The Monday shave: Always a treat
A two-day stubble makes for a wonderful shave—probably a three-day stubble would be even better, but who can wait so long? The shave soap today is variously known as Dr. Ditmar, Dovo, and Rivivage, but so far as I can tell, it’s all the same soap—and quite a good soap it is. The lather with the Frank Shaving brush was a treat, and I really enjoyed using the little white Bakelite slant: a very light razor, once you know how much pressure to use, is quite pleasant, and of course the slant is always a treat. With a Swedish Gillette blade, I achieved a mostly smooth face in two passes (WTG and XTG) so the ATG pass was just to polish the few patches where slight roughness remained. A rinse, dry, and splash for Floris No. 89 (the number being their address), and I’m ready for a Monday of some cooking, some reading, and more uploading of the backup to CrashPlan.
I’ve been connected for two days and have about 1.2 days remaining, but that figure jumps around. More stable figures are the amount uploaded—8GB—and the amount remaining—6.6GB. Ah: figure just dropped to 22.6 hours. I have the usual asymmetric DSL connection: much faster inbound to my computer (video, long text articles, etc.) than outbound from my computer (mostly keystrokes but occasionally an uploaded photo—as the one above). So uploading the backup does take a lot of time—as indeed would a full restore. But if I ever do need to do a full restore, CrashPlan sells a hard-drive option (they ship a loaded hard drive to you to use locally at USB 3.0 speed) and of course I still have My Passport sitting beside the chair, which could be available for use.