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Archive for the 'Computers' Category

A new (virtual) home

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Over the last two weeks, John and I have been moving all our sites from the server at a friend’s house (thank you Jeff) to a commercial hosting service.  This has meant having to quickly learn some web applications, but quick learning is one of my strengths.  What we gain from this move is the […]


Sunday, April 8th, 2007

I wrote a blog entry but lost it because our wireless router keeps dropping the connection. I may try it again later. Or I may get rid of the wireless router.

The Clock is Ticking

Friday, October 13th, 2006

We accepted an offer on the loft today. Not as good as we were hoping, but about what we expected given the current market. This means we’re now in a scramble to confirm something in San Diego. We found lots of places that would work on our trip last week, but now we need to […]

Condos and Computers

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006

Our condo has been on the market for two weeks as of today, so we’re getting good at putting the place into ‘show’ condition on short notice. San Francisco has a fairly rigid schedule for open houses – broker tours on successive Tuesdays, public on successive Sundays, and your broker’s office tour in between – […]

A Battery of Computer Repairs

Friday, August 25th, 2006

Apple turned around the repair on the new Mac very fast – the website showed it was ready pickup yesterday. The link to the shipper showed it was delivered at 10AM. I missed a call at noon from the local Apple store (indicated by my caller ID), but they didn’t leave a message. When I […]

Here we go again

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

My news feed today said that Dell was recalling batteries for several models of laptop, including of course, my office machine. So, today DHL picked up an Apple battery and I ordered a Dell battery. The Apple website says that the repair on my G4 Mac is “waiting for a part” since August 1. I […]

Not a Lazy Bear

Friday, August 4th, 2006

This is Lazy Bear Weekend up in the Russian River resort area. We went to it last year and enjoyed it, although not enough to make it an annual ‘must do’. Everything in town is way too crowded, the restaurants all have ‘cover charges’ and traffic getting in or out of town is nuts. I’m […]

The vest of celebrity

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Yesterday was the Dore Alley fair in our neighborhood. It is sort of a practice for Folsom Fair, with many of the same leatherfolk and just plain bizarre people wearing and doing what they will be in September for that event. It is also one one the big weekends for the Bare Chest Calendar guys. […]

Back…But Not For Long

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

I went to the store to pick up the Mac on Tuesday. Despite me telling them not to repair it, they did. So $700 later I had it back at home. Apparently the new system board provides better screen resolution than the old, as my background picture no longer filled the screen. All was going […]

Apple Service Woes

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

I checked on the status of the repairs to my Mac today. I was told they were “waiting for a part”. They could not tell me when the part was expected and seemed unconcerned about the delay. To refresh – I took it in because the hinge on the screen broke, nothing more. I bit […]