 60s degrees Fahrenheit.  I noticed Morgan's Interior Decorating on Arch Street is still flying the Swedish flags.  During my walk, I bought a Beginners Luck scratch card at the Greenwich Cigar store for a dollar, but I lost.  I did a get a horse shoe, but you need two other identical amounts to win with a horse shoe.  Scratch cards are very complex in Connecticut. I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a top round eye roast for $3.99 a pound for $14.68 total.  I used the ATM machine at the Chase Bank at the Stop and Shop plaza.  I then returned home.  I picked up the mail.  I got my new www.geico.com registration cards, so starting in April 2009, I have to start making the four GEICO insurance payments on the six month policy, so I will not have extra money for computer parts.  I do not really need any other parts anyway.  I also got my www.cl-p.com bill, and the amount of usage for February 2009 was $161.10 which has already been paid.  It is so low, because I do not use the electric heat.  I am cooking the eye round roast the way I usually do.  I will eat two half inch thick slices with steamed vegetable with olive oil and watered down passion punch and vegetable water Salada green tea with splend and lemon juice.  I will refrigerate the remaining eye round in a Rubbermaid Container.  The last time we had a recession, they made the Aga Khan the U.N. High Commissioner for refugees, and the country came out of a recession.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/07/09 Saturday 12:10 A.M..  About the only thing unusual going on in my field of focus on the internet is Alaska Volcano Observatory - Redoubt - Activity Page .  Of course there are 75,000 volcanoes on the planet Earth, so it is usually the one that one forgets about that causes all of the trouble.  In any case, we did seem to have had a colder winter this winter, but as I recall it was not as cold as the winters of 1981 and 1982, when I was living in General William Westmoreland's wife's family town house on West 74th street in Manhattan with the wife of a www.state.gov official.  However back then the Saudi Arabian Flag was always flying next door the U.S. flag at the Waldorf Astoria, so some people had a bit of heat in Manhattan.  I had a $5 black and blue street vendor parka that was about a half inch thick, but I was younger then.  On cold winter's nights I frequently found shelter in a pub behind the Natural History Museum, and about the only thing unusual that happened in the Columbus Avenue neighborhood was John Lennon was shot, and as I recall a Chicago Pizza joint called Pizza Uno moved in the neighborhood behind the Natural History Museum.  Since I did not have a car after the week of election day 1980 until about October 1986 in Greenwich, I did a bit of walking where ever I was including my December 1980 trip to Frankfurt, Germany and my February 1983 trip to Oslo, Norway.  Alas nobody wanted to keep me in those countries, so I was left returning back to this area, where they all seem to think I am a foreigner, although the Scott family has lived here and it is well documented for 400 years.  Of course some people just think we are in the toilet paper business, but that is another branch of the family.  As far as I know we are a railroad family from Champaign, Illinois with minor investments in farming, and alas, since I do not know either business too well, I branched out into my own computer efforts many years ago.  There are other branches of the family that are more prosperous, but I think the branches of the family that are more prosperous in the New York area might be more recent arrivals.  Whatever, the real case I have a certain level of experience in computers that some people probably do not have.  Also I learned to type, when I was about 15 years old at the Eastern Middle summer school in Greenwich, Connecticut.  I think we used IBM electric typewriters.  My high school graduation gift was a Smith Corona typewriter that I used through college.  I think I gave it to a relative or the Hospital Thrift shop, once I was into computers.  I still have a typewriter here that I never use that a relative gave me.  However, since in school I was somewhat technical, I was not very good in grammar and punctuation and spelling.  However, the Microsoft Word Processor helps with the spelling. 

From a more academic point of view, I do not know much about Wall Street, but I do know a little bit about Economics, since I have a B.A. degree in Economics from www.lfc.edu .  Alas, when Jim Warburg wrote my recommendation to study Economics at Lake Forest College to Mr. Douglas, there were two different Mr. Douglas in Lake Forest, Illinois.  One was the President of Quaker Oats, and the other one had been Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Secretary of the www.airforce.mil , so I probably ended up dealing with both groups.  I do eat Quaker old fashioned oatmeal for breakfast, and I have lived around the Quakers in Nantucket and Greenwich and Long Island, but here and Nantucket and elsewhere, including Manhattan, there were also quite a few people from the Air Force.  It is my viewpoint that since I never seem to get a regular job, I spend most of my time giving free advice to people whom only seem to know television reality.

Whatever the real story as far as I am concerned, you would have to study my over 10,000 pages on my web site to get a better picture of it all, and I obviously can not give it all out in a ten minute summary or a one page summary, for those people with short attention spans.

