Tag: computer

Oh well, NaBloPoMo Fail

In case you didn’t notice it, there was no blog post last night. It was a crazy but fun day, but at the end both Dee and I were wiped out. I got up yesterday and got on over to Roanoke College to make sure my programming team was ready to compete and to answer …

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One Reason to Love Ubuntu

A lot of my co-workers don’t understand why I loathe Windows (or anything Microsoft) so much. Nor would they “get” why the news today that the faculty are getting new laptop computers running Windows 7 to replace our desktop computers made me bang my head on the desk. Several times. My current desktop computer is …

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Drive-By Post

Quick drive-by post before I head out to Augusta hoping to beat the afternoon rush-hour traffic.? It’s going to be tight.? The state curriculum meeting starts at 9 a.m., the CCSC conference at 1 p.m., and the programming contest, god help me, at 9 a.m. Saturday morning.? After spending the last 1.5 hours listening to …

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Using Social Media

It all started with my original blog at LiveJournal, which was to be the mis-adventures of a mid-40’s divorced woman. Since I met DH almost immediately, that went by the wayside, and the blog eventually moved here when I set up Art of the Firebird and became a general-purpose blog. Then I discovered Del.icio.us and …

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Another unusual romantic gift!

Once again DH comes through with an idiosyncratically perfect romantic gift for Valentine’s Day: Seriously — it is! ? Over Christmas break the techno-idiots in our IT department at school managed to totally mung up my computer, meaning it took most of two days to fix it back to where it needed to be.? This …

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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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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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A meme or two

I usually don’t post these, even if I do them. These are an exception, though. Mr. Frosty claims I’m not a nerd or a geek, but the tests seem to show otherwise!

Romance is what works for you

Flowers wilt. Candy goes right to my butt. I have plenty of teddy bears and other stuffed animals; in fact I’ve given away dozens in the past few years. Now, a mushy Valentine card, that’s good. But a really romantic gift is one that shows that the giver thought of YOU instead of all the …

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