When we moved into Elmwood Park we noticed half of this Paper Birch wasn't in good shape. Over the years one half died, and today Xiphos and I removed the bad half. I hope it means the remaining half will get stronger—I love Paper Birch.
This morning was not a good morning for computer hardware. I was about to start my workday when my main computer started making a buzzing noise consistent with a failing fan. It turned out to be a fan on one of the video cards. I didn't have time to fight with it so decided to see if a quick blast of air would get it back to functioning order. Not only didn't that work, but the fan on the other card also began making noise. After fighting with the fans for a bit, I decided to remove the troubled fan and temporally replace it with a case fan. First I needed to find a functional one. I have a large collection of computer hardware, but the first two fans I found didn't work. The next fan I proceeded to immediately break by allowing a fan blade to strike the heatsink. That resulted in a fan blade breaking off. The last fan I found was functional and with a rubber band and a Star Wars lightsaber cupcake decoration I convinced the fan to stay in place cooling the computer. A more permanent solution will be needed, but this should work for now.
Today Eve should have turned 300,000 miles. I had said I was going to retire my car at 300k miles, but it appears Eve has other plans. She reached 299,999 miles and stopped counting. Touché Eve, touché.
Took a ride downtown the other day for an appointment only to discover I set my reminder 30 minutes too late. I was corrected on the ride there and decided since I was already downtown I would take the opportunity to do some photography of the murals from the George Floyd protests.