I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Stay warm.  High today of 58 degrees Fahrenheit.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/06/09 Friday 10:45 P.M..  I ordered a third identical memory strip for my primary Vista computer Computers All Services PNY Optima - Memory - 1 GB - DIMM 184-pin - DDR - 400 MHz / PC3200 for $26.80 and $3.99 shipping for $30.79 total.  However, when I placed the order, I got a page of Oracle Data errors, but the charge came off my account.  I emailed them about it.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/06/09 Friday 9:30 P.M..  After my walk today, I also went by the Greenwich Library.  Quite a few of the regulars seem to be missing.  CIO

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Note: <888> 03/06/09 Friday 6:05 P.M..  I went out after the last note.  I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I chatted with a local.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  I stopped by CVS, and I read the store circular.   I finished my walk, and I sat out on a nice day for a while.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 8 pack of Stop and Shop hot dog buns for $1.67, a 3 liter container of Filipo Bario extra virgin olive oil for $21.99, four 12 ounce packages of Hebrew National reduced fat hot dogs for $3.50 each package, fresh Chiquita bananas for .68 a pound for $1.75, a bulb of garlic for $2.99 a pound for .42 for $39.83 total.  I then returned home.  I brought up my purchases and the mail.  I put the groceries away.

The order from Amazon.com: RiteAV - USB 2.0 A to Mini-B 5-pin Cable 15ft.: Electronics from the bottom one here from New York Amazon.com: Used and New: RiteAV - USB 2.0 A to Mini-B 5-pin Cable 15ft. for $2.99 and $4.99 shipping for $7.98 total arrived in the mail.  I put it with the Hawking wireless LAN device in its box in the bedroom on the Visioneer scanner to the left of the bedroom gigabyte computer.  I was told by the Black and Decker outlet in Kittery, Maine today, there is a lot of snow up there.

I will now make and eat the last of the same dinner as the last five nights.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/06/09 Friday 1:25 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I ate two hot dogs on buns with 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a glass of watered down passion punch.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will shower and clean up and go out downtown for a walk on a warmer day.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/06/09 Friday 12:25 P.M..  I woke up at 9 A.M. this morning.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I watered the plants.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I said good morning to some neighbors.

I ordered from the Black and Decker Outlet in Kittery, Maine The Kittery Outlets at 1-207-439-5681 a Power Tools: Black and Decker a Black & Decker Power Tools 3/8" VSR Clutch Drill/Driver with Storage Bag Model # DR330B for $39.99 and $2 tax and $8 shipping for $49.99 total.  I do not use a drill too much anymore, but my old Sears Craftsman Drill is about 30 years old, and it does not work too well, and I figure I wanted a corded drill because the batteries on battery powered ones can wear out.  They have three more left in stock, plus as I remember from last summer, they have a lot of the ones with batteries too. 

I will now shower and clean up.  It is a bit damp out today, so I might stay home and work at home.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 9:35 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Have a good evening.  Low tomorrow morning is suppose to be 34 degrees Fahrenheit, so it might be warm enough to go out for a morning walk after breakfast.  CIO

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Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 8:05 P.M..  I chatted with my neighbor about gambling yesterday, which I personally do not approve of.  My sole exposure to gambling is limited.  I mentioned that I had visited Arlington Race Track in Chicago, Illinois with Billy Morgan whose grandmother had a box there.  I once visited the old Paradise Island in the Bahamas Casino with a fellow Richard Mercy that looked like Prince Charles and his cousin Romsey along with the Shah of Iran's wife and her body guard.  I once drove through Las Vegas, but I was too broke to enter a casino.  I once went to Saratoga to the Travers with Richard Van Marter and George and Julie Cary, and I bet $5 on the winning horse Corporate Report in the Travers, and I won $40.  When I visited Oslo, Norway in February 1983 I went to the Bristol Hotel there http://www.thonhotels.no/bristol , and they had a small gaming room.  I stayed at the West Hotel in Oslo, Norway which was just behind the Royal Palace kongehuset.no - English , when King Olaf was King, and I used to see him walking around the park in front of the Palace.  My stepfather's son also owns a bed and breakfast near the Casinos in Eastern Connecticut.  I also use to be a neighbor of the Trumps, when I lived on Steamboat Road, so I used to see them around.  When I took the train a number of times from Florence, Italy to Spain and back, I might have traveled through Monte Carlo, but I never got off the train.  Thus my gaming experience is quite limited.  However, having been awake at night, so many years, I might have seen some gamblers who generally are late night people.  George Cary works for www.nyra.com and my neighbor told me he occasionally goes to the slot machine casino at the old Yonkers Rack Track, where they have five thousand slot machines.  They also use to have a card room at the Greenwich Country Club, but when I used the facility, I was too young to use it.  I also once went to the OTB in Norwalk, Connecticut and I bet on five shows for $2 each on the Kentucky Derby, and I lost about 15 years ago.  Over the last 26 years here in Greenwich, Connecticut, I have probably played about 70 scratch cards and lottery tickets, and I have won about $160 before the cost of the lottery tickets and scratch cards, so I am not what you would call a hard core gambler.  I was also at the Directors Room at the Queen Mum's Cup in July 1972 at the Fort Erie Race track outside of Toronto, Canada with the Cary family and the Queen Mum who presented the trophy with George Cary's mother.  I recall placing a few two dollar Canadian bets.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 7:15 P.M..  I transferred ownership to myself of the two Dell Latitude CS laptop computers and the spare Dell Latitude CS laptop motherboard at this link Dell - Ownership Transfer and on this page Dell - Ownership Transfer you can transfer multiple items.  You have to enter the Service Tag number, which on the Dell Latitude CS laptop is the five alpha numbers on the under side of the unit.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 6:15 P.M..  I moved my car to its usual place.  I chatted with www.ups.com making a delivery.   It does not seem to be too busy at the ice skating rink.  During making and eating dinner, I watched www.foxnews.com covering the deepening recession.  Not much seems to be happening around here.  Tomorrow is suppose to have a high of 47 degrees Fahrenheit, a high of 57 degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, and a high of 62 degrees Fahrenheit on Sunday, and a high of 52 degrees Fahrenheit on Monday with it cloudy on all of those days before it gets colder again, so possibly with the warmer weather, I might try to get our for a walk a bit more.  There is nothing I need to buy in terms of http://mikelouisscott.com/bf.htm off the internet, so I guess I will just continue to maintain my version of the status quo, as I have learned to perceive it.  I guess there are a lot of newly poor in the area, and they possibly could learn from my web sites about how to get buy in hard times.  Unfortunately a lot of the formerly prosperous business community really are not from this area, so when they become unemployed or broke, they usually end up returning to those places where they were originally from as opposed to roughing out hard times here.  Unfortunately for me, I am from here, so I roughed out the good times here, so obviously I will not be going any place soon except for possibly Greenwich Avenue some time in the near future.  It will be interesting to see if people can still afford to sit in Starbucks all day long like they did when times were better off.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 4:20 P.M..  I went to my 3 P.M. appointment.  I then went by the Greenwich Automotive Services Gulf gasoline station, and I bought $7 of self service premium gasoline at $2.539 a gallon for 2.757 gallons at odometer reading of 62,218 miles at 32.2 miles driven since two weeks ago at 11.679 miles per gallon driving mostly in local traffic.  I cleaned the outside windows, and I checked the tires for 32 PSI.  I then returned home.  I picked up the mail.  I said hello to some neighbors.  I will now cook the same dinner as the last four nights.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 2:00 P.M..  I chatted with the same relative again.

