08/31/15 Monday 7:55 P.M.  I watched the http://www.abcnews.com/ which had a report from David Muir at the http://www.vatican.va/ about the upcoming Papal Visit to the United States of America.  I ate some spring beans and triscuits with dip and watered down orange juice.  For dinner, I ate a 16 ounce Maria Callender chicken pot pie with mushrooms and cantalope chunks with watered down orange juice.  I cleaned the kitchen and started the dishwasher machine.  I will now watch some television before going to bed.  CIO

08/31/15 Monday 6:15 P.M.  I watched some of the business news.  I drove with a relative along the entire length of the Kennebunk Beach and back, and we parked for a while at the west end of the east beach.  One can park there without a parking permit after September 15.  We then drove along the Kennebunkport waterfront.  We went to Bradbury's in Cape Porpoise, and we bought a half pound of Boar's Head sliced deli roast beef for $9.99 a pound for $4.90.  We then drove out to the point at Cape Porpoise and back to my relatives' house in Kennebunkport.  I put the garbage can out by the street and the blue recycle bin for pickup tomorrow morning.  CIO

08/31/15 Monday 3:40 P.M.  I woke up at 2:20 P.M..  I watched some television.  I surfed the internet.  CIO

08/31/15 Monday 12:20 P.M.  I surfed the internet.  I watched some television.  I chatted with a relative.  I swept off the front porch.  I watched some more television.  I went downtown with a relative to the Kennebunkport post office.  We returned back to my relatives' house.  For lunch I ate a sliced turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise and potato chips and a glass of watered down orange juice.  I will now take a nap.  CIO  

08/31/15 Monday 8:20 A.M. I woke up at 6:45 A.M..  I ate breakfast oatmeal with Truvia sweetener and milk and a sliced banana, a blueberry muffin, two cups of coffee with Truvia sweetener and half and half, and a glass of watered down orange juice with vitamins and supplements.  I made my bed.  In the bunk room downstairs, I tightened the small screw that holds the toilet paper roll bracket on the cabinet.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  CIO

08/30/15 Sunday 7:55 P.M.  I watched the evening news and ate triscuits with dip and French cheese and watered down orange juice.  For dinner, I ate barbecued marinated sirloiin steak strips with potato salad and a ear of corn on the cob with butter and a glass of watered down orange juice.  I watched the national news and then Sixty minutes.  I will now go to bed.  CIO

08/30/15 Sunday 4:55 P.M.  I woke up at 4 P.M..  I put $10 on my H2O Wireless Cell Phone, so I now have $29.30 on it good until December 11, 2015.  I thought I was out of time, so I put $10 more on it, but maybe it was just the cellular connection through the AT&T network.  I chatted with a neighbor down in Greenwich, Connecticut.  CIO

08/30/15 Sunday 2:25 P.M.  I went out with a relative.  We went to the Ace's Hardware in Kennebunk, and I got a nine pattern hose watering wand for $9.48 with tax.  We then went by http://www.cvs.com/ .  We got some items.  We chatted with a neighbor.  I then drove south from Kennebunk along the back beach road to the west end of the beach and back east along the busy beach at low tide.  We then returned to my relatives', and we unloaded the purchases.  I put the new nine pattern hose watering device on the front hose, and I watered the front flowers.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/30/15 Sunday 12:30 P.M.  I moved my Volvo wagon off the front lawn onto the rear part of the driveway.  I watched a little bit of television.  I sprayed off the three rear green plastic chairs that had bird crap on them.  I watered the rear flower box.  I cut the spring bulbs back on the south end of the house.  For lunch I ate a sliced turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise and potato chips and a cup of clam chowder and a glass of watered down orange juice.  I emptied the dishwasher.  I folded some laundry and put it away.  CIO 

08/30/15 Sunday 10:45 A.M.  I saw some relatives off.  I went through my email.  CIO

08/30/15 Sunday 8:55 A.M.  I woke up at 7:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast oatmeal with Truvia sweetener and milk and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with butter, a cup of coffee with Truvia sweetener and half and half, and a glass of watered down orange juice with vitamins and supplements.  I will now make my bed, and I will then shower and clean up.  CIO

08/29/15 Saturday 8:00 P.M.  We watched the Travers race from Saratoga, New York.  We went out to dinner at http://boathouseme.com/dining/ .  I had the sirloin steak medium rare with mashed potatoes and garlic rolls and a glass of iced tea.  A relative also gave me some of their fish and chips.  We returned back to my relatives' house.  I will watch a bit of television before going to bed.  CIO

08/29/15 Saturday 5:05 P.M.  I woke up at 2:30 P.M..  I went with a relative, and we drove along the Kennebunkport waterfront to Goose Rocks beach and back.  I chatted with a friend.  CIO

08/29/15 Saturday 12:30 P.M.  I folded the dry laundry and put it away.  I watched some television.  I went out with a relative, and we went by Port Lobster and got some crab meat, and then by the Kennnebunkport hardware store.  We then drove back and forth the whole length of the Kennebunkport beach.  We returned to my relatives'.  I went back out to the Kennebunkport post office and back.  For lunch I ate a sliced turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise and potato chips and a glass of watered down orange juice.  I will now take a nap.  CIO 

08/29/15 Saturday 8:05 A.M.  I had a second cup of coffee with Truvia sweetener and half and half.  I started a load of wash, and I just started the dry cycle.  I watered the flowers in front, the rear, and the back deck.  CIO

08/29/15 Saturday 6:50 A.M.  I brought in the http://www.nytimes.com/ .  I ate breakfast oatmeal with Truvia sweetener and milk and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with butter, a cup of coffee with Truvia sweetener and half and half, and a glass of watered down orange juice with vitamins and supplements.  I will now make my bed, and I will then shower and clean up.  CIO

08/29/15 Saturday 6:15 A.M.  Before going to bed at 8 P.M., I watched Rick Steve's program on Edinburgh, Scotland on http://www.pbs.org/ .  They said this Tuesday night at 9 P.M. on PBS, they are gong to have a few words from Queen Elizabeth II.  I finally woke up at 6 A.M..  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 7:35 P.M.  I woke up at 6 P.M..  I watched the evening news and ate some baby carrots with dip along with a glass of watered down orange juice.  For dinner, I ate lobster macaroni and cheese and potato salad and watered down orange juice.  I will stay up another hour and then go to bed.  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 3:30 P.M.  I went out with a relative in my Volvo wagon.  We went by the Kennebunkport post office.  We then drove to Kennebunk.  I got $12 of self service premium gasoline at the Circle K Irving gasoline station for $2.749 a gallon for 4.367 gallons at odometer reading of 111279 miles for 139 miles driven since the Massachusetts turnpike for 31.830 miles per gallon in highway traffic.  I also paid $5 for the Deluxe automatic car wash which cleans underneath the car for $17 total.  We then went by Hannaford's for groceries.  We next went by CVS.  I then drove south from Kennebunk along the back beach road to the west end of the beach and back east along the busy beach at low tide.  We then returned to my relatives', and we unloaded the groceries.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 11:55 A.M.  I reheated and ate two chicken tenders with cold slaw and potato salad and potato chips and watered down orange juice.  I watched some television.  I chatted with the lawn person.  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 10:45 A.M.  I did some Mickey Mouse maintenance on the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop.  For some reason, it changed a little bit, so I put it back the way I like it.  Frequently my travel laptop seems to get messed up in Kennebunkport for no particular reason, unless some snake in the grass from Camp Devans fallows me up here, when I pass by them.  Stiil, at the moment the system seems to be running up to snuff.  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 9:40 A.M.  The yard person is cutting the grass.  I moved two of the family cars off the front lawn, so the grass can be cut underneath them.  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 8:50 A.M.  I watched some television.  I chatted with two relatives.  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 6:20 A.M.  I brought in the http://www.nytimes.com/ .  I ate breakfast oatmeal with Truvia sweetener and milk and a sliced banana, a blueberry muffin, a cup of coffee with Truvia sweetener and half and half, and a glass of watered down orange juice with vitamins and supplements.  I will now make my bed, and I will shower and clean up.  CIO

08/28/15 Friday 5:50 A.M.  I woke up at 5.30 A.M..

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Today is my Dutch Irish friend from Syracuse, New York's 60th birthday.  He was born on the same day that St. Augustine, Florida was founded.

Jeb Bush to scoop up campaign cash in Greenwich, New Canaan - GreenwichTime  CIO

08/27/15 Thursday 8:10 P.M.  I woke up at 6 P.M..  I watched the evening news while eating wheat thins with blue cheese and watered down orange juice.  For dinner, I ate baked breaded sea scallops, with mixed green salad with blue cheese dressing, and a ear of corn on the cob with butter and watered down orange juice.  I cleaned up the kitchen.  I will now go to bed.  CIO

08/27/15 Thursday 3:45 P.M.  I went out with a relative for an appointment.  While waiting for the relative, I went to https://www.facebook.com/pages/Razors-Edge/132929110084598 , and I got my hair cut short for $16 and $4 tip for $20 total.  I now have shorter hair combed straight back.  I chatted with somebody while waiting for my relative.  We then returned back to my relative's house in Kennebunkport.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/27/15 Thursday 11:55 A.M. $119.99 NeweggBusiness - Refurbished: DELL Desktop Computer Precision 690 Intel Xeon 5120 (1.86GHz) 4GB DDR2 160GB HDD Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit  CIO

08/27/15 Thursday 11:25 A.M.  I went with a relative for an appointment in Kennebunk.  I chatted with a friend in Greenwich on my wireless telephone.  After the appointment, we stopped by CVS in Kennebunk.  We then drove the back way to the west end of the Kennebunk beach, and we drove along the Kennebunk beach.  We parked briefly at the west end of the east beach and enjoyed the high tide view.  We then drove along the Kennebunkport waterfront and back to my relatives' house.  For lunch I ate a sliced turkey and Swiss cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise and potato chips and a glass of watered down orange juice.  I emptied the dishwasher.  We have another appointment in Kennebunk at 1:30 P.M..  It is not too busy in Kennebunkport with the New England schools going back soon, although there is still summer weather here.  CIO

08/27/15 Thursday 8:10 A.M..  I sat with a relative while the relative had breakfast.  I had another cup of coffee with Truvia sweetener and half and half.  I threw out the garbage and started the dishwasher.  A relative gave me a set of Queen size Main Street linens for my bed at home.  The relative also gave me a Map of Magellan lamp with a white linen lamp shade.  I chatted with a friend.  CIO

08/27/15 Thursday 7:00 A.M..  I surfed the internet.  I drank a cup of Dunkin Donuts brewed coffee which is quite good.  They sell it in big bags at http://www.samsclub.com/ .  I watched part of Morning Joe on http://www.msnbc.com/ .  It seems to be a nice quiet sunny morning without much happening right now.  A relative has a 9:30 A.M. appointment this morning, so that relative will be waking up shortly.  One of my last friends in New York State is moving off of Long Island today to the quieter life in Northern Delaware horse country.  Another friend is moving off of Long Island to New Jersey.  I guess Long Island is getting to be so congested and busy a lot of the long time families are moving away.  Alas Connecticut does not have that problem, because once one gets away from Fairfield County, Connecticut is still has its quiet New England settings.  The apples are beginning to fall from the trees in Maine.  I noticed one local resident has built a large wood pile.  This winter in Maine is suppose to be severe this year.  In Byram, the green crab apple tree across the street from the Mobil station on West Putnam Avenue is also dropping its apples.  Since I grew up in the International Corporation Network of families, my viewpoint is somewhat different.  Although I have met a great many people from England over the years, I have never actually visited England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, or Ireland; so my perspective is somewhat limited.  I also have met quit a few Canadians over the years, so it is not like I am an unknown factor in the north country.  Since I live at the Gateway to New England, I am now up in the heart of New England without my many New York City friends around to assist me in my daily activities.  I suppose there are a lot of other tourists in Kennebunkport this time of year.  The nearby Nonantum Hotel has power charging stations for three electric cars, if somebody is trying to drive an electric car this far.  Since I spent my younger teenage and college years in the cold country, I am used to expecting cold weather to show up sooner or later.  Still I have to deal with relatives that live in the warmer parts of the country in the winter, so they don't always understand my perspective.  I spend a great deal of time inside in the winter, so even in the warmer summer weather, I try to keep focused on my computer work.  The latest I have ever been in Kennebunkport is the third week of October.  Back in April 1977, I did hitchhike up to Portland, Maine and north to Bowden college.  I recall staying in the very nice Y.M.C.A. in Portland, Maine which I think had an indoor swimming pool.  Since I had my south Florida tan from the previous winter, they might have thought I was Hispanic, but I do not know Spanish.  I did go to the "No Nukes" Seabrook demonstration that spring with some friends from the University of New Hampshire which is not too far away from here.  I recall in the Van Demon library somebody had donated thousands of books on trout fishing.  CIO   

