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Dear Dell

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Expect a phone call from me tomorrow since the battery light on my nine-month-old laptop started flashing orange (3) and green (1) this evening when I turned it on. Having flashed the BIOS, I know that’s not the problem. It’s probably your POS battery dying young (whoever says only the good die young obviously hasn’t […]

Gaming Geekout Moment

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Wired News headline: Beautiful New iMac Still Sucks For Gaming.
And that, Skippy, is why I’m getting another Windows (XP) desktop to replace one of our current, 4 year+ but gracefully aging desktops while also happily clinging to my pretty little Windows laptop that is just over six months old today.

The Family that Games Together

Sunday, June 10th, 2007

In a brief gaming aside, the trio of Everquest characters that my husband, daughter and I started up to play together are now all level twenty. We dinged last night in The Overthere (there are some good mobs to pull for that level along the shoreline). It’s a minor milestone since, at that level, you […]

I has been linkede!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

By Inside Higher Ed on April 23.
I have arrived (or something). In celebration of which? We must laugh! So I bring you the latest in giggle-inducement courtesy of the internet: Cat Macros (funny pictures of cats and stuff with whimsical l33t-speak captions added). Feast your eyes on I Can Has Cheezburger, Cat Macros @ LJ […]

Some Whine with That?

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

Today’s been one of those days: came home from running errands and pretty much nothing’s been right since.
Colour printer cartridges no longer can be bought by themselves but must be bought bundled with a black cartridge. I knew the number of the colour cartridge I needed, not the black cartridge that I didn’t and guessed […]

The Value of Visuals

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007

Further to our discussion of Powerpoint and the value of visuals in class, an interesting Imperial History of the Middle East (Shockwave animation) which I’d show in my Ancient Near East, medieval or Modern Western Civ class at the drop of a hat. (Well, that will have to wait ’til next year since I’m not […]

Geek Grrl Excitement

Monday, February 12th, 2007

Finally! After a month of using the calendar function in our university’s system to display all of my time commitments, someone finally sent me an appointment request using the system. It was great to be able to just click on the request and see it added to my online calendar.
Now if only I could […]

My Soundtrack

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

I love last.fm. It’s a great service for keeping track of what you’re listening to, tracking what your friends enjoy and, best of all, finding new pleasures.
After setting up this computer to tie into the site and report back on what I’m listening for my weekly charts, I randomly opened their streaming radio to the […]

Switcheroo

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

Unhook one 2003 tower at the office. Take it home. Unhook one 2002 computer at home. Set it aside. Install 2003 PC there. Curse Novell networking as you set things up. Fiddle for a while with that, the wireless link and the printer settings. Get everything up and running.
Look over at the 2002 tower. Waver […]

Look, Pa! No wires!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

My lovely new widescreen laptop is up and running happily on my revived wireless network. Life is good, although I will have to get used to the new keyboard. The pointing touchpad is a bit disconcerting but I haven’t found a mouse that’s exactly right (yet!) so I’ll bear with it a while longer. But, […]