July 2nd, 2013



Upon this laptop, I have written many powerful pieces, managed a business, corresponded with friends and family, and so much more.  But before I begin, I must do one thing.

You see, almost 4 years ago I purchased this computer at a Black Friday sale.  Paul insisted that before I started really using it, Ishould bring it by so that he could install all the latest and best anti-malware, virus-hunting and hacker shield software available.  It was one more example of an open-handed offer to help that has been re-echoing through all the stories that I have heard these past ten days.

So I did the very initial set-up of the computer, performing introductions and registrations.  The computer required a password to return to active use after prolonged inactivity.  I mindlessly typed in my “standard” password (Yes, this is a public announcement that I do not practice particularly good password protection protocols.), but then thought, I will need to give Paul this password, so that he can operate the system to do those installations.

So I chose as my system password, “pavel”.  I figured neither he nor I would forget it.  He installed the software, and the system has performed admirably through all that time.  I never bothered changing that system access password, and have shared it with others who might need to use my computer.

Before I begin, I must do one thing:  I must invoke the name of pavel.  Names have power, and his has so much.  I shall continue to invoke his name.

Farewell, dear friend, and thanks for all the help.

Schedule change

Due to the extreme turmoil of the past 10 days, which includes two renters moving out (which while a good thing, is not without its issues), hiring a workman to carry out the rehab work in the third empty rental unit, all the activities surrounding the death of my dear friend, and the ongoing rewrapping of trim dampened by Lilies, I have fallen behind.  I already cancelled my trip to Atenveldt as a lead-in to Antir West War, and have now cancelled AnTir West.  Instead this weekend, I will be at Ansteorran Crown Tourney.