08/27/15 Thursday 5:05 A.M..  I woke up at 3:30 A.M..  I surfed the internet for an hour.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with Truvia sweetener, milk, and sliced banana; a red velvet German chocolate muffin, and a glass of watered down orange juice with vitamins and supplements.  I will drink a cup of coffee, when my relatives wake up and make coffee.  The http://www.nytimes.com/ arrived at about 4:45 A.M..  I will now make my bed and shower and clean up.  CIO

08/26/15 Wednesday 7:35 P.M..  I woke up from my nap at 5:30 P.M..  I watched the evening news and ate baked Triscuit crackers with chutney with watered down orange juice.  For dinner, I had reheated baked boneless breast of chicken with artichoke sauce and cold slaw and a glass of watered down orange juice.  I will now go to bed.  CIO

08/26/15 Wednesday 3:30 P.M..  I went out with a relative, and we went by the Kennebunkport post office.  We then drove to Kennebunk, and we filled up the family Volvo with gasoline at the Irvine gasoline station, and we got the deluxe car wash for $5.  We then went to Hannaford's and got groceries.  We then returned to Kennebunkport, and we put away the groceries.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/26/15 Wednesday 12:50 P.M..  I had a tuna fish sandwich for lunch and a glass of cold filtered water and a cup of coffee with Truvia sweetener and milk.  CIO

08/26/15 Wednesday 11:50 A.M..  I woke up at 2 A.M. this morning.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and a sliced banana, a toasted English muffin with olive oil, a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk, and a glass of 50% punch and 50% cold filtered water.  I made my bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I finished packing and cleaning out the refrigerator.  I shut down the apartment.  I left at 3:15 A.M..  I drove east on West Putnam Avenue to North Maple and up North Street to Merritt Parkway.  The Merritt Parkway is one lane each way from Stamford to New Canaan, but there was no traffic at that time of the morning with the night time construction.  I stopped at the new New Canaan rest area and used the bathroom.  I used the bathroom at the Fairfield rest area and the North Haven rest area.  I got on I-91 North, and I used the bathroom at the rest area there.  I got on I-84 East, and I used the port-o-potty at the Massachusetts picnic area.  I got on the Massachusetts turnpike, and I stopped at the Charlton rest area.  I ate half of the ham and cheese sandwich that I brought with me. I used the bathroom there.  I bought $16.40 of self service premium gasoline for $2.959 a gallon for5.544 gallons at odometer reading of 111140 miles for 136.5 mile driven since the previous fill up for 24.622 miles per gallon in highway traffic.  I then got off at the I-290 East exit and paid a 50 cent toll.  I followed that to I-495 East, and I used the port-o-potty at the Lowell rest area.  I chatted with a relative.  I got on I-95 North.  I used the bathroom at the New Hampshire welcome center.  I chatted with a relative.  I stopped at the New Hampshire liquor store, and I bough a 1.75 liter bottle of Absolute 80 proof Vodka for $24.99 for a relative for $8 off on sale. I paid a $2 New Hampshire toll.  I used the bathroom at the Maine welcome center.  I got on the Maine turnpike, and I paid a $3 toll.  I got off at the Wells, Maine exit, and I drove south to U.S. 1 East to 9 East into Kennebunkport, Maine.  I arrived at my relatives' house at 9:15 A.M. for 263 miles driving.  I ate the other half of the ham and cheese sandwich.  I unpacked and setup my laptop computer setup which took a while.  CIO  

08/25/15 Tuesday 5:15 P.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 29.   On the HP Compaq, I did a Complete PC backup to the second hard drive, and then I did an Aomei backup to the second hard drive.  I will now shut down both work computers.  I will eat a  red velvet German chocolate muffin, and then I will go to bed.  Whenever, I wake up in the morning, I will get ready to leave.  I will not post any more note, until after I arrive in Kennebunkport, Maine tomorrow.  CIO

08/25/15 Tuesday 3:40 P.M..  I took the Dell B1160W laser printer from the bookcase at the kitchen entrance, where it was setup for the Dell Latitude E64000 laptop, and I have it set up for the HP Compaq.  One has to turn it on and off with the switch on it top cover.  I moved the Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W laser printer to the bookcase at the kitchen entrance to have available for the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop.  The Dell laser printer is a little bit more reliable than the older Minolta laser printer.  In my home office, I frequently move the equipment around depending on how I am configuring it, and what my needs are.  CIO

08/25/15 Tuesday 3:05 P.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 28.  I picked up the mail.  I chatted with neighbors.  I will try to stay up until 6 P.M., and then I will go to bed, and I will get up early in the morning and get ready to leave.  CIO

08/25/15 Tuesday 1:55 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I sat outside for a while.  I chatted with a friend.  CIO

08/25/15 Tuesday 1:15 P.M..  I am just about to eat a 19 ounce Stouffer's meat and tomato lasagna with grated parmesan and Romano cheese and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CI

08/25/15 Tuesday 1:05 P.M..  I took the SIIG 5.1 audio card out of the IBM ThinkCentre in front of the Ocosmo TV, so it uses its motherboard audio, and I installed the SIIG 5.1 audio card in the HP Compaq, so it has much better audio.  I also hooked up to the HP Compaq the Logitech Wave wireless keyboard and mouse from the Lenovo ThinkCentre to the right of the living room desk, and I put the Microsoft Wireless 800 keyboard and mouse on the Lenovo ThinkCentre.  I put the Konica Minolta PagePro 1350 W laser printer on the right side of the CD bookcase at the hallway entrance hooked up to the HP Compaq.  The Control panel left switch controls the laser printer, and the second switch from the left controls the speakers, and the right two switches control the monitor and CPU.  I chatted with a relative.  Thus the final setup of the HP Compaq is:

Scott39

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LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM for $12.99 with free shipping with coupon code "EMCAWKW33", August 19, 2015

{Pre-Sale} Windows 8 Pro (1-License) [Boxed] | Staples® for $69.99 less a $20 off $50 order online coupon and $3.18 tax for $53.17 total with free shipping, October 21, 2012

Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-I/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100292DDR3L: Electronics for $34.98 with free shipping for $35.00 total .  It also has a $15 mail in rebate http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/00/00/30/31/50/97/3031509710._V399381210_.pdf for $20 charge, December 4, 2012

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Total:  $262.91

CIO

08/25/15 Tuesday 11:35 A.M..  I chatted with a relative and a friend.  I finished packing.  I drove a neighbor over to the Greenwich Hospital.  CIO

08/25/15 Tuesday 8:40 A.M..  I threw out the garbage and the HP Compaq shipping box.  I chatted with a neighbor.  It appears to be another hot day.  CIO

08/25/15 Tuesday 7:45 A.M..  I woke up at 7 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 10:00 P.M..  I will now shut down the primary work computers.  I will go to bed in about 15 minutes, when the backups are complete.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 9:35 P.M..  I ate a red velvet German chocolate muffin with some cold filtered water.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 8:50 P.M..  I have the HP Compaq configured.  I am doing a Complete PC backup to the second hard drive, and then I will do an Aomei backup to the second hard drive.  I will then do a Complete PC backup to the Samsung 5 TB external USB SATA hard drive and then an Aomei backup to the same drive.  I picked up my mail.  I chatted with a relative twice.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 5:25 P.M..  I am just about ready to eat a Stouffer's 19 ounce meat and tomato lasagna with grated parmesan and Romano cheese and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 5:10 P.M..  The HP Compaq run just fine.  I have the hardware installed as described below.  I have Windows 8 Professional installed, and I am now installing Windows 10 Professional.  Since it is an  Intel i5 processor, it is a bit faster than what I am normally used to using.

The HP Compaq configuration is:

Scott39

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its specs http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5708938

LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM for $12.99 with free shipping with coupon code "EMCAWKW33", August 19, 2015

{Pre-Sale} Windows 8 Pro (1-License) [Boxed] | Staples® for $69.99 less a $20 off $50 order online coupon and $3.18 tax for $53.17 total with free shipping, October 21, 2012

Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-I/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100292DDR3L: Electronics for $34.98 with free shipping for $35.00 total .  It also has a $15 mail in rebate http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/00/00/30/31/50/97/3031509710._V399381210_.pdf for $20 charge, December 4, 2012

TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive for $44.99 with coupon code "ESCAPAV32" with free shipping, March 8, 2015

Total:  $242.93

CIO

08/24/15 Monday 3:25 P.M..  I made my bed.  I sat outside for a while enjoying the day and chatting with neighbors.  The order with tracking number of "1ZY839R70396640905" at www.ups.com for HP Compaq 8100 Desktop | 3.20GHz Core i5 | 4gb PC3-10600 | 80gb | DVDRW for $89.99 and $21.79 shipping for $111.78 total just arrived.  First I will make sure it works.  Then I will put the additional parts in it.  Then I will configure it.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 1:40 P.M..  I woke up at 1:30 P.M..  CIO 

08/24/15 Monday 10:40 A.M..  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 10:15 A.M..  I chatted with a relative and a friend.  The stockmarket was down a thousand points in the first few minutes it opened this morning, but it has rebounded a bit.  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 9:25 A.M..  I chatted with a relative.  CIO 

08/24/15 Monday 9:15 A.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went out to the Shell Gasoline Station at 401 West Putnam Avenue, and I checked my tires all around for 32 PSI.  I then bought $9 of self service premium gasoline $3.579 a gallon  for 2.516 gallons at odometer reading of 110003 miles for 33.1 miles driven since Saturday August 15, 2015 for 13.156 miles per gallon in local traffic.  I then went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I chatted with a friend on my wireless telephone.  I used the bathroom at www.starbucks.com .  After my walk, I sat out for a while more.  I then drove over to www.cvs.com on Greenwich Avenue, and I used the bathroom there,  and I picked up three prescriptions, so I have enough to take with me to Kennebunkport, Maine this Wednesday.   I don't know how long I will be gone.  It depends on my relatives' plans, but from what I know it will be two weeks to a month give or take.  I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.  CIO

08/24/15 Monday 4:25 A.M..  I woke up and I ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  I finally woke up at 3:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  I will then go for a walk on Greenwich Avenue until 8 A.M..  CIO 

