Roman Numerals

Posted on Monday, May 27th, 2019 at 4:03 pm

I ran across a question about Roman numerals, and found myself needing a quick refresher. But then the question occurred to me, how does one express 25.4TB (2.54 X 10¹³) in Roman numerals? (That is the amount of functional hard drive space I currently possess, of which 19.2TB is currently in active duty in the office.)


It was a slow holiday. The La-Z-Boy broke a rocker support and needs to be repaired. I bought a cheap airbed and hand pump for the interim. It can double as a pool float when the LZB is back in service. Interesting pump, it has the intake (deflate) and outflow (inflate) in the handle, on opposing sides, and both operate when the handle is moved in either direction, up or down. This makes it twice as efficient as most manual pumps. Interesting valve system.


Anyhoo, I took the day off. No cooking, no cleaning, no truck repair, no LZB repair, I’ve just been lazy today. Then again, the last two days have not been idle. Moved the LZB, cleaned the floor, cleaning in the kitchen, cared for the dogs, store run, and a bunch more. So I don’t feel guilty. It’s different, but I have a place to sleep. There is ample food to eat. I don’t need to go anywhere. I plan to soak in the tub shortly.


One oddity on the truck is the distribution box. I disconnected the power feed, and the short showed both on the box terminal and the cable. I’m scratching my head on that one. It should be on one side or the other, not both. I also got a spark on the negative terminal when I first connected it, but subsequent test contacts made no sparks. Capacitor? Mystery upon mystery.


No rib eye as I had intended for the holiday. Finishing up the section of brisket and coconut cream pie. Tomorrow, I plan on sausage gravy and mashed potatoes after I fix the LZB. Plenty of veggies to go with them.

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