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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

March 2015



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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Trying to focus...

...and failing. Have to finish the product plan edits by end of day today and it is such a slow slog through the mishmash. But tomorrow, I have the privilege of waiting 12 hours in line to see if I get one of the new iPhones. (My friend is waiting the overnight shift.) I'm very much looking forward to it, especially since I've already experienced the HTC Touch and think it is pretty cool. I'm going to videotape my 14yo daughter taking the phone out of the box and setting it up. She's an iTunes and iPod fanatic and it will be interesting to see how quickly she gets it set up and running. Then, of course, I'll be running more corporate types of tests on it to see if I can get my e-mail, contacts, calendar, and all that synched to it.

The portion of the weekend that isn't spent exhausting myself in line, I'm going to spend trying to get DW's computer up and running again, or go buy a new one. I have decided that if we go the route of the new computer, I'm just buying a slimline box (with power supply and fan), a motherboard, RAM and processors. Then DD and I will tear down the two or three miscellaneous computers that we have lying around and scavenge parts, like a DVD drive, hard drive, and anything else we can come up with. Then we will assemble all the new and used parts together and install the new Vista, Office and other miscellaney that DW needs and see if we come up with something that works better than the old one. Who knows, it might just work.

I expect I'll hit 100,000 steps by the end of the day today. This in spite of spending valuable time on bicycles insted of hoofing it. But, when you pay good money for a bike, you feel stupid if you don't use it!

Miscellaneous: I finished emptying out my toolbox last night and shifted about 100 pounds of old tools off to Goodwill. Next is to roll the big monster out onto the street and see if a) someone makes an offer I can't refuse; b) someone quietly rolls it away while I'm not looking; or c) it gets loose, rolls out into the street, and causes a major accident. The stupid thing is Sears' biggest model that my father bought thirty years ago and I inherited. It's over five feet tall and I can barely see in the top section when I want a tool (which is never there anyway). It's time to reduce and simplify, and this is the first big thing to go.

Well, I'd better continue editing that doc, or it will never get out before I have to start standing in line.
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Heh... Thought of putting the toolbox on ebay? there are people who would pay a decent amount for one that big, considering a new one would get to $5,000 or so...