08/23/15 Sunday 11:55 P.M..   I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 27.  I will now shut down the two primary work computers and go to bed.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 11:10 P.M..  I sat outside for a while.  I put away the clean laundry.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 9:50 P.M..  I have 55 minutes to go on one dry cycle.  I sat outside briefly.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 9:20 P.M..  I put clean linens on the bed.  I have 20 minutes to go on one wash load.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 8:50 P.M..  I made and ate a ham and baloney and cheese sandwich on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise with Utz wavy sour cream and onion potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 8:25 P.M..  I chatted with a friend at 7 P.M..  I woke up at 8 P.M., and I chatted with a relative.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 12:30 P.M..  I ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  I currently weigh 238 pounds, so I have put on about 10 pounds of weight since I quit smoking cigarettes a month ago.  I guess I will have to curtail some of my snacking.  I don't think I eat that much, but it is an accurate scale, so I must have put on weight.  I will now shut down the work computers.  I will try to sleep until 4 A.M. tomorrow morning to get some complete rest, but I will have to see what I feel like when I finally wake up.  I generally try to get a bit of rest before I travel a distance.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 11:55 A.M..  I chatted with a relative.  CIO 

08/23/15 Sunday 11:35 A.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 26.  CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/23/15

08/23/15 Sunday 9:25 A.M..  When I went downtown this morning, my 2005 Volvo XC70 wagon just turned to 111,000 miles.  I will now send out my weekly notes.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 9:05 A.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 8:35 A.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by www.cvs.com , and I used the bathroom.  I exchanged my $10 roll of quarters for a $10 bill.  I then bought for cash two 12 inch House to Home oscillating fans for 75% off for $4.99 each and .63 Ct. 6.35% sale tax for $10.61 total.  CVS has their summer items including fans and beach chairs for 75% off.  They still have quite a few fans at the Greenwich Avenue store.  The West Putnam Avenue store is sold out of fans.  I sat out for a while after my walk.  On the way back home I checked out the West Putnam Avenue CVS store, but they had not fans on sale, but other summer items were 75% off.  I then returned home.  I stored the two fans in their boxes on the far right window shelf in the living room.  I have to get back on a daytime schedule, so I will try to stay up until 4 to 6 P.M. this afternoon.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 4:55 A.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episodes 24 and 25.  I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.  Once I am done in a little white with the backups, I will go downtown for an early morning walk.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 1:50 A.M..  I am now backing up the second Dell Latitude D410 laptop the same three ways.  CIO

08/23/15 Sunday 1:05 A.M..  I made and ate a ham and baloney and cheese sandwich on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise with Utz wavy sour cream and onion potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I will now drink a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  From a recent television commercial about a new can opener, I learned that one can open a pickle jar just by using a bottle opener to release the vacuum on the lid, and the lid opens easily.  For years I have been using a knife sharpening rod to tap around the lid to open it.  CIO

!!!!!! 08/23/15 Sunday 12:25 A.M..  New baby panda in the Washington Zoo http://nationalzoo.si.edu/animals/webcams/giant-panda.cfm .  CIO 

08/22/15 Saturday 11:45 P.M..  I have to be back on a daytime schedule by Tuesday to pack and on Wednesday to drive up to Kennebunkport, Maine to visit with relatives.  I am now doing an Aomei backup of both partitions on the Dell Latitude D410 laptop from the XP partition to the Samsumg 5 TB USB external SATA hard drive.  No Boo Radleys out tonight as far as I know.  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 11:20 P.M..  I am doing an Aomei backup of both partitions on the primary Dell Latitude D410 laptop to the Samsung 5 TB USB external SATA hard drive.  I also took the flags down in the hallway from in front of the hallway bookcases and stored them in the Rubbermaid hamper underneath the Sony television in the bedroom.  Now the hallway looks a little bit bigger.  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 10:25 P.M..  I woke up at 10 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I sat outside for a while.  I chatted with a neighbor.  I picked up the mail.  www.donaldjtrump.com is on the cover of www.time.com magazine.  I will now make my bed.  I will then shower and clean up.  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 6:05 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will not go downtown to the World Famous Greenwich Avenue.  I think there are also Greenwich Street and Greenwich Avenue in nearby Greenwich Village, but those areas are a lot more expensive with lots of traffic.  I will go back to sleep.  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 5:25 P.M..  I ate six ounces of Blue Diamond roasted almonds with sea salt before going to bed.  I chatted with a friend at 8 A.M..  I woke up at 5 P.M., and I chatted with a relative.

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Bears-in-Pool-Rockaway-Township-New-Jersey-NJ-Swimming-Black-Bear-322493262.html .  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 5:40 A.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I will now shut down the primary work computers.  I will then go to bed.  CIO 

08/22/15 Saturday 4:55 A.M..  On Voice over IP for a penny a minute, I called up http://www.nls.uk/contact at 44-0131-623-3700, and I chatted with the reference librarian from Italy.  They told me at their web site http://www.nls.uk/ one can search one's family history.  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 3:55 A.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 3:45 A.M..  I cleaned the Brita water filter holder that I keep in my refrigerator on its top shelf.  I put in a new Brita water filter, and I am gradually filling it up.  It holds about a gallon of water.  It is not a pitcher, but a unit that I bought at the Greenwich Hospital Thrift Shop many years ago that is meant I think to fit on a refrigerator door, but not my particular refrigerator door.  CIO

08/22/15 Saturday 2:55 A.M..  Since www.donaldjtrump.com has a grass roots northern republican campaign going, I wrote his campaign contact site a two page letter about some political people I have dealt with.  I also figured he will need some money, so I donated a dollar for his grass roots efforts.  CIO 

08/21/15 Friday 10:35 P.M..  I reheated and ate 9 ounces of Perdue short strips chicken beast fajita strips, and 14 ounce of creamed spinach, and a microwave potato with Smart Balance Spread and extra virgin olive oil, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale, and a cup of green tea with Splenda sweetener and America's Choice lemon juice.  CIO 

08/21/15 Friday 9:55 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went by the A&P Fresh, and I bought a Vidalia onion for $1.99 a pound for $1.39 less 60 cents can return for .79 cost.  I then went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I went by www.cvs.com , and I bought a 15 ounce Alberto VO5 Kiwi and Lime shampoo for $1.27 and a 15 ounce Alberto VO5 Kiwi and Lime conditioner for $1.27 and 6.35% Connecticut sales tax of .16 for $2.70 total.  I sat out for a while after my walk.  I used the bathroom at www.starbucks.com .  I chatted with a local.  I then returned back home.  CIO

08/21/15 Friday 6:25 P.M..  I woke up at 6 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  I will then go downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  CIO

08/21/15 Friday 3:05 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I might go back to bed for a while.  CIO

08/21/15 Friday 2:20 P.M..   I woke up and started copying the final group of files between the two Toshiba external SATA USB drives.  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I finally woke up at 1:30 P.M..  Copy the files from one Toshiba drive to the other was finished.  The order with tracking number of "1ZX79947YW31715932" at www.ups.com on the order for LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM for $12.99 with free shipping with coupon code "EMCAWKW33" arrived.  I moved my Volvo wagon to one of its usual places.  One of my two white stripes is not painted yet, since it might rain.  CIO 

08/21/15 Friday 3:05 A.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 23.  I will keep copying the files between the two Toshiba external SATA USB drives while I go to bed.  I will wake up in a while to start another batch in a couple of hours.  CIO

08/21/15 Friday 2:05 A.M.. 

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm  CIO

08/21/15 Friday 1:40 A.M..  I put the 256MB IBM FIRE GL V7100 PCI-E 2D/3D DUAL-DVI 13M8400 | eBay for $20.19 with free shipping, July 22, 2011 in the IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner.  I used the scotch tape method to expose only seven pins on the left side of the long part of the slot.  It works just fine.  There a molex connector for the fan.  I took the Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-I/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100292DDR3L: Electronics for $34.98 with free shipping for $35.00 total .  It also has a $15 mail in rebate http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/00/00/30/31/50/97/3031509710._V399381210_.pdf for $20 charge, December 4, 2012 from the IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner, and I will use it in the HP Compaq computer.  I also am transferring 1 TB  of backup files from the Toshiba 1 TB SATA drive that I have been using for backup to the new Toshiba 3 TB SATA drive which now will be another backup drive.  I will use the Toshiba 1 TB SATA drive in the HP Compaq.  It will take a while to transfer the files. 

The HP Compaq configuration will be:

Scott39

HP Compaq 8100 Desktop | 3.20GHz Core i5 | 4gb PC3-10600 | 80gb | DVDRW for $89.99 and $21.79 shipping for $111.78 total

its specs http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5708938

LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM for $12.99 with free shipping with coupon code "EMCAWKW33", August 19, 2015

{Pre-Sale} Windows 8 Pro (1-License) [Boxed] | Staples® for $69.99 less a $20 off $50 order online coupon and $3.18 tax for $53.17 total with free shipping, October 21, 2012

Amazon.com: Sapphire Radeon HD 5450 1 GB DDR3 HDMI/DVI-I/VGA PCI-Express Graphics Card 100292DDR3L: Electronics for $34.98 with free shipping for $35.00 total .  It also has a $15 mail in rebate http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/00/00/30/31/50/97/3031509710._V399381210_.pdf for $20 charge, December 4, 2012

TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 1TB 32MB Cache SATA 3 (6.0 Gb/S) 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive for $44.99 with coupon code "ESCAPAV32" with free shipping, March 8, 2015

Total:  $242.93

CIO

08/20/15 Thursday 11:35 P.M..  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato and part of diced Vidalia onion.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 3 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces, a drained 4 ounce can of Bumble Bee crab meat,  and I put Stop and Shop blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/20/15 Thursday 10:05 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I chatted with a regular patron who uses two Apple devices after being a long time Windows user.  I stopped by www.cvs.com and in the rear by the photo department lower right front counter they have Phillips ear buds for 75% off.  I bought for 75% off four 43.7 yard CVS Intense Clean Dental Floss for .87 each and a 18 ounce Smuckers raspberry preserves for $1.99 and 22 cent Connecticut 6.35% sale tax for $5.69 total.  There is a sign in one of the stores on Greenwich Avenue that this is tax free week on clothes in Connecticut, but I thought that was there last week.  It was busy on lower Greenwich Avenue, but upper Greenwich Avenue was not too busy.  I then returned home.  They are white striping my parking place area, so I parked in a different location.  CIO

08/20/15 Thursday 6:10 P.M..  I chatted with a relative while asleep about noon.  I also had about ten other telemarketing telephone calls today while I was asleep which is a lot more than normal.  I finally woke up at 5 P.M..  I picked up the mail.  The order with tracking number of "1ZX79947YW31661151" at www.ups.com for the order for TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive for $79.99 with free shipping arrived.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO    

08/20/15 Thursday 4:45 A.M..  I will now shut down the two primary work computers.  I will eat a velvet German chocolate muffin.  I will then go to bed.  There might be rain the next few days.  CIO

08/20/15 Thursday 3:25 A.M..  University of Illinois UI opens railroad-focused laboratory .  Well, Granddad Scott worked for the Illinois Central Railroad for 60 years.  A local friend moving out of this area is related to the Osborne family that were major stock holders in the Illinois Central Railroad.  However, the internet says that the Canadian National Railroad bought out the Illinois Central Railroad and a European Consortium owns the Canadian National Railroads and that Bill Gates is the largest stockholder in the Canadian National Railroad.  Another Osborne family member related to a relative of mine was also president of the Northern Trust Bank.  Alas out here around New York City, nobody is interested in small town news or business.  Hollywood once covered down state Illinois in the movie "North by Northwest", when the actor Cary Grant was chased through a corn field by a crop duster biplane, so not much more is known about the area out there, except that Warren Buffet's son has a two thousand acre farm east of Decatur, Illinois.  If one is not interested in farming, there is probably no point to exploring the area.  I think they also make Dixie Cups in Champaign, Illinois.  The  http://illinois.edu is a very fine big ten university with one of the best engineering schools in the country.  At one time about 30 years ago, six of the top 10 Fortune 500 CEOs had engineering degrees from the University of Illinois.  Thus they might know something out there, but I have been living out east for some many years, I really don't have any local experience or contacts out there.  CIO

08/20/15 Thursday 1:45 A.M..  On the FIC server, I tried doing a Complete PC backup to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive, but it fails.  I am now doing an Aomei backup of the FIC server to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive.

