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Well, I finally got my Nokia 6. Google rendered my Galaxy Lite pretty much unusable
after updating the Play app. 4 GB RAM is the minimum configuration for Android these days.
The OS requires over a GB for itself. My apps have been running about 2 GB, leaving little margin.
The battery life is good; a charge lasts all day even with normal usage (phone calls, etc.).


No removable battery in the Nokia 6?!
At least it has 50% more capacity than my current smartphone...


I know what my next smart phone will be: Nokia 6.
Too bad it is only sold via Amazon, but my carrier is T-Mobile, so I'm good.


It turns out that the octopus has hemocyanin instead of hemoglobin.
This appears to be an adaptation to living in the ocean depths.
But the copper in the octopus blood is not ferromagnetic, so the
octopus is immune to the effects of the earth's magnetic field.
That means an octopus is perhaps more fit for space travel than humans.
An octopus doesn't live that long, but its life
can be extended by lowering the temperature.


Lady Luck captivates the wise.
See The Signal and the Noise for examples.
Also This blog.


Another click bait test: one day I was driving southbound on the 405.
A red muscle car overtook me from behind and cut me off in traffic.
I wanted to know what sort of fool would do that, so
I checked the license plate of the muscle car: SHAGAR.
Youngans can check out this video for more info.


This is a click-bait test.
My first year of college was at Northwestern University,
where I lived in Porter dorm with Kurgan, aka Clancy Brown.
Clancy was majoring in Theater, and since it was
widely known that his father was a Congressman,
we all figured he'd go into politics.
But Clancy was born in the Year of the Sheep, so he made movies instead.

One day when I was throwing the frisbee down Porter Hall,
Clancy left his room to take a shower, and told me,
"Don't hit me with that frisbee!"
Of course it was my life-time best shot.
The frisbee floated straight down the hall and landed softly on Clancy's head.
He grabbed it, walked back to me, put me in a headlock,
and pounded me on the head with it.
Then he went back to his shower.


I saw a bogus entry in my blog today.
It's time to update my access files.
That seems to be working...


I have fixed up my index page to my website.
Next is to fix up my calendar web site.
I also need to update my calendar apps in Google Play.


I added a "Let's Encrypt" certificate to this web site.
Next I need to create/configure the .htaccess file for the apache web server.
Once that is working I should be good to go.

...and it works!


I am testing out my new blog software.
There is just one more detail to implement.


Tonight I am fixing up my blogging.
I had tried using Django, but
all the tutorials assume all Django web sites.
Perhaps I should write a book about converting
a website to Django piece by piece.