Saturday, December 28, 2002


Just got back from good ol' jersey. It's good to be home. We arrived at around 6pm Tuesday night, and left at about 1pm today - that makes for a looooong duration trip. You never know how much you miss your own home until you aren't there. We got to see everyone, eat much stuff that wasn't good for us, play cards 'til we were exhausted, exchange gifts with everyone - and I think everyone was pleased with their gifts, including us!

Patty's sister's son got an Epson all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, which was nice, except that it required 128-256mb of memory, and the computer had only 64mb. So they bought one stick of ram after I figured out which one to get, then I installed it and the software still wouldn't run. So I whacked everything in memory (Win98) such as AOL, etc. Then it ran fine. Even with the software installed and the printer part working fine, the scanner was registering an error - and nothing I did could fix it, until I tried a Class B repair - BOUNCE. Yup, pick it up and bounce it gently on one side in an effort to free the scan head. Worked like a charm.

So now this young fellow has a printer/scanner/copier that most offices would envy. Life just isn't fair sometimes, ya know?

He also got an X-Box, which I got to play with a bit. I think I may have become slightly addicted, except that most of the games require incredibly silly levels of problem-solving, and I'm a 1st person shooter kinda guy. Unreal, Half-Life, and Mechwarrior 4 are my passions, and Mortal Kombat, Harry Potter, and Jet Set Radio Future just don't hack it. Even if they are moderately entertaining.

The only call I got from work was a wrong number! I hope everything went well, but I have faith that Brian could handle most anything that could happen. I'll read his online log soon and find out. (Brian's Graffiti, on the menu to the left)