This is how I plan to have the refurbished Compaq HP computer configured and set up with the Dell 20 inch LCD monitor in front of the mahogany bureau. 

Scott39

HP Compaq 8100 Desktop | 3.20GHz Core i5 | 4gb PC3-10600 | 80gb | DVDRW for $89.99 and $21.79 shipping for $111.78 total

its specs http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5708938

TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive for $79.99 with free shipping, August 18, 2015

LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM for $12.99 with free shipping with coupon code "EMCAWKW33", August 19, 2015

{Pre-Sale} Windows 8 Pro (1-License) [Boxed] | Staples® for $69.99 less a $20 off $50 order online coupon and $3.18 tax for $53.17 total with free shipping, October 21, 2012

Total:  $257.93

Of course, since I have charged the cost of the HP Compaq computer and Toshiba hard drive, I will have to pay it off when I get my renter's rebate in October or November 2015.  Such is life on the poor side of the internet.  I might try to upgrade its video with a PCI Express video card that I have, but it needs molex connectors, which the HP supposedly does not have.  If I switch another PCI Express card out of the IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner, I would not have video on the Ocosmo TV from it, but I would have video on the Ocosmo TV from the HP Compaq, but it is hard to see the Ocosmo TV from in front of the mahogany bureau.  Technically I could try to set it up as my primary work computer, but I would not have the Microsoft Office 2010 suite that I have on my current slow primary work computer, which I don't use very much anymore for surfing the web because of hacking problems, and its slowness.  So for now the HP Compaq will be a fast spare.  I used to know somebody named Packard locally whom might have been related to David Packard, but the last time I chatted with him several years ago, when I saw him on Greenwich Avenue at CVS, I suggested that he visit Norway.  I do not know if the ever became high tech or not.  CIO

CIO

08/20/15 Thursday 12:05 A.M..  Tracking number is "1ZX79947YW31715932" at www.ups.com on the order for LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM for $12.99 with free shipping with coupon code "EMCAWKW33".

I reheated and ate 9 ounces of Perdue short strips chicken beast fajita strips, and 14 ounce of creamed spinach, and a microwave potato with Smart Balance Spread and extra virgin olive oil, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale, and a cup of green tea with Splenda sweetener and America's Choice lemon juice.  CIO 

08/19/15 Wednesday 11:15 P.M..  I went out, and I tried stopping by the new Citrella grocery store on West Putnam Avenue, but they are opened from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M..  I went by the Stop and Shop.  I bought Stop and Shop deli sliced white American cheese for $4.99 a pound for $5.39, Stop and Shop deli sliced ham for $4.99 a pound for $5.09, a 1.5 quart container of Edy's slow churn coffee ice cream for $3.50, a 26 ounce jar of Mount Olive kosher dill pickles for $2, two 8 ounce packages of Perdue short strips chicken breast meat Frihita style for $2.99 each, two 14 ounce creamed spinach for $2.99 each, two potatoes for .99 a pound for $1.55 for $29.49 total.  I then sat downtown for a brief spell.  It seemed perfectly normal downtown.  I then returned home, and I put away my groceries.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 8:55 P.M..  I chatted with a friend and a relative.  I put away the clean laundry.  The people of Dutch back ground like doing house cleaning and keeping their household clean as best as they can afford.

There is tropical disturbance down south in the Caribbean http://scott-mike.com/weather.htm .  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 7:35 P.M..  I have 50 minutes to go on two dry cycles.  I sat outside briefly.  CIO 

08/19/15 Wednesday 7:10 P.M..  I put clean linens on the bed.  I showered, and I cleaned up.  I started two loads of wash that are just about done.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I watered the plants.  I chatted with a relative.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 5:50 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I chatted with neighbors.  I picked up the mail.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 5:15 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 4:35 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 4:25 P.M..  I woke up while asleep and ate a blueberry muffin.  I finally woke up at 3:30 P.M..  I chatted with two friends.  The order tracking number is "1ZY839R70396640905" at www.ups.com for HP Compaq 8100 Desktop | 3.20GHz Core i5 | 4gb PC3-10600 | 80gb | DVDRW for $89.99 and $21.79 shipping for $111.78 total.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 3:45 A.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 22.  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 1:45 A.M..  I ordered LITE-ON DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM SATA Model iHAS124-14 - OEM for $12.99 with free shipping with coupon code "EMCAWKW33" .  I will put it as a second DVD/RW drive in the HP Compaq.  CIO

08/19/15 Wednesday 12:55 A.M..  I woke up at 11:50 P.M..  I surfed the internet.  I noticed in a recent obituary of a prominent local resident that Boca Grande, Florida on the West Coast of Florida was mentioned.  However, since it seems somewhat remote, it might not have very good medical care as one gets older.  However, it would be warmer that Greenwich, Connecticut in the winter.  I ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 10:40 P.M..  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 10:35 P.M..  http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-releases-its-first-windows-10-pc-preview-build-post-rtm/?tag=nl.e589&s_cid=e589&ttag=e589&ftag=TREc64629f another Windows 10 release.

Tracking number is "1ZX79947YW31661151" at www.ups.com for the order for TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive for $79.99 with free shipping.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 10:20 P.M..  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato and part of diced Vidalia onion.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 3 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces, a drained 4 ounce can of Bumble Bee tiny shrimp,  and I put Stop and Shop blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 9:45 P.M..  I went downtown, and I walked lower Greenwich Avenue as far as Mitchell's Department store.  I then walked up to Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I lost.  I then chatted with a relative on my wireless telephone.  I then chatted with the same relative again on my wireless telephone.  I then went further up the Avenue, and I chatted with a friend on my wireless telephone.  I then toured CVS, and I used the bathroom.  I sat out at various locations.  The Greenwich Time reported today that Albertson's grocery store bought the two local A&P stores in Greenwich and the one in New Canaan, and the A&P is selling their 25 stores in Connecticut.  I next went down to Steamboat  Road, and they have repaved it, since I was last down there.  The pier area was full.  I then went by the Greenwich Library, and I chatted with one of the reference librarians.  I then returned home, and I picked up my mail.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 5:30 P.M..  I woke up and ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  I chatted with a relative at 1 P.M..  I finally woke up at 3:30 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  I will then go downtown to people watch.  CIO       

08/18/15 Tuesday 3:00 A.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 21.  I will now shut down the primary work computers, and I will eat a blueberry muffin and go to bed.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 2:00 A.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 1:35 A.M..  I ordered TOSHIBA DT01ACA300 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive for $79.99 with free shipping.  I will put in the HP Compaq computer as the primary drive.  CIO

08/18/15 Tuesday 12:50 A.M..  I woke up at 12:30 A.M..  I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.  CIO 

08/17/15 Monday 10:55 P.M..  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato and part of diced Vidalia onion.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 3 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces and I put Kraft blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/17/15 Monday 10:10 P.M..  I went by the Stop and Shop.  I bought four velvet muffins for $2.99, buy one six pack get two six packs free of Thomas' English muffins for $4.39 all, a package of eight large Stop and Shop eggs expire September 16, 2015 for $2.39, a head of cello iceberg lettuce for $1.49, bananas for .49 a pound for $1.45 and a four pack of tomatoes for $2.49 for $15.20 total.  I then went downtown.  I chatted with a relative on my wireless telephone.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by CVS, and I bought two 40 ounce Tide Simply fresh scent for $2.94 each, and buy one get one 50% off of 16 yard by .75 Scotch Magic tape for $4.19 and $2.09 and .77 tax for $12.93 total.  I then finished my walk, and I sat out for a while.  I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.  CIO

08/17/15 Monday 7:20 P.M..  I have the IBM ThinkCentre from in front of the mahogany bureau hooked up on top of the other IBM ThinkCentre along side of the Ethan Allen recliner.  I put a power strip to its right that one can turn off and on for power to the CPU, and the monitor works off the control panel.  Its LAN is connected to the Netgear Wireless LAN  to the right of the FIC server.  It all seems to work fine.  The microphone on the Logitech USB headset does not work, but the microphone on the Logitech USB web cam does work.  I did not pull the PCI Express card from the original IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner, since I like having it also plugged into the big screen Ocosmo 32 inch TV to its right as a second monitor.  Thus the HP Compaq will be set up in front of the mahogany bureau with the former IBM ThinkCentre accessories.  I moved the Logitech wireless mouse from the Dell Optiplex 760 usff and also installed a generic USB keyboard on the IBM ThinkCentre that I moved.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now go downtown for a while.  CIO

08/17/15 Monday 6:15 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I sat outside for a while on a hot evening.  I chatted briefly with a neighbor.  I did not get any mail.  I will now consolidate the two IBM ThinkCentres along side the Ethan Allen recliner to make room for the HP Compaq in front of the mahogany bureau.  I will also try moving the PCI Express video card out of one computer in exchange for another to be available for the HP Compaq.  There is no point sitting downtown on a hot bench on a hot evening playing Boo Radley or Cat on a Hot Tin Roof or Street Car Named Desire.  I chatted with a friend from down south.  CIO

08/17/15 Monday 4:30 P.M..  I ate three ounces of Dlue Diamond roasted almonds with sea salt before going to bed.  I woke up at 3:15 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO     

08/17/15 Monday 3:50 A.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I will now shut down the primary work computers, and I will go to bed.  CIO

08/17/15 Monday 3:00 A.M..  I woke up from my nap at 1 A.M..  I ate a bag of microwave popcorn. 

This is a page for a similar computer to the one that I ordered last night.  It shows its specs http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5708938 .  It can take a PCI Express video card.  It does not have molex power connectors though.  I could put it on its side and put it where the IBM ThinkCentre is in front of the mahogany bureau, and move the IBM ThinkCentre there to on top of the other IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner.  Possibly my spare PCI Express video card would work in the IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner, since it needs a molex connector, and I could move the PCI Express card from there to the new HP Compaq.  CIO 

08/16/15 Sunday 11:00 P.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 20.  I ate three ounces of Blue Diamond roasted almonds with sea salt.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/16/15 Sunday 9:35 P.M..  I finished the Aomei restore on the Epox computer, and Windows XP Professional on it is working just fine.  I am now doing an Aomei backup of it to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive.  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 19. 

