Daily Archives: 08/20/2002


My Psion was acting up yesterday. I really enjoy the little PDA, it’s really more of a palm sized computer than a PDA, but it can be tempermental. The backup battery peetered out yesterday afternoon, leaving me in a lurch during a meeting. The Psion completely froze and then refused to power up. Even whenI plugged in the power adapter it was acting erratic. I ended up wiping the internal memory of the little fella, then rebuilding from a backup.

Speaking of backups, I sorely need to backup all the data on my computer at work. I lost everything a couple weeks ago and the only thing that saved my ass were the regular backups I performed. Even those weren’t enough though, my data was a couple weeks old at that point and I lost almost all the GovGuam negotiation files I created. I am still trying to recreate what I lost, data updates, spreadsheets, memos. I think most of it has been replaced, so now is the time for a new backup. Guess I’ll be working late tonight finishing up that task.


I had a smashing headache for most of yesterday, along with a strong desire to just curl up in my bed and sleep for about 12 hours. I was feeling better by the evening though. Just took some food and Aleve.

I rented up the Lord of the Rings – The Fellowship of the Ring DVD at Blockbuster and I was a little peeved to discover that another DVD is coming out in November with all the extra “Special Edition” footage and extras. Bummer. I still can’t wait for December and the Two Towers. I liked The Fellowship of the Ring, but it is lacking the detail of Tolkien’s books. Some things needed to be sacrificed in the translation though, and I think the director did a right good job of conveying the timbre of Middle Earth and the struggle between overwhelming evil and oppressed good.