A few weeks ago, the hard drive in the laptop failed. Last week, the operating system on the desktop became corrupted, so we have been short on computers for a while. I'm waiting on a new hard drive for the laptop, and we just got the desktop back from the Geek Squad last night. I've been trying to reload programs and reload files from backups. It's going to take a while to get everything back to normal. In the mean time, it is frustrating as hardware drivers don't seem to want to load properly, some files seem to have disappeared, archived email is gone, and things aren't syncing well.
We attended the Precision Planting winter conference a couple of weeks ago. It was educational as usual. Here is a picture just before the opening session.
Last week we drove down to Springfield for the Illinois Pork Expo at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. We took a little drive afterwords to circle the State Capital where the Chicago Democrats continue to run our state into the ground. Illinois is ranked #50 (last) for Best Run states, and #50 (last) for financial condition.
Last Saturday I attended another beginner beekeeping class. I am getting closer to becoming one, but I'm still afraid of the time commitment. I plan to start buying equipment, and maybe follow an experienced beekeeper around for a year before I take the plunge.
I ran across a lecture by Charlie Munger that I found very informative. Charlie, a very intelligent man, is Warren Buffet's Vice Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway. He gave the lecture at Harvard University in 1995. It is over an hour long, but definitely worth listening to. There is a lot of common sense and insight into how and why we make decisions (misjudgments). He shares his view on our biases and tendencies from a psychological point of view, mostly as it relates to business. The title of the lecture is; The Psychology of Human Misjudgment.
Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name our Lord Jesus , that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same and in the same judgment.
I Corinthians 1:10