I am just about to eat a 19 ounce Stouffer's meat and tomato lasagna with grated parmesan and Romano cheese and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/16/15 Sunday 8:05 P.M..  On the primary Dell Latitude D410 laptop, I am doing a Complete PC backup of both partitions to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive.   CIO

08/16/15 Sunday 7:45 P.M..  On the Epox computer with Windows XP Professional, it is still running poorly.  I am restoring the Aomei backup from the Seagate 1.8 TB USB external hard drive from last October which should run all right.  I will then do an Aomei backup of the Epox comptuer to the Samsung 5 TB external USB hard drive.  Mickey Mouse maintenance take a bit of time.  CIO 

08/16/15 Sunday 6:45 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I sat outside for a while, and I chatted with a neighbor.  CIO

08/16/15 Sunday 5:00 P.M..  I woke up, and I ate two ounces of mixed nuts and 8 ounces of Dannon low fat vanilla yogurt.   I woke up again at 2 P.M., and I chatted with a relative.  I finally woke up at 4 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO           

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/16/15

08/16/15 Sunday 2:20 A.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 18.  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then shut down the  primary work computer and go to bed.  CIO 

08/16/15 Sunday 12:20 A.M..   I bought HP Compaq 8100 Desktop | 3.20GHz Core i5 | 4gb PC3-10600 | 80gb | DVDRW for $89.99 and $21.79 shipping for $111.78 total.  I can configure it with my copy of Windows 8 and upgrade it to Windows 10.  I am not sure where I will put it yet.  CIO  

08/15/15 Saturday 11:10 P.M..  I woke up at 10:45 P.M..  I made my bed.  I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.  CIO

08/15/15 Saturday 9:00 P.M..  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato and part of diced Vidalia onion.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 3 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces and I put Kraft blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/15/15 Saturday 8:25 P.M..  I went downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I stopped by CVS.  I bought three 17.5 ounce cans of lightly salted deluxe mixed nuts for $7.99 each for $23.97 total.  I then bought another 17.5 ounce can of lightly salted deluxe mixed nuts for $7.99 less $5 off with bonus bucks from the previous purchase for $2.99 total.  I then finished my walk, and I sat out for a while.  I chatted briefly with two local walkers.  I then went to the Stop and Shop, and bought buy one six pack of Thomas' English muffins for $4.39 get two six pack free, a 8 ounce Stop and Shop parmesan and Romano grated cheese for $2.99, and a head of cello iceberg lettuce for $1.49 for $8.87 total.  I then went by the Putnam Shell at 401 West Putnam Avenue, and I bought $9.50 of V-Power self service premium gasoline for  with a dime a gallon off with my Stop and Shop card for $3.479 a gallon for 2.731 gallons at odometer reading of 110970 miles for 30.1 miles driven since Thursday August 6, 2015 for 11.022 miles per gallon in mostly local traffic.  I then returned home, and I picked up the mail.  I got my Renter's Rebate grant letter, and I will received about $435 after October 15 to November 15, 2015.  I will probably use most of it for automobile insurance payments.  I put away my groceries.  CIO

08/15/15 Saturday 5:15 P.M..  I will now throw out the garbage and go downtown to Rue de Greenwich for an exercise walk.  There is such a vast variety of people always showing up on Greenwich Avenue, nobody every tries to figure out what is going on.  CIO

08/15/15 Saturday 3:25 P.M..  I woke up at 2:30 P.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO        

08/15/15 Saturday 3:45 A.M..  I will now shut down the primary work computers and go back to sleep.  CIO

08/15/15 Saturday 2:45 A.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO 

08/15/15 Saturday 2:05 A.M..  I woke up at 12:30 A.M..  I ate three scoops of coffee ice cream.  CIO 

!!!!!! 08/15/15 Saturday 2:05 A.M..  $101.99 with free shipping and no operating system, such a deal http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Compaq-6200-Pro-SFF-3-3GHz-Intel-Core-i3-2120-4GB-RAM-500GB-HDD-/121723777846?hash=item1c574d7336 .  CIO 

08/14/15 Friday 8:55 P.M..  I did some regular internet surfing.  I connected up the Hipo weather device to the Dell Optiplex 740 tower, and it works just fine.  The www.weatherdirect.com devices seems to have ended its useful life.  I chatted with a relative.  I ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  I will now shut down the primary work computers.  I will eat 8 ounces of Dannon low fat vanilla yogurt, and then I will go to bed.  Outside a few friends and family nobody seems to be interested in my internet activity or my lifestyle.  However as people get older with less income, they begin to have the same lifestyle as I enjoy.  I studied that lifestyle when I lived around the hoards of retired people in Florida in the mid 1970s, so when I reached that age I would know what best to do to survive.  CIO

08/14/15 Friday 6:55 P.M..  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-OptiPlex-980-Intel-i5-660-3-33GHz-4GB-160GB-HD-DVD-RW-Windows-7-LP-Desktop-/111741011582?hash=item1a0448867e the seller also has a couple of cheap apple computers.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-OptiPlex-980-Intel-i5-660-3-33GHz-4GB-250GB-HD-DVD-RW-Windows-7-LP-Desktop-/111741011587?hash=item1a04488683

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DELL-VOSTRO-430-INTEL-CORE-i5-750-QUAD-CORE-2-66GHz-4GB-DDR3-500GB-WIN-7-DESKTOP-/221851228403?hash=item33a75d18f3

I made and ate a ham and baloney and cheese sandwich on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise with Utz wavy sour cream and onion potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I will now drink a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  CIO

08/14/15 Friday 6:15 P.M..  I went to my 1:30 P.M. appointment early.  While waiting I chatted with a local Scottish worker.  I also chatted with somebody about the Au business.  I then went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I stopped by the www.apple.com store, and I tested my web site on one of their desktops.  I gave them another history lecture.  I stopped by Winston Florists for a change, and I chatted about flowers and horticulture.  I told them that on orchids, one only needs to put five ice cubes on them once a week.  I chatted with a Nikon photographer from San Francisco and from Armenia who is a business software programmer.  I stopped by www.cvs.com and I bought buy one get one free of 6 ounce Blue Diamond roasted salted almonds for $5.49 both.  Bitteridge Jewelers has now moved to their new store at the southeast corner of Greenwich Avenue and East Elm Street to a much larger store.  I chatted with somebody from Okemo, Vermont.  I chatted with a British visitor who had just returned from the Bahamas.  I told him that Bemini was the secret unspoiled island in the Bahamas.  I sat out for a while after my walk.  I then returned home.  I picked up the mail.  The order with tracking of https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=%20%20%20%209405511699000930242504 on the order for E-Z Ink ™ Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement For Brother TN630 TN660 High Yield (1 Black) for $14.90 with free shipping arrived.  CIO

08/14/15 Friday 12:25 P.M..  If one searches www.ebay.com for "Intel i5 Desktop", one can find a Dell i5 refurbished for about $190 with shipping.  Of course, one has to have wampum.  I will now head out to my 1:30 P.M. appointment.  CIO

08/14/15 Friday 11:10 A.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I sat outside for a while, and I chatted with neighbors.  I have a 1:30 P.M. appointment this afternoon.  CIO

08/14/15 Friday 9:45 A.M..  I woke up at 8:30 A.M..  I chatted with a friend.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO      

08/13/15 Thursday 11:35 P.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I will now shut down the primary work computers and go to bed.  I have a 1:30 P.M. appointment on Friday afternoon.  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 10:25 P.M..  I woke up at 9:30 P.M..  I ate two dried pineapple rings and two scoops of coffee ice cream. 

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 8:35 P.M..  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 3 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces and I put Kraft blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I ate one dried pineapple ring.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 8:00 P.M..  I have the Brother HL-L2300D laser printer setup on both Dell Optiplex computers, so on can switch the USB cable between them to use it on either computer.  It turns on and off with the top left front panel button.  I chatted with a relative.  I put the Brother driver CD and literature on the top bookcase CD shelf at the hallway entrance.  I stored the box temporarily behind the Ethan Allen recliner.  I will probably throw out the box in a week or two.  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 6:35 P.M..  I sat outside for a while chatting with neighbors and a next door neighbor.  The order with tracking number of

08/13/15 Thursday 5:30 P.M..  $55.95 and $18.35 shipping Dell Optiplex 780 Desktop PC w/ Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93GHz, 3GB & 500GB HDD  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 4:35 P.M..  I did some bottom fishing at http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  The Chinese are affluent in the summer, so they do not discount a lot of their items like they do in February when times are tough.  I sat outside for a while, and I chatted with neighbors.  The grey squirrel that lingers in front of the building looks like it is pregnant or has recently had babies.  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 2:40 P.M..  I sat outside for a while, and I chatted with neighbors.  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 1:45 P.M..  While asleep, I woke up and ate three months of mixed nuts.  I finally woke up at 1 P.M..  I chatted with a friend.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO      

08/13/15 Thursday 3:10 A.M..  Tracking is https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=%20%20%20%209405511699000930242504 on the order for E-Z Ink ™ Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement For Brother TN630 TN660 High Yield (1 Black) for $14.90 with free shipping.  I will now shut down the primary work computers.  I will eat a blueberry muffin and go to bed.  CIO

08/13/15 Thursday 1:35 A.M..  I moved the Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W laser printer from on top of the FIC server to on top of the Ricoh laser printer on the right side of the bedroom desk, so it is available to used there.  I ate two scoops of coffee ice cream.

Best deal on a $50 desktop without Windows 7, but with Linux and free shipping http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-OptiPlex-745-Desktop-Intel-Core-2-Duo-1-86GHz-4GB-RAM-250GB-HDD-Ultra-SFF-/291533373588?hash=item43e0be4094 . CIO

08/12/15 Wednesday 11:55 P.M..  I put away the clean laundry.  CIO

08/12/15 Wednesday 10:50 P.M..  I have 50 minutes to go on two dry cycles.  CIO 

08/12/15 Wednesday 10:20 P.M..  I put clean linens on the bed.  I started two loads of wash, and I have 10 minutes to go on the wash cycles.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I watered the plants.  CIO

08/12/15 Wednesday 9:20 P.M..  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 4 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces and I put Kraft blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I ate two dried pineapple rings and a cup of Eight O'clock Columbian Peaks coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  CIO 

08/12/15 Wednesday 8:40 P.M..  I went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar Store, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I won another free card which I lost on.  I chatted with the movie theatre usher about the old Cannon Ball Run movies, where they would hold a rally across country.  I toured www.apple.com , and they were not interested that last weekend, I saw a Steve Jobs look alike.  I chatted with two people from www.rh.com about Paris Disco music.  I chatted with tree youths gathered around a Camaro.  I toured www.cvs.com .  I chatted with somebody from Greece that works for the phone company.  I chatted with somebody from the Ukraine about Russians in this area.  I sat out for a while downtown.  The have installed the new parking vending machine at the Board of Education parking lots, but they have not activated it yet.  I then went by the Stop and Shop.  I bought Stop and Shop deli sliced white American Cheese for $4.99 a pound for $4.89, a 19 ounce Stouffer's meat and tomato lasagna for $3, two 16 ounce Wish Bone blue cheese dressing for $2 each, a 15 ounce Prego home-style Alfredo sauce for $2.79, a 8.5 ounce container of www.auroranatural.com dried pineapple rings for $3.99, bananas for .49 a pound for .63, and a bulb of garlic for .50 for $19.80 total.  I then returned home, and I chatted with a neighbor.  I put away my groceries, and I chatted with a relative.  CIO

08/12/15 Wednesday 4:40 P.M..  I picked up the mail.  The order with tracking of https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=9361289949059186728260 on the order for Camping Lantern, Super Bright Camping Light, TaoTronics Battery Powered Led Lantern for Emergency (5W Cree, 300 Lumen) for $10.99 and $5.58 shipping for $16.57 total arrived.  I chatted with neighbors.  I put three alkaline D batteries in the lantern, and I set it on the IBM ThinkCentre in front of the Oscomo television in the living room to have available for emergency lighting.  I will now go downtown for a walk.  CIO

08/12/15 Wednesday 3:55 P.M..  A neighbor knocked on my door, and wanted me to drive him to a real estate flip your house conference in back country Stamford, but I don't drive out of my local area, because there is too much traffic, except for my two round trips during the summer to Kennebunkport, Maine.  Once in a blue moon, I drive to Port Chester, and I might be driving to Stamford Volvo after I return from Kennebunkport in late September in order to get my inside driver's side door handle fixed.  However, in Kennebunk, Maine, they have Swedish Motors where I might get it fixed there, where I would have a relative to pick me up, when I drop it off and drive me to pick it up.