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I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will get read to go out for my 3 P.M. appointment.  I probably will be coming back directly from it.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 1:20 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/05/09 Thursday 12:40 P.M..  I chatted with a relative after the last note.  I went to bed, and I woke up at 8:30 A.M. this morning.  I made my bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out to the Greenwich Hospital Laboratory, and I had my blood drawn for a cholesterol test.  I then went by the Chase Bank just west of Greenwich Avenue.  I then went by the Wachovia Bank on Havemeyer Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.  I then returned home.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  The electricity went off for about a minute.  The Digital Cable Box would not work, so I called up www.cablevision.com and by turning off the power to the box and turning it back on, the Digital Cable television is now working.  I chatted with a relative.   I have a 3 P.M. appointment this afternoon.

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Note: <888> 03/04/09 Wednesday 8:15 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I am a bit tired.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  Tomorrow is suppose to have a early morning low of 10 degrees Fahrenheit, but it is suppose to be mostly fair and sunny with a high of 37 degree Fahrenheit.  I have to get up in the morning to have my blood drawn at the Greenwich Hospital Laboratory for my cholesterol test, and I am not to suppose to have breakfast, so whenever I wake up, I can not eat until I get the lab work done.  I could always wait for a warmer morning, but I have to get the lab work done in time for my follow up with the doctor who will review the lab test in about a week.  Stay warm.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/04/09 Wednesday 7:50 P.M..  BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | Seize the moment, Brown urges US

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Beatles stars to play charity gig

Notebook: Kennedy's Knighthood - CBS News Video

'Mockingbird,' 'Mercies' screenwriter Foote dies - CNN.com  CIO

Note: <888> 03/04/09 Wednesday 5:25 P.M..  I picked up the mail.  I got my rent statement from the Greenwich Housing Authority.  I chatted with a neighbor about the price of tea in China.  I will now make and eat the same dinner as the last three nights.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/04/09 Wednesday 4:00 P.M..  $2,000 Scotch $2,000 Glenlivet Scotch

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When I upload my files to www.geocities.com , the Nero Scout program in the My Computer folder was causing the file browsing to hesitate for a long period.  I found this page Help2Go - free computer help and advice - Disable Nero Scout in Nero 7 to disable it.  On my Vista computer, I had to do a Safe Boot With Networking, and then I got the command from the web page, and I used the Run Command, and I copied and pasted regsvr32 /u "%COMMONPROGRAMFILES%\Ahead\Lib\MediaLibraryNSE.dll" , which one can do with CTRL C and CTRL V, and it worked to eliminate Nero Scout. 

I checked the mail, and it still has not arrived.  I chatted with a neighbor. 

The neighbor wanted me to go to www.webmd.com and research "triglyceride" and print out what I can find.  I printed out about 20 pages of information, and I gave it to my neighbor.  My neighbor can not eat fish, so he can not get the benefits of Omega-3 acids.

I went downstairs, and I checked the mail again.  I put a new AA alkaline battery in the wall clock in the community room, and I took its clear plastic face off and reinstalled it, and I reset the clock hands, so they should not slip anymore.

The order from www.ordersmokesdirect.com 10 cartons of King Mountain Ultra Lights in a box for $18.49 a carton and $24.43 shipping for $209.33 total arrived.

