Stayed up most of the night finishing the 1991 unedited release of the Master's Stranger in a Strange Land. Before that, in the past few days I've read Frank Herbert's White Plague and Spider Robinson's Callahan's Crosstime Saloon. I'm working on Chögyam Trungpa's Shambhala and Gary Jennings's Aztec.

I remember a small part of my vivid dreams last night; there was a collapsible ultralight car (which on awakening appears suspiciously like my neighbor's collapsible doghouse), made of ripstop fabric and a wire frame, called the Ayuda. I thought that was kinda cute.

Still haven't been able to rescue my Subversion repository after the hard disk failure. It'll seem to be OK -- you can browse it through Apache -- but after the first or second commit, the repository goes belly-up and gives weird error messages. DB_RUNRECOVERY doesn't work. I think it's possible I've got newer versions of svn or db4, and it can't deal with the old data. Bugger.

My Morningstar SS-10 charge controller died a few days ago, too. Got power yesterday only by bypassing it, but I've seen what that can do to batteries. Hoping I can get a larger, used charge controller without breaking the bank.

Well, enough whining. Had a nice keg party last weekend despite the lack of electricity. Got the Guinness wrapped up in my new space bag and am feeding it ice, hoping it will stay good longer this time.

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