For the Brother HL-L2300D laser printer, I ordered E-Z Ink ™ Compatible Toner Cartridge Replacement For Brother TN630 TN660 High Yield (1 Black) for $14.90 with free shipping.  The Brother HL-L2300D laser printer comes with a 700 sheet starter cartridge, and the one that I ordered is good for about 2700 sheets which should last for a while.  I have printed out about 3500 sheet on the old Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W laser printer, and I think its toner cartridge is still half full.  I am not sure where I will put it, once I receive the other Brother laser printer.  CIO

08/12/15 Wednesday 2:40 P.M..  Tracking number is

08/12/15 Wednesday 2:30 P.M..  I sat outside for a while, and I chatted with neighbors.  CIO

08/12/15 Wednesday 1:10 P.M..  I woke up, and I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I woke up later, and I ate two ounces of mixed nuts.  I finally woke up at noon, and I chatted with a relative.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO     

08/11/15 Tuesday 11:25 P.M..  I moved the Konica Minolta PagePro 1350W laser printer to on top of the FIC server hooked up the Dell Optiplex 740 tower for now.  I moved the Brother HL-2240 laser printer from on top of the FIC server to the printer stand to the right of the primary work computers hooked up to the primary work computer.  It turns on with the Minolta button on the control panel.  I will now shut down the primary work computers.  I will eat 8 ounces of Dannon low fat vanilla yogurt and go to bed.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 10:30 P.M..  I ordered with coupon code "EMCAWKK42" for $8 off Brother HL-L2300D Monochrome Laser Printer for $41.99 and .99 shipping for $42.98 total.   I will use it for my Dell Optiplex 740 tower and 760 usff, and move the other fairly new Brother laser printer from on top of the FIC server to where the Minolta PagePro 1350W is, which still works, but it has some broken features.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 9:35 P.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episode 16.  I ate a bag of microwave popcorn.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 8:35 P.M..  I woke up at 8 P.M..  I ate three scoops of butter pecan ice cream.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 7:10 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 6:15 P.M..  I made and ate a ham and baloney and cheese sandwich on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise with Utz wavy potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I will now drink a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 5:40 P.M..  The Epox computer would not work.  I fiddled with it for a while, and when I opened up the case, it had a lose IDE cable and a memory chip which was not seated properly.  However, although it works fine now; in trying to attempt to restore a backup to it, none of the Aomei methods of restoring or paragon methods of restoration would work, so if I ever have to restore a backup to Windows XP Professional on it, it will have to be a Windows XP Automatic System Recovery backup which I also have.  Still it works fine for now.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 1:50 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I sat outside for a while.  I chatted with neighbors.  I picked up the mail.  CIO

08/11/15 Tuesday 12:30 P.M..    I woke up while sleeping and ate a blueberry muffin.  I finally woke up at 11:30 A.M., and I chatted with a relative.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO 

08/10/15 Monday 10:30 P.M..  I finished the backups.  I watched America's Book of Secrets episodes 15.  I will now shut down the primary work computers, and I will go to bed.

Tracking is https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=9361289949059186728260 on the order for Camping Lantern, Super Bright Camping Light, TaoTronics Battery Powered Led Lantern for Emergency (5W Cree, 300 Lumen) for $10.99 and $5.58 shipping for $16.57 total.  CIO

08/10/15 Monday 8:30 P.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I chatted with a relative.  I am doing an Aomei backup to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive from the IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner.  I then do an Aomei image backup to the Samsung drive.  I will now eat three scoops of butter pecan ice cream.  CIO

08/10/15 Monday 7:10 P.M..  I woke up at 7 P.M..  CIO

08/10/15 Monday 5:05 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went downtown to CVS on Greenwich Avenue, and I picked up a prescription.  I then went further downtown, and I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue  and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I used the bathroom at the Senior and the Arts Center.  I stopped by CVS again, and I bought a double role package of 3M Scotch tape for $7.99 and .51 tax for $8.50 total.  I use the Scotch tape for holding the nicotine patches on my skin.  I chatted with a local walker.  I then returned home.  I picked up my mail.  I made and ate a ham and baloney and cheese sandwich on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise with Utz wavy potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/10/15 Monday 12:45 P.M..  I woke up at noon.  I chatted with a relative.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  I will then go downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  CIO  

08/10/15 Monday 2:55 A.M..  I ate 8 ounces of Dannon low fat vanilla yogurt.  I noticed some visitors from down south somewhere the other evening.  The African American men were wearing startched bright white cotton suits, and they sort of looked like ice cream vendors.  The suits were of a modern cut, but that used to be a look in colonial times, particularly when there was a lot of cotton around.  Of course they are hard to keep clean.  I will go to bed once the final backup is completed.  I now have Windows 10 installed on nine of my 19 computers http://scott-mike.com/computer.htm .  I don't think there are anymore that I can install it on.  The IBM ThinkCentre along side the Ethan Allen recliner still has Windows 7 and Windows 8 on it in dual boot configuration, but I am not sure how reliable its Aomei backup is, since it is odd partitioning.  I will not try to install Windows 10 on either of its partitions, since it might mess up the other partition, if you get my drift.  I still have a number of computers to make backups on the new Samsung 5 TB external USB hard drive.  When I lived on Steamboat Road between June 1984 and December 1988, I bought a 15 inch Samsung color television from Woolworths on Greenwich Avenue for $89, so they have been in business for a while.  CIO

08/10/15 Monday 2:10 A.M..  The IBM ThinkCentre in the bedroom is configured with Windows 10 Home 32 bit.  I am doing a Complete PC backup of it to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive, and then I will do an Aomei backup to the Samsung external USB hard drive.  On the Microsoft Money Sunset program, the registry key change is in a different location for the Windows 10 Home 32 bit install, which I noted here http://scott-mike.com/sunw10.htm .  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 11:40 P.M..  I ate one ounce of mixed nuts and a bag of microwave popcorn.  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 11:20 P.M..  I tried doing a Complete PC backup of the IBM ThinkCentre in front of the Ocosmo HDTV in the living room to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive, but it would not work either, so I am doing an Aomei backup of the Windows 7 partition.  Complete PC backups used to work on both of those IBM ThinkCentres that I just mentioned, so possibly something in the Windows 7 updates changed the function, or it does not work with the Samsung 5 TB external USB hard drive.  It might be that I had the Samsung external drive set to Cache.  After I finish the Aomei backup, I will try a Complete PC backup without the Cache enabled on the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive.  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 10:20 P.M..  I tried to do a Complete PC backup of the Windows 7 partition on the IBM ThinkCentre on the oak dining table to the Samsung 5 TB external USB hard drive, but it would not work, because of partitioning.  I am thus doing an  Aomei backup of it to the Samsung 5 TB external USB hard drive.

http://www.freebooknotes.com   CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 9:00 P.M..  I am putting Windows 10 Home X32 on the IBM ThinkCentre in the bedroom which has Windows 7 Home X32 activated on it.  I think it is the one that I bought from Blair Technology for $45 with free shipping around Christmas Time 2014.  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 8:10 P.M..  I chatted with two relatives.  My relatives are entertaining guests from www.llbean.com .  L.L. Bean are about the only people left awake at night in America anymore, since more people like being out in the daytime.  I paid the $119.99 expense for the order with promo code "EMCAVPK29" for $10 off this item $119.99 with free shipping SAMSUNG D3 Station 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D501TDB Black , so it is now paid off, and I don't owe any money.  It has a three year warranty, and seems to work just fine for my multiple backups.  It has backup programs on the drive, which I have not tried yet.  I will now make and drink a cup of coffee with Spenda sweetener and milk.  I think I should try to stay awake a bit at night, since that is my normal schedule.  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 6:30 P.M..  I made and ate a ham and baloney and cheese sandwich on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise with Utz wavy potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 5:30 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went by the A&P Fresh, and I bought a four pack of blueberry muffins for $4.49 and a Vidalia onion for $1.49 a pound for $1.27 and 15 cent can return for $5.61 total.  I went downtown, and I mailed the change automobile letter to the Greenwich Housing Authority at the central Greenwich Post Office.  I then went further downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I won $25 for $24 profit.  I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought another Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, and I won a free Ace's High scratch card, and I lost on that.  I stopped by www.cvs.com , and I used the bathroom there.  I bough a 10 pack of blue Papermate Write Brothers ball point pens for $1.29 and a dollar off with a CVS coupon machine coupon and .2 cents tax for 31 cents total.  I chatted with a regular walker.  I sat out one on of the benches at the newly restored Greenwich Common.  They have the new benches and street light there now.  One is not allowed to walk on the new sod.  I then went by the Stop and Shop.  I bought a 42 ounce Quaker Old Fashioned oatmeal for $4.99, a 72 bag box of Tetley green tea bags for $3, two 9.5 ounce Utz sour cream and onion wavy potato chips for $3 each, a 24 ounce B&G kosher dill pickles for $2, two 15 ounce Bertolli Alfredo sauce for $2 and bananas for .49 a pound for .84 for $20.83 total.  I then returned home, and I carried up and put away my purchases.  CIO 

08/09/15 Sunday 1:20 P.M..  I have the Greenwich Housing Authority change of automobile form ready to mail to them with a 49 cent forever stamp.  I will now throw out the garbage and go downtown for a walk.  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 12:40 P.M..  I cleaned the bathroom sink area, toilet area, and bath tub shower area.  I also put a new blue 8 ounce Nice! blue toilet tank cleaner in the toilet tank.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO

08/09/15 Sunday 11:15 A.M..  I woke up, and I ate a blueberry muffin.  I finally woke up at 10 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.   CIO  

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/08/15

08/08/15 Saturday 9:50 P.M..  I watched America's Book of Secrets episodes 15.  I ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then shut down the two primary work computers, and I will go to bed.  CIO

08/08/15 Saturday 8:20 P.M..  I am just about to eat a 19 ounce Stouffer's meat and tomato lasagna with grated parmesan and Romano cheese and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/08/15 Saturday 8:05 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went downtown.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various places.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I toured the www.apple.com store.  I used the bathroom at www.starbucks.com.   I stopped by www.cvs.com , and I bought four 14 ounce Ajax cleaning powder for .88 each and four 15 ounce Ajax orange dishwashing detergent for .88 each  and .45 6.35 Connecticut Tax for $7.49 total.  I chatted with two local walkers after my walk.  The benches are now back in the restored Greenwich Common.  I went to the Stop and Shop, and I bought Stop and Shop deli sliced cooked ham for $4.99 a pound for $5.89, two 19 ounce Stouffer's frozen meat lasagnas for $3 each, and a 12 ounce generic honey for $2.50 for $14.39 total.  I then bought two 64 ounce Stop and Shop concentrated liquid bleach with lemon scent for $2.29 each and .29 tax for $4.87 total.  I then returned home, and I picked up the mail and put away my purchases.  CIO

08/08/15 Saturday 4:55 P.M..  I woke up at 4:30 P.M., and I chatted with a relative.  I will now go downtown for a walk.  CIO 

08/08/15 Saturday 3:15 P.M..  Big Time computer reseller http://stores.ebay.com/Tech-Deals-Now?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 and today's bargain http://www.ebay.com/itm/MICOMP-Dell-Tower-Desktop-Computer-PC-Core-2-Duo-3-0Ghz-4GB-1TB-Win-7-64-WIFI/271563487621?hash=item3f3a71f985 .  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/08/15 Saturday 2:55 P.M..  I made and ate a baloney and cheese sandwich on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise with Utz wavy potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I repaired the Microsoft Money Sunset program on the Dell Optiplex 740 tower, the Dell Optiplex 760 ssff, and the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop.  CIO

!!!!!! 08/08/15 Saturday 1:45 P.M..  Registry Repair Link for Microsoft Money Plus Sunset to work with Windows 10 final edition http://scott-mike.com/sunw10.htm .  I chatted with a friend and a relative.  CIO

08/08/15 Saturday 12:35 P.M..  I am just about finished with the two different sets of backups.  I rested for an hour.  I ordered Camping Lantern, Super Bright Camping Light, TaoTronics Battery Powered Led Lantern for Emergency (5W Cree, 300 Lumen) for $10.99 and $5.58 shipping for $16.57 total.  The item seems to be deeply discounted.  CIO