The order with tracking of Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! on the order for Newegg.com - PLANTRONICS .Audio 70 3.5mm Supra-aural Analog PC Headset for $6.99 with free shipping arrived.  I put it on the second Dell Latitude CS laptop computer.   I moved the generic one from there to the Toshiba laptop computer.

The order with tracking of USPS - Track & Confirm on the order for two Amazon.com: 6ft USB Type A Male to Mini B (5 Pin) Male Cable: Electronics for a penny each and $5.96 shipping for $5.98 total arrived.   I put both cables with the Hawking wireless LAN receiver in its box.

I will now check the mail.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/04/09 Wednesday 12:45 P.M..  I ate two hot dogs on buns with mustard and ketchup and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle sour cream and onion potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a glass of watered down passion punch.  I threw out the garbage.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/04/09 Wednesday 11:30 A.M..  I woke up at 8 A.M..  The order with tracking of http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?ascend_header=1&clienttype=dotcom&cntry_code=us&language=english&tracknumbers=075570061351372 on the order for from Outlet Center: Hard Drive Sale | Seagate , I bought two Seagate 3.5 inch PATA Internal Drive 300 Gigabyte hard drive kits for $39.99 each and $7.99 shipping for $87.97 total arrived.  I stored the spare hard drive in the bookcase behind the Sony television in the living room.

For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.   I watched some television.  Not much new seems to be on television.  I threw out some garbage.  I said good morning to some neighbors.  I will now make up a fresh batch of passion punch.  CIO   

Note: <888> 03/03/09 Tuesday 10:25 P.M..  Since I was a Professional Dish Washer for about eight years during the last recession, I probably have thrown more hot water down the sink than most people have done in a life time.  It still bothers me to throw hot water down the sink, since it takes so much energy to warm it up.  One could use a heat exchanger on hot water waste drains to capture the energy and recycle it.  This evening when I made my usual vegetable mixture, which consists of putting about .75 inch of water in a plastic microwave proof pot about 5 inches in diameter and five inches high with lid from Wal-Mart, and then I add one medium potato diced into .35 inch to .50 inch cubes with skin, and about 10 baby carrots, and four or five small broccoli sprigs, and I microwave it with the lid on for four vegetable cycles on the 1100 watt G.E. microwave oven.  Instead of draining the water out with the lid down the drain, I put it in a cup with a salada green tea bag, and I let it steep during dinner, and then I drank it with a package of splenda and a couple of teaspoons of lemon juice.  When one steams vegetables a lot of the vitamins and minerals go into the water, so by drinking the tea made out of the water, one gets a bit of nutrition.  Also it tastes like a weak broth.  I also put a couple of teaspoons of olive oil on the steamed vegetables after I drain them.

I chatted with a relative, and I chatted with a friend about museums.  Apparently the Smithsonian Institute is getting a little hard up for money.  I am a bit tired, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I still wander if anybody ever found anymore dinosaur remains around the Walter Jackson School ditch on the southwest side of the play ground in Decatur, Alabama.  This coming morning the low is suppose to be 12 degrees Fahrenheit with a sunny day ahead, so stay warm.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/03/09 Tuesday 7:15 P.M..  It took a while to find, but here is the page with the external mirror 1 link for the Logitech ClickSmart 510 digital camera and web cam which is the same software and drivers as the 310 model Logitech ClickSmart 510 Driver for Windows 9X/ME/NT/2K/XP/2003/Vista/XP X64/2008 Free Download - Softpedia or http://www.logitech.com/pub/techsupport/quickcam/is730enu.exe .  You install the software and then reboot, and then it prompts you when to connect up the web cam.  It works just great in XP on the Dell Latitude CS laptop computer.  The software has a lot of features including motion detection.

I will now make and eat the same dinner as the last two nights.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/03/09 Tuesday 5:50 P.M..  The order for Logitech ClickSmart 310 Video WebCam and Digital Camera: 961189-0403 JustDeals.com Inc. for one cent and $6.95 shipping for $6.96 total arrived.  I assembled it including four AAA alkaline batteries in it.  I will install the software and drivers for it on the primary Dell Latitude CS laptop computer shortly.  I put it on the speaker behind to the right of the Dell Latitude CS laptop computer.  I had a called from www.ibm.com from a call center in India.  I chatted about the price of tea in India.  It was for another free White Paper.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/03/09 Tuesday 5:05 P.M..  I went out to my 3 P.M. appointment.  I then went to the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop.  I chatted with a local whose mother just turned 100 years old.  They are named after a soup company, so they are Scottish.  I advised him that older Scottish people seem to do better if they occasionally drink a little bit of Scotch whisky, if they are not using mechanized equipment.  I then returned home.  I noticed there was an ambulance and four police cars at the Day Care Nursery in the Church across the street.  I chatted with a neighbor adding antifreeze to his car.  Most antifreeze that is sold around here is 50% antifreeze and 50% water, but if one were driving north of this area, one would want a higher concentration of antifreeze.  However, with a higher concentration of antifreeze, one's car can overheat in the warmer temperatures of the summer.  I spent a dollar on parking to today with all of the first of the month additional activity.  I still have to pay my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority once the rent statement arrives in the mail.  Not much seems to be going on downtown, and everyone seemed to be a bit cold today.  I suppose with the colder winter, it will be cold right up to the first of June.  I think possibly I might be able to use my 8 year old G.E. Profile 15,500 BTU air conditioner this summer after they put in the new double pane windows.  Although it is too big to fit into the air conditioner opening on the new windows, I could obviously open the window, and install it the same way it was previously installed.  I picked up the mail, and I got the special issues of www.forbes.com.   CIO 

