This weekend has been pretty good, and pleasantly (un)eventful. Got the yards mowed, pruned front tree (we call it “the ugly tree” because it leafs out late, drops leaves early, and has little leaflets that don’t rake up because they’re too small), a Gleditsia triacanthos inermis, or Thornless Honey Locust. The interesting thing is, this year is the first time the tree has flowered since we’ve lived here. So, it must be healthier than it has been. We’ll see if it sets any fruit. =/
I also planted some Glycine Max, or Edamame (variety Misono Green) in a raised bed. I planted 6 plants, hopefully I’ll get some nice Edamame out of it. =) I’d love to try making Tofu. Here’s some info on growing beans in the Valley: OSU Extension.
Work has wound down at this point. At the J-School, most projects are due dead week, and there are few finals. So, most students will be gone next week. Which means I should be able to start on my summer projects. I’ll probably start building a new image from scratch starting tomorrow.
Progress with AppleCare has kinda stalled. I ran some software they wanted, and got them more info. At this point, sounds like a 10.5 fix is unlikely. Hopefully we’ll see a fix in 10.6, but they can’t tell me one way or the other given Apple’s rather over zealous policies given unreleased products. We’ll see what happens. At this point, I’m looking at implementing NFS home directories as a short term “stop gap”. We’ll see how that goes… right now, I can’t get it to work at all.
Tomorrow is the WWDC keynote. My boss is betting we’ll see the new iPhone, the 3.0 iPhone OS, and possibly even 10.6 (or rather, a release date for 10.6). The rumor sites are saying a new beta build will be released to attendees… perhaps the last before GM. Who knows… I’d love to update to a new phone, since mine has been really laggy the past few weeks… but, I’m hoping 3.0 will help with that. I think the 2.x OS could use some help with memory reclamation after exiting an App. =/
The weather here is supposed to be fairly mild the next week. I’m hoping to get a bunch of yard work done before it warms up again. I’ve been trying to the last 2 years to remove the Morning Glory (Convolvulus sepium) from the yard. From reading online, it sounds like it’s nearly impossible. You just have to continually remove it. Unfortunately, it sounds like it’s pretty efficient at food storage, so just a few leaves can replenish food stores.
This is a pretty good PDF on Invasive Plants in the Willamette Valley: Remove Invasive Plants.
More later… maybe once I have some progress on NFS Home directories at work I’ll post again.