08/08/15 Saturday 9:25 A.M..  I woke up at 8 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.   I will now shower and clean up.  I am doing a Complete PC backup of the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive.  I will then an Aomei backup to the same drive.  I then will do the same two backups of the Asus netbook.  CIO  

08/07/15 Friday 8:55 P.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I will now shut down the primary work computer and go to bed.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 8:40 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  The Asus Netbook is configured with Windows 10 Home X32, and it runs just fine.  On both the Asus Netbook and the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop both of which have Windows 10, I updated Microsoft Silverlight.  The Optimum App for Laptops also works on both of them, so I can watch my Cable TV channels on both of them.  I did not get any mail today.  I went outside briefly, and I chatted with neighbors.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 6:00 P.M..  On the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop, Windows 10 Professional X64 is restored, and the Store Apps now works, but I won't try to load 200 apps at one time anymore.  The Asus Netbook is just about setup with Windows 10 Home X32.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 4:35 P.M..  On the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop, I was not able to fix the Windows 10 Store Apps problem, so I am restoring the Aomei backup from July 31, 2015, which I made right after installing Windows 10.  Hopefully the Store Apps problem does not exist in that backup.  The Asus Netbook is installing Windows 10 still.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 3:25 P.M..  On the Windows 10 Home X32 install on the Asus Netbook, it failed because I did not have the power turned on, and the battery ran out, so I had to start it again with the power turned on.  I am still trying to fix the store apps problem on the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop.  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato and part of diced Vidalia onion.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 4 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces and I put Kraft blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I chatted with a friend.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 12:25 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 12:10 P.M..  I went through http://scott-mike.com/bf.htm .  I chatted with a friend.  Not much seems to be happening around here on a daytime schedule, but I do have the computers to maintain which takes a while.  Alas, a lot of people who watch television seem to be focused on politics, so I guess they have nothing better to do, when they watch television.  I guess politics is important to some people, but from my experience it has not done me much good based on my experience.  Of course being a protestant republican is a catholic democrat state is not too much to my advantage.  Still I manage to survive by keeping busy with what I know how to do.  Alas, computer maintenance know how comes from experience, but the local New York City community seems to prefer networking around the many women's fashion shops on Greenwich Avenue, so I guess the local www.apple.com store in that neck of the woods caters to the fashion crowd.  I have never used the Apple devices except an Apple IIe many moons ago.  I guess with the warmer weather we might have some visitors from down below the Mason Dixon line or out from the southwest, but they do not seem to network with me, so I guess they have a different sense of reality.  More than likely they will not be here during the colder months, when we still have to survive in our local Nordic wilderness.  Since I have a lot of experience in the North Country, I find it sort of strange that nobody bothers to network with me.  I guess they prefer their television reality.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 11:30 A.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I chatted with neighbors.  On the Asus Netbook, I am updating Window 7 to Windows 10 Home X32 which will take a while.  CIO

08/07/15 Friday 9:45 A.M..  I woke up and ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  I chatted with a friend at 7 A.M..  I woke up at 8:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I made my bed.   I will now shower and clean up.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 9:35 P.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 9:20 P.M..  I went downtown to www.cvs.com on Greenwich Avenue.  I picked up two prescriptions.  I then sat out for a while further downtown.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  It was a very slow evening.  I then went by the Stop and Shop.  I bought a loaf of Pepperidge Farm 15 grain bread for $4.29, a 59 ounce Tropicana orange juice with calcium for $3, deli sliced German baloney for $2.99 a pound $3.08, deli sliced Stop and Shop white American cheese for $4.99 a pound for $4.89, a 64 ounce Ocean Spray cranraspberry juice for $2.99, a 64 ounce Ocean Spray crangrape juice for $2.99, a five quart box of Stop and Shop powdered milk for $7.29, two 16 ounce Stop and Shop chunky blue cheese dressing for $1.99 each, a 7 ounce Healthy One deli sliced honey ham for $2.50, a four pack of tomatoes for $2.49, a head of cello iceberg lettuce for $1.49 and 50 cent can return for $38.49 total.  I then put my groceries in the back of the Volvo wagon, and I returned back to the store.  I bought a 8 pack of Stop and Shop large eggs expire September 13, 2015 for $2.39 and a two pack of dishwashing wand refills for $2.99 and .19 tax for $5.57 total.  I then went by the Putnam Shell at 401 West Putnam Avenue, and I bought $8.10 of V-Power self service premium gasoline with a dime a gallon off with my Stop and Shop card for $3.479 a gallon for 2.327 gallons at odometer reading of 110940 miles for 29.4 miles driven Friday September 31, 2015 for 12.635 miles per gallon in local traffic.  I then returned home, and I carried up my groceries, and I put them away.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 6:40 P.M..  I finished the six double backups of Windows 10 computers.  I was not able to do a Complete PC backup of the IBM ThinkCentre in front of the mahogany bureau, since it has an odd partition, but I got an Aomei backup of it.  I chatted with two relatives.  I will not go downtown for a brief spell.  CiO

08/06/15 Thursday 5:25 P.M..  I ate three scoops of butter pecan ice cream. 

http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports_weekly.cfm  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 5:00 P.M..  I have the backups done mentioned below.  I am now doing the same backups on the IBM ThinkCentre in front of the mahogany bureau.  I was not able to get the apps to install on the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop, so I will have to look into that later.  I watched America's Book of Secrets episodes 13 and 14.  I picked up the mail.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 12:25 P.M..  On the Dell Optiplex 740 tower, I did a complete PC backup to the Samsung 5 TB USB external hard drive and then an Aomei backup.  I did the same for the Dell Optiplex 760 usff.  I installed the apps on the Lenovo ThinkCentre on the oak dining table, and I am now doing the same backups on its Windows 10 setup.  I will do the same on the Lenovo ThinkCentre to the right side of the Dell Optiplex 760 usff and then the Dell Latitude E6400 laptop computer. 

I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato and part of diced Vidalia onion.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 4 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces and I put Ken's blue cheese dressing and Kraft blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 8:35 A.M..  I woke up at 8:15 A.M..  I will now drink a cup of coffee with Spleda sweetener and milk.  I will then make my bed and shower and clean up.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 5:00 A.M..  I put away the clean laundry.  I will now go back to bed.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 3:55 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.  I have 20 minutes to go on two dry cycles.  CIO

08/06/15 Thursday 3:05 A.M..  Before going to bed, I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  I woke up at 2:15 A.M..  I put clean linens on my bed.  I started two loads of wash that are about done.  I threw out the garbage and the old periodical literature.  I watered the plants.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 6:15 P.M..  I ate a blueberry muffin and a glass of cold filtered water.  I chatted with a friend and a relative.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 4:35 P.M..  I went downtown, and I went by the www.chase.com bank at Deerfield Place.   I then sat out downtown for a while.  I then returned to Chez Mike.  It is real slow downtown like everyone has gone away on vacation.  We get a few people coming out from Manhattan, so it manages to seem like there is still a little bit of activity downtown.  Nothing unusual to report.  When I have time, with the 5 TB external hard drive, I will be making Complete PC backup and Aomei backups of all of my 19 computer systems http://scott-mike.com/computer.htm .  Some of my Complete PC backups do not show up on the smaller external backup drives, when I have tried to restore them in the past.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 3:10 P.M..  I finished the backups.  I sat outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I picked up the mail.  The order with tracking number of "1ZX79947YW31229502" at www.ups.com for the order with promo code "EMCAVPK29" for $10 off this item $119.99 wih free shipping SAMSUNG D3 Station 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D501TDB Black arrived.  I will now go downtown.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 2:10 P.M..  I made and ate a rare roast beef and American cheese sandwich with a quarter of a pound of roast beef interlaced with white American cheese on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise, sliced Vidalia onion, horse radish sauce, Montreal steak seasoning, Italian spices and celery salt with Utz wavy potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 1:30 P.M..  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors, and I walked around the building.  On the Dell Optiplex 760 usff with Windows 10 Home X64 configured, I am doing a Complete PC backup to the Seagate Free Agent 465 GB external hard drive.  I will then do an Aomei backup to the same external hard drive.  The Microsoft Reader works on this installation.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 12:20 P.M..  I pretty much have the Dell Optiplex 760 usff configured with Windows 10 Home X64.  I am just now installing the Store apps, which is about the last thing to do.  I need to tweak some setting and then back it up a little later on.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 11:05 A.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I chatted with neighbors.   I am still configuring Windows 10 Home X64 on the Dell Optiplex 760 usff.  I chatted with a relative.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 9:50 A.M..  On the Dell Optiplex 760 usff, I have Windows 10 Home X64 installed and activated.  I now have to configure it.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 9:15 A.M..  My www.eversource.com electricity bill for July 2015 was $289.15 for 1786 kWh for 63.79 kWh per day over 28 days with an average temperature of 76.7 degrees Fahrenheit.  For July 2014 it was $350.34 for 2086 kWh for 63.21 kWh per day over 33 days with an average temperature of 73.9 degrees Fahrenheit.  CIO

08/05/15 Wednesday 8:35 A.M..  I woke up at 7 A.M.   On the Dell Optiplex 760 usff, I did a low level format with the Seagate Utilities.  I then installed Windows 7 Home X64 and activated it.  I am now installing Windows 10 Home X64 which takes about three hours.  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.   I made my bed.  I will make up a fresh batch of punch.  I will now shower and clean up.   CIO        

08/04/15 Tuesday 9:35 P.M..  I watched "America's Book of Secrets" episode 12.   I ate some Utz wavy potato chips.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will go to bed.  CIO

08/04/15 Tuesday 8:20 P.M..  With the http://bimbobakeriesusa.com/ commercial bakery nearby in Byram, we have a near endless supply of Thomas English muffins, when they are on sale.  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO

08/04/15 Tuesday 7:25 P.M..  I woke up at 6:30 P.M..  I picked up the mail.  I chatted with neighbors.  I chatted with a relative. Where the Koch brothers had the republican conference at Dana Point, I think is at the Ritz Carleton there.  I used to surf cast there, when it was a deserted beach on a hill side, when I was out in California about four or five times from 1978 to 1980.  I did meet a few people out there including the head of Xerox Parc who had a beach house in Laguna Beach.  Alas personal computers and the internet had not taken off yet.  www.fluor.com back then was headquartered in Newport Beach, before they moved to Irvine, Texas.  I saw on television here, they recycle sewage water to make regular water in Orange County.  Alas, if one is used to using a lot of water, that is not the place to live, but if one has arthritis with the dry weather, one feels a lot better.  Still I am still a creature of the northeastern winter tundra.  CIO

08/04/15 Tuesday 3:00 P.M..  I made a rare roast beef and American cheese sandwich with a quarter of a pound of roast beef interlaced with white American cheese on toasted 15 grain bread with Hellmann's mayonnaise, sliced Vidalia onion, horse radish sauce, Montreal steak seasoning, Italian spices and celery salt with Utz wavy potato chips, a dill pickle slice, and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/04/15 Tuesday 12:05 P.M..  I went to the Greenwich Town Hall, and I paid a dollar to park there for two hours.  I saw my social worker and filled up the Renter's Rebate form and signed it.  I used the bathroom on the first floor of the town hall.  I then went to the Stop and Shop.  I bought an 8 ounce container of Stop and Shop grated parmesan and Romano cheese for $2.99, a Bermuda red onion for $1.99 a pound for $1.73, and Stop and Shop deli sliced roast beef for $10.99 a pound for $5.60 for $10.32 total.  I then returned home. 

