Category: Techie Trivialities

Computer and technical things that happen in my Life

On a technogeek roll…

Not only are my tunes working, but I spent a couple of hours tonight and got my new Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet working.? Now THAT was a non-trivial task.? All the necessary steps of downloading modules, building them, getting files into the right directories, editing system files to recognize the hardware, and so on were …

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Got my tunes back!!!

I haven’t had sound working on my computer since this fall’s rebuild.? It took me a while for the problem to get annoying enough to deal with, but it finally did.? Actually, it was as much the fact that DH is getting fed up with Windows and AOL and how things just don’t play nice …

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Moved!!!

No posts for the past three days because I finally got totally fed up with Livehost.net.? Apparently they have been subject to a number of virus attacks, and sites hosted by them have been hacked more frequently than the norm.? Combine that with the email problems (my emails from GlassHaven being rejected by Comcast, Bellsouth, …

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One more show to go

I figure tomorrow’s show (the first annual GPC Artisan Craft Fair) is a crap shoot.? I am just taking bead stuff, no books, because I know I can fill up a six-foot table with just my and Mincot’s bead stuff.? I’ll have loose beads because I know some people do make their own jewelry, but …

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Trying out Tumblr

I’ve been trying to come up with a good way to save all the little snippets of stuff I find on the web — pictures, quotes, links to articles, and so on.? ReadItLater is a way to save links to web pages I don’t have time to read right now, but I don’t have it …

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Buckle down and accomplish something

I don’t know if I work better under pressure, but I certainly get more done under pressure.? With the holidays looming on the horizon, the bead show this weekend, family and friends coming next week for Thanksgiving dinner, and the end of the semester around the corner, I have a lot on my agenda. In …

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Serendipitous Show Scheduling

Sometimes opportunities fall into your lap, and it’s up to you to recognize and seize them even if they don’t seem convenient. Last night I was helping out at the GPC-Dunwoody Open House, just standing there talking to prospective computer science students. Suddenly the woman my department head was chatting with turned to me and …

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More purging

I must be on a roll. I got bored this afternoon after doing most of my web site updates for spring semester, so I started cleaning and purging in the office. I must have thrown out a hundred or so used floppy disks, gotten rid of a bunch of conference office supplies from the meetings …

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Too early in the morning for this

Some people just have waaay too much energy and not nearly enough focus, especially at 9:30 in the morning. It makes it hard to run a class when you have two of them in the room feeding off of each other. Right now my tongue hurts from biting it to keep from saying to them, …

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A PHP Experience Update

I finally tried to work a little bit today on the PHP mailing list for CCSC:SE. I followed the directions for editing the config.php file, inserted all the data Hunter had given me, and oops! It couldn’t find the database. This exchange of email followed: Julia wrote: Okay, Hunter, maybe I’m just an idiot. I …

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