sun 30 dec 2012 20:36:52 witte de withstraat
i keep thinking how strange it is that people keep animals as pets. i like kitty cats, and lately i am feeding the downstairs cats and hosting nikita while their people are away on holidays. the downstairs cats, whisky and tigger-the-trigger, seem unhappy that they are not free to come hang out at my house, but if i kept the doors open there would be scary territorial issues between them and my guest cat. so i'm obliged to keep closed doors between them. even though my instinct is to let them follow their instinct and just sort it out. they are not 'my' pets.
it's impossible to behave anarchistically toward someone whom you are holding captive. i guess that's what makes me feel weird about it. denying someone their freedom isn't really my thing.
then there's the flip side of that unpets. that is, beasts who visit our homes, but we wish they wouldn't. i was happy when nikita caught that mouse last week.
more booming and banging in the distance. tomorrow is new year's eve. nantko invited me to come hang out with him at eef's place in alkmaar. i have to get from here to centraal by 16.30 without getting bombed.
this evening i turned on my facebook again, after being off for a month. i was starting to feel bad cuz some family were complaining about how far away i seemed, not being there and making observations about daily life. now i'm not sure what observations to make. well i guess i made some here just now didn't i.
i have a new firewire dock, which can take my 3 TB disks. today i'm backing up my whole 'anro' file to one of the disks. i think it's taking about 8 hours for 1,96 terabytes. i was scared this morning when i fired up the raid and it didn't acknowledge; i had to shut it down and start it again and then it appeared. felt like a close call, so i was a bit squeamish about some of the stuff on there that still needed a backup copy. i do have the original disk cr sent me with the anro footage, but everything has been renamed now so it needs its own backup occasionally.