I updated my desktop PC yesterday, (# pacman -Syu) only to discover nothing would launch after login. I use KDE 5 on Arch Linux. Whenever I clicked the ‘K’ application menu, I received a message indicating that the org.plasma.private.kicker module was not installed.
What the heck is that?
I worked around it for a day (yesterday, 2017-01-23) by holding the shift key and typing the first letter of the application I wanted to run. [SHIFT+F] to bring up the run command and then finishing with ‘irefox’ would get my web browser running.
That got me through the day yesterday, but today, I decided to take a few minutes and try to resolve the issue. Since I didn’t know what the problem was, I simply decided to reinstall xorg-service and the plasma group.
# pacman -S xorg-server plasma
Did the trick, by reinstalling the packages from my cache. I’m now a happy desktop GUI using camper. 😀
Today is the fourth day that the United States Postal Service is refusing to deliver mail to my mailbox. Any mail. No tracks at all in the snow, not even to the neighbors mailboxes.
It’s also the second day that I have no running water. Again. In the past, it’s been a lack of electricity that turns the heaters off causing the pipes to freeze. A 14-1/5 hour power outage and circuit breakers popping to be particular. This time, all circuit breakers are on, and all heaters (two pipe heaters on the pipes, one magnetic oil-pan heater on the bottom of the brand-new pressure tank, and a 750 watt utility heater) are on. The pump-house is very warm, well* above freezing and all pipes below the pump-house are buried 5 feet deep, so I’ve been told.
It’s the… I don’t even know how many days I have been keeping the second chicken waterer in the house and switching it out with the one in the coop. I do know, that last year I did not have that problem. I never had frozen water in the chicken waterer last year, not a single time.
I also keep a utility heater in the laundry room. Because of that, and the fact that this winter I have more laying hens, I keep the eggs in there. ALL the eggs froze yesterday. Two dozen eggs in mashed paper egg boxes froze, right above the utility heater.
I took preventative measures this fall to avoid every single problem I’m having. Not one of them prevented any of the problems I wanted to avoid. Not a single one.
I connot believe that I didn’t write a single blog entry in 2016. It’s just as well, I guess.
Yesterday, I logged into Blogger.com, where my blog used to be hosted, and found this disturbing notice:
“European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent.
“As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google’s use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies.
“You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. Learn more about this notice and your responsibilities.”
I am a Sovereign American Citizen, subject ONLY to God the Eternal Father. I am not, repeat NOT a subject of the European Union or any member country of the EU. I have absolutely NO responsibility whatsoever to the EU. European Union laws DO NOT “require” me to do a damned thing.
So, waldowoc.blogspot.com now redirects to https://www.waldosweb.com/blog and I refuse to use or endorse Blogger ever again. I may decide to completely stop using, and associating with, Google altogether if that’s is how they are representing me internationally.
So, a new year, and a new blogsite! And the European Union can shove it up there collective asses!