Man, I hate it when the Internet goes all stupid. I was having all sorts of DNS failures this morning, and traceroutes that just went nowhere. Seems to be better now, though. Well, except for the inability to keep a connection to AIM. I wonder if the rain is messing with our old, old phone lines (except that earlier, data was clearly getting out of the house, so I don't think that's the problem.) I also am annoyed at our USB mouse, because it and X^2 don't get along, such that when I single-click the mouse, X interprets it as a double-click. This is far less useful than you might imagine.
Annoyance aside, I got the desk cleared off and organized enough that it can now actually be used as (here's a shocker!) a desk, hence my complaining about the mouse. It is nice to work on a big(ger) monitor, too. Things to buy this weekend: USB hub (because I have lots and lots of USB devices and only 2 USB ports) and new USB keyboard and mouse. Then I will be sooooo set.
Plus, M just got paid and I feel the need to spend his money. Somebody said to him yesterday that we must be really excited to have his first paycheck. He said, "TRex just started daycare this week and we had to have a plumbing leak fixed." The response, "Oh, so daycare and the plumber are excited that you got paid."
I just remembered that I had a crash last night in the midst of posting some musings to my research 'blog
. I should go do that. Good think I wrote them locally first.
LJ needs a drop-down menu of tags. I have a pretty good idea what my tags are, but I can't always remember exactly how I phrased them. Or I need to upgrade to Tiger so I can use the latest version of XJournal, which has tags support.
Someday I'm going to get a paid account so I can have more user icons and friendsfriends. Maybe I'll find a great dissertation grant to apply for and write that into the proposal. friendsfriends would be hella useful for research.