jc blog - tales of a modern-day nomadic hunter-gatherer

Follow jcomeau_ictx on Twitter This is the weblog of Intrepid Wanderer. You never know what you might find here; graphic descriptions of bodily functions, computer programming secrets, proselytizing for the antichrist, miscellaneous ranting and kvetching, valuable information on living off the land... if you don't share my rather weird interests you may want to try slashdot instead.

You can consider my Del.icio.us links an extension to my blog, as are my LifeTango goals and my other to-do items. My to-buy list is also public, but only for sharing any useful ideas that might be there; I'm not requesting charity, neither do I offer it.

You can find me easily in google searches, as jcomeau, jcomeau_ictx, or jcomeauictx. There are lots of other jcomeaus, but AFAIK I'm the only jcomeau_ictx out there so far.

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2022-03-12-1929Z

Just got off the phone with Volaris. Was on hold almost 10 minutes, but finally got my flight canceled. Whew.

Back story: I got an email today, 90% off flights with vClub. Since I'm a member, I thought great, let's get next year's flights at a good discount. Sure enough, I got my Tijuana to La Paz flight for about 14 dollars, and the return flight for about 8! The airport fee was the biggest part, over 45 dollars! But still a good deal, so I booked it. And immediately saw I had botched it, leaving in spring and returning in the fall, the opposite of what I intended. And couldn't cancel online because I had paid with PayPal instead of using a credit card. All of a sudden my great deal was wasted funds, something I cannot remotely afford.

But I called their Mexico support line, +525511028000, got English by pressing 2, and got it canceled. Hallelujah. Not going to try again today, time for a jog.

Sadly enough, this wasn't the first time I've done the same goddamned thing. [comment]

2022-03-11-1459Z

Suddenly my lymphoma looks much larger than I remember seeing it before. Or just more noticeable for some reason. I suppose that's cause to worry, but since I don't know what to do about it, I'll probably continue the head-in-the-sand approach. [comment]

2022-03-11-0726Z

Today when eating one of the ocotillo flowers, it hit me. They're like crabapples. Not in appearance, of course, but in flavor and in the dryness felt in the mouth after eating them. [comment]

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