Friday, September 22, 2006

Look Who's Blogging...

Today, Eugene broke down and joined the Blog Collective:

Picture If You Will...

It's still in the beginning stages. I'll add a link on the sidebar later on.

In other news: Sara might appreciate that yesterday I got to do some IT work in the lab, so to speak. I had to install program updates on one of the computers used to run a lab instrument. Another computer on a different system gave me much worse problems: as I was in the middle of setting something up, I started getting line error messages when I tried to run things. Rebooting the system didn't help. I decided to try reinstalling the program, thinking that some code had been corrupted. The first part of the reinstall was on a CD, and that part went smoothly. But for some unfathomable reason, a second, "optional" part of the program was on a floppy disk. That's right, an archaic floppy disk, which for some strange reason wouldn't work on the computer in question but could be read on another computer's floppy drive. I tried copying the files to a CD to use on the first computer, but the computer wouldn't accept the files unless they're on the original disk. So on Monday our tech guy will come out and swap drives to see if that fixes anything. If not, I have to keep calling the company we purchased the equipment from to see if we can get another copy of the disk from them. Why can't I just get to run experiments?

Writing: I've been a bad girl and been goofing off with a game I downloaded. It's one of those epic fantasy quests, and I still have several quests to finish before I get to face the Ultimate Bad Guy. Someone was talking on the OWW mailing list about cliches to avoid in writing; this game uses several of them. I suppose people not familiar with the genre still enjoy the cliches.

3 comments:

The Dear NYer said...

Hi Sandra, the "hint, hint" on Russ's blog for me has been officially noted ;) I'd like to meet all of you first before I start my own blog and start pissing people off ;)

No, that does not mean I will start a blog, not anytime soon. In the meantime, I love commenting on yours. Thank you for the great reading always :)

Sara said...

It must be some really old program to have a floppy disk!

Sandra said...

Strangely enough, the program copyright was 2000. My boss thinks they were in the middle of developing this product when we bought it, but even so, why put part of a program on a floppy when the rest is on a CD? It makes no sense to me.

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