Note: <888> 03/03/09 Tuesday 1:55 P.M..  I chatted with www.dell.com , and they said once the change of ownership record goes through in  a couple weeks, they can generate a new administrative password for the spare Dell Latitude CS motherboard.  The building custodian showed up with three of the new window installers, and they checked out my apartment quickly.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go out to my 3 P.M. appointment.  www.ibm.com also called up, and they will call me after 4 P.M..  CIO

Note: <888> 03/03/09 Tuesday 12:20 P.M..  I woke up at 6:30 A.M. this morning.  For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I made my bed.  I chatted with a friend whom is back from Florida.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went out, and I threw out the garbage.  It was 11 degrees Fahrenheit this morning.  It looks to be a clear day.

I went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought two half gallons of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $3 each, two 26 ounce Bertolli Alfredo sauce for $2.50 each, four Barilla 16 ounce linguine for $1 each, three 48 ounce Ocean Spray cranberry juice for $5 all, two 48 ounce Quaker old fashioned oatmeal for $4.99 each, three 64 ounce Stop and Shop grape juice for $2.50 each, two 12 ounce Stop and Shop honey bear honey for $1.50 each, a quart of Stop and Shop lemon juice for $2.50, a two pound bag of baby carrots for $2.99, broccoli crowns for $1.79 a pound for $2.09, and a five pound bag of Maine potatoes for $2.99 for $51.04 total.

I then went by CVS, and I picked up a prescription.  I bought a 1.5 ounce Just for Men Touch of Grey medium brown for $6.99, and I had a coupon to get it free, so I got it for free.  It is quite busy downtown.  I returned home, and I put away my purchases.  I brought my folding cart along to bring up the heavy items.

I will now eat two hot dogs on hot dog rolls with mustard and ketchup and 1/5th of 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle low fat potato chips and a dill pickle slice, and a glass of watered down passion punch.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment today.  CIO    

Note: <888> 03/02/09 Monday 11:55 P.M..   The order with tracking of UPS: Tracking Information on the order for Dell Latitude CS Laptop Motherboard Used For Parts - eBay (item 370156230208 end time Feb-08-09 08:55:19 PST) for $19.62 with free shipping arrived.  I chatted with a neighbor.   The UPS delivery person said there was more like 10 inches of snow in this area.  I used the primary Dell Latitude CS laptop computer memory, LCD monitor, keyboard and hard drive to set up the spare motherboard.  However, it was password protected.  I tried disconnecting the CMOS battery, and that did not work.  I found the program latitude.exe and that gave me the Administrative password, but I still did not have the primary password.  I tried updating the CMOS from Version 9 to Version 12, but that gave me a new setup, and latitude.exe does not work with version 12 of the CMOS.  Thus I was locked out of the computer.  I searched Google for a solution, and there was no easy answer.  I filled out the transfer of ownership at Dell, and once that goes through, they are suppose to be able to generate me a password in a couple of weeks.  I returned the primary Dell Latitude CS laptop to its original state, and I packed up the spare motherboard in its bubble wrap.  It came with a 128 meg. memory chip and processor, so it is a good spare item, if I can get the password.  I left the CMOS battery unplugged, in case after a longer time it clears the CMOS.

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I ate two hot dogs on buns with ketchup and mustard, and 1/4th of a 5.5 ounce tube of Pringle low fat potato chips and a dill pickle slice and watered down passion punch.  I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  I have a 3 P.M. appointment tomorrow.  CIO  

Note: <888> 03/02/09 Monday 5:50 P.M..  Paleontologist tells of searching for fossils, eating bizarre foods - Greenwich Time 

Hockey Jamboree raise money for Boys and Girls Club - Greenwich Time  CIO

Note: <888> 03/02/09 Monday 5:25 P.M..  How to: Keep your laptop from being stolen | The Toybox | ZDNet.com

Tracking is http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?ascend_header=1&clienttype=dotcom&cntry_code=us&language=english&tracknumbers=075570061351372 on the order for from Outlet Center: Hard Drive Sale | Seagate , I bought two Seagate 3.5 inch PATA Internal Drive 300 Gigabyte hard drive kits for $39.99 each and $7.99 shipping for $87.97 total.

Tracking is Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more! on the order for Newegg.com - PLANTRONICS .Audio 70 3.5mm Supra-aural Analog PC Headset for $6.99 with free shipping.

The $2,000 car you can't buy - MSN Money

Snowstorm Causes Delays and Closes Schools in Northeast - NYTimes.com

American Red Cross: Change a Life Contest Entry

BBC NEWS | UK | Magazine | Can people unlearn their naked shame?

BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Mars had 'recent' running water

BBC NEWS | Technology | PC sales face 'worst-ever slump'  CIO

Note: <888> 03/02/09 Monday 4:10 P.M..  For the people whom can afford to drive to the western part of Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, Connecticut, there is now a new Mobil station there with a Mini Market and a Dunkin Donuts that is opened 24 hours a day 7 days a week, so there is now even more night time drop in spots in this neck of the woods.  Of course there is always the Shell Station on west Putnam Avenue and the Cumberland Farms across the border in Port Chester, New York, and from I can tell from the rear window my building the Exxon station at the entrance to Connecticut looks to be opened 24 hours, and of course the Colonial Diner downtown across the street from the Y.M.C.A. in Central Greenwich is opened 24 hours, but you have to drive outside of town now to find a 24 hour grocery store, but in far eastern Greenwich, Connecticut on East Putnam Avenue the CVS and the Walgreen's stores are opened 24 hours, and here on West Putnam Avenue, I think the McDonalds is opened until 2 A.M., and I think the Wendy's is opened until midnight, so people use to Big City late night hours now have more places to go.  I am about to drink a cup of Salada green tea with a packet of Splenda and a couple of teaspoons of Borden's lemon juice.  I do not know if the Mobil station at West Putnam Avenue and Weaver street has WiFi or not.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/02/09 Monday 3:30 P.M..  I woke up at 6:30 A.M. this morning.   For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I went back to bed until 10:30 A.M..  I made my bed.  I threw out the garbage, and I cleaned about six inches of powdery snow off the Audi.  The driveway was already plowed.  I made and ate the same dinner as yesterday.  I went back outside, and I drove my Audi in and out of its parking place to compact the snow down around it.  I chatted with a relative and a friend.  I was told by the relative in Florida that there is so much crime down in Florida with the recession on, that all of the gun stores are sold out of guns.  They are also worried that Obama plans to take away United States citizens' right to own guns.  I was told by a friend in Melville, Long Island, they had 14 inches of snow out there.  I chatted with a local walker, and I suggested they should put a pawn shop up at the top of Greenwich Avenue where the vacant ski shop is.  The town of Greenwich is so economically broke, they are planning to raise taxes to help pay for the money that was lost in the town of Greenwich Pension fund, which a lot of retired people depend on.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I went downstairs, and I chatted with neighbors, and I picked up my mail.  I also chatted with a relative in Texas, and I was told the United States Census bureau is paying $30 an hour to take census information in the upcoming census.  I chatted with a neighbor yesterday, and I was told by the neighbor, when he was driving back down here from up north, someone shot a bullet across his windshield, and I could see the mark on the windshield.   The neighbor use to fish as the same location at the Southwest Picnic area, where I was shot at with a high powered rifle nine years ago during the last week of May.  The neighbor use to fish there with a Greenwich, Connecticut policeman.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 8:50 P.M..  I chatted with a local fellow walker about the price of tea in China.  If you should ever need to Text Message someone, this free text message web site is at Free Text Messaging - Send Free Text Messages to Any Provider of SMS Texting..   The town of Greenwich, Connecticut or whatever will be left of it after the blizzard just sent me a dozen emergency notification telephone calls about the upcoming blizzard.  They are calling for 9 to 14 inches of snow, but no coastal flooding for people in low lying areas.  I have been awake since 9:30 P.M. last night, so I will now shut down the primary Vista computer, and I will go to bed soon.  From my viewpoint the town of Greenwich, Connecticut probably has less money in this recession, so they might not be able to meet all of the essential services some of the town residents have come to expect.  Since I am frequently on a night time schedule, I am not that well versed on the daytime activity around here.  From what I know, it seems rather strange that every time there is a major weather emergency, I have some unexplained computer problems, like I did this morning.  If you understand the nature of the internet, it could come from half way around the world, or the next room.  However, the problem I experienced today would lead me to believe that some party or parties gained access to my apartment while I was out for a walk and doing grocery shopping, since it seems unlikely the computer LAN drivers would be deleted, when the computer was shut down.  That would lead me to believe that someone knows how to gain access around the password, and how to get around my rather simple security setup.  However, since it frequently also happens on Thursdays, when I have a standing appointment, it is hard to tell if it is coincidence or not.  That is why I keep multiple backups and multiple computers and multiple spare parts based on my limited budget.  Since when I do not go out as much anymore, the systems do not seem to experience problems, it would lead me to believe that there might possibly be a problem with an unknown intruder.  When I first got into the personal computer experience about 20 years ago, I met someone who knows something about computer security, and he was on the Greenwich RTM that decided to rebuild this building and he was a personal friend of Nan Rockefeller.  Alas Roger Schultz may not be alive anymore, since he weighed over 600 pounds or more, but he did know quite a bit about computers.  I do not think he would be able to fit into my apartment at the moment, but he might be available for anyone else who can afford to feed him.  I do not have his telephone number or email address, but he lived across the street from The ABB Group - Automation and Power Technologies  which is a Swiss and Swedish engineering company formerly Combustion Engineering.  I recall the street was a side street just to the east of ABB off Long Ridge Road in Stamford, Connecticut, but he did not seem to prosperous in that it was only about a 600 square foot house, and he was doing some web design for Schweppes.com which is another one of those companies, you do not hear much about anymore.  He had a colleague from Vermont, he use to chat with frequently.   Well, have a good evening, and do not buy any snow shoes or bear traps, until you are sure you need them.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 5:55 P.M..  Latest information, on something that might make it colder next winter Alaska Volcano Observatory - Redoubt - Activity Page .  CIO

