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Why Now?!

For reasons known only to the computer gods, my Internet connection and wireless network went down yesterday evening and I had to reset then turn off and back on my modem, router, and wireless extender. Of course, I had to do the ‘quick setup’ for each piece, in order. It wasn’t any quicker this time than it was the last, as you have to wait between operations for each piece of equipment to re-boot after changes are made.

I finally got them working about noon today, in time to take a call from a client setting up a DOS program I wrote 3 decades ago in a VM box running XP on a Windows 10 machine. Fortunately I had a Plan B when the guy who installed the VM Box couldn’t get the network working in XP. Printing from a DOS program is a pain. Normally you can use ‘net use’ to redirect the LPT1 port, but that requires the network to be up.

I found a solution, but it takes time when you’re in Florida installing software in California.

July 7, 2016   Comments Off on Why Now?!

Le Tour 2016 – Stage 6

Tour de FranceArpajon-sur-Cère to Montauban

Distance: 190.5 kilometers.

A transition stage that will help the sprinters regain some of the time they lost today. There are climbs, 3, 4, & 3, but the heat will probably be a bigger problem.

Supermanx, Mark Cavendish, took sole position of second place for career stage wins with 29 with today’s win and got the Green Jersey back, but the climbers are about to get their chance at fame.

Yellow Jersey Greg Van Avermaet ( BEL – BMC – 098 ) [Yellow] 30h 18′ 38″
Green Jersey Mark Cavendish ( GBR – DDD – 101 ) [Green] 204 points
Polka Dot Jersey Thomas De Gendt ( BEL – LTS – 163 ) [Polka Dot] 13 points
White Jersey Julian Alaphilippe ( FRA – EQS – 182 ) 2 [White]

Team: BMC Racing Team ( BMC – 091-099 ) [Yellow numbers]
Stage winner: Mark Cavendish ( GBR – DDD – 101 )
Combative: Yukiya Arashiro ( JPN – LAM – 152 ) [Red numbers]

Top Ten:

1 Greg Van Avermaet ( BEL – BMC – 098 )
2 Julian Alaphilippe ( FRA – EQS – 182 ) + 05′ 11″
3 Alejandro Valverde ( ESP – MOV – 012 ) + 05′ 13″
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver ( ESP – KAT – 141 ) + 05′ 14″
5 Christopher Froome ( GBR – SKY – 001 ) + 05′ 17″
6 Warren Barguil ( FRA – TGA – 111 ) + 05′ 17″
7 Nairo Quintana ( COL – MOV – 011 ) + 05′ 17″
8 Pierre Rolland ( FRA – CDT – 081 ) + 05′ 17″
9 Fabio Aru ( ITA – AST – 021 ) + 05′ 17″
10 Daniel Martin ( IRL – EQS – 184 ) + 05′ 17″

The Rest of the Top 30:
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July 7, 2016   Comments Off on Le Tour 2016 – Stage 6