08/04/15 Tuesday 12:05 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I have a 1 P.M. appointment, I should head out to now early.  CIO

08/04/15 Tuesday 11:40 A.M..  On the Dell Optiplex 740 tower, I installed the Windows 10 apps from the Store.   I made the same four backups as last night with the Store apps included.  I restored the Complete PC backup to the Dell 760 usff desktop computer.  Although product activation does not work on it, it works well enough as a demo computer for now, until product activation does something else.  I could always restore the latest beta to it.  I have spare copies of Windows 7 and 8 that I can eventually put on it, when I have more time.  Still it is a handy demo for now.  I chatted with a relative.  CIO

08/04/15 Tuesday 8:15 A.M..  I woke up at 7:30 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.   I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.   CIO      

08/04/15 Tuesday 12:15 A.M..  I finished the backups.  I will now shut down the computers and go to bed.  I have a 1 P.M. appointment today.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 11:25 P.M..  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 10:50 P.M..   On the Dell Optiplex 740 tower, I have Windows 10 Home Configured.  I am now doing a Complete PC backup to the second internal hard drive.  I will then do an Aomei backup to the second internal hard drive.  I will then do the Complete PC backup to the Seagate 1 TB SATA drive in the Rosewill SATA external USB drive holder and an Aomei backup to the 1 TB Seagate SATA drive in the Rosewill SATA external USB drive holder.  For some reason in this install of Windows 10, the Microsoft Reader and its Update will not install no matter what.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 8:45 P.M..  On the Dell Optiplex 740 tower, I have Windows 10 Home X64 installed and running just fine and activated.  I am in the process of configuring it.  I had extra licenses for Norton Internet Security and Norton Utilities 16, so I installed those programs first.  I have the device drivers installed.  I now will install my collection of free programs that I install.  If one looks at my December 2014 notes and search "reader", one will find a list of the free programs that I install.  I also copy my music from thumb drives.  I chatted with two friends.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 5:20 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I picked up the mail.  On the Windows 10 Home X64 install, I am on the second round of updates about 22% completed.  Then it has to install them.  It takes at least three hours to install Windows 10 as an upgrade.  I guess the ever busy younger generation might not have the patience to wait for such a lengthy upgrade time.  I have an appointment with my social worker at the Greenwich Town Hall tomorrow at 1 P.M. to apply for my Renter's Rebate.  I will use the Renter's Rebate when it comes around October 2015 to help pay my automobile insurance and the new backup hard drive.  Playing scratch cards is not really helping out.  Even when I don't smoke downtown, nobody networks with me, since even though www.ibm.com has a minor presence in the area, people are not really interested too much in computers from my perspective.  Still I have become pretty good at the Windows Operating Systems perspective and configuring my inexpensive computers with the latest operating systems.  Alas there are probably more people at the local beaches enjoying the warm weather whom really could not give a dang about Windows 10.  Still it is like the ants and the grasshopper, and it is better to keep busy in the summer.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 4:15 P.M..  Although the Dell Optiplex 740 tower came with Windows 7 Professional X64 installed but with a product key label for Windows 7 Home Premium X64, I was able to get a *.iso file for Windows Home Premium X64 before Microsoft took them off the net, and the www.arrowdirect.com Windows 7 Home Premium X64 product key worked with my installation, so it is now activated.  I am now installing Windows 10 Home X64 which takes a while.  I then have to configure it and back it up.  Possibly since each product key is good for two computers, I can also install it on the Dell Optiplex 760 usff, but if not I have a unused copy of Windows 7 Home and one of Windows 8 Ultimate.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 3:35 P.M..  Tracking number is "1ZX79947YW31229502" at www.ups.com for the order with promo code "EMCAVPK29" for $10 off this item $119.99 wih free shipping SAMSUNG D3 Station 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D501TDB Black .  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 2:50 P.M..  I woke up at 2:30 P.M., when a telemarketer tried to sell me a home security system.  On the Dell Optiplex 740 Tower, I am now installing the OEM Windows 7 Home Premium X64, and then I will upgrade it to Windows 10 Home X64 and configure it, and once configured, I will back it up.  This will take a bit of time.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 1:00 P.M..   On both sides of the roast beef sandwich, I put Hellmann's mayonnaise, Vidalia onion, horse radish sauce and Montreal steak seasoning, and I ate it with Lays jalapeño potato chips and a dill pickle slice and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I chatted with a relative.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 12:20 P.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went by the www.chase.com bank at Deerfield Place.  I then went by the Wells Fargo Bank at Havemayer Place, and I paid my rent to the Greenwich Housing Authority.  I then went downtown.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center.  They have finished the repaving the water main break area on lower Greenwich Avenue including striping the parking places, so it looks pretty much back to normal.  I then walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I stopped by the Greenwich Cigar store, and I bought an Ace's high scratch card for a dollar, but I lost. I showed the counter person using an Acer laptop the Windows 10 Upgrade link.  I used the bathroom at the senior and the arts center again.  I stopped by www.cvs.com , and I bought a 7.52 ounce liquid softsoap with CVS machine coupon for .79 and a 12 pack of CVS disposable razor blades for $8.99 and a 7 ounce CVS sensitive skin shave gel for $2.99 less $4 off CVS machine coupon on a $10 shaving products coupon for .56 tax for $9.42 total.  I then stopped by the Chase Bank at the top of Greenwich Avenue, and I got a $10 roll of quarters that I left in between the Volvo wagon seats to have available for parking.  I then finished my walk.  I then went by the Stop and Shop, and I bought buy one get one free of six packs of Thomas' English muffins for $4.39 both, a chunk of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese for $6.99 a pound for $10.21, a 1.75 ounce container of Friendly coffee ice cream for $2.50, a 42 ounce Quaker old fashioned oatmeal for $4.99, a quart jar of Mount Olive kosher dill spears for $2, a 12 ounce generic honey for $2.50, bananas for .49 a pound for $1.24, and a prepared roast beef sandwich for $3.99 for $31.82 total.  I then returned home, and I put away my purchases.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 8:05 A.M..  I will now venture downtown to pay my rent.  CIO

08/03/15 Monday 5:55 A.M..  I woke up and ate a blueberry muffin.  I woke up at 5 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.   I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.   CIO    

08/02/15 Sunday 6:20 P.M..  I will now shut down the primary work computer.  I will then go to bed.  CIO 

08/02/15 Sunday 5:40 P.M..  I ate a bag of microwave popcorn.  CIO

08/02/15 Sunday 5:25 P.M..  I put together the paper work for my Renter's Rebate.  I emailed my social worker to schedule me an appointment to file the renter's rebate.  CIO

08/02/15 Sunday 4:40 P.M..   I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO

08/02/15 Sunday 3:45 P.M..  I woke up at 2:30 P.M., and I chatted with a relative.  For backing up my computers, I ordered with promo code "EMCAVPK29" for $10 off this item $119.99 wih free shipping SAMSUNG D3 Station 5TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop External Hard Drive STSHX-D501TDB Black  CIO 

08/02/15 Sunday 10:50 A.M..  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/02/15 Sunday 10:25 A.M..   I am just about to eat a Stouffer's 19 ounce meat lasagna with grated parmesan and Romano cheese and a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  CIO

08/02/15 Sunday 10:10 A.M..  I threw out the garbage.  I went downtown to Greenwich Avenue.  www.burnsconstruction.com is repaving lower Greenwich Avenue where the water main leak was along www.rh.com down to www.apple.com  on the west lane of Greenwich Avenue.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar, but I lost.  I stopped by www.cvs.com and I bought a 12 roll package of Charmin extra strong toilet paper for $9.99 and a 8 ounce Folgers's instant coffee for $3.99  and .63 tax for $14.61 total.   I used the bathroom at CVS.  I sat out for a while, and then I finished my walk.  I noticed a Bentley Couple does not seem to have lug nuts, so they must have a secret way to tag the tires off.  It was the usual Sunday morning crowd of coffee drinkers and dog walkers.  I then drove back to CVS, and I used the bathroom again.  I bought three 12 packs of 12 ounce Schweppes Ginger Ale for $10 and $1.80 can deposit and .63 6.35% Connecticut sales tax for $12.43 total.  I then bought a 8 ounce Folgers's instant decaffeinated coffee for $3.99 less $2 bonus bucks on the previous purchase for $1.99 total.  I then returned home, and I used my little folding cart from the back of the Volvo wagon to brink up the ginger ale, and I put the folding carts in the back of the Volvo wagon.  CIO

End of Scott's Notes week of 08/02/15

08/02/15 Sunday 6:25 A.M..  I will now send out my weekly notes.  I will then go downtown to Greenwich Avenue for a walk.  CIO 

08/02/15 Sunday 5:25 A.M..  I woke up at 4 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.   I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.   CIO  

08/01/15 Saturday 3:25 P.M..  I went outside, and I chatted with neighbors.  I picked up the mail.  I will now shut down the primary work computer, and I will eat a blueberry muffin, and then I will go to bed.  I ate a http://scott-mike.com/em.htm  with a glass of cold filtered water.  CIO

08/01/15 Saturday 2:30 P.M..  More refurbished computers http://stores.ebay.com/Internet-Super-Mall

Buy from Area 51 http://stores.ebay.com/EPC-Vegas  .  CIO

08/01/15 Saturday 1:00 P.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I woke up at 12:45 P.M..  CIO

08/01/15 Saturday 10:50 A.M..  I chatted with a relative.  I took a fourth of a head of Cello iceberg lettuce, and I ripped it up into small pieces in a large soup bowl with one sliced tomato and part of diced Vidalia onion.  I seasoned it with garlic powder, ground black pepper, Italian spices, celery salt, Montreal Spicy Steak Seasoning, a quarter cup of grated parmesan and Romano cheese, 3 ounces of Norwegian Jarlsberg cheese cut into 1.5 inch by 3/8th inch by .25 inch pieces and I put Ken's blue cheese dressing and extra virgin olive oil on it.  I ate it with a 12 ounce glass of Schweppes Ginger Ale.  I will now take a nap.  CIO

08/01/15 Saturday 9:45 A.M..  I went downtown.  I mailed the Microsoft Sunset Income versus Spending report at the central Greenwich Post Office.  I then went further downtown.  Lower Greenwich Avenue is all torn up with a water main break that is being repaired.  I walked the entire length of Greenwich Avenue and the train station area.  I sat out at various locations.  I stopped by Zen Stationary, and I bought an Ace's High scratch card for a dollar.  There was a thousand dollar prize, but I did not beat the dealer's nine.  I chatted with a friend on my wireless telephone.  I used the bathroom at Starbucks.  I stopped www.cvs.com , and I bought buy one get one free of CVS odorless 1000 mg fish oil 120 softgels for $13.79 both and a two package of rolls of Scotch tape for$7.99 and .51 tax for $22.29 total.  I then stopped by the www.greenwichhardware.org , and I bought a 12 inch 32 watt round florescent SATCO bulb for $9.99, and a national spring clamp for $2.99, and a leather scent Christmas tree scent card for $1.49 and .92 tax for $15.39 total.  I then hung the scent card on the hook behind the driver's seat in my Volvo wagon.  I sat out for a while after my walk.  I then returned home to Chez Michel.  I ate three ounces of mixed nuts.  CIO

08/01/15 Saturday 5:35 A.M..  I sorted out the magazine rack on the far side of the Ethan Allen recliner.  I threw out the old magazines and other periodicals.  I will now go downtown for a walk of Greenwich Avenue.  CIO

08/01/15 Saturday 3:20 A.M..  I woke up, and I ate five ounces of mixed nuts.  I finally work up at 2:15 A.M..  I ate breakfast of oatmeal with honey and milk and sliced banana, a 12 ounce glass of punch and cold filtered water, a toasted English muffin with extra virgin olive oil, and a cup of coffee with Splenda sweetener and milk.   I made my bed.  I will now shower and clean up.  CIO