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 5:45 P.M..  I went outside, and I threw out some garbage.   I chatted with a neighbor.  Not much seems to be going on from what I can tell.  I guess with the upcoming blizzard coming people are getting ready to be inside for a day or two.  CIO 

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 3:20 P.M..  I ate a baked breaded and seasoned boneless breast of chicken breast with my usual steamed vegetable mixture with olive oil and a glass of watered down passion punch and the last piece of pumpkin pie.  I chatted with a relative.  I notified a few people about the weather.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 1:05 P.M..  Paul Harvey dies at 90; radio personality known for his distinctive delivery - Los Angeles Times

In Letter, Warren Buffett Concedes a Tough Year - NYTimes.com

Tracking is USPS - Track & Confirm on the order for two Amazon.com: 6ft USB Type A Male to Mini B (5 Pin) Male Cable: Electronics for a penny each and $5.96 shipping for $5.98 total.

Buffett Bloodied But Not Bowed - Forbes.com

Letter To Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders - Forbes.com

The Science Business by Matthew Herper

Aon Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre

JKASP-2009 Conference

University of York, Environment Department

Printable application forms for Graduate study - The University of York

Canada's Finances Turn Cold - Forbes.com

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | Shark attacks Australian surfer

BBC NEWS | UK | UK Politics | British 'careless' with liberties  CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 03/01/09: 

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 11:40 A.M..  I went out after the last note.  I went by the ATM machine at the Chase Bank just west of Greenwich Avenue.  I put my $10 survey check in their ATM machine deposit.  On the new ATM machine, one does not need to use a deposit slip or envelope for a check, one just puts in the check in the machine with one's ATM card, and it reads the check, and it will print out a receipt with a Photostat of the check or without photo.  I originally tried to feed an envelop in the machine, which I had saved in my glove box.  It took me a while to figure it out.  I clean up three Red Bull, one Budweiser lager, and one Jamaican lager beer cans from the parking lots adjacent to the bank and across the street from the Barcelona cafe, where the local youth tend to gather occasionally, and I put them in the Knights of Columbus planter, since there were no nearby garbage cans.  The have a bath shop there called Waterworks too.  I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I used the elevator at the train station going up, and I walked down, and I explored the dumpster area of the lower level parking area, and there is just discarded building materials there.  I chatted with someone at upper Greenwich Avenue from Syracuse, New York about a missing person from Syracuse, New York, so we figured he was probably K.G.B. all along, since nobody seems to know him in Syracuse, New York.  I finished my walk, and I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  Not much seemed to be going on.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought a 8 pack of Stop and Shop hot dog buns for $1.67, and a half gallon of Florida Natural orange juice with calcium for $3, a 12 ounce Gulden's mustard for $1.50, a 48 ounce Ocean Spray cranberry juice for $1.67, a 64 ounce Stop and Shop grape juice for $2.50, a 7 pack of boneless breasts of chicken for $1.79 a pound for $7.46, Chiquita bananas for .68 a pound for $1.82, and buy one get one free of variety of meat Ball Park hotdog franks for $3.99 both for $23.60 total.  I then returned home.  I put away my groceries.  I started up the primary Vista computer, and the Ethernet drivers were deleted on my primary Vista computer, and I then chatted with a local security person about the possibility that someone had entered my apartment.  I then had to go through the tedious process of removing the two Ethernet cards and installing their software, which I had to transfer to the computer with a pen drive, and then I shut down and reinstalled the two Ethernet cards, and the primary Vista computer was back up and running again.  It seems rather strange that I have computer problems, when the computer is shut down, so possibly someone does sneak into my apartment and cause havoc, but it still could be through the internet, by coincidence.   However, it seems strange that I do not have computer problems, when I stay at home for days at a time.  I think the local security official knows something, and more than likely like the www.fbi.gov , they will not tell us anything for political reasons. 

I faxed my Microsoft Money 2007 February 2009 income and spending report to an interested relative.   I will now send out my weekly notes.  Not much to report on.  I was told that we might get up to a foot of snow starting tonight National Weather Service Watch Warning Advisory Summary .  I am lucky I bought groceries, but a lot of people without spare money on food stamps can not use their new food stamps until the third of the month, so they might be starving around here, until their food stamps come through.  Anyway more than likely the third of the month will be snowy.   CIO

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 5:00 A.M..  I ate a fried six ounce ham steak with a three egg omelet with three slices of processed cheese and grated Parmesan and Romano cheese and a toasted English muffin with olive oil and watered down passion punch.  I threw out the garbage.  Well, I will now dress up warmly, and I will go out for a cold early morning winter's walk downtown on Greenwich Avenue.  It does not hurt to get some exercise, even when one is on a night time schedule.  CIO

