Feb 02

Road trip

Well, the new computer did arrive. The new monitor, however, did not. It was shipped separately and may not get here for another week. So the new computer will have to wait. So will the copy of Window XP that I bought on the way home from work last night.
It’s just as well, because I’m not going to have time to fool with it today. I’m off to Lexington, NC, to have lunch with my mom and pick up some items she’s bringing up from Rock Hill. Specifically, two of my dad’s extra satellite dishes (he has a closet full of them) and a dress Mom made for Laura. One of the satellite dishes is for Bob, and the other one is for me.

Oct 05

Argh

Most Windows installation programs do two things. They ask you to shut down every other application running on your computer. But first, they take over the entire screen, hiding the Taskbar and making it impossible for you to shut down anything. There must be a good reason for this, but I can’t imagine what it is.