Daily Archives: 04/24/2002

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Well, it’s been a busy evening. And all my endeavours met with failure. Just lovely.

  • I am attempting to set up a blog over on my netPCI site. It refuses to work correctly, so I imagine a call to tech support/customer service tomorrow is in order. I suspect some condition of the ftp server software is blocking blogger.com from logging in. The error message say no input/output streams were available. However CuteFTP logs in with no problems. I am stumped.
  • My motherboard for my G3 arrived today and I installed it. My Macintosh now has all new innards: new power supply, new voltage regulator, new motherboard. After all this time and money, I’ve managed to create a big beige fan. It powers on (at long last), but there is no “bong” of a Mac starting up. No video either, and I can’t hear the hard drive spin up. The fan on the power supply comes on though. It does this with a soft power up from the keyboard, as well at the power switch on the front of the tower (which shouldn’t work). Something is wrong here too, I suspect the ROM chip isn’t socketed correctly. I’ll pull it apart tomorrow and take another look at it.
  • Two of the things I was supposed to finish at work today got stalled. I guess I will be busy playing catch up tomorrow. That always sucks. Especially tomorrow since I am chairing a two – three hour meeting in the afternoon. That leaves me only the morning.

Anyway that’s all I got to grumble about this evening. I am off to bed now. I paddled hard after work today and I am bushed.

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I mentioned the wonderful tomatos I got yesterday. That same person showed up at my house last night with a trunkload of tomato and watermelon that she boxed up for me. I was taken aback by her generosity. The night before she is flying off island on vacation, she takes the time to harvest this produce, box it, and personally deliver it to my doorstep. When I asked her why she came by at almost 10:00 p.m. to deliver this stuff, she just said that she had promised to bring some more fresh tomatos and watermelon when we where talking that morning. It just blows me away that she followed up so thoroughly on an offhand comment that was made yesterday morning. I didn’t expect to see more tomatos for a few weeks, maybe the middle of next month (if at all). What she did was really cool.

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Well, I think I got a handle on blogging and how to set up a template the way I like. My next step will be to convert my netPCI site over to a blog and adapt one of these blogger templates for my own personal use. A friend was so impressed with the ease of this setup and blogging process she signed up at blogger as well. I guess that is a powerful testimonial about how easy and powerful this home brew blog publishing can be. I know I am enjoying it.

I certainly like the ability to post messages from work to my site. I imagine that sooner or later the corporate I.T. bloodhounds will figure out what is going on and shut down access. I guess I can’t really blame them since this isn’t exactly work related, but I don’t see anybody cracking down on people reading the newspaper, or using the phone for personal calls. And Lord knows there are enough people around here that don’t really do any work at all but collect nice salaries for hanging out and making a few phone calls.