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 3:45 A.M..  I put away the laundry.  When I am frequently on a night time schedule, I do a lot of the same things that people do on a daytime schedule.  However, there are not as many people awake here at night.  I could try to network with people at night here whom are awake in England, when it is daytime there, but alas the English still have not yet learned to communicate on the internet.  A lot of the Dutch speak English, but alas they are too busy growing tulips to network across the Atlantic.  I quite frankly do not think they are even too much aware of us over in Europe outside the small glimpse they get of us out of Hollywood, for the few of them that watch our movies over there.  From my viewpoint, when we get a few visitors here, there is just a bit more traffic, but nothing different ever seems to happen.  Now that the famous Rockefeller banking family is probably low on money, there will probably be less traffic in this area, with their numerous employees not moving around too much.  When I use to know someone over in Irvington, New York, who worked in the Chart House at night there, I would drive over that way, and there was not much traffic in the early morning hours, and there was just a Shell station opened at the Terrytown exit of I-495 and a all night diner, which is pretty much the same situation here.  I never saw an all night grocery store there, but we no longer have all night grocery stores here.  The A&P over in Port Chester, New York is opened 24 hours 7 days a week, and you can probably see some other night people shopping there.  Alas since I get most of my food money from Food Stamps, I can not use them in New York state.  I do not know what grocery stores might be opened in this area 24 hours 7 days a week.  There is a new Stop and Save just across the Greenwich border on U.S. 1 in Stamford, but I am not sure what there hours are.  There is suppose to be a wintry mix this morning, so I will not be venturing out to explore the exciting activity or early morning on Greenwich Avenue.  I have only found about $43 in spare change and cash on Greenwich Avenue in 26 years, so it is not very profitable out there during the early morning hours, but it can be a quiet exercise walk.  On weekend mornings after the sun comes up on Sunday, it is not too busy either.  I could look outside to check the weather, but there is nothing that I need to do downtown that can not wait.  I guess there are not too many late night early morning people around here anymore, and from my viewpoint, there were never that many in Manhattan besides a few pub crawlers.  I changed the calendars in the apartment to March 2009. 

The Spanish in their native lands tend to keep later hours, but that is because it is hotter in the daytime there.

I do not think the Spanish even open their dinner restaurants until 11 P.M. at night, so they tend to be up later, but around here, it is too cold for them, so there is not much late night activity around here except for shift workers.

Even up in Canada, I never noticed many people awake at night, so I guess most people seem to prefer a daytime schedule.  In Russia in the urban areas, they are suppose to have a lot of 24 hours facilities, but it is so dark there in the winter, there is not much difference between night and daytime.  I still have good night vision, but alas I manage to keep busy at home.  It tends to be colder around here until about the first of June.  However living near Long Island Sound here, it is warmer here in the winter than New Canaan, Connecticut, and it is cooler here in the summer than away from the Ocean, but since we are near too major highways, we have a lot more automobile pollution, not to mention what drifts over our way from New York City.

I have been in Washington D.C. on a night schedule and early morning schedule, and there is nothing going down there in the early morning hours either.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts there use to be a few people awake during the early morning hours, but college students have always kept different hours.  Not much going on during the wee hours of the morning in Paris, France; Florence, Italy, Athens, Greece; Istanbul, Turkey; or for that matter in Key West, Florida.  During the Viet Nam war, there were a lot more people working at night, but the current war is not as large as the Viet Nam war was.  I suppose during World War II, there were a lot more people awake at night.

Of course, since newspapers come out in the early morning hours, they tend to write and produce them late at night and the early morning hours.  There are probably still a few night clubs for visitors in Manhattan, but the ordinary people can not afford those.

Most people whom are awake at night working in this area are left with few alternatives but to come and go from home.

Urban areas have more night people, but they tend to be focused around the tourist areas.

Of course a lot of cleaning services work at night and a lot of maintenance is done at night, since there is less traffic than in the daytime.

Of course on week days, when our financial markets are closed, the overseas markets are usually opened, unless they have a bank holiday.

I guess from what I know the Europeans find us too tedious to communicate with us directly, and anyway they are programmed differently than we are. 

Now that the primary Vista computer does not freeze anymore, since I took out the faulty memory chip, I can write longer blogs.   CIO

Note: <888> 03/01/09 Sunday 2:15 A.M..  I woke up at 9:30 P.M..   For breakfast I ate a bowl of oatmeal with honey and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a glass of 50% passion punch and 50% cold filtered water with vitamins and supplements, and a cup of coffee with milk and splenda.  I washed the breakfast dishes.  I watered the plants.  I put clean linens on the bed.  I am doing two loads of laundry, and I have 10 minutes to go on the dry cycle.  I threw out the garbage.  I put Microsoft Money 2007 on the Northgate Syntax computer.  I am not able to back that computer up, but I have the original install backed up from when I had the beta of Vista Server 2008 on the Northgate Syntax computer, which had a backup program.  I now have Windows 7 on the second partition.  I printed out two copies of my Microsoft Money 2007 February 2009 report, and I will fax one copy to an interested relative, when